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Doctor Who has never had a "surprise regeneration". And I don't think in all honesty that by announcing that the lead is leaving the show that it harms the regeneration episode in any way.
7 months ago on Doctor Who’s Biggest Missed Opportunity: A Surprise Regeneration
Let the Moffat bashing commence! But on a more serious note, I do honestly believe that just as the Doctor must change so does the writing team. It made complete sense for RTD to hand the reigns over to Moffat at the end of the Tenth Doctors era. And I was hoping that with Eleven now gone so to would Moffat. But you know.. I'm not that fussed over it. Moffat has really done wonders with the past three series of Doctor Who. And I have no doubt that he'll continue to make good quality episodes in future. But I do see that soon he should call it quits and let someone else take charge. Makes sense right? Just as the character keeps changing so to must the writing and the narrative. Each era is unique and brilliant in their own right and when I compare the modern series to the classics I can't help but feel like this show is vastly better than what it use to be.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Steven Moffat on his Doctor Who Future
@HitchcockWhovian @AlmightyAllan At first I was a bit miffed over her story. But once I watched series seven again I have to admit that I really do like her and the arc she had. It was different and unique. And for me that definitely represents what Doctor Who is.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Some Theories on Capaldi’s Familiar Face
@HitchcockWhovian @AlmightyAllan Well at this stage I don't think you can say much about the twelfth Doctor's character. However - even if they do decide to address it in the show I think if anything it wouldn't be more than a quick conversation or comment. It's not like Clara has ever met Capaldi's previous two characters.
I don't honestly think an explanation is really needed. If they don't address it in the show then I won't be disappointed - nor will I be even if they do. It's something that for me at least is so insignificant.
@DamianChristie @GaryKingston He'll recognise himself for sure but he won't retain any knowledge of meeting his future selves. That is until (possibly) his meets them again and then the knowledge is regained. Simple right?
7 months, 2 weeks ago on To Know Thine Self: What can or can’t the Doctor know about his future selves?
@Wibbly-Wobbly Strawberry Jelly @Amy the Consulting Commentator @ManWithChips If you go by the narrative that has been set in place then ideally he had at that stage in his life completely blocked out the War Doctor. Makes sense considering through Nine we "assumed" Eight had played the part of the mass murderer. So that gives you an indication of why the Doctor could almost assume he had an extra regeneration or two.
@Amy the Consulting Commentator @Angie Whodini The Curator is the Doctor. It's pretty obvious in the scene. And yes, it does explain why he cannot remember that he did actually save his home planet because he doesn't have the memory of the Curator confirming his suspicions.
The Doctor can't know about his future self because that would be in direct violation to him knowing about his own future and events which lead up to his regeneration. That said, obviously when he meets his future self he has no clue who he is but the same isn't said for the future incarnation as for him the Doctor he met is a past self. (wow I hope that makes some sense).
That said though, how did the first Doctor know about the "short one" in the Five Doctors episode? I'd almost say that while he is in the presence of his future self his whole history up to the most recent incarnation is open for the Doctor from the previous incarnation. But only while they exist in the same environment. Makes sense right?
It's not like at birth the Time-Lords identify all the incarnations the Doctor could have........ Right? If so then there would be a record of his entire history from birth to death.