He's not JUST another Time Lord, apparently. But you'd think having a
human mother would give him _fewer_ regenerations, not more.
Unless his mother wasn't JUST another human being...now, that sparks
ideas! I should start writing fanfiction sometime soon, before my
ideas all go away.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, David King <learn@...> wrote:
> I never saw much of the Sylvester McCoy episodes, at the time I was
> already a young man and had too much to do on Saturday afternoons to
> watch Doctor Who. I had not heard of the idea of him not being a Time
> Lord though, that would rather seem to go against the whole of the
> of the Doctor Who storyline for the past 40 years or so.
> Although, in the Paul McGann episode, the Doctor did reveal that his
> mother was human, and that only his father was a Time Lord, which means
> he is only half Time Lord, and thus may be slightly different to the
> other Time Lords, in that he might not be limited to 13 regenerations,
> although his Time Lord physique and so on has outweighed his human DNA,
> i.e. a human could not live to 900 years or regenerate, or know as much
> as the Doctor knows.
> And if he is only 900 years old, then he could not be older than the
> Time Lords, as they existed way back in time, according to David
> Tenant's Doctor.
> David King
> Jackie Moleski wrote:
> > ... she pointed out that the Sylvester McCoy episodes seemed to
> > imply that the Doctor *wasn't* a Time Lord at'all but rather
> > considerably older than that. And, I mentioned to her the "Time's
> > Champion" idea from the Virgin publishing books.
> > Any takers on that idea?
> > --Jackie M