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Wasn't he 900/1100 in Impossible Astronaut, start/end of S6?

Radical Ans wrote:

Cross posted from IRC

About 6 months ago, in a drunken state, I wrote "BAD WOLF" in crayon on the sidewalk in front of my friends house. He just texted and informed me that it's still there even through all the rain, snow, salt, etc.

Someone spray painted "BAD WOLF" outside our apartment complex. It's still there even after the staff tried to clean it up.

About the Snowmen episode:

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Why couldn't he just use his regen power on her to keep her alive? He can do it at will as seen in the last Pond episode where he healed River's wrist.

liquid wrote:

About the Snowmen episode:

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Why couldn't he just use his regen power on her to keep her alive? He can do it at will as seen in the last Pond episode where he healed River's wrist.

Huh?

River is

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part-TimeLord because she was conceived in the Tardis.

I don't think he can do that for anyone.

liquid wrote:

About the Snowmen episode:

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Why couldn't he just use his regen power on her to keep her alive? He can do it at will as seen in the last Pond episode where he healed River's wrist.

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River is part Time Lord, so it'll likely only work on her.

According to wiki,

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he can transfer energy to other "being" but it comes at a high price: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regener...

LouZiffer wrote:

By the way, I notice he said he's 1,000 years old in this episode. I took that as yet another time where he must be approximating or still doesn't know how old he really is.

I think the quote went something more like "A thousand years of saving the universe. And you know what? The universe doesn't care."

He wasn't saying his exact age, only making a generalization that he'd been on these sorts of adventures for over a 1000 years.

liquid wrote:

About the Snowmen episode:

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Why couldn't he just use his regen power on her to keep her alive? He can do it at will as seen in the last Pond episode where he healed River's wrist.

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Remember that River gave him all of her regeneration. So there's a bit of a special bond there.

Yeah. I'm not that good at remembering all the details and small things like that.

Stele wrote:

Wasn't he 900/1100 in Impossible Astronaut, start/end of S6? :?

Oh god, you made me post a link to this.
There's another one somewhere that tries to explain the age discrepancies away by calculating the differences between the length of a year on Earth and Gallifrey, and positing that the Doctor uses whichever suits his fancy.

Look, I was really bored one night, and read it, OK?

The only thing that matters, in my view, is what Moffat has to say, which is in box quote in the linked article. The Doctor doesn't know.

I just got caught up today, including the Christmas episode. It just keeps getting better and better...

liquid wrote:

About the Snowmen episode:

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Why couldn't he just use his regen power on her to keep her alive? He can do it at will as seen in the last Pond episode where he healed River's wrist.

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The real question is why he didn't catch her in the Tardis like he's done before.

Man, nobody got the "Something There" melody similarities except me? I am weird.

Yonder wrote:
liquid wrote:

About the Snowmen episode:

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Why couldn't he just use his regen power on her to keep her alive? He can do it at will as seen in the last Pond episode where he healed River's wrist.

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The real question is why he didn't catch her in the Tardis like he's done before.

I thought about that too. I guess plot devices.

Speaking of music that makes you think of Doctor Who, this years star of The Voice sang "I'm With You" and I thought it was practically a Who companion theme song.

The most applicable lines:

Won't you
Take me by the hand, take me somewhere new?
I don't know who you are
but I'm
With you.
Yonder wrote:
liquid wrote:

About the Snowmen episode:

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Why couldn't he just use his regen power on her to keep her alive? He can do it at will as seen in the last Pond episode where he healed River's wrist.

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The real question is why he didn't catch her in the Tardis like he's done before.

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Fixed time? Isn't that always the answer to these questions?

Yonder wrote:

Speaking of music that makes you think of Doctor Who, this years star of The Voice sang "I'm With You" and I thought it was practically a Who companion theme song.

The most applicable lines:

Won't you
Take me by the hand, take me somewhere new?
I don't know who you are
but I'm
With you.

Screams for an "I'm With Who" parody song.

I liked the Christmas episode.

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I find it interesting that we get not just one fictional character (Sherlock Holmes) called out to, but two (Mary Poppins).

Overall, the idea of Clara/Oswin is pretty interesting. I'm kind of hoping that the "joins the Doctor, but then dies" thing happens again at least once. It could become rather less interesting if it's done too many times, though. It all depends on the execution. For example, it could be more interesting if she were to keep appearing as different pseudo-fictional characters. (Although that doesn't really seem to hold with the preview of the next episode.)

Looking forward to finding out, though.

And, of course, the Abominable Snowmen/Web of Fear callbacks were pretty cool. I never saw either of those episodes, but I remember loving reading the novelization of Web of Fear.

Radical Ans wrote:
Yonder wrote:

Speaking of music that makes you think of Doctor Who, this years star of The Voice sang "I'm With You" and I thought it was practically a Who companion theme song.

The most applicable lines:

Won't you
Take me by the hand, take me somewhere new?
I don't know who you are
but I'm
With you.

Screams for an "I'm With Who" parody song.

That's actually an Avril Lavigne song...

sometimesdee wrote:

That's actually an Avril Lavigne song...

Even a sh*t covered broken clock is right twice a day.

Not you, dee, Avril Lavigne!

sometimesdee wrote:

That's actually an Avril Lavigne song...

Yeah, in the Voice they almost never have their own songs to sing, generally they cover other artists songs. Although in this case after that episode Lavigne did come on for this song to duet with Cassadee Pope.

Hypatian wrote:
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I'm kind of hoping that the "joins the Doctor, but then dies" thing happens again at least once. It could become rather less interesting if it's done too many times, though. It all depends on the execution.

Clever choice of words.

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/pG9A3.jpg)

Lots of people say Wal-Mart is evil, but what if Target is part of a Master plan?
I submit to you proof that Target is run by Time Lords:

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Credit: iTunes Tomato

...

I don't get it?

Edit: Ah, okay, found this pic. I'm not familiar with the seal.

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More examples of Gallifreyan text:
Melody Pond:
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Part of the prophecy from the Tennant specials:
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Gallifreyan is just ripped off from bubble chamber images.

And if they ever make it more than five seconds of plot they're going to have to talk around it being a ludicrous way to write.

Shore is purty, though.

So I'm finally caught up to the end up Season (Series?) 4. I gotta say, the end of Donna made me 100% sadder than the end of Rose. I rather enjoyed the generally platonic chemistry between Donna and the Doctor, and that's a hell of a way to have a journey end.

Superbeard wrote:

So I'm finally caught up to the end up Season (Series?) 4. I gotta say, the end of Donna made me 100% sadder than the end of Rose. I rather enjoyed the generally platonic chemistry between Donna and the Doctor, and that's a hell of a way to have a journey end. :(

Yeah, I'm still pissed off and very sad at her finale. Such a sad way for such an amazing character to go. I love their chemistry too, and I think it's cute that they still do acting thingies together.