History Recap / DoctorWhoS4E5TheUnderwaterMenace

30th Mar '17 3:39:16 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ForTheEvulz: Zaroff tries to destroy Earth just for the fun of it.
17th Mar '17 10:33:43 AM ThunderingTyphoons
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For a long time it was thought that [[http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/xvbzd_tardismedia_the-underwater-menace only episode 3]] remained, until [[http://www.scifinow.co.uk/news/doctor-who-galaxy-4-and-the-underwater-menace-missing-episodes-found/ episode 2]] turned up in 2011.

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For a long time it was thought that [[http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/xvbzd_tardismedia_the-underwater-menace only episode 3]] 3 remained, until [[http://www.scifinow.co.uk/news/doctor-who-galaxy-4-and-the-underwater-menace-missing-episodes-found/ episode 2]] turned up in 2011.



* AllThereInTheManual: In an early draft of the story, and in the novelization, Zaroff's motivation to blow up the Earth stemmed from his wife and children dying in a car crash and driving him mad.

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* AllThereInTheManual: In an early draft of the story, and in the novelization, novelisation, Zaroff's motivation to blow up the Earth stemmed from his wife and children dying in a car crash and driving him mad.



* {{Atlantis}}: Or at least the last remnants of that civilization, living underground.
* AuthorFilibuster: Against organized religion in part 4.

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* {{Atlantis}}: Or at least the last remnants of that civilization, civilisation, living underground.
* AuthorFilibuster: Against organized organised religion in part 4.



* ChewingTheScenery: Zaroff was a fandom injoke for how much he milks the line "NOTHINK IN ZE VORLD CAN SHTOP ME NOW!!", which is used as TheStinger at the end of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfj4GUgZ90I official DVD trailer]]. And, of course, "BANG! BANG BANG!"

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* ChewingTheScenery: Zaroff was a fandom injoke for how much he milks the line "NOTHINK IN ZE VORLD CAN SHTOP ME NOW!!", which is used as TheStinger at the end of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfj4GUgZ90I com/watch?v=Pp4x22u6SBU official DVD trailer]]. And, of course, "BANG! BANG BANG!"
13th Oct '16 7:13:18 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BigBad: Professor Zaroff.
* BodyHorror: Polly almost has surgery to turn her into a fish-person.


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* ChewingTheScenery: Zaroff was a fandom injoke for how much he milks the line "NOTHINK IN ZE VORLD CAN SHTOP ME NOW!!", which is used as TheStinger at the end of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfj4GUgZ90I official DVD trailer]]. And, of course, "BANG! BANG BANG!"


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* {{Cyborg}}: The fish-people, humans fitted with 'plastic gills' and artificial eyes that allow them to see better underwater.
30th Sep '16 7:36:32 PM Metz77
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** The novelisation gives Zaroff's first name as Hermann.
** According to the novelisation, Zaroff has been missing for twenty years.
** Zaroff created the fish people through DNA resequencing based on Atlantean legends.
** It is stated by Ara that Zaroff walks through the market place every day to inspect the drill head, thus this is where the Doctor stages his kidnap attempt. In the television story, the only reason he goes through the market is to look for the Doctor.
** Ara is said to be the daughter of a councillor who was killed after speaking out against Zaroff, with Nola having worked for the family.
** It is explained by Sean that the Atlanteans do not settle on the surface because they consider their ground sacred.
** Ara says that the grille behind Amdo's statue was set up by the original priests to control the population, and her father showed it to her before he died. It is also said that even Lolem does not know about it.
** It is said that Zaroff saved Thous from a deadly disease thought fatal by the Atlanteans, thus why Thous trusts Zaroff more.

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** The novelisation adds many missing details:
*** It
gives Zaroff's first name as Hermann.
** According to the novelisation, *** Zaroff has been missing for twenty years.
** *** Zaroff created the fish people through DNA resequencing based on Atlantean legends.
** *** It is stated by Ara that Zaroff walks through the market place every day to inspect the drill head, thus this is where the Doctor stages his kidnap attempt. In the television story, the only reason he goes through the market is to look for the Doctor.
** *** Ara is said to be the daughter of a councillor who was killed after speaking out against Zaroff, with Nola having worked for the family.
** *** It is explained by Sean that the Atlanteans do not settle on the surface because they consider their ground sacred.
** *** Ara says that the grille behind Amdo's statue was set up by the original priests to control the population, and her father showed it to her before he died. It is also said that even Lolem does not know about it.
** *** It is said that Zaroff saved Thous from a deadly disease thought fatal by the Atlanteans, thus why Thous trusts Zaroff more.
17th Jul '16 6:12:19 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* WhatAnIdiot: Everyone falls for Zaroff's laughably unconvincing fake heart attack.
17th Jul '16 6:04:06 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** The novelisation gives Zaroff's first name as Hermann.
** According to the novelisation, Zaroff has been missing for twenty years.
** Zaroff created the fish people through DNA resequencing based on Atlantean legends.
** It is stated by Ara that Zaroff walks through the market place every day to inspect the drill head, thus this is where the Doctor stages his kidnap attempt. In the television story, the only reason he goes through the market is to look for the Doctor.
** Ara is said to be the daughter of a councillor who was killed after speaking out against Zaroff, with Nola having worked for the family.
** It is explained by Sean that the Atlanteans do not settle on the surface because they consider their ground sacred.
** Ara says that the grille behind Amdo's statue was set up by the original priests to control the population, and her father showed it to her before he died. It is also said that even Lolem does not know about it.
** It is said that Zaroff saved Thous from a deadly disease thought fatal by the Atlanteans, thus why Thous trusts Zaroff more.


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* WhatAnIdiot: Everyone falls for Zaroff's laughably unconvincing fake heart attack.
1st Nov '15 2:38:44 PM LondonKdS
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* {{Chickification}}: This story is particularly extreme in depicting Polly as a DistressedDamsel with no redeeming moments of agency, to the displeasure of the actor Anneke Wills.
* DareToBeBadass: Sean uses this approach to persuade the Fish People to go on strike.
* DressedAllInRubber: Zaroff's thugs (and while impersonating them Ben and Jamie) wear rubber wetsuits.
1st Nov '15 2:34:14 PM LondonKdS
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* [[ForScience For SCIENCE!]]: The closest Zaroff comes to an explanation of his motives is pretty much this.

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* [[ForScience For SCIENCE!]]: The closest Zaroff comes to an explanation of his motives in the TV story (but see the All There In The Manual entry above) is pretty much this.this.
--> '''The Doctor''': Just one small question. Why do you want to blow up the world?
--> '''Zaroff''': Why? You, a scientist, ask me why? The achievement, my dear Doctor. The destruction of the world. The scientist's dream of supreme power!
* GodGuise: Ben prevents the execution of the Doctor and Ramo by speaking from inside the hollow idol of Ando and pretending to be the voice of the goddess.


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* MadeASlave: The Atlanteans enslave all outsiders who stumble on their land, except for Zaroff.


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* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Polly, to be turned into a Fish Person. The scene is disturbing enough to have been cut in Australia and to have provoked protests from MoralGuardians that it would make children frightened of doctors.
27th Jul '15 2:50:31 PM StFan
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* MythPunk

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* MythPunk{{Mythpunk}}
22nd Jun '15 4:14:43 PM MarkLungo
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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: [[RealityIsUnrealistic It's Joseph Furst's real one, that's what]].

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: [[RealityIsUnrealistic It's Joseph Furst's real one, that's what]].what]].
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