History Recap / DoctorWhoS2E3TheRescue

30th Jul '17 6:50:28 AM ClintEastwood
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* PeopleInRubberSuits: Interestingly enough, this trope to conceal the twist. Fans were used to rubber suit aliens, so it actually came as a surprise that the villain really was a human wearing a costume, not a real alien. And it was more convincing than many of the "real" alien costumes of the era.
10th Jun '17 8:33:05 AM AmuckCricetine
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The one where the TARDIS Team plays ''Scooby-Doo''.

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The one where the TARDIS Team plays ''Scooby-Doo''.
''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo''.
9th May '17 8:47:07 PM bowserbros
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The one where the TARDIS Team plays ''Scooby-Doo''.
7th Apr '17 4:16:24 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* DeathByOriginStory: Vicki's father was killed in a massacre just prior to the start of the story.


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* YoureInsane: The Doctor tells Bennett this during their confrontation.
15th Mar '17 9:45:29 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdoptTheDog: The Doctor was already NeutralNoLonger during "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E78TheSensorites The Sensorites]]", but this episode sees him ''inviting'' someone into his TARDIS.

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* AdoptTheDog: The Doctor was already NeutralNoLonger during "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E78TheSensorites "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E7TheSensorites The Sensorites]]", but this episode sees him ''inviting'' someone into his TARDIS.
15th Mar '17 9:44:47 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdoptTheDog: The Doctor was already NeutralNoLonger during "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E8TheSensorites The Sensorites]]", but this episode sees him ''inviting'' someone into his TARDIS.

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* AdoptTheDog: The Doctor was already NeutralNoLonger during "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E8TheSensorites "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E78TheSensorites The Sensorites]]", but this episode sees him ''inviting'' someone into his TARDIS.
15th Mar '17 9:44:18 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CallBack: The crew discuss their problems with caves ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild An Unearthly Child]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks The Daleks]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E4MarcoPolo Marco Polo]]".
* ContinuityNod:
** Reference is made to Susan's departure in the previous serial and at one point the Doctor calls for Susan, momentarily forgetting that she has gone.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild The Doctor, Ian and Barbara talk about how they met]].
15th Mar '17 9:39:54 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdoptTheDog: The Doctor was already NeutralNoLonger during "The Sensorites", but this episode sees him ''inviting'' someone into his TARDIS.

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* AdoptTheDog: The Doctor was already NeutralNoLonger during "The Sensorites", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E8TheSensorites The Sensorites]]", but this episode sees him ''inviting'' someone into his TARDIS.
13th Mar '17 11:53:00 AM ThunderingTyphoons
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The Doctor mediates between a very distraught Vicki and his humans, and decides to have a good long talk with Bennett. He finds out that Koquilion is in fact Bennett in disguise (he's not really paralysed, of course), and he has killed the other crew members in order to conceal a murder he committed earlier. He's also been killing the native Didonians, and believes he has in fact wiped them out -- but a confrontation with two Didonians causes him to fall to his death from a high cliff. The Didonians have had enough of outsiders for a very long time, so they make sure the rescue team never arrives. It doesn't need to, since the Doctor misses Susan so much that he agrees on taking Vicki along.

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The Doctor mediates between a very distraught Vicki and his humans, and decides to have a good long talk with Bennett. He finds out that Koquilion Koquillion is in fact Bennett in disguise (he's not really paralysed, of course), and he has killed the other crew members in order to conceal a murder he committed earlier. He's also been killing the native Didonians, and believes he has in fact wiped them out -- but a confrontation with two Didonians causes him to fall to his death from a high cliff. The Didonians have had enough of outsiders for a very long time, so they make sure the rescue team never arrives. It doesn't need to, since the Doctor misses Susan so much that he agrees on taking Vicki along.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Some of Ian's mocking mispronunciations of "Koquilion" verge on this.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Some of Ian's mocking mispronunciations of "Koquilion" "Koquillion" verge on this.



* LiteralCliffhanger: The story ends with the TARDIS materializing at the edge of a cliff, only to tumble over.
* MetaTwist: By this point fans had gotten used to the show's not so realistic costumes for aliens, so the reveal that Koquilion is really just a human in a costume and the Didonians actually look like normal humans, is a pretty good surprise. The Koquilion costume is actually a bit better looking than some other alien costumes of the era that are meant to be real monsters.
* NeverOneMurder: Bennett murdered a single crewman, to cover up his crime he killed the rest of the crew and then committed genocide against the peaceful Didonians's. He likewise tries to kill The Doctor, Ian and Barbara when they arrive.

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* LiteralCliffhanger: The story ends with the TARDIS materializing materialising at the edge of a cliff, only to tumble over.
* MetaTwist: By this point fans had gotten used to the show's not so realistic costumes for aliens, so the reveal that Koquilion Koquillion is really just a human in a costume and the Didonians actually look like normal humans, is a pretty good surprise. The Koquilion Koquillion costume is actually a bit better looking than some other alien costumes of the era that are meant to be real monsters.
monsters, not least Vicki's pet "Sandy".
* NeverOneMurder: Bennett murdered a single crewman, to cover up his crime he killed the rest of the crew and then committed attempted genocide against the peaceful Didonians's. Didonians. He likewise tries to kill The the Doctor, Ian and Barbara when they arrive.



* RecycledSoundtrack: To save money, the score is reused from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks The Daleks]]"., which Christopher Barry had partially directed. He selected pieces from episodes one and four through seven of that serial.

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* RecycledSoundtrack: To save money, the score is reused from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks The Daleks]]"., Daleks]]", which Christopher Barry had partially directed. He selected pieces from episodes one one, and four through to seven of that serial.



* ShoutOut: To avoid revealing that Koquilion was another character in disguise, the first episode credits showed him as being played by "Sydney Wilson". This was a joint Shout Out to the two BBC executives responsible for ''Series/DoctorWho'', Donald Wilson, the Head of Series and Serials, and Sydney Newman, the Head of Drama.

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* ShoutOut: To avoid revealing that Koquilion Koquillion was another character in disguise, the first episode credits showed him as being played by "Sydney Wilson". This was a joint Shout Out shout out to the two BBC executives responsible for ''Series/DoctorWho'', Donald Wilson, the Head of Series and Serials, and Sydney Newman, the Head of Drama.
13th Mar '17 10:30:23 AM ThunderingTyphoons
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[[http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x1k630_matrixarchive_the-rescue Watch it here.]]



* HeroicBSOD: At the start of the serial, the Doctor habitually asks Susan to help him with the TARDIS, only then realising that his beloved grand-daughter really has left. The akward few seconds of the Doctor helplessly standing in silence [[TearJerker really sell it]].

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* HeroicBSOD: At the start of the serial, the Doctor habitually asks Susan to help him with the TARDIS, only then realising that his beloved grand-daughter really has left. The akward awkward few seconds of the Doctor helplessly standing in silence [[TearJerker really sell it]].
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