History Recap / DoctorWhoS6E7TheWarGames

7th Jan '17 8:52:17 PM Eddy1215
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* AbitrarySkepticism: The alien War Lords have been kidnapping human soldiers from various periods, using time machines. But when the Doctor and his companions (who are among some human soldiers) say they're time travellers, the War Lord who's questioning them is skeptical, questioning their sanity. (Another War Lord, though, thinks to himself, "Time travellers I wonder." A subversion?)

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* AbitrarySkepticism: ArbitrarySkepticism: The alien War Lords have been kidnapping human soldiers from various periods, using time machines. But when the Doctor and his companions (who are among some human soldiers) say they're time travellers, travelers, the War Lord who's questioning them is skeptical, questioning their sanity. (Another War Lord, though, thinks to himself, "Time travellers travelers I wonder." A subversion?)



* KangarooCourt: During the court-martial, the Doctor is allowed to question the witnesses, but they aren't allowed to answer. When this doesn't convince the two other jury members, Smythe just {{MindControl}}s them.

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* KangarooCourt: During the court-martial, the Doctor is allowed to question the witnesses, but they aren't allowed to answer. When this doesn't convince the two other jury members, Smythe just {{MindControl}}s {{Mind Control}}s them.


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* TemptingFate: As Jamie and Zoe are escorted back to their own time, they tell the Doctor they'll never forget him, which. tragically, the Doctor knows they will.
17th Oct '16 4:29:33 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AbitrarySkepticism: The alien War Lords have been kidnapping human soldiers from various periods, using time machines. But when the Doctor and his companions (who are among some human soldiers) say they're time travellers, the War Lord who's questioning them is skeptical, questioning their sanity. (Another War Lord, though, thinks to himself, "Time travellers I wonder." A subversion?)


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* FacelessGoons: The War-Lord's goons (presumably of his race). Mask obscuring most of the face, vaguely Nazi-like, near-100% fatality rate, almost no kills - doesn't get more faceless goons than that.


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* LaserGuidedAmnesia / VictoryGuidedAmnesia: Jamie and Zoe are returned to their respective times and have their memories altered so that they don't remember The Doctor as part of his punishment from the Time Lords.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Right before his regeneration, the Doctor says he's 'quite well known on Earth', referring to the popularity of the show. This was because, when the storyline was going to be the finale of the whole show, the BolivianArmyEnding was going to have the Doctor change his form, so as to comfort the children and assure them that the Doctor was on Earth protecting them from the monsters and could look like anything.
27th Sep '16 8:35:30 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* BaitAndSwitch: The Time Lords offer the Doctor a HopeSpot, by saying that they've accepted his plea that there is still evil that needs to be fought and he has a part to play in that. Then they inform him he's going to be exiled to 20th century Earth for as long as they deem proper, his knowledge of how to operate the TARDIS will taken from him, and he will be executed.

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* BaitAndSwitch: The Time Lords offer the Doctor a HopeSpot, by saying that they've accepted his plea that there is still evil that needs to be fought and he has a part to play in that. Then they inform him he's going to be exiled to 20th century Earth for as long as they deem proper, his knowledge of how to operate the TARDIS will taken from him, and he will be executed. executed to trigger a forced regeneration.
23rd Jul '16 5:00:57 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* PropRecycling: The [=SIDRAT=] machines are later reused as [=TARDISes=] in their default states.
23rd Jul '16 4:58:57 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationExpansion: The novelisation adds things to the story:
** The original theft of the TARDIS becomes an additional charge at the Doctor's trial.
** The Doctor describes how the First World War was fought to Jamie.
** The Doctor threatens a military chauffeur in the 1917 zone with three months' imprisonment.
** Two deserters in the 1917 zone from opposing armies, George Brown and Willi Muller, comment on events.
** In the Roman time zone, charioteer Drusus Gracchus and his friend Brurus Sullas witness the disappearance of the ambulance, and plan for a sacrifice to Mars, the God of War.
** An additional scene features an exchange between Smythe and an alien disguised as Count Vladimir Chainikof, a Russian officer from the Crimean War.
** The Doctor explains to Zoe how the American Civil War started over the legality of slavery in the Southern states. It is mentioned that by Zoe's time, the United States no longer exist.
** The Doctor and Zoe meet two female soldiers from the Spanish Civil War.
** An additional scene features the Doctor telling a guard in the underground city that he is a German spy from the Franco-Prussian War.
** A line is added where the Doctor pleads to the Resistance men to not kill Smythe.
** A scene is added with Jeremy Carstairs asking the Doctor if the war ended in 1917 before he fades away. The Doctor says he cannot tell him, but concedes that both sides lose in war.
** The Time Lords chase the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe to a paradise planet.
** A stray samurai knight from ancient Japan appears.
** When captured by the Time Lords the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe consider stealing another TARDIS.


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* AllThereInTheManual: According to the novelisation, SIDRAT is an acronym for Space and Inter-time Directional Robot All-purpose Transporter. They're also powered by green crystals.
** The War Lords state that survivors from the Games are selected and kept in storage for a future war of galactic conquest.
** Backstory is added to the sentry in the Crimean War Zone, a Russian soldier named Petrov Ilavich.
** The Confederate Soldier in the American Civil War Zone is named Private Cornelius Lanier of the 2nd Virginia Battalion.
** The Time Lords are ruled by an invisible judge who finds the Doctor endearing and wished he could have stayed on Gallifrey to "liven the place up no end".


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* BolivianArmyEnding
7th Jul '16 3:00:38 AM goldenroad
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Immediately after this episode aired, a series of official comics was released in TV Comic, exploring the idea of the Second Doctor spending a while longer with Jamie before regenerating. This series saw him living on Earth as well as running errands for the Time Lords with a fully functional TARDIS, before eventually being forced to regenerate. Although the canonicity of these comics (as well as later Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse material based on the same idea) is still debatable, the [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/episodeguide/season6b.shtml official BBC policy]] nowadays holds that [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors "The Three Doctors"]], [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors "The Five Doctors"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors "The Two Doctors"]] would most logically take place in this "Season 6B" from Two's perspective.

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Immediately after this episode aired, a series of official comics was released in TV Comic, exploring the idea of the Second Doctor spending Doctor's execution pending a while longer with Jamie before regenerating. This series saw him longer; living on Earth as well as running errands for the Time Lords with Jamie and a fully functional TARDIS, before eventually being forced to regenerate. Although the canonicity of these comics (as well as later Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse material based on the same idea) is still debatable, the [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/episodeguide/season6b.shtml official BBC policy]] nowadays holds that [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors "The Three Doctors"]], [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors "The Five Doctors"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors "The Two Doctors"]] would most logically take place in this "Season 6B" from Two's perspective.



* GrandFinale: For the Creator/PatrickTroughton era.

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* GrandFinale: For the Creator/PatrickTroughton era.era, as well as DW in black and white.



* PropRecycling: The [=SIDRAT=] machines are later reused as "undisguised" [=TARDISes=].

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* PropRecycling: The [=SIDRAT=] machines are later reused as "undisguised" [=TARDISes=].[=TARDISes=] in their default states.



* WhamEpisode: The Doctor's race is named for the first time, and he's executed and exiled to Earth. The next serial will air with a completely different cast (except for a [[Creator/NicholasCourtney previous guest star]] promoted to full cast member), a different premise, a new backstory for the character, [[ArtShift and in colour.]]

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* WhamEpisode: The Doctor's race is named for the first time, and time; he's executed and exiled to Earth. The next serial season will air start with a completely different cast (except for a [[Creator/NicholasCourtney previous guest star]] promoted to full cast member), a different premise, a new more fleshed out backstory for the character, [[ArtShift and in colour.]]
1st Jul '16 11:44:27 PM goldenroad
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens The Time Lords]], guardians of history. They sort out the troubles with the Games and return the survivors to their correct times with LaserGuidedAmnesia to keep the events secret. Sure, they also find the Doctor guilty of [[AlienNonInterferenceClause meddling in the affairs]] of the less advanced races, but they basically give him parole and community service. Also, considering we see in this serial how dangerous a renegade Time Lord can be, their non-interference except for very important events makes sense.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens The Time Lords]], guardians of history. They sort out the troubles with the Games and return the survivors to their correct times with LaserGuidedAmnesia to keep the events secret. Sure, they also find the Doctor guilty of [[AlienNonInterferenceClause meddling in the affairs]] of the less advanced races, but they basically give him parole and community service... except it's played with due to the Time Lords ''executing'' him prior to said community service. Also, considering we see in this serial how dangerous a renegade Time Lord can be, their non-interference except for very important events makes sense.
1st Jul '16 11:41:08 PM goldenroad
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* BaitAndSwitch: The Time Lords offer the Doctor a HopeSpot, by saying that they've accepted his plea that there is still evil that needs to be fought and he has a part to play in that. Then they inform him he's going to be exiled to 20th century Earth for as long as they deem proper, his knowledge of how to operate the TARDIS will taken from him, and he will be forced to regenerate, essentially a summary execution.

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* BaitAndSwitch: The Time Lords offer the Doctor a HopeSpot, by saying that they've accepted his plea that there is still evil that needs to be fought and he has a part to play in that. Then they inform him he's going to be exiled to 20th century Earth for as long as they deem proper, his knowledge of how to operate the TARDIS will taken from him, and he will be forced to regenerate, essentially a summary execution.executed.
7th Jun '16 5:59:25 PM Doug86
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* BangBangBANG: The usual opening of a [[Creator/PatrickTroughton Troughton]] episode plays... his face melts into "DOCTOR WHO", and then, with thunderous and overwhelming clattering, the title cards appear, interspersed with StockFootage of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne machine guns in action.

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* BangBangBANG: The usual opening of a [[Creator/PatrickTroughton Troughton]] episode plays... his face melts into "DOCTOR WHO", and then, with thunderous and overwhelming clattering, the title cards appear, interspersed with StockFootage of UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI machine guns in action.



* CoolVersusAwesome: [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne British army]] versus [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar Union army]]! [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire A Roman century]] chasing [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne a British ambulance]]! [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar Union and Confederate troops]] versus [[UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution Mexican Revolutionaries]]! [[ArmyOfTheAges All of them]] versus Aliens and Steve Jobs!

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* CoolVersusAwesome: [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI British army]] versus [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar Union army]]! [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire A Roman century]] chasing [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI a British ambulance]]! [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar Union and Confederate troops]] versus [[UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution Mexican Revolutionaries]]! [[ArmyOfTheAges All of them]] versus Aliens and Steve Jobs!



* FromBadToWorse: The TARDIS lands in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. [[SerialEscalation And then it gets worse.]]

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* FromBadToWorse: The TARDIS lands in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. [[SerialEscalation And then it gets worse.]]



* StuffBlowingUp: The story is seemingly set in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, so yes. Also, the Doctor "picks a lock" this way.

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* StuffBlowingUp: The story is seemingly set in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, so yes. Also, the Doctor "picks a lock" this way.
29th Apr '16 10:53:27 PM PrimeEvil
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* PropRecycling: The SIDRAT machines are later reused as "undisguised" TARDISes.

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* PropRecycling: The SIDRAT [=SIDRAT=] machines are later reused as "undisguised" TARDISes.[=TARDISes=].



* ShoddyKnockoffProduct: InUniverse, SIDRATs to TARDISes.

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* ShoddyKnockoffProduct: InUniverse, SIDRATs [=SIDRATs=] to TARDISes.[=TARDISes=].
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