History Recap / DoctorWhoS1E7TheSensorites

19th Oct '16 8:10:38 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BadassBoast: The Sensorites have decided that letting the crew leave is too dangerous, and have taken a vital component of the TARDIS. They act like they're totally in control, until:
-->'''Sensorite''': "You're in no position to threaten us."
-->'''The Doctor''': "I don't make threats, but I do keep promises. And I promise you I'll cause you more trouble than you've bargained for if you don't return my property."
-->[Sensorites trade looks, then one responds] "We must... decide what we shall do."
** It's also a good look into the First Doctor's character, there. He's a crotchety old man and does more than his share of yelling, but then you find his bark is worse than his bite... and then you find out what he looks like when he's actually ready to bite. When he stops being hammy and starts being serious, you wanna listen.
15th Oct '16 9:25:19 AM CumbersomeTercel
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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."
6th Oct '16 3:28:07 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* MindRape: The Sensorites often torture the humans with telepathy. Most humans aboard the ship are worn-down and stressed out from the abuse, but John in particular is mostly nonfunctional as a result of being constantly dripfed psychic terror for months, his hair has gone white from stress and his fiancée mourns his old personality as if he was dead. The Doctor is ''not'' pleased. He eventually persuades the Sensorites to restore his mind, but they note that even after the treatment he'll bear permanent psychological scars.


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* PrematurelyGreyHaired: John's hair has gone white as a result of his being subjected to psychic Mind Rape for months.
5th Oct '16 9:09:05 PM cartoonfan945
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* NotQuiteDead: The three members from the ship who originally encountered the Sensorites turned out to survive the crash.
5th Oct '16 8:59:05 PM cartoonfan945
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* ActingForTwo: Several of the Sensorite actors play what are clearly intended to be different characters in different episodes.


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* OffscreenKarma: The City Administrator got banished offscreen for his actions.
12th Sep '16 9:41:11 AM editproboss
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[[http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x1jop6_matrixarchive_the-sensorites Watch it here.]]
17th Jul '16 6:32:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The City Administrator, which allows him to avoid being found as a villain for most of the episode, and his plan only fails due to factors he could never have anticipated.



* WrongGenreSavvy: The City Administrator managed to be this and DangerouslyGenreSavvy. His final plan to kill the Doctor and his companions was when they went to investigate what was the source of the poisoned water, knowing that there was something down in the caves killing any Sensorites who went down there, makes sure they are given inaccurate maps and their weapons are sabotaged before entering, certain that whatever is down there will kill them. This likely would have worked, except what was hiding down there turned to be humans.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: The City Administrator managed to be this and DangerouslyGenreSavvy. His Administrator's final plan to kill the Doctor and his companions was when they went to investigate what was the source of the poisoned water, knowing that there was something down in the caves killing any Sensorites who went down there, makes sure they are given inaccurate maps and their weapons are sabotaged before entering, certain that whatever is down there will kill them. This likely would have worked, except what was hiding down there turned to be humans.
15th Jul '16 3:32:49 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheManual: According to the novelisation, the humans are part of an extremist group called INNER.
5th Jul '16 7:13:31 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DisproportionateRetribution: At the end of the episode, the Doctor throws a huff and decides to dump Ian and Barbara at the next stop after Ian makes a joke about the Doctor's ability to fly the TARDIS.
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