History Recap / DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan

15th Mar '17 10:48:26 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CoolShip: The SPAR, both [=TARDISes=], the Dalek time ship

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* CoolShip: The SPAR, both [=TARDISes=], the Dalek time shipship.
* ContinuityNod: The Doctor suggests for Earth to recall [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E2TheDaleksInvasionOfEarth the 2157 invasion]] in order to realise the danger from the Daleks.



* {{Corpsing}}: During "The Feast of Steven", it sounds as though Peter Purves is laughing in the background as William Hartnell has to do a really silly and uncharacteristic line where the Doctor [[BreakingTheFourthWall addresses the at-home audience and wishes them a "Happy Christmas"]].

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* {{Corpsing}}: During "The Feast of Steven", it sounds as though Peter Purves is laughing in the background as William Hartnell Creator/WilliamHartnell has to do a really silly and uncharacteristic line where the Doctor [[BreakingTheFourthWall addresses the at-home audience and wishes them a "Happy Christmas"]].Christmas"]].
* DarkActionGirl: Sara is initially presented as this.


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* NervesOfSteel: : Even in a crisis, Sara carries on with her duty, such as when she continues to calmly relay information when the trio's escape ship is being pulled back by the Daleks.


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* PerpetualFrowner: Sara, as befits her strait-laced, efficient demeanour.


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* YellowPeril: Mavic Chen. In the script, he's even described as "part-Oriental".
14th Mar '17 9:48:19 PM ThunderingTyphoons
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* TheAtoner: After Sara kills her own brother and realizes she has worked for the BigBad all along, she transitions into a more normal ActionGirl.

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* TheAtoner: After Sara kills her own brother and realizes realises she has worked been working for the BigBad all along, she transitions into a more normal ActionGirl.



** The Egyptian's ''[[SarcasmMode marvelous]]'' BatDeduction that [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens the Daleks]] are not their Gods because ''they speak in notions they can't comprehend''. Because, you know, if your Gods would decide to talk to, say, other Gods right above you, they'd be ''speaking your language and in terms you understand'', right?

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** The Egyptian's ''[[SarcasmMode marvelous]]'' marvellous]]'' BatDeduction that [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens the Daleks]] are not their Gods because ''they speak in notions they can't comprehend''. Because, you know, if your Gods would decide to talk to, say, other Gods right above you, they'd be ''speaking your language and in terms you understand'', right?



** The novelization adds a scene where Karlton is found out and arrested thanks to Marc Cory's message that the Doctor gave to Bret Vyon.

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** The novelization novelisation adds a scene where Karlton is found out and arrested thanks to Marc Cory's message that the Doctor gave to Bret Vyon.



* StupidSacrifice: With flavors of SenselessSacrifice (Katarina) and YetAnotherStupidDeath (Sara). There were rather easy ways to avoid these deaths: they could have taken the prisoner to wherever he wanted or to where they wanted without much trouble or delay and even take him along in their quest; Bret almost made things worse by getting himself killed - and this mostly by his fault too, apparently going for Sara's gun, which means [[TheDogShotFirst The Good Dog Kicked First]] and she was just defending her position; Sara herself going to rescue the Doctor was reckless and useless. Of course, each had their motivations (Katarina saw the Doctor as a sort of God and would do anything for him, Bret was fighting for bigger things than his family - that is his race and the Universe, and Sara probably wanted to save the man that helped her brother she didn't believe and killed) and it all ended in saving the Universe (this time, at least) from the Daleks, but it could have worked with fewer or no deaths.

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* StupidSacrifice: With flavors flavours of SenselessSacrifice (Katarina) and YetAnotherStupidDeath (Sara). There were rather easy ways to avoid these deaths: they could have taken the prisoner to wherever he wanted or to where they wanted without much trouble or delay and even take him along in on their quest; Bret almost made things worse by getting himself killed - and this mostly by his fault too, apparently going for Sara's gun, which means [[TheDogShotFirst The Good Dog Kicked First]] and she was just defending her position; Sara herself going to rescue the Doctor was reckless and useless. Of course, each had their motivations (Katarina saw the Doctor as a sort of God and would do anything for him, Bret was fighting for bigger things than his family - that is his race and the Universe, and Sara probably wanted to save the man that helped her brother she didn't believe and killed) and it all ended in saving the Universe (this time, at least) from the Daleks, but it could have worked with fewer or no deaths.



* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens: Played straight, but quickly subverted. An Egyptian thinks the Daleks' voices are from the Gods, but a sort of leader [[InsaneTrollLogic reasons that Gods would only talk for]] [[PunyEarthlings humans]] to [[InsaneTrollLogic understand, and as such are not Gods]] but [[BatDeduction invaders with metal armors]].

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* SufficientlyAdvancedAliens: Played straight, but quickly subverted. An Egyptian thinks the Daleks' voices are from the Gods, but a sort of leader [[InsaneTrollLogic reasons that Gods would only talk for]] [[PunyEarthlings humans]] to [[InsaneTrollLogic understand, and as such are not Gods]] but [[BatDeduction invaders with metal armors]].armour]].



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: When the TARDIS briefly materializes during a sports match, the commentators spend more time discussing how its appearance will affect the outcome of the game than the fact that a police box appeared in the field out of nowhere.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: When the TARDIS briefly materializes materialises during a sports match, the commentators spend more time discussing how its appearance will affect the outcome of the game than the fact that a police box appeared in the field out of nowhere.



* VillainousBreakdown: Chen goes insane at the realization that the Daleks don't need him either and his mind concocts the paranoid idea that the Doctor doesn't want to destroy the Daleks, but ''[[InsaneTrollLogic wants to hand over the MacGuffin and rule in Chen's place]]'', followed by...

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* VillainousBreakdown: Chen goes insane at the realization realisation that the Daleks don't need him either and his mind concocts the paranoid idea that the Doctor doesn't want to destroy the Daleks, but ''[[InsaneTrollLogic wants to hand over the MacGuffin and rule in Chen's place]]'', followed by...



* WeirdnessCensor: Sara. Getting inside a ship bigger on the inside? No reason to mention it, or wonder about it. 1066? Question the reference of a later year, but pretend it didn't happen. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Random people trying to dress you up in weird clothes for unspecified reasons?]] ''Pyramids and Egyptians''? Sure why not. All it matters is getting where they're supposed to and finishing the mission. It was {{foreshadow}}ed by Chen that she was unquestioning loyal, but it becomes ridiculous as the series progresses.
** The expanded universe novels subsequently did an AuthorsSavingThrow and established a gap of several months between episodes six and eight, so Sara presumably had time to acclimatize herself to the Doctor's lifestyle.

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* WeirdnessCensor: Sara. Getting inside a ship bigger on the inside? No reason to mention it, or wonder about it. 1066? Question the reference of a later year, but pretend it didn't happen. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Random people trying to dress you up in weird clothes for unspecified reasons?]] ''Pyramids and Egyptians''? Sure why not. All it matters is getting where they're supposed to and finishing the mission. It was {{foreshadow}}ed by Chen that she was unquestioning unquestioningly loyal, but it becomes ridiculous as the series serial progresses.
** The expanded universe novels subsequently did an AuthorsSavingThrow and established a gap of several months between episodes six and eight, so Sara presumably had time to acclimatize acclimatise herself to the Doctor's lifestyle.



* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: In "The Feast of Steven", the Doctor encounters a washed-up Hollywood clown who bemoans the fact that Charlie Chaplain has already used all the best jokes. He's thinking of packing it in and becoming a singer, but who'd use a singer with a name like {{Music/Bing Crosby}}?

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* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: In "The Feast of Steven", the Doctor encounters a washed-up Hollywood clown who bemoans the fact that Charlie Chaplain Chaplin has already used all the best jokes. He's thinking of packing it in and becoming a singer, but who'd use a singer with a name like {{Music/Bing Crosby}}?
26th Feb '17 3:04:56 AM starman117
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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: More specifically, SciFiWritersHave/NoSenseOfMass. Putting aside individuals claiming to rule entire galaxies, multiple galaxies joining up to conquer a single star system is nothing less than massive overkill. A throwaway line suggests the Hand Wave that Earth exhibits influence beyond its normal sphere, but militarily it's never described as anything but the "Solar system."

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: More specifically, SciFiWritersHave/NoSenseOfMass. Putting aside individuals claiming to rule entire galaxies, multiple galaxies joining up to conquer a single star system is nothing less than massive overkill. A throwaway line suggests the Hand Wave that Earth exhibits influence beyond its normal sphere, but militarily it's never described as anything but the "Solar system."" Probably why it gets changed in this story to conquering the known universe, starting with the solar system.
17th Oct '16 10:21:30 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* PresidentEvil: Mavic Chen, Guardian of the Solar System.
15th Oct '16 3:55:48 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* AscendedExtra: Sara Kingdom only appears in this serial, but she is regarded as a companion by some traditionalist fans and reference guides because of the extremely long length of the serial and the fact she gets to travel in the TARDIS. [[note]]The "anyone who travels in the TARDIS is a companion" rule was developed during this era of the show because there was very rarely any TARDIS travel inside stories. Later generations of fans would be more dubious about it because of ludicrous results like [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath Duggan]] or the platoon of Cybermen who hijack the TARDIS in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen Attack of the Cybermen]]".[[/note]] The Expanded Universe depicts her having
further adventures with the Doctor and Steven that take place during this story, more solidly cementing her place.

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* AscendedExtra: Sara Kingdom only appears in this serial, but she is regarded as a companion by some traditionalist fans and reference guides because of the extremely long length of the serial and the fact she gets to travel in the TARDIS. [[note]]The "anyone who travels in the TARDIS is a companion" rule was developed during this era of the show because there was very rarely any TARDIS travel inside stories. Later generations of fans would be more dubious about it because of ludicrous results like [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath Duggan]] or the platoon of Cybermen who hijack the TARDIS in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen Attack of the Cybermen]]".Cybermen]]", and also because it would disqualify Liz Shaw.[[/note]] The Expanded Universe depicts her having
having further adventures with the Doctor and Steven that take place during this story, more solidly cementing her place.
10th Oct '16 9:26:08 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* WasItReallyWorthIt: Discussed by the Doctor and Steven at the end:
--> "Let's go, Doctor. I've seen enough of this place".
--> "Well, my boy, we finally rid this planet of Daleks".
--> "Bret, Katarina, Sara".
--> "What a waste. What a terrible waste".


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* WhatASenselessWasteOfHumanLife: The Doctor despairs at the sheer loss of life in this story:
--> "What a waste. What a terrible waste".
10th Oct '16 8:55:31 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: At the time, ''Doctor Who'' was considered a series for kids. As such, the decision to kill off not one but two ongoing characters - one of whom earlier in the story is shown murdering ''her own brother'' - in an extremely complex (for its day) storyline that was three times longer than the average story, made this one of the more controversial stories of the Classic Era, an experiment that would never again be repeated, and it would be 18 years before another companion was killed off.
10th Oct '16 8:44:32 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AscendedExtra: Sara Kingdom only appears in this serial, but she is regarded as a companion by some traditionalist fans and reference guides because of the extremely long length of the serial and the fact she gets to travel in the TARDIS. [[note]]The "anyone who travels in the TARDIS is a companion" rule was developed during this era of the show because there was very rarely any TARDIS travel inside stories. Later generations of fans would be more dubious about it because of ludicrous results like [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath Duggan]] or the platoon of Cybermen who hijack the TARDIS in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen Attack of the Cybermen]]".[[/note]] The Expanded Universe depicts her having further adventures with the Doctor and Steven that take place during this story, more solidly cementing her place.

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* AscendedExtra: Sara Kingdom only appears in this serial, but she is regarded as a companion by some traditionalist fans and reference guides because of the extremely long length of the serial and the fact she gets to travel in the TARDIS. [[note]]The "anyone who travels in the TARDIS is a companion" rule was developed during this era of the show because there was very rarely any TARDIS travel inside stories. Later generations of fans would be more dubious about it because of ludicrous results like [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath Duggan]] or the platoon of Cybermen who hijack the TARDIS in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen Attack of the Cybermen]]".[[/note]] The Expanded Universe depicts her having having
further adventures with the Doctor and Steven that take place during this story, more solidly cementing her place.place.
* TheAtoner: After Sara kills her own brother and realizes she has worked for the BigBad all along, she transitions into a more normal ActionGirl.
** The novelisation of the story makes this a big part of her character. She is haunted by nightmares of her brother's final moments and continually beats herself up over the fact that she blindly believed Mavic Chen when he said that Bret was a traitor. While she does genuinely want to stop the Daleks and Mavic Chen from destroying the universe, a major secondary reason is that she doesn't want the death of Bret to be in vain.



* CanOnlyMoveTheirEyes: Steven gets locked in a forcefield. How much movement he had is unclear without surviving footage, but the Doctor uses him to hand off a fake plot device to the Daleks, who naturally tried to exterminate him. It turns out a direct hit from a Dalek DeathRay was [[IncrediblyLamePun just what the Doctor ordered]] to break the forcefield and free him.



* DeathWorld: The jungle planet Kembel is apparently the most dangerous planet in the Universe. We don't see much of this, though it is seen after the Daleks get there and start using Varga plants. Of course, the Daleks could have cleared away a lot of the danger.



* HeroesFightBarehanded: Sara loses her gun shortly after her introduction, but fights just as well without it in subsequent episodes.



* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: Desperus

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* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: DesperusDesperus.



* MasqueradingAsTheUnseen: The Doctor sneaks in to a meeting between the Daleks and their allies by disguising himself as a delegate whose style of clothing was black, face covering robes.



* MoreDeadlyThanTheMale: When Sara and Steven are fighting off two guards, she takes care of the one attacking her before stepping in to finish off the one attacking Steven, all without breaking a sweat.
--> '''Sara:''' Not bad. Remind me to teach you a few tricks sometime.
--> '''Steven:''' Remind ''me'' not to pick a fight with you.



* PlantAliens: The Varga plants make a re-appearance.



* TheQuisling: Mavic Chen plots with the Daleks and delegates from the Outer Galaxies to take over Earth, while planning to [[TheStarscream betray the Daleks]] and take control of the Universe. The fact he is the only one of the delegates who is betraying their world is pointed out by Zephon, who calls him [[EvenEvilHasStandards the supreme traitor]]. There is also the Head of the SSS, Karlton, who may be planning to betray Chen.



* RoundRobin: Episodes 5-8 are written by alternating authors (Terry Nation, Dennis Spooner, Nation, Spooner).

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* RoundRobin: Episodes 5-8 are written by alternating authors (Terry Nation, (Creator/TerryNation, Dennis Spooner, Nation, Spooner).Spooner).
* RubberForeheadAliens: The Teknix, which look human but have no hair or eyebrows.
* SamusIsAGirl: Mavic Chen and his aide decide to call out their toughest Space Security Agent to apprehend the Doctor and company. It takes several scenes before we establish that "Kingdom"'s full name is "Sara Kingdom."



* TheStarscream: Mavic Chen is working with the Daleks but plans to overthrow them, though the Daleks exterminate him when they don't need him any more.



* YouLookFamiliar: The Doctor actually says this, to an extra who was also an incidental character in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E6TheCrusade The Crusade]]". However, he completely fails to notice that he's also seen Sara Kingdom before, also in "The Crusade", where she was Joanna.


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* YouLookFamiliar: The Doctor actually says this, to an extra who was also an incidental character in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E6TheCrusade The Crusade]]". However, he completely fails to notice that he's also seen Sara Kingdom before, also in YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: At the end of episode 6 of "The Crusade", where she was Joanna.

Daleks' Master Plan", the Doctor and company escape from the Daleks, having rendered their doomsday weapon useless, and go off for a fun Christmas episode involving Hollywood producers and Liverpool policemen and...hang on, the Daleks are back. Is this still the same story?
30th Sep '16 4:48:29 PM Metz77
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* AscendedExtra: Sara Kingdom only appears in this serial, but she is regarded as a companion by some traditionalist fans and reference guides because of the extremely long length of the serial and the fact she gets to travel in the TARDIS. [[note]]The "anyone who travels in the TARDIS is a companion" rule was developed during this era of the show because there was very rarely any TARDIS travel inside stories. Later generations of fans would be more dubious about it because of ludicrous results like [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath Duggan]] or the platoon of Cybermen who hijack the TARDIS in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen Attack of the Cybermen]]".[[/note]]

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* AscendedExtra: Sara Kingdom only appears in this serial, but she is regarded as a companion by some traditionalist fans and reference guides because of the extremely long length of the serial and the fact she gets to travel in the TARDIS. [[note]]The "anyone who travels in the TARDIS is a companion" rule was developed during this era of the show because there was very rarely any TARDIS travel inside stories. Later generations of fans would be more dubious about it because of ludicrous results like [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath Duggan]] or the platoon of Cybermen who hijack the TARDIS in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen Attack of the Cybermen]]".[[/note]][[/note]] The Expanded Universe depicts her having further adventures with the Doctor and Steven that take place during this story, more solidly cementing her place.
15th Jul '16 5:04:03 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheManual: In the novelisation, the police officers are named Welland, Blessed, Ellis and Windsor after the actors from ''Series/ZCars'', a reference to the fact the ''The Feast of Steven'' was supposed to be a crossover.
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