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    So, having only watched one episode of Nine's run, most of Ten's run, and the first season of Eleven's run, I'm curious...

    Is there a canonical reason that the Doctor gets progressively younger each time he regenerates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdr.Fallout View Post
    So, having only watched one episode of Nine's run, most of Ten's run, and the first season of Eleven's run, I'm curious...

    Is there a canonical reason that the Doctor gets progressively younger each time he regenerates?
    No canonical reason. That's just how it's happened. Though you could read it into his character, for various motivations. It would actually make a lot of sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdr.Fallout View Post
    So, having only watched one episode of Nine's run, most of Ten's run, and the first season of Eleven's run, I'm curious...

    Is there a canonical reason that the Doctor gets progressively younger each time he regenerates?
    Ne, no given reason. However, I have my theory is that he's pretending to be the opposite of what he is. As Hartnell he looked really old, but often acted like an anti-social teen. As time progresses he acts more 'mature' while at the same time his appearance looks less abd less so.
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    The easiest answer to this is that he's Merlin.

    In the 7th doctor era I believe the name of that set of episodes is "Battlefield" the Doctor actually is "Merlin"!

    Otherwise I believe its because the choices for each incarnation of the Doctor has steadily grown younger I believe the BBc have got into trouble for removing their older presenters and replacing them with younger versions but thats an argument for another thread!

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    The doctor has gotten older too, at times. If you look back to the transitions 5 to 6 to 7, each of them was older than the previous.

    I think the original intention for Matt Smith's doctor was to pick someone older for the role. I seem to recall an interview from around the time saying that they really wanted someone older, but Smith just knocked it out of the ballpark in his audition so they took him anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdr.Fallout View Post
    So, having only watched one episode of Nine's run, most of Ten's run, and the first season of Eleven's run, I'm curious...

    Is there a canonical reason that the Doctor gets progressively younger each time he regenerates?
    He doesn't.

    3 was "older" than 2, 6 was "older" than 5, and 7 and 6 were pretty close, with the actor only being a couple months younger.
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    Its worth noting that 5 was the youngest until 11 came along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turkishproverb View Post
    He doesn't.

    3 was "older" than 2, 6 was "older" than 5, and 7 and 6 were pretty close, with the actor only being a couple months younger.
    Hrm... 6 and 7 were really that close? Wow, I would have given them at least a good 5-10 year difference, judging on looks. For some reason 6 just looked a lot younger to me.

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    Finished Season 1 last night. It was AWESOME, though I didn't quite catch how did the Daleks survive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusk Eclipse View Post
    Finished Season 1 last night. It was AWESOME, though I didn't quite catch how did the Daleks survive.
    Guys, he is expecting ANSWERS in Doctor Who.
    Sorry, but once in a while (and later in Moffat's run more often than not) the answer will be "because it makes for a good plot". That's really what drives the story, not logic and explanations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusk Eclipse View Post
    Finished Season 1 last night. It was AWESOME, though I didn't quite catch how did the Daleks survive.
    The Daleks are in-universe defined as being eternal survivors, and as long as some of them survive, they've been shown capable of reconstructing their entire race from a mere handful of Daleks.

    This frustrates the Doctor to no end, as the Time Lords haven't managed to do the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusk Eclipse View Post
    Finished Season 1 last night. It was AWESOME, though I didn't quite catch how did the Daleks survive.
    I think in the episode it's mentioned in brief, the insane Dalek Emperor fled the destruction of the Dalek race and was manipulating the DNA of humans to recreate the Daleks from scratch.

    Get used to this. I'm a Dalek fan, but there pretty much space cockroaches, angry, genocidal, tank wearing cockroaches, you can wipe them out as much as you want but they're always gonna come back.

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