History Recap / DoctorWhoS20E5Enlightenment

7th Apr '16 12:05:36 AM c-m-o-n
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: The Doctor quietly replaces his wilted lapel celery with a fresher one from Wrack's party.
16th Dec '14 3:07:26 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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->'''The Doctor:''' [[CaptainObvious You're reading my thoughts.]]
->'''Captain Striker:''' You are a Time Lord. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment A lord of time.]] Are there lords in such a small domain?

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->'''The Doctor:''' [[CaptainObvious You're reading my thoughts.]]
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->'''Captain Striker:''' You are a Time Lord. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment A lord of time.]] time. Are there lords in such a small domain?
31st Oct '14 3:17:53 PM LongLiveHumour
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This story marked the final televised appearance of the Black and White Guardians and their [[NiceHat ducky hats]], though a character intriguingly similar to the Black Guardian -- though minus the hat, and identified as "the Trickster" -- turns up in ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''. The Guardians, of course, return in the DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse, including AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho.

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This story marked the final televised appearance of the Black and White Guardians and their [[NiceHat ducky hats]], though a character intriguingly similar to the Black Guardian -- though minus the hat, and identified as "the Trickster" -- turns up in ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''. The Guardians, of course, return in the DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse, Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse, including AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho.
23rd Jul '14 1:59:12 AM ShadictheHedgehog
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Yes, he refuses Enlightenment and throws the crystal at the Black Guardian, who promptly catches fire because "light defeats darkness". The White Guardian congratulates Turlough, and says that Enlightenment was not the diamond, but the ''choice''. Cue credits.

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Yes, he refuses Enlightenment and throws the crystal at the Black Guardian, who promptly catches fire because "light defeats darkness". The White Guardian congratulates Turlough, and the Doctor says that Enlightenment was not the diamond, but the ''choice''. Cue credits.
29th Jun '14 10:17:46 PM bobJohnson
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[[caption-width-right:350:{muffled Music/{{Styx}} in the distance}]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:{muffled Music/{{Styx}} playing in the distance}]]
29th Jun '14 10:17:18 PM bobJohnson
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[[caption-width-right:350:{muffled Music/{{Styx}} in the distance}]]



'''WARNING! THERE MAY BE UNMARKED SPOILERS!'''
25th Jun '14 4:35:14 AM TheWildWestPyro
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'''WARNING! THERE MAY BE UNMARKED SPOILERS!'''
14th Jun '14 4:51:09 PM Nightsky
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Meanwhile, Tegan is left in the TARDIS in case the White Guardian sends another message. He does: they have to win "the race" and it's "winner takes all". But before she can get to the Doctor with this urgent information, she runs into the ship's handsome but creepy first mate, Marriner, who tells Tegan in an equally creepy voice that he will take her to her friends. The four of them eventually meet in the bridge, where the Doctor looks at the ship's map just in time for the show's first cliffhanger: [[SpaceSailing the ship is actually a]] ''[[SpaceSailing space]]''[[SpaceSailing ship]], and it's racing with other period Earth ships through the solar system. [[RuleOfCool Because they thought it'd be cool, that's why.]] The prize: Enlightenment!

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Meanwhile, Tegan is left in the TARDIS in case the White Guardian sends another message. He does: they have to win "the race" and it's "winner takes all". But before she can get to the Doctor with this urgent information, she runs into the ship's handsome but creepy first mate, Marriner, who tells Tegan in an equally creepy voice that he will take her to her friends. The four of them eventually meet in the bridge, where the Doctor looks at the ship's map just in time for the show's first cliffhanger: [[SpaceSailing the ship is actually a]] ''[[SpaceSailing space]]''[[SpaceSailing ship]], and it's racing with other period Earth ships through the solar system. [[RuleOfCool Because they thought it'd be cool, that's why.]] The prize: Enlightenment!
13th Jun '14 4:17:03 PM Metz77
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A badly-bluescreen'd net saves him and he's taken aboard another ship, led by the ruthless and hammy Captain Wrack. He manages to convince her that he's on her side and wants to share the prize, and due to his "devious" and "confused" mind Wrack has difficulty reading it. Wrack sends her first mate (played by hammy pop star Leee John) to present Captain Davey (another competitor) with a '''jewelled''' sword and to deliver party invitations to the other captains. Striker refuses the invitation, but the Doctor accepts, wanting to retrieve Turlough.

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A badly-bluescreen'd badly-yellowscreened net saves him and he's taken aboard another ship, led by the ruthless and hammy Captain Wrack. He manages to convince her that he's on her side and wants to share the prize, and due to his "devious" and "confused" mind Wrack has difficulty reading it. Wrack sends her first mate (played by hammy pop star Leee John) to present Captain Davey (another competitor) with a '''jewelled''' sword and to deliver party invitations to the other captains. Striker refuses the invitation, but the Doctor accepts, wanting to retrieve Turlough.
26th May '14 2:30:16 AM Solle
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After receiving a garbled message from the White Guardian (and almost blowing up the TARDIS in the process), the Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Turlough are taken by the TARDIS to what appears to be an Edwardian sailing ship. The Doctor and Turlough find out that the sailors have absolutely no idea how they came aboard the ship nor who their captain is. [[{{Handwave}} But they got paid in advance, so don't give a damn.]]

Meanwhile, Tegan is left in the TARDIS in case the White Guardian sends another message. He does: They have to win "the race" and it's "winner takes all." But before she can get to the Doctor with this urgent information, she runs into the ship's creepy first mate, Marriner, who tells Tegan in an equally creepy voice that he will take her to her friends. The four of them eventually meet in the bridge, where the Doctor looks at the ship's map just in time for the show's first cliffhanger: [[SpaceSailing the ship is actually a]] ''[[SpaceSailing space]]''[[SpaceSailing ship]], and it's racing with other period Earth ships through the solar system. [[RuleOfCool Because it'd be cool, that's why.]] The prize: Enlightenment!

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After receiving a garbled message from the White Guardian (and almost blowing up the TARDIS in the process), the Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Turlough are taken by the TARDIS to what appears to be an Edwardian sailing ship. The Doctor and Turlough find out that the sailors have absolutely no idea how they came aboard the ship nor who their captain is. [[{{Handwave}} But (But they got paid in advance, so don't give a damn.]]

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Meanwhile, Tegan is left in the TARDIS in case the White Guardian sends another message. He does: They they have to win "the race" and it's "winner takes all." all". But before she can get to the Doctor with this urgent information, she runs into the ship's handsome but creepy first mate, Marriner, who tells Tegan in an equally creepy voice that he will take her to her friends. The four of them eventually meet in the bridge, where the Doctor looks at the ship's map just in time for the show's first cliffhanger: [[SpaceSailing the ship is actually a]] ''[[SpaceSailing space]]''[[SpaceSailing ship]], and it's racing with other period Earth ships through the solar system. [[RuleOfCool Because they thought it'd be cool, that's why.]] The prize: Enlightenment!



A badly-bluescreen'd net saves him and he's taken aboard another ship, led by the ruthless and hammy Captain Wrack. He manages to convince her that he's on her side and wants to share the prize, and due to his "devious" and "confused" mind Wrack has difficulty reading it. Wrack sends her first mate to present Captain Davey (another competitor) with a '''jewelled''' sword and to deliver party invitations to the other captains. Striker refuses the invitation, but the Doctor accepts, wanting to retrieve Turlough.

Meanwhile, Davey's ship explodes. Jinkies, what a coincidence! Tegan is horrified by Marriner's aloof reaction to all the "Ephemerals" who just died on that ship, while the Doctor puts two and two together and realizes that any ship that challenges Wrack's goes all explodey. On Wrack's ship, she reveals to Turlough how she does it: she goes to a vacuum-sealed chamber where she uses the Black Guardian's power to make the red jewel explode. Somehow.

The Doctor, Tegan and Marriner travel to Wrack's ship, where they mingle at a party while Turlough sneaks off to examine the chamber of explodium. He finds an eye-shaped grid[[note]]that looks amazingly like [[http://media.sae.edu/media_thumbs/Images/News/8943_cbs_logo.png the CBS network's logo]][[/note]] open to space, but a pirate locks the door and turns off the vacuum shield. Fortunately, the Doctor finds Turlough before he suffocates, but both are immediately captured. Wrack lures Tegan away from everyone else and momentarily stops time so that she can sneak a '''red jewel''' onto the tiara Tegan is wearing for the party.

Turlough turns on the Doctor ''again'' and Tegan, the Doctor and Marriner are sent back to the ship. The Doctor doesn't mind, for he believes that Turlough is trying to stop Wrack. He's right, and Wrack realizes it: she sentences Turlough to WalkThePlank. She pauses, however, when Turlough tells her that he, too, serves the Black Guardian and decides to let him watch her destroy Striker's ship. Luckily, the Doctor realizes just in time that Tegan's tiara contains the jewel and throws it overboard before Wrack can destroy it. He travels in the TARDIS to the other ship to keep her from winning but is thrown overboard along with Turlough. Wrack wins!

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A badly-bluescreen'd net saves him and he's taken aboard another ship, led by the ruthless and hammy Captain Wrack. He manages to convince her that he's on her side and wants to share the prize, and due to his "devious" and "confused" mind Wrack has difficulty reading it. Wrack sends her first mate (played by hammy pop star Leee John) to present Captain Davey (another competitor) with a '''jewelled''' sword and to deliver party invitations to the other captains. Striker refuses the invitation, but the Doctor accepts, wanting to retrieve Turlough.

Meanwhile, Davey's ship explodes. Jinkies, what What a coincidence! Tegan is horrified by Marriner's aloof reaction to all the "Ephemerals" who just died on that ship, while ship. She's able to shield her mind from him, anyway, simply by being extra grumpy, but it only serves to intrigue him more and he develops a creepy stalky crush on her in the process. Meanwhile, the Doctor puts two and two together and realizes that any ship that challenges Wrack's goes all explodey. On Wrack's ship, she reveals to Turlough how she does it: she goes to a vacuum-sealed chamber where she uses the Black Guardian's power to make the red jewel explode. Somehow.

The Doctor, Tegan and Marriner travel to Wrack's ship, where they mingle at a party while Turlough sneaks off to examine the chamber of explodium. He finds an eye-shaped grid[[note]]that grid (that looks amazingly like [[http://media.sae.edu/media_thumbs/Images/News/8943_cbs_logo.png the CBS network's logo]][[/note]] logo]]) open to space, but a pirate locks the door and turns off the vacuum shield. Fortunately, the Doctor finds Turlough before he suffocates, but both are immediately captured. Wrack lures Tegan away from everyone else and momentarily stops time so that she can sneak a '''red jewel''' onto the tiara Tegan is wearing for the party.

Turlough turns on the Doctor ''again'' and Tegan, the Doctor and Marriner are sent back to the ship. The Doctor doesn't mind, for he believes that Turlough is trying to stop Wrack. He's right, and Wrack realizes it: she sentences Turlough to WalkThePlank. She pauses, however, when Turlough tells her that he, too, serves the Black Guardian and decides to let him watch her destroy Striker's ship. Luckily, the Doctor realizes just in time that Tegan's tiara contains the jewel jewel. He thwacks it to pieces with an axe, and when that only makes it stronger, he throws it overboard before Wrack can destroy it. He travels in the TARDIS to the other ship to keep her from winning but is thrown overboard along with Turlough. Wrack wins!



Striker leaves, along with Marriner, after the latter gets rejected by Tegan... ''again.'' But the White Guardian turns to Turlough, and says that since he helped the Doctor win, he's entitled to a portion of Enlightenment. As he reaches out to grab Enlightenment (represented here by a huge white crystal) the Black Guardian says that since the Doctor's indebted to him, Turlough can either have Enlightenment or give up the Doctor.

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Striker leaves, along with Marriner, after the latter gets rejected by Tegan... ''again.'' ''again''. But the White Guardian turns to Turlough, and says that since he helped the Doctor win, he's entitled to a portion of Enlightenment. As he reaches out to grab Enlightenment (represented here by a huge white crystal) the Black Guardian says that since the Doctor's indebted to him, Turlough can either have Enlightenment or give up the Doctor.



Yes, he refuses Enlightenment and throws the crystal at the Black Guardian, who promptly explodes because "light defeats darkness". The White Guardian congratulates Turlough, and says that Enlightenment was not the diamond, but the ''choice''. Cue credits.

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Yes, he refuses Enlightenment and throws the crystal at the Black Guardian, who promptly explodes catches fire because "light defeats darkness". The White Guardian congratulates Turlough, and says that Enlightenment was not the diamond, but the ''choice''. Cue credits.credits.



This story marked the final appearance of the Black and White Guardians and their [[NiceHat ducky hats]], though a character intriguingly similar to the Black Guardian--though minus the hat, and identified as "the Trickster"--turns up in ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''. The Black Guardian would also make appearances in a few Big Finish Audio stories.

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This story marked the final televised appearance of the Black and White Guardians and their [[NiceHat ducky hats]], though a character intriguingly similar to the Black Guardian--though Guardian -- though minus the hat, and identified as "the Trickster"--turns Trickster" -- turns up in ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''. The Black Guardian would also make appearances Guardians, of course, return in a few Big Finish Audio stories.
the DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse, including AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho.
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