History Recap / DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan

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.
13th Mar '16 8:37:43 AM skidoo23
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** Sara Kingdom kills her own brother, yet the Doctor allows her to become a companion. Certainly, later incarnations would never have allowed this.



** 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 acclimatise herself to the Doctor's lifestyle.

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** 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 acclimatise acclimatize herself to the Doctor's lifestyle.


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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.
13th Mar '16 8:32:05 AM skidoo23
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* KillEmAll: Most of the principal guest cast bite it.

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* KilledOffForReal: Although the characters of Katarina and Sara Kingdom were only with the series for a handful of episodes each, they are nonetheless considered officially companions of the Doctor. Both die during the course of this story, making them the first companions to be killed on the show - and the last until [[spoiler: Adric]] dies in the 1980s.
* KillEmAll: Most of the principal guest cast bite it.it - including two companions!
5th Mar '16 10:25:41 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: In "The Feast of Stven", 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 Stven", 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}}?
5th Mar '16 10:22:49 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: In "The Feast of Stven", 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}}?
23rd Jan '16 4:17:32 PM Yet_One_More_Idiot
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It holds several records: longest serial ever (except for "The Trial of a Time Lord", though that's technically an arc) and first almost-companion with Bret Vyon, among others.

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It holds several records: longest serial ever (except for "The Trial of a Time Lord", though that's technically an arc) and first almost-companion with Bret Vyon, among the first (and second) TARDIS companion deaths, and others.
19th Dec '15 7:07:19 PM JulietF2
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* 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 them over the MacGuffin and rule in Chen's place]]'', followed by...

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* 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 them over the MacGuffin and rule in Chen's place]]'', followed by...
22nd Nov '15 11:29:39 AM bwburke94
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It holds several records: longest serial ever (except for the "Trial of a Time Lord", though that's technically an arc) and first almost-companion with Bret Vyon, among others.

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It holds several records: longest serial ever (except for the "Trial "The Trial of a Time Lord", though that's technically an arc) and first almost-companion with Bret Vyon, among others.



* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Bret Vyon is restrained in a magnetic chair. As ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' said about [[ThisIslandEarth another movie]]: "And if your hands were metal that would mean something."
* AscendedExtra: Sara Kingdom only appears in this serial, but she is regarded as a companion by some traditionalist fans and reference guides because she gets to travel in the [=TARDIS=]. (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...]]".)

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Bret Vyon is restrained in a magnetic chair. As ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' said about [[ThisIslandEarth [[Film/ThisIslandEarth another movie]]: "And if your hands were metal that would mean something."
* 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=]. (The TARDIS. [[note]]The "anyone who travels in the [=TARDIS=] TARDIS is a companion" rule was developed during this era of the show because there was very rarely any [=TARDIS=] TARDIS travel inside stories: later 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=] TARDIS in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen Attack of the...]]".)the Cybermen]]".[[/note]]



* BatmanGambit: The Doctor saves Steven from a dangerous forcefield by ''tricking the Daleks into shooting him'' '''only once'''. He even lampshades that it was fortunate they didn't get a second clean hit.

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* BatmanGambit: The Doctor saves Steven from a dangerous forcefield force field by ''tricking the Daleks into shooting him'' '''only once'''. He even lampshades that it was fortunate they didn't get a second clean hit.



* BreakingTheFourthWall: "The Feast of Steven" ends with the Doctor wishing everyone at home "a Happy Christmas".

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: "The Feast of Steven" ends with the Doctor wishing everyone at home "a a Happy Christmas".Christmas.



* GodGuise: Katarina thinks the Doctor is the god Zeus and the strange worlds they travel through are the Afterlife. The Doctor is not happy and neither were the writers -- given the difficulty of writing a character who fails to have at least a basic understanding of her situation (not to mention a [[SarcasticDevotee healthy skeptism]] about the Doctor), she was quickly bumped off -- the first companion to get killed and the last for some time.

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* GodGuise: Katarina thinks the Doctor is the god Zeus and the strange worlds they travel through are the Afterlife. The Doctor is not happy and neither were the writers -- given the difficulty of writing a character who fails to have at least a basic understanding of her situation (not to mention a [[SarcasticDevotee healthy skeptism]] sceptism]] about the Doctor), she was quickly bumped off -- the first companion to get killed and the last for some time.



* HeroicSacrifice: Katarina, Bret, Sara.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Three of them: Katarina, Bret, and Sara.



* {{Racist Grand|ma}}pa: The Doctor in the Feast of Steven.
--> The Doctor: "We must get back to the TARDIS. This is a madhouse. It's all full of Arabs"
26th Aug '15 3:44:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheBlindLeadingTheBlind: The Doctor is rather disoriented by 20th-21st century events without his GenreSavvy companions regarding history; it does allow for an easier way to [[RuleOfFunny introduce comedic situations]], especially in "The Feast Of Steven".

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* TheBlindLeadingTheBlind: The Doctor is rather disoriented by 20th-21st century events without his GenreSavvy companions companions' knowledge regarding history; it does allow for an easier way to [[RuleOfFunny introduce comedic situations]], especially in "The Feast Of Steven".
9th Aug '15 12:49:18 PM HowlingSnail
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Katarina is killed early in episode 4, blowing herself out of an airlock along with her captor in order that the Doctor should not be forced to give in to his demands. Whether she knew what she was doing, or simply pulled the wrong level, remains a RiddleForTheAges. Sara Kingdom shoots Bret Vyon (her brother) before making a HeelFaceTurn and joining the TARDIS crew as a companion.

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Katarina is killed early in episode 4, blowing herself out of an airlock along with her captor in order that the Doctor should not be forced to give in to his demands. Whether she knew what she was doing, or simply pulled the wrong level, lever, remains a RiddleForTheAges. Sara Kingdom shoots Bret Vyon (her brother) before making a HeelFaceTurn and joining the TARDIS crew as a companion.
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