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* GenreShift: It starts out as a CourtroomDrama with Kildaire's trial, then switches to a MedicalDrama with him at LongMeadow and Williamson and Coe's discovery of the weird implant in his head, and ''then'' suddenly it shifts into ScienceFiction with the arrival of KillerRobots in a FlyingSaucer.

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* GenreShift: It starts out as a CourtroomDrama with Kildaire's trial, then switches to a MedicalDrama with him at LongMeadow Long Meadow and Williamson and Coe's discovery of the weird implant in his head, and ''then'' suddenly it shifts into ScienceFiction with the arrival of KillerRobots [[KillerRobot Killer Robots]] in a FlyingSaucer.

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* GenreShift: It starts out as a CourtroomDrama with Kildaire's trial, then switches to a MedicalDrama with him at LongMeadow and Williamson and Coe's discovery of the weird implant in his head, and ''then'' suddenly it shifts into ScienceFiction with the arrival of KillerRobots in a FlyingSaucer.


* DrJerk: Dr. Watson Smith, the physician who tended to Rawlinson. He is extremely arrogant and considers even testifying for the prosecution at Kildaire's trial to be a waste of his precious time.

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* DrJerk: [[KnowNothingKnowItAll Dr. Watson Smith, Smith]], the physician who tended to Rawlinson. He is extremely arrogant and considers even testifying for the prosecution at Kildaire's trial to be a [[ItsAllAboutMe waste of his precious time.time]].


'''Rothman:''' DeadpanSnarker Spectacularly ''[[DeadpanSnarker ineffective]]'', I would say.

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'''Rothman:''' DeadpanSnarker Spectacularly ''[[DeadpanSnarker ineffective]]'', I would say.


-->'''Bruce:''' [[SarcasmMode Spectacularly effective, sir.]]\\
'''Rothman:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Spectacularly ''ineffective'', I would say.]]

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-->'''Bruce:''' Spectacularly [[SarcasmMode Spectacularly effective, effective]], sir.]]\\
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'''Rothman:''' [[DeadpanSnarker DeadpanSnarker Spectacularly ''ineffective'', ''[[DeadpanSnarker ineffective]]'', I would say.]]


-->'''Bruce:''' Spectacular effect, sir.\\
'''Rothman:''' Spectacularly ''ineffective'', I would say.

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-->'''Bruce:''' Spectacular effect, [[SarcasmMode Spectacularly effective, sir.\\
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'''Rothman:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Spectacularly ''ineffective'', I would say.]]





* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Generally averted, due to the fast pace of the story necessitating that the characters not be idiots. The landlord of the Blue Dragon believes George's story because he doesn't think "Ticky" George would come up with something so fantastical. Meanwhile, after being told by Freddy the drunk about Constable Dalrow's death, Sergeant Richardson immediately goes to where Freddy said it happened and finds what's left of his subordinate, rushing immediately back to the station to phone for help.

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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Generally averted, due to the fast pace of the story necessitating that the characters not be idiots. The landlord of the Blue Dragon believes George's story because he doesn't think "Ticky" George would come up with something so fantastical. Meanwhile, after being told by Freddy the drunk about Constable Dalrow's death, Sergeant Richardson immediately goes to where Freddy said it happened and finds what's left of his subordinate, rushing immediately back to the station to phone for help.help.
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* FlyingSaucer: The robot ship is pretty much described this way.


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* OutrunTheFireball: [[spoiler:After Kildaire throws some Gelignite into the robots' ship, it creates a massive explosion, which he and the superintendent have to outrun.]]

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* MasterComputer: It turns out that the robots are controlled by one of these aboard their ship. [[spoiler:This results in them having a HiveMind (or perhaps a MindHive might be a better description), which turns out to be a huge weakness. If the central computer brain is destroyed, all the robots automatically shut down like the battle droids in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''. And that's precisely what happens after Terry Kildaire chucks a bunch of Gelignite into their ship, blowing the crap out of it.]]


''March of the Robots'' is a ScienceFiction novel written by acclaimed schlockmeister and all-around nice guy Creator/LionelFanthorpe. It was written in 1961 and published by Badger Books under one of his many pseudonyms, Leo Brett.

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''March of the Robots'' is a ScienceFiction novel written by acclaimed schlockmeister and all-around nice guy Creator/LionelFanthorpe. It was written in 1961 and published by Badger Books under one of his many pseudonyms, Leo Brett.


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