History Recap / DoctorWhoS25E3SilverNemesis

21st Sep '17 9:43:31 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* FrictionlessReentry: Averted. De Flores specifically warns his men not to try touching the asteroid until it's had time to cool down.
2nd Jul '17 12:53:35 AM Maddoxsort
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The one where the Doctor wears a fez.

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The one where the Doctor wears a fez.
fez. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang Before wearing a fez was considered cool.]]
27th May '17 9:29:50 AM DoctorNemesis
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* HeroesGoneFishing: Or rather, "Gone Listening To Some Outdoor Live Jazz And Reading The Sunday Newspapers".
17th May '17 7:10:12 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* WeaponOfMassDestruction: The Validium statue, which is capable of wiping out entire Cybermen warfleets.
9th May '17 10:02:34 PM bowserbros
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The one where the Doctor wears a fez.
4th Apr '17 5:20:06 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* SwissCheese: Lampshaded when the Doctor and Ace find themselves wandering around Windsor Castle -- walking towards ''the Queen'':

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* SwissCheese: SwissCheeseSecurity: Lampshaded when the Doctor and Ace find themselves wandering around Windsor Castle -- walking towards ''the Queen'':
4th Apr '17 5:19:36 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ContinuityNod: "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks Ace compares the events she encounters here with her encounter with the Daleks. The Doctor also mentions that they had destroyed her stereo, and he built her a new one]].
2nd Apr '17 6:57:12 PM Geoduck
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* BlatantLies: As quoted above, Ace is a good girl who does what she's told!
31st Mar '17 5:00:29 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: The Doctor had launched the Nemesis weapon from the Earth inside a satellite to keep it out of the hands of his enemies, only to have that satellite's orbit bring it close to the Earth every 25 years, where the weapon's energy would adversely affect Earth history. The Doctor claimed that Nemesis may have influenced the start of World War II and the assassination of President Kennedy.



* CometOfDoom: The Nemesis asteroid.

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* CometOfDoom: The Nemesis asteroid.asteroid, that, according to the Doctor, really does bring misfortune: it's actually an alien superweapon that somehow (ahem) wound up in a solar orbit. He cites the the two World Wars and the assassination of JFK as the results of the last three times it came near Earth.



* ExactWords: Do you understand the instructions the Cyber Leader has given?

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* ExactWords: Do you understand the instructions The Doctor allows the Cyber Leader to give commands to the superweapon and has given?the superweapon confirm that it understood those commands. At no point does he instruct it to follow them.


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* InnocuouslyImportantEpisode: It has Cybermen vs Neo-Nazis, but it sets up the "Wolves of Fenric" arc with Ace and the Doctor as TheChessMaster motif which concluded in rather sinister style in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric The Curse of Fenric]]".


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* ThePowerOfRock: The Doctor had built a tricked-out boom box for Ace. At one point the Doctor and Ace use the boom box to broadcast jamming frequencies which disrupt communications among a fleet of Cybermen vessels, while listening to some jazz tapes (the Seventh Doctor is a jazz aficionado).
-->"I do love a jam session."


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* SignificantReferenceDate: The story is set on the 23rd of November 1988.
* SwissCheese: Lampshaded when the Doctor and Ace find themselves wandering around Windsor Castle -- walking towards ''the Queen'':
--->'''The Doctor:''' [[BavarianFireDrill Act as if you own the place.]]\\
'''Ace:''' What?!\\
'''The Doctor:''' It always works!


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* TrappedInThePast: Subverted - Richard is transported to contemporary times with Lady Pentiforte and finds himself stranded in the future and bemoaning his fate. Fortunately, the Doctor and Ace immediately arrive and playfully tell him they can help, considering they can easily give him a ride home.


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* WeMeetAgain:
-->'''Cyberleader''': So, Doctor, a new appearance. Otherwise, our anticipation of your presence has proved entirely accurate.
27th Nov '16 4:10:03 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Arundel Castle stands in for Windsor Castle.



* OutOfOrder: Was originally intended to be shown after "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E4TheGreatestShowInTheGalaxy The Greatest Show in the Galaxy]]." This introduces a minor continuity error: Ace has Flowerchild's earring pinned to her jacket in this serial.
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