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The Doctor's Every Journey

CmdrTaco posted more than 3 years ago | from the amy-pond-is-on-my-list dept.

Sci-Fi 97

jc79 writes "David McCandless of InformationIsBeautiful.net has created a crowdsourced dataset of every time travel journey the Doctor made in every episode of the series since 1963. Who wants to visualise it?" Previous efforts have resulted in this amazing visualization of time travel intersecting Bill & Ted, Back to the Future, Time Bandits, Buck Rogers, Planet of the Apes and many more.

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Last Post (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33343004)

Last Post

Re:Last Post (5, Funny)

Heed00 (1473203) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343046)

First Post.

Re:Last Post (0, Offtopic)

TheRaven64 (641858) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343218)

Wake up mods. Having the first post as a reply to the last post is not a troll in an article about time travel.

Re:Last Post (0, Troll)

DeadDecoy (877617) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343308)

You'll have to forgive them, they are only human and need to incite their tannin molecules.

The site needs a Doctor... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33343492)

...as it's dead, Jim.

Re:The site needs a Doctor... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33343776)

...as it's dead, Jim.

As dead as a nigger at a klan rally.

Re:The site needs a Doctor... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33344682)

But not quite as dead as a klanner at a nigger rally.

Re:The site needs a Doctor... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33346886)

No, just as dead... but not as raped.

Yah, except (1)

retardpicnic (1762292) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343058)

with how often the lead actor changes I'm like Dr. Who?

Re:Yah, except (1)

ewanm89 (1052822) | more than 3 years ago | (#33346128)

when they decide not to renew the contract, but it's all part of the storyline that each Timelord gets 12 regenerations (13 incarnations). Oh and the Master broke that limit already.

Re:Yah, except (1)

BigBadBus (653823) | more than 3 years ago | (#33347700)

He got a new body when he has some powers of the Keeper of Traken remaining. I think he got more lives as a "thank-you" for his help in the Time Lord vs. Daleks Time War.

Re:Yah, except (2, Interesting)

Nyder (754090) | more than 3 years ago | (#33351912)

He got a new body when he has some powers of the Keeper of Traken remaining. I think he got more lives as a "thank-you" for his help in the Time Lord vs. Daleks Time War.

I figured it was limited because there was more timelords, since he's the only one left, there's no point in limiting it.

Since the tardis helps with it, and the tardis is telepathic & whatnot, then that makes sense. It knows to keep regenerating him because there isn't any others left.

At least, that's how I'd get around the limit if i wrote for them.

Need larger pipes on the inside than the outside (3, Funny)

BSAtHome (455370) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343070)

A convergence in the time-space continuum has resulted in clogged internet pipes. The pipes should be bigger on the inside than the outside.

Have some respect! (2, Insightful)

dreamchaser (49529) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343310)

In the name of the late Senator Ted Stevens, they are TUBES man, TUBES!

Re:Have some respect! (4, Funny)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343386)

In the name of the late Senator Ted Stevens...

Hmmm... you know, I've never seen Ted Stevens and Davros in the same place at the same time. Coincidence, or something more sinister?

Re:Have some respect! (1)

tom17 (659054) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343862)

You also haven't seen ME and Davros in the same place at the same time. You better be careful.

Re:Have some respect! (3, Funny)

Fatal67 (244371) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343968)

Yes we have. Oh wait.. maybe that hasn't happened yet for you..

Re:Have some respect! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33347470)

spoilers!

Re:Have some respect! (1)

JWSmythe (446288) | more than 3 years ago | (#33349362)

    Shhh. You're not suppose to tell them anything about their future. It will disturb the timeline. You know what happened last time. Observe. That's all we can do. Don't touch anything. Don't consume anything. Don't change anything. Look what happened last time. A fool with a sonic screwdriver hotwired your T-box and started mucking about all over the timeline. Do you want to get stuck on a planet primarily populated by those furless monkeys and blattaria again? Last time it took you 100 years to signal for help. You do remember how long it took us to clean up the mess from you killing one lepidoptera, right?

Re:Have some respect! (1)

duguk (589689) | more than 3 years ago | (#33345086)

Coincidence, or something more sinister?

Sir, was that an obscure quote from Time Gentlemen Please? If so, I heartedly applaud you!

Re:Have some respect! (2, Insightful)

Captain Splendid (673276) | more than 3 years ago | (#33344110)

You know what? You've inspired me. We should rename the Internet "The Ted Stevens Memorial Infotube Superhighway".

Who's with me?

Re:Have some respect! (1)

Surt (22457) | more than 3 years ago | (#33346396)

I don't know, the internet goes to actual places.

Re:Have some respect! (1)

dreamchaser (49529) | more than 3 years ago | (#33348884)

I don't know, given a lot of the crap on the Internet these days I'd say a lot of the Tubes are Tubes to Nowhere.

Re:Need larger pipes on the inside than the outsid (1)

GiveBenADollar (1722738) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343402)

It just goes to show crowd-sourcing only works when you don't melt down the servers. Realistically with the slashdot community we could have had this project finished within the first five minutes, disputed and changed within the next, and finally edited back to some resemblance of validity within about 20 after that. Then again, this is Dr Who, so Steven Moffat episodes would require any visual display of the time line to be four dimensional.

Re:Need larger pipes on the inside than the outsid (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33349616)

If we encounter a bottleneck on the internet due to time space distortion, is it a Klein bottleneck?

Missing Time Tunnel (2, Interesting)

Jheralack (1067056) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343076)

I notice that Time Tunnel [imdb.com] is missing. I don't think the list is restricted to good episodes and movies. Maybe including that would make the visualization too messy.

And... (1)

DG (989) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343660)

Farscape,

Primer,

What others?

DG

Re:And... (1)

Agent0013 (828350) | more than 3 years ago | (#33345104)

And Futurama is missing also. Fry goes into the future as the premiss of the show, but there is some other time travel in some of the other episodes also. In fact, in one of the new episodes, Professor Farnworth invents a time machine that can only go forward through time. They went much further than the minute they wanted to go, so just had to keep going forward looking for a time when people have built a backwards time machine. Eventually they loop around and try to stop in their time again, but they missed it and had to loop around again.

Futurama is an awesome show, it should have been on the timeline chart.

Re:And... (1)

HTH NE1 (675604) | more than 3 years ago | (#33347320)

Quantum Leap should be an easy dataset to compile: the dates are part of the episode titles, all available on IMDb, with the episodes involving multiple leaps being very few: Genesis, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Trilogy come to mind. Unless you also want to include how many days he spent in each leap.

Is there a significance to which side of the timeline an arc is drawn? Is it forward vs. backward travel, or is that determined by which end of the arc gets an endpoint?

Cut it with the "crowdsourcing" bullshit. (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33343194)

"Crowdsourcing" is one of the stupidest Web 2.0 terms yet devised.

Re:Cut it with the "crowdsourcing" bullshit. (5, Funny)

Zeek40 (1017978) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343490)

Yeah, it is, but it takes a lot less time to type than "crossing my fingers and hoping other people will do the work I'm too lazy to do myself".

mod do3n (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33343328)

4.1BNSD product,

Dr Who and the Daleks, 1965 c Peter Cushing (2, Informative)

AGMW (594303) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343332)

What about 1965 and Dr Who and the Daleks [wikipedia.org] with Peter Cushing as the eponymous Dr.

Looks like they could use a bit more fandominium!

Re:Dr Who and the Daleks, 1965 c Peter Cushing (1)

SeNtM (965176) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343686)

Its not canon.

Re:Dr Who and the Daleks, 1965 c Peter Cushing (2, Insightful)

hal2814 (725639) | more than 3 years ago | (#33346362)

Re:Dr Who and the Daleks, 1965 c Peter Cushing (1)

Aliotroph (1297659) | more than 3 years ago | (#33347478)

The two movies with Peter Cushing are remakes of first-Doctor serials, specifically "The Daleks" and "The Dalek Invasion of Earth." Including them would be redundant and confusing. The time travel parts don't even change from the originals except for the framing bits at the start and end.

What they did change was the characters and the nature of both the Doctor and the TARDIS. In the case of the movies, the Doctor was a human called Dr Who, an inventor who created a time machine called TARDIS. Susan was a little kid, Barbara was his other granddaughter and she was dating Ian. The second movie only brought back the Doctor and Susan. They just don't fit at all.

Re:Dr Who and the Daleks, 1965 c Peter Cushing (1)

TheRaven64 (641858) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343904)

If you're going to add that, then also add sequel, The Dalek Invasion 2150. Both, however, were big-screen adaptations earlier episodes, so they'd have the time travel taking place at points already in the dataset.

Re:Dr Who and the Daleks, 1965 c Peter Cushing (1)

dangitman (862676) | more than 3 years ago | (#33345888)

What about 1965 and Dr Who and the Daleks [wikipedia.org] with Peter Cushing as the eponymous Dr.

Perhaps because it doesn't exist? It was just a hallucination from eating some bad curry.

Missing episodes (4, Informative)

schon (31600) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343340)

I noticed that on the master sheet, he went from "Day of the Dinosaurs" to "Ark in Space" - missing the Jon Pertwee stories "Death to the Daleks", "The Monster of Peladon", "Planet of the Spiders", and the Tom Baker story "Robot"

I know he says that the master sheet only contains those which have time travel, but this is clearly false - "The Monster of Peladon" takes place a century after "The Curse of Peladon", which is also missing. Also, in "Planet of the Spiders", takes place both in the 1970s, and far in the future (he speaks with a civilization made up of the descendents of a wrecked Earth space ship.)

Re:Missing episodes (1)

gbrandt (113294) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343526)

And of course you let him know about the missing items........

Re:Missing episodes (1)

schon (31600) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343614)

I created an account and tried twice to add a comment, but got an error. I'm unable to add notes or anything else to the spreadsheet.

So to answer your question - I certainly tried, but my post here will have to do.

Re:Missing episodes (2, Interesting)

meringuoid (568297) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343598)

Well, look, we can analyse the details of the plot and deduce the necessity for off-screen time travel. I mean, we know full well the Doctor has all manner of adventures that don't get televised, he was only ~600 when we first met him and now he claims to be in his 900s and everyone knows he's fibbing about that (and by the way, Doctor, regenerating as a younger man every time is fooling nobody). So there's centuries of the Doctor's life we simply don't see happen.

Plotting only the time journeys that made it onto TV is more than enough of a job. Exploring the rest of the timey wimey ball... well, my monitor has only a two-dimensional display.

Re:Missing episodes (2, Informative)

schon (31600) | more than 3 years ago | (#33344106)

I realize that. However my criticism is about the time travel we *did* see on TV.

Curse of Peladon/Monster of Peladon were series 9 and 11 respectively. We see the Doctor (with Jo in "Curse" and Sarah in "Monster") when he first arrives on the Peladon and steps out of the Tardis.

Planet of the Spiders was Jon Pertwee's last series - we see the time travel actually happen.

So I'm not sure what you're on about. Perhaps you're responding to the wrong post? :)

Re:Missing episodes (2, Insightful)

jd (1658) | more than 3 years ago | (#33345792)

He was 750 in the first season. Some of his off-screen adventures we know. Susan looked at a book on Revolutionary France and exclaimed that it wasn't right. Well, how did she know? The answer would seem obvious. She later mentions that the TARDIS has been a Sedan chair and an Iconic pillar. Given the gaps in her historical knowledge, it should be possible to infer which periods/places would most likely have been involved. (Susan only knows Earth history to the extent that she has been there, so what she knows = what she remembers from being there. She has almost zero background information from other sources.)

Tom Baker's scarf was knitted by Nostradamus' wife. I could see the First Doctor accepting it as a gift then throwing it into a junk box when he returned to the TARDIS. I can't see it making it that far with the Second Doctor. The third would have refused it as outrageous.

The First Doctor's remarks about birds in an alien sky imply that Earth is not the only world he visited in his pre-series travels after leaving Gallifrey. It's hard to infer from that what worlds he has been on, though.

Using the the screen age:real age ratio for known first regenerations (there aren't many), I estimate Gallifreyans age at roughly 1/5th the rate of humans. On that basis, Susan is much too young to have graduated from the Time Academy. Romana was 160 and had only just graduated when she met The Doctor, Susan was less than half that - probably closer to 75 actual Earth years in order to appear only 15. We don't know how old she was when she left, but I'd be surprised if she'd spent more than 5-10 Earth-years traveling with The Doctor. Especially not with such limited knowledge of the universe. Given that the travels involve maybe a few days on each world at most, you're looking at well over a thousand adventures.

(Perhaps her screaming so much was a warning sign of post-traumatic stress disorder.)

This ignores any adventures The Doctor had prior to traveling with Susan. We know that he spent time working with a monk outside of the city on Gallifrey (Spider of the Planets). Given that that was not safe territory, he likely had more than a few scrapes there. Based on interview tapes with Carol Ann Ford, we know that she and William Hartnell thought it most likely they'd escaped from a war or cataclysm on their own world. The only such war we have any in-series knowledge about was the rebellion of Morbius, and The Doctor seemed rather more... aware of him than those present at the time of Morbius' second attempt. On that basis, I'll say that although we have no real knowledge of why The Doctor left, this seems more likely than the rather contrived and strained explanation regarding the Hand of Omega.

So escaping from the uprising may well have been Susan's first "real" adventure. It seems a more likely explanation for her being there than looking after her grandfather (who, frankly, looked after her rather better than she did of him).

Help me out here... (1)

numbski (515011) | more than 3 years ago | (#33347024)

I never saw an episode of Dr. Who prior to the new series'.

Where would be a good starting point to watch the older stuff? My understanding is that the first episodes are just "gone".

Re:Help me out here... (1)

RadioD00d (714469) | more than 3 years ago | (#33348402)

That depends on how much 'history' you want to absorb. There are a plethora of sites around that have timelines, plot summaries, and even some of the dialogue of the early Hartnell episodes. My suggestion is to pick out a villian (Daleks, Cybermen, Martians, whatever) and grab the DVD's of each Doctor dealing with 'em. There are Dalek episodes from EVERYBODY available at Netflix. I've done that, and used it to judge just exactly who my 'favorite Doctor' is (and no, I'm not telling). But that will give you a 'jumping off point' to work from - once you pick a Doctor, you can find the more well-reviewed storylines from that particular actor and rent them, etc...

Re:Help me out here... (2, Informative)

JWSmythe (446288) | more than 3 years ago | (#33349708)

    The good starting point is at the beginning. 679 episodes, that take up 202Gb, and are available on your friendly neighborhood bit torrent (titled "Doctor Who Seasons 1 to 26"). Don't worry, it'll take a few months to download.

    If my script worked properly, the total runtime is 1,023,749.521 seconds. Or in something a little easier to understand. 11 days, 20 hours, 22 minutes, and 26.521 seconds. That's assuming all the files worked, there is no gap between episodes (add 11.31 minutes, if there is a 1 second gap between episodes). If you dedicated full work weeks to it, it would be 284.374 hours, or 7.1 normal work work weeks (assuming 40 hours). Give yourself 2 months of not working, and being glued to the TV in your mothers basement.

    Unfortunately, this has started a discussion of having a DoctorWhoConThon (Doctor Who Convention and Marathon). Segmented into 12 hour runs, to be played twice (for those who fell out during the first run that day), it would take 24 days.

Re:Help me out here... (1)

smallfries (601545) | more than 3 years ago | (#33352358)

You will want to take out the opening credits / recap / closing credits though as they get really annoying after the first few dozen times. It would also make sense to stitch the four parts of each episode into one video file.

Height of Geek (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33343382)

Wow, I think that the construction of a visualised dataset of Dr Who's journey has created a new pinnacle of geekiness. Anyone know of anything more geeky?

Re:Height of Geek (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33343658)

Commenting on it.

Re:Height of Geek (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33343702)

http://xkcd.com/657/

Re:Height of Geek (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 3 years ago | (#33349342)

Wow, I think that the construction of a visualised dataset of Dr Who's journey has created a new pinnacle of geekiness. Anyone know of anything more geeky?

Well, it's a fair sight cooler than the Android vs. iOS fan war.

This could be huge... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33343572)

Forget geek cruises, conventions, LARPs, and every other means to the imaginative potential of a herd of geeks. Reenaction of any show (not just DW) in the db, with scavenger hunts and puzzle solving analogous to that episode(e.g. building a simple radio or solving a scientific problem), with interludes of discussion sessions on real-world or philosophical ideas in the episode. Teams could be made based on different skills, and organizers could cherrypick the stories that provoke the most discussion. As a bonus, you would be touring Paris, London, Amsterdam, and many, many quarrie^H^H^H^H^H^H^H other exciting locations.

Buck Rogers? (2, Interesting)

multimediavt (965608) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343650)

I will have to RTFA, because I don't remember Buck Rogers ever time traveling. Even the old Buster Crabb version was devoid of time travel.

I did notice that Star Trek was missing from the summary. I know they time traveled a lot! Especially, the Kirk Enterprise.

Re:Buck Rogers? (1)

v1 (525388) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343748)

the Kirk Enterprise.

To say nothing of the movies

And in Voyager, a time traveling antagonist was an ongoing part of the plot for quite some time

Re:Buck Rogers? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33343966)

The entire premise of Buck Rogers is that he time-traveled into the future. It was in the very first episode.

Re:Buck Rogers? (1)

westlake (615356) | more than 3 years ago | (#33344306)

I will have to RTFA, because I don't remember Buck Rogers ever time traveling.

On January 7, 1929, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century A.D., the first science fiction comic strip, debuted. Coincidentally, this was also the date that the Tarzan comic strip began. The first three frames of the series set the scene for Buck's 'leap' 500 years into Earth's future:

        "I was twenty years old when they stopped the world war and mustered me out of the air service. I got a job surveying the lower levels of an abandoned mine near Pittsburgh, in which the atmosphere had a peculiar pungent tang and the crumbling rock glowed strangely.? I was examining it when suddenly the roof behind me caved in and..."

Buck is rendered unconscious, and a strange gas preserves him in a sort of 'suspended animation' or coma state. He awakens and emerges from the mine in 2429 A.D., in the midst of another war. Buck Rogers [wikipedia.org]

Re:Buck Rogers? (1)

multimediavt (965608) | more than 3 years ago | (#33344336)

Ok, I get it. He was frozen. I don't call that time travel as it wasn't his intent to travel through time, neither did he make any kind of jump in time. He was frozen and floating through space for 504 years. I don't consider that time travel, or we'd ALL be time travelers, without the frozen part.

Just because the dude missed a few years while he was sleeping doesn't make him a time traveler. You would have to lump Rip Van Winkle and Woody Allen's 'Sleeper' in the mix if you're counting guys that were asleep-or frozen-as time travelers.

Re:Buck Rogers? (1)

Sabriel (134364) | more than 3 years ago | (#33350864)

If you check out the visualisation, which colour-codes the time travel methods involved, you'll see Woody Allen's 'Sleeper' gets a mention... (grey lines are the "Deep Freeze" method).

Wiki for predictions in fiction (4, Interesting)

Fallingcow (213461) | more than 3 years ago | (#33343826)

There ought to be some kind of wiki for fictional predictions. Not like "2430 - The Borg fight The Enterprise at Vega" but more like "2190 - First contact with aliens (Star Trek: First Contact)" or "2050 - World War III begins (some other show)" or "October 23, 2077 - Nuclear war between China and the US (Fallout)" (all dates made up by me except the last one).

It'd be really cool to be able to see what sort of huge events were supposed to have happened on a given date according to some TV show, movie, book, or video game.

Wikipedia has some pages that sort of serve this function, but they're all very incomplete or mixed up with real-life predictions, which are lame.

Re:Wiki for predictions in fiction (1)

grahamd0 (1129971) | more than 3 years ago | (#33344810)

My favorite was August 29, 1997. I came into work that day and was like, "Happy Judgment Day, everyone!" I was disappointed when no one knew what I was talking about.

Re:Wiki for predictions in fiction (1)

SleazyRidr (1563649) | more than 3 years ago | (#33345420)

Seriously? I thought that would count as mainstream.

I was still in school at that time, but everyone there was talking about it.

Re:Wiki for predictions in fiction (1)

damien_kane (519267) | more than 3 years ago | (#33354006)

The precise date would escape many, though.
Similarly if he had walked into work, and, at the watercooler sometime during the day, mentioned the AI he just turned on, many would not get the reference.

Plus, we all know that a judgement day on 8/29/97 didn't/doesn't happen, as they delayed the birth(?) of SkyNet in 1992 by destroying the Cyberdyne Systems laboratory.

Re:Wiki for predictions in fiction (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33348724)

I was getting married. Skynet may have been a better option.

Re:Wiki for predictions in fiction (2, Funny)

Yaztromo (655250) | more than 3 years ago | (#33345436)

It'd be really cool to be able to see what sort of huge events were supposed to have happened on a given date according to some TV show, movie, book, or video game.

In 2010, a joint American-Soviet crew will take the Leonov to Jupiter, in order to investigate a strange object orbiting the planet, and to ascertain what happened back in 2001 to the Discovery, whose orbit around Io is deteriorating rapidly.

[Looks at calendar...]

[Checks NASA's website...]

Thanks a lot, you insensitive clod!!!

Yaz.

Re:Wiki for predictions in fiction (2, Informative)

mano.m (1587187) | more than 3 years ago | (#33347550)

"2190 - First contact with aliens (Star Trek: First Contact)"

First Contact happens on 5 April, 2063.

Re:Wiki for predictions in fiction (1)

Painted (1343347) | more than 3 years ago | (#33370246)

September 25th, 2010, is the last recorded Code 187 (MDK) in San Angelas according to Lenina Huxley.

David McCandless of YS fame (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33343984)

The teenage prodigy in charge of Program Pitstop in Your Sinclair (UK ZX Spectrum magazine).

Countless hours spent typing in Basic and messing about with a Hex editor - those were the days.

We bought it to help with your homework :)

no legend? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33344058)

what do the lines mean?

Not quite complete (4, Informative)

Mercano (826132) | more than 3 years ago | (#33344304)

It does seem miss some instances of time travel in the middle of a story. For instance, near the end of Smith and Jones, he goes back to the beginning of the day to take his tie off at Martha, and during Vincent and the Doctor, there were two round trips from 2010 to 1890, of which only the first leg is reported here.

OK, I may be over-nerding here even on a nerd topic.

Re:Not quite complete (2)

Duggeek (1015705) | more than 3 years ago | (#33351358)

You clearly haven't even begun to over-nerd it...

For instance, how many of those trips were done with the TARDIS and how many were with a simple wrist-bound Vortex Manipulator?

Stick around... we skool y'all on how ta nerd it up.

this is g+oatsex (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33344492)

visions going sTandpoint, I don't munches the most [slashdot.org],

A sign of the times (1)

Marksar (1880850) | more than 3 years ago | (#33344762)

You know, It is amazing so much time is being spent on analyzing fictional data. Is the US Government funding this? :)

Wargames inaccuracy (1)

Mike Buddha (10734) | more than 3 years ago | (#33344918)

In the episode Wargames, it's clear that the Wargames are taking part in some alternate dimension, and by travelling from zone to zone the Doctor is not travelling through time but rather from one zone that is set up to emulate a certain time period to another zone which is set up to emulate a different time period. On the spreadsheet, it shows the Doctor making several journeys through time during this episode which isn't what happened.

mega-paradox (1)

sorak (246725) | more than 3 years ago | (#33346024)

The visualization has several areas labeled "mega paradox". So what should Roswell have been labeled? That would have had Quark and his brother, the Futurama crew, and who knows how many other scifi characters.

Re:mega-paradox (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33346260)

Not necessarily. Quark and Rom might have been held in an examination room down the hall from Zoidberg. They wouldn't have met.

Might have seen each other escaping though--those were both pretty flashy exits.

Would Quark have made a pass at Fry's grandmother? Now there's a question we need answered!

What about the smoke monster (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33346554)

You can't tell me The Island never appeared in Dr. Who.

Errors (1)

BigBadBus (653823) | more than 3 years ago | (#33347000)

What about The Tomb of the Cybermen, or The Macra Terror, or any of the other omissions? Why don't these count?
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  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
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