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[personal profile] miss_s_b
5, Regeneration in Doctor Who is not random: when a time lord regenerates (s)he actually selects from a "rack" of pre-determined forms. This means that the Sixth Doctor looks like Colin Baker because the fifth Doctor and Maxil were secret lovers, and in regeneration he took the form of the man he loved.

4, Dried Frog Pills contain no frog whatsoever, and are in fact completely vegan.

3, Christopher Lee only has two ways of acting a death scene. Death scene #1 involves falling to his knees, with a shocked expression, and then keeling over backwards. Death scene #2 involves falling to his knees, with a shocked expression, and then keeling over forwards. When challenged on this he will always reply that he has seen death and knows how it happens.

2, Pratchett dwarf lore applies in LotR too, and Gimli is really a girl.

and, of course

1, "Doris", the wife of Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart in Doctor Who, is a post transition Sgt Benton.

Date: Friday, August 12th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
innerbrat: (books)
From: [personal profile] innerbrat
The first half of #2 is movie canon, and the second half has been my own fanon for years. I thought it was obvious!

Date: Friday, August 12th, 2011 03:51 pm (UTC)
karohemd: (Devil)
From: [personal profile] karohemd
Love the Christopher Lee one. :)

Date: Friday, August 12th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC)
telegramsam: david bowie (bowiesmoke)
From: [personal profile] telegramsam
Hm, according to wikipedia - "In The Lord of the Rings Tolkien writes that they breed slowly, for no more than a third of them are female, and not all marry; also, female Dwarves look and sound (and dress, if journeying—which is rare) so alike to Dwarf-males that other folk cannot distinguish them, and thus others wrongly believe Dwarves grow out of stone. Tolkien names only one female, Dís. In The War of the Jewels Tolkien says both males and females have beards.[18]"

So... yea. :P

Date: Friday, August 12th, 2011 05:08 pm (UTC)
telegramsam: Sarcastic Pee Wee Herman (peeweeblah)
From: [personal profile] telegramsam
I haven't seen every single Doctor Who episode, but I don't really recall that detail? Of course I'm mostly a "classic Who" fan, so if it's in from NuHu that would explain it.

Gimli as a girl is good with me, regardless!

Give a bloke a chance!

Date: Friday, August 12th, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
po8crg: A cartoon of me, wearing a panama hat (Default)
From: [personal profile] po8crg
Saw this in my feed reader and wanted to come here to say that Time Lords can choose their form - Romana did when selecting Princess Astra / Lalla Ward's form.

But that doesn't mean that they necessarily always do.

Re: Give a bloke a chance!

Date: Friday, August 12th, 2011 09:18 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gwenhwyfaer
I think the Doctor's refusal to even try to choose his subsequent form is part and parcel of who he is - he loves randomness, surprise, chaos. Order scares the crap out of him. The one example I can think of where that didn't hold so true was Ten - but he was too miserable about not being Ten any more to care very much what Eleven was. The Doctor isn't noticeably burdened with vanity, either... at least about his appearance.

However, I don't think it's a rack thing - I think it ties into Ten's hand regrowing; in the first twelve hours of regeneration, there's enough energy to keep kicking the can along the beach, so to speak. Nice bit of retconning, that. :)

Re: Give a bloke a chance!

Date: Monday, August 15th, 2011 08:50 am (UTC)
drunkwriter: Me in South Park form. (Default)
From: [personal profile] drunkwriter
Clearly the Doctor isn't choosing his form, even if he is theoretically capable, as he's said a couple of times that he wants to be ginger (although fanon/novelisation canon says that his ginger incarnation is doomed to be Merlin on an alternate Earth). But he's frequently quite vain after regenerations, for comic effect if nothing else. Pertwee, Davison and Eccleston all have a bit of a moan about their new appearance, while Colin Baker also moans about how he never liked looking like Peter Davison (in the novelisation anyway, I've only seen The Twin Dilemna once, so I'm a bit hazy about which lines made it to screen).

Date: Friday, August 12th, 2011 04:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] royalmarriage
I'm just trying to work out the implications of #5 on Chancellor Hedin's resemblance to the Celestial Toymaker...

Date: Monday, August 15th, 2011 08:38 am (UTC)
drunkwriter: Me in South Park form. (Default)
From: [personal profile] drunkwriter
I gather Gary Russell has written just the novel for you in Divided Loyalties. If you can hate yourself enough to read it.

Date: Friday, August 12th, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
(2) will just lead to straight Gimli/Legolas fanficporn which will be as wrong as the gay versions :-)

(Actually I don't know that either exist - but knowing the internet I'd make a small wager!)


Date: Saturday, August 13th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
turlough: The Doctor & Colonel Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, promo pic for the Third Doctor adventure 'The Silurians' ((dr who) still the prettiest)
From: [personal profile] turlough
I hadn't heard # 1 before but now I'm convinced it's true :-D

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