History Literature / EighthDoctorAdventures

5th Jan '17 12:01:56 PM SeptimusHeap
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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: ''The Blue Angel'' is a less-disturbing variant than most: the AlternateUniverse human Doctor has already been diagnosed as mentally ill, generally doesn't take his delusions too seriously, and generally stays on his meds, so it seems that he's unlikely to become too terribly confused. However, it does render the story very confusing, especially as some of the things he has delusions of certainly seem to be actually happening in one of the story's [[FourLinesAllWaiting other plotlines]], and the reader really can't tell if the story contains MagicalRealism or the Doctor simply hallucinates that his mother is a mermaid, one of his friends has a talking dog which tells his other friend that all realities and stories are equally real, and other strange things. It also creates the impression that perhaps the TV series is basically AllJustADream -- the Doctor just has delusions about Daleks and Cybermen and [[FreudWasRight weird phallic monsters]] [[SpecialEffectsFailure made of cellophane]] and such.

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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: ''The Blue Angel'' is a less-disturbing variant than most: the AlternateUniverse human Doctor has already been diagnosed as mentally ill, generally doesn't take his delusions too seriously, and generally stays on his meds, so it seems that he's unlikely to become too terribly confused. However, it does render the story very confusing, especially as some of the things he has delusions of certainly seem to be actually happening in one of the story's [[FourLinesAllWaiting other plotlines]], and the reader really can't tell if the story contains MagicalRealism or the Doctor simply hallucinates that his mother is a mermaid, one of his friends has a talking dog which tells his other friend that all realities and stories are equally real, and other strange things. It also creates the impression that perhaps the TV series is basically AllJustADream -- the Doctor just has delusions about Daleks and Cybermen and [[FreudWasRight weird phallic monsters]] monsters [[SpecialEffectsFailure made of cellophane]] and such.
31st Dec '16 8:31:24 PM Xtifr
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* NoHuggingNoKissing: Thrown right out the window. This book series was the first ''Series/DoctorWho'' franchise to show a romantic and rather sexual Doctor (after Eight's first BigDamnKiss in the TV movie). Aside from snogging his companions with some frequency, it's very strongly hinted that he dated Creator/AlanTuring.

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* NoHuggingNoKissing: Thrown right out the window. This book series was the first ''Series/DoctorWho'' franchise to show a romantic and rather sexual Doctor (after Eight's first BigDamnKiss in the TV movie). Aside from snogging his companions with some frequency, it's very strongly hinted that he dated Creator/AlanTuring.UsefulNotes/AlanTuring.
28th Dec '16 5:49:03 AM PaulA
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** In ''The Tomorrow Windows'', Prubert Gastridge is a [[Creator/BrianBlessed large, bearded, bellowing actor best known for playing]] [[Film/FlashGordon Vargo, the King of the Buzzardmen]].

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** In ''The Tomorrow Windows'', Prubert Gastridge is a [[Creator/BrianBlessed large, bearded, bellowing actor best known for playing]] [[Film/FlashGordon [[Film/FlashGordon1980 Vargo, the King of the Buzzardmen]].
26th Dec '16 2:13:33 PM PaulA
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** In ''The Tomorrow Windows'', Prubert Gastridge is a large, bearded, bellowing actor best known for playing Vargo, the King of the Buzzardmen. [[Creator/BrianBlessed Ring any bells?]]
** ''Mad Dogs and Englishmen'' has No Celebrities Were Harmed versions of Creator/JRRTolkien, Creator/CSLewis, Creator/GeorgeLucas, and Creator/RayHarryhausen. (And the actual NoelCoward.)

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** In ''The Tomorrow Windows'', Prubert Gastridge is a [[Creator/BrianBlessed large, bearded, bellowing actor best known for playing playing]] [[Film/FlashGordon Vargo, the King of the Buzzardmen. [[Creator/BrianBlessed Ring any bells?]]
Buzzardmen]].
** ''Mad Dogs and Englishmen'' has No Celebrities Were Harmed versions of Creator/JRRTolkien, Creator/CSLewis, Creator/GeorgeLucas, and Creator/RayHarryhausen. (And the actual NoelCoward.Creator/NoelCoward.)
26th Dec '16 1:55:14 PM nombretomado
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** In ''The Tomorrow Windows'', Prubert Gastridge is a large, bearded, bellowing actor best known for playing Vargo, the King of the Buzzardmen. [[BrianBlessed Ring any bells?]]

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** In ''The Tomorrow Windows'', Prubert Gastridge is a large, bearded, bellowing actor best known for playing Vargo, the King of the Buzzardmen. [[BrianBlessed [[Creator/BrianBlessed Ring any bells?]]
29th Oct '16 7:24:51 AM dlchen145
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* DistressedDude: The Doctor ends up captured and often [[BoundAndGagged tied up]] in most of the books, sometimes more than once per book[[note]]especially if Lloyd Rose is writing[[/note]]. He often seems to enjoy getting the chance to [[IShallTauntYou annoy]] [[PityTheKidnapper someone]]. And he almost always [[EscapeArtist gets himself out of his own predicaments]], although sometimes with a bit of help. This happens to Fitz, too, although since he's less {{badass}}, he's less likely to save his own ass.

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* DistressedDude: The Doctor ends up captured and often [[BoundAndGagged tied up]] in most of the books, sometimes more than once per book[[note]]especially if Lloyd Rose is writing[[/note]]. He often seems to enjoy getting the chance to [[IShallTauntYou annoy]] [[PityTheKidnapper someone]]. And he almost always [[EscapeArtist gets himself out of his own predicaments]], although sometimes with a bit of help. This happens to Fitz, too, although since he's less {{badass}}, badass, he's less likely to save his own ass.
29th May '16 4:06:41 AM Doug86
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* PopCulturedBadass: Almost everyone. Fitz has been known to reference Creator/HPLovecraft, Film/JamesBond, ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', and ''Franchise/StarTrek'', and he's very into music, particularly from TheFifties and TheSixties. He also has a CutSong (yes, you didn't think that happened in books) that just listed a bunch of ItWasHisSled moments, designed to [[TakeThatAudience irritate people who skipped to the end of the last book]]. The Doctor apparently likes ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' and ''{{Transformers}}'', not to mention a scene where he [[WaxingLyrical starts quoting "All Along the Watchtower"]]. Anji makes some odd reference in almost every book, and seems to have given up on caring whether some FishOutOfTemporalWater gets it. And even Sabbath makes a [[NotSoAboveItAll rather hilarious]] reference to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' in ''The Infinity Race''.

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* PopCulturedBadass: Almost everyone. Fitz has been known to reference Creator/HPLovecraft, Film/JamesBond, ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', and ''Franchise/StarTrek'', and he's very into music, particularly from TheFifties and TheSixties. He also has a CutSong (yes, you didn't think that happened in books) that just listed a bunch of ItWasHisSled moments, designed to [[TakeThatAudience irritate people who skipped to the end of the last book]]. The Doctor apparently likes ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' and ''{{Transformers}}'', not to mention a scene where he [[WaxingLyrical starts quoting "All Along the Watchtower"]]. Anji makes some odd reference in almost every book, and seems to have given up on caring whether some FishOutOfTemporalWater gets it. And even Sabbath makes a [[NotSoAboveItAll rather hilarious]] reference to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' in ''The Infinity Race''.
1st May '16 4:42:25 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* LegalJailbait: A [[NatureSpirit water nymph]] in ''The City of the Dead''.
4th Mar '16 11:30:51 AM Solle
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* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: It's morally acceptable for Fitz to smoke, because it was much more common in his era. In one of the books, Sabbath is smoking a cigar for some reason; the GoodSmokingEvilSmoking page says this means he must be evil, a self-important jerk, or UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill.

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* GladToBeAliveSex: Fitz and [[spoiler:Sam]] in ''Unnatural History'', after witnessing a particularly gruesome murder.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: It's morally acceptable for Fitz to smoke, smokes, because it was much more common in his era.era. He quickly catches on that it's an evil trope and tries to cut down after a while. In one of the books, Sabbath is smoking a cigar for some reason; the GoodSmokingEvilSmoking page says this means he must be evil, a self-important jerk, or UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill.
29th Dec '15 2:02:29 PM morenohijazo
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* {{Biodata}}: It's a recurrent theme in the novels, especially the ones involving Faction Paradox, where it serves as a sci-fi counterpart to BloodMagic.
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