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This story also sees the debut of a new title sequence, replacing the version that had been used since Creator/JonPertwee's debut in Recap/DoctorWhoS7E1SpearheadFromSpace four years earlier. Whereas the previous version had gone through the entire spectrum of colours, the new version was predominantly blue. It would also be the only version of the opening titles to inclulde a full body shot of the Doctor rather than just his face.

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This story also sees the debut of a new title sequence, replacing the version that had been used since Creator/JonPertwee's debut in Recap/DoctorWhoS7E1SpearheadFromSpace "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E1SpearheadFromSpace Spearhead From Space]]" four years earlier. Whereas the previous version had gone through the entire spectrum of colours, the new version was predominantly blue. It would also be the only version of the opening titles to inclulde a full body shot of the Doctor rather than just his face.


This story also sees the debut of a new title sequence, replacing the version that had been used since Creator/JonPertwee's debut in Recap/DoctorWhoS7E1SpearheadFromSpace four years earlier. Whereas the previous version had gone through the entire spectrum of colours, the new version was predominantly blue. It would also be the only version of the opening titles to inclulde a full body shot of the Doctor rather than just his face.



* TitleSequenceReplacement: This story sees the debut of a new title sequence, replacing the version that had been used since Creator/JonPertwee's debut in Recap/DoctorWhoS7E1SpearheadFromSpace four years earlier. Whereas the previous version had gone through the entire spectrum of colours, the new version was predominantly blue. It would also be the only version of the opening titles to inclulde a full body shot of the Doctor rather than just his face.


* TitleSequenceReplacement: Jon Pertwee's final season, showing him in a version similar to his successor's.

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* TitleSequenceReplacement: Jon Pertwee's final season, showing him in This story sees the debut of a new title sequence, replacing the version similar that had been used since Creator/JonPertwee's debut in Recap/DoctorWhoS7E1SpearheadFromSpace four years earlier. Whereas the previous version had gone through the entire spectrum of colours, the new version was predominantly blue. It would also be the only version of the opening titles to inclulde a full body shot of the Doctor rather than just his successor's.face.


The one where Middle Age warlords meet a talking potato. Oh, and the one where we meet the woman who first etched herself on the Doctor's (and Whovians') hearts. This is also the only televised Third Doctor story to be a historical era adventure instead of contemporary or futuristic.

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The one where Middle Age warlords meet a talking potato. Oh, and the The one where we meet the woman who first etched herself on the Doctor's (and Whovians') hearts. This is also the only televised Third Doctor story to be a historical era adventure instead of contemporary or futuristic.
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The only Pertwee serial in a historic setting instead of a contemporary or futuristic one, "The Time Warrior" pioneered the "pseudo-historical" format - stories set in the past but with a science-fictional element.


The one where Middle Age warlords meet a talking potato. Oh, and the one where we meet the woman who first etched herself on the Doctor's (and Whovians') hearts.

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The one where Middle Age warlords meet a talking potato. Oh, and the one where we meet the woman who first etched herself on the Doctor's (and Whovians') hearts.
hearts. This is also the only televised Third Doctor story to be a historical era adventure instead of contemporary or futuristic.


An official BBC radio play by Barry Letts, "[[Radio/TheParadiseOfDeath The Paradise of Death]]", takes place between this story and the next and stars Three, Sarah Jane and the Brigadier.

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An official BBC radio play by Barry Letts, Creator/BarryLetts, "[[Radio/TheParadiseOfDeath The Paradise of Death]]", takes place between this story and the next and stars Three, Sarah Jane and the Brigadier.


* AnimatedArmor: Linx builds a robot knight for Irongron, but when the control unit gets damaged it turns on his men. The Doctor decides to [[DressingAsTheEnemy impersonate another robot]], but this backfires when Irongron decides to test the robot's skill by fighting it.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Irongron gets a nasty surprise when he tries to manhandle Linx and gets knocked across the room by the HeavyWorlder.

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* AnimatedArmor: AnimatedArmour: Linx builds a robot knight for Irongron, but when the control unit gets damaged it turns on his men. The Doctor decides to [[DressingAsTheEnemy impersonate another robot]], but this backfires when Irongron decides to test the robot's skill by fighting it.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: ArmourPiercingSlap: Irongron gets a nasty surprise when he tries to manhandle Linx and gets knocked across the room by the HeavyWorlder.



* INeedAFreakingDrink: A caffeine variation; when the Doctor reveals to Sarah Jane that he is an alien time-traveler, after a moment's shock she announces, "I could murder a cuppa tea!"

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* INeedAFreakingDrink: A caffeine variation; when the Doctor reveals to Sarah Jane that he is an alien time-traveler, time-traveller, after a moment's shock she announces, "I could murder a cuppa tea!"


An official BBC radio play by Barry Letts, "[[Radio/TheParadiseOfDeath The Paradise of Death]]", takes place between this episode and the next and stars Three, Sarah Jane and the Brigadier.

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An official BBC radio play by Barry Letts, "[[Radio/TheParadiseOfDeath The Paradise of Death]]", takes place between this episode story and the next and stars Three, Sarah Jane and the Brigadier.



* EvolvingCredits: This episode debuts the opening sequence used until Three's finale, when it was modified to become Creator/TomBaker's intro for all but his final season.

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* EvolvingCredits: This episode serial debuts the opening sequence used until Three's finale, when it was modified to become Creator/TomBaker's intro for all but his final season.



* WhamEpisode: This episode names the Doctor's home planet, introduces one of the most popular companions of the series, Sarah Jane Smith, and also introduces recurring enemy race the Sontarans ([[TimeyWimeyBall although]] the Second Doctor [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble will later have]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors previously battled them]]). Along with a prototype version of the time-tunnel credits sequence, This episode is also the debut of the Diamond Logo, arguably the most recognizable logo from the classic series.

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* WhamEpisode: This episode story names the Doctor's home planet, introduces one of the most popular companions of the series, Sarah Jane Smith, and also introduces recurring enemy race the Sontarans ([[TimeyWimeyBall although]] the Second Doctor [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble will later have]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors previously battled them]]). Along with a prototype version of the time-tunnel credits sequence, This episode this story is also the debut of the Diamond Logo, arguably the most recognizable logo from the classic series.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When the Doctor says he has to go find a young girl (Sarah Jane), Prof. Rubeish says to himself: "Young girl? Should have thought he was a bit old for that sort of thing."

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* AnachronismStew: It's implied that the action may be taking place pre-1066 ("Wessex," as a place name, was quickly dispensed with after the Norman Conquest), but the armour and weapons look to be anywhere between the 13 to 15th centuries.

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* AnachronismStew: It's implied that the action may be taking place pre-1066 ("Wessex," as a place name, was quickly dispensed with after the Norman Conquest), but the armour and weapons look to be anywhere between the 13 13th to 15th centuries.


* AnachronismStew: It's implied that the action may be taking place pre-1066 ("Wessex," as a place name, was quickly dispensed with after the Norman Conquest), but the armor and weapons look to be anywhere between the 13 to 15th centuries.

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* AnachronismStew: It's implied that the action may be taking place pre-1066 ("Wessex," as a place name, was quickly dispensed with after the Norman Conquest), but the armor armour and weapons look to be anywhere between the 13 to 15th centuries.


* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When it's time to launch his spaceship, Linx advises Irongron to clear out of their castle, but they've no idea [[WeaponizedExhaust what he's talking about]] so he quickly loses patience given that he'll soon be millions of light years away from these primitives, and just storms out to leave them get blown up.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When it's time to launch his spaceship, Linx advises Irongron and his men to clear out of their castle, but they've no idea [[WeaponizedExhaust what he's talking about]] so he quickly Linx loses patience given that he'll soon be millions of light years away from these primitives, and just storms out to leave them get blown up.


* PullTheThread: The Doctor, when he sees through Sarah Jane's cover story

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* PullTheThread: The Doctor, when he sees through Sarah Jane's cover storystory.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When it's time to launch his spaceship, Linx advises Irongron to clear out of their castle, but they've no idea [[WeaponizedExhaust what he's talking about]] so he quickly loses patience given that he'll soon be millions of light years away from these primitives, and just storms out to leave them get blown up.

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* TitleSequenceReplacement: Jon Pertwee's final season, showing him in a version similar to his successor's.

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* ProfessionalButtKisser: Bloodaxe asks Irongron why he doesn't just kill Linx. Irongron claims it's a matter of High Strategy, that's he's waiting to the right moment to strike after Linx gives him everything he wants (it's obvious that he's just scared of Linx). Bloodaxe says in awe, "Yours is a towering intellect, Irongron!"

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