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Spoilers for DW 7x11 (or 10), ...

Y the Eye of Harmony make zombies??????

Someone school me in general about the Eye of Harmony. I don't know much. And how come they could make a functioning TARDIS in "The Doctor's Wife" without one? Was her breath a reasonable facsimile?

And actually, this was the least of my issues with the ep (which admitedly had some awesome as well), but that in particular... just. Erg.

Date: 2013-04-29 06:34 pm (UTC)
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In old school, the Eye of Harmony was on Gallifrey and pretty much powered... Gallifrey. Wikipedia can fill you in pretty well. Then the TVM said it was a source of power onboard the TARDIS and all the fanboys wanked a bunch of stuff about how maybe it was just a link to the real Eye of Harmony or something. (But that was just one of the billion weird continuity error/inconsistency things left over from the TVM's million drafts, status as a total reboot at one point, and general awfulness.)

I guess the TARDIS needed a new source of power once the Rift closed, but why or how the Doctor would have a, or the, Eye of Harmony is really unexplained. There's nothing stating that a functional TARDIS has to have an exploding star somewhere inside. It has to be powered somehow, sure, but I assume that in The Doctor's Wife Idris could simply loan enough of her TARDISness to their makeshift thing to make it work for a while.

I have no idea why liquefying your cells and burning your skin off or whatever it was the Doctor said exposure would do to you makes you a lava zombie.

Date: 2013-04-29 06:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karenor.livejournal.com
Ah. I remember that bit from the TVM now...

I suppose that sort of makes a little sense, to give things a bit of continuity.

But from this ep, I didn't get that it was so much a power source as a... necessary component for making it go. But I'd have to rewatch and I don't wanna. Because wtf engine go boom? WHAT EVEN WAS HAPPENING? AND WHY?

I lolled at the magnaclamp scene, though.

Date: 2013-05-01 10:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaded-jamie.livejournal.com
Ah the inconsistencies throughout Who are many and varied heheh Wilki has all the goss about it here.

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