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 Posted:   May 13, 2013 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

I betcha that video of Matt & David was planned to begin with.

I assume the cat is already out of the bag so the plea will fall on deaf ears. You really can't expect society as a whole to respect the wishes of the creators. (Sadly) Same kinda fiasco happened when BSG was aired in UK first with the US months behind. Jerks went on the Sci Fi boards and spilled all the beans. Funny how its happening in reverse now.

For once I'm keeping away from Spoilers for this, I'll wait till the ep airs unless it pops up elsewhere for me.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 5:47 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Update Tuesday. An email has been sent to recipients of the boxed set, as follows:

Dear Valued Customer,

I'm sending this e-mail on behalf of BBC America Shop and understand you've received, or will be receiving, the DVD of Doctor Who Series 7 Part 2 early.

We respectfully ask you not to give away information or post content publicly online so that you don't ruin it for fellow fans who won't see the finale until it airs on Saturday. Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat has promised if fans help keep the finale's secrets until after it airs on Saturday, we'll release a special video featuring Matt Smith and David Tennant.

We really appreciate your help in keeping the finale a secret for the rest of your fellow Whovians!

Thank you so much,
Gina Lee
Customer Care

http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2013/05/dwn12051312secret-of-name-out-early.html

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 5:53 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)


If Neil Gaiman returns for Series 8, he has his sights set on bringing back the Yeti.
The monsters first appeared in second Doctor story, The Abominable Snowmen, originally broadcast in 1967. They came back the following year in The Web of Fear and were controlled by the Great Intelligence.

He told Collider: “In my head, I love that the Great Intelligence has come back, but I miss the Yeti. I would love to have huge shambling robotic Yeti, just because I loved them when I was a kid. So, I would love to do that. That would be wonderful.

But he also wants to create his own iconic monster: “I’d love to create a monster, and have it be one that’s interesting enough or fun enough to come back, written by somebody else, or turn up completely reinvented. I’d love to do that and have the feeling that you’d actually left something behind. I think that’s hard. I love that Terry Nation left us the Daleks, and I love that Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis left us the Cybermen.

As before, Gaiman’s admits the biggest problem with coming back is finding time in his schedule: “The trouble with everything, these days, for me, is time. There is only one me. There are a ridiculous number of demands on my time. There are so many things I’m trying to do. It’s so much more about when I’m going to get time to do it, if I get time. I think they’ll have me back. They seem to like me at Doctor Who, and I know that I definitely like them. “

http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/gaiman-wants-to-bring-back-the-yeti-49102.htm

 
 Posted:   May 18, 2013 - 9:41 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Boy I have mixed feelings about the final. Not to mention I'm totally lost. (or maybe not)
I think it was a mistake to open up with the Clara's montage in the beginning of the episode. It totally takes away from the ending.

SPOILERS:

Seems kinda strange to introduce a character that's saved the doctor multiple times yet in the real time line of the series the character was never known by the viewers.
Though I do like the reason for her mulitple lives in the different time lines.

So what IS the Doctors name?!

SPOILERS:

Am I too assume it was a joke? The big revealing of the Doctors name wasn't HIS name but the ACTORS name playing another version of the Doctor? Seemed very strange to end the show with "John Hurt is the Doctor". Totally takes me out of the realm of make believe. Unless the actor John Hurt is really THE doctor! LOL

Over all I liked the seriousness of the story. Series 7 has been lacking as far as dramatic weight up until now. Though it just doesn't compare to how finally crafted the Amy Pond story was told. I believed the Doctor loved Amy with all his heart(s). Here they never built any kind of intimacy between him and Clara. So his passion for her seems a bit contrived.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2013 - 4:05 AM   
 By:   Rick15   (Member)

Boy I have mixed feelings about the final. Not to mention I'm totally lost. (or maybe not)
I think it was a mistake to open up with the Clara's montage in the beginning of the episode. It totally takes away from the ending.


Just watched it here in Australia.

I don't want to go into detail because of the whole spoiler issue but I loved the episode. Wasn't against the opening montage - I thought it explained itself pretty well as the episode rolled on.

I definitely felt it had the emotional gravitas that seemed to be missing this series. And really, it tied together the whole (seemingly unconnected) series well.

I had been wondering if there was a directive to make more "stand alone" stories to allow new viewers to the franchise. This series appeared to be missing the "continuing" storyline that previous re-invented Doctor Who series favoured.

I seem to recall that at one stage the writers of the new Battlestar Galactica were told to write more "stand alone" episodes to try and entice new viewers to the franchise. It didn't really work.

And I was wondering if this was the approach taken in this series of Doctor Who. In the end - I was satisfied (and to be honest - deeply moved) with how the final of season 7 worked.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2013 - 5:32 AM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)



As before, Gaiman’s admits the biggest problem with coming back is finding time in his schedule


Really? that's Gaiman's biggest problem? No that his Nightmare In Silver was embarressingly bad?

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2013 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


I had been wondering if there was a directive to make more "stand alone" stories to allow new viewers to the franchise. This series appeared to be missing the "continuing" storyline that previous re-invented Doctor Who series favoured.


I can relate to this and have mixed feelings. Ive only started watching since Series 3 and didn't watch full time until series 4. I like long story arcs and the inclusion of previous plot devices over stand alone episodes. But when they go much further back in time and pull out plot elements from yesteryear I am often clueless of the fact. It gets confusing.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2013 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I thought it was a great finale, even though we obviously didn't get to know the doctor's name. Looking forward to the continuation on November 23rd. So long to wait!

I still don't properly know who River Song is, though. Such a complicated written character!

Meanwhile, I'm working my way through the old WHO shows. I'm currently in season 5 (with the second doctor), and I have a loooooong way to go. Wish I had done this sooner, so that I could catch all the references that have been made since the 2005 reboot. It will probably take me a year to get through it all (I hadn't seen a single WHO episode prior to the 2005 reboot).

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2013 - 4:23 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

It's no big secret to say that as far as the Doctor's name itself is concerned - we do kind of know...

The RTD/Grand Moff era is a definite continuation of the original run - no doubt of this...one specific story in season 25 (the story "Silve Nemesis" if you're interested) was kind-of the start of the big reveal...much more mystery, our Doc occasionally being unpleasant, a beginning of an understanding....John Nathan-Turner's attitude towards it was "OK - you can do it, but you can't SAY it"...of course when it was taken off our screen the story died and, though there ARE some hints in the newer series (some more explicit than others), it doesn't appear - and I still wouldn't have thought - that it will be revealed in such a way.

It was spelled out more in the books that continued the original sieries, and in a radio drama or two ("Death Comes to Time" immediately springs to mind). Although it isn't canon (if it was we'd be a bit screwed!) it does spell out what was going on at the end of the series run.

So - what is The Doctor's name? Well...that would be telling...

As for my opinion on the finale...well, I loved it. Easily the best finale (in my opinion) of the 11th Doctor series...and I can't wait for November 23rd. The only thing that let it down for me a little was the "Whisperers"....they looked fantastic...but....why were they there?

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2013 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

Two things to share that might be of interest.

"So here's what was going on at the end of 'The Name Of The Doctor', for the confused."

http://cavalorn.livejournal.com/586789.html

And, especially for Thor, this fan made his wife sit through the entire series, from the beginning, and blogged about it.

http://wifeinspace.com/

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2013 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

@ That Neil Guy- That is extremely helpful and enlightening! Thanks for the link! smile

 
 
 Posted:   May 20, 2013 - 2:00 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Indeed. Much of that info wasn't available to me, as I've just started watching WHOs prior to the 2005 reboot, so if that is indeed Moffat's intentions, it's awesome.

 
 
 Posted:   May 20, 2013 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

@ That Neil Guy- thanks for the first link, it was a little helpful for my wife. She was still a bit confused :/

 
 Posted:   May 20, 2013 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

Can any Dr Who mega fan confirm for me that the Doctor (even before the possible incarnation of John Hurt) is getting dangerously low on regenerations? I can't remember how many a time lord has but I do recall there was a limit.

So are we getting close? And if so is there any easy-fix already available within Who-lore that the producers can rely on to extend the available lives or is this something the creative team is going to have to address?

 
 
 Posted:   May 20, 2013 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I think it's 12 regenerations, so one more doctor to go after Smith.

Still, it will obviously be a way to rewrite that if they want to keep it going. It's hard to just shut down a series and franchise that's been going on for 50 years -- and that still enjoys immense popularity.

 
 
 Posted:   May 20, 2013 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

I think it's 12 regenerations, so one more doctor to go after Smith.

Still, it will obviously be a way to rewrite that if they want to keep it going. It's hard to just shut down a series and franchise that's been going on for 50 years -- and that still enjoys immense popularity.


It was talked about that the count was reset/messed up when some of the regeneration energy was transferred to River.

 
 
 Posted:   May 20, 2013 - 12:19 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I think it's 12 regenerations, so one more doctor to go after Smith.

Still, it will obviously be a way to rewrite that if they want to keep it going. It's hard to just shut down a series and franchise that's been going on for 50 years -- and that still enjoys immense popularity.


It was talked about that the count was reset/messed up when some of the regeneration energy was transferred to River.


But she transferred it back to the doctor, and in so doing losing the power herself.

 
 
 Posted:   May 20, 2013 - 12:33 PM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

According to this article he is now immortal

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2010/oct/12/doctor-who-immortal-reveals-bbc

 
 
 Posted:   May 20, 2013 - 12:48 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

According to this article he is now immortal

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2010/oct/12/doctor-who-immortal-reveals-bbc


But I always thought he needed the TARDIS to regenerate. If he's killed and he's not in proximity of the TARDIS, wouldn't that kill him?

 
 Posted:   May 20, 2013 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   Heath   (Member)

The Doctor's name is Sidney... or it should be. wink

 
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