Thursday, 16 December 2010

Doctor Who of the Day - Blinovitch Limitation Effect


In various episodes in the Whoniverse, where characters meet younger/older versions of themselves, the Doctor always stresses not to touch their other selves, this is believed to be because of the Blinovitch Limitation Effect.

3 comments :

liminalD said...

So how come both the Doctor and Amy touch themselves in 'The Big Bang?'

(Blimey, that sounded ruder than I meant it...)

Michael James Gallagher said...

Although I'm not too sure about why The Doctor can touch himself without any consequences, I would guess as a Time Lord and a Time Traveller that he is not affected by it.

Amy, however is touching a version of herself from a different time-line and this is why there is no effect.

Mike Jackson said...

It's rubbish. You don't have the same layers of skin and pretty much all the matter in your body is pretty much turning over completely every seven years or so. But you occupy the same space, intrinsically speaking.

And of course the older we get the space we may occupy tends to fluctuate...