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3rd Nov '17 9:28:20 AM Sharlee
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** Sec didn't incorporate Diagoras's ''mind'', he incorporated his DNA. Just because Diagoras was enough of a ruthless S.O.B. for the Cult to find him suitable doesn't necessarily mean he was genetically ''predisposed'' to be that way: his ruthlessness could be learned behavior, not inborn. For all we know, he could have an identical twin with the exact same DNA who volunteers in a soup kitchen and finds homes for orphaned kittens in his spare time.
3rd Nov '17 9:21:42 AM Sharlee
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*** Specifically, he'd intended to give them traits associated with ''evil'' humans, like cunning and ruthless adaptability. Having them exhibit contrary traits of mercy, disobedience, and ''especially'' questioning authority was the Doctor's contribution.




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** "Into The Dalek" establishes that even ordinary Daleks ''could'' be capable of acquiring a rudimentary sense of right and wrong, if not for their travel machines' integrated computer-links' tampering with their memories. Sec didn't just incorporate human DNA into his own, he ''stood up and left his travel machine'', so its brainwashing functions couldn't inhibit his emotional development anymore.
3rd Nov '17 9:15:29 AM Sharlee
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** Remember, the Daleks are the mutant descendents of HumanAliens, the Kaleds. Most Daleks would naturally see the "human Daleks" as even more of an abomination than actual humans are, but possibly the Cult is open-minded enough to see them as ''re-created Kaleds'', hence "proto-Daleks" and provisionally acceptable as minions.
3rd Nov '17 9:08:13 AM Sharlee
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*** The ship isn't necessarily at the ''exact'' center of the planet, either. It was simply the biggest gravity-well in the original dust cloud that condensed to become the Earth; the accumulation of debris around its mass needn't have been evenly distributed.
** All the water in the Thames is going to be a mere drop in the bucket compared to all the billions of tons of water that seep down through underground rivers and cracks every day, all over the planet. At most, there may be a bit of an increase in output from all the land and undersea geysers within a few hundred miles of the sinkhole, and a lot of steam bubbling up out of the hole once the river fills up again.
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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