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10:14 pm:
i totally called the "colony is probably only a few days old" thing about 15 minutes in. go me!

the TARDIS translates, we are told. if we assume that martha understands the Hath - except that they are not being translated for the viewer - does the episode still make sense?



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Date:May 10th, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
Well, Martha seemed to be able to understand. I figure it's kind of like the Universal Translator on Star Trek. It takes some time to figure out the linguistics involved when they meet a brand new species.
Date:May 10th, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
Continuity interferes with artistic expression.
You'll give yourself a headache trying to rationalise inconsistencies into what is perceived to be the realities of an artificial universe where there really are effectively gods who rewrite the laws of physics whether Scotty likes it or no.
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Date:May 11th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
Funny, it never occurred to me to get that analytical about that episode. It just seemed like a big bunch of shit. Maybe if they'd got Theakston to direct it and used guns that looked more menacing than repeatedly lighting farts...
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Date:May 12th, 2008 04:23 am (UTC)
Doctor Who plot devices attempt to be all-inclusive through ludicrous explanations and/or complete lack of detail. Just think of the TARDIS as having an infinite improbability drive (which it might as well have, really, though the IID is definitely a superior all-inclusive plot device) and all is well. :)

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Date:May 12th, 2008 08:33 am (UTC)
but this is the internet! if i can't overanalyse something here, where can I overanalyse it?!
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