History Recap / DoctorWhoS13E4TheAndroidInvasion

8th Dec '16 10:51:53 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ShoutOut: The Doctor says to Sarah, "Listen, once upon a time, there were three sisters, and they lived in the bottom of a treacle well. Their names are Olga, Masha, and Irina." This is a mash-up of lines from ''Literature''AliceInWonderland'' and Creator/AntonChekhov's ''Tre sestry''.
4th Dec '16 10:50:51 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* IdiotPlot: The story has a plot twist based around the idea that Crayford, a character who wears an eyepatch, actually still has a perfectly functioning eye underneath it without his knowledge. This would require him to never take his eyepatch off for years - not to clean it, not to sleep, nothing. The Doctor comes up with several incorrect theories regarding the events in the village - first that they've landed in the aftermath of a radioactive incident, then that there's mass hypnosis going on - which is quite unusual for him; Sarah forgets to tell the Doctor that the TARDIS has gone missing; and Styggron's "plan" is without doubt the most incomprehensible and random Gambit Roulette any villain has ever attempted in Classic ''Who'', which is saying something. The Doctor even speculates to an android Sarah about just one aspect of Styggron's plan (why's he bothering to create a simulated Earth village and fill it with android doubles if he could just wipe everyone out with a virus?) and the story never answers it. The DVD production subtitles spent a lot of time pointing out all of these plot holes and eventually conclude that Styggron is 'one of the most eccentric opponents the Doctor has ever faced... or else he's a twit'.
2nd Dec '16 3:54:45 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* DifferentlyDressedDuplicates: Androids impersonate the Doctor and Sarah in each other's presence on two separate occasions. The Doctor realizes that the Sarah duplicate is not real because she was wearing a scarf that the real Sarah lost.



* LargeHam: Two [[Creator/TomBaker Tom Bakers]]? It's amazing any scenery was ''left''.

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* IdiotPlot: The story has a plot twist based around the idea that Crayford, a character who wears an eyepatch, actually still has a perfectly functioning eye underneath it without his knowledge. This would require him to never take his eyepatch off for years - not to clean it, not to sleep, nothing. The Doctor comes up with several incorrect theories regarding the events in the village - first that they've landed in the aftermath of a radioactive incident, then that there's mass hypnosis going on - which is quite unusual for him; Sarah forgets to tell the Doctor that the TARDIS has gone missing; and Styggron's "plan" is without doubt the most incomprehensible and random Gambit Roulette any villain has ever attempted in Classic ''Who'', which is saying something. The Doctor even speculates to an android Sarah about just one aspect of Styggron's plan (why's he bothering to create a simulated Earth village and fill it with android doubles if he could just wipe everyone out with a virus?) and the story never answers it. The DVD production subtitles spent a lot of time pointing out all of these plot holes and eventually conclude that Styggron is 'one of the most eccentric opponents the Doctor has ever faced... or else he's a twit'.
* ImpersonatingTheEvilTwin: The Doctor pretends to be his android double and successfully fools the other androids. He also succeeds in reprogramming his double to assist him, a fact which is only revealed after the double has done a Heroic Sacrifice in front of his horrified companion.
* LargeHam: Two [[Creator/TomBaker Tom Bakers]]? Creator/TomBakers? It's amazing any scenery was ''left''.



* NotHerself: Sarah Jane apparently hates ginger pop. It's how the Doctor recognizes her ginger pop-drinking android impostor.



* NotHerself: Sarah Jane apparently hates ginger pop. It's how the Doctor recognizes her ginger pop-drinking android impostor.

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* NotHerself: OutOfCharacterMoment: The Doctor realizes Sarah Jane apparently has been replaced when the android accepts the ginger pop he offers her, because he knows she hates ginger pop. It's how In fact he figures it out the moment he sees her, because, as he put it, "The real Sarah wasn't wearing a scarf." Him giving her ginger pop is just his way of checking to make sure he's right.
* PlatonicCave: The fake Earth.
* PseudoCrisis: Episode Three has a cliffhanger where Sarah and
the Doctor recognizes her ginger pop-drinking android impostor.are getting blasted off into space and are overcome by the G-force... and then they escape the planet's gravity and everything's fine. Particularly sloppy since the scene immediately after this shows a pod opening to reveal an evil robot Doctor.



* RobotMe: the android replicas include the main characters.
* RoboticReveal: when the Doctor works out android "Sarah" isn't the real one, she pulls a gun on him. He tackles her to the ground, and her face comes off, revealing the inner workings of the android. (See image).

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* RobotMe: the The android replicas include the main characters.
* RoboticReveal: when When the Doctor works out android "Sarah" isn't the real one, she pulls a gun on him. He tackles her to the ground, and her face comes off, revealing the inner workings of the android. (See image).
2nd Dec '16 7:58:21 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** AllThereInTheScript: According to the script, Corporal Adams' first name is Richard.

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** * AllThereInTheScript: According to the script, Corporal Adams' first name is Richard.


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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: When a pack of dogs have his scent, the Doctor has to jump into a small pond to evade them. Creator/TomBaker performed the stunt for real while on location, and he got a minor throat infection from accidentally taking in some of the water. It wasn't too serious, but his voice sounds a little bit off thereafter.
6th Nov '16 11:47:08 PM Scorntex
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* DeadpanSnarker: The Doctor gets off a good one when tied to a post and left next to a bomb.

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* DeadpanSnarker: DeadpanSnarker:
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The Doctor gets off a good one when tied to a post and left next to a bomb.


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** Sarah herself gets a good one in the pub, when talking to the android Adams, telling him to make sure he doesn't fall.
* DeathGlare: Android Doctor has a terrifying one when Android Bentor shoots him, thinking he was the Doctor.


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* MeaningfulEcho: "Don't be a fool, Benton, I'm one of you." First said by the real Doctor when he bluffs the androids, then by the Android Doctor himself.


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* UncannyValley: Almost certainly invoked with the robot duplicates, but especially the android Doctor, who acts almost exactly like the Doctor, but with ''just'' enough subtle malice that makes him profoundly creepy.
** Not to mention the pub scene, wherein the whole pub is filled with androids, just standing there, not moving. Then the clock goes off and they start acting like normal people.


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-->'''Stygron:''' I used you, Crayford, as I used the androids. But you are no longer of any value to me!
3rd Oct '16 3:13:52 AM LondonKdS
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* TheFuture: After many stories in which the original idea of the UNIT era being in the near future had been almost forgotten, the last but one of the 1970s UNIT stories fully revives it, being set in a world where the UK has a major functioning space programme, "freighter" flights out as far as the asteroid belt are routine, and crewed exploration journeys have reached Saturn at least.
2nd Aug '16 12:17:38 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheManual: According to the script, Corporal Adams' first name is Richard.

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* AllThereInTheManual: The novelisation clears up the PlotHoles, such as what happened to Chedaki.
** AllThereInTheScript:
According to the script, Corporal Adams' first name is Richard.
2nd Aug '16 11:52:20 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheManual: According to the script, Corporal Adams' first name is Richard.


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** Creator/TerranceDicks noticed and cleared all this up when he wrote the novelisation.
* WholePlotReference: The story was inspired by ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.
11th Jul '16 10:53:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* EvilRedhead: The android Adams. The real one, though, being a dutiful UNIT soldier, is a RedHeadedHero.

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* EvilRedhead: The android Adams. The real one, though, being a dutiful UNIT soldier, is a RedHeadedHero.good redhead.
24th Jun '16 12:17:29 AM PaulA
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-->'''Doctor''': "Once upon a time, there were three sisters, and they lived at the bottom of a treacle well. Their names were Olga, Masha and Iraina. Are you listening, Tilly?"
-->'''Sarah-Jane''': "I'm ''Sarah''."

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-->'''Doctor''': "Once -->'''Doctor:''' [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland Once upon a time, there were three sisters, and they lived at the bottom of a treacle well. Their names were were]] [[Theatre/ThreeSisters Olga, Masha and Iraina. Iraina]]. Are you listening, Tilly?"
-->'''Sarah-Jane''': "I'm
Tilly?\\
'''Sarah-Jane:''' I'm
''Sarah''."
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