History Recap / BigFinishDoctorWho003WhispersOfTerror

24th Mar '16 7:28:22 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Peter Miles (Nyder in Genesis of the Daleks, among other Doctor Who stories) is the museum curator. Lisa Bowerman (Benny Summerfield) plays Beth Pernell.
7th Oct '15 4:32:47 PM Metz77
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* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: Pernell plans to fake an endorsement by Visteen Crane in order to virtually ensure she gets elected.
3rd Jan '15 11:35:40 PM carlhummus
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* ContinuityNod: The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E3TheSontaranExperiment last time]] the Doctor was caught standing over someone's dead body, it got him accused of being the murderer and a very exhausting time spent on the run from his unreasonable human captors. Good thing that this time, his loud outfit spared him the trouble of being wrongly accused again.

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* ContinuityNod: The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E3TheSontaranExperiment last time]] the Doctor was caught standing over someone's dead body, it got him accused of being the murderer and led to a very exhausting time spent on the run from his unreasonable human captors. Good thing that this time, his loud outfit spared him the trouble of being wrongly accused again.
3rd Jan '15 11:35:11 PM carlhummus
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* ContinuityNod: The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E3TheSontaranExperiment last time]] the Doctor was caught standing over someone's dead body, it got him accused of being the murderer and a very exhausting time spent on the run from his unreasonable human captors. Good thing that this time, his loud outfit spared him the trouble of being wrongly accused again.
26th Jul '14 4:36:26 AM ConfuzzledKoala
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* PaintingTheMedium: Done ''beautifully''. The entire episode is an homage to radio.

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* PaintingTheMedium: Done ''beautifully''. The entire episode is an homage to radio.radio, and it shows: Gantman is a blind man who only retains his hearing, the Museum is filled with aural exhibits, the supposed MonsterOfTheWeek is a ghost who an transfer his consciousness through sound, and the episode puts a huge emphasis on audio editing and manipulating equipment.
26th Jul '14 4:26:10 AM ConfuzzledKoala
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The museum's curator, Gantman, is a blind man who lost his sense of smell long ago as well. [[PaintingTheMedium All he has left is his hearing]]. He's anxious to solve the case, because today is an important day in the museum's history: the speeches of presidential candidate Visteen Krane will be broadcast. Krane committed suicide just before the elections, and his running mate, Beth Pernell, is jumping at the chance to let the public hear Krane's speeches praising her and convince his voters to vote for ''her'' now. She is helped by a producer named Hans Stengard. The only problem is that the speeches are being subtly altered by ''someone'', and with no scripts and no video recordings to back them up, sound and memory are the only evidence.

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The museum's curator, Gantman, is a blind man who has also lost his sense of smell long ago as well. smell, meaning that [[PaintingTheMedium All all he has left is his hearing]]. He's anxious to solve the case, because today is an important day in the museum's history: the speeches of presidential candidate Visteen Krane will be broadcast. Krane committed suicide just before the elections, and his running mate, Beth Pernell, is jumping at the chance to let the public hear Krane's speeches praising her and convince his voters to vote for ''her'' now. She is helped by a producer named Hans Stengard. The only problem is that the speeches are being subtly altered by ''someone'', and with no scripts and no video recordings to back them up, sound and memory are the only evidence.
25th Jul '14 10:57:19 PM ConfuzzledKoala
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* WasItReallyWorthIt: The Doctor questions Pernell as to whether her attempt to gain power was worth all the deaths. In her mind, it was.

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* WasItReallyWorthIt: The Doctor questions Pernell as to whether her attempt to gain power was worth all the deaths. In her mind, it was.was.
* WhamLine: The caption above, where the Doctor reveals the identity of the soundwave ghost: "Is, or was, ''Visteen Krane!''"
25th Jul '14 10:56:27 PM ConfuzzledKoala
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[[caption-width-right:350:"You're suggesting that this homicidal creature--"\\
"Is, or was, ''[[spoiler:Visteen Krane!]]''"]]
25th Jul '14 10:50:02 PM ConfuzzledKoala
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The museum's curator, Gantman, is a blind man who lost his sense of smell long ago as well. [[PaintingTheMedium All he has left is his hearing]]. He's anxious to solve the case, because today is an important day in the museum's history: the speeches of presidential candidate Krane will be broadcast. Krane committed suicide just before the elections, and his running mate, Beth Pernell, is jumping at the chance to let the public hear Krane's speeches praising her and convince his voters to vote for ''her'' now. The only problem is that the speeches are being subtly altered by ''someone'', and with no scripts and no video recordings to back them up, sound and memory are the only evidence.

Meanwhile, the Doctor realises that the soundproofed museum is housing its own kind of ghost. The creature turns out to be Krane himself, who, just before his death, rigged a waveform manipulator to store his consciousness. Krane now exists as a living sound wave, able to mimick anyone in the museum and to broadcast himself using any sound that leaves the place. If his speech were to be broadcast, he'd be in every home on the planet.

The Doctor tries to trap Krane by fiddling with the sound output, by trapping him on a CD, and by transforming the wave. Beth Pernell steals the wave and tries to outright murder Krane by editing the wave in a crude editing program, deleting bits of it and interrogating a copy of the wave with the sound output unplugged. She never expected Krane to live on in any way, and him being present ''inside'' the speech seriously messes up her plans. The Doctor figures out that Pernell is responsible for the murder and, in fact, for Krane's death, and masterfully prevents her broadcast of Krane's speech by using a wave cancellation. This has the added unexpected effect of improving the wave's quality and deleting any interfering noise, which stabilises Krane's mind and restores him to sanity.

Krane decides to stay behind at the museum to help Gantman, and Pernell tries to make her escape, but is caught in a final trap.

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The museum's curator, Gantman, is a blind man who lost his sense of smell long ago as well. [[PaintingTheMedium All he has left is his hearing]]. He's anxious to solve the case, because today is an important day in the museum's history: the speeches of presidential candidate Visteen Krane will be broadcast. Krane committed suicide just before the elections, and his running mate, Beth Pernell, is jumping at the chance to let the public hear Krane's speeches praising her and convince his voters to vote for ''her'' now. She is helped by a producer named Hans Stengard. The only problem is that the speeches are being subtly altered by ''someone'', and with no scripts and no video recordings to back them up, sound and memory are the only evidence.

Meanwhile, the Doctor realises that the soundproofed museum is housing its own kind of ghost. The ghost, taking the form of crazed whisperings, attacks an intruder, Amber Dent. The Doctor eventually comes to a shocking revelation: The creature turns out is actually a person who cheated death by using a frequency modulator to be Krane himself, who, just before his death, rigged channel their brainwaves into audio wavelength. That's right, the homicidal creature is a waveform manipulator to store his consciousness. NotQuiteDead Visteen Krane. Krane now exists as a living sound wave, able to mimick anyone in the museum and to broadcast himself using any sound that leaves the place. If his speech were to be broadcast, he'd be in every home on the planet.

place.

The Doctor tries to trap Krane by fiddling with the sound output, by trapping him on a CD, and by transforming the wave. Beth He notes that if it was possible to predict what sound Krane would be hiding in, they would be able to use a wave cancellation to defeat it. Pernell steals the wave and tries to outright murder Krane by editing the wave in a crude editing program, deleting bits of it and interrogating a copy of the wave with the sound output unplugged. She never expected Krane to live on in any way, and him being present ''inside'' the speech seriously messes up her plans. The Doctor figures out that Pernell is responsible for the murder and, in fact, for Krane's death, and masterfully prevents her broadcast of Krane's speech by using a wave cancellation. This has the added unexpected effect of improving the wave's quality and deleting any interfering noise, which stabilises Krane's mind and restores him to sanity.

The Doctor checks the speech again to see if Krane decides has altered it any more only to stay find that he hasn't. He then realises what this means: Krane intends for the speech to be broadcasted unedited, meaning that he would be able to hide in its audio, and since it would be played around the nation, his form would be duplicated: If the speech were to be broadcast, Krane would be in every home on the planet. Pernell still believes that she has won, unaware of the real danger. The Doctor tries to cancel the speech's broadcast, but is stopped by Krane.

The Doctor convinces Krane to let him cancel the speech by telling him that it would essentially complete Pernell's plan for her - everyone would indeed believe that he endorsed Pernell and vote for her. He lets the Doctor through, but Pernell holds him at gunpoint before he can do anything. Peri, Gantman and Berkeley quickly ready the wave cancellation, so that the speech is not broadcast. Krane eventually replays the audio of his suicide, which prompts the Doctor to realise the truth
behind the situation: Pernell wasn't trying to talk him out of suicide, she was talking him out of his speech denouncing Pernell; When Krane said that there was a gun at his head, he meant it literally - someone really was pointing a gun at his head; and the "tsk, tsk, tsk" noise in the background isn't a mechanical sound at all - it's a very specific VerbalTic, used by one Hans Stengard. Krane didn't commit suicide - he was murdered by Stengard, working for Pernell.

Gantman talks to a young research student who has been heard throughout the episode, Miles Napton, only for it to be revealed as Krane all along. Krane reveals that, although he was driven mad by Pernell's torture earlier, the cancellation had a healing effect, restoring his sanity. Krane agrees to help the Doctor in taking down Pernell. The Doctor confronts Pernell and gives her one last chance to take back the speech. She doesn't take it, and the speech broadcasts. However, to her dismay she finds that the speech is being edited on the go by Krane, and now denounces Pernell and her ways. The creature, still being broadcast, then plays the audio of his death, altered to make it clear that he was murdered. Finally, Pernell holds onto the hope that the nation will forget eventually and let it slide, and that her becoming the nation's leader is worth the price of a man's life. The Doctor reveals to her that the broadcast was still going out live, and everything she said was heard by the nation, leaving her political career in ruins.

Krane stays behind to help Gantman run
the museum to help Gantman, as The Doctor and Peri leave, offering to return in a few years to check on them. After the time travellers leave, Krane and Gantman prepare one final transmission...

Making her escape and still planing her revenge,
Pernell tries is driving along a road when she receives an voicemail from Stengard. She opens it to make hear Krane's voice bidding her escape, but is caught in farewell, before a final trap.
cacophony of noises erupts from the speakers, startling her so much that she drives off the side of the road and crashes into a ditch.




* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: Pernell plans to [[spoiler: fake an endorsement by Visteen Crane in order to virtually ensure she gets elected.]]

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\n* BackFromTheDead: Visteen Krane comes back after his murder in the form of a wavelength.
* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: Pernell plans to [[spoiler: fake an endorsement by Visteen Crane in order to virtually ensure she gets elected.]]elected.
* BigBad: Beth Pernell.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Pernell manipulates Krane by editing his sound file.



* EngineeredPublicConfession

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* EngineeredPublicConfessionTheDragon: Hans Stengard to [[BigBad Beth Pernell]].
* EngineeredPublicConfession: Beth Pernell gives one at the end of the episode, thanks to The Doctor.
* HeelFaceTurn: Visteen Krane by the end of the episode.



-->'''Doctor''': Point made, I think.
* PaintingTheMedium: Done ''beautifully''. The entire episode is an homage to radio.
* WasItReallyWorthIt: The Doctor questions Pernell as to whether [[spoiler: her attempt to gain power was worth all the death. In her mind, it was.]]

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-->'''Doctor''': Point made, I think.
think.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: A ghost of a person who lives on as a sound wave, who can transfer his consciousness into any other sounds around him. {{Subverted|Trope}} later on, when he pulls a HeelFaceTurn.
* NeverSuicide: Krane's death may seem like a suicide, but there's more to it than that. He was actually shot point-blank by Stengard.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Krane survives through transferring his consciousness into sound waves.
* PaintingTheMedium: Done ''beautifully''. The entire episode is an homage to radio.
radio.
* SanitySlippage: Visteen Krane goes through some after his ColdBloodedTorture.
* VerbalTic: "Tsk, tsk, tsk" is Stengard's, which is useful in unmasking him as Krane's murderer.
* WasItReallyWorthIt: The Doctor questions Pernell as to whether [[spoiler: her attempt to gain power was worth all the death.deaths. In her mind, it was.]]
5th Mar '13 3:13:43 PM ClatoLawa
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* HypocriticalHumor/IResembleThatRemark: After the Doctor overreacts to Peri's suggestion that they leave:

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* HypocriticalHumor/IResembleThatRemark: HypocriticalHumor[=/=]IResembleThatRemark: After the Doctor overreacts to Peri's suggestion that they leave:
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