Finale discussion thread (spoilerifictitle insided) *SPOILERS WITHIN*

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  1. Mr Awe

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    Yep, I agree with this. If this premise is correct, it needs to involve an established Doctor. If Eccleston wasn't available, he should've gotten a classic Doctor.

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  2. Shazam!

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    In fairness they can hardly say "there's a surprise that everyone on the internet is already talking about!"
     
  3. StCoop

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    He supposedly doesn't read Forums so how would he know?

    Plus he wouldn't admit it had been leaked even if it had, would he?
     
  4. StCoop

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    If the story revolves around the Time War that kind of limits the choices.
     
  5. Lonemagpie

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    "Again, as per usual..."
     
  6. Allyn Gibson

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    Remember, Moffat's the man who said the ending of A Good Man Goes To War was a game-changer that would change the characters forever. Remember, Moffat's the man who said no one would ever figure out River's origins. Quite simply, Moffat talks his show and what he's doing like his audience is idiots. :)

    (Hell, Moffat says no one will figure out how Sherlock survived, but I have no doubt that there are tens of thousands of people who have workable theories that match what Moffat did. Unless he pulls a Sledgehammer and simply ignores the problem.)

    In Moffat's defense, he's not talking to the hardcore, he's not talking to the people who tear him apart on Gallifrey Base week after week, he's not talking to the people who stalk the sets, etc. He's talking to the casual viewer, the Not-We. And for the casual viewer, the notion that absolutely, positively, without a doubt Matt Smith is the eleventh Doctor is an incontrovertible fact, and the idea that there's a forgotten number that turns that incontrovertible fact on its head would be inconceivable.
     
  7. StCoop

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    In this one instance I'm willing to bet that no one guessed it would involve Derren Sodding Brown hypnotising Bilbo.
     
  8. Allyn Gibson

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    I don't remember him in "Reichenbach Fall." Don't tell me Moffat's pulled something out of his ass.

    With Doyle that was okay, because Doyle never, ever expected to write another Sherlock Holmes story. But if Moffat's going to show us that the solution involves characters and situations we didn't see, then he hasn't played fair with his audience.

    Wow, that will so not go over well with Sherlock fandom.
     
  9. Mr Awe

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    He wouldn't have to say anything about it at all. ;) Instead, he's explicitly stated that the correct surprise hasn't been discussed.

    As discussed, it doesn't have to revolve around the Time War.

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  10. JoeZhang

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    What do people expect him to say "A lot of people have pretty much guessed it?"*


    * if the themes being discussed here are pretty much right.
     
  11. Mr Awe

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    ^ No, he could just not comment on it.
     
  12. YellowSubmarine

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    "We’ll also find out what makes his new companion so impossible and there’s a surprise that no one has got right so far, and one that will change the course of Who forever!"

    I think it would be very difficult for anything to leave up to that. A lost Doctor would not change the course of Who for me. Nor would the older Doctors getting one of their younger incarnations to liven up. Both would be a very pleasant to see, but would not make me feel differently about the Doctor in any way.

    To surprise me, it would have to turn out that the Doctor is dead, never escaped the Moment, his name is Ninth and his last incarnation was John Hurt. That kind of thing.

    I suspect that Moffat is exaggerating, but I still hope (and fear) that he might be able to pull something that would actually surprise us. But I can think of nothing that could do it.
     
  13. Lonemagpie

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    In the Radio Times interview on the BBC site right now he uses the exact same "we really mean it this time" phrasing that he used with the "one of these people really permanently dies" in The Impossible Astronaut publicity.

    Which was hyperbolic bullshit, of course.
     
  14. YellowSubmarine

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    Yeah, but then he was going for something impossible. The Doctor really dying would end the series. And even if he ended the series, someone else would eventually resurrect the Doctor. Revealing something unexpected that changes the way we view the Doctor is doable. This time he can deliver on his promise if he really wants to.
     
  15. JoeZhang

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    It's unlikely - for as much as I like the current series it is highly formulaic in a way that different era of the previous series were not (well for at least the first four Doctors at least and in particularly between two-three-four). It's now more like big two comics in that he can give the illusion of change within a certain structure but I doubt he can make any major changes.
     
  16. Mr. Adventure

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    I just hope it's an unexpectedly good show, I'm not so worried if the twist isn't predicted.
     
  17. The Mirrorball Man

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    Do you really feel so? The show now is more formulaic than the second Doctor's "base-under-siege of the week" show? More formulaic than the third Doctor's "the Master was behind it all" show? I don't understand where you're coming from at all.
     
  18. JoeZhang

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    I mean shifts in format between Doctors (or rather production eras as they don't map as neatly as Doctors) rather than within Doctors - if that makes sense? the Unit Era is clearly not the same as the 'base under siege' era or what Baker was doing later. I don't really see the tonal difference between the sorts of adventures that Nine, Ten and Eleven have had.
     
  19. Konata Izumi

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    The show's changed all the time between eras, in both tone and plot state, more prominent examples being, Season 22 was some adult psycho show, Time War made Doctors emo. Now it aims at the, especially recently popular tv niche of quality-over-quantity, whilst the preceding era went closer to the classical shitload of episodes direction of say, Trek when you take into account that era's series had little change in between.
     
  20. Yminale

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    Dammit if there is going to be a lost doctor it should be David Warner not John Hurt (not there is anything wrong with John Hurt):scream:.

    Anyway lost Doctor sure why not more oppurtunities for Big Finish.
     

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