History Recap / DoctorWhoS10E5TheGreenDeath

16th Mar '17 3:01:57 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CallBack: When Jo meets Clifford, she inadvertently ruins his experiment. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8TerrorOfTheAutons Just like how she met the Doctor]].

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* CallBack: When Jo meets Clifford, she inadvertently ruins his experiment. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8TerrorOfTheAutons [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E1TerrorOfTheAutons Just like how she met the Doctor]].
16th Mar '17 3:01:20 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CallBack: When Jo meets Clifford, she inadvertently ruins his experiment. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8TerrorOfTheAutons Just like how she met the Doctor]].
16th Mar '17 2:57:46 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* DeliveryGuyInflitration: The Doctor infiltrates Global Chemicals disguised as a milkman.

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* DeliveryGuyInflitration: DeliveryGuyInfiltration: The Doctor infiltrates Global Chemicals disguised as a milkman.
19th Feb '17 10:45:18 PM Kooshmeister
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** Stevens' chauffeur Hinks, who got bitten by a maggot and infected with the Green Death. Although it's possible he survived long enough to be given the cure, he's never mentioned again.
23rd Dec '16 8:50:09 AM LondonKdS
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* ToxicInc: We never find out what Global Chemicals does make other than toxic waste.
31st Oct '16 5:03:33 PM CumbersomeTercel
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What makes this weirder is that they could have easily explained his replacement, but didn't. Elgin was subjected to a mind control technique, which had caused another character it was used on to commit suicide earlier in the story. So they could have justified Elgin's replacement by having it explained that he took his life, or by shooting a suicide scene with a stunt man.

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** What makes this weirder is that they could have easily explained his replacement, but didn't. Elgin was subjected to a mind control technique, which had caused another character it was used on to commit suicide earlier in the story. So they could have justified Elgin's replacement by having it explained that he took his life, or by shooting a suicide scene with a stunt man.
31st Oct '16 5:02:11 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* OffTheShelfFX: The maggots were made out of condoms. Seriously.
31st Oct '16 5:00:29 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* DeliveryGuyInflitration: The Doctor infiltrates Global Chemicals disguised as a milkman.



* EverythingIsOnline: BOSS plans to take over the world by controlling all the world's computers. In the 1970s [[ContinuitySnarl (or was it the '80s?)]].



* MotherNatureFatherScience: We get Mother Nature (the hippie commune) and Father Science (Global Chemicals) BUT the commune is made up of research scientists trying, among other things, to breed high protein fungus to act as a meat replacement. And the chemical factory is spawning maggots and in the thrall of an intentionally irrational computer who refers to its employees by cutesy nicknames and gets so distracted by picking out a soundtrack for its eventual victory that it spends most of the climactic battle singing.



* NoodleIncident: There been several explanations outside the TV series about what the Perigosto Stick the Doctor mentions is. You can't trust a Venusian Shanghorn with one, you see.



* PowerCrystal: The Metelbelis Crystal, which will come into play later...



* TemporarySubstitute: Tony Adams, the actor playing Elgin fell ill between recording sessions, so in episode 5 a Mr James appears instead. Which leads to a bizarre situation of a character being set up to betray the bad guys - then someone else turns up out of nowhere to do it instead.
What makes this weirder is that they could have easily explained his replacement, but didn't. Elgin was subjected to a mind control technique, which had caused another character it was used on to commit suicide earlier in the story. So they could have justified Elgin's replacement by having it explained that he took his life, or by shooting a suicide scene with a stunt man.



* UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}, boyo.



* UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}, boyo.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}, boyo.WritingAroundTrademarks: The novelisation changed the name of the chemical company to Panorama Chemicals, because the real Global Chemicals complained.
31st Aug '16 2:09:04 PM TheGoodnight
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* AloneInACrowd: The Doctor when the rest of the characters celebrate Jo and Clifford's engagement.
28th Jul '16 11:04:43 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The story came about when Barry Letts had read an article about the dangers of pollution in the magazine The Ecologist, and he and Creator/TerranceDicks felt ''Doctor Who'' offered them an opportunity to tell a positive message about protecting the environment.
** Wholeweal was inspired partly by Greenpeace and partly by the Biotechnic Research And Development (BRAD) community which had been established in Wales.
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