History Recap / DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath

11th Dec '17 3:08:57 PM ClintEastwood
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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: "Robophobia" or "Grimwade's Syndrome" is a reasonably common psychological condition in the setting, apparently caused by people with particularly keen body language skills [[UncannyValley subconsciously associating the stiff, humanoid robots with walking corpses]]. Poul suffers from this condition, and in the sequel ExpandedUniverse material it is revealed both Toos and Uvanov have developed cases of it as a result of the trauma they suffered at the hands of the robots, while Poul's has worsened to the point of being barely functional.
10th Oct '17 3:08:05 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Uvanov's actor, Russell Hunter, was Glaswegian. There's a line in episode four when this becomes very obvious.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Uvanov's actor, Russell Hunter, was Glaswegian. There's a For one line in episode four when this four, Uvanov suddenly becomes very obvious.Irish. His actor was actually Glaswegian.
2nd Oct '17 12:59:34 AM PaulA
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** Poul's full name is stated in a [[Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novel]] by Boucher; it's [[Creator/PoulAnderson Ander Poul]]. Likewise, Taren Capel recalls [[Theatre/{{RUR}} Karel Capek]], inventor of the word "robot", and Uvanov is reminiscent of [[Creator/IsaacAsimov Asimov]].

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** Poul's full name is stated in a [[Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novel]] by Boucher; it's [[Creator/PoulAnderson Ander Poul]].homage to SF writer Creator/PoulAnderson. Likewise, Taren Capel recalls [[Theatre/{{RUR}} Karel Capek]], inventor of the word "robot", and Uvanov is reminiscent of [[Creator/IsaacAsimov Asimov]].
2nd Oct '17 12:57:35 AM PaulA
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* AllThereInTheManual: In the novelisation, Dum, Voc and Super-Voc and their function on the Sandminer is expanded upon.
** The background of the 20 Founding Families is expanded upon.
** Uvanov has feelings for Zilda, adding ‘we could be friends’ to their conversation, and stroking her hair after she is found dead.
19th Sep '17 3:35:07 PM john_e
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* CastingGag: David Collings had previously played R. Daneel Olivaw in an adaptation of ''Literature/TheNakedSun''.
19th Sep '17 3:34:53 PM john_e
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* CastingGag: David Collings had previously played R. Daneel Olivaw in an adaptation of ''Literature/TheNakedSun''.
18th Sep '17 9:55:09 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* OopsMeAccentsSlipping: Uvanov's actor, Russell Hunter, was Glaswegian. There's a line in episode four when this becomes very obvious.

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* OopsMeAccentsSlipping: OohMeAccentsSlipping: Uvanov's actor, Russell Hunter, was Glaswegian. There's a line in episode four when this becomes very obvious.
18th Sep '17 9:53:10 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* OopsMeAccentsSlipping: Uvanov's actor, Russell Hunter, was Glaswegian. There's a line in episode four when this becomes very obvious.
16th Sep '17 5:38:22 PM nombretomado
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* TookALevelInBadass: Once Uvanov and Toos get the supply of blasting packs out, much [[Series/{{Futurama}} shiny metal ass]] is kicked.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Once Uvanov and Toos get the supply of blasting packs out, much [[Series/{{Futurama}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} shiny metal ass]] is kicked.
5th Aug '17 11:20:32 AM ClintEastwood
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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The plot involves robots that instinctively creep people out - basically, the UncannyValley effect, which had been newly described at the time.
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