History Recap / DoctorWhoS23E4TheUltimateFoe

23rd May '18 10:37:33 AM goldenroad
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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Mr. Popplewick is a Victorian clerk who pops up numerous times to obfuscate, torment and hold up the Doctor whilst he's trying to locate the Valeyard in the Matrix. [[spoiler: it's revealed that Popplewick is a disguise used by the Valeyard.]]

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Mr. Popplewick is a Victorian clerk who pops up numerous times to obfuscate, torment and hold up the Doctor whilst he's trying to locate the Valeyard in the Matrix. [[spoiler: it's revealed that Popplewick is a disguise used by the Valeyard.]]
8th Feb '18 5:06:10 PM AmuckCricetine
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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Mr. Popplewick inside the Matrix, the Inquisitor outside of it.

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Mr. Popplewick inside is a Victorian clerk who pops up numerous times to obfuscate, torment and hold up the Matrix, Doctor whilst he's trying to locate the Inquisitor outside of it.Valeyard in the Matrix. [[spoiler: it's revealed that Popplewick is a disguise used by the Valeyard.]]
6th Feb '18 1:09:05 PM AmuckCricetine
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* ShoutOut: The Doctor quotes ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'':
-->It is a far, far better thing that I do than I have ever done. It is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.
* ShoutOutToShakespeare: The Valeyard quotes ''{{Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'':
-->The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveller returns.
24th Dec '17 7:16:25 PM Maddoxsort
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* MeaninglessMeaningfulWords: Perhaps the most famous example from Doctor Who's half-century run: "'''There's nothing you can do to prevent the catharsis of spurious morality!'''"

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* MeaninglessMeaningfulWords: Perhaps the most famous example from Doctor Who's half-century run: "'''There's nothing you can do to prevent the catharsis of spurious morality!'''"morality!'''" [[note]]A very roundabout way of saying "If your morals are phony, you'll get your comeuppance." Now was that so hard to say?[[/note]]
15th Sep '17 10:30:56 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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The two episodes were written by four different people, though few really notice. The first episode was written by Creator/RobertHolmes and script editor Eric Saward together, with Holmes slowly dying from disease. He passed away without finishing the final episode, which was finished off by Eric Saward himself and then withdrawn when Producer Creator/JohnNathanTurner disagreed with it. The final episode was then entrusted to Pip and Jane Baker ''(no relation to Colin '''or''' Creator/TomBaker, who themselves are also unrelated)'', who had written [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani previously]] for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E3TerrorOfTheVervoids the series]]. In fact, Pip and Jane weren't even allowed to ''see'' the original script, not to mention they had no clue how the story was supposed to end.

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The two episodes were written by four different people, though few really notice. The first episode was written by Creator/RobertHolmes and script editor Eric Saward together, with Holmes slowly dying from disease. He passed away without finishing the final episode, which was finished off by Eric Saward himself and then withdrawn when Producer Creator/JohnNathanTurner disagreed with it. The final episode was then entrusted to Pip and Jane Baker ''(no relation to Colin '''or''' Creator/TomBaker, who themselves are also unrelated)'', unrelated, and none of them are related to prolific 70s Who writer Bob Baker, either)'', who had written [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E3TheMarkOfTheRani previously]] for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E3TerrorOfTheVervoids the series]]. In fact, Pip and Jane weren't even allowed to ''see'' the original script, not to mention they had no clue how the story was supposed to end.
26th Jul '17 8:07:42 AM corruptmalemenace
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* ExactWords: The Master's description of the Valeyard as originating from somewhere between the Doctor's "twelfth" and "final" incarnations was retroactively made into this a long time later (well, either that or the Master was just lying). At the time, it was assumed that the Doctor's thirteenth incarnation would ''be'' his final one, and thus the assumption is clearly that the Valeyard - whatever exactly he is - would be created somehow when the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor regenerated into the thirteenth. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E13TheNameOfTheDoctor Later]] [[Recap/DoctorWho2013CSTheTimeOfTheDoctor episodes]] made it so that we've now ''already seen'' more than twelve incarnations of the Doctor, with [[Recap/DoctorWho2017CSTwiceUponATime still more to come]], and no clear idea any more of which number of incarnation (if ''any'') we can expect to be the "final" one. If we assume that the Master was correct, then "between twelfth and final" is now retroactively just a fancy way of saying "some point after Creator/MattSmith but before the BBC finally cancels Series/DoctorWho for good".
8th Jun '17 2:26:05 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* MeaninglessMeaningfulWords: Perhaps the most famous example from ''Doctor Who'''s half-century run: "'''There's nothing you can do to prevent the catharsis of spurious morality!'''"

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* MeaninglessMeaningfulWords: Perhaps the most famous example from ''Doctor Who'''s Doctor Who's half-century run: "'''There's nothing you can do to prevent the catharsis of spurious morality!'''"
15th May '17 5:49:18 AM goldenroad
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* OhCrap: The Doctor's reaction when the Master reveals that [[spoiler:the Valeyard is actually the embodiment of the Doctor's dark side, taken from a point after his twelfth incarnation]]. The look on the Doctor's face shows he knows full well what he's capable of--and this is long before the final events of the Time War.

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* OhCrap: The Doctor's reaction when the Master reveals that [[spoiler:the the Valeyard is actually the embodiment of the Doctor's dark side, taken from a point after his twelfth incarnation]].incarnation. The look on the Doctor's face shows he knows full well what he's capable of--and this is long before the final events of the Time War.
9th May '17 9:59:29 PM bowserbros
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The one where Colin gets fired.


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4th May '17 11:26:55 PM goldenroad
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Hey, don't be sad ol' Sawbones Hex got drummed out of the series. He was rescued by Big Finish! [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho Take some spare time to look at the overwhelming collection of Sixth Doctor audios.]] And if you want to see more of him, start [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho001TheSirensOfTime HERE]]. But sadly (or perhaps mercifully is a better word), you can't witness his coat in action as you listen to his stories; while audio can broadcast the dulcet tones of the Sixth Doctor, it doesn't do so hot where the visual department is concerned, let alone visualising a coat that is a certified cornucopia of clashing colour hues.

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Hey, don't be sad ol' Sawbones Hex got drummed out of the series.series after only eleven episodes. He was rescued by Big Finish! [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho Take some spare time to look at the overwhelming collection of Sixth Doctor audios.]] And if you want to see more of him, start [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho001TheSirensOfTime HERE]]. But sadly (or perhaps mercifully is a better word), you can't witness his coat in action as you listen to his stories; while audio can broadcast the dulcet tones of the Sixth Doctor, it doesn't do so hot where the visual department is concerned, let alone visualising visualizing a coat that is a certified cornucopia of clashing colour hues.
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