History Recap / DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion

27th Jun '17 7:19:27 PM Maddoxsort
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The one where the Doctor's bummed he's rude and not ginger.
27th Jun '17 7:18:32 PM Maddoxsort
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-->''"I'm gonna get killed by a '''Christmas tree!!'''"''

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-->''"I'm gonna get killed by a '''Christmas tree!!'''"''tree!!'''"''
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27th Jun '17 7:18:04 PM Maddoxsort
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-->''"I'm gonna get killed by a '''Christmas tree!!'''"''
6th Jun '17 3:29:30 AM JackG
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** The Doctor deposing Harriet Jones creates a power vacuum (and according to WordOfGod, a disturbance in the timeline) that leads to the rise of Harold Saxon, the BigBad of Season 29.

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** The Doctor deposing Harriet Jones creates a power vacuum (and according to WordOfGod, a disturbance in the disrupted timeline) that leads to the rise of Harold Saxon, the BigBad of Season 29.
6th Jun '17 3:28:12 AM JackG
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The Guinevere-1 probe has a sample of human blood on it, which is what allows the Sycorax to hold all those people hostage with blood control.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
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The Guinevere-1 probe has a sample of human blood on it, which is what allows the Sycorax to hold all those people hostage with blood control.control.
** The Doctor deposing Harriet Jones creates a power vacuum (and according to WordOfGod, a disturbance in the timeline) that leads to the rise of Harold Saxon, the BigBad of Season 29.
1st Jun '17 9:46:46 AM StFan
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Meanwhile, about a third of humanity has zoned out and started climbing to the rooftops. This includes the Royal Family, but [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E5WorldWarThree Harriet Jones]], Prime Minister (Yes, [[RunningGag we know who she is]]) encourages the British people not to panic. This doesn't exactly work, as the Sycorax leader pops up and demands that either the leaders of Humanity sell half of the species into slavery . . . or that third will leap off the rooftops. Rose and her companions have been paying attention to what's going on, thanks to Mickey's hacking skills, and they all slide into the TARDIS.

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Meanwhile, about a third of humanity has zoned out and started climbing to the rooftops. This includes the Royal Family, but [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E5WorldWarThree Harriet Jones]], Prime Minister (Yes, [[RunningGag we know who she is]]) encourages the British people not to panic. This doesn't exactly work, as the Sycorax leader pops up and demands that either the leaders of Humanity sell half of the species into slavery . . .slavery... or that third will leap off the rooftops. Rose and her companions have been paying attention to what's going on, thanks to Mickey's hacking skills, and they all slide into the TARDIS.



. . . until Harriet Jones has them shot out of the sky by Series/{{Torchwood}} London. The Doctor, suddenly quite serious, decides to say a few simple words to begin the end her time as Prime Minister ("Don't you think she looks tired?" to her aide) and then he and Rose go off into the TARDIS and fly off all happily, though a bit troubled by the fact that the government of the UK is now crashing quickly and the "Christmas snow" is really ash from the Sycorax spaceship. Merry Christmas, everyone!

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. . .... until Harriet Jones has them shot out of the sky by Series/{{Torchwood}} London. The Doctor, suddenly quite serious, decides to say a few simple words to begin the end her time as Prime Minister ("Don't you think she looks tired?" to her aide) and then he and Rose go off into the TARDIS and fly off all happily, though a bit troubled by the fact that the government of the UK is now crashing quickly and the "Christmas snow" is really ash from the Sycorax spaceship. Merry Christmas, everyone!



** The beginning re-uses the zoom from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]].

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** The beginning re-uses the zoom from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]]."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose Rose]]".



** This isn't the first time [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva the Doctor's regeneration almost failed]] . . . or, for that matter, he spent a portion of the adventure sleeping.
** The Doctor's hand regrowth is also seen by some fans as an explanation of how Romana managed to do "trial" regenerations at the beginning of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E1DestinyOfTheDaleks "Destiny of the Daleks"]].

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** This isn't the first time [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva the Doctor's regeneration almost failed]] . . .failed]]... or, for that matter, he spent a portion of the adventure sleeping.
** The Doctor's hand regrowth is also seen by some fans as an explanation of how Romana managed to do "trial" regenerations at the beginning of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E1DestinyOfTheDaleks "Destiny "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E1DestinyOfTheDaleks Destiny of the Daleks"]].Daleks]]".



* {{Eagleland}}: The United States immediately demands to take over the situation . . . not that Harriet cares.

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* {{Eagleland}}: The United States immediately demands to take over the situation . . .situation... not that Harriet cares.



* LimbSensationFascination: When the Doctor's hand gets chopped off, shortly after his regeneration, there's a short focus on it as he grows a new one. "I've got just enough residual cellular energy -- to do this." ''[regrows hand]'' ". . . Wanna know the best bit? This new hand -- it's a ''fightin''' hand."

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* LimbSensationFascination: When the Doctor's hand gets chopped off, shortly after his regeneration, there's a short focus on it as he grows a new one. "I've got just enough residual cellular energy -- to do this." ''[regrows hand]'' ". . ."... Wanna know the best bit? This new hand -- it's a ''fightin''' hand."



* MoralDissonance: The Doctor deposes Harriet Jones, Prime Minister (yes we know who she is), violating his own standards of not altering major historical events . . . and nobody ever, ever pulls him up on it. Not in this episode or anywhere else in the series.

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* MoralDissonance: The Doctor deposes Harriet Jones, Prime Minister (yes we know who she is), violating his own standards of not altering major historical events . . .events... and nobody ever, ever pulls him up on it. Not in this episode or anywhere else in the series.



** He also tries to convince the Sycorax that HumansAreSpecial by saying "Look at these people. These human beings. Consider their potential . . . [[Disney/TheLionKing from the day they arrive on the planet and blinking, step into the sun... there's more to see than can ever be seen, more to do than]] -- [[LampshadeHanging no, hold on.]] Sorry, that's ''The Lion King.''"

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** He also tries to convince the Sycorax that HumansAreSpecial by saying "Look at these people. These human beings. Consider their potential . . .potential... [[Disney/TheLionKing from the day they arrive on the planet and blinking, step into the sun... there's more to see than can ever be seen, more to do than]] -- [[LampshadeHanging no, hold on.]] Sorry, that's ''The Lion King.''"



* SophisticatedAsHell: The Sycorax deliver an ultimatum demanding the Earth's every last resource, which is all fine and threatening until they end it with "[[BadassBoast Sycorax strong]], [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Sycorax mighty]], [[RuleOfThree Sycorax]] [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers rock]]!!!" (and no, this is not a BlindIdiotTranslation, as Harriet's assistant clarifies, ". . . as in the modern sense, they ''rock''.")

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* SophisticatedAsHell: The Sycorax deliver an ultimatum demanding the Earth's every last resource, which is all fine and threatening until they end it with "[[BadassBoast Sycorax strong]], [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Sycorax mighty]], [[RuleOfThree Sycorax]] [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers rock]]!!!" (and no, this is not a BlindIdiotTranslation, as Harriet's assistant clarifies, ". . ."... as in the modern sense, they ''rock''.")
22nd May '17 7:15:13 PM AthenaBlue
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The one with the killer Christmas tree.



It's become traditional for a new Doctor's first serial to deal with regeneration trauma. The Tenth's is fairly mild -- compared to, say, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E7TheTwinDilemma the Sixth's brief homicidal mania]] -- and consists of him spending Christmas unconscious in bed. It's rather close to the Fifth Doctor's regeneration process, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva where the Doctor spent a lot of time sleeping before running around a lot]].

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It's become traditional for a new Doctor's first serial story to deal with regeneration trauma. The Tenth's is fairly mild -- compared to, say, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E7TheTwinDilemma the Sixth's brief homicidal mania]] -- and consists of him spending Christmas unconscious in bed. It's rather close to the Fifth Doctor's regeneration process, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva where the Doctor spent a lot of time sleeping before running around a lot]].
19th May '17 12:17:22 AM TimeLordVictorious
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The one with the killer Christmas tree.
11th May '17 7:46:00 PM TimeLordVictorious
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*** What about the weapon Torchwood uses to destroy the Sycorax mothership?
11th May '17 1:32:34 PM AthenaBlue
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The one with a killer Christmas tree.
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