History Recap / DoctorWhoS3E10TheWarMachines

20th Nov '16 8:59:33 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Midway through production, Jackie Lane's contract expired, hence Dodo's sudden departure.
12th Oct '16 5:10:18 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Polly is introduced privately pulling a silly face to make fun of her nagging sexist boss, and quickly turning it into a forced smile before looking around. Ben is introduced moping in a bar, beating up a man who sexually harasses Polly, and then blaming Polly for the assault.
11th Oct '16 2:33:08 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ForHappiness

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* ForHappinessForHappiness: The bartender asks Polly to help cheer up Ben. Polly comments on how reliably she is called on for such measures.



* MasterComputer

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* MasterComputerLandmarkingTheHiddenBase: The Post Office Tower serves as the villains' HQ.
* MasterComputer: WOTAN, which is similar to [[Franchise/TheTerminator Skynet]] but, this being The '60s, it consists of a single Master Computer based in the Post Office Tower in London.
* MindRape: Dodo gets hypnotised by WOTAN, necessitating the First Doctor to hypnotise her back to normal. Since Dodo quits afterwards, only giving a second-hand goodbye through Ben and Polly, some fans speculate (especially in light of the scene that went on between the Tenth Doctor and Donna) that the Doctor actually wiped her memory, or else influenced her to leave for her own perceived safety.
9th Sep '16 9:51:48 AM Cuchulainn
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* YouHaveFailedMe: Episode 3 ends with a the Doctor defiantly standing his ground as a War Machine advances toward him.
* YouShallNotPass

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* YouHaveFailedMe: YouHaveFailedMe
* YouShallNotPass:
Episode 3 ends with a the Doctor defiantly standing his ground as a War Machine advances toward him.
* YouShallNotPass
15th Jul '16 6:17:07 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* WereStillRelevantDammit: This story was meant to bring ''Series/DoctorWho'' into the Swinging Sixties.
15th Jul '16 6:16:33 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The Post Office Tower had recently been built.



* TinCanRobot / KillerRobot: The War Machines
* WorstNewsJudgementEver: The death of a tramp makes the front page of ''The Times''. Actual deaths in 1966 included writers Evelyn Waugh and C.S. Forester, actors Buster Keaton and Montgomery Clift, comedian Lenny Bruce and Captain Cook's 200 year-old tortoise. Their deaths did not make the front page of ''The Times''.
* YouHaveFailedMe

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* TinCanRobot / KillerRobot: The War Machines
Machines.
* WereStillRelevantDammit: This story was meant to bring ''Series/DoctorWho'' into the Swinging Sixties.
* WorstNewsJudgementEver: The death of a tramp makes the front page of ''The Times''. Actual deaths in 1966 included writers Evelyn Waugh Creator/EvelynWaugh and C.S. Forester, Creator/CSForester, actors Buster Keaton Creator/BusterKeaton and Montgomery Clift, Creator/MontgomeryClift, comedian Lenny Bruce Creator/LennyBruce and Captain Cook's 200 year-old tortoise. Their deaths did not make the front page of ''The Times''.
* YouHaveFailedMe
YouHaveFailedMe: Episode 3 ends with a the Doctor defiantly standing his ground as a War Machine advances toward him.
* YouShallNotPass
15th Jul '16 6:05:53 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CelebrityResemblance: When the Doctor arrives at the Inferno club, Polly comments that he "looks a bit like that disc jockey". Presumably she means Jimmy Savile, which makes it a [[DepravedKidsShowHost somewhat unfortunate comment]] now...

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* CelebrityResemblance: When the Doctor arrives at the Inferno club, Polly comments that he "looks a bit like that disc jockey". Presumably she means Jimmy Savile, Creator/JimmySavile, which makes it a [[DepravedKidsShowHost somewhat unfortunate comment]] now...
21st Apr '15 2:01:55 AM PaulA
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* NewscasterCameo: Real-life newsreader Kenneth Kendall plays himself in news reports about the War Machines.



* SpecialGuest: Real-life newsreader Kenneth Kendall plays himself in news reports about the War Machines.
21st Apr '15 2:00:07 AM PaulA
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* ContinuityNod: Another evil force will hole up in the Post Office Tower during the Sixties in the Ninth Doctor comic, "The Love Invasion". When Nine remembers the Tower from this adventure, he remarks, "That, Rose, is one unlucky building."
21st Apr '15 1:59:06 AM PaulA
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* CharacterAsHimself: For the first three episodes, WOTAN is listed last under the cast as a cast member playing 'himself'.



* CreditsGag: For the first three episodes, WOTAN is listed last under the cast as a cast member playing 'himself'.
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