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Old November 30 2013, 04:33 PM   #106
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Re: The Curator.... Who is he? (SPOILERS for "The Day of the Doctor")

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Wow, what an awful thing for Moffat to say. My respect for him just declined precipitously.
He's since expressed appropriate mortification and revised his opinion on McCoy, at least publicly. I've still only ever known him to keep quiet about his thoughts on the sixth Doctor...
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Old November 30 2013, 05:51 PM   #107
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Re: The Curator.... Who is he? (SPOILERS for "The Day of the Doctor")

I enjoyed both Colin and Sylvester's Doctor portrayals, and I think McCoy has shown good acting skills otherwise, in other roles. I Can't think of anything else I've seen Colin in, other than The Stranger, and he's pretty much playing his Doctor in the early episodes of it (I gave up on it, when they changed it to distance it from an Unofficial Doctor Who)

Regarding Hartnell, until I read posts here pointing it out, I always just assumed his stumbling over lines was an intentional schtick in his portrayal of the Doctor when he's playing Giddy (and his mispronunciation of Chesterton definitely felt like The Doctor doing it deliberately, ala Endora in Bewitched or Lucy's mother in I Love Lucy)
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Old November 30 2013, 11:58 PM   #108
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^^I assumed mispronouncing Chesterton was intentional since it actually got acknowledged in the show itself. But then An Adventure in Space and Time suggests Hartnell really couldn't remember the name.
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Old December 1 2013, 01:15 AM   #109
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IIRC, it wasn't intentional at first, but they decided to make it a "thing" to help explain it.
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Old December 1 2013, 01:38 AM   #110
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The Doctor stopped misprouncing Ian's name when he scolded the Doctor about it, but I do think it was in character.
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Old December 1 2013, 08:22 AM   #111
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Re: The Curator.... Who is he? (SPOILERS for "The Day of the Doctor")

Regarding Tom Baker being the Doctor revisiting an old face. We have Elizabeth I appointing the Doctor as the Curator (mentioned earlier in this thread). The Curator said "Who knows" but he may have really said "Who nose" as he points to his nose. The action of pointing to your nose means "this is a secret between us". We've seen Santa Claus performing this action also (just saw Santa in the Macy's parade); this gesture comes from the poem Twas The Night Before Christmas.
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Old December 1 2013, 10:49 AM   #112
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Re: The Curator.... Who is he? (SPOILERS for "The Day of the Doctor")

^^ Not to mention The Sting.

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Wow, what an awful thing for Moffat to say. My respect for him just declined precipitously.
He's since expressed appropriate mortification and revised his opinion on McCoy, at least publicly.
Well, that's good.
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Old December 2 2013, 01:36 AM   #113
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Yeah, that interview was done with plenty of alcohol way back in the 90s, before the show was even revived.
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Old December 2 2013, 10:33 AM   #114
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Hmm. And before it became his job.
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Yeah, that interview was done with plenty of alcohol way back in the 90s, before the show was even revived.
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Old December 2 2013, 01:58 PM   #116
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Yeah, that interview was done with plenty of alcohol way back in the 90s, before the show was even revived.
In vino veritas.
He apparently has some gems that come out when he's imbibed, "I'll erase you from Doctor Who".
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Old December 2 2013, 02:05 PM   #117
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I think people are looking for ambiguity in the dialogue that simply isn't there.
Exactly. The Doctor's (possibly) final regeneration was the same physical form as the Fourth and he retired to the Black Archives to finally take up the curators job he'd been offered so long ago.

It isn't and needn't be more complicated than that.
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Old December 3 2013, 04:03 PM   #118
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I think he was a future Doctor who chose to regenerate into a body that was identical to that of his fourth incarnation. Maybe in the future, the Doctor finds a way to control the regeneration process.
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Yeah, that interview was done with plenty of alcohol way back in the 90s, before the show was even revived.
In vino veritas.
He apparently has some gems that come out when he's imbibed, "I'll erase you from Doctor Who".
Close. It was "You are erased from Doctor Who."
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In vino veritas.
He apparently has some gems that come out when he's imbibed, "I'll erase you from Doctor Who".
Close. It was "You are erased from Doctor Who."
Apparently, I didn't have enough to drink before opening my mouth....er...keyboard
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