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Old January 2 2010, 06:21 AM   #1
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Actually it explains a whole lot...
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Old January 2 2010, 07:02 AM   #2
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It could be made of less dense material, so the gravity wouldn't be so bad.
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Old January 2 2010, 08:32 AM   #3
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Or time lord technology reduces the effects.
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Old January 2 2010, 08:54 AM   #4
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Or time lord technology reduces the effects.
They still would had to evolve with the gravity and would likely have no reason to change it. It would be like us reducing the gravity of Earth.
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Old January 2 2010, 09:35 AM   #5
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Re: Observation about Galifrey <SPOILERS>

Or perhaps it just a manifestation of the time bubble and not a physical object at all.
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Old January 2 2010, 11:46 AM   #6
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Actually it explains a whole lot...
If that was true, that would have been squat little creatures - you only need very minor changes in gravity to have great changes of the evolution of a race. It would not lead to super-strength (Superman) or two hearts.
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Old January 2 2010, 04:32 PM   #7
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What amazes me even more is that nobody has nitpicked about the fact that a planet the size of Gallifrey appearing closer to the earth than the moon would tear the earth apart from the tidal forces.

In fact, Gallifrey appeared as close to the Earth as GPS satellites are. I won't buy any BS that it was all a projection/illusion or a "manifestation of the time bubble" for two reasons.

1. The time lords and the president were very real. The doctor even stated they were bringing back not just the race, but the whole planet.

2. It caused very real earthquakes. The ground shook. A projection does not do that.

RTD & Co. may not have realised exactly how much damage a planet 5 times as massive as the earth would do if it appeared at such a close proximity. When Gallifrey first appeared and was still some distance away, I do not doubt that its own gravity would've immediately begun pulling people off the earth's surface and into space towards it. At the same time, the earth would fall down onto Gallifrey within minutes and shatter both planets.

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Old January 2 2010, 04:34 PM   #8
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RTD & Co. may not have realised exactly how much damage a planet 5 times as massive as the earth would do if it appeared at such a close proximity.
I suspect that they simply didn't care - Doctor Who is a fantasy show with a few Sci-fi trappings.
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Old January 2 2010, 04:57 PM   #9
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Re: Observation about Galifrey <SPOILERS>

My theory (that explains all this perfectly!) is that Gallifrey is made of a much less dense material then most other planets... maybe a thin crust over a molten core which has 'shrunk'. Think of it a bit like a natural dysons sphere with people living on the outside. This way, the planet could be 5 times bigger then earth, but more or less dense.

Bah, it's science fantasy anyway, who cares
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RTD & Co. may not have realised exactly how much damage a planet 5 times as massive as the earth would do if it appeared at such a close proximity.
I suspect that they simply didn't care - Doctor Who is a fantasy show with a few Sci-fi trappings.
Yeah, if you want to get all nit-picky time travel is probably impossible.
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Old January 2 2010, 06:58 PM   #11
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Yeah, if you want to get all nit-picky time travel is probably impossible.
There are many astrophysicists who would eagerly dispute that point with you. But what they would not dispute is that a planet the size of Gallifrey coming so close to Earth would turn the Earth inside-out even before it completely filled the sky.
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Old January 2 2010, 07:09 PM   #12
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Yeah, if you want to get all nit-picky time travel is probably impossible.
There are many astrophysicists who would eagerly dispute that point with you. But what they would not dispute is that a planet the size of Gallifrey coming so close to Earth would turn the Earth inside-out even before it completely filled the sky.
Erm, unless there was a fantasy reason like I mentioned above for it not to crush earth. Don't take it so seriously. Do you think Joe public cared?
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Well lets see. I can either chalk it up to, 'OMG RTD sucks!' or try to come up with some way to explain it. I choose the latter. So if I've decided its a time bubble, or it was Gallifrey (in which case its a giant ball of flaming gas) but it hasn't fully become corporal yet, well thats my prerogative.
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Old January 2 2010, 07:53 PM   #14
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I'm going with "it's just a show, I really should relax". Helps me with most things.
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Old January 2 2010, 10:58 PM   #15
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I'm going with "it's just a show, I really should relax". Helps me with most things.
Seconded.
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