History Recap / DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva

3rd Dec '15 3:05:21 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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The freshly-regenerated Fifth Doctor wanders around his TARDIS with some regeneration amnesia, peeking into rooms and unraveling his scarf. The TARDIS is kind enough to hand her new Doctor a crickety outfit and a cricket room. Tegan just met the Doctor hours ago, and (though she took the whole new-body thing surprisingly calmly) even ''she'' realizes that he's gone batty. They get him into the Zero Room [[note]]which would be a great name for a nightclub[[/note]], but he's only just stretched out (three feet above the ground) and closed his weary eyes when the TARDIS' Cloister Bell alarm starts up. This is annoying enough for us humans when we're tired from a hard day slinging data and just need a good night's sleep before an important meeting in the morning; imagine how much it must suck if you're tired from saving the world and ''dying'' and being born again, plus the alarm isn't for an 8 AM meeting but an urgent warning that your spacetimeship is headed into the Big Bang.

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The freshly-regenerated Fifth Doctor wanders around his TARDIS with some regeneration amnesia, briefly and randomly adopting mannerisms from his past selves, constantly mistaking Adric for past companions, peeking into rooms and unraveling his scarf. The TARDIS is kind enough to hand her new Doctor a crickety outfit and a cricket room. Tegan just met the Doctor hours ago, and (though she took the whole new-body thing surprisingly calmly) even ''she'' realizes that he's gone batty. They get him into the Zero Room [[note]]which would be a great name for a nightclub[[/note]], but he's only just stretched out (three feet above the ground) and closed his weary eyes when the TARDIS' Cloister Bell alarm starts up. This is annoying enough for us humans when we're tired from a hard day slinging data and just need a good night's sleep before an important meeting in the morning; imagine how much it must suck if you're tired from saving the world and ''dying'' and being born again, plus the alarm isn't for an 8 AM meeting but an urgent warning that your spacetimeship is headed into the Big Bang.
16th Jun '15 11:16:44 PM WarioBarker
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-->-- '''Tegan''' discovers recursion

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-->-- '''Tegan''' -->--'''Tegan''' discovers recursion



Tegan and Nyssa put their heads together (as usual, Adric is being difficult ''and'' unwillingly in league with the villain), consult the TARDIS manual and inexpertly steer it to "Castrovalva: the Dwellings of Simplicity". Its brochure makes it sound like an alien day spa: the perfect place for a bit of R&R. The Doctor wakes up for a bit, and the TARDIS tries to help out by dumping a lot of random medicine on his head and providing him with a wheelchair. While spinning in circles in said chair and being extremely amnesiac, he instructs his companions on how to propel the TARDIS away from disaster by deleting rooms. Luckily, the control room doesn't accidentally get deleted. Sadly, the Zero Room does, so they have to improvise a new portable one out of some TARDIS doors [[note]]by using the sonic screwdriver as *gasp* a screwdriver, the am amazing moment is available to buy at the bbc shop![[/note]].

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Tegan and Nyssa put their heads together (as usual, Adric is being difficult ''and'' unwillingly in league with the villain), consult the TARDIS manual and inexpertly steer it to "Castrovalva: the Dwellings of Simplicity". Its brochure makes it sound like an alien day spa: the perfect place for a bit of R&R. The Doctor wakes up for a bit, and the TARDIS tries to help out by dumping a lot of random medicine on his head and providing him with a wheelchair. While spinning in circles in said chair and being extremely amnesiac, he instructs his companions on how to propel the TARDIS away from disaster by deleting rooms. Luckily, the control room doesn't accidentally get deleted. Sadly, the Zero Room does, so they have to improvise a new portable one out of some TARDIS doors [[note]]by [[note]](by using the sonic screwdriver Sonic Screwdriver as *gasp* a screwdriver, screwdriver; the am amazing moment is available to buy at the bbc shop![[/note]].
BBC Store!)[[/note]].



Eventually, the Doctor regains his memory, convices the townsfolk to override their collective WeirdnessCensor and defeats the Master. Also, it turns out that Tegan didn't steer the TARDIS at all -- that was all the Master's doing. The Doctor pins a vegetable to his coat and happily heads over to the next adventure.

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Eventually, the Doctor regains his memory, convices convinces the townsfolk to override their collective WeirdnessCensor and defeats the Master. Also, it turns out that Tegan didn't steer the TARDIS at all -- - that was all the Master's doing. The Doctor pins a vegetable to his coat and happily heads over to the next adventure.






!!Tropes

* {{Bizarrchitecture}} [=/=] MobileMaze
* ChasedByAngryNatives: You don't built a fortress on a impenetrable bluff if you welcome visitors. ZigZagged by the Castrovalvans themselves, who later reveal themselves to be a [[ProudScholarRaceGuy proud scholar race]] -- underneath all the fur and feathers, of course.

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!!Tropes

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* {{Bizarrchitecture}} [=/=] / MobileMaze
* ChasedByAngryNatives: You don't built a fortress on a impenetrable bluff if you welcome visitors. ZigZagged by the Castrovalvans themselves, who later reveal themselves to be a [[ProudScholarRaceGuy proud scholar race]] -- - underneath all the fur and feathers, of course.



'''Shardovan''': ''(dourly)'' Books are [[CaptainObvious the principle business of a library]], sir.

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'''Shardovan''': ''(dourly)'' '''Shardovan:''' (''dourly'') Books are [[CaptainObvious the principle business of a library]], sir.



** At first glance, the self-changing tapestry is mere artwork. The Master aims to turn it into the galaxy's biggest 3-d printer.

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** At first glance, the self-changing tapestry is mere artwork. The Master aims to turn it into the galaxy's biggest 3-d 3D printer.



* ContinuityNod: The disoriented Doctor confuses his current companions for several previous ones, even going back to One's time when he calls Tegan "Vicki." He also takes on the mannerisms of the First ("I wonder, my boy, what you would do if you were me, hmm?", Second "Oh no! We've gone into the wrong part of the TARDIS! Jamie, you go back! When I say run, run!" and Third "Won't be long now, Brigadier -- if the ice warriors don't get there first!"), suggesting a sort of dementia.

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* ContinuityNod: The disoriented Doctor confuses his current companions for several previous ones, even going back to One's time when he calls Tegan "Vicki." "Vicki". He also takes on the mannerisms of the First ("I wonder, my boy, what you would do if you were me, hmm?", hmm?"), Second "Oh ("Oh no! We've gone into the wrong part of the TARDIS! Jamie, you go back! When I say run, run!" run!") and Third "Won't ("Won't be long now, Brigadier -- - if the ice warriors Ice Warriors don't get there first!"), suggesting a sort of dementia.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The Fifth Doctor comes across as very gentle, very naive and very ''normal'' for the majority of the episode, but after about three quarters of the story, the "that's democracy for you" line firmly establishes him as a DeadpanSnarker as well.
* EvilWearsBlack: Subverted. Shardovan's the only Castrovalvan that wears black which makes the rest of the characters suspicious but he turns out to be a RedHerring.
* FakeMemories: Heck, the Castrovalvans have Fake ''History''

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The Fifth Doctor comes across as very gentle, very naive naive, and very ''normal'' for the majority of the episode, but after about three quarters three-quarters of the story, the "that's democracy for you" line firmly establishes him as a DeadpanSnarker as well.
* EvilWearsBlack: Subverted. Shardovan's the only Castrovalvan that wears black black, which makes the rest of the characters suspicious suspicious...but he turns out to be a RedHerring.
* FakeMemories: Heck, the Castrovalvans have Fake ''History''''History''.



* GilliganCut: The Doctor mentions how flying the TARDIS is difficult and you need to do more than flip a switch. Cut to Tegan, praying and flipping a switch.
* GlamourFailure: In truth, this was a barren jungle before the Master conjured up the city and its inhabitants.

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* GilliganCut: The Doctor mentions how flying the TARDIS is difficult and you need to do more than flip a switch. Cut to Tegan, praying and flipping a switch.
switch.
* GlamourFailure: In truth, this was a barren jungle before the Master conjured up the city and its inhabitants.



* HiddenInPlainSight: The Master appear to be holding Adric captive in an undisclosed location elsewhere. The net is actually located right behind the tapestry, which explains how the Master could be in two places at once. The Master pulls this off twice: His TARDIS is camouflaged as the fireplace.

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* HiddenInPlainSight: The Master appear to be holding Adric captive in an undisclosed location elsewhere. The net is actually located right behind the tapestry, which explains how the Master could be in two places at once. The Master pulls this off twice: His his TARDIS is camouflaged as the fireplace.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: When The Doctor first sees himself in a mirror and talks to himself, it looks like he's addressing the audience.
-->'''The Doctor:''' That's the trouble with regeneration. You never quite know what you're going to get.
* LivingBattery: Adric's block transfer computations are powering Castrovalva.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: When The the Doctor first sees himself in a mirror and talks to himself, it looks like he's addressing the audience.
-->'''The Doctor:''' -->'''Doctor:''' That's the trouble with regeneration. You never quite know what you're going to get.
* LivingBattery: Adric's block transfer computations are powering Castrovalva.



* MindProbe: The Master keeps Adric trapped in a hadron web that forcibly extracts Block Transfer Computations from his mind, and trying to force the Master out of his head seems to be [[TheWoobie pretty painful for the poor kid.]]

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* MindProbe: The Master keeps Adric trapped in a hadron web that forcibly extracts Block Transfer Computations from his mind, and trying to force the Master out of his head seems to be [[TheWoobie pretty painful for the poor kid.]]kid]].



* NoOneCouldHaveSurvivedThat: The Master ducks into his TARDIS once his creations turn on him -- but he's too monomaniacal to leave the web behind, so he gets tackled by the Castrovalvans as the city vanishes and buried them all (and his TARDIS) under solid rock. The Fifth Doctor doesn't address this, however, and even speaks of the Master in the present tense. He knows better.

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* NoOneCouldHaveSurvivedThat: The Master ducks into his TARDIS once his creations turn on him -- - but he's too monomaniacal to leave the web behind, so he gets tackled by the Castrovalvans as the city vanishes and buried them all (and his TARDIS) under solid rock. The Fifth Doctor doesn't address this, however, and even speaks of the Master in the present tense. He knows better.



* SceneryPorn: The picturesque Castrovalvan [[GhibliHills countryside]], which comprises a good deal of Part Two.
* TemptingFate: It's hard not to cringe at Five destroying his predecessor's scarf, as if Peter Davison didn't have enough of an uphill battle to get the fans to accept him in the role.
* ThrowItIn: According to TheOtherWiki and the DVDCommentary, Creator/MatthewWaterhouse was severely hungover and vomiting behind a tree in the scene at the end of Part 4 where the Doctor and Nyssa talk about landing the TARDIS. Creator/PeterDavison and Sarah Sutton kept acting, and the producers kept the shot, deciding it was useful anyway: it would show the ill effects on Adric's health from being under the Master's control.

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* SceneryPorn: The picturesque Castrovalvan [[GhibliHills countryside]], which comprises a good deal of Part Two.
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* TemptingFate: It's hard not to cringe at Five destroying his predecessor's scarf, as if Peter Davison Creator/PeterDavison didn't have enough of an uphill battle to get the fans to accept him in the role.
* ThrowItIn: According to TheOtherWiki and the DVDCommentary, Creator/MatthewWaterhouse was severely hungover and vomiting behind a tree in the scene at the end of Part 4 where the Doctor and Nyssa talk about landing the TARDIS. Creator/PeterDavison Davison and Sarah Sutton kept acting, and the producers kept the shot, deciding it was useful anyway: it would show the ill effects on Adric's health from being under the Master's control.



* TrailOfBreadCrumbs: The Doctor's companions aren't much use when it comes to navigating the TARDIS -- though Five is, admittedly, foggy on the subject -- requiring him to leave bits and bobs of the Fourth Doctor's clothing lying at intersections, so he can be found. Good thing that scarf was so huge. (Tegan uses her lipstick.)
-->'''Tegan:''' ''(following string)'' Looks like the Doctor's [[{{Pun}} coming unraveled]] in more ways than one.
* VillainousBreakdown: The Master has a meltdown after his precious web is destroyed. "My WEB! '''[[SkywardScream MYYYY WEEEEEEEEB!!]]"
* WeCanRuleTogether: The Master to Adric

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* TrailOfBreadCrumbs: The Doctor's companions aren't much use when it comes to navigating the TARDIS -- - though Five is, admittedly, foggy on the subject -- - requiring him to leave bits and bobs of the Fourth Doctor's clothing lying at intersections, so he can be found. Good thing that scarf was so huge. (Tegan uses her lipstick.)
-->'''Tegan:''' ''(following string)'' (''following string'') Looks like the Doctor's [[{{Pun}} coming unraveled]] in more ways than one.
* VillainousBreakdown: The Master has a meltdown after his precious web is destroyed. "My WEB! '''[[SkywardScream MYYYY WEEEEEEEEB!!]]"
WEEEEEEEEB!!]]"
* WeCanRuleTogether: The Master to AdricAdric.
9th Apr '15 8:07:13 PM Elusivehawk
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11th Mar '15 1:06:20 PM NinjaLore
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* RedHerring: The audience is clearly intended to believe that Shardovan (who is shifty and sinister and dresses all in black) is the Master. Probably intentional in-story as well.

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* RedHerring: The audience is clearly intended to believe that Shardovan (who is shifty and sinister and dresses all in black) is the Master. Probably intentional in-story as well. Also, the Doctor encounters yet another primitive tribe, only to discover that they're friendly intellectuals who were honoring a supposedly ancient tradition.
26th Feb '15 12:35:20 AM Elusivehawk
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->If we had an index file, we could look it up in the index file... under "index file".

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->If ->''"If we had an index file, we could look it up in the index file... under "index file".'index file'."''
5th Feb '15 8:16:35 PM Nightsky
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* ChekhovsLecture: Tegan embarrasses herself by giving a rather naff suggestion on how to find the Doctor's file. Nyssa primly replies with a speech about recursion.

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* ChekhovsLecture: Tegan embarrasses herself by giving a rather naff suggestion on how to find the Doctor's file. and Nyssa primly replies with a speech about discuss recursion.



* ThePratfall: Nyssa's slow descent into the ButtMonkey begins here. When the wheelchair supporting the Doctor's sarcophagus tumbles into a creek, Nyssa is sent to fetch it and winds up somersaulting into the drink, losing her mantilla in the process.

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* ThePratfall: Nyssa's slow descent into the ButtMonkey begins here. When the wheelchair supporting the Doctor's sarcophagus tumbles into a creek, Nyssa is sent to fetch it and winds up somersaulting into the drink, losing her mantilla in the process.
3rd Jan '15 4:16:18 PM Eegah
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* TemptingFate: It's hard not to cringe at Five destroying his predecessor's scarf, as if Peter Davison didn't have enough of an uphill battle to get the fans to accept him in the role.
16th Dec '14 3:04:34 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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->If we had an index file, we could look it up in the index file... under "[[ShapedLikeItself index file]]".

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->If we had an index file, we could look it up in the index file... under "[[ShapedLikeItself index file]]"."index file".
8th Nov '14 2:18:45 AM bazer63
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Tegan and Nyssa put their heads together (as usual, Adric is being difficult ''and'' unwillingly in league with the villain), consult the TARDIS manual and inexpertly steer it to "Castrovalva: the Dwellings of Simplicity". Its brochure makes it sound like an alien day spa: the perfect place for a bit of R&R. The Doctor wakes up for a bit, and the TARDIS tries to help out by dumping a lot of random medicine on his head and providing him with a wheelchair. While spinning in circles in said chair and being extremely amnesiac, he instructs his companions on how to propel the TARDIS away from disaster by deleting rooms. Luckily, the control room doesn't accidentally get deleted. Sadly, the Zero Room does, so they have to improvise a new portable one out of some TARDIS doors.

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Tegan and Nyssa put their heads together (as usual, Adric is being difficult ''and'' unwillingly in league with the villain), consult the TARDIS manual and inexpertly steer it to "Castrovalva: the Dwellings of Simplicity". Its brochure makes it sound like an alien day spa: the perfect place for a bit of R&R. The Doctor wakes up for a bit, and the TARDIS tries to help out by dumping a lot of random medicine on his head and providing him with a wheelchair. While spinning in circles in said chair and being extremely amnesiac, he instructs his companions on how to propel the TARDIS away from disaster by deleting rooms. Luckily, the control room doesn't accidentally get deleted. Sadly, the Zero Room does, so they have to improvise a new portable one out of some TARDIS doors.
doors [[note]]by using the sonic screwdriver as *gasp* a screwdriver, the am amazing moment is available to buy at the bbc shop![[/note]].
1st Sep '14 10:54:44 PM johnnyfog
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Previously on ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor took a nasty spill from disconnecting the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis Pharos Project]]'s power cable, prompting a sudden regeneration. (It's a big one too -- [[SeriesContinuityError even his shoes regenerated!]]) Unfortunately, the regeneration is in danger of failing. That is, unless he can get some rest and healing in the TARDIS' Zero Room, a sensory deprivation suite.

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Previously on ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor took a nasty spill from disconnecting the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis Pharos Project]]'s power cable, prompting a sudden regeneration. (It's a big one too -- [[SeriesContinuityError even his shoes regenerated!]]) Unfortunately, the regeneration he doesn't take to it very well, and is in danger of failing. That turning senile; that is, unless he can get some rest and healing in the TARDIS' Zero Room, a sensory deprivation suite.



* ContinuityNod: The disoriented Doctor confuses his current companions for several previous ones, even going back to One's time when he calls Tegan "Vicki." He also takes on the mannerisms of the First ("I wonder, my boy, what you would do if you were me, hmm?", Second "Oh no! We've gone into the wrong part of the TARDIS! Jamie, you go back! When I say run, run!" and Third "Won't be long now, Brigadier - if the ice warriors don't get there first!") Doctors before developing his own, new personality.

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* ContinuityNod: The disoriented Doctor confuses his current companions for several previous ones, even going back to One's time when he calls Tegan "Vicki." He also takes on the mannerisms of the First ("I wonder, my boy, what you would do if you were me, hmm?", Second "Oh no! We've gone into the wrong part of the TARDIS! Jamie, you go back! When I say run, run!" and Third "Won't be long now, Brigadier - -- if the ice warriors don't get there first!") Doctors before developing his own, new personality.first!"), suggesting a sort of dementia.
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