History Recap / DoctorWhoS1E3TheEdgeOfDestruction

15th Oct '16 4:08:29 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Ian checks the Doctor's heartbeat and only hears a single beat. It's later established that the Doctor has two hearts.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
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Ian checks the Doctor's heartbeat and only hears a single beat. It's later established that the Doctor has two hearts.hearts.
** The Doctor scoffs at the idea that the TARDIS is sentient. The modern series in particular ran with this concept.



%%* EldritchLocation: The TARDIS itself becomes one.

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%%* * EldritchLocation: The TARDIS itself becomes one.one. This was the first hint that the ship might be alive.
6th Oct '16 3:14:24 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** This story begins developing the TARDIS, the first story to even hint at it being autonomous. Before this, it was mostly treated as any other time machine/spaceship; after this, writers and serials would hint more and more at it being alive, before finally being confirmed in "The Doctor's Wife".

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** This story begins developing the TARDIS, the first story to even hint at it being autonomous. Before this, it was mostly treated as any other time machine/spaceship; after this, writers and serials would hint more and more at it being alive, before finally being confirmed in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife The Doctor's Wife".Wife]]".
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Ian checks the Doctor's heartbeat and only hears a single beat. It's later established that the Doctor has two hearts.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Ian checks the Doctor's heartbeat and only hears a single beat. It's later established that the Doctor has two hearts.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: That Susan would be the most affected by the malunctioning TARDIS makes a lot of sense after the latter revelation of her having above-average (even by Gallifreyan standards), but far from fully trained/controlled psychic abilities.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: That Susan would be the most affected by the malunctioning malfunctioning TARDIS makes a lot of sense after the latter revelation of her having above-average (even by Gallifreyan standards), but far from fully trained/controlled psychic abilities.
6th Oct '16 3:11:52 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Ian checks the Doctor's heartbeat and only hears a single beat. It's later established that the Doctor has two hearts.
6th Oct '16 2:29:34 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AHouseDivided: The main characters are stuck in the TARDIS. Outside, the ship is about to tear itself apart and inside they're at each other's throats.



* BreakTheHaughty: Given that the Doctor was well into the "vicious" side of AntiHero in the first two stories, his behaviour here isn't very surprising. However, he reaches a new low upon threatening to throw Ian and Barbara out the TARDIS, something that could easily kill them. When the woman he threatens to kill not only gives him one hell of a WhatTheHellHero but also figures out the problem and saves the day, the Doctor is understandably humbled. Not only does this lead to his attitude improving but sets his moral compass in a more unambigously good direction, something that determines the show's outlook to this day.

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* BreakTheHaughty: Given that the Doctor was well into the "vicious" side of AntiHero in the first two stories, his behaviour here isn't very surprising. However, he reaches a new low upon threatening to throw Ian and Barbara out the TARDIS, something that could easily kill them. When the woman he threatens to kill not only gives him one hell of a WhatTheHellHero but also figures out the problem and saves the day, the Doctor is understandably humbled. Not only does this lead to his attitude improving but sets his moral compass in a more unambigously unambiguously good direction, something that determines the show's outlook to this day.


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* MidairRepair: The Doctor has to fix the TARDIS before it hits the Big Bang and is destroyed.


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* NoodleIncident: Susan recognises a photograph on the screen as Quinnis, a planet in the fourth universe where she and the Doctor nearly lost the TARDIS.


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Barbara gives the Doctor a big lecture about how he cares nothing about anyone else, thinks that he is the most important person in the universe, has no sense of right and wrong, just does whatever he wants to all the time even if it endangers other people, and is a horrible man, a terrible grandfather and genuinely deserves to be dead. This leaves him quite shaken, and the final part of the serial shows him apologising to her for his behaviour and admitting that her spirit in calling him out on it is the same thing that caused her to figure out what was wrong with the TARDIS and how to save them all. This is very important in giving him CharacterDevelopment.
* ResetButton: AKA The Fast Return Switch. This was the first and only time it was ever mentioned and it isn't working.
12th Sep '16 9:39:14 AM editproboss
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The story can be watched [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty0PHC1xXZ4&list=PL03E123B7AA7FE633&index=21 here.]]
3rd Sep '16 2:13:57 PM MrThorfan64
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* HilariousInHindsight: The "Fast Return Switch" label on the console foreshadows [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Doc Brown's]] Dymo-tape labels all over the inside of his time machine.
26th Mar '16 5:15:02 AM belac889
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* NoAntagonist: Unless a faulty spring counts, there is not bad guy here.

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* NoAntagonist: Unless a faulty spring counts, there is not no bad guy here.
6th Jan '16 5:40:05 PM JulietF2
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* TheAllegedCar: All this arc's problems are caused by a stuck down and a broken spring. As the show reveals later, this module was a museum piece when the Doctor was still a young man.

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* TheAllegedCar: All this arc's problems are caused by a stuck down button and a broken spring. As the show reveals later, this module was a museum piece when the Doctor was still a young man.
25th Jun '15 9:59:14 PM ChaoticNovelist
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[[caption-width-right:350: [[SanitySlippage Yep]][[SarcasmMode , clearly Susan's doing well this episode...]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: [[SanitySlippage Yep]][[SarcasmMode , clearly Clearly Susan's doing well this episode...]]]]



One of ''Doctor Who''[='s=] few {{Bottle Episode}}s, "The Edge of Destruction" (aka "Inside the Spaceship") is a two-part oddity wedged between two longer stories. Originally, the show was confirmed for four episodes (the opening story) to be reviewed up... then it was increased to 13, two more than "The Daleks" allowed for. Worse, there was no money for sets or extras. Although it's a filler episode, the story does trigger some very important CharacterDevelopment for the Doctor and his friendship with Barbara.

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One of ''Doctor Who''[='s=] few {{Bottle Episode}}s, "The Edge of Destruction" (aka "Inside the Spaceship") is a two-part oddity wedged between two longer stories. Originally, the show was confirmed for four episodes (the opening story) to be reviewed up... then it was increased to 13, two more than "The Daleks" allowed for. Worse, there was no money for sets or extras. Although it's a filler episode, the story does trigger triggers some very important CharacterDevelopment for the Doctor and his friendship with Barbara.



* The console's BillionsOfButtons (as iconic to ''Doctor Who'' as the blue police box) caused the actors to start [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fast_return_9567.png labeling them.]]
** Incidentally, on the [=DVDs=] it turns out that nobody is sure who actually wrote it. Carole Ann Ford suggests it may have been her and Hartnell during rehearsal, but she isn't sure.
* BottleEpisode: One of the few in the old series, along with Episode 1 of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber The Mind Robber]]".

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*TheAllegedCar: All this arc's problems are caused by a stuck down and a broken spring. As the show reveals later, this module was a museum piece when the Doctor was still a young man.
* BillionsOfButtons: The console's BillionsOfButtons (as iconic to ''Doctor Who'' as the blue police box) caused the actors to start [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fast_return_9567.png labeling them.]]
** Incidentally,
]]Incidentally, on the [=DVDs=] it turns out that nobody is sure who actually wrote it. Carole Ann Ford suggests it may have been her and Hartnell during rehearsal, but she isn't sure.
* BottleEpisode: One of the few The entire episode takes place in the old series, along with Episode 1 of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber The Mind Robber]]".T.A.R.D.I.S and its functions are shutting down, so a minimalist thing.



* CharacterDevelopment: This episode is a major stepping stone in having the Doctor's personality be more like what we know today rather than the {{Jerkass}}ery seen previously.
** Also, of a sort, begins developing the TARDIS, the first story to even hint at it being autonomous. Before this, it was mostly treated as any other time machine/spaceship; after this, writers and serials would hint more and more at it being alive, before finally being confirmed in "The Doctor's Wife".
* EasyAmnesia: At least, that what it appears to be...
* EldritchLocation: The TARDIS itself becomes one.
* EverybodyLives

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* CharacterDevelopment: This CharacterDevelopment:
**This
episode is a major stepping stone in having the Doctor's personality be more like what we know today rather than the {{Jerkass}}ery seen previously.
** Also, of a sort, **This story begins developing the TARDIS, the first story to even hint at it being autonomous. Before this, it was mostly treated as any other time machine/spaceship; after this, writers and serials would hint more and more at it being alive, before finally being confirmed in "The Doctor's Wife".
* EasyAmnesia: At least, that what it appears to be...
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Temporary amnesia affects the crew as they forgot one another.
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EldritchLocation: The TARDIS itself becomes one.
* EverybodyLivesEverybodyLives: No explosions and no stabbing means no death.



* MindScrew
* MinimalistCast

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* MindScrew
MindScrew: It's a baffling adventure inside the ship today.
* MinimalistCastMinimalistCast: Only the four crewmembers and the TARDIS herself.



* NoAntagonist: Unless a faulty spring counts.

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* NoAntagonist: Unless a faulty spring counts.counts, there is not bad guy here.



* SinkingShipScenario

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* SinkingShipScenarioSinkingShipScenario: This ship is malfunctioning and about to disintegrate.



* WhatTheHellHero: A truly awesome and well-deserved one, delivered by Barbara.

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* WhatTheHellHero: A truly awesome and well-deserved one, delivered Delivered by Barbara.Barbara to the Doctor about his awful behavior.
12th Jun '15 10:53:25 AM erforce
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-->--'''The Doctor''' begins to warm up to his companions, and vice versa

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-->--'''The -->-- '''The Doctor''' begins to warm up to his companions, and vice versa



* HilariousInHindsight: The "Fast Return Switch" label on the console foreshadows [[BackToTheFuture Doc Brown's]] Dymo-tape labels all over the inside of his time machine.

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* HilariousInHindsight: The "Fast Return Switch" label on the console foreshadows [[BackToTheFuture [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Doc Brown's]] Dymo-tape labels all over the inside of his time machine.
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