History Recap / DoctorWhoS15E1HorrorOfFangRock

31st Dec '16 11:00:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ActionGirl: Leela has already shown herself to be one, but she's particularly BadAss in this episode, slapping a character who goes into hysterics, personally going out into the fog with her knife to kill the alien and later smashing Ruben's door down with a sledgehammer she was earlier taking practice swings with.

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* ActionGirl: Leela has already shown herself to be one, but she's particularly BadAss badass in this episode, slapping a character who goes into hysterics, personally going out into the fog with her knife to kill the alien and later smashing Ruben's door down with a sledgehammer she was earlier taking practice swings with.
13th Dec '16 3:37:10 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The reason Leela's eyes are bleached by the explosion in the lighthouse at the end of part four was more practical than story-based: Louise Jameson hated the brown contacts she had to wear, citing them as irritating and painful. As a result, she stated that she would only stay for Season 15 if she could stop wearing the contacts, causing Creator/TerrenceDicks to incorporate a re-write into the script to explain the color change in-universe.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The reason Leela's eyes are bleached by the explosion in the lighthouse at the end of part four was more practical than story-based: Louise Jameson hated the brown contacts she had to wear, citing them as irritating and painful. As a result, she stated that she would only stay for Season 15 if she could stop wearing the contacts, causing Creator/TerrenceDicks Creator/TerranceDicks to incorporate a re-write into the script to explain the color change in-universe.
13th Dec '16 3:36:04 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Leela's eyes changed from brown to blue as a result of the Doctor's laser, but the ''real'' reason was that actor Louise Jameson had decided to stop wearing the painful brown contact lenses.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The reason Leela's eyes changed from brown to blue as a result of are bleached by the Doctor's laser, but explosion in the ''real'' reason lighthouse at the end of part four was that actor more practical than story-based: Louise Jameson hated the brown contacts she had decided to wear, citing them as irritating and painful. As a result, she stated that she would only stay for Season 15 if she could stop wearing the painful brown contact lenses.contacts, causing Creator/TerrenceDicks to incorporate a re-write into the script to explain the color change in-universe.
13th Dec '16 3:34:49 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: The Rutans may be this in their long war with the Sontarans.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Companion Leela's eyes changed from brown to blue as a result of the Doctor's laser, but the ''real'' reason was that actor Louise Jameson had decided to stop wearing the painful brown contact lenses.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Companion Leela's eyes changed from brown to blue as a result of the Doctor's laser, but the ''real'' reason was that actor Louise Jameson had decided to stop wearing the painful brown contact lenses.


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* StarfishAliens: The Rutan, glowing tentacled blobs.
5th Aug '16 10:36:34 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheManual: In the novelisation, the Doctor gives a rational explanation for the original legend of the beast of Fang Rock.
** A deleted scene where the survivors reach the island is reinstated.
** Vince's motives for burning the fifty pounds given to him by Lord Palmerdale before he turns to the others for help are added.
31st May '15 11:36:36 AM bwburke94
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On a trivia note, this is the only classic-era ''Who'' story to be taped in Birmingham rather than London.

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On a trivia note, this is the only classic-era ''Who'' story to be taped in Birmingham rather than London. \n The serial is also remembered for a 1987 American broadcast which was hijacked by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Headroom_broadcast_signal_intrusion some guy]] in a ''Series/MaxHeadroom'' mask.



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[-"[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Headroom_broadcast_signal_intrusion#WGN-TV Well, if you're wondering what happened, so am I.]]"-]

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[-"[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Headroom_broadcast_signal_intrusion#WGN-TV Well, if you're wondering what happened, so am I.]]"-]
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8th May '15 1:07:02 PM JulietF2
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Soon, a sudden fog bank descends, causing a ship to founder on the rocks. Soon, a sudden fog bank descends, causing a ship to founder on the rocks. The posh survivors straggle ashore but they soon find that they're locked in the lighthouse with a Rutan -- a jelly-like alien that can take other forms and has been masquerading as lighthouse-keeper Reuben.

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Soon, a sudden fog bank descends, causing a ship to founder on the rocks. Soon, a sudden fog bank descends, causing a ship to founder on the rocks. The posh survivors straggle ashore but they soon find that they're locked in the lighthouse with a Rutan -- a jelly-like alien that can take other forms and has been masquerading as lighthouse-keeper Reuben.
7th Apr '15 3:25:37 AM mjatemymonkey
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Soon, a sudden fog bank descends, causing a ship to founder on the rocks. Soon, a sudden fog bank descends, causing a ship to founder on the rocks. The posh survivors straggle ashore but they soon find that they're locked in the lighthouse with a Rutan -- a jelly-like alien'''''[-[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t32JpruyLZk bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz]]-]'''''

'''''[-[[Series/MaxHeadroom That]] [[PlayfulHacker does]] [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment it!]] [[WordSaladHorror He's a frigging nerd!]] [[EvilLaugh Heeheehee!]]-] Yeah, he thinks I'm better than Chuck Swirsky, frickin liberaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal!!!! Catch the wave? HAAAA HAAA HAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! Cha cha cha cha cha cha cha-- I still see the X! Cha cha cha cha cha cha cha. OOOOOOOHHHHH OH, MY PILES!!! AHH-HAAAUGH!!! (farts) I just made a giant masterpiece for all the World's Greatest Newspaper Nerds! Hahahahaha! ... My brother is wearing the other glove, but it's dirty; it's got blood spots on it.

"They're coming to get me!" "Bend over, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]]!" (spanks accomplice with a flyswatter) "OHHHH, OWWWWW, MAKE IT STOP!!!! OOOOOHOOOOOOH!!!"'''''

'''''[-[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Headroom_broadcast_signal_intrusion bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz]]-]'''''that can take other forms and has been masquerading as lighthouse-keeper Reuben.

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Soon, a sudden fog bank descends, causing a ship to founder on the rocks. Soon, a sudden fog bank descends, causing a ship to founder on the rocks. The posh survivors straggle ashore but they soon find that they're locked in the lighthouse with a Rutan -- a jelly-like alien'''''[-[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t32JpruyLZk bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz]]-]'''''

'''''[-[[Series/MaxHeadroom That]] [[PlayfulHacker does]] [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment it!]] [[WordSaladHorror He's a frigging nerd!]] [[EvilLaugh Heeheehee!]]-] Yeah, he thinks I'm better than Chuck Swirsky, frickin liberaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal!!!! Catch the wave? HAAAA HAAA HAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! Cha cha cha cha cha cha cha-- I still see the X! Cha cha cha cha cha cha cha. OOOOOOOHHHHH OH, MY PILES!!! AHH-HAAAUGH!!! (farts) I just made a giant masterpiece for all the World's Greatest Newspaper Nerds! Hahahahaha! ... My brother is wearing the other glove, but it's dirty; it's got blood spots on it.

"They're coming to get me!" "Bend over, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]]!" (spanks accomplice with a flyswatter) "OHHHH, OWWWWW, MAKE IT STOP!!!! OOOOOHOOOOOOH!!!"'''''

'''''[-[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Headroom_broadcast_signal_intrusion bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz]]-]'''''that
alien that can take other forms and has been masquerading as lighthouse-keeper Reuben.
15th Mar '15 9:22:33 PM JamesAustin
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Soon, a sudden fog bank descends, causing a ship to founder on the rocks. Soon, a sudden fog bank descends, causing a ship to founder on the rocks. The posh survivors straggle ashore but they soon find that they're locked in the lighthouse with
'''''[-[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t32JpruyLZk bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz]]-]'''''

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Soon, a sudden fog bank descends, causing a ship to founder on the rocks. Soon, a sudden fog bank descends, causing a ship to founder on the rocks. The posh survivors straggle ashore but they soon find that they're locked in the lighthouse with
'''''[-[[http://www.
with a Rutan -- a jelly-like alien'''''[-[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t32JpruyLZk bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz]]-]'''''



'''''[-[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Headroom_broadcast_signal_intrusion bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz]]-]'''''
erading as lighthouse-keeper Reuben.

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'''''[-[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Headroom_broadcast_signal_intrusion bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz]]-]'''''
erading
bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz]]-]'''''that can take other forms and has been masquerading as lighthouse-keeper Reuben.
26th Feb '15 8:37:51 AM bowserbros
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Soon, a sudden fog bank descends, causing a ship to founder on the rocks. Soon, a sudden fog bank descends, causing a ship to founder on the rocks. The posh survivors straggle ashore but they soon find that they're locked in the lighthouse with a Rutan -- a jelly-like alien '''''[-[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t32JpruyLZk SSKK!]]-]'''''

'''''[-[[Series/MaxHeadroom That]] [[PlayfulHacker does]] [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment it!]] [[WordSaladHorror He's a frigging nerd!]] [[EvilLaugh Heeheehee!]]-]'''''

'''''[-[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Headroom_broadcast_signal_intrusion SSKK!]]-]''''' that can take other forms and has been masquerading as lighthouse-keeper Reuben.
The Rutans are described by the Doctor as being the ancient and implacable enemies of the Sontarans, who have appeared multiple times in the show's history (though this is the only appearance so far of the Rutans). Everyone who's not on team TARDIS dies. The Doctor kills the Rutan warrior with a makeshift explosive, and then uses a diamond that one of the survivors had been carrying to focus the lighthouse's light into a laser beam to destroy the incoming Rutan mothership. Despite the Doctor's warning, Leela looks at the explosion and gets blinded. She promptly tells the Doctor to kill her, because she's a liability, but he explains that the blindness is temporary -- although it did change her eye color permanently, from brown to blue. [[note]]Louise Jameson demanded the change because she hated wearing brown contact lenses.[[/note]]

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Soon, a sudden fog bank descends, causing a ship to founder on the rocks. Soon, a sudden fog bank descends, causing a ship to founder on the rocks. The posh survivors straggle ashore but they soon find that they're locked in the lighthouse with a Rutan -- a jelly-like alien with
'''''[-[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t32JpruyLZk SSKK!]]-]'''''

bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz]]-]'''''

'''''[-[[Series/MaxHeadroom That]] [[PlayfulHacker does]] [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment it!]] [[WordSaladHorror He's a frigging nerd!]] [[EvilLaugh Heeheehee!]]-]'''''

Heeheehee!]]-] Yeah, he thinks I'm better than Chuck Swirsky, frickin liberaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal!!!! Catch the wave? HAAAA HAAA HAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! Cha cha cha cha cha cha cha-- I still see the X! Cha cha cha cha cha cha cha. OOOOOOOHHHHH OH, MY PILES!!! AHH-HAAAUGH!!! (farts) I just made a giant masterpiece for all the World's Greatest Newspaper Nerds! Hahahahaha! ... My brother is wearing the other glove, but it's dirty; it's got blood spots on it.

"They're coming to get me!" "Bend over, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]]!" (spanks accomplice with a flyswatter) "OHHHH, OWWWWW, MAKE IT STOP!!!! OOOOOHOOOOOOH!!!"'''''

'''''[-[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Headroom_broadcast_signal_intrusion SSKK!]]-]''''' that can take other forms and has been masquerading bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz]]-]'''''
erading
as lighthouse-keeper Reuben.
The Rutans are described by the Doctor as being the ancient and implacable enemies of the Sontarans, who have appeared multiple times in the show's history (though this is the only appearance so far of the Rutans). Everyone who's not on team TARDIS dies. The Doctor kills the Rutan warrior with a makeshift explosive, and then uses a diamond that one of the survivors had been carrying to focus the lighthouse's light into a laser beam to destroy the incoming Rutan mothership. Despite the Doctor's warning, Leela looks at the explosion and gets blinded. She promptly tells the Doctor to kill her, because she's a liability, but he explains that the blindness is temporary -- although it did change her eye color permanently, from brown to blue. [[note]]Louise Jameson demanded the change because she hated wearing the brown contact lenses.lenses hurt her eyes.[[/note]]
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