History Recap / DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor

17th Dec '15 8:41:23 PM Aspie
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** The title is an example as well: It doesn't refer to The Doctor's name, as many expected, but rather to the name "The Doctor" and what it means to use it.
15th Dec '15 7:29:10 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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The Doctor tries to urge Clara to leave his timestream and not question the origins of the figure in front of them, desperately masking that person's identity. But she's already seen the one thing no one should have ever had access to inside the Doctor's memories. His biggest secret isn't his name, it's a person (played by Creator/JohnHurt). A regeneration of the Doctor who committed an act so horrifying, he had to ''give up'' [[TitleDrop the name of "the Doctor"]]. To be continued...
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The Doctor tries to urge Clara to leave his timestream and not question the origins of the figure in front of them, desperately masking that person's identity. But she's already seen the one thing no one should have ever had access to inside the Doctor's memories. His biggest secret isn't his name, it's a person (played by Creator/JohnHurt). A regeneration incarnation of the Doctor who committed an act so horrifying, he had to ''give up'' [[TitleDrop the name of "the Doctor"]]. To be continued...
13th Dec '15 4:06:48 PM astrakhan
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* AllThereInTheManual: ''The Doctor's Lives and Times'', a book comprised of documents written by and about the Doctor and released as part of the 50th anniversary, tied into "The Name of the Doctor" by photoshopping Clara into various photos. At one point she's disguised as a Movellan.
20th Oct '15 1:28:04 PM TLYoungPro
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**This of course contradicts the Intelligence's character as shown in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear "The Web of Fear"]], where it makes clear to the Doctor that he didn't want revenge from the last time he'd been defeated, noting that "revenge is a very human emotion."
1st Aug '15 7:32:06 AM Odon
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* HollywoodTorches: The catacombs have torches [[BattleTrophy made from Dalek eye stalks!]]
1st Aug '15 7:28:23 AM Odon
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* DoubleMeaning -->'''Strax:''' The heart is a relatively simple thing. -->'''Vastra:''' ''(cradling Jenny)'' I have not found it to be so.
20th Jul '15 9:55:05 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* BatmanGambit: This episode makes it seem like from start to finish, it was planned by the [[BigBad Great Intelligence]]. Well, aside from [[SpannerInTheWorks Clara's sacrifice]].
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* BatmanGambit: This episode makes it seem like from start to finish, it was planned by the [[BigBad The Great Intelligence]]. Well, aside from [[SpannerInTheWorks Clara's sacrifice]].Intelligence is banking on the fact that the Doctor's friends mean so much to him that he will visit his own grave to save them.

* ButThouMust: The letter sent to Clara along tells her to use the soporific candle that comes with it, but then tells her the letter is laced with the soporific anyway.
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* ButThouMust: The letter sent to Clara along tells her to use the soporific candle that comes with it, but then tells her the letter is laced with the soporific anyway.

* CelebrityParadox: Creator/JohnHurt actually exists as an actor in the Whoniverse, his role in ''Film/{{Alien}}'' being [[Recap/TorchwoodS1E7GreeksBearingGifts briefly mentioned]] in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''.
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* CelebrityParadox: Creator/JohnHurt actually exists as an actor in the Whoniverse, his role in ''Film/{{Alien}}'' being [[Recap/TorchwoodS1E7GreeksBearingGifts briefly mentioned]] in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''.

* ContinuitySnarl: Did the Doctor steal that particular TARDIS because [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife she was the one that was unlocked]], or because Clara told him to? Given the Great Intelligence's temporal meddling, perhaps the one he tried first was actually locked in the retconned timeline. ** May actually be a case of FridgeBrilliance in that The Doctor originally did pick the correct TARDIS, but the Great Intelligence locked her doors. Nearly forcing The Doctor to pick another, until Clara stepped in. ** Or, Clara pointed him to the one TARDIS in the vault that happened to have her security mechanisms disabled (on the TARDIS' own accord), saving him the time he'd have needed to get the one operational/ crack the lock/password/whatever. Presumably, this meant the difference between sucessfully fleeing the planet and getting caught.
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* ContinuitySnarl: Did the Doctor steal that particular TARDIS because [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife she was the one that was unlocked]], or because Clara told him to? Given the Great Intelligence's temporal meddling, perhaps this snarl is one in-universe becauser we have three time lines: Original, The Great Intelligence's meddling, and the Clara's fixing. Perhaps the one he tried first was actually locked in the retconned timeline. ** May actually timeline. It may be a case of FridgeBrilliance in that The the Doctor originally did pick picked the correct TARDIS, but the Great Intelligence locked her doors. Nearly forcing The Doctor to pick another, until Clara stepped in. ** Or, Clara in. She pointed him to the one TARDIS in the vault that happened to have her security mechanisms disabled (on the TARDIS' own accord), saving him the time he'd have needed to get the one operational/ crack the lock/password/whatever. Presumably, this meant the difference between sucessfully fleeing the planet and getting caught.

* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Clara has apparently heard a bit about River from the Doctor before the sťance, but thought that Professor Song was male. It's also possible she was bluffing, had no idea about River and the Doctor's relationship and assumed she was just a professor the Doctor knew.
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* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Clara has apparently heard a bit about River from the Doctor before the sťance, but thought that Professor Song was male. It's also possible she was bluffing, had no idea about River and the Doctor's relationship and assumed she was just a professor the Doctor knew.

* HeroicSacrifice: Attempted by Clara. The Doctor is having none of it.
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* HeroicSacrifice: Attempted by Clara. Clara by jumping into the Doctor's timeline to save him from the Great Intelligence. The Doctor is having none of it.it and pulls her out.

* IDidWhatIHadToDo / NecessarilyEvil: The mysterious figure at the end of the episode committed an act for the greater good that was so heinous it went against everything the Doctor tries to be.
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* IDidWhatIHadToDo / NecessarilyEvil: IDidWhatIHadToDo: The mysterious figure at the end of the episode committed an act for the greater good that was so heinous it went against everything the Doctor tries to be.

* IKnowYourTrueName: The Great Intelligence spends the episode trying to figure this out to destroy the Doctor. Ultimately subverted, however, when the Doctor upon confronting his forgotten incarnation claims that it's the name you give yourself that has power.
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* IKnowYourTrueName: The Great Intelligence spends the episode trying to figure this out to destroy the Doctor. Ultimately subverted, however, when Doctor because the name's power is to open the tomb that leads to his corpse/timeline scar thing. The Doctor upon confronting his forgotten incarnation claims that it's the name you give yourself that has power.

** The episode references a lot of ideas from the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse novels ''[[Recap/EighthDoctorAdventuresAlienBodies Alien Bodies]]'', ''[[Recap/EighthDoctorAdventuresUnnaturalHistory Unnatural History]]'' and ''The Room with No Doors''. The link to ''Unnatural History'', in which the Doctor's lifeline becomes a scar woven through space and time, which the villain -- dressed as a Victorian undertaker -- is going to attempt to use to rewrite his life, until the Doctor's companion (who he's met before in a different version) saves the day by leaping into it at the cost of her own existence is the most notable.
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** The episode references a lot of ideas from the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse novels ''[[Recap/EighthDoctorAdventuresAlienBodies Alien Bodies]]'', ''[[Recap/EighthDoctorAdventuresUnnaturalHistory Unnatural History]]'' and ''The Room with No Doors''. The link to ''Unnatural History'', in which the Doctor's lifeline becomes a scar woven through space and time, which the villain -- dressed as a Victorian undertaker -- is going to attempt to use to rewrite his life, until the Doctor's companion (who he's met before in a different version) saves the day by leaping into it at the cost of her own existence is the most notable.one of them.

* ISeeDeadPeople: The Doctor can see River Song.
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* ISeeDeadPeople: The Doctor can see River Song.Song as a VirtualGhost.

** The epiosde is one to the Prophecy from the Wedding of River Song. Even though you can make it fit the events depicted, the prophecy is actually about something else.

** Apparently, it was the Great Intelligence's influence on the Doctor's timeline that resulted in the Seventh Doctor [[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E4Dragonfire randomly dangling himself over a cliff for no clear reason]].
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** Apparently, it It was the Great Intelligence's influence on the Doctor's timeline that resulted in the Seventh Doctor [[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E4Dragonfire randomly dangling himself over a cliff for no clear reason]].

*** Aside from a meta example, of course.

* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Clara * ShaggyDogStory: One where the villain is on the receiving end. The Great Intelligence goes into The Doctor's timeline to undo all the good he had done, knowing full well that the process would ultimately kill him. However, Clara jumps in after him and [[BuffySpeak undo his undoing]] of The Doctor's efforts (or at least putting a band-aid on the damage), ensuring that the Great Intelligence's schemes were in vain and that he died for nothing.
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* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Clara Clara goes to set the Doctor's victories back to victories after the The Great Intelligence set them to defeats. In other words, set right ''again''. * ShaggyDogStory: One where the villain is on the receiving end. The Great Intelligence goes into The Doctor's timeline to undo all the good he had done, knowing full well that the process would ultimately kill him. However, Clara jumps in after him and [[BuffySpeak undo undoes his undoing]] of The Doctor's efforts (or at least putting a band-aid on the damage), ensuring that the Great Intelligence's schemes were in vain and [[ShootTheShaggyDog that he died for nothing.]]

* SingleTear: Shed by several characters at various moments.
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* %%* SingleTear: Shed by several characters at various moments.

* SorryThatImDying * SpookySeance
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* SorryThatImDying SorryThatImDying: Jenna tearfully apologizes to Vastra that has just been murdered. * SpookySeanceSpookySeance: A mental time travel conference call involving dead people.

* SwirlyEnergyThingy: The Time rift.
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* SwirlyEnergyThingy: The Time rift.rift is a spiral of light.

* TheyKilledKenny: ** Clara dies a third time but gets brought back again. ** Also Jenny dies twice, and comes back. * TimeyWimeyBall: Vastra, Strax, Jenny and even the rest of the universe all react at different rates to the Great Intelligence's interference in the past for no discernable reason.
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* TheyKilledKenny: ** TheyKilledKennyAgain: Clara dies a third time but gets brought back again. ** Also Jenny dies twice, and comes back. * TimeyWimeyBall: Vastra, Strax, Jenny and even the rest of the universe all react at different rates to the Great Intelligence's interference in the past for no discernable reason.complicated temporal reasons that are not explicated.

* TheXOfY: The '''121[[superscript:st]]''' of the series -- being [[FridgeBrilliance 11]][[superscript:2]]
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* TheXOfY: The "The Name of the Doctor" is the '''121[[superscript:st]]''' of the series -- being [[FridgeBrilliance 11]][[superscript:2]]
4th Jun '15 3:04:37 PM fruitstripegum
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** May actually be a case of FridgeBrilliance in that The Doctor originally did pick the correct TARDIS, but the Great Intelligence locked her doors. Nearly forcing The Doctor to pick a another, until Clara stepped in.
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** May actually be a case of FridgeBrilliance in that The Doctor originally did pick the correct TARDIS, but the Great Intelligence locked her doors. Nearly forcing The Doctor to pick a another, until Clara stepped in.
24th Apr '15 9:37:21 PM ThallianGold
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*** Aside from a meta example, of course.
3rd Feb '15 5:23:41 PM ProfessorGrimm
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** The Great Intelligence mentions [[FutureMeScaresMe the Valeyard]].
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** The Great Intelligence mentions [[FutureMeScaresMe the Valeyard]]. This the first clue that the tomb at Trenzalore isn't Eleven's final fate, it if were the Valeyard would never come to pass.
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