History Recap / BigFinishDoctorWho091CircularTime

6th Nov '16 1:21:59 PM nombretomado
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Off to the Tower of London ([[RunningGag again]]) in the 17th century for the Doctor and Nyssa, who've been arrested for ''forgery'', of all things. The Doctor absent-mindedly gave Nyssa a handful of future coins to pay with at a bar, and the arresting officer was [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet the Doctor's old friend]], IsaacNewton. Sir Isaac is ''interested'' in the coins. ''Really'' interested. The Doctor is in no mood to try and explain that he's regenerated since his days of lobbing apples at Newton's head, and tries an appeal to kindness, then an appeal to religion (much to Nyssa's confusion). He also tries to wow the guard by quoting from Creator/JonPertwee's "Who is the Doctor?". It goes... badly. Newton, for his part, doesn't care much about the Doctor. But he does care about what's on the coins -- noticing the years, the Tudor symbols, the long life of Elizabeth II, the unification of Europe, the position of the Irish harp, the material of the futuristic metals, the wear and grease on the ancient ones... and, through a truly magnificent and very elaborate AwesomeByAnalysis sequence, correctly deduces everything there is to know about future Earth and the TARDIS. Since he realises that Earth will one day be abandoned in favor of other planets, he concludes that the Doctor has travelled in time to alter the past. Nyssa steps in, and talks cold science to Newton, and she and the Doctor succeed in overloading his mind with the wonders of the future and tales of Newton's own legacy. While Newton succumbs to an epilesy fit the Doctor sends Nyssa back to the TARDIS and helps Newton recover. He then returns himself, saying that Newton will be fine in a few days.

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Off to the Tower of London ([[RunningGag again]]) in the 17th century for the Doctor and Nyssa, who've been arrested for ''forgery'', of all things. The Doctor absent-mindedly gave Nyssa a handful of future coins to pay with at a bar, and the arresting officer was [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet the Doctor's old friend]], IsaacNewton.UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton. Sir Isaac is ''interested'' in the coins. ''Really'' interested. The Doctor is in no mood to try and explain that he's regenerated since his days of lobbing apples at Newton's head, and tries an appeal to kindness, then an appeal to religion (much to Nyssa's confusion). He also tries to wow the guard by quoting from Creator/JonPertwee's "Who is the Doctor?". It goes... badly. Newton, for his part, doesn't care much about the Doctor. But he does care about what's on the coins -- noticing the years, the Tudor symbols, the long life of Elizabeth II, the unification of Europe, the position of the Irish harp, the material of the futuristic metals, the wear and grease on the ancient ones... and, through a truly magnificent and very elaborate AwesomeByAnalysis sequence, correctly deduces everything there is to know about future Earth and the TARDIS. Since he realises that Earth will one day be abandoned in favor of other planets, he concludes that the Doctor has travelled in time to alter the past. Nyssa steps in, and talks cold science to Newton, and she and the Doctor succeed in overloading his mind with the wonders of the future and tales of Newton's own legacy. While Newton succumbs to an epilesy epilepsy fit the Doctor sends Nyssa back to the TARDIS and helps Newton recover. He then returns himself, saying that Newton will be fine in a few days.
16th Sep '16 10:59:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* SherlockScan: Isaac Newton deduces a lot just by looking at money that normal people wouldn't think of. And leads to the conclusion that the Doctor can TimeTravel and he and Nyssa are HumanAliens. He even comes up with a theory regarding TheNthDoctor, then predicts EnglishCivilWar, UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution and the TheSpaceRace and even an AlienInvasion that hasn't happened to us yet!

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* SherlockScan: Isaac Newton deduces a lot just by looking at money that normal people wouldn't think of. And leads to the conclusion that the Doctor can TimeTravel and he and Nyssa are HumanAliens. He even comes up with a theory regarding TheNthDoctor, then predicts EnglishCivilWar, UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar, UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution and the TheSpaceRace UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace and even an AlienInvasion that hasn't happened to us yet!
31st Jul '16 5:09:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenteelInterbellumSetting: {{Invoked}} in Fall, although it could take place anywhere in the 20th century. PGWodehouse is name-checked.

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* GenteelInterbellumSetting: {{Invoked}} in Fall, although it could take place anywhere in the 20th century. PGWodehouse Creator/PGWodehouse is name-checked.
30th Jun '16 1:00:58 AM MrThorfan64
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* WomenAreWiser: In Fall, Andrew claims that as a male he won't be thinking much about the relationship, it's women that do that.
29th Jun '16 4:08:24 PM MrThorfan64
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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: When Isaac realizes all he's learnt about the future is true, he starts having a fit.
29th Jun '16 4:05:13 PM MrThorfan64
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* CounterfeitCash: The Doctor and Nyssa, due to having coins from other time periods, are mistaken for forgers by Isaac Newton and arrested.
29th Jun '16 4:01:32 PM MrThorfan64
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* CrapsaccharineWorld: The Avian world seems pleasant and murder is low, however this is because when someone commits a crime a loved one is punished in their place, even if they are a child.
29th Jun '16 3:59:49 PM MrThorfan64
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The Fifth Doctor and Nyssa visit a paradise planet, on a mission from the Gallifreyan High Council. They're there to stop the leader of the bird-people, who's another renegade Time Lord... but he doesn't want to leave. The bird society has a system of punishment that involves harming the loved ones of criminals in their stead. The Time Lord, Zero, is well aware of who the Doctor is, and what here's there for -- and while the Doctor discusses the intricate politics of regeneration, and the fact that Zero's TARDIS isn't so much ''in'' the great lake as it ''is'' the great lake, Zero confesses that he needs his TARDIS in order to stay alive. The bird-people's language is much too complicated to work with the inherent Time Lord TranslatorMicrobes alone, and Zero's entirely dependant on his TARDIS' translation circuits (as well as some glued-on feathers) for survival. The Doctor, who's not happy with his job, confesses that he's been sent by the Time Lords to have a word with Zero about the conditions of his exile -- particularly, the fact that Zero hasn't done his forced regeneration yet. And isn't planning to, since regenerating would render him unable to keep the trust of the bird people. Nyssa is shocked to discover that the Doctor was exiled to begin with, let alone [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E7TheWarGames that he was executed]] (a fact he'd neatly kept hidden from her). Zero has some rather more interesting plans: he frames Nyssa and the Doctor and makes it seem like they murdered him, and uses the process and some local poison to regenerate cross-species, into the mystical prophet of the bird-people. He plans to take them soaring into the skies again using zeppelins, to abolish their backwards laws of punishment and to become a God. Five and Nyssa high-tail it out of there.


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The Fifth Doctor and Nyssa visit a paradise planet, on a mission from the Gallifreyan High Council. They're there to stop the leader of the bird-people, who's another renegade Time Lord... but he doesn't want to leave. The bird society has a system of punishment that involves harming the loved ones of criminals in their stead. The Time Lord, Zero, is well aware of who the Doctor is, and what here's there for -- and while the Doctor discusses the intricate politics of regeneration, and the fact that Zero's TARDIS isn't so much ''in'' the great lake as it ''is'' the great lake, Zero confesses that he needs his TARDIS in order to stay alive. The bird-people's language is much too complicated to work with the inherent Time Lord TranslatorMicrobes alone, and Zero's entirely dependant dependent on his TARDIS' translation circuits (as well as some glued-on feathers) for survival. The Doctor, who's not happy with his job, confesses that he's been sent by the Time Lords to have a word with Zero about the conditions of his exile -- particularly, the fact that Zero hasn't done his forced regeneration yet. And isn't planning to, since regenerating would render him unable to keep the trust of the bird people. Nyssa is shocked to discover that the Doctor was exiled to begin with, let alone [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E7TheWarGames that he was executed]] (a fact he'd neatly kept hidden from her). Zero has some rather more interesting plans: he frames Nyssa and the Doctor and makes it seem like they murdered him, and uses the process and some local poison to regenerate cross-species, into the mystical prophet of the bird-people. He plans to take them soaring into the skies again using zeppelins, to abolish their backwards laws of punishment and to become a God. Five and Nyssa high-tail it out of there. \n\n



* BattleInTheCentreOfTheMind: In Winter the Doctor is trying to help his regeneration by reaching out to his companions, however the Master is trying to prevent his regeneration.



* DreamWeaver: Nyssa's [[spoiler: husband's]] machine can give this to people.

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* DreamWeaver: DreamWalker: Nyssa's [[spoiler: husband's]] machine can give this enables them to people.enter her dreams, and therefore the Doctor's.
* DreamWeaver: What is happening to the Doctor, though the Master is also attempting it.


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* IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure: Basically how Avian justice works. The person the perpetrator of the crime most cares for is punished in their place.


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* PsychicLink: The Doctor and Kamelion have one, however Kamelion's mental link to the Master enabled them to attack the Doctor's mind.


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* SuicideIsShameful: The view of the Avians. If someone commits suicide their flock is punished.
29th Jun '16 3:42:18 PM MrThorfan64
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Off to the Tower of London ([[RunningGag again]]) in the 17th century for the Doctor and Nyssa, who've been arrested for ''forgery'', of all things. The Doctor absent-mindedly gave Nyssa a handful of future coins to pay with at a bar, and the arresting officer was [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet the Doctor's old friend]], IsaacNewton. Sir Isaac is ''interested'' in the coins. ''Really'' interested. The Doctor is in no mood to try and explain that he's regenerated since his days of lobbing apples at Newton's head, and tries an appeal to kindness, then an appeal to religion (much to Nyssa's confusion). He also tries to wow the guard by quoting from Creator/JonPertwee's "Who is the Doctor?". It goes... badly. Newton, for his part, doesn't care much about the Doctor. But he does care about what's on the coins -- noticing the years, the Tudor symbols, the long life of Elizabeth II, the unification of Europe, the position of the Irish harp, the material of the futuristic metals, the wear and grease on the ancient ones... and, through a truly magnificent and very elaborate AwesomeByAnalysis sequence, correctly deduces everything there is to know about future Earth and the TARDIS. Since he realises that Earth will one day be abandoned in favor of other planets, he concludes that the Doctor has travelled in time to alter the past. Nyssa steps in, and talks cold science to Newton, and she and the Doctor succeed in overloading his mind with the wonders of the future and tales of Newton's own legacy. The two quickly escape while Newton succumbs to an epilesy fit.

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Off to the Tower of London ([[RunningGag again]]) in the 17th century for the Doctor and Nyssa, who've been arrested for ''forgery'', of all things. The Doctor absent-mindedly gave Nyssa a handful of future coins to pay with at a bar, and the arresting officer was [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet the Doctor's old friend]], IsaacNewton. Sir Isaac is ''interested'' in the coins. ''Really'' interested. The Doctor is in no mood to try and explain that he's regenerated since his days of lobbing apples at Newton's head, and tries an appeal to kindness, then an appeal to religion (much to Nyssa's confusion). He also tries to wow the guard by quoting from Creator/JonPertwee's "Who is the Doctor?". It goes... badly. Newton, for his part, doesn't care much about the Doctor. But he does care about what's on the coins -- noticing the years, the Tudor symbols, the long life of Elizabeth II, the unification of Europe, the position of the Irish harp, the material of the futuristic metals, the wear and grease on the ancient ones... and, through a truly magnificent and very elaborate AwesomeByAnalysis sequence, correctly deduces everything there is to know about future Earth and the TARDIS. Since he realises that Earth will one day be abandoned in favor of other planets, he concludes that the Doctor has travelled in time to alter the past. Nyssa steps in, and talks cold science to Newton, and she and the Doctor succeed in overloading his mind with the wonders of the future and tales of Newton's own legacy. The two quickly escape while While Newton succumbs to an epilesy fit.
fit the Doctor sends Nyssa back to the TARDIS and helps Newton recover. He then returns himself, saying that Newton will be fine in a few days.



* BatmanGambit: Zero tricks [[spoiler: The Doctor into inadvertently killing him]].
* BigDamnKiss: Nyssa gets caught off guard.

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* BatmanGambit: Zero tricks [[spoiler: The Doctor into inadvertently killing him]].causing his regeneration]].
* BigDamnKiss: Nyssa gets caught off guard. guard.
* BirdPeople: The Avian People, a flightless bird people in Spring.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:In Fall, the team wins the Cricket game, however Don dies during the last run.]]



* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Isaac Newton hates Catholics.



* EnhancedInterrogationTechniques: While interrogating the Doctor and Nyssa, Isaac Newton begins by shooting their bed.



* ForeShadowing: When the Doctor is trying to remember his wife's name, he thinks it's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire Peri]], but he slips up and thinks it's [[spoiler: Kamelion]].

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* FirstKiss: Nyssa with Andrew in Fall.
* ForeShadowing: When the Doctor is trying to remember his wife's name, he thinks it's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire Peri]], but he slips up and thinks it's [[spoiler: Kamelion]].Kamelion]].
* ForWantOfANail: Newton fears that if he let the Doctor and Nyssa go they could change the course of his life, mentioning that if he hadn't been sold a book on alchemy when he was young he wouldn't have begun his scientific career.



* GuileHero: [[spoiler:Cardinal Zero turns out to be one, manipulating the characters to help progress Avian society.]]



* InsufferableGenius: Isaac Newton, a colossal jerk and genius.



* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner: Two squabbling aliens get sentenced and condemned by one of their superiors. Later Zero fulfils the same role.

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* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner: Two squabbling aliens get sentenced and condemned by one of their superiors. Later Zero fulfils fulfills the same role.role.
* LotusEaterMachine: The Master traps the Doctor in one, where he is married and living a content life at a farm.
* MasterOfDisguise: Isaac Newton, who was described as an Algerian Juggler with a false chin when he had the Doctor and Nyssa arrested.


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* MySkullRunnethOver: Isaac Newton, when the Doctor and Nyssa reveal information to him about the future, goes into a fit, which the Doctor helps him get through.


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* PostVictoryCollapse: During the last run of the game Don collapses, [[spoiler:and dies, his bat having made it over the line, winning the game. The Doctor says Don must have known this was happening but finished the game, as its how he wanted to go.]]
* PunchClockVillain: Lady Carrion, who is following the law of her society.


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* WingedHumanoid: [[spoiler:Due to being poisoned by the Yoke of Darts, Zero regenerates into one.]]
4th Apr '16 3:38:10 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/DavidWarner is Sir UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton.
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