Doctor Who "The Curse of the Black Spot" May 7, 2011

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DianaMo, May 7, 2011.

  1. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

    Apr 29, 2004
    Well, we know he had a thing for ....

    oh nevermind, here kitty kitty!
  2. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    So, what was up with the TARDIS starting to dematerialize when The Doctor and the pirate captain were aboard?

    (1) Why did they evacuate as opposed to just go along for the ride and then pilot it back? He wasn't concerned that he'd be stranding himself on a ship, TARDISless? Wasn't there an episode (the Eccleston episode where Rose prevents her father's hit-and-run, that established the Doctor has the ability to summon the TARDIS with a key? Maybe I'm misremembering that).

    (2) Another conundrum: when the TARDIS dematerialized in this episode, it didn't throb in and out of existence like it normally does - it kind of got surrounded by a green haze that was very siren-like. And the place it went to was the med-lab, where all of the "sick" crew had been taken to. Did the Siren have some reason to think the TARDIS is sick?
  3. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

    Jan 3, 2003
    St. Pete, FL
    Maybe she wanted to fix the chameleon circuit. ;)
  4. kmccbf

    kmccbf New Member

    Mar 9, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    1) I got the impression that he thought it was going to explode and that is why they left.

    2) Since the heart of the TARDIS is alive, she might have thought just that.
  5. ADent

    ADent Active Member

    Jan 7, 2000
    Denver, CO
    I mostly enjoyed this while watching, but after it ended it seemed pretty bad. The reviving scene in the TARDIS was way overdone.

    The Doctor running away from the TARDIS was lame, lame, lame - even while watching. I think he said it could explode. Really, running 100 feet away (as far as you can get on the ship) will save you when your TARDIS goes all explody?
  6. pteronaut

    pteronaut Killer of Threads

    Dec 26, 2009
    It made even less sense to me, after I realized that The Doctor had unleashed a group of blood thirsty, thieves on the galaxy.
  7. robojerk

    robojerk Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Laguna Hills CA
    [Nitpick]The siren/"virtual doctor" seemed to be almost too powerful. How was it able to pull the tardis into the space ship? The Tardis is able to travel through space and time. Seems like you would need something really advanced to move it like that. And the Doctor just left that with a bunch of scurvy sea dogs.[/Nitpick]
  8. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Not at all. The tardis is physical when it is materialized. It has been taken by primitives in the old series.

    I said this reminded me of old Doctor Who and the tardis being taken was a typical plot device in the old days.

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