History Recap / DoctorWhoS15E4TheSunMakers

12th Jan '17 7:55:22 PM justme13
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* BaldOfEvil: The Collector


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* TheDragon: Hade to the Collector.
14th Dec '16 9:12:17 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: The story is set in the far future on Pluto, which is referred to explicitly as a planet (other Doctor Who episodes refer to it as such, too).



* NoodleIncident: The PA announces that the Gatherer has offered 5,000 telmars for the Doctor's capture. A couple of workers marvel at this, until the Doctor (who's been standing behind them) scoffs, "Peanuts! The Droge of the Gabriellides once offered an entire star system for my head!"



* ShoutOut: Leela's attempted execution contains visual references to ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' (the pod she's confined in, and the control panels). The opening shots of Cordo are a copy of the opening shots of Winston Smith in the famous 1950s [=BBC=] version of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''.

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Leela's attempted execution contains visual references to ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' (the pod she's confined in, and the control panels). The opening shots of Cordo are a copy of the opening shots of Winston Smith in the famous 1950s [=BBC=] version of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''.
6th Oct '16 3:49:19 AM foxley
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* CameraSpoofing

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* CameraSpoofingCameraSpoofing: The Doctor does this; looping the film so it looks like he is wandering back and forth along a corridor.
6th Oct '16 3:46:25 AM foxley
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* PublicExecution: Leela is sentenced to die in a public steaming.

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* PublicExecution: Leela is sentenced to die in a public steaming. The Controller is disappointed at the turnout. Dialogue indicates that public executions are a semi-regular occurrence on Pluto.
6th Oct '16 3:37:49 AM foxley
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* AirVentPassageway: The Doctor rescues Leela from the steamer by crawling through the steam vent.


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* PublicExecution: Leela is sentenced to die in a public steaming.
31st Aug '16 3:19:24 AM JackG
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* AllThereInTheManual: The novelisation restores a DeletedScene where Leela sees citizens lining up to be executed for their death-day is reinstated.

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* AllThereInTheManual: The novelisation restores a DeletedScene where Leela sees citizens lining up to be executed for their death-day is reinstated.death-day.
23rd Aug '16 5:09:36 AM MobRules
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* MeaningfulName: The Usurians are usurers.

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* MeaningfulName: The Usurians are usurers. Hade ruling Pluto.



* StealthPun: Hade and the Collector are bureaucrats who run Pluto. Pluto-crats.

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* StealthPun: Hade and the Collector are bureaucrats who run Pluto. Pluto-crats. (Plutocracy = rule by the rich, making Pluto a plutocracy.)
5th Aug '16 11:10:27 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** On the DVD commentary, director Pennant Roberts says that the positions in the chess match between the Doctor and K9 were based on the endgame of a match between Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. However, Kasparov never played Fischer. It is probable that the set-up was based on another match, perhaps the 1972 World Chess Championship between Fischer and Boris Spassky. It is ironic if the match in this story was indeed based on a Fischer endgame, since Fischer left the United States after a dispute over back taxes.
** Actor Richard Leech saw his character, Gatherer Hade, as a version of Pooh-Bah from ''Theatre/TheMikado''. Hade's remark that giving the Doctor a thousand talmars "added a touch of verisimilitude" echoes Pooh-Bah's famous line describing an element he has added to a cover story as "merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative."
5th Aug '16 10:43:26 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheManual: The novelisation restores a DeletedScene where Leela sees citizens lining up to be executed for their death-day is reinstated.
5th Aug '16 10:21:01 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The Doctor points out how the Usurian economic enslavement methods - driving entire races into economic ruin and despair - are as bad as wars.
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