History Recap / DoctorWhoS6E7TheWarGames

24th Oct '17 4:18:49 AM moloch
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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: It's the end of an era in many ways, and the first appearance of the Time Lords... but that's only at the end of a very long story which explores a war mystery and a conspiracy. Unfortunately, it now tends to be seen as loads of episodes of messing around before the Time Lords show up.
30th Sep '17 5:44:41 AM PaulA
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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 UsefulNotes/TheCrimeanWar.
** The Doctor explains to Zoe how UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar started over the legality of slavery in the Southern states. It is mentioned that by Zoe's time, the United States no longer exists.
** The Doctor and Zoe meet two female soldiers from the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar.
** An additional scene features the Doctor telling a guard in the underground city that he is a German spy from the UsefulNotes/FrancoPrussianWar.
** 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.



* 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".



* SdrawkcabName: SIDRAT. The [[Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations novelisation]] gives us a [[FunWithAcronyms backronym]]: They're Sidereal Interdimensional Robot All-purpose Transporters.

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* SdrawkcabName: SIDRAT. The [[Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations novelisation]] gives us a [[FunWithAcronyms backronym]]: They're Sidereal Interdimensional Robot All-purpose Transporters.
30th Jul '17 5:45:18 AM ClintEastwood
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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.

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* TemptingFate: TemptingFate:
** The Doctor assumes that General Smythe is a reasonable man who will listen to their case. He couldn't be more wrong.
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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.
** The Doctor also assumes that his punishment from the Time Lords will be little more than a slap on the wrist. [[TheNthDoctor Yeah]].
23rd May '17 1:47:44 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* SummonBiggerFish

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* SummonBiggerFishSummonBiggerFish: The Doctor finds himself forced to summon the Time Lords, since he's incapable of solving everything on his own. They appear, sort everything out without much fuss... and mind-wipe his companions, and execute him for being a renegade with a stolen TARDIS.
15th May '17 10:09:18 AM MarkLungo
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* BackForTheFinale: In part 10, Claire Jenkins briefly returns as Tanya from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E7TheWheelInSpace]]", welcoming Zoe back as the latter returns to her own time.

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* BackForTheFinale: In part 10, Claire Jenkins briefly returns as Tanya from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E7TheWheelInSpace]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E7TheWheelInSpace The Wheel in Space]]", welcoming Zoe back as the latter returns to her own time.
15th May '17 10:07:42 AM MarkLungo
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* UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar: One of the war zones.

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* UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar: UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar: One of the war zones.
15th May '17 10:06:02 AM MarkLungo
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** 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.

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** An additional scene features an exchange between Smythe and an alien disguised as Count Vladimir Chainikof, a Russian officer from the Crimean War.
UsefulNotes/TheCrimeanWar.
** The Doctor explains to Zoe how the American Civil War UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar started over the legality of slavery in the Southern states. It is mentioned that by Zoe's time, the United States no longer exist.
exists.
** The Doctor and Zoe meet two female soldiers from the Spanish Civil War.
UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar.
** An additional scene features the Doctor telling a guard in the underground city that he is a German spy from the Franco-Prussian War.UsefulNotes/FrancoPrussianWar.
15th May '17 9:59:21 AM MarkLungo
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The final episode of this adventure is quite significant besides it being Patrick Troughton's farewell after three years and twenty-one stories. As well as ushering in a new Doctor, and a new era in the show with budget-dictated Earthbound exile, this was the first time that the Doctor's race had been named, and that the reason for the Doctor's fugitive status had been explored. This is also the only time during the show's initial run that the Doctor and all of his companions changed at the same time. It wouldn't happen again for another [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime forty years]].[[note]]With HarsherInHindsight value! [[/note]]

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The final episode of this adventure is quite significant besides it being Patrick Troughton's Creator/PatrickTroughton's farewell after three years and twenty-one stories. As well as ushering in a new Doctor, and a new era in the show with budget-dictated Earthbound exile, this was the first time that the Doctor's race had been named, and that the reason for the Doctor's fugitive status had been explored. This is also the only time during the show's initial run that the Doctor and all of his companions changed at the same time. It wouldn't happen again for another [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime forty years]].[[note]]With HarsherInHindsight value! [[/note]]
10th May '17 5:19:24 PM goldenroad
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The one with a magic cube.

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The one with a magic cube.
cube. Oh, and the one where the Doctor is executed.



It turns out that a race known only as "The Aliens" have kidnapped a number of soldiers from Earth's history, brainwashed them and set them to fighting replicas of their own wars. The survivors will be made into an army capable of conquering the galaxy. They are aided by the War Chief, whom the Doctor recognises as being one of his own race, and who has provided the Aliens with [[FunWithAcronyms Sidrat]]s for transport purposes. However, the War Chief plans to double-cross the Aliens and seize power himself.

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It turns out that a race known only as "The Aliens" have kidnapped a number of soldiers from Earth's history, brainwashed them and set them to fighting replicas of their own wars. The survivors will be made into an army capable of conquering the galaxy. They are aided by the War Chief, whom the Doctor recognises recognizes as being one of his own race, and who has provided the Aliens with [[FunWithAcronyms Sidrat]]s for transport purposes. However, the War Chief plans to double-cross the Aliens and seize power himself.
9th May '17 9:08:06 PM bowserbros
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The one with a magic cube.
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