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Old 13-05-2013, 13:59
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The question that must never be answered. Hidden in plain sight...

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Old 13-05-2013, 14:23
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...and in the correct translation, in response to your question.

Silence must fall.
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Old 13-05-2013, 14:24
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Erm, yeah.

While I'm here, though, I always found that a bit of an iffy prophesy.

I mean, when it comes to ambiguity, it's right up there Yoda's prophesy about Anakin Skywalker "Bringing balance to the Force".

Seems like a lot of people think of "Silence will fall" as some kind of victory for The Silence whereas, if I was a Silent, I think it'd make me rather nervous.
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Old 13-05-2013, 14:25
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It's not so much a prophecy as a statement. At least the 'silence will fall' bit.

Silence must fall, because The Doctor cannot reveal his name.
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Old 13-05-2013, 15:07
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Silence must fall when the question is asked, because if the Doctor reveals his name, it will unlock the time war.

At least that's my favourite theory that I've read.
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Old 13-05-2013, 15:19
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I wonder, will the Silence appear in the finale? The thing that they've been trying to stop is going to happen, and I think these Whispermen, are trying to get the Question.

Will we see a Silence vs Whispermen battle?
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Old 13-05-2013, 15:27
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What whispermen?
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Old 13-05-2013, 15:58
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Those creepy eyeless black-suited creatues in the finale trailer. They kind of look like funeral goers.
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Old 13-05-2013, 16:10
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Those creepy eyeless black-suited creatues in the finale trailer. They kind of look like funeral goers.
Oh I don't watch the trailers. I thought it was something I'd forgotten!
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Old 13-05-2013, 16:39
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Those creepy eyeless black-suited creatues in the finale trailer. They kind of look like funeral goers.
It did seem a bit strange to me that new (amd similar looking) characters were being introduced when The Silence were already well known and had been specified as being very interested in what might happen at Tenzalore!
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Old 13-05-2013, 16:39
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those things look like the trickster from SJA
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Old 13-05-2013, 16:41
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Seems like a lot of people think of "Silence will fall" as some kind of victory for The Silence whereas, if I was a Silent, I think it'd make me rather nervous.
Well, seeing as they're the ones who made it up, I think they're probably safe. It's not so much a prophecy as their mission statement. "Silence will fall" translates directly to "The Doctor must die". Of course, there's plenty of room for irony there, but that would be a bonus.
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Old 13-05-2013, 17:06
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I'll ask David Torrent.
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Old 13-05-2013, 17:07
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Silence must fall when the question is asked, because if the Doctor reveals his name, it will unlock the time war.

At least that's my favourite theory that I've read.
I must say, if this is true then I take back everything bad I've said about Series 7 so far. That is a fantastic theory.
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Old 13-05-2013, 17:39
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Those creepy eyeless black-suited creatues in the finale trailer. They kind of look like funeral goers.
Or The Gentlemen from the episode of Buffy called Hush

"Can't even shout.
Can't even cry.
The Gentlemen are coming by.
Looking in windows,
knocking on doors...
They need to take eleven
and they might take yours...
Can't call to mom.
Can't say a word.
You're gonna die screaming
but you won't be heard."

Last edited by platelet : 13-05-2013 at 17:40. Reason: yeah I know, it's seven not eleven - still...
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Old 13-05-2013, 17:47
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Or The Gentlemen from the episode of Buffy called Hush

"Can't even shout.
Can't even cry.
The Gentlemen are coming by.
Looking in windows,
knocking on doors...
They need to take eleven
and they might take yours...
Can't call to mom.
Can't say a word.
You're gonna die screaming
but you won't be heard."
Now THEY were scary, although the Silents actually reminded me of the Gentlemen too.
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Old 13-05-2013, 17:53
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Or The Gentlemen from the episode of Buffy called Hush

"Can't even shout.
Can't even cry.
The Gentlemen are coming by.
Looking in windows,
knocking on doors...
They need to take eleven
and they might take yours...
Can't call to mom.
Can't say a word.
You're gonna die screaming
but you won't be heard."
One of my favourite episodes!
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Old 13-05-2013, 18:17
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Or The Gentlemen from the episode of Buffy called Hush

"Can't even shout.
Can't even cry.
The Gentlemen are coming by.
Looking in windows,
knocking on doors...
They need to take eleven
and they might take yours...
Can't call to mom.
Can't say a word.
You're gonna die screaming
but you won't be heard."
Yup fantastic ep that was nominated for an Emmy for outstanding writing... amazing since there is no dialogue for 90% of it.... sorry off topic... but Josh Whedon should be showrunner for DW
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Old 13-05-2013, 18:22
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Oh god no. We'd have the Doctor trying to rape one of his companions only for them to fall in love with him anyway.
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Old 13-05-2013, 18:25
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Doctor who?
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Old 13-05-2013, 18:26
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Erm, yeah.

While I'm here, though, I always found that a bit of an iffy prophesy.

I mean, when it comes to ambiguity, it's right up there Yoda's prophesy about Anakin Skywalker "Bringing balance to the Force".

Seems like a lot of people think of "Silence will fall" as some kind of victory for The Silence whereas, if I was a Silent, I think it'd make me rather nervous.
The phrase 'Darkness fell over the land' is not bad for darkness, though. It means that darkness is everywhere and all-encompassing. I thought that's what was meant originally.

However now it's linked to a religious order and refers to the Doctor's silence, rather than the race the Silents, it's less clear and not as clever imo.
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Old 13-05-2013, 18:48
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I have always assumed that the question being asked was a bad thing for the Silence. Isn't that why they wanted him dead? So he never got as far as Trenzelore. I guess I will find out in a few days.
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Old 13-05-2013, 19:26
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The phrase 'Darkness fell over the land' is not bad for darkness, though. It means that darkness is everywhere and all-encompassing. I thought that's what was meant originally.
The fall of the Roman Empire on the other hand - not so good for the Romans.

That's what makes it such a good prophecy. Barnum would have been proud.

Personally I think the Whisper men will be working for the new big bad
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Old 13-05-2013, 19:52
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Silence will fall when the question is asked.............Can you turn the volume down please?
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Old 13-05-2013, 19:57
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Silence will fall when the question is asked.............Can you turn the volume down please?
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