History Fridge / DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor

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.]]
23rd Dec '15 6:32:09 AM Maitena
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* Artron Energy is absorbed by all those who travel through the Time Vortex and has been mentioned as causing some physiological changes. The Doctor mentions he's probably experienced the most time travel of anyone in all of history (which coming from a man who's race made time travel their hat, says something), meaning that because of his long-term exposure, his readings must be off the charts! [[spoiler: Taking all of this into account, no wonder his "body" is a NegativeSpaceWedgie!]].

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* Artron Energy is absorbed by all those who travel through the Time Vortex and has been mentioned as causing some physiological changes. The Doctor mentions he's probably experienced the most time travel of anyone in all of history (which coming from a man who's whose race made time travel their hat, says something), meaning that because of his long-term exposure, his readings must be off the charts! [[spoiler: Taking all of this into account, no wonder his "body" is a NegativeSpaceWedgie!]].
20th Jul '15 6:41:48 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* [[spoiler:Clara traversed the Doctor's entire timeline, but never once saw John Hurt!Doctor.]] While this is initially excused as him [[spoiler:not being a "Doctor"]], it makes sense in light of the Great Intelligence's plan. [[spoiler:He sought to undo all the good the Doctor did, and this Doc did something so evil he lost the name. Naturally, neither Clara or the Great Intelligence are going to wind up focusing on an act of indescribable evil.]]
** More likely, it was because that incarnation of the Doctor was the one involved in the Time War, which is time-locked. Thus Clara didn't have access to this part of the timeline.
** The Great Intelligence may not have had the nerve to try to tackle the Doctor ''on Gallifrey'', which presumably had defenses against tampering with its history even ''before'' the Time Lords went to war against another time-traveling species.

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* [[spoiler:Clara traversed the Doctor's entire timeline, but never once saw John Hurt!Doctor.]] While this is initially excused as him [[spoiler:not being a "Doctor"]], it makes sense in light of the Great Intelligence's plan. [[spoiler:He sought to undo all the good the Doctor did, and this Doc did something so evil he lost the name. Naturally, neither Clara or the Great Intelligence are going to wind up focusing on an act of indescribable evil.]]
** More likely, it was because
]] It's also possible that incarnation of the Doctor was the one involved in the Time War, which is time-locked. Thus Clara didn't have access to this part of the timeline.
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The Great Intelligence may not have had the nerve to try to tackle the Doctor ''on Gallifrey'', which presumably had defenses against tampering with its history even ''before'' the Time Lords went to war against another time-traveling species.



* Why was Oswin able to overcome Dalek programming? [[spoiler: Her need to save the Doctor was so great!]]

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* Why was Oswin able to overcome Dalek programming? [[spoiler: Her need to save the Doctor was so that great!]]
24th Aug '14 10:45:49 AM SharleeD
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** The Great Intelligence may not have had the nerve to try to tackle the Doctor ''on Gallifrey'', which presumably had defenses against tampering with its history even ''before'' the Time Lords went to war against another time-traveling species.
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