(Closed) Doctor Who “The Impossible Astronaut” Discussion **SPOILERS**

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Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

River’s pregenant? I’m thinking that the forgeting aliens )the silence?) are what cause the illness because Rory, Amy and River all got sick after “forgetting”

I’m waiting to see when River & the Doctor get together because we know he gets married at somepoint and some sort of connection between them is there (that whole “I’m a screamer” part, which unnerved me a bit- I don’t like her)

**edit** FH corrected me and told me that the Doctor already got married so ignore that**

Which one was “the lodger”? I know I’ve seen it but it may have been awhile

 

I hate. hate. hate. when there are evil/creepy children in this show. The Doctor Dances? Almost as bad as Blink. And now this…

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
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FH spoiled the whole River-pregnancy thing. Since we’re seeing her life backward and the Doctor’s forward we would have seen if she had a child, I guess?

Yeah… I don’t remember that episode, not sure how that happened.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I haven’t seen it yet.. but I love doctor who!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

at then end–was Amy shooting at her future daughter in the space suit?

 

Is River, Amy’s future daughter??!

 

I don’t think the Doctor really died/is dead or they would have to end the series with this Doctor and River has already known different incarnations of the Doctor (besides Matt Smith and David Tennant)

 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

River is Human. The BBC released little profile card things leading up to the premiere and her card said Human for species. 

Otherwise, I’ve only seen the last half of the episode so far… so I don’t want to speculate too much, lol. 

ETA: I’m confused on their timeline though. The way River talked to 10 in The Library made it seem like it was “odd” that they were out of sequence… as if their timeline was shared properly for a while… then it was all “out of order” and now it’s in opposite directions? 

Steven Moffat is brilliant… but it’s getting so big budget and dark and involved. Makes me miss Davies and the joyful dynamic Tennant brought to the story. Heck, I even miss the old TARDIS. This drives me mad. I like Matt Smith (not as much as DT but still, I do like him!) and Karen is probably my favorite companion (though you can’t help but love the Rose storyline). Moffat even wrote one of my favorite episodes ever (Blink) But I still can’t help but miss the “older” seasons which I guess to me felt more RAW and less Hollywood. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Ms. Polar Bear: As for a twist with a kid, the Doctor already has a Daughter (who is now his baby mama and fiance! lol) and while I’d love for Jenny to reappear into the story line somewhere (and was patiently waiting at the end of 10s time) there’s already the possibility for a kid twist. 

****SPOLIERS BELOW*******

To me, only having seen the end, the console room from The Lodger looks like the console that River and Rory discover in the tunnels. So maybe you’re onto something there… ?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@fiver: The Doctor gets 13 total version or regenerations right?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

No, I read recently that Steven Moffet said that the Doctor has limitless numbers of regenerations (it used to 13 but I guess they just decided to stop saying that–prob because of how much of a hit the show is now?).

 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Here’s what I saw online re: 13 regenerations and going over

“In the classic series it was hinted that the Time Lords could re-start the regeneration cycle once a Time Lord reached the end of his 13th incarnation so this could be a possibility for the Doctor if he managed to find a way back to Gallifrey through the time lock and as you mentioned – they did it for the Master so why not for the Doctor in the right circumstances?

Also in the classic series, when the Master reached the end of his 13th incarnation he basically stole another body. In the 1981 story ‘The Keeper of Traken‘, the Master was basically a rotting husk so he sort of possessed the body of a guy called Tremas – “Tremas” being a sneaky anagram of “Master” ; ) So Tremas effectively died while the Master got himself a new incarnation. It would be interesting to see if the Doctor resorts to a tactic like that.

Then there’s the character of Rassilon – an interesting guy in Doctor Who mythology. In ‘The Five Doctors‘ (1983) the Doctor(s) encountered Rassilon in his tomb in projected spirit form. He promised to grant immortality to whoever wore his ring. At that time, the Lord President of Gallifrey was nearing the end of his 13th regeneration and he sought immortality from Rassilon who granted it by turning him into a living statue. Which is why I was very interested to see Rassilon up and about as Lord President during the Time War??? I think there might be a back story there waiting to be written that could possibly be connected to the Doctor’s future incarnations. After all, it must have been Rassilon who granted the Master a new regeneration cycle during the Time War as he was Lord President of Gallifrey during the last part of the war.”

As I’m a relatively new whovian… more simply, I’m sure that there will be more than 13. Matt Smith has said he’s not going anywhere anytime soon (I’m sure we’ll get at least 1-2 more seasons out of him) but we’re really close to the limit. Even if something God forbid happened to can the show for a while… just like this current series I’m sure it would come back again and BBC isn’t likely to give up this cash cow anytime soon:)

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@KLP2010: Thanks!

There’s a couple storylines that still need to be resolved- like the Doctor’s “Daughter”, Rassilon, and of course who River is.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree that I don’t think River’s pregnant. I just don’t see it happening since she was in prison at the beginning of the episode. 

Does anyone else think the Doctor has gotten oddly sexual/awkwardly flirty? He was naked under some woman’s skirt! I feel like if they’re going to start doing that, Matt Smith should regenerate back into David Tennant ;).

It’s definitely the same ship as in the lodger. I’m guessing the ship belongs to the astronaut things, too. Even though it killed a bunch of people it wasn’t the designers of the ship who were evil, just an epically bad program failure. :/

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