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Shah Ruhk Kahn? In the cast? Pull the other one! ~ anon

In the Satan Pit doesn't one of the guys say, when in the vents, turn left but they go right or something? I wasn't paying much attention to the episode but I remember something like that.

Isn't it a little absurd to list all the occurrences of the word or concept of "left" in this article? Just a little? 08:25, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

yes, I've removed all except the Atmos one. Jack's the man - 12:09, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Rose might be a red herring. 19:11, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Youtube sources Edit

Where are the youtube videos in question mentioned in this article?

Imperial DaleksEdit

What, do you think that they have actually watched Remembrance of the Daleks or something? They seemed to think that Dalek was the first time to have a flying Dalek, so I doubt they have. Therefore it is unlikely they will actually know about Imperial Daleks.

Did anyone catch a glimpse of the Red Dalek ( ) in the preview for next week? -- 16:16, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Alternate TimelineEdit

I take it that the timeline will be restored at the end of this episode? 12:51, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

The time beetle similar to the trickster was trying to feed of an altered timeline, however the scale of the time changes created a parallel universe which collapsed at the end of the episode killing the beetle, so the timeline is unchanged. 21:59, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Just watched it! Edit

AAGH! Can't wait 'til next week!Matoro3311"Shout At Me""My Contribs" 18:34, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

I KNOW! IT WAZ AMAZING! i lieked seeing bad wolf in there Sworddude319 18:58, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
SO BLOODY AMAZING...I SO CANT WAIT FOR NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!!!Tweedle dee 02:33, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Plot holes Edit

In Voyaged of the Damned the doctor mentions the titanic will destroy all of earth, here it only destroys london.

If the doctor died, he never went back to pompeii and defeated the Pyrovile who would have conquered the earth. 21:25, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

The ship destroyed London and the irradiated the south (bar the sw), perhaps the explosion was not as catastrophic as it could have been. Pompeii is a plothole your right, however the whole theme of the episode was other people would save the earth with greater consequences, so someone may have stepped up to stop them in the past. 22:03, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

How come, in the market at the begnining of the episode, the people are heard speaking in a foreign language?Shouldn't the TARDIS have translated them?

Donna and Doctor dont seem to have any problem understanding them.-- 18:19, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Regarding the Doctor not regenerating. We know from the Master's death in Last of the Time Lords that a Time Lord can actively choose not to regenerate. Perhaps the Doctor, seeing what he had done without Donna there to say 'Enough' let himself die with the Racnoss.

We assume from the events in The Eleventh Hour, that the majority of the story takes place in the year 2008, therefore who stops the Atraxi incinerating the earth in the alternate timeline?

-Well.... Wasn't it said that he died too quickly to regenerate? He basically drowned. If Donna had been there, she would have told him to stop, but since she wasn't, he didn't stop, and he, well... drowned.~Amberleaf~ 00:48, October 29, 2010 (UTC)

It's not really important but I've just seen this, so thought I'd point it out all the same. The Atraxi wouldn't come to Earth in the first place, because with the Doctor deceased, the TARDIS wouldn't explode, meaning the cracks wouldn't have opened and Prisoner Zero would not have come through. That would mean the Atraxi would never have come to Earth either. --The Thirteenth Doctor 01:03, February 5, 2011 (UTC)

Rose Tyler's Voice Edit

Is there any explanation for her lithp in this episode?

I noticed that and to be honest it kind of took away from the experiance, although i dont now why she was speaking like that. User:Captain-One
After the Doctor heard the phrase "Bad Wolf", he appeared to have a lisp too. Perhapths iths important? In the Army of Ghosts and Doomsday she had a thlight lithsp too. Most noticeable in the intro to Army of Ghosts. I think it must have something to do with looking into the TARDIS in The Parting of the Ways -- 16:12, 22 June 2008 (UTC)
I think ur right m8 i was watchin her in an interview on BBC/Doctorwho web site and she speaking fine on it so it could have to do with the story plot. User:Captain-One
It's not a lisp, it's Tennant's scot accent he slips into in dramatic moments-- 18:23, 22 June 2008 (UTC)
No, I don't think so. Watch it again - his jaw locks and his face tenses weirdly in the closeup after Donna says Bad Wolf. When he speaks he doesn't close his mouth. That's definitely not normal for Tennant. -- 09:06, 23 June 2008 (UTC)
I think you read way too much into this. Yes, of course he tenses - wouldn't you tense if you learned the Universe is going to end? ;) But the accent and lisp is very similar to what David normally speaks like (ie. out of character), IMO -- 14:26, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
Aha! Watch Doctor Who Confidential for info the whole Bad Wolf thing. I think it has a pretty big bearing on this. -- 09:58, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

All that said, there have been so many discussions about Piper's voice, coupled with her confession in DWC that she'd forgotten how to play the role, that I feel it's justified to mention this in the Myths section. Rumor has it the "lisp" is gone in Stolen Earth; if it isn't (indeed she sounds lispy in the "It's only just beginning" trailer line), it might be worth further discussion on the character or actress page. It appears to be a performance issue because in the DWC interview there's no trace of a lisp -- but Piper's normal accent is slightly different from Rose's anyway. 23skidoo 04:02, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

TARDIS translation Edit

Do we ever before see an example of TARDIS translation circuit deliberately affecting the whole area around it the way we see with 'Bad Wolf' at the end of this episode? -- 18:27, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

  • Yes, to a degree, when it slowly starts translating the Sycorax in The Christmas Invasion as the Doctor wakes up. 23skidoo 04:03, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Too many "Turning Left"s Edit

Is it really necessary to list in the Continuity section every time the line "turn left" or the concept of turning left appears in the series. While the Sontaran Strategem and possible the TW:Boom Town references are likely intentionally linked to the events of this episode, the Army of Ghosts and opening credits appearances currently listed are most likely trivial coincidences. 00:45, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Bridge Edit

Does anybody recognize bridge seen in scene, where mushroom cloud is shown? It seem familiar to me, so I want to know if there is anybody else thinking the same. --TakeruDavis 15:09, October 26, 2010 (UTC)

the stars Edit

Why did the stars disappear? whats that a reference to?

The Reality Bomb--MrThermomanPreacher 07:50, October 28, 2010 (UTC)

Agatha ChristieEdit

Wouldn't Agatha Christie's history be changed due to Donna not traveling with the doctor? Donna was the one who threw the Firestone necklace into the lake to save agatha from the vespiform. (TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp)

I guess that must be true, but the narrative does not state it. The world would also have ended in Pompeii, but it's not stated. And it would have ended again several times in season 3, as the Doctor would be dead. However, the talk page is not the place to discuss such things. If you would like to discuss how this episode does or does not fit with others, please visit its dicontinuity page. Thank you. --SOTO 19:21, June 16, 2013 (UTC)

Technically the vespiform would never have been discovered to me 01:43, August 13, 2016 (UTC)


The story gives the events of Runaway Bride as happening at Christmas 2007, but wasn't the series working on a "one year ahead" timeframe at that point? Shouldn't that be Christmas 2008? to me 15:03, December 8, 2013 (UTC)

Troughton and Strong directing scenes Edit

  • Billie Piper was seen at the end of Partners in Crime, and had short cameos in The Poison Sky and Midnight. The Partners in Crime cameo was filmed during production of Turn Left, as was the short piece of footage used in Midnight and The Poison Sky. This means no less than three directors would have been at work on the Doctor Who set during the production schedule of Turn Left - the main episode's director, Graeme Harper, the director of Partners in Crime, James Strong, and the director of Midnight, Alice Troughton.

Is this substantiated by anything other than mass speculation? Wouldn't Occam's Razor be that Harper directed parts of Partners in Crime, The Poison Sky and Midnight instead during the production block? -- Tybort (talk page) 21:32, April 17, 2016 (UTC)

The Dead Doctor Edit

Who played the Doctor's body on the stretcher of David Tennant didn't? to me 01:46, August 13, 2016 (UTC)

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