History Recap / DoctorWhoS2E8TheChase

2nd Jun '18 9:27:21 AM iLikeTheUDK
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* MemeticMutation: After a scene of it being included in the trailer shown in episode breaks in the Twitch Presents live stream, prepare to come across fans often excitedly shouting "We've made it! [[LargeHam London 1965!!]]"
27th Apr '18 10:00:50 AM rjd1922
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* SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids: Theme park robots in the "house of horrors" which are powerful enough to curb stomp Daleks without using any weapons but their bare hands. Of course, they are from the [[HistoryMarchesOn far-flung era of 1996]], when constructing such powerful machines will surely be child's play. (Again, the ExpandedUniverse addresses the FridgeLogic of ''theme park robots'' being that tough.)

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* SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids: Theme park robots in the "house of horrors" which are powerful enough to curb stomp Daleks without using any weapons but their bare hands. Of course, they are from the [[HistoryMarchesOn [[{{Zeerust}} far-flung era of 1996]], when constructing such powerful machines will surely be child's play. (Again, the ExpandedUniverse addresses the FridgeLogic of ''theme park robots'' being that tough.)
3rd Mar '18 10:11:41 AM AmuckCricetine
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* OutOfGenreExperience: Uniquely for a Dalek story, this is a straight-up comedy story with semi-sympathetic ComicTrio Daleks and almost no horror elements. It has outrageous comedy setpieces, {{Slapstick}}, a FakeAmerican laughing at the Daleks, a subverted JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind in an amusement park, and a much rarer plot structure to usual as well (the characters go to a different location each episode, when almost every other Classic story kept them in the same location).
8th Feb '18 4:56:14 PM AmuckCricetine
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* ComicTrio: A truly bizarre example -- there's a permanently frustrated PointyHairedBoss Dalek, a [[TheDitz stupid Dalek who gets confused easily, stumbles over his words and falls over]] and a Dalek who is better at exterminating but is powerless to resist orders from his superiors.
29th Jan '18 7:04:27 PM cillianflood
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* MoodWhiplash: The story is mostly a ridiculous comedy with {{Slapstick}} and a ComicTrio of Daleks who don't seem all that threatening. The atmosphere is very loopy and comfortable. Then Ian and Barbara, two very, very loved companions who'd been there since the beginning of the series, realise they can use the Daleks' time-ship to return to their home time and inform the Doctor they're leaving, and [[HurtingHero he snaps at them both out of selfish grief]].

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* MoodWhiplash: The story is mostly a ridiculous comedy with {{Slapstick}} and a ComicTrio of Daleks who don't seem all that threatening. The atmosphere is very loopy and comfortable. Then Ian and Barbara, two very, very loved companions who'd been there since the beginning of the series, realise they can use the Daleks' time-ship to return to their home time and inform the Doctor they're leaving, and [[HurtingHero he snaps at them both out of selfish grief]]. Maureen O'Brien also really sells Vickey's sheer terror as she's forced to climb down a very large hight to escape a burning building.
11th Jan '18 11:37:06 PM PhantomRider
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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.
* TapOnTheHead: Used by Vicki to knock out Richardson, [[SelfOffense and Ian]].
* TitleDrop: Morton Dill asks the Doctor if they are filming some kind of chase [movie]. The Doctor responds. "Yes, it's The Chase."

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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.
weapons but their bare hands. Of course, they are from the [[HistoryMarchesOn far-flung era of 1996]], when constructing such powerful machines will surely be child's play. (Again, the ExpandedUniverse addresses the FridgeLogic of ''theme park robots'' being that tough.)
* TapOnTheHead: Used by Vicki to knock out Richardson, [[SelfOffense and Ian]].
Ian]]. Oops!
* TitleDrop: Morton Dill asks the Doctor if they are filming some kind of chase [movie].for a movie. The Doctor responds. "Yes, it's The Chase."



* 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.

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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's also the start of the deranged pepper-pots being able to show up anywhere or anywhen. It also saw the departure of the last of the Doctor's original companions, marking the start of the series' RevolvingDoorCasting.
29th Nov '17 10:00:07 AM ClintEastwood
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* MoodWhiplash: The story is mostly a ridiculous comedy with {{Slapstick}} and a ComicTrio of Daleks who don't seem all that threatening. The atmosphere is very loopy and comfortable. Then Ian and Barbara, two very, very loved companions who'd been there since the beginning of the series, realise they can use the Daleks' time-ship to return to their home time and inform the Doctor they're leaving, and [[HurtingHero he snaps at them both out of selfish grief]].
20th Nov '17 4:03:53 AM ClintEastwood
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* MerchandiseDriven: Creator/TerryNation happily admitted that the Mechanoids were a deliberate attempt to replicate the Daleks from a merchandising perspective.
30th Sep '17 4:27:43 AM PaulA
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!Tropes
* 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.

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!Tropes
* 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.
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15th Jul '17 6:02:17 PM ClintEastwood
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* ObviousStuntDouble: Creator/WilliamHartnell's usual stunt double plays the Doctor's robot duplicate. With his face clearly visible on screen for literally minutes. And, inexplicably, in scenes where only one actor had to be around. He does look a lot like Hartnell, but not so much that they're not readily distinguishable.
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