History Recap / DoctorWhoS17E1DestinyoftheDaleks

4th Feb '16 9:49:42 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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* YouLookFamiliar: Lalla Ward, after guest-starring as Princess Astra in the previous episode, takes on the role of Romana; the episode spends several minutes climbing out from under the weight of the lampshade. (It doesn't help that Terry Nation turned in his scripts before Romana's re-casting was confirmed; Douglas Adams had to write the new opening scene himself, and the resultant change in tone is jarring.)

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* YouLookFamiliar: Lalla Ward, after guest-starring as Princess Astra in the previous episode, takes on the role of Romana; the episode spends several minutes climbing out from under the weight of the lampshade. (It doesn't help that Terry Nation turned in his scripts before Romana's re-casting was confirmed; Douglas Adams had to write the new opening scene himself, and the resultant change in tone is jarring.)
3rd Mar '15 5:31:07 AM Solle
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* UnusualEuphemism: The Doctor tells the Daleks to "Spack off!" when he's threatening to blow up Davros.

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* UnusualEuphemism: The Doctor tells the Daleks to "Spack off!" when he's threatening to blow up Davros. (This was Tom Baker messing up a line, but it's entered into Doctor Who history as a particularly vicious Gallifreyan insult.)
3rd Mar '15 5:30:03 AM Solle
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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 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'' 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.
12th Feb '15 12:08:26 PM Bluecatcinema
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* HypocriticalHumor: During Romana's regeneration scene, the Doctor talks about how it's "what's inside that matters," yet he rejects each of Romana's prospective bodies purely due to their appearance. When Romana comes out dressed exactly like him, he applauds her newfound sense of style. Romana, of course, calls him out on this.
9th Feb '15 9:32:19 PM Elusivehawk
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->''Well Davros, I see the long dark has done nothing to cure your megalomania. Have a jelly baby!''

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->''Well ->''"Well Davros, I see the long dark has done nothing to cure your megalomania. Have a jelly baby!''baby!"''
28th Jan '15 4:48:18 AM OlfinBedwere
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* UnusualEuphemism: The Doctor tells the Daleks to "Spack off!" when he's threatening to blow up Davros.
28th Jan '15 4:45:42 AM OlfinBedwere
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* AirVentPassageway

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* AirVentPassagewayAirVentPassageway: The Doctor and Romana use one of these to escape the Daleks, which gets not-so-subtly lampshaded.



* MagicCountdown
* TheNthDoctor: Romana mk. II
* NotQuiteDead: Davros.
* TheOtherDarrin: David Gooderson as Davros. Also a general ManInAKilt, as Davros has magically become Scottish.

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* MagicCountdown
MagicCountdown: The countdown for the Nova Device tends to jump around quite a bit during the third episode cliffhanger.
* TheNthDoctor: Romana mk. II
becomes only the third Time Lord in the show's run -- the first obviously being the Doctor, and the second K'Anpo/Cho-je -- whose regeneration we actually get to see, albeit without the Mary Tamm version being seen.
* NotQuiteDead: Davros.
* TheOtherDarrin: David Gooderson as Davros. Also a general ManInAKilt, as Davros has magically become Scottish.
Davros, who was saved by the backup functions of his life-support system.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: K-9's sidelining due to robo-laryngitis. Sources differ on to why exactly this happened -- some say it was because Terry Nation 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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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: K-9's sidelining due to robo-laryngitis. Sources differ on to why exactly this happened -- some say it was because Terry Nation 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.[[note]](Contrary to what some might say, the reason was not that David Brierly hadn't yet been cast to replace John Leeson. The first story to be filmed in this season was "Creature from the Pit," which Brierly did appear in)[[/note]]



* TheXOfY

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* TheXOfYWrongGenreSavvy: Davros apparently still thinks it's the Hinchcliffe era, and that the story is another grim Nazi allegory. In the far LighterAndSofter Williams/Adams era, he ends up coming across as an overblown idiot rather than a dangerous villain.
* TheXOfY: The title, which the story at least tries to make relevant by having Davros rant about destiny several times.
10th Dec '14 12:32:01 AM Elusivehawk
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-->'''The Doctor'''

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-->'''The -->--'''The Doctor'''
28th Nov '14 12:51:47 AM Solle
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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 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.)

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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 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.
9th Nov '14 3:01:37 AM Shaoken
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* BlackAndGreyMorality: The Daleks are fighting the Movellans, who don't really appear to be all that much better than the Daleks because they were prepared to cause Skaro's sun to go nova without any apparent concern for the fact that there were plenty of innocent people still on the planet who would have been incinerated by the nova. The Movellans are only better by virtue of not being {{Absolute Xenophobe}}s - they come across as indifferent to other species (albeit perfectly willing to use them to their own advantage), rather than trying to wipe them all out.

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* BlackAndGreyMorality: The Daleks are fighting the Movellans, who don't really appear to be all that much better than the Daleks because they were prepared to cause Skaro's sun atmosphere to go nova spontaneously combust without any apparent concern for the fact that there were plenty of innocent people still on the planet who would have been incinerated by the nova.resulting firestorm. The Movellans are only better by virtue of not being {{Absolute Xenophobe}}s - they come across as indifferent to other species (albeit perfectly willing to use them to their own advantage), rather than trying to wipe them all out.
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