History Recap / DoctorWhoS1E7TheSensorites

9th May '17 8:44:02 PM bowserbros
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The one where the Doctor defeats some aliens by shouting.
12th Apr '17 1:46:58 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* NightmareFace: The hideous alien face of a Sensorite pressed up against the glass of a spaceship in the first {{Cliffhanger}}.
10th Apr '17 3:44:18 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* IdiotBall: One of the humans points out to one of the Sensorites that Sensorites are all face-blind and cannot tell each other apart besides their clothing, to which the Sensorite responds "I hadn't thought of that" despite this being part of his biology. This sets off his plot to impersonate another Sensorite by stealing his clothes.
31st Mar '17 2:09:28 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* {{Yellowface}}: The Sensorites were based off of Chinese Communists.
15th Mar '17 9:12:56 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AbsenteeActor: Barbara is absent from episodes 4 and 5 in order to allow Jacqueline Hill a holiday.
12th Mar '17 1:34:20 PM ThunderingTyphoons
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[[caption-width-right:350:The First Doctor, seen establishing a trend that crops back up later down the road: [[PurelyAestheticGlasses The Brainy Specs]].[[note]]Yes, yes, it's actually a monocle, but...[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The First Doctor, seen establishing a trend that crops back up later down the road: [[PurelyAestheticGlasses The Brainy Specs]].[[note]]Yes, yes, it's ist's actually a monocle, but...[[/note]]]]



* WaterSourceTampering: The Sensorites are being affected by a disease that the good guys later trace to a human expedition, maddened by the sensosphere, poisoning their water supply.

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* WaterSourceTampering: The Sensorites are being affected by a disease that the good guys later trace to a human expedition, maddened by the sensosphere, Sense-Sphere, poisoning their water supply.
12th Mar '17 1:30:54 PM ThunderingTyphoons
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: This being the show's one year anniversary, there's a part where the companions all talk about how they've all changed since they set out with the Doctor, and he agrees "It all started as a mild curiosity in a junkyard, and now it's turned out to be quite a spirit of adventure."

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: This being the show's one year anniversary, there's There's a part where the companions all talk about how they've all changed since they set out with the Doctor, and he agrees "It all started as a mild curiosity in a junkyard, and now it's turned out to be quite a spirit of adventure."
12th Mar '17 1:28:00 PM ThunderingTyphoons
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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: This is a zigzag as while humans were guilty of the poisoning, they were actually driven mad by the sensosphere, so their vilainy status is left ambiguous, while the speciesist City Administrator was, in the end, the true villain (though as far as sensorites go, he was an exception). The first elder even notes that sensorites have much to learn from "the people of Earth", because he mistook Susan for a human. She points out that she is ''not'' from Earth but her home planet is very much like Earth.

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: This is a zigzag as while humans were guilty of the poisoning, they were actually driven mad by the sensosphere, Sense-Sphere, so their vilainy villain status is left ambiguous, while the speciesist City Administrator was, in the end, the true villain (though as far as sensorites Sensorites go, he was an exception). The first elder First Elder even notes that sensorites Sensorites have much to learn from "the people of Earth", because he mistook Susan for a human. She points out that she is ''not'' from Earth but her home planet is very much like Earth.
12th Mar '17 1:25:29 PM ThunderingTyphoons
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* DittoAliens: Bizarrely, invoked by the Sensorites on ''themselves''. They themselves cannot effectively tell the differences between each other without first having become familiar with them, and relies on sashes and other decorative garb to identify important individuals. It allows the City Administrator to steal the Second Elder's identity before and after killing him. The City Administrator at least takes the effort to avoid getting close to the First Elder or any other Sensorites who regularly interacted with the Second Elder and expositions that the disguise only fools those Sensorites who only see the Second Elder at a distance or in passing.

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* DittoAliens: Bizarrely, invoked by the Sensorites on ''themselves''. They themselves cannot effectively tell the differences between each other without first having become familiar with them, and relies rely on sashes and other decorative garb to identify important individuals. It This allows the City Administrator to steal the Second Elder's identity before and after killing him. The City Administrator at least takes the effort to avoid getting close to the First Elder or any other Sensorites Sensorite who regularly interacted with the Second Elder and expositions that the disguise only fools those Sensorites who only see the Second Elder at a distance or in passing.
12th Mar '17 1:22:14 PM ThunderingTyphoons
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It transpires that a fatal disease is spreading like wildfire among the Sensorites, and immediately, Ian comes down with it as well. The Doctor realizes that the planet's water supply is tainted with deadly nightshade. He investigates despite the interference of the City Administrator (and a lot of political intrigue), and ''eventually'' manages to convince the Sensorites that he's safe to trust. However, by that time, the entire Sensorite government is in uproar because of the scheming City Administrator realizing that he can fool everyone simply by switching clothes. To make matters worse, the Doctor actually suggests that the City Administrator be promoted. Luckily, Barbara rejoins the plot on the planet, immediately realizes what's going on and starts setting everything straight by establishing a psychic link with Susan (using Sensorite telepathy technology).

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It transpires that a fatal disease is spreading like wildfire among the Sensorites, and immediately, Ian comes down with it as well. The Doctor realizes realises that the planet's water supply is tainted with deadly nightshade. He investigates despite the interference of the City Administrator (and a lot of political intrigue), and ''eventually'' manages to convince the Sensorites that he's safe to trust. However, by that time, the entire Sensorite government is in uproar because of the scheming City Administrator realizing realising that he can fool everyone simply by switching clothes. To make matters worse, the Doctor actually suggests that the City Administrator be promoted. Luckily, Barbara rejoins the plot on the planet, immediately realizes realises what's going on and starts setting everything straight by establishing a psychic link with Susan (using Sensorite telepathy technology).
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