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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

View Poll Results: Favorite/Best Post-Regeneration Story
"Power of the Daleks" for the Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) 5 12.50%
"Spearhead from Space" for the Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) 4 10.00%
"Robot" for the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) 3 7.50%
"Castrovalva" for the Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) 3 7.50%
"Twin Dilemma" for the Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) 0 0%
"Time and the Rani" for the Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) 0 0%
"The Enemy Within (The TV Movie" for the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) 0 0%
"The Christmas Invasion" for the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) 2 5.00%
"The Eleventh Hour" for the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) 23 57.50%
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Old October 9 2013, 09:34 PM   #16
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I really didn't like Castrovalva. It's especially a let down after two such good previous serials. Keeper of Traken and Logopolis are pure awesome.
I wouldn't call Logopolis that, but Keeper of Traken is pretty good.

ALthough, to be fair, Bidmead wrote this after several of other season 19 stories were written, and thus it feels like its not quite-there as a story.
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Old October 10 2013, 02:02 AM   #17
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Robot, it was my first ever Doctor Who story and it made me a fan for life, plus it introduced Tom Baker's wacky version of the Doctor.
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Old December 27 2013, 03:28 PM   #18
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Should The Day of the Doctor have been included in this? Cause its really after he became the War Doctor narratively from Night of the Doctor and such... although it acts like a regeneration story and everything. What do you think?
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Old December 27 2013, 04:29 PM   #19
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DoTD does not work because Hurt's Doctor was kicking around for a long time, given that he looked younger in night of the Doctor in the reflection and Moffat said he had been fighting the Time War a long time.
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Old December 27 2013, 05:20 PM   #20
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I don't know why you put Power of the Daleks on there though, as it's all missing.
Well, sonny, some of us actually WATCHED "Power of the Daleks" when it aired...

And, I have to say, it's still my favorite post-regen story. I remember that I spent most of the first episode saying (in a foreshadowing of another, much later Doctor), "What? WHAT? WHAT?!?" I was initially convinced that the BBC had ruined my favorite show but it didn't take me long to warm to Patrick Troughton and, indeed, he's still my Doctor.

"The Eleventh Hour" and "Castrovalva" are darn good, too.
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Old December 27 2013, 05:43 PM   #21
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I will go with "The Eleventh Hour". After the last four episodes of Season 4 where things got really dark and emo, it was nice to have some humor back.

That said, I think the awesomeness that is David Tennant deserved much better than what he was given for "The Christmas Invasion". He was unconscious most of the episode! It was sweet how Rose cared for him though.
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Old December 27 2013, 06:15 PM   #22
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I personally find it curious that Smith's debut and close are better than the more popular Tennant's respective debut and close (at least IMO).
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Old December 27 2013, 06:18 PM   #23
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I personally find it curious that Smith's debut and close are better than the more popular Tennant's respective debut and close (at least IMO).
I liked Tennant's close (a lot actually, even though I didn't want him to leave), just the regeneration episode was a bit weak IMO.
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Old December 27 2013, 06:36 PM   #24
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I personally find it curious that Smith's debut and close are better than the more popular Tennant's respective debut and close (at least IMO).
I liked Tennant's close (a lot actually, even though I didn't want him to leave), just the regeneration episode was a bit weak IMO.
Yeah, thats what I meant. The scene itself (all 20 minutes of it) is well done, despite the, er, curious last line for Ten. The story sucks compared to Time of the Doctor, though. IMO, at least.
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Old December 27 2013, 06:37 PM   #25
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DoTD does not work because Hurt's Doctor was kicking around for a long time, given that he looked younger in night of the Doctor in the reflection and Moffat said he had been fighting the Time War a long time.
Scream of the Shalka then, perhaps...
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Old December 27 2013, 08:49 PM   #26
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I personally find it curious that Smith's debut and close are better than the more popular Tennant's respective debut and close (at least IMO).
I liked Tennant's close (a lot actually, even though I didn't want him to leave), just the regeneration episode was a bit weak IMO.
Yeah, thats what I meant. The scene itself (all 20 minutes of it) is well done, despite the, er, curious last line for Ten. The story sucks compared to Time of the Doctor, though. IMO, at least.
Tennant's last line was the best part. He was always the vain Doctor, he even used a regeneration to stay 'himself' because he couldn't bear the thought of dying. Smith, on the other hand, lived much longer as The Doctor than Tennant and was more at peace with himself. There was still a huge element of fear to Smith's departure. "Everything you are, gone in an instant. Like breath on a mirror." He knew, just as Tennant did, that no matter who went 'swanning off with a new face,' that only death lay before him.
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I liked Tennant's close (a lot actually, even though I didn't want him to leave), just the regeneration episode was a bit weak IMO.
Yeah, thats what I meant. The scene itself (all 20 minutes of it) is well done, despite the, er, curious last line for Ten. The story sucks compared to Time of the Doctor, though. IMO, at least.
Tennant's last line was the best part. He was always the vain Doctor, he even used a regeneration to stay 'himself' because he couldn't bear the thought of dying. Smith, on the other hand, lived much longer as The Doctor than Tennant and was more at peace with himself. There was still a huge element of fear to Smith's departure. "Everything you are, gone in an instant. Like breath on a mirror." He knew, just as Tennant did, that no matter who went 'swanning off with a new face,' that only death lay before him.
Well, I can only speak about my first reaction to his last line, and it did seem off-putting. But it makes sense in retrospect, sure.

And I really did love the antithesis of the Eleventh Doctor's regeneration with Ten's - it was a lot closer to Nine's regeneration, trying to ease Clara to the idea just like Nine did with Rose.
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Old December 27 2013, 11:08 PM   #28
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See... I don't mind that Tennant's Tenth Doctor was a bit vain. I liked seeing that vulnerability, the honesty that he gave as opposed to 9 or 11. David Tennant's doctor seemed very emotionally complex which I love about him.

I have to admit, Tenth Doc cares more about his own mortality than the other doctors. I don't think it makes him selfish, but it does make him more of an individual, which I like.

I couldn't find the scene where he cries in the restaurant in "End of Time"...but that gets me every time.



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Old December 27 2013, 11:22 PM   #29
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I don't have a problem with Tenth's vanity. I just wished back then that his final line would be less vain. But in retrospect, and thinking about it, it makes sense.

Also, since Time of the Doctor has come out, I think it adds to his vanity, if you will, by this being his last time he'll regenerate, period. He hasn't brought the Time Lords back yet, or doesn't know he did, whichever way you look at it, and he suspects he's the final Doctor to regenerate. One more, and thats it.

But anyway, his sacrifice to Wilf is awesome, as is his goodbyes to many of his past companions. Love it.... even that last line, LOL.
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I don't have a problem with Tenth's vanity. I just wished back then that his final line would be less vain. But in retrospect, and thinking about it, it makes sense.
Well, his last line could have been... Allons-y!. Just kidding.

I meant that to be funny...but then I just pictured him saying that line in his sad, weepy voice...and that just makes me feel all...

I think I have an unhealthy attachment to David Tennant.
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