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The Newly Regenerated Doctor Who Thread

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So, Christmas is approaching, and with it a brand new Doctor who episode, and seeing as it's no longer series 5, I thought it would be time for a new, more generalised Doctor who thread!

For those who are new to the series, It features a humanoid Alien (timelord) called the Doctor, who travels in time and space in the TARDIS. He's the last of his race, and when he dies, he regenerates into a new person (up to 13 times). So far he has done so 11 times, with the current, 11th doctor being Matt Smith.
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To kick things off, here's a trailer for the new Doctor who ipod/iphone/ipad/android game: The mazes of time!

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  • The Fifth Doctor and Tegan have entered the Twittersphere - @PeterDavison5 and @jfmouthonlegs

    Sadly, Janet Fielding also announced she too is battling cancer.

  • Oh no, that's so sad. It was the first but of news I read when I got back into the country. My thoughts are with her.

  • Who is older now Jack or The Doctor? Since being a time traveler means the one born first isnt necessarily the older one.

  • Captain Jack's either a thousand years old, or two thousand, depending on whether you include being dead or not. Either way, it's not as close than you think, what with the Doctor only claiming to be around 900 or so... again.

    Here's my logic:

    Let's assume that the Cap's around 35 when we first meet him in The Empty Child. He hangs around with the Doctor and Rose for a couple months until the events of The Parting of the Ways, at which point he becomes immortal and ends up on Earth in 1869*. He hangs around on Earth, eventually hooking up with Torchwood, until he hears the TARDIS in End of Days, which takes place in early 2008 and leads directly into Utopia.

    So by this point, he's 174, give or take a few months which we'll call half a year for reasons of simplicity. So 174½.

    During the events of The Sound of Drums, Cap and the Doctor are captured by the Master, and a whole year passes with Jack being tortured and killed by the time Last of the Time Lords even begins. While time is undone at the end of that story, it doesn't affect the people at the 'center of the storm' - and that includes Captain Jack. He's now 175½.

    The events of the second series of Torchwood occur. Nothing fancy, another couple of months pass - again, we'll call it half a year for simplicity, making him 176. But then... oh, then Exit Wounds happens, and it's here we bump up the year count.

    See, Gray and Captain John Heart take Jack back to 27AD. As in, a couple of years after Jesus died, AD. They promptly bury him alive and leave him to constantly die and come back to life over and over again until 1901, when he's discovered by Torchwood. Now, even if you claim that he spent half of that 1,874 dead rather than alive... holy fuck!

    We'll include the whole number, 'cause he ain't gettin' any younger while being dead. That makes him 2,050. (If you, say, half those 1,900 years or so, then he ends up being around 1,113 by this point).

    Then, after the events of Children of Earth, Jack leaves Earth for an unspecified amount of time. We'll guess at a couple of years, seeing as Gwen has her baby and it's still... well, a BABY by the time Jack gets back. By the time Jack gets back in time for Miracle Day, we'll add 2 years to his frankly insane total to make him, by this point, 2,052 or 1,115.

    As for the Doctor's age... let's not go there.

    * He says the date in Utopia, if you're wondering.

  • And then he dies sometime after the year 3billion on new earth.

  • @Friar said: And then he dies sometime after the year 3billion on new earth.

    I bet the head woke up gasping some time after the doctor left.

  • Of course, the Doctor lies about his age all the time... so we have no idea of knowing how old he is, though he did mention something about being 1200 in one of the recent episodes.

    Still, I think Jack probably wins the age contest.

    @coolsome said: I bet the head woke up gasping some time after the doctor left.

    I actually wrote a horrible fanfiction where Jack just pretended to die so he wouldn't have to explain to the Doctor how he ended up as an enormous head in a jar.

  • Ah, but it's not out-and-out confirmed that that's Captain Jack. Only implied (albeit heavily). That's why I didn't include it in my count. I'm actually rather disappointed that nobody insulted me for spending so long on that!

    Also, I posit that the Doctor stopped counting his age in Gallifrey years after the Time War (when he'd have been well over 1,000) and started counting in Earth years, which explains his decrease in age. Just a theory, but I like it.

  • @Darth Marsden said: That's why I didn't include it in my count. I'm actually rather disappointed that nobody insulted me for spending so long on that!

    I was impressed!

  • ...I impressed coolsome. My life is now complete.

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