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  •  I read somewhere recently (8+ / 0-)

    that there were actually incarnations before what we think of as "the first" - that he had already regenerated multiple times previous to stealing the TARDIS - and it's because of his interaction with the Sisterhood previously that the incarnations we know as the 5th and on exist because Tom Baker was the 12th!

    •  Hmm... an interesting theory. (4+ / 0-)

      Do you know if that was from Word of God, or just a fan theory?

      "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

      by JamesGG on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 02:53:55 PM PST

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      •  Well, in the original "Brain of Morbius" story (3+ / 0-)
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        RiveroftheWest, duhban, shortfinals

        ... where the Sisterhood make their first appearance, Tom Baker Doctor does a brain-wrestling match with Morbius and in the energy bubble between them various faces start appearing.

        The implication -- which the creators of the show say in the DVD special features -- is that those are prior incarnations of both Morbius AND the Doctor.  

        But I guess there is enough ambiguity in the scene to provide enough wiggle-room to prevent that from being established gospel truth.

        •  I think that Moffat, and the rest of 'management', (2+ / 0-)
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          niemann, RiveroftheWest

          are going to exploit every little ambiguity, uncertainty, and possible instance of wiggle-room in the 'back story' so that they can to get the Doctor to where he needs to be.

          'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

          by shortfinals on Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 06:48:36 AM PST

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