History Recap / DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie

5th Feb '18 5:02:22 AM JamesSwann
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One of the gang members, Chang Lee, is nice enough to call an ambulance. The ambulance arrives, with EMT Bruce. Bruce, Chang Lee, and "John Smith" are whisked away to the hospital, where the Doctor's physiology is sufficiently different from the human norm to cause a few raised eyebrows. Trauma surgeon Dr. Grace Holloway is called in (from a performance of ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'', where she was [[TenderTears weeping tenderly]], while on call) to check out why the man seems to have a double-speed heart beat. And to see why every scan keeps showing two hearts. As such, cue the [[{{Irony}} irony]]: the Seventh Doctor, the master manipulator, is now failing at the task of manipulating the continuance of his own life. He grows panicky, desperate to warn these surgeons '''not''' to operate on him, who are now assuming he is a human, having never seen an alien at all, and since he looks human, the difference doesn't register. He fights the anesthetic ''[[MadeOfIron two times]]'' to beg them not to take a peek inside him, but his pleas are written off as sedative-induced irrationality. He's put under each time. Even though the bullet wound is OnlyAFleshWound and pretty much harmless, Grace inadvertently does more harm than good when she starts poking inside the Doctor's arteries. The surgery takes a turn for the worse when Grace gets a probe stuck in the Doctor's unfamiliar physiology and it [[BodyHorror snaps off]] inside his body. Seven wakes up from the shock a third and final time. But he's not got any words left in him. Just a huge ''scream''. The painful last gasp of the seventh incarnation of our Time Lord protagonist drowns out the sound of the music [[NiceJobBreakingItHero and the Doctor flatlines]] on the operating table. From exploratory surgery. Congratulations, Grace! You're the first companion to successfully ''kill the Doctor''!

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One of the gang members, Chang Lee, is nice enough to call an ambulance. The ambulance arrives, with EMT Bruce. Bruce, Chang Lee, and "John Smith" are whisked away to the hospital, where the Doctor's physiology is sufficiently different from the human norm to cause a few raised eyebrows. Trauma surgeon Dr. Grace Holloway is called in (from a performance of ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'', where she was [[TenderTears weeping tenderly]], while on call) to check out why the man seems to have a double-speed heart beat. And to see why every scan keeps showing two hearts. As such, cue the [[{{Irony}} irony]]: the Seventh Doctor, the master manipulator, is now failing at the task of manipulating the continuance of his own life. He grows panicky, desperate to warn these surgeons '''not''' to operate on him, who are now assuming he is a human, having never seen an alien at all, and since he looks human, the difference doesn't register. He fights the anesthetic ''[[MadeOfIron two times]]'' to beg them not to take a peek inside him, but his pleas are written off as sedative-induced irrationality. He's put under each time. Even though the bullet wound is OnlyAFleshWound and pretty much harmless, Grace inadvertently does more harm than good when she starts poking inside the Doctor's arteries. The surgery takes a turn for the worse when Grace gets a probe stuck in the Doctor's unfamiliar physiology and it [[BodyHorror snaps off]] inside his body. Seven wakes up from the shock a third and final time. But he's not got any words left in him. Just a huge ''scream''. The painful last gasp of the seventh incarnation of our Time Lord protagonist drowns out the sound of the music [[NiceJobBreakingItHero and the Doctor flatlines]] on the operating table. From exploratory surgery. Congratulations, Grace! You're the first companion to successfully ''kill the Doctor''!
Doctor''! The Daleks could take lessons from this woman!
30th Nov '17 1:12:34 PM GoldenKeyblade
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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]] [[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.

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As we open, the Master, Master has 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 no stated reason. (Then again, it's Daleks. [[OmnicidalManiac the Daleks]]. Did they really need ''need'' a reason?) And the 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]] [[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.
12th Oct '17 1:40:06 AM goldenroad
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Now dressed, though still barefoot and sporting a toe tag, the Doctor tries to figure out who he is. The sight of Grace jogs his memory, and he follows her to her car, where she is even ''further'' freaked out when he extracts a stray bit of medical probe from his person and explains that he's the two-hearted guy she killed the night before. Grace takes this about as well as can be expected, especially considering she just quit her job over a Doctor-related coverup, ''and'' her boyfriend just left her for leaving the opera halfway through. But eventually, she takes him home with her (not like that... well... okay, ''maybe'' like that) and gives him her ex-boyfriend's shoes. The Doctor's memory is soon restored, and he snogs Grace a few times out of sheer joy, forever shattering the series' NoHuggingNoKissing policy and setting the template for the last three incarnations in his regeneration cycle.

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Now dressed, though still barefoot and sporting a toe tag, the Doctor tries to figure out who he is. The sight of Grace jogs his memory, and he follows her to her car, where she is even ''further'' freaked out when he extracts a stray bit of medical probe from his person and explains that he's the two-hearted guy she killed the night before. Grace takes this about as well as can be expected, especially considering she just quit her job over a Doctor-related coverup, ''and'' her boyfriend just left her for leaving the opera halfway through. But eventually, she takes him home with her (not like that... well... okay, ''maybe'' like that) and gives him her ex-boyfriend's shoes. The Doctor's memory is soon restored, and he snogs Grace a few times out of sheer joy, forever shattering the series' NoHuggingNoKissing policy and setting the template for the last three four incarnations in his regeneration cycle.
9th Oct '17 10:10:43 AM Jake18
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* HypocriticalHumor: The Master is executed for his "evil crimes" by the ''Daleks''.
13th Sep '17 5:36:17 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* PutOnABus: Grace Holloway and Chang Lee. Rights issues between Creator/TheBBC and [[Creator/{{Universal}} NBCUniversal]] currently prevents the two characters from reappearing anywhere in the Franchise/{{Whoniverse}} (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.

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* PutOnABus: Grace Holloway and Chang Lee. Rights issues between Creator/TheBBC and [[Creator/{{Universal}} NBCUniversal]] currently prevents the two characters from reappearing anywhere in the Franchise/{{Whoniverse}} (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 (though both of their actors have returned in other roles in some stories) 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.
13th Sep '17 5:34:43 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Chang Lee takes advantage of the confusion to swipe the Doctor's stuff. Bruce the EMT, for whom this must be sad but routine, ambles off home... completely unaware that the the Master has invaded his EMT outfit and has designs on the rest of him. At night, the Master slithers into Bruce's body and gives him some neat [[MindControlEyes glowy green eyes]] plus the strength to NeckSnap his wife. Because ol' Koschei never misses a chance to KickTheDog.

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Chang Lee takes advantage of the confusion to swipe the Doctor's stuff. Bruce the EMT, for whom this must be sad but routine, ambles off home... completely unaware that the the Master has invaded his EMT outfit and has designs on the rest of him. At night, the Master slithers into Bruce's body and gives him some neat [[MindControlEyes glowy green eyes]] plus the strength to NeckSnap his wife. Because ol' Koschei the Master never misses a chance to KickTheDog.
29th Aug '17 12:40:45 AM goldenroad
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Before the Master's ashes can be returned, though, they turn into a semi-intelligent blob of amorphous goo. This blobby thing escapes from the little casket and wreaks havoc with the TARDIS controls. The TARDIS, the Doctor, and the blob crash-land in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, on New Year's Eve 1999. Unfortunately, they've landed in the middle of a Chinese gang war. Half a second after the Doctor sets foot outside the TARDIS, he's hit by two stray bullets from the shootout.

One of the gang members, Chang Lee, is nice enough to call an ambulance. The ambulance arrives, with EMT Bruce. Bruce, Chang Lee, and "John Smith" are whisked away to the hospital, where the Doctor's physiology is sufficiently different from the human norm to cause a few raised eyebrows. Trauma surgeon Dr. Grace Holloway is called in (from a performance of ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'', where she was [[TenderTears weeping tenderly]], while on call) to check out why the man seems to have a double-speed heart beat. And to see why every scan keeps showing two hearts. As such, cue the [[{{Irony}} irony]]: the Seventh Doctor, the master manipulator, is now failing at the task of manipulating the continuance of his own life. He grows panicky, desperate to warn these surgeons '''not''' to operate on him, who are now assuming he is a human, having never seen an alien at all, and since he looks human, the difference doesn't register. He fights the anesthetic ''[[MadeOfIron two times]]'' to beg them not to take a peek inside him, but his pleas are written off as sedative-induced irrationality. He's put under each time. Even though the bullet wound is OnlyAFleshWound and pretty much harmless, Grace inadvertently does more harm than good when she starts poking inside the Doctor's arteries. The surgery takes a turn for the worse when Grace gets a probe stuck in the Doctor's unfamiliar physiology and it [[BodyHorror snaps off]] inside his body. Seven wakes up from the shock a third and final time. But he's not got any words left in him. Just a huge ''scream''. The painful last gasp of the seventh incarnation of our Time Lord protagonist drowns out the sound of the music [[NiceJobBreakingItHero and the Doctor dies]] on the operating table. From exploratory surgery. Congratulations, Grace! You're the first companion to successfully ''kill the Doctor''!

Chang Lee takes advantage of the confusion to swipe the Doctor's stuff. Bruce the EMT, for whom this must be sad but routine, ambles off home... completely unaware that the the Master has invaded his EMT outfit and has designs on the rest of him. At night, the Master slithers into Bruce's body and gives him some neat [[MindControlEyes glowy green eyes]].

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Before the Master's ashes can be returned, though, they turn into a semi-intelligent blob of amorphous goo. This blobby thing escapes from the little casket and wreaks havoc with the TARDIS controls. The TARDIS, TARDIS (which in the interim between the cheetah planet and now updated its "desktop theme" beautifully), the Doctor, and the blob crash-land in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, on New Year's Eve 1999. Unfortunately, they've landed in the middle of a Chinese gang war. Half a second after the Doctor sets foot outside the TARDIS, he's hit by two stray bullets from the shootout.

One of the gang members, Chang Lee, is nice enough to call an ambulance. The ambulance arrives, with EMT Bruce. Bruce, Chang Lee, and "John Smith" are whisked away to the hospital, where the Doctor's physiology is sufficiently different from the human norm to cause a few raised eyebrows. Trauma surgeon Dr. Grace Holloway is called in (from a performance of ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'', where she was [[TenderTears weeping tenderly]], while on call) to check out why the man seems to have a double-speed heart beat. And to see why every scan keeps showing two hearts. As such, cue the [[{{Irony}} irony]]: the Seventh Doctor, the master manipulator, is now failing at the task of manipulating the continuance of his own life. He grows panicky, desperate to warn these surgeons '''not''' to operate on him, who are now assuming he is a human, having never seen an alien at all, and since he looks human, the difference doesn't register. He fights the anesthetic ''[[MadeOfIron two times]]'' to beg them not to take a peek inside him, but his pleas are written off as sedative-induced irrationality. He's put under each time. Even though the bullet wound is OnlyAFleshWound and pretty much harmless, Grace inadvertently does more harm than good when she starts poking inside the Doctor's arteries. The surgery takes a turn for the worse when Grace gets a probe stuck in the Doctor's unfamiliar physiology and it [[BodyHorror snaps off]] inside his body. Seven wakes up from the shock a third and final time. But he's not got any words left in him. Just a huge ''scream''. The painful last gasp of the seventh incarnation of our Time Lord protagonist drowns out the sound of the music [[NiceJobBreakingItHero and the Doctor dies]] flatlines]] on the operating table. From exploratory surgery. Congratulations, Grace! You're the first companion to successfully ''kill the Doctor''!

Chang Lee takes advantage of the confusion to swipe the Doctor's stuff. Bruce the EMT, for whom this must be sad but routine, ambles off home... completely unaware that the the Master has invaded his EMT outfit and has designs on the rest of him. At night, the Master slithers into Bruce's body and gives him some neat [[MindControlEyes glowy green eyes]].
eyes]] plus the strength to NeckSnap his wife. Because ol' Koschei never misses a chance to KickTheDog.



Now dressed, though still barefoot and sporting a toe tag, the Doctor tries to figure out who he is. The sight of Grace jogs his memory, and he follows her to her car, where she is even ''further'' freaked out when he extracts a stray bit of medical probe from his person and explains that he's the two-hearted guy she killed the night before. Grace takes this about as well as can be expected, especially considering she just quit her job over a Doctor-related coverup, ''and'' her boyfriend just left her for leaving the opera halfway through. But eventually, she takes him home with her (not like that... well... okay, ''maybe'' like that) and gives him her ex-boyfriend's shoes. The Doctor's memory is soon restored, and he snogs Grace a few times out of sheer joy, forever shattering the series' NoHuggingNoKissing policy.

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Now dressed, though still barefoot and sporting a toe tag, the Doctor tries to figure out who he is. The sight of Grace jogs his memory, and he follows her to her car, where she is even ''further'' freaked out when he extracts a stray bit of medical probe from his person and explains that he's the two-hearted guy she killed the night before. Grace takes this about as well as can be expected, especially considering she just quit her job over a Doctor-related coverup, ''and'' her boyfriend just left her for leaving the opera halfway through. But eventually, she takes him home with her (not like that... well... okay, ''maybe'' like that) and gives him her ex-boyfriend's shoes. The Doctor's memory is soon restored, and he snogs Grace a few times out of sheer joy, forever shattering the series' NoHuggingNoKissing policy.
policy and setting the template for the last three incarnations in his regeneration cycle.



Yes, Fox Network had to be ruddy gits and turn down the attempt to produce an official revival of ''Doctor Who'', despite good criticism of the movie. The series would not return once and for all until '''2005''', when Creator/RussellTDavies managed to enstate a revival of the series with much greater production values.

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- 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.

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Yes, Fox Network had to be ruddy gits and turn down the attempt to produce an official revival of ''Doctor Who'', despite good criticism of the movie. The series would not return once and for all until '''2005''', when Creator/RussellTDavies managed to enstate a revival of the series with much greater production values.

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.



** The one with the fireworks in the background especially, although the first one probably counts too since it was the first time the Doctor was ever shown snogging anyone.

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** The one with the fireworks in the background especially, although the first one probably counts too since it was the first time the Doctor was ever shown snogging anyone.anyone (at least on screen. There were implications long ago that the [[Creator/TomBaker Fourth Doctor]] and [[Creator/ElisabethSladen Sarah Jane Smith]] did more than snog).



* PutOnABus: Grace Holloway and Chang Lee. Rights issues between Creator/TheBBC and Creator/{{Universal}} Studios currently prevents the two characters from reappearing anywhere in the Franchise/{{Whoniverse}} (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.

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* PutOnABus: Grace Holloway and Chang Lee. Rights issues between Creator/TheBBC and Creator/{{Universal}} Studios [[Creator/{{Universal}} NBCUniversal]] currently prevents the two characters from reappearing anywhere in the Franchise/{{Whoniverse}} (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.



'''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 am![[note]]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]]



* RecycledInSpace: ''Series/DoctorWho'' [-IN AMERICA-]!

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* RecycledInSpace: ''Series/DoctorWho'' [-IN AMERICA-]!AMERICA-]...BY WAY OF CANADA!
16th Aug '17 6:55:34 PM Greenygal
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* PrettyBoy
* PutOnABus: Grace Holloway and Chang Lee. Rights issues between Creator/TheBBC and Creator/{{Universal}} Studios currently prevents the two characters from reappearing anywhere in the Franchise/{{Whoniverse}} (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.



* PrettyBoy
* 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.
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.
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