History Recap / DoctorWhoS27E2TheEndOfTheWorld

10th Mar '17 10:11:51 PM AthenaBlue
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* OhCrap: Twice on Lady Cassandra, the first one was when she finds out the Doctor caught her, while she was in the middle of insulting the people she tried to kill, behind their backs, before she was teleported. The second one when she realizes she is without her moisturizing crew and is drying up.

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* OhCrap: Twice on by Lady Cassandra, the Cassandra. The first one was time is when she finds out the Doctor caught her, while she was in the middle of insulting the people she tried to kill, kill behind their backs, before she was teleported. The second one time is when she realizes she is without her moisturizing crew and is drying up.
2nd Mar '17 6:40:50 PM AthenaBlue
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** Not to mention the fact that "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell is listed as the original in the "[=iPod"=]'s record changer. Their rendition is, [[CoveredUp in fact]], a cover; the original was written by Ed Cobb and recorded by Gloria Jones in 1965.

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** [[invoked]] Not to mention the fact that "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell is listed as the original in the "[=iPod"=]'s record changer. Their rendition is, [[CoveredUp in fact]], a cover; the original was written by Ed Cobb and recorded by Gloria Jones in 1965.
2nd Mar '17 6:40:09 PM AthenaBlue
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Written by Creator/RussellTDavies.
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After Rose insults Cassandra, the mysterious Adherents of the Repeated Meme place her in a room where another set of sun filters are descending. The Doctor saves her, but the door is stuck after being struck by high temperatures.

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After Rose insults Cassandra, the mysterious Adherents of the Repeated Meme place her in a room where another set of sun filters are descending. The Doctor saves her, but the door is stuck after being struck damaged by high temperatures.
the intense rays.






-->"Oh, they call themselves New humans and Proto-humans and Digi-humans, even Humanish, but you know what I call them? ''Mongrels.''"

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-->"Oh, they call themselves New new humans and Proto-humans proto-humans and Digi-humans, digi-humans, even Humanish, human''ish'', but you know what I call them? ''Mongrels.''" ''"



* AlternativeCalendar: Set in the far-future year [[AlternateCalendar "5.5/Apple/26"]]. A year with a number so large that it has been abbreviated through various forms of semantics. The Doctor helpfully translates that this means it's around the year Five Billion.

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* AlternativeCalendar: Set in the far-future year [[AlternateCalendar "5.5/Apple/26"]].5/Apple/26". A year with a number so large that it has been abbreviated through various forms of semantics. The Doctor helpfully translates that this means it's around the year Five Billion.



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment / ShapedLikeItself: "They're just so alien. The aliens are so alien. You look at them... and they're alien."

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment / ShapedLikeItself: DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment[=/=]ShapedLikeItself: "They're just so alien. The aliens are so alien. You look at them... and they're alien."



-->'''Doctor:''' Five billion years, and it still comes down to money.

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-->'''Doctor:''' -->'''The Doctor:''' Five billion years, and it still comes down to money.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: The big reveal is set up early, first when Jabe tries analysing The Doctor's species, and refuses to believe it, and second when they're alone, and she tells him it's a miracle he even exists.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The big reveal is set up early, first when Jabe tries analysing The analyzing the Doctor's species, and refuses to believe it, and second when they're alone, alone and she tells him it's a miracle he even exists.



** As well as Britney Spears' "Toxic" being referred to as "a traditional ballad". Also a ContinuityNod to "The Chase", when Vicki called the Beatles' performance "classical music".
** Not to mention the fact that "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell is listed as the original in the iPod's record changer. Their rendition is, [[CoveredUp in fact]], a cover; the original was written by Ed Cobb and recorded by Gloria Jones in 1965.

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** As well as Britney Spears' "Toxic" being referred to as "a traditional ballad". Also a ContinuityNod to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E8TheChase "The Chase", Chase"]], when Vicki called the Beatles' performance "classical music".
** Not to mention the fact that "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell is listed as the original in the iPod's "[=iPod"=]'s record changer. Their rendition is, [[CoveredUp in fact]], a cover; the original was written by Ed Cobb and recorded by Gloria Jones in 1965.



-->'''Cassandra:''' I am the last pure human. The others..."mingled". Oh, they call themselves new humans and proto-humans and digi-humans—even human-ish. But you know what I call them? Mongrels.

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-->'''Cassandra:''' I am the last pure human. The others..."mingled". ''mingled''. Oh, they call themselves new humans and proto-humans and digi-humans—even digi-humans —- even human-ish. But you know what I call them? Mongrels.



** As The Doctor and Rose talk about the people coming to visit Satellite One, Rose asks if he means people or aliens, to which he responds "depends how you mean people". Later, when Cassandra is caught by The Doctor, he angrily states people have died. Cassandra just blithely shoots back "that depends how you mean people".

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** As The the Doctor and Rose talk about the people coming to visit Satellite One, Rose asks if he means people or aliens, to which he responds "depends how you mean people". Later, when Cassandra is caught by The the Doctor, he angrily states people have died. Cassandra just blithely shoots back "that depends how you mean define people".



** Also, why does Platform One even ''have'' a manual "lower sun filter" option for its occupied chambers?

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** Also, why does Platform One even ''have'' a manual "lower sun filter" option for its occupied chambers?chambers?[[note]]Well, it ''does'' move around -- probably for those occasions when they don't need it?[[/note]]



* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: It's strongly implied here, and shown in "New Earth", that humanity and its descendants still resemble humans, and that Cassandra only looks how she does through plastic surgery. The episode does imply that humanity has cross-bred with other species and drastically altered in other ways, however, and later episodes do nod to this by suggesting that humanity develops the ability to 'experiment' with different forms, but tends to return to the 'classic' template.

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: It's strongly implied here, and shown in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E1NewEarth "New Earth", Earth"]], that humanity and its descendants still resemble humans, and that Cassandra only looks how she does through plastic surgery. The episode does imply that humanity has cross-bred with other species and drastically altered in other ways, however, and later episodes do nod to this by suggesting that humanity develops the ability to 'experiment' "experiment" with different forms, but tends to return to the 'classic' "classic" template.



* TemptingFate: While The Doctor and Jabe are discussing Platform 1, The Doctor comments that she makes it sound "unsinkable". Jabe calls this appropriate, only for The Doctor to note he was once on [[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic a ship declared unsinkable, and wound up "clinging to an iceberg"]].

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* TemptingFate: While The the Doctor and Jabe are discussing Platform 1, The Doctor he comments that she makes it sound "unsinkable". Jabe calls this appropriate, only for The the Doctor to note he was once on [[UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic a ship declared unsinkable, and wound up "clinging to an iceberg"]].



-->'''Rose:''' ''(as Cassandra dries out)'' Help her.
-->'''The Doctor:''' ''(glaring)'' Everything has its time and everything dies.

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-->'''Rose:''' ''(as Cassandra dries out)'' Help her.
-->'''The
her.\\
'''The
Doctor:''' ''(glaring)'' Everything has its time and everything dies.



* {{Troll}}: The aforementioned line stating religion is not allowed on Platform One is one of those controversial moments where Creator/RussellTDavies, the showrunner at the time, [[AuthorFilibuster professed his own beliefs in the narratives]] (or lack thereof). [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon Two episodes later]], he would add another controversial line that used the word "gay" in derogatory manner. And he would later pull a similar stunt in ''Recap/{{Torchwood|S3E1DayOne}}'' involving a religious woman's suicide after she thought "science had won".

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* {{Troll}}: The aforementioned line stating religion is not allowed on Platform One is one of those controversial moments where Creator/RussellTDavies, the showrunner at the time, [[AuthorFilibuster professed his own beliefs in the narratives]] (or lack thereof). [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E4AliensOfLondon Two episodes later]], he would add another controversial line that used the word "gay" in derogatory manner. And he would later pull a similar stunt in ''Recap/{{Torchwood|S3E1DayOne}}'' ''Series/TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth'' involving a religious woman's suicide after she thought "science had won".



* WeWillNotHaveAppendixesInTheFuture: By looks of Lady Cassandra we won't have much of a body left in the future.

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* WeWillNotHaveAppendixesInTheFuture: By the looks of Lady Cassandra we won't have much of a body left in the future.
7th Feb '17 7:16:26 PM AthenaBlue
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It's the year 5.5/Apple/26 when the Doctor and Rose materialise aboard Platform One, a cruciform space station orbiting a dying star. The star is, in fact, our sun; and in a few minutes, it will finally expand and consume the Earth. This is considered high entertainment in the future -- SnuffFilm writ large -- so there's a collection of the rich aboard the platform. The guests include a giant face in a jar called The Face of Boe (who will become important later); the last pure human, Lady Cassandra O'Brien.Δ17 (who will also become important later) and a group of tree people. One of them, Jabe, twigs (heh) to the Doctor's oddness, and persuades her PDA to identify his species.

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It's the year 5.5/Apple/26 when the Doctor and Rose materialise aboard Platform One, a cruciform space station orbiting a dying star. The star is, in fact, our sun; Sun; and in a few minutes, it will finally expand and consume the Earth. This is considered high entertainment in the future -- SnuffFilm writ large -- so there's a collection of the rich aboard the platform. The guests include a giant face in a jar called The Face of Boe (who will become important later); the last pure human, Lady Cassandra O'Brien.Δ17 (who will also become important later) and a group of tree people. One of them, Jabe, twigs (heh) to the Doctor's oddness, and persuades her PDA to identify his species.



Meanwhile, some serious weirdness is transpiring aboard the platform. Little spider robots are crawling all over the place, pulling fun pranks like lowering the space station's sun visors so as to give anyone unfortunate enough to be around a fatal suntan.

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Meanwhile, some serious weirdness is transpiring aboard the platform. Little spider robots are crawling all over the place, pulling fun pranks like lowering the space station's sun visors filters so as to give anyone unfortunate enough to be around a fatal suntan.
14th Dec '16 12:12:21 PM nighttrainfm
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Investigating the air conditioning following a mysterious shaking in the space station, the Doctor finds one of the spiders. With the help of Jabe, the Doctor sends the spider back to its masters. The Doctor realises the Adherents of the Repeated Meme is just a meme, an idea, or in other words remote controlled robots. The actual culprit was Cassandra. She intended to create a hostage situation. She teleports away, causing her spiders, having infiltrated the station deep, to break the safety and the glass on the station's exterior to break.

The Doctor and Jabe rush to find the button to reset the computer, restoring the safety; the space station was manned entirely by computers, computers the spiders compromised, and the makers of the "unsinkable" space station didn't account for this. Jabe holds down the switch to slow the deadly pathway of fans so the Doctor can reach it. Unfortunately, she's made of wood, so she catches fire and dies, and the fans start moving quicker just as the Doctor's at the last one. The Doctor, concentrating, passes through and resets the computer, ordering it to reactivate the shields at the point of the Earth's destruction. Cassandra is returned thanks to the Doctor's ability to reverse the teleport with the feed that allowed her to teleport through the heat. As she begins to dry out, she pleads The Doctor to "moisturize her", but he lets her die, saying "Everything has an end."

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Investigating the air conditioning following a mysterious shaking in the space station, the Doctor finds one of the spiders. With the help of Jabe, the Doctor sends the spider back to its masters. The Doctor realises the Adherents of the Repeated Meme is just a meme, an idea, or in other words words: a fake. They're just remote controlled robots. The robots and the actual culprit was Cassandra. She Cassandra, who intended to create a phony hostage situation. situation and get rich off compensation claims. She teleports away, causing away while her spiders, having infiltrated the station deep, to break deactivate the safety and the shields. The glass on the station's exterior begins to break.

break under the strain.

The Doctor and Jabe rush to find the button to reset the computer, restoring the safety; safeties: the space station was manned entirely by computers, computers the spiders compromised, and the makers of the "unsinkable" space station didn't account for this. Jabe holds down the switch to slow the deadly pathway of fans so the Doctor can reach it. Unfortunately, she's made of wood, so she catches fire and dies, and the fans start moving quicker just as the Doctor's at the last one. The Doctor, concentrating, passes through and resets the computer, ordering it to reactivate the shields at the point of the Earth's destruction. Cassandra is returned thanks to the Doctor's ability to reverse the teleport with the feed that allowed her to teleport through the heat. As she begins to dry out, she pleads The Doctor to "moisturize her", but he lets her die, saying "Everything has an end."
23rd Nov '16 9:36:20 AM nighttrainfm
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* LegacyImplosion: The Doctor goes from being a renegade on the run to the ''last of his species'', his entire planet having been wiped out in a catastrophic war.

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* LegacyImplosion: The Doctor goes from being a renegade on the run to the ''last of his species'', his entire planet having been wiped out in a catastrophic war. The Time Lords, by extension, go from being pompous academics to a mythic lost race.



* NoOSHACompliance: There are [[DeadlyRotaryFan giant spinning fans]] blocking the way to the reset-the-computer button. There is a switch to slow the fans down but it will cause all the heat to move past the person holding the switch.

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* NoOSHACompliance: NoOSHACompliance:
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There are [[DeadlyRotaryFan giant spinning fans]] blocking the way to the reset-the-computer button. There is a switch to slow the fans down but it will cause all the heat to move past the person holding the switch.
23rd Nov '16 9:31:24 AM nighttrainfm
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* LegacyImplosion: The Doctor goes from being a renegade on the run to the ''last of his species'', his entire planet having been wiped out in a catastrophic war.
30th Sep '16 5:07:18 AM DoctorNemesis
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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: It's strongly implied here, and shown in "New Earth", that humanity and its descendants still resemble humans, and that Cassandra only looks how she does through plastic surgery. Later episodes do nod to this by suggesting that humanity develops the ability to 'experiment' with different forms, but tends to return to the 'classic' template.

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: It's strongly implied here, and shown in "New Earth", that humanity and its descendants still resemble humans, and that Cassandra only looks how she does through plastic surgery. Later The episode does imply that humanity has cross-bred with other species and drastically altered in other ways, however, and later episodes do nod to this by suggesting that humanity develops the ability to 'experiment' with different forms, but tends to return to the 'classic' template.
30th Sep '16 5:04:42 AM DoctorNemesis
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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: It's strongly implied here, and shown in "New Earth", that humanity and its descendants still resemble humans, and that Cassandra only looks how she does through plastic surgery.

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: It's strongly implied here, and shown in "New Earth", that humanity and its descendants still resemble humans, and that Cassandra only looks how she does through plastic surgery. Later episodes do nod to this by suggesting that humanity develops the ability to 'experiment' with different forms, but tends to return to the 'classic' template.
30th Sep '16 5:01:37 AM DoctorNemesis
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* IronicEcho: As The Doctor and Rose talk about the people coming to visit Satellite One, Rose asks if he means people or aliens, to which he responds "depends how you mean people". Later, when Cassandra is caught by The Doctor, he angrily states people have died. Cassandra just blithely shoots back "that depends how you mean people".

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* IronicEcho: IronicEcho:
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As The Doctor and Rose talk about the people coming to visit Satellite One, Rose asks if he means people or aliens, to which he responds "depends how you mean people". Later, when Cassandra is caught by The Doctor, he angrily states people have died. Cassandra just blithely shoots back "that depends how you mean people".people".
** When Rose tries to make sense of her culture shock by talking about how everyone on the platform is so alien, the Doctor makes a slightly snide and insensitive crack about how they're "lucky I didn't take you to the Deep South". After the conversation has progressed to the TARDIS's TranslationConvention, Rose reacts poorly to learning that the Doctor's machine gets inside her head and changes how it works, and that the Doctor didn't mention this. When the Doctor admits that he hadn't really considered it, Rose angrily fires back that he was "too busy making cheap shots about the Deep South".
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