Thursday, February 25, 2010

Adventures In Time And Space

In a couple of hours, I am heading off to Gallifrey! Well, the Gallifrey One Doctor Who convention, that is, not actual Gallifrey. That's kind of inaccessible these days.

I am taking with me a large dental syringe and a small jar of salt, for my salt-water dental rinses of food-dislodgement. Any bets on whether I get stopped by airport security and accused of having drug paraphernalia?

10 comments:

  1. Almost certain, I'm afraid. It might be a good ides to have some paperwork from your dentist with you, which hopefully might help convince them that you're above board.

    ...not actual Gallifrey. That's kind of inaccessible these days.

    Only until the scriptwriters decide otherwise. :)

    Have fun!

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  2. Well, they did insist on patting me down, but that seems to have been unrelated, since they did that before my bag went through the machine, I think.

    Only until the scriptwriters decide otherwise. :)

    True. Very, very true. :)

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  3. Only until the scriptwriters decide otherwise.

    Oh, please tell me that British writers aren't as bad as American writers about utterly contradicting the past!

    Wow, that's a lot of guests for a convention. You must tell us all about it when you return.

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  4. Doctor Who has always been happy to cobtradict what had been previously established. In some cases, that's because the writers were unaware that they were doing so. After all, the show has been going almost fifty years. Not only is that a long time, but in at least the early days I don't think that facts were meticulously recorded in a "bible" the way that shows do nowadays, In other cases, the writers realise that they are doing it, and come up with some more or less convincing explanation.

    At some point in the next decade or two, there will be a major one, as a long time ago it was stated that the Doctor could regenerate at most thirteen times (IIRC). I'm pretty sure that the programme will not end when he's used them all up, but they will find a reason why he should have more. :)

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  5. As long as it's better than "Oh, I saved your hand. And it's apparently magic."

    I like how you're utterly confident the show will be on for another ten or twenty years.

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  6. Captain C: What John said: re Who continuity. Although it's not always due to ignorance. Sometimes it's just because they can. :)

    Not all of the guests were able to make it, alas, but the ones that are here are great, and I am having a really fun time. Not much time left for playing around on the internet, though, so you'll hear about it when I get back.

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  7. To Fred:

    Since the show has managed 46 years so far (admittedly with one long interregnum), I don't see why it shouldn't manage at least another ten, especially as it's now more popular than it's ever been, both in the UK and worldwide. I'm not quite so confident that it will manage another twenty.

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  8. I consider it withing the realm of possibility that they will be making Doctor Who in 3D TV in the year 2075. :)

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  9. I don't doubt it. Certainly the concept of the show can carry them on forever, if not this particular incarnation or production. It's just that complete confidence of "of course the show will still be on decades from now" that I find interesting.

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  10. Of course the show will still be around. What's 46 Earth years to a Time Lord, anyway?

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