History Recap / DoctorWhoS17E6Shada

16th Sep '16 8:20:50 AM moloch
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* ContinuitySnarl: So... which version of "Shada" ''really'' happened? Did Romana and the Fourth Doctor meet Chronotis, or did the events of "The Five Doctors" distract them and it wasn't until four lives later the Doctor remembered to go back? And of course the script and the novelisation don't ''entirely'' match. We'll probably just have to blame the Time War..
11th Aug '16 5:58:22 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AuthorAppeal: Creator/DouglasAdams set the story in his own Cambridge University.



* {{Expy}}: Professor Chronotis is something of an Expy of the retired Fourth Doctor Douglas Adams originally wanted to write this serial about. Later, another expy of the Fourth Doctor (Dirk Gently) and an expy of Chris (Richard) showed up in ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'', starring alongside a {{Transplant}}ed Professor Chronotis. The character of the Curator in "Day of the Doctor" owes rather a lot to Chronotis as well.

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* {{Expy}}: Professor Chronotis is something of an Expy of the retired Fourth Doctor Douglas Adams Creator/DouglasAdams originally wanted to write this serial about. Later, another expy of the Fourth Doctor (Dirk Gently) and an expy of Chris (Richard) showed up in ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'', starring alongside a {{Transplant}}ed Professor Chronotis. The character of the Curator in "Day of the Doctor" owes rather a lot to Chronotis as well.


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** Creator/DouglasAdams named the characters of Chris Parsons and Clare Keightley after his friend Chris Keightley, president of the Cambridge Footlights.
** The Thinktank scientists all bore names associated with Greek islands: Caldera, Akrotiri, Ia, Santori and Thira.
11th Aug '16 10:40:09 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationExpansion: The novelisation adds an opening chapter focusing on Skagra.
** There are added scenes featuring Chris walking around the TARDIS and finding his bedroom.
** The closing of the novel adds a scene of Chris, Clare and Chronotis being escorted to the police station, and a scene of the Doctor and Romana using the Randomiser in the TARDIS.
5th Jul '16 6:03:51 AM LondonKdS
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* AdaptationalHeroism: From the TV version to the webcast to the novelisation, Salyavin moves from a reformed villain to someone who was never actually a villain at all, but just misunderstood.
29th Jun '16 3:33:56 AM Morgenthaler
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Dougles Adams ended up recycling entire chunks of the plot, as well as the character of Professor Chronotis, into ''DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency''.

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Dougles Adams ended up recycling entire chunks of the plot, as well as the character of Professor Chronotis, into ''DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency''.
''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency''.
29th Feb '16 11:46:18 AM HowlingSnail
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'''The Doctor''': What? And [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Schoenberg]]?\\

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'''The Doctor''': What? And [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Schoenberg]]?\\Schönberg]]?\\
27th Feb '16 5:33:23 AM StFan
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* MythologyGag: Throughout the story, ''The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey'' is described as "a small red book, about five inches by seven". The paperback edition of Gareth Roberts' 2012 novelisation is a red book. It's five inches wide and seven (and a half, admittedly) inches tall. (This is also an allusion to a basically identical cover art/book MacGuffin gag being used in ''Literature/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy''.)

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
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Throughout the story, ''The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey'' is described as "a small red book, about five inches by seven". The paperback edition of Gareth Roberts' 2012 novelisation is a red book. It's five inches wide and seven (and a half, admittedly) inches tall. (This is also an allusion to a basically identical cover art/book MacGuffin gag being used in ''Literature/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy''.''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''.)
8th Jan '16 8:26:25 AM Doug86
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* GoneHorriblyRight: The Doctor convinces the computer that he's dead and [[{{Redwall}} a dead enemy ain't an enemy no more]]. However, "dead men do not require oxygen."

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* GoneHorriblyRight: The Doctor convinces the computer that he's dead and [[{{Redwall}} [[Literature/{{Redwall}} a dead enemy ain't an enemy no more]]. However, "dead men do not require oxygen."
7th Oct '15 8:30:54 AM LahmacunKebab
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** DiscussedTrope InUniverse in the book, when Romana sees the Outlaws, ancient muderors, tyrants and terrorists of Gallifreyan history she used to have nightmares about as a child, based on a children's picture book she used to have called "Our Planet Story". She sees that the real Lady Scintilla is very different to the drawing of her in the book, which portrayed her as a tall, imperious IceQueen, remarking that she's actually short and 'dumpy' - but she still possesses razor-sharp, blood red FemmeFatalons.

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** DiscussedTrope InUniverse in the book, when Romana sees the Outlaws, ancient muderors, murderers, tyrants and terrorists of Gallifreyan history she used to have nightmares about as a child, based on a children's picture book she used to have called "Our Planet Story". She sees that the real Lady Scintilla is very different to the drawing of her in the book, which portrayed her as a tall, imperious IceQueen, remarking that she's actually short and 'dumpy' - but she still possesses razor-sharp, blood red FemmeFatalons.
6th Oct '15 2:20:10 PM LahmacunKebab
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* {{MacGuffin}}: the book

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* {{MacGuffin}}: the bookThe book.
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