History Recap / DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks

15th Apr '16 3:50:40 AM morenohijazo
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* SpyShip: A variation. The Seventh Doctor encounters an antenna van that ''seems'' to be tracking who's paid their TV license fee, but is actually tracking alien (read: Dalek) energy signatures.
30th Jan '16 10:18:25 AM Metz77
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The Doctor and Ace arrive at Coal Hill School, perhaps a month after the First Doctor and company left. It doesn't take long before they're mixed up in trouble of the Dalek kind -- two separate Dalek factions, the Renegades (Grey) and Imperials (White), who are followers and opponents of Davros from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E6RevelationOfTheDaleks Revelation of the Daleks]]" but not in that order, wage war on each other for possession of the Hand of Omega, a Time Lord superweapon. And unfortunately for both groups, the Doctor has laid a trap for them; he just has to make the right conditions to spring it and ensure that Group Captain Gilmore and his men don't get diced in the crossfire.

The Seventh Doctor has a major turning point in character. He casts aside the clownish facade that has dominated his personality and becomes ''extremely'' manipulative. This was part of the so-called "Cartmel Masterplan" inducted by Andrew Cartmel after the script writers had been told that they would not be returning for another season. Now, Cartmel took charge to tilt the show in a more interesting direction that would stimulate curiosity in the viewers again.

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The Doctor and Ace arrive at Coal Hill School, perhaps a month after the First Doctor and company left. It doesn't take long before they're mixed up in trouble of the Dalek kind -- two separate Dalek factions, the Renegades (Grey) and Imperials (White), who are opponents and followers and opponents of Davros from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E6RevelationOfTheDaleks Revelation of the Daleks]]" but not in that order, Dalek Emperor, wage war on each other for possession of the Hand of Omega, a Time Lord superweapon.superweapon hidden here by [[Creator/WilliamHartnell the First Doctor]]. And unfortunately for both groups, the Doctor has laid a trap for them; he just has to make the right conditions to spring it and ensure that Group Captain Gilmore and his men don't get diced in the crossfire.

The Seventh There's a lot of excitement that mostly involves running back and forth between the school and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild I.M. Foreman's junkyard]]. Professor Rachel Jensen and her assistant Allison Williams, scientific advisers to [[strike:UNIT]] Intrusion Countermeasures Group, spend a lot of time rolling their eyes at Gilmore and holding things for the Doctor has a major turning point in character. He casts aside while he does the clownish facade that has dominated his personality and becomes ''extremely'' manipulative. This was part actual science. One of Gilmore's men, Mike, is revealed to be TheMole for a businessman named [[TheQuisling Ratliffe]], who is working for the so-called "Cartmel Masterplan" inducted by Andrew Cartmel after the script writers had been told that they would not be returning for another season. Now, Cartmel took charge to tilt the show in a more interesting direction that would stimulate curiosity Renegade Daleks in the viewers again.

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hopes of establishing a fascist regime in the UK. Ace, who was sweet on Mike, is devastated, and Ratliffe and Mike are [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness exterminated in short order]].

At one point a Special Weapons Dalek, which is just a cannon mounted on a Dalek casing, shows up and obliterates a bunch of Renegades. After the Imperials capture the Hand from the Renegades, the Doctor confronts the Emperor Dalek... who turns out
to episodes, as be Davros. This is only surprising if you haven't watched [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E6RevelationOfTheDaleks the previous Dalek serial]]. The Doctor tricks Davros into using the Hand to destroy Skaro and his own spaceship, then calls it makes their removal more likely.a day.


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This is notable for being the final Dalek (and Davros) story of the Classic series. It was also Andrew Cartmel's first story as Script Editor of the show. In an attempt to save it from cancellation, he embarked on a heroic effort known as the "Cartmel Masterplan" intended to make the show more interesting for viewers by surrounding the Doctor with some mystery again. As a result, the Seventh Doctor reaches a major turning point in his characterization. He casts aside the clownish facade that has dominated his personality and becomes a master manipulator. He also implies that he has some sort of mysterious past as one of the founders of Time Lord society, which is hinted at further in later episodes and would have been explored more if the show had not been canceled after the following season.

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28th Dec '15 11:23:15 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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'''Dalek:''' STAY WHERE YOU ARE! DO NOT MOVE!

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'''Dalek:''' STAY WHERE YOU ARE! DO NOT MOVE![[AC:Stay where you are! Do not move!]]
11th Nov '15 5:07:11 PM nombretomado
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Written by Ben Aaronovitch, who went on to write the ''RiversOfLondon'' series.

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Written by Ben Aaronovitch, who went on to write the ''RiversOfLondon'' ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'' series.
3rd Nov '15 2:04:54 PM AndIntroducingALeg
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* TheXOfY

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* TheXOfYTheXOfY: ''The Completely Useless Encyclopaedia'' notes that, by this point, they were just sticking any old word in front of "of the Daleks" and hoping nobody noticed.
23rd Oct '15 6:07:40 PM JulietF2
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* NonIndicativeName: The Hand of Omega looks ''nothing'' like a hand. The Doctor claims the name came about due to the Time Lords' "infinite capacity for pretention".

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* NonIndicativeName: The Hand of Omega looks ''nothing'' like a hand. The Doctor claims the name came about due to the Time Lords' "infinite capacity for pretention".pretension".
16th Oct '15 4:37:32 PM BobSaget9
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The Doctor and Ace arrive at Coal Hill School, perhaps a month after the First Doctor and company left. It doesn't take long before they're mixed up in trouble of the Dalek kind -- two separate Dalek factions, the Renegades (Grey) and Imperials (White), who are followers and opponents of Davros from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E6RevelationOfTheDaleks Revelation of the Daleks]]" [[spoiler: but not in that order]], wage war on each other for possession of the Hand of Omega, a Time Lord superweapon. And unfortunately for both groups, the Doctor has laid a trap for them; he just has to make the right conditions to spring it and ensure that Group Captain Gilmore and his men don't get diced in the crossfire.

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The Doctor and Ace arrive at Coal Hill School, perhaps a month after the First Doctor and company left. It doesn't take long before they're mixed up in trouble of the Dalek kind -- two separate Dalek factions, the Renegades (Grey) and Imperials (White), who are followers and opponents of Davros from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E6RevelationOfTheDaleks Revelation of the Daleks]]" [[spoiler: but not in that order]], order, wage war on each other for possession of the Hand of Omega, a Time Lord superweapon. And unfortunately for both groups, the Doctor has laid a trap for them; he just has to make the right conditions to spring it and ensure that Group Captain Gilmore and his men don't get diced in the crossfire.
15th Oct '15 12:42:26 PM LahmacunKebab
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** And there's Ace aiming for a Daleks eyestalk...with a rocket launcher.

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** And there's Ace aiming for a Daleks eyestalk...Dalek's eyestalk... with a rocket launcher.
15th Oct '15 12:35:57 PM LahmacunKebab
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* IronicNurseryTune: ''[[CreepyChild ...five six, seven eight, it's a Doctor at the gate...]]''

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* IronicNurseryTune: ''[[CreepyChild ... five six, seven eight, it's a Doctor at the gate...]]''
28th Sep '15 11:44:27 AM Nightsky
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* EarthShatteringKaboom: Actually, Skaro-Shattering, but it's the same idea. That doesn't prevent Skaro from returning intact in both the [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie TV movie]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks"]], or [[spoiler: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E1TheMagiciansApprentice "The Magician's Apprentice"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E2TheWitchsFamiliar "The Witch's Familiar"]]]].

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* EarthShatteringKaboom: Actually, Skaro-Shattering, but it's the same idea. That doesn't prevent Skaro from returning intact in both the [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie TV movie]], from]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks"]], or [[spoiler: returning]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E1TheMagiciansApprentice "The Magician's Apprentice"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E2TheWitchsFamiliar "The Witch's Familiar"]]]].in]][[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E2TheWitchsFamiliar tact]].
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