History Fridge / DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor

29th Nov '17 8:03:02 PM BiggerJ
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* The NegativeSpaceWedgie that the Doctor's body became is a physical portal to the entirely of the Doctor's life story. It also ends up being comically retconned out of history. It is, in exactly two ways (prepare to groan), a PLOT HOLE!
2nd Jun '17 7:43:02 AM JackG
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* Assuming the TARDIS didn't die in battle, how many years (Decades? Centuries? Millennia?) did she go on, slowly dying amid loneliness and insanity, mourning her Thief?
2nd Jun '17 7:38:41 AM JackG
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** It also explains why Clara went running after a complete stranger, even climbing onto his carriage while moving. The Doctor's a ChickMagnet but he's not that good. All the Clara splinters however would be drawn to the Doctor's timeline.
7th Mar '17 8:17:55 AM Sharlee
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* Why was Oswin able to overcome Dalek programming? [[spoiler: Her need to save the Doctor was that great!]]

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* Why was Oswin able to overcome Dalek programming? [[spoiler: Her need to save the Doctor was that great!]]already "programmed" into her, by the true Clara's determination to protect him!]]




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* The fact that it was Clara's leaf, not the Doctor's past, that glutted the BigBad in "The Rings Of Akhaten" suddenly makes perfect sense: [[spoiler: even the cumulative history of a thousand-year-old time traveler is just an appetizer, compared to the calorie-content of ''millions'' of human lifetimes scattered across all of time and space.]]
4th Sep '16 2:27:45 PM Sharlee
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** Moreover, the GI specifically states that its aim is to undo every triumph the Doctor ever achieved. The Doctor has ''never'' considered '''anything''' he did in the Time War to be a "triumph" in any sense - it was damage-control at best and an unforgivable lapse more often - and had long regarded the means by which he finally ended it as his GreatestFailure. Tampering with events that its enemy regards as ''failures'' was never on the GI's agenda.

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** Moreover, the GI specifically states that its aim is to undo every triumph the Doctor ever achieved. The Doctor has ''never'' considered '''anything''' he did in the Time War to be a "triumph" in any sense - it was damage-control at best and an unforgivable lapse more often - and had long regarded the means by which he finally ended it as his GreatestFailure.MyGreatestFailure. Tampering with events that its enemy regards as ''failures'' was never on the GI's agenda.
4th Sep '16 2:27:14 PM Sharlee
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** Moreover, the GI specifically states that its aim is to undo every triumph the Doctor ever achieved. The Doctor has ''never'' considered '''anything''' he did in the Time War to be a "triumph" in any sense - it was damage-control at best and an unforgivable lapse more often - and had long regarded the means by which he finally ended it as his GreatestFailure. Tampering with events that its enemy regards as ''failures'' was never on the GI's agenda.
4th Sep '16 2:17:21 PM Sharlee
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* The very title, ''The Name of the Doctor''. Fans were in holy uproar that Moffat would give the Doctor an actual name after fifty years of [[StealthPun Doctor Who]]. But the title never had anything to do with the Doctor's given name, but the name he chose for himself. It's all about ''the name of the Doctor'' itself. [[spoiler: and inferring the horrible thing's he'd once done that made him ''renounce'' the name of The Doctor.]] We were told we would hear "The Name of the Doctor" in the episode and we did, those [[ExactWords exact words]].

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* The very title, ''The Name of the Doctor''. Fans were in holy uproar that Moffat would give the Doctor an actual name after fifty years of [[StealthPun Doctor Who]]. But the title never had anything to do with the Doctor's given name, but the name he chose for himself. It's all about ''the name of the Doctor'' "the Doctor"'' itself. [[spoiler: and inferring the horrible thing's he'd once done that made him ''renounce'' the name of The Doctor.]] We were told we would hear "The Name of the Doctor" in the episode and we did, those [[ExactWords exact words]].
13th Aug '16 9:34:21 AM Sharlee
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* Thinking back to the Snowmen, [[spoiler: Clara being everywhere at once means that she would have seen Eleven with the Ponds. She saw how much he loved them and how broken he was when they died. She knew that word would provoke a response and get him interested in the universe again. Pond.]] Moffat, you evil genius.

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* Thinking back to the Snowmen, [[spoiler: Victorian-Clara is a splinter of the original Clara being everywhere at once means that she would have Oswald, who's seen enough of Eleven with to know that the Ponds. She saw how much he loved them Ponds were very important to him and how broken he was when they died. She that he'd been traumatized by losing them. At least subconsciously, her splinter knew that word "Pond" would provoke a response and get him interested in the universe again. Pond.again.]] Moffat, you evil genius.



** The Seventh Doctor would have most likely fallen to his death in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E4Dragonfire "Dragonfire"]].

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** The Seventh Doctor would have most likely fallen to his death in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E4Dragonfire "Dragonfire"]].
22nd Feb '16 1:00:26 PM Discar
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** Retroactively, the above is also, effectively, the mission statement of [[spoiler: the Series 9 finale storyline.]]
22nd Feb '16 6:33:35 AM skidoo23
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** Retroactively, the above is also, effectively, the mission statement of [[spoiler: the Series 9 finale storyline.]]



* Since this episode makes a point of what the Doctor calling himself that means -- the name Doctor being a promise -- the Doctor's growth and development over the course of the series could be equated to him finding out the answer of the "first question" for himself: Doctor ''Who''? What does the name of "the Doctor" really MEAN?

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* Since this episode makes a point of what the Doctor calling himself that means -- the name Doctor being a promise -- the Doctor's growth and development over the course of the series could be equated to him finding out the answer of the "first question" for himself: Doctor ''Who''? What does the name of "the Doctor" really MEAN?MEAN? (This question is actually directly addressed in the 50th anniversary special and throughout the Peter Capaldi era.)




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* Retroactive example: River does not appear to recognize Clara. This is consistent with the fact she first meets [[spoiler: the Twelfth Doctor ''after'' he'd erased most of his memories of Clara.]]
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