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Deep Whovian Geek Quiz: Ten zero, eleven zero by zero zero two from galactic zero center... are the coordinates to what?

And what's at the *inverse* ahem -- negative coordinates?

Feeling better, by the way.

And on my way home to await spending much more money than I would've had to if I'd been less of a passive-agressive git in times past.

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ladybd

2002-10-03 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh God, I don't believe I'm answering this, but Whovian trivia brings back such good memories. Now, understand it's been forever since I've seen the show, but wasn't that the coordinates to Castrovalva?

mpoetess

2002-10-03 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Good guess, but nope. themongkey has it right -- it's Gallifrey. I'm not sure we ever heard the coordinates to Castrovalva; if I remember correctly, the Master more or less invented the planet, and fed the coordinates into the TARDIS computer through Adric and yes, I am a big, big geek.

themongkey

2002-10-03 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

I would say Gallifrey for the first one. Second one, haven't a clue without cheating.

mpoetess

2002-10-03 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Spot on - Gallifrey it is.

As for the other... it's a late Tom Baker episode. And it should be the negative version of those coordinates, not the inverse. My phrasing error.

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themongkey

2002-10-03 11:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

D'oh, of course. I am not worthy to call myself a Who fan...

mpoetess

2002-10-04 08:11 am (UTC) (Link)

*dingdingdingding* !

Give the lady a kewpie doll.


And the TARDIS scanner, for vague pseudoscientific reasons, couldn't read the negative coordinates and realize they were in E-Space, so the scanner showed them Gallifrey outside. Presumably Gallifrey as it was at that exact moment, and if the scanner could do that all along -- show a visual image of coordinates even if they weren't actualy *at* those coordinates -- then what the hell did the Doctor need a Time-Space Visualiser for?

mpoetess

2002-10-04 08:14 am (UTC) (Link)

Er, not that the ever used the Time-Space Visualiser (which they used to look in on Ian and Barabra after they left, as well as watch the Beatles play) after the first Doctor's time. But it would seem that the scanner could have done that...

Obviously I'm picking on retroactive continuity, and DW ain't famous for being consistent about such things anyway...