History Recap / DoctorWhoS26E4Survival

27th Apr '17 4:51:54 PM DougSMachina
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Either way, the Doctor and the dreaded feral Midge drive at one another and randomly blow up their bikes. The Doctor survives without a scratch while Midge suffers a CriticalExistenceFailure and dies. Randomly, the youth group advances on Ace, until that Cheetah person from earlier shows up and tries to chase off the Master. By hugging him. Of course, the Master kills her and meanders off to go steal the TARDIS. There, he encounters the Doctor - and then drags the Doctor back to the now-collapsing-for-some-reason planet where they fight it out in hand-to-hand combat. The Doctor himself sports those adjusted eyes until he realizes that the fighting is killing the planet and that the only way to win is to not fight. The Doctor is whisked away back to Earth and the Master is supposedly left for dead.

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Either way, the Doctor and the dreaded feral Midge drive at one another and randomly blow up their bikes. The Doctor survives without a scratch while Midge suffers a CriticalExistenceFailure and dies. Randomly, Suddenly, the youth group advances on Ace, until that Cheetah person from earlier shows up and tries to chase off the Master. By hugging him. Of course, the Master kills her and meanders off to go steal the TARDIS. There, he encounters the Doctor - and then drags the Doctor back to the now-collapsing-for-some-reason planet where they fight it out in hand-to-hand combat. The Doctor himself sports those adjusted eyes until he realizes that the fighting is killing the planet and that the only way to win is to not fight. The Doctor is whisked away back to Earth and the Master is supposedly left for dead.
7th Apr '17 4:13:22 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* DeathOfAChild: The Doctor pursues the predatory Cheetah People to Earth. The first person he meets is a little girl in tears because someone has killed her cat.
4th Apr '17 7:23:41 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* DisneyDeath: The Doctor.

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* DisneyDeath: The Doctor.Doctor has a head on collision on a motorbike with the enemy, resulting in a huge explosion which we see nobody escape from. Ace begins to mourn his death after she finds his hat and his umbrella laying on the ground. We soon after find out he's somehow just ended up face first in a pile of rubbish with his backside in the air.
4th Apr '17 6:56:46 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AlienSky: The unnamed alien planet has a pink sky.



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: "Somewhere there's danger. Somewhere there's injustice, and somewhere else the tea is getting cold."



** With "An Unearthly Child"--the series' first story and final story both feature characters abducted from contemporary suburbia to a brutally primitive environment.
** This serial and "Rose" also form this for the wilderness years of ''Doctor Who'' as a whole (if we count the TV movie as part of the wilderness as a whole). Both serials involve the Doctor and his companion, a council estate girl, investigating aliens that are infiltrating contemporary London and assorted mysterious goings-on surrounding them, all of which involve an old enemy of the Doctor.

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** With "An "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild An Unearthly Child"--the Child]]"--the series' first story and final story both feature characters abducted from contemporary suburbia to a brutally primitive environment.
** This serial and "Rose" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose Rose]]" also form this for the wilderness years of ''Doctor Who'' as a whole (if we count the TV movie as part of the wilderness as a whole). Both serials involve the Doctor and his companion, a council estate girl, investigating aliens that are infiltrating contemporary London and assorted mysterious goings-on surrounding them, all of which involve an old enemy of the Doctor.



* CirclingMonologue: The part-cheetah Master stalks around the Doctor.



* DontExplainTheJoke: A shopkeeper fails to understand the joke his friend is telling him, about two friends confronted by a lion, and the Doctor explains:
-->He doesn't have to outrun the lion, only his friend. Then the lion catches up with his friend and eats him. The strong survive, the weak are killed the law of the jungle! Yes, very clever, if you don't mind losing your friend. But what happens when the next lion turns up?



* EvilIsPetty: The Master apparently goes out of his way to kill the cat of a child he never met before

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* EvilIsPetty: The Master apparently goes out of his way to kill the cat of a child he never met beforebefore.
* FangThpeak: The Master with his new fangs as result of the Cheetah Virus.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO0CGeNe-lY And that doesn't even begin to do justice to the outtakes.]] Legend has it that Sylvester [=McCoy=] is still the only actor in England to eat an entire BBCQuarry.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO0CGeNe-lY And that doesn't even begin to do justice to the outtakes.]] Legend has it that Sylvester [=McCoy=] Creator/SylvesterMcCoy is still the only actor in England to eat an entire BBCQuarry.



* StockEpisodeTitles: 55 uses

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* StockEpisodeTitles: 55 usesuses.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: People under the malign influence of the Cheetah Planet acquired golden, cat-like eyes. This included the Master and Ace.
27th Mar '17 5:19:19 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* {{Irony}}: Sgt. Patterson, the bullying Territorial Army self-defence instructor who proudly lectures a 'survival of the fittest' philosophy, suffers a complete breakdown when actually transported into an environment where he has to put this philosophy into practice. He spends most of the story as a cowering wreck.

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* {{Irony}}: {{Irony}}:
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Sgt. Patterson, the bullying Territorial Army self-defence instructor who proudly lectures a 'survival of the fittest' philosophy, suffers a complete breakdown when actually transported into an environment where he has to put this philosophy into practice. He spends most of the story as a cowering wreck.wreck.
** As WebVideo/SFDebris pointed out, it is ironic that the last story to be broadcast before the series was cancelled was called "Survival".
19th Nov '16 6:34:51 AM narm00
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* BBCQuarry: Appropriate lighting and decent use of scenery makes this a lot more subtle. Sylvester [=McCoy=] actually called this a 5-star quarry at one point.

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* BBCQuarry: Appropriate lighting and decent use of scenery makes this a lot more subtle. Sylvester [=McCoy=] Creator/SylvesterMcCoy actually called this a 5-star quarry at one point.



* TheCameo: Comedic duo Hale and Pace show up as shopkeepers.

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* TheCameo: Comedic British comedic duo Hale and Pace show up as shopkeepers.



* HarsherInHindsight: Survival is the final serial before the show was cancelled, and had to have a monologue added in post-production.



* HilariousInHindsight: Ace picks up a U2 single, and asks "Are they still going?", since they had been going for just over a decade at that point. They recently reached 40 years in the business, and haven't truly stopped.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO0CGeNe-lY And that doesn't even begin to do justice to the outtakes.]] Legend has it that Sylvester McCoy is still the only actor in England to eat an entire BBCQuarry.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO0CGeNe-lY And that doesn't even begin to do justice to the outtakes.]] Legend has it that Sylvester McCoy [=McCoy=] is still the only actor in England to eat an entire BBCQuarry.
21st Oct '16 10:35:14 PM PatPayne
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO0CGeNe-lY And that doesn't even begin to do justice to the outtakes.]] Legend has it that Sylvester McCoy is still the only actor in England to eat an entire BBCQuarry.
7th Oct '16 3:17:18 PM Gouken20xx
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* GadgetWatches: The Doctor has a fobwatch, which he uses to discover the safest nearby part of the planet.

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* GadgetWatches: The Doctor has a fobwatch, fob watch, which he uses to discover the safest nearby part of the planet.



* HarsherInHindsight: Survival is the final serial before the show was cancelled, and had to have a monologue added in post-production.



* HilariousInHindsight: Survival is the final serial before the show was cancelled.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Survival is Ace picks up a U2 single, and asks "Are they still going?", since they had been going for just over a decade at that point. They recently reached 40 years in the final serial before the show was cancelled.business, and haven't truly stopped.



* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: Perivale

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* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: PerivalePerivale.
29th Jul '16 1:46:07 PM morenohijazo
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!!Tropes
* ActualPacifist: a very rare Who story to endorse absolute pacifism, as opposed to the usual Martial or Technical kinds.
* AnAesop: This story skewers the "kill or be killed" ethos of the 80's, as personified by Sgt. Paterson and the Master. The Doctor retorts by reminding them both of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoner%27s_dilemma Prisoner's Dilemma]].

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* ActualPacifist: a A very rare Who story to endorse absolute pacifism, as opposed to the usual Martial or Technical kinds.
* AnAesop: This story skewers the "kill or be killed" ethos of the 80's, as personified by Sgt. Paterson and the Master. The Doctor retorts by reminding them both of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoner%27s_dilemma Prisoner's Dilemma]].PrisonersDilemma.
4th Jul '16 9:00:44 PM Angeldeb82
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[[caption-width-right:350:"Doctor, look! [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom Furries!]]"[[note]]No folks, in all seriousness, we'll miss the Classic Era.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"Doctor, look! [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom Furries!]]"[[note]]No Furries!]]"[[note]]No, folks, in all seriousness, we'll miss the Classic Era.[[/note]]]]



* AnAesop: This story skewers the "kill or be killed" ethos of the 80's, as personified by Sgt. Paterson and the Master. The Doctor retorts by reminding them both of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoner%27s_dilemma Prisoner's Dilemma.]]

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* AnAesop: This story skewers the "kill or be killed" ethos of the 80's, as personified by Sgt. Paterson and the Master. The Doctor retorts by reminding them both of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoner%27s_dilemma Prisoner's Dilemma.]]Dilemma]].



* AscendedFridgeHorror: While it would not be fully explored until the new series, the concept of what happens to a companion's life when they leave it behind is brought up briefly; when Ace returns home she has been placed on the missing persons list and believed to be dead.



* AscendedFridgeHorror: While it would not be fully explored until the new series, the concept of what happens to a companion's life when they leave it behind is brought up briefly; when Ace returns home she has been placed on the missing persons list and believed to be dead.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Invoked. And justified - they're ''cats''.



* TheCameo: Comedic duo Hale and Pace show up as shopkeepers.



* DistractedByTheShiny: Invoked. And justified - they're ''cats''.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: For the Doctor's final fight with the Master in Classic Who

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: For the Doctor's final fight with the Master in Classic WhoWho.



* TheCameo: Comedic duo Hale and Pace show up as shopkeepers.
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