History Recap / DoctorWhoS2E8TheChase

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".
7th Jul '16 2:09:04 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* HongKongDub: Hartnell voices the android double of the Doctor even in the scenes where the double is played by Warwick. Since the BBC's production methods at the time didn't allow for voices to be dubbed on in post-production, this meant that Hartnell had to record the robot's dialogue ahead of time, and the dialogue was dubbed in live during filming. Since Warwick didn't have any reference point for when the dialogue was being played, the dubbing is less than accurate.

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* HongKongDub: Hartnell Creator/WilliamHartnell voices the android double of the Doctor even in the scenes where the double is played by Warwick. Since the BBC's production methods at the time didn't allow for voices to be dubbed on in post-production, this meant that Hartnell had to record the robot's dialogue ahead of time, and the dialogue was dubbed in live during filming. Since Warwick didn't have any reference point for when the dialogue was being played, the dubbing is less than accurate.accurate.
* ImposterForgotOneDetail: The Doctor's duplicate gives itself away when it calls Vicki Susan.
20th Mar '16 3:21:54 PM Sharlee
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** Ian quips that the trail he and Viki 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 Viki Vicki finds at least isn't a pool of acid: one of the hazards encountered on "The Web Planet".
20th Mar '16 3:18:51 PM Sharlee
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** Ian quips that the trail he and Viki finds at least isn't a pool of acid: one of the hazards encountered on "The Web Planet".
6th Mar '16 10:50:16 AM MarkLungo
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-> ''Don't just stand there and scream, you little fool, run!''

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-> ''Don't ->''"Don't just stand there and scream, you little fool, run!''run!"''



* YouLookFamiliar: Peter Purves plays both Morton Dill and Steven Taylor, new companion introduced in Episode 6.

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* YouLookFamiliar: Peter Purves plays both Morton Dill and Steven Taylor, new companion introduced in Episode 6.
31st Jan '16 1:34:59 PM OlfinBedwere
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* HongKongDub: In-universe example here. Hartnell voices the android double of the Doctor even in the scenes where the double is played by Warwick. Since the BBC's production methods at the time didn't allow for voices to be dubbed on in post-production, this meant that Hartnell had to record the robot's dialogue ahead of time, and the dialogue was dubbed in live during filming. Since Warwick didn't have any reference point for when the dialogue was being played, the dubbing is less than accurate. This further works to show how faulty the Dalek's technology was.

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* HongKongDub: In-universe example here. Hartnell voices the android double of the Doctor even in the scenes where the double is played by Warwick. Since the BBC's production methods at the time didn't allow for voices to be dubbed on in post-production, this meant that Hartnell had to record the robot's dialogue ahead of time, and the dialogue was dubbed in live during filming. Since Warwick didn't have any reference point for when the dialogue was being played, the dubbing is less than accurate. This further works to show how faulty the Dalek's technology was.
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