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07 July 2012 @ 02:45 pm
Arrival and a Canon Question  
We have arrived at the cottage and the iPad works with the wifi, which is apparently more important than unpacking to my father. Ascii is on guard against a chipmunk invasion at the screen door and all is well.

I'm going to try to do some writing while I'm here, so I have a Doctor Who canon question. [Spoilers for Blink] In Blink, when Billy Shipton gets sent back in time by the angels, am I right in thinking that the only reasons he couldn't be rescued by the TARDIS are that a) the Doctor and Martha didn't have it and b) he needed to live through to warn Sally? Like, could someone theoretically be sent back in time and have the Doctor come and bring them back with no ill effects, provided it didn't mess with a time locked event?

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!
Current Mood: relaxedrelaxed
aelfgyfu_mead: roryaelfgyfu_mead on July 7th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
That's how I remember "Blink". Yes, the Doctor and Martha didn't have the TARDIS at the time. I thought about whether they could bring him back, and then I wasn't sure whether they might thus be crossing their own time line (I'm not always sure what counts as "the Doctor's timeline" and what doesn't), and I finally decided it was moot because he had to tell Sally what had happened.
The Writer They Call Tay: DW: Stray Doctorawanderingbard on July 9th, 2012 01:28 pm (UTC)
Great! I'm attempting a bit of Wholock didn't want Sherlock and John permanently stuck in the past. Hopefully I can get away with a rescue. :-) thanks for replying!
rodlox: going to hugrodlox on July 10th, 2012 03:23 am (UTC)
never could trust chipmunks. always playing detective when one's not looking.

as to Blink, in theory, there's no reason why the Doctor couldn't go back (once he gets the TARDIS) and pick up Billy.
...in practice, this is the man who once took eleven+ years to "be right back"...and has more than once forgotten things.
(on the gripping hand, its also possible the Doctor went back, and Billy didn't want to leave)

I hope your weekend (and this ensuing week) are superb.

my weekend was far too hot. watching Perception now. am wondering who gets bigger headaches - Detective Murphy or Detective Moretti.