History Recap / DoctorWhoS20E1ArcOfInfinity

4th Apr '17 10:22:34 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** The Doctor asks Damon about Leela. He replies that she is well. The Doctor is sorry to have missed her wedding.
4th Apr '17 10:20:05 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ContinuityNod: The High Council of Time Lords makes reference to the Doctor leaving Romana behind in E Space.

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* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod:
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E5WarriorsGate Thalia comments on the Doctor's inability to return Romana to Gallifrey.
The High Council of Time Lords makes reference to the Doctor leaving Romana behind tells her that she chose to stay in E Space.E-Space]].
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E5BlackOrchid The dress worn by Nyssa at Cranleigh Hall is seen in her room]].



* HeroOfAnotherStory: Creator/ColinBaker played Maxil not as a guest role, but as someone who thinks he's starring in his own series.



* 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.

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* ShoutOut: The scene of Omega at the Punch and Judy show and interacting with a child was inspired by ''Film/Frankenstein1931'' and ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein''.
* 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 pronunciation 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.
31st Mar '17 10:20:05 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Poor, screwed up, crazy Omega....

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Poor, screwed up, crazy Omega.... His confusion when running around in Amsterdam, while wearing the Doctor's body, is nothing short of adorable. The Third Doctor even feels upset about destroying him, saying he [[IDidWhatIHadToDo gave him the only freedom he could]].
5th Feb '17 8:42:49 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ContinuityNod: The High Council of Time Lords makes reference to the Doctor leaving Romana behind in E Space.



* SequelEpisode: To "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors The Three Doctors]]".



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Averted. Watch when Peter Davison in monster makeup is staggering through Amsterdam in part 4: most of the citizenry barely notice, but there's a pair of people in one shot who outright goggle at the bizarre sight. Davison, on the DVD commentary, speculates that they ''weren't'' extras, and that it must have made for a weird holiday experience.

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* UnexpectedCharacter: Omega turning out to be TheManBehindTheMan is unexpected not only from a character standpoint, but from the show's perspective as he hadn't appeared or been mentioned for ''ten years''.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Averted. Watch when Peter Davison Creator/PeterDavison in monster makeup is staggering through Amsterdam in part 4: most of the citizenry barely notice, but there's a pair of people in one shot who outright goggle at the bizarre sight. Davison, on the DVD commentary, speculates that they ''weren't'' extras, and that it must have made for a weird holiday experience.
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.''"''
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