History Recap / DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie

9th May '17 10:05:47 PM bowserbros
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The one with the perfectly-fitting shoes.
24th Apr '17 6:51:46 PM Eddy1215
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: The Seventh Doctor.

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: The Of all [[TheNthDoctor the incarnations]], the Seventh Doctor.Doctor's end is possibly the most anti-climatic and absurd way to trigger a regeneration.
19th Apr '17 10:26:55 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** The novelisation goes to great lengths to try and explain away the more {{egregious}} plot holes, and doesn't do too bad a job of it either.

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** The novelisation goes to great lengths to try and explain away the more {{egregious}} plot holes, and doesn't do too bad a job of it either.either:
*** The first chapter and a half goes into more detail about aspects of the TARDIS and how and why the Doctor got the Master's remains.
*** The final cut of the movie never quite explains how Chang Lee knows the ambulance driver's name is Bruce, nor why he would have been allowed to travel in the ambulance with the Doctor. The novel features a scene in which the police who arrive at the scene of the shooting interrogate Lee and determine that he might be of help to the paramedics. A policeman introduces Lee to the paramedic, who introduces himself as "Bruce Gerhardt". Bruce's last name is never revealed on screen.
*** When the Doctor says to Grace, "it was a child's dream that made you want to be a doctor", the movie leaves the audience to wonder what that dream might have been. The book shows us a flashback to Grace's youth in Sacramento. There, we witness her mother dying young and Grace dreaming of finding a way to prevent other kids having to endure the pain of their parent's premature death.
*** Chang Lee is given backstory - his parents were industrious, law-abiding shop owners. His brother, Chang Ho, two years his senior, wanted to use the shop as a front for selling crack for the gang. His parents refused and were killed by a rival gang. This left Lee under Ho's protection and he brought Lee into his gang. A rivalry with another gang intensified and Ho was knifed to death.
18th Apr '17 10:18:37 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AffectionateGestureToTheHead: The Master kisses Chang Lee's forehead.



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Grace's boyfriend leaves her and her new love interest is an amnesiac Time Lord.
-->''"I finally meet the right guy... and he's from another planet!"''



* BackFromTheDead: The TARDIS revives both Grace and Chang Lee when they're killed by the Master.
* BadassLongcoat: The Master wears a long leather coat for a while, before he moves on to full-on Time Lord gear.



* BlackEyesOfEvil: Possessed Grace.

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* BlackEyesOfEvil: Possessed Grace.Grace and Chang Lee.



* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Grace

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: GraceGrace, due to being hit by the Master's poison/acidic saliva.



* {{Camp}}: The Master. Boy ''howdy'', the Master.

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* {{Camp}}: The Master. Boy ''howdy'', the Master. All incarnations of the Master are supremely camp, but Eric Roberts seemed determined to out-camp them all. Rather hilariously, later interviews revealed that he actually made an effort ''not'' to come across as effeminate and that he considered Creator/PaulMcGann the camp one.



* ClockKing: Perhaps in an attempt to ease Americans into the setting, the Doctor has a collection of clocks inside his TARDIS. On a deeper level, Eight exhibits an ability to sense the fate of people and see into their timestreams. Another suggestion of this occurs when he handles the Wild Bill Hickok costume he adopts as his outfit; he seems to pick up a psychic impression from the period clothing.



* TheComicallySerious: Chang Lee is an absolute expert at the deadpan double-take. Once the Master starts drezzzzing for the occasion and randomly kissing his forehead, Chang's only response the most perfectly stoic "oh god why am I here" expression.



* DullSurprise: Paul [=McGann=] couldn't move his forehead too much without the seam of the wig showing, which is part of the reason why he hated it so much.
* EasilyForgiven: The Doctor figures that Chang's suffered enough punishment being kicked around by the Master, so he lets him off easy.



* EvilIsHammy: Even without the acidic saliva, Eric Roberts literally devours the scenery.



* HellbentForLeather: The Master wears a leather jacket.
* HellishPupils: The Master has green eyes.



* HighCollarOfDoom: The Master's elaborate Time Lord outfit.
* HospitalHottie: Grace, especially in her big dress.



* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: The Master, thanks to body snatching a Paramedic.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Chang Lee works for the Master, but only due to manipulation. He comes in his senses in the end.



* LikeASonToMe: The Master calls Chang Lee "the son I've always yearned for" shortly before [[NeckSnap snapping his neck]].
* LovecraftianSuperpower: Aside from the GrandTheftMe, the Master's condition also gives acidic saliva. And that's just the start of what it can do...



* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Chang Lee's not evil, he's just incredibly greedy.



* NiceShoes: "THESE SHOES!"



* OminousMessageFromTheFuture: The Doctor gives Chang Lee a cryptic warning to stay out of San Francisco next Christmas, implying something bad might happen to either the city, or possibly just him, if he doesn't.
* OneWingedAngel: The Master turns into a [[ScaledUp snake made of goo]]. [[EvilOverlordList It doesn't help]].



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Creator/PaulMcGann's scouse accent sort of fades in and out. In the DVD commentary, he attributes it to having been tired.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Creator/PaulMcGann's scouse Scouse accent sort of fades in and out. In the DVD commentary, he attributes it to having been tired.



* RedRightHand: The Master's decaying fingers.



* ResurrectionSickness: His amnesia was the worst yet. He even forgot who he was for quite some time. He explained to Grace that the anaesthetic repressed his regeneration, resulting in him being "dead too long".

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* ResurrectionSickness: His The Doctor's amnesia was the worst yet. He even forgot who he was for quite some time. He explained to Grace that the anaesthetic repressed his regeneration, resulting in him being "dead too long".


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* SerpentOfImmortality: The Master's initial form.


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* ShutUpKirk:
-->'''The Doctor''': "You want dominion over the living, but all you do is kill!"
-->'''The Master''': "Life is wasted on the living".
* SinisterShades: The Master wears them to hide his glowy green eyes.


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* WakingUpAtTheMorgue: The Doctor wakes up in a morgue in the middle of amnesia-inducing regeneration trauma. Then he finds a few feet of camera probe coming out of his chest. Eight's first day was a bit scary.
6th Apr '17 10:23:31 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ShoutOut: The Master's line, "Life is wasted on the living" is a quote from ''Radio/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', which was written by former ''Doctor Who'' writer and scrip editor Creator/DouglasAdams.

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* ShoutOut: The Master's line, "Life is wasted on the living" is a quote from ''Radio/TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', which was written by former ''Doctor Who'' writer and scrip script editor Creator/DouglasAdams.
6th Apr '17 10:20:48 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AgentScully: Grace is a bit like this. Helped by the fact that Creator/DaphneAshbrook bears a passing resemblance to Gillian Anderson.

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* AgentScully: Grace is a bit like this. Helped by the fact that Creator/DaphneAshbrook bears a passing resemblance to Gillian Anderson.Creator/GillianAnderson.



* AnAssKickingChristmas: The Doctor warns Chang Lee, "Next Christmas, take a vacation. Don't be here." However, here the Doctor is referring to San Francisco, not London.



* BriefAccentImitation: The Master makes fun of the Doctor's English accent. It makes no sense when you consider that the Master himself, as with all other Time Lords, has an English accent in every other one of his incarnations.



* CluckingFunny: Amongst the vehicles in the traffic jam is a truck full of chickens.



* DisneyVillainDeath: The Master suffers something similar when he falls into the Eye of Harmony. The Doctor's partly responsible, since he shines a light in the Master's face as he leaps at him and causes him to overshoot, but does offer him a hand. (Of course, he's revived to fight again in the Time War, which he also survives.)



* DoubleEntendre: Eight shows just how much of a ChasteHero he is, even if he ''is'' the first Doctor to snog on camera, by innocently walking straight into one of these:
-->'''Doctor:''' See, I told you it ''[a gadget]'' was small.\\
'''Grace:''' What is it they say?\\
'''Doctor:''' Yeah, they say that on my planet too.



* FakeGuestStar: Creator/EricRoberts is credited as a guest star - probably because it was intended as the pilot to a new TV series, but said show failed to materialize.



* {{Fanfare}}: The theme tune gets [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6DdbgaGf_4 revamped as a fanfare]] for the intro.



* GlowingEyesOfDoom: The Master has constantly glowing green, cat-like eyes which he concealed behind sunglasses and used to instantly hyptonise Chang. The eyes are a continuity nod to "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E4Survival Survival]]", in which the Master was infected and under the influence of the Cheetah Planet that gave his last incarnation SupernaturalGoldEyes.



* GrandTheftMe

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* GrandTheftMeGrandTheftMe: The Master takes over a paramedic named Bruce and attempts to steal the Doctor's body.
* HalfHumanHybrid: There is [[InternetBackdraft some debate]] over whether the Doctor is in fact half-human, half-Gallifreyan. There is also some debate over whether the statement was ''intended'' to be true, within the context of the movie.



* HeroStoleMyBike: The Doctor steals a policeman's motorbike by ''holding '''himself''''' at gunpoint.



* KirkSummation / ShutUpKirk: Distilled into two sentences.

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* KirkSummation / ShutUpKirk: Distilled into two sentences.sentences:
-->'''The Doctor:''' You want dominion over the living, but all you do is kill!\\
'''The Master:''' Life is wasted on the living.
* LargeHam:
--> "WHOOOOO AAAAM IIIII?!?!?!"\\
"The Master wants to take all my remaining lives! SO THAT HE WILL ''LIVE'' AND I WILL '''DIE'''!"



* NextSundayAD: The movie is set in the near-future, having been filmed in 1996, but set on New Year's Eve 1999.



* OffTheShelfFX: The Tardis key prop was a commercially licensed Tardis key replica.



* OpeningNarration: The first time it had been done since part 1 of "The Deadly Assassin".

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* OpenSaysMe: The newly regenerated Doctor breaks down a heavy steel door to escape from a morgue. This terrifies Pete on the other side so badly he faints, even though the Doctor is almost trembling in his shroud and generally giving every indication of being nearly as scared of him as vice versa.
* OpeningNarration: The first time it had been done since part 1 of "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin".Assassin]]".



* PutOnABus: Grace Holloway and Chang Lee. Rights issues between Creator/TheBBC and Creator/{{Universal}} Studios currently prevents the two characters from reappearing anywhere in Franchise/TheWhoniverse (and that includes the ExpandedUniverse). If they do get mentioned at all, it's through a very oblique reference. While both are excluded from Creator/BigFinish audios and the novels, Grace has appeared in at least four separate comic stories, with significant roles in both ''The Fallen'' and the Eighth Doctor's chapter of ''Prisoners of Time''. Chang Lee, however, has yet to reappear.
* RebuiltSet: The TARDIS interior is redesigned in a very {{Steampunk}} feel.



* SellingTheShow: In [[http://web.archive.org/web/20140321181338/http://benjamincook.net/writing/doctor-who-magazine/interviews-and-articles/paul-mcgann-daphne-ashbrook this interview]], Creator/PaulMcGann and Creator/DaphneAshbrook have nothing but nice things to say about almost everything... except Creator/EricRoberts, who was apparently standoffish, rude (making personal remarks about [=McGann=] being "effeminate"), and sometimes "amazingly bad".



* SpotOfTea: In the opening scene, the Doctor is stating his OpeningNarration while enjoying some tea from a fine china cup.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Fans of the established series were left wondering what had happened to Ace between the show's cancellation and the movie. This never has been addressed within the show, though the ExpandedUniverse has given her several different fates. According to ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', she became a charity worker when she returned to Earth, though the circumstances behind it weren't stated.
* WhamLine: While now not canon, this qualified at the time.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Fans of the established series were left wondering what had happened to Ace between the show's cancellation and the movie. This never has WhamEpisode: While this may have been addressed within retconned out later (it's hard to tell, with all the show, though spinoffs), the ExpandedUniverse has given her several different fates. According to ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', she became a charity worker when she returned to Earth, though revelation that the circumstances behind it weren't stated.
Doctor is half-human certainly counted at the time.
* WhamLine: WhamLine:
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While now not canon, this qualified at the time.


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** And for the benefit of those who missed it the first time:
-->'''The Doctor:''' I'm half-human. On my mother's side. [[note]]In context, this can be explained away as sarcasm.[[/note]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Fans of the established series were left wondering what had happened to Ace between the show's cancellation and the movie. This never has been addressed within the show, though the ExpandedUniverse has given her several different fates. According to ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', she became a charity worker when she returned to Earth, though the circumstances behind it weren't stated.
5th Apr '17 3:37:13 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The bondage-gear-looking device the Master uses on the Doctor -- and the Master's remark that he suspects Grace won't need any instructions on how to use it.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** It seems the censors didn't get a good look at the nose on the Nixon mask the Doctor discards.
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The bondage-gear-looking device the Master uses on the Doctor -- and the Master's remark that he suspects Grace won't need any instructions on how to use it.



** Believe it or not, Eric Roberts realized Paul [=McGann=] was taking the brakes off and dialed his own performance ''down''. And the whole "WHO AM I???" thing from the Doctor.

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** Believe it or not, Eric Roberts realized Paul [=McGann=] was taking the brakes off and dialed dialled his own performance ''down''. And the whole "WHO AM I???" thing from the Doctor.
25th Mar '17 11:20:26 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit: The Master always dresses for the occasion.

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* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit: The Master always dresses drezzzes for the occasion.
25th Mar '17 11:18:22 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->'''The Master:''' (''swanning in wearing a Time Lord robe and striking a pose'') I always ''dreeeeeess'' for the occasion.

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-->'''The Master:''' (''swanning in wearing a Time Lord robe and striking a pose'') I always ''dreeeeeess'' ''dreeeeeezzz'' for the occasion.
20th Feb '17 5:00:06 PM nombretomado
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* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Okay, so the Doctor's always been a bit of an anglophile, but the movie and the Eighth Doctor really takes it UpToEleven. Dresses like a Victorian poet, oft-stated fondness for tea, highly eccentric -- it's a wonder they didn't have him save the day with a crumpet, a bowler hat and a copy of ''[[BritishNewspapers The Times]]'', really.

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* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Okay, so the Doctor's always been a bit of an anglophile, but the movie and the Eighth Doctor really takes it UpToEleven. Dresses like a Victorian poet, oft-stated fondness for tea, highly eccentric -- it's a wonder they didn't have him save the day with a crumpet, a bowler hat and a copy of ''[[BritishNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Times]]'', really.
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