History Recap / DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin

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.
31st Mar '17 8:46:17 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TechnicolorToxin: In the Matrix sequence, the poison Goth pours into the only source of drinking water is green.



* TechnicolorToxin: The Master's poison is green.

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* TechnicolorToxin: TechnicolorToxin:
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The Master's poison is green.
** In the Matrix sequence, the poison Goth pours into the only source of drinking water is
green.


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* UnwittingPawn: Goth unwittingly aids the Master in his plan.
21st Mar '17 6:41:11 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ExospeakGag: Rather than describe the Doctor's change of body by the rather more lofty "regeneration", a fellow Time Lord refers to them as "face lifts".

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* ExospeakGag: ExpospeakGag: Rather than describe the Doctor's change of body by the rather more lofty "regeneration", a fellow Time Lord refers to them as "face lifts".
21st Mar '17 6:31:11 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ExospeakGag: Rather than describe the Doctor's change of body by the rather more lofty "regeneration", a fellow Time Lord refers to them as "face lifts".
6th Feb '17 6:49:21 AM Doug86
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Another Creator/RobertHolmes serial and another classic. This serial is important in that it is the first to take place entirely on Gallifrey. In addition, ''many'' details of Time Lord society are [[WorldBuilding revealed]] for the first time: the 12 regeneration limit, the political system, the chapter houses (Prydonian, Arcalian, etc.), the swanky Time Lord regalia and their giant hats, the Sash and Key of Rassilon, the Eye of Harmony, and the Matrix. The story also introduced the Doctor's mentor Borusa and, perhaps most notably, mentioned Rassilon for the first time. Bernard Horsfall (last seen as the Time Lord who sentenced the Doctor to exile in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E7TheWarGames "The War Games"]]) returns as Chancellor Goth.[[note]]Though the casting wasn't entirely deliberate, there's nothing to indicate that it's not simply the same character, and the subtext is just too good to ignore, so the [[DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse stories in other media]] take this and run with it[[/note]] And finally, the Master returns, played by Peter Pratt. Judging from the Master's atrocious complexion, he's seen far better days since the last time he appeared.

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Another Creator/RobertHolmes serial and another classic. This serial is important in that it is the first to take place entirely on Gallifrey. In addition, ''many'' details of Time Lord society are [[WorldBuilding revealed]] for the first time: the 12 regeneration limit, the political system, the chapter houses (Prydonian, Arcalian, etc.), the swanky Time Lord regalia and their giant hats, the Sash and Key of Rassilon, the Eye of Harmony, and the Matrix. The story also introduced the Doctor's mentor Borusa and, perhaps most notably, mentioned Rassilon for the first time. Bernard Horsfall (last seen as the Time Lord who sentenced the Doctor to exile in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E7TheWarGames "The War Games"]]) returns as Chancellor Goth.[[note]]Though the casting wasn't entirely deliberate, there's nothing to indicate that it's not simply the same character, and the subtext is just too good to ignore, so the [[DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse [[Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse stories in other media]] take this and run with it[[/note]] And finally, the Master returns, played by Peter Pratt. Judging from the Master's atrocious complexion, he's seen far better days since the last time he appeared.
12th Dec '16 3:54:48 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ShoutOut: The biplane that menaces the Doctor is reminiscent of the crop duster from ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
** The Doctor's line about "vaporisation without representation" mocked a similar American slogan about taxation that was popular during the War of Independence.
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The biplane that menaces the Doctor is reminiscent of the crop duster from ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''.
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