History Recap / DoctorWhoS25E4TheGreatestShowintheGalaxy

22nd Nov '16 10:39:45 PM foxley
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* GentlemanAdventurer: Captain Cook is the evil underside of this trope. He talks big and has a great personal style, but he's a DirtyCoward who's always willing to let others die in his place and exploit his [[spoiler:werewolf]] companion.
31st Jul '16 2:23:59 AM foxley
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* CircusEpisode: Which gives Creator/SylvesterMcCoy and opportunity to show off his sleight of hand skills.

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* CircusEpisode: Which gives Creator/SylvesterMcCoy and an opportunity to show off his sleight of hand skills.
22nd Apr '16 1:27:02 PM MarkLungo
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->''You're just an aging hippie, Professor.''

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->''You're ->''"You're just an aging hippie, Professor.''"''
24th Feb '16 1:03:45 PM skteosk
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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "I ain't! Going! On! Next!"
13th Jan '16 2:30:15 AM LondonKdS
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** The juggling is an aversion - he's trying to learn to juggle from a book, and doesn't do it very well. This was because the writer and director had assumed that [=McCoy=] could juggle because of his background in physical comedy and mime, and only discovered at the last minute that he couldn't.
13th Oct '15 12:56:24 AM foxley
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* CircusEpisode: Which gives Creator/SylvesterMcCoy and opportunity to show off his sleight of hand skills.
21st Sep '15 2:22:37 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: The Gods of [[NorseMythology Ragnarok]].

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* ShoutOut: The Gods of [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology Ragnarok]].
13th Sep '15 9:57:53 AM JamesAustin
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* TheCastShowoff: Creator/SylvesterMcCoy starts the episode by juggling and playing the spoons, and goes on to show every single magic trick he can think of.

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* TheCastShowoff: TheCastShowoff:[[invoked]] Creator/SylvesterMcCoy starts the episode by juggling and playing the spoons, and goes on to show every single magic trick he can think of.



* ContinuityNod: While Ace's looking for her rucksack in the TARDIS wardrobe, she throws the Fifth Doctor's coat to the floor and emerges a while later, wearing the Fourth Doctor's scarf. Mel's blue-and-white polka dot blouse from "[[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS24E2ParadiseTowers}} Paradise Towers]]" is also visible.
** One so subtle people don't usually notice until it's pointed out: the Captain's double-headed coins appear to depict an [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS9E2TheCurseOfPeladon}} Alpha]] [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS11E4TheMonsterOfPeladon}} Centaurian]].

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* ContinuityNod: While Ace's looking for her rucksack in the TARDIS wardrobe, she throws the Fifth Doctor's coat to the floor and emerges a while later, wearing the Fourth Doctor's scarf. Mel's blue-and-white polka dot blouse from "[[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS24E2ParadiseTowers}} "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E2ParadiseTowers Paradise Towers]]" is also visible.
** One so subtle people don't usually notice until it's pointed out: the Captain's double-headed coins appear to depict an [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS9E2TheCurseOfPeladon}} [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E2TheCurseOfPeladon Alpha]] [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS11E4TheMonsterOfPeladon}} [[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E4TheMonsterOfPeladon Centaurian]].



** The whole serial is a massive Take That. All the performers at the Psychic Circus are paraded in front of [[Creator/MichaelGrade cold, unfeeling cosmic figures with a penchant for destroying anyone who fails to entertain them]]. The Doctor does simple tricks to bide for time, but once he gets a chance to destroy the Gods of Ragnarok, he takes a bow and casually strolls out of the exploding circus, showing up all the other performers and proving once again why he's a walking Crowning Moment of Awesome. It ain't called '''Greatest Show in the Galaxy''' for nothing. Sadly, the show's newfound confidence (and storytelling quality) would be cut short, as under a year later, it would be canceled until 2005.

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** The whole serial is a massive Take That. All the performers at the Psychic Circus are paraded in front of [[Creator/MichaelGrade cold, unfeeling cosmic figures with a penchant for destroying anyone who fails to entertain them]].them, a reference to the people seeking to cancel ''Doctor Who'' at the time. The Doctor does simple tricks to bide for time, but once he gets a chance to destroy the Gods of Ragnarok, he takes a bow and casually strolls out of the exploding circus, showing up all the other performers and proving once again why he's a walking Crowning Moment of Awesome. It ain't called '''Greatest Show in the Galaxy''' for nothing. Sadly, the show's newfound confidence (and storytelling quality) would be cut short, as under a year later, it would be canceled until 2005.
15th Jun '15 6:37:30 PM foxley
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* TotallyNotAWerewolf: Mags
18th May '15 8:25:39 PM PaulA
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* RepulsiveRingmaster: The Ringmaster willingly collaborates in feeding people to the Gods of Ragnarok to ensure his own survival.
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