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Old 10-01-2013, 00:24
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So, series 6 set up the whole "Doctor Who?" mystery and the fields of trenzalore and everything. At the time, everyone assumed this would be the 50th anniversary story. Then the Daleks jumped on the bandwagon but everyone seems to have forgotten lately about this! But, this year seems to be all about who Clara is! Anyone else find this a bit of a coincidence. This year is all about Doctor Who? But now, its also about Clara Who? Connection?
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Old 10-01-2013, 00:49
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So, series 6 set up the whole "Doctor Who?" mystery and the fields of trenzalore and everything. At the time, everyone assumed this would be the 50th anniversary story. Then the Daleks jumped on the bandwagon but everyone seems to have forgotten lately about this! But, this year seems to be all about who Clara is! Anyone else find this a bit of a coincidence. This year is all about Doctor Who? But now, its also about Clara Who? Connection?
wellllll I suppose it all must tie in somehow really... who knows maybe Clara is the Valeyard and the Doctors name will be revealed as Clara Oswin Oswald.... Maybe Clara dying all the time yet continuing to live in a different time is nothing more than a reflection of the Doctor's own life... The Valeyard was supposed to be between the Docs 12th and last life but surely that regeneration that caused DT's Doctor to exist twice must really count as a regen???

I dunno., we could drive ourselves mad really...
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:37
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So, series 6 set up the whole "Doctor Who?" mystery and the fields of trenzalore and everything. At the time, everyone assumed this would be the 50th anniversary story. Then the Daleks jumped on the bandwagon but everyone seems to have forgotten lately about this! But, this year seems to be all about who Clara is! Anyone else find this a bit of a coincidence. This year is all about Doctor Who? But now, its also about Clara Who? Connection?
Series 6 was the set-up for asking the question, but since the question is the name of the series itself, that could be seen to be enough for now.

It's undoubtedly something that Moffat has a plan for, and is probably going to be his swansong, but if he's continuing for a series after this one, he's probably happy to leave it like that for now.

For the record, I don't think there's going to be an answer, I can't see how there can be one. There will be a reveal as to why the question is important, though.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:41
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I agree with johnnysaucepn - there's no way That Question can ever be answered. It's kind of crucial to the whole series, but giving an answer would basically be the end. Where do you go once you've answered the enigma at the heart of the series?
I can't imagine that Moffat would be stupid enough or big-headed enough to think that he should reveal The Answer.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:54
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wellllll I suppose it all must tie in somehow really... who knows maybe Clara is the Valeyard and the Doctors name will be revealed as Clara Oswin Oswald.... Maybe Clara dying all the time yet continuing to live in a different time is nothing more than a reflection of the Doctor's own life... The Valeyard was supposed to be between the Docs 12th and last life but surely that regeneration that caused DT's Doctor to exist twice must really count as a regen???

I dunno., we could drive ourselves mad really...
Maybe the Doctor is Clara Oswin Oswald Wibbly wobbly timey wimey etc.

We know who he is, he's the Doctor, what else is there to know?
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:08
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i dont think the answer to the question will be the doctors real name, i think its more to do with the fact the universe has forgotten him and he will re-announce himself in some big explosive universe saving kind of way.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:17
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Series 6 was the set-up for asking the question, but since the question is the name of the series itself, that could be seen to be enough for now.

It's undoubtedly something that Moffat has a plan for, and is probably going to be his swansong, but if he's continuing for a series after this one, he's probably happy to leave it like that for now.

For the record, I don't think there's going to be an answer, I can't see how there can be one. There will be a reveal as to why the question is important, though.
I don't think anyone thinks he's actually going to reveal his name. And I'm pretty sure it will be this year! Surely the 50th is the year for such a story!
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:17
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i dont think the answer to the question will be the doctors real name, i think its more to do with the fact the universe has forgotten him and he will re-announce himself in some big explosive universe saving kind of way.
Was just about to say this myself!

It looks like it's going this way!
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:44
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i dont think the answer to the question will be the doctors real name, i think its more to do with the fact the universe has forgotten him and he will re-announce himself in some big explosive universe saving kind of way.
Christ, I hope not. Not again.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:45
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This question should never be answered imo and I was convinced, at the end of series 6, it was implied that the question would never be answered, regardless of the Trenzalore thing. Particularly now that the Doctor has stepped back into the shadows and even the Daleks can't remember the 'oncoming storm'...less people to make those sorts of enquiries I suppose!
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:57
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This question should never be answered imo and I was convinced, at the end of series 6, it was implied that the question would never be answered, regardless of the Trenzalore thing. Particularly now that the Doctor has stepped back into the shadows and even the Daleks can't remember the 'oncoming storm'...less people to make those sorts of enquiries I suppose!
Did you even watch the show? Series 6 was basically all about the Silence trying to stop the question from being answered. Then at the end, Dorium says that all of that is still waiting for the Doctor and that the question is "Doctor Who". Then we get the Daleks have their memory of him wiped and them all shouting the same question.
It's going somewhere.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:38
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Did you even watch the show? Series 6 was basically all about the Silence trying to stop the question from being answered. Then at the end, Dorium says that all of that is still waiting for the Doctor and that the question is "Doctor Who". Then we get the Daleks have their memory of him wiped and them all shouting the same question.
It's going somewhere.
Yes I did and have been since 1973 thanks!

Sorry if my own interpretation conflicts with yours!

Only time will tell, we're all speculating at the end of the day!
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Old 10-01-2013, 13:16
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Yes I did and have been since 1973 thanks!

Sorry if my own interpretation conflicts with yours!

Only time will tell, we're all speculating at the end of the day!
It's nothing to do with interpretation - you just missed something!
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Old 10-01-2013, 13:55
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It's nothing to do with interpretation - you just missed something!
Not really, I'm just choosing not to over analyse and take it more at face value. I'm not disagreeing with anyone!

I simply think that the Doctor Who? story arc won't be as big as it is being speculated. I'm sure I'm wrong but at the end of it, anything discussed here is pure speculation!
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Old 10-01-2013, 13:57
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Not really, I'm just choosing not to over analyse and take it more at face value. I'm not disagreeing with anyone!

I simply think that the Doctor Who? story arc won't be as big as it is being speculated. I'm sure I'm wrong but at the end of it, anything discussed here is pure speculation!
Yes and oranges are the colour blue!
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:15
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Yes and oranges are the colour blue!
I'm not sure what to do with that really! I'm sorry I offend you!
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:17
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I'm not sure what to do with that really! I'm sorry I offend you!
Sorry I thought it was a nonsense speaking competition
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:20
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Sorry I thought it was a nonsense speaking competition
Why are you being so aggressive and patronising toward me...have I deserved it is it some newbie initiation?
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Old 10-01-2013, 16:25
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This question should never be answered imo and I was convinced, at the end of series 6, it was implied that the question would never be answered, regardless of the Trenzalore thing. Particularly now that the Doctor has stepped back into the shadows and even the Daleks can't remember the 'oncoming storm'...less people to make those sorts of enquiries I suppose!
I have no idea what darthbibble's objection is - it could go both ways. Clearly, the Doctor's hope is that nobody will be asking about him, but we all know how obsessive the Daleks are. I've said right from the first broadcast of Asylum that I suspect that the Daleks will go nuts ripping apart the universe to find out who got one over on them - and that's why asking the question is so dangerous. Maybe Trenzalore is just the place where they make their final ultimatum, rather than being some kind of mystical place of truth.

Originally Posted by Lulz77
I don't think anyone thinks he's actually going to reveal his name.
I don't think for a second the question is going to be anything to do with his name. I mean that it could be a whole range of things - but no matter what, it'll be asked and not answered.
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Old 11-01-2013, 16:25
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Why are you being so aggressive and patronising toward me...have I deserved it is it some newbie initiation?
Don't know either. Seemed like an ok speculation to me. Even if we get a Trenzalore story one day it doesn't necessarily mean it will end with a big reveal. All the "Doctor Who"ing might be a big tease.

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Old 11-01-2013, 16:55
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Don't know either. Seemed like an ok speculation to me. Even if we get a Trenzalore story one day it doesn't necessarily mean it will end with a big reveal. All the "Doctor Who"ing might be a big tease.

Welcome to the forum.
Can I add my welcome as well (although I should be welcomed after my prolonged absence).

I thought everyone is always speculating, nobody is right or wrong (unless it's me of course).
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Old 11-01-2013, 16:58
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Why are you being so aggressive and patronising toward me...have I deserved it is it some newbie initiation?
trust me Pull2Open, the feeling of being attacked isn't reserved to newbies... it happens to all members old and new... The trouble with Dr Who is that all fans feel a sense of ownership of the show like no other show seems to experiance...
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Old 14-01-2013, 10:11
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trust me Pull2Open, the feeling of being attacked isn't reserved to newbies... it happens to all members old and new... The trouble with Dr Who is that all fans feel a sense of ownership of the show like no other show seems to experiance...
I think there's two other factors at play too - one, that it's gone through so many changes of style through it's life, and even through series, that it has picked up lots of different fans, each of whom like different aspects of the show, and hate others. Also, it's approachable and not hard sci-fi - it'll happily breeze through resolutions, be vague as to how plot devices work, and leave plot holes dangling. Who has always been like that, nothing new here, but it leaves so much scope for interpretation that no two people will see things exactly the same way.
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Old 14-01-2013, 14:36
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trust me Pull2Open, the feeling of being attacked isn't reserved to newbies... it happens to all members old and new... The trouble with Dr Who is that all fans feel a sense of ownership of the show like no other show seems to experiance...
I would assume the Star Trek guys are worse at least in Doctor Who there are so many inconsistencies and apparent contradictions that fans become used to some equivocation.
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Old 14-01-2013, 18:44
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I thought his name was Doctor? Remember all that stuff about healers on Earth being named after him?
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