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History Recap / DoctorWhoS17E6Shada

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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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.
25th Jun '15 9:57:22 AM DaibhidC
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Played with in the book, as it was written in 2012, and exaggerated a bit to help us relate to the alien main characters who find the 1970s laughably primitive. For instance, there's a scene where Skagra finds it proof of human inferiority that they still consider [[ShoutOut digital watches]] and VCR to be the cutting edge of technology, which would have been played for a fairly straight laugh by Douglas Adams but is played in the book as being just as dated and contemptible as the aliens find it to be.
** Mocked also in the book's description of K-9, as seen through Chris's eyes. He remarks on the letters on its side being 'clearly intended to look futuristic' and seems to find its aesthetic very dated.
25th Jun '15 9:56:01 AM DaibhidC
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* DevelopmentGag: The Creator/BigFinish version stars the Eighth Doctor instead of the Fourth. The story starts when he gets an invitation from Professor Chronotis -- he remembers that when he was "all teeth and curls" and he and Romana went punting on the Cam, they were [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors taken out by a time scoop, kept confined between dimensions for just over two hours]], and delivered back onto the Cam once the crisis was over. But they were supposed to visit Professor Chronotis that day, and neither he nor Romana, now Lady President of Gallifrey, remember why they never visited their friend. This means that in the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho continuity, the original version of "Shada" never happened.



* FanGirl: The book version of the Ship is fascinated by the Doctor and starts seeking out and watching old holographic video footage of his adventures, which are strongly implied to just be ''Doctor Who'' episodes. She becomes a serious fan, and eventually forces Skagra to watch them all with her in the hope that he'll learn some good moral lessons from the stories.

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* FanGirl: The book version of the Ship is fascinated by the Doctor and starts seeking out and watching old holographic video footage of his adventures, which are strongly implied to just be ''Doctor Who'' episodes. She becomes a serious fan, and eventually forces Skagra to watch them all with her in the hope that he'll learn some good moral lessons from the stories. (The script has elements of this, but the novel really plays them up.)



* RomanceOnTheSet: Daniel Hill, who played Chris Parsons, met his future wife Olivia Bazalgette (she was the production assistant) during the location filming of this story. They married two years later and remain so to this day!
30th May '15 12:07:22 PM DorisWildthyme
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*** Well, he was played by Christopher Neame in the TV version, and Neame was [[PrettyBoy very pretty]] back in the 1970s. Seriously, go and Google him if you don't believe me.
19th May '15 7:20:41 AM LondonKdS
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* WeirdnessCensor: Professor Chronotis has been living in the same set of rooms at Cambridge (actually his TARDIS, which is '''even more''' out of date than the Doctor's) for ''centuries''. According to him everyone at the old Cambridge colleges are very discreet, that and a perception filter.

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* WeirdnessCensor: Professor Chronotis has been living in the same set of rooms at Cambridge (actually his TARDIS, which is '''even more''' out of date than the Doctor's) for ''centuries''. According to him everyone at the old Cambridge colleges are very discreet, that and a perception filter.
** There is also a RunningGag in the book that everybody, including the Doctor, instantly dismisses any negative or suspicious thought they have about Chronotis by deciding that he is just a "nice old man". This is strongly implied to be the result of a low-key use of his powers.
16th Mar '15 8:56:12 PM Elusivehawk
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