Link wrote:Spoiler:A big point is that this bacterium kills all life, not just humans. I guess Time Lords no longer qualify as life. Hell, even Nardole thought he would be fine because he's not human, but logically having any organic parts should be a reason to worry.
Moreover, since Nardole lost consciousness as the result of those bacteria, isn't the TARDIS infected now and will still infect the world if the doors are opened anywhere else? Then again, like you said already, Douglas' bacteria are outside the blast area, together with the dramatic mists, so the lab is still crawling with the stuff.
The combination lock is made out of wood. Obviously.
They could've made it a cooperative lock anyway: a display with digits on the inside and a pad on the other. Hey, don't give me that look: it's still a better idea than having the screwdriver not work on a combination lock. Also they could've turned it into an incredibly cheesy Chekov's Gun (to be honest, that's why we're watching the show anyway, right?) by showing and telling that procedure during the episode. (And then completely ignore it when both researchers go inside. Even cheesier writing!)
Can I blame Moffat for this episode?