History Recap / DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis

9th May '17 9:45:46 PM bowserbros
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The one with the cardboard cutout Master.
4th May '17 11:23:01 PM goldenroad
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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).

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: A significant proportion of [[spoiler:the the ''entire universe'']] universe'' is [[spoiler:destroyed destroyed by entropy]]. entropy. Although insignificant on the scale of such an unbelievably cataclysmic event, the region destroyed includes [[spoiler:the the Traken Union]], Union, thereby almost immediately rendering all the events, people and struggles in [[spoiler:''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E6TheKeeperOfTraken ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E6TheKeeperOfTraken The Keeper of Traken]]'' (the previous connected story)]] 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).
4th May '17 11:12:01 PM goldenroad
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The universe nearly ends and Creator/TomBaker leaves ''Doctor Who'' after an amazing seven years and forty-one (Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada or forty-two) episodes. We're not sure which is more important at this stage.

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The universe nearly ends and Creator/TomBaker leaves ''Doctor Who'' after an amazing seven years and forty-one (Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada or forty-two) forty-two]]) episodes. We're not sure which is more important at this stage.
4th May '17 11:10:37 PM goldenroad
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The universe nearly ends and Creator/TomBaker leaves ''Doctor Who''. We're not sure which is more important at this stage.

The Doctor and Adric make a pit stop in 1981 Britain, so that the Doctor can materialize right on top of a real police box and make hyper-precise multi-dimensional measurements of it, which he needs to take to the mathematics nerds of Logopolis so they can fix the chameleon circuit. ([[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} Just nod along, OK?]]) The Master, anticipating this, materialises his spare TARDIS (which [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin he nicked from Goth that one time]]) around that exact same police box moments before. Which means that the Doctor's TARDIS now contains the Master's TARDIS containing a real police box. (Still following us?) Time and space get a bit wonky, so the Doctor and Adric investigate the string of [=TARDISes=] in the console room -- all identical except for being [[EvilIsNotWellLit progressively less well-lit]].

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The universe nearly ends and Creator/TomBaker leaves ''Doctor Who''.Who'' after an amazing seven years and forty-one (Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada or forty-two) episodes. We're not sure which is more important at this stage.

The Doctor and Adric make a pit stop in 1981 Britain, so that the Doctor can materialize right on top of a real police box and make hyper-precise multi-dimensional measurements of it, which he needs to take to the mathematics nerds of Logopolis so they can fix the chameleon circuit. ([[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} Just nod along, OK?]]) The Master, anticipating this, materialises materializes his spare TARDIS (which [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin he nicked from Goth that one time]]) around that exact same police box moments before. Which means that the Doctor's TARDIS now contains the Master's TARDIS containing a real police box. (Still following us?) Time and space get a bit wonky, so the Doctor and Adric investigate the string of [=TARDISes=] in the console room -- all identical except for being [[EvilIsNotWellLit progressively less well-lit]].
24th Apr '17 8:10:30 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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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)!

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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, [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds it was an accident)!accident]])!
7th Apr '17 4:21:59 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* DeathByOriginStory: Tegan's Aunt Vanessa is murdered by the Master, plus Nyssa's home planet is wiped out.
4th Apr '17 3:48:45 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* UnwittingPawn: The Master coerces the Doctor into an alliance. If the whole universe disintegrates, there will never be a galaxy to rule, right? Not so fast: The Master plans to bargain the healing technobabble for the unquestioned allegiance of the universe's inhabitants.
-->'''Doctor:''' Blackmail.\\
'''Master:''' No, Doctor, I'm [[DistinctionWithoutADifference merely reporting the state of affairs.]]
4th Apr '17 3:37:48 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ClimbingClimax: The Fourth Doctor is defeated while trying to overpower the Master inside a radio telescope.
3rd Apr '17 4:40:17 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* OffTheShelfFX: The TARDIS Chameleon Circuit control panel is obviously an old carpet sweeper turned upside-down.
1st Apr '17 10:54:31 AM CumbersomeTercel
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The universe nearly ends and Tom Baker leaves ''Doctor Who''. We're not sure which is more important at this stage.

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The universe nearly ends and Tom Baker Creator/TomBaker leaves ''Doctor Who''. We're not sure which is more important at this stage.



* CallBack: It's revealed that the CVE the TARDIS fell through earlier in the season was actually one of many created by Logopolis to let the entropy drain away and prevent the universe from collapsing.
** The Watcher's role in events may be a CallBack to Cho Je from "Planet of the Spiders", thus [[BookEnds linking the Fourth Doctor's origin-story to his finale]].

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It's revealed that the CVE the TARDIS fell through earlier in the season was actually one of many created by Logopolis to let the entropy drain away and prevent the universe from collapsing.
** The Watcher's role in events may be a CallBack to Cho Je from "Planet "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiders Planet of the Spiders", Spiders]]", thus [[BookEnds linking the Fourth Doctor's origin-story to his finale]].finale]].
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot The Doctor reaffirms that he hates farewells]].
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E1TerrorOfTheAutons The Doctor and the Master confront each other on a radio telescope]].
* ContinuityCavalcade: Before the Fourth Doctor regenerates, he sees images of his enemies and former companions, all shown by clips from previous stories - [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin the Master]], a Dalek, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen the Cyber-Leader]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E2ThePiratePlanet the Captain]], Davros, a Sontaran, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E1TerrorOfTheZygons a Zygon]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS16E6TheArmageddonFactor the Black Guardian]], Sarah Jane Smith, Harry Sullivan, the Brigadier, Leela, K9 and Romana.
* ContinuityNod:
** The school uniform which Romana wore in "Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath City of Death]]" can be seen in her room.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E5WarriorsGate The Doctor and Adric discuss Romana's recent departure]].
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild The Doctor mentions Totter's Yard]].
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E5TheTimeMonster The Doctor and the Master's TARDISes become intertwined]].
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