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* DividedForPublication: This serial was written as parts 7-12 of "Frontier in Space" before the production team ultimately decided to bill it as its own, interconnected story.



** It also follows directly on from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E3FrontierInSpace Frontier in Space]]", as the Dalek army is the one they were planning to use to invade the galaxy after Earth and Draconia had destroyed each other. The first episode even reprises the closing moments of "Frontier in Space" like a typical mid-serial episode.

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** It also follows directly on from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E3FrontierInSpace Frontier in Space]]", as the Dalek army is the one they were planning to use to invade the galaxy after Earth and Draconia had destroyed each other. The first episode even reprises the closing moments of "Frontier in Space" like a typical mid-serial episode. Of note is that the two stories were originally intended to be billed as one twelve-part serial (which would've tied it with [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan "The Daleks' Master Plan"]] for the position of longest story by episode count) before being DividedForPublication as two interconnected six-parters.


* BigBad: The Dalek Supreme.

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* BigBad: The Dalek Supreme.Supreme calls the shots and arrives later in the story, oddly he has no contact with The Doctor throughout the whole episode until he nearly shoots The Doctor and Jo at the end.


* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Aside from Jo, Rebec is the only female character in the story.



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Rebec was included at the insistence of Creator/BarryLetts and Creator/TerranceDicks, who wanted female characters on screen for visual variety and for the female audience members.

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Aside from Jo, Rebec is the only female character in the story. Rebec was included at the insistence of Creator/BarryLetts and Creator/TerranceDicks, who wanted female characters on screen for visual variety and for the female audience members.


* ChromosomeCasting: Aside from Jo, Rebec is the only female character in the story.

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* ChromosomeCasting: TheSmurfettePrinciple: Aside from Jo, Rebec is the only female character in the story.


* CowardlyLion: The Doctor urges this on Codal while they are both imprisoned not to think himself such a coward. He even assures Codal that what he did was true bravery.
-->'''The Doctor''': Courage isn't just a matter of not being frightened, you know.\\
'''Codal''': What is it, then? \\
'''The Doctor''': It's being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway, just as you did.



* FearlessFool: The Doctor urges this on Codal while they are both imprisoned not to think himself such a coward. He even assures Codal that what he did was true bravery.
-->'''The Doctor''': Courage isn't just a matter of not being frightened, you know.
-->'''Codal''': What is it, then?
-->'''The Doctor''': It's being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway, just as you did.


The one with killer insulation foam.

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The one with killer insulation foam.
foam and the invisible Cookie Monsters.


* SeeTheInvisible: The Thals have a spray that can reveal invisible Daleks.

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* SeeTheInvisible: The Thals have a spray (effectively black spray paint) that can reveal invisible Daleks.



** It also follows directly on from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E3FrontierInSpace Frontier in Space]]", as the Dalek army is the one they were planning to use to invade the galaxy after Earth and Draconia had destroyed each other.

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** It also follows directly on from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E3FrontierInSpace Frontier in Space]]", as the Dalek army is the one they were planning to use to invade the galaxy after Earth and Draconia had destroyed each other. The first episode even reprises the closing moments of "Frontier in Space" like a typical mid-serial episode.


* AuthorAppeal: Plagues become a part of Creator/TerryNation's SignatureStyle in this story. They would feature in each of his subsequent stories for ''Who'': "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E3DeathToTheDaleks Death to the Daleks"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks Genesis of the Daleks]]", and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E4TheAndroidInvasion The Android Invasion]]", as well as ''Series/{{Survivors}}''.
* AuthorTract: As discussed on a DVD extra, there is a strong criticism of the Vietnam War within the plot, with the Daleks at the Americans and the Thals as the North Vietnamese, with the plague the Daleks create to destroy the jungle being an allegory for Agent Orange

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* AuthorAppeal: Plagues become a part of Creator/TerryNation's SignatureStyle in this story. They would feature in each of his subsequent stories for ''Who'': "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS11E3DeathToTheDaleks Death to the Daleks"]], "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks Genesis of the Daleks]]", and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E4TheAndroidInvasion The Android Invasion]]", as well as ''Series/{{Survivors}}''.
''Series/{{Survivors}}''. The only one not covered by this is "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E1DestinyOfTheDaleks Destiny of the Daleks]]", though a SyntheticPlague targeting the Daleks would appear in that one's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks sequel]].
* AuthorTract: As discussed on a DVD extra, there is a strong criticism of the Vietnam War within the plot, with the Daleks at the Americans and the Thals as the North Vietnamese, with the plague the Daleks create to destroy the jungle being an allegory for Agent OrangeOrange.



** Upon meeting the Thals, the Doctor mentions the events of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks The Daleks]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E9TheEvilOfTheDaleks The Evil of the Daleks]]. He also mentions Susan, Ian and Barbara.
* ChromosomeCasting: Aside from Jo, Rebec is the only female character in the story.

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** Upon meeting the Thals, the Doctor mentions the events of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks The Daleks]] "The Daleks"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E9TheEvilOfTheDaleks The "The Evil of the Daleks]].Daleks"]]. He also mentions Susan, Ian and Barbara.
* ChromosomeCasting: Aside from Jo, Rebec is the only female character in the story.



* HarmlessFreezing: The Daleks can be problemlessly thawed.
** However, sudden freezing does kill the Dalek inside its casing.
** At the end of the story the Supreme Dalek is giving orders for rescue ships to be sent to [[TheEndOrIsIt free his army from the ice]].

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* HarmlessFreezing: The Daleks can be problemlessly thawed.
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thawed without issue. However, sudden freezing does ''does'' kill the Dalek inside its casing.
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casing. At the end of the story the Supreme Dalek is giving orders for rescue ships to be sent to [[TheEndOrIsIt free his army from the ice]].



* OffTheShelfFX: Commercially available Louis Marx Daleks were used to simulate the Dalek army, a technique previously used in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E9TheEvilOfTheDaleks The Evil of the Daleks]]".
** The "ears" of the supreme Dalek? Those are just two random jam jars stuck on in pretty much the last minute in order to make it look slightly more regal.
* PeopleOfHairColour: The Thals are all blond.

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* OffTheShelfFX: OffTheShelfFX:
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Commercially available Louis Marx Daleks were used to simulate the Dalek army, a technique previously used in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E9TheEvilOfTheDaleks The Evil of the Daleks]]".
** The "ears" of the supreme Dalek? Those are just two random jam jars stuck on in at pretty much the last minute in order to make it look slightly more regal.
* PeopleOfHairColour: The As was the case [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks the last time we saw them]], the Thals are all blond.



* SamePlotSequel: The story is notoriously a near-remake of the first Dalek story: Thals versus Daleks on a planet full of random monsters, with the Daleks planning to do something that will make it inhospitable to everyone but them.

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* SamePlotSequel: The story is notoriously a near-remake of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks the first Dalek story: story]]: Thals versus Daleks on a planet full of random monsters, with the Daleks planning to do something that will make it inhospitable to everyone but them.


* BigBad: The Dalek Supreme.



* WorthLivingFor: Latep is afraid after he finds this in Jo.

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* WorthLivingFor: Latep is afraid after he finds this in Jo.
Jo and realises the arrival of the Dalek Supreme's ship gives the Thals a way off the planet.


Written by Creator/TerryNation. This serial first aired April 7-May 12, 1973.

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Written by Creator/TerryNation. This six-episode serial first aired from April 7-May 7 to May 12, 1973.



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* AlmostOutOfOxygen: The TARDIS is sealed in sap from the hostile plants outside, causing the Doctor to nearly suffocate as he never bothered to replenish the emergency oxygen supply. Never mind that the TARDIS is a spacecraft, so should have a sealed environmental system.


** TheDarknessGazesBack: Quite blatantly [[SpecialEffectsFailure prop lights]]. You can't really blame the primitive effects, it being TheSeventies and all.

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** TheDarknessGazesBack: Quite blatantly [[SpecialEffectsFailure prop lights]].lights]][[invoked]]. You can't really blame the primitive effects, it being TheSeventies and all.

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Written by Creator/TerryNation. This serial first aired April 7-May 12, 1973.

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* AuthorTract: As discussed on a DVD extra, there is a strong criticism of the Vietnam War within the plot, with the Daleks at the Americans and the Thals as the North Vietnamese, with the plague the Daleks create to destroy the jungle being an allegory for Agent Orange


* ContinuityNod: The events of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks The Daleks]]" are referred back to; Taron refers to those events with the Doctor as being part of the Thals' legend, and the Doctor name-drops Ian, Barbara and Susan as his companions on that occasion.

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* ContinuityNod: The events of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks The Daleks]]" are referred back to; Taron refers to those events with the Doctor as being part of the Thals' legend, and the Doctor mentions being part of the Thal group that broke into the Dalek city and name-drops Ian, Barbara and Susan as his companions on that occasion.

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