History Recap / DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin

24th Oct '17 4:59:03 AM moloch
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* BookEnds: This story and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E7TheWarGames "The War Games"]] bookend the entire period where the Time Lords could interfere with the Doctor's life at will, executing him, exiling him and later sending him off as their errand boy whenever they felt like it. The Doctor even gets a rematch with the Time Lord who exiled him in the first place, a man who's done [[DealWithTheDevil a deal with the Master]] and become exactly the sort of dangerous renegade he accused the Doctor of being. From this point on, even when the Doctor does get involved in Gallifreyan politics, he's usually the one dictating terms.
24th Oct '17 4:02:28 AM moloch
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** The biplane that menaces the Doctor is reminiscent of the crop duster from ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''.

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** The biplane that menaces the Doctor is reminiscent of the crop duster from ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''.''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', and the improvised weapons he makes from things found in the forest seems to be nicked from [[Recap/StarTrekS1E18Arena "Arena"]].
24th Oct '17 4:00:06 AM moloch
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** Spandrell's role as the unassuming but sharp-witted and grounded Chief Inspector chasing the hypnotic mastermind recalls Lohmann in ''Film/TheTestamentOfDoctorMabuse''.
2nd Oct '17 12:48:48 AM PaulA
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* AllThereInTheManual: According to the novelisation, the Doctor played hide and seek in the capitol when he grew up.
** The Master lost his ability to regenerate after using a couple of bodies as a disguise.
** Gallifrey has poor lighting so people have to use lanterns at night.
27th Sep '17 11:58:15 AM Jake18
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** An enemy grabs the Doctor from behind and started to drown him at the end of Episode 3. The next week, the man lost energy for no apparent reason, and the Doctor threw him off with ease.

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** An enemy Goth grabs the Doctor from behind and started to drown him at the end of Episode 3. The next week, the man lost energy for no apparent reason, and the Doctor threw him off with ease.
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.
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