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25th Sep '17 4:27:58 PM PaulA
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* DreadfulDragonflies: In ''Island of Death'', the Doctor mentions the Sclaponian Dragonflies. Not much is known about them, but since he nearly lost an entire leg to the creature, one can imagine how humongous those insects are.

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* DreadfulDragonflies: DreadfulDragonfly: In ''Island of Death'', the Doctor mentions the Sclaponian Dragonflies. Not much is known about them, but since he nearly lost an entire leg to the creature, one can imagine how humongous those insects are.
25th Sep '17 4:27:37 PM PaulA
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* DreadfulDragonflies: In ''Island of Death'', the Doctor mentions the Sclaponian Dragonflies. Not much is known about them, but since he nearly lost an entire leg to the creature, one can imagine how humongous those insects are.



* FixFic: ''Spiral Scratch'' turns the Doctor's Bridge Drop in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E1TimeAndTheRani Time and the Rani]]" into a HeroicSacrifice.

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* FixFic: FixFic:
** ''Salvation'' smooths over the lumps in the introduction of Dodo, who was added to the series at short notice and written inconsistently for her first few episodes, and lays groundwork for the departure of Steven, which on-screen seemed abrupt and unmotivated.
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''Spiral Scratch'' turns the Doctor's Bridge Drop in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E1TimeAndTheRani Time and the Rani]]" into a HeroicSacrifice.
24th Sep '17 6:10:33 PM PaulA
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* {{Tuckerization}}: ''Business Unusual'' features a character named after real-life American fan Trey Korte.
18th Jul '17 4:42:08 AM moloch
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* CallForward: ''Blue Box'' by Kate Orman features the Bainbridge Hospital and the Doctor's UsefulNotes/AppleII computer, both of which were previously seen in the EDA novel ''[[Recap/EighthDoctorAdventuresSeeingI Seeing I]]'' by Orman and Jonathan Blum.

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* CallForward: CallForward:
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''Blue Box'' by Kate Orman features the Bainbridge Hospital and the Doctor's UsefulNotes/AppleII computer, both of which were previously seen in the EDA novel ''[[Recap/EighthDoctorAdventuresSeeingI Seeing I]]'' by Orman and Jonathan Blum.Blum.
** ''World Game'', being one of the first novels in the series to be published after ''Doctor Who'' returned to TV in 2005, took the opportunity to introduce the psychic paper as an invention of the Gallifreyan CIA they gave to the Second Doctor.
23rd Mar '17 7:03:25 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ADayInTheLimelight: For Ian, Barbara, UNIT and [[VillainEpisode the Master]] in ''Face of the Enemy'', as the Doctor was involved in "The Curse of Peladon" at the time.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: For Ian, Barbara, UNIT and [[VillainEpisode the Master]] in ''Face of the Enemy'', as the Doctor was involved in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E2TheCurseOfPeladon The Curse of Peladon" Peladon]]" at the time.



* {{Deconstruction}}: ''The Indestructible Man'' by Simon Messingham is a deconstruction of all Gerry Anderson's work, asking ''why'' Jeff Tracy founded the Series/{{Thunderbirds}}, what SHADO personnel would ''really'' be like (yes ''Series/{{UFO}}'' was DarkerAndEdgier to begin with, but Messingham takes it further), and how the ordinary people of the {{Supermarionation}} world might feel about so much money being channeled into AwesomeButImpractical vehicles. Most notably, the title Indestructible Man is a CaptainErsatz Series/{{Captain Scarlet|AndTheMysterons}} who feels [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul detached from humanity]] and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever wishes he was able to die]].

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* {{Deconstruction}}: ''The Indestructible Man'' by Simon Messingham is a deconstruction of all Gerry Anderson's Creator/GerryAnderson's work, asking ''why'' Jeff Tracy founded the Series/{{Thunderbirds}}, what SHADO personnel would ''really'' be like (yes ''Series/{{UFO}}'' was DarkerAndEdgier to begin with, but Messingham takes it further), and how the ordinary people of the {{Supermarionation}} world might feel about so much money being channeled into AwesomeButImpractical vehicles. Most notably, the title Indestructible Man is a CaptainErsatz Series/{{Captain Scarlet|AndTheMysterons}} who feels [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul detached from humanity]] and [[WhoWantsToLiveForever wishes he was able to die]].



* IntercontinuityCrossover: One of the characters in ''Corpse Marker'', by Chris Boucher, previously appeared in one of Boucher's episodes of ''Series/BlakesSeven ''.

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* IntercontinuityCrossover: One of the characters in ''Corpse Marker'', by Chris Boucher, Creator/ChrisBoucher, previously appeared in one of Boucher's episodes of ''Series/BlakesSeven ''.



* ShoutOut: ''The King of Terror'' has a character from Southern California mention Dingoes Ate my Baby, Oz's band in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', as one of his favorite bands.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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''The King of Terror'' has a character from Southern California mention Dingoes Ate my Baby, Oz's band in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', as one of his favorite bands.
15th Nov '16 10:48:53 AM kensu
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** ''The Infinity Doctors'' shows a TARDIS in its true/default state: a smooth featureless obelisk. This might be a reference to ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'', where this is the original form of the time machine before it's turned into a phone booth. This might be a coincidence, but considering the author is Lance Parkin, probably not.
25th Oct '16 8:28:47 PM nombretomado
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* AirborneAircraftCarrier: Deconstructed (along with various other GerryAnderson tropes) in ''The Indestructible Man''. SKYHOME is derided as a pollution-spewing technological white elephant that uses the power of a small country just to remain stable (it has a tendency to lurch at unpredictable moments, sending equipment everywhere) and is too expensive to break up, yet can't be allowed to degrade for fear it'll crash on everyone's head.

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* AirborneAircraftCarrier: Deconstructed (along with various other GerryAnderson Creator/GerryAnderson tropes) in ''The Indestructible Man''. SKYHOME is derided as a pollution-spewing technological white elephant that uses the power of a small country just to remain stable (it has a tendency to lurch at unpredictable moments, sending equipment everywhere) and is too expensive to break up, yet can't be allowed to degrade for fear it'll crash on everyone's head.
9th Aug '16 5:44:12 PM MarkLungo
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''Series/DoctorWho'' spin-off novels published from 1997 by BBC Books. Where the Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures featured the new Doctor introduced in the 1996 TV movie, the Past Doctor Adventures told new adventures featuring the first seven Doctors. (In other words, much like Virgin Publishing's Literature/DoctorWhoMissingAdventures, except that the Seventh Doctor was now Past instead of being [[Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures New]].)

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''Series/DoctorWho'' spin-off novels published from 1997 by [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Books.Books]]. Where the Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures featured the new Doctor introduced in the 1996 TV movie, the Past Doctor Adventures told new adventures featuring the first seven Doctors. (In other words, much like Virgin Publishing's Literature/DoctorWhoMissingAdventures, except that the Seventh Doctor was now Past instead of being [[Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures New]].)



* ADayInTheLimelight: For Ian, Barbara, UNIT and [[VillainEpisode the Master]] in ''Face of the Enemy'', as the Doctor was involved in "The Curse of Peladon" at the time.



* CallForward: ''Blue Box'' by Kate Orman features the Bainbridge Hospital and the Doctor's Apple II computer, both of which were previously seen in the EDA novel ''[[Recap/EighthDoctorAdventuresSeeingI Seeing I]]'' by Orman and Jonathan Blum.

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* CallForward: ''Blue Box'' by Kate Orman features the Bainbridge Hospital and the Doctor's Apple II UsefulNotes/AppleII computer, both of which were previously seen in the EDA novel ''[[Recap/EighthDoctorAdventuresSeeingI Seeing I]]'' by Orman and Jonathan Blum.



* ContinuitySnarl: ''The Infinity Doctors'' is a [[TropesAreNotBad deliberate]] use of this trope. WordOfGod says it's situated somewhere in Doctor Who continuity... the trouble is, it doesn't seem to fit anywhere, because there's always one piece of continuity that seems to contradict a specific placing. Even [[TheNthDoctor the incarnation of the Doctor]] it features is left unspecified. All of which is [[RiddleForTheAges entirely intentional]].

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* ContinuitySnarl: ''The Infinity Doctors'' is a [[TropesAreNotBad deliberate]] use of this trope. WordOfGod says it's situated somewhere in Doctor Who ''Doctor Who'' continuity... the trouble is, it doesn't seem to fit anywhere, because there's always one piece of continuity that seems to contradict a specific placing. Even [[TheNthDoctor the incarnation of the Doctor]] it features is left unspecified. All of which is [[RiddleForTheAges entirely intentional]].



* ADayInTheLimelight: For Ian, Barbara, UNIT and [[VillainEpisode the Master]] in ''Face of the Enemy'', as the Doctor was involved in "The Curse of Peladon" at the time.



* GunsAkimbo: The Master, during a JohnWoo-esque fight scene in ''Face of the Enemy''.

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* GunsAkimbo: The Master, during a JohnWoo-esque Creator/JohnWoo-esque fight scene in ''Face of the Enemy''.



** Various people associated with the Salem witch trials in ''The Witch Hunters''
** Various people associated with the English Civil War in ''The Roundheads''
** RasputinTheMadMonk et al. in ''Wages of Sin''

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** Various people associated with the Salem witch trials in ''The Witch Hunters''
Hunters''.
** Various people associated with the English Civil War UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar in ''The Roundheads''
Roundheads''.
** RasputinTheMadMonk UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk et al. in ''Wages of Sin''Sin''.



* OfficerOHara: ''Illegal Alien'', which transposes a number of American hardboiled detective tropes to Britain, plays with it by having a Northern Irish Chief Inspector in [[UsefulNotes/ScotlandYard the Met]], who says things like "Saints preserve us", but also suspects all Irish-Americans of being IRA sympathisers.

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* OfficerOHara: ''Illegal Alien'', which transposes a number of American hardboiled detective tropes to Britain, plays with it by having a [[UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland Northern Irish Irish]] Chief Inspector in [[UsefulNotes/ScotlandYard the Met]], who says things like "Saints preserve us", but also suspects all Irish-Americans of being IRA sympathisers.
13th May '16 3:03:11 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The British Prime Minister Terry Brooks in ''Millennium Shock'' is a caricature of TonyBlair.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The British Prime Minister Terry Brooks in ''Millennium Shock'' is a caricature of TonyBlair.UsefulNotes/TonyBlair.
24th Jan '16 1:35:14 AM PaulA
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This series was seemingly abandoned after the revival of the TV series, but from 2012 BBC Books started intemittently publishing novels featuring pre-1989 Doctors. Although not officially branded Past Doctor Adventures, these further books were again aimed at an older audience than the Literature/NewSeriesAdventures. They were also unusual in being written by "name" writers well known for works outside the ''Doctor Who'' universe.

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This series was seemingly abandoned after the revival of the TV series, but from 2012 BBC Books started intemittently intermittently publishing novels featuring pre-1989 Doctors. Although not officially branded Past Doctor Adventures, these further books were again aimed at an older audience than the Literature/NewSeriesAdventures. They were also unusual in being written by "name" writers well known for works outside the ''Doctor Who'' universe.
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