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2 minutes ago, Zathras5 said:

Didn't they show the doctor as a child once and he was a boy though.

Indeed, which is why this would be a massive retcon that would effectively wreck everything we know about Doctor Who... And if they do that, I'm done with it.  It won't be the show I grew up with anymore, and I've been watching since the Pertwee days.

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It could be an alternate dimension thing like they did with the new Star Trek movies.

 

The new female might be the doctor, but that doesn't mean the little boy wasn't the real doctor too.

 

This new doctor might just be a form before the original first doctor. Who knows how many regenerations the doctor may have actually had at this point?

 

Remember the Master did say that everything the Doctor knows is really a lie.

 

Although the Master might not be telling the truth. So out of character, I know.

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That season finally was nuts this season

 

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The Doctor is not actually one of his/her race.

 

Her poor planet though; had to genocide the rest of the gallifreyans so the ultimate cybermen couldn't get out. I can't help but wonder if any of them survived that though.

 

Can't wait to see what next season brings. This season was definitely better than the last IMO

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On 3/9/2020 at 4:34 PM, Brandon H said:

That season finally was nuts this season

 

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The Doctor is not actually one of his/her race.

 

Her poor planet though; had to genocide the rest of the gallifreyans so the ultimate cybermen couldn't get out. I can't help but wonder if any of them survived that though.

 

Can't wait to see what next season brings. This season was definitely better than the last IMO

It's nothing more than a  "woke" redux of the Cartmel Masterplan from the late 80's during McCoy's tenure as the doctor. They even put several hints to the plan throughout several of the final season episodes, such as the Dr being Merlin but not remembering being Merlin...  Essentially, they didn't like that the Dr was just turning out to be a regular Timelord so invented a mysterious being, called The Other, who worked with Rassillon and Omega to create time travel technology, but was not of Gallifrey and was actually immortal but had lost his memory for some reason or other. 

 

Eventually the whole idea was abandoned for many quite sensible reasons (such as the show got canned) and it seems like Chibnall might have come across Cartmel's original notes and jumped on the idea...

 

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Holy cow this Christmas special was a turgid pile of utter crap.  It was literally “recent Dr Who by the numbers” - crap in all the ways you could predict it was gonna be crap!

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I didn't mind it so much, it just wasn't amazing. It was blah. Passable. I would give it a C.

 

I wonder if there's any truth in the rumors of Jodie Whittaker leaving?

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I think I've given up on this iteration of the doctor. Didn't even bother with the holiday episode.

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On 25/07/2021 at 22:30, margrave said:

I can't wait!!!

 

Why? Dr Who is dead. I won't even watch that trailer. Chibnall destroyed 50+ years of established canon and shat in the face of William Hartnell, and there's no coming back from that short of the BBC firing his fat ass out of a cannon, publicly apologising and declaring everything he did as erased.

 

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While last season didn't blow me away, the big change it introduced made the doctor more important now. The doctors mystery is no longer tied to the timelords. I hope this is just part one of Chibnall's story and not a winging it situation.

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On 27/07/2021 at 03:17, Louisifer said:

While last season didn't blow me away, the big change it introduced made the doctor more important now. The doctors mystery is no longer tied to the timelords. I hope this is just part one of Chibnall's story and not a winging it situation.

Exactly how I feel about it. I'm giving it a shot. Plus... I just love Jodi.

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On 29/07/2021 at 10:52, margrave said:

oh wow, on to the next doctor already?

 

I guess this will be her 3rd season which is about the shorter average for the doctors these days.

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On 29/07/2021 at 16:52, margrave said:

Jodie I don't care about, she's not the one that ruined the show she's just an actor doing her job.  Chibnall leaving is the big story here. Good riddance to that a-hole.  I just hope whoever the new person is, they actually have some respect for the show.

 

Sadly, the damage to 50+ years of history is already done.  It's going to be pretty hard to undo it short of handwaving it away.

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It's still going to be hard for me to get back into Dr. Who after the past couple of

crap seasons. We'll see what happens, but I'm one of the old, bitter fans.

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On 01/08/2021 at 09:56, McCordRm said:

It's still going to be hard for me to get back into Dr. Who after the past couple of

crap seasons. We'll see what happens, but I'm one of the old, bitter fans.

I’m both an old and a new fan. I just felt that capaldi was given utter crap to work with and Jodi even worse.

 

A new show runner, who respects but doesn’t keep returning to the old stuff is what’s needed.

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From what I was told Chibnall is leaving too with Jodi so yay.

 

I was also informed that the three top choices for the new Doctor may very well be Olly Alexander, Vicky Mcclure, and/or Michaela Coel.

 

Exciting times. With a new Doctor, and a new show runner this has the possiblity of being great indeed.

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On 24/09/2021 at 17:25, Brandon H said:

oh that's amazing news. looking forward to what's in store now

Here's hope he can save the show from the utter mess it's become.

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