History Headscratchers / DoctorWhoSeries5

31st May '17 9:05:05 AM DoctorNemesis
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** You said it yourself; the Time Lords ''were'' always protective of their technology. There ain't no more Time Lords but one at that point. So there's nothing to stop any other species that feels like it from researching and developing technology that is very similar to a TARDIS. The very fact that the Time Lords had to actively intervene to stop other species from developing TARDIS-like technology clearly suggests that it is far from impossible for other species to develop the same or similar kind of technology; they just didn't because the Time Lords always intervened to jealously guard their monopoly.

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** You said it yourself; the Time Lords ''were'' always protective of their technology. There ain't no more Time Lords but one at that point. So there's nothing to stop any other species that feels like it from researching and developing technology that is very similar to a TARDIS. The very fact that the Time Lords had to actively intervene to stop other species from developing TARDIS-like technology clearly suggests that it is far from impossible for other species to develop the same or similar kind of technology; they just didn't because the Time Lords always intervened to jealously guard their monopoly.
monopoly. And since the Time Lords aren't around any more...
31st May '17 9:03:59 AM DoctorNemesis
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** You said it yourself; the Time Lords ''were'' always protective of their technology. There ain't no more Time Lords but one at that point. So there's nothing to stop any other species that feels like it from researching and developing technology that is very similar to a TARDIS. The very fact that the Time Lords had to actively intervene to stop other species from developing TARDIS-like technology clearly suggests that it is far from impossible for other species to develop the same or similar kind of technology; they just didn't because the Time Lords always intervened to jealously guard their monopoly.
31st May '17 8:52:12 AM DoctorNemesis
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** A later episode reveals that the Doctor has been made President of Earth with emergency powers that activate in times of potential global emergency. So, as it turns out, ''he'' actually ''can'' speak for humanity; this is just him delegating.
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!
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