History Recap / DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie

7th Jan '16 11:26:58 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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From this point, the show launches into the revival series, jumping ahead to a whole new Doctor. If you are wondering how the Eighth Doctor's life panned out, the journey continues [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho016StormWarning HERE]].
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From this point, the show launches into the revival series, jumping ahead to a whole new Doctor. If you are wondering how the Eighth Doctor's life panned out, the journey continues [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho016StormWarning HERE]].HERE]]. ----
7th Jan '16 11:26:44 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Anyway, the Doctor's death doesn't last, [[TheNthDoctor as is routine for Time Lords]], although thanks to the anesthetic, it was a close call. Hours later, the Doctor starts to come back to life in the morgue through regeneration. His bone structure crackles as it transforms, and electrical energies fling out of his body. His face does a lot of wicked contorting and changes into someone looking like Creator/PaulMcGann. Meet the Eighth Doctor. Apparently, a very confused Doctor, clutching his death shroud around him, escapes and wanders the hospital. He's suffering from a bad case of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva post-regenerative amnesia]]. But his regeneration has boosted his strength. He starts pounding on the cold storage door several times until it falls down with a heavy thump. The Doctor scares [[FatComicRelief Pete the morgue worker]] half to death by appearing right when the guy is watching an old Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}} film. He then takes a moment to [[ChewingTheScenery scream "WHO AM I?!" dramatically]] in the run-down "broken mirrors and creepy dolls" wing of the hospital, while wrapped in that white shroud and showing off his half-naked torso. The fact that he LooksLikeJesus is neatly paired with shots of the satanic Master looking very serious. The Doctor swipes a Victorian costume from the employee locker room, explained as being there in preparation for the hospital's New Year's Eve fancy dress party, thus creating a new Whovian IconicOutfit. (The screenwriters needn't have bothered with an explanation -- wearing Victorian formal dress around town is, by [[CityOfWeirdos San Francisco standards]], only mildly eccentric.)
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Anyway, the Doctor's death doesn't last, [[TheNthDoctor as is routine for Time Lords]], although thanks to the anesthetic, it was a close call. Hours later, the Doctor starts to come back to life in the morgue through regeneration. His bone structure crackles as it transforms, and electrical energies fling out of his body. His face does a lot of wicked contorting and changes into someone looking like Creator/PaulMcGann. Meet the Eighth Doctor. Apparently, a very Right off the bat, Eight is confused Doctor, clutching his death shroud around him, escapes and wanders the hospital. He's suffering from a bad case of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva post-regenerative amnesia]]. But his regeneration has boosted his strength. He starts pounding on the cold storage door several times until it falls down with a heavy thump. The Doctor scares [[FatComicRelief Pete the morgue worker]] half to death by appearing right when the guy is watching an old Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}} film. He then takes Wandering around the hospital in a moment to [[ChewingTheScenery scream "WHO AM I?!" dramatically]] daze, the Doctor ends up in the run-down "broken mirrors and creepy dolls" wing of the hospital, where he takes to a moment to [[ChewingTheScenery scream "WHO AM I?!" dramatically]], while wrapped in that white shroud and showing off his half-naked torso. The fact that he LooksLikeJesus is neatly paired with shots of the satanic Master looking very serious. The Doctor swipes a Victorian Wild Bill Hickok costume from the employee locker room, explained as being there in preparation for the hospital's New Year's Eve fancy dress party, thus creating a new Whovian IconicOutfit. (The screenwriters needn't have bothered with an explanation -- wearing Victorian formal dress being dressed up as an old Western hero around town is, by [[CityOfWeirdos San Francisco standards]], only mildly eccentric.) ) True to his character, the Doctor sees no need for the costume's gun-belt accessory and therefore leaves it behind.


13th Dec '15 6:10:29 PM JamesAustin
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As we open, the Master, apparently escaped the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival cheetah planet]], only to be EX-TER-MIN-AT-ED by the Daleks (who now sound like cyborg chipmunks) for some random reason. (Then again, it's Daleks. Did they really need a reason?) And the Seventh Doctor is charged with bringing his ashes back from Skaro, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks in spite of the planet being reduced to ashes previously]] (the planet is [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks still not-destroyed to this day]]). He's supposed to take them to Gallifrey for, well, maybe a really dignified and tasteful ashes-scattering ceremony over the seas of Rassilon or something.
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As we open, the Master, apparently escaped the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival cheetah planet]], only to be EX-TER-MIN-AT-ED by the Daleks (who now sound like cyborg chipmunks) for some random reason. (Then again, it's Daleks. Did they really need a reason?) And the Seventh Doctor is charged with bringing his ashes back from Skaro, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks in spite of the planet being reduced to ashes previously]] (the planet is [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks still not-destroyed not-destroyed]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E1TheMagiciansApprentice to this day]]). He's supposed to take them to Gallifrey for, well, maybe a really dignified and tasteful ashes-scattering ceremony over the seas of Rassilon or something.

** He also likes offering people Jelly Babies (like the fourth).
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** He also likes offering people Jelly Babies (like the fourth).Fourth).

** Although this exchange from the climax is also cited by fans in summing up ''both'' the Doctor and the Master:
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** Although this This exchange from the climax is also cited by fans in summing up ''both'' the Doctor and the Master:

'''The Doctor:''' Yes, I suppose I am![[note]]As of 2013, this is the only time on screen that the Doctor has made such a statement, though given that a later incarnation marries Queen Elizabeth I, one can't call it completely inaccurate![[/note]]
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'''The Doctor:''' Yes, I suppose I am![[note]]As of 2013, this is the only time on screen that the Doctor has made such a statement, though given that a later incarnation marries Queen Elizabeth I, one can't call it completely inaccurate![[/note]]inaccurate.[[/note]]
12th Dec '15 9:29:36 PM mspears
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Fixed another misspelling.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: Posessed Grace.
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* BlackEyesOfEvil: Posessed Possessed Grace.
29th Jul '15 11:21:36 PM ThatFanwiththeGlasses
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* TheTropeWithoutATitle: The only official title ever given to this story is ''Doctor Who''. As such, it is more commonly referred to as "The TV Movie" or some variation thereof.
9th Jun '15 1:15:13 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** And how. The movie really goes to town with the "Doctor-as-Jesus" imagery and subtext.
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** And how. The movie really goes to town with the "Doctor-as-Jesus" imagery and subtext.

'''The Doctor:''' Yes, I suppose I am![[note]]As of 2013, this is actually the only time on screen that the Doctor has made such a statement, though given that a later incarnation marries Queen Elizabeth I, one can't call it completely inaccurate![[/note]]
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'''The Doctor:''' Yes, I suppose I am![[note]]As of 2013, this is actually the only time on screen that the Doctor has made such a statement, though given that a later incarnation marries Queen Elizabeth I, one can't call it completely inaccurate![[/note]]

* WhamLine: While now not canon, this probably qualified at the time.
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* WhamLine: While now not canon, this probably qualified at the time.
25th Feb '15 4:12:10 PM carlhummus
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As for why it wasn't picked up by Fox? Despite great ratings with males for the day it aired, it had little-to-no female demographics, and that made its marketing potential look rather one-sided and unexploitable to the fullest. (Which is blamed on Fox's decision to run the movie against David and Darlene's wedding on ''Series/{{Roseanne}}''.) Fox disliked this, for some reason. And so, ''Series/DoctorWho'' was put back into limbo for almost another decade. Meanwhile, the adventures of the Eighth Doctor would continue in [[Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures literary]], [[Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine comic book]], and [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio]] format, with Creator/PaulMcGann reprising his role in the latter up to this very day.
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As for why it wasn't picked up by Fox? Despite great ratings with males for the day it aired, it had little-to-no female demographics, and that made its marketing potential look rather one-sided and unexploitable to the fullest. (Which is blamed on Fox's decision to run the movie against David and Darlene's wedding on ''Series/{{Roseanne}}''.) Fox disliked this, for some reason. And so, ''Series/DoctorWho'' was put back into limbo for almost another decade.decade- though this may have been a good thing, since there were plans to enact a ContinuityReboot had the movie succeeded in getting the show back on the air. Meanwhile, the adventures of the Eighth Doctor would continue in [[Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures literary]], [[Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine comic book]], and [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio]] format, with Creator/PaulMcGann reprising his role in the latter up to this very day.
1st Dec '14 11:39:58 AM Lullabee
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* WhamLine: While now not cannon, this probably qualified at the time.
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* WhamLine: While now not cannon, canon, this probably qualified at the time.
23rd Nov '14 8:48:21 AM carlhummus
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From this point, the show launches into the revival series, jumping ahead to a whole new Doctor. If you are wondering how the Eighth Doctor's life panned out, the journey continues [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho016StormWarning HERE]].
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From this point, the show launches into the revival series, jumping ahead to a whole new Doctor. If you are wondering how the Eighth Doctor's life panned out, the journey continues [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho016StormWarning [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho016StormWarning HERE]].
23rd Nov '14 8:08:42 AM carlhummus
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-------- From this point, the show launches into the revival series, jumping ahead to a whole new Doctor. If you are wondering how the Eighth Doctor's life panned out, the journey continues [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho016StormWarning HERE]].
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