History Recap / DoctorWhoS14E1TheMasqueOfMandragora

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.
17th Dec '16 3:38:50 AM Doug86
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* AdaptationExpansion: In the novelisation, the Doctor humiliates Hieronymous and Frederico when he spots them trying to give rat poison to Guiliano.

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* AdaptationExpansion: In the novelisation, the Doctor humiliates Hieronymous and Frederico Federico when he spots them trying to give rat poison to Guiliano.
8th Dec '16 11:01:56 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ContinuityNod: In the console room, the Doctor dusts with a frilly white undershirt like those worn by the Third Doctor, and Sarah picks up a recorder like the one played by the Second Doctor.
6th Dec '16 3:44:15 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* BlueBlood

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* BlueBloodBlueBlood: The Duke and his uncle the Count.



* ChosenOne

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* ChosenOneChosenOne:



* {{Corpsing}}: During filming, Creator/TomBaker apparently made himself a nuisance by messing around off-camera in order to make Tim Piggot-Smith (as Marco) crack up during his torture scene.



* EvilLaugh

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* EvilLaughEvilLaugh: The Helix does this, often when there is no other sign of its presence.



* HumanSacrifice

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* HumanSacrificeHumanSacrifice: Sarah Jane is nearly sacrificed by the Cult of Demnos.



* TheMole
* NotHerself: The Doctor knows Sarah has been taken over... because she's the first companion to ask how come she can understand people who speak other languages. Err, right...

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* TheMole
TheMole: Sarah Jane is hypnotized into doing this.
* NotHerself: NotHerself / OutOfCharacterAlert: The Doctor knows Sarah has been taken over... because she's the first companion to ask how come she can understand people who speak other languages. Err, right...



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigureReasonableAuthorityFigure: The late duke.



* SecretCircleOfSecrets

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* SecretCircleOfSecretsSecretCircleOfSecrets: The Cult of Demnos.



* TapOnTheHead

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* TapOnTheHeadTapOnTheHead: When the Doctor realizes that Sarah Jane is being kidnapped and tries to intervene, a goon takes him out with a rock to his head.



* UnwillingSuspension
* WhenThePlanetsAlign

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* UnwillingSuspension
UnnecessarilyLargeInterior: Sarah Jane stumbles upon the Doctor's "boot cupboard", a massive room which has one pair of boots in it. When Sarah points out how absurdly large it is, the Doctor replies, "I've seen bigger boot cupboards."
* WhenThePlanetsAlignUnwillingSuspension: Marco is hung by his wrists while he's being tortured.
* WhenThePlanetsAlign: Hieronymous invokes this. He even appears to believe it.
3rd Dec '16 5:37:13 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Filmed in UsefulNotes/{{Portmeirion}}, Wales (like many other TV period dramas of the time), which makes this episode rather distracting for fans of ''Series/ThePrisoner''.
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