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14th Feb '17 11:49:34 PM DefyingGallifrey7
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** Turns out the Doctor was on his last regeneration - he couldn't regenerate and would have died if Clara hadn't persuaded the Time Lords to gift him another cycle in Time of the Doctor.
14th Feb '17 11:37:24 PM DefyingGallifrey7
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** But they're actually not different people. They are literally the same person. Sure, the Doctor changes his face and veneer, but overall he doesn't change his core self more than anyone would over that period of time. Besides, calling his separate incarnations by numbers like 'Ten' and 'Eleven' is only used outside the show - the Doctor and other Time Lords are never shown to care what incarnation someone is in and they don't have trouble adjusting to a changed face. It is only because we don't change like that that we have trouble seeing them as the same person.
18th Sep '16 8:31:43 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Possibly, given it's a fictional technnology to begin with. But in any case, look, at some point we do have to shrug and go with RuleOfCool, here. This is a science-fiction action-adventure series we're discussing. Which is the more visually striking image and exciting climactic scenario for a science-fiction action-adventure series; a lot of shots of people smashing their lightbulbs or World War Two fighter-planes dogfighting a UFO in space? If you think the former, whatever floats your boat, but I'd suggest ''Doctor Who'' probably isn't the show for you.
18th Sep '16 6:05:35 AM DoctorNemesis
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** The Reapers are dead. In fact, not even dead; they never existed. Except for lifeforms native to Earth (or which happened to be trapped in the Pandorica at the time), nothing in the universe exists or ever existed at this point. The Reapers don't show up because they can't show up, because they've been completely wiped out of existence.
21st Jul '16 1:50:38 AM Tuomas
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** The question is not really, "Have other alien races come here and been totally pwned?", it's more like "Does Earth have any threats we should consider before invading it?", which is totally something any invading force should and would research. Also, it seems the Atraxi archive-reading system is fast enough that they can process the entire history of the previous ten Doctors' actions on Earth in a matter of seconds, so it shouldn't really take them more than a couple of days to go through every significant event in Earth's history.

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** The question is not really, "Have "have other alien races come here and been totally pwned?", it's more like "Does like, "does Earth have any threats we should consider before invading it?", which is totally something any invading force should and would research. Also, it seems the Atraxi archive-reading system is fast enough that they can process the entire history of the previous ten Doctors' actions on Earth in a matter of seconds, so it shouldn't really take them more than a couple of days to go through every significant event in Earth's history.
21st Jul '16 1:49:44 AM Tuomas
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** The question is not really, "Have other alien races come here and been totally pwned?", it's more like "Does Earth have any threats we should consider before invading it?", which is totally something any invading force should and would research. Also, it seems the Atraxi archive-reading system is fast enough that they can process the entire history of the previous ten Doctors' actions on Earth in a matter of seconds, so it shouldn't really take them more than a couple of days to go through every significant event in Earth's history.
20th Jul '16 9:34:36 PM inspibrain101
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*** *snicker* In the New series, maybe. What about Ace, with her nitro-9 and dalek-killing baseball bat? Or Leela, with her Janis thorns and knife of doom? Brigadier "Five rounds rapid" Lethbridge-Stewart? Companions don't kill, hah!
20th Jul '16 8:52:33 PM inspibrain101
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** The biggest problem with this treaty is that there is no organization with the authority to create planet-wide negotiations. Sure, there's the UN, but it really has no power to enforce diddly squat. Sure, Britain might be okay with sharing the planet, but would America? China? France? Germany? Russia?
20th Jul '16 4:42:09 PM inspibrain101
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*** No, that is incorrect. A fixed point is some event that the universe decrees must happen, no matter what the circumstances, i.e. the death of Adelaide brooks. A time traveler having knowledge of historical events can, but not necessarily, lead to a paradox. "Angels Take Manhattan" became a fixed point because there were so many paradoxes being squeezed into a single time and place, including the weeping angels, their hellish hotel, and Rory's deaths. In "Father's Day," Pete's Death became a fixed point because there were so many paradoxes involved, including Rose saving her father's life, touching her baby self, and running past another past self. Any one of these things on their own might be allowable by the universe, such as the mystery novel from the future and Rose touching her baby self, but when you pile on this many paradoxes, the strands of time are stretched to their limits, and a fixed point is created. Future knowledge can contribute to, but does not make, a fixed point.
20th Jul '16 4:30:49 PM inspibrain101
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** You have an entire encyclopedia set sitting on your bookshelf, but do you know anything and everything that's in there? Or do you use your encyclopedia to look up relevant information for a school project? The Atraxi have an encyclopedia of Earth, and are using it for a school project on "How best to intimidate the Earthlings into giving up our escaped prisoner." Entry, "Have other alien races come here and been totally pwned?" does not come up in their research until the Doctor challenges them.
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