History Recap / DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber

20th Nov '16 3:13:38 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* MinimalistCast: When an episode was cut from the previous story and this was expanded from four to five episodes, its first episode had this. There was no budget (even by ''Doctor Who''[='=]s notoriously low standards) for additional cast, props, costumes or even sets. The only resources available was the standing TARDIS control room set, the 3 leads, the robots that would appear later on in the story and a large empty stage painted white. Surprisingly it worked.
29th Oct '16 2:19:55 PM john_e
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* ChokeHolds: Zoe subdues the Karkus with one.
16th Oct '16 4:51:43 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AuthorPowers: The Doctor discovers that they are in the Land of Fiction, a realm of a different dimension presided over by The Master of the Land, an English writer from the 1920s who has been yanked out of his own time and is being controlled by the Master Brain computer. The Master wants the Doctor to take the writer's place and the two enter a battle of wills using fictional characters.


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* {{Corpsing}}: At one point the Doctor and Zoe are attempting to get through a door. Watch Zoe as the Doctor hides her under his cloak and you can just about tell that Wendy Padbury is laughing underneath it.


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* FourthWallShutInStory: This is the Master's trap in The Land of Fiction. The Doctor has to defeat him by writing himself into a story as the hero.


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* OntologicalMystery: The story starts when the TARDIS crashes outside time. Venturing outside, the Doctor and his companions find themselves in a nightmare of impossible happenings and literary characters come to life.
* PlatonicCave: The Land of Fiction.


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* TemporarySubstitute: Hamish Wilson taking over as Jamie for an episode.


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* WackyWaysideTribe: The first episode takes place in a white void containing aggressive robots. As soon as the characters escape, these robots have no bearing on the plot of the rest of the serial.


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* WritersCannotDoMath: After hearing that a man wrote 5,000 words a week for 25 years, Zoe exclaims "but that's over half a million words." Technically, it is though, by 6 million.


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* YourMindMakesItReal: it is established that the inhabitants of the Land of Fiction are, well, fictional... unless you believe in them, in which case your mind makes them real and they are able to harm you. Strangely, though, in order to get rid of a menacing fictional character, all present must vocally disbelieve. The Doctor and Zoe are able to make a Minotaur vanish this way, but Zoe's inability to disbelieve in Medusa forces the Doctor to use a mirror to defeat her, even though he knows she's fictional. Later, Zoe is forced to fight Karkus, whom she knows is fictional, because the Doctor has never heard of him and thus cannot disbelieve.
16th Oct '16 9:48:27 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* GeniusBonus: Viewers with a detailed knowledge of ''Literature/GulliversTravels'' will recognize Lemuel by his first few lines of dialogue, even if they're just ''reading the transcript''.
16th Oct '16 9:47:52 AM CumbersomeTercel
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To escape from the lava flow at the end of ''The Dominators'', the Doctor hits the emergency switch, zapping the TARDIS out of space-time and into a featureless white void, where they are attacked by white robots (some "void").

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To escape from the lava flow at the end of ''The Dominators'', "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E1TheDominators The Dominators]]", the Doctor hits the emergency switch, zapping the TARDIS out of space-time and into a featureless white void, where they are attacked by white robots (some "void").
25th Jul '16 3:56:35 PM nombretomado
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** The Doctor and the Master do this by proxy. The Master conjures CyranoDeBergerac, the Doctor [[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers D'Artagnan]]. Then the Master changes Cyrano to Blackbeard, and the Doctor counters by replacing [=D'Artagnan=] with Lancelot.

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** The Doctor and the Master do this by proxy. The Master conjures CyranoDeBergerac, Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac, the Doctor [[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers D'Artagnan]]. Then the Master changes Cyrano to Blackbeard, and the Doctor counters by replacing [=D'Artagnan=] with Lancelot.
8th May '16 4:54:04 PM Sharlee
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* TakenForGranite: The unicorn becomes a statue when the heroes disbelieve in it. The Doctor and Zoe are threatened with this fate when Medusa manifests, but she too reverts to inert marble when the Doctor persuades Zoe that she's just acting out a myth.
8th May '16 4:51:37 PM Sharlee
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* GeniusBonus: Viewers with a detailed knowledge of ''Literature/GulliversTravels'' will recognize Lemuel by his first few lines of dialogue.

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* GeniusBonus: Viewers with a detailed knowledge of ''Literature/GulliversTravels'' will recognize Lemuel by his first few lines of dialogue.dialogue, even if they're just ''reading the transcript''.
8th May '16 4:49:57 PM Sharlee
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* GeniusBonus: Viewers with a detailed knowledge of ''Literature/GulliversTravels'' will recognize Lemuel by his first few lines of dialogue.
14th Oct '15 2:21:35 AM foxley
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* ALoadOfBull: The Minotaur.


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* ALoadOfBull: The Minotaur.
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