History Recap / DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion

21st Oct '16 5:56:39 AM OlfinBedwere
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* ChekhovsGun: The Doctor's severed hand. It wasn't intended as such at the time, but it would go on to be a very important item throughout the remainder of Russell T. Davies' tenure in charge of the franchise.
9th Oct '16 8:03:18 AM Serac
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* EdibleAmmunition: The Doctor defeats the Sycorax leader with a satsuma.
5th Oct '16 6:00:47 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheNthDoctor: Creator/DavidTennant makes his debut as the Doctor.
11th Sep '16 7:21:22 AM nighttrainfm
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* HilariousInHindsight: The Doctor derails the Sycoraxes' plans by revealing that they were bluffing and that it is not possible to hypnotize someone into suicide. In ''Series/JessicaJones2015'', David Tennant plays Kilgrave, who does hypnotize people into suicide.
11th Jul '16 3:35:53 PM OmarKarindu
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* ParanoiaGambit: The Doctor's "six words" that bring down Harriet Jones's government are to tell her aide "Don't you think she looks tired," then refuse to tell Jones herself what he said, leaving her to worry herself into a total mess who really does look agitated and exhausted.
31st May '16 9:35:57 PM dmcreif
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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[[note]]Yes, [[RunningGag we know who she is]][[/note]]) 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[[note]]Yes, Jones]], Prime Minister (Yes, [[RunningGag we know who she is]][[/note]]) 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.



* ArcWords: Harriet Jones, Prime Minister, calls '''Torchwood''' to take out the Sycorax warship.

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* ArcWords: Harriet Jones, Prime Minister, Minister (yes we know who she is) calls '''Torchwood''' to take out the Sycorax warship.



* CelebrityParadox: The Doctor makes reference to Arthur Dent. But Douglas Adams, who wrote the ''Hitchhiker's Guide'' books, also did writing work on ''Doctor Who'' in the 1970s.



* HilariousInHindsight: The Doctor derails the Sycoraxes' plans by revealing that they were bluffing and that it is not possible to hypnotize someone into suicide. In ''Series/JessicaJones2015'', David Tennant plays Kilgrave, who does hypnotize people into suicide.



* MoralDissonance: The Doctor deposes Harriet Jones, Prime Minister, 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, 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.



* TheNthDoctor:Regeneration is explored

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* TheNthDoctor:Regeneration TheNthDoctor: Regeneration is explored



* PatrickStewartSpeech: Attempted, but the Doctor gives up halfway when he realizes he's quoting the Lion King.

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* PatrickStewartSpeech: Attempted, but the Doctor gives up halfway when he realizes he's just quoting the Lion King."Circle of Life" from ''Disney/TheLionKing''.



* PhraseCatcher:

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* PhraseCatcher:PhraseCatcher[=/=]RunningGag:



** 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... [[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 ''The Lion King."]]''"
17th Feb '16 11:22:45 AM Eyeshield
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** [[EstablishingCharacterMoment "Who am I"?]]


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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The entire episode is basically one for Ten, as he tries to find out "what sort of man he is."
** He answers the question when the Sycorax leader [[ISurrenderSuckers tries to kill Ten after the Doctor commanded his race never to invade Earth again.]] He then promptly throws [[EdibleAmmunition the satsuma in his pocket]] at a switch, which makes him [[DisneyVillainDeath fall to his death]]. "No second chances. I'm that sort of man."
30th Jan '16 11:03:32 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: A common complaint about the Doctor's ability to have his "Don't you think she looks tired?" comment turn into a successful vote of no confidence.



* TheNthDoctor:
** Explored, since Rose has no idea what's going on. All she knows is the man she knew and loved has changed, and there's some skinny guy in his place. She even compares him unfavourably to the Ninth Doctor, saying he'd sort everything out, and later breaks down crying over being "left alone".
** Harriet, meanwhile, is also pretty confused, wondering briefly if Ten is Nine's son.
* OminousFloatingSpaceship: The Sycorax ship.

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* TheNthDoctor:
TheNthDoctor:Regeneration is explored
** Explored, since Rose has no idea what's going on. All she knows is the man she knew and loved has changed, and there's some skinny guy in his place. She even compares him unfavourably to the Ninth Doctor, saying he'd sort everything out, and later breaks down crying over being "left alone".
** Harriet, meanwhile, Harriet is also pretty confused, wondering briefly if Ten is Nine's son.
* OminousFloatingSpaceship: The Sycorax ship.ship hovering in their space shp and demanding surrender.


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*SkewedPriorities: Before dealing with the MonsterOfTheWeek, the Doctor asks Rose how his latest regeneration looks and then throws a tantrum about how he's not ginger.
3rd Jan '16 12:09:17 AM Statzkeen
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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: A common complaint about the Doctor's ability to have his "Don't you think she looks tired?" comment turn into a successful vote of no confidence.
2nd Jan '16 11:55:35 PM Statzkeen
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** The Doctor was outraged when Harriet shot the retreating Sycorax ship. By UsefulNotes/TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar, he wasn't wrong, seeing as the Sycorax were retreating. Harriet defends herself with clause about them being "contingent to tactical necessity", and they can be waived from those who have shown themselves being willing to violate them such as when the leader tried to kill the doctor after swearing on his blood that he wouldn't.

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** The Doctor was outraged gives a WTH Hero tongue-lashing when Harriet shot shoots the retreating Sycorax ship. By UsefulNotes/TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar, he wasn't wrong, seeing as the Sycorax were retreating. Harriet defends herself with clause about them being saying the decision was "contingent to tactical necessity", and they can be waived from those who have shown themselves being willing to violate them especially given that the Sycorax proved untrustworthy, such as when the leader tried to kill the doctor after swearing on his blood that he wouldn't.
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