#853 "Tony's taking his Time getting back"

June 13th, 2011, 5:49 pm

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Reply NtKGar, June 15th, 2011, 2:52 am

We don't do a lot of pop culture references here at Neko the Kitty Comics, but Doctor Who has previously been mentioned in passing. This strip is basically the kind of thing Keith and I talk about.

There's some conversation about Doctor Who in the comments below, so possible SPOILER ALERT if you haven't watched the most recent season with Matt Smith as The Doctor yet.

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Reply sailoryue, June 13th, 2011, 7:37 pm

lol strange conversation only a fan of Dr Who would love xD

btw hows that pic comming? im sure my husband would get good readings of it on his down time being deployed ;D

Reply Koren, June 13th, 2011, 8:31 pm

it somewhat worries me that I completely understand everything said in this comic. Not only that, but it makes a lot of sense to me. Is that normal?

Reply Tormented Angel8 (Guest), June 13th, 2011, 10:53 pm

I love Doctor Who! The latest episode was awesome! :D

Reply sailoryue, June 13th, 2011, 11:02 pm

it WAS quite a twist... i kinda saw it comming, more like as a possibility. my husband was floored by it tho LOL
(btw he watches onine so we've seen the mid-season finale :P )

Reply GabrielsThoughts, June 13th, 2011, 11:46 pm

tl:dnr A wall of text in total darkness... I heard there was a boy who suffocated in an armoire while reading the very same thing.I've also been told, on nights such as this you can hear his name on the very wind. So, who wants to pull my finger?

Reply NtKGar, June 14th, 2011, 3:11 am

@sailoryue: I've got line art done for Neko as the tenth Doctor and Maisy as Rose (that's actually what started the line of thinking for this strip) but we've been behind on line art for the strip lately, so that's been the main focus. Current avatar requests pending are the Doctor & Rose, Nightcrawler with Poe, and Umbreon.

I'm loving the new season of Doctor Who. The Silence are a really great enemy, I hope they come back.

I figured out who Melody was as soon as I heard the name, but the reveal for that was good and it's still ambiguous who River actually is. There's been some implications that she's the Doctor's future wife, but I'm starting to think that she might actually be his mother.

Reply NtKGar, June 14th, 2011, 5:40 am

I'm just going with a couple of hints; the untranslated High Gallifreyan on the side of the crib coupled with "I AM telling you who I am", Also, the Doctor's said there's only one person who COULD know his real name, and 'mother' fits. It's probably something much more complicated and timey wimey, and it's being left deliberately ambiguous for the time being, but that's my theory.

Also, Time Lords reiterate into new people. They retain the memories of previous incarnations, but in the David Tennant run they made a big deal in his introduction of him being a brand new man, and for his exit from the show they really hammered home the point that when a Time Lord dies, they DIE.

So if she's his mother, she's the first Doctor's mother, and he's been ten different people in the intervening 900+ years. It'd still be a bit weird if he was his own father though.

EDIT: Hey, you edited your post to include the bit about whether or not the TARDIS can fly! I think the TARDIS flies by flying. It transitions to the time vortex for fast travel across space and time, and it isn't really built for flight in normal space, but it's still flying. My theory for that is based on the fact that it spins while in flight, and that's how they generate gravity for space stations.

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Reply thinkofthekittens, June 14th, 2011, 7:45 pm

Now I'm not one for remembering things that aren't currently happening, but didn't the Doctor get all not wanting to answer the questiony when Amy asked him if he had ever had children and who the crib belonged to etc? I was thinking maybe it belonged to the Doctor and River's baby.. Hmm, maybe a rewatch is in order..

Also, Keith/Gar, maybe one of you should edit one of your earlier posts to warn of *Spoilers* :P (Even if they may or may not be spoilers because it's all theories and stuff :P )

Reply Tormented Angel8 (Guest), June 14th, 2011, 9:42 pm

@thinkofthekittens: The Doctor was always like that when it came to conversations about his children. He once mentioned to Rose he was a father once and quickly changed the subject. He most likely doesn't want to mention it since he basically killed his own children.

Reply NtKGar, June 15th, 2011, 3:06 am

@thinkofthekittens: Spoiler alert added at the top of the comments, hadn't thought of that, thanks.

The Doctor's pretty secretive about himself and isn't beyond withholding information from or outright lying to his friends. I want to know what the Gallifreyan on the side of the crib says!

Reply GabrielsThoughts, June 15th, 2011, 11:26 am

I only watched 3 seasons of Dr. Who I suspect the doctor is also good at misdirection as well. Besides what is people's obsession with finding out about one's personal history. They eventually wind up making their own fiction about it anyway, so their really isn't any point or motivation.

Reply NtKGar, June 15th, 2011, 2:07 pm

Well that's what good fiction is all about, isn't it? Revealing backstory. That's the great thing about Doctor Who; the writers have about 900 years worth of backstory to play with, I don't know how much of that has been filled in through the show, but there are a whole lot of question marks along that timeline, and that's an absolute goldmine for writers. Moffat's crew is really making the most if it, there was a little throwaway bit in an episode in the last season that I've been thinking about. SPOILERS AHEAD, but it wasn't a particularly good episode. It's the Vincent Van Gogh episode. There was one point where The Doctor had this stupid-looking device strapped to his chest that lets him see the otherwise-invisible monster. It's a complete ass pull (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AssPull).

And how did he come upon this device that was exactly what he needed at this particular point in time?

It was a present from his auntie.

Dumbest thing I've ever seen in Doctor Who, but when you think about it...he's had that thing for centuries, at least.

And if River is a Time Lord and can regenerate, she may have changed her appearance since her first appearance in the show.

And it's somewhat less creepy if she's his auntie rather than his mother. Especially if "Auntie" is an honorary title.

Or a somewhat crap Time Lord pseudonym.

[EDIT: Actually, the more I think about it the more I like 'The Auntie' as a Time Lord title]

Reply sailoryue, June 15th, 2011, 5:31 pm

spoiler/speculation the thing about river is that she's not suposed to have regen powers, her time line is just out of wack (its reverse... hwenever she neats the doctor its her past) and yet we see Amy's daughter in a previous episode regenerating as a "10 year old", tho it might not have been a fullon regneration. it might have been like that one time Ten regenerated, then reversed it so his apperance didnt change, just his gunshot wound healed

Reply DrakeFeatherwing, June 16th, 2012, 1:33 am

So... About those Health bars. XD

Reply Avalissa (Guest), October 21st, 2012, 5:39 pm

The Many Regenerations of River Song But River gave all of her future regenerations to the doctor when she was an adult. This (obviously) had to happen after the 10-year-old regeneration, when she turned into Mels, then from there regenerated into River.

That's 3 known regenerations of her so far: Melody Pond, Mels, and River Song.

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