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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

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Old January 17 2013, 05:51 AM   #16
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Re: A question about "Turn Left"...and the Titanic

I like that. Perhaps "There should have been another way..." could become the fifth Doctor's "What? What? What?"
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Old January 17 2013, 03:03 PM   #17
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Re: A question about "Turn Left"...and the Titanic

Maybe his "I'm sorry... I'm so sorry..." would be more appropriate.
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Old January 18 2013, 04:30 AM   #18
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Re: A question about "Turn Left"...and the Titanic

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I've decided that without the tenth Doctor's TARDIS there to crash into, the Titanic crashed into the fifth Doctor's TARDIS instead-- we know they were in the same area thanks to "Time Crash." So in the "Turn Left" universe, the fifth Doctor does his best, but it's (as usual) not good enough, and as the Titanic plunges onto the Earth, and he can't do anything to stop it, he jumps into his TARDIS, murmuring "There should have been another way..."
Theres a fanfic in this idea...
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Old January 19 2013, 10:19 PM   #19
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More significantly, in "Voyage of the Damned," I thought they were saying that, if the ship crashed, its engines would explode and cause a chain reaction that would wipe out all life on Earth. But in "Turn Left," when the ship does crash, only London seems to have been affected.
Evidently, Astrid, Midshipman Frame and Bannakaffalatta were able to minimize the destruction somehow, but at the cost of their own lives.

Similarly, someone in America (Grace Holloway and Chang Lee?) confronted the Adipose, but they weren't able to stop them from converting millions of people and escaping.
That also didn't make sense to me. I'd gotten the impression from "Partners in Crime" that, had the Doctor & Donna not exposed the Adipose's operation, they would have been happy to operate in secret, merely harvesting a little fat at a time from people who could afford to lose it and wouldn't notice anything untoward.
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Old January 20 2013, 07:59 PM   #20
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Re: A question about "Turn Left"...and the Titanic

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I've decided that without the tenth Doctor's TARDIS there to crash into, the Titanic crashed into the fifth Doctor's TARDIS instead-- we know they were in the same area thanks to "Time Crash." So in the "Turn Left" universe, the fifth Doctor does his best, but it's (as usual) not good enough, and as the Titanic plunges onto the Earth, and he can't do anything to stop it, he jumps into his TARDIS, murmuring "There should have been another way..."
Maybe Adric stays behind and goes down with the Titanic instead of wiping out the dinosaurs?
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Old January 21 2013, 05:16 AM   #21
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No, actually, there's nothing about southern England being "wiped out," only (well, not only) flooded with radiation.
Right, because when half of an entire country is flooded with so much radiation that it has to be evacuated and/or its residents all die, then that's completely different from being "wiped out."
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Old January 21 2013, 05:40 AM   #22
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Re: A question about "Turn Left"...and the Titanic

I don't recall saying that it was completely different, only that the obvious implication of your attempt to correct The Borgified Corpse was inaccurate. Which it was. Sarcasm and a rolleyes emoticon won't change that, I'm afraid.
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Old January 21 2013, 08:41 PM   #23
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Re: A question about "Turn Left"...and the Titanic

Stepping back a bit, I was thinking that the bunch on the Titanic were from a similar outfit as the tourists from "Delta and the Bannermen". In that serial, the Seventh Doctor and Mel hitch a ride with a group of aliens going on a tour to Disneyland in 1959. The aliens are actually purple tentacle monsters (ish) that we actually see, but transform themselves to look human, and likewise time-travel to Earth in a space cruiser designed to look like a bus from the 1950s.

While Doctor Who is replete with human-looking aliens, I don't see why some of them don't just change themselves accordingly when they drop by. Some like Banakafalatta would avoid the process (lest he be revealed as a cyborg) but everyone else would make a temporary switch so those puny Earthlings don't think they're being invaded AGAIN or something.

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Old January 22 2013, 04:14 PM   #24
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It never really jumped out at me as an issue. I just thought that they (the passengers) must just look human.

Of course the married couple's notion of fancy dress (purple cowboy gear) makes me giggle everytime. Are we then to suppose they thought "Earth theme"?
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