History Recap / DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath

18th May '17 9:00:43 PM goldenroad
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* NightmareFace: The robots are an in-universe example. Some people in the story are fine with them or even relate to them, but others subconsciously equate their weird, distorted faces with disfigured people or animated corpses, a recognised psychological disorder in the setting.

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* NightmareFace: The robots are an in-universe example. Some people in the story are fine with them or even relate to them, but others subconsciously equate their weird, distorted faces with disfigured people or animated corpses, a recognised recognized psychological disorder in the setting.



* UndercoverCopReveal: Poul is revealed to be an undercover agent -- and [[spoiler:so is one of the robot drones, which is actually a highly advanced robot disguised as the most primitive and stupid model in use on the Sandminer]].

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* UndercoverCopReveal: Poul is revealed to be an undercover agent -- and [[spoiler:so so is one of the robot drones, which is actually a highly advanced robot disguised as the most primitive and stupid model in use on the Sandminer]].Sandminer.
9th May '17 9:33:11 PM bowserbros
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The one where a man slaps some Jelly Babies.
12th Apr '17 1:49:18 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* NightmareFace: The robots are an in-universe example. Some people in the story are fine with them or even relate to them, but others subconsciously equate their weird, distorted faces with disfigured people or animated corpses, a recognised psychological disorder in the setting.
23rd Mar '17 5:58:10 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ThoseTwoGuys: Poul and D84, though it ends unhappily - Poul has a Phobia-induced meltdown and D84 kills himself in a Heroic Sacrifice to save the Doctor. This was partly a TakeThat at the book series the story was referencing.
19th Mar '17 5:23:37 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* The Sandminer was inspired by ''Literature/{{Dune}}''.

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* ** The Sandminer was inspired by ''Literature/{{Dune}}''.
12th Dec '16 4:00:53 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* The Sandminer was inspired by ''Literature/{{Dune}}''.
11th Dec '16 9:49:54 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ArtDeco: The design team admitted to basing the sandminer sets on Art Deco.



* DeconstructorFleet: The story explores the real effects of living in a society with robots as a work force. Wouldn't, for example, UncannyValley rear its head?



* DoesntLikeGuns: The Doctor tells Leela,
--> "I never carry weapons. If people see you mean them no harm, they never hurt you. Nine times out of ten."



* KillerRobot: The clue's in the title.



* SpoilerTitle: The robots did it. (Although the actual mystery of the story quickly turns into which of the human characters is reprogramming the robots to kill).



* TenLittleMurderVictims

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* TenLittleMurderVictimsTenLittleMurderVictims: The twist being the killer is obvious hence the titles, likewise the mastermind behind reprograming them is revealed early on. The mystery is trying to figure out which of the crew, is them in disguise.



* UndercoverCopReveal

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* UndercoverCopRevealUndercoverCopReveal: Poul is revealed to be an undercover agent -- and [[spoiler:so is one of the robot drones, which is actually a highly advanced robot disguised as the most primitive and stupid model in use on the Sandminer]].
* WholePlotReference: The story is a mashup of Creator/IsaacAsimov's work, particularly his Baley/Olivaw books (especially in the subplot concerning the human and robot detective team). Only the plot structure itself is TenLittleMurderVictims. And certain aesthetic elements are taken from ''Film/{{Metropolis}}''.
4th Aug '16 4:28:02 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* YouLookFamiliar: David Collings and David Bailie went on to play parts in AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho.
4th Aug '16 4:18:47 AM CumbersomeTercel
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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.
29th Jan '16 6:38:42 AM LondonKdS
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* ShoutOut: Robophobia is officially known as "Grimwade's Syndrome", a shout out to production assistant (later in the 1980's to be a Who director and writer) Peter Grimwade, who had complained that all the stories he worked on seemed to involve evil robots... 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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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Robophobia is officially known as "Grimwade's Syndrome", a shout out to production assistant (later in the 1980's to be a Who director and writer) Peter Grimwade, who had complained that all the stories he worked on seemed to involve evil robots... robots.
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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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