History Headscratchers / DoctorWhoSeries4

11th Apr '17 10:13:29 AM cillianflood
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** Well that's based on conjecture. The Sontarans are depicted as pretty powerful in their own right and we have no indication how the Toclafane would fare against them. The Master was "preparing to wage war on the rest of the galaxy" meaning he was still building his strength. What's more is that they were planning a covert operation which they have shown themselves daring enough to try against the Time Lords before in The Invasion Of Time, and in almost every appearance in the classic series they're shown to be eager to get their hands on time lord technology. A warlike time lord building his strength that will later be a threat to them seems like exactly the kind of thing they's be interested in both defeating and learning from. It's likely the Master would be able to intercept and defeat them but the strange then would be him not bothering to mention it to the Doctor. Or maybe they were still planning to confront him but his sudden take over caused them to delay the Poison Sky plan and figure out something more concrete.
6th Apr '17 2:17:16 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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** "A lone Time Lord," ''plus a huge army of Toclafane'' who could obliterate the Sontarans before they could say "Sontar-HA!" Even the BloodKnight Sontarans aren't stupid enough to challenge such an overwhelmingly powerful foe. They want to fight, not to get massacred.
24th Feb '17 5:00:09 PM beeruckzII
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* Why the heck doesn't Davros trap Donna in a holding cell after she exits the TARDIS? If he did so, he would've won!
14th Feb '17 5:18:57 PM DefyingGallifrey7
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** A cool explanation would be that Donna can read Chinese - since the Doctor, depending on your interpretation of canon, can either read all languages or sees everything as Gallifreyan, we see written words through the companion's eyes.
1st Jan '17 9:02:01 PM inspibrain101
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** Beyond that, keep in mind that every person is a completely unique individual, with different experiences and personalities. Not everybody is going to react the way Donna did during her very stressful and counter with the Racnoss. Even if replacement–Donna had ended up in the Tardis and ended up leading the Doctor to the Racnoss, (which seems likely, considering the doctor ended up dying under the Thames,) anything could have happened which R-D did that Donna did not do which led to the doctor dying. Ultimate butterfly effect!
31st Dec '16 1:18:52 PM Sharlee
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* Why would 60 million Americans die due to the Adiposians' plan? Wasn't the only reason it would have killed anyone stemmed from there being too few people taking it at the time The Doctor forced their hand in the normal timeline (a "mere" one million)? The worst that should have happened was A bunch of freaked out, formerly overweight Americans staring incredulously as the pounds walked harmlessly away from them.

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* Why would 60 million Americans die due to the Adiposians' plan? Wasn't the only reason it would have killed anyone stemmed from there being too few people taking it at the time The Doctor forced their hand in the normal timeline (a "mere" one million)? The worst that should have happened was A a bunch of freaked out, formerly overweight Americans staring incredulously as the pounds walked harmlessly away from them.


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* In the alternate world in "Turn Left", why wouldn't the Racnoss' non-Donna living-key be the Doctor's companion and save him from the flooding chamber?
** Because it took a combination of very unlikely things happening for Donna to get transported into the TARDIS. The particles in Donna were only a piece of the puzzle. The other pieces were: 1) Donna having the timelines revolving around her which gave her a connection to the TARDIS, and 2) Her emotional situation during her wedding which happened at *just the right time* to teleport her into the TARDIS. If it had been anyone else, nothing would've happened.
15th Sep '16 10:21:04 PM Sharlee
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** As for the "brain carrying" issue, it's possible that wild-born Ood ''don't'' have their hind-brains hanging from a fleshy strand, but the Ood-breeding facility engineers their nervous systems to grow that way so the translation-spheres can be implanted more easily. Donna and the Doctor only speculated that was why the Ood were so peaceful; they could just have been pacifistic by choice, not constrained by fragile physiology.

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** As for the "brain carrying" issue, it's possible that wild-born Ood ''don't'' have their hind-brains hanging from a fleshy strand, strand outside their bodies, but the Ood-breeding facility engineers their nervous systems to grow that way so the translation-spheres can be implanted more easily. Donna and the Doctor only speculated that was why the Ood were so peaceful; they could just have been pacifistic by choice, not constrained by fragile physiology.
15th Sep '16 10:19:28 PM Sharlee
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** As for the "brain carrying" issue, it's possible that wild-born Ood ''don't'' have their hind-brains hanging from a fleshy strand, but the Ood-breeding facility engineers their nervous systems to grow that way so the translation-spheres can be implanted more easily. Donna and the Doctor only speculated that was why the Ood were so peaceful; they could just have been pacifistic by choice, not constrained by fragile physiology.
20th Jul '16 1:41:18 PM inspibrain101
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** Consider it a fixed point. As evidenced in 'Turn Left', if it doesn't happen, everything goes to crap.
20th Jul '16 12:53:43 PM inspibrain101
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** Seems to me that you've got your numbers mixed up a bit; Time Lords traditionally get 12 regenerations, or 13 bodies. Thanks to Day of the Doctor, we now know that Tennant's Doctor was actually 11. Metacrisis Doctor also counts as its own regeneration: 12. Matt Smith's Doctor: 13. But other than that... holy cow, you're on the right track! I'm sure that the creators didn't mean for the metacrisis to be the Valeyard, but retroactively, it fits all too well. The Valeyard is alleged to be created between the Doctor's 12th and 13th selves; 11 (Tennant) regenerates into 12 without changing his face, the Metacrisis Doctor is accidentally created in the process. Ho. Lee. Crap. VALEYARD!!!
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