History Radio / Nebulous

9th Jun '14 11:57:46 AM pinkdalek
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* TheCameo - Creator/PeterDavison as Professor Diplodocus. Kate O'Mara (who played the Rani) as the Lindaviduals.

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* TheCameo - Creator/PeterDavison as Professor Diplodocus. Kate O'Mara (who played the Rani) as the Lindaviduals. Creator/DavidTennant as MadScientist Dr. Beep.
7th Jun '14 9:17:50 AM pinkdalek
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* DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery: Oh, ''Harry''. One especially clear moment is when he goes into the future to a time when there are no humans, just body parts with mouths. They are all very happy with their situations, but consider him the most perfect human being they have ever seen, and they even worship him. Harry is completely unable to deal with this and when he returns to the present informs Paula that the lesson he learned was that 'the secret to true happiness is having a completely perfect body'.



* NoIndoorVoice - Harry is fitted with a voice synthesiser which is constantly too loud, even on its quietest setting.



* TheCameo - Creator/PeterDavison as Professor Diplodocus.

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* TheCameo - Creator/PeterDavison as Professor Diplodocus. Kate O'Mara (who played the Rani) as the Lindaviduals.


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** "Destiny of the Destinoyd" combines ''Series/DoctorWho'' stories "The Moonbase" (a multinational team of people stuck on a moonbase full of dangerous equipment) and "Image of the Fendahl" (a ghost EldritchAbomination that makes people commit suicide).
2nd Jun '14 10:19:17 AM pinkdalek
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** Nebulous has a 'sonic crowbar'. He uses it exclusively as a blunt instrument.
2nd Jun '14 6:29:12 AM pinkdalek
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* EvilCripple: Harry is a played with variation in that he's not particularly evil - he does betray Nebulous to try and cook the world with a miniature sun at one point, but is really just bitter and annoying.


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* RoboSpeak - Parodied a couple of times:
** Harry has a robotic voice synthesiser that he constantly has turned up far too loud (while the electronic treatment is different, the line delivery is reminiscent of the Daleks from ''Doctor Who''). Everyone around him finds this extremely irritating but feels bad complaining due to his extensive disabilities that force him to use an artificial voice in the first place.
** Dr Clench in "The Man Who Polished The Sun" has a RobotMe "mandroid" plant in a maximum security prism. He speaks with an obvious electronic effect on his voice but everyone is fooled by it.


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* TakeOurWordForIt: Due to audio drama being what it is, the hints of what exactly the hideously mutilated Harry must look like and which parts of his body may still exist get more and more outrageous.
2nd Jun '14 6:16:59 AM pinkdalek
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* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY - Professor Diplodocus. Everyone calls him "Di-PLOD-o-cus." He insists that it's "DI-plo-DOCus". After this correction, K.E.N.T. struggle to pronounce his name right, Nebulous usually flubbing it slightly whenever he says it and Paula calling him things like "Professor Triceratops".

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* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY *ItIsPronouncedTroPAY - Professor Diplodocus. Everyone calls him "Di-PLOD-o-cus." He insists that it's "DI-plo-DOCus"."DI-plo-DOK-us". After this correction, K.E.N.T. struggle to pronounce his name right, Nebulous usually flubbing it slightly whenever he says it and Paula calling him things like "Professor Triceratops".
2nd Jun '14 6:16:39 AM pinkdalek
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*ItIsPronouncedTroPAY - Professor Diplodocus. Everyone calls him "Di-PLOD-o-cus." He insists that it's "DI-plo-DOCus". After this correction, K.E.N.T. struggle to pronounce his name right, Nebulous usually flubbing it slightly whenever he says it and Paula calling him things like "Professor Triceratops".


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* TheCameo - Creator/PeterDavison as Professor Diplodocus.
2nd Jun '14 6:13:42 AM pinkdalek
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* NoEndorHolocaust -

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* NoEndorHolocaust - spoofed in "The Deptford Wives" when Nebulous decides to blow up the whole island with a nuclear device, killing Professor Diplodocus to save the world. Paula and Rory dedicate the final scene to casually speculating that the infrastructure of the island meant it must have had at least five hundred innocent employees who were just doing their jobs who surely also must have been killed, to which Nebulous insists that it was only the professor and there ''was minimal loss of life''.



** "The Buzzing" has a revolution-fixated MadScientist named Taron who has a delusional belief that he is somehow an insect (referencing Taren, a revolution-fixated MadScientist from the ''Doctor Who'' story "The Robots of Death" who has a delusional belief that he is somehow a robot). The same episode offhandedly mentions the head of the UN having the first name "Mavic" (referencing PresidentEvil ''Who'' villain Mavic Chen from "The Daleks' Master Plan").

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** "The Buzzing" has a an insect revolution-fixated MadScientist named Taron who has a delusional belief that he is somehow an insect (referencing Taren, a robot revolution-fixated MadScientist from the ''Doctor Who'' story "The Robots of Death" who has a delusional belief that he is somehow a robot). The same episode offhandedly mentions the head of the UN having the first name "Mavic" (referencing PresidentEvil ''Who'' villain Mavic Chen from "The Daleks' Master Plan").
1st Jun '14 3:47:25 PM pinkdalek
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** Harry: "UNLIKE YOU, PROFESSOR, I NO LONGER HAVE THE LUXURY OF A [body part]."



* ChalkOutline - Paula attempts to draw one, makes one of the legs too long, and 'just makes the other one longer to match'.



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* ShoutOut - While [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] is known as "The Oncoming Storm", Nebulous is merely "The Oncoming Drizzle".

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* ShoutOut - aplenty:
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While [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] is known as "The Oncoming Storm", Nebulous is merely "The Oncoming Drizzle".Drizzle".
** "The Buzzing" has a revolution-fixated MadScientist named Taron who has a delusional belief that he is somehow an insect (referencing Taren, a revolution-fixated MadScientist from the ''Doctor Who'' story "The Robots of Death" who has a delusional belief that he is somehow a robot). The same episode offhandedly mentions the head of the UN having the first name "Mavic" (referencing PresidentEvil ''Who'' villain Mavic Chen from "The Daleks' Master Plan").



* WholePlotReference - the episode "The Lovely Invasion" is a very close parody of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E3TheClawsOfAxos The Claws of Axos]].

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* WholePlotReference - the WholePlotReference:
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episode "The Lovely Invasion" is a very close parody of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E3TheClawsOfAxos The Claws of Axos]].Axos]].
** "The Deptford Wives" is a mashup of ''Film/JurassicPark'' and ''Film/TheStepfordWives''.
29th May '14 1:19:25 PM pinkdalek
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* MeatVersusVeggies - taken to extremes, parodying the fact that there were more than a couple of ''Series/DoctorWho'' stories [[AuthorTract promoting vegetarianism obsessively]].
28th Apr '14 10:43:37 AM pinkdalek
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* {{Expy}}: The Worserons at the end of "The Lovely Invasion" are described as 'an amphibious race that used to walk the Earth at the time of the dinosaurs, roused from centuries of hibernation by mining work in East Anglia', a description extremely similar to that of the Silurians in ''Series/DoctorWho''.



* MissingEpisode - Parodied in the liner notes for the first series, which claims that there were at least 11 series of ''Nebulous'', but almost all the episodes were lost. Many of the examples given are spoofs of famous ''Series/DoctorWho'' episodes - many of which are themselves missing.

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* MissingEpisode (in universe) - Parodied in the liner notes for the first series, which claims that there were at least 11 series of ''Nebulous'', but almost all the episodes were lost. Many of the examples given are spoofs of famous ''Series/DoctorWho'' episodes - many of which are themselves missing.
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