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Old December 12 2013, 01:42 PM   #46
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Time and the Rani feels far more like a post-regeneration story for Seven than a final story for Six. Indeed, the pre-titles regeneration is reminiscent of the pre-title regeneration in Catrovalva.
But my point was that Colin Baker didn't get any kind of a sendoff story to commemorate his departure. He was just suddenly gone.
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Old December 12 2013, 02:22 PM   #47
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I am really going to miss Matt Smith.

He was excelent in the part, even though I did not like a lot of the material he was given. Even this, as a finale, has me cringing. Haven't we seen this before WITH Matt Smith's Doctor? It's like the same damn story. "I'm gonna die! The army people with no motivation of any substance are coming for me! All my enemies! Also there's some aspect of this being a child's fantasy or storybook thing!" Ugh. I wish we could go out on a really, really good story and not have the fact the Doctor is regenerating BE the story.

"Caves of Androzani" and "Parting of the Ways", where ARE you? Le sigh.

I agree with "Caves of Androzani", but not with "Parting of the Ways", I liked the build up in RTD's finales, but I also found his finales themselves to be rubbish. Granted the only issue I have with "Parting of the Ways" was how easy the Daleks were defeated.
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Old December 12 2013, 05:55 PM   #48
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I think I read somewhere that Capaldi starts out acting much like Smith's Doctor as he's still adjusting to his new body, but gradually becomes a lot more serious in his own series.
I'd love to know where you heard this, because they don't even start filming series 8 until next month.
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Old December 12 2013, 08:32 PM   #49
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Time and the Rani feels far more like a post-regeneration story for Seven than a final story for Six. Indeed, the pre-titles regeneration is reminiscent of the pre-title regeneration in Catrovalva.
But my point was that Colin Baker didn't get any kind of a sendoff story to commemorate his departure. He was just suddenly gone.
Yeah, that is sadly true. Still rooting for an actual regeneration story for him, done by Big Finish.
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Old December 12 2013, 08:47 PM   #50
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I think I read somewhere that Capaldi starts out acting much like Smith's Doctor as he's still adjusting to his new body, but gradually becomes a lot more serious in his own series.
I'd love to know where you heard this, because they don't even start filming series 8 until next month.
He probably got it from the Moffat interview that said Capaldi hops around more than Tennant and Smith combined post-regeneration, or something to that effect, being full of energy, before he settles down and becomes more serious later.
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Old December 12 2013, 09:49 PM   #51
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Capaldi appearing halfway through the special and saving the day is an excellent way to undercut Matt's final episode and completely take away from our last few moments with the 11th Doctor by putting all the spotlight and fanfare on the 12th.
Yes, brilliant idea isn't it?

In all seriousness it would be a very different way to see the incarnation out, and given how there's still at least one Dalek running around yelling he's regenerating it may happen.

Of course, Tennant started to regenerate in The Stolen Earth too...
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Old December 12 2013, 11:55 PM   #52
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Before I delved into DW, all I knew about it was that, the Doctor somehow changed his appearence, he was old and young, and Tom Baker.
Back in the '80s, I had a friend who was into a lot of SF and comics but not a Who viewer. I often talked to him about the show, and explained it to him, but when he first saw the cover of a book that showed the faces of all six or seven Doctors, he was surprised at how different they all looked. He'd known that the role had been recast multiple times, but he'd assumed they cast similar-looking actors.
The covers for the 1980s French editions of the Target books have the Doctor changing age, hair and costume (except he always has a scarf) but keeping the same face. It sort-of works...
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Old December 12 2013, 11:56 PM   #53
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If they hadn't just done a multi-Doctor crossover, I'd like to see a regeneration story that does something timey-wimey to allow the old and new Doctors to overlap for the majority of the story, to interact directly and allow the old one to formally pass the baton to the new one, assured that his future is in good hands. Sort of like the Watcher in "Logopolis" but without the mystery. Or maybe not timey-wimey, but some kind of gradual regeneration where the old Doctor has the new one in his head and can see him and talk to him even though nobody else can (a bit like River in "Name of...").


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The covers for the 1980s French editions of the Target books have the Doctor changing age, hair and costume (except he always has a scarf) but keeping the same face. It sort-of works...
That sounds entirely bizarre. Do you have a link to pictures?
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Old December 13 2013, 12:00 AM   #54
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Will look online. If not I'll have to scan 'em.
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Old December 13 2013, 03:29 AM   #55
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Wait hang on...

"The Doctor is regenerating!"

I thought Dalek Clara erased the Doctor from the Dalek's collective consciousness. Has it somehow been restored? Or do they learn of him through the episode?

They definitely understand the concept of regeneration, although maybe it was only the Doctor who was erased, and not the memory of the Time Lords.
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Old December 13 2013, 04:41 AM   #56
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Wait hang on...

"The Doctor is regenerating!"

I thought Dalek Clara erased the Doctor from the Dalek's collective consciousness. Has it somehow been restored? Or do they learn of him through the episode?

They definitely understand the concept of regeneration, although maybe it was only the Doctor who was erased, and not the memory of the Time Lords.
The special covers another 900 odd years of the Doctor's life so their rediscovery of him was only a matter of time.
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Old December 13 2013, 12:02 PM   #57
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Re: Time Of The Doctor Trailer!

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Wait hang on...

"The Doctor is regenerating!"

I thought Dalek Clara erased the Doctor from the Dalek's collective consciousness. Has it somehow been restored? Or do they learn of him through the episode?

They definitely understand the concept of regeneration, although maybe it was only the Doctor who was erased, and not the memory of the Time Lords.
Obviously, they'll have found out about him again. And considering their history with him, I'd imagine they wouldn't be happy about it.
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Old December 13 2013, 04:46 PM   #58
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Re: Time Of The Doctor Trailer!

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Wait hang on...

"The Doctor is regenerating!"

I thought Dalek Clara erased the Doctor from the Dalek's collective consciousness. Has it somehow been restored? Or do they learn of him through the episode?
They get their memories back, and they're not fucking happy with him.
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Old December 13 2013, 05:01 PM   #59
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I noticed in one of the clips that Clara introduces the Doctor to her family as her boyfriend.
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Old December 13 2013, 05:39 PM   #60
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I wonder if the Dr knowing his time is coming to a end actually uses his regeneration process as some kind of weapon, and possibly the dalek is running away from it.

Can't wait.
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