History Recap / DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiders

29th Jul '16 5:30:34 PM Nightsky
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* DumbassNoMore: Tommy.



* FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome: Tommy. Unusually for this trope, there's no sign that Tommy loses his newfound intelligence at the end.
29th Jul '16 2:53:06 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* SetRightWhatWasOnceWrong: The Doctor, realising that his arrogance and hubris caused this mess, is determined to put things right, even if it means dying in the process.

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* SetRightWhatWasOnceWrong: SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: The Doctor, realising that his arrogance and hubris caused this mess, is determined to put things right, even if it means dying in the process.
29th Jul '16 11:52:31 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationExpansion: For the novelisation, Creator/TeranceDicks adds a prologue featuring Jo Grant, who is referenced but otherwise does not appear on screen in the TV version. Jo is referred to as Josephine Jones, which is consistent with the name she uses when she returns in ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''.
** There is an extra sequence of Cho-Je refusing to let Yates see K'Anpo (a similar scene was filmed for the televised version but cut). Tommy sends Yates away instead of being distracted by his medallion.
** There is an extra sequence of Arak's rebels testing their stone protection by attacking and killing a patrol.
** There is an extra sequence of Arak and Tuar freeing Sabor from the larder and getting him to safety, which is not made clear on screen.



* AllThereInTheManual: In the novelisation, Lupton's spider explains he cannot use the web to stun his pursuers because they are too many and too distant.
** The soldier is named as Corporal Hodges.
** It is made clearer that the Spider Council planned the invasion of Earth without the request of either the Great One or the Queen, assuming that was why the Great One wanted the crystal.
** The Doctor says he knows Clegg is a psychic because he can sense his vibrations.
** It is mentioned that Barnes and the others were hospitalised with nervous breakdowns after the Spiders died and Sarah has asked the Brigadier to help Tommy get into university.
** Barnes states Lupton was strong enough to perform the ceremony on his own, presumably to explain how he transported to Metebelis.



* BookEnds: Jon Pertwee's run as The Doctor begins and ends with him stumbling out of the TARDIS and collapsing.

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* BookEnds: Jon Pertwee's Creator/JonPertwee's run as The Doctor begins and ends with him stumbling out of the TARDIS and collapsing.



* CommutingOnABus: Jo sends the blue crystal along with a note.



* DiesWideShut: The Brigadier does this to the Doctor.



* FaceDeathWithDignity: The Doctor.



* GrandFinale: To the Pertwee era as a whole as it features a callback to Jo, Yates' return and acts as a loose sequel to Invasion of the Dinosaurs and The Green Death.

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* GrandFinale: To the Pertwee Creator/JonPertwee era as a whole as it features a callback to Jo, Yates' return and acts as a loose sequel to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E2InvasionOfTheDinosaurs Invasion of the Dinosaurs Dinosaurs]] and The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E6TheGreenDeath Green Death.Death]].



* LampshadeHanging: The Doctor's opinion to getting captured, then fighting off guards, only to be recaptured, is "Oh dear, this is getting monotonous." Which is pretty much a summary of the vicious cycle of {{Padding}} applied to most of the stories over the course of his Doctor's whole era that are at least six episodes long, and a thinly veiled quip regarding why Jon Pertwee is leaving the show.

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* LampshadeHanging: The Doctor's opinion to getting captured, then fighting off guards, only to be recaptured, is "Oh dear, this is getting monotonous." Which is pretty much a summary of the vicious cycle of {{Padding}} applied to most of the stories over the course of his Doctor's whole era that are at least six episodes long, and a thinly veiled quip regarding why Jon Pertwee Creator/JonPertwee is leaving the show.


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* SetRightWhatWasOnceWrong: The Doctor, realising that his arrogance and hubris caused this mess, is determined to put things right, even if it means dying in the process.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Mike Yates is never seen or mentioned again after he recovers from being blasted by energy.
4th Jul '16 8:51:29 PM Angeldeb82
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Puppet guy follows Sarah Jane back to UNIT HQ to steal the Metebelis crystal, using mind-thrown lightning bolts to get past security. Awesome. Psychic powers so rarely come with offensive capabilities. A completely badass [[Main/FlyingCar hovercar]] vs. helicopter chase ensues, but the guy gets away. The Doctor and Sarah Jane deduce who the thief must have been, and head back to the retreat--but by then the puppet guy has misplaced it.

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Puppet guy follows Sarah Jane back to UNIT HQ to steal the Metebelis crystal, using mind-thrown lightning bolts to get past security. Awesome. Psychic powers so rarely come with offensive capabilities. A completely badass [[Main/FlyingCar [[FlyingCar hovercar]] vs. helicopter chase ensues, but the guy gets away. The Doctor and Sarah Jane deduce who the thief must have been, and head back to the retreat--but by then the puppet guy has misplaced it.



* [[{{NamesToRunAwayFrom/TheAdjectiveOne}} The Adjective One]]: The Great One.

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* [[{{NamesToRunAwayFrom/TheAdjectiveOne}} The Adjective One]]: NamesToRunAwayFrom/TheAdjectiveOne: The Great One.



* ComboPlatterPowers: When the spiders possess people, they give them PsychicPowers and the ability to [[ShockAndAwe shoot bolts of lightning from their hands]]. [[RetroactiveRecognition Three years later]], these seemingly unrelated abilities [[StarWars would come together again]]...

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* ComboPlatterPowers: When the spiders possess people, they give them PsychicPowers and the ability to [[ShockAndAwe shoot bolts of lightning from their hands]]. [[RetroactiveRecognition Three years later]], these seemingly unrelated abilities [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars would come together again]]...



* [[DistractedByTheShiny Distracted By The Pretty]]: Tommy.

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* [[DistractedByTheShiny [[DistractedByTheSexy Distracted By The by the Pretty]]: Tommy.



* IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: The Doctor, to spider-controlled Sarah Jane

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* IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: The Doctor, to spider-controlled Sarah JaneJane.



* KneelBeforeZod: the Great One tormenting the Doctor in part 5

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* KneelBeforeZod: the The Great One tormenting the Doctor in part 55.
28th Jan '16 9:29:56 PM Metz77
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* WagTheDirector: By Proxy: The massive (and completely gratuitous) car chase that takes up most of the second episode was the writers' farewell gift to Jon Pertwee, who appreciated any excuse to drive motor vehicles very fast.



* YouLookFamiliar:
** Professor Clegg is the third nervous scientist played in the series by Cyril Shaps, after [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen Viner]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E3TheAmbassadorsOfDeath Lennox]].
** And a case of You Sound Familiar: Lupton was previously the voice of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E5TheGreenDeath the BOSS]].

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* YouLookFamiliar:
** Professor Clegg is the third nervous scientist played in the series by Cyril Shaps, after [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen Viner]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E3TheAmbassadorsOfDeath Lennox]].
** And a case of You Sound Familiar: Lupton was previously the voice of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E5TheGreenDeath the BOSS]].
16th Jan '16 1:43:39 PM psionycx
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* TimeMaster: Unlike other Time Lords, K'anpo has developed his PsychicPowers to the extent that he can, among other things, travel through time and space without the need for technology.
-->'''K'anpo:''' I wouldn't have chosen your alternative. To borrow a TARDIS was a little naughty, to say the least.
-->'''Doctor:''' Yes, well, I had to get away. I hadn't your power.
7th Dec '15 1:54:59 AM LondonKdS
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* {{Tulpa}}: Cho-je turns out to be a tulpa of K'anpo's next regeneration, projected by the physically frail K'anpo to deal with his students and avoid awkward questions from the humans about his regeneration.
3rd Nov '15 4:21:54 PM bwburke94
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* {{Understatement}}: K'ampo warns that's the Fourth Doctor may at first behave a little erratic. [[CloudCuckoolander It doesn't wear off.]]
12th Oct '15 7:38:19 AM JulietF2
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But the utterance of hope that the Doctor couldn't gasp out before his demise shows up in the form of K'anpo Rimpoche. Sarah learns the Doctor isn't so dead after all, because the wise Time Lord sees that his old friend needs a "push" to make his cells [[TheNthDoctor regenerate]]. Sarah didn't know what the Doctor meant by regeneration when he first spoke of it, and is a might confused at what is going on. But the Brigadier has dealt with this change of appearance before. A bit diffused by the idea the Doctor is going to have a personality tilt again after two oft incorrigible faces, he resignedly says, "Well, [[HereWeGoAgain here we go again...]]" Jon Pertwee fades away.

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But the utterance of hope that the Doctor couldn't gasp out before his demise shows up in the form of K'anpo Rimpoche. Sarah learns the Doctor isn't so dead after all, because the wise Time Lord sees that his old friend needs a "push" to make his cells [[TheNthDoctor regenerate]]. Sarah didn't know what the Doctor meant by regeneration when he first spoke of it, and is a might mite confused at what is going on. But the Brigadier has dealt with this change of appearance before. A bit diffused by the idea the Doctor is going to have a personality tilt again after two oft incorrigible faces, he resignedly says, "Well, [[HereWeGoAgain here we go again...]]" Jon Pertwee fades away.
21st Apr '15 9:43:33 PM zoop
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* ForgotAboutHisPowers: At one point, there's a lengthy chase scene involving a car, a hovercraft, and two boats... only for the villain to suddenly remember that one of the powers given him by the spiders is the ability to teleport. He disappears and the chase is over.
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