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March 1st, 2020 102 comments

What Did You Think of The Timeless Children?

Now that the Final episode of series 12 has aired what did you think? Was it everything you had hoped for or not what you expected.

The Cybermen are on the march. The last remaining humans are hunted down. Lies are exposed, truths are revealed, and for the Doctor nothing will ever be the same.











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102 comments

  • RPG74

    June 9th, 2020 - 7:29pm

    SHE asks, not he.

  • RPG74

    June 9th, 2020 - 7:18pm

    Just had a good laugh today, reading a Daily Express online article regarding series 13. Apparently the writer of said article believes that Steven Moffat is the current showrunner, and that he has just announced his decision to step down. What will the future of the Thirteen be, with Moffat gone, he asks. This is either a major snafu involving a cut and paste article from 2017, or what we have here is yet another low rent journo without an understanding of internet search engines. Hilarious stuff.

  • Anonymous

    April 7th, 2020 - 2:00am

    Exactly stu. It makes no difference. Just expands the backstory and gives us an unlimited number of future actors. All it does is retcon a retcon. I loved this series.

  • Doctor Stu

    April 6th, 2020 - 5:59pm

    But from his/her point of view she wouldn’t know that so her lives would still run as normal as they did on screen. And come time of the Doctor the time lords wouldn’t want the secret revealed so they top up his regenerations. As for Riversong, being born in the time vortex could still have given her abilities that she still gives up to the Doctor in let’s kill Kitler to restore him. So nothing has changed in regard to the history we’ve seen on screen. We’ve just been given some extra backstory

  • Anonymous

    April 6th, 2020 - 1:03pm

    Hers is natural so I presume she can’t be limited.

  • Doctor Stu

    April 6th, 2020 - 11:37am

    The Doctor even says in the episode ‘did they reset me to a child?’ Or something like that. So surely that means the answer is yet and once her division service is over she’s reset back into a gallifreyian child with no memories who then grows up, joins the academy and is injected with the same 12 limit as the rest of the timelords. So Hartnell can still count as the first ‘Doctor’ and the rest still run as normal with no interruption. This is why it makes no sense when people say be a ruined the 56 years of lore. Because he hasn’t

  • Anonymous

    April 4th, 2020 - 3:06pm

    The timeless child/doctor. A rough guide.

    If we assume the first child we see is the original body and if we assume that each child we see tectum (not sure of the spelling!) Is consecutive then the doctor’s time line becomes

    The timeless child – original body

    The timeless child – 1st regeneration

    The timeless child – 2nd regeneration

    The timeless child – 3rd regeneration

    The timeless child – 4th regeneration

    The timeless child – 5th regeneration

    The timeless child – 6th regeneration
     
    The timeless child – 7th regeneration this is the older child who we see joining the division. He is the first division agent doctor

    Division agent doctor – multiple regenerations ending with:
    Jo Martin
    Christopher Barry
    Robert banks Stewart
    Chris Baker
    Philip hinchliffe
    Douglas camfield
    Graeme Harper
    Robert Holmes
    George gallaccio

    Two possible ways here. Jo Martin tries to run from division. She is eventually captured, regenerated and continues to work for division until granted retirement with the final face before hartnell which is George. Or jo is the final agent before hartnell, runs, gets captured and is granted retirement under conditions of memory wipe. Either way…

    The timeless doctor – post division retirement

    The doctor 1st body post retirement – William hartnell

    The doctor 1st regeneration post retirement – Patrick troughton

    The doctor 2nd regeneration post retirement – jon pertwee

    The doctor 3rd regeneration post retirement – Tom Baker

    The doctor 4th regeneration post retirement – Peter davison

    The doctor 5th regeneration post retirement – colin baker

    The doctor 6th regeneration post retirement – Sylvester mccoy

    The doctor 7th regeneration post retirement – Paul mcgann

    The war doctor 8th regeneration post retirement – John hurt

    The doctor 9th regeneration post retirement – Christopher eccleston

    The doctor 10th regeneration post retirement – David Tennant

    The doctor partial 11th regeneration post retirement – David Tennant

    Metacrisis human doctor remaining 11th regeneration energy – David Tennant

    The doctor 12th regeneration post retirement – Matt smith

    The doctor/curator future regeneration post retirement – Tom baker

    The doctor 13th regeneration post retirement – Peter capaldi

    The doctor 14th regeneration post retirement – Jodie Whittaker
     
    Don’t think of the doctor as their numbers now. Just think of them as which regeneration they are.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    April 3rd, 2020 - 4:53pm

    Your sentiments are shared Pats86. Pity we don’t have ‘The Doctor’ to rapidly rid of us of this actual invader for real.

  • Pats86

    March 22nd, 2020 - 8:59pm

    Take care everyone, stay safe, self isolate and watch the Doctor whist at home.

  • Bunter

    March 15th, 2020 - 4:54pm

    As the series fades into the past, the comments here have reduced to a trickle. If this is the last one on this thread, I’d like to reiterate the following:
    – we don’t actually know yet where the Ruth Doctor fits in, so we can dispense with the “how can she have a police box Tardis if she’s before Hartnell?” business.
    – we don’t know if the finale revelations will even turn out to be true, or at least quite as they were told. So try and keep a lid on the “get woke, go broke” nonsense. Aside from the ‘origin’ story (which explains nothing! Think about it! Is ‘canon’ really destroyed??), there is a huge chunk of time which the Master describes as “redacted”. And as we don’t know where the Timeless Child came from, other than a portal, and how she came to have regeneration abilities, then we really know very little. Time loop from which a future Doctor has emerged as a child, perhaps?
    Strange how 57 years of ‘canon’ has apparently been destroyed for ‘true fans’ who’ve been watching for decades, and yet they can’t actually wait another series or so to find out what the story actually is.

  • The Moffat Paradox

    March 15th, 2020 - 12:38am

    Well it shouldn’t be so much a case of being beholden to fans as being respectful of them .

    I don’t understand people who if they were even fans of something upon gaining creative control seem to then totally ignore or fundamentally distort canon altogether and if their not just acquiescing to overt agenda peddling by those above them seem willing participants.

    It makes me question if what supposedly drew me as a viewer to this from the classic era to begin with and them to it are even the same. Were we ever really watching the same programme?

  • Mick C

    March 14th, 2020 - 2:48am

    The average score for the polls above was
    Brilliant 28%
    Very Good 22%
    Average 12%
    Better then expected 11%
    Terrible 10%
    Poor 7.5%
    Not good 4.4%
    So overall a fairly positive outcome.
    I didn’t hate this season but I didn’t really love it either, writing definitely needs to improve and i would definitely cut Ryan, doesn’t really add anything.
    A bit like Star Wars and Star Trek, they are not listening to the fans,

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