Who brought the past Doctors to Gallifrey?

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by Noddy, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    Nacogdoches, Texas

    auntiehill thought it up for my Christmas name.


    Who said anything about the Doctors steerin'?

    I'm talkin' abou the Tardis itself takin' the Doctors where they needed to be at that certain time.
  2. Emperor-Tiberius

    Emperor-Tiberius Commodore Commodore

    Jul 30, 2005
    Kavala, Greece
    Again, the Ninth's "For my next trick" seems to emphasize on something.
  3. The Badger

    The Badger Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 11, 2008
    Im in ur Tardis, violating ur canon.
    Sorry, I was a bit ambiguous. I didn't mean to say the Doctor steered the Tardis there, rather that it would be impossible for the Tardis to be steered there, by anyone. Even itself.

    We know from 'Name Of The Doctor' that the Tardis had faulty navigational circuits. So the First and Second Doctors' meanderings were not (just) lack of skill at flying the thing. The Tardis, in those days, was inherently unsteerable.
  4. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

    Apr 14, 2003
    Norfolk, VA
    I took it to be that one of the recent Doctors (likely Matt Smith) told the first Doctor to start the calculations. He likely then told each of the Doctors to come along the journey in order to make sure there were enough TARDISes to make this thing work. They all forgot because the timelines were out of sync or whatever. In fact, I'm sure the Doctor knew that would be the case.

    I kind of wonder if he forgot about Capaldi (but Capaldi didn't forget about him, of course, allowing him to choose to come as well to make sure it worked).