I loved how the doctor Squeed over Tesla and not Edison lol
True, but that wasn't until after the Skithra Queen threatened to burn the world below her ship if she didn't get what she wanted. Throughout the Doctor's various incarnations, there has been a decided lack of compassion for bullies. And threatening the Earth is a good way to get the Doctor on your case.I was surprised at the ruthlessness of the Doctor making the order to kill the entire Scorpion species rather than just fixing their ship and telling them to leave.
I liked this part. The monsters never catch the companions, but in this case we saw why. They were bad at cornering and they possibly fought each other (not sure what I was seeing). Usually, the chase just arbitrarily fails before the companion closes a door, etc.super fast scoprions but cant catch people (reminded me of t-rex jurrasic park bumping into things.
The 2nd to 3rd Dr. regeneration was at the hands of the time lords who stole Jaime's memories and dropped him back in his normal timeline at the time he left with the Dr. They also placed blocks in the Dr.'s mind to prevent TARDIS use until Pertwee was able to work around them. So probably not pre-Pertwee.If we take her story at face value and she is a previous incarnation of the Doctor, then she's got to be pre-Pertwee, as I believe the Third Doctor was the first to wield a sonic screwdriver. And since I believe we saw the First Doctor regenerate into the Second, she's either pre-Hartnell or perhaps somewhere between the Second Doctor and the Third. (I don't recall there being an actual regeneration scene between those two - but I could be wrong.)
I'm personally of the opinion that the "Ruth" Doctor somehow isn't in fact the real Doctor, as it would seem odd to cast the first female Doctor and then write up a plot-line where nope, she wasn't the first female Doctor after all. (I'm applying "meta-game" logic here, I admit.) I do recall in "The Doctor's Daughter" the Tenth Doctor ended up with a female clone patterned after himself; it could be something like that or maybe the "Ruth" Doctor is from a parallel dimension. That is, after all, where the current batch of Cybermen come from (another Tenth Doctor group of episodes - funny how much of this season is calling back to Tennant's reign).
The secret Mission idea can fit nicely with what Jack was saying,about some sort of alliance sending someoneSome further thoughts:
The Ruth Doctor kind of works as a pre-Hartnell Doctor if we assume her TARDIS isn't stolen (because we know Hartnell, the First Doctor, was the one who stole the TARDIS in the first place). She could have been given the TARDIS by the Time Lords and sent to Earth on a secret mission, requiring her to use the chameleon gate to temporarily transform into a human.