standing to close to tthe regenerating doctor

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by FreddyE, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Perhaps because they didn't get that specific part of the genetic code. Heck, if anything, regeneration strikes me as more of an epigenetic process, a mechanism that repairs the genes and modifies their expression. The DNA without the epigenetic component wouldn't be able to regenerate any more than a car could repair itself without a mechanic.

    Or maybe regeneration isn't a purely internal process. In "The Power of the Daleks," the newborn Second Doctor explained the process of "renewal" as "part of the TARDIS." And all of the Doctor's regenerations that we've seen have happened either within the TARDIS (the first, fifth, sixth, ninth, and tenth regenerations), immediately outside it (the third), or at least within the same general area (the second, fourth, and seventh). It seems likely that the eighth regeneration happened in the TARDIS as well, since at the climax of the Time War with Gallifrey destroyed, where else could the Doctor have been and survived?
     
  2. Starkers

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    Well then the Tardis must provide that function to any time Lord given the Master regenerated inside as well.

    But then when Melanie Pond regenerated in that alleyway the Tardis was nowhere in sight (probably not even on the same planet or the same time)?
     
  3. FreddyE

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    If I understand it correctly Timelords have some kind of symbiotic bond with their Tardis....which will surely reach across time and space? So maybe it´s not about beeing near or in a Tradis, but actually beeing "bound" to one? Mel was concieved inside the Tardis, so maybe that´s her excuse?
     
  4. Starkers

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    But lord knows where the Master's Tardis was, or if it even still exists.

    Plus (although strictly speaking she didn't regenerate) there's Jenny to add into the mix.
     
  5. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Good point.