Posts tagged time
Posts tagged time
First Doctor - Never stated his age on screen.
Second Doctor - Told Victoria he was ‘Something like 450’
Third Doctor - Claimed to have been a scientist for ‘several thousand’ years
Fourth Doctor - At least 760 by the time he regenerated
Fifth Doctor - Never stated his age on screen
Sixth Doctor - Told Peri he was ‘More or less’ 900-years-old
Seventh Doctor - Claimed to be 953, same age as the Rani
Eight Doctor - Never stated his age on screen.
Ninth Doctor - Told Rose he was 900
Tenth Doctor - 906 when he regenerated
Eleventh Doctor - 1103 by the time he was ‘killed’ at Lake Silencio.
I truly believe he has no idea how old he is, certainly in Earth years, and Gallifreyan years obviously no longer exist so he just makes up a number.
With relativity the concept of objective time is a bit floppy in our universe already but when you add the ability to travel across space and time seemingly outside of the rules odd things like traveling instaneanously from areas with differing time dilation’s from proximity to differing large masses the ability to give the idea that he could at least measure the passage of time from his perspective and arrive at a meaningfull answer becomes problematic itself. Add to that the fact that the Tardis when travelling through the time vortex must maintain and artificially sustain a space time bubble within the tardis separate from the non-space and :. a-temporal zone surrounding it then things like that time from his subjective veiwpoint becomes meaningless and the time spent through the void (seeing as that the entry and exit times are no indication of the time spent within it) is impossible to assign value we end up with seriously nonconceptualisable ages.
Also there have been stasis bubbles and age accelerations by villains and the like throughout the doctors life so any attempt at measuring his life would require that the years spent by him in the timelord execution device when the parliament thought we was an assassin or the years taken by the Master in the weird episode where people chanted or something would add a considerable amount of age to his lifespan.
And lastly the placing of the Darlek timelord war in a time bubble thing means that he could have spent Milena in there.
My headcannon thing of his age and stuff is that the years he lists as his age are more of him measuring till his death than him talking about years spent alive and his activities through time are his way of extending that countdown, hence the increasing “ages” that are inconsistent with his mentions of doing things for time periods longer than his life and hints at longer ages which explains his awareness of the way things “should” be.
Very tasteful flats, Bruce.
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University have discovered a way to make time stand still — at least when it comes to the yearly calendar.
Using computer programs and mathematical formulas, Richard Conn Henry, an astrophysicist in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and Steve H. Hanke, an applied economist in the Whiting School of Engineering, have created a new calendar in which each new 12-month period is identical to the one which came before, and remains that way from one year to the next in perpetuity.
Under the Hanke-Henry Permanent Calendar, for instance, if Christmas fell on a Sunday in 2012 (and it would), it will also fall on a Sunday in 2013, 2014 and beyond. In addition, under the new calendar, the rhyme “30 days hath September, April, June and November,” would no longer apply, because September would have 31 days, as would June, March and December. All the rest have 30 (Try creating a rhyme using that.)
» via Johns Hopkins University