The dating game

I was absent yesterday afternoon at our team lunch, so when Gareth emailed me he got my out-of-office. I should add that I wrote it in an enormous hurry and that my dates aren’t usually wrong.

It went like this:

From: James
To: Gareth
Sent: 13 December 2011 21:06

Thank you for your email. I am currently out of the office. I return on Wednesday 13th December and will endeavour to respond then.

 
From: Gareth
To: James
Sent: 13 December 2011 21:10

But that’s six years from now!

 
From: James
To: Gareth
Sent: 13 December 2011 21:12

Yes, well, it’s a long absence.

 
From: Gareth
To: James
Sent: 13 December 2011 21:17

Will you come back for just one day, then go away again for another nine years?

 
From: James
To: Gareth
Sent: 13 December 2011 10:47

That happens in Pirates of the Caribbean. I presume you’re referring to something else, if anything!

 
From: Gareth
To: James
Sent: 13 December 2011 10:51

*tuts* What went away for several years, came back once briefly, then went away again for another nine years?

 
From: James
To: Gareth
Sent: 13 December 2011 10:53

Oh yes, I see what you did there.

But have you noticed something? Doctor Who is cancelled in 1989. It returns in 1996. That’s a seven-year absence. When it returns, the first Doctor we see on-screen is Sylvester McCoy. Sylvester McCoy is the seventh Doctor.

After this, the show is cancelled. It returns in 2005. That’s a further nine years. When it returns, the first Doctor we see on-screen is Christopher Eccleston. Christopher Eccleston is the ninth Doctor.

Coincidence???

 
From: Gareth
To: James
Sent: 13 December 2011 11:01

No. At least, not yet. (Blinovitch, Blinovitch, Blinovitch.)

 
From: James
To: Gareth
Sent: 13 December 2011 11:03

How so?

 
From: Gareth
To: James
Sent: 13 December 2011 11:08

There are no coincidences in New Who. Just timey wimey drivel that gets filled in later when the Doctor goes back to make it happen.

Watching some Third Doctor episode with commentary, we have Barry Letts talking about how he made worked hard to have no predestination paradoxes in his era, because they’re twaddle.

 
From: James
To: Gareth
Sent: 13 December 2011 11:09

OK, you win.

Advertisements
Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment

Post navigation

One thought on “The dating game

  1. Tribble Wife

    Haha, I’m dying here! 😀

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: