History Recap / DoctorWhoS3E3TheMythMakers

30th Sep '17 4:35:01 AM PaulA
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* AscendedExtra: The novelisation elevates Cyclops, Odysseus's servant, to narrator and a much more omnipresent character. Not only does he survive, but he's blinded by the blow that killed him in the TV show, and goes on to become the blind poet Homer.
28th Jul '17 11:47:38 AM ClintEastwood
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* {{Cukoloris}}: The BBC used the Trojan horse's shadow, along with model shots of the horse, to avoid the cost of building a full-size version.

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* {{Cukoloris}}: The BBC Creator/TheBBC used the Trojan horse's shadow, along with model shots of the horse, to avoid the cost of building a full-size version.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: 'Upon my soul, you're making me as nervous as a Baccante at her first orgy'.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: 'Upon "Upon my soul, you're making me as nervous as a Baccante at her first orgy'.orgy".
* IChooseToStay: Vicki elects to stay in Ancient Greece to be with Troilus.
9th May '17 8:52:07 PM bowserbros
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The one where the Doctor nearly gets launched in a giant paper airplane.
5th Apr '17 4:49:52 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* YouWillBeBeethoven: Vicki decides to leave the TARDIS when she falls in love with Troilus, becoming the Cressida of Greek mythology.
5th Apr '17 3:54:08 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Vicki becomes Cressida after the end of UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar.
15th Mar '17 10:41:32 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Cassandra foreshadows Katarina's death in the next serial.
14th Mar '17 9:15:32 PM ThunderingTyphoons
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* AscendedExtra: The novelization elevates Cyclops, Odysseus's servant, to narrator and a much more omnipresent character. Not only does he survive, but he's blinded by the blow that killed him in the TV show, and goes on to become the blind poet Homer.

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* AscendedExtra: The novelization novelisation elevates Cyclops, Odysseus's servant, to narrator and a much more omnipresent character. Not only does he survive, but he's blinded by the blow that killed him in the TV show, and goes on to become the blind poet Homer.



* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Thanks to her dreams, Cassandra correctly predicts that the Greeks will leave a "gift" on the plains outside of Troy, out of which will come soldiers who will kill everyone in Troy. At first, once Paris has brought it into the city, she's sure the TARDIS is the gift, and insists that it should be burned. Upon seeing the Trojan Horse, she knows exactly what it is and the danger it represents. But no one believes her.

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* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Thanks to her dreams, Cassandra correctly predicts that the Greeks will leave a "gift" on the plains outside of Troy, out of which will come soldiers who will kill everyone in Troy. At first, once Paris has brought it into the city, she's sure the TARDIS is the gift, and insists that it should be burned.burnt. Upon seeing the Trojan Horse, she knows exactly what it is and the danger it represents. But no one believes her.
6th Nov '15 1:04:56 PM Morgenthaler
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* TroilusAndCressida: King Priam insists that Vicki take the name Cressida. Naturally, she falls in love with his son Troilus, and escapes from Troy with him rather than leaving in the TARDIS.
12th Sep '15 1:43:32 AM PaulA
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The TARDIS and occupants arrive on the plains outside the city of Troy in the middle of a fight between Hector and Achilles. Hector is distracted by the Doctor, believing him to be Zeus (he arrived right in the middle of some lightning strikes), and Achilles kills him. The Doctor attempts to leave, but is prevented from doing so by the arrival of Odysseus, who scoffs at the idea of the Doctor being Zeus. He takes him back to camp, and Steven follows to try and rescue him. Meanwhile, the Trojans find the TARDIS and take it inside their city, both the Greeks and the Trojans turn out to inhabit a massive WorldOfSnark, and Menelaus reveals that he's not too keen on having his cheating tart of a wife back anyway.

Meanwhile, Hector captures the TARDIS, believing it to be something of value that would make a nice sacrifice to the Gods. Priestess Cassandra calls him an absolute idiot for not realising the TARDIS is a trap, and that there are probably soldiers inside the thing. (She had a dream earlier about a horse and is pretty upset about the whole business.) Instead, Vicki comes out, and decides to just tell the truth about who she is, which entirely fails to impress the Troyans. King Priam is willing to listen to her, though, although he considers "Vicki" a ridiculous name and makes up the name "Cressida" for her instead.

With the TARDIS gone, the Doctor is forced to admit he is in fact a mortal. Agammemnon orders him killed, but Odysseus forces the Doctor and Steven to tell him the truth about who they really are. He accepts their story and, since he's not quite as clever as the legends make him out to be, he gives them two days to come up with a way for him to capture Troy and end the decade-long war. The Doctor briefly considers the whole wooden horse business but discards it as myth. They come up with a plan: Steven, pretending to Diomedes pretending to be Achilles, intentionally gets himself captured by a very reluctant Paris and ends up in Troy. This backfires immediately when Vicki blurts out his name and they're both thrown into the cells as Greek spies.

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The TARDIS and occupants arrive on the plains outside the city of Troy in the middle of a fight between Hector and Achilles. Hector is distracted by the Doctor, believing him to be Zeus (he arrived right in the middle of some lightning strikes), and Achilles kills him. The Doctor attempts to leave, but is prevented from doing so by the arrival of Odysseus, who scoffs at the idea of the Doctor being Zeus. He takes him back to camp, and Steven follows to try and rescue him. Meanwhile, the Trojans find the TARDIS and take it inside their city, both city. Both the Greeks and the Trojans turn out to inhabit a massive WorldOfSnark, and Menelaus reveals that he's not too keen on having his cheating tart of a wife back anyway.

Meanwhile, Hector captures the TARDIS, believing it to be something of value that would make a nice sacrifice to the Gods. Priestess Cassandra calls him an absolute idiot for not realising the TARDIS is a trap, and that there are probably soldiers inside the thing. (She had a dream earlier about a horse and is pretty upset about the whole business.) Instead, Vicki comes out, and decides to just tell the truth about who she is, which entirely fails to impress the Troyans. Trojans. King Priam is willing to listen to her, though, although he considers "Vicki" a ridiculous name and makes up the name "Cressida" for her instead.

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With the TARDIS gone, the Doctor is forced to admit he is in fact a mortal. Agammemnon orders him killed, but Odysseus forces the Doctor and Steven to tell him the truth about who they really are. He accepts their story and, since he's not quite as clever as the legends make him out to be, he gives them two days to come up with a way for him to capture Troy and end the decade-long war. The Doctor briefly considers the whole wooden horse business but discards it as myth. They come up with a plan: Steven, pretending to be Diomedes pretending to be Achilles, intentionally gets himself captured by a very reluctant Paris and ends up in Troy. This backfires immediately when Vicki blurts out his name and they're both thrown into the cells as Greek spies.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: 'Upon my soul, you're making me as nervous as a Baccante at her first orgy'. if you thought Steven Moffat was bad...

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: 'Upon my soul, you're making me as nervous as a Baccante at her first orgy'. if you thought Steven Moffat was bad...
12th Sep '15 1:36:21 AM PaulA
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* TonightSomeoneDies: The cliffhanger of part two is Cassandra denouncing Vicki and Steven as spies, and demanding they be put to death; a caption then announces the title of part three -- "Death of a Spy". Part three introduces and then kills off an actual spy, while Steven and Vicki both survive to the end.
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