It seems fitting to close out my tenth and final blog for the first quarter by talking about the season finale of the 8th season of Doctor Who.
In this episode the Twelve Doctor gets thrown out of moving plane and yet he still manages to call his T.A.R.D.I.S. in mid-fall. The Doctor would have been falling at a fairly quick rate, he would have been in free fall. Obviously, since he is able to catch up to the T.A.R.D.I.S., the T.A.R.D.I.S. is moving at a smaller speed. That would explain the fact that he can catch up the T.A.R.D.I.S. but it still does not mean he can get the key in the lock and turn. First of all, he would crash into the T.A.R.D.I.S. quite hard- given the speed differential- rather than float next to it. For this to be avoided the T.A.R.D.I.S. needed to speed up (its not like the Doctor can really slow himself down) quite significantly and yet there are no changes to T.A.R.D.I.S. at all while its in flight. Somehow though, it slows down enough for the Doctor to slide the key in and get inside. But where would he go once he is inside? He still be moving at the speed he was prior, except now in a confined space. Perhaps the T.A.R.D.I.S. upped the gravity inside the itself in order to slow him down or maybe he managed to land in the swimming pool. One thing is for sure, the writers are once again stretching the boundaries of physics.
Ok so this is really short with no visuals because I cannot find any yet (I really wish I could). I'll edit this again later.
Edit: I found a video clip of what I'm talking about. You can click the play button below to watch it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbdjmCa1N4I.