7X13 The Name Of The Doctor(Grading/Discussion)(SPOILERS!)

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Grade "The Name Of The Doctor"

Poll closed Jun 27, 2013.
  1. Merlin

    111 vote(s)
    72.1%
  2. Radagast the brown

    30 vote(s)
    19.5%
  3. Barty crouch jr

    5 vote(s)
    3.2%
  4. Destro

    5 vote(s)
    3.2%
  5. Malekith

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  1. Wereghost

    Wereghost Part-time poltergeist Commodore

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    I think One identifies himself as "the first. The original, you might say" in The Five Doctors, but that's all that springs to mind.
     
  2. Mad Jack Wolfe

    Mad Jack Wolfe Commander Red Shirt

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    This was my thought as well, and the TARDIS grudgingly relented because it knew Clara needed to be near the Doctor.
     
  3. Sindatur

    Sindatur Vice Admiral Admiral

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    And goes on to say "Goodness me, so there are 5 of me now"

    Most Companions don't even know about The Doctor Regenerating until it happens in front of them, so, if a Doctor Regenerates during their travels together, typically, the Companion doesn't really know about any others then the one they started with, and ended with (Multi-Doctor stories aside).
     
  4. The Mirrorball Man

    The Mirrorball Man Vice Admiral Admiral

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    But he doesn't say "I'm the first Doctor", right? Interesting. Was last week really the first time it ever happened? I really can't remember any other "nth Doctor" scene.
     
  5. Venardhi

    Venardhi Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The 'psychic headbutt' scene from The Lodger involves him pointing to his face and saying "11th."
     
  6. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    In the 5 Doctors, Davison referred to himself as the 4th regeneration, since the first Doctor hadn't ever regenerated, which is just exclusive counting instead of inclusive counting.

    The Tardis was fine with Jack before Jack became a fixed point in time, so she should have been fine with Clara before she became a million splintered points in time.
     
  7. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    Except, from the TADIS's perspective, she was still the Impossible Girl who died twice.
     
  8. Gov Kodos

    Gov Kodos Admiral Admiral

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    Clara's right. The Tardis is a jealous cow, probably because it was really Clara who picked out the Tardis.
     
  9. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    "The navigation system is knackered, but you'll have more fun" is no different than saying of a woman "She's really dim, but that just means she won't know how talk her way out of sex in a pub toilet on the first date."

    It wasn't a good start.
     
  10. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    There is nothing wrong with the navigation system on the Doctor's TARDIS. It works perfectly fine. It's more or less stated that the TARDIS overrode the destination to take the Doctor where he was needed rather than where he wanted to go.
     
  11. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    Well, that's what the TARDIS claims it did. But maybe its lying to hide the fact that it really actually is unreliable. It just got lucky that the Doctor got a good adventure each time the TARDIS screwed up.
     
  12. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    How hard is it to find Heathrow 1983?
     
  13. ITL

    ITL Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Brave heart, Guy Gardener.
     
  14. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    LOL!

    I said that to someone once.

    I thought I knew what I was saying, but this was shortly after the Mel Gibson movie, so she had no idea what I meant.
     
  15. YellowSubmarine

    YellowSubmarine Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Clara is the TARDIS, her mind merged in the TARDIS matrix.
     
  16. MikeS

    MikeS Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    :lol:
     
  17. diankra

    diankra Commodore Commodore

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    Heathrow, 1981, February 28th. Before 5pm. To be exact-ish.
     
  18. Mr Awe

    Mr Awe Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The Doctor seems to be able to control the TARDIS much better in the new series than in the classic series. I guess practice (hundreds of years) makes perfect!

    Mr Awe
     
  19. PorthosShadow

    PorthosShadow Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Or maybe it's just an old married couple that's finally come to some sort of compromise on who gets to do the driving :)
     
  20. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

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    ^That would be the misses then, i.e the TARDIS. :p
     

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