History Recap / DoctorWhoS23E4TheUltimateFoe

4th Apr '17 3:57:03 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DefectorFromDecadence: The Doctor's speech shows that he had good reasons for leaving Gallifrey and the Time Lords.

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* DefectorFromDecadence: The Doctor's speech shows that experiences in this season kill any shred of respect he still had good reasons for leaving Time Lord society. After this, he only misses Gallifrey and the Time Lords.once there's no going back.
31st Mar '17 1:53:36 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CharacterTics: As the Valeyard notes, he still displays some of the Doctor's habits and eccentricities.



* EnemyWithout: The Valeyard is a time-travelling one.
* EvilMeScaresMe

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* EnemyWithin: The Master's ambiguous wording when describing the Valeyard infers that he's either the Doctor himself, after all his evil took over him in a potential future, or...
* EnemyWithout: The Valeyard Doctor's evil split from him.
* EvilMeScaresMe: The Doctor's reaction to the Valeyard's true nature
is one of abject horror. It's been argued that the Doctor is petrified of him returning in ''any'' form. The ExpandedUniverse went further on this, to the point that an entire incarnation's personality was locked away for a time-travelling one.
* EvilMeScaresMe
time because of that fear. Hell, even ''the Master'' fears him.


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* MuggedForDisguise: If the final moments are anything to go by, the Valeyard seems to have robbed the Keeper of the Matrix of his robes.


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* PurpleProse: The Valeyard is prone to overly-verbose language, because his dialogue was penned by Pip & Jane Baker.
29th Mar '17 11:48:54 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* WhamLine:
-->'''The Master''': They made a deal with the Valeyard, or as I've always known him, the Doctor...
27th Mar '17 6:59:01 AM CumbersomeTercel
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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.
24th Mar '17 6:00:41 PM CumbersomeTercel
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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''' Tom Baker, 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''' Tom Baker, 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.



* AuthorExistenceFailure:[[invoked]] Poor Robert Holmes, may he rest in peace. He was supposed to write ''Yellow Fever and How To Cure It'' for this season (before the plans for a trial).
** Eric Saward, the architect of the 'Trial' and de facto showrunner of ''Doctor Who'', effectively took his ball and went home before this storyline was finished. The conclusion of the Trial was hastily cobbled together by Pip and Jane Baker, thus explaining its incoherence.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure:[[invoked]] Poor Robert Holmes, AllJustADream: The entirety of Season 23 is revealed to have been an inaccurate reconstruction of what really happened. Of particular note, it turns out that Peri's death never really happened and instead she is happily living with King Yrcanos (despite the fact that he seems to be violently insane, though that may he rest in peace. He was supposed to write ''Yellow Fever and How To Cure It'' for this season (before the plans for a trial).
** Eric Saward, the architect of the 'Trial' and de facto showrunner of ''Doctor Who'', effectively took his ball and went home before this storyline was finished. The conclusion of the Trial was hastily cobbled together by Pip and Jane Baker, thus explaining its incoherence.
just be more Matrix tampering).



* DefectorFromDecadence

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* DefectorFromDecadenceDefectorFromDecadence: The Doctor's speech shows that he had good reasons for leaving Gallifrey and the Time Lords.



* 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!'''"



** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation You can also interpret that speech]] as Robert Holmes and Colin Baker himself telling off the [=BBC=] for their contemptuous treatment of the show and plans to take it off the air.

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** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation You can also interpret that speech]] as Robert Holmes and Colin Baker himself telling off the [=BBC=] Creator/TheBBC for their contemptuous treatment of the show and plans to take it off the air.


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* VictorianLondon: Part of the story takes place in a simulation of VictorianLondon.
* VillainousRescue: The Master rescues the Doctor when he's on the verge of being gassed by the Valeyard because he considers the Valeyard the bigger threat...although he promptly uses the Doctor as live bait to ambush the Valeyard.
* WhamEpisode: The Valeyard is really a corrupted future incarnation of the Doctor, employed by the Time Lord High Council to destroy the Doctor to prevent him from revealing their role in the attempted genocide of the human race. The Doctor's only ally in this is the Master, who (obviously) cannot be trusted.
24th Mar '17 6:00:41 PM CumbersomeTercel
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18th Apr '16 10:14:28 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Finally, the Doctor and Mel find themselves face-to-face with the Valeyard, and his plans to destroy the current government of the Time Lords. Through a brief struggle, the Valeyard spits out technobabble about things not going his way and is finally defeated [[NotQuiteDead (OR IS HE...?!)]]. The Time Lords saved, the random Time Lady presiding over the trial tells the Doctor that Peri survived and is living with [[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp King Yrcanos]] after his rambling that she would be his queen... for [[BuxomIsBetter some reason]]. Mel and the Doctor leave together, presumably for him to drop her off somewhere for his future self to pick up later ''(See the Past Doctor Adventures novel ''Business Unusual''... or maybe the Big Finish Audio'' The Wrong Doctors.'' Either one works.)'', and the Sixth Doctor [[TheNthDoctor goes on]] to many, many more [[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E1TimeAndTheRani adventures]], where th-

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Finally, the Doctor and Mel find themselves face-to-face with the Valeyard, and his plans to destroy the current government of the Time Lords. Through a brief struggle, the Valeyard spits out technobabble about things not going his way and is finally defeated [[NotQuiteDead (OR IS HE...?!)]]. The Time Lords saved, the random Time Lady presiding over the trial tells the Doctor that Peri survived and is living with [[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp King Yrcanos]] after his rambling that she would be his queen... for [[BuxomIsBetter some reason]]. Mel and the Doctor leave together, presumably for him to drop her off somewhere for his future self to pick up later ''(See the Past Doctor Adventures novel ''Business Unusual''... or maybe the Big Finish Audio'' [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho169TheWrongDoctors The Wrong Doctors.Doctors]].'' Either one works.)'', and the Sixth Doctor [[TheNthDoctor goes on]] to many, many more [[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E1TimeAndTheRani adventures]], where th-
1st Oct '15 6:08:51 PM Nightsky
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The two episodes were written by four different people, though few really notice. The first episode was written by 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''' Tom Baker, 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 RobertHolmes 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''' Tom Baker, 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.
20th Aug '15 1:04:18 AM charlie95148
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And if you ''really'' want to know what happened to the Sixth Doctor, have no fear! [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoSpecialTheLastAdventure Big Finish is releasing an audio series in August 2015 to deal with his regeneration story.]]

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And if you ''really'' want to know what happened to the Sixth Doctor, have no fear! [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoSpecialTheLastAdventure Big Finish is releasing released an audio series in August 2015 to deal with his regeneration story.]]
18th Aug '15 2:34:29 PM JamesAustin
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* HamToHamCombat: Creator/ColinBaker vs Michael Jayston! Taking all bets, taking all bets...! O
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/KeepingUpAppearances Onslow]] is Mr. Popplewick!

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* HamToHamCombat: Creator/ColinBaker vs Michael Jayston! Taking all bets, taking all bets...! O
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/KeepingUpAppearances Onslow]] is Mr. Popplewick!
Jayston!



* TechnologyMarchesOn: The idea that a "megabyte modem" is impressive.
** Since it's not clear exactly what it means even in context, it's also an example of gratuitous TechnoBabble.
* TeleportSpam: The Valeyard...

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The idea that a "megabyte modem" is impressive.
** Since it's not clear exactly what it means even in context, it's also an example of gratuitous TechnoBabble.
* TeleportSpam: The Valeyard...Valeyard.



And if you ''really'' want to know what happened to the Sixth Doctor, have no fear! [[AudioPlay/TheSixthDoctorTheLastAdventure Big Finish is releasing an audio series in September 2015 to deal with his regeneration story.]]

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And if you ''really'' want to know what happened to the Sixth Doctor, have no fear! [[AudioPlay/TheSixthDoctorTheLastAdventure [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoSpecialTheLastAdventure Big Finish is releasing an audio series in September August 2015 to deal with his regeneration story.]]
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