History Recap / DoctorWhoS4E7TheMacraTerror

1st Feb '17 7:04:09 PM Sedaver
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* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the novelisation based on the episode, Medok survives the Macra attacking him in the mine and makes it to safety in time to see the TARDIS taking off.
24th Dec '16 2:06:04 AM goldenroad
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* OhCrap: [[spoiler:The Macra freak out when the Doctor has the Pilot on his side and is about to use the gas from their lifeline to blow them all to Kingdom Come]].

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* OhCrap: [[spoiler:The The Macra freak out when the Doctor has the Pilot on his side and is about to use the gas from their lifeline to blow them all to Kingdom Come]].Come.
17th Oct '16 10:46:07 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DistressedDude: Ben gets mind-controlled by the Macra and Polly has to snap him out of it.
13th Oct '16 12:50:41 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CrapsaccharineWorld: The story's setting is a society fashioned after a holiday camp.



* MoralDissonance: A number of fans have pointed out that this story depicts the Doctor collaborating with human colonisers to commit genocide on the indigenous sentient culture, who whatever they may have done to the interlopers didn't seem to pose an aggressive threat to the wider universe.

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* MoralDissonance: MasqueradingAsTheUnseen: The Controller of the colony is only ever seen as a picture on the video screen. Jamie, eventually calls the colony's visible leaders on the fact that they don't know if it's actually the Controller sending out messages.
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A number of fans have pointed out that this story depicts the Doctor collaborating with human colonisers to commit genocide on the indigenous sentient culture, who whatever they may have done to the interlopers didn't seem to pose an aggressive threat to the wider universe.


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* OhCrap: [[spoiler:The Macra freak out when the Doctor has the Pilot on his side and is about to use the gas from their lifeline to blow them all to Kingdom Come]].
18th Jul '16 8:54:32 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheManual: In ''A History of the Universe'' and ''AHistory'', this story is arbitrarily dated to 2366 (it's in a time when Earth's colonies are remote, and the level of technology isn't very high).
17th Jul '16 3:32:50 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** A few lines in ''DoctorWhoS29E3Gridlock'' claim the Macra had a good-sized empire before they devolved into mindless monsters.

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** A few lines in ''DoctorWhoS29E3Gridlock'' [[DoctorWhoS29E3Gridlock Gridlock]] claim the Macra had a good-sized empire before they devolved into mindless monsters.
13th Jul '16 12:53:47 PM TheGoodnight
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** Also it's an odd bit of FanOn that the Macra were indigenous to the planet in the first place. It's not explicitly stated either way, but the fact they needed to terraform the planet, changing its atmosphere in order for them to survive there, suggests very strongly they were invaders from somewhere else. (It still could be they were there before the human colonists, though.)
19th Dec '15 7:59:26 PM JulietF2
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** A few lines in the New Series episode ''Gridlock'' claim the Macra had a good-sized empire before they devolved into mindless monsters.

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** A few lines in the New Series episode ''Gridlock'' ''DoctorWhoS29E3Gridlock'' claim the Macra had a good-sized empire before they devolved into mindless monsters.
19th Dec '15 7:56:51 PM JulietF2
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** A few lines in the New Series episode ''Gridlock'' claim the Macra had a good-sized empire before they devolved into mindless monsters.
28th Nov '15 2:30:46 PM skteosk
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* BigBad: The Macra, specifically the one known as Control.


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* CassandraTruth: Medok, the colony's last dissident, spends all his time trying to convince people that the Macra exist and being dismissed as a madman. By the time everyone knows the truth, he's dead.


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* HeelFaceTurn / HeelRealisation: The Pilot, after being convinced of the reality of the Macra.
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