History Recap / DoctorWhoS27E2TheEndOfTheWorld

9th Apr '18 4:57:34 AM elzilcho
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The Doctor rejoins Rose, and they watch doomed Earth spin. Rose anxiously presses the Doctor for more information on his people, homeworld, etc.; the Doctor snaps at her for excessive nosiness, gives her mobile an upgrade to make up for it, then goes off to explore the station. Rose calls her mom for a bit of reassurance. (Although the call accidentally overshoots a little, and reaches Jackie some time ''before'' Rose met the Doctor.)

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The Doctor rejoins Rose, and they watch doomed Earth spin. Rose anxiously presses the Doctor for more information on his people, homeworld, etc.; the Doctor snaps at her for excessive nosiness, gives her mobile an upgrade to make up for it, then goes off to explore the station. Rose calls her mom mum for a bit of reassurance. (Although the call accidentally overshoots a little, and reaches Jackie some time ''before'' Rose met the Doctor.)



The Doctor and Jabe rush to find the button to reset the computer, restoring the 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 for the Doctor to "moisturize her", but he lets her die, saying "Everything has its time and everything dies."

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The Doctor and Jabe rush to find the button to reset the computer, restoring the 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 for the Doctor to "moisturize her", "moisturise [her]", but he lets her die, saying "Everything has its time and everything dies."



** The Trees were the result of mankind selling off Brazil to pay off debt. The rainforest was acquired by the Brotherhood of Hame, and it's evolution was accelerated. Within two hundred years, the Forests of Cheem demanded autonomy, and the Brotherhood (having dealt with this situation before) acquiesced. Shortly thereafter, the Trees disappeared as one, for five thousand years, during which time they learnt of or witnessed the Time War.
** The Face of Boe's entry largely filled with {{Foreshadowing}}. Mention is made of his having children during the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire, of him being impossibly old, with no-one knowing how the heck he's still alive, and that when he dies, the sky will "crack asunder".
* AllThereInTheScript: The original script describes Cassandra as having cabinets containing the first edition of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' and the Magna Carta. The former would have been funny, considering that Zoe Wanamaker played Madam Hooch.

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** The Trees were the result of mankind selling off Brazil to pay off debt. The rainforest was acquired by the Brotherhood of Hame, and it's its evolution was accelerated. Within two hundred years, the Forests of Cheem demanded autonomy, and the Brotherhood (having dealt with this situation before) acquiesced. Shortly thereafter, the Trees disappeared as one, for five thousand years, during which time they learnt of or witnessed the Time War.
** The Face of Boe's entry largely filled with {{Foreshadowing}}. Mention is made of his having children during the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire, of him being impossibly old, with no-one knowing how the heck he's still alive, and that when he dies, the sky will "crack asunder".
* AllThereInTheScript: The original script describes Cassandra as having cabinets containing the first edition of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' and the Magna Carta. The former would have been funny, considering that Zoe Zoë Wanamaker played Madam Hooch.Hooch in the film version.



* CombatTentacles: Jabe retrieves one of the "peace" drones by extending a vine, then apologizes -- "I'm not supposed to show them in public."

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* CombatTentacles: Jabe retrieves one of the "peace" drones by extending a vine, then apologizes apologises -- "I'm not supposed to show them in public."



* DarkLordOnLifeSupport: Lady Cassandra, who exists as a sheet of skin on a rack with her BrainInAJar underneath, and has to be moisturized frequently.

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* DarkLordOnLifeSupport: Lady Cassandra, who exists as a sheet of skin on a rack with her BrainInAJar underneath, and has to be moisturized moisturised frequently.



* DeliciousDistraction: Rather than make a decision on whether to continue as the Doctor's companion, Rose suggests they go eat chips. The Doctor agrees.

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* DeliciousDistraction: Rather than make a decision on whether to continue as the Doctor's companion, Rose suggests they go and eat chips. The Doctor agrees.



** The big reveal is set up early, first when Jabe tries analyzing 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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** The big reveal is set up early, first when Jabe tries analyzing 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.



* OhCrap: Twice by Lady Cassandra. The first time is 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 time is when she realizes she is without her moisturizing crew and is drying up.

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* OhCrap: Twice by Lady Cassandra. The first time is 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 time is when she realizes she is without her moisturizing moisturising crew and is drying up.



* SpaceRomans: The Doctor mentions that a "New Roman Empire" exists on Earth in the year 12,005. Given all the countless stories showing humans in space in the future, this New Roman Empire is almost certainly a space-faring civilization.

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* SpaceRomans: The Doctor mentions that a "New Roman Empire" exists on Earth in the year 12,005. Given all the countless stories showing humans in space in the future, this New Roman Empire is almost certainly a space-faring civilization.civilisation.



* SuddenLackOfSignal: Rose's cell phone initially does not work after travelling billions of years into the future. The Doctor mods her phone so she can still call her mother, who's still in the present day.
* SupernaturalPhone: The Doctor upgrades Rose's phone, but only after she wonders why it [[SuddenLackOfSignal doesn't work in the future]].

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* SuddenLackOfSignal: Rose's cell phone initially does not work after travelling billions of years into the future. The Doctor mods her phone so she can still call her mother, who's still in the present day.
* SupernaturalPhone: The Doctor upgrades Rose's phone, but only after she wonders why notices it [[SuddenLackOfSignal doesn't work in the future]].



* ThisBananaIsArmed: Cassandra's "moisturizers" are packing acid in their spritzers, which she reveals after the Doctor fingers her for the murders.

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* ThisBananaIsArmed: Cassandra's "moisturizers" "moisturisers" are packing acid in their spritzers, which she reveals after the Doctor fingers her for the murders.



* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Cassandra reveals in a chat with Rose that "she" was born a boy on Earth; although, considering what Cassandra was, you have to wonder if all concept of gender has long since disappeared.

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* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Cassandra reveals in a chat with Rose that "she" she was born a boy on Earth; although, considering what Cassandra was, you have to wonder if all concept of gender has long since disappeared.
31st Dec '17 4:26:38 PM nighttrainfm
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Space station saved, the Doctor and Rose go out for chips. The Doctor confides that [[WhamLine his home planet is destroyed]], and that he's the LastOfHisKind. So that's why he's been a bit moody recently. Unfortunately, it'll take another ''four years'' before we find out [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime exactly what happened]], and another ''eight'' to find out [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor the circumstances]] that lead to what happened.

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Space The space station and everyone on it has been saved, the Doctor and but Rose go out for chips. sadly notes that everyone was so busy that none of them actually watched the Earth go. The Doctor confides that [[WhamLine his home takes her back to contemporary Earth, and as Rose struggles to deal with standing on a planet is destroyed]], and that he's the LastOfHisKind. So that's was just vaporized, he finally explains why he's been so secretive ''and'' why he took her there in the first place.

->'''Doctor:''' You think it'll last forever, people and cars and concrete, but it won't. One day it's all gone. Even the sky. [[WhamLine My planet's gone.]] It's dead. It burned like the Earth. It's just rocks and dust. Before its time.\\
'''Rose:''' What happened?\\
'''Doctor:''' There was
a bit moody recently. Unfortunately, war, and we lost.

Faced with the utter strangeness of the universe and the tragic briefness of life, Rose decides...that they had better go get some chips. After all, they've only got five billion years till the shops close.

(Unfortunately,
it'll take another ''four years'' before we find out [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime exactly what happened]], happened to the Doctor's planet]], and another ''eight'' to find out [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor the circumstances]] that lead to what happened.
happened.)
31st Dec '17 4:17:58 PM nighttrainfm
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* AloneInACrowd: The Doctor returns to modern-day Earth and stands in a crowd of bustling city folk, lamenting the destruction of Gallifrey at the end of the Time War. Averted in that the Doctor is ''not'' alone: Rose is right there to comfort him.

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* AloneInACrowd: The Doctor returns to modern-day After Earth and stands in a crowd of bustling city folk, lamenting the destruction of Gallifrey at the end of the Time War. Averted in that is destroyed, the Doctor is ''not'' alone: takes Rose is right there back to comfort him.her home time. The two of them stand on a busy street, surrounded by dozens of people, none of whom can even imagine what they just witnessed. They don't join the flow of the crowd until Rose suggests they get chips.
28th Oct '17 4:29:46 AM nighttrainfm
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* ShootTheMoney: Not being familiar with running a sci-fi series, Russell T Davies spent a quite disproportionate amount of the series one budget on this episode. All the money is right up on screen, but later episodes did suffer a bit for it. [[TropesAreNotBad But it did help win over legions of both new and old fans]].
22nd Sep '17 5:18:33 AM Silverblade2
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* MistakenForProstitute: When the Doctor corrects Jabe that Rose isn't his wife, she assumes Rose is a prostitute.
21st Sep '17 1:25:55 PM GoldenKeyblade
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* InternalHomage: The destruction of Gallifrey, which the Doctor mentions here for the first time, was also a massive StoryArc in the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' novels.

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* InternalHomage: The destruction of Gallifrey, which the Doctor mentions here for the first time, was also a massive StoryArc in the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' novels. [[MindScrew Except this is referring to a]] ''[[MindScrew different]]'' [[MindScrew destruction of Gallifrey.]]
13th Sep '17 8:14:28 AM nighttrainfm
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* CataclysmBackstory: The Doctor explains that both his planet and species have been wiped out. "There was a war, and we lost."
15th Jul '17 7:10:14 AM Scorntex
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* AllThereInTheManual: Supplemental material written by RTD for a guidebook in 2005 expands on Cassandra, the Trees, and the Face of Boe.
** Cassandra's claim about having grown up as a boy are expanded upon. She repeatedly had sex changes throughout her life, usually to avoid getting into trouble when her lovers died "mysterious" deaths (like falling on a rake five times). Her birth name was Brian Cobb, and her title of "lady" was bought at auction.
** The Trees were the result of mankind selling off Brazil to pay off debt. The rainforest was acquired by the Brotherhood of Hame, and it's evolution was accelerated. Within two hundred years, the Forests of Cheem demanded autonomy, and the Brotherhood (having dealt with this situation before) acquiesced. Shortly thereafter, the Trees disappeared as one, for five thousand years, during which time they learnt of or witnessed the Time War.
** The Face of Boe's entry largely filled with {{Foreshadowing}}. Mention is made of his having children during the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire, of him being impossibly old, with no-one knowing how the heck he's still alive, and that when he dies, the sky will "crack asunder".
27th Jun '17 4:54:04 PM Maddoxsort
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The one with the bitchy trampoline and an elegy courtesy of Creator/BritneySpears.
21st Jun '17 4:37:54 AM nighttrainfm
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* SceneryPorn: Not being familiar with running a sci-fi series, Russell T Davies spent a quite disproportionate amount of the series one budget on this episode. All the money is right up on screen, but later episodes did suffer a bit for it. [[TropesAreNotBad But it did help win over legions of both new and old fans]].


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* ShootTheMoney: Not being familiar with running a sci-fi series, Russell T Davies spent a quite disproportionate amount of the series one budget on this episode. All the money is right up on screen, but later episodes did suffer a bit for it. [[TropesAreNotBad But it did help win over legions of both new and old fans]].
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