History Headscratchers / DoctorWhoSeries7

22nd Feb '17 3:15:53 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Plus, while none of those may have been particularly nice, the point the Great Intelligence isn't making the case that the Doctor's an evil kitten murderer who only preys on the innocent. He's making the case that the Doctor has a pronounced tendency to solve his problems by eradicating large numbers of sentient beings and thus has a lot of blood on his hands, not that any of these beings were necessarily innocent.
21st Feb '17 11:45:28 PM DoctorNemesis
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** Were we supposed to be find him creepy? He wasn't really ''flirting'', the 'pretty' comment just slipped out, and he seemed embarrassed about it. I saw nothing creepy about the guy; I just saw a man with an unrequited crush on the children's governess. That's not creepy by itself, and considering he was upset rather than angry when he thought the Doctor was her boyfriend - and he'd have had a right to be angry when they'd apparently been together in his house - I'd say it was genuine feelings, he wasn't just lusting after her . You can still be annoyed at Clara kissing the Doctor, but I don't think there was any hypocrisy there.

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** Were we supposed to be find him creepy? He wasn't really ''flirting'', the 'pretty' comment just slipped out, and he seemed embarrassed about it. I saw nothing creepy about the guy; I just saw a man with an unrequited crush on the children's governess.governess which he tried to keep hidden but which occasionally slipped out despite himself. That's not creepy by itself, and considering he was upset rather than angry when he thought the Doctor was her boyfriend - and he'd have had a right to be angry when they'd apparently been together in his house - I'd say it was genuine feelings, he wasn't just lusting after her . You can still be annoyed at Clara kissing the Doctor, but I don't think there was any hypocrisy there.
30th Jan '17 5:05:59 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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** It is a direct reference to the Shirley Jackson novel 'The Haunting of Hill House.' In that book the nursery 'is the heart of the house' (The psychic says these exact words in the episode) and has a cold spot in it.
23rd Jul '16 10:56:13 AM inspibrain101
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*** This makes very good sense- though I'm not sure how exactly the Silence would have been able to engineer it so exactly.




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*** Confirmed.



** Who's saying he took it with him originally? The Professor's visited Gallifrey countless times, even dropping by Lungbarrow once. Even before that, who's saying that it was used in his youth? It's the [[WeirdnessMagnet Professor]], having been regressed into infancy at some point in his past, so it would be needed by a sentimental companion isn't a stretch.

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** Who's saying he took it with him originally? The Professor's Doctor's visited Gallifrey countless times, even dropping by Lungbarrow once. Even before that, who's saying that it was used in his youth? It's the [[WeirdnessMagnet Professor]], Doctor]], having been regressed into infancy at some point in his past, so it would be needed by a sentimental companion isn't a stretch.




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*** Basically, buying him time before things got really messy.



** And, being an entity of pure intellect itself, the GI probably ascribes value to other beings' lives based ''solely'' on how smart they are, totally disregarding other potential merits like loyalty, bravery, integrity, etc.

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** [[FridgeBrilliance And, being an entity of pure intellect itself, the GI probably ascribes value to other beings' lives based ''solely'' on how smart they are, totally disregarding other potential merits like loyalty, bravery, integrity, etc.
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23rd Jul '16 10:35:39 AM inspibrain101
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** Resolved in "Time of the Doctor": The Silence weren't worried about the GI or the Doctor's Tomb; merely a coincidence that the tomb required the Doctor's name to open. The Silence were worried about the events that led up to the Doctor's death in that timeline.
23rd Jul '16 10:32:09 AM inspibrain101
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** Resolved in "The Time of the Doctor": [[spoiler: The cracks in time were partially created by the Time War, and were a potential way for Gallifrey to escape the Time Lock. The cracks would be unlocked if the Doctor gave a password- his name, which only he would know. Sort of a signal like, "it's safe!" The Silence were a religious cult, who did not want Gallifrey to come back; they feared that the Time War would continue in normal time and space and destroy the universe. They sought to kill the Doctor so that no one could possibly release Gallifrey.]] The Doctor's tomb had nothing to do with their plans, aside from its location on Trenzalore; merely a coincidence that it required the Doctor's name to open.
23rd Jul '16 9:29:12 AM inspibrain101
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** Certain search engines allow you to use an image as a criteria; perhaps that put a picture of Clara into the Google search engine, and found pictures that were similar, but a few hundred years off.
23rd Jul '16 9:04:26 AM inspibrain101
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* You know the ironic thing about "The Snowmen"? In the Great Intelligence's first appearance, he controlled a race of robotic yetis; "Abominable Snowmen," anyone?


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*** Just to clarify, the Great Intelligence is an interdimensional entity with the capability to control people's minds, or even their bodies. Many of the Great Intelligence's exploits are made with the goal of achieving some sort of physical form. Perhaps in this episode, he decided to put a twist on it- get rid of everyone's physical form, so that everyone can be a floating consciousness along with him!
23rd Jul '16 8:52:51 AM inspibrain101
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*** Moral of the story: don't hook up with strange Wi-Fi networks... is this what we're telling kids in the 21st century, now? Don't take candy from strangers, and don't hook up with their wifi!
23rd Jul '16 8:40:36 AM inspibrain101
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** Just to go over the sequence of events: the Doctor never exactly saw Oswin, only heard her voice. To the audience it becomes clear that we're probably dealing with a case of [[IdenticalAncestor Identical Ancestors]] or [[IdenticalStranger Identical Stranger]]. Over the course of the episode, with Clara dropping soufflé lines and as the Doctor begins to recognize her voice, he begins to suspect that there may be a familial relationship between Clara and Oswin. But when Clara dies, he's confused; there should be some serious temporal backlash for killing the ancestor of the girl who saved his life a few episodes ago, yet he senses none. "She can't die!" Granted, he's upset, but he's also seriously confused. When he finds out her middle name was Oswin, he begins to suspect that there is something else at work here.
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