History Recap / DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion

10th Jun '17 8:32:05 AM AmuckCricetine
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The one with the Daffy Duck Cyberman.

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The one with the Daffy Duck WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck Cyberman.
31st May '17 9:33:58 AM JackG
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* MeaningfulName: The United Nations ''Intelligence'' Taskforce implies the organisation was formed in direct response to "The Web of Fear", in case the Intelligence struck again. Of course it's also seen fulfilling a role as a UN spy organisation, at least in this episode.
22nd May '17 4:19:47 PM ProfessorDetective
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[[caption-width-right:350: Not pictured: Horrifiying noise courtesy of The Great Old Ones' grandfathers.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: Not pictured: Horrifiying noise Horrifying noises courtesy of The Great Old Ones' grandfathers.]]



The Doctor discovers that Vaughn is acting on behalf of the Cybermen, who plan to invade Earth, but is also planning to double-cross them and seize power for himself. The Cybermen send a hypnotic signal through all IE-made equipment, immobilising most of Earth's population, and start emerging from London's sewers to take over. However, the Doctor has managed to protect himself and the others from the signal and succeeds in defeating the invasion, thanks in no small part to Zoe's phenomenal brain, plotting guidance trajectories for nuclear missiles to destroy the incoming fleet.

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The Doctor discovers that Vaughn is acting on behalf of the Cybermen, who plan to invade Earth, but is also planning to double-cross them and seize power for himself. The Cybermen send a hypnotic signal through all IE-made equipment, immobilising immobilizing most of Earth's population, and start emerging from London's sewers to take over. However, the Doctor has managed to protect himself and the others from the signal and succeeds in defeating the invasion, thanks in no small part to Zoe's phenomenal brain, plotting guidance trajectories for nuclear missiles to destroy the incoming fleet.



* AllThereInTheManual: In the novelisation, the Russian shuttle base is named Nykortny, an in joke referring to Creator/NicholasCourtney.

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* AllThereInTheManual: In the novelisation, the Russian shuttle base is named Nykortny, an in joke in-joke referring to Creator/NicholasCourtney.



* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Averted. Unlike the usual plot scheme, Vaughn is positively thrilled to have been given a cyborg body, and doesn't lose any of his personality.
* 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.

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* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Averted. Unlike the usual plot scheme, Vaughn is positively thrilled to have been given a cyborg body, body and doesn't lose any of his personality.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first time we see Benton he's in civilian uniform, as there's more emphasis on UNIT being an international intelligence organisation.organization. After this UNIT is always presented as being strictly military.



* MegaCorp: International Electronics.

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* MegaCorp: International Electronics.Electromatics.



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

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



** 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.

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** 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 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.

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* SeriesContinuityError: The animated first episode depicts Zoe wearing the clothes that she later gets from Isobel, Isobel when she should be still wearing her glittery catsuit from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber The Mind Robber]]". This may have been an error, error or may have been due to a desire not to have to create a second character model.



** 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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** In the animated first episode, the car that the Doctor, Jamie 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.



* SpoilerTitle: Unusually for Classic ''Who'', averted. A BBC episode intro by the actor who played Vaughn reveals that the serial was originally to be named "Invasion of the Cybermen", but was shortened to avoid spoiling the Cybermen, who don't appear until halfway through the 8-episode serial.

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* SpoilerTitle: Unusually for Classic ''Who'', averted. A BBC episode intro by the actor who played Vaughn reveals that the serial was originally going to be named titled "Invasion of the Cybermen", but was shortened to avoid spoiling the Cybermen, who don't appear until halfway through the 8-episode serial.



* VillainousBreakdown: Tobias Vaughn goes from his usual cold and calculating personality to launching a raging freakout at an underling (and once, to the Doctor) in every single episode of the story that he's in.

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* VillainousBreakdown: Tobias Vaughn goes from his usual cold and calculating personality to launching a raging freakout freak out at an underling (and once, to the Doctor) in every single episode of the story that he's in.
9th May '17 9:05:32 PM bowserbros
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The one with the Daffy Duck Cyberman.
2nd Apr '17 2:55:59 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* VillainousBreakdown: Tobias Vaughn goes from his usual cold and calculating personality to launching a raging freakout at an underling (and once, to the Doctor) in every single episode of the story that he's in.
15th Mar '17 12:35:19 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* SurroundedByIdiots: Vaughn has his incompetent henchman Packer -- unusual given his stated desire for efficiency.



* SurroundedByIdiots: Vaughn has his incompetent henchman Packer -- unusual given his stated desire for efficiency.
15th Mar '17 12:33:57 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Professor Watkins for Professor Travers and Isobel Watkins for Ann Travers.


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* WholePlotReference: The plot is similar to ''Series/QuatermassII'', though not as much as some other stories.
15th Mar '17 12:28:27 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AbsenteeActor: Zoe is absent from the third episode and Jamie only appears in a pre-filmed insert in the last, in order to give Wendy Padbury and Frazer Hines a holiday.
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.
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