History Recap / BigFinishDoctorWho016StormWarning

3rd Aug '17 11:12:49 AM powerofone65
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13th Nov '16 1:52:04 AM PaulA
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The Doctor briefly considers putting her back on the airship just before the crash so she'll die in her proper time. But he can't bring himself to do so, and they leave for adventures together with Ramsay the Vortisaur. [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho033Neverland Which, as we'll find out later, was a terrible idea.]]

The ''entire'' start of the audio becomes HarsherInHindsight when one has listened to [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho072TerrorFirma Terror Firma]].

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The Doctor briefly considers putting her back on the airship just before the crash so she'll die in her proper time. But he can't bring himself to do so, and they leave for adventures together with Ramsay the Vortisaur. [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho033Neverland Which, as we'll find out later, was a terrible idea.]]

The ''entire'' start of the audio becomes HarsherInHindsight when one has listened to [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho072TerrorFirma Terror Firma]].
Vortisaur.
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang That sounds way too familiar.]]
13th Nov '16 1:50:40 AM PaulA
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* ChekhovsGun: When the Doctor is explaining to Charley what the vortisaur is, he mentions in passing that he used to ride the bareback for fun when he was a student. This turns out to be how he escapes from the doomed airship at the end.

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* ChekhovsGun: When the Doctor is explaining to Charley what the a vortisaur is, he mentions in passing that he used to ride the them bareback for fun when he was a student. This turns out to be how he escapes from the doomed airship at the end.
13th Nov '16 1:49:54 AM PaulA
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* ChekhovsGun: When the Doctor is explaining to Charley what the vortisaur is, he mentions in passing that he used to ride the bareback for fun when he was a student. This turns out to be how he escapes from the doomed airship at the end.



* FantasticNamingConvention: The Triskele apparently have a different naming order from English, as the Engineer Prime addresses the other characters as Tamworth Lord, Frayling Lieutenant-Colonel, and Doctor The.

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* FantasticNamingConvention: The Triskele apparently have a different naming order from English, as the Engineer Prime addresses the other characters as Tamworth Lord, Frayling Lieutenant-Colonel, Zelda Madame, and Doctor The.



* {{Telepathy}}: The Triskelene. The Doctor is shielded from this because of his own latent PsychicPowers.

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* {{Telepathy}}: The Triskelene. The Doctor is shielded from this because of his own latent PsychicPowers. Mention is also made of Madame Zelda, an English medium who was the first human to be able to communicate fully with the Triskelene.
13th Nov '16 1:38:26 AM PaulA
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* BrickJoke: At the beginning of the story, before he meets Charley, the Doctor spends a lot of time ThinkingOutLoud for the benefit of the audience, and lampshades it by noting that talking to himself is a bad habit to get into and possibly a sign of encroaching insanity. At the end he has a relapse when he's trying to decide what to do about Charley, and when she notices he's talking to himself she also says that it's a bad habit to get into and possibly a sign of encroaching insanity.


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* FantasticNamingConvention: The Triskele apparently have a different naming order from English, as the Engineer Prime addresses the other characters as Tamworth Lord, Frayling Lieutenant-Colonel, and Doctor The.
13th Nov '16 1:33:01 AM PaulA
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This is the first ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' audio drama featuring the Eighth Doctor, five years to date since he made his debut in [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie the TV movie]]. It is also the debut story of India Fisher as the Eighth Doctor's first audio companion, Charley Pollard. (Though not his first actual companion, as he had had several in both his book series and comics series by that point.

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This is the first ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' audio drama featuring the Eighth Doctor, five years to date since he made his debut in [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie the TV movie]]. It is also the debut story of India Fisher as the Eighth Doctor's first audio companion, Charley Pollard. (Though not his first actual companion, as he had had several in both his [[Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures book series series]] and [[Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine comics series series]] by that point.
point.)



* AncientAstronauts

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* AncientAstronautsAncientAstronauts: The Triskele have visited Earth once before in the distant past, and the triskelion symbol of the Isle of Man is said to be a cultural remnant of their first visit.



* CassandraTruth
* ChekhovsGunman: The Vortisaur
* ClockRoaches: See trope below.
* ColdOpen: See GroundHogDayLoop
* CoolAirship

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* CassandraTruth
CassandraTruth: Toward the end of the story, the Doctor has a go at averting the historical crash of the airship, but of course nobody listens to his warnings.
* ChekhovsGunman: The Vortisaur
Vortisaur is captured midway through the second episode and then is forgotten about until nearly the end of the story, when it suddenly becomes important again.
* ClockRoaches: See trope below.
Vortisaurs live in the space-time vortex and are attracted to disasters involving time travel.
* ColdOpen: See GroundHogDayLoop
The first episode opens with the TARDIS encountering a stricken timeship being mobbed by vortisaurs, leading to the Doctor making an emergency landing on the R101 and inadvertently bringing one vortisaur with him.
* CoolAirshipCoolAirship: The R101.



* DidntThinkThisThrough: The Doctor rescues Charley from the airship crash, reasoning that since she's a stowaway it won't make any difference to the death toll and history will be unchanged. After he's done it, he realizes that, since Tamworth went with the Triskele, one of the bodies that should be in the wreckage will be missing and history needs an unexpected body, namely Charley's, to make up the numbers.



* TheDogBitesBack: Rathbone, who's been reduced to a puppet, shoots the Uncreator Prime

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* TheDogBitesBack: Rathbone, who's been reduced to a puppet, shoots the Uncreator PrimePrime when it tries to make him shoot Tamworth.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Rathbone gets two. First he's introduced as drugging a defenseless creature, then afterwards he's trying to force himself upon Charley for "Protection"

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Rathbone gets two. First he's introduced as drugging a defenseless creature, then afterwards he's trying to force himself upon Charley for "Protection""Protection".



* FelonyMisdemeanor: Shouting is ''barbaric''!
* FlyingSaucer
* ForegoneConclusion: The [[CoolAirship Airship]] in question is not a future or alternate history, it's the '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R101 R101]]'''.

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* FelonyMisdemeanor: The Triskele Engineers have an entirely pacifist culture, so the Engineer Prime is horrified when the Doctor encourages her to shout to frighten away the Uncreators. Shouting is ''barbaric''!
* FlyingSaucer
FlyingSaucer: The Triskele mothership.
* ForegoneConclusion: The [[CoolAirship Airship]] in question is not a future or alternate history, it's the '''[[http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R101 R101]]'''.R101]], which crashed in France on its maiden voyage in October 1930.



* GoodOldFisticuffs: Lord Tamworth ''lives'' for this

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* GoodOldFisticuffs: Lord Tamworth ''lives'' for thischallenges the Uncreator Prime to this to give the others a chance to retreat -- and actually gets the upper hand (at least until his opponent cheats) because the Uncreator Prime, although large and hostile, has no martial training or experience.



* HeadsOrTails

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* HeadsOrTailsHeadsOrTails: After making an unplanned landing on the R101, the Doctor flips a coin to decide whether to explore or to go back into the TARDIS and leave immediately. Using an alien coin with two heads.



** HumansAreSpecial: But also pioneers, ''innovators''. And possess free will.
** HumansThroughAlienEyes: From the perspective of the Uncreators humans are Monsters, as they have never met any predators before. The humans scare them away by roaring.

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** * HumansAreSpecial: But also pioneers, ''innovators''. And possess free will.
** * HumansThroughAlienEyes: From the perspective of the Uncreators humans are Monsters, as they have never met any predators before. The humans scare them away by roaring.



* NewsBroadcast
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: "Lord Tamworth" sits in for Christopher Thompson, 1st Baron Thompson, who was a member of the Labour Party and Air Minister under UsefulNotes/RamsayMacdonald, and the motive force behind the building of the R-101. Given [[ForegoneConclusion how the story turns out]], they may have thought to do this to avoid cries of TooSoon.[[note]]Thompson died in 1930, in the RealLife R-101 disaster.[[/note]]

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* NewsBroadcast
NewsBroadcast: A radio broadcast about the launching of the R101 is used to set the scene.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: "Lord Tamworth" sits in for Christopher Thompson, 1st Baron Thompson, who was a member of the Labour Party and Air Minister under UsefulNotes/RamsayMacdonald, and the motive force behind the building of the R-101. Given [[ForegoneConclusion how the story turns out]], they may have thought to do this to avoid cries of TooSoon.[[note]]Thompson He died in 1930, in the RealLife R-101 disaster.[[/note]]disaster. Tamworth's military background is also drawn from Thompson's. Making him a fictional character gives the writer a free hand with his personality (not to mention the bit where he goes into space instead of dying).



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Charley as Murchford.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: When Charley is disguised as Murchford.Murchford.
* PreEmptiveApology: The Doctor gives Rathbone one before breaking his nose and making off with the alien weapon Rathbone plans to take back to England.



* ShoutOut: When the Doctor is allowing the Vortisaur to drink some of his blood he says that it must have had about a pint. [[Radio/HancocksHalfHour "That's very nearly an armful"]].

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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When the Doctor is allowing the Vortisaur to drink some of his blood he says that it must have had about a pint. [[Radio/HancocksHalfHour "That's very nearly an armful"]].armful"]].
** When the Doctor is encouraging the Engineer Prime to stand up against the Uncreators, he says to show them "[[{{Film/Network}} you're mad as hell and you're not going to take it any more]]".



* WholePlotReference: The first part seems to invoke "[[Series/TwilightZone There's something on the wing!]]"

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* WholePlotReference: The first part part, with the vortisaur attacking the airship, seems to invoke "[[Series/TwilightZone There's something on the wing!]]"


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* YouWouldntShootMe: During their final confrontation, the Doctor threatens to deliberately bring down the airship to destroy the alien technology Rathbone has stolen, and Rathbone says he's not the type to do something like that. Normally he would be right, but in this case it's more ambiguous because the Doctor knows the airship is going to crash anyway.
13th Nov '16 1:32:13 AM PaulA
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* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Why the Triskele went under the control of a Lawgiver.



* ImmuneToBullets: Subverted.



* [[TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf The Alien's Eyes Show Your True Self]]: Charley finds her beautiful, [[TheReveal Rathbone finds her hideous]].



* [[OneLastSmoke One Last Drink]]

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* [[OneLastSmoke One Last Drink]]OneLastSmoke: When he realizes that it's too late to avert disaster and everyone on the airship is going to die, Frayling notes that there's enough champagne left for one last drink, and proposes a final toast.



* {{Retcon}}: In "Terror Firma", the opening sequence was retconned to be the tail end of a rather more lengthy, and rather more important scene. In which the Doctor loses two companions and [[RunningGag promptly develops amnesia about it]]. The reason the Doctor was looking for the TARDIS manual also becomes very important.
13th Nov '16 1:26:13 AM PaulA
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* AmoralAfrikaner: Rathbone.

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* AmoralAfrikaner: Rathbone.Rathbone is from South Africa and peppers his speech with the accent, and strange De Veldt sayings about lions and such.



* DeathByMaterialism: Rathbone tries to reach the alien weapon in the rafters, which he'd just busted up with a wrench, and falls to his death.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Rathbone tries to reach the alien weapon in the rafters, which he'd just busted up with a wrench.



* UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica: Rathbone is from South Africa and peppers his speech with the accent, and strange De Veldt sayings about lions and such.
21st Oct '16 9:27:50 PM nombretomado
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* BritishAccents: Switching around with them as part of an act.
29th Aug '16 12:21:21 AM PaulA
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It would turn out to be the first of an ''extensively'' [[LongRunner long line]] of audios for Creator/PaulMcGann when his character became a [[BreakoutCharacter runaway hit.]] The audios began to explore the untapped potential of the Eighth Doctor, where the sky's the limit.


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It would turn out to be the first of an ''extensively'' [[LongRunner long line]] line of audios for Creator/PaulMcGann when his character became a [[BreakoutCharacter runaway hit.]] The audios began to explore the untapped potential of the Eighth Doctor, where the sky's the limit.

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