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     Saturday, July 12 2008 @ 09:58 AM EDT
    Okay, is something that has troubled me.

    At the beginning of Utopia, the TARDIS abhors Jack and throws itself to the end of time to avoid him.

    They get back to Earth using Jack's Teleport, so no continuity problem there.
    When they enter the TARDIS on the Valiant, it has been converted into a Paradox Machine so not moving through time to avoid him can be explained away.

    At the end of "end of the Timelords" this situation has not changed but the Doctor asks Jack to travel with him, but how would this work if the TARDIS can tolerate him?

    At the end of "the stolen Earth" Jack boards the TARDIS, but it is not in flight or taking off so perhaps it can accept his presence whilst landed. The Daleks remove power and move it, so again perhaps we are okay.

    But towing the earth back from 1 second out of sync with the universe presents a problem. The TARDIS is "flying"/traveling and some time displacement is required to resync the Earth, So why didn't they end up in some far flung time? Did the Doctor switch off the "temporal airbag"?

    Any thoughts on the matter?

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     Saturday, July 12 2008 @ 11:25 AM EDT

    Since the TARDIS and the Doctor are linked, it may be that the Doctor's avoidance of Jack was amplified in Utopia. When the Doctor accepts Jack, the TARDIS would not try to ditch him anymore.

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     Saturday, July 12 2008 @ 12:12 PM EDT
    Maybe it's because he was clinging to the outside instead of safely inside. Personally I never fully bought into the fact that Jack could hold onto the TARDIS as it dematerialized. Similar, to the flaky continuity about the outer skin of the TARDIS being able to withstand anything except a Shakespeare-era arrowhead, I would have expected the TARDIS to demat and Jack to fall to the ground. I mean, this isn't the phonebooth in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure where it drops away into a wormhole that Napolean can fall into.

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     Saturday, July 12 2008 @ 03:03 PM EDT
    I was thinking the same thing as tarashnat. It would make sense that the reason is because the Doctor and the TARDIS are linked somewhat. Granted that may bring up some issues with the TARDIS being gutted to create the paradox machine, but its a thought.

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     Sunday, July 13 2008 @ 05:20 AM EDT
    I think we just gave Lawrence Miles his next blog topic!

    -cs™

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     Monday, July 14 2008 @ 12:26 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Linquel] Maybe it's because he was clinging to the outside instead of safely inside. Personally I never fully bought into the fact that Jack could hold onto the TARDIS as it dematerialized. Similar, to the flaky continuity about the outer skin of the TARDIS being able to withstand anything except a Shakespeare-era arrowhead, I would have expected the TARDIS to demat and Jack to fall to the ground. I mean, this isn't the phonebooth in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure where it drops away into a wormhole that Napolean can fall into.
    Well there would have been no Doc/Jack reunion, no winding up at the end of the universe, no return of the Master and RTD would have to go to Plan B. A 3 part Slitheen epic!

    More farts than you can shake a stick at.

    Actually I'm of the mind the TARDIS does not demateraialize like the folks beamed on Star Trek.

    I see it as a dimensional shift that looks like it's fading out and they just happen to call it dematerialization.

    Make sense I dunno...

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