History Recap / DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiders

28th Jul '17 11:41:31 AM ClintEastwood
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* AnswerCut: The Doctor asks Arak how the spiders came Metebelis III. We then cut to Sabor telling Sarah that they came from Earth.



* BackForTheFinale: Mike returns to redeem himself after getting booted out of UNIT for his betrayal in Invasion of the Dinosaurs.

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* BackForTheFinale: Mike returns to redeem himself after getting booted out of UNIT for his betrayal in Invasion "Invasion of the Dinosaurs.Dinosaurs".



* DiesWideShut: The Brigadier does this to the Doctor.

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* DiesWideShut: The Brigadier Sarah does this to the Doctor.



* DumbassNoMore: Tommy.

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* DumbassNoMore: Tommy.Tommy thanks to the Metebelis crystal.



* FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome: Subverted: Tommy gains normalised intelligence through handling a Metebelis Crystal, and gets to stay that way at the end of the story.



* GrandFinale: To the 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]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E5TheGreenDeath The Green Death]].

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* GrandFinale: To the Creator/JonPertwee era as a whole as it features a callback to Jo, Yates' return and acts as a loose sequel to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E2InvasionOfTheDinosaurs "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E2InvasionOfTheDinosaurs Invasion of the Dinosaurs]] Dinosaurs]]" and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E5TheGreenDeath "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E5TheGreenDeath The Green Death]].Death]]".



* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Tommy

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* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: TommyTommy, a mentally disabled man with a taste for shiny objects. He appears to represent innocent goodness in the story's Buddhist symbology..



* LostColony: the human colony on Metebelis III.

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* LostColony: the The human colony on Metebelis III.



* SimpletonVoice / HulkSpeak: Tommy has both of these ailments until the Metebilis crystal washes them out of his mind.
* SpidersAreScary

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* SimpletonVoice / HulkSpeak: SimpletonVoice[=/=]HulkSpeak: Tommy has both of these ailments until the Metebilis crystal washes them out of his mind.
* SpidersAreScarySpidersAreScary: The Eight-Legs of Metebelis III. Mutated by blue Metebelis crystals from Earth spiders that stowed aboard a colony ship, they eventually grew to several inches across and gained mental powers that allowed them to dominate (and occasionally eat) humans. Their supreme ruler The Great One became a true Giant Spider, many yards across, and attempted to take over the universe. You can probably guess how that turned out for her.



* TakingTheBullet: Mike jumps in front of energy rays meant for Tommy.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Mike Yates is never seen or mentioned again after he recovers from being blasted by energy.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Mike Yates is never seen or mentioned again after he recovers from being blasted by energy. Also, Tommy is last seen on the floor having been defeated by the villains, although he survived.



* {{Yellowface}}: The serial has two Tibetan-appearing Time Lords played by white actors in makeup, with a fairly excruciating Asian Speekee Engrish accent in one case. The portrayal of the character is fairly respectful, but it's still quite painful to watch nowadays.

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* {{Yellowface}}: The serial has two Tibetan-appearing Time Lords played by white actors in makeup, with a fairly excruciating Asian Speekee Engrish AsianSpeekeeEngrish accent in one case. The portrayal of the character is fairly respectful, but it's still quite painful to watch nowadays.nowadays.
* YouShallNotPass: Tommy defends the Doctor, Sarah and the crystal against Lupton's followers.
27th Jun '17 4:50:02 PM Maddoxsort
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The one with the very long chase sequence.

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The one with the very long chase sequence.
sequence. And '''[[BigCreepyCrawlies SPIDERS!!!]]'''
9th May '17 9:24:46 PM bowserbros
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The one with the very long chase sequence.
3rd Apr '17 11:22:15 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* KneelBeforeZod: The Great One tormenting the Doctor in part 5.

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* KneelBeforeZod: The Great One tormenting uses her telepathic powers to torture the Doctor in part 5.into grovelling before her.
31st Mar '17 8:53:03 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AGodAmI: the Great One's desire

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* AGodAmI: the The Great One's desire



* PhlebotinumOverdose

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* PhlebotinumOverdosePhlebotinumOverdose: The Great One assembles a web of crystals that contain poweróbut when she completes it, the power destroys her. Also meant as a metaphor for the ego. Said crystals are psychic super amplifiers so not just a metaphor, her ego *is* the power that destroys her.



* PsychicPowers

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* PsychicPowersPsychicPowers: The Great One is powerful enough to strike fear into the Doctor.
16th Mar '17 3:40:36 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** When the Doctor explains the workings of the TARDIS to Mike, he says, "You speak as if she were alive," and the Doctor replies, "Yes. Yes, I do, don't I?" [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E5TheTimMonster This was the same thing Jo Grant said when the Doctor talked about the TARDIS having moods]].

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** When the Doctor explains the workings of the TARDIS to Mike, he says, "You speak as if she were alive," and the Doctor replies, "Yes. Yes, I do, don't I?" [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E5TheTimMonster [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E5TheTimeMonster This was the same thing Jo Grant said when the Doctor talked about the TARDIS having moods]].
16th Mar '17 3:39:52 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** When the Doctor explains the workings of the TARDIS to Mike, he says, "You speak as if she were alive," and the Doctor replies, "Yes. Yes, I do, don't I?" [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E5TheTimMonster This was the same thing Jo Grant said when the Doctor talked about the TARDIS having moods]].
14th Mar '17 8:55:40 AM JahBulOn
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* OminousLatinChanting: Ominous Buddhist chanting ("Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ!") is used to summon the giant spiders.

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* OminousLatinChanting: [[OminousLatinChanting Ominous Buddhist chanting Tibetan Chanting]]: ("Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ!") is used to summon the giant spiders.
12th Dec '16 11:30:47 PM goldenroad
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* MagicalSecurtityCam: A psychic character is hooked up to device that shows his thoughts and is given the Doctor's sonic screwdriver. The device then shows footage from an earlier episode where the sonic screwdriver is used. Of course, some of the footage isn't from the point of view of the Doctor or the sonic screwdriver.

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* MagicalSecurtityCam: MagicalSecurityCam: A psychic character is hooked up to device that shows his thoughts and is given the Doctor's sonic screwdriver. The device then shows footage from an earlier episode where the sonic screwdriver is used. Of course, some of the footage isn't from the point of view of the Doctor or the sonic screwdriver.



* NoodleIncident: It's mentioned that the Brigadier once somehow earned the gratitude of a woman named Doris. In "[[RecapDoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield Battlefield]]", it's revealed "she finally caught him" and they are now married.

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* NoodleIncident: It's mentioned that the Brigadier once somehow earned the gratitude of a woman named Doris. In "[[RecapDoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield Battlefield]]", it's revealed "she finally caught him" and they are now married.
12th Dec '16 11:29:40 PM goldenroad
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* GrandFinale: To the 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]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E6TheGreenDeath Green Death]].

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* GrandFinale: To the 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]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E6TheGreenDeath [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E5TheGreenDeath The Green Death]].
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