A thought on regenerations (spoilers for "Night/Day of the Doctor")

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  1. The Mirrorball Man

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    Re: A thought on regenerations (spoilers for "Night/Day of the Doctor"

    Yeah that's not what we're talking about at all.
     
  2. RoJoHen

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    Re: A thought on regenerations (spoilers for "Night/Day of the Doctor"

    I think the word "meta-crisis" is enough to handwave any questions you might have about that particular situation. :p
     
  3. RJDiogenes

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    Sure, but in any normal situation (not that anything is normal), if a Time Lord were decapitated there would be no way to copy his consciousness in the two bodies. Unless Time Lords can somehow back up their consciousness in individual cells or something.
     
  4. Timelord Victorious

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    that's something I would have expected from Jack Harkness in Torchwood, had the show continued.
     
  5. YellowSubmarine

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    That's why time lords have a prime number of cells in every moment. No matter in how many pieces you blow them up, their body regenerates from the largest piece (if possible). It's also why they are so good at breaking encryption.
     
  6. SeerSGB

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    Well, just spitballing, the TARDIS use telepathic circuits. We know that Timelord minds can be downloaded into the Matrix. Blend to the two techs: perhaps a TARDIS could keep a backup copy of the Timelord's mind stored is some sort of protected archive; a mini-matrix.
     
  7. RJDiogenes

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    You're right, it would be a Torchwood kind of story.

    Ah, see, this is the kind of thing I don't know about DW lore.

    That makes sense. Do all Time Lords have a TARDIS?
     
  8. Rincewiend

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    Re: A thought on regenerations (spoilers for "Night/Day of the Doctor"

    Some-one mentioned this already?

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9D-2HJMD9s[/yt]
     
  9. YellowSubmarine

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    Re: A thought on regenerations (spoilers for "Night/Day of the Doctor"

    I guess that settles it all.






    Does the regeneration in Journey's End count towards the limit, though? Is it 507 or 508 Doctors?
     
  10. RJDiogenes

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    Re: A thought on regenerations (spoilers for "Night/Day of the Doctor"

    Well, taking into account the hitherto-unknown long-haired Peace Doctor, who will be played by an aged Benedict Cumberbatch and will travel back in time to stage a 37-year sit-in protesting the Time War, and who is actually the very first Doctor, before William Hartnell, it's 506.
     
  11. Iamnotspock

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    Re: A thought on regenerations (spoilers for "Night/Day of the Doctor"

    Russell T Davies talks about this here.