RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 138,266
Posts: 5,349,552
Members: 24,614
Currently online: 499
Newest member: robyn

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: His Way
By: Michelle on Jul 26

MicroWarriors Releases Next Week
By: T'Bonz on Jul 25

Ships Of The Line Design Contest
By: T'Bonz on Jul 25

Next Weekend: Shore Leave 36!
By: T'Bonz on Jul 25

True Trek History To Be Penned
By: T'Bonz on Jul 25

Insight Editions Announces Three Trek Books For 2015
By: T'Bonz on Jul 24

To Be Takei Review by Spencer Blohm
By: T'Bonz on Jul 24

Mulgrew: Playing Red
By: T'Bonz on Jul 24

Hallmark 2015 Trek Ornaments
By: T'Bonz on Jul 24

Funko Mini Spock
By: T'Bonz on Jul 23


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Doctor Who

Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

View Poll Results: Which one is Merlin?
08? 3 50.00%
09? 1 16.67%
10? 0 0%
11? 0 0%
12? 1 16.67%
13? 1 16.67%
Voters: 6. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old December 28 2008, 09:23 AM   #1
Guy Gardener
Fleet Admiral
 
Guy Gardener's Avatar
 
Location: In the lap of squalor I assure you.
Which regeneration is Merlin?

Hells bells, Jethro has a gawd aweful hair cut in the new Merlin series, but according to "Battlefield" the seventh doctor was told that a later regeneration would be the once and future Merlin... We're on the cusp of 11.
__________________
"Glitter is the herpes of arts and craft."

Troy Yingst. My Life as Liz
Guy Gardener is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 28 2008, 11:56 AM   #2
Andrew_Kearley
Captain
 
Andrew_Kearley's Avatar
 
Location: Moonbase Alpha
Re: Which regeneration is Merlin?

It would seem the eighth got involved in some of it, but I think most of Merlin's adventures involved future Doctors (plural - I'm sure he regenerated at least once during his Merlin period, as Ancelyn said he'd been seen to do this...) The red-haired future Doctor, who eventually becomes Muldwych, is probably the one most people would associate with being Merlin. As to which regeneration he is, who knows? Your poll only goes up to 13...
__________________
Blog: Anderthon Follow my journey through the worlds of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson

Doctor Who - The Complete Adventures
Andrew_Kearley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 28 2008, 02:33 PM   #3
Allyn Gibson
Vice Admiral
 
Allyn Gibson's Avatar
 
Location: South Pennsyltucky
View Allyn Gibson's Twitter Profile Send a message via AIM to Allyn Gibson Send a message via Yahoo to Allyn Gibson
Re: Which regeneration is Merlin?

Peter David told some of the Merlin Doctor's story in "One Fateful Night" in The Quality of Leadership.

Some other stories of the Merlin Doctor I've enjoyed:
Not an exhaustive list by any means, but it'll get the curious Arthurian started.
__________________
"When David Marcus cited the great thinkers of history -- "Newton, Einstein, Surak" -- Newt Gingrich did not make his list." -- 24 January 2012

allyngibson.net
Allyn Gibson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 28 2008, 04:20 PM   #4
Chaos Descending
Vice Admiral
 
Chaos Descending's Avatar
 
Location: Grand Canyon State
Re: Which regeneration is Merlin?

The Doctor only becomes Merlin in the parallel universe that the Arthurian fellows come from. Our Doctor need not ever become Merlin.
__________________
"Romanes eunt domus"
- Brian
Chaos Descending is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 28 2008, 04:41 PM   #5
wamdue
Admiral
 
wamdue's Avatar
 
Location: wamdue
Re: Which regeneration is Merlin?

hang on, is their fiction written where the Doctor is Merlin?
__________________
Im Proud of the BBC
wamdue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 28 2008, 05:19 PM   #6
Allyn Gibson
Vice Admiral
 
Allyn Gibson's Avatar
 
Location: South Pennsyltucky
View Allyn Gibson's Twitter Profile Send a message via AIM to Allyn Gibson Send a message via Yahoo to Allyn Gibson
Re: Which regeneration is Merlin?

Yes, Wamdue, there is. Besides the stories I mentioned above, there's also Marc Platt's novelization of Ben Aaronovitch's Battlefield.
__________________
"When David Marcus cited the great thinkers of history -- "Newton, Einstein, Surak" -- Newt Gingrich did not make his list." -- 24 January 2012

allyngibson.net
Allyn Gibson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 28 2008, 06:33 PM   #7
Stevil2001
Rear Admiral
 
Stevil2001's Avatar
 
Location: 2010
Re: Which regeneration is Merlin?

Chaos Descending wrote: View Post
The Doctor only becomes Merlin in the parallel universe that the Arthurian fellows come from. Our Doctor need not ever become Merlin.
The Doctor states in Battlefield that it's his future self who becomes Merlin, doesn't he?

"What's that written in?"
"My handwriting."

It's never implied that it's some other Doctor's future. That would be a bit pointless.
__________________
"All of time and space. Everywhere and anywhere, every star that ever was. Where do you want to start?"
Exploring the Universe
Stevil2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 28 2008, 06:35 PM   #8
Mr. Laser Beam
Fleet Admiral
 
Mr. Laser Beam's Avatar
 
Location: The visitor's bullpen
View Mr. Laser Beam's Twitter Profile
Re: Which regeneration is Merlin?

I always thought (and still do) that it's not a future of *our* Doctor, but merely the Doctor's counterpart from the parallel universe that all those knights were from.
__________________
In labor news: Longshoremen walked off the piers today. Rescue operations are continuing.
Mr. Laser Beam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 28 2008, 06:56 PM   #9
wamdue
Admiral
 
wamdue's Avatar
 
Location: wamdue
Re: Which regeneration is Merlin?

you know im starting to think Doctor Who had been off air way to long, if this kind of story was being made.
__________________
Im Proud of the BBC
wamdue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 28 2008, 07:13 PM   #10
Chaos Descending
Vice Admiral
 
Chaos Descending's Avatar
 
Location: Grand Canyon State
Re: Which regeneration is Merlin?

Steve Mollmann wrote: View Post
Chaos Descending wrote: View Post
The Doctor only becomes Merlin in the parallel universe that the Arthurian fellows come from. Our Doctor need not ever become Merlin.
The Doctor states in Battlefield that it's his future self who becomes Merlin, doesn't he?

"What's that written in?"
"My handwriting."

It's never implied that it's some other Doctor's future. That would be a bit pointless.
Well, the future Merlin-Doctor we're talking about clearly comes from the same parallel dimension as the Arthurian guys, so what other conclusion could be drawn?
__________________
"Romanes eunt domus"
- Brian
Chaos Descending is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 28 2008, 07:22 PM   #11
Allyn Gibson
Vice Admiral
 
Allyn Gibson's Avatar
 
Location: South Pennsyltucky
View Allyn Gibson's Twitter Profile Send a message via AIM to Allyn Gibson Send a message via Yahoo to Allyn Gibson
Re: Which regeneration is Merlin?

Chaos Descending wrote: View Post
Well, the future Merlin-Doctor we're talking about clearly comes from the same parallel dimension as the Arthurian guys, so what other conclusion could be drawn?
I don't think your conclusion is clear at all. The Doctor had traveled to other universes and dimensions in the past (see the E-Space Trilogy), and he traveled to other dimentions in the future (see Pete's World), so it's not at all inconceivable that a future Doctor pierced the dimensional veil to become Merlin.
__________________
"When David Marcus cited the great thinkers of history -- "Newton, Einstein, Surak" -- Newt Gingrich did not make his list." -- 24 January 2012

allyngibson.net
Allyn Gibson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 28 2008, 07:49 PM   #12
Stevil2001
Rear Admiral
 
Stevil2001's Avatar
 
Location: 2010
Re: Which regeneration is Merlin?

King of my Grotto wrote: View Post
you know im starting to think Doctor Who had been off air way to long, if this kind of story was being made.
Um... it's from when the show was on the air, wamdue...
__________________
"All of time and space. Everywhere and anywhere, every star that ever was. Where do you want to start?"
Exploring the Universe
Stevil2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 28 2008, 07:58 PM   #13
Guy Gardener
Fleet Admiral
 
Guy Gardener's Avatar
 
Location: In the lap of squalor I assure you.
Re: Which regeneration is Merlin?

Allyn Gibson wrote: View Post
Chaos Descending wrote: View Post
Well, the future Merlin-Doctor we're talking about clearly comes from the same parallel dimension as the Arthurian guys, so what other conclusion could be drawn?
I don't think your conclusion is clear at all. The Doctor had traveled to other universes and dimensions in the past (see the E-Space Trilogy), and he traveled to other dimentions in the future (see Pete's World), so it's not at all inconceivable that a future Doctor pierced the dimensional veil to become Merlin.
I like the theory that fearless leader from Inferno was an alternate third doctor in exile. The Time lords could have banished him there alternately too?
__________________
"Glitter is the herpes of arts and craft."

Troy Yingst. My Life as Liz

Last edited by Guy Gardener; December 28 2008 at 10:53 PM.
Guy Gardener is online now   Reply With Quote
Old December 28 2008, 08:54 PM   #14
wamdue
Admiral
 
wamdue's Avatar
 
Location: wamdue
Re: Which regeneration is Merlin?

Steve Mollmann wrote: View Post
King of my Grotto wrote: View Post
you know im starting to think Doctor Who had been off air way to long, if this kind of story was being made.
Um... it's from when the show was on the air, wamdue...
ooh, then maybe they were not making enough Doctor Who.
__________________
Im Proud of the BBC
wamdue is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.