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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Kalik is the only casualty of his own scheme.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Kalik is and his associate Orum are the only casualty casualties of his Kalik's own scheme.

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** The DVD and Blu-Ray releases lampshade the fact that this creates massive problems with SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale in the factoid subtitle track -- pointing out that not only are the shrunken TARDIS prop and the shrunken Doctor CSO effects shot not even remotely in scale with each other, but that even if shrunken to a consistent scale with the TARDIS prop, all the creatures and the SS Berniece could not physically fit within the Miniscope's confines.


* TontoTalk: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied.]] The three Inter Minoran bureaucrats resort to talking in this manner to Vorg and Shirna at first, who are justifiably bemused -- they can speak the local language just fine.

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* TontoTalk: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied.]] Parodied]] in DeletedScenes (seen in an early edit of Episode Two included as a bonus feature on the 2019 John Pertwee 1973 season set). The three Inter Minoran bureaucrats resort to talking in this manner to Vorg and Shirna at first, who are justifiably bemused -- they can speak the local language just fine.

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* TontoTalk: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied.]] The three Inter Minoran bureaucrats resort to talking in this manner to Vorg and Shirna at first, who are justifiably bemused -- they can speak the local language just fine.

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* NewspaperDating: Shortly after they arrive on the ''S.S. Bernice'', the Doctor and Jo look at a newspaper in the passenger lounge in an attempt to establish where and when they are.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Kalik is the only casualty of his own scheme.
* HyperCompetentSidekick: Shirna is noticeably more intelligent and sensible than Vorg, and seems to have more idea than him how the Miniscope works even though he's the one with the technical training.
* HypocriticalHumor: At one point, the bureaucrats order Vorg to be quiet and he responds by going on at length about how obediently quiet he's going to be, only stopping when they tell him again to shut up.


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* PlaceboEurekaMoment: When the Doctor and Jo are trapped in the workings of the Miniscope, the Doctor remarks that they'll need to apply lateral thinking. When he attempts to explain the term to Jo, she thinks he's suggesting that they literally move sideways, and while he attempts to correct her she figures out an entire solution to their problem from that starting point, ending by sincerely complimenting him for thinking of it.


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* PlanetTerra: The aliens refer to the Earth people as "Tellurians".

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Vorg and Shirna spend the entire plot stuck in a torturous [[OverreactingAirportSecurity border control]] waiting area, being bullied by (literal) grey-faced bureaucrats (who are trying to engineer a political coup).

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* BottleEpisode: The more elaborate set is a combination of PropRecycling from the extensive BBC CostumeDrama collection, some BackedByThePentagon boat exteriors, a BBCQuarry and a dark sound stage. The less elaborate set is a small round area. About half of the plot is three RubberForeheadAliens arguing with two HumanAliens in a small room. The monsters are latex puppets called Drashigs, a SignificantAnagram of "dishrags", as Creator/RobertHolmes assumed that was what they'd end up being made out of considering that this was a cheap story.


* AllThereInTheManual: According to the novelisation, other creatures such as Ice Warriors are contained within the scope.


* ExpospeakGag Orum says of the low-ranking Functionaries "Give them a hygiene chamber and they'll store fossil fuel in it." This is an ExpospeakGag on a line from the early 20th century, reflecting conservative class attitudes "If the workers had baths, they'd use them to keep the coal."

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* ExpospeakGag EvilIsNotAToy: Kalik seeks to release the Drashigs and use them to stage a coup. He ends up being the Drashigs' first victim once they're restored to their regular size.
* ExpospeakGag:
Orum says of the low-ranking Functionaries "Give them a hygiene chamber and they'll store fossil fuel in it." This is an ExpospeakGag on a line from the early 20th century, reflecting conservative class attitudes "If the workers had baths, they'd use them to keep the coal."


Also, the one time the theme tune sounded like twangy rubber bands.[[note]]The briefly used "Delaware" variant of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' theme.[[/note]]

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Also, the one time the theme tune sounded like twangy rubber bands.[[note]]The briefly used "Delaware" variant of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' theme. It was only used in the Australian airings of this serial as a test run and subsequently discontinued because it got poor reception from the series staff themselves.[[/note]]


Also, the one time the theme tune sounded like rubber bands.

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Also, the one time the theme tune sounded like twangy rubber bands.
bands.[[note]]The briefly used "Delaware" variant of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' theme.[[/note]]

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Also, the one time the theme tune sounded like rubber bands.


The one with meta humor. And the one and only time you'll see a Cyberman in a Pertwee era serial, for all of five seconds.

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The one with meta humor. And the one and only time you'll see a Cyberman in a Pertwee era serial, serial outside of flashbacks or hallucinations, for all of five seconds.

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