History Headscratchers / DoctorWhoSeries4

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.
20th Jul '16 8:34:46 AM inspibrain101
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*** Anyone else want to start a petition to bring the Meddling Monk back? He, at least, was entertaining.
19th Jun '16 10:22:54 AM SickBoy
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** It does, though. Martha communicates with her Hath friend and understands him throughout the episode. I guess just for stylistic reasons they chose not to let the audience in on what the Hath are saying.
2nd Jun '16 2:45:48 AM Tuomas
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* The virtual reality simulation inside the Library's main computer was originally created for CAL, so she could continue her life in a safe and comfortable environment. Why, then, is the simulation based on a 21st century British home (right down to having 21st century shows on the telly), instead of something from CAL's own time period, like the home where she used to live before she died?
31st May '16 3:32:39 PM Tuomas
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* Why doesn't the TARDIS translate the Haths' speech, like it does with other alien languages?
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