History Recap / DoctorWhoS14E6TheTalonsOfWengChiang

18th Mar '18 6:10:00 PM AmuckCricetine
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Doctor Who goes all ''Literature/SherlockHolmes''[[JustForFun/XMeetsY -Meets-]] Film/HammerHorror in this tale set in VictorianLondon. Police pathologist Professor George Litefoot is investigating a body found floating in the Thames, and, with help from the Doctor, determines that hairs found on the body come from a giant rat. Also, Leela has to wear period clothing and learn table manners.

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Doctor Who ''Doctor Who'' goes all ''Literature/SherlockHolmes''[[JustForFun/XMeetsY -Meets-]] Film/HammerHorror in this tale set in VictorianLondon. Police pathologist Professor George Litefoot is investigating a body found floating in the Thames, and, with help from the Doctor, determines that hairs found on the body come from a giant rat. Also, Leela has to wear period clothing and learn table manners.


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* EndOfAnEra: This story marked the GrandFinale of Phillip Hinchcliffe's tenure as producer. Knowing this, he decided to end his era with a bang.
8th Feb '18 4:58:15 PM AmuckCricetine
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* ChineseLaunderer

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* ChineseLaundererChineseLaunderer: {{Justified}} by being set in VictorianLondon.


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* ComicTrio: Chang, whose intelligence rivals even the Doctor's, but derives his means to survive in Victorian society from Greel's approval; Greel, a domineering, vain moron with a nonsensical plan that will lead to his demise; and Mr. Sin, an OmnicidalManiac with the brain of a pig who cares about nothing except getting to kill as many people as possible.
9th Nov '17 10:36:08 AM PrimeEvil
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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.

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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 He also uses holographic ghosts to keep the theatre staff give rise stagehands away from the hidden opening leading to a belief his hideout, which leads to rumors that the theatre theater is haunted.
24th Oct '17 3:47:43 AM moloch
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Magnus Greel seems to be one for the Master. What with both being hammy mass murderers on the run, dying and desperately looking for a way to cheat death. Magnus even talks about ''regeneration'' a few times.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Magnus Greel seems to be is one for the Master. What with Master, as the story originally followed up on his escape in "The Deadly Assassin". Remnants of that idea include both being hammy mass murderers hammy, vampiric serial killers on the run, run with a time machine, dying and desperately looking for a way to cheat death. Magnus even talks about ''regeneration'' a few times.
2nd Oct '17 1:04:06 AM PaulA
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* UsefulNotes/FilipinosWithFirearms: Apparently the Philippines in the 51st century, as the Doctor mentions marching with the Filipino Army as they advanced on a Supreme Alliance stronghold of Reykjavík. This is endlessly amusing to the few Filipinos who've heard about this episode (or this show, for that matter). Icelandic viewers are similarly amused by the idea of their capital being of vital geostrategic importance.
2nd Oct '17 1:03:15 AM PaulA
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The characters of Jago and Litefoot became quite popular with fans, and for years rumours abounded 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, 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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The characters of Jago and Litefoot became quite popular with fans, and for years rumours abounded 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, eventually ended up getting their own AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho [[http://www.bigfinish.com/Jago-and-Litefoot spinoff range.]] range. It also occasionally features the Fourth and Sixth Doctors, as well as Leela.



Watch it [[http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/xytum_tardismedia_talons-of-weng-chiang/1 here]]
18th Sep '17 10:05:22 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* ContrivedCoincidence: The Time-cabinet that Greel is after could be anywhere in London, but as a matter of fact it's in the home of the same pathologist the Doctor has already befriended.
19th Aug '17 10:23:10 PM scootermark
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* TitleDrop: When Magnus is about to kill Leela, he drops the serial name.

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* TitleDrop: When Magnus is about to kill Leela, he drops the serial name. (Actually, the serial was renamed using this line shortly before production began.)
23rd Jul '17 6:42:08 PM nombretomado
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Doctor Who goes all ''Literature/SherlockHolmes''[[XMeetsY -Meets-]] Film/HammerHorror in this tale set in VictorianLondon. Police pathologist Professor George Litefoot is investigating a body found floating in the Thames, and, with help from the Doctor, determines that hairs found on the body come from a giant rat. Also, Leela has to wear period clothing and learn table manners.

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Doctor Who goes all ''Literature/SherlockHolmes''[[XMeetsY ''Literature/SherlockHolmes''[[JustForFun/XMeetsY -Meets-]] Film/HammerHorror in this tale set in VictorianLondon. Police pathologist Professor George Litefoot is investigating a body found floating in the Thames, and, with help from the Doctor, determines that hairs found on the body come from a giant rat. Also, Leela has to wear period clothing and learn table manners.
17th Jun '17 12:24:20 PM JulietF2
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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, 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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The characters of Jago and Litefoot became quite popular with fans, and for years rumours was abound abounded 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, 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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