History Recap / DoctorWhoS14E1TheMasqueOfMandragora

21st Dec '17 3:36:49 AM LondonKdS
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* RebuiltSet: The serial introduces a Victorian-style "secondary control room" based around wooden panelling and copper metalwork, which managed to be totally {{Steampunk}} a good twenty years before the first stirrings of the movement. This tied into the "Film/HammerHorror" theme of the period. It was used for the whole of the season, but was unfortunately damaged beyond repair in storage afterwards, leading to a return to the old set.

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* RebuiltSet: The serial introduces a Victorian-style "secondary control room" for the TARDIS, based around wooden panelling and copper metalwork, which managed to be totally {{Steampunk}} a good twenty years before the first stirrings of the movement. This tied into the "Film/HammerHorror" theme of the period. It was used for the whole of the season, but was unfortunately damaged beyond repair in storage afterwards, leading to a return to the old set.
2nd Oct '17 12:41:00 AM PaulA
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* UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance: Takes place in the late 15th Century.
2nd Oct '17 12:39:32 AM PaulA
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* AdaptationExpansion: In the novelisation, the Doctor humiliates Hieronymous and Federico when he spots them trying to give rat poison to Guiliano.
** An extended end scene features Guiliano trying to explain how the TARDIS disappeared.



* SequelHook: The story ends with the Doctor revealing that the astronomical alignment that allowed Mandragora to attack Earth will recur towards the end of the twentieth century. This was not pursued in TV continuity. (The ''[[Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures Sarah Jane Adventures]]'' story "Secrets of the Stars" was originally conceived as picking up on this, but the writers decided that it would be too old and obscure a reference even for the Whoniverse, and went for a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute instead.)
** In the Big Finish audio drama range Sarah Jane Smith (which featured Sarah but not the Doctor), it is revealed that Giuliano wrote a book about his experiences of this adventure, called the book of tomorrows. This book became to basis of a cult (the Orbis Postramo or the Orphans Of The Future) which became involved in Sarah's life in the present day in the second series.
** The Mandragora Helix also appears in the Expanded Universe novel Beautiful Chaos with the Tenth Doctor and Donna in 2009 London.
** And this also got followed up in an early-1990s ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic strip story with the Seventh Doctor and Ace.

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* SequelHook: The story ends with the Doctor revealing that the astronomical alignment that allowed Mandragora to attack Earth will recur towards the end of the twentieth century. This was not pursued in TV continuity. (The ''[[Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures Sarah Jane Adventures]]'' story "Secrets continuity, though several of the Stars" was originally conceived as picking up on this, but the writers decided that spin-offs have picked it would be too old and obscure a reference even for the Whoniverse, and went for a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute instead.)
** In the Big Finish audio drama range Sarah Jane Smith (which featured Sarah but not the Doctor), it is revealed that Giuliano wrote a book about his experiences of this adventure, called the book of tomorrows. This book became to basis of a cult (the Orbis Postramo or the Orphans Of The Future) which became involved in Sarah's life in the present day in the second series.
** The Mandragora Helix also appears in the Expanded Universe novel Beautiful Chaos with the Tenth Doctor and Donna in 2009 London.
** And this also got followed up in an early-1990s ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic strip story with the Seventh Doctor and Ace.
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29th Jul '17 6:30:01 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheRenaissance: Takes place in the late 15th Century.

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* TheRenaissance: UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance: Takes place in the late 15th Century.
9th May '17 9:31:39 PM bowserbros
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The one with the evil spotlight.
6th Apr '17 10:06:49 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RebuiltSet: The serial introduces a Victorian-style "secondary control room" based around wooden panelling and copper metalwork, which managed to be totally {{Steampunk}} a good twenty years before the first stirrings of the movement. This tied into the "Film/HammerHorror" theme of the period. It was used for the whole of the season, but was unfortunately damaged beyond repair in storage afterwards, leading to a return to the old set.
31st Mar '17 1:59:46 PM AndIntroducingALeg
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* AuthorAppeal: Louis Marks had been an academic historian before he became a writer. His specialist subject? Renaissance Italy.
22nd Mar '17 5:39:07 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Sarah calls the Doctor out for this, telling him she knows when the situation has gotten apocalyptic because his jokes get more strained.
4th Mar '17 8:38:38 AM JackG
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* ArtisticLicenceHistory:Giuliano explains to Sarah his theory that the world is in fact round and not flat and that other scientists have started to accept this theory, repeating the common historical misconception that people living before 1492 thought the world was flat.

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* ArtisticLicenceHistory:Giuliano AllPropheciesAreTrue: Hieronymous predicts the death of the previous ruler with uncanny accuracy. And so he should, as Federico has poisoned him. When Federico decides that it's Giuliano's time to go, he orders Hieronymous to make another death prediction, mocking the astrologer when he insists his prognostications are real. His cult is able to accurately predict Sarah Jane Smith turning up, so it's implied they do have some ability, presumably assisted by Mandragora.
* ArtisticLicenceHistory: Giuliano
explains to Sarah his theory that the world is in fact round and not flat and that other scientists have started to accept this theory, repeating the common historical misconception that people living before 1492 thought the world was flat.
17th Jan '17 12:28:28 PM Handwaver202
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* ArtisticLicenceHistory:Giuliano explains to Sarah his theory that the world is in fact round and not flat and that other scientists have started to accept this theory, repeating the common historical misconception that people living before 1492 thought the world was flat.
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