History Recap / DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace

6th Aug '17 8:15:35 PM TimeLordVictorious
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Before ''Film/{{Alien}}'', there was "The Ark in Space".

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Before ''Film/{{Alien}}'', there was "The Ark in Space". \n [[note]]Wait, we've [[BrickJoke made]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E1DayOfTheDaleks this joke]] [[LampshadeHanging before...]][[/note]]
30th Jul '17 6:48:04 AM ClintEastwood
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* PatrickStewartSpeech: See the page quote.


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* PeopleInRubberSuits: The larva was actually made out of green bubble wrap - but considering that bubble wrap had only just been invented (to the point where it wasn't even called 'bubble wrap' yet), the overall effect worked, if only for about five years after the episode's premiere. Supposedly the bubbles went 'pop-pop-pop' as the extras inched their way across stage reducing cast and crew to hysterics and the sound department to tears. Most of the scenes with the larva are recorded silently with incidental music over the top - if there's dialogue in the scene, a layer of smooth plastic is placed underneath the larva to reduce the likelihood of the bubbles bursting.
21st Jul '17 8:13:16 PM JackG
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* AirVentPassageway: Sarah Jane is the only one thin enough to get through the vent.

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* AirVentPassageway: Unlike what's usual for this trope, Sarah Jane is the only one thin enough to get through the vent.vent, and even she gets stuck.
1st Jun '17 12:54:21 PM AndIntroducingALeg
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* ChekhovsGun: While working on the shuttle craft, the Doctor removes a piece of metal and puts it in his pocket. It's still there in the next story and saves his life when the bad guy shoots him.

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* ChekhovsGun: While working on the shuttle craft, the Doctor removes a piece of metal and puts it in his pocket. It's still there in the next story and saves his life when [[PocketProtector the bad guy shoots him.him]].
9th May '17 9:25:20 PM bowserbros
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The one with killer bubble wrap.
6th Apr '17 7:11:20 AM CumbersomeTercel
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6th Apr '17 7:11:19 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ChromosomeCasting: Apart from Sarah, Vira is the only female character in the story.
30th Mar '17 7:34:42 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* OurMonstersAreWeird: The Wirrn has a truly bizarre multigenerational life-cycle that functions as The Virus and parasitism simultaneously. Wirrn larva are created through fertilising the skin of another species (non-sapient animals are used for this purpose on the Wirrn homeworld, but humans and presumably Time Lords work just as well) and converting their body and brain into that of a larva. The larva then pupates and develops into a fully-fledged Wirrn, a huge wasp-like creature, which gains all the knowledge its host knew. It then lays eggs containing larvae that hatch under its direct control, and any hosts they fertilise transfer the knowledge back to the swarm leader as well.
27th Mar '17 4:33:42 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* HumanPopsicle: Humanity froze itself to wait out an environmental catastrophe. Ironically, the Doctor himself makes the cryogenic/cryonic mistake, while belittling poor Harry's intelligence.
22nd Mar '17 9:27:24 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheVirus

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* TheVirusTheVirus: The Wirrn can work a lot like this.
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