History Recap / BigFinishDoctorWho074NightThoughts

15th Apr '13 1:31:44 AM Solle
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In an old mansion on a remote Scottish island, the Doctor, Ace and Hex seek shelter with an odd group of academics from the nearby university. While Hex is disturbed by similarities to his recent nightmare about a very strange operation, a whistling figure stalks the halls of the mansion, and the key to surviving the storm may lie with a young girl and her sinister stuffed companion.

Horror ensues.

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!!Night Thoughts contains examples of:

* AnimalMotifs: Bears and rabbits.
* BearsAreBadNews: Ace and the Bursar are terrorized by a stuffed (in the taxidermy sense) bear that keeps moving when they're not looking... and breathes.
* CreepyChild: Sue may be a bit older than the usual example at 16, but her childish demeanor and disturbing tendency to speak only through [[CreepyDoll Happy the Rabbit]] makes her more than qualify.
* CreepyDoll: Happy the Rabbit, as well as the eyeless doll in Hex's dream.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Hex's nightmare, which involves a group of people arguing around an operating table; the "patient" is a doll with no eyes. [[spoiler:Turns out to be a psychic distress call symbolically representing Eadie's death.]]
* EyeScream: A recurring theme. Let's leave it at that.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: About half the dialogue during the first episode, from the Doctor's story about the captive bear to the Bursar's answer to his question as to what the bear on display in the great hall is stuffed with.
* IronicNurseryTune: The hooded figure whistles "Oranges and Lemons" [[spoiler:while it kills people and gouges their eyes out.]]
* KarmicTwistEnding: [[spoiler:When the Doctor, Ace and Hex leave, [[CompleteMonster Major Dickens]] is the only member of the original group left alive, albeit tied up and awaiting the police. The Doctor wonders aloud how Eadie managed to stay alive so long, and reveals there's a slim chance her corpse could still be wandering the island if circumstances aligned just right. Cut back to the Major, who hears a sound and assumes it's the cops-- but instead sees a familiar figure, one with no eyes, the voice of Happy the Rabbit, and a very sharp pair of shears...]]
* MeaningfulName: Major Dickinson is a ''[[JerkAss major dick]]''.
* MoralEventHorizon: The Major [[spoiler:purposefully misdiagnoses Eadie's symptoms in order to set up the proper conditions for the time experiment, so he could become famous for being the first person to bring the dead back to life.]]
* [[spoiler:OurZombiesAreDifferent: Eadie is pretty close to the RevenantZombie type...but wouldn't be a zombie at all if not for the temporal paradox caused by the Bartholomew Transactor, making her about as different as zombies come.]]
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: The purpose of the academics' experimentations at the mansion [[spoiler:turns out to be to send a message back in time preventing them from euthanizing a girl who was misdiagnosed with a terminal illness. Of course, it [[CameBackWrong doesn't go exactly as planned.]]]]
* TaxidermyIsCreepy: Hartley the taxidermist's occupation ends up playing a fairly significant role in the story. [[spoiler:Specifically, he's to blame for all the EyeScream, since his removal of Eadie's eyes for use in his stuffed animals [[DrivenToSuicide triggers her mother's suicide]] and fuels Eadie's revenge.]]
* YouCantFightFate: The academics' attempts to change the past [[spoiler:by preventing Eadie's death]] fail [[spoiler:because the effects of [[AppliedPhlebotinum the Bartholomew Transactor]] are temporary and only succeed in briefly creating a [[TemporalParadox paradoxical timeline]] where Eadie lived, resulting in her living corpse roaming the island.]]

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In an old mansion on a remote Scottish island, the Doctor, Ace and Hex seek shelter with an odd group of academics from the nearby university. While Hex is disturbed by similarities to his recent nightmare about a very strange operation, a whistling figure stalks the halls of the mansion, and the key to surviving the storm may lie with a young girl and her sinister stuffed companion.

Horror ensues.

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!!Night Thoughts contains examples of:

* AnimalMotifs: Bears and rabbits.
* BearsAreBadNews: Ace and the Bursar are terrorized by a stuffed (in the taxidermy sense) bear that keeps moving when they're not looking... and breathes.
* CreepyChild: Sue may be a bit older than the usual example at 16, but her childish demeanor and disturbing tendency to speak only through [[CreepyDoll Happy the Rabbit]] makes her more than qualify.
* CreepyDoll: Happy the Rabbit, as well as the eyeless doll in Hex's dream.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Hex's nightmare, which involves a group of people arguing around an operating table; the "patient" is a doll with no eyes. [[spoiler:Turns out to be a psychic distress call symbolically representing Eadie's death.]]
* EyeScream: A recurring theme. Let's leave it at that.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: About half the dialogue during the first episode, from the Doctor's story about the captive bear to the Bursar's answer to his question as to what the bear on display in the great hall is stuffed with.
* IronicNurseryTune: The hooded figure whistles "Oranges and Lemons" [[spoiler:while it kills people and gouges their eyes out.]]
* KarmicTwistEnding: [[spoiler:When the Doctor, Ace and Hex leave, [[CompleteMonster Major Dickens]] is the only member of the original group left alive, albeit tied up and awaiting the police. The Doctor wonders aloud how Eadie managed to stay alive so long, and reveals there's a slim chance her corpse could still be wandering the island if circumstances aligned just right. Cut back to the Major, who hears a sound and assumes it's the cops-- but instead sees a familiar figure, one with no eyes, the voice of Happy the Rabbit, and a very sharp pair of shears...]]
* MeaningfulName: Major Dickinson is a ''[[JerkAss major dick]]''.
* MoralEventHorizon: The Major [[spoiler:purposefully misdiagnoses Eadie's symptoms in order to set up the proper conditions for the time experiment, so he could become famous for being the first person to bring the dead back to life.]]
* [[spoiler:OurZombiesAreDifferent: Eadie is pretty close to the RevenantZombie type...but wouldn't be a zombie at all if not for the temporal paradox caused by the Bartholomew Transactor, making her about as different as zombies come.]]
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: The purpose of the academics' experimentations at the mansion [[spoiler:turns out to be to send a message back in time preventing them from euthanizing a girl who was misdiagnosed with a terminal illness. Of course, it [[CameBackWrong doesn't go exactly as planned.]]]]
* TaxidermyIsCreepy: Hartley the taxidermist's occupation ends up playing a fairly significant role in the story. [[spoiler:Specifically, he's to blame for all the EyeScream, since his removal of Eadie's eyes for use in his stuffed animals [[DrivenToSuicide triggers her mother's suicide]] and fuels Eadie's revenge.]]
* YouCantFightFate: The academics' attempts to change the past [[spoiler:by preventing Eadie's death]] fail [[spoiler:because the effects of [[AppliedPhlebotinum the Bartholomew Transactor]] are temporary and only succeed in briefly creating a [[TemporalParadox paradoxical timeline]] where Eadie lived, resulting in her living corpse roaming the island.]]
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23rd Mar '13 12:52:46 AM VPhantom
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* BearsAreBadNews: Ace and the Bursar are terrorized by a stuffed (in the taxidermy sense) bear that keeps moving when they're not looking... and breathes.



* EverythingsWorseWithBears: Ace and the Bursar are terrorized by a stuffed (in the taxidermy sense) bear that keeps moving when they're not looking... and breathes.
17th Feb '13 7:36:33 PM Willbyr
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NightmareFuel ensues.

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NightmareFuel ensues.
Horror ensues.

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13th Nov '12 8:27:13 PM Doryna
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HighOctaneNightmareFuel ensues.

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HighOctaneNightmareFuel NightmareFuel ensues.



* EyeScream: A recurring theme. [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel Let's leave it at that.]]

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* EyeScream: A recurring theme. [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel Let's leave it at that.]]
13th Nov '12 4:59:13 AM gfrequency
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* AnimalMotifs: Bears and rabbits.


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* {{Foreshadowing}}: About half the dialogue during the first episode, from the Doctor's story about the captive bear to the Bursar's answer to his question as to what the bear on display in the great hall is stuffed with.


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* MeaningfulName: Major Dickinson is a ''[[JerkAss major dick]]''.


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* [[spoiler:OurZombiesAreDifferent: Eadie is pretty close to the RevenantZombie type...but wouldn't be a zombie at all if not for the temporal paradox caused by the Bartholomew Transactor, making her about as different as zombies come.]]
2nd Feb '12 4:38:23 PM LouieW
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* KarmicTwistEnding: [[spoiler:When the Doctor, Ace and Hex leave, [[CompleteMonster Major Dickens]] is the only member of the original group left alive, albeit tied up and awaiting the police. The Doctor wonders aloud how Eadie managed to stay alive so long, and reveals there's a slim chance her corpse could still be wandering the island if circumstances aligned just right. Cut back to the Major, who hears a sound and assumes it's the cops-- but instead sees a familiar figure, one with no eyes, the voice of Happy the Rabbit, and a very sharp pair of shears...]]



* TwilightZoneTwist: [[spoiler:When the Doctor, Ace and Hex leave, [[CompleteMonster Major Dickens]] is the only member of the original group left alive, albeit tied up and awaiting the police. The Doctor wonders aloud how Eadie managed to stay alive so long, and reveals there's a slim chance her corpse could still be wandering the island if circumstances aligned just right. Cut back to the Major, who hears a sound and assumes it's the cops-- but instead sees a familiar figure, one with no eyes, the voice of Happy the Rabbit, and a very sharp pair of shears...]]
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