History Recap / DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire

15th Mar '17 6:17:14 AM JahBulOn
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* HazmatSuits: A key plot point is that the hazmat suits are mistaken for gods.

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* HazmatSuits: HazmatSuit: A key plot point is that the hazmat suits are mistaken for gods.
2nd Mar '17 10:29:49 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Peter Davison notes on the DVD's "making of" documentary that Ainley originally tried to underplay the role much more than he does in the finished product. However, the serial's director, Fiona Cumming was known to favour very hammy, over-the-top performances from her actors, and made Ainley turn his performance UpToEleven.

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** Peter Davison Creator/PeterDavison notes on the DVD's "making of" documentary that Ainley originally tried to underplay the role much more than he does in the finished product. However, the serial's director, Fiona Cumming was known to favour very hammy, over-the-top performances from her actors, and made Ainley turn his performance UpToEleven.
* HazmatSuits: A key plot point is that the hazmat suits are mistaken for gods.



* [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace I Just Shot Myself In The Face]]: strongly implied that this is at the root of the Master's problems

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* [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace I Just Shot Myself In The Face]]: strongly Strongly implied that this is at the root of the Master's problemsproblems.
* KillItWithFire: The Doctor tries this on the Master. He gets better.



* MercyKill

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* MercyKillMercyKill: The Doctor does this to Kamelion.


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* WeMeetAgain: Kamelion, in the guise of Howard, strolls into the TARDIS console room.
--->Doctor? We meet again.


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* WhoWearsShortShorts: Turlough sports a nice pair.
11th Dec '16 4:46:29 PM gojira96
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* BeachEpisode: (At least at the start) providing an excuse for high levels of FanService from Nicola Bryant and [[ShirtlessScene Mark]] [[ShowSomeLeg Strickson]]. Actor Creator/DavidTennant and producer Phil Collinson reminisce fondly about this episode in the hidden commentary on "[[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors The Five Doctors]]". Even Creator/PeterDavison's usual cover-all outfits are somewhat relaxed.

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* BeachEpisode: (At least at Part 1, set on the start) coast of Lanzarote, providing an excuse for high levels of FanService from Nicola Bryant and [[ShirtlessScene Mark]] [[ShowSomeLeg Strickson]]. Actor Creator/DavidTennant and producer Phil Collinson reminisce fondly about this episode in the hidden commentary on "[[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors The Five Doctors]]". Even Creator/PeterDavison's usual cover-all outfits are somewhat relaxed.


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* BittersweetEnding: Turlough leaves the TARDIS and the Doctor is forced to kill Kamelion, but Turlough gets to return to his home planet with his brother, and the Doctor is joined on his travels by Peri.


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* HeroicBSOD: The Doctor seems to be going through this at the start, following [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks Tegan's abrupt departure.]]
27th Nov '16 5:24:56 AM LondonKdS
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* ReCut: The DVD version includes a "movie" edit with new CGI special effects, including CGI volcanic gases being added to many of the Sarn scenes to make the increasing instability of the planet clearer. However, some dialogue is actually cut to make room for the new effects sequences.
24th Nov '16 7:06:17 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationExpansion: The novelisation adds a scene where Turlough finds the graves of his parents.
24th Jan '16 2:42:01 PM LondonKdS
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* NoSell: Peri to the Master's mind-control powers.
-->'''The Master''': I am the Master and you will obey me.
-->'''Peri''': So what? I'm Perpugilliam Brown and I can shout as loud as you can!
9th Oct '15 1:42:23 PM MarkLungo
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* TheXOfY

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* TheXOfYTheXOfY
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27th Dec '14 1:16:25 PM Scabbard
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* BeachEpisode: (at least at the start) providing an excuse for high levels of FanService from Nicola Bryant and [[ShirtlessScene Mark]] [[ShowSomeLeg Strickson]]. Actor Creator/DavidTennant and producer Phil Collinson reminisce fondly about this episode in the hidden commentary on "[[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors The Five Doctors]]". Even Creator/PeterDavison's usual cover-all outfits are somewhat relaxed.

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* BeachEpisode: (at (At least at the start) providing an excuse for high levels of FanService from Nicola Bryant and [[ShirtlessScene Mark]] [[ShowSomeLeg Strickson]]. Actor Creator/DavidTennant and producer Phil Collinson reminisce fondly about this episode in the hidden commentary on "[[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors The Five Doctors]]". Even Creator/PeterDavison's usual cover-all outfits are somewhat relaxed.
11th Jul '14 12:45:27 AM Solle
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Our story begins by focusing on a random group of desert dwellers on the planet of Sarn. There isn't a whole lot to know about these guys, outside the fact that they worship a god named Logar and they have a Chosen One, named Malkon, who is declared so because of a special double-triangle symbol burned into his flesh. A lot of the opening of this episode, and indeed a lot of the serial, generally contains two groups of these people bickering on if their god really exists or not... and it generally goes nowhere, seeing how it's a 'C' plot in a ''Doctor Who'' story that's already got a rather busy 'A' and 'B' plot running.

Off in the TARDIS, the Doctor hasn't taken [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks Tegan's decision to leave]] all that well. He curses the Daleks for a bit before Turlough tells him to snap out of it. However, before either of them can get any more lines in, a random scream pierces the TARDIS control room. Why, that must be Kamelion, and he's in danger! You remember Kamelion, right? He showed up at [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons the tail end]] of the last season and vowed he'd be a loyal companion of the Doctor! And then he never bothered to show up again until this episode! Boy, what a [[strike:useless character]] great friend that guy is.

Well, it turns out that Kamelion has somehow tired of [[strike: the wild and awesome adventures he's been having with the Doctor]] sitting around doing jack shit and decided to off himself. Or he's accidentally plugged himself into the wrong part of the TARDIS. Or something. All it looks like is that the Kamelion prop is laying on the ground sparking as a cable stretches into a wall of the TARDIS set. But the Doctor isn't especially worried, as ''he just leaves the guy laying there on the ground to, apparently, die.''

Over on Earth, the same double-triangle is mysteriously found engraved on what looks like an ancient golden dumbbell on an island nation off the coast of Africa by an American archaeologist and his stepdaughter - college student Perpugilliam "Peri" Brown. Peri demands that they go off to Morocco instead, but her stepfather refuses. Peri, [[SarcasmMode being of completely sound mind and judgment of course]], decides to take the rather huge artifact with her as she leaps off the boat(!) they've been traveling on and tries to swim to shore. Of course, she nearly drowns. Welcome to the 'D' [[strike:cups]] plot!

Luckily, the TARDIS is right nearby. Apparently, the magical alien dumbbell is sending out a {{distress call}} of some sort. Turlough just happens to see the drowning Peri and decides to save her, only to go through Peri's belongings once he gets her into the TARDIS. Smooth. Either way, Turlough finds the golden dumbbell of the ancients and is shocked by the double-triangle, as he has the exact same symbol burned onto his arm. The Doctor, for his part of this episode, was off having tea while waiting for another bit of the signal. Once he comes back, the Doctor sets off for the source of the signal - taking everyone to the planet Sarn. The Doctor and Turlough immediately go out to look around.

Peri is immediately jumped by Kamelion, who has now taken the shape of... Peri's... step... father. Honestly, most viewers weren't sure what the devil was going on there, but [[strike:everything was explained]] nothing makes sense once the face fades away to reveal... the Master! Of course! But it's not really the Master either, it's... Kamelion being controlled by the Master. Oh, no. The robot made to be a slave to the Master is now again a slave to the Master. No one seems very surprised by this.

So, anyway, the Doctor and Turlough find the Sarn people and the Doctor quickly informs them that they just so happen to live in an active volcano system. Not only that, but they happen to be living inside lava tubes and vent chambers. Before much more happens, though, Turlough asks about that double-triangle symbol through showing it off on his arm. They praise him as a second Chosen One, and Turlough realizes that Malkon may well be his brother. And then Peri shows up, having run out of the TARDIS to flee from the incredibly-creepy Kamelion to let Turlough know that someone called 'the Master' has just shown up.

Then Kamelion!Master shows up and promptly takes over the role of "the Outsider" in the local religion, which basically means he gets to run around and tell people what to do. As silly as this seems on paper, in action it just means that Anthony Ainley gets to be awesomely hammy - throwing his arms around like a preacher on Christmas morning. It's soon revealed that what the Doctor assumes is the Master is really Kamelion, so the Doctor starts... acting like a complete and utter asshole to Kamelion, claiming he's trying to free the distressed droid. Then the Doctor is thrown in jail.

Things generally hit the fan, as it turns out that Sarn is an old colonization attempt by Turlough's people, and it just so happened to be a prison world. Turlough is also a criminal-by-relation, his father having led a failed coup d'etat. Seriously. Meanwhile, Peri is taken to the Master's TARDIS by Kamelion and she's forced into labor. Looking inside the Master's "control box," she quickly sees why the Master needed Kamelion... he's now doll-sized. So he runs around his TARDIS while Peri tries to crush him like one would an errant cockroach for the next 10 minutes.

Ok, so the Master finally reveals his supreme plan. Apparently, he [[VillainBall accidentally]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard shot himself]] with an advanced Tissue Compression Eliminator and needs some special regenerating gasses from the planet Sarn in order to return to normal. However, the gasses are stored in the core of the planet, and the Master's dinking around has caused the place to become geologically unstable. Turlough swallows what little pride he has left and calls his people with the wreckage of a crashed spaceship, where his brother also happened to come from. They agree to send a ship to recover those who remain on the planet. Meanwhile, Peri and the Doctor try to stop the Master's super awesome plan... but not before the Doctor decides to use the regenerating gasses to heal up a few of the sick and wounded ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext by setting them on fire]].''

However, Peri and the Doctor aren't really able to stop the Master. Instead, the Doctor is just barely able to [[MercyKill short-circuit]] Kamelion, giving the robot what the Doctor calls "an electronic heart attack." Kamelion then, in what amounts to Hulk-speak, begs for the Doctor to kill him off. Using the Master's Tissue Compression Eliminator, the Doctor ends Kamelion's life, reducing him to a silver action figure. Meanwhile, the Mini-Master is finally absorbing the regenerative gasses of the planet, and grows back to size...

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Our story begins by focusing on with a random group of desert dwellers on the planet of Sarn. There isn't a whole lot to know about these guys, outside the fact that they They worship a god named Logar and they have a Chosen One, named Malkon, who is declared so because of a special double-triangle symbol burned into his flesh. A lot of the opening of this episode, and indeed a lot of the serial, generally contains two groups of these arm. The people bickering of Sarn like to bicker on if their god really exists or not... not, and it generally goes nowhere, seeing how it's a 'C' plot in a ''Doctor Who'' story that's already got a rather busy 'A' and 'B' plot running.

Off in
continue to do little else for the rest of the story.

In
the TARDIS, the Doctor hasn't taken [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks Tegan's decision to leave]] all that well. He curses the Daleks for a bit before Turlough tells him to snap out of it. However, before either of them can get any more lines in, a random scream pierces the TARDIS control room. Why, that must be Kamelion, and he's in danger! You remember Kamelion, right? He showed up at [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E6TheKingsDemons the tail end]] of the last season and vowed he'd be a loyal companion of the Doctor! Doctor! ...And then he never bothered to show up again until this episode! Boy, what a [[strike:useless character]] great friend that guy is.

Well, it
episode.

It
turns out that Kamelion has somehow tired of [[strike: the wild and awesome adventures he's been having with the Doctor]] sitting around doing jack shit and decided to off himself. Or he's accidentally plugged himself into the wrong part of the TARDIS. Or something. All it looks like is that the Kamelion prop is laying lying on the ground sparking as a cable stretches into a wall of the TARDIS set. But the Doctor isn't especially worried, as ''he he just leaves the guy laying there on the ground to, apparently, die.''

ground.

Over on Earth, the same double-triangle is mysteriously found engraved on what looks like an ancient golden dumbbell on an island nation off the coast of Africa Africa. It's found by an American archaeologist and his stepdaughter - stepdaughter: college student Perpugilliam "Peri" Brown. Peri demands that they wants to go off on holiday to Morocco instead, instead with some guys she's just met, but her stepfather refuses. refuses and leaves her stranded on the boat alone, because he's a terrible person. Peri, [[SarcasmMode being of completely sound mind and judgment of course]], decides to take the rather huge artifact with her as she leaps off the boat(!) boat they've been traveling on and tries to swim to shore. Of course, she nearly drowns. Welcome to the 'D' [[strike:cups]] plot!

drowns.

Luckily, the TARDIS is right nearby. Apparently, the magical alien dumbbell is sending out a {{distress call}} of some sort. Turlough just happens to see the drowning Peri and decides to save her, only to go through Peri's belongings once he gets her into the TARDIS. Smooth. Either way, Turlough finds the golden dumbbell of the ancients and is shocked by the double-triangle, as he has the exact same symbol burned onto his arm. The Doctor, for his part of this episode, was off having tea while waiting for another bit of the signal. Once he comes back, the Doctor sets off for the source of the signal - -- taking everyone to the planet Sarn. The Doctor and Turlough immediately go out to look around.

Peri is immediately jumped by Kamelion, who has now taken the shape of... Peri's... step... father. Honestly, most viewers weren't sure what Because Kamelion, being influenced by psychic projections, has apparently picked up on some strong negative emotions Peri has towards the devil was going on there, but [[strike:everything was explained]] nothing makes sense once the face fades away to reveal... the Master! Of course! But it's not really man. Soon enough, though, Kamelion turns into the Master either, it's... Kamelion being controlled by the Master. Oh, no.instead. The robot made to be a slave to the Master is now again a slave to the Master. No one seems very surprised by this.

So, anyway, the The Doctor and Turlough find the Sarn people and the Doctor quickly informs them that they just so happen to live in an active volcano system. Not only that, but they happen to be living inside lava tubes and vent chambers. Before much more happens, though, Turlough asks about that double-triangle symbol through showing it off on his arm. They praise him as a second Chosen One, and Turlough realizes that Malkon may well be his brother. And then Peri shows up, having run out of the TARDIS to flee from the incredibly-creepy Kamelion to let Turlough know that someone called 'the Master' "the Master" has just shown up.

Then Kamelion!Master Kamelion (still looking like, and controlled by, the Master) shows up and promptly takes over the role of "the Outsider" in the local religion, which basically means he gets to run around and tell people what to do. As silly as this seems on paper, in action it just means that Anthony Ainley gets to be awesomely hammy - -- throwing his arms around like a preacher on Christmas morning. It's soon revealed that what the The Doctor assumes is the Master is really Kamelion, so the Doctor starts... starts acting like a complete and utter asshole to Kamelion, claiming he's trying to free the distressed droid. Then the Doctor is thrown in jail.

Things generally hit the fan, as it It turns out that Sarn is an old colonization attempt by Turlough's people, and it just so happened to be a prison world. Turlough is also a criminal-by-relation, his father having led fought in a failed coup d'etat. Seriously. war, and having ended up on the losing side. Meanwhile, Peri is taken to the Master's TARDIS by Kamelion and she's forced into labor.moving a small box. Looking inside the Master's "control box," she quickly sees why the Master needed Kamelion... he's now doll-sized. So he runs around his TARDIS while Peri tries to crush him like one would an errant cockroach for the next 10 minutes.

Ok, so the Master finally reveals his supreme plan.
cockroach.

Apparently, he [[VillainBall accidentally]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard shot himself]] with an advanced Tissue Compression Eliminator and needs some special regenerating gasses from the planet Sarn in order to return to normal. However, the gasses are stored in the core of the planet, and the Master's dinking around has caused the place to become geologically unstable. Turlough swallows what little pride he has left and calls his people with the wreckage of a crashed spaceship, where his brother also happened to come from. They agree to send a ship to recover those who remain on the planet. Meanwhile, Peri and the Doctor try to stop the Master's super awesome plan... but not before the Doctor decides to use the regenerating gasses to heal up a few of the sick and wounded ''[[ItMakesSenseInContext by setting them on fire]].''

However, Peri and the Doctor aren't really able to stop the Master. Instead, the Doctor is just barely able to [[MercyKill short-circuit]] Kamelion, giving the robot what the Doctor calls "an electronic heart attack." Kamelion then, in what amounts to Hulk-speak, begs for the Doctor to kill him off. Using the Master's Tissue Compression Eliminator, the Doctor coolly ends Kamelion's life, reducing him to a silver action figure. Meanwhile, the Mini-Master is finally absorbing the regenerative gasses of the planet, and grows back to size...



With the Master supposedly dead ''(again)'', the Doctor and Turlough part ways while Peri begs to follow the Doctor along on more adventures. The Doctor agrees, hesitantly, and welcomes her to the TARDIS.

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With the Master supposedly dead ''(again)'', (again), the Doctor and Turlough part ways while ways. The war "criminals" have long since been forgiven and Turlough's exile is lifted. Peri begs to follow the Doctor along on more adventures. The Doctor and he agrees, hesitantly, and welcomes her to the TARDIS.
29th Jun '14 10:22:16 PM bobJohnson
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[[caption-width-right:350:"So... what kind of name is 'Perpugilliam'?" "I don't know, what kind of name is 'Master'?" "...point taken..."]]



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