History Recap / DoctorWhoS10E3FrontierInSpace

27th Feb '18 9:27:46 AM AmuckCricetine
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* MeaningfulName: The Draconians are TheReptilians and also obsessed with enacting just but disproportionate retribution for violating their laws.
2nd Feb '18 3:51:54 PM foxley
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The Doctor is accused of assault and battery, taking a spaceship without permission, and flying without insurance.
1st Oct '17 8:19:59 PM PaulA
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* AdaptationExpansion: The novelisation contains an original sequence features get the Doctor and Jo's first interrogation by Williams.
** There is an extra scene of Jo quizzing the Master about his motives.
** Gardiner instructs Earth Security not to starve the Doctor and Jo.
** Jo sees a chained up Ogron, who will be starved and then fed to the lizard for stealing food from the shrine.
* AllThereInTheManual: The novelisation includes and elaborates on the back story to Williams destroying a Draconian ship that was cut from the television version. Williams, given the first name John, was a lieutenant who took command when the captain and senior officers were killed, and destroyed the Draconian ship by firing his retro-rockets at it and causing a chain reaction. The future President was onboard as a senator's aide: It is implied that they were in a relationship which the incident ended.
** Williams is said to have supported the President's opponent in the election and been offered his position as military adviser as a reconciliatory move.
** It is clarified that the Governor encourages guards to pretend to help prisoners escape and then make sure they die in the attempt.
** The Doctor pleas for the President to release the political prisoners from the moon.
11th Sep '17 4:38:23 AM john_e
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* SoLastSeason: The Master's hypnotic powers no longer work on Jo, thanks to her improved mental discipline.
5th Aug '17 11:41:00 AM ClintEastwood
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* FalseFlagOperation

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* FalseFlagOperationFalseFlagOperation: Ships from the Earth Empire are apparently being raided by the Draconian Empire, and vice versa; the attacks are actually being staged by a third alien power that hopes to provoke a war that will weaken both Empires and leave them vulnerable to invasion.
8th Jul '17 11:45:04 AM moloch
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Incidentally, this is the time period that Franchise/BerniceSummerfield, star of ''Doctor Who'''s longest-running {{Spinoff}}, comes from.
17th Jun '17 8:36:30 PM JackG
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* WouldNotHurtAGirl: Williams wants Jo subjected to the mind probe, but the President demurs.

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* WouldNotHurtAGirl: [[WouldntHitAGirl Wouldn't Hurt A Girl]]: Williams wants Jo subjected to the mind probe, but the President demurs.
17th Jun '17 8:35:31 PM JackG
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* WouldNotHurtAGirl: Williams wants Jo subjected to the mind probe, but the President demurs.
17th Jun '17 8:10:51 PM JackG
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* {{Zeerust}}: The spaceships' cockpits don't exactly look modern, but the designs do contribute to the appearance of rugged space cruisers designed carrying out grunt work rather than looking flashy and comfortable.

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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: The efforts of the Doctor and Jo to convince people are hampered by the fact that the Tardis has been stolen by the Ogrons as well, so they've no plausible explanation of how they got on the spaceship. The crew on the other hand accuse them of being spies because it's the easiest explanation for what happened.
* {{Zeerust}}: The spaceships' cockpits don't exactly look modern, but the designs do contribute to the [[UsedFuture appearance of rugged space cruisers designed carrying out grunt work work]] rather than looking flashy and comfortable.
31st May '17 7:15:07 AM JackG
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** CoversAlwaysSpoil: And they're meant to be a surprise too.
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