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Old November 24 2013, 10:32 AM   #31
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Re: The Curator.... Who is he? (SPOILERS for "The Day of the Doctor")

In all curiosity, could the Curator eventually become the Watcher that the Fourth meets at the end of his life? The Moment would've been prepared, after all.
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Old November 24 2013, 10:43 AM   #32
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Re: The Curator.... Who is he? (SPOILERS for "The Day of the Doctor")

Why did the installation on the wall of the gallery look like part of the interior wall of a TARDIS console room? Did the TARDIS also retire and become the National Gallery or did the Curator create the installation as a memento?
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Old November 24 2013, 11:28 AM   #33
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Re: The Curator.... Who is he? (SPOILERS for "The Day of the Doctor")

He was the Doctor from the far future, maybe millions of years in the future. He was there to say that there is still life beyond the final regeneration and that there will come a day when the Doctor knows peace and fulfillment. He was there to tell himself, and us, that everything will be okay.
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Old November 24 2013, 12:04 PM   #34
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Re: The Curator.... Who is he? (SPOILERS for "The Day of the Doctor")

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I'll entertain the idea that the Curator is a Flesh Doctor. If I had to come up with a way of making the Curator have a reason, a stabilized Ganger in the fourth Doctor's form with all of the Doctor's memories would work.

I would prefer magic, though. I would infinitely prefer magic.
You're saying that my predictions of a ganger previous Doctor, of a face revisiting Doctor and of the episode being lovely all came true? Holy shit, how did I know that when I didn't even see the series (we don't have TV in the 19th century)? Anyone seen my fob watch?
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Old November 24 2013, 12:29 PM   #35
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Re: The Curator.... Who is he? (SPOILERS for "The Day of the Doctor")

After watching the scene several times, I fully believe it's a future incarnation who took the face of a past one. The Doctor finds Gallifrey (probably at the end of the next season) and eventually returns the painting to Earth, though we may well not see that.

Personally I'm thrilled Gallifrey is back from the abyss, well at least partially. Opens up a bunch more story possibilities.

I'd imagine even RTD eventually planned for Gallifrey to be restored.
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Old November 24 2013, 12:40 PM   #36
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I imagined he was in some way the spirit of the Doctor. Like the White Guardian -a guardian of time perhaps? And he can take the form of any of his old familiar faces.
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Old November 24 2013, 12:42 PM   #37
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Who is the Curator?
Who knows?



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Old November 24 2013, 01:16 PM   #38
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Re: The Curator.... Who is he? (SPOILERS for "The Day of the Doctor")

I'm half-hoping that Gallifrey is hiding in plain sight in the painting with the 27th keeping tabs on it until the 12th finds it. Way too obvious and ridiculous not to be true.
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Old November 24 2013, 02:54 PM   #39
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Or he could just be a human Curator that we'll never see again.
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Old November 24 2013, 03:03 PM   #40
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I'd imagine even RTD eventually planned for Gallifrey to be restored.
I sincerely doubt it. RTD hated the Time Lords and that's why he made them extinct. Including Gallifrey in The End of Time started as a suggestion from Julie Gardner which RTD was originally viciously against but eventually relented when he began trying to determine just that the Master's goal should be this time around and restoring Gallifrey popped into his head.

Even then, it took more arm-twisting to get the Time Lords into the story.
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Old November 24 2013, 04:12 PM   #41
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Re: The Curator.... Who is he? (SPOILERS for "The Day of the Doctor")

Queen Elizabeth made the Doctor the curator for those royal paintings. She said so in her letter to him. How a Work of Gallifreyan art came to be in the Royal Collection is another story.
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Old November 24 2013, 04:27 PM   #42
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He's a future Doctor. I don't understand the questioning. The only problem is we'll never see it, because it's probably quite out there and Baker probably won't still be able to play the part. Or- after Capaldi, he might want/need to relax a little and take on this old favorite face for a few years.

And by the way, The Doctor was appointed Curator of the Undergallery (or whatever it's called). Did this take place down there? If it did, it could only be a Doctor who was curator.
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Old November 24 2013, 04:49 PM   #43
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In my mind, he was exactly who he appeared to be -- the fourth Doctor, aged and infirm.
In my mind, too..
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Old November 24 2013, 04:57 PM   #44
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Re: The Curator.... Who is he? (SPOILERS for "The Day of the Doctor")

Speaking of The Curator, there's a character by that name in Amelia Williams' novel Summer Falls.
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Old November 24 2013, 08:28 PM   #45
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If he could revisit past regenerations then say hello to Paul Mcgann in a few years time!
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