History Recap / DoctorWhoS20E1ArcOfInfinity

18th Sep '16 4:27:29 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorCameo: Creator/JohnNathanTurner, wearing a sheepskin jacket, appears on-screen from behind the telephone box in part four, trying to persuade passers-by not to get into shot.
9th Nov '15 6:52:33 AM JamesAustin
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* AlasPoorVillain: Gareth Roberts once gave an interview for ''DoctorWhoMagazine'' in 2011 in which he claimed there is no serial from the classic series that couldn't be saved by a good rewrite, using this as his litmus test: he suggested that even this story could be fixed by Creator/RussellTDavies, and that the audience would be crying for Omega at the end. Roberts tends to single out this story for every particular criticism of the [[Creator/JohnNathanTurner Nathan-Turner]] era, suggesting that it's his least favorite ever.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Gareth Roberts once gave an interview for ''DoctorWhoMagazine'' ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' in 2011 in which he claimed there is no serial from the classic series that couldn't be saved by a good rewrite, using this as his litmus test: he suggested that even this story could be fixed by Creator/RussellTDavies, and that the audience would be crying for Omega at the end. Roberts tends to single out this story for every particular criticism of the [[Creator/JohnNathanTurner Nathan-Turner]] era, suggesting that it's his least favorite ever.



-->'''The Doctor:''' Hello, I'm the Doctor.
-->'''Maxil:''' ''(bang)''

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-->'''The Doctor:''' Hello, I'm the Doctor.
-->'''Maxil:''' ''(bang)''
Doctor.\\
'''Maxil:''' ''[shoots him with a laser gun]''
19th Oct '15 4:30:39 PM JulietF2
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* AlasPoorVillain: Gareth Roberts once gave an interview for ''DoctorWhoMagazine'' in 2011 in which he claimed there is are no serial from the classic series that couldn't be saved by a good rewrite, using this as his litmus test: he suggested that even this story could be fixed by Creator/RussellTDavies, and that the audience would be crying for Omega at the end. Roberts tends to single out this story for every particular criticism of the [[Creator/JohnNathanTurner Nathan-Turner]] era, suggesting that it's his least favorite ever.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Gareth Roberts once gave an interview for ''DoctorWhoMagazine'' in 2011 in which he claimed there is are no serial from the classic series that couldn't be saved by a good rewrite, using this as his litmus test: he suggested that even this story could be fixed by Creator/RussellTDavies, and that the audience would be crying for Omega at the end. Roberts tends to single out this story for every particular criticism of the [[Creator/JohnNathanTurner Nathan-Turner]] era, suggesting that it's his least favorite ever.
17th Oct '15 10:09:58 PM JamesAustin
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* ActingForTwo: Peter Davison as the Doctor and Omega.



* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/{{Batman}} Alfred]] (and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E7TheCelestialToymaker the Celestial Toymaker]]) betrays Gallifrey to Omega.



* TheOtherDarrin: Ian Collier replaces Stephen Thorne as Omega.
6th May '15 6:41:37 AM MendelevMistake
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* ShownTheirWork: Everything about Amsterdam checks out: the scenery, the street organ, the clothes. The background music is indeed a very popular Dutch tune about Amsterdam. The Dutch people are played by Dutch actors using their regular Dutch accents. And although the city is actually two meters ''above'' sea level, its cellars are indeed a bit below. The only thing that's off is Creator/PeterDavison's truly atrocious prononciation of Dutch, but luckily, he only gets three words ("Jeugdhotel", "Centraal" and "Frankendael").

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* ShownTheirWork: Everything about Amsterdam checks out: the scenery, the street organ, the clothes. The background music is indeed a very popular Dutch tune about Amsterdam. The Dutch people are played by Dutch actors using their regular Dutch accents. And although the city is actually two meters ''above'' sea level, its cellars are indeed a bit below. The only thing that's off is Creator/PeterDavison's truly atrocious prononciation of Dutch, but luckily, he only gets three words ("Jeugdhotel", "Centraal" and "Frankendael"). Although the city's layout is all over the place, with Frankendael somewhere in the grachtengordel, and the chase in episode 4 teleporting between various parts of the centre.
18th Apr '15 12:09:08 AM Elusivehawk
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->''You know how it is. You put things off for a day and before you know it it's a hundred years later.''

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->''You
->''"You
know how it is. You put things off for a day and before you know it it's a hundred years later.''"''
16th Dec '14 8:52:47 PM mlsmithca
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This serial is notable in three ways. The first of which is that this features the return of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors Omega]], who last appeared in the 10th anniversary special. The second is that this serial kicks off the 20th anniversary season of Doctor Who. The final? Sixth Doctor Creator/ColinBaker shows up for the first time in the franchise -- not as the Doctor, but as JerkAss security chief Maxil. In fact, there's even a scene of Maxil ''shooting'' the Doctor, something that's caused a lot of jokes within the fanbase and cast. Colin Baker himself joked that he'd gotten the part of the Doctor by [[Main/KlingonPromotion shooting the incumbent.]]

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This serial is notable in three ways. The first of which is that this features the return of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors Omega]], who last appeared in the 10th anniversary special. The second is that this serial kicks off the 20th anniversary season of Doctor Who. The final? Sixth Doctor Creator/ColinBaker shows up for the first time in the franchise -- not as the Doctor, but as JerkAss {{Jerkass}} security chief Maxil. In fact, there's even a scene of Maxil ''shooting'' the Doctor, something that's caused a lot of jokes within the fanbase and cast. Colin Baker himself joked that he'd gotten the part of the Doctor by [[Main/KlingonPromotion [[KlingonPromotion shooting the incumbent.]]
16th Dec '14 8:52:00 PM mlsmithca
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* AlasPoorVillain: Gareth Roberts once gave an interview for ''DoctorWhoMagazine'' in 2011 in which he claimed there is are no serial from the classic series that couldn’t be saved by a good rewrite, using this as his litmus test: he suggested that even this story could be fixed by Creator/RussellTDavies, and that the audience would be crying for Omega at the end. Roberts tends to single out this story for every particular criticism of the [[Creator/JohnNathanTurner Nathan-Turner]] era, suggesting that it's his least favorite ever.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Gareth Roberts once gave an interview for ''DoctorWhoMagazine'' in 2011 in which he claimed there is are no serial from the classic series that couldn’t couldn't be saved by a good rewrite, using this as his litmus test: he suggested that even this story could be fixed by Creator/RussellTDavies, and that the audience would be crying for Omega at the end. Roberts tends to single out this story for every particular criticism of the [[Creator/JohnNathanTurner Nathan-Turner]] era, suggesting that it's his least favorite ever.



-->'''Maxil:''' *bang*

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-->'''Maxil:''' *bang*''(bang)''



* [[ForgotAboutHisPowers Forgot About His Ability to Regenerate]]: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin Once]] ''[[RunningGag again]]'' Time Lords have forgotten they have the ability to regenerate and save themselves from dying permanently. Extra odd when regeneration is actually mentioned by some of the characters.
* FriendlyTarget: Omega took control of Tegan's cousin and force him to work (Making him at the end of it look pretty sick.) And when he realize Tegan was a former (At the time) companion to the doctor, he threaten to kill her to make sure he cooperates (She was able to give coordinate to where Omega was though.)

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* [[ForgotAboutHisPowers Forgot About His Ability to Regenerate]]: ForgotAboutHisPowers: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin Once]] ''[[RunningGag again]]'' Time Lords have forgotten they have the ability to regenerate and save themselves from dying permanently. Extra odd when regeneration is actually mentioned by some of the characters.
* FriendlyTarget: Omega took takes control of Tegan's cousin Colin and force forces him to work (Making (making him look pretty sick at the end of it look pretty sick.) And when the story). When he realize realizes Tegan was is a former (At the time) companion to the doctor, Doctor, he threaten threatens to kill her to make sure he Colin cooperates (She (she was able to give coordinate the coordinates to where Omega was though.)though).



* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/BatMan Alfred]] (and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E7TheCelestialToymaker the Celestial Toymaker]] ) betrays Gallifrey to Omega.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/BatMan [[Film/{{Batman}} Alfred]] (and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E7TheCelestialToymaker the Celestial Toymaker]] ) Toymaker]]) betrays Gallifrey to Omega.
5th Nov '14 9:46:59 AM legomaniac90
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4th Sep '14 2:21:46 AM Nightsky
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* AlasPoorVillain: Gareth Roberts once gave an interview for ''DoctorWhoMagazine'' in 2011 in which he claimed there is are no serial from the classic series that couldn’t be saved by a good rewrite, using this as his litmus test: he suggested that even this story could be fixed by RussellTDavies, and that the audience would be crying for Omega at the end. Roberts tends to single out this story for every particular criticism of the [[JohnNathanTurner Nathan-Turner]] era, suggesting that it's his least favorite ever.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Gareth Roberts once gave an interview for ''DoctorWhoMagazine'' in 2011 in which he claimed there is are no serial from the classic series that couldn’t be saved by a good rewrite, using this as his litmus test: he suggested that even this story could be fixed by RussellTDavies, Creator/RussellTDavies, and that the audience would be crying for Omega at the end. Roberts tends to single out this story for every particular criticism of the [[JohnNathanTurner [[Creator/JohnNathanTurner Nathan-Turner]] era, suggesting that it's his least favorite ever.



** You forgot he also killed a groundskeeper for his clothes.



* CombatPragmatist: [[Creator/ColinBaker Maxil]].

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* CombatPragmatist: [[Creator/ColinBaker Maxil]].Maxil.



* ExtraEyes: The Ergon appears to have four eyes on it's face.
* [[ForgotAboutHisPowers Forgot About His Ability to Regenerate]]: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin Once]] ''[[RunningGag again]]'' Time Lords have forgotten they have the ability to regenerate and save themselves from dying permanently.
** Which comes across as odd when regeneration is actually mentioned by some of the characters.

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* ExtraEyes: The Ergon appears to have four eyes on it's its face.
* [[ForgotAboutHisPowers Forgot About His Ability to Regenerate]]: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin Once]] ''[[RunningGag again]]'' Time Lords have forgotten they have the ability to regenerate and save themselves from dying permanently.
** Which comes across as
permanently. Extra odd when regeneration is actually mentioned by some of the characters.



* HybridMonster: The Ergon (A creature that was made by Omega, who, according to the wiki, it's consider one of his less successful creations.) looks like a cross between a reptile and a avian.
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