History Headscratchers / DoctorWhoSeries3

9th Apr '16 12:47:05 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** [[HeyItsThatGuy Tried to overthrow her.]]
6th Mar '16 12:30:47 PM Sharlee
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*** It could also be the case that, in the long run, humans just tend to be more ''comfortable'' as corporeal carbon-based life forms that look like Time Lords. That's the kind of body our species' fundamental personality-traits evolved to inhabit, so living as cyborgs or gas-clouds or computer programs or whatever may simply lose its appeal after a few years or generations, sending us back to our roots.

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*** It could also be the case that, in the long run, humans just tend to be more ''comfortable'' as corporeal carbon-based life forms that look like Time Lords. That's the kind of body our species' fundamental personality-traits evolved to inhabit, so living as cyborgs or gas-clouds or computer programs or whatever may simply lose its appeal after a few years or generations, sending us back to our roots. Which is an interesting way of subverting conventional scifi's {{Transhuman}} expectations.
6th Mar '16 12:25:10 PM Sharlee
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*** It could also be the case that, in the long run, humans just tend to be more ''comfortable'' as corporeal carbon-based life forms that look like Time Lords. That's the kind of body our species' fundamental personality-traits evolved to inhabit, so living as cyborgs or gas-clouds or computer programs or whatever may simply lose its appeal after a few years or generations, sending us back to our roots.
6th Mar '16 9:39:23 AM Sharlee
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** The guards expect to be going to Utopia, a place where everything is perfect. To those among them who've seen their own loved ones devolve into Futurekind, "perfect" may include having a ''cure'' for that degeneration, which they're holding out hope might someday be used to restore the cannibals to normal.
3rd Jan '16 12:40:28 PM Sharlee
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** Conversely, if Yana is a backronym, it's entirely in-character for the Master to give himself a name like that. As the Professor, he no longer recalled that he ''was'' "the Master", so he couldn't call himself "Professor Maestro" or whatever Delgado might've come up with. He can, however, be influenced by his own subconscious impressions of another life, same as John Smith could write stories about a time-traveler in a blue box. And "You are not alone" applies to ''him'' as much as to the Doctor: a reminder that there ''are'' other Time Lords out there, or at least had been at the point he'd fled the Time War.

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** Conversely, if Yana is a backronym, it's entirely in-character for the Master to give himself a name like that. As the Professor, he no longer recalled that he ''was'' "the Master", so he couldn't call himself "Professor Maestro" or whatever Delgado might've come up with. He can, however, be influenced by his own subconscious impressions of another life, same as John Smith could write stories about a time-traveler in a blue box. And "You are not alone" applies to ''him'' as much as to the Doctor: a reminder that there ''are'' other Time Lords out there, or at least had been at the point he'd fled the Time War.there's somebody very scary who hears drums buried in his own head.
3rd Jan '16 12:38:55 PM Sharlee
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** Conversely, if Yana is a backronym, it's entirely in-character for the Master to give himself a name like that. As the Professor, he no longer recalled that he ''was'' "the Master", so he couldn't call himself "Professor Maestro" or whatever Delgado might've come up with. He can, however, be influenced by his own subconscious impressions of another life, same as John Smith could write stories about a time-traveler in a blue box. And "You are not alone" applies to ''him'' as much as to the Doctor: a reminder that there ''are'' other Time Lords out there, or at least had been at the point he'd fled the Time War.
3rd Jan '16 12:31:02 PM Sharlee
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* How come Martha has never heard of the ''Valiant''? It does not seem particularly secret and it would actually be really hard to keep secret, being a flying fortress and all. But Martha, who comes from the same period of time, is amazed by the very idea of a flying aircraft carrier. The master mentioned he helped design the Valiant, which means its less than 18 months old at the time of the time of drums. Martha however left during the election campaign, when it is doubtful the master would have worked on the ''Valiant''.

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* How come Martha has never heard of the ''Valiant''? It does not seem particularly secret and it would actually be really hard to keep secret, being a flying fortress and all. But Martha, who comes from the same period of time, is amazed by the very idea of a flying aircraft carrier. The master mentioned he helped design the Valiant, ''Valiant'', which means its less than 18 months old at the time of the time of drums. Martha however left during the election campaign, when it is doubtful the master would have worked on the ''Valiant''.



** Possibly she's heard of it, but only as a normal aircraft carrier. No reason the British Navy can't keep some of its vessels' attributes a military secret.

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** Possibly she's heard of it, but only as a normal aircraft carrier. No reason the British Navy can't keep some of its vessels' attributes a military secret.
secret, especially if those attributes were late additions thanks to an up-and-coming politician's fresh idea.
3rd Jan '16 12:29:18 PM Sharlee
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* How come Martha has never heard of the Valiant? It does not seem particularly secret and it would actually be really hard to keep secret, being a flying fortress and all. But Martha, who comes from the same period of time, is amazed by the very idea of a flying aircraft carrier. The master mentioned he helped design the Valiant, which means its less than 18 months old at the time of the time of drums. Martha however left during the election campaign, when it is doubtful the master would have worked on the Valiant.
** Well maybe this is the Valiant's maiden voyage, and it was secret during its construction. That might not explain everything, but it helps.

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* How come Martha has never heard of the Valiant? ''Valiant''? It does not seem particularly secret and it would actually be really hard to keep secret, being a flying fortress and all. But Martha, who comes from the same period of time, is amazed by the very idea of a flying aircraft carrier. The master mentioned he helped design the Valiant, which means its less than 18 months old at the time of the time of drums. Martha however left during the election campaign, when it is doubtful the master would have worked on the Valiant.
''Valiant''.
** Well maybe this is the Valiant's ''Valiant'''s maiden voyage, and it was secret during its construction. That might not explain everything, but it helps.
** Possibly she's heard of it, but only as a normal aircraft carrier. No reason the British Navy can't keep some of its vessels' attributes a military secret.
3rd Jan '16 12:26:17 PM Sharlee
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** One more reason: it lets him rub it in the faces of all those British UNIT members who'd foiled his plans that he'd suckered the whole UK ''again''.
3rd Jan '16 12:19:26 PM Sharlee
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*** Indeed, for all the Doctor knows, the Master ''already destroyed the Earth'', then used the Paradox Machine to undo that event, just to ensure the Doctor would have to choose between leaving his beloved TARDIS in permanent agony or wiping out his pet world.
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