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OldManHoOh
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03:48:30 PM May 23rd 2014
edited by 151.230.133.37
Commented this out, as I don't understand what this has to do with anything.

  • The TARDIS is an especially egregious example. Any time something goes wrong with its systems, it threatens to destroy anything from an inhabited planet to reality itself, and this happens so often that it was Lampshaded in the "Time Crash" special, with the Doctor observing that the TARDIS's latest hiccup is threatening to create a hole in the universe the size of Belgium and commenting that it's a bit undramatic. One wonders why the Valeyard didn't just haul the Doctor in for violating TARDIS safety regs.

...what? What has any of this got to do with smoky factories or final confrontations? If it means the control room/console room, then either it's on a singular floor or there are plenty of handrails; the machinery isn't really exposed unless the Doctor and his companions are busy fixing its systems, the safety switches are usually on the main console and no furnaces or forges to speak of either. We rarely even see a clear depiction of the TARDIS' workings and engines, and the one occasion it did, the TARDIS' many safety protocols were deliberately compromised as part of a flying lesson. Also, the Doctor usually has a fire extinguisher and I think falling oxygen masks in one episode.

As "The Time of the Doctor" explains, the TARDIS was nearly blown up by design by people wilfully travelling along the Doctor's time stream. Also, its systems never function properly and it shakes about in almost every trip it makes, so what definition of "something go[ing] wrong" are we going by here?

I believe the problem in "Time Crash" was due to the external shields after collision with another TARDIS. I'll need to properly look into that episode, but again, nothing related to the description. I also have no idea how the editor came to the conclusion that the "size of Belgium" joke is about the TARDIS' failures and shortcomings. I thought that had more to do with the fact that it's a hole in the universe.
OldManHoOh
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03:33:05 PM May 23rd 2014
"The End of the World" doesn't really fit the description. There's no climactic battle to speak of. The Doctor (in essence) runs along the precarious path, and hits the button at the end.
pittsburghmuggle
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10:57:34 PM Sep 17th 2012
I propose changing the name to "No Safety Compliance".
Peteman
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01:31:32 PM Mar 11th 2012
Question: about the Doom minigame EPA crack: aren't you on Mars? Isn't there no environment to protect?
Fireblood
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06:53:19 AM Feb 9th 2012
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is, as usual, mentioned. This was a work of fiction, and most claims by Sinclair were either wildly exaggerated based on hearsay or fabricated entirely. Sinclair himself rejected the legislation regulating the meat-packers that followed, since the public would be paying for it, rather than them, and this allowed them to defray the costs. https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/The_Jungle#Public_and_federal_response
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