History Recap / DoctorWho30thASDimensionsInTime

14th Jun '17 8:42:40 PM Maddoxsort
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Sadly, Kate O'Mara made her last on-screen performance as the Rani in this story in her lifetime, continuing the role in audio stories until her eventual death. Oddly enough, she has picked up a passenger. The companion she's seen with in the story has his own origin story in audio format, but since this special is strictly dismissed from canon, he's a holdover from a non-canon universe, and said origin story is placed firmly in non-canon territory as well.

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Sadly, Kate O'Mara also made her last on-screen performance as the Rani in this story in her lifetime, continuing the role in audio stories until her eventual death. death, never reprising the role in the revival-era series and having her character willed to a new actor and [[TheNthDoctor regenerating.]] Oddly enough, in this last outing, she has picked up a passenger. The companion she's seen with in the story has his own origin story in audio format, but since this special is strictly dismissed from canon, he's a holdover from a non-canon universe, and said origin story is placed firmly in non-canon territory as well.
well. That explains why her TARDIS appears to be reduced to a villainous knock-off of the Doctor's rather than the unique design it used to have (besides budgetary constraints/desktop changes).
14th Jun '17 8:39:38 PM Maddoxsort
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Sadly, Kate O'Mara made her last on-screen performance as the Rani in this story in her lifetime, continuing the role in audio stories until her eventual death. Oddly enough, she has picked up a passenger. The companion she's seen with in the story has his own origin story in audio format, but since this special is strictly dismissed from canon, he's a holdover from a non-canon universe, and said origin story is placed firmly in non-canon territory as well.
9th May '17 10:05:25 PM bowserbros
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The one we'd all like to forget.
14th Mar '17 7:06:06 PM CumbersomeTercel
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This was Creator/JonPertwee's last appearance as the Doctor in an official setting before his death three years later, RIP. His final performance as the Doctor in a filmed ''Doctor Who'' story, sets, location shoots and all, was technically in 1995, for the fan production ''Devious''. As a point of trivia, this is also Tom Baker's first reprisal of his role (barring his narration of the unearthed [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada}} "Shada"]]) since departing the series in '81, and he wouldn't be back again until AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho. Creator/NicholasCourtney finally got to be featured alongside Sixth Doctor Colin Baker -- meaning that he's the ''only'' actor to be featured alongside all seven original Doctors at any point in time in the TV show ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan He also played Bret Vyon]]), and alongside all the original eight if you include ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho''.

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This was Creator/JonPertwee's last appearance as the Doctor in an official setting before his death three years later, RIP. His final performance as the Doctor in a filmed ''Doctor Who'' story, sets, location shoots and all, was technically in 1995, for the fan production ''Devious''. As a point of trivia, this is also Tom Baker's Creator/TomBaker's first reprisal of his role (barring his narration of the unearthed [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada}} "Shada"]]) since departing the series in '81, and he wouldn't be back again until AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho. Creator/NicholasCourtney finally got to be featured alongside Sixth Doctor Colin Baker Creator/ColinBaker -- meaning that he's the ''only'' actor to be featured alongside all seven original Doctors at any point in time in the TV show ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan He also played Bret Vyon]]), and alongside all the original eight if you include ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho''.



* MilkingTheGiantCow: Sylvester [=McCoy=] really sells his dialogue here, bless him.

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* MilkingTheGiantCow: Sylvester [=McCoy=] Creator/SylvesterMcCoy really sells his dialogue here, bless him.



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10th Feb '16 5:51:22 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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* TakeOurWordForIt: The Rani's TARDIS has trapped the Doctor in London's East End via a time tunnel that is about to re-materialize in Greenwich. Really! Little effort is made to make the plinth look like a TARDIS; the shot opens with Leeta standing around rather cluelessly in front of it.

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* TakeOurWordForIt: The Rani's TARDIS has trapped the Doctor in London's East End via a time tunnel that is about to re-materialize in Greenwich. Really! Little effort is made to make the plinth look like a TARDIS; the shot opens with Leeta Leela standing around rather cluelessly in front of it.
29th Dec '15 12:35:29 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Later authors have declared this one of the Doctor's [[AllJustADream many nightmares]] -- along with [[Recap/DoctorWho1985JFIGSAFixWithSontarans a similarly-regarded story]] and the TV Comic stories for the First Doctor. Note that ''Series/EastEnders'' [[MutuallyFictional is considered a TV show in the]] Franchise/{{Whoniverse}}. The most directed mentioning of the AllJustADream notion comes courtesy of the novel ''First Frontier'':

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** Later authors have declared this one of the Doctor's [[AllJustADream many nightmares]] -- along with [[Recap/DoctorWho1985JFIGSAFixWithSontarans a similarly-regarded story]] and the TV Comic stories for the First Doctor. Note that ''Series/EastEnders'' [[MutuallyFictional is considered a TV show in the]] Franchise/{{Whoniverse}}. The most directed direct mentioning of the AllJustADream notion comes courtesy of the novel ''First Frontier'':
29th Dec '15 12:34:59 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Later authors have declared this one of the Doctor's [[AllJustADream many nightmares]] -- along with [[Recap/DoctorWho1985JFIGSAFixWithSontarans a similarly-regarded story]] and the TV Comic stories for the First Doctor. Note that ''Series/EastEnders'' [[MutuallyFictional is considered a TV show in the]] Franchise/{{Whoniverse}}.

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** Later authors have declared this one of the Doctor's [[AllJustADream many nightmares]] -- along with [[Recap/DoctorWho1985JFIGSAFixWithSontarans a similarly-regarded story]] and the TV Comic stories for the First Doctor. Note that ''Series/EastEnders'' [[MutuallyFictional is considered a TV show in the]] Franchise/{{Whoniverse}}. The most directed mentioning of the AllJustADream notion comes courtesy of the novel ''First Frontier'':
--->'''The Doctor:''' I once had [a nightmare] where all my old foes chased me round a soap opera.
20th Aug '15 12:08:11 PM JamesAustin
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* [[AuthorExistenceFailure Actor Existence Failure]] & BadassInDistress:[[invoked]] Both Creator/WilliamHartnell and Creator/PatrickTroughton had passed on by this point, resulting in their Doctors getting sidelined.

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* [[AuthorExistenceFailure Actor Existence Failure]] & BadassInDistress:[[invoked]] Failure]][=/=]BadassInDistress:[[invoked]] Both Creator/WilliamHartnell and Creator/PatrickTroughton had passed on by this point, resulting in their Doctors getting sidelined.



* CanonDiscontinuity: Tom Baker addressing his other incarnations as "my dears" deserves to be stricken from the record permanently.

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* CanonDiscontinuity: CanonDiscontinuity:
** Leela's [[DoesNotLikeShoes bootless]], Colin's abandoned his silly eighties perm with a tamer hairdo, outdone by the fact
Tom Baker addressing his Baker's hair curls are long lost relics, along with many other incarnations as "my dears" deserves to be stricken from the record permanently.costume snafus.



** Leela's [[DoesNotLikeShoes bootless]], Colin's abandoned his silly eighties perm with a tamer hairdo, outdone by the fact Tom Baker's hair curls are long lost relics, along with many other costume snafus.



* MilkingTheGiantCow: Sylvester really sells his dialogue here, bless him.
-->"She's attempting to transfer a massive time tunnel... ''(flails arm wildly)'' ...to the Greenwich Meridian!"

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* MilkingTheGiantCow: Sylvester [=McCoy=] really sells his dialogue here, bless him.
-->"She's -->'''Seventh Doctor:''' "She's attempting to transfer a massive time tunnel... ''(flails ''[flails arm wildly)'' ...wildly]'' ...to the Greenwich Meridian!"



* TakeOurWordForIt: The Rani's TARDIS has trapped the Doctor in London's East End via a time tunnel that is about to re-materialize in Greenwich. Really! Depressingly, little effort is made to make the plinth look like a TARDIS; the shot opens with Leeta standing around rather cluelessly in front of it. [[BlatantLies Wait, did we say depressingly? We meant... surprisingly! Yes, surprisingly!]]
* ThreeDimensionalEpisode: With a one-dimensional script, zing. [[BlatantLies Not that we have a problem with the special, no sir!]]

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* TakeOurWordForIt: The Rani's TARDIS has trapped the Doctor in London's East End via a time tunnel that is about to re-materialize in Greenwich. Really! Depressingly, little Little effort is made to make the plinth look like a TARDIS; the shot opens with Leeta standing around rather cluelessly in front of it. [[BlatantLies Wait, did we say depressingly? We meant... surprisingly! Yes, surprisingly!]]
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* ThreeDimensionalEpisode: With a one-dimensional script, zing. [[BlatantLies Not that we have a problem with the special, no sir!]]Shown in stereoscopic 3D.



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Ace takes the replacement of her Doctor with a multicolored giant in stride. Ditto for the other companions materializing out of nowhere, apart from Susan Foreman; she's distressed by the absence of 'her' Doctor.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Ace takes the replacement of her Doctor with a man in a multicolored giant coat in stride. Ditto for the other companions materializing out of nowhere, apart from Susan Foreman; she's distressed by the absence of 'her' Doctor.
7th Aug '15 9:21:09 AM cwickham
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This special, aired in two less-than-10-minute parts, begins with the Rani bragging about doing awesome things with time and having already captured the first two Doctors. (They've been infected with FloatingHeadSyndrome and said crappy head models are in 3D, modeled with 1993's finest-quality computer graphics.) The Fourth Doctor, now inexplicably short-haired, decides to send out an SOS to his other selves, begging for them to listen to him "for once". The Seventh Doctor and Ace, apparently fresh from the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival Cheetah Planet]], land in the middle of the ''Series/EastEnders'' soap opera -- literally -- and mill about.

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This special, aired in two less-than-10-minute parts, parts as part of ''Children in Need'', begins with the Rani bragging about doing awesome things with time and having already captured the first two Doctors. (They've been infected with FloatingHeadSyndrome and said crappy head models are in 3D, modeled with 1993's finest-quality computer graphics.) The Fourth Doctor, now inexplicably short-haired, decides to send out an SOS to his other selves, begging for them to listen to him "for once". The Seventh Doctor and Ace, apparently fresh from the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival Cheetah Planet]], land in the middle of the ''Series/EastEnders'' soap opera -- literally -- and mill about.



This was supposed to be a little longer, but the guy hosting the second half of the serial demanded it be cut down because... well, [[TheyJustDidntCare he never gave a reason]]. It was aired on the basis that it could never be released on VHS. However, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes fan recordings proliferated]] the internet.

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This was supposed to be a little longer, but the guy hosting the second half part was actually shown as part of the serial demanded variety show ''Noel's House Party'', and presenter Noel Edmonds insisted it be cut edited down because... well, [[TheyJustDidntCare he never gave a reason]]. for timing reasons, which served only to make the story even more incomprehensible.

It was aired produced with all cast members working unpaid, on the basis that it could never be released on VHS.commercially. However, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes fan recordings proliferated]] the internet.
10th Jul '15 10:02:42 PM johnnyfog
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This special, aired in two less-than-10-minute parts, begins with the Rani bragging about doing awesome things with time and having already captured the first two Doctors. (They've been infected with FloatingHeadSyndrome and said crappy head models are in 3D, modeled with 1993's finest-quality computer graphics.) The Fourth Doctor, now inexplicably short-haired, decides to send out an SOS to his other selves, begging for them to listen to him "for once". The Seventh Doctor and Ace, apparently fresh from the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival Cheetah Planet]], land in the middle of the ''Series/EastEnders'' soap opera -- literally.

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This special, aired in two less-than-10-minute parts, begins with the Rani bragging about doing awesome things with time and having already captured the first two Doctors. (They've been infected with FloatingHeadSyndrome and said crappy head models are in 3D, modeled with 1993's finest-quality computer graphics.) The Fourth Doctor, now inexplicably short-haired, decides to send out an SOS to his other selves, begging for them to listen to him "for once". The Seventh Doctor and Ace, apparently fresh from the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival Cheetah Planet]], land in the middle of the ''Series/EastEnders'' soap opera -- literally.
literally -- and mill about.



This was Creator/JonPertwee's last appearance as the Doctor in an official setting before his death three years later, RIP. His final performance as the Doctor in a filmed ''Doctor Who'' story, sets, location shoots and all, was technically in 1995, for the fan production ''Devious''. As a point of trivia, this is also Tom Baker's first reprisal of his role (barring his narration og the unearthed [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada}} "Shada"]]) since departing the series in '81, and he wouldn't be back again until AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho. Creator/NicholasCourtney finally got to be featured alongside Sixth Doctor Colin Baker -- meaning that he's the ''only'' actor to be featured alongside all seven original Doctors at any point in time in the TV show ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan He also played Bret Vyon]]), and alongside all the original eight if you include ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho''.

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This was Creator/JonPertwee's last appearance as the Doctor in an official setting before his death three years later, RIP. His final performance as the Doctor in a filmed ''Doctor Who'' story, sets, location shoots and all, was technically in 1995, for the fan production ''Devious''. As a point of trivia, this is also Tom Baker's first reprisal of his role (barring his narration og of the unearthed [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada}} "Shada"]]) since departing the series in '81, and he wouldn't be back again until AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho. Creator/NicholasCourtney finally got to be featured alongside Sixth Doctor Colin Baker -- meaning that he's the ''only'' actor to be featured alongside all seven original Doctors at any point in time in the TV show ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan He also played Bret Vyon]]), and alongside all the original eight if you include ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho''.
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