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Access All Areas: Episode 10 Series Costume Concept Drawings . Meet the cast on the all new series of Doctor Who!. As the Doctor is a time traveller he does indeed meet himself every so often ( often, Doctor" which recently aired with Doctors 10 and 11 as well as the "War Doctor". You can see a complete list of multi-doctor stories here. The episode featured the return of David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and the Moffat also chose to requisition actor Paul McGann for one more outing as the .. Kate explaining to Clara that the Doctor has met an earlier version of himself. staff has their memories modified every day; the guard has been there ten years, .
The Doctor learns he will be asked the oldest question in the universe, "Doctor who? They unite again in the Series 7 premiere " Asylum of the Daleks "in which the Doctor is erased from the Daleks' memory banks due to the actions of Oswin Oswald Jenna-Louise Colemana young woman turned Dalek who had retained her human mind; she subsequently dies. The Doctor then takes Amy and Rory on several adventures, eventually taking them back on as full-time companions in " The Power of Three " before losing them during the events of " The Angels Take Manhattan ".
Mid-adventure, Clara dies, and when the Doctor sees her tombstone, reading "Clara Oswin Oswald", he realises that Oswin and Clara are the same woman in different moments of time. He resolves to find her again in another era.
He takes her as his companion and attempts to solve the mystery of "the Impossible Girl". The Doctor eventually gets his answer in " The Name of the Doctor " when he is forced by the Great Intelligence to go to Trenzalore, revealed to be planet on which the Doctor will die.
Within the Doctor's tomb, the Great Intelligence uses the dead Doctor's remnants—his disembodied "timestream"—to spread himself across the Doctor's history, turning his victories into defeats.
Clara pursues him and is scattered throughout the Doctor's timeline creating Oswin Oswald and Clara Oswin Oswald among numerous other incarnations who undo the Great Intelligence's work. The Doctor has a mournful conversation with River's apparition, giving her closure before entering the timeline to retrieve Clara.
However, once he saves her, the Doctor is forced to reveal the existence of a previous incarnation John Hurt who broke the promise represented by the name "Doctor" during the Time War of his past. Though the older Doctors berate the 'War Doctor' for his killing both Time Lords and Daleks with a sentient weapon known as the Moment, they ultimately choose to support his decision and forgive themselves for this past atrocity.
Led by the Moment into the midst of the Time War, the Doctors realise they have the potential to change its outcome and enlist the aid of their previous incarnations in an uncertain bid to save Gallifrey from destruction. They place the planet in stasis and transport it to a pocket universemaking it appear to be destroyed.
As an effect of time travel, only the Eleventh Doctor will remember saving Gallifrey; he learns from a cryptic curator played by Tom Baker that his plan worked. Learning that the verification of his identity would allow the Time Lords to return, the Doctor finds out that the signal caught the attention of an assortment of his enemies, who wish to prevent Gallifrey's return, and the powerful Church of the Papal Mainframe, who wish to destroy the planet and avoid the possibility of a new Time War.
After attempting to send Clara back to her time, the Doctor spends centuries defending the planet from alien incursions.
During this time, a faction of the Church led by the Silence breaks away and attempts to avert these events by destroying the Doctor earlier in his timeline, as seen in series 5 and 6. The Doctor also reveals to Clara he has no regenerations remaining and will likely die in the siege. The siege escalates into all-out war and after centuries pass, only the Daleks remain. Though the heavily aged Doctor anticipates his predestined death on the battlefields of Trenzalore, Clara convinces the Time Lords to give the Doctor a new regeneration cycle as he uses a fiery blast of regenerative energy to destroy the Dalek mothership.
He hallucinates a final farewell to Amy Pond and delivers a eulogy to his present incarnation, before abruptly completing his transition into the Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi. He made a reappearance in " Deep Breath " While adjusting to the new Doctor, Clara receives a phone call from the Eleventh Doctor made moments prior to their final meeting. He asks her to help his new self and not to be afraid of him.
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I also love that Arcadia is Gallifrey's "second city", meaning this whole episode was basically about the destruction of Timelord Birmingham. Derren Brown is U. Well, can't harm ticket sales for his live shows I suspect. The Doctor can regenerate backwards There were two cheeky appearances from Doctors past and future: I appreciate that for fans old enough to remember Baker's legendary turn as the Doctor this was an emotional moment.
Bur for me it only made me think that if Baker's body is the one that the Doctor chooses to retire in, as is suggested, it would certainly lend credence to the idea that the Face Of Boe is the Doctor in the deep future.
They bear a striking resemblence 5. The Doctor is a polygamist Of all the big ongoing mysteries in Doctor Who that could have been answered, it's brilliant that they chose to answer this one. Almost every incarnation of the Doctor has hinted at having a relationship with "Good Queen Bess" but it was Tennant's Doctor who suggested they might be, not only lovers, but lovers in the middle of a break-up. Elizabeth I briefly pops up in The Shakespeare Code, immediately recognises The Doctor and, like any wronged mistress, orders his execution.
There have been hints as to why - he tells an Ood rather laddishly that Elizabeth, or the virgin Queen, "can no longer be known by one of her epithets" - but now we know. He proposed to her thinking she was a Zygon, then had to follow through on his commitment.
She probably wasn't best pleased when he jilted her after the wedding, and I wonder how River Song, the Doctor's other wife, feels about all this. Everything seems to be hunky dory for previously presumed dead Clara Now for a couple of moans.
At the end of the last series we left Clara and the Doctor in the bowels of their own existence, with hologram Doctors scurrying about and John Hurt casting a long shadow over himself. Both the Doctor and Clara had jumped into the Doctor's time stream, fracturing themselves through space and time and, according to the Doctor, killing themselves, existing instead as mere shadows.
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How did that happen? The only fairly half-arsed nod to what's going on comes when the Doctor says that Clara has met the War Doctor before and she responds that she doesn't really remember. I know Moffatt likes to leave gaps but there's definitely some explaining to do here. He didn't answer any of the big questions I think a lot of Who fans assumed that this was the episode in which we'd discover the Doctor's name, why the Silence wanted to destroy the Tardis, why the Doctor has to die at Trenzalor, and how Clara managed to stay alive while being spread throughout the Doctor's timeline.
We learned nothing about any of that, although that final conversation between Tennant and Smith suggests there's a lot of Trenzalor chat still to come. It's going to be a different kind of show now When Moffat talked about "a big change", I assumed he meant a rewriting of the rules, maybe an increased danger of morality or a limit to the Tardis's powers. But instead we got a thematic change. No longer is this the show of a wandering loner, travelling the universe without purpose - he's now got a destination, he's trying to find a way home, back to the Gallifrey he ended up saving in a parallel universe.
This is an interesting reimagining of the Doctor's purpose, but not one I'm entirely sure I'm on board with, mostly because all the other Time Lords seem like brutish halfwits and I don't know why he'd want to hang out with them anyway.
Moffat can rise to the occasion With so much publicity for the anniversary episode - I swear Doctor Who was more ubiquitous than mawkish Christmas TV adverts this week - the obvious temptation for Moffat was to make this a big sparkly Doctor Who remember-the-good-old-days special.