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    SocializingMogo
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  • SocializingMogo
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    Originally posted by SD80MAC View Post
    This is Doctor Who. "Magic elixir" is a perfectly sensible handwaving explanation for unlimited regenerations.
    I'd feel cheated by that.

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  • SD80MAC
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  • SD80MAC
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    This is Doctor Who. "Magic elixir" is a perfectly sensible handwaving explanation for unlimited regenerations.

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  • Space Cop
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  • Space Cop
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    My solution would be to say that the limit doesn't apply without a Time Lord council. In Five Doctors the Doctor said the President should ask for another regeneration, strongly implying that the limit was only imposed by them, not natural. No Gallifrey, no limit. That would also explain why the second Doctor said his people could live indefinitely.

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  • chivalrous
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    Originally posted by SocializingMogo View Post
    I guess it's something. There's still that issue that we'll have the last doctor next year.
    Or not; Moffat has been saying we're counting wrong and the following is a summary of possible exceptions from the rule of 12.

    Assuming that
    a) Regenerations inside the TARDIS are freebies (the first Doctor said that the TARDIS would regenerate him, not that he would regenerate);
    b) the second regeneration wasn't a freebie given that the timelords council's punishment was only to change his identity, not to take one of his lives;
    c) the fourth Doctor's regeneration wasn't a freebie on account of The Watcher's regeneration
    d) the sixth, ninth and eleventh Doctor's regenerations weren't TARDIS freebies like the first Doctor's
    e) the eighth Doctor's regeneration into War Doctor was a freebie given by the guardians of the flame of Perpetual Boredom

    It may be that the doctor has only used 4 'natural' regenerations so far:
    3 -> 4, 5 -> 6, 7 -> 8, and [possibly] War Doctor -> 9

    It may also be that the Doctor has somehow appropriated the technology that gave the Master an extra cycle of regenerations during the Time War (which I hope we'll see next weekend)

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  • SocializingMogo
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    I guess it's something. There's still that issue that we'll have the last doctor next year.

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  • Deadpool
    Fight like a man: with your words, not your fists.

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    MCGANN!

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  • Michael Heide
    Heide Finition

  • Michael Heide
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    The pre-credits scene was unexpected. Everything after the credits was predictable like clockwork. Still, very nice.

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  • SD80MAC
    Not a True Fan

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    Aaaaaand there's our cheesy extended regenerations explanation.

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  • The_Mad_Dragon
    Captain Pervert

  • The_Mad_Dragon
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    (high pitched scree.)

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  • chivalrous
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    8th Doctor Minisode (DotD tie in)

    Night of the Doctor

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    ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
    chivalrous
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    Last edited by chivalrous; 11-14-2013, 02:25 PM.

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  • SocializingMogo
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    Originally posted by Michael Heide View Post
    That's what Doctor Who was missing all along - dick jokes! Moffat to the rescue...

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  • Lantern of Gallifrey
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  • Lantern of Gallifrey
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    Originally posted by Michael Heide View Post

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  • Michael Heide
    Heide Finition

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  • The_Mad_Dragon
    Captain Pervert

  • The_Mad_Dragon
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    + YouTube Video
    ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.

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  • Deadpool
    Fight like a man: with your words, not your fists.

  • Deadpool
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    Tennant's beginning to look older now. Quite a bit.

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