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"I have lived over 2,000 years."

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    archangelwho

    [1]Jul 13, 2014
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    I know that there was times when a lot of years pasted during Smith time but not over 1,100. This production team continues to show that it care nothing about past storylines and even trying to stay within canon. They do what ever they please and to the devil with the show and the fans.

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    jwgrlrrajn

    [2]Jul 14, 2014
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    Wait a minute, the Doctor said he was 1,100 some odd years old in The Impossible Astronaut. There was a couple hundred years that passed in-between some of his adventures with Amy and Rory during the first half of series 7, and there was also that 900 year stint on Trenzalore. So yeah, the Doctor has lived over 2,000 years now. Nothing to be upset about.
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    archangelwho

    [3]Jul 15, 2014
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    I know that there was times when he went off his on and would leave the Ponds behindand then return. Unsure how much time past during these times alone but he did not seem to age. We start him age in "THe Time of the Doctor" so if the times away from the POnds had been many years his time we should have seen him age. There was also the time thatpasted went he was a monk during "The Bells of Saint John" I aslo think he took some years off duing the Victorian but there was times they the Doctor seem to just throw out ages. I may have miss something but it just don't seem to add up to me.

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    camulus13

    [4]Jul 28, 2014
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    The Impossible Astronaut: 909
    A Town Called Mercy: 1200
    The Snowmen: ~1300? (He became a hermit for about 100 years grieving over the Ponds)
    Time of the Doctor: Assuming he hasn't aged much in between, 1600 the first leap. and then an unnamed hundreds of years the second time he deserted Clara.

    It's conceivable for him to be over 2000 years old.
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    steamheaduk

    [5]Aug 1, 2014
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    His age is as "spot on" as you can be in a show that consistently forgets it's past.


    We first learned his age in the Tomb of the Cybermen at 450 "Earth years" old, but later Pertwee's Doctor confesses to having been around for several thousand years (Silurians and Mind of Evil). But then he's back to 749 by Brain of Morbius, leading many people to assume Pertwee's reference was about the span of ages he's visited in Earth History, not his age. He claims to be 756 by Ribos Operation, but Romana corrects him to 759. By Revelation of the Daleks he's 900, and his final age check in the classic series is 953 in Time and the Rani. So from Tomb to Rani he aged around 500 years, but he only appeared to age around 20 years in the period.


    One other thing to note is Romana's varying age, 140 in Ribos Operation, 125 in City of Death and 150 in Leisure Hive. Mistake or deliberate? Since the 125 is the only Earth bound adventure Romana Age checks on, could this be in "Earth years" as Troughton's Doctor very deliberately used for Victoria? Assuming City of Death is somewhere around 145 Gallifreyan years this gives us a relationship that an Earth year is 1.16 times a Gallifreyan year.


    So when Who returns and he's 900 he's either lieing about his age, or has been out of Human company that long that he's now giving he age in Gallifreyan, which makes him 1044 Earth years. This still doesn't give much gap from 953 to include both the 8th Doctor and the War Doctor, so if there's any real cock up with his age it's here.


    But since then the aging has been easy to follow. RTD decided to keep the Doctor "on screen" most of the time and aged in him real time (for the only time in the history of the series). Moffat decided to give clear spots when the Doctor was adventuring off screen, repeatedly dropping off and picking up the Ponds, so he could be away for 100s of years without us, or the Ponds seeing it. He even gave us a clear shot of this in the Impossible Astronaut with the two versions of the Doctor being 194 years apart (taking him to 1103). In The Day of the Doctor he was 1200 and something, unless he was lying, and confessed he was so old he couldn't really be sure about his age.

    But Time of the Doctor was just that, many, many, many years of his life. He lived in Christmas for Hundreds and Hundreds of years, he sent away Clara so she didn't grow old and die in front of him, and by the end of it he looks very visibly older. Given that in the first 500 years since the first age check we only saw bodily aging of 20 years in total, the Eleventh Doctor looked considerably more aged than that, easily having added twice as much visual aging, so more than enough to have taken him from 1200 and something to over 2000.


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