History Recap / BigFinishDoctorWho006TheMarianConspiracy

6th Apr '18 9:26:05 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Written by Jacqueline Rayner, "The Marian Conspiracy" was the first Doctor Who audio story to introduce an original companion, [[CoolOldLady Dr. Evelyn Smythe]]. The story itself is something of a throwback, dealing with purely historical events and figures and no alien threat or major science-fictional conceit, something that had been unseen (or rather unheard, as it is) since the era of the First Doctor (barring [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E4TheHighlanders two]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E5BlackOrchid exceptions]]). The success of this story led Creator/BigFinish to bring back the occasional historical adventure, too.

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Written by Jacqueline Rayner, "The Marian Conspiracy" was the first Doctor Who audio story to introduce an original companion, [[CoolOldLady Dr. Evelyn Smythe]]. The story itself is something of a throwback, dealing with purely historical events and figures and having no alien threat or major science-fictional conceit, something that had been unseen (or rather unheard, as it is) since the era of the First Doctor (barring [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E4TheHighlanders two]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E5BlackOrchid exceptions]]). The success of this story led Creator/BigFinish to bring back the occasional historical adventure, too. \n






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6th Apr '18 9:25:01 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Once the Doctor figures all that out (after a brief stint in the Tower), he convinces Mary to let Sarah be the handmaiden to the captive Queen Bess as punishment. He rescues what's left of LaResistance and moves them safely to Germany, telling them that Catholicism will only last for three more years. There's nothing he can do to prevent Thomas' death, though, and both Six and Mary end the adventure very shaken by their experiences. Evelyn promises to bake Six some nice chocolate cake. She also announces that she'll be his new companion from now on, ignoring his protests about the matter.

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Once the Doctor figures all that out (after a brief stint in the Tower), he convinces Mary to let Sarah be the handmaiden to the captive Queen Bess as punishment. He rescues what's left of LaResistance and moves them safely to Germany, telling them that English Catholicism will only last for three more years. There's nothing he can do to prevent Thomas' death, though, and both Six and Mary end the adventure very shaken by their experiences. Evelyn promises to bake Six some nice chocolate cake. She also announces that she'll be his new companion from now on, ignoring his protests about the matter.
23rd Feb '18 11:12:06 PM moloch
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Written by Jacqueline Rayner, "The Marian Conspiracy" was the first Doctor Who audio story to introduce an original companion, [[CoolOldLady Dr. Evelyn Smythe]]. The story itself is something of a throwback to the First Doctor era, seeing no involvement of an extraterrestrial threat or technology gone bad, but dealing purely with historical events, something that had been unseen (or rather unheard, as it is) since the era of the First Doctor (barring [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E4TheHighlanders two]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E5BlackOrchid exceptions]]).

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Written by Jacqueline Rayner, "The Marian Conspiracy" was the first Doctor Who audio story to introduce an original companion, [[CoolOldLady Dr. Evelyn Smythe]]. The story itself is something of a throwback to the First Doctor era, seeing no involvement of an extraterrestrial threat or technology gone bad, but throwback, dealing with purely with historical events, events and figures and no alien threat or major science-fictional conceit, something that had been unseen (or rather unheard, as it is) since the era of the First Doctor (barring [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E4TheHighlanders two]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E5BlackOrchid exceptions]]).
exceptions]]). The success of this story led Creator/BigFinish to bring back the occasional historical adventure, too.
23rd Feb '18 11:05:34 PM moloch
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Written by Jacqueline Rayner, The Marian Conspiracy was the first Doctor Who audio story to introduce an original companion, [[CoolOldLady Dr. Evelyn Smythe]]. The story itself is something of a throwback to the First Doctor era, seeing no involvement of an extraterrestrial threat or technology gone bad, but dealing purely with historical events, something that had been unseen (or rather unheard, as it is) since [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS19E5BlackOrchid}} the tenure of the Fifth Doctor]].

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Written by Jacqueline Rayner, The "The Marian Conspiracy Conspiracy" was the first Doctor Who audio story to introduce an original companion, [[CoolOldLady Dr. Evelyn Smythe]]. The story itself is something of a throwback to the First Doctor era, seeing no involvement of an extraterrestrial threat or technology gone bad, but dealing purely with historical events, something that had been unseen (or rather unheard, as it is) since [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS19E5BlackOrchid}} the tenure era of the Fifth Doctor]].
First Doctor (barring [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E4TheHighlanders two]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E5BlackOrchid exceptions]]).
7th Jul '17 6:39:55 AM moloch
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* DatedHistory: The story is heavily dependent on the idea that Mary had a phantom pregnancy, which for a long time was the accepted story. In fact, these days most historians believe she either had [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molar_pregnancy a molar pregnancy]] or maybe ovarian cancer.
14th Mar '17 12:13:04 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* DevelopmentGag: Six spends most of the episode in velvet and ruffles. Creator/ColinBaker originally wanted to play the Doctor in black velvet, but producer Creator/JohnNathanTurner insisted on the technicolor nightmare coat.
2nd Jun '15 10:24:10 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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--->What would you say if I were to tell you that I once destroyed an entire race, that I have led friends to their deaths and caused numerous wars. That my intervention has led to peaceful people taking up arms and good people having their faith or reason destroyed. Because I failed to act millions upon millions of people have been enslaved or killed. What if I had done all of those things but had always, always believed I was doing to the right thing.

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--->What would you say if I were to tell you that I once destroyed an entire race, that I have led friends to their deaths and caused numerous wars. wars? That my intervention has led to peaceful people taking up arms and good people having their faith or reason destroyed. destroyed? Because I failed to act millions upon millions of people have been enslaved or killed. killed? What if I had done all of those things but had always, always believed I was doing to the right thing.thing?
4th Jun '14 10:23:09 PM VeronicaWakefield
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** Note how the Doctor doesn't offer himself to take the asperin?

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** Note how the Doctor doesn't offer himself to take the asperin?aspirin?
25th Jan '14 9:10:37 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Written by Jacqueline Rayner, The Marian Conspiracy was the first Doctor Who audio story to introduce an original companion, [[CoolOldLady Dr. Evelyn Smythe]]. The story itself is something of a throwback to the First Doctor era, seeing no involvement of an extraterrestrial threat or technology gone bad, but dealing purely with historical events, something that had been unseen since [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS19E5BlackOrchid}} the tenure of the Fifth Doctor]].

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Written by Jacqueline Rayner, The Marian Conspiracy was the first Doctor Who audio story to introduce an original companion, [[CoolOldLady Dr. Evelyn Smythe]]. The story itself is something of a throwback to the First Doctor era, seeing no involvement of an extraterrestrial threat or technology gone bad, but dealing purely with historical events, something that had been unseen (or rather unheard, as it is) since [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS19E5BlackOrchid}} the tenure of the Fifth Doctor]].



--->What would you say if I were to tell you that I once destroyed an entire race, that I have led friends to their deaths and caused numerous wars. That my intervention has led to peaceful people taking up arms and good people having their faith or reason destroyed. Because I failed to act millions upon millions of people have been enslaved or killed. What if I had done all of those things but had always, always believed I was doing to the right thing!

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--->What would you say if I were to tell you that I once destroyed an entire race, that I have led friends to their deaths and caused numerous wars. That my intervention has led to peaceful people taking up arms and good people having their faith or reason destroyed. Because I failed to act millions upon millions of people have been enslaved or killed. What if I had done all of those things but had always, always believed I was doing to the right thing!thing.
15th Jan '14 5:50:16 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** The Doctor has a quite powerful moment of [[ContemplateOurNavels contemplating his navel]] after talking to her.
--->What would you say if I were to tell you that I once destroyed an entire race, that I have led friends to their deaths and caused numerous wars. That my intervention has led to peaceful people taking up arms and good people having their faith or reason destroyed. Because I failed to act millions upon millions of people have been enslaved or killed. What if I had done all of those things but had always, always believed I was doing to the right thing!


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** The Doctor has a quite powerful moment where he questions his own actions after meeting her.
--->What would you say if I were to tell you that I once destroyed an entire race, that I have led friends to their deaths and caused numerous wars. That my intervention has led to peaceful people taking up arms and good people having their faith or reason destroyed. Because I failed to act millions upon millions of people have been enslaved or killed. What if I had done all of those things but had always, always believed I was doing to the right thing!
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