History Recap / DoctorWhoS9E4TheMutants

28th Jul '16 6:17:29 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* WhatMeasureIsANonhuman - lampshaded and attacked throughout

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* WhatMeasureIsANonhuman - lampshaded and attacked throughoutthroughout.
* YoureInsane:
--> The Doctor: "Marshal, you are quite mad".
--> The Marshal: "Only when I lose".
28th Jul '16 6:15:07 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheManual: In the novelisation, the Doctor describes the use of message pods as a system used for a "real emergency" and that the "Time Lords' code" compels him to deliver it.
** In addition to the stone tablets seen onscreen, the message pod also contains parchment scrolls.
** Jaeger is given some backstory as being disgraced on Earth for stealing data from an academic colleague.
** Varan's son is given a name, Vorn.
** There is a secret passage underneath the Marshal's desk.
** The Marshal is given back story as having come to Skybase as a security guard and worked his way up the ranks, meaning he has no connections on Earth.


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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The story was written as a commentary on Apartheid.
* ShoutOut: Jaeger is named after actor Frederick Jaeger.
21st Feb '16 11:40:14 PM Doug86
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* AppliedPhlebotinum: Thesium is radioactive rocket fuel and [[MacGuffin the main reason why humans want to colonize Solos]], but it's also essential in the Solonians' mutation cycle.

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* AppliedPhlebotinum: Thesium Thaesium is radioactive rocket fuel and [[MacGuffin the main reason why humans want to colonize Solos]], but it's also essential in the Solonians' mutation cycle.



* [[AirVentPassageway Thesium Pipe Passageway]]: Used to escape the radiation chamber.

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* [[AirVentPassageway Thesium Thaesium Pipe Passageway]]: Used to escape the radiation chamber.
7th Feb '16 7:58:22 AM Sharlee
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* BizarreAlienBiology: The truth behind the Solos natives' mutations: [[spoiler: they're undergoing a natural metamorphosis that'll allow them to survive their world's cyclical climactic shifts, which was triggered early due to the Marshal's terraforming efforts.]]
13th Feb '15 11:55:14 PM jedidarrick
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--->'''Investigator:''' Doctor... who did you say?

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--->'''Investigator:''' -->'''Investigator:''' Doctor... who did you say?
1st Feb '15 5:32:57 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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** But averted: It's not a mutation but a metamorphosis.
1st Feb '15 4:43:23 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* BaldOfAwesome: Sondergaard, especially if, as seems likely, his baldness is due to radiation exposure.
25th Dec '14 4:33:22 PM JamesAustin
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* BookEnds: The story begins with The doctor and Jo Grant stepping out of the tardis with a warning announcement and ends with them stepping back in with that same announcement.

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* BookEnds: The story begins with The doctor the Doctor and Jo Grant stepping out of the tardis TARDIS with a warning announcement and ends with them stepping back in with that same announcement.
19th Oct '14 12:10:18 AM Odon
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* PoorCommunicationKills: If the Earth administrator has just started his speech by saying he was granting the planet independence, the whole plot would have been avoided (and he'd have saved his own life).

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* PoorCommunicationKills: If the Earth administrator has just started his speech by saying he was granting the planet Solos their independence, the whole plot would have been avoided (and he'd have saved his own life).
19th Oct '14 12:09:58 AM Odon
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* PoorCommunicationKills: If the Earth administrator has just started his speech by saying he was granting the planet independence, the whole plot would have been avoided (and he'd have saved his own life).
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