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[[folder:A Christmas Carol]]
* In ''Christmas Carol'', Kazran is obviously meant to be an expy of Scrooge, but for the love of Time Lords, 'casually committing manslaughter on four thousand people on a whim because I don't give a shit' is not the same as 'being a grumpy greedy dick of a businessman, but ultimately it is MY money at the end of the day and I have a right to choose how to spend it'. Scrooge is more of a Lawful Evil/True Neutral while Kazran is just stupid. What did he think was going to happen? The President would go 'Oh, so you let four thousand people die at a whim. No biggie, you still up for that poker night? Kkthxbai.'? The whole thing seems like one goddamn political suicide.

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* In ''Christmas Carol'', Kazran is obviously meant to be an expy of Scrooge, but for the love of Time Lords, 'casually committing manslaughter on four thousand people on a whim because I don't give a shit' is not the same as 'being a grumpy greedy dick of a businessman, but ultimately it is MY money at the end of the day and I have a right to choose how to spend it'. Scrooge is more of a Lawful Evil/True Neutral while Kazran is just stupid. What did he think was going to happen? The President would go 'Oh, so you let four thousand people die at a whim. No biggie, you still up for that poker night? Kkthxbai.'? The whole thing seems like one goddamn political suicide.




* In ''Christmas Carol'', Why would the machine suddenly refuse to work? I don't buy the whole 'oh you're now a completely different person so the machine will no longer work'.He's still the same person in terms of his DNA and the likes and given how he only turned nice in the last two minutes, does the machine come with a built in 'being-a-bitter-dick-o-meter' that assesses his jerkass-levels and only grants him access if they're sufficient? I'm currently picturing Kazran spending years upon year, waking up happily and desperately trying to use the machine until he's so grumpy and pissed off with it that it lets him on.

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\n* In ''Christmas Carol'', Why would the machine suddenly refuse to work? I don't buy the whole 'oh you're now a completely different person so the machine will no longer work'.He's still the same person in terms of his DNA and the likes and given how he only turned nice in the last two minutes, does the machine come with a built in 'being-a-bitter-dick-o-meter' that assesses his jerkass-levels and only grants him access if they're sufficient? I'm currently picturing Kazran spending years upon year, waking up happily and desperately trying to use the machine until he's so grumpy and pissed off with it that it lets him on.




* In ''Christmas Carol'' - the lack of big time-devouring monsters and the universe collapsing on itself due to old Kazran and young Kazran touching. ?_? Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey, yes I know.

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\n* In ''Christmas Carol'' - the The lack of big time-devouring monsters and the universe collapsing on itself due to old Kazran and young Kazran touching. ?_? Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey, yes I know.




* In ''Christmas Carol'' - The Doctor violates numerous Laws of Time with no apparent ill-effect. As mentioned above, he allows two versions of the same person from different points in time to meet and nearly touch, with narry a Reaper showing up as in ''Fathers Day''. But the real kicker is that, as in ''The Waters of Mars'', The Doctor alters several peoples established personal timelines and tries to significantly change history. Granting that The Doctor is working to save a lot more lives here than then (4000+ vs. 1) and that the stakes, while being personal, are not as wholy selfish as Ten's desire to save Captain Adelaide vs. Elven's trying to save Rory, Amy AND the rest of the people on their ship. The principle is the same. Apart from everything he does to Kazran, he certainly changes things for Abigail AND Abigail's family, who did get to see her for one Christmas Eve.

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\n* In ''Christmas Carol'' - The Doctor violates numerous Laws of Time with no apparent ill-effect. As mentioned above, he allows two versions of the same person from different points in time to meet and nearly touch, with narry a Reaper showing up as in ''Fathers Day''. But the real kicker is that, as in ''The Waters of Mars'', The Doctor alters several peoples established personal timelines and tries to significantly change history. Granting that The Doctor is working to save a lot more lives here than then (4000+ vs. 1) and that the stakes, while being personal, are not as wholy selfish as Ten's desire to save Captain Adelaide vs. Elven's trying to save Rory, Amy AND the rest of the people on their ship. The principle is the same. Apart from everything he does to Kazran, he certainly changes things for Abigail AND Abigail's family, who did get to see her for one Christmas Eve.










* In "The Christmas Carol," why does the Doctor take Kazran and Abigail to all of Earth's greatest spectacles? In Old!Kazran's pictures, we see that he took them to the Egyptian pyramids, the Eiffel Tower- and later, of course, Frank Sinatra's home. They're from ''the future.'' On a ''different planet.'' Why would they ever care about what's amazing on Earth?

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\n* In "The Christmas Carol," why Why does the Doctor take Kazran and Abigail to all of Earth's greatest spectacles? In Old!Kazran's pictures, we see that he took them to the Egyptian pyramids, the Eiffel Tower- and later, of course, Frank Sinatra's home. They're from ''the future.'' On a ''different planet.'' Why would they ever care about what's amazing on Earth?












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* In Day of the Moon, why would Amy say that Rory fell out of the sky? Sure, it's a figure of speech, but wouldn't you avoid using it as a figure of speech when you know someone who LITERALLY fell out of the sky? There's no way she could have thought that saying that wouldn't cause any confusion. Also, a smaller complaint: that sort of language implies that Rory entered her life suddenly and it was love at first sight or something when I recall Rory saying something about Amy making him dress up as the Doctor when they were kids, which means they've known each other for a long time, making it unlikely he just popped into her life one day and swept her off her feet. Basically, her word choice isn't necessarily incorrect or anything like that, but it is so poorly-selected that it just seems awkward.

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\n* In Day "Day of the Moon, Moon", why would Amy say that Rory fell out of the sky? Sure, it's a figure of speech, but wouldn't you avoid using it as a figure of speech when you know someone who LITERALLY fell out of the sky? There's no way she could have thought that saying that wouldn't cause any confusion. Also, a smaller complaint: that sort of language implies that Rory entered her life suddenly and it was love at first sight or something when I recall Rory saying something about Amy making him dress up as the Doctor when they were kids, which means they've known each other for a long time, making it unlikely he just popped into her life one day and swept her off her feet. Basically, her word choice isn't necessarily incorrect or anything like that, but it is so poorly-selected that it just seems awkward.





















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* In The Rebel Flesh, if the acid is so incredibly corrosive, why do they use Gangers that are so susceptible to it? Why not use metal droids that resist the acid? Seems awfully inefficient to me. And why do these Gangers need entire personalities just to do maintenance work?

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\n* In The "The Rebel Flesh, Flesh", if the acid is so incredibly corrosive, why do they use Gangers that are so susceptible to it? Why not use metal droids that resist the acid? Seems awfully inefficient to me. And why do these Gangers need entire personalities just to do maintenance work?















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* Doctor's name means warrior in a different language, how exactly? First off does this mean the Doctor's name is not translated when he goes to non-English speaking places, if so how come on earth the planet he most frequently visits only one language that uses the word "Doctor"; and if The Doctor's name is translated in when he goes to non-English speaking places then how can Doctor mean warrior, then what do the call physician?

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* The Doctor's name means warrior in a different language, how exactly? First off does this mean the Doctor's name is not translated when he goes to non-English speaking places, if so how come on earth the planet he most frequently visits only one language that uses the word "Doctor"; and if The Doctor's name is translated in when he goes to non-English speaking places then how can Doctor mean warrior, then what do the call physician?



*** Says who? Moffat has stated he'd like to do a story featuring Jack, but scheduling has so far precluded it (let's also remember that Jack first appeared in a story written by Steven Moffat). As for the other RTD era companions, the Doctor probably figures he's put them through enough after "Stolen Earth".

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*** Says who? Moffat has stated he'd like to do a story featuring Jack, but scheduling has so far precluded it (let's also remember that Jack first appeared in a story written by Steven Moffat). As for the other RTD era companions, the Doctor probably figures he's put them through enough after "Stolen "The Stolen Earth".



*** Unlikely. Jack got along fine in the TARDIS following the year that never was when the Doctor took him home and when he helped fly the Earth home in Journey's End. The Doctor also invited him to come traveling again and if the TARDIS didn't like that then she'd have let the Doctor know.

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*** Unlikely. Jack got along fine in the TARDIS following the year that never was when the Doctor took him home and when he helped fly the Earth home in Journey's End."Journey's End". The Doctor also invited him to come traveling again and if the TARDIS didn't like that then she'd have let the Doctor know.


























































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[[folder:The Wedding of River Song]]

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*** That makes a lot of sense really. The Doctor, of course, [[CaptainObvious is pretty clever]], so if he found himself locked in a prison, with a vague idea of some enemy he was fighting, the first thing he'd think to himself was, "So, they affect memory" and hang on to any memories about them or a plan to defeat them with a bear-grip.

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*** That makes a lot of sense really. The Doctor, of course, [[CaptainObvious is pretty clever]], clever, so if he found himself locked in a prison, with a vague idea of some enemy he was fighting, the first thing he'd think to himself was, "So, they affect memory" and hang on to any memories about them or a plan to defeat them with a bear-grip.



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** Vastra is exaggerating for the sake of the RuleOfCool, but not by much: the Headless Monks and the Clerics killed ''each other'', but no one was killed in the actual battles between the Doctor's forces and the Silence's forces.


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** They're panicking because the Doctor is (seemingly) dying already, ahead of schedule. The Doctor survived in the end, but ''they'' thought that ''[[BeyondTheImpossible somehow]]'', the "Doctor's Death in Utah" fixed point in time had been overridden and time was changing, with Melody Pond's murder of the Doctor being displaced to 1938. If ''that'' changes, there's no telling the rest of River's history will go as planned; could be in the "new timeline" they think they're witnessing, River ''never goes'' to Stormcage in the first place.


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** The characters didn't get ''shrunk'', it's the Dollhouse that is BiggerOnTheInside (made so by [[RealityWarper George]] to serve as his inter-dimensional Azkaban). It's like the T.A.R.D.I.S., minus the ability to time-travel. Meaning it's not just scaled up from the inside, it has ''tons'' of rooms that couldn't possibly be there from the outside.

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* When the Doctor first meets River in the alternate "5:02 PM" universe, why doesn't he immediately whisper into her ear, "look into my eyes, it's safe for you to shoot me"? Why continue with the charade that he's going to die and go through all the drama that follows, which must've been emotionally exhausting for everyone involved except the Doctor?




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* Related to the previous question: just two episodes later, the Doctor casually reveals the [=TARDIS=] carries a cure for a supposedly incurable blood clot, but here he can't think of anything inside the [=TARDIS=] to help resuscitate Rory?

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* The Silents' plan in this episode makes little sense, considering that "A Good Man Goes to War" establishes the Silence has the means for both time travel and interstellar travel... Apparently the Silents have manipulated the human race for thousands of years just so we would produce a space suit. Why would they waste so much time and effort, when they could simply travel to a more advanced planet to get a spacesuit there, or travel to Earth's future to do the same? This is especially baffling since the spacesuit is filled with alien technology, so apparently Earth tech ''wasn't'' enough for the Silents, and they had to go somewhere else anyway to get the other stuff. So what the heck was the point of being on Earth for millennia?


* Amy leaves Madame Kovarian to die at the hands of the Silence when they overload her eye-drive. This is all well and good, but why is it that everybody, including Tropers and the series itself, treat the character as dead? That scene took place in an alternative, collapsing universe that was undone by the end of the episode, so Madame Kovarian should still be alive!

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**If a silence says it it'll have a more accurate result as they are the ones with the power. Plus would you be convinced convinced an entire species just because a stranger said so? Or would you be more convinced if the species themselves said to do it to them.

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* Why did the Doctor specifically need one of the Silence to say "You should kill us all"? The test run in TARDIS indicated that at least the Doctor giving a command when a person sees the Silence will be carried out. So why exactly couldn't he use just any picture of the Silence and add separate audio with the command on it? Now, I could accept explanations that it doesn't work just any random thing said and it worked with the Doctor because Time Lords are much more telepathic than humans and so on, but was any explanation like this established in the story itself?

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***Keep in mind that these Silence are a renegade branch from the Priests. Both are the same race, it's just that one group has malevolent intentions in taking over the world and the other are a group genetically engineered to help people

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*** Amy's captors never bothered to copy over Amy's memories or mental processes into her ganger, because they never intended to have it operate except as the real Amy's remote-controlled avatar. It never had the chance or capacity to be independently conscious: from the moment it was activated to the moment the Doctor melted it, Amy was constantly linked into its head.


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** We don't know the exact circumstances under which Amy's abductors swapped her for a ganger. It's possible they'd observed and scanned Amy for a while ''before'' she got pregnant, having knowledge that she would become so in the near future. They prepped the ganger while waiting for her to conceive, then snatched the real Amy and left the ready-made duplicate in her place.


*** For the record, the coat was added at Matt Smith's request because he [[RealLifeWritesThePlot kept getting really cold on set]]. As to why nobody noticed and commented on the new coat, it would be for the same reason nobody seemed to notice or care when the Tenth Doctor changed his suit - do ''you'' wear the same outfit 24/7? Most people don't, so they wouldn't expect someone else to either. And unlike his various more [[BowTiesAreCool questionable]] choices in fashion - including the [[RunningGag goofy headgear]] River is always shooting off him - there's no RuleOfFunny reason to point out the change.

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*** For the record, the coat was added at Matt Smith's request because he [[RealLifeWritesThePlot kept getting really cold on set]]. As to why nobody noticed and commented on the new coat, it would be for the same reason nobody seemed to notice or care when the Tenth Doctor changed his suit - do ''you'' wear the same outfit 24/7? Most people don't, so they wouldn't expect someone else to either. And unlike his various more [[BowTiesAreCool questionable]] questionable choices in fashion - including the [[RunningGag goofy headgear]] River is always shooting off him - there's no RuleOfFunny reason to point out the change.



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* [[Headscratchers/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife "The Doctor's Wife"]]
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[[folder:The Doctor's Wife]]
* When House is messing with the heroes and removes all the air from the TARDIS, the Doctor speaks and we hear his words. That is not how sound works.
** He can't have removed ''all'' the air or Rory and Amy, at least, would have suffocated. He was probably just slowly getting rid of it so as to make them uncomfortable and - if not persuaded to stop - give them a slower, more "entertaining" death.
** The Doctor has a [[BizarreAlienBiology respitory bypass system]], which allows him to go without air. Alternatively, he has very big lungs. A few seconds without air won't kill you.
*** [[{{FridgeBrilliance}} His lungs are bigger on the inside.]]
** Also I'm fairly sure House didn't have a Mouth in the first place, it seemed more like a psychic thing which wouldn't need air either way.

* The long-dead Rory that Amy finds wrote "Kill/Hate/Die Amy" all over the hallway. The red parts I can see how (Blood) but unless he was carrying a can of spray paint when he got trapped how did he write the black parts?
** It was a hallucination so it didn't have to make perfect sense, though if you want a better answer Rory might still have been carrying the pen from Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon.
** Even if he didn't, it's hardly the biggest leap of narrative logic to suggest that he might have had or found a black pen at some point in the ''decades'' he was supposedly trapped in that section of the TARDIS.
** Rory acquired spray paint from the same place he got several decades of age and a long gray beard: Amy's hallucination.
** Is it really that hard to buy that he simply happened to have a writing implement on his person? Especially since "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" establishes he's ''known'' for carrying random stuff in his pockets "just in case".

* At one point, Sexy is getting on the Doctor's case for not opening the doors of the TARDIS the right way - the sign on the door says pull to open, and he pushes. Wouldn't this have more to do with the way the hinges are placed on the door than it does with the Doctor being contrary on purpose?
** Presumably the door can open either way.
** Fun fact: The sign on the door doesn't talk about the door, it talks about the little box that contains the telephone.
*** [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yU36GLlIzak/TnVLqTnXDXI/AAAAAAAADzg/dG97OUYMAuo/s320/tardis_door_sign_by_tibots.jpg Oh wait.]]
* Sexy is an 11 dimensional matrix. House flew the naked Tardis. House must be an 11D matrix.
** Sexy is an 11 dimensional matrix capable of traveling through time and space practically without limitation. House flew a box through a rift. I see nothing in the episode to indicate that he could have used the TARDIS in the same way Sexy could. He just needed an intact ship to travel through the rift back to the normal universe, and he'd eaten all the others.
** No, no, no, no... Sexy is the 11-dimensional mind (more on that in a while) for the probably 11-dimensional body that the [=TARDIS=] is. Possibly House can handle that, possibly not, but he doesn't seem all that cautious in his proceedings, merely doing what seems a good idea at the moment. Also, he's kind of a predator for [=TARDISes=], so it makes sense that he can perceive all the dimensions they can hide in (imagine an earthbound predator that hunts squirrels - they can run up a tree! It's an advantage for a predator to be able to follow them there). We can only perceive three spatial dimensions, like a slime mould that only slithers on the forest floor can only perceive two, but that doesn't mean there aren't more, unless you're Creator/{{Aristotle}} (who once said something to this effect).
** A real problem is the 11-dimensional mind. Or, to be exact, the fact that this mind perceives more dimensions of ''time'' (space's easy, read Literature/{{Flatland}} and Bob's your uncle). Time, though, is tied to causality. Specifically, consider a sequence of events:
--> The Doctor is fixing a thing//The Doctor needs a tool//He asks his companion to fetch it//She does//He goes on working//
It stops making sense when you take linear causality out of it - why would she bring the laser spanner over if she wasn't asked to? How could he commence work if he didn't get the tool necessary? More, our very ''communication'' depends on the linearity of time - you can't read these words until they get posted. [[SelfDemonstratingArticle were And sense if they to make wouldn't sequence order, be able without the entire out of you]]. Not to mention the chaos that'd ensue if the letters got scrambled, which is only a shade of how a non-linear mind would (probably) perceive her world. So, if Sexy is made for a non-linear living, how can she even ''comprehend'' the idea of a question? The whole "answering Rory before he asks stuff" shtick of hers doesn't hold water. This is not a critique of the writer's ability - he just set before himself an impossible task.

* Sexy only took on the form of a police box after she and the Doctor stole each other. If she was being literal when she described herself as being "a museum piece" when the Doctor first saw her, what did her exterior shell look like at the time? She would have been on display as a TARDIS, and a TARDIS is meant to disguise itself to blend in with its surroundings. So what does something with no fixed shape look like when it's supposed to look like itself?
** A literal museum artifact?
** A TARDIS on display in a museum would naturally be disguised as the display plaque describing said TARDIS to the museum patrons. Saves on plaques that way.
** If I remember correctly, one of the comics shows them as boring-looking pastel-coloured cubes.
** The type-40 TARDIS the Doctor uses was an outdated model when the Doctor was young, making her older than dirt. Sexy was just using an expression to remind everyone of how old she is, not trying to imply that she was literally in a museum.
** I would agree that the museum comment was metaphorical. It's been said before that she was 'in the shop' getting fixed when the Doctor stole her, but assuming she was in her default state at the time, she would've looked like a long white rectangular...thing (which is what defaulted ones looked like when they were seen briefly in the classic series).
** We see several [=TARDISes=] in the repair shop from which the First Doctor stole the TARDIS in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor "The Name of the Doctor"]]. [=TARDISes=] are bio-grown, and don't reach maturity until they're several hundred years old. The TARDIS was old and outdated by newer models when the Doctor stole her, meaning she was probably around 1,000 years old or more. All [=TARDISes=] come with chameleon circuits, so they can be disguised -- in ancient Rome a TARDIS might look like a plinth, in frontier America it might look like a teepee. Sexy looks like a police box because her chameleon circuit is broken. (In the 20th century we have seen her look like a pipe organ, a painted cabinet, and a fancy gateway.) The Ninth Doctor explained that he hadn't fixed the chameleon circuit because he LIKES the police-box look.

* As the Doctor gets to talk directly to the Tardis for the first time ever, why didn't he ask her what made her explode at the end of the last series?
** I do believe the Silence blew it up. If not, he's too busy saying "HOLY RASSILON IT'S THE ''TARDIS'' IT'S MY '''TARDIS''' WAIT UNTIL I TELL THE MASTER oh wait he's dead..."
** Didn't he already put two and two together back in the opening episodes?
** There's no concrete evidence that Sexy knows who or what blew her up. Not to mention that she wouldn't be comfortable with talking about it. At all.
*** I think she probably does assuming that she was blown up from the inside or the explosion was caused by something anywhere near her. Of course, she's not very good at keeping time linear so perhaps it didn't occur to her that she needed to tell that information.
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**Keeping Amy's Ganger around would mean the real Amy would be unconscious and unable to help herself in anyway. Amy's Ganger was not thinking and living, it was a shell for her mind to be in. True they could have kept Amy there to help rescue herself but the link needed to be broken so the Doctor could be at his most effective in hunting her. Can't have the enemy watching in.

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