History Headscratchers / DoctorWhoSeries3

20th Jul '16 8:06:58 AM inspibrain101
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** It's not just the descendants of those murdered humans who are wiped out; also wiped out are humanity's peaceful interactions with other alien races, new technology and cultural movements that led to people meeting, falling in love, and starting families- In other words, they haven't just killed Hitler; they've prevented his parents from ever meeting, and killed his wife's grandfather. Now, if the perpetrators were an alien race from a planet so far off that they never had any sort of contact with Earth, they could probably get away with it. But there's at least a good portion of the Toclafane who can trace their ancestry to 10% killed; thus, paradox.
20th Jul '16 7:37:18 AM inspibrain101
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** The Easter egg wasn't exactly "all over the internet", it seemed to be more Nerd-Culture, very obscure, but it serves its purpose by getting Nightingale's attention, sending him and Sparrow to the house, etc. Also keep in mind that UNIT at least is unfamiliar with this Doctor's face, and Torchwood might not have had the capabilities to mass scan the internet for weird stuff back then. Present day, Torchwood is much smaller, and not too concerned with capturing the Doctor anymore.
20th Jul '16 7:04:50 AM inspibrain101
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** Maybe they were trying to get a little payback for all the trouble he caused them. Plus, they're sadistic. Do they need a reason to be sadistic? I thought that was why it was sadistic.
20th Jul '16 7:01:17 AM inspibrain101
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** The main reason he suggested going through the doors was to get to the TARDIS, which probably wasn't much of a priority for the rest of the crew. They seemed to be more concerned with fixing the damage to the ship and managing the increasing heat.
20th Jul '16 6:58:37 AM inspibrain101
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*** I had always thought that there were multiple reasons to scan a star other than to check for signs of life; for example, is it stable enough to scoop fuel from without collapsing? Are there dependent planets with life nearby? Are there elements of this star that would be harmful to the ship and its crew? Again, basic safety procedures, and they would've gotten that bonus of detecting life signs.
20th Jul '16 6:49:37 AM inspibrain101
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*** The ability to regenerate itself seems to be written into Time Lord DNA, but certain aspects of the regeneration process, such as the number of regenerations a Time Lord can have, seem to be "controlled" by the Time Lords.
18th Jul '16 12:50:44 AM Tuomas
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** No, it doesn't go quite like that... First he uses his wits to defeat them, and only ''after'' that does he subject them to a FateWorseThanDeath. If he'd not been pissed of, he could've simply defeated them and then handed them over to the Shadow Proclamation (or some comparable authority) to be imprisoned.
17th Jul '16 6:38:39 AM DoctorNemesis
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** He doesn't ''want'' to use his wits to defeat them in this case, since using his wits to defeat them in this case means doing some incredibly horrible things to them. It's only after they've well and truly ticked him off that he goes all-out on them.
15th Jul '16 9:23:41 AM enfysap
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*Why did the Family give John the [[SadisticChoice sadistic choice]]? They only wanted John to change back, which not killing Martha and Joan would incentivisise John to do, but why the choice?
5th Jun '16 12:20:00 PM Tuomas
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* If, as we see at the end of the story, the Doctor can simply use his wits to outsmart the Family of Blood and defeat them, why did he need to turn human and hide from them to begin with?
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