What if... (poss spoilers)

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by Mitty, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Professor Zoom

    Professor Zoom Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 16, 2004
    I've never felt that having the regeneration at the end was a tragedy. It's sort of the perfect Christmas story, actually. The Doctor falls and then rises again. I always have found regeneration to be very exciting and always excited to see what's next.
  2. Starkers

    Starkers Admiral Admiral

    Apr 22, 2001
    Behind Enemy Lines
    Well it could be, one of the most famous Christmas specials was an episode of the soap Eastenders that ended with Dirty Den handing his wife divorce papers so maybe we just don't like a happy christmas!:guffaw:
  3. danellis

    danellis Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 15, 2010
    Everybody dying is very much a Christmasday trope with the soaps.

  4. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 26, 2001
    ^ Or being born. How many kids or adults are running around Coronation street with a birthday of 25 December? Including, ironically, their own anti-Christ David Platt.
  5. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001
    Moffat has said this is going to be a "traditional regeneration story" so that likely means regeneration will occur at the end of the episode, like it has in seven out of the previous nine regeneration stories. Can't get much more traditional than that.
  6. Mr Awe

    Mr Awe Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 15, 2002
    Count me in the camp who just wants a normal send-off, where it occurs at the end of the episode. I'd like Matt to get a nice full story to depart in. We'll have plenty of time to get to know Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, no need to rush it.

    Conversely, Capaldi should have his own introduction story. If it's crammed into a part of an episode, you won't get nice scenes like we did in 11th Hour.

    I think it's better for both to do it the traditional way.

    Mr Awe
  7. Emperor-Tiberius

    Emperor-Tiberius Commodore Commodore

    Jul 30, 2005
    Kavala, Greece
    Since we're talking regenerations, I wonder if we'll ever listen to an audio story about the Eighth Doctor's regeneration, or even a better send-off for the Sixth Doctor before his Rani-sized accident.
  8. Sindatur

    Sindatur The Gray Owl Wizard Premium Member

    Jan 2, 2011
    Sacramento, CA
    McGann, hard to know where it might go, considering Hurt and The Time War, and everything we only see sketches of. C. Baker, Big Finish could probably do it and I think it would actually be very cool
  9. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 3, 2012
    The bed of whoever pays for the night.
    A near enough traditional regeneration would be good to me. But I'd like five minutes with the new doctor like we did Smith in the End of Time.