History Recap / ChildrenOfTimeS1E5TheIcarusExperiment

7th Sep '15 9:29:54 PM nombretomado
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When the Doctor takes Holmes and Watson to Niagra Falls earlier in their own year to visit NikolaTesla, they naturally get more than they'd bargained for. Tesla has built a machine meant to grant longevity or even immortality, and when he tests it ''on himself'', the machine ''does'' [[GoneHorriblyRight Go Horribly Right]]. Now it's up to the time travelers and inventor George Westinghouse to protect Tesla from a resourceful foe...

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When the Doctor takes Holmes and Watson to Niagra Falls earlier in their own year to visit NikolaTesla, UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla, they naturally get more than they'd bargained for. Tesla has built a machine meant to grant longevity or even immortality, and when he tests it ''on himself'', the machine ''does'' [[GoneHorriblyRight Go Horribly Right]]. Now it's up to the time travelers and inventor George Westinghouse to protect Tesla from a resourceful foe...
16th Jun '14 5:59:31 PM aleineskyfire2
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When the Doctor takes Holmes and Watson to Niagra Falls earlier in their own year to visit NikolaTesla, they naturally get more than they'd bargained for. Tesla has built a machine meant to grant longevity or even immortality, and when he tests it ''on himself'', the machine ''does'' [[GoneHorriblyRight Go Horribly Right]]. Now it's up to the time travelers and inventor George Westinghouse to protect Tesla from a resourceful foe...
28th Dec '13 10:53:57 AM aleineskyfire2
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* EvilIsNotWellLit: Justified, as per TheUnreveal below -- the mystery figure cloaks his identity physically with shadows.


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* NothingIsScarier: Who's the figure in shadows at the end? We don't know. ''And neither does Peterson''.
25th Oct '13 6:25:54 AM aleineskyfire2
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-->''Have you never looked back over the course of your lives, sirs," he continued earnestly, "and sincerely wondered if you had truly made any difference at all in the grand scheme of things? What if you could find out, could live long enough to see the greater picture?''

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-->''Have you never looked back over the course of your lives, sirs," he continued earnestly, "and sirs, and sincerely wondered if you had truly made any difference at all in the grand scheme of things? What if you could find out, could live long enough to see the greater picture?''
25th Oct '13 6:23:15 AM aleineskyfire2
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-->-''Have you never looked back over the course of your lives, sirs," he continued earnestly, "and sincerely wondered if you had truly made any difference at all in the grand scheme of things? What if you could find out, could live long enough to see the greater picture?''

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-->-''Have -->''Have you never looked back over the course of your lives, sirs," he continued earnestly, "and sincerely wondered if you had truly made any difference at all in the grand scheme of things? What if you could find out, could live long enough to see the greater picture?''
25th Oct '13 6:23:02 AM aleineskyfire2
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-->-''Have you never looked back over the course of your lives, sirs," he continued earnestly, "and sincerely wondered if you had truly made any difference at all in the grand scheme of things? What if you could find out, could live long enough to see the greater picture?''
-->--'''Nikola Tesla'''
25th Oct '13 6:17:10 AM aleineskyfire2
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* BavarianFireDrill:
-->"Ah, hello, sorry about that! Detective Inspector Smith, Scotland Yard. Been chasing a couple of anarchists all the way from, well, Scotland, matter of fact! Attempted murder, you see."


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* BreakTheHaughty: Tesla experiences this very quickly...


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** This is the second episode to introduce an unresolved mystery to the series -- like Kit's identity in "The Manhattan Conspiracy," the identity of the Torchwood mystery man won't be revealed until the season finale.
* WhatTheHellHero
-->"And what about Nikola, Doctor--doesn't he have a say in this? You haven't even asked him whether he wants to be turned back!"
11th Sep '13 6:22:35 AM aleineskyfire2
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** Which is toted by the characters themselves as a good thing, until [[spoiler:Jones suggests to his employer that they may be able to use Tesla's friendship with Westinghouse against him in the future]].
8th Sep '13 1:06:08 PM aleineskyfire2
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** Plus, Nikola's final telepathic conversation with the Doctor.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse, with Westinghouse implied to be the "Watson" in their friendship.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: George Westinghouse.



* TheUnreveal: Tesla's employer.

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* SequelHook: The last chapter and the epilogue.
* TheUnreveal: Tesla's Peterson's employer.
1st Sep '13 10:55:06 AM aleineskyfire2
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* BeserkButton: Oh, dear ''Lord'', do ''not'' mess with the TARDIS!

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* BeserkButton: BerserkButton: Oh, dear ''Lord'', do ''not'' mess with the TARDIS!
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