History Recap / DoctorWhoS1E3TheEdgeOfDestruction

16th Jul '17 9:34:15 PM goldenroad
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** However, considering the Doctor concedes that the TARDIS ''does'' possess a "machine intelligence" due to its many computers, and it's eventually revealed that [[spoiler:the TARDIS ''is'' communicating with the group]], this episode [[FridgeBrilliance can easily be read as the moment where the Doctor realized just how intelligent the TARDIS really is]]. It's still [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness a pretty far cry]] from the TARDIS having "a heart and soul" that [[DoctorWhoS27E11BoomTown manifests]] [[DoctorWhoS27E13ThePartingOfTheWays as glowy yellow light]] and [[DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife is sentient enough to manifest in humanoid form]], though.

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** However, considering the Doctor concedes that the TARDIS ''does'' possess a "machine intelligence" due to its many computers, and it's eventually revealed that [[spoiler:the the TARDIS ''is'' communicating with the group]], group, this episode [[FridgeBrilliance can easily be read as the moment where the Doctor realized just how intelligent the TARDIS really is]]. It's still [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness a pretty far cry]] from the TARDIS having "a heart and soul" that [[DoctorWhoS27E11BoomTown manifests]] [[DoctorWhoS27E13ThePartingOfTheWays as glowy yellow light]] and [[DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife is sentient enough to manifest in humanoid form]], though.



* 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.

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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 apologizing 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.
27th Jun '17 4:25:02 AM AmuckCricetine
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* RealityEnsues: The story shows how scary and dangerous it can be living in an alien ship that is apparently alive, is broken and which the Doctor doesn't entirely understand how to work, which is usually PlayedForLaughs. A minor fault on the console almost destroys the TARDIS by throwing it back through time towards the creation of a galaxy and the TARDIS's attempts to warn the crew leave them confused and scared something else is inside the ship.
27th Jun '17 3:57:10 AM AmuckCricetine
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* NothingIsScarier:
** There's no clear enemy for the first episode, with the malevolent presence represented by the TARDIS doors opening and closing and everyone on the ship going slightly mad thanks to its psychic influence. The second episode of the serial shows them actually puzzling through the problem and isn't half as scary, but the first episode is just horrifying.
** The Doctor and his companions are trapped inside the TARDIS, which is stalled in the Void, while everything is both broken and working at the same time...while Susan screams about something having gotten inside the TARDIS and trying to kill one of the other companions with a pair of scissors.
16th Jun '17 10:18:31 AM YellowYoshi398
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* ContinuityNod: As Barbra is chewing out the Doctor, she mentions the events of the previous serials.

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** However, considering the Doctor concedes that the TARDIS ''does'' possess a "machine intelligence" due to its many computers, and it's eventually revealed that [[spoiler:the TARDIS ''is'' communicating with the group]], this episode [[FridgeBrilliance can easily be read as the moment where the Doctor realized just how intelligent the TARDIS really is]]. It's still [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness a pretty far cry]] from the TARDIS having "a heart and soul" that [[DoctorWhoS27E11BoomTown manifests]] [[DoctorWhoS27E13ThePartingOfTheWays as glowy yellow light]] and [[DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife is sentient enough to manifest in humanoid form]], though.
* ContinuityNod: As Barbra Barbara is chewing out the Doctor, she mentions the events of the previous serials.
1st Jun '17 8:59:57 AM StFan
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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 triggers 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 (a.k.a. "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 triggers some very important CharacterDevelopment for the Doctor and his friendship with Barbara.



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9th May '17 8:34:42 PM bowserbros
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The one where Susan stabs a mattress.
9th Apr '17 3:17:55 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* WhatTheHellHero: Delivered by Barbara to the Doctor about his awful behaviour.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Delivered by Barbara Wright gets a great one. The Doctor is threatening to throw her and Ian out of the TARDIS, ''into empty space'', and she tells him he has no right to threaten them as he owes his life to the Doctor about his awful behaviour.two of them several times over already.
--->'''Barbara''': Accuse us? You ought to go down on your hands and knees and thank us!
15th Mar '17 8:57:12 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ContinuityNod: As Barbra is chewing out the Doctor, she mentions the events of the previous serials.
12th Mar '17 12:52:13 PM ThunderingTyphoons
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* WhatTheHellHero: Delivered by Barbara to the Doctor about his awful behavior.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Delivered by Barbara to the Doctor about his awful behavior.behaviour.
12th Mar '17 12:45:58 PM ThunderingTyphoons
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* BottleEpisode: The entire story takes place in the TARDIS and its functions are shutting down, so a minimalist thing. The production crew likely needed bottle episode at this point due to problems with the first two serials, including the first episode of each needing to be redone due to problems.

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* BottleEpisode: The entire story takes place in the TARDIS and its functions are shutting down, so a minimalist thing. The production crew likely needed a bottle episode at this point due to problems with the first two serials, including the first episode of each needing to be redone due to problems.
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