History Recap / DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks

23rd Apr '17 5:27:53 AM TywinIsGod
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* BadassArmy: The Renegade Daleks are fewer in number and less polished in armour than the Imperial Daleks and still inflict heavy losses, the tables only being turned when the Imperials bring in the Special Weapons Dalek.
19th Apr '17 3:47:43 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Possibly unintentional, but two of Sgt. Smith's troops are named [[Music/TheBeatles John and Paul]].
9th Apr '17 8:22:37 AM nighttrainfm
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* IronicNurseryTune: ''[[CreepyChild ... five six, seven eight, it's a Doctor at the gate...]]''

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* IronicNurseryTune: IronicNurseryTune:
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''[[CreepyChild ... five six, seven eight, it's a Doctor at the gate...]]''



*** And even ''that'' is not [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong its final appearance]]...
* IShallTauntYou
* KarmicDeath:
** Ratcliffe
** Mike.

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*** ** And even ''that'' is not [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong its final appearance]]...
* IShallTauntYou
* KarmicDeath:
** Ratcliffe
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KarmicDeath: Both Ratcliffe and Mike.



* LastOfHisKind:

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* LastOfHisKind: The Doctor convinces the last surviving Dalek that it is this, and that it therefore no longer serves any purpose.



* LightIsNotGood: The Imperial Daleks have rather neat-looking white-and-gold colorings this time.

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* LightIsNotGood: LightIsNotGood:
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The Imperial Daleks have rather neat-looking white-and-gold colorings this time.



* LogicBomb: The Doctor makes a Dalek self-destruct by yelling at it.

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* LogicBomb: The Doctor makes a Dalek self-destruct by yelling at it.convincing it that, without superiors, inferiors or a homeworld, there's no point to it existing.
9th Apr '17 8:19:49 AM nighttrainfm
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* BrokenPedestal: Mike Smith comes to realize that Ratcliffe isn't the untarnished, infallible hero he saw him as.

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* BrokenPedestal: BrokenPedestal:
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Mike Smith comes to realize that Ratcliffe isn't the untarnished, infallible hero he saw him as.



** Like in "Genesis of the Daleks", Davros asks someone for pity - only this time, it's not the Daleks, but the Doctor.



* VillainsWantMercy:
--->'''Davros:''' Have pity on me!\\
'''Doctor:''' I have pity ''for'' you. Goodbye, Davros. It hasn't been pleasant.



* YourOtherLeft: The Doctor and Ace, are in a van. Ace, who is driving, asks about the Daleks.

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* YourOtherLeft: The Doctor and Ace, Ace are in a van. Ace, who is driving, asks about the Daleks.
8th Apr '17 3:09:11 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* OffTheShelfFX: The Time Controller is a commercially-available plasma ball executive toy.

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* OffTheShelfFX: The Time Controller alleged "time controller" is a commercially-available an off-the-shelf [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_globe plasma ball executive toy.ball]]. Even then, such devices were reasonably common in techno-gift shops, and the obviousness of its origins made silly- and cheap- what would have appeared an impressive and credible prop a few years prior.
29th Mar '17 12:30:08 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* BadassBoast: Davros ''tries''.
-->'''Davros''': We shall become all—
-->'''The Doctor''': -Powerful! Crush the lesser races! Conquer the galaxy! Unimaginable Power! UNLIMITED RICE PUDDING! Et cetera! Et cetera!



* CallToAgriculture: After encountering the Doctor and the Daleks, Dr. Rachel Jensen quips in frustration, "You know, after this is over, I'm going to retire and raise begonias."



* CelebrityParadox: The story is set a few weeks after the TV show actually launched. (23rd November, 1963) Ace turns on a TV, and the announcer is briefly heard saying, "This is BBC Television, the time is quarter past five, and Saturday viewing continues with an adventure in the new science fiction series, Do-" before it is cut off.



* CivilWar

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* CivilWarChewingTheScenery: Davros, as to be expected. And the Doctor mocks him.
* CivilWar: An ongoing war between Renegade and Imperial Daleks drives the main plot.



* ContinuityNod: Mostly with sets such as the Foreman junkyard and Ian's classroom at the Coal Hill School (which still has the book on the French Revolution that Barbara gave Susan in it).
* CreepyChild

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* ContinuityNod: ContinuityCavalcade: We see Coal Hill School (mere weeks after the departure of Susan and One), the book on the French Revolution Barbara pulls out in the first series, the Dalek Emperor, references to Omega and Rassilon, and has a precursor to UNIT, including a Liz Shaw Expy.
* ContinuityNod:
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Mostly with sets such as the Foreman junkyard and Ian's classroom at the Coal Hill School (which still has the book on the French Revolution that Barbara gave Susan in it).
** When Ace suspects that the Daleks want to conquer the Earth, the Doctor replies that they did that in the 22nd century.
** The Doctor asks Ace if she remembers the Yeti in the London Underground or the Zygon gambit with the Loch Ness Monster.
** The device the Doctor uses to disable the Daleks is something he whipped up on Spiridon.
* CreepyChildCreepyChild: The unnamed schoolgirl who is eventually revealed to be the Renegade Daleks' living battle computer and is able to shoot lightning from her hands.



* EliteMooks: Special Weapons Dalek (Pictured)
* EnemyCivilWar
* EnfantTerrible

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* EliteMooks: Special Weapons Dalek (Pictured)
(Pictured). How good are they? ''Good enough to vaporize normal Daleks''.
* EnemyCivilWar
EnemyCivilWar: Between the Renegade and Imperial Dalek factions.
* EnfantTerribleEnfantTerrible: A girl is possessed by the Dalek Battle Computer.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** In the novelisation, it's explained that the Daleks, OmnicidalManiacs one and all, really aren't comfortable with the Special Weapons Dalek, because they think that, by Dalek standards, it's a dangerous insane killer.
** The Doctor tells Ace that even the Daleks wouldn't create a paradox that would damage the timeline.



* ImprobableWeaponUser: The Doctor allows Davros to destroy his Dalek empire with what's essentially a piece of booby-trapped heavy industrial equipment. Stellar engineering heavy industrial equipment from the birth of Time Lord civilization, that is.
* InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves: The Doctor observes that, "Your race has an amazing gift for self-deception, matched only by its ingenuity when trying to destroy itself."



* IronicNickname / NonIndicativeName: Group Captain "Chunky" Gillmore, who's 6'4" and looks like he weighs about 110 pounds. However, [[AllThereInTheManual on the DVD Commentary]], Sylvester [=McCoy=] revealed that it came from Gilmore's nickname for his ''revolver'' (owing to its "chunky" shape), and the name stuck. This isn't mentioned in the story, but the discrepancy between Gilmore's appearance and his name is lampshaded when the Doctor admits he's got no idea why people call Gilmore "Chunky".

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* IShallTauntYou: The Doctor goads Davros into using the Hand of Omega, thereby destroying Skaro (or maybe not). He was presumably going to use it anyway, but it gave the Doctor a chance to imply Davros was using the Daleks to compensate for being impotent.
* IronicNickname / NonIndicativeName: Group Captain "Chunky" Gillmore, who's 6'4" and looks like he weighs about 110 pounds. However, [[AllThereInTheManual on the DVD Commentary]], Sylvester [=McCoy=] Creator/SylvesterMcCoy revealed that it came from Gilmore's nickname for his ''revolver'' (owing to its "chunky" shape), and the name stuck. This isn't mentioned in the story, but the discrepancy between Gilmore's appearance and his name is lampshaded when the Doctor admits he's got no idea why people call Gilmore "Chunky".



* LastOfHisKind

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* LastOfHisKindLargeHam: The Doctor cuts Davros off, who has just started saying "We shall become all-"
-->Powerful! Crush the lesser races! Conquer the galaxy! UNIMAGINABLE POWER! UNLIMITED RICE PUDDING! Et cetera! Et cetera!
* LastOfHisKind:



* LogicBomb

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* LogicBombLogicBomb: The Doctor makes a Dalek self-destruct by yelling at it.
* TheMagnificent: The Doctor describes himself to Davros as "The Doctor, President-elect of the High Council of Time Lords. Keeper of the legacy of Rassilon. Defender of the Laws of Time, Protector of Gallifrey." Of course, he's just being dramatic.



* TheMole
* MyCard

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* TheMole
TheMole: Sgt. Mike Smith.
* MyCardMyCard: The Doctor's card just has a stylized question mark on it and is just used to make the Daleks angry.



* NoNameGiven: We never do find out what the little girl's name is.



* NoodleIncident: The Doctor's worryingly-throwaway line about the Hand of Omega — "...and didn't we have trouble with the prototype..."



* OhCrap: The Doctor's expression when, having escaped from a Dalek up a flight of stairs, he hears it powering up its antigravs.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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The Doctor's expression when, having escaped from a Dalek up a flight of stairs, he hears it powering up its antigravs.antigravs.
** Mr. Parsons[[note]]who was actually Ian and Barbara's old boss[[/note]] just has time for a BigNo when [[spoiler:the Imperial Daleks kill him as a security risk]].
** Ratcliffe has one when the Daleks reveal that they had played him like a violin and they never had any intention of sharing power with him.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Averted wonderfully when Allison is examining a soldier. When asked, "Is he all right?" she replies, "No idea, I'm a physicist."



* TheQuisling: In the novelization, it's seen that the Daleks themselves use the term to refer to Dalek allies, who see themselves as LesCollaborateurs.



* {{Reconstruction}}: Since the serial was made at a point where the series was at a low point with regards to its popularity with low viewing figures, it was decided that the audience would need a refresher course in "Why Daleks Are Actually Scary". Interestingly enough, in the Daleks' first appearances in comics during TheSixties, they were already shown flying.



* SequelEpisode: It follows up on "Revelation of the Daleks" with the Dalek Civil War, plus concludes the Doctor's battle with Davros that started in "Genesis of the Daleks". Until the modern series, anyway.



* TemptingFate: The Doctor says that the Dalek ship won't land in the playground. He is proved wrong.



* ThisCannotBe

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* ThisCannotBeThisCannotBe: Davros when he realises he's been tricked.



* UnexpectedCharacter: Davros randomly shows up as the Dalek Emperor, only to get about three minutes of screen time before exploding.



* VillainousBreakdown: Davros and the last Renegade Dalek.

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* VillainousBreakdown: VillainousBreakdown:
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Davros and the last Renegade Dalek.



* WarIsHell: A Dalek asks Ratcliffe if he's bothered by selling out his entire race to further his own aims. The collaborator (a veteran of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII) shrugs and responds with this exact phrase.



* YourOtherLeft

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* YourOtherLeftYourOtherLeft: The Doctor and Ace, are in a van. Ace, who is driving, asks about the Daleks.
--->'''The Doctor:''' From Skaro. At least originally. They're the mutated remains of a species called the Kaleds. Left here.\\
'''Ace:''' When were they left here?\\
'''The Doctor:''' No! Turn left here.\\
'''Ace:''' Oh, right.\\
'''The Doctor:''' No, left!
23rd Mar '17 6:26:43 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** The book contains far more detail on the Special Weapons Dalek, also known (in the novelisation) as "the Abomination". In the book, its motives are explored in detail, from its inception and creation as the ultimate weapon, to the surprising fact that the firing of the weapon caused it to mutate, and become self-aware. As a result, it is closely monitored and even "feared" by other Daleks.
** Various Dalek campaigns are mentioned such as the Spiridon Campaign and the Movellan War. Three off screen campaigns are also mentioned in when exploring more indepth detail on the Special Weapons Dalek: Pa Jass-Gutrik, the war of vengeance against the Movellans, Pa Jaski-Thal, the liquidation war against the Thals and Pas Jass-Vortan, the time campaign — the war to end all wars. The Special Weapons Dalek fought in all these wars.
** The Renegade Dalek faction made use of ECM (Electronic Counter-Measure) pods in their defensive positions. These devices locked onto the casings of any Imperial Daleks who came into range and infiltrated their systems, sabotaging the life-support software so the Kaled mutant within drowned in its own nutrient fluid.
** The Doctor mentions the Movellan War to Ace, Rachel and Allison. The Movellan virus apparently fragmented the Daleks and left them in isolated factions.
** Skaro's destruction is described with full in depth detail. Several details regarding Skaro are mentioned including beetle , one thousand million Daleks, a Dalek city, rock leopards in the mountains, seas boiling, the sky turning white and the atmosphere being blown into space. There is also mention of a Dalek city on Skaro known as Mensvat Esc-Dalek.
** The vicar is named Reverend Parkinson and was blinded in a gas attack in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.
16th Dec '16 7:02:05 AM LondonKdS
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* OffTheShelfFX: The Time Controller

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* OffTheShelfFX: The Time ControllerController is a commercially-available plasma ball executive toy.
27th Nov '16 3:29:17 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CastingGag: Michael Sheard, who plays the Dalek-controlled school headmaster, also played Mr. Bronson, the mean-spirited Latin teacher at ''Series/GrangeHill''.
24th Sep '16 6:38:47 AM john_e
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* VanInBlack: The ICMG first make their appearance in such a van.
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