History Recap / DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek

1st Jul '17 10:53:47 PM Maddoxsort
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The one with a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dalek...]] and one ''very'' angry postwar Doctor who thought they were all gone.

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The one with a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dalek...]] and one ''very'' angry postwar [[StealthPun Doctor who who]] thought they were all gone.
1st Jul '17 10:53:20 PM Maddoxsort
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The one with a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dalek...]] and one ''very'' angry postwar Doctor who thought they were all gone.
25th Jun '17 4:57:51 PM nighttrainfm
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* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Rose says she and the Doctor are JustFriends, which is good news to Adam.
11th Jun '17 1:12:14 AM JackG
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Van Statten says there must be some way of negotiating with the Dalek. The Doctor points out that you can't negotiate with an OmnicidalManiac who thinks you should die [[AbsoluteXenophobe simply for being different]].
6th Jun '17 12:42:42 AM JackG
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* ExecutiveMeddling: According to RTD, the DistressCall was written into the script because the execs didn't accept the ContrivedCoincidence of the TARDIS always turning up at the right time and place for an adventure.
6th Jun '17 12:41:59 AM JackG
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* DarkerAndEdgier: The Doctor brandishing a gun, torturing his enemies and gloating about their deaths? Though this wasn't the first attempt to introduce this trope to the Doctor's character, from now on there would be a continuing theme of the Doctor losing his moral inhibitions, and the importance of his Companion as a MoralityChain.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The Doctor brandishing a gun, torturing his enemies and gloating about their deaths? committing genocide? Though this wasn't the first attempt to introduce this trope a DarkSide to the Doctor's character, from now on there would be a continuing theme of the Doctor losing his moral inhibitions, inhibitions and the matching importance of his Companion as a MoralityChain.
6th Jun '17 12:39:07 AM JackG
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* DistressCall: The Dalek, but there's no Dalek left alive to receive it. The Doctor mocks it for this.


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* ExecutiveMeddling: According to RTD, the DistressCall was written into the script because the execs didn't accept the ContrivedCoincidence of the TARDIS always turning up at the right time and place for an adventure.
5th Jun '17 3:23:22 AM JackG
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* BlatantLies: Rose asks if Adam can come along on their adventures. When the Doctor asks if this is because he's good-looking, Rose says coyly that she never noticed.


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* DarkerAndEdgier: The Doctor brandishing a gun, torturing his enemies and gloating about their deaths? Though this wasn't the first attempt to introduce this trope to the Doctor's character, from now on there would be a continuing theme of the Doctor losing his moral inhibitions, and the importance of his Companion as a MoralityChain.
1st Jun '17 9:16:26 AM StFan
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--->"Why don't you finish the job, and make the Daleks extinct? Rid the universe of your filth! ''Why don't you just '''DIE'''?!''"

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--->"Why -->'''The Doctor:''' Why don't you finish the job, and make the Daleks extinct? Rid the universe of your filth! ''Why don't you just '''DIE'''?!''"'''DIE'''?!''
1st Jun '17 9:14:43 AM StFan
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The episode was adapted by Robert Shearman from his ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho040Jubilee "Jubilee"]].

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The episode was adapted by Robert Shearman from his ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho040Jubilee "Jubilee"]]."[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho040Jubilee Jubilee]]".



* AgonyBeam: Henry van Statten's body scanner has this effect on the Doctor (with a direct visual CallBack to the torture scene in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E2VengeanceOnVaros "Vengeance on Varos"]]). It's not clear if the pain is a standard side effect or due to van Statten mishandling the ImportedAlienPhlebotinum.

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* AgonyBeam: Henry van Statten's body scanner has this effect on the Doctor (with a direct visual CallBack to the torture scene in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E2VengeanceOnVaros "Vengeance "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E2VengeanceOnVaros Vengeance on Varos"]]).Varos]]"). It's not clear if the pain is a standard side effect or due to van Statten mishandling the ImportedAlienPhlebotinum.



** The Dalek's cry of "[[AC:Have pity!]]" as the Doctor tortures it echoes Davros' exact same words in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks "Genesis of the Daleks"]]. He asked more or less the same thing of Seven back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks "Remembrance of the Daleks"]], and got about as sympathetic a response as Nine gives the Dalek.
** The scene of the Doctor being tortured is shot to strongly resemble the controversial torture scene that opened [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E2VengeanceOnVaros "Vengeance on Varos"]].
** The Cyberman head van Statten has in his collection is of the kind seen in either [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion "The Invasion"]] or [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen "Revenge of the Cybermen"]].

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** The Dalek's cry of "[[AC:Have pity!]]" as the Doctor tortures it echoes Davros' exact same words in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks "Genesis "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks Genesis of the Daleks"]]. Daleks]]". He asked more or less the same thing of Seven back in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks "Remembrance "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks Remembrance of the Daleks"]], Daleks]]", and got about as sympathetic a response as Nine gives the Dalek.
** The scene of the Doctor being tortured is shot to strongly resemble the controversial torture scene that opened [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E2VengeanceOnVaros "Vengeance "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E2VengeanceOnVaros Vengeance on Varos"]].
Varos]]".
** The Cyberman head van Statten has in his collection is of the kind seen in either [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion "The Invasion"]] "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion The Invasion]]" or [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen "Revenge "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen Revenge of the Cybermen"]].Cybermen]]".



* CrossReferencedTitles: Since this is the episode that definitively introduced the Daleks into the revived series, its title seems to be a conscious nod to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks "The Daleks"]], the serial that introduced them to the classic series (though it's fittingly retitled "Dalek", since there's only one of them this time).

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* CrossReferencedTitles: Since this is the episode that definitively introduced the Daleks into the revived series, its title seems to be a conscious nod to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks "The Daleks"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks The Daleks]]", the serial that introduced them to the classic series (though it's fittingly retitled "Dalek", since there's only one of them this time).



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar[=/=]GoshDangItToHeck: A weird case -- van Statten's "goddamn it" remains about the strongest bit of profanity used in the main series . . . but it was his use of the antiquated term "spooning" people made a fuss over.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar[=/=]GoshDangItToHeck: A weird case -- van Statten's "goddamn it" remains about the strongest bit of profanity used in the main series . . .series... but it was his use of the antiquated term "spooning" people made a fuss over.



* PragmaticAdaptation: The original version of this episode, the ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' story [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho040Jubilee "Jubilee"]], was well over twice as long and involved a ''massive'' TimeyWimeyBall. It also starred Dr. Evelyn Smythe as the companion, who (as opposed to Rose) already had plenty of experience with Daleks. Robert Shearman cut out the AlternateTimeline plot and the political implications of the original story, and instead focused on CharacterDevelopment for Rose and the Ninth Doctor, with fantastic results.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: The original version of this episode, the ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' story [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho040Jubilee "Jubilee"]], "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho040Jubilee Jubilee]]", was well over twice as long and involved a ''massive'' TimeyWimeyBall. It also starred Dr. Evelyn Smythe as the companion, who (as opposed to Rose) already had plenty of experience with Daleks. Robert Shearman cut out the AlternateTimeline plot and the political implications of the original story, and instead focused on CharacterDevelopment for Rose and the Ninth Doctor, with fantastic results.



** The Dalek can actually fly up stairs. This had been demonstrated in the earlier story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks "Remembrance of the Daleks"]], but that story was both over fifteen years in the past at the time of this story's airing, and was broadcast at a time when ''Doctor Who'' wasn't as popular with or watched by as many people as were watching in 2005, so it's not entirely surprising that the production team thought a refresher was in order.

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** The Dalek can actually fly up stairs. This had been demonstrated in the earlier story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks "Remembrance "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks Remembrance of the Daleks"]], Daleks]]", but that story was both over fifteen years in the past at the time of this story's airing, and was broadcast at a time when ''Doctor Who'' wasn't as popular with or watched by as many people as were watching in 2005, so it's not entirely surprising that the production team thought a refresher was in order.
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