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Candlelight August 31 2012 05:44 AM

Breaking News - Astronomers discovery Gallifrey!
 
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/331857

Quote:

NASA has confirmed the existence of a real-universe analogue of Gallifrey, the fictional Time Lord planet that features in the BBC science-fiction drama series, Doctor Who.
According to an article in the Register, NASA came across what it calls a “transiting circumbinary multi-planet system” – in layman’s speak, “two worlds orbiting two suns” – using its Kepler planet-hunting telescope, and the Register likens to “Doctor Who’s Time Lord homeworld [of] Gallifrey – or alternatively the luxury-planet-builders’ planet Magrathea [from] The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy”!

The fictional Time Lord planet of Gallifrey resides in a binary star system within the constellation of Kasterborous. Although Doctor Who began in 1963, the name of the Doctor’s home planet was not revealed until his second regeneration in the ten-part story The War Games (1969).
To the ships!

Candlelight August 31 2012 05:44 AM

Re: Breaking News - Astronomers discovery Gallifrey!
 
Can a mod fix the typo in the thread title... sigh...

Skywalker August 31 2012 05:56 AM

Re: Breaking News - Astronomers discovery Gallifrey!
 
Too late, they've already time-locked it.

Samurai8472 August 31 2012 07:26 AM

Re: Breaking News - Astronomers discovery Gallifrey!
 
All we'll find are pompous welshmen who spit a lot. Also somwhere out there is a type 40 tardis waiting for me

wamdue August 31 2012 07:43 AM

Re: Breaking News - Astronomers discovery Gallifrey!
 
that is nice timing, what with the new series and all, they did the same with some Star Wars DVDs as well

Andrew_Kearley September 1 2012 04:00 PM

Re: Breaking News - Astronomers discovery Gallifrey!
 
The name of the Doctor's home planet wasn't revealed until The Time Warrior. Come on, do the research...

Candlelight September 4 2012 10:54 AM

Re: Breaking News - Astronomers discovery Gallifrey!
 
Ha! Only just spotted that!

SimpleLogic September 10 2012 05:04 PM

Re: Breaking News - Astronomers discovery Gallifrey!
 
Does it matter that it was found since it is time-locked we won't be able to go there right?:confused:


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