History Recap / DoctorWhoS2E4TheRomans

1st Jun '18 5:17:52 AM Solle
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[[caption-width-right:350:And no, [[WhileRomeBurns Rome is]] ''[[WhileRomeBurns not]]'' [[WhileRomeBurns burning down]] while this occurs... [[NiceJobBreakingItHero The Doctor has yet to cause the inspiration to it.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:And no, [[WhileRomeBurns Rome is]] ''[[WhileRomeBurns not]]'' [[WhileRomeBurns burning down]] while this occurs... [[caption-width-right:350:Pictured shortly before escaping WhileRomeBurns. You [[NiceJobBreakingItHero The Doctor has yet to cause can't possible blame the inspiration to it.]]]]Doctor... right...?]]]]
10th Feb '18 4:49:49 PM AmuckCricetine
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* ShoutOutToShakespeare: After Barbara gives him a haircut, Ian quotes ''Theatre/JuliusCesar''.

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* ShoutOutToShakespeare: After Barbara gives him a haircut, Ian quotes ''Theatre/JuliusCesar''.''Theatre/JuliusCaesar''.
10th Feb '18 4:49:23 PM AmuckCricetine
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* ShoutOutToShakespeare: After Barbara gives him a haircut, Ian quotes ''Theatre/JuliusCesar''.
-->'''Ian''': Friends, Romans, countrymen! Lend me your ears. I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
-->'''Barbara''': Oh boy, that was a mistake.
17th Nov '17 6:08:41 PM ClintEastwood
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* BlackComedyRape: That wacky Nero trying to rape Barbara all the time!

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* BlackComedyRape: That wacky Nero trying Emperor Nero's repeated attempts to rape Barbara, and then his attempts to blame Barbara all for it whenever his wife calls him out on it. A lot of this is an attempt to deal with DeliberateValuesDissonance - the time!historical Emperor Nero certainly was a rapist - in a way that isn't absolutely traumatic to the family audience, but special mention must be given to a [[SocietyMarchesOn particularly dated]] scene where the Doctor sees Nero running after the screaming and traumatised Barbara, smiles, and affectionately remarks "What an extraordinary fellow."
4th Nov '17 1:46:07 AM kensou
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* ArtisticLicenseReligionp[=/=][[ArtisticLicenseHistory History]]: Tavius is shown clutching a cross pendant, indicating that he is a Christian. However, at the time of Nero, Christians would have used the ichthys (stylised fish) as a symbol. The cross, reminiscent of Jesus' torture and death, would have been viewed negatively by early Christians. On the other hand, very few viewers (especially children) are going to recognise the ichthys.

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* ArtisticLicenseReligionp[=/=][[ArtisticLicenseHistory ArtisticLicenseReligion[=/=][[ArtisticLicenseHistory History]]: Tavius is shown clutching a cross pendant, indicating that he is a Christian. However, at the time of Nero, Christians would have used the ichthys (stylised fish) as a symbol. The cross, reminiscent of Jesus' torture and death, would have been viewed negatively by early Christians. On the other hand, very few viewers (especially children) are going to recognise the ichthys.
22nd Oct '17 4:37:46 AM ClintEastwood
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* ArtisticLicenseReligion / [[ArtisticLicenseHistory History]]: Tavius is shown clutching a cross pendant, indicating that he is a Christian. However, at the time of Nero, Christians would have used the ichthys (stylised fish) as a symbol. The cross, reminiscent of Jesus' torture and death, would have been viewed negatively by early Christians. On the other hand, very few viewers (especially children) are going to recognise the ichthys.

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* ArtisticLicenseReligion / [[ArtisticLicenseHistory ArtisticLicenseReligionp[=/=][[ArtisticLicenseHistory History]]: Tavius is shown clutching a cross pendant, indicating that he is a Christian. However, at the time of Nero, Christians would have used the ichthys (stylised fish) as a symbol. The cross, reminiscent of Jesus' torture and death, would have been viewed negatively by early Christians. On the other hand, very few viewers (especially children) are going to recognise the ichthys.


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* BlackComedy: Barbara is made a slave with no rights or ability to get home to her own time, and Nero attempts to rape her multiple times (even chasing her down the corridors while she screams), and it's all treated as the horrible fate it is, and yet all PlayedForLaughs.
30th Jun '17 6:53:50 AM AmuckCricetine
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* HilariousInHindsight: When Vicki mentions to the Doctor that "You don't even know your own name!" He stammered a bit until the off screen centurion calls out the performers name.
27th Jun '17 4:24:22 AM AmuckCricetine
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* RealityEnsues: Barbara is overheard loudly talking about how she and the rest of her companions are from Briton. Not too soon afterwards, she and Ian are kidnapped and [[MadeASlave sold into slavery.]] While being British was advantageous in the 1960s, in the time of Pax Romana, not so much!
4th Jun '17 8:26:20 PM NightShade96
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* RunningGag: "It's in the fridge."

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* RunningGag: RealEventFictionalCause: The Doctor accidentally inspires Nero [[WhileRomeBurns to burn Rome]].
* RunningGag:
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"It's in the fridge."
4th Jun '17 8:44:43 AM shawn_allen
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** When they return to the villa, Ian at first blames the men, until Barbara admits it was she who knocked him out.
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