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Now that we're finally rid of Russell T Gayvies and moving forward into the broad sunlit uplands of the Moffat era, to paraphrase Winnie, I feel like a bit of lunatic theorising. A chum rather handily predicted the entire plot of the special just gone over 12 months ago, can't be that hard, right?

Go with me here. Now, clearly not every Moffasode can be a Blink or a Fireplace in the Library or whatever. There have to be some Daleks vs. Cybermen-stylee clangers in there, too, just to piss off the old school fans and keep the crucial pre-teen/families demographics watching.

The imminent Skinsification of the franchise under Matt Smith also leads me to posit that we must assume that Moffatt will have the occasional script-fart. This is allowable, and Gayvies has left us a few little tropes and threads hanging there to keep alive. Will Did John Barrowman and Russell Tovey get it on, for example?

Now, given that we know that the unhinged Rose Tyler is now confined to a parallel universe, nightly riding her psychotic Consolation Doctor like the Bad Bad Pony he indubitably is, so part of Ten is already alive and well (and drained).

We already know that people have managed to come travel between the two universes before, and despite the apparent closure of that avenue, I wouldn't put it past someone to smuggle in a MacGuffin that would allow travel between the two, and allow for the, admittedly one-hearted Tenth Doctor to steal back his TARDIS and vanquish Emo!Boy.

With these facts known, I put it to you, dear reader, that Tenain't Dead and suggest that we might be seeing him in the 2010 Christmas specials.

It would be utter crap. It would slightly irritate thousands of fen, and you gotta admit, the show has form in those stakes.

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Date: 2010-01-02 11:51 pm (UTC)
longtimegone: (HP: I think my soul just made horcrux)
From: [personal profile] longtimegone
Oh god a piece of my soul just died thinking of that :))

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Date: 2010-01-03 01:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pinguthegreek.livejournal.com
Do I take it you didn't think much of those last two ?

Quite frankly, it felt like one set piece after another. Only the acting made it watchable, not the story.

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Date: 2010-01-03 01:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] titanic-days.livejournal.com
Meh. Even the acting was a little hammy. Honestly, it was probably about as good a send off as RTD could've managed; certainly it was no more and no less than I was really hoping for. It could definitely have done without the last 20 minutes.

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Date: 2010-01-05 08:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katiemorris.livejournal.com
Yes, but Bernard Cribbins shone. I was totally disappointed in the first AND second of these Christmas specials. Drawn out and unnecessary that last half hour. Much better to have had him go quickly and cleanly. I didn't enjoy. But Mr. Cribbins made it all worth watching. I think he should be in it as a constant companion to whatever doctor they come up with. Your emo boy comment resonates with me.

Tennant looked tired and fed up these last three episodes since Donna went. Catherine Tate was superb and once she disappeared the whole thing just fizzled out for me. Even the wonderful John Simm wasn't used to best ability. I'm even willing to give emo boy a try now, and that's saying something.

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Date: 2010-01-07 07:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] catlily.livejournal.com
I got bored. Can't say anything more damning than that.

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