History Trivia / DoctorWho

23rd Dec '17 10:52:28 AM nombretomado
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* AlanFridge: Joke announcement by Creator/StevenMoffat on OutpostGallifrey.

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* AlanFridge: Joke announcement by Creator/StevenMoffat on OutpostGallifrey.Website/OutpostGallifrey.



* FandomNod: In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]], policeman Billy Shipton tells Sally Sparrow the TARDIS can't be a real police box because "the windows are too big" (amongst other things). It's been confirmed by episode writer Creator/StevenMoffat that this was a reference to complaints made by fans on the popular OutpostGallifrey discussion forums in 2004. (Likewise "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash Time Crash]]" and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E10LoveAndMonsters Love & Monsters]]" both make oblique reference to {{Fandom}}.)

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* FandomNod: In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]], policeman Billy Shipton tells Sally Sparrow the TARDIS can't be a real police box because "the windows are too big" (amongst other things). It's been confirmed by episode writer Creator/StevenMoffat that this was a reference to complaints made by fans on the popular OutpostGallifrey Website/OutpostGallifrey discussion forums in 2004. (Likewise "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash Time Crash]]" and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E10LoveAndMonsters Love & Monsters]]" both make oblique reference to {{Fandom}}.)
22nd Nov '17 8:26:40 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Don't forget Jack Harkness, played by Glaswegian Creator/JohnBarrowman, who does have an American accent in real life (except when talking to his parents). Harkness is a Fake American {{In-Universe}} as well, being from another planet in the 51st century but posing as an American officer in World War II. He does frequently show his British assimilation by yelling "Oi!" at people.

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** Don't forget Jack Harkness, played by Glaswegian Creator/JohnBarrowman, who does have an American accent in real life (except when talking to his parents). Harkness is a Fake American {{In-Universe}} InUniverse as well, being from another planet in the 51st century but posing as an American officer in World War II. He does frequently show his British assimilation by yelling "Oi!" at people.
21st Nov '17 1:17:17 AM PaulA
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** Creator/RussellTDavies wrote the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Damaged Goods'', and had Vince in the British ''Series/QueerAsFolk'' be a ''Who'' fan.

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** Creator/RussellTDavies wrote the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Damaged Goods'', ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresDamagedGoods Damaged Goods]]'', and had Vince in the British ''Series/QueerAsFolk'' be a ''Who'' fan.
3rd Nov '17 12:24:39 PM narm00
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** One one occasion (''Silver Nemesis'' in 1988), the "movie version" was shown in New Zealand at the same time that Episode 1 was aired by the BBC, marking one of the few instances of episodes premiering outside the UK.

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** One On one occasion (''Silver Nemesis'' in 1988), the "movie version" was shown in New Zealand at the same time that Episode 1 was aired by the BBC, marking one of the few instances of episodes premiering outside the UK.



* BannedInChina: In a literal sense. The show was banned in Mainland China because the Chinese government deemed time travel plots to "Lack positive thoughts and meaning" and ordered a blanket ban on any productions showing time travelling. However, in 2017, BBC Worldwide signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese media company Shanghai Media Group Pictures making the revival series, ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' and ''Series/{{Class|2016}}'' available on the mainland, with first refusal for four series after Series 11 in the event they were commissioned.

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* BannedInChina: In a literal sense. The show was banned in Mainland China because the Chinese government deemed [[http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/12/making-tv-safer-chinese-censors-crack-down-on-time-travel/ discourages time travel plots to "Lack positive thoughts and meaning" and ordered a blanket ban on any productions showing time travelling.plots]]. However, in 2017, BBC Worldwide signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese media company Shanghai Media Group Pictures making the revival series, ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' and ''Series/{{Class|2016}}'' available on the mainland, with first refusal for four series after Series 11 in the event they were commissioned.



** Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, as stated in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong The Wedding of River Song]]". In fact, by way of tribute to the only actor to in some form act alongside all seven original series Doctors, the fact that his death is a crucial plot point in the episode -- it is the Brigadier's death that gets the Doctor to stop running and face his fate in Utah. The character has since been mentioned a few times, the Brigadier's legacy upheld by his daughter, Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, a leader in UNIT just like her father. The Brig is unusual about this, in that he technically outlived his actors by years, but were still established as dead years down the line; the Brigadier apparently lived to the ripe old age of ''150'', decades longer than Nicholas Courtney. This is justified thanks to the TimeTravel aspect of having the Doctor learn directly of their deaths later on and reeling from them. [[spoiler:The character, however, briefly came back as a Cyberman in the last minutes of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E12DeathInHeaven Death in Heaven]]".]]

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** Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, as stated in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong The Wedding of River Song]]". In fact, by way of tribute to the only actor to in some form act alongside all seven original series Doctors, the fact that his death is a crucial plot point in the episode -- it is the Brigadier's death that gets the Doctor to stop running and face his fate in Utah. The character has since been mentioned a few times, the Brigadier's legacy upheld by his daughter, Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, a leader in UNIT just like her father. The Brig is unusual about this, in that he technically outlived his actors actor by years, but were was still established as dead years down the line; the Brigadier apparently lived to the ripe old age of ''150'', decades longer than Nicholas Courtney. This is justified thanks to the TimeTravel aspect of having the Doctor learn directly of their deaths his death later on and reeling from them.it. [[spoiler:The character, however, briefly came back as a Cyberman in the last minutes of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E12DeathInHeaven Death in Heaven]]".]]



** A regular occurrence with the showrunning producers. In the 1980s fan backlash got so intense against then-producer Creator/JohnNathanTurner that Creator/TheBBC's lawyers warned some of the more vocal fanzine publications to cool it. More recently, both Creator/RussellTDavies and Creator/StevenMoffat are often the targets. Creator/ChrisChibnall has also experienced backlash even though he isn't scheduled to begin producing the series until sometime in 2017!

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** A regular occurrence with the showrunning producers. In the 1980s fan backlash got so intense against then-producer Creator/JohnNathanTurner that Creator/TheBBC's lawyers warned some of the more vocal fanzine publications to cool it. More recently, both Creator/RussellTDavies and Creator/StevenMoffat are have often been the targets. Creator/ChrisChibnall has also experienced managed to get backlash even though before he isn't scheduled to begin producing the series until sometime in 2017!officially took over as showrunner!


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** The "UNIT family", generally used for Three, Jo, and the members of UNIT (and sometimes including the Delgado Master as well).
24th Oct '17 11:06:00 AM TheRarispy
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** Bradley Walsh played the multi-faced villain Odd Bob/Mr. Spellman/The Pied Piper in ''[[Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures The Sarah Jane Adventures]]'' episode [[TheSarahJaneAdventuresS2E3E4TheDayOfTheClown "The Day of the Clown"]] before being cast as Graham in Series 11.

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** Bradley Walsh played the multi-faced villain Odd Bob/Mr. Spellman/The Pied Piper in ''[[Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures The Sarah Jane Adventures]]'' episode [[TheSarahJaneAdventuresS2E3E4TheDayOfTheClown [[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS2E3E4TheDayOfTheClown "The Day of the Clown"]] before being cast as Graham in Series 11.
24th Oct '17 11:04:02 AM TheRarispy
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** The trope is not only acknowledged, but integrated into the plot as of Series 8: the Doctor not only remembers Lucius Caecilius Iucundus, also played by Capaldi, but is haunted by the possibility that his subconscious mind chose that specific face during regeneration as a way of warning him about some lurking danger.

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** *** The trope is not only acknowledged, but integrated into the plot as of Series 8: the Doctor not only remembers Lucius Caecilius Iucundus, also played by Capaldi, but is haunted by the possibility that his subconscious mind chose that specific face during regeneration as a way of warning him about some lurking danger.
24th Oct '17 11:03:19 AM TheRarispy
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* YouLookFamiliar: Such a long-running series inevitably has numerous instances of actors appearing multiple times in different roles, sometimes decades apart. This includes seven companions -- and two Doctors -- played by actors who had previously appeared in guest roles, and three cases of guest roles going to actors who had previously played companions:

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* YouLookFamiliar: Such a long-running series inevitably has numerous instances of actors appearing multiple times in different roles, sometimes decades apart. This includes seven eight companions -- and two Doctors -- played by actors who had previously appeared in guest roles, and three cases of guest roles going to actors who had previously played companions:




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** Bradley Walsh played the multi-faced villain Odd Bob/Mr. Spellman/The Pied Piper in ''[[Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures The Sarah Jane Adventures]]'' episode [[TheSarahJaneAdventuresS2E3E4TheDayOfTheClown "The Day of the Clown"]] before being cast as Graham in Series 11.
23rd Oct '17 9:23:57 AM narm00
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** Bradley Walsh played the Pied Piper and his various alter-egos in ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' before being cast as Graham in Series 11.



* RunningTheAsylum: It's the longest running Science Fiction show in existence, heavily influencing just about everyone in the UK who ever did anything related to Science Fiction. Its a fair bet that there's a few long-time fans on the payroll, such as Creator/DavidTennant.

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* RunningTheAsylum: It's the longest running Science Fiction show in existence, heavily influencing just about everyone in the UK who ever did anything related to Science Fiction. Its It's a fair bet that there's a few long-time fans on the payroll, such as Creator/DavidTennant.



** The BBC also announced that ''Doctor Who'' would be on hiatus between the 2015 and 2016 Christmas Specials, since Creator/StevenMoffat was busy with ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''[[note]]Although that hadn't been an issue before series 4, many commentators complained that working on both shows at the same time lead to ''Doctor Who'' suffering from SeasonalRot, giving him the ultimatum of working on one show or the other. In fact, 2015 was the first year Moffatt worked solely on ''Doctor Who'' which lead to an increase in critical acclaim.[[/note]] The BBC themselves felt it was a good time to allow a hiatus since they were broadcasting so many events such as the Olympics it would constantly interrupt their flagship series.

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** The BBC also announced that ''Doctor Who'' would be on hiatus between the 2015 and 2016 Christmas Specials, since Creator/StevenMoffat was busy with ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''[[note]]Although that hadn't been an issue before series 4, many commentators complained that working on both shows at the same time lead to ''Doctor Who'' suffering from SeasonalRot, giving him the ultimatum of working on one show or the other. In fact, 2015 was the first year Moffatt Moffat worked solely on ''Doctor Who'' which lead to an increase in critical acclaim.[[/note]] The BBC themselves felt it was a good time to allow a hiatus since they were broadcasting so many events such as the Olympics it would constantly interrupt their flagship series.



** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E1WarriorsOfTheDeep Warriors of the Deep]]": UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher announced an election and all the studio space was given to the coverage, meaning this serial lost two weeks of valuable production time. Thus most scenes were shot in one take and much of it was not even rehearsed, resulting in some truly dreadful acting all around. There were many rewrites, partially to Bowdlerise/remove political subtext that might influence the election, and partially due to Creator/IanLevine, a meddling PromotedFanboy obsessed with preventing SeriesContinuityErrors. The Myrka (a ludicrous panto horse creature) costume was completed only half an hour before filming and the paint and glue on it weren't dry it visibly smears on the sets as it staggers around, the actors inside the costume being light-headed from the fumes -- the director had ''begged'' to be allowed to ditch it. Creator/PeterDavison had NoStuntDouble and got tossed into an ice-cold pool of water (after being assured that it was warm) because the BBC didn't have the budget to afford warm water. The writer wanted the base to be dark and the sets had been built with that in mind, but BBC studio engineers insisted on lighting it as if it was on the surface of the sun, in line with regulations intended for chat shows. This story became an iconic example of the show being awful and Executive Meddling to kill the show began, with the FightSceneFailure of the Myrka sequence screened by execs to demonstrate why it didn't deserve to live.

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E1WarriorsOfTheDeep Warriors of the Deep]]": UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher announced an election and all the studio space was given to the coverage, meaning this serial lost two weeks of valuable production time. Thus most scenes were shot in one take and much of it was not even rehearsed, resulting in some truly dreadful acting all around. There were many rewrites, partially to Bowdlerise/remove political subtext that might influence the election, and partially due to Creator/IanLevine, a meddling PromotedFanboy obsessed with preventing SeriesContinuityErrors.{{Series Continuity Error}}s. The Myrka (a ludicrous panto horse creature) costume was completed only half an hour before filming and the paint and glue on it weren't dry it visibly smears on the sets as it staggers around, the actors inside the costume being light-headed from the fumes -- the director had ''begged'' to be allowed to ditch it. Creator/PeterDavison had NoStuntDouble and got tossed into an ice-cold pool of water (after being assured that it was warm) because the BBC didn't have the budget to afford warm water. The writer wanted the base to be dark and the sets had been built with that in mind, but BBC studio engineers insisted on lighting it as if it was on the surface of the sun, in line with regulations intended for chat shows. This story became an iconic example of the show being awful and Executive Meddling to kill the show began, with the FightSceneFailure of the Myrka sequence screened by execs to demonstrate why it didn't deserve to live.



** The 1970s era, particularly the Creator/JonPertwee era. Everyone uses Trim-phones, and in some of the earlier episodes, people still ask for operators before calling somewhere. The 1970s, in which Britain let go of most of its colonies, saw officers returning from these places and put in British military middle-management, a social change that the character of the Brigadier satirises (as well as forming the allegory in stories like "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E4TheMutants The Mutants]]"). The GreenAesop is omnipresent, but in terms of 'pollution' rather than global warming, and miner's strikes feature in several stories. ''WesternAnimation/TheClangers'' is referenced, Jo talks about her 'O-levels' and both she and Sarah Jane talk about 'women's lib'. One winceworthy moment is when the Doctor in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E2TheMindOfEvil The Mind of Evil]]" claims to be a good friend of Chairman Mao... The Creator/TomBaker era is a bit more timeless, but still features a Doctor with pretty incredible SeventiesHair who wears clothing parodying 1975 fashion in his first season (compare his outfit to what Mike Yates wears in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiders Planet of the Spiders]]"). The more satirical tone of his era also leads to references that come across as rather cryptic to modern viewers: the "Harry is only qualified to work on sailors" line in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace The Ark in Space]]" is a joke about the often overly restrictive union regulations of the day, and the exchange in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E6TheSeedsOfDoom The Seeds of Doom]]" about the seeds 'travelling in pairs like policeman' - a normal safety precaution then, since discarded as inefficient. "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin]]" is especially 70s, containing references to then-contemporary political scandals (such as the line about the Presidential honour's list) that only serious politics [[{{Otaku}} anoraks]] will catch nowadays. This is partly responsible for the UNIT dating controversy; by the mid-eighties, it seemed pretty clear the UNIT Era couldn't ''possibly'' have been TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.

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** The 1970s era, particularly the Creator/JonPertwee era. Everyone uses Trim-phones, and in some of the earlier episodes, people still ask for operators before calling somewhere. The 1970s, in which Britain let go of most of its colonies, saw officers returning from these places and put in British military middle-management, a social change that the character of the Brigadier satirises (as well as forming the allegory in stories like "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E4TheMutants The Mutants]]"). The GreenAesop is omnipresent, but in terms of 'pollution' rather than global warming, and miner's strikes feature in several stories. ''WesternAnimation/TheClangers'' is referenced, Jo talks about her 'O-levels' and both she and Sarah Jane talk about 'women's lib'. One winceworthy moment is when the Doctor in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E2TheMindOfEvil The Mind of Evil]]" claims to be a good friend of Chairman Mao... The Creator/TomBaker era is a bit more timeless, but still features a Doctor with pretty incredible SeventiesHair who wears clothing parodying 1975 fashion in his first season (compare his outfit to what Mike Yates wears in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiders Planet of the Spiders]]"). The more satirical tone of his era also leads to references that come across as rather cryptic to modern viewers: the "Harry is only qualified to work on sailors" line in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace The Ark in Space]]" is a joke about the often overly restrictive union regulations of the day, and the exchange in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E6TheSeedsOfDoom The Seeds of Doom]]" about the seeds 'travelling in pairs like policeman' - a normal safety precaution then, since discarded as inefficient. "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin]]" is especially 70s, containing references to then-contemporary political scandals (such as the line about the Presidential honour's honours list) that only serious politics [[{{Otaku}} anoraks]] will catch nowadays. This is partly responsible for the UNIT dating controversy; by the mid-eighties, it seemed pretty clear the UNIT Era couldn't ''possibly'' have been TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.



** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E2TheHappinessPatrol The Happiness Patrol]]" was originally planned to be filmed in black-and-white to compliment its FilmNoir-ish atmosphere.

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E2TheHappinessPatrol The Happiness Patrol]]" was originally planned to be filmed in black-and-white to compliment complement its FilmNoir-ish atmosphere.
18th Oct '17 10:10:29 AM Doug86
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** The 1970s era, particularly the Creator/JonPertwee era. Everyone uses Trim-phones, and in some of the earlier episodes, people still ask for operators before calling somewhere. The 1970s, in which Britain let go of most of its colonies, saw officers returning from these places and put in British military middle-management, a social change that the character of the Brigadier satirises (as well as forming the allegory in stories like "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E4TheMutants The Mutants]]"). The GreenAesop is omnipresent, but in terms of 'pollution' rather than global warming, and miner's strikes feature in several stories. ''Series/TheClangers'' is referenced, Jo talks about her 'O-levels' and both she and Sarah Jane talk about 'women's lib'. One winceworthy moment is when the Doctor in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E2TheMindOfEvil The Mind of Evil]]" claims to be a good friend of Chairman Mao... The Creator/TomBaker era is a bit more timeless, but still features a Doctor with pretty incredible SeventiesHair who wears clothing parodying 1975 fashion in his first season (compare his outfit to what Mike Yates wears in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiders Planet of the Spiders]]"). The more satirical tone of his era also leads to references that come across as rather cryptic to modern viewers: the "Harry is only qualified to work on sailors" line in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace The Ark in Space]]" is a joke about the often overly restrictive union regulations of the day, and the exchange in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E6TheSeedsOfDoom The Seeds of Doom]]" about the seeds 'travelling in pairs like policeman' - a normal safety precaution then, since discarded as inefficient. "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin]]" is especially 70s, containing references to then-contemporary political scandals (such as the line about the Presidential honour's list) that only serious politics [[{{Otaku}} anoraks]] will catch nowadays. This is partly responsible for the UNIT dating controversy; by the mid-eighties, it seemed pretty clear the UNIT Era couldn't ''possibly'' have been TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.

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** The 1970s era, particularly the Creator/JonPertwee era. Everyone uses Trim-phones, and in some of the earlier episodes, people still ask for operators before calling somewhere. The 1970s, in which Britain let go of most of its colonies, saw officers returning from these places and put in British military middle-management, a social change that the character of the Brigadier satirises (as well as forming the allegory in stories like "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E4TheMutants The Mutants]]"). The GreenAesop is omnipresent, but in terms of 'pollution' rather than global warming, and miner's strikes feature in several stories. ''Series/TheClangers'' ''WesternAnimation/TheClangers'' is referenced, Jo talks about her 'O-levels' and both she and Sarah Jane talk about 'women's lib'. One winceworthy moment is when the Doctor in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E2TheMindOfEvil The Mind of Evil]]" claims to be a good friend of Chairman Mao... The Creator/TomBaker era is a bit more timeless, but still features a Doctor with pretty incredible SeventiesHair who wears clothing parodying 1975 fashion in his first season (compare his outfit to what Mike Yates wears in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetOfTheSpiders Planet of the Spiders]]"). The more satirical tone of his era also leads to references that come across as rather cryptic to modern viewers: the "Harry is only qualified to work on sailors" line in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace The Ark in Space]]" is a joke about the often overly restrictive union regulations of the day, and the exchange in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E6TheSeedsOfDoom The Seeds of Doom]]" about the seeds 'travelling in pairs like policeman' - a normal safety precaution then, since discarded as inefficient. "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin]]" is especially 70s, containing references to then-contemporary political scandals (such as the line about the Presidential honour's list) that only serious politics [[{{Otaku}} anoraks]] will catch nowadays. This is partly responsible for the UNIT dating controversy; by the mid-eighties, it seemed pretty clear the UNIT Era couldn't ''possibly'' have been TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.
7th Oct '17 1:41:52 PM ClintEastwood
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* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: Geoffrey Noble, the Brigadier and Harry Sullivan ([[CharacterOutlivesActor though not Barbara or Sarah-Jane]]).

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** Donna Noble's father appeared in "Runaway Bride", but due to Howard Attfield's terminal illness and death during filming of "Partners in Crime" , his parts were replaced by Wilfred Mott who was retconned into Donna's grandfather and Geoff Noble is stated to have died. As a dedication to the actor, the 10th Doctor in his final episode gives Donna's mother, as a wedding gift to Donna, a lottery ticket bought with a quid the Doctor obtained by going back in time offscreen to borrow from "a really lovely man.
Geoffrey Noble, his name was."
** Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, as stated in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong The Wedding of River Song]]". In fact, by way of tribute to the only actor to in some form act alongside all seven original series Doctors, the fact that his death is a crucial plot point in the episode -- it is the Brigadier's death that gets the Doctor to stop running and face his fate in Utah. The character has since been mentioned a few times, the Brigadier's legacy upheld by his daughter, Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, a leader in UNIT just like her father. The Brig is unusual about this, in that he technically outlived his actors by years, but were still established as dead years down the line;
the Brigadier apparently lived to the ripe old age of ''150'', decades longer than Nicholas Courtney. This is justified thanks to the TimeTravel aspect of having the Doctor learn directly of their deaths later on and reeling from them. [[spoiler:The character, however, briefly came back as a Cyberman in the last minutes of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E12DeathInHeaven Death in Heaven]]".]]
** Dr.
Harry Sullivan ([[CharacterOutlivesActor though not Sullivan, brief companion with the fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith, when Sarah Jane mentions some of the Doctor's old companions' present exploits in ''[[Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures Death of the Doctor]]''. It isn't spelled out, but he is mentioned in the past tense while the rest of them are mentioned in the present.
*** Averted with
Barbara or Sarah-Jane]]). Wright. In that same episode, Sarah Jane mentions that Barbara and Ian are married, still teaching, and haven't aged since TheSixties. This episode aired in 2010. Barbara's actress, Jacqueline Hill, died in 1993.
** Oddly enough, ''inverted'' by The Master. Before Roger Delgado's untimely death in a car accident, there were plans to have his character KilledOffForReal in a final showdown with the Doctor. He later reappeared as a withered husk (later acknowledged as the same incarnation) played by Peter Pratt and then Geoffrey Beevers, before taking over the body of [[SignificantAnagram Tremas]] of Traken, played by Anthony Ainley, who would portray him for the remainder of the original series' run. Ainley himself died less than a year before the series returned to TV, and in 2007 the character returned, initially played by Derek Jacobi, then John Simm[[spoiler:, and most recently Michelle Gomez.]]
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