History Recap / DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin

25th Sep '17 8:00:24 PM Jake18
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* TookALevelInJerkass: The Master is much nastier than the last time we saw him. Being reduced to a charred walking corpse will do that to you.
7th Aug '17 6:01:56 PM ClintEastwood
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* RandomSmokingScene: The Doctor uses a hookah and a pile of his clothes in a chair as a DecoyGetaway, so as to create the illusion that he's smoking in the corner with his back to the door when the Time Lord guards break into his TARDIS. Since he isn't ever seen smoking on screen, it comes across as a bizarre part of the illusion. He isn't shown actually smoking it, though he pops the end of the pipe into his mouth while he's setting it up. Later in the story, though, he wakes up from beside a machine that's been burned out by saying "do you mind? This is a non-smoking compartment."
18th Jul '17 6:22:36 AM chrisboote
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The Doctor escapes execution by virtue of LoopholeAbuse (to everyone's annoyance) and becomes a Presidential candidate, granting him immunity for a few days. He is able to demonstrate that the sites on the gun he was using were tampered with to a degree that would make it impossible to hit a target, convincing at least a few of the other time-lords of his innocence. The only other candidate is Chancellor Goth. The Doctor convinces a few sympathetic Time Lords to hook his brain up to the virtual reality of The Matrix (no, not [[Film/TheMatrix that one]]). The Matrix is a knowledge database, which is made up of the VirtualGhost brainwaves of dead Time Lords.

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The Doctor escapes execution by virtue of LoopholeAbuse (to everyone's annoyance) and becomes a Presidential candidate, granting him immunity for a few days. He is able to demonstrate that the sites sights on the gun he was using were tampered with to a degree that would make it impossible to hit a target, convincing at least a few of the other time-lords of his innocence. The only other candidate is Chancellor Goth. The Doctor convinces a few sympathetic Time Lords to hook his brain up to the virtual reality of The Matrix (no, not [[Film/TheMatrix that one]]). The Matrix is a knowledge database, which is made up of the VirtualGhost brainwaves of dead Time Lords.
15th Jul '17 6:11:52 PM ClintEastwood
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* ObviousStuntDouble: When the Doctor falls off a cliff, he's suddenly replaced by a poor-quality dummy. His usually fairly convincing human stunt double is also betrayed by a terrible wig that stays springy when wet compared to Creator/TomBaker's plastered-down real hair in the closeups, and is several shades redder than it.
30th Jun '17 1:47:43 PM AndIntroducingALeg
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* FakeUltimateHero: With his decision to put about the story that he died saving Gallifrey from the Master, Borusa makes Goth one of these.
13th Jun '17 10:23:46 PM nombretomado
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* MesACrowd: While in the Matrix, Goth takes on various generic historical personas (a samurai, a clown, a WW1 biplane pilot, etc.) to attack/frighten the Doctor (and the audience). At one point several of him seem to man several positions on a train (or trains) simultaneously to run over the Doctor's leg.

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* MesACrowd: While in the Matrix, Goth takes on various generic historical personas (a samurai, a clown, a WW1 UsefulNotes/WW1 biplane pilot, etc.) to attack/frighten the Doctor (and the audience). At one point several of him seem to man several positions on a train (or trains) simultaneously to run over the Doctor's leg.
12th Jun '17 4:56:33 PM moloch
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* TakeThat: It's rumoured that Holmes used the depiction of the Time Lords as a dig at the ridiculous nature of the Church of England.

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* TakeThat: It's rumoured that Holmes used the depiction of the Time Lords as a dig at the ridiculous nature of some of England's "Great Institutions", like the House of Lords and the Church of England.
9th May '17 9:32:30 PM bowserbros
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The one that pissed off Mary Whitehouse.
4th Apr '17 7:14:42 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* TranslationConvention: Everyone is speaking in Gallifreyan, but due to the viewpoint character being the Doctor and there being no companion we hear the Time Lords speaking in English, complete with accents for some characters (Spandrell sounds Eastern European to indicate he was born outside the Citadel).
4th Apr '17 3:46:09 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RefugeInAudacity: Rather than face the indignity of hearing the judgement during his mockery of a trial, the Doctor puts himself up as a candidate for the Presidency, an act so barking mad that nobody bothers to question why this loon slipped through the net in the first place.
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