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    Quote Originally Posted by E_G_R2 View Post
    Sonic Screw Driver is the biggest Dr Who copout.
    That's the hypothesis sorted, now for the evidence supporting it...


    Also, "screwdriver" doesn't really do it justice. It's a multi-tool with a psychic interface. [I'm going to say it access' nerves in the hand and parses brain activity to understand the intended outcome.]

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    Universal Translators not a cop out, its a plot device so that we don't have to put up with sub titles and actors pretending to speak klingon or high elvish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    That's the hypothesis sorted, now for the evidence supporting it...


    Also, "screwdriver" doesn't really do it justice. It's a multi-tool with a psychic interface. [I'm going to say it access' nerves in the hand and parses brain activity to understand the intended outcome.]
    JNT in classic who got rid because it became the device that sorted out all of the Doctors problems rather than the Doctor himself. Whats it limitless energy source? Mine went through A3 batteries like mad

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_G_R2 View Post
    Universal Translators not a cop out, its a plot device so that we don't have to put up with sub titles and actors pretending to speak klingon or high elvish.
    so are the sonic screwdriver and psycic paper its a quick way of doing something that dosent rate screen time (or where screentime could be better used) as we dont need to see for instance breaking down 20 doors when the sonic screwdrivers can open them all in 10 seconds. Ditto ppsycic paper id imagine he could "blag" his way in most of the time but its not that interesting to watch so psycic paper means you can just cut that bit out

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_G_R2 View Post
    Whats it limitless energy source?
    1) TARDIS has living metal doodahs
    2) Metal doodahs make what you need
    3) ???
    4) Charge SSD from TARDIS console [with high capacity battery pack]


    Also, future tech battery life can't be judged by current tech standards.
    Last edited by X-13; 20th May 2013 at 02:24 PM. Reason: Living metal not liquid metal... too distracted for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    1) TARDIS has liquid metal doodahs
    2) Metal doodahs make what you need
    3) ???
    4) Charge SSD from TARDIS console [with high capacity battery pack]


    Also, future tech battery life can't be judged by current tech standards.
    as its also not used for long periods of time and no mention i can see of its power requirements wh couldnt it kinetticly charge like some watches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    as its also not used for long periods of time and no mention i can see of its power requirements wh couldnt it kinetticly charge like some watches?
    It could also be symbiotic [Hey, the TARDIS is alive!] and use bio-electricity.

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    Solar (wind) powered


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    Quote Originally Posted by E_G_R2 View Post
    Solar (wind) powered

    Could be, considering the TARDIS is powered by a dying star.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Could be, considering the TARDIS is powered by a dying star.
    a Dying star frozen at the moment of collapse into a black hole... Limitless power!! Muahahaha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    a Dying star frozen at the moment of collapse into a black hole... Limitless power!! Muahahaha!
    Ultimate cosmic power... itty bitty living space.

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    Thought the eye of harmony was the power source ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Ultimate cosmic power... itty bitty living space.
    oh good it wasnt just me that thought that

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich_tech View Post
    Thought the eye of harmony was the power source ?
    Ya'know that's what I thought...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich_tech View Post
    Thought the eye of harmony was the power source ?
    It is, but the Eye Of Harmony is a "an exploding star in the process of becoming a black hole suspended in a permanent state of decay".

    So everyone is right

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