History Recap / DoctorWhoS21E7TheTwinDilemma

7th Oct '17 6:01:02 AM ClintEastwood
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* ShoutOut: The Doctor quotes from the epic poem "Excelsior." Also, Mestor is a gastropod version of [[StarWars Jabba the Hutt]].

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* ShoutOut: The Doctor quotes from the epic poem "Excelsior." Also, Mestor is a gastropod version of [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars Jabba the Hutt]].
4th Oct '17 8:09:00 PM PaulA
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* GenderFlip: Averted, as Creator/JohnNathanTurner was encouraged to cast two more experienced female actors as Romulus and Remus, but chose male actors because he believed it was crucial the characters be boys for the script to work. He may have had a point about this (the twins can be read as a PlotParallel for the Doctor's fragmented personality following his regeneration).
4th Oct '17 8:07:27 PM PaulA
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* IHatePastMe:
-->(The Doctor is checking his new appearance in a mirror)
-->'''Doctor:''' Ah. A noble brow. Clear gaze. At least it will be, given a few hours sleep. A firm mouth. A face beaming with a vast intelligence. My dear child, what on Earth are you complaining about? It's the most extraordinary improvement.
-->'''Peri:''' On ''what''?!\\

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* IHatePastMe:
-->(The
IHatePastMe: As usual, the Doctor doesn't think much of his former incarnation.
-->''[The
Doctor is checking his new appearance in a mirror)
-->'''Doctor:'''
mirror]''\\
'''Doctor:'''
Ah. A noble brow. Clear gaze. At least it will be, given a few hours sleep. A firm mouth. A face beaming with a vast intelligence. My dear child, what on Earth are you complaining about? It's the most extraordinary improvement. \n-->'''Peri:''' \\
'''Peri:'''
On ''what''?!\\



** It's worth noting that while he didn't like it, [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash Ten certainly did]].
** It's also worth noting that this is nothing new to Doctor Who- Multi-Doctor Episodes (The Five Doctors and the Three Doctors, especially) had the vast majority of their interactions be vast amounts of bickering between the Doctors.
4th Oct '17 8:06:19 PM PaulA
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You can watch it [[http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x11buh_tardismedia_the-twin-dilemma here]].
8th Jun '17 11:56:34 PM Maddoxsort
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Regardless of what one thinks of this story ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and we cannot stress this enough]]), it certainly left a mark on viewers.

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Regardless of what one thinks of this story ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and we cannot stress this enough]]), it certainly left a mark on viewers. In fact, a red-haired chap in glasses would famously make [[BrutalHonesty a contentious and sobering comment]] from a live talk show audience about this story and the following season at large and what he would like to do with the show if he was in charge. That same man [[{{Foreshadowing}} would much later become the show-runner himself]], Creator/ChrisChibnall!
8th Jun '17 11:34:36 PM Maddoxsort
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This episode was pinned onto the end of Season 21 when the idea of introducing viewers to a brand-new Doctor right off the bat instead of making them wait for the next season had merit, so the production team decided to strike while the iron was hot. The end result was very daring- suddenly, the kind and noble Doctor was ''radically'' redefined into the polar opposite, a spiky and unpredictable fellow. The turbulent nature of this brand new portrayal would be a subject of debate for ''Doctor Who's'' future, because instead of waiting to formulate a full game plan for the Sixth Doctor, it seemed like jumping headfirst into the wild, uncharted territory was... [[ShapedLikeItself bewildering]], to say the least.

Regardless of what one thinks of this story ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and we cannot stress this enough]]), it certainly left a mark on viewers.
15th May '17 5:14:30 AM goldenroad
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Recap/DoctorWhoS14E2TheHandOfFear
9th May '17 9:54:55 PM bowserbros
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The one with... the '''coat'''.
4th Apr '17 4:32:08 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ContinuityNod:
** The Doctor says, "Brave heart, Tegan." He is addressing Peri at the time, who is confused by the injunction.
** Seen in the TARDIS wardrobe are the Second Doctor's trousers, suspenders and coat; the Third Doctor's velvet jacket and checked cape; and Tegan's coat and shirt
** [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors The Doctor wants to take Peri to the Eye of Orion, but he has trouble remembering the co-ordinates]].
** The Doctor paraphrases Sarah in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E2TheHandOfFear The Hand of Fear]]" when he says "I don't know if I'm coming or gone or even been"
Recap/DoctorWhoS14E2TheHandOfFear



* {{Deconstruction}}: If this serial aired today, people would interpret it as a high-profile trolling effort. The Doctor regenerates back into William Hartnell, undoing all of his character development thus far, and what's more, the new costume is eye-searingly ugly? By all indications, this was not Nathan-Turner's intention; Colin Baker was interested in returning to a darker, less trustworthy Doctor, and Nathan-Turner cast someone who was the polar opposite of Peter Davison. It's hard to explain the outfit, though... except as a deliberate subversion of the hallowed regeneration makeover.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: If this serial aired today, people would interpret it as a high-profile trolling effort. The Doctor regenerates back into William Hartnell, Creator/WilliamHartnell, undoing all of his character development thus far, and what's more, the new costume is eye-searingly ugly? By all indications, this was not Nathan-Turner's Creator/JohnNathanTurner's intention; Colin Baker was interested in returning to a darker, less trustworthy Doctor, and Nathan-Turner cast someone who was the polar opposite of Peter Davison.Creator/PeterDavison. It's hard to explain the outfit, though... except as a deliberate subversion of the hallowed regeneration makeover.
4th Apr '17 4:01:35 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* KnightErrant: The Doctor describes himself as one:
-->I'm a knight errant, not an errant fool!
* LaughingMad: The Doctor's regeneration trauma runs the gamut of emotions, from "happy drunk" to "raving paranoia" and everything in between. The wardrobe change is interrupted by a bout of [[WhoWantsToLiveForever existential angst.]]
-->"Nothing but the... urk!... grinding engines of the universe! The... crushing boredom of eternity! [=HAAAAAHahahahAHAhahahaA!=]"
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