History Recap / DoctorWhoS1E4MarcoPolo

2nd Jul '17 2:56:04 AM Maddoxsort
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[[caption-width-right:300:Polo sadly reacts to the news that his story was [[MissingEpisode junked]].[[note]]He should buck up, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork this isn't a rare occurrence in the Classic Era]]... but ''[[NeedleInAHaystack finding]]'' those missing episodes is another story.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Polo sadly reacts to the news that his story was [[MissingEpisode junked]].[[note]]He should buck up, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork this isn't a rare occurrence in the Classic Era]]... but ''[[NeedleInAHaystack ''[[BeyondTheImpossible finding]]'' those missing episodes is another story.[[/note]]]]
2nd Jul '17 2:55:45 AM Maddoxsort
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[[caption-width-right:300:Polo sadly reacts to the news that his story was [[MissingEpisode junked]].[[note]]He should buck up, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork this isn't a rare occurrence in the Classic Era]]... but ''finding'' those missing episodes is another story.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Polo sadly reacts to the news that his story was [[MissingEpisode junked]].[[note]]He should buck up, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork this isn't a rare occurrence in the Classic Era]]... but ''finding'' ''[[NeedleInAHaystack finding]]'' those missing episodes is another story.[[/note]]]]
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.
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