History Recap / DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion

4th Feb '17 9:16:46 AM john_e
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* StockFootage: The same stock footage of missile launchers is used repeatedly in episodes 7 and 8.
27th Jan '17 6:35:40 AM Trooper924
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** A BBC episode intro by the actor who plays Vaughn reveals that the roles of Watkins and his niece Isobel were originally written for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen Professor Travers]] and his [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear daughter, Anne]]--but the actors weren't available at the time of filming, so Professor Travers and Anne are [[PutOnABus said to have moved to America]], and Professor Watkins and Isobel fill their shoes.
17th Oct '16 10:23:23 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Isobel suggests getting proof of the Cybermen's presence in the sewers by going down to take pictures. TheBrigadier agrees, but intends to use his own men instead, on the basis that such a situation is [[StayInTheKitchen no place for a lady]]. Isobel blows up at how backward and sexist he's being, but the Brig refuses, and both girls gang up on Jamie for agreeing with him and both she and Zoe [[IdiotBall walk away in a huff to get the pics themselves]] with Jamie worriedly tagging along, which ends up getting [[RedShirt a police officer and a UNIT soldier]] sent to rescue them killed. While it could easily be argued that the Brig was in the wrong to assume they could not handle themselves for being ''women'', it might have been better to let trained and experienced soldiers do the dangerous work, and neither of the girls are called out for their reckless actions getting two men killed. To add insult to injury, Isobel's photos end up being useless since she's never done any surveillance or dim-lighting photography.
17th Oct '16 10:22:03 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome / TakeOurWordForIt - Partway through the story, the Doctor says that it's time that they rescued Professor Watkins. The ''very next shot'' features one of Vaughn's men describing in detail the incredible, action-packed rescue operation that UNIT carried out, yet we never got the chance to see (it was scripted, but there wasn't enough time to film it).
** Ian Marter, who wrote the novelisation of the story, admitted that he was tempted to play the scene for laughs and reveal that all that had really happened was that the Doctor distracted Watkins' guard for a few moments while Benton rescued the professor, with the whole "rescue operation" being made up by the guard in the vain hope that Vaughn wouldn't execute him for his failure. In the end though, Marter kept the scene as it had originally been written.



* SeriesContinuityError: The animated first episode depicts Zoe wearing the clothes that she later gets from Isobel, when she should be still wearing her glittery catsuit from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber The Mind Robber]]. This may have been an error, or may have been due to a desire not to have to create a second character model.
* ShoutOut: In the animated first episode, the car that the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe hitch a ride with after the lorry driver is shot has the license plate H 23 63, which is a reference to the date of the original broadcast of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild An Unearthly Child]], the very first episode of ''Doctor Who'', on 23 November 1963.

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* SeriesContinuityError: The animated first episode depicts Zoe wearing the clothes that she later gets from Isobel, when she should be still wearing her glittery catsuit from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber The Mind Robber]].Robber]]". This may have been an error, or may have been due to a desire not to have to create a second character model.
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In the animated first episode, the car that the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe hitch a ride with after the lorry driver is shot has the license plate H 23 63, which is a reference to the date of the original broadcast of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild An Unearthly Child]], Child]]", the very first episode of ''Doctor Who'', on 23 November 1963.



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* TheStarscream: Tobias Vaughn is working with the Cybermen to invade the planet, but plans to betray them and rule the world. He ends up helping to defeat the Cybermen but is killed by them.
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Isobel suggests getting proof of the Cybermen's presence in the sewers by going down to take pictures. TheBrigadier agrees, but intends to use his own men instead, on the basis that such a situation is [[StayInTheKitchen no place for a lady]]. Isobel blows up at how backward and sexist he's being, but the Brig refuses, and both girls gang up on Jamie for agreeing with him and both she and Zoe [[IdiotBall walk away in a huff to get the pics themselves]] with Jamie worriedly tagging along, which ends up getting [[RedShirt a police officer and a UNIT soldier]] sent to rescue them killed. While it could easily be argued that the Brig was in the wrong to assume they could not handle themselves for being ''women'', it might have been better to let trained and experienced soldiers do the dangerous work, and neither of the girls are called out for their reckless actions getting two men killed. To add insult to injury, Isobel's photos end up being useless since she's never done any surveillance or dim-lighting photography.



* TakeOverTheWorld: This is Vaughn's ultimate goal. Much like Kileg in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen The Tomb of the Cybermen]]", he goes on a rant about how the world is a disorganized mess of conflicting ideals, and only his superior intellect could bring it together to solve all its problems.



* TakeOurWordForIt - Partway through the story, the Doctor says that it's time that they rescued Professor Watkins. The ''very next shot'' features one of Vaughn's men describing in detail the incredible, action-packed rescue operation that UNIT carried out, yet we never got the chance to see (it was scripted, but there wasn't enough time to film it).
** Ian Marter, who wrote the novelisation of the story, admitted that he was tempted to play the scene for laughs and reveal that all that had really happened was that the Doctor distracted Watkins' guard for a few moments while Benton rescued the professor, with the whole "rescue operation" being made up by the guard in the vain hope that Vaughn wouldn't execute him for his failure. In the end though, Marter kept the scene as it had originally been written.
5th Oct '16 9:04:50 PM cartoonfan945
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* {{Expy}}: Professor Watkins and his niece Isobel, the SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitutes written in when the actors of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen Professor Travers]] and his [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear daughter Anne]] were unavailable for filming. Professor Travers and Anne are [[PutOnABus said to have moved to America]], and Professor Watkins and Isobel fill their shoes ''extremely'' well. This is quite possibly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by the fact that the Doctor and companions mention repeatedly that they were hoping to meet Travers and Anne before finding out that the pair are gone, even though they are otherwise unimportant to the story.

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}} / SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Professor Watkins and his niece Isobel, the SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitutes written in when the actors of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen Professor Travers]] and his [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear daughter Anne]] were unavailable for filming. Professor Travers and Anne are [[PutOnABus said to have moved to America]], and Professor Watkins and Isobel fill their shoes ''extremely'' well. This is quite possibly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by the fact that the Doctor and companions mention repeatedly that they were hoping to meet Travers and Anne before finding out that the pair are gone, even though they are otherwise unimportant to the story.story.
** A BBC episode intro by the actor who plays Vaughn reveals that the roles of Watkins and his niece Isobel were originally written for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen Professor Travers]] and his [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear daughter, Anne]]--but the actors weren't available at the time of filming, so Professor Travers and Anne are [[PutOnABus said to have moved to America]], and Professor Watkins and Isobel fill their shoes.



* NoodleIncident: The Cyber Planner tells Vaughn that he recognizes the Doctor and Jamie from Planet 14, a event we never saw.



* ShoutOut: In the animated first episode, the car that the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe hitch a ride with after the lorry driver is shot has the licence plate H 23 63, which is a reference to the date of the original broadcast of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild An Unearthly Child]], the very first episode of ''Doctor Who'', on 23 November 1963.

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* ShoutOut: In the animated first episode, the car that the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe hitch a ride with after the lorry driver is shot has the licence license plate H 23 63, which is a reference to the date of the original broadcast of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild An Unearthly Child]], the very first episode of ''Doctor Who'', on 23 November 1963.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: A BBC episode intro by the actor who plays Vaughn reveals that the roles of Watkins and his niece Isobel were originally written for [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheAbominableSnowmen Professor Travers]] and his [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E5TheWebOfFear daughter, Anne]]--but the actors weren't available at the time of filming, so Professor Travers and Anne are [[PutOnABus said to have moved to America]], and Professor Watkins and Isobel fill their shoes.
5th Oct '16 5:23:23 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* WrittenInAbsence: Jamie and Zoe each miss an episode, due to their actors being on holiday. The in-story reasons are that Jamie was in hospital after being injured, and Zoe was imprisoned by Vaughn after blowing up his computer receptionist.
30th Jul '16 7:28:45 PM JackG
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first time we see Benton he's in civilian uniform, as there's more emphasis on UNIT being an international intelligence organisation. After this UNIT is always presented as being strictly military.
23rd Jul '16 3:50:23 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ShoutOut: In the animated first episode, the car that the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe hitch a ride with after the lorry driver is shot has the licence plate H 23 63, which is a reference to the date of the original broadcast of [[RecapDoctorWho/S1E1AnUnearthlyChild An Unearthly Child]], the very first episode of ''Doctor Who'', on 23 November 1963.

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* ShoutOut: In the animated first episode, the car that the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe hitch a ride with after the lorry driver is shot has the licence plate H 23 63, which is a reference to the date of the original broadcast of [[RecapDoctorWho/S1E1AnUnearthlyChild [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild An Unearthly Child]], the very first episode of ''Doctor Who'', on 23 November 1963.
23rd Jul '16 3:49:46 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ShoutOut: In the animated first episode, the car that the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe hitch a ride with after the lorry driver is shot has the licence plate H 23 63, which is a reference to the date of the original broadcast of [[RecapDoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild An Unearthly Child]], the very first episode of Doctor Who, on 23 November 1963.

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* ShoutOut: In the animated first episode, the car that the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe hitch a ride with after the lorry driver is shot has the licence plate H 23 63, which is a reference to the date of the original broadcast of [[RecapDoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild [[RecapDoctorWho/S1E1AnUnearthlyChild An Unearthly Child]], the very first episode of Doctor Who, ''Doctor Who'', on 23 November 1963.
23rd Jul '16 3:49:07 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* SeriesContinuityError: The animated first episode depicts Zoe wearing the clothes that she later gets from Isobel, when she should be still wearing her glittery catsuit from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheMindRobber The Mind Robber]]. This may have been an error, or may have been due to a desire not to have to create a second character model.
* ShoutOut: In the animated first episode, the car that the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe hitch a ride with after the lorry driver is shot has the licence plate H 23 63, which is a reference to the date of the original broadcast of [[RecapDoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild Unearthly Child]], the very first episode of Doctor Who, on 23 November 1963.

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* SeriesContinuityError: The animated first episode depicts Zoe wearing the clothes that she later gets from Isobel, when she should be still wearing her glittery catsuit from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E2TheMindRobber [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber The Mind Robber]]. This may have been an error, or may have been due to a desire not to have to create a second character model.
* ShoutOut: In the animated first episode, the car that the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe hitch a ride with after the lorry driver is shot has the licence plate H 23 63, which is a reference to the date of the original broadcast of [[RecapDoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild An Unearthly Child]], the very first episode of Doctor Who, on 23 November 1963.
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