The 10th doctor and plans for series 5

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  1. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Basically working backwards(pre regeneration) but going forward with Amy for 13 episodes

    http://tennantnews.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/steven-moffat-on-what-could-have.html


    Interestingly Moffat's version of things where the doctor is nearing his end(Big Bang or proposed season 5) all involve seeing Amelia.


    I wonder if he'll do the same when Smith steps down.

    We get a glimpse of Caitlin(little Amy) who's a few years older the last time we saw her
     
  2. Timofnine

    Timofnine Vice Admiral Moderator

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    I just read this on Facebook! A great idea but I think that it would have been a bit obvious... would have needed another twist or two to trick us all :p
     
  3. Samurai8472

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    Now i'm interested in how "End of Time" would have worked out

    Crashes through the sky light and then?

    How would the TARDIS have been damaged?
     
  4. Green Lantern

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    An interesting idea, but I much prefer the End of Time.
     
  5. Allyn Gibson

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    RTD wasn't anywhere close to writing "The End of Time" when Tennant turned down Moffat's offer for series 5. They were filming the River Song two-parter at the time, so while RTD knew there was going to be a year of specials, he had no idea what those specials were going to be.

    If Tennant had wibbled and decided to stay on for series 5, if there was an "End of Time," it would have been vastly different -- and RTD would likely have written his final special as a lead-in to whatever Moffat had in mind.
     
  6. Green Lantern

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    I have a feeling that if Tennant did stay on, I probably wouldn't have liked his last series anywhere near as much as his previous ones. I don't really like Moffatt's style of writing much. To many plot twists.
     
  7. The Mirrorball Man

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    Are you offering a toast?
     
  8. Sindatur

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    Make mine Dill Rye or Sourdough, please ;)
     
  9. Klaus

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    How about powdered toast?
     
  10. N-121973

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    I've always imagined had series five featured Tennant it could have played out pretty much as it did, but the twist could have been as Amy 'wishes' the Doctor back into existence and the Tardis materializes at her reception, when the doors open instead of Dr 10 emrging it could be Dr 11. The regeneration could have happened off screen and then series 6 could have had a running story arc where doubts are created in both Amy and Rory (and more importantly the audiences' minds) as to whether or not this is indeed the Doctor, or a substitute.
     
  11. diankra

    diankra Commodore Commodore

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    Well, he wouldn't have needed to do any lead in on the basis of what's been posted here: the last of the 2009 specials could have ended with the Doctor heading off as normal: then 11th Hour opens with the dying Doctor crashing in Amelia's garden, without any explanation at the time, but we later learn that's the Doctor from season's end. Then the Doctor, just post-2009 specials, turns up as normal and meets Amy with no knowledge of young Amelia's meeting with his later self.

    No need for any set up from RTD.
     
  12. Samurai8472

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    Some minor tweaking from "Planet of the Dead" and we're good


    -Take out the psychic black woman giving the doctor a warning


    "Planet of the Dead" basically ends the same way with Christina off in the bus and the Doctor going back inside the TARDIS



    The Christmas special would be "The Eleventh Hour" since Amelia is praying for Christmas presents and Santa
     
  13. Starkers

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    Well that would have been a nice idea, hopefully he won't do that with Smith given he's already given the game away now though :p
     
  14. The Borgified Corpse

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    As interesting as I think that would have been, if Tennant had stayed on, it means that we wouldn't have gotten Season 5's best episode, "The Lodger." Let's face it, so much of that episode is based on Smith's social awkwardness. Tennant is just too cool for it to work.
     
  15. diankra

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    Except that... The Lodger is adapted from a DWM comic strip of the same name, with the 10th Doctor and Mickey rather than 11 and Craig.
     
  16. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    Doesn't mean it wouldn't have played differently on screen with Tennant than Smith, though.