History Recap / DoctorWhoS15E4TheSunMakers

5th Feb '18 5:28:58 PM AmuckCricetine
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* WriterOnBoard: The script was inspired by Holmes' own tax problems (as he was both a writer and a script editor on ''Doctor Who'', he had to pay double the amount of tax on a single income). As a result, the Doctor makes all kinds of sizzling one-liners about the evils of taxation and the villain is an evil taxman.
2nd Oct '17 1:15:43 AM PaulA
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* AllThereInTheManual: The novelisation restores a DeletedScene where Leela sees citizens lining up to be executed for their death-day.
13th Sep '17 1:31:43 PM VenomousSeal
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* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: The people once Gatherer Hade is thrown to his death.


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* RunningGag: Gatherer Hade calls the Collector a variety of increasingly over-the-top honorifics.
26th Aug '17 9:55:14 AM skteosk
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* TheQuisling: Hade.
24th Jul '17 12:40:20 AM JackG
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* MistakenForSpies: When the Doctor is released, the rebels think it's because he's spying for the Company.

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* MistakenForSpies: When the Doctor is released, the rebels think it's because he's spying for the Company. Especially given the 1000 talmars he's been paid; the Company ''never'' gives anything away.
24th Jul '17 12:35:23 AM JackG
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* CuriosityIsACrapshoot: Bisham was sent to the Correction Centre because he of it. Specifically, he got curious about the [[GovernmentDrugEnforcement mind-control chemicals]] he found labelled "For Official Use Only".

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* CuriosityIsACrapshoot: Bisham was sent to the Correction Centre because he of it. Specifically, he got curious about the [[GovernmentDrugEnforcement mind-control chemicals]] he found labelled "For Official Use Only".
21st Jun '17 4:51:44 PM nighttrainfm
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* TakeThat: The entire script is one towards the Inland Revenue office (although changed around from a public government entity to a private corporate one).

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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The entire script is one towards the Inland Revenue office (although changed around from a public government entity to a private corporate one).
12th Jun '17 3:38:27 PM AmuckCricetine
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* BrokenAesop: The story is supposed to be a right-wing allegory about how taxation is bad, written by an openly Conservative writer. However, ignoring a few throwaway flippant comments made by the Doctor, the story is really about the evil of taxation that targets the poorest in society, and societies that strip away social safety nets so the untaxed rich can rake in massive profits. The reason for this situation is privatisation, where every utility (including sunlight) is run by corporate interests and the government is viewed only as an extension of the MegaCorp. At the very least, it comes across as left-wing in an Occupy kind of way. If you choose to read into the fact that the Doctor wins by inspiring a populist revolt to execute their leaders while quoting Karl Marx, it becomes actively ''Communist''. Not what you'd expect from something written by a UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher supporter in 1977.
10th Jun '17 8:04:41 AM AmuckCricetine
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The one with the offhand bit of ''Logan's Run''.

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The one with the offhand bit of ''Logan's Run''.
''Film/LogansRun''.
9th May '17 9:35:21 PM bowserbros
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The one with the offhand bit of ''Logan's Run''.
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