History Recap / DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiders

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]].
5th Dec '16 1:10:56 PM goldenroad
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One who could, if he ''were'' to die, regenerate into [[{{Creator/TomBaker}} arguably the most iconic Doctor of all time...

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One who could, if he ''were'' to die, regenerate into [[{{Creator/TomBaker}} arguably the most iconic Doctor of all time...
time]]...
5th Dec '16 1:10:22 PM goldenroad
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The final adventure of Creator/JonPertwee as the Third Doctor, rounding off his tenure at five season's worth of stories. Also the last appearance of Richard Franklin as former Captain Mike Yates.

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The final adventure of Creator/JonPertwee as the Third Doctor, rounding off his tenure at five season's worth of seasons and twenty-four stories. Also the last appearance of Richard Franklin as former Captain Mike Yates.



If only we had a Doctor that could start larking about the Pythagorean Theorem and let us know all was well. One who did not make us think his death would stick.

One who could, if he ''were'' to die, regenerate into Creator/TomBaker!

[[ForegoneConclusion If]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot only...]]

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If Oh if only we had a Doctor that could start larking about the Pythagorean Theorem and let us know all was well. One who did not make us think his death would stick.

stick...

One who could, if he ''were'' to die, regenerate into Creator/TomBaker!

[[{{Creator/TomBaker}} arguably the most iconic Doctor of all time...

If only...
[[ForegoneConclusion If]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot only...]]



* 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.

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* AllThereInTheManual: In the novelisation, novelization, Lupton's spider explains he cannot use the web to stun his pursuers because they are too many and too distant.
17th Nov '16 9:20:02 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''.

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* AdaptationExpansion: For the novelisation, Creator/TeranceDicks Creator/TerranceDicks 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''.
17th Nov '16 9:17:47 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* FaceYourFears: The ultimate premise of this story for the Third Doctor. In almost every one of his episodes, he's remained in control when facing a greater enemy, and has never bowed to fear even when he was forced to relive it. This is the one time when he isn't just scared to face the villian- he's ''tremendously'' terrified. That [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness out-of-character moment]] should let you know this episode is [[WhamEpisode going to be heavy]].

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* FaceYourFears: The ultimate premise of this story for the Third Doctor. In almost every one of his episodes, he's remained in control when facing a greater enemy, and has never bowed to fear even when he was forced to relive it. This is the one time when he isn't just scared to face the villian- villain- he's ''tremendously'' terrified. That [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness out-of-character moment]] should let you know this episode is [[WhamEpisode going to be heavy]].



* 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.



* 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.



* PowerCrystal

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* PowerCrystalPowerCrystal: The Metebilis Crystal.



* SanDimasTime: Events take place on 20th Century earth and on a distant planet in the far future, with lots of time/space travel between the two by multiple methods, but somehow all the events happen "in story order" on screen, with no exceptions. The time zones might as well be places.




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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 accent in one case. The portrayal of the character is fairly respectful, but it's still quite painful to watch nowadays.
20th Oct '16 4:38:46 PM Sharlee
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** Long before any of the giant "eight-legs" appear on screen, Yates is startled by an ordinary spider while spying on Lupton's ritual.
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.
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