History Recap / DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath

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]].
4th Oct '15 1:07:22 PM Sharlee
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** Inverted in the case of the villain: Taren Capel was raised entirely by robots and so believes ''humans'' are the Uncanny ones.
28th Jul '15 7:21:35 AM moloch
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Creator/ChrisBoucher wrote a sequel novel, ''Corpse Marker'', and a radio spinoff based on this episode, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaldor_City Kaldor City]]''. It was produced by Magic Bullet Productions and stars many of the original actors. Another direct sequel, "Robophobia", was written by Creator/NicholasBriggs as a AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio play. Boucher's novel and audio works feature some characters from ''[[Series/{{Blakes7}} Blake's 7]], and he has said he considers the two series to take place [[CanonWelding roughly contemporaneously]].

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Creator/ChrisBoucher wrote a sequel novel, ''Corpse Marker'', and a radio spinoff based on this episode, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaldor_City Kaldor City]]''. It was produced by Magic Bullet Productions and stars many of the original actors. Another direct sequel, "Robophobia", was written by Creator/NicholasBriggs as a AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio play. Boucher's novel and audio works feature some characters from ''[[Series/{{Blakes7}} Blake's 7]], ''Series/BlakesSeven'', and he has said he considers the two series to take place [[CanonWelding roughly contemporaneously]].
28th Jul '15 6:55:54 AM moloch
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Creator/ChrisBoucher wrote a sequel novel, ''Corpse Marker'', and a radio spinoff based on this episode, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaldor_City Kaldor City]]''. It was produced by Magic Bullet Productions and stars many of the original actors. Another direct sequel, "Robophobia", was written by Creator/NicholasBriggs as a AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio play. Boucher's novel and audio works feature some characters from ''[[Series/Blakes7 Blake's 7]], and he has said he considers the two series to take place [[CanonWelding roughly contemporaneously]].

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Creator/ChrisBoucher wrote a sequel novel, ''Corpse Marker'', and a radio spinoff based on this episode, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaldor_City Kaldor City]]''. It was produced by Magic Bullet Productions and stars many of the original actors. Another direct sequel, "Robophobia", was written by Creator/NicholasBriggs as a AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio play. Boucher's novel and audio works feature some characters from ''[[Series/Blakes7 ''[[Series/{{Blakes7}} Blake's 7]], and he has said he considers the two series to take place [[CanonWelding roughly contemporaneously]].
28th Jul '15 6:55:33 AM moloch
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Creator/ChrisBoucher wrote a sequel novel, ''Corpse Marker'', and a radio spinoff based on this episode, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaldor_City Kaldor City]]''. It was produced by Magic Bullet Productions and stars many of the original actors. Another direct sequel, "Robophobia", was written by Creator/NicholasBriggs as a AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio play.

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Creator/ChrisBoucher wrote a sequel novel, ''Corpse Marker'', and a radio spinoff based on this episode, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaldor_City Kaldor City]]''. It was produced by Magic Bullet Productions and stars many of the original actors. Another direct sequel, "Robophobia", was written by Creator/NicholasBriggs as a AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio play. \n Boucher's novel and audio works feature some characters from ''[[Series/Blakes7 Blake's 7]], and he has said he considers the two series to take place [[CanonWelding roughly contemporaneously]].
16th Dec '14 2:54:16 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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'''Doctor:''' Exactly. But while these robots are humanoid, presumably for aesthetic reasons, they give no signals. [[UncannyValley It's rather like being surrounded by walking, talking dead men]].

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'''Doctor:''' Exactly. But while these robots are humanoid, presumably for aesthetic reasons, they give no signals. [[UncannyValley It's rather like being surrounded by walking, talking dead men]].
men.
11th Dec '14 12:10:40 AM Solle
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Creator/ChrisBoucher wrote a sequel novel, ''Corpse Marker'', and a radio spinoff based on this episode, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaldor_City Kaldor City]]''. It was produced by Magic Bullet Productions and stars many of the original actors.

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Creator/ChrisBoucher wrote a sequel novel, ''Corpse Marker'', and a radio spinoff based on this episode, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaldor_City Kaldor City]]''. It was produced by Magic Bullet Productions and stars many of the original actors. Another direct sequel, "Robophobia", was written by Creator/NicholasBriggs as a AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio play.
24th Nov '14 9:47:54 PM goldenroad
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* WoundedGazelleGambit: Dask tries this in order to trick the remaining human survivors into letting him in their control room. Fortunately for them they listened to The Doctor and refused to let anyone in. [[spoiler: Good thing, as he's really [[BigBad Taren Carpel]].]]

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* WoundedGazelleGambit: Dask tries this in order to trick the remaining human survivors into letting him in their control room. Fortunately for them they listened to The Doctor and refused to let anyone in. [[spoiler: Good thing, as he's really [[BigBad Taren Carpel]].]]
15th Nov '14 7:08:57 AM moloch
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Creator/ChrisBoucher wrote a radio spinoff based on this episode, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaldor_City Kaldor City]]'', it was produced by Magic Bullet Productions and stars many of the original actors.

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Creator/ChrisBoucher wrote a sequel novel, ''Corpse Marker'', and a radio spinoff based on this episode, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaldor_City Kaldor City]]'', it City]]''. It was produced by Magic Bullet Productions and stars many of the original actors.
4th Oct '14 7:16:49 PM HudsonHawk
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* MyGreatestFailure: Uvanov sees his failure to save Zilda's brother, who fled into a storm after being afflicted with robophobia, as this



* SanitySlippage: See [[FreakOut]].

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* SanitySlippage: See [[FreakOut]].FreakOut.
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