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@Andrew13112001 Exactly. It can be a little confusing at first but simply the doctor always saved Gallifrey but technically he saved it in the future due to the timelines not being synced he wasn't able to remember it.
That means 9 and 10 still went through the ordeal of thinking they had destroyed it so it doesn't really change what already happened.
The timelines not being synced also explains the events of Time of Doctor - the message for example spread right across the Universe in all of time and space thus being the oldest message ever, couldn't be heard by the doctor because he hadn't saved Gallifrey yet and so wouldn't hear the message until he had with everything then getting synced up properly.
5 months ago on Comparing the Different Arcs of the Revival
@A Friend of the Ood @jlocoleman I don't know myself as Skaro isn't actually destroyed - the doctor visits it in the asylum of the daleks
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Is it time for Davros to return?
@davbart92663 @ShameOnSM It's technically not backwards though and that's what confuses a lot of people it mainly is but it's basically out of order and jumbled up
6 months ago on Comparing the Different Arcs of the Revival
@doctorwhomultiverse I don't think Time focused on anything too much but I do agree that each finale is trying in a sense to outdo themselves and this is a problem in general with new who - davros trying to destroy everything, the end of time, the big bang etc.
@A Friend of the Ood The crack part is weird because it said that it was pure time energy so anything it touched would never have existed. What I presume happened is that the tardis exploded and caused cracks in time, the tardis being the center of the cracks thus how the doctor was able to take a bit of the tardis out from a crack. However possibly the explosion created more cracks not in general basically the universe became unstable, meaning some could be created as bridges from one world to another in a sense. It was roughly explained some did lead to others and some led to silence, but it was never really explained why.
As to Amy forgetting Rory I'm sure it was mentioned that because she was a time traveller she was able to remember the clerics but she couldn't remember Rory because of how close she was, how personal he was to her. The clerics weren't part of her life really. How this works I don't know.
I think the arc works in general but there are some things that aren't fully explained. Sometimes there is a feeling things were added later on
@A Friend of the Ood I'll try and explain what i think with the cracks and everything:
With something being inside the cracks They did have something in them kind of - Prisoner Zero came through the cracks so it appears that the cracks sometimes had links to different places, possibly parallel universes, galaxies etc - The people after prisoner zero didn't come through the crack so that link was probably just a shortcut to some place. The best way to think about it is that the cracks caused instability and so things that shouldn't be there where.
As to the other questions people have been asking basically the doctor saved gallifrey from the start but it was his future self that saved gallifrey meaning with the timelines out of sync the other doctor's can#t remember and so they spend their time believing they destroyed it - so while their emotions, anger etc might have been for nothing they believed different so it doesn't change the pain they felt.
The cracks themselves were created by the silence trying to stop the timelords returning via the cracks - they hoped that the tardis exploding would do this but they actually did a day of the daleks type thing and ended up creating the cracks themselves by doing this.
I was slightly confused originally about the message sent out across the whole of time and space mainly because the doctor should have heard it earlier. But like with the other doctor's not remembering saving Gallifrey, the doctor's timeline needed to sync, he couldn't hear the messages because he had yet to save gallifrey.
Finally the events of name of the doctor were at a point when the doctor hadn't saved gallifrey and so hadn't been given extra regenerations so what he saw was a future that now won't happen as the events of the time of the doctor has changed it. However there is another possibility being that the events we seen is still in the future and trenzalore is the death place of the doctor just not smiths
I wasn't sure myself but I am quite interested to see what they would do if it properly returned - is the master and rassilon still alive - and what has happened to all the bad timelords from the end of time, is romana alive etc. I also agree with some of your points - you mention about clara being the one to change the doctor and that was a big issue for me. After everything we've been told about the time war, why was it clara who was emotional, surely the doctor should have been the emotional one. I wanted the doctor to not know what to do, knowing he could possibly change what he thought had happened but also knowing the dangerous that the timelords could bring. There was no emotion or turmoil
6 months ago on Why Bringing Back Gallifrey is Wrong
I prefer Moffat myself. I do think he drags some of his arcs too long and makes them a bit complicated but I do prefer that over trying to fit as much into a final episode as possible. The article mentions series arcs allow you to learn more about characters but i think the bigger arcs do as you learn more bit by bit. Yeah there have been apparent inconsistencies in characters like Amy leaving Rory but then isn't this normal - people often do things in real life that would appear out of character.
I'd like him to return on his own, so we got to see more of him and less off the daleks
6 months ago on Is it time for Davros to return?
@WhoPotterVian @Jaylcookie @Richy Woo I don't know about movies, but I think doctor who would definitely benefit from more time, at least an hour - an extra 15 minutes could do wonders for some of the stories that seemed to fall flat at the end due to a rushed ending, often missing things out.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on How could a New Doctor Who Movie Work?
I don't think a remake or re imagining would work. The great thing about doctor who is its a series with a rich history. If you go and make a film but ignore the series to an extent, it won't be the same show. Doctor Who is also a very British show. Look what happened to Torchwood with Miracle Day. It was a joint UK/American production and set mostly in the US with the show turning into a kind of 24 meets SCFI show. Doctor Who is quite a unique show and we don't need another generic SCFI. I would however like to see a big screen version of the time war as I felt the day of the doctor should have shown more of it. I also Paul McGann very underrated and would love to see him as the doctor in a movie prequel or even a mini series
8 months ago on How could a New Doctor Who Movie Work?
I think Midnight shows how great Russell T Davies could be as a writer if he only put his mind to it. It's a brilliant tense episode that is able to stay in one location for the majority of the episode without losing anything. I'm sure the sound department got an award for the episode
8 months ago on Midnight in Perspective
I'd love to see him come back but realistically this won't happen. Right now they are focusing on Capaldi and bringing in another doctor would probably overshadow Capaldi's new doctor. Capaldi needs his time to shine. However a miniseries could work in the future, showing the missing gaps, with how the time war started for example. This could be set to lead right up to the night of the doctor.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on How To Bring Back McGann
@TonyHeaney Yeah and that's the problem - he's done so much for doctor who for a doctor that only had a small bit of screentime. I think he deserves more - the night of the doctor showed how great he is and the potential for more
9 months, 1 week ago on McGann in the 11th Doctor’s TARDIS!
McGann is so highly underused mainly due to the unsuccessful american/british film. In the little we saw of him in night of the doctor, it seemed like he'd never left our screens, he didn't struggle trying to fit back in, probably due to the amount of work he's done since such as all the big finish audio's. I really think a prequel would be an amazing way to give McGann what he deserves while giving us some more background to the time war
The one thing that was truly missing from the name of the doctor for me was emotion. We finally see the doctor at the point he ends the time war and the one who's emotional is Clara. I wanted to see conflict - instead of just changing their mind their should have been some going back and forth with the war doctor unsure about what he should do for example mentioning the timelord's plan to destory time and how letting them live would be bad etc. Instead it was rushed.
10 months, 1 week ago on What if… the 8th Doctor was the War Doctor?
@WhoPotterVian This might be hard to do with a new doctor. I think they'd be better having just episode 1 till whatever going straight away no gaps or anything because having a special and then a gap might damage the new doctor. We need a straight run so people can see the new doctor and get used to him
10 months, 1 week ago on Summer Broadcast for Doctor Who Series 8?