History Recap / DoctorWhoS17E1DestinyoftheDaleks

9th May '17 9:38:52 PM bowserbros
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The one where the Daleks are almost literally falling apart at the seams.
17th Apr '17 10:51:07 AM PhantomRider
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Is there a stowaway aboard the TARDIS? No, it's just Romana, who has regenerated off-screen, for no apparent reason, and has chosen to do so into an identical double of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E6TheArmageddonFactor Princess Astra]]. The Doctor tells her to pick something better, and she shows off several more very alien bodies (none of which meet the Doctor's approval either) before returning to the one she started with. (The Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse has made several attempts to explain ''why'' Romana regenerated, as well as ''why'' she was able to change her form several times without wasting regenerations. Few make real sense.) Also, K-9 comes down with a case of robot laryngitis and stays in the TARDIS for the rest of the adventure.

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Is there a stowaway aboard the TARDIS? No, it's just Romana, who has regenerated off-screen, for no apparent reason, and has chosen to do so into an identical double of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E6TheArmageddonFactor Princess Astra]]. The Doctor tells her to pick something better, and she shows off several more very alien bodies (none of which meet the Doctor's approval either) before returning to the one she started with. (The Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse has made several attempts to explain ''why'' Romana regenerated, as well as ''why'' ''how'' she was able to change her form several times without wasting regenerations. Few make real sense.) Also, K-9 comes down with a case of robot laryngitis and stays in the TARDIS for the rest of the adventure.



** The Tenth Doctor's [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion later explanation]] about a Time Lord's physical form being slightly malleable post-regeneration is generally accepted by the fans as a halfway decent HandWave as to why this could happen.

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** The Tenth Doctor's [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion later explanation]] about a Time Lord's physical form being slightly malleable post-regeneration is generally accepted by the fans as a halfway decent HandWave as to why this could happen. At least, as to why the body montage isn't wasting her regenerations for a gag. There's still no knowing what caused her to regenerate.
31st Mar '17 3:13:39 PM TywinIsGod
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* TearsOfFear: When Romana is interrogated by the Daleks.
31st Mar '17 2:36:47 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AchillesHeel: The major weakness of the Movellan design was each android's external power pack which, being carried on their belts, was easily removed and completely shut down the android, not to mention they could easily be modified, reprogramming the android to obey human orders.


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* DeceptivelyHumanRobots: The Movellans outwardly resembled physically attractive Humans of various ethnicities and both genders. All of the Movellan androids wore white, form-fitting uniforms and their hair in silver braids resembling metallic dreadlocks. Being androids, the Movellans were stronger than humans. Because they do not wish to reveal their mechanical status to others, they do not allow aliens to see them in death, claiming such a thing would be against their code of honour.
27th Mar '17 6:54:18 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* OhCrap: The Doctor's reaction when he finds out he's on Skaro.
27th Mar '17 5:44:21 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* Facepalm: Romana makes this expression when the Doctor says that Davros' intellect rivals his own.

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* Facepalm: {{Facepalm}}: Romana makes this expression when the Doctor says that Davros' intellect rivals his own.
27th Mar '17 5:34:30 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* FakingTheDead: Romana.

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* Facepalm: Romana makes this expression when the Doctor says that Davros' intellect rivals his own.
* FakingTheDead: Romana.Romana uses her ability to stop her own hearts in order to escape from slavery by faking her own death. Earlier, she had been told that "the only way to escape the Daleks was to feign death."
26th Jan '17 2:01:26 PM skidoo23
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* DistaffCounterpart: Post-regeneration Romana not only acts more like the Fourth Doctor than her predecessor, she even dresses in a feminine version of his costume.
26th Jan '17 2:00:16 PM skidoo23
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* CantUseStairs: This trope is referenced directly as the Doctor taunts a Dalek:
-->'''Doctor:''' "If you're supposed to be the superior race of the universe, why don't you try climbing after us?"
19th Dec '16 8:04:38 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: K-9's sidelining due to robo-laryngitis. Sources differ on to why exactly this happened some say it was because Creator/TerryNation hated K-9 and didn't want to "degrade" his Daleks by making them appear with K-9 on-screen, while others have said that because of the amount of quarry filming in this episode, there was no way that K-9 would ever have been able to play a major part in the episode
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