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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

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Old November 24 2013, 12:57 AM   #136
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I absolutely loved it. I am so glad that I went to see the special in a cinema, even though the entrance fee was too high. But this was totally worth it. I even enjoyed the 3D, which was much better IMHO than the 3D version of the first Hobbit movie. I would really like to watch it again on a big screen (Doctor Who, not The Hobbit).
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Old November 24 2013, 12:59 AM   #137
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First, Doctor Hurt regenerated because he was no longer needed (the warrior that 8 requested to be). That's why he said something like "it figures".
Second, Baker was a future regen and this also ties into face picking abilities that may be used explaining Capaldi.

Third, and slightly off topic, watching EOT and I am pissed they cut the book signing and Sigma's sing you to sleep speech
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Old November 24 2013, 01:16 AM   #138
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Fantastic, seeing it on the big screen was a treat and the 3D was pretty good.

The bit with Strax doing the no phones and be quiet bit at the start of the screening was a hoot.
Same here on all counts. The intro with Smith was equally great.

For me, this was hands down the greatest multi-Doctor episode and one of Moffat's very best. The interaction between Smith, Tennant and Hurt, or any combination thereof, was priceless.

Aside from that, there were so many wonderful moments (Roundels. Baker. "It wasn't locked.") that it's hard to choose a favourite, but if I had to I'd probably go for the Capaldi moment ("No, sir. All thirteen").

There are some niggles, though. The Elizabeth I scenes appear to happen a couple of years too early in the Doctor's timeline (unless the wedding scene happens two years after the rest of the episode for him). The age of Hurt's Doctor (both actual and biological) is equally problematic. If the regeneration into Eccleston is when he's 800ish, then it looks like we can chop a few centuries from every mention of the Doctor's age in the original run. I kind of wish the Moff had used the opportunity to clear up the apparent discrepancy between the Doctor's ages as stated in OldWho and NuWho. It wouldn't have been too difficult, either.

But those are minor issues and observations. I think this episode is one for the ages, not to mention being one for all ages.
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Old November 24 2013, 01:20 AM   #139
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Edit. Never mind. It sounded better in my head.
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Old November 24 2013, 01:25 AM   #140
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The curator makes more sense on a 2nd viewing. Another version of this Doctor or the next it seems. Great to see Tom Baker he had said that he'd regretted not appearing in the 25th anniversary. But he got the chance here and what an impact it had.
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Old November 24 2013, 01:26 AM   #141
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The curator makes more sense on a 2nd viewing. Another version of this Doctor or the next it seems. Great to see Tom Baker he had said that he'd regretted not appearing in the 25th anniversary. But he got the chance here and what an impact it had.
The Five(ish) Doctor's makes funny reference to that.
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Old November 24 2013, 01:27 AM   #142
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It's going to take me a little while to process this but I do have this to write. It seems as if everyone is saying Rose wasn't our Rose but I beg to differ. Given she had the whole of The Time Vortex within her and that she scattered clues for her self through out time and space it's not all that unlikely that she would have appeared to The War Doctor.

So I suppose technically, it was her but not her. I think it would have made more sense if the consciousness of The Moment had been Clara since there is a version of Clara running around on Galifrey somewhere.
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Old November 24 2013, 01:29 AM   #143
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That was a lot of fun, Tennant never felt intrusive or out-of-place, and Hurt was quite entertaining. The interplay between the three Doctors was nicely done with Hurt being able to take the piss out of both the others at times. Billie worried me for a minute when she started using funny voices but worked out OK.

My only complaint, if you'd call it that, is that it was an odd tonal shift after the last episode.
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Old November 24 2013, 01:32 AM   #144
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Wasn't as good as I thought it would it,love see the fourth doctor? back on the small screen.
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Old November 24 2013, 01:47 AM   #145
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[ I kind of wish the Moff had used the opportunity to clear up the apparent discrepancy between the Doctor's ages as stated in OldWho and NuWho. It wouldn't have been too difficult, either.
But Moffat's policy for writing DW has always been that the Doctor doesn't really know how old he is anymore, and he had Smith's Doctor say that outright. Which makes sense - how does a Time Lord gauge their own age? It's not like he had even Gallifrey's orbit to refer to for the passage of time, and after you've been from one of the Universe to the other (both in time and space), what does "age" mean anymore? The fact that there were about 400 years between Hurt's Doctor and Smith's Doctor is a guess, at best, both in-universe and out-of-universe.

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My only complaint, if you'd call it that, is that it was an odd tonal shift after the last episode.
Good point. The previous episode had Smith's Doctor in his own timestream, holding Clara, and this one opens with Clara working as a teacher and the Doctor in the TARDIS. What happened in between? Did the Doctor just walk back out of his timestream to Trenzalore and the waiting Paternoster gang?
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Old November 24 2013, 01:49 AM   #146
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[ I kind of wish the Moff had used the opportunity to clear up the apparent discrepancy between the Doctor's ages as stated in OldWho and NuWho. It wouldn't have been too difficult, either.
But Moffat's policy for writing DW has always been that the Doctor doesn't really know how old he is anymore, and he had Smith's Doctor say that outright. Which makes sense - how does a Time Lord gauge their own age? It's not like he had even Gallifrey's orbit to refer to for the passage of time, and after you've been from one of the Universe to the other (both in time and space), what does "age" mean anymore? The fact that there were about 400 years between Hurt's Doctor and Smith's Doctor is a guess, at best, both in-universe and out-of-universe.
I'd like to think there is a huge blackboard somewhere in the TARDIS with a 1000+ hash marks
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Old November 24 2013, 01:53 AM   #147
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I'd like to think there is a huge blackboard somewhere in the TARDIS with a 1000+ hash marks
When would he know to make a mark, though? And what does he need to know his age for?
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Old November 24 2013, 01:55 AM   #148
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Well, I would assume that back in the day the TARDIS would at all times maintain a relative connection to some kind of master clock on Gallifrey maybe.
Once The planet is stuck in time stasis that connection is lost and the Doctor couldn't track his age anymore.
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Old November 24 2013, 02:02 AM   #149
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Well, I would assume that back in the day the TARDIS would at all times maintain a relative connection to some kind of master clock on Gallifrey maybe.
Once The planet is stuck in time stasis that connection is lost and the Doctor couldn't track his age anymore.
I would think there's a chronometer in his screwdriver, measuring off his personal timeline...
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Old November 24 2013, 02:03 AM   #150
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Apart from the final scene it didn't leave me with that feeling of wanting to watch it again. It was good but not spectacular.
Your definition of spectacular is completely different to mine then
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