History Recap / DoctorWhoS15E4TheSunMakers

16th Jun '16 6:49:41 AM wittylibrarian
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* IntimidatingRevenueService: How the Company squeezes every last bit out of their workers. Lampshaded when both Leela and The Doctor flee the rooftop when told "Gatherer Hade" is coming despite not knowing who that is.
** "Perhaps everyone runs from the taxman!"


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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).
29th Apr '16 6:59:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* SupernaturalFearInducer: One of these was used by the evil tax-gathering government to control the human populace. The Doctor inverts the technology to make people angry instead.
28th Dec '15 2:09:30 PM LongLiveHumour
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* CuriosityIsACrapshoot

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* CuriosityIsACrapshootCuriosityIsACrapshoot: 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".
* DescriptionCut: A compassionate man tells the Doctor that he doesn't think Leela was ''badly'' wounded. Cut to Leela in a straitjacket bellowing threats and trying to kick her guard's knees the other way.
7th Nov '15 2:16:11 PM nighttrainfm
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* DoubleTake: The Doctor's reaction to having a gun pointed at his back.
-->"[[DullSurprise Oh, it's you.]] ''(neck-straining take)'' What'd I say?"

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* DoubleTake: The Doctor's reaction to having a gun pointed at poking his back.
neck.
-->"[[DullSurprise Oh, it's you.you again.]] ''(neck-straining take)'' What'd I say?"
7th Nov '15 2:13:42 PM nighttrainfm
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* DoubleTake: The Doctor's reaction to having a gun pointed at his back.
-->"[[DullSurprise Oh, it's you.]] ''(neck-straining take)'' What'd I say?"
27th Aug '15 5:46:33 AM nighttrainfm
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* MegaCorp: The Company.

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* MegaCorp: The Company. The Doctor compares them to a colonising army; the Collector cheerfully admits that they've tried war in the past, but found commercial imperialism more effective.
26th Aug '15 3:28:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: The rebels soon realise the Doctor wasn't actually captured by accident, but let go on purpose.
28th Jul '15 5:11:00 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* EmotionBomb: Used by the evil tax-gathering government to control the human populace. The Doctor inverts the technology to make people angry instead.

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* EmotionBomb: Used by the evil tax-gathering government The Company uses a anxiety inducing agent to control the human populace. workforce - under the pretext of it being an air purifier (company officals take special pills that make them immune). The Doctor inverts puts a stop to it, and the technology to make people angry instead.workforce becomes really alive (and angry) as a result.
15th Apr '15 7:47:53 AM wittylibrarian
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** The Collector does mention his race maintains "other" operations where entire races/planets have been equally enslaved as humanity, and that there is likely a lot of shared resources between the operations.


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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.
1st Mar '15 11:10:28 AM john_e
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* AnAesop: As well as the AuthorTract on taxation, the story also has a clear anti-colonialism message.
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