History Headscratchers / DoctorWhoSeries5

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.
8th Jun '16 3:23:11 AM Tuomas
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* When the Doctor asks the Atraxi whether Earth is protected, and who protects it, it seems the Atraxi go through their archives to see that the Doctor has succesfully thwarted numerous alien threats against the planet. Since the Atraxi already had that knowledge, why didn't they consider it before threatening to burn Earth? Seems like it would be standard procedure to look through the files have on a particular planet before deciding to use aggressive measures against it.
29th Apr '16 6:49:32 PM TimBuckII
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** Not that it directly answers the question, but I imagine the viewer not knowing when the message was recorded was the entire intention, since the scene is from Amy's point of view, and she is watching a recording she doesn't remember ever making. As for why they allow it in the first place, I'm not sure, but the thinking is most likely, "anyone who would choose Forget wouldn't leave themselves a reminder, and anyone who would leave themselves a reminder wouldn't choose Forget in the first place."
9th Mar '16 9:20:14 AM Hossmeister
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9th Mar '16 9:19:18 AM Hossmeister
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** [[TimeyWimeyBall Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey?]] Alternately, he's like an even better version of DoogieHowserMD.

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** [[TimeyWimeyBall Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey?]] Alternately, he's like an even better version of DoogieHowserMD.Series/DoogieHowserMD.
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