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9th Sep '16 8:03:01 PM DoctorNemesis
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*** Not everything can be cured. Also, radiation poisoning isn't just an illness, it's massive damage and corruption to every single one of his cells. The only way to fix it would be to completely rebuild the cells from scratch -- i.e., to ''regenerate'' them. Even if he did go to New Earth, he'd probably have to regenerate anyway.
8th Sep '16 6:56:20 PM inspibrain101
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** The other two survivors didn't really seem to be "ungrateful". This troper just thought they were in shock. You said so yourself- they were in what they thought were the final moments of their lives, then suddenly Deus Ex Machina-ed into a box that's bigger on the inside, and suddenly they're on the streets of London. It's impressive that they didn't just pass out on the spot.
4th Sep '16 1:33:34 AM finalfaw
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* One thing I wondered is (yes, taking into account the stress of the situation) is why the other two survivors are absolutley freaked out about the Doctor SAVING THEIR LIVES, as far as we are aware only Adelaide knew of the whole "fixed point in time deaths" thing, the other two just had what they though was the final moments of their lives literally Deus ex machina-ed, and instead of "thank you, you saved our lives, they actually seemed disgusted what the helling him, to be fair Adelaide had her reasons but still now her daughter is going to be traumatised by finding her mothers body with (presumably) a hole in her head, the suicide was stupid, but i kinda get it, the situation on mars probably would of made her warn any of her family doing space travel.
4th Sep '16 1:21:11 AM finalfaw
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** I have two theories, either could be wrong or right, 1) The Flood parasites are literally subserviant, and there is something worse under the glacier, or maybe how they spread from planet to planet, but they need so many infectees to crack the ice fully. or 2) the flood knew it was buggered with the nuke and was trying to fragment the infected ice so it would get flung out into space to spread.
20th Jul '16 3:28:56 PM inspibrain101
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*** Or maybe they were exposed to the Third Doctor, who also died of radiation poisoning...
20th Jul '16 2:44:07 PM inspibrain101
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** The TARDIS is actually meant to be a safe, neutral environment for a regenerating Time Lord, complete with a Zero-environment room. To Date (July 2016), 11 of his 13 regenerations have taken place in or near the TARDIS, and another one of those, (8 -> War Doctor), was under fairly controlled circumstances. The one time he was all the way across town, (7->8), it was messy. Complete Amnesia. So, Rule of Thumb, the TARDIS is a good place to regenerate.
20th Jul '16 2:37:13 PM inspibrain101
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** The problem wasn't that Adelaide committed suicide or that the Doctor was being uber-arrogant, though those are definitely symptoms of the real problem; The Doctor has always been careful to respect the laws of time, avoid paradoxes, and never interfere with fixed points. On one end of the spectrum, you have Time Lord Society, who look down on the Doctor for even daring to set foot on Earth and contaminate the time stream, rather than watch it safely from a distance. On the other end, you have the Master, (or, my personal favorite evil Time Lord, the Meddling Monk,) who interfere with time for their own ends, or manipulate events to create a "brighter future". (The Meddling Monk's motives really were benevolent!) Normally, the Doctor follows guidelines (don't step on a butterfly) that make time travel a fun, quantum-safe experience for himself and his companions. Once, he was given the opportunity to wipe out the Daleks when they were still balls of flesh in test tubes, but the Doctor at that time refused to, saying he didn't have the right to interfere with time on that scale, even if it would save billions of lives. The Doctor crossed the threshold into "shape the universe into how I think it should go" territory, (which he deliberately turned down in School Reunion, if you'll recall).
20th Jul '16 2:17:37 PM inspibrain101
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*** No, that would be a paradox.
** A fixed point in time is some event, big or small, such as a birth, death, or two people meeting, or a battle, or a volcano eruption, or something that the universe has arbitrarily (or maybe not-so-arbitrarily) decreed is NOT TO BE MESSED WITH. Under any circumstances. As such, Hitler is probably a walking fixed point. You try to kill his father, you end up introducing his parents to each other. Time Lords, having evolved on a planet with a gap in the fabric of space and time and having learned to travel in time, have some inner sixth sense that tells them whether time is "in flux", or whether there is a fixed point. The Doctor, upon landing, probably could have smelled that fixed point from a mile away. If anybody tries to mess with a fixed point, events in the future, or even in the past, will alter in order to accommodate that fixed point, because Goshdarnit, the universe wants it to happen! In series 6 and 7, it seems that a fixed point can artificially be created if enough paradoxes are involved. In other words, Fathers Day is made more clear retroactively; there were enough paradoxes involved with Pete's death that it became a fixed point.
20th Jul '16 2:05:58 PM inspibrain101
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*** Metaphor Time! In Waters of Mars, the Personal Physician of the Universe sat down with his/her patient, the fixed point in time, and said, "What seems to be the problem?" The fixed point said, "You see, there's supposed to be a lady dying on this date, or thereabouts, but she's not. It feels like there's some idiot screwing with my fixed points in there." And then the physician took the universe's pulse, checked its tongue, and said, "Just take two aspirin every day for a week, and your fixed point will get right back to normal. Might not be the exact same way it was before, but you'll be much healthier in the long run." The Universe thanked its physician, took the aspirin, and Adelaide committed suicide. In Father's Day, the Personal Physician of the Universe threw up his/her hands in exasperation. "You should have come on your usual check-up, when it was just a matter of two versions of the same person in the same time and place! Now, the infection is spread too far. We'll have to amputate."

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*** Metaphor Time! In Waters of Mars, the Personal Physician of the Universe sat down with his/her patient, the fixed point in time, patient and said, "What seems to be the problem?" The fixed point Universe said, "You see, there's supposed to be a lady dying on this date, or thereabouts, but she's not. It feels like there's some idiot screwing with my fixed points in there." And then the physician took the universe's pulse, checked its tongue, and said, "Just take two aspirin every day for a week, and your fixed point will get right back to normal. Might not be the exact same way it was before, but you'll be much healthier in the long run." The Universe thanked its physician, took the aspirin, and Adelaide committed suicide. In Father's Day, the Personal Physician of the Universe threw up his/her hands in exasperation. "You should have come on your usual check-up, when check-up," he cried, "When it was just a matter of two versions of the same person in the same time and place! We could have treated that with antibiotics. Now, I'm afraid that the infection is spread too far. We'll have to amputate.amputate the whole leg."
20th Jul '16 2:03:46 PM inspibrain101
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*** Metaphor Time! In Waters of Mars, the Personal Physician of the Universe sat down with his/her patient, the fixed point in time, and said, "What seems to be the problem?" The fixed point said, "You see, there's supposed to be a lady dying on this date, or thereabouts, but she's not. It feels like there's some idiot screwing with my fixed points in there." And then the physician took the universe's pulse, checked its tongue, and said, "Just take two aspirin every day for a week, and your fixed point will get right back to normal. Might not be the exact same way it was before, but you'll be much healthier in the long run." The Universe thanked its physician, took the aspirin, and Adelaide committed suicide. In Father's Day, the Personal Physician of the Universe threw up his/her hands in exasperation. "You should have come on your usual check-up, when it was just a matter of two versions of the same person in the same time and place! Now, the infection is spread too far. We'll have to amputate."
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