@janetteb That guy’s head collapsing was horrific. And yes it had occurred to me also that it wouldn’t happen that way. Very good CGI though. Actually I don’t think ‘scrambling’ his brain by sucking all the thoughts out would reduce its volume. But I find it curious the way *some* things cause us to have – what can I call it – ‘realism-based’ objections, and not others. It’s quite arbitrary and personal/individual, specially in a scifi/fantasy show.
For example, what about the ‘spoonheads’ in The Bells of St John? After a monetary twinge, I just accepted them as scifi.
Before the Flood bothered me for the same reason as it did you, I think. It caused me some geographical confusion. Was the village below the dam flooded rather than being washed away by the dam breaking? I agree, I can’t envisage any topography that would cause or permit that.
And, um, riding the dinosaur to escape in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship. Wouldn’t it be much quicker to just run? And the size of the T Rex in Deep Breath – way too big. And the golden arrow shot at the end of Robot of Sherwood.
Curiously enough, the really huge impossibilities – time travel, teleports, the ‘sonic screwdriver’, thought control by wireless – don’t bother me at all. They’re sufficiently far removed from reality to be ‘just sci fi’. It’s the merely mechanical/physical, almost-reality things that set me off. (Or, ‘where does she get the milk?’ Moff you bastard, you lampshaded that and I still missed it! I love it when he does that. Also the thought that a couple of planks nailed across a doorway weren’t going to stop a Dalek – my mind raised that and I just dismissed it as a minor inconsistency.)