History Recap / DoctorWhoS25E4TheGreatestShowintheGalaxy

11th Nov '17 5:13:35 PM ClintEastwood
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* 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.
** 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.



* EgomaniacHunter: Captain Cook.

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* EgomaniacHunter: Captain Cook.Cook seems to qualify. We never actually see him hunting, but he bores everyone with his 'tales of glory' and had no problem with enslaving a sentient being he captured on one of his expeditions and using her for his own ends.



* MonsterClown: The Chief Clown

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* MonsterClown: The murderous robot clowns. The Chief ClownClown, the only actually human one, is a servant of the Gods of Ragnarok. He also taunts one of his former colleagues on supposedly not being able to stop them. The {{Novelization}} also implies him to be a [[{{Pun}} greedy Pagliaccio]].
25th Oct '17 2:22:33 PM foxley
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* ShovelStrike: Ace hits Bellboy's robot with a shovel.
16th Aug '17 3:11:42 AM ClintEastwood
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* FanBoy / StrawFan: [=WhizzKid=] was, yes, a sly parody of ''Series/DoctorWho'' fans.

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* FanBoy / StrawFan: FanBoy[=/=]StrawFan: [=WhizzKid=] was, yes, a sly parody of ''Series/DoctorWho'' fans.


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* ShutUpHannibal: Captain Cook is bragging about all the planets he's been to while Mags tries to kill the Doctor:
-->'''The Doctor''': Captain Cook, you're not just a scoundrel and meddling fool! You're also a crushing bore!
27th Jun '17 3:32:27 AM AmuckCricetine
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* HairTriggerTemper: Nord, Vandal of the Road

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* HairTriggerTemper: Nord, Vandal of the RoadRoad. Any offer of help is met with threats, as is any request for assistance.
12th Jun '17 3:44:54 PM AmuckCricetine
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* BrokenAesop: Whizzkid was intended as a TakeThat! to fans who criticised 80s ''Doctor Who'' by saying it wasn't as good as it used to be in a time they couldn't possibly remember. The problem here is that Whizzkid's similar opinions about the titular Psychic Circus are shown to be absolutely correct. Consequently, all Whizzkid does is vindicate the same fans the character was supposed to be chastising.
15th May '17 12:59:06 PM goldenroad
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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.

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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]] werewolf companion.
9th May '17 10:03:00 PM bowserbros
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The one where Sylvester [=McCoy's=] back catches fire.
4th Apr '17 4:09:48 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* NoodleIncident: The Doctor's previous encounter with the Gods of Ragnarok
30th Mar '17 3:30:32 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ForTheEvulz: The Gods of Ragnarok who were trapped in a parallel dimension (possibly by the Doctor himself) and take over a circus to force people to perform for them, just to alleviate their boredom. When they lose interest in an act, they kill the performer.
30th Mar '17 2:31:09 AM CumbersomeTercel
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The amulet gets destroyed, which takes out the circus in a giant fireball of evil gods and creepy clowns, and Sylvester [=McCoy=] [[UnflinchingWalk walks unflinchingly]] -- both in-character and in real life, and just a little bit on fire because the BBC pyrotechnics crew screwed up. [[note]]They planned to do the explosion with an air blast, but brought the wrong equipment and ended up having to do it with real pyrotechnics. There are conflicting reports as to whether [=McCoy=] was told about this.[[/note]]

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The amulet gets destroyed, which takes out the circus in a giant fireball of evil gods and creepy clowns, and Sylvester [=McCoy=] Creator/SylvesterMcCoy [[UnflinchingWalk walks unflinchingly]] -- both in-character and in real life, and just a little bit on fire because the BBC pyrotechnics crew screwed up. [[note]]They planned to do the explosion with an air blast, but brought the wrong equipment and ended up having to do it with real pyrotechnics. There are conflicting reports as to whether [=McCoy=] was told about this.[[/note]]



* ActionFigureSpeech: The three Gods of Ragnarok indicate which of them is talking by raising and lowering their arms. Unlike the Daleks and Cybermen, however, the Gods have noticeably different voices.



* DoubleEntendre: The Doctor comments to Ace that the robot was 'just a device to get us involved'. This is a triple-entendre - it's a 'device' (a robot), a 'device' (a plot device) and a 'device' (a manipulation).



* HippieBus: There's a broken-down one in the desert near the Circus, a relic of its free-spirited hippie days.

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* HippieBus: HippieVan: There's a broken-down one in the desert near the Circus, a relic of its free-spirited hippie days.


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* PreInsanityReveal: Dead Beat is really the shellshocked former leader Kingpin. He regains his sanity at the story's climax.
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