I refer particularly to the episode named “Turn Left” which fuses the Many Worlds Interpretation and Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics with Tony’s Daemon theory and also his own humble questioning of his importance in the whole scheme of things, in absolute pure ITLADic clarity and Tony and I simply MUST get ITLAD to the writer, Russell T. Davies, who, if he is not already aware of the book and the theory, will surely be as staggered as I am once he is.
“There is something on your back!”
Unfortunately, if you have not watched the BBC programmes, Doctor Who and Torchwood, over the last 2 years, most of the plot of the episode will be terribly confusing, pulling strands of past episodes out of Minkowskian timelines and mutating the parallel worlds, but I place below a transcript and video clips of three specific scenes from the episode which made my hairs stand on end, and I KNOW will do so to Tony (on many levels) - I hope they have the same effect on you all.
Brief set up: Rose (played by Billie Piper) was The Doctor’s previous travel companion through Time and Space before she was lost into a Parallel World. Donna (played by Catherine Tate) is The Doctor’s current companion.
Basically, replace Donna with Tony and read and watch…………………
VIDEO: (Scene 1)
ROSE: “I’ve been pulled across from a different universe, ‘cause every single universe is in danger.”
DONNA: “What do you keep telling me for? What am I supposed to do? I’m nothing special, I mean…..I’m not…..I’m nothing special, I’M A TEMP!! I’m not even that! I’m nothing!”
ROSE: “Donna Noble, you are the most important woman in the whole of creation”
DONNA: "Don't......Just don't"
Set up: In the next scene Donna is shown by Rose what it is that is on her back – a large Black Giant Beetle (THE DAEMON)
VIDEO: (Scene 2)
DONNA: “What is it?”
ROSE: “It feeds off Time. By changing Time, by making someone’s life take a different turn like er, meetings never made, children never born, a life never loved. But with you it’s……”
DONNA: “But I never did anything important!”
ROSE: “Yeah you did. One day, that thing, made you turn right instead of left”
DONNA: “When was that? ”
ROSE: “Oh you wouldn’t remember, it was the most ordinary day in the world but by turning right you never met The Doctor and the whole world just changed around you.”
Set up: In the next scene, Donna has been told by Rose she must return to a point in Time and instead of turning right when at a junction in the road, which led to her NOT meeting The Doctor, she must turn left to repair the flux in the Time line but which action would mean she would die.
VIDEO: (Scene 3)
ROSE: “Good Luck”
DONNA: “I’m Ready” […] “’Cause I understand now. You said I was gonna die but you mean this whole world is gonna blink out of existence. But that’s not dying, ‘cause a better world takes its place….The Doctor’s world, and I’m still alive. That’s right isn’t it? I don’t die, if I change things then I don’t die, that’s…..that’s right isn’t it?”
The episode is absolutely ITLADic in the theory’s purest form and to me, a Professor of ITLADic Studies *smile*, it has conjured MANY new splinter theories within me, which, along with tomorrow’s Science Service post, I shall be writing pretty much all night once I get home, including a radical new theory towards Daemonic Suicide within subjective phanerons and ultimately a new approach to Bohmian IMAX Mutations which is presently stunning even myself, and I am writing it!!!
I am emailing the BBC to try and get this to the attention of Russell T. Davies in the hope that it will progress the profile of ITLAD and Tony, and aid development of Tony and I’s Uber Theory.
[*video clips taken from YouTube]
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