History Recap / DoctorWhoS1E3TheEdgeofDestruction

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.
12th Mar '17 12:45:22 PM ThunderingTyphoons
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* BottleEpisode: The entire episode takes place in the T.A.R.D.I.S 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 episode story takes place in the T.A.R.D.I.S 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.
10th Mar '17 9:41:32 AM monkeyjb1988
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* BottleEpisode: The entire episode takes place in the T.A.R.D.I.S and its functions are shutting down, so a minimalist thing.

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* BottleEpisode: The entire episode takes place in the T.A.R.D.I.S 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.



** 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.

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** 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 {{Jerkass}} seen previously.
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.]]
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