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#1 Posted on 18.5.13 2237.31
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We finally get the explanation for Clara and, I have to be honest, for as much sense as it made, it did feel like a bit of a disappointment. It's like they went in the most logical direction possible, which set me up for a letdown, since I was hoping for something wilder and more outside the box.

Then they made up for it with the big reveal at the end.


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"Introducing John Hurt as The Doctor."

JOHN MOTHERFUCKING HURT!!!


Next season begins November 23rd and I can't wait.
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#2 Posted on 19.5.13 1022.24
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Holy Shit! The intro was enough to make it my favorite episode of the season then the end happened.
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#3 Posted on 19.5.13 1046.06
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Did I miss David Tennant being in season 7? I thought he was reappearing for the 50th anniversary? Maybe he shows up in season 8.

Also, did the Silence story arch ever get resolved? Something something on the fields of ? the silence will fall. Did I miss it?
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#4 Posted on 19.5.13 1103.10
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Honestly, I think Matt Smith is a very odd looking man and certainly not the best Doctor. If he can take a break for a couple years and allow us a season or two with John Hurt, that would be fantastic.

Guessing he is, somehow, a past Doctor in which the regeneration numbering is thrown out the window, but where does he fit?

Kinds disappointed they didn't reveal Clara turns out to be Riversong. That was what I would have done.

A lackluster season that definitely made up for it with the last few episodes.
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#5 Posted on 19.5.13 1203.15
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    Originally posted by Dawg
    Did I miss David Tennant being in season 7? I thought he was reappearing for the 50th anniversary? Maybe he shows up in season 8.

    Also, did the Silence story arch ever get resolved? Something something on the fields of ? the silence will fall. Did I miss it?


Tennant appeared as he was running past Clara and his voice was used in Journey into the Tardis. The Silence thing was never resolved and to be fair, that pisses me off to this day, because there was a ton of good material that got toss aside due to Moffat never finishing storylines.
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#6 Posted on 19.5.13 2240.38
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    Originally posted by Cerebus

    Guessing he is, somehow, a past Doctor in which the regeneration numbering is thrown out the window, but where does he fit?



I don't believe he's a "new" regeneration of the Doctor. I believe he's the battle-scarred remnant of the Eighth Doctor (aka PaulDoc - Paul McGann's version from the 1996 TV movie), the one who (apparently) ended the Time War in an act that destroyed Gallifrey and the rest of his race. His other regenerations can not accept someone who committed genocide as "the Doctor", and consider him "the one who broke the promise".

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#7 Posted on 20.5.13 1354.09
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I still think Matt Smith's reign has been hit and miss at times, but this episode was awesome.
    Originally posted by lotjx
    The Silence thing was never resolved and to be fair, that pisses me off to this day, because there was a ton of good material that got toss aside due to Moffat never finishing storylines.


How was it not resolved?

LINKAGE! (youtube.com)

On the fields of Trenzalore at the fall of the 11th, when no living creature can speak falsely or fail to answer, a question will be asked, a question that must never, ever be answered.

Silence will fall.

Silence *must* fall


The question was "Doctor Who?". Answering it opened the tomb and let the Great Intelligence bring about the end of a bunch of civilisations and generally fuck shit up.

You can take "silence must fall" as a plea for nobody to speak the Doctor's name, or you can take it as referring to the mass death that resulted from the GI getting into the Doctor's timeline, or you can take it as meaning the Silence planned to descend and stop the word being spoken (presumably being shot on sight post-moon landing fucked up their plans).

The 'no living creature' thing might be a stretch, but nobody other than the Doctor and River could speak falsely (because they didn't know the answer), the Doctor faced having to answer or watch his friends die (granted, he might've) and River *did* answer (although whether she qualifies as living at that point is up for debate).



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