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Old February 5 2014, 09:08 PM   #16
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Re: ... So long as you remember all the people that you used to be!

^ Probably my comment that you're referring to about flying the TARDIS, but agree.

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Old February 11 2014, 04:52 AM   #17
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Re: ... So long as you remember all the people that you used to be!

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[And, yes, I am aware of how some in Australia might view that last line differently from someone from the UK....!]
LOL nah, we pretty much view Tegan the same as the rest of you

I didn't enjoy a lot of the Xmas Special, but Matts final scene and the speech quoted were definitely a high point, I was surprised at how emotional it made me and still does when I rewatch it. It certainly makes me think back on my life. You go to school, and then leave it... quite likely you won't see most of those people ever again. You start a new job, make friends, leave it... same thing. You start a relationship, you finish it. You move from one town to another. We may not change appearance or erupt in a firey explosion, but our lives might have many chapters each very different to the other. Matt's speech certainly underscored that to me.

What is the next Chapter, for each of us.
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Old February 12 2014, 12:06 AM   #18
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The Doctor has definitely learned how over the centuries. He can now reliably return Clara to her home at the exact right point and pick her up again the next morning!
So it's canon that Clara lives in the same apartment building as Rose and her mother did?

Does this reliability always work, or does Clara have to be carrying a turkey dinner?
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Old February 12 2014, 03:29 AM   #19
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Re: ... So long as you remember all the people that you used to be!

That speech touched me deeply (which is why it's in my sig).

I'm aware now, as I get old, that not only am I not the person I once was, I'm also not the person I will yet be. The change is constant. And that is a good, good thing, if I can just reach out and take advantage of it. I'm currently dropping my weight, and if I grow my beard back, I can try on one "of the old favourites", looking like a greyer verion of myself c.30 years ago.

But yes, it hit me powerfully in that moment that we all regenerate, just not into a completely different face.
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Old February 13 2014, 01:45 AM   #20
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Re: ... So long as you remember all the people that you used to be!

I really do think that Matt Smith's regeneration scene in "The Time of the Doctor" is the greatest regeneration/goodbye scene in Doctor Who history. It's perfectly written, perfectly shot, perfectly acted. It's bittersweet and hopeful at the same time. I love it.
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Old February 13 2014, 02:10 AM   #21
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Re: ... So long as you remember all the people that you used to be!

Eh, I think Nine, Ten, Five and Eight had better such scenes.
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Old February 13 2014, 03:19 AM   #22
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^ They basically had Tennant whinging on about it.

The others were pretty good though.
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Old February 16 2014, 04:27 AM   #23
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Eh, I think Nine, Ten, Five and Eight had better such scenes.
I'll give you Nine.

Ten was a little over long and I do think they played it up like a death more than it actually was. That said the half of the Regeneration that doesn't get focused on as much when discussing Regenerations; the introduction of the New Doctor, Ten into Eleven may have been the best.

Five had the best Regeneration episode, but his actual regeneration doesn't stick out too much. And Eight may have been due to my lack of emotional connection with him. My first exposure to him was in Night of the Doctor, so that probably has a lot to do with that.

But as for pure Regeneration scenes, I do think Eleven is my favorite by far. That seven minute window at the end there was a perfect summation of what a Regeneration is. It's a goodbye, but it's also a hello. And while every Doctor is different, they're also all the same. Much better than RTD's view of Regeneration being a death. And I'm a fan of RTD.
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Old February 16 2014, 08:46 PM   #24
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The amnesia storyline has been done more than once, and shouldn't last more than about an episode or two. Maybe he's just forgotten through 500 years of disuse (Not using the TARDIS for 500 years? Yeah, right!) or he's indulging in a bit of lying now that he's away from the Truth Field. And what better lie than his oldest, most ridiculous and most trustworthy one?
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Old February 16 2014, 09:00 PM   #25
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The amnesia storyline has been done more than once, and shouldn't last more than about an episode or two. Maybe he's just forgotten through 500 years of disuse (Not using the TARDIS for 500 years? Yeah, right!) or he's indulging in a bit of lying now that he's away from the Truth Field. And what better lie than his oldest, most ridiculous and most trustworthy one?
Or maybe people are reading WAY WAY WAY too much into what was essentially a one-liner to close out the end of the episode and will have no connection or weight whatsoever when the show resumes.

Seriously, sometimes I get the impression that they could show the Doctor scratch his nose with his left hand and a lot of folks would think it's going to be a significant plot that'll get explored.
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Old February 16 2014, 09:47 PM   #26
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^ I'm inclined to agree with Bacl. I think the first line of the next episode could be 'I'm just kidding, it's like riding a bike!' or something like that.

Got to agree with the OP. It was a wonderful swansong for Matt. No wonder he welled up the first time he read it (or so the story goes).
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Old February 17 2014, 12:22 AM   #27
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Got to agree with the OP. It was a wonderful swansong for Matt. No wonder he welled up the first time he read it (or so the story goes).
He certainly did at the readthrough (7:15 in).
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