History Recap / DoctorWhoS2E8TheChase

12th Apr '17 1:39:57 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* NewspaperDating: Ian & Barbara find out they’re (near enough) home by checking the windscreen of the nearest parked car to find its tax disc expires on New Year’s Eve 1965. (This is referenced in ''Film/AnAdventureInSpaceAndTime'' when the audience is shown that it is 1966 by displaying a car's tax disc.)
12th Apr '17 7:00:28 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ALittleSomethingWeCallRockAndRoll: Subverted. From the way the others had been describing them, Vicki (who is from TheFuture) is surprised to hear Music/TheBeatles playing what she considers to be "classical music".
6th Apr '17 8:31:22 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BriefAccentImitation: Ian impersonates a Dalek to freak Barbara out.



** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks Ian impersonating a Dalek]].



** Also, the fake Doctor telling Ian to kill the duplicate with a rock - like the Doctor almost did in on the very first serial.

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** Also, the fake Doctor telling Ian to kill the duplicate with a rock - like the Doctor almost did in on [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild the very first serial.serial]].
15th Mar '17 10:14:50 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ContinuityNod: Barbara protests when Ian destroys her cardigan [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E7TheSpaceMuseum again]].

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Barbara protests when Ian destroys her cardigan [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E7TheSpaceMuseum again]].


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* DudeNotFunny: Ian's rather impressive Dalek imitation was a rather poor joke. It's amazing the others laughed it off, instead of punching him out for it.
14th Mar '17 10:23:18 AM ThunderingTyphoons
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They eventually end up on the jungle planet of Mechanus, where a group of robots called Mechonoids take the travelers prisoner. They were sent fifty years earlier to build a city ready for a human colony to arrive and take possession. The colonists never showed up, but the Mechanoids continue to defend the city in readiness. The Doctor and companions meet Steven Taylor, a traumatised human astronaut who has been the Mechonoids' prisoner for two years. (And who's played by the same actor as aforementioned Alabama guy.)

The Mechonoids and Daleks battle and mutual destruction ensues, with the Mechanoids getting a landslide victory. Meanwhile, the Doctor and his friends decide to escape by lowering themselves down 1500 feet from the prison using nothing but a length of cable. After sending Vicki down first (who's shaking and screaming and generally not a fan of heights), Barbara and Ian soon follow, but Steven runs back inside to rescue his only true friend: [[CompanionCube a stuffed panda bear named Hi-Fi]].

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They eventually end up on the jungle planet of Mechanus, where a group of robots called Mechonoids Mechanoids take the travelers travellers prisoner. They were sent fifty years earlier to build a city ready for a human colony to arrive and take possession. The colonists never showed up, but the Mechanoids continue to defend the city in readiness. The Doctor and companions meet Steven Taylor, a traumatised human astronaut who has been the Mechonoids' Mechanoids' prisoner for two years. (And who's played by the same actor as aforementioned Alabama guy.)

The Mechonoids Mechanoids and Daleks battle and mutual destruction ensues, with the Mechanoids getting a landslide victory. Meanwhile, the Doctor and his friends decide to escape by lowering themselves down 1500 feet from the prison using nothing but a length of cable. After sending Vicki down first (who's shaking and screaming and generally not a fan of heights), Barbara and Ian soon follow, but Steven runs back inside to rescue his only true friend: [[CompanionCube a stuffed panda bear named Hi-Fi]].



The Mechonoids reappear 40 years later, in the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio play [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho065TheJuggernauts "The Juggernauts"]].


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The Mechonoids Mechanoids reappear 40 years later, in the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio play [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho065TheJuggernauts "The Juggernauts"]].




* EvilVersusEvil: Daleks vs the Mechonoids.

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* EvilVersusEvil: Daleks vs the Mechonoids.Mechanoids.



* RobotMe: The Daleks' robot double of the Doctor, designed to assassinate the time travelers.
* SanDimasTime: The TARDIS and the Dalek time machine always arrive in the right order, despite the fact they travel through time. Ian and Barbara arrive in London two years after they left, after having traveled with the Doctor for two years.

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* RobotMe: The Daleks' robot double of the Doctor, designed to assassinate the time travelers.
travellers.
* SanDimasTime: The TARDIS and the Dalek time machine always arrive in the right order, despite the fact they travel through time. Ian and Barbara arrive in London two years after they left, after having traveled travelled with the Doctor for two years.
3rd Jan '17 7:57:15 AM LondonKdS
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* SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids: Theme park robots in the "house of horrors" which are powerful enough to curb stomp Daleks without using any energy weapons.
16th Oct '16 5:12:22 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* WackyWaysideTribe: The Doctor is being followed by Daleks who have constructed their own TARDIS, and occasionally make pit-stops. When the Daleks first catch up to them on a desert planet, the setting and plot fit, but part 3 in particular is just two comedy setpieces (tourists on top of the Empire State Building, and people on the Marie Celeste) stuck together, neither of which change anything about the Doctor's predicament - we just see the TARDIS crew first poke their heads out, chat to people and leave, followed by the Daleks showing up.
9th Oct '16 10:00:40 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Alas, poor tourist.
* YouLookFamiliar: Peter Purves plays both Morton Dill and Steven Taylor, new companion introduced in Episode 6.

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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Alas, poor tourist.
* YouLookFamiliar: Peter Purves plays both Morton Dill and Steven Taylor, new companion introduced in Episode 6.
tourist.
9th Oct '16 9:51:38 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ClumsyCopyrightCensorship: The Region 1 DVD release has two minutes cut from Episode 1 in order to avoid paying for the rights to include a short scene with the Beatles.

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* ClumsyCopyrightCensorship: The Region 1 DVD release has two minutes cut from Episode 1 in order to avoid paying for the rights to include a short scene with the Beatles.Music/TheBeatles.



** Ian quips that the trail he and Vicki finds at least isn't a pool of acid: one of the hazards encountered on "The Web Planet".

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** Ian quips that the trail he and Vicki finds at least isn't a pool of acid: one of the hazards encountered on "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E5TheWebPlanet The Web Planet".Planet]]".
* CoolVersusAwesome: Daleks versus Franchise/{{Frankenstein}} and Main/{{Dracula}}!
* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: This serial sees the final stage in the evolution of the Dalek design. It added the final vertical panels, conceived as solar panels for power collection.



* FakeShemp: In a bizarre example of this trope, William Hartnell's regular body double Edmund Warwick was recruited to play the Daleks' android version of the Doctor later in the story. Unfortunately, the director didn't attempt to disguise the fact that Warwick didn't look anything like Hartnell from the ''front'', resulting in an effect somewhat akin to the body doubling from ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'' as the android changes from being played by Warwick to being played by Hartnell (and back) from shot to shot.

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* FakeShemp: In a bizarre example of this trope, William Hartnell's Creator/WilliamHartnell's regular body double Edmund Warwick was recruited to play the Daleks' android version of the Doctor later in the story. Unfortunately, the director didn't attempt to disguise the fact that Warwick didn't look anything like Hartnell from the ''front'', resulting in an effect somewhat akin to the body doubling from ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'' as the android changes from being played by Warwick to being played by Hartnell (and back) from shot to shot.


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* HostileAnimatronics: An animatronic FrankensteinsMonster (built for a funfair HauntedHouse) destroys a Dalek.
* ImpersonatingTheEvilTwin: Subverted. The Daleks have made a robot double of the Doctor, which he pulled the plug on. The travellers discuss having the Doctor pretending to be the robot, and conclude that it's an absurd idea because the Daleks should know that their own robot isn't working. The Doctor sneaks off in the middle of the conversation to do it anyway... and is caught in around five seconds.


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* WhamEpisode: It may seem like a comical and lesser Dalek story, but has major implications. The Daleks have created a time machine, so for the first time the Doctor's enemies can time travel and returning to the TARDIS no longer means safety. It also saw the departure of the last of the Doctor's original companions, marking the start of the series' RevolvingDoorCasting.
18th Sep '16 6:56:16 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheManual: The novelisation gives more detail on the background of Morton C. Dill: clumsy, always speaking without thinking and not the sort of person many people wish to know, he was nicknamed 'Dill the Pill' in school for being rather hard to take. After explaining to two guards in the Empire State Building about his encounter with the TARDIS crew and the Dalek, he was locked up in the Newman Rehabilitation Clinic in 1967 where he became a permanent resident. The Dalek decides against killing him because it considers it a far worse fate for the human race to allow him to live.
** Also, the Dalek time machines are powered by taranium, the driving element of the plot in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan The Daleks' Master Plan]]", the following Dalek story. It took the Daleks two decades to gather enough taranium to power their time machines.
** Steven lists the conflict fought against the Draconian Empire and the Third Dalek War as factors which put an end to Earth's expansionist phase. The Draconians were not introduced on TV until "Frontier in Space" during the Third Doctor's era.
** A later novel, Interference - Book One, established that the Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster robots were built by Microsoft, although the company wasn't established until a full ten years after The Chase was broadcast.
* AllThereInTheScript: The three main pillars of the Mechanus forest set were referred to in the script as the "Gubbage Canes".
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