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  Reply # 940186 25-Nov-2013 11:26
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Yeah, we still don't know much about the time war other than "Daleks invade Gallifrey". Good to see some more of Tennant.

The sequel of TARDIS would be TARDIS's given that it's an acronym. It's not like Lexus :)





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  Reply # 940199 25-Nov-2013 11:44
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It's a bit of a shame that out of the over 75 countries who broadcast the episode that New Zealand was the only one who couldn't manage to broadcast it at the same time. Literally the only one.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 940203 25-Nov-2013 11:49
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Which is even odder given that Australia _did_. Would've been the middle of the night in Perth at the time. Given how few people have VCR's, that may have resulted in many people missing it until it was re-broadcast anyway.
Maybe Prime were trying to avoid another rebroadcast?






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  Reply # 940754 25-Nov-2013 23:36
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Saw it in 3D and loved it!

Great turnout and a wonderful Whovian vibe. "Doctors" everywhere. Lots of sonic screwdrivers. I saw a Weeping Angel at one point. Very cool.
Lots of cheering and clapping at all the key moments. I think the last scene brought a tear to a few eyes too.

So many nods back over the years... everything I'd hoped for and more.




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  Reply # 940866 26-Nov-2013 10:13
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stevenz: Which is even odder given that Australia _did_. Would've been the middle of the night in Perth at the time. Given how few people have VCR's, that may have resulted in many people missing it until it was re-broadcast anyway.
Maybe Prime were trying to avoid another rebroadcast?




one must be realistically who would have have watched it so early in the am ?

with prime being the cheapskates they are i was surprised to see it shown at 9am.



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  Reply # 941113 26-Nov-2013 15:21
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ilovemusic: tivo'd the 9am prime screening - not as many ads.

pretty good - john hurt was stereptypical.

where was peter capaldi ?

 

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  Reply # 941299 26-Nov-2013 21:15
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Whoops wrong  thread




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  Reply # 941718 27-Nov-2013 13:37
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TroyRF:
ilovemusic: tivo'd the 9am prime screening - not as many ads.

pretty good - john hurt was stereptypical.

where was peter capaldi ?
"No, sir. All 13."


i'm no dr who fanboy so thought this specialwas supposed to herald the new doctor ?

if not, then when is capaldi supposed to start ?

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  Reply # 941721 27-Nov-2013 13:42
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ilovemusic:
TroyRF:
ilovemusic: tivo'd the 9am prime screening - not as many ads.

pretty good - john hurt was stereptypical.

where was peter capaldi ?
"No, sir. All 13."


i'm no dr who fanboy so thought this specialwas supposed to herald the new doctor ?

if not, then when is capaldi supposed to start ?


Likely the Christmas Special. I also read online that the Doctor has used all 12 of his regenerations, so a new way will have to be shown of how Smith becomes Capaldi.

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  Reply # 941765 27-Nov-2013 14:27
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The limit is 12 regenerations so 13 actual lives, making Smith unlucky 13 and the final regeneration, until they find a way around it (ala The Master), or however they decide to explain it in the special. River Song may have given him some extra regenerations in Let's kill Hitler, the "magic potion" that caused the regeneration from McGann to Hurt may have done something? Dunno.

Not sure if Moffat's explanation is very helpful.

Smith --> Capaldi is definitely part of the Christmas special though.





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  Reply # 941824 27-Nov-2013 16:30
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stevenz: The limit is 12 regenerations so 13 actual lives, making Smith unlucky 13 and the final regeneration, until they find a way around it (ala The Master), or however they decide to explain it in the special. River Song may have given him some extra regenerations in Let's kill Hitler, the "magic potion" that caused the regeneration from McGann to Hurt may have done something? Dunno.

Not sure if Moffat's explanation is very helpful.

Smith --> Capaldi is definitely part of the Christmas special though.



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  Reply # 941825 27-Nov-2013 16:32
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There are also discussions popping up all over the internet suggesting that Capaldi is actually the 14th doctor...

Matt Smith was the 11th doctor untill they added John Hurt to make Matt Smith 12, So Capaldi becomes 13 ...



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  Reply # 941845 27-Nov-2013 17:01
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I don't think there was ever a hard limit on the number of doctors - way back it was 9, then 12 and as we know, rules can be changed? He regenerates from the tardis, so what happens if the tardis decides to ignore the script writers rules?




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  Reply # 941919 27-Nov-2013 21:39
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TwoSeven: I don't think there was ever a hard limit on the number of doctors - way back it was 9, then 12 and as we know, rules can be changed? He regenerates from the tardis, so what happens if the tardis decides to ignore the script writers rules?


It's generally "canon" within the Whoniverse, and Steven Moffat has acknowledged this. He's going to work around it somehow.




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  Reply # 941920 27-Nov-2013 21:42
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So many nods to the classic series in this anniversary special.

Some obvious, some not so obvious.

Did anybody notice the name of the UNIT girl wearing the scarf? Her name was Osgood. That's also the name of one of the Brigadier's men in the Tom Baker era. His daughter perhaps? Potential for a new companion even?... jus' sayin'....




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