History Recap / DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis

5th Jan '17 5:20:12 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ShootTheShaggyDog: A significant proportion of [[spoiler:the ''entire universe'']] is [[spoiler:destroyed by entropy]]. Although insignificant on the scale of such an unbelievably cataclysmic event, the region destroyed includes [[spoiler:the Traken Union]], thereby almost immediately rendering all the events, people and struggles in [[spoiler:''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E6TheKeeperOfTraken The Keeper of Traken]]'' (the previous connected story)]] dramatically null, void and pointless. (The fact that this is only obvious when you [[FridgeLogic stop and consider it]] suggests that this was a side-effect rather than dramatic intent on the part of the writers).
5th Jan '17 5:13:36 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* EvilHand: Nyssa's bracelet

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* EvilHand: Nyssa's braceletbracelet.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: The Fourth Doctor is fully prepared for his death and accepts it with a smile.



* FinaleCredits: Since Part 4 is Tom Baker's swan song, his face is visible during the ClosingCredits for only the briefest of moments.

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* FinaleCredits: Since Part 4 is Tom Baker's Creator/TomBaker's swan song, his face is visible during the ClosingCredits for only the briefest of moments.
5th Jan '17 5:12:38 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AMillionIsAStatistic: The story involves the destruction of one quarter of the entire universe; by even the most conservative estimates that's a single-episode death toll expressible only in standard notation. And not only does nobody seem to care (including one character whose home ''intergalactic supercluster'' was destroyed [[note]] He also killed her Dad [[/note]]), the villain responsible gets the full DracoInLeatherPants treatment despite being possibly the worst mass-murderer in all fiction (but in all fairness, it was an accident)!



* MyBrainIsBig

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* MyBrainIsBigMyBrainIsBig: The inhabitants of Logopolis.


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* TheWatcher: Played straight with The Watcher, who watched the Doctor and his companions throughout the serial, and was revealed to be a manifestation of the Fourth Doctor, which Foreshadows his regeneration into the Fifth Doctor.


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* WhamEpisode: Creator/TomBaker was the most popular Doctor the classic series ever had, so his departure after seven seasons into the (then) youngest Doctor actor ever was a Wham.
* XanatosSpeedChess: The Master's magnificent comeback from ''accidentally'' destroying about a quarter of the universe to holding the rest to ransom
18th Sep '16 9:00:23 PM Sedaver
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* EnemyMine: The Doctor and the Master must work together to save all of existence.


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* OhCrap: The Master, when he realises the Doctor is going to disconnect the cable at the radio telescope.
15th Aug '16 3:29:52 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationExpansion: In the novelisation, the Doctor receives a message from Traken about Tremas while Adric is occupied reading ''Literature/ParadiseLost''.
** The Master's TCE stinks of ozone.
** The Watcher is expanded upon.


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* EndOfAnEra: Creator/TomBaker's seven year run comes to an end.
15th Aug '16 3:05:43 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheManual: The policeman using the telephone in the police box in the opening scene of the story is named in Christopher H. Bidmead's novelisation as P.C. Donald Segrave. This was not derived from any information given in the televised version.
18th May '16 1:14:23 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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Like any good computer installation, Logopolis has a backup system: it's on Earth, at a giant radio telescope called the Pharos Project. But it turns out the Master has double-crossed the Doctor (which has [[IdiotBall never happened before]]) and is holding the universe hostage to his demands by threatening to knock out the backup system. To show he's serious, he [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX4 lets a fair chunk of the universe dissolve into chaos]]... including Nyssa's home world, Traken. While she watches. No class, Master.

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Like any good The Doctor tells Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan to enter the TARDIS, which he has arranged for the Watcher to pilot out of time and space so they will be safe. Tegan, however, still thinks the Doctor is the best bet for getting home and decides to disobey his order and follows him and the Master as they go to speak to the Monitor. The Monitor reveals to the two that there is a backup plan that might be able to save everything. The people had been completing a program that could automatize its operation, but before the Monitor can boot up the program, him and the computer installation, Logopolis has equipment is swallowed by the entropy field. For a backup system: it's on Earth, at moment all seems lost, but the Doctor, however, realizes that they still have a chance; Logopolis' computer equipment was an exact copy of the Pharos Project, a giant radio telescope called on Earth. The Doctor, the Master, and Tegan then escape from the disintegrating Logopolis in the Master's TARDIS, setting a course for Earth.

Adric and Nyssa, meanwhile, can only watch helplessly, as the encroaching entropy wipes out a potion of the universe. Much to Nyssa's despair it includes Traken.

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Pharos Project. But it turns out Project, the Master has double-crossed and the Doctor (which has [[IdiotBall never happened before]]) eventually manage in cooperation to install the backup system and is holding restore balance to the universe hostage universe. But true to his demands by threatening form, the Master decides to double-cross the Doctor; he uses the radio telescope broadcast to a message to all intelligent life in the universe: they must submit to him or else he will knock out the backup system. To show he's serious, he [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX4 lets a fair chunk of system and unleash the universe dissolve into chaos]]... including Nyssa's home world, Traken. While she watches. No class, Master.
entropy field upon everything again.


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* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: As the Master announces his threat to destroy the universe unless its people submits to him:
-->'''The Doctor''' ''(outraged)'' Blackmail!\\
'''The Master:''' No, Doctor, I'm merely reporting the state of affairs.
18th May '16 9:45:49 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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After a chat with the Watcher inside the deepest parts of the TARDIS, Adric is able to follow the Doctor, and the ducklings cause enough of a distraction to allow the Doctor to muck up the Master's plans. Fortunately, this leaves the larger part of the universe intact. Unfortunately, the Master and the Doctor break out into a fight on top of the Pharos Tower. The Doctor sees visions of his worst enemies attempting to kill him. Clashing on the gantry, the two Time Lords wrestle to the floor. The Master gets up first and bolts to the controls of the telescope. He tilts the radar dish until the gantry completely flips over, which results in the Doctor falling all the way from the top of the Pharos Tower to his death, but not before he sees images of his various enemies. The cowardly Master runs away in his TARDIS after this cheap act of murder.

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After a chat with the Watcher inside the deepest parts of the TARDIS, Adric is able to follow the Doctor, and the ducklings cause enough of a distraction to allow the Doctor to muck up the Master's plans. Fortunately, this leaves the larger part of the universe intact. Unfortunately, the Master and the Doctor break out into a fight on top of the Pharos Tower. The Doctor sees visions of his worst enemies attempting to kill him. Clashing on the gantry, the two Time Lords wrestle to the floor. The Master gets up first and bolts to the controls of the telescope. He tilts the radar dish until the gantry completely flips over, which results in over. Grabbing a cable and desperately trying to hang on to it, the Doctor falling all the way from the top of the Pharos Tower to his death, but not before he sees images several visions of his various enemies. enemies taunting him. Gradually, his strength begins to fail him, and finally his grasp slips, causing him to fall. The cowardly Master runs away sniggering in his TARDIS after this cheap act of murder.
9th May '16 2:02:55 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: The Master inadvertently manages to unleash great destruction upon about '''a ''quarter'' of the Universe''', because he didn't fully understand the danger of interfering with Logopolis' operations. It is without a doubt the greatest atrocity he has ever committed on the show, if not the single greatest atrocity ''ever'' depicted on the show, and he basically did it by pure accident.

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* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: The Master inadvertently manages to unleash great destruction upon about '''a ''quarter'' of the Universe''', simply because he didn't fully understand the danger of interfering with Logopolis' operations. It is without a doubt the greatest atrocity he has ever committed on the show, if not the single greatest atrocity ''ever'' depicted on the show, and he basically did it by pure accident.
9th May '16 2:01:22 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorld: The Master inadvertently manages to unleash great destruction upon about '''a ''quarter'' of the Universe''', because he didn't fully understand the danger of interfering with Logopolis' operations. It is without a doubt the greatest atrocity he has ever committed on the show, if not the single greatest atrocity ''ever'' depicted on the show, and he basically did it by pure accident.

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* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorld: MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: The Master inadvertently manages to unleash great destruction upon about '''a ''quarter'' of the Universe''', because he didn't fully understand the danger of interfering with Logopolis' operations. It is without a doubt the greatest atrocity he has ever committed on the show, if not the single greatest atrocity ''ever'' depicted on the show, and he basically did it by pure accident.
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