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Old 09-05-2013, 07:45
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It's not as if she has seen them before, has she?

Do not spoil anything, ok?

I'm in a spoiler-free mood.
Well yes. If the events of the Series 2 final have not been erased, then unless Clara was Scuba Diving in Spain, she and the rest of the world would remember the Cybermen from said final (it was hardly a quite little affair - Cybers in every home and all that).
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Old 09-05-2013, 14:51
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I won't lose sleep if Clara has no idea what a Cyberman. Be it Cracks in time or Torchwood drugging the world, I do think it's better for modern-day Earth to remain ignorant of aliens. Like some people have already said, RTD hasd too many very public alien invasions, and having the world know about these sorts of things takes away the tension and meaning when they do happen. If we do alien invasions it should be kept on a small scale so only people like UNIT know about it.
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Old 09-05-2013, 15:52
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I won't lose sleep if Clara has no idea what a Cyberman. Be it Cracks in time or Torchwood drugging the world, I do think it's better for modern-day Earth to remain ignorant of aliens. Like some people have already said, RTD hasd too many very public alien invasions, and having the world know about these sorts of things takes away the tension and meaning when they do happen. If we do alien invasions it should be kept on a small scale so only people like UNIT know about it.
Right - apart from anything else, I think companions are generally supposed to be people like us who can be readily identified with, and who would react the same way we would on seeing aliens with the Doctor. It's a bit harder to pull that off if 21st Century humans from Earth are totally blase about life on other planets, having been exposed to invasions by up to five different alien species every week or something absurd like that. I like to assume the series 5 cracks in the universe swallowed them all up, personally. It's fine for a time traveller like the Doctor to remember them, but not anyone else.
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Old 09-05-2013, 16:58
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It doesn't mean doomsday ( or anyone's other favourite episodes) didn't happen, just that they now only happened to certain people only. The ones involved in the events.(Rose etc) still had those things happen to them, but it's like they were inside a bubble from the rest of the planet, due to being at the centre of events and involved in time travel.

Those big invasion episodes were great at the time. I still like to watch them individually, but when you look at things overall then I'm not so keen on the bigger picture they created. I much prefer the world in general not knowing, meaning it could basically still be the world we are living on, with these events happening outside our houses and us being none the wiser. that sorta thing anyway
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Old 09-05-2013, 17:06
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I won't lose sleep if Clara has no idea what a Cyberman. Be it Cracks in time or Torchwood drugging the world, I do think it's better for modern-day Earth to remain ignorant of aliens. Like some people have already said, RTD hasd too many very public alien invasions, and having the world know about these sorts of things takes away the tension and meaning when they do happen. If we do alien invasions it should be kept on a small scale so only people like UNIT know about it.
This ^^

I agree RTD had far too many very public Earth invasions. It's my second main gripe about his era after the Ten/Rose romance nonsence.

I'm not a great fan of the Jon Pertwee era, mainly because I hated the whole modern day Earth (or was it near modern day Earth?) exile scenario, but at least when Earth was threatened with alien invasion back then it always seemed to start in some remote English village and was thwarted by the Third Doctor before it went global and all in good time for UNIT to hush it up.
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Old 09-05-2013, 19:05
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Okay, bit of an overreactionary thread.

Of course the episode still exists.
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