History Recap / DoctorWhoS1E3TheEdgeofDestruction

13th Nov '17 10:29:41 AM fruitstripegum
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* UnbuiltTrope: This story is an absurdly dark look at how miserable and paranoid it would be to be unworldly humans living aboard a SapientShip that travels semi-autonomously across time and space with a mysterious alien at the helm by this point, Ian and Barbara's hatred of the Doctor is enough that both think the other may have tried to murder him (and they did not choose to be his companions either, instead being kidnapped by him), the Doctor hates Ian and Barbara for being human interlopers who may be trying to steal or hurt his ship, and Susan, while appearing to be TheIngenue, is just as [[BlueAndOrangeMorality inscrutable and alien]] as her grandfather and [[TheOphelia has a violent mental breakdown, babbling about creatures living inside her, and attacking Ian with a pair of surgical scissors]]. During all of this, they are dealing with a NegativeSpaceWedgie, the effects of which are so unlike anything that they have seen before that they constantly wonder if this is actually a malevolent force or something the TARDIS, which [[StarfishAliens has a mind of its own impossible to understand outside of its species]], is doing for their sake. Another aspect is that the TARDIS being unreliable and the Doctor being unable to control it is usually portrayed comically. However this serial shows how dangerous it could really be when the TARDIS goes wrong, here a spring coming loose on the console nearly destroys the ship by throwing it back in time to the creation of a galaxy.
5th Aug '17 2:39:51 AM ClintEastwood
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--->'''Barbara''': Accuse us? You ought to go down on your hands and knees and thank us!

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--->'''Barbara''': How dare you! Do you realise, you stupid old man, that you'd have died in the Cave of Skulls if Ian hadn't made fire for you? And what about what we went through against the Daleks? Not just for us, but for you and Susan too. And all because you tricked us into going down to the city. Accuse us? You ought to go down on your hands and knees and thank us!us. But gratitude's the last thing you'll ever have, or any sort of common sense either.
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.
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