• Brewski replied to the topic The Time of The Doctor

    @purofilion ha 10 mins?  No, no it had to have taken longer!

    All right, you caught me. 😉 Still, it was better than my first attempt: “The Alzariuses moper mouth”.

    Hi @ScaryB. And thanks!

    @PurpleCup and @ScaryB: re Dorian’s prophesy:

    Not to mention how tricky prophesies become when you are dealing with multiple possible-futures!

    For example: in…[Read more]

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Time of The Doctor

    @PurpleCup and @ScaryB We also saw an example of not failing to answer in the early conversation between the Doctor, Clara and the couple. Clara’s asked “What did you say your name was” – and replies truthfully. But not to the question asked. Instead she blurts out “bubbly personality masking bossy control freak”.

    The Doctor doesn’t answer with…[Read more]

  • ScaryB replied to the topic The Time of The Doctor

    @Purofilion

    re your post 24143

    That is such a moving parallel to the Doctor’s experience of being a “displaced person”.  Thanks for posting

    Hi and welcome to @brewski – I can see you’re going to fit in well around here 😀

    @FatManinaBox I gave up on aurora-watching around 2am – too much low lying thick cloud

    @PurpleCup re The question – the…[Read more]

  • Brewski replied to the topic The Time of The Doctor

    @PurpleCup thanks.  Of course, one could argue that she is some earlier version of River before she learned out to fly the TARDIS correctly…. 😮

    @purofilion Without Googling (look ma, no hands!) I am going to guess whence we also get “purify”.

    Alzarius teen uproot-role met Earth smash:

    Adric, the boy from the planet Alzarius (in E-Space) was…[Read more]

  • TardisBlue replied to the topic The Time of The Doctor

    @PurpleCup.  Sorry.  Must have confused you with the cat in Caption Competition #51.  No idea why.  My bad.  And @CathAnnabel.  I should learn that when I write treatise-length posts the short window of time to edit disappears before I find and correct most of my typos.

    :::hangs St. Johns Ambulance sign in shame:::

    Bet there are still more typos…[Read more]

  • Arbutus replied to the topic The Time of The Doctor

    @PurpleCup

    Welcome, and thanks for a great post to start up the speculation again!

    The Doctor never said that River couldn’t be buried (as you would assume he’d say after the Library), he just said that ‘they’ would never bury his wife there. Does this imply that there is a way to get her out of the Library and back to a body again, in order for…[Read more]

  • geoffers replied to the topic The Time of The Doctor

    @ScaryB – oooh, good point! 300 years is well enough time for the doctor to supervise the building of the tunnel, himself, knowing it had to be there at a future point in time…

    @PurpleCup -the doctor and clara appear in front of the console room, meeting the g.i. and others…

    you’ve brought up a point about that episode that is confusing (and…[Read more]

  • ScaryB replied to the topic The Time of The Doctor

    Ooh, lots of nice wibbly wobbly complicated speculation

    River’s grave – as pointed out, wasn’t actually River’s grave, it was there to alert the Doctor to the fact it was actually a secret passage; But yes indeed, who made it? The doctor himself…? (he’s on Trenzalore for a good while – 300 years (no TARDIS), + unknown period of time when he…[Read more]

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Time of The Doctor

    @Purplecup – it’s in one of the blogs, that’s why you can’t find it. Tasha flying the TARDIS is a genuine, original, no previous owners Deus Ex Machina. 🙂

    So it got talked about under the ‘Deus Ex Machina’ discussion.

  • geoffers replied to the topic The Time of The Doctor

    greetings, and welcome, @PurpleCup – it’s always nice when a fellow lurker de-cloaks and begins throwing around some good questions!

    re: 1) i always took “they” to mean “everyone else” in the universe, for the reason that we (the audience) already know… river doesn’t have a physical body to require burial, after the library. only amy and rory…[Read more]

  • Welcome@PurpleCup!

    What excellent points!

    I recall that River said she had seen all of his faces (up to 11, or beyond?) and I keep remembering the line about him turning up with a new haircut and a new suit (or words to that effect). I think it is left open that River could have inhabited all of the Doctor’s timeline, for the whole 50 years of…[Read more]

  • Whisht replied to the topic The Time of The Doctor

    Hi @purplecup – I’m going to leave it to wiser heads than mine to answer your good questions!

    @Wolfweed – Great interview with Orla. I would love to know what backstory she created in her mind to play Tasha (and how that played out over a few series! 🙂 ). Fun to hear how an actor responds to being in Who (without even reading the…[Read more]

  • wolfweed replied to the topic The Time of The Doctor

    Welcome, @PurpleCup – I don’t have any answers to your questions but I will say that your logic is flawless.

    My favourite notion is River using the cot as a Mother – You could really be on to something there…
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