History Recap / DoctorWhoS14E6TheTalonsOfWengChiang

19th Jan '17 4:55:13 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* YouLookFamiliar: John "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E2InvasionOfTheDinosaurs General Finch]]" Bennett returns as Li H'sen Chang.
31st Dec '16 7:42:55 AM gojira96
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* ClarkesThirdLaw: Chang's magic is accomplished using 51st century technology.


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* HeelRealisation / DeathEqualsRedemption: Chang.


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* {{Mooks}}: The Tong of the Black Scorpion.
11th Dec '16 11:37:29 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever: There's a killer ventriloquist's dummy.
* BadassBoast / FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: Leela's response to an imminent and agonizing death at the hands of Magnus Greel shows a marked difference in attitude to that of previous female companions.
--> "[[SeeYouInHell When we are both in the Great Hereafter]], I will hunt you down, Bent-Face! And put you through my agonies a thousand times!"



* TheConsigliere: Li H'sen Chang in is this to Magnus Greel, reminding him some things are not workable.



* EarthThatUsedToBeBetter: We learn that in the 51st century, World War VI triggers another wave of colonisation.
* EurekaMoment: The story makes fun of the word itself: the Doctor claims that it translates from Greek as "This bath is too hot."



* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: Leela's response to an imminent and agonizing death at the hands of Magnus Greel shows a marked difference in attitude to that of previous female companions.
--> "[[SeeYouInHell When we are both in the Great Hereafter]], I will hunt you down, Bent-Face! And put you through my agonies a thousand times!"



* GenreRefugee: The story is about putting the Doctor and Leela into the roles of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson and pitting them against characters lifted from Fu Manchu stories.



** JackTheRipper is mentioned.

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** JackTheRipper UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper is mentioned.


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* WholePlotReference: To the Creator/HammerHorror film ''The Terror Of The Tongs'', but incorporating elements of Sherlock Holmes.
9th Dec '16 4:49:34 PM Sharlee
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* PaperKeyRetrievalTrick: Used by the Doctor to break into the laundry house. Use of this trope caused controversy, as the British Board of Film Classification argued that it would teach children criminal skills; the show's producers successfully argued back that Enid Blyton used the same trick in her children's books, and it didn't work on modern locks anyway.
24th Sep '16 2:00:13 AM foxley
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* TheatrePhantom: Magnus Greel is a disfigured genius dwelling the cellars of a theatre; his mangled face concealed by a mask. Occasional sightings of him by the theatre staff give rise to a belief that the theatre is haunted.
18th Sep '16 5:49:43 PM foxley
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* TwoFaced: The right half of Greel's face is melted and looks like soggy noodles.
18th Sep '16 4:26:12 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ConcealmentEqualsCover: A flimsy wooden table is enough to shield the protagonists from FrickingLaserBeams. The laser beams at least start punching holes through the table, though

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* ConcealmentEqualsCover: A flimsy wooden table is enough to shield the protagonists from FrickingLaserBeams. The laser beams at least start punching holes through the table, thoughthough.
* CreatorCameo: Composer Dudley Simpson has a cameo as the conductor of Jago's theatre orchestra.


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* MoodWhiplash: Moments after all the villains have been killed, the Doctor cheerfully offers to buy everyone muffins.
4th Aug '16 4:45:07 AM CumbersomeTercel
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Christopher Eccleston watched this serial to [[http://www.whoviannet.co.uk/info/didyouknow.php prepare for his role as the Ninth Doctor]].

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Christopher Eccleston Creator/ChristopherEccleston watched this serial to [[http://www.whoviannet.co.uk/info/didyouknow.php prepare for his role as the Ninth Doctor]].



** Li H'sen Chang was clearly based on ''Literature/FuManchu''.



** To ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' ("A hatbox?").

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** To ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' ''Literature/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' ("A hatbox?").


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** The Doctor [[Literature/TheWindInTheWillows enjoys messing around in boats]].
** The giant rat is also reminiscent of animals grown to enormous size in ''Literature/FoodOfTheGods''.
** JackTheRipper is mentioned.
28th Apr '16 12:07:22 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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''[[TheStinger Everybody have fun tonight!]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoXu6QmxpJE Everybody Weng-Chiang tonight!]]''
27th Nov '15 12:31:25 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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The characters of Jago and Litefoot, along with PC Quick, have their own AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho [[http://www.bigfinish.com/Jago-and-Litefoot spinoff range.]] It also occasionally features the Fourth and Sixth Doctors, as well as Leela.

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The characters of Jago and Litefoot became quite popular with fans, and for years rumours was abound about a planned spin-off centred around the duo solving crimes in Victorian London, and it was even seriously considered by the BBC a couple of times. While the spin-off never made it to TV, Jago and Litefoot, along with PC Quick, have eventually ended up getting their own AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho [[http://www.bigfinish.com/Jago-and-Litefoot spinoff range.]] It also occasionally features the Fourth and Sixth Doctors, as well as Leela.



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