History Recap / DoctorWhoS5E4TheEnemyoftheWorld

15th Mar '17 12:09:58 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AbsenteeActor: Jamie and Victoria are absent from the fourth episode, as Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling were on holiday.
15th Oct '16 9:05:56 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Jamie has the rank of lieutenant in Salamanders guards.

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** Jamie has the rank of lieutenant in Salamanders Salamander's guards.



* BigBad: Salamander.



* DecontaminationChamber: Salamander's radiation chamber is a major plot point, even though it is completely non-functional.



* GenreRefugee: The story is a Franchise/JamesBond pastiche, with Astrid and Fariah as "Bond girls", and Salamander who as a Bond-style DiabolicalMastermind. The Doctor is charmed by Astrid but does not seem to enjoy being in the company of this setting at all - he constantly tries to dodge espionage and only agrees to go undercover when absolutely forced. Young, handsome and resourceful Jamie is a bit more at home.



* ImpersonatingTheEvilTwin

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* ImpersonatingTheEvilTwinImpersonatingTheEvilTwin: The Doctor impersonates Salamander and vice-versa.



* VanillaEdition: Because both this and "The Web of Fear" were found recently, the DVD releases contain no bonus features.

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* VanillaEdition: Because both this and "The "[[Recap.DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear The Web of Fear" Fear]]" were found recently, the DVD releases contain no bonus features.
2nd Oct '16 7:50:13 PM justme13
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* DirtyCoward: Benik panicking and begging for a "fair trial" after Salamander is exposed.



* DirtyCoward: Benik panicking and begging for a "fair trial" after Salamander is exposed.
2nd Oct '16 7:49:14 PM justme13
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* DirtyCoward: Benik panicking and begging for a "fair trial" after Salamander is exposed.



* DirtyCoward: Benik panicking and begging for a "fair trial" after Salamander is exposed.
2nd Oct '16 7:48:27 PM justme13
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* DistractedByTheSexy: Jamie says he got passed the guards at Salamander's headquarters by having Victoria pass by them.
25th Sep '16 11:06:01 AM justme13
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* TheDragon: Benik to Salamander


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Bruce maybe ruthless, but he's willing to listen when presented with evidence that Salamander isn't what he seems to be. The Doctor even notes this: "I think I know what kind of man you are, honest and reasonable"
1st Aug '16 2:49:32 PM cartoonfan945
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* LiteralCliffhanger: The TARDIS tilted sideways while Second was fighting against Salamander, with everyone except for him hanging onto the ship. This was resolve at the beginning of the next serial.


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* VanillaEdition: Because both this and "The Web of Fear" were found recently, the DVD releases contain no bonus features.
21st Jul '16 8:30:16 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* StockFootage: The helicopter explosion is taken from ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''.
21st Jul '16 8:27:14 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* InferredHolocaust: The ending omits any resolution with regards to whether the people trapped underground are ever rescued.
** The novelisation confirms that they all died.



* YouLookFamiliar: Both Christopher Burgess (Swann) and Milton Johns (Benik) have appeared in several other ''Doctor Who'' serials.
** Both Milton Johns and George Pravda played Time Lord Castellans during Tom Baker's time as the Doctor.
** Likewise, the villain Salamander is played by veteran character actor Creator/PatrickTroughton, who had [[TheNthDoctor a minor role]] on the program aside from this. ([[CaptainObvious cough]])

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* YouLookFamiliar: Both Christopher Burgess (Swann) and Milton Johns (Benik) have appeared in several other ''Doctor Who'' serials.
** Both Milton Johns and George Pravda played Time Lord Castellans during Tom Baker's time as the Doctor.
** Likewise, the villain Salamander is played by veteran character actor Creator/PatrickTroughton, who had [[TheNthDoctor a minor role]] on the program aside from this. ([[CaptainObvious cough]])
21st Jul '16 8:24:25 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheManual: In the novelisation, Bruce details his reasons for rebelling.
** An explanation is given for how the Doctor got into the locked records room.
** Anton is named Tony and Curly is named Tibor.
** Fedorin is given the first name of Nicholas.
** Benik is given the first name of Theodore.
** Fariah is given the first name of Neguib.
** Colin has the last name of Redmayne and Mary has the last name of Smith.
** Giles Kent talks more about the World Zone officials that Salamander killed and mentions one of them was Astrid's father.
** Jamie has the rank of lieutenant in Salamanders guards.
** More detail is given into how Fariah found Fedorin's file.
** The underground group do not survive the explosion.
** Salamander and the Doctor both use helicopters to get to the TARDIS.
** The Doctor pours sea water into the fuel tank of Salamander's helicopter to prevent him escaping.
* AscendedExtra: Forester, Bruce's deputy has more lines in the novelisation, as opposed to none in the televised story.



* {{Brownface}}: In-universe, because Salamander's darker skin-tone is the only physical difference between him and the Doctor, so the Doctor has to do this to pull off the impersonation. A relatively justifiable real-life use for Salamander himself, because the Doctor's physical double couldn't have been believably played by anyone other than Patrick Troughton.

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* {{Brownface}}: In-universe, because Salamander's darker skin-tone is the only physical difference between him and the Doctor, so the Doctor has to do this to pull off the impersonation. A relatively justifiable real-life use for Salamander himself, because the Doctor's physical double couldn't have been believably played by anyone other than Patrick Troughton.Creator/PatrickTroughton.
* ContinuityNod: In a nod to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen The Abominable Snowmen]], the Doctor mishears "disused jetty" as "disused yeti".



* DarkerAndEdgier: The novelisation was infamous for containing swear words and bloody violence.



* JustAStupidAccent: Imagine the Doctor sounding like Speedy Gonzales, but with more of an edge to his voice. Troughton used the same "foreign" voice in other tv series such as The Persuaders.


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* InferredHolocaust: The ending omits any resolution with regards to whether the people trapped underground are ever rescued.
** The novelisation confirms that they all died.


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* JustAStupidAccent: Imagine the Doctor sounding like WesternAnimation/SpeedyGonzales, but with more of an edge to his voice. Creator/PatrickTroughton used the same "foreign" voice in other tv series such as ''Series/ThePersuaders''.


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* RecycledPremise: Both this story and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E3TheIceWarriors The Ice Warriros the previous adventure]] have as their premise food shortages caused by overpopulation; in this case, Salamander is exploiting the need for farms to produce multiple crops in a season to amass power.
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