A bit of trivia on this: the original script for Day of the Doctor called for a poster of the first Peter Cushing movie to be in the background in the Black Archives. But I guess they had copywrite issues with it.
It was the joke for when Kate Stewart remarks on what would happen if Americans got hold of time travel. “You’ve seen their movies!”
Ok, so they’ve already telegraphed how 13 is going to die: broken by messing around in her timestream.
She wants to go back to find clues to her hidden past life.
Except… she already has one! Karnavista. Wouldn’t it be best to just look him up again and say, “I know I used to work with you. Tell me what you know.” Gotta be less risky than…[Read more]
Going back for a re-watch because frankly I haven’t figured out enough to comment yet.
Except this: Vindar reported that the Grand Serpent’s condition for the alliance was the deaths of some innocent people.
The commander scoffs at this: “It wasn’t on the recording”.
Vindar: “He made me stop the recording.”
Um… isn’t The Grand Serpent…[Read more]
Had one other random thought:
They didn’t say it outright, but I got the impression that the Sontarans failed to recognize 13 as the Doctor because they were assuming he would be a man.
But I thought they couldn’t tell the difference between genders.
@blenkinsopthebrave Actually, as I think about it, I suppose that could be a resolution to Yaz’s story–i.e. the Doctor discovers her reality, while Yaz either goes off to explore the universe in her reality or returns to Earth (again, her reality), hopefully with the memories of her adventures with the Doctor intact.
Oh I like that idea! Othe…[Read more]
@devilishrobby lol. Isn’t bonkers theorising what we do here.
Heh, yep. But I was afraid I was out of practice.
@blenkinsopthebrave Now that is a bonkers theory. I like it!
I particularly like the idea that the Doctor is the real Doctor, but everything we have seen over the last three years has taken place in an alternate reality.
Thanks. I co…[Read more]
Hello all. Been a long time!
But this is the first time in a while I’ve felt a bit bonkers.
I enjoyed this ep more than I thought I would. The Sontaran story is a bit boilerplate but was ok for that. The main plot, anyway. The sub-plot in contemporary Liverpool was a little sappy.
Felt like a standalone ep shoe-horned into the main arc,…[Read more]
@mudlark I like that hypothesis! I’m gonna have to noodle on it a bit more. As far as what we find out is really happening being more mundane? Well… that IS the sub-title of the discussion board, isn’t it? 🙂
btw…tying in with that Christmas episode is something that popped into my head as I was watching. The remark(s) about the sonic…[Read more]
<span style=”color: #333333;”><span style=”font-family: Arimo, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>So I suppose the answer is that it’s a perfectly allowable retcon to say that a </span></span></span><span style=”color: #333333;”><span style=”font-family: Arimo, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;”><span style=”font-size: sm…
> @mudlark: The reviewer in question clearly lacks imagination
I can forgive that. But not knowing basic facts like we have not witnessed all the regenerations?? Unforgivable! :p
Thanks for the invite to the spoilers discussion. But I have decided to go spoiler free this series.
After a rewatch, here is my big question:
Since when does a H…[Read more]
Hi @blenkinsopthebrave, Thanks!
ETA: Just watched a reviewer claim that another unknown Doctor can’t be wedged in to the lore because we’ve seen all the regenerations.
Untrue: We never actually saw Two to Three. So if they wanted to squeeze in another Forgotten Doc, it could be done. But I don’t think so.
I’m going with WhitDoc is in a parallel universe. Has been since her Regen. That’s why the TARDIS went nuts and tossed her out.
And why she didn’t recognize the Stenza.
FWIW, it means we could meet other parallel Docs who might have had different fates, different deaths, different regens.
Cue the appearance of one of the Classic Docs!…[Read more]
I think I am most drawn to the notion of this being a Full Circle kind of thing. Where 13 is the 1 of the new cycle. (I’m sticking with the Classic Numbering System, sorry War Doctor. 😉 )
I do agree that rehashing Susan as she was would never work. But I don’t think it would have to be like that. Sin…[Read more]
@jimthefish I just had another thought as I awoke from a nap. How’s that for hopeless fan? 😉
Twelve takes One to see Susan (played by Carole Ann Ford of course) who is now old and nearing regeneration. Which she does. Becoming the new, younger Susan and Thirteen’s new companion!
She’ll be pretty sassy and refer to him as “GranDoc”. 🙂
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