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Old 06-08-2013, 01:20
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Would you like too see an updated regeneration sequence for 11th doctors exit?

is time to go away from the bursting into flames into a a morph cgi with matt dying in claras arms ect and suddenly he begins to glow and morph into peter or do you have any other ideas?

Any thoughts?
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:24
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I like it how it is now. I think keeping it also delivers some good consistency but I wouldn't put it past Moffat to change it up for Capaldi's introduction.
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:27
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I'd like to see it done differently every time. Moffat should theoretically be down wit dat.
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:39
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I'd like to see it done differently every time. Moffat should theoretically be down wit dat.
I can't remember which interview it was - it was a few years ago now - but SM said he'd wanted the regeneration kept the same for DT to MS, as it kept a consistency between the Doctors. I really can't see him changing it due to that, although I personally prefer that he would.
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:13
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I can't remember which interview it was - it was a few years ago now - but SM said he'd wanted the regeneration kept the same for DT to MS, as it kept a consistency between the Doctors. I really can't see him changing it due to that, although I personally prefer that he would.
Yeah, it would really be more consistent to be inconsistent.
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:56
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The eruption effect has been used seven times since the revival (by three different people) - for millions of viewers that is what regeneration looks like and so should continue to be used in my opinion. It's too well established and gives a nice constituency to the process.
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:25
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The eruption effect has been used seven times since the revival (by three different people) - for millions of viewers that is what regeneration looks like and so should continue to be used in my opinion. It's too well established and gives a nice constituency to the process.
Agreed the SFX as well as the Murray Gold music signals a regeneration and gives it a nice continuity between different Doctors.

Just wonder if Matt will get an Ood and a whole theme song to sing Eleven to sleep.
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:12
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Hmmm, seeing as the Dr regenerates into someone older, perhaps he doesn't regenerte, but grows older through some sci fi means. Or, (blue sky thinking here), perhaps John Hurt regenerates into PC. has the numbering system used against the Drs (CE is 9, DT is 10 etc) ever been canonically stated? just the rambling thoughts of a too tired man in need of sleep...
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:58
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I like the effects themselves, the bright golden lights, but I do think they should be toned down a bit.I sort of want the Doctor back to regenerating on the TARDIS floor, and I don't think it would look right.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:18
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has the numbering system used against the Drs (CE is 9, DT is 10 etc) ever been canonically stated?
Doesn't Smith refer to himself as the eleventh in The Lodger? Tennant also makes reference to having regenerated half a dozen times since he left Sarah Jane, but he may be speaking approximately.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:17
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I wouldn't want too much of a change, after all it is the same thing phenomenon to the same individual - but maybe just some small change for the detail-obsessed fans (this is a compliment, btw) to notice?
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:19
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I far prefer the old regenerations (Baker to Davison is my favourite, if anyone's interested ) - this orange fireworks and gurning does nothing for me really, it's all a bit OTT.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:47
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I hope the keep it the same, I also hope Matt goes out with a bit more dignity than Tennent did.

"I don't what to go" Yes you do David, that's why you're regenerating
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:50
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I far prefer the old regenerations (Baker to Davison is my favourite, if anyone's interested ) - this orange fireworks and gurning does nothing for me really, it's all a bit OTT.
Thing is, the 'old regenerations' didn't exist, they were all different. The Baker/Davison one was only ever used once (as good as it was) So far the NuWho regeneration sequence has stabilized the process.

I must admit, there used to be a degree of excitement about how they would do it each time!
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:55
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Thing is, the 'old regenerations' didn't exist, they were all different. The Baker/Davison one was only ever used once (as good as it was) So far the NuWho regeneration sequence has stabilized the process.

I must admit, there used to be a degree of excitement about how they would do it each time!
Yes, I mean the general style of them - much more calm and laid back
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:55
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While I'm not that keen on regenerations happening standing up all the time now - if he's critically ill or injured, standing could, or should, be nigh on impossible - I'm happy for the effect to be the same but with just one change: better morphing effects from one Doctor to the next. I've always found the morph effect to look really........meh. But maybe that's just me expecting too much from a TV show.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:59
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While I'm not that keen on regenerations happening standing up all the time now - if he's critically ill or injured, standing could, or should, be nigh on impossible - I'm happy for the effect to be the same but with just one change: better morphing effects from one Doctor to the next. I've always found the morph effect to look really........meh. But maybe that's just me expecting too much from a TV show.
Eccleston to Tennant worked well in terms of morphing but Tennant to Smith was not as good because the back ground flames made editing very difficult!
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:05
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Eccleston to Tennant worked well in terms of morphing but Tennant to Smith was not as good because the back ground flames made editing very difficult!
Well RTD wanted to screw over Moffat as much as he could, I'm surprised he didn't bring in dancing girls and a CGI bunny-rabbit just to get the whole set.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:12
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Much as Matt has expressed his concerns about playing out the scene, part of me wants to see a much slower and more gradual degeneration and regeneration. Something that happens over the course of the episode. CE to DT is about the nearest we've had to this where he was ailing for most of the first ep as DT.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:15
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Well RTD wanted to screw over Moffat as much as he could, I'm surprised he didn't bring in dancing girls and a CGI bunny-rabbit just to get the whole set.
Oh please!
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:22
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I hope the keep it the same, I also hope Matt goes out with a bit more dignity than Tennent did.

"I don't what to go" Yes you do David, that's why you're regenerating
when watching this when Tennant says "i dont want to go" i always say "should of signed the contract then" it always makes me smile, sad i know
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:26
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The 10 regeneration was the largest "rug pulling" exercise I've ever seen. A calculated and contrived series of events to ensure Moffat had the worst possible hand-over.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:32
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I think it'll be done differently this time. The same stance and effects, probably, but in terms of direction and perhaps narrative I think they'll put a new spin on it.

Not that they need to.

EDIT: I had a funny idea that Eleven - once aware that he would soon regenerate - would write a farewell letter to Clara, or, rather bizarrely, his future incarnation. Probably too self-indulgent, more so than Tennant's.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:43
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Just wonder if Matt will get an Ood and a whole theme song to sing Eleven to sleep.
God, I hope not.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:52
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Agreed the SFX as well as the Murray Gold music signals a regeneration and gives it a nice continuity between different Doctors.

Just wonder if Matt will get an Ood and a whole theme song to sing Eleven to sleep.
No. Please. no.
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