History Headscratchers / DoctorWhoSeries3

26th Jun '17 9:18:11 AM Sharlee
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** Remember that the Angels aren't just looking to nosh people in this episode: they've been trying to get access to the interior of the TARDIS. They were following Sally around, not hunting her, because they deduced she was getting messages from the past and were hoping those messages would guide her to wherever the police had moved the TARDIS. Plus, they couldn't afford to send her to the past once she had the key - something they probably couldn't use themselves, given how Sexy is presumably on guard against such creatures' intrusion - on her person.

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** Remember that the Angels aren't just looking to nosh nom people in this episode: they've been trying to get access to the interior of the TARDIS. They were following Sally around, not hunting her, because they deduced she was getting messages from the past and were hoping those messages would guide her to wherever the police had moved the TARDIS. Plus, they couldn't afford to send her to the past once she had the key - something they probably couldn't use themselves, given how Sexy is presumably on guard against such creatures' intrusion - on her person. person: if they ''had'' touched her, she'd have had decades in which to hide or lose the thing. It was everyone ''around'' her that was in danger up until the final confrontation, not Sally herself.
26th Jun '17 9:14:53 AM Sharlee
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** Remember that the Angels aren't just looking to nosh people in this episode: they've been trying to get access to the interior of the TARDIS. They were following Sally around, not hunting her, because they deduced she was getting messages from the past and were hoping those messages would guide her to wherever the police had moved the TARDIS. Plus, they couldn't afford to send her to the past once she had the key - something they probably couldn't use themselves, given how Sexy is presumably on guard against such creatures' intrusion - on her person.
26th Jun '17 9:06:14 AM Sharlee
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** Plus, having the word "Police" displayed so prominently at the top of the TARDIS may have worked ''against'' the perception filter in this case. It presumably isn't as easy for the filter to convince someone that whatever object it's concealing is none of their business if that object is visually screaming that it '''is''' the business of the profession that's looking for it.

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** Plus, having the word "Police" displayed so prominently at the top of the TARDIS may have worked ''against'' the perception filter in this particular case. It presumably isn't as easy for the filter to convince someone that whatever they don't want to know about the object it's concealing is none of their business if that object is visually screaming that it '''is''' a thing of importance to the business of the profession that's people who are looking for it.
26th Jun '17 9:03:38 AM Sharlee
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** Plus, having the word "Police" displayed so prominently at the top of the TARDIS may have worked ''against'' the perception filter in this case. It presumably isn't as easy for the filter to convince someone that whatever object it's concealing is none of their business if that object is visually screaming that it '''is''' the business of the profession that's looking for it.
26th Jun '17 8:57:07 AM Sharlee
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** Yes, Sally and Larry had crouched down under the Tardis console's overhang before the time machine vanished from around them.




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** Cathy'd already ''tried'' the "Back to the Future" approach with her grandson's photos and letter, and Sally didn't believe it. She'd needed to actually ''meet'' the aged Billy to accept what he had to say.
15th May '17 3:47:27 PM AthenaBlue
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* [[Headscratchers/DoctorWhoS29E1SmithAndJones "Smith and Jones"]]
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* Why oh why does ''nobody'' bring up the fact that the moon is ''supposed'' to have one sixth of the Earth's gravity, instead talking about the lack of airtightedness of windows to point out the weirdness of the situation?
** The Judoon installed artificial gravity to make their search easier. It's hard to look intimidating when you are bouncing around like big Rhino shaped balloon.
** Because one is a lot more apparent than the other. If you were stranded on the moon with nothing, but plain clothes, your first concern wouldn't be adjusting to gravity, but desperately gasping for oxygen.
* Okay, so we know that [[CPRCleanPrettyReliable CPR is clean, pretty, and reliable]], but ''how'' does it bring someone back to life after they've had all the blood sucked out of them? The Doctor's not human, but he's gotta need his blood for something!
** I think that was the point of the kiss he gave to Martha. It doesn't quite make sense, but I think it only worked because of that.
** I got the impression that Martha and the Judoon arrived before the Plasmavore could suck ''all'' the Doctor's blood. He probably lost enough that his hearts stopped, but CPR could start them again and he could function.
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31st Mar '17 12:17:34 PM inspibrain101
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*** The ability to expand one's lifespan is one of those abilities that was hidden and shrouded in secrecy after it was discovered- and with good reason! If the expanded universe is to be believed, the Time Lords created their own ability to regenerate, but cut themselves off at 12 regenerations (13 lives) on purpose. Even if this is not true and regeneration is a simple biological quirk, the ability to escape death completely is one of those things that ''just doesn't exist in the whoniverse.'' There are plenty of things that are within easy reach for a Time Lord that seem fantastic to us- Time travel and space travel, in particular. But keep in mind that all races in the whoniverse who have any sort of expanded lifespan are almost considered equals to the Time Lords- the Sisterhood of Karn, the Great Vampires, just as examples. Think of it this way: humans have created a vaccine for polio, chicken pox, and measles, thereby saving millions of lives. But now we're concerned about cancer and AIDS. To a physician from the 18th century, it would seem amazing that we can cure such diseases so easily, and it would seem surprising to him that we suffer any health problems at all.
31st Mar '17 5:09:26 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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** I understand ''why'' he wanted the technology, what I don't understand is why he needed a human to provide it for him. Something like that is surely child's play to a time lord?

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** *** I understand ''why'' he wanted the technology, what I don't understand is why he needed a human to provide it for him. Something like that is surely child's play to a time lord?
31st Mar '17 5:08:58 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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** I understand ''why'' he wanted the technology, what I don't understand is why he needed a human to provide it for him. Something like that is surely child's play to a time lord?
27th Mar '17 3:11:59 PM inspibrain101
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** Actually, this part makes a lot of sense, especially when you consider the Master of the Classic Era. First of all, The Master has always been obsessed with extending his own life; if you think the Doctor goes through a lot of regenerations, stop and consider that the Master was on his ''thirteenth'' body (i.e. last,) when the Doctor was on his ''third''. Over the course of the Classic Era, the Master [[GrandTheftMe possessed two people,]] assassinated the President of Gallifrey in order to steal himself a new set of regenerations, tried to get himself a set of regenerations from the tomb of Rassilon by assisting/sabotaging the Doctor in the Death Zone of Gallifrey, and about a dozen other crazy schemes spanning across galaxies. Some genius fellow on Earth has found a way to extend life? Sure, fund him! Why not? It seems that the Master funded Lazarus for this purpose, and the weaponization of the technology was just a handy secondary use.
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