History Recap / DoctorWhoS1E4MarcoPolo

9th May '17 8:36:37 PM bowserbros
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The one where the Doctor ought to see a chiropractor.
5th Apr '17 3:56:53 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: The TARDIS crew travel with Marco Polo and meet Kublai Khan.
3rd Apr '17 11:21:27 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* KneelBeforeZod: The Doctor refuses to kneel to Kublai Khan, because his back hurts from riding a horse and he can't kneel.

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* KneelBeforeZod: The Doctor refuses is ordered to kneel to kowtow before Kublai Khan. He refuses, but not out of pride he's an old man and very stiff from having just walked most of the way across China. Fortunately, the great Khan, because his back hurts from riding a horse and he can't kneel.who is also quite elderly, finds the scene amusing.
15th Mar '17 9:00:59 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AbsenteeActor: The Doctor is absent for episode 2, as Creator/WilliamHartnell was ill at the time.
15th Mar '17 8:59:28 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* NoNameGiven: The mercenary bandit is never named in the story, and is only named Kuiju in closing credits.
12th Mar '17 12:57:35 PM ThunderingTyphoons
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* TheEmperor: Kublai Khan, who's actually pretty accommodating and [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure reasonable]] towards the travelers.

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* TheEmperor: Kublai Khan, who's actually pretty accommodating and [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure reasonable]] towards the travelers.travellers.
6th Oct '16 2:35:25 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ShownTheirWork: John Lucarotti did an immense amount of research in writing this serial. He mainly drew from Marco Polo's diaries.


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* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: The travellers have outwitted their hosts/captors and regained control of the repaired TARDIS. Then, as Susan is about to join the others inside, Tegana grabs her from behind.
7th Jul '16 2:30:59 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RapeAsDrama: It's not stated, but it's pretty obvious that Vasor is attempting to rape Barbara. Quite a shockingly adult moment for this series.
7th Jul '16 2:30:40 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RapeAsDrama: It's not stated, but it's pretty obvious that Vasor is attempting to rape Barbara. Quite a shockingly adult moment for this series.
29th May '16 9:49:44 AM HowlingSnail
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All seven episodes are missing. A colour reconstruction-- a fanmade attempt to "recreate" missing episodes using [[http://www.recons.com/glossary/telesnaps.htm telesnaps]] and other sources of visual material) -- with the full audio track exists. The serial's audio has also been released on CD by the BBC, with linking narration by William Russell (Ian). An abridged, 30-minute reconstruction is also available on the DVD set "The Beginning", on "The Edge of Destruction"'s disc.

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All seven episodes are missing. A colour reconstruction-- a fanmade attempt Several fan-made reconstructions, attempts to "recreate" missing episodes using [[http://www.recons.com/glossary/telesnaps.htm telesnaps]] and other sources of visual material) -- material along with the full audio track exists.existing soundtracks, have been made, including one in colour. The serial's audio has also been released on CD by the BBC, with linking narration by William Russell (Ian). An abridged, 30-minute reconstruction is also available on the DVD set "The Beginning", on "The Edge of Destruction"'s disc.


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* AsYouKnow: "Where is the key?" "The Doctor has it. You wouldn't let him come up here."
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