Saturday, January 1, 2011
This is from a great 'Doctor Who'-focused blog called "Life, The Universe, And Combom":
In "Boom Town", when explaining the TARDIS' police box shape and the chameleon circuit to Mickey, Rose uses the term "cloaking device", a "Star Trek" reference previously used by the eighth Doctor when explaining it to Grace Holloway.
As both shows should share the same TV dimension, Rose still could have picked it up from the 'Star Trek' TV series. Toobworld Central has splained that away in the past - somebody from the Future (and it could have been the Doctor himself) brought information about Starfleet back in Time to Gene Roddenberry to make sure he produced the show and help keep the dream alive for when it would finally come to be.
But at the same time, in her many travels with the Doctor between episodes (let's say, between "The Doctor Dances" and "Boom Town"), Rose could have been in the era of 'Star Trek' and learned about the cloaking device first-hand.