History Recap / DoctorWhoS22E2VengeanceOnVaros

15th Mar '17 7:00:03 AM JahBulOn
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* TorturePorn: Varos is a depraved far-future society which tortures and kills its rebels in inventive ways on live TV, and exports the videos to other worlds as SnuffFilms. Depending on your view it is either a prescient satire on the genre or an early, ugly example.

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* TorturePorn: Varos is a depraved far-future society which tortures and kills its rebels in inventive ways on live TV, and exports the videos to other worlds as SnuffFilms.[[SnuffFilm Snuff Films]]. Depending on your view it is either a prescient satire on the genre or an early, ugly example.
11th Mar '17 2:53:46 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AgonyBeam: Used on Jondar.

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* AgonyBeam: Used on Jondar.Jondar, which leads to the odd spectacle of a shirtless Jason Connery being tortured by having a torch shined on his chest..



Arak accuses the morgue attendants' deaths of being faked.

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** Arak accuses the morgue attendants' deaths of being faked.



* CrapsackWorld

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* CrapsackWorldCrapsackWorld: Varos.



* DeadlyGame

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* DeadlyGameDeadlyGame: On Varos, executions are televised as part of a BreadAndCircuses system.


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* DemocracyIsBad: Varos is depicted as a dystopic democracy where most of the population watches executions for entertainment and will vote for the death of leaders they dislike, which apparently they do pretty often.
* DistressedDude: The Doctor and Peri arrive just in the nick of time to save Jondar being executed for his work in La Résistance.


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* NoodleIncident:
-->'''Peri:''' You even managed to burn dinner last night!\\
'''The Doctor:''' I never said I was ''perfect!''\\
'''Peri:''' If you recall, I was going to have a cold dinner last night.


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* TorturePorn: Varos is a depraved far-future society which tortures and kills its rebels in inventive ways on live TV, and exports the videos to other worlds as SnuffFilms. Depending on your view it is either a prescient satire on the genre or an early, ugly example.


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* WhatNowEnding: "We're free". "What now?" "Dunno".
21st Dec '16 4:10:58 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationExpansion:
** There is a scene in the novelisation including the Governor and his personal butler, Sevrin, in his home when the Chief Officer requests him to return to the Dome regarding Sil.
** During the first meeting with the Governor and Sil, Sil rocks his water-tank so hard, he falls over. No such thing occurred in the televised story.
** The Chief Officer orders Jondar's chains to be tightened after he has avoided the laser for too long.
** Peri is strapped into the Governor's chair when interrogated by him and threatened with the cell desintegrator.


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* AllThereInTheManual: In the novelisation:
** In the Punishment Dome and across the planet, there are lines of Monorails linked, across the planet.
** Sil's bearers are Thoros Alphans. One of them is named Ber.
** There are numerous mentions of Sil's superior, Lord Kiv - a character who would not appear until "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp Mindwarp]]".
** The guards who fall in the acid bath are named Az and Oza.
Arak accuses the morgue attendants' deaths of being faked.
** It is revealed Jondar was arrested after sneaking into the officers' dome and witnessing the luxury they live in. (A similar scene was filmed and appears on the DVD.)
** The "safe exit" is revealed to lead onto the poisonous surface of Varos.
** The cannibals are explained as the relatives of those executed in the Punishment Dome, left to fend for themselves when they have nobody to support them.
20th Nov '16 2:45:43 AM Scifimaster92
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* BaldOfEvil: The Chief Officer.
9th Aug '16 3:58:33 PM nighttrainfm
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* ServantRace: Sil's two flunkies are the only two black actors in the serial.



* YourMindMakesItReal: One of the deadly traps.

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* YourMindMakesItReal: YourMindMakesItReal:
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One of the deadly traps.
24th Jan '16 11:45:28 AM Temmere
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: When the Doctor has (apparently) been killed, the Governor, coordinating the filming of the event for later video sales, decides exactly when the video should cut out for maximum effect. Then the ''Doctor Who'' [[{{Cliffhanger}} episode ends]].
12th Dec '15 6:52:58 PM mspears
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* CuttingTheKnot: Faced with a complicated console and no idea which switches will deactive the transmogrificaton, Six simply shoots the console. (This became one of his defining moments for his CharacterDevelopment in AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho.)

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* CuttingTheKnot: Faced with a complicated console and no idea which switches will deactive deactivate the transmogrificaton, Six simply shoots the console. (This became one of his defining moments for his CharacterDevelopment in AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho.)
4th Nov '15 2:35:27 PM hamonrye
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In his book ''About Time'', Tat Wood said that if you want to know what the 80s were like, "imagine a world where [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids this]] could be followed by ''Jim'll Fix It''."
21st Oct '15 6:49:12 PM JulietF2
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So the Doctor and Peri bogart with Jondar, picking up his wife, fellow rebel Areta, along the way, and make their way through the DeadlyGame. They are separated, trapped, recaptured, nearly killed, etc., until finally the governor convenes the Doctor and Jondar to the Gallows Room and begins to turn Peri into a bird unless the Doctor explains just why he's there.

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So the Doctor and Peri bogart with Jondar, picking up his wife, fellow rebel Areta, along the way, and make their way through the DeadlyGame. They are separated, trapped, recaptured, nearly killed, etc., until finally the governor convenes confines the Doctor and Jondar to the Gallows Room and begins to turn Peri into a bird unless the Doctor explains just why he's there.
9th Jul '15 3:11:17 PM MagBas
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* ServantRace: Sil's two flunkies are the only two black actors in the serial, which raises some UnfortunateImplications.

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* ServantRace: Sil's two flunkies are the only two black actors in the serial, which raises some UnfortunateImplications.serial.
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