History AlternativeCharacterInterpretation / DoctorWho

26th Jul '17 9:04:11 PM Pren
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*** While it would be a few years before Moffat came up with the idea, his attitude also fits quite well with his next regeneration being his very last life for all he knows.
16th May '17 6:24:08 AM SorPepita
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* The [[MissingEpisode rejected book]] ''Campaign'' exploits this for {{Metafiction}}. Various versions of Ian, Barbara and Susan appear, sometimes even using different names (such as Cliff, Lola and Mandy, or Susan English, or "Dr. Who") or with different professions (one Ian is not a science teacher but a physicist, another Barbara is an art teacher, one Susan is a rocker girl who had a teenage pregnancy, chain-smokes, wears a lot of leather and insists on being called "Sue", and "Tony" and "Amy" are (incestuous) brother and sister. Even within the narrative itself, there are elements of this - for instance, some of the members of the TARDIS crew remember Ian fighting alongside Alexander the Great, genociding innocent people, and have difficulty reconciling this with his usual noble personality. [[MindScrew It's a weird book.]]

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* The [[MissingEpisode rejected book]] ''Campaign'' exploits this for {{Metafiction}}. Various versions of Ian, Barbara and Susan appear, sometimes even using different names (such as Cliff, Lola and Mandy, or Susan English, or "Dr. Who") or with different professions (one Ian is not a science teacher but a physicist, another Barbara is an art teacher, one Susan is a rocker girl who had a teenage pregnancy, chain-smokes, wears a lot of leather and insists on being called "Sue", and "Tony" and "Amy" are (incestuous) brother and sister.sister). Even within the narrative itself, there are elements of this - for instance, some of the members of the TARDIS crew remember Ian fighting alongside Alexander the Great, genociding innocent people, and have difficulty reconciling this with his usual noble personality. [[MindScrew It's a weird book.]]
3rd Apr '17 4:07:22 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* Regarding Davros: Are the heartfelt conversations in "The Witch's Familiar" between him and the Doctor ''just'' a ruse to trick the Doctor or were there some hints that at least some of them was genuine?

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* Regarding Davros: Are the heartfelt conversations in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E2TheWitchsFamiliar The Witch's Familiar" Familiar]]" between him and the Doctor ''just'' a ruse to trick the Doctor or were there some hints that at least some of them was genuine?
6th Feb '17 6:41:43 AM Doug86
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*** It is confirmed he is the real Rassilon in the novel [[Recap/NewSeriesAdventuresEnginesOfWar "Engines of War"]] though. Although since this is technically part of the DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse and not the television series proper, this one can depend on whether you view the novels as 'canon' or not.

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*** It is confirmed he is the real Rassilon in the novel [[Recap/NewSeriesAdventuresEnginesOfWar "Engines of War"]] though. Although since this is technically part of the DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse and not the television series proper, this one can depend on whether you view the novels as 'canon' or not.
5th Feb '17 3:40:01 AM Soulreaverdan
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** Are Ten's offers of "stop or I'll have to stop you" a genuine attempt to resolve a situation peacefully, or a simple excuse for any future actions that can be waved off with "I gave them a choice"?
24th Jan '17 4:03:15 AM DoctorNemesis
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*** The show itself nods to this interpretation in subsequent episodes; his next incarnation refers to the Tenth Doctor as having "vanity issues" and, notably, faces his own regeneration[=/=]death with much more equanimity.
12th Jan '17 2:32:41 PM skidoo23
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* Was the Fourth Doctor asexual or just only into Gallifreyans?

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* Was the Fourth Doctor asexual or just only into Gallifreyans?
Gallifreyans? In "City of Death", he made the uncertain statement re: a human woman, "You're a beautiful woman, probably."[[note]]The original script, however, has the Doctor stating this without uncertainty.[[/note]] Yet, in "The Pirate Planet" he unambiguously referred to Romana as being attractive.
14th Dec '16 5:02:45 AM project13Kr
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*** According to [[http://www.warpedfactor.com/2016/12/doctor-who-sympathy-for-devil.html?m=1 this article]], Rassilon may not be a bad guy or at least not as bad as the Doctor would like us to believe.
11th Nov '16 8:43:29 AM HighCrate
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* This carries on with another of Eleven's major companions, River Song. Is she an egotistical psychopath who cares more about herself and the Doctor than doing what's good? Should she be pitied because of his twisting path and timeline which has blasted every possibility of a normal life from her? Is she too dependent on the Doctor to the point where he's her only reason for being, and if that's true, should we interpret this as just part of her character, or [[GirlsNeedRoleModels a bad thing]]? Or considering that she teaches at a university and willingly breaks in and out of prison, is she ''independent'' and free to do as she likes, which occasionally involves the Doctor?

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* This carries on with another of Eleven's major companions, River Song. Is she an egotistical psychopath who cares more about herself and the Doctor than doing what's good? Should she be pitied because of his twisting path and timeline which has blasted every possibility of a normal life from her? Is she too dependent on the Doctor to the point where he's her only reason for being, and if that's true, should we interpret this as just part of her character, or [[GirlsNeedRoleModels a bad thing]]? thing? Or considering that she teaches at a university and willingly breaks in and out of prison, is she ''independent'' and free to do as she likes, which occasionally involves the Doctor?
10th Nov '16 2:18:21 AM Sapphirea2
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* Given all of the above issues, in Series 8 the Twelfth Doctor seems to be looking back at the Seventh Doctor, who, whether or not you consider him a chessmaster or a joker, certainly was more manipulative and a bit darker than other Doctors. It might be a Scottish thing. He's still a good (as good as the Doctor can get) man, and he still goes to save other planets, etc. but he doesn't have as many qualms about other people's feelings. Truthfully, when the Twelfth Doctor agonizes about whether or not he's a 'good man,' it almost seems like he remembers the times he manipulated other people, ("The Curse of Fenric", anyone?) -- and is terrified he'll end up becoming that again.

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* ** Given all of the above issues, in Series 8 the Twelfth Doctor seems to be looking back at the Seventh Doctor, who, whether or not you consider him a chessmaster or a joker, certainly was more manipulative and a bit darker than other Doctors. It might be a Scottish thing. He's still a good (as good as the Doctor can get) man, and he still goes to save other planets, etc. but he doesn't have as many qualms about other people's feelings. Truthfully, when the Twelfth Doctor agonizes about whether or not he's a 'good man,' it almost seems like he remembers the times he manipulated other people, ("The Curse of Fenric", anyone?) -- and is terrified he'll end up becoming that again.


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** In the same episode, the denouement has Clara's life saved because [[spoiler: the boy Davros was taught the concept of mercy by the Doctor rescuing him]]. When the Doctor [[spoiler: returns to the past to make that happen]], he says he's doing what he's doing to save his friend. Does he mean Clara, which would fit into his Series 9 actions in general, or [[spoiler: Davros himself]], an interpretation that is foreshadowed by the Doctor's own dialogue in the shorts "Prologue" and "The Doctor's Meditation"? For bonus points, in the course of the episode it's revealed that Dalek language and thought is so limited that "I love you" is one of many phrases that just comes out as "Exterminate". So [[spoiler: when the Doctor says that just before he blasts the handmines]]...
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