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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!!!
20th Jul '16 11:18:55 AM inspibrain101
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*** This is because the Doctor never interfered with the Cult of Skaro's plans in 30's New York. Remember, the planet-snatching gambit was devised after that one Dalek escaped New York and pulled Davros out of the Time War. Of course, that leads to a whole other question of what happened to stop the Daleks in 30's New York... Time Travelling UNIT soldiers? Oh, Moffat, please make this a spinoff series! Time Travelling UNIT soldiers, heck yah!
20th Jul '16 9:28:26 AM inspibrain101
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** It's possible that the events of The Impossible Planet, etc. occurred slightly before, during, or even a little after. If slightly before, the crew would have been in the process of describing what had happened and explaining the malfunction, or may not have even reached inhabited space yet. Slightly after, I believe, is still possible; it's implied that the planet was very far away from ood/human-inhabited space, and it might have taken longer for the ood brain signal to reach that far.
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