History Recap / DoctorWhoS10E5TheGreenDeath

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.
11th Jan '16 5:29:44 PM Sharlee
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* CondensationClue: When they both independently infiltrate the chemical plant, the Doctor needs to signal Yates without giving either of them away. Disguised as a cleaning lady, the Doctor soaps up a window, covertly writes a message in the cleanser, then wipes it away after Yates has seen it.
4th Nov '15 8:48:15 AM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:350:This is an actual screenshot of a Doctor Who serial that contains a GreenAesop. [[SincerityMode Seriously.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:This is an actual screenshot of a Doctor Who ''Doctor Who'' serial that contains a GreenAesop. [[SincerityMode Seriously.]]]]
29th Sep '15 5:41:10 AM LondonKdS
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* In one scene set in the Cabinet Office in 10 Downing Street, the British Prime Minister (named only as "Jeremy") orders the Doctor by telephone to stop interfering in Global Chemicals' Business, or he will have imprisoned under the "Emergency Powers Act".
Some commentators believe this fictional PM to be Jeremy Thorpe, at the time leader of the Liberal Party, which was enjoying something of a revival and was widely tipped to be the next government. However, Thorpe's involvement in a homosexual scandal meant this never came about. Since the PM was portrayed as conniving at wide-ranging corrupt and illegal behaviour by a major British corporation, not least the illegal disposal of toxic waste, this may not have been a bad thing.

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* ** In one scene set in the Cabinet Office in 10 Downing Street, the British Prime Minister (named only as "Jeremy") orders the Doctor by telephone to stop interfering in Global Chemicals' Business, or he will have imprisoned under the "Emergency Powers Act".
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16th Jul '15 1:33:21 PM ludditetolpuddle
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* In one scene set in the Cabinet Office in 10 Downing Street, the British Prime Minister (named only as "Jeremy") orders the Doctor by telephone to stop interfering in Global Chemicals' Business, or he will have imprisoned under the "Emergency Powers Act".
Some commentators believe this fictional PM to be Jeremy Thorpe, at the time leader of the Liberal Party, which was enjoying something of a revival and was widely tipped to be the next government. However, Thorpe's involvement in a homosexual scandal meant this never came about. Since the PM was portrayed as conniving at wide-ranging corrupt and illegal behaviour by a major British corporation, not least the illegal disposal of toxic waste, this may not have been a bad thing.
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