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* TwoOfYourEarthMinutes: The Sontaran leader tells Gareth that "in the year you would call 2001" he will lead the Earth defence against a Sontaran invasion.



* TwoOfYourEarthMinutes: The Sontaran leader tells Gareth that "in the year you would call 2001" he will lead the Earth defence against a Sontaran invasion.


Host Jimmy Savile then shows up and awards Gareth a meson gun and a "Jim Fixed It For Me" medal while [[BreakingTheFourthWall smashing the fourth wall into bits]].

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Host Jimmy Savile then shows up and awards Gareth a meson gun and a "Jim Fixed It For Me" medal badge while [[BreakingTheFourthWall smashing the fourth wall into bits]].


Host Jimmy Savile then shows up and gives Gareth an award while [[BreakingTheFourthWall smashing the fourth wall into bits]].

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Host Jimmy Savile then shows up and gives awards Gareth an award a meson gun and a "Jim Fixed It For Me" medal while [[BreakingTheFourthWall smashing the fourth wall into bits]].


* TeethClenchedTeamwork: The Sixth Doctor drops all pretense of civility whenever he turns around to face Tegan. One wonders why she didn't snap back as much as with Five... Although, upon her arrival in the TARDIS, Tegan chews him out royally, and Six actually seems ''frightened'' of a companion for once.

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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: The Sixth Doctor drops all pretense pretence of civility whenever he turns around to face Tegan. One wonders why she didn't snap back as much as with Five... Although, upon her arrival in the TARDIS, Tegan chews him out royally, and Six actually seems ''frightened'' of a companion for once.


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* TwoOfYourEarthMinutes: The Sontaran leader tells Gareth that "in the year you would call 2001" he will lead the Earth defence against a Sontaran invasion.


* CanonDiscontinuity: Later writers of Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse novels for the franchise tried to pass the original Savile version of the episode as a nightmare suffered by the Doctor. Which again becomes ''extremely'' creepy in hindsight.

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* CanonDiscontinuity: Later writers of Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse novels for the franchise tried to pass the original Savile version of the episode as a nightmare suffered by the Doctor. Which again becomes ''extremely'' creepy in hindsight. The events were also evidently ignored when Tegan returned to the series [[Recap/DoctorWho2022CENThePowerOfTheDoctor in 2022]], with no mention of her meeting with Six.

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* {{Unperson}}: The revised version eliminates every trace of Jimmy Savile, for very understandable reasons.


* BolivianArmyEnding: The Blu-Ray GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion ends with a Sontaran fleet about to invade the TARDIS. Of course, the fact that this is a 2022 edit of a 1985 episode of a television series still running in 2022 makes the fates of the Doctor and the TARDIS a tad less ambiguous. This being Gareth Jenkins' only appearance, on the other hand, leaves his survival in doubt...

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* BolivianArmyEnding: The Blu-Ray GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion ends with a Sontaran fleet about to invade the TARDIS. Of course, the fact that this is a 2022 edit of a 1985 episode of a television series still running in 2022 makes the fates of the Doctor and the TARDIS a tad less ambiguous. This being Gareth Jenkins' Jenkins's only appearance, on the other hand, leaves his survival in doubt...


Ladies and gentlemen, "A Fix with Sontarans".

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Ladies and gentlemen, "A Fix with Sontarans".
Sontarans", written by Creator/EricSaward.


The {{banned|Episode}} one. Until it received a GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion removing the material that got it banned 37 years later.

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The {{banned|Episode}} one. Until it received a GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion removing omitting the material that got it banned 37 years later.


The {{banned|Episode}} one. Until it received a GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion removing the banned material 37 years later.

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The {{banned|Episode}} one. Until it received a GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion removing the banned material that got it banned 37 years later.


...well, that last sentence was what happened back during the mini-episode's original broadcast in 1985. The mini-episode was formerly included as a special feature on the DVD release of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors The Two Doctors]]". However, at some point circa 2014, [[http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2014/09/two-doctors-revised-release.html it was quietly removed from subsequent Region 2 copies]] other DVD prints onwards in response to the issues with Savile being brought to light.

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...well, that last sentence was what happened back during the mini-episode's original broadcast in 1985. The mini-episode was formerly included as a special feature on the DVD release of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors The Two Doctors]]". However, at some point circa 2014, [[http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2014/09/two-doctors-revised-release.html it was quietly removed from subsequent Region 2 copies]] and other DVD prints onwards in response to the issues with Savile being brought to light.


A Sontaran fleet then shows up outside the TARDIS in retaliation. The Doctor remarks that this battle is only the beginning...

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A Sontaran fleet then shows up outside the TARDIS in retaliation. The Doctor remarks muses that this battle is only the beginning...


* EightiesHair: Forget about the Sontarans; the most terrifying thing (well... second most terrifying thing) in this episode is [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DaQPs_TX0AAH-ZW?format=jpg&name=900x900 Janet Fielding's hair]]. It may be the Eightiest haircut in all of ''Doctor Who'', and that's saying something.

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* EightiesHair: Forget about the Sontarans; the most terrifying thing (well... second most terrifying thing) thing in its original cut) in this episode is [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DaQPs_TX0AAH-ZW?format=jpg&name=900x900 Janet Fielding's hair]]. It may be the Eightiest haircut in all of ''Doctor Who'', and that's saying something.



* CanonDiscontinuity: Later writers of Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse novels for the franchise try to pass the original Savile version as a nightmare suffered by the Doctor. Which again becomes ''extremely'' creepy in hindsight.

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* CanonDiscontinuity: Later writers of Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse novels for the franchise try tried to pass the original Savile version of the episode as a nightmare suffered by the Doctor. Which again becomes ''extremely'' creepy in hindsight.


...well, that last sentence was what happened back during the mini-episode's original broadcast in 1985. The mini-episode was formerly included as a special feature on the DVD release of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors The Two Doctors]]". However, at some point circa 2014, [[http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2014/09/two-doctors-revised-release.html it was quietly removed from subsequent Region 2 copies]] onwards in response to the issues with Savile being brought to light.

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...well, that last sentence was what happened back during the mini-episode's original broadcast in 1985. The mini-episode was formerly included as a special feature on the DVD release of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors The Two Doctors]]". However, at some point circa 2014, [[http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2014/09/two-doctors-revised-release.html it was quietly removed from subsequent Region 2 copies]] other DVD prints onwards in response to the issues with Savile being brought to light.


The {{banned|Episode}} one.

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The {{banned|Episode}} one.
one. Until it received a GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion removing the banned material 37 years later.



The mini-episode was formerly included as a special feature on the DVD release of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors The Two Doctors]]". However, at some point circa 2014, [[http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2014/09/two-doctors-revised-release.html it was quietly removed from subsequent Region 2 copies]] in response to the issues with Savile being brought to light. Also in the recent reprints of Region 1 copies in 2019.

It was announced in 2022 that this mini-episode will be made available again on the Season 22 Blu-Ray extras, with a commentary track featuring Baker, Fielding and Jenkins, although the parts featuring Savile were removed and replaced with a new ending divorcing it from ''Jim'll Fix It'' entirely.

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...well, that last sentence was what happened back during the mini-episode's original broadcast in 1985. The mini-episode was formerly included as a special feature on the DVD release of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors The Two Doctors]]". However, at some point circa 2014, [[http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2014/09/two-doctors-revised-release.html it was quietly removed from subsequent Region 2 copies]] onwards in response to the issues with Savile being brought to light. Also in light.

A GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion of
the recent reprints of Region 1 copies in 2019.

It was announced in 2022 that this
mini-episode will be made available again was released on the Season 22 Blu-Ray extras, with a commentary track featuring Baker, Fielding and Jenkins, although box set in 2022, replacing the parts ending scene featuring Savile were removed and replaced with a new ending divorcing it from ''Jim'll Fix It'' entirely. entirely and keeping the fourth wall intact:



Yes, apparently, Gareth Jenkins will foil a Sontaran plot to take over the Earth in the distant future of 2001, and they decide to kill him now to change that. Of course they don't, as Gareth springs the trap-- a steam jet that makes the Sontarans puke green blood and [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath melt horrifically]].

A Sontaran fleet then shows up outside the TARDIS in retaliation. The Doctor remarks that this battle is only the beginning...
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* CanonDiscontinuity: Later writers of Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse novels for the franchise try to pass this off as a nightmare suffered by the Doctor. Which again becomes ''extremely'' creepy in hindsight.

to:

* BolivianArmyEnding: The Blu-Ray GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion ends with a Sontaran fleet about to invade the TARDIS. Of course, the fact that this is a 2022 edit of a 1985 episode of a television series still running in 2022 makes the fates of the Doctor and the TARDIS a tad less ambiguous. This being Gareth Jenkins' only appearance, on the other hand, leaves his survival in doubt...
* CanonDiscontinuity: Later writers of Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse novels for the franchise try to pass this off the original Savile version as a nightmare suffered by the Doctor. Which again becomes ''extremely'' creepy in hindsight.



* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: Received one in 2022 for the Season 22 Blu-ray box set, replacing Savile's appearance with a new ending done through a CGI shot and a newly recorded line from Colin Baker.



* TeethClenchedTeamwork: The Sixth Doctor drops all pretense of civility whenever he turns around to face Tegan. One wonders why she didn't snap back as much as with Five...Although, upon her arrival in the TARDIS, Tegan chews him out royally, and Six actually seems ''frightened'' of a companion for once.

to:

* TeethClenchedTeamwork: The Sixth Doctor drops all pretense of civility whenever he turns around to face Tegan. One wonders why she didn't snap back as much as with Five... Although, upon her arrival in the TARDIS, Tegan chews him out royally, and Six actually seems ''frightened'' of a companion for once.

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