- Sep 25, 2013View SourceBut seeing herself as a baby, and then touching her baby-self, is what causes the disaster. It's not that it's utterly impossible to cross your own timeline in Doctor Who (they've done it plenty of times, like in the multi-Doctor episodes, and there's always someone who is distressed by breaking this law of time), but it is against the law because it can have disastrous consequences. They also fudge exactly what the limitations are and what the consequences are in Doctor Who, so your observation that "it works the way it works to move the story along" is very accurate, I think.
BTW, anyone who hasn't read Stephen King's 11/22/63, I really recommend it if you like time travel stories, especially ones with romance!
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On 9/25/2013 10:10 PM, yvonne phillips wrote:
I suppose it's like all time travel devices, it works the way it works to move the story along,In an episode of Dr Who, the Dr takes Rose back to witness her fathers death,She then sees herself as a baby, despite the fact that it is not supposed to be possibleTo cross your own tine line, I.e. meet yourself. As for Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy,Don't even try to work it out, it will give you a nose bleed.Michelle AKA mick42-------Original Message-------From: olibeara@...Date: 09/26/13 09:20:39Subject: RE: RE: Re: [yahoo: thepetulantpoetess] How much time was it?
I wondered, too, after reading the explanation.