History Recap / DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks

6th Jan '17 4:40:43 AM Gosicrystal
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** Also, NoHuggingNoKissing was not yet in place, and Barbara is free to snog a random cute guy.

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** Also, NoHuggingNoKissing was not yet in place, and Barbara is free to snog a random cute guy.
6th Jan '17 4:40:30 AM Gosicrystal
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* DistinctionWithoutADifference:
-->'''Doctor:''' That's sheer murder!\\
'''Dalek:''' No. Extermination.



* NoExceptYes:
-->'''Doctor:''' That's sheer murder!\\
'''Dalek:''' No. Extermination.
2nd Nov '16 4:19:53 PM LondonKdS
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N.B.: This story is also referred to as "The Mutants", one of its working titles[[note]] But is more often referred to as "The Daleks", to avoid confusion with [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E4TheMutants the 1972 serial of the same name]][[/note]]. It was adapted for film as ''Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks'', starring Creator/PeterCushing.


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N.B.: This story is also referred to as "The Mutants", one of its working titles[[note]] But is more often referred to as "The Daleks", to avoid confusion with [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E4TheMutants the 1972 serial of the same name]][[/note]].name]][[/note]], and was often referred to in older sources as "The Dead Planet", after the title of the first episode. It was adapted for film as ''Film/DrWhoAndTheDaleks'', starring Creator/PeterCushing.

15th Oct '16 3:58:12 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** The story has the moral "War and genocide is bad. And so is pacifism!" Additionally, the Doctor and the others act more pragmatically and more out of more blatant self-interest. This was before the Doctor became a BadassPacifist.
6th Oct '16 9:40:23 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: The first Dalek props lack the vertical panels attached to the "shoulder" section of their casings.

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* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: The first Dalek props lack the vertical panels attached to the "shoulder" section of their casings.



* GoalOrientatedEvolution: The Thals had mutated into something hideous, then back again into good-looking space elves in leather trousers because that was, supposedly, the most perfect form.

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* GoalOrientatedEvolution: GoalOrientedEvolution: The Thals had mutated into something hideous, then back again into good-looking space elves in leather trousers because that was, supposedly, the most perfect form.
6th Oct '16 9:39:56 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActualPacifist: The Thals, though they later dropped this stance rather than having the Daleks exterminate them all.



* DisneyVillainDeath: Antodus gets a rare heroic version. The sight of him disappearing into blackness, coupled with the thunderous noise as he hits the bottom, is quite shocking for a young viewer.



* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: The first Dalek props lack the vertical panels attached to the "shoulder" section of their casings.



* {{Mutants}}: Everyone on Skaro is a mutant, from the Daleks to the Thals, to the surviving animal life.

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* {{Mutants}}: Everyone on Skaro is a mutant, from GoalOrientatedEvolution: The Thals had mutated into something hideous, then back again into good-looking space elves in leather trousers because that was, supposedly, the most perfect form.
* HellIsThatNoise: The reveal of
the Daleks is accompanied by sliding, metallic walls of sound, and a high-pitched electronic screech.
* HeroicSacrifice: Antodus chooses
to the Thals, cut his rope and plummet to the surviving animal life.his death so Ian can climb up.



* InhumanlyBeautifulRace: The Thals are described as this. While both races mutated heavily due to [[ILoveNuclearPower radiation]], the Daleks, who favoured [[LittleGreenManInACan environment suits]], became hideous beings, while the Thals, who favoured a combination of gradual adaptation and anti-radiation drugs, [[BeautyEqualsGoodness became a race of beautiful, blond-haired people]]. It seems that the Thal men are especially beautiful, as Susan is shocked by the beauty of the first Thal she meets, calling him 'perfect', and Barbara has something of an off-screen romance with a known Thal beauty.



(''Barbara goes down one corridor, Ian another, and the Doctor and Susan take the third; less than five minutes later, the angriest pepperpots in the entire history of time and space make their television debut'')

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(''Barbara goes down one corridor, Ian another, and the Doctor and Susan take the third; less than five minutes later, the angriest pepperpots in the entire history of time and space make their television debut'')debut'').
* LiteralCliffhanger: Episode six ends with Antrodus missing a jump over a chasm, and Ian (to whom the other end of the rope is tied) struggling to keep his grip on the rock.


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* {{Mutants}}: Everyone on Skaro is a mutant, from the Daleks to the Thals, to the surviving animal life.


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* NoOntologicalInertia: Played straight. The Thals' anti-radiation drugs seem to restore the Doctor and company, who were nearly ''close to death from radiation poisoning'', almost instantly.


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* PerfectPacifistPeople: The Thals are portrayed as this until the climax, when they decide to fight the Daleks rather than subject to them.
* ScareChord: Used very effectively when the Daleks first appear, particularly the first cliffhanger.


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* TeachHimAnger: Ian does this to get the Thals on our heroes' side. He gets punched in the face.
* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: This story has a variation of this. Rather than being ignorant, the Thals were instead morally opposed to violence due to the wars of their past, which was OK until the Daleks decided to massacre them.


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* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: At the end of episode 4, the Doctor and his friends have escaped from the Dalek City and saved the Thals from the Daleks' ambush. They're all set to get back in the TARDIS and continue their travels...until Ian remembers the Daleks took a vital TARDIS component from him, meaning they're stuck on the planet. Cue perilous trek back into the Dalek City...
5th Oct '16 5:08:01 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationExpansion: ''Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks'' (usually shortened to ''Doctor Who and the Daleks''). The first ever novelization, David Whitaker's expansion adds a completely different introduction for Ian, Barbara, and the Doctor; also, there's a metric ton of TARDIS lore in about the third chapter. Another highlight is the appearance of a "king" Dalek in a glass casing, which would not appear until [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E6RevelationOfTheDaleks Revelation of the Daleks]].
12th Aug '16 3:54:46 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: One for the ages. Had the Doctor not intentionally tampered with the TARDIS so that they'd visit the Dalek City, none of the trouble with the Daleks in future episodes would've ever happened.
15th Jul '16 4:05:08 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* * AllThereInTheManual: According to the BBC Classic Doctor Who website, the Daleks encountered in this story are early prototypes of Davros' experiments, left behind when most of the Daleks went into space after the end of the Thal-Kaled War. This explains both why the Daleks have a mighty space empire later while the Daleks in this story are confined to the city and are all wiped out, and why later Daleks don't have the same weaknesses of needing high levels of radiation to survive and constant static electricity to power their shells.

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* * AllThereInTheManual: According to the BBC Classic Doctor Who website, the Daleks encountered in this story are early prototypes of Davros' experiments, left behind when most of the Daleks went into space after the end of the Thal-Kaled War. This explains both why the Daleks have a mighty space empire later while the Daleks in this story are confined to the city and are all wiped out, and why later Daleks don't have the same weaknesses of needing high levels of radiation to survive and constant static electricity to power their shells.
15th Jul '16 3:56:12 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* * AllThereInTheManual: According to the BBC Classic Doctor Who website, the Daleks encountered in this story are early prototypes of Davros' experiments, left behind when most of the Daleks went into space after the end of the Thal-Kaled War. This explains both why the Daleks have a mighty space empire later while the Daleks in this story are confined to the city and are all wiped out, and why later Daleks don't have the same weaknesses of needing high levels of radiation to survive and constant static electricity to power their shells.
** Also why they don't recognize and exterminate the Oncoming Storm.
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