History Recap / DoctorWhoS3E7TheCelestialToymaker

10th May '17 11:31:13 AM goldenroad
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* TowersOfHanoi: The Doctor is challenged to solve a 10-disc version of the Towers of Hanoi, known as The Trilogic Game. The Doctor realises that the Toymaker's world will vanish once he makes the last move, [[spoiler: so he finishes it inside the TARDIS]].

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* TowersOfHanoi: The Doctor is challenged to solve a 10-disc version of the Towers of Hanoi, known as The Trilogic Game. The Doctor realises realizes that the Toymaker's world will vanish once he makes the last move, [[spoiler: so he finishes it inside the TARDIS]].TARDIS.
9th May '17 8:55:13 PM bowserbros
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The one with the n-word.
12th Apr '17 4:57:53 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* EnfanteTerrible: Cyril is what [[Literature/{{Greyfriars Billy Bunter]] would be if he were the Toymaker's slave. He crosses the MoralEventHorizon when he attempts to trip Steven and Dodo up so they get a lethal shock from the hopscotch floor. However, he gets HoistByHisOwnPetard.

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* EnfanteTerrible: Cyril is what [[Literature/{{Greyfriars [[Literature/{{Greyfriars}} Billy Bunter]] would be if he were the Toymaker's slave. He crosses the MoralEventHorizon when he attempts to trip Steven and Dodo up so they get a lethal shock from the hopscotch floor. However, he gets HoistByHisOwnPetard.
12th Apr '17 4:57:17 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* EnfanteTerrible: Cyril is what [[Literature/{{Greyfriars Billy Bunter]] would be if he were the Toymaker's slave. He crosses the MoralEventHorizon when he attempts to trip Steven and Dodo up so they get a lethal shock from the hopscotch floor. However, he gets HoistByHisOwnPetard.
6th Apr '17 8:33:58 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BriefAccentImitation: The Doctor is forced to imitate the Toymaker's accent in order to command his universe to self-destruct - it doesn't recognize his orders otherwise.
31st Mar '17 8:33:19 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AffablyEvil: The Toymaker is unfailing polite to the Doctor and his companions. He doesn't want to ''kill'' the Doctor, he just wants to keep him around as his perpetual opponent because his intellegence makes playing games more fun and challenging.



* FakeShemp: A hand double fills in for Creator/WilliamHartnell in the scenes of the Doctor playing the Trilogic Game.


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* FakeShemp: A hand double fills in for Creator/WilliamHartnell in the scenes of the Doctor playing the Trilogic Game.
* ForTheEvulz: Everything the Toymaker does is just because he's bored.


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* PhysicalGod: The Doctor claims that the Toymaker is an immortal and can't be killed. Even if his world his destroyed if he's defeated, he survives and just creates a new one.


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* {{Yellowface}}: The Toymaker is a borderline example, in that Michael Gough dressed as a mandarin and adopted the title of "Celestial", a word that the English associated with Chinese culture. But he did not adopt a Chinese-sounding accent or wear makeup.
15th Mar '17 11:02:09 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AbsenteeActor: The Doctor is absent for the second and third episodes, as Creator/WilliamHartnell was on holiday.


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* ContinuityCavalcade: Steven sees himself on the planet Kembel and in 16th century Paris in flashbacks to "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan The Daleks' Master Plan]]" and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E5TheMassacre The Massacre]]" respectively, and also refers to "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E6TheArk the Monoids]]".
15th Mar '17 10:53:05 AM ThunderingTyphoons
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Episodes 1 through 3 of this story are among the 97 missing episodes of 60s Doctor Who. The fourth episode exists, and was released on the "Lost in Time" DVD set. However, there is a full novelization of the adventure, and dedicated fans recorded the audio of the entire thing anyway.

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Episodes 1 through to 3 of this story are among the 97 missing episodes of 60s Doctor Who. The fourth episode exists, and was released on the "Lost in Time" DVD set. However, there is a full novelization novelisation of the adventure, and dedicated fans recorded the audio of the entire thing anyway.



* {{Bowdlerise}}: TropesAreNotBad when the ValuesDissonance is severe enough. In the audio release, Peter Purves's narration talks over the series' sole instance of the N-word (the older version of "Eenie Meenie Miny Moe"). Big Finish's reconstruction deliberately distorts the sound here so the word is severely muffled.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: TropesAreNotBad when the ValuesDissonance is severe enough. In the audio release, Peter Purves's Purves' narration talks over the series' sole instance of the N-word (the older version of "Eenie Meenie Miny Moe"). Big Finish's reconstruction deliberately distorts the sound here so the word is severely muffled.



* TheGMIsACheatingBastard: Downplayed somewhat by the Toymaker, who actually does abide by a certain set of rules throughout the story, though that's not to say that going through is games is a pleasant experience. Played straight by Cyril, who makes up new rules on the spot and actively tries to sabotage Steven and Dodo. The clowns, Clara and Joey, cheerfully sabotage their obstacle course when it's Steven's turn to try it.

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* TheGMIsACheatingBastard: Downplayed somewhat by the Toymaker, who actually does abide by a certain set of rules throughout the story, though that's not to say that going through is his games is a pleasant experience. Played straight by Cyril, who makes up new rules on the spot and actively tries to sabotage Steven and Dodo. The clowns, Clara and Joey, cheerfully sabotage their obstacle course when it's Steven's turn to try it.
15th Mar '17 10:41:31 AM ThunderingTyphoons
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The Doctor wins by making his final move from inside the TARDIS through verbal commands that imitate the Toymaker himself. As they escape, the trio celebrate their win by all sharing a grin. The Doctor then whips out a bag of candy and has a piece, but is left moaning in pain when he bites down on the candy...

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The Doctor wins by making his final move from inside the TARDIS through verbal commands that imitate the Toymaker himself. As they escape, the trio celebrate their win by all sharing a grin. The Doctor then whips out a bag of candy sweets and has a piece, but is left moaning in pain when he bites down on the candy...
sweet...
15th Oct '16 4:36:24 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: TropesAreNotBad when the ValuesDissonance is severe enough. In the audio release, Peter Purves's narration talks over the series' sole instance of the N-word (the older version of "Eenie Meenie Miny Moe").

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: TropesAreNotBad when the ValuesDissonance is severe enough. In the audio release, Peter Purves's narration talks over the series' sole instance of the N-word (the older version of "Eenie Meenie Miny Moe"). Big Finish's reconstruction deliberately distorts the sound here so the word is severely muffled.
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