History Recap / DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife

7th Mar '17 7:15:25 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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The Doctor finds Idris in a holding cell, and she tries to convey to him who she is. "We travel. I go . . . VWORP . . . VWORP." She explains that she's the one that stole him. He's her Doctor. While he tries to argue that ''he'' stole ''her'', he releases her, and stands face-to-face with his ship. He awkwardly asks for her name. She assumes she's called "Sexy", since that's what he's always called her. She tries to get used to a physical body and linear time, with significant TimeTravelTenseTrouble and very little sense of what's yet to happen and what's already passed. They flirt and banter away until they, in non-linear flow of time fashion, figure out that the remains of all the Time Lords and [=TARDISes=] House has fed upon in its time has given them access to a means of escape. They hastily build a new TARDIS out of TARDIS parts, and Sexy Thing animates the remains.

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The Doctor finds Idris in a holding cell, and she tries to convey to him who she is. "We travel. I go . . . VWORP . . .go ... VWORP ... VWORP." She explains that she's the one that stole him. He's her Doctor. While he tries to argue that ''he'' stole ''her'', he releases her, and stands face-to-face with his ship. He awkwardly asks for her name. She assumes she's called "Sexy", since that's what he's always called her. She tries to get used to a physical body and linear time, with significant TimeTravelTenseTrouble and very little sense of what's yet to happen and what's already passed. They flirt and banter away until they, in non-linear flow of time fashion, figure out that the remains of all the Time Lords and [=TARDISes=] House has fed upon in its time has given them access to a means of escape. They hastily build a new TARDIS out of TARDIS parts, and Sexy Thing animates the remains.



->'''The Doctor:''' Uh, Amy. This is . . . well . . . she's my TARDIS. Except she's a woman. She's a woman, and she's my TARDIS.\\

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->'''The Doctor:''' Uh, Amy. This is . . . well . . .is.,. well... she's my TARDIS. Except she's a woman. She's a woman, and she's my TARDIS.\\



'''The Doctor:''' No . . . sorry. That's not what I was thinking.

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'''The Doctor:''' No . . .No ... sorry. That's not what I was thinking.



** Basically . . . RUN!

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** Basically . . .Basically... RUN!



** People being kept alive with bodies cobbled together from body parts belonging to several aliens, including Time Lords. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E5TheBrainOfMorbius Hmmm . . .]]

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** People being kept alive with bodies cobbled together from body parts belonging to several aliens, including Time Lords. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E5TheBrainOfMorbius Hmmm . . .Hmmm.,.]]



-->'''The Doctor:''' You gave me hope and then you took it away. That's enough to make anyone dangerous. [[BewareTheNiceOnes God knows what it will do to me.]] [[CallBack Basically . . .]] '''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour RUN!]]'''

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-->'''The Doctor:''' You gave me hope and then you took it away. That's enough to make anyone dangerous. [[BewareTheNiceOnes God knows what it will do to me.]] [[CallBack Basically . . .Basically...]] '''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour RUN!]]'''



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Lampshaded in the extent that Sexy talks about things that the Doctor and the crew have not yet experienced. They all are revealed to be true, in time . . .

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Lampshaded in the extent that Sexy talks about things that the Doctor and the crew have not yet experienced. They all are revealed to be true, in time . . .time....



** Amy and Rory asking the Doctor not to give them a bunk bed in their new bedroom, as the old one got destroyed in that battle with House. A bunk bed is not conducive for . . . fun time.

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** Amy and Rory asking the Doctor not to give them a bunk bed in their new bedroom, as the old one got destroyed in that battle with House. A bunk bed is not conducive for . . . for ...fun time.



-->'''The Doctor:''' You gave me hope and then you took it away. That's enough to make anyone dangerous . . . God knows what it will do to ''me''. Basically . . . '''RUN!'''

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-->'''The Doctor:''' You gave me hope and then you took it away. That's enough to make anyone dangerous . . .dangerous... God knows what it will do to ''me''. Basically . . .Basically... '''RUN!'''



'''The Doctor:''' . . . "Pull to open."\\

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'''The Doctor:''' . . . Doctor:''' ..."Pull to open."\\



* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Sexy has strong overtones of this, given her energy and eccentric behavior. Also, One was quite a stuffy and grouchy old man when he stole her (or was stolen ''by'' her). It's fitting, seeing as she's been the Doctor's ManicPixieDreamGirl for centuries now . . . and he's been her [[SpearCounterpart Manic Pixie Dream Guy]].

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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Sexy has strong overtones of this, given her energy and eccentric behavior. Also, One was quite a stuffy and grouchy old man when he stole her (or was stolen ''by'' her). It's fitting, seeing as she's been the Doctor's ManicPixieDreamGirl for centuries now . . .now... and he's been her [[SpearCounterpart Manic Pixie Dream Guy]].



-->'''Rory:''' "I had a PE teacher like you once . . ."

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-->'''Rory:''' "I had a PE teacher like you once . . ."once...,"



** Not to mention resembling a [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey certain other]] monotoned, malevolent entity controlling a spaceship. Maybe House and HAL are related . . .

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** Not to mention resembling a [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey certain other]] monotoned, malevolent entity controlling a spaceship. Maybe House and HAL are related . . .related....



-->'''Uncle:''' I only wish I could go in your place, Idris . . . nah, I don't, 'cause it's ''really'' gonna hurt.

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-->'''Uncle:''' I only wish I could go in your place, Idris . . .Idris... nah, I don't, 'cause it's ''really'' gonna hurt.



* VisualPun: In mathematical terms, a hypercube is (in simple terms) a cube within a cube. The hypercube in the episode looks like . . . [[ShapedLikeItself a cube within a cube]].

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* VisualPun: In mathematical terms, a hypercube is (in simple terms) a cube within a cube. The hypercube in the episode looks like . . .like... [[ShapedLikeItself a cube within a cube]].
6th Mar '17 6:49:08 PM AthenaBlue
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Written by Neil Gaiman. This episode won the 2011 Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation--as well as a Hugo Award.

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Written by Neil Gaiman. Creator/NeilGaiman. This episode won the 2011 Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation--as Presentation -- as well as a Hugo Award.
Award.



In the meantime, Amy and Rory slowly realise that a green glow is suffusing the TARDIS. It starts to de-materialise and hurtle off in the direction of the bigger, energy-rich universe. House now has control of the TARDIS and is threatening to kill the inhabitants. He had initially planned to simply consume the TARDIS' artron energy, but now that he has learned that the Doctor is the last Time Lord and that no more [=TARDISes=] will ever arrive, he has decided to transfer himself to the TARDIS and escape through the rift. Rory quickly assesses that this being is in need of entertainment so won't kill them quickly, and argues this point in his half-hearted way of making a stand. House tells them to run, if they're so keen on being entertainment. They run through the TARDIS corridors while House makes them re-enact the time skip scenes from ''Film/{{Cube}}''.

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In the meantime, Amy and Rory slowly realise that a green glow is suffusing the TARDIS. It starts to de-materialise dematerialise and hurtle off in the direction of the bigger, energy-rich universe. House now has control of the TARDIS and is threatening to kill the inhabitants. He It had initially planned to simply consume the TARDIS' artron energy, but now that he it has learned that the Doctor is the last Time Lord and that no more [=TARDISes=] will ever arrive, he it has decided to transfer himself itself to the TARDIS and escape through the rift. Rory quickly assesses that this being is in need of entertainment so won't kill them quickly, and argues this point in his half-hearted way of making a stand. House tells them to run, if they're so keen on being entertainment. They run through the TARDIS corridors while House makes them re-enact the time skip scenes from ''Film/{{Cube}}''.



The Doctor sees Idris in a holding cell, and she tries to convey to him who she is. "We travel. I go... VWORP... VWORP." She explains that she's the one that stole him. He's her Doctor. While he tries to argue that ''he'' stole ''her'', he releases her, and stands face-to-face with his ship. He awkwardly asks for her name. She assumes she's called "Sexy", since that's what he's always called her. She tries to get used to a physical body and linear time, with significant TimeTravelTenseTrouble and very little sense of what's yet to happen and what's already passed. They flirt and banter away until they, in non-linear flow of time fashion, figure out that the remains of all the Time Lords and [=TARDISes=] House has fed upon in its time has given them access to a means of escape. They hastily build a new TARDIS out of TARDIS parts, and Sexy Thing animates the remains.

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The Doctor sees finds Idris in a holding cell, and she tries to convey to him who she is. "We travel. I go... VWORP...go . . . VWORP . . . VWORP." She explains that she's the one that stole him. He's her Doctor. While he tries to argue that ''he'' stole ''her'', he releases her, and stands face-to-face with his ship. He awkwardly asks for her name. She assumes she's called "Sexy", since that's what he's always called her. She tries to get used to a physical body and linear time, with significant TimeTravelTenseTrouble and very little sense of what's yet to happen and what's already passed. They flirt and banter away until they, in non-linear flow of time fashion, figure out that the remains of all the Time Lords and [=TARDISes=] House has fed upon in its time has given them access to a means of escape. They hastily build a new TARDIS out of TARDIS parts, and Sexy Thing animates the remains.



->'''The Doctor:''' Uh, Amy. This is... well... she's my TARDIS. Except she's a woman. She's a woman, and she's my TARDIS.\\

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->'''The Doctor:''' Uh, Amy. This is... well...is . . . well . . . she's my TARDIS. Except she's a woman. She's a woman, and she's my TARDIS.\\



* AllThereInTheManual: All there in The Brilliant Book 2012, anyway: [[http://neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/post/30786184930/eleven-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-the Eleven Things You Probably Didn't Know About the Corsair]].

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* AllThereInTheManual: All there in The ''The Brilliant Book 2012, 2012'', anyway: [[http://neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/post/30786184930/eleven-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-the Eleven Things You Probably Didn't Know About the Corsair]].



'''The Doctor:''' No... sorry. That's not what I was thinking.

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'''The Doctor:''' No...No . . . sorry. That's not what I was thinking.



* TheAtoner: The Doctor's motives in seeking out any surviving Time Lords is to be forgiven for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime killing off the rest in the Time War]]. There aren't any but he's still an atoner.

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* TheAtoner: The Doctor's motives in seeking out any surviving Time Lords is to be forgiven for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime killing off the rest in the Time War]]. There aren't any any, but he's still an atoner.



** The episode proper opens with the Doctor finishing up a story about Robot King Arthur. Rory is sceptical, until Amy tells him she was there.
** House uses old Time Lord distress messages to lure Time Lords to the planet so he can eat them.

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** The episode proper opens with the Doctor finishing up a story about Robot King Arthur. Rory is sceptical, skeptical, until Amy tells him she was there.
** House uses old Time Lord distress messages to lure Time Lords to the planet so he it can eat them.



** Inverted in the case of House: body the size of a planet, "but on the inside you're just. So. Small!" Once the TARDIS regains control of herself she crushes him like a gnat.
* BodyHorror: The Time Lords who came to House before the Doctor were cut up and sewn back together to make Auntie and Uncle.

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** Inverted in the case of House: body the size of a planet, "but on the inside you're just. So. Small!" Once the TARDIS regains control of herself she crushes him it like a gnat.
* BodyHorror: BodyHorror:
**
The Time Lords who came to House before the Doctor were cut up and sewn back together to make Auntie and Uncle.



** Basically.....RUN!
* CannotSpitItOut: The TARDIS has difficulty with certain words including her real name. She's not used to having a body, or even being able to talk, for that matter. Anyone would be a bit off under the circumstances.

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** Basically.....Basically . . . RUN!
* CannotSpitItOut: The TARDIS has difficulty with certain words words, including her real name. She's not used to having a body, or even being able to talk, for that matter. Anyone would be a bit off under the circumstances.



--->'''Sexy:''' It means the smell of dust after the rain.\\

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--->'''Sexy:''' It means the smell of dust after the rain.\\



** Reportedly the line of gibberish Sexy in her cell spouts was originally intended to be "the only water in the forest is the river".

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** Reportedly the line of gibberish Sexy Idris spouts in her cell spouts was originally intended to be "the only water in the forest is the river".



* ContinuityNod
** As in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva Castrovalva]]", the Doctor jettisons TARDIS rooms to give him a boost.
** The House-possessed TARDIS pulling a MindScrew on the Doctor's companion and the TARDIS appearing in a human form are very similar to events of the Creator/BigFinish audio "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho050Zagreus Zagreus]]", as well as the comic series ''The Forgotten''.
** The Doctor has travelled to an alternate universe using only a TARDIS console before, in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E4Inferno Inferno]]".

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* ContinuityNod
ContinuityNod:
** As in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva Castrovalva]]", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva "Castrovalva"]], the Doctor jettisons TARDIS rooms to give him a boost.
** The House-possessed TARDIS pulling a MindScrew on the Doctor's companion and the TARDIS appearing in a human form are very similar to events of the Creator/BigFinish audio "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho050Zagreus Zagreus]]", [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho050Zagreus "Zagreus"]], as well as the comic series ''The Forgotten''.
** The Doctor has travelled to an alternate universe using only a TARDIS console before, in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E4Inferno Inferno]]".[[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E4Inferno "Inferno"]].



** The ending with Sexy Thing saying goodbye is reminiscent of Ten saying goodbye to Rose in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday Doomsday]]", with the roles reversed.

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** The ending with Sexy Thing saying goodbye is reminiscent of Ten saying goodbye to Rose in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday Doomsday]]", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday "Doomsday"]], with the roles reversed.



** Also, we hear the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E3TheCurseOfTheBlackSpot Cloister Bell]] once again when House takes over the TARDIS. (The Cloister Bell was first heard in the Season 18 story "Logopolis".)

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** Also, we hear the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E3TheCurseOfTheBlackSpot Cloister Bell]] once again when House takes over the TARDIS. (The Cloister Bell was first heard in the Season 18 story "Logopolis".[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis "Logopolis"]].)



** The Doctor finds that many Time Lords went to the junkyard at the end of the universe. Earlier, in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia Utopia]]", Captain Jack Harkness said the end of the universe was the perfect place for a Time Lord to hide from the Time War.

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** The Doctor finds that many Time Lords went to the junkyard at the end of the universe. Earlier, in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia Utopia]]", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia "Utopia"]], Captain Jack Harkness said the end of the universe was the perfect place for a Time Lord to hide from the Time War.



** People being kept alive with bodies cobbled together from body parts belonging to several aliens, including Time Lords. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E5TheBrainOfMorbius Hmmm...]]

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** People being kept alive with bodies cobbled together from body parts belonging to several aliens, including Time Lords. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E5TheBrainOfMorbius Hmmm...Hmmm . . .]]



* CorpseLand: The supposed "junkyard" is actually full of TARDIS corpses and the only people living here are already dead.
* CreepyMonotone: The House speaks in a flat tone even when considering execution.

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* CorpseLand: The supposed "junkyard" is actually full of TARDIS corpses corpses, and the only people living here are already dead.
* CreepyMonotone: The House speaks in a flat tone even when considering execution.



* DelayedReaction: House takes his time to say anything about the Doctor and Sexy suddenly materialising inside the TARDIS via an improvised TARDIS. When he does, he fails to notice that Nephew is absent.

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* DelayedReaction: House takes his its time to say anything about the Doctor and Sexy suddenly materialising inside the TARDIS via an improvised TARDIS. When he it does, he it fails to notice that Nephew is absent.



* {{Dissimile}}: Explaining the idea of a bubble-universe leads into how it's not at all bubble like. This is one of Eleven's {{Catchphrase}}s.

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* {{Dissimile}}: Explaining the idea of a bubble-universe leads into how it's not at all bubble like.bubble-like. This is one of Eleven's {{Catchphrase}}s.



-->'''The Doctor:''' You gave me hope and then you took it away. That's enough to make anyone dangerous. [[BewareTheNiceOnes God knows what it will do to me.]] [[CallBack Basically...]] '''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour RUN!]]'''

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-->'''The Doctor:''' You gave me hope and then you took it away. That's enough to make anyone dangerous. [[BewareTheNiceOnes God knows what it will do to me.]] [[CallBack Basically...Basically . . .]] '''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour RUN!]]'''



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Lampshaded in the extent that Sexy talks about things that the Doctor and the crew have not yet experienced. They all are revealed to be true, in time...

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Lampshaded in the extent that Sexy talks about things that the Doctor and the crew have not yet experienced. They all are revealed to be true, in time...time . . .



** Amy and Rory asking the Doctor not to give them a bunk bed in their new bedroom, as the old one got destroyed in that battle with House. A bunk bed is not conducive for... fun time.

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** Amy and Rory asking the Doctor not to give them a bunk bed in their new bedroom, as the old one got destroyed in that battle with House. A bunk bed is not conducive for...for . . . fun time.



* GrandTheftMe: Unwilling variation -- House removes the mind of the TARDIS so he can possess its "body", and since he can't safely destroy said mind he stores it in a human body.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Nephew, distinguishing itself from other Ood, with green eyes.

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* GrandTheftMe: Unwilling variation -- House removes the mind of the TARDIS so he it can possess its "body", and since he it can't safely destroy said mind he it stores it her in a human body.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Nephew, distinguishing itself from other Ood, with green eyes.



* IronicEcho: The Doctor repeats his threat from "The Eleventh Hour", but this time, his BerserkButton has been pushed.
-->'''The Doctor:''' You gave me hope and then you took it away. That's enough to make anyone dangerous... God knows what it will do to ''me''. Basically... '''RUN!'''

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* IronicEcho: The Doctor repeats his threat from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E1TheEleventhHour "The Eleventh Hour", Hour"]], but this time, his BerserkButton has been pushed.
-->'''The Doctor:''' You gave me hope and then you took it away. That's enough to make anyone dangerous...dangerous . . . God knows what it will do to ''me''. Basically...Basically . . . '''RUN!'''



'''The Doctor:''' ..."Pull to open."\\

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'''The Doctor:''' ...Doctor:''' . . . "Pull to open."\\



* MacguffinSuperPerson: Sexy Thing is a zigzagged trope. What House ''really'' wants is her body and so he puts her mind into another body, but it is still her mind that the Doctor needs to save the day.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Sexy has strong overtones of this, given her energy and eccentric behavior. Also, One was quite a stuffy and grouchy old man when he stole her (or was stolen ''by'' her). It's fitting, seeing as she's been the Doctor's ManicPixieDreamGirl for centuries now... and he's been her [[SpearCounterpart Manic Pixie Dream Guy]].

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* MacguffinSuperPerson: Sexy Thing is a zigzagged trope. What House ''really'' wants is her body body, and so he puts her mind into another body, but it is still her mind that the Doctor needs to save the day.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Sexy has strong overtones of this, given her energy and eccentric behavior. Also, One was quite a stuffy and grouchy old man when he stole her (or was stolen ''by'' her). It's fitting, seeing as she's been the Doctor's ManicPixieDreamGirl for centuries now...now . . . and he's been her [[SpearCounterpart Manic Pixie Dream Guy]].



* MythologyGag: The washing machine that Amy pokes with a spoon at the beginning was originally supposed to be a dead TARDIS. The TARDIS from the ''Doctor Who'' parody ''Do You Have a License to Save This Planet?'' was a washing machine, trying to pass itself off as a dishwasher.

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* MythologyGag: The washing machine that Amy pokes with a spoon at the beginning was originally supposed to be a dead TARDIS. The TARDIS from the ''Doctor Who'' parody ''Do You Have a License Licence to Save This Planet?'' was a washing machine, trying to pass itself off as a dishwasher.



--->'''The Doctor:''' (''newly regenerated'') Legs! I've still got legs. -- "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The End of Time]]"\\\

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--->'''The Doctor:''' (''newly regenerated'') Legs! I've still got legs. -- "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time]]"\\\Time"]]\\\



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Aunty and Uncle.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Aunty OnlyKnownByTheirNickname:
** Auntie
and Uncle.



* PhraseCatcher:
** "Bigger on the inside", the ''Doctor Who'' classic. Extrapolated on, because the TARDIS herself uses it in reference to the Doctor, and the reason she can push out House is because he is just so ''small'' on the inside.
*** The TARDIS also asks the Doctor
--->'''The TARDIS:''' Are all people like this?\\

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* PhraseCatcher:
**
PhraseCatcher: "Bigger on the inside", the ''Doctor Who'' classic. Extrapolated on, because the TARDIS herself uses it in reference to the Doctor, and the reason she can push out House is because he is just so ''small'' on the inside.
*** ** The TARDIS also asks the Doctor
--->'''The
Doctor:
-->'''The
TARDIS:''' Are all people like this?\\



*** Reportedly, "Bigger on the Inside" was also a working title for the episode.

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*** ** Reportedly, "Bigger on the Inside" was also a working title for the episode.



* RunningGag: The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime rarely-seen]] swimming pool, later seen again after another apparent refit in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E10JourneyToTheCentreOfTheTARDIS Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS]]".
* SceneryGorn: The wrecked ships are this from Sexy's prespective because they are her sisters.

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* RunningGag: The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E6TheInvasionOfTime rarely-seen]] swimming pool, later seen again after another apparent refit in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E10JourneyToTheCentreOfTheTARDIS Journey [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E10JourneyToTheCentreOfTheTARDIS "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS]]".
TARDIS"]].
* SceneryGorn: The wrecked ships are this from Sexy's prespective perspective, because they are her sisters.



-->'''Rory:''' "I had a PE teacher like you once..."
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: Named Idris. Sexy doesn't like being sealed into such a small container.

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-->'''Rory:''' "I had a PE teacher like you once...once . . ."
* SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: Named Idris. Sexy doesn't like being sealed into such a small container.



* ShipTease: For once, the trope name can be taken literally. One of the first things "Sexy" does is snog the Doctor, several lines of dialogue indicate that the ship's consciousness has developed deep affection for him, and the very last words she utters before she loses the ability to speak directly to the Doctor are, "I love you". And the fact the episode's title refers to her.

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* ShipTease: For once, the trope name can be taken literally. One of the first things "Sexy" does is snog the Doctor, several lines of dialogue indicate that the ship's consciousness has developed deep affection for him, and the very last words she utters before she loses the ability to speak directly to the Doctor are, "I love you". And the fact that the episode's title refers to her.



** Not to mention resembling a [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey certain other]] monotoned, malevolent entity controlling a spaceship. Maybe House and HAL are related....

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** Not to mention resembling a [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey certain other]] monotoned, malevolent entity controlling a spaceship. Maybe House and HAL are related....related . . .



* {{Space Pirate|s}}: The Corsair, at least in name if not spirit. Although what little we learn about him/her suggests that she/he might have been a benevolent version of this.

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* {{Space Pirate|s}}: The Corsair, at least in name if not spirit. Although what little we learn about him/her suggests that she/he s/he might have been a benevolent version of this.



-->'''Uncle:''' I only wish I could go in your place, Idris... nah, I don't, 'cause it's ''really'' gonna hurt.

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-->'''Uncle:''' I only wish I could go in your place, Idris...Idris . . . nah, I don't, 'cause it's ''really'' gonna hurt.



* TemptingFate: You'd think the Doctor would be more careful than to ask "What could possibly go wrong?"

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* TemptingFate: TemptingFate:
**
You'd think the Doctor would be more careful than to ask "What could possibly go wrong?"



* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: House is never shown to try to MindRape Rory. It's later revealed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex "The God Complex"]], when a similar entity tries to pull the same trick and fails, that you simply ''can't'' due to his 1, 894 year heroic run as the Last Centurion. Rory no longer fears anything.

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* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: House is never shown to try to MindRape Rory. It's later revealed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex "The God Complex"]], when a similar entity tries to pull the same trick and fails, that you simply ''can't'' due to his 1, 894 year 1,894-year heroic run as the Last Centurion. Rory no longer fears anything.



* VillainsNeverLie: Averted; House promises to spare their lives if the Doctor helps him get to the normal universe. It's obvious from FacialDialogue that no-one believes House, and House clearly suspects the Doctor's agenda as well.
* VisualPun: In mathematical terms, a hypercube is (in simple terms) a cube within a cube. The hypercube in the episode looks like... [[ShapedLikeItself a cube within a cube]].

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* VillainsNeverLie: Averted; House promises to spare their lives if the Doctor helps him it get to the normal universe. It's obvious from FacialDialogue that no-one believes House, and House clearly suspects the Doctor's agenda as well.
* VisualPun: In mathematical terms, a hypercube is (in simple terms) a cube within a cube. The hypercube in the episode looks like...like . . . [[ShapedLikeItself a cube within a cube]].



** House asks the Doctor's companions why he shouldn't just kill him, and Rory says it would entertain House to torment them first. He's right, but House does try to kill them after they get to the control room and are thus a potential threat.
** House asks the Doctor why he shouldn't do the same, and the Doctor makes a bargain to get them to the normal universe. House tries to kill them once YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness, but the Doctor has outsmarted him.
* WorthyOpponent: The Doctor calls House one; and applauds his plan. Except this is just to distract him from Sexy Thing leaving Idris' body.

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** House asks the Doctor's companions why he it shouldn't just kill him, them, and Rory says it would entertain House to torment them first. He's right, but House does try to kill them after they get to the control room and are thus a potential threat.
** House asks the Doctor why he it shouldn't do the same, and the Doctor makes a bargain to get them to the normal universe. House tries to kill them once YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness, but the Doctor has outsmarted him.
* WorthyOpponent: The Doctor calls House one; and applauds his its plan. Except this is just to distract him it from Sexy Thing leaving Idris' body.
11th Feb '17 8:02:31 PM AthenaBlue
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* ThereIsAnother: The whole plot is kicked off by the Doctor receiving a distress call from the Corsair, another Time Lord and one of the Doctor's old friends, who is marooned in another universe. After expending considerable effort to get to him, the Doctor learns that [[YankTheDogsChain The Corsair has been dead for a very long time.]]

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* ThereIsAnother: The whole plot is kicked off by the Doctor receiving a distress call from the Corsair, another Time Lord and one of the Doctor's old friends, who is marooned in another universe. After expending considerable effort to get to him, the Doctor learns that [[YankTheDogsChain The the Corsair has been dead for a very long time.]]
11th Feb '17 8:01:22 PM AthenaBlue
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* ThisIsMyHuman: Idris considers The Doctor to be ''her'' Time Lord.
* ThisIsThePartWhere: You unlock the door. Justified as Sexy has seen the future and knows the Doctor will unlock her cage at that point.

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* ThisIsMyHuman: Idris considers The the Doctor to be ''her'' Time Lord.
* ThisIsThePartWhere: You unlock the door. Justified Justified, as Sexy has seen the future and knows the Doctor will unlock her cage at that point.
11th Feb '17 8:00:29 PM AthenaBlue
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* SpaceshipGirl: The matrix of the TARDIS, named "Sexy", and her body, which is a big blue box of upp and downty stuff. Also, all Tardises are this according to her.

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* SpaceshipGirl: The matrix of the TARDIS, named "Sexy", and her body, which is a big blue box of upp and downty uppy-downy stuff. Also, all Tardises [=TARDISes=] are this according to her.
11th Feb '17 7:49:46 PM AthenaBlue
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Anything possessed by House [[SicklyGreenGlow glows a sickly green colour]]. When it's in control of the TARDIS, not only do the inner lights go green, so does the lamp on the top.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Anything possessed by House [[SicklyGreenGlow glows a sickly green colour]]. When it's in control of the TARDIS, not only do the inner lights go green, so does the lamp on the top.
11th Feb '17 5:20:13 PM AthenaBlue
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In the meantime, Amy and Rory slowing realise that a green glow is suffusing the TARDIS. It starts to de-materialise and hurtle off in the direction of the bigger, energy-rich universe. House now has control of the TARDIS and is threatening to kill the inhabitants. He had initially planned to simply consume the TARDIS' Artron energy, but now that he has learned that the Doctor is the last Time Lord and that no more [=TARDISes=] will ever arrive, he has decided to transfer himself to the TARDIS and escape through the rift. Rory quickly assesses that this being is in need of entertainment so won't kill them quickly, and argues this point in his half-hearted way of making a stand. House tells them to run, if they're so keen on being entertainment. They run through the TARDIS corridors while House makes them re-enact the time skip scenes from ''Film/{{Cube}}''.

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In the meantime, Amy and Rory slowing slowly realise that a green glow is suffusing the TARDIS. It starts to de-materialise and hurtle off in the direction of the bigger, energy-rich universe. House now has control of the TARDIS and is threatening to kill the inhabitants. He had initially planned to simply consume the TARDIS' Artron artron energy, but now that he has learned that the Doctor is the last Time Lord and that no more [=TARDISes=] will ever arrive, he has decided to transfer himself to the TARDIS and escape through the rift. Rory quickly assesses that this being is in need of entertainment so won't kill them quickly, and argues this point in his half-hearted way of making a stand. House tells them to run, if they're so keen on being entertainment. They run through the TARDIS corridors while House makes them re-enact the time skip scenes from ''Film/{{Cube}}''.



Amy and Rory get a new bedroom. They hope for one without bunk beds this time, although the Doctor just loves the idea of a bed with a ladder. As they leave to check it out, the Doctor installs a security field around the matrix to prevent it from being compromised again, and gently talks to the TARDIS, not expecting an answer -- only for a nearby lever to move on its own, sending the TARDIS to its next destination.

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Amy and Rory get a new bedroom. They hope for one without bunk beds this time, although the Doctor just loves the idea of a bed with a ladder. As they leave to check it out, the Doctor installs a security field around the matrix to prevent it from being compromised again, and gently talks to the TARDIS, not expecting an answer -- only for a nearby lever to move on its own, sending the TARDIS to its her next destination.



* BadassBoast: Dueling ones.

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* BadassBoast: Dueling Duelling ones.



'''The Doctor:''' Fear me. [[WhereIWasBornAndRazed I've killed all of them.]]

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'''The Doctor:''' Fear me. me, [[WhereIWasBornAndRazed I've killed all of them.]]



** Inverted in the case of House: body the size of a planet, "but on the inside you're just. so. small!" Once the TARDIS regains control of herself she crushes him like a gnat.

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** Inverted in the case of House: body the size of a planet, "but on the inside you're just. so. small!" So. Small!" Once the TARDIS regains control of herself she crushes him like a gnat.



** The [[RunningGag Swimming Pool]] gets another mention here, though it has unfortunately been destroyed to use as fuel (ItMakesSenseInContext).

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** The [[RunningGag Swimming Pool]] swimming pool]] gets another mention here, though it has unfortunately been destroyed to use as fuel (ItMakesSenseInContext).



** Sexy Thing, to an extent that can't simply be excused by TimeTravelTenseTrouble or being in entirely the wrong shape of body. Unsurprising-- we always knew the TARDIS was a bit off in the head.

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** Sexy Thing, to an extent that can't simply be excused by TimeTravelTenseTrouble or being in entirely the wrong shape of body. Unsurprising-- Unsurprising -- we always knew the TARDIS was a bit off in the head.



** The House-possessed TARDIS pulling a MindScrew on the Doctor's companion and the TARDIS appearing in a human form are very similar to events of the Creator/BigFinish audio "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho050Zagreus Zagreus]]", as well as the comic series "The Forgotten".

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** The House-possessed TARDIS pulling a MindScrew on the Doctor's companion and the TARDIS appearing in a human form are very similar to events of the Creator/BigFinish audio "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho050Zagreus Zagreus]]", as well as the comic series "The Forgotten".''The Forgotten''.



** Wasn't it mentioned in the first episode of this series what people would do with the body of a Time Lord?
** A police box in an old junk yard -- [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild just like it all began]].

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** Wasn't it mentioned in the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E1TheImpossibleAstronaut first episode episode]] of this series what people would do with the body of a Time Lord?
** A police box in an old junk yard junkyard -- [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild just like it all began]].



** Do ominous talking green clouds of sentient gas that can possess living things and use familial names like "Auntie" and "Uncle"? [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature remind you]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood of anything?]]

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** Do ominous talking green clouds of sentient gas that can possess living things and use familial names like "Auntie" and "Uncle"? "Uncle" [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E8HumanNature remind you]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood of anything?]]



** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E13ThePartingoftheWays The spirit of the TARDIS possessing a human female.]] [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho Even]] [[Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures older]] [[Literature/FactionParadox than]] [[OlderThanTheyThink they think.]]

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E13ThePartingoftheWays [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E13ThePartingOfTheWays The spirit of the TARDIS possessing a human female.]] [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho Even]] [[Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures older]] [[Literature/FactionParadox than]] [[OlderThanTheyThink they think.]]



** Different universes are hardly a new thing. How about a disembodied, EldritchAbomination-like consciousness hailing from one of these universes with an agenda of physically transporting itself to the human dimension through manipulation and mind control? [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen Nope, we've done]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear that one too.]]

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** Different universes are hardly a new thing. How about a disembodied, EldritchAbomination-like consciousness hailing from one of these universes with an agenda of physically transporting itself to the human dimension through manipulation and mind control? [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen Nope, we've done]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear that one too.]]]][[note]]And, in fact, House was originally supposed to be the Great Intelligence, but they couldn't get the rights in time.[[/note]]



** While the Doctor is starting up the cobbled-together TARDIS console, Sexy stops to look at herself in a mirror, prodding her cheeks and making faces. This is how the Doctor typically reacts when he first gets a look as ''his'' reflection after a regeneration.

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** While the Doctor is starting up the cobbled-together TARDIS console, Sexy stops to look at herself in a mirror, prodding her cheeks and making faces. This is how the Doctor typically reacts when he first gets a look as at ''his'' reflection after a regeneration.



* DisappearsIntoLight: Idris' body because Sexy has left for her real body.

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* DisappearsIntoLight: Idris' body body, because Sexy has left for her real body.



* FauxAffablyEvil: House acts like a gentleman who is providing hospitality to travelers, but he's actually luring them into a trap.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: House acts like a gentleman who is providing hospitality to travelers, travellers, but he's actually luring them into a trap.



** Sexy's attraction to Rory, A.K.A "Pretty One".

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** Sexy's attraction to Rory, A.K.A "Pretty AKA "the Pretty One".



'''Amy:''' It's what [Time Lords are] called. It doesn't mean [the Doctor] actually knows what he's doing.\\\

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'''Amy:''' It's just what [Time Lords are] called. It doesn't mean [the Doctor] actually knows what he's doing.\\\



** The Doctor is doing some work on an electrical system during this conversation. Right after they vanish from the screen to head off to their new bedroom, two plugs are coupled together and make a very big spark right before the scene changes.

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** The Doctor is doing some work on an electrical system during this conversation. Right after they vanish from the screen to head off to their new bedroom, two plugs are coupled together and make a very big spark right before the scene shot changes.



--->'''The TARDIS:''' "Borrowing" implies an eventual intention to return the thing which was taken. What makes you think I would ever give you back?

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--->'''The TARDIS:''' "Borrowing" implies an eventual intention to return the thing which was taken. What makes you think I would ever ''ever'' give you back?



* MacguffinSuperPerson: Sexy Thing is a zigzagged trope. What House ''really'' wants is her body and so he puts her mind into another body but it is still her mind that the Doctor needs to save the day.

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* MacguffinSuperPerson: Sexy Thing is a zigzagged trope. What House ''really'' wants is her body and so he puts her mind into another body body, but it is still her mind that the Doctor needs to save the day.



* MythologyGag: The washing machine that Amy pokes with a spoon at the beginning was originally supposed to be a dead Tardis. The Tardis from the ''Doctor Who'' parody ''Do You Have a License to Save This Planet?'' was a washing machine, trying to pass of as a dishwasher.
* NonLinearCharacter: The Tardis makes it clear through the episode that she has perceptions beyond the linear flow of time, which makes communicating with everyone else a little difficult for them and her.
* NoodleIncident: Whatever story the Doctor was telling Rory at the beginning. Apparently, it wasn't the Robot King.

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* MythologyGag: The washing machine that Amy pokes with a spoon at the beginning was originally supposed to be a dead Tardis. TARDIS. The Tardis TARDIS from the ''Doctor Who'' parody ''Do You Have a License to Save This Planet?'' was a washing machine, trying to pass of itself off as a dishwasher.
* NonLinearCharacter: The Tardis TARDIS makes it clear through the episode that she has perceptions beyond the linear flow of time, which makes communicating with everyone else a little difficult for them and her.
* NoodleIncident: Whatever story the Doctor was telling Rory at the beginning. Apparently, it wasn't the Robot King.King after all, but the Doctor was able to reattach the head.



--->'''Doctor:''' (''newly regenerated'') Legs! I've still got legs. -- "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The End of Time]]"\\\

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--->'''Doctor:''' --->'''The Doctor:''' (''newly regenerated'') Legs! I've still got legs. -- "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime The End of Time]]"\\\



** "Bigger on the inside," the ''Doctor Who'' classic. Extrapolated on, because the TARDIS herself uses it in reference to the Doctor, and the reason she can push out House is because he is just so ''small'' on the inside.

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** "Bigger on the inside," inside", the ''Doctor Who'' classic. Extrapolated on, because the TARDIS herself uses it in reference to the Doctor, and the reason she can push out House is because he is just so ''small'' on the inside.



* ShipTease: For once, the trope name can be taken literally. One of the first things "Sexy" does is snog the Doctor, several lines of dialogue indicate that the ship's consciousness has developed deep affection for him, and the very last words she utters before she loses the ability to speak directly to the Doctor are, "I love you". That and the fact the episode's title refers to her.

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* ShipTease: For once, the trope name can be taken literally. One of the first things "Sexy" does is snog the Doctor, several lines of dialogue indicate that the ship's consciousness has developed deep affection for him, and the very last words she utters before she loses the ability to speak directly to the Doctor are, "I love you". That and And the fact the episode's title refers to her.



** Not to mention resembling a certain other monotoned, malevolent entity controlling a spaceship. Maybe House and HAL are related....

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** Not to mention resembling a [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey certain other other]] monotoned, malevolent entity controlling a spaceship. Maybe House and HAL are related....



* SpaceshipGirl: The matrix of the Tardis, named "Sexy", and her body, which is a big blue box of upp and downty stuff. Also, all Tardises are this according to her.
* StableTimeLoop: "Sexy" tells the Doctor that House eats Tardises, claiming that she heard ''him'' say so in the future. Only a few ''seconds'' in the future, as it happens, because it's her saying this that leads him to reason out how House does so.

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* SpaceshipGirl: The matrix of the Tardis, TARDIS, named "Sexy", and her body, which is a big blue box of upp and downty stuff. Also, all Tardises are this according to her.
* StableTimeLoop: "Sexy" tells the Doctor that House eats Tardises, [=TARDISes=], claiming that she heard ''him'' say so in the future. Only a few ''seconds'' in the future, as it happens, because it's her saying this that leads him to reason out how House does so.



** When they first meet, Uncle tries to warn the Doctor away from Idris by claiming she bites people. Idris/The TARDIS thinks this is a good idea, and promptly bites the Doctor's ear.



* ThereIsAnother: The whole plot is kicked off by the Doctor receiving a distress call from The Corsair, another Time Lord and one of the Doctor's old friends, who is marooned in another universe. After expending considerable effort to get to him, the Doctor learns that [[YankTheDogsChain The Corsair has been dead for a very long time.]]

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* ThereIsAnother: The whole plot is kicked off by the Doctor receiving a distress call from The the Corsair, another Time Lord and one of the Doctor's old friends, who is marooned in another universe. After expending considerable effort to get to him, the Doctor learns that [[YankTheDogsChain The Corsair has been dead for a very long time.]]



'''The TARDIS:''' Me. You're going to steal me, you have stolen me, you are stealing me. Oh, tenses are difficult.

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'''The TARDIS:''' Me. You're going to steal me, you have stolen me, you are stealing me. Oh, tenses are ''are'' difficult.



* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: House is never shown to try to MindRape Rory. It's later revealed in "The God Complex", when a similar entity tries to pull the same trick and fails, that you simply ''can't'' due to his 1, 894 year heroic run as the Last Centurion. Rory no longer fears anything.

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* TooSpicyForYogSothoth: House is never shown to try to MindRape Rory. It's later revealed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex "The God Complex", Complex"]], when a similar entity tries to pull the same trick and fails, that you simply ''can't'' due to his 1, 894 year heroic run as the Last Centurion. Rory no longer fears anything.
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** Averted in the case of the TARDIS, who chooses to name herself "Sexy", so it's not a nickname, even if it started out as the Doctor's nickname for his ship.



* {{Ouroboros}}: The Corsair's tattoo. He/She ''always'' had that tatoo and would renew it upon each regeneration.

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* {{Ouroboros}}: The Corsair's tattoo. He/She ''always'' had that tatoo tattoo and would renew it upon each regeneration.



** The TARDIS also asks the Doctor

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** *** The TARDIS also asks the Doctor


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*** Reportedly, "Bigger on the Inside" was also a working title for the episode.
1st Jan '17 10:23:00 AM nothri2
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** Basically.....RUN!
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** The [[RunningGag Swimming Pool]] gets another mention here, though it has unfortunately been KilledOffForReal to use as fuel (ItMakesSenseInContext).

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** The [[RunningGag Swimming Pool]] gets another mention here, though it has unfortunately been KilledOffForReal destroyed to use as fuel (ItMakesSenseInContext).



* GrandTheftMe:
** Unwilling variation -- House removes the mind of the TARDIS so he can possess its "body", and since he can't safely destroy said mind he stores it in a human body.
** In a softer and lighter version, the TARDIS initially refers to the Doctor as "My thief", and the scene confirms 48 years of speculation over how the Doctor obtained her in the first place; he says he stole her, but she claims she stole ''him''.

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* GrandTheftMe:
**
GrandTheftMe: Unwilling variation -- House removes the mind of the TARDIS so he can possess its "body", and since he can't safely destroy said mind he stores it in a human body.
** In a softer and lighter version, the TARDIS initially refers to the Doctor as "My thief", and the scene confirms 48 years of speculation over how the Doctor obtained her in the first place; he says he stole her, but she claims she stole ''him''.
body.



** Sexy keeps insisting ''she'' stole the Doctor by leaving her door unlocked.

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** Sexy keeps insisting that ''she'' stole the Doctor by leaving her door unlocked.



* MoodWhiplash: This episode starts off with funny moments ("I've got mail!") Then it segues into [[Creator/NeilGaiman Gaiman's]] [[SignatureStyle extremely]] scary story. Worst, the action switches several times between the Doctor and Sexy Thing's funny banter, and Amy and Rory getting terrorized by House in the TARDIS.

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* MoodWhiplash: This episode starts off with funny moments ("I've got mail!") Then it segues into [[Creator/NeilGaiman Gaiman's]] [[SignatureStyle reliably, extremely]] scary story. Worst, the action switches several times between the Doctor and Sexy Thing's funny banter, and Amy and Rory getting terrorized by House in the TARDIS.



** The Doctor asks Sexy to send a message to Amy. She asks if Amy's the pretty one. Seconds later, ''Rory'' gets a message. Given how flirty Rory's wife gets with the Doctor at times, it's fitting that the Doctor's wife should turn the tables. And in hindsight, by events in future episodes, Sexy's attraction to Rory is a giant ChekhovsGun.

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** The Doctor asks Sexy to send a message to Amy. She asks if Amy's the pretty one. Seconds later, ''Rory'' gets a message. Given how flirty Rory's wife gets with the Doctor at times, it's fitting that the Doctor's wife should turn the tables. And in In hindsight, by events in future episodes, Sexy's attraction to Rory is a giant ChekhovsGun.



* TimeyWimeyBall: The TARDIS has 30 console rooms archived. [[MindScrew Including at least 17 that haven't been created yet]].

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* TimeyWimeyBall: The TARDIS has 30 console rooms archived. [[MindScrew Including at least 17 that haven't been created yet]]. Time is strange within a time machine, you know.
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