History Recap / InspectorSpacetimeNSS1E1Lily

16th Oct '15 4:00:28 PM nombretomado
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Lily and the Inspector escape and start [[ContemplateOurNavels contemplating their navels]]. Apparently the fabric people want to do the [[PinkyAndTheBrain same thing they do every night: try to take over the world]]. They make puns (or plays on words). Doctor leaves in the X-7 -- or rather the "mysterious phone booth"; we're not meant to know what it is yet.

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Lily and the Inspector escape and start [[ContemplateOurNavels contemplating their navels]]. Apparently the fabric people want to do the [[PinkyAndTheBrain [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain same thing they do every night: try to take over the world]]. They make puns (or plays on words). Doctor leaves in the X-7 -- or rather the "mysterious phone booth"; we're not meant to know what it is yet.
13th Jun '14 12:46:27 PM StFan
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-->'''Inspector:''' I'm the Inspector, by the way. What's your name?\\

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-->'''Inspector:''' ->'''Inspector:''' I'm the Inspector, by the way. What's your name?\\



Meet everygirl Lily Taylor: overprotective dad, MissingMom, lousy job in a clothing store. As far as the production team is concerned, ThisLoserIsYou (so we're all as good looking as [[Creator/BilliePiper Bobbie Flutist]]).

One evening, Lily--who really should have watched more horror movies--visits the storeroom, alone, just after the store closes. The storeroom is full of old clothes, which hang around being musty and then attack. Lily is backed up to a wall, facing death by fabric, when her hand is grabbed by a stranger. Without introducing himself, the stranger yells, 'DASH!' and they're into the first chase of the new series.

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Meet everygirl Lily Taylor: overprotective dad, MissingMom, lousy job in a clothing store. As far as the production team is concerned, ThisLoserIsYou (so we're all as good looking good-looking as [[Creator/BilliePiper Bobbie Flutist]]).

One evening, Lily--who Lily -- who really should have watched more horror movies--visits movies -- visits the storeroom, alone, just after the store closes. The storeroom is full of old clothes, which hang around being musty and then attack. Lily is backed up to a wall, facing death by fabric, when her hand is grabbed by a stranger. Without introducing himself, the stranger yells, 'DASH!' "DASH!" and they're into the first chase of the new series.



Lily goes back home. Her dad Jack is enjoying the excitement perhaps a little too much: phoning everyone, assuring them he's still alive, and trying to get Lily interviews, preferably paid ones. Lily is angry. Her girlfriend Minnie turns up, and tries to take her almost-dead girlfriend out to the pub, presumably to comfort her, but really so she can watch cricket. What an amazingly sympathetic character. Lily asks her to get rid of the glove. Minnie chucks it in some random bin and calls it a night. It's not really her fault--it's only the series premiere, so she hasn't learned that random alien weirdness should be stomped into bits, [[KillItWithWater drowned to death]], and the soggy remains stomped into bits just in case.

Next morning, Lily doesn't have a job to go to, which is why she's home when the Inspector--having traced the fabric glove to their flat--turns up. Anyways, the Inspector talks to Lily and gets attacked by the fabric glove, which managed to find its way back in. Lily thinks he's kidding, until it tries to kill her.

Lily and the Inspector escape and start [[ContemplateOurNavels contemplating their navels]]. Apparently the fabric people want to do the [[PinkyAndTheBrain same thing they do every night: try to take over the world]]. They make puns (or plays on words). Doctor leaves in the X-7--or rather the "mysterious phone booth"; we're not meant to know what it is yet.

Lily goes to Minnie's house and hops on the Internet. With quite possibly the worst google-fu seen in modern TV history, she tries to find information on "The Inspector" and stumbles across some random conspiracy-theory website run by some random woman. Then she dragoons Minnie into driving her over to conspiracy theory girl's place, where they discover that she's a complete nutcase--even though she has a husband and kids--except for being somewhat normal. She tells Lily all sorts of things that we know to be true, but naturally Lily doesn't believe her, and she bails at the first opportunity.

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Lily goes back home. Her dad Jack is enjoying the excitement perhaps a little too much: phoning everyone, assuring them he's still alive, and trying to get Lily interviews, preferably paid ones. Lily is angry. Her girlfriend Minnie turns up, and tries to take her almost-dead girlfriend out to the pub, presumably to comfort her, but really so she can watch cricket. What an amazingly sympathetic character. Lily asks her to get rid of the glove. Minnie chucks it in some random bin and calls it a night. It's not really her fault--it's fault -- it's only the series premiere, so she hasn't learned that random alien weirdness should be stomped into bits, [[KillItWithWater drowned to death]], and the soggy remains stomped into bits just in case.

Next morning, Lily doesn't have a job to go to, which is why she's home when the Inspector--having Inspector -- having traced the fabric glove to their flat--turns flat -- turns up. Anyways, the Inspector talks to Lily and gets attacked by the fabric glove, which managed to find its way back in. Lily thinks he's kidding, until it tries to kill her.

Lily and the Inspector escape and start [[ContemplateOurNavels contemplating their navels]]. Apparently the fabric people want to do the [[PinkyAndTheBrain same thing they do every night: try to take over the world]]. They make puns (or plays on words). Doctor leaves in the X-7--or X-7 -- or rather the "mysterious phone booth"; we're not meant to know what it is yet.

Lily goes to Minnie's house and hops on the Internet. With quite possibly the worst google-fu seen in modern TV history, she tries to find information on "The Inspector" and stumbles across some random conspiracy-theory website run by some random woman. Then she dragoons Minnie into driving her over to conspiracy theory girl's place, where they discover that she's a complete nutcase--even nutcase -- even though she has a husband and kids--except kids -- except for being somewhat normal. She tells Lily all sorts of things that we know to be true, but naturally Lily doesn't believe her, and she bails at the first opportunity.



They eat. Minnie is obsessed with the Inspector, and keeps repeating the same words, babe, glucose, toddler, sweetie-pie. The Inspector randomly appears which sends Fabric-Minnie into an insane rage, like if the Terminator was female. They escape into the X-7 Dimensioner, which actually pretty much looks the same as before. The Inspector tries to fly to fabric people headquarters, but fails. He and Lily have a half-angry, half-curious all-expository argument. They discover that the base is under the Millennium Dome[[note]]A massive dome, for those not in the know[[/note]]. They go down, and see the good lamb himself - the fabric controller; they call it the Homene Awareness. Minnie's there, freaking out. The Inspector tries to talk Homene out of it; Homene discovers the anti-fabric the Inspector has. Homene goes crazy and activates all the fabric people. Jack, who's out working, is attacked by evil fabric wedding dresses. Conspiracy woman gets killed, after having had all her theories confirmed.

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They eat. Minnie is obsessed with the Inspector, and keeps repeating the same words, babe, glucose, toddler, sweetie-pie. The Inspector randomly appears which sends Fabric-Minnie into an insane rage, like if the Terminator was female. They escape into the X-7 Dimensioner, which actually pretty much looks the same as before. The Inspector tries to fly to fabric people headquarters, but fails. He and Lily have a half-angry, half-curious all-expository argument. They discover that the base is under the Millennium Dome[[note]]A massive dome, for those not in the know[[/note]]. They go down, and see the good lamb himself - -- the fabric controller; they call it the Homene Awareness. Minnie's there, freaking out. The Inspector tries to talk Homene out of it; Homene discovers the anti-fabric the Inspector has. Homene goes crazy and activates all the fabric people. Jack, who's out working, is attacked by evil fabric wedding dresses. Conspiracy woman gets killed, after having had all her theories confirmed.



They arrive near home. Minnie goes into pseudo-PTSD. The Inspector offers to take Lily on his travels. She declines. He vanishes. Then he appears again and says 'Did I mention, it also travels in time? So the question isn't where to go, [[CatchPhrase it's when]].' That's right, a ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' moment from across space and time.

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They arrive near home. Minnie goes into pseudo-PTSD. The Inspector offers to take Lily on his travels. She declines. He vanishes. Then he appears again and says 'Did "Did I mention, it also travels in time? So the question isn't where to go, [[CatchPhrase it's when]].' " That's right, a ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' moment from across space and time.



-->'''Lily:''' You're welcome.
-->'''Minnie:''' For what?
-->'''Lily:''' Exactly.

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-->'''Lily:''' ->'''Lily:''' You're welcome.
-->'''Minnie:'''
welcome.\\
'''Minnie:'''
For what?
-->'''Lily:''' Exactly.
what?\\
'''Lily:''' Exactly.



!Notable Tropes:

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!Notable Tropes:----
!!Tropes:



-->'''Inspector''': So it needs a transmitter to boost the signal.
-->'''Lily''': What does it look like?
-->'''Inspector''': It looks like a word [[SubvertedTrope containing the letters i and t]]!

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-->'''Inspector''': -->'''Inspector:''' So it needs a transmitter to boost the signal.
-->'''Lily''':
signal.\\
'''Lily:'''
What does it look like?
-->'''Inspector''':
like?\\
'''Inspector:'''
It looks like a word [[SubvertedTrope containing the letters i and t]]!
13th Jun '14 12:40:07 PM StFan
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Meet everygirl Lily Taylor: overprotective dad, MissingMom, lousy job in a clothing store. As far as the production team is concerned, ThisLoserIsYou (so we're all as good looking as [[BilliePiper Bobbie Flutist]]).

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Meet everygirl Lily Taylor: overprotective dad, MissingMom, lousy job in a clothing store. As far as the production team is concerned, ThisLoserIsYou (so we're all as good looking as [[BilliePiper [[Creator/BilliePiper Bobbie Flutist]]).
4th May '14 12:24:01 PM CrankyStorming
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They arrive near home. Minnie goes into pseudo-PTSD. The Inspector offers to take Lily on his travels. She declines. He vanishes. Then he appears again and says 'Did I mention, it also travels in time? So the question isn't where to go, [[CatchPhrase it's when]].' That's right, a ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' moment from across time and space.

to:

They arrive near home. Minnie goes into pseudo-PTSD. The Inspector offers to take Lily on his travels. She declines. He vanishes. Then he appears again and says 'Did I mention, it also travels in time? So the question isn't where to go, [[CatchPhrase it's when]].' That's right, a ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' moment from across time space and space.
time.
2nd May '14 3:01:12 PM CrankyStorming
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They eat. Minnie is obsessed with the Inspector, and keeps repeating the same words, babe, glucose, toddler, sweetie-pie. The Inspector randomly appears which sends Fabric-Minnie into an insane rage, like if the Terminator was female. They escape into DARSIT, which actually pretty much looks the same as before. The Inspector tries to fly to fabric people headquarters, but fails. He and Lily have a half-angry, half-curious all-expository argument. They discover that the base is under the Millennium Dome[[note]]A massive dome, for those not in the know[[/note]]. They go down, and see the good lamb himself - the fabric controller; they call it the Homene Awareness. Minnie's there, freaking out. The Inspector tries to talk Homene out of it; Homene discovers the anti-fabric the Inspector has. Homene goes crazy and activates all the fabric people. Jack, who's out working, is attacked by evil fabric wedding dresses. Conspiracy woman gets killed, after having had all her theories confirmed.

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They eat. Minnie is obsessed with the Inspector, and keeps repeating the same words, babe, glucose, toddler, sweetie-pie. The Inspector randomly appears which sends Fabric-Minnie into an insane rage, like if the Terminator was female. They escape into DARSIT, the X-7 Dimensioner, which actually pretty much looks the same as before. The Inspector tries to fly to fabric people headquarters, but fails. He and Lily have a half-angry, half-curious all-expository argument. They discover that the base is under the Millennium Dome[[note]]A massive dome, for those not in the know[[/note]]. They go down, and see the good lamb himself - the fabric controller; they call it the Homene Awareness. Minnie's there, freaking out. The Inspector tries to talk Homene out of it; Homene discovers the anti-fabric the Inspector has. Homene goes crazy and activates all the fabric people. Jack, who's out working, is attacked by evil fabric wedding dresses. Conspiracy woman gets killed, after having had all her theories confirmed.
2nd May '14 3:00:29 PM CrankyStorming
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Lily and the Inspector escape and start [[ContemplateOurNavels contemplating their navels]]. Apparently the fabric people want to do the [[PinkyAndTheBrain same thing they do every night: try to take over the world]]. They make puns (or plays on words). Doctor leaves in the DARSIT--or rather the "mysterious phone booth"; we're not meant to know what it is yet.

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Lily and the Inspector escape and start [[ContemplateOurNavels contemplating their navels]]. Apparently the fabric people want to do the [[PinkyAndTheBrain same thing they do every night: try to take over the world]]. They make puns (or plays on words). Doctor leaves in the DARSIT--or X-7--or rather the "mysterious phone booth"; we're not meant to know what it is yet.



With everything gone banana-shaped, Lily reveals that she has mad gymnastic skills. She knocks a fabric person into Homene, which sprinkles it with anti-fabric. It dies. Fabric people give up, just before the wedding dresses finish their lengthy transformation sequence. Lucky them. The Inspector, Lily and Minnie escape in the DARSIT. Base goes down into the water.

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With everything gone banana-shaped, Lily reveals that she has mad gymnastic skills. She knocks a fabric person into Homene, which sprinkles it with anti-fabric. It dies. Fabric people give up, just before the wedding dresses finish their lengthy transformation sequence. Lucky them. The Inspector, Lily and Minnie escape in the DARSIT.time booth. Base goes down into the water.
12th Aug '13 10:28:27 AM Willbyr
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They eat. Minnie is obsessed with the Inspector, and keeps repeating the same words, babe, glucose, toddler, sweetie-pie. The Inspector randomly appears which sends Fabric-Minnie into an insane rage, like if the Terminator was female. They escape into DARSIT, which actually pretty much looks the same as before. The Inspector tries to fly to fabric people headquarters, but fails. He and Lily have a half-angry, half-curious all-expository argument. They discover that the base is under the Millennium Dome[[hottip:*:A massive dome, for those not in the know]]. They go down, and see the good lamb himself - the fabric controller; they call it the Homene Awareness. Minnie's there, freaking out. The Inspector tries to talk Homene out of it; Homene discovers the anti-fabric the Inspector has. Homene goes crazy and activates all the fabric people. Jack, who's out working, is attacked by evil fabric wedding dresses. Conspiracy woman gets killed, after having had all her theories confirmed.

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They eat. Minnie is obsessed with the Inspector, and keeps repeating the same words, babe, glucose, toddler, sweetie-pie. The Inspector randomly appears which sends Fabric-Minnie into an insane rage, like if the Terminator was female. They escape into DARSIT, which actually pretty much looks the same as before. The Inspector tries to fly to fabric people headquarters, but fails. He and Lily have a half-angry, half-curious all-expository argument. They discover that the base is under the Millennium Dome[[hottip:*:A Dome[[note]]A massive dome, for those not in the know]].know[[/note]]. They go down, and see the good lamb himself - the fabric controller; they call it the Homene Awareness. Minnie's there, freaking out. The Inspector tries to talk Homene out of it; Homene discovers the anti-fabric the Inspector has. Homene goes crazy and activates all the fabric people. Jack, who's out working, is attacked by evil fabric wedding dresses. Conspiracy woman gets killed, after having had all her theories confirmed.
25th Jul '12 11:18:43 AM InspectrumProblems
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When the Inspector grabs Lily's hand, his first word -- in fact the first thing the Inspector has said in canon in nine years: "Dash!"

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When the Inspector grabs Lily's hand, his first word -- in fact the first thing the Inspector has said in canon in nine years: word: "Dash!"



* NoodleIncident: The Ninth Inspector's metamorphosis from the Eighth is never explained, although Nine takes a look at his features in a mirror in Lily's flat.
16th Jul '12 2:44:17 PM btravern
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* FreudianExcuse: The Homene lost its fabric planets in the Space Wave, and mentions "constitutional rights" as it explains its invasion plans to the Inspector.

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* FreudianExcuse: The Homene lost its fabric fabrication planets in the Space Wave, Time Wave and mentions "constitutional rights" as it explains its invasion plans to the Inspector.



* NotUsingTheZWord: For some reason (probably to avoid losing those not familiar with the series proper), the Clothons are not called such. They are referred to as Clothons in the credits, however.

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* NotUsingTheZWord: For some reason (probably to avoid losing those not familiar Because of rights issues with classic series' creator of the series proper), Nylans, the Clothons are not called such. referred to by name. They are referred to as Clothons [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Clothons]] in the credits, however.
22nd Jan '12 12:24:53 AM nombretomado
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They arrive near home. Minnie goes into pseudo-PTSD. The Inspector offers to take Lily on his travels. She declines. He vanishes. Then he appears again and says 'Did I mention, it also travels in time? So the question isn't where to go, [[CatchPhrase it's when]].' That's right, a ''{{Columbo}}'' moment from across time and space.

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They arrive near home. Minnie goes into pseudo-PTSD. The Inspector offers to take Lily on his travels. She declines. He vanishes. Then he appears again and says 'Did I mention, it also travels in time? So the question isn't where to go, [[CatchPhrase it's when]].' That's right, a ''{{Columbo}}'' ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' moment from across time and space.
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