History Headscratchers / DoctorWho

22nd Jul '17 4:06:07 AM JohnShel91
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* [[spoiler: After so many male incarnations of the Doctor, we now have him/her/it regenerated as a female. Does this mean that the Doctor, and indeed all or most of the people of Gallifrey, is genderless?]]
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22nd Jul '17 3:18:38 AM JohnShel91
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17th Jul '17 11:39:02 PM Sharlee
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* It's been over 40 years since the Rutan were mentioned and they're a pretty immense part of the Sontaran's lore. One of the Doctor's biggest and most recurring enemies. So why on Earth have they only appeared in a single episode in all that time? Are electric, space fairing, shape shifting jellyfish particularly hard to work into a story? It's kind of baffling they just havn't been used again when the Sontatan are so popular. Seems like an easy enemy to use for either a half assed script or a genuinely in depth one.

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* It's been over 40 years since the Rutan were mentioned and they're a pretty immense part of the Sontaran's lore. One of the Doctor's biggest and most recurring enemies. So why on Earth have they only appeared in a single episode in all that time? Are electric, space fairing, shape shifting jellyfish particularly hard to work into a story? It's kind of baffling they just havn't haven't been used again when the Sontatan are so popular. Seems like an easy enemy to use for either a half assed script or a genuinely in depth one.


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** FridgeBrilliance: The Rutans are ''shapechangers''. Who's to say we haven't seen hundreds of them every season? Maybe they just got a lot better at passing, and at keeping out of the Doctor's way.
17th Jul '17 11:31:58 PM Sharlee
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** The TARDIS was first exposed to Earth languages in London, back when Susan was studying at Coal Hill. It's only to be expected that the default accent its translation system would adopt when converting other languages and dialects to English would be a British one.
17th Jul '17 10:03:26 AM VoxTheHero
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*** Except as of Night of the Doctor, the BBC at the very least acknowledged the Big Finish audios as canon (at least Eight's adventures in them anyway).
17th Jul '17 9:10:10 AM Sharlee
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*** The Master knew about Two, as they both appear in "The Five Doctors".
15th Jul '17 7:08:20 PM inspibrain101
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*** Yeah... be careful about bringing up evidence from the novels. The BBC refuses to acknowledge them, or the audio stories and comic books, as canon. Though they might inspire or have influence on future episodes, we cannot treat them as we would an actual episode, especially considering many of them directly contradict canon. But even for the sake of argument, does the Doctor ''have'' access to the Hand of Omega? Seems to me that it would still be on Gallifrey. In the Time Lock. Along with probably any other doomsday device that could allow him to travel into Gallifrey's past.
15th Jul '17 7:53:34 AM Skebaba
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** The Eye of Harmony is the Fuel Tank. The Heart is the Engine. The Personality Matrix is the AI/Interface to operate the Vehicle.
15th Jul '17 7:49:59 AM Skebaba
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*** A TARDIS and its Operator are psychically bonded to the Operator's Symbiotic Nuclei. It would theoretically be possible to accomplish all this on pure mental control alone, as has been hinted on some models of TARDISes, but the Doctor is more of a hands-on kind of a guy, preferring manual means. In fact, IIRC, the TARDIS is fed with all the data from all the inputs the Operator has, including eyes, ears, nose, touch and so on. They are symbiotically bonded, after all.
15th Jul '17 5:07:18 AM Skebaba
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**** Except the Doctor totally DOES go to the past, to the age of the Pythia, in one of the novels. Although this was only possible due to the Hand of Omega overriding the security protocols preventing time-travel into Gallifrey's past, because it recognized the Doctor as one of the founders, before he "suicided" into the genetic pool of Gallifreyans, only to re-emerge later into one of the Families.
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