History Recap / DoctorWhoS27E2TheEndOfTheWorld

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]].
1st Jun '17 9:07:59 AM StFan
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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: a fake. They're just remote controlled robots and the actual culprit was Cassandra, who intended to create a phony hostage situation and get rich off compensation claims. She teleports away while her spiders, having infiltrated the station deep, deactivate the shields. The glass on the station's exterior begins to break under the strain.

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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 realizes the Adherents of the Repeated Meme is just a meme, an idea, or in other words: a fake. They're just remote controlled robots and the actual culprit was Cassandra, who intended to create a phony hostage situation and get rich off compensation claims. She teleports away while her spiders, having infiltrated the station deep, deactivate the shields. The glass on the station's exterior begins to break under the strain.



** As well as Britney Spears' "Toxic" being referred to as "a traditional ballad". Also a ContinuityNod to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E8TheChase "The Chase"]], when Vicki called the Beatles' performance "classical music".

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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"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E8TheChase The Chase]]", when Vicki called the Beatles' performance "classical music".



* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: It's strongly implied here, and shown in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E1NewEarth "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"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E1NewEarth 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.
22nd May '17 6:49:48 PM AthenaBlue
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* WhamEpisode: An otherwise ordinary episode comes with the now well-known reveal that the Doctor is actually the last of his race, and all the Daleks (for now) were killed in the Time War.

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* WhamEpisode: An otherwise ordinary episode comes with the now well-known reveal that the Doctor is actually the last of his race, and all the Daleks Time Lords (for now) were killed in the Time War.
22nd May '17 6:49:30 PM AthenaBlue
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* TheXOfY: "The End of the World".



* VillainExitStageLeft: Cassandra attempts to exit in a leftward direction via teleportation, only for the Doctor to teleport her back moments later - while she's bragging to her henchmen.

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* VillainExitStageLeft: Cassandra attempts to exit in a leftward direction via teleportation, only for the Doctor to teleport her back moments later - -- while she's bragging to her henchmen.




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* TheXOfY: "The End of the World".
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