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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."
20th Jul '16 1:57:13 PM inspibrain101
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*** Reapers don't appear for just any sort of temporal infringement or random paradox or fixed point; as evidenced by this episode, the universe can easily accommodate if someone tries to botch a fixed point, hence why it is a fixed point. In Father's Day, Rose blatantly created several paradoxes and essentially did a Riverdance on her own personal timeline; in other words, she screwed up so badly that the only possible way the universe could fix it, short of overriding the free will of humanity, was send in the reapers to wipe the slate clean.
18th Jun '16 7:58:40 AM TimBuckII
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** Let's not forget that in real life, we triangulate using only Earth-based points ALL THE TIME.
30th Jan '16 3:06:46 PM Alenta
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*** It also made me think of the fairies in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''. Considering that they can apparently choose to become invisible to security cameras, it at least sets a president that there are ways to trick sensors. In this case projecting the image of what the user wants.

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*** It also made me think of the fairies in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''. Considering that they can apparently choose to become invisible to security cameras, it at least sets a president precedent that there are ways to trick sensors. In this case projecting the image of what the user wants.



* First the Dalek ignores a young Adelaide, despite there MO being the destruction of all of reality itself at that time. That alone is bad, as they were shown actively killing people who disobeyed them in ''The Stolen Earth'', so why would it spare that one child?

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* First the Dalek ignores a young Adelaide, despite there their MO being the destruction of all of reality itself at that time. That alone is bad, as they were shown actively killing people who disobeyed them in ''The Stolen Earth'', so why would it spare that one child?
31st Dec '15 3:56:29 PM jormis29
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** My ex girlfriend made me watch ''Film/TheCraft'' about 20 times when I was a teenager. I watch ''TheMentalist'' regularly and never noticed that they share a main lead until it was pointed out to me. Pretty much that.

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** My ex girlfriend made me watch ''Film/TheCraft'' about 20 times when I was a teenager. I watch ''TheMentalist'' ''Series/TheMentalist'' regularly and never noticed that they share a main lead until it was pointed out to me. Pretty much that.
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