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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Many fans have criticised this story for giving the impression that the Doctor is biased against non-humanoid beings, since he is unable to bring himself to shoot Davros (with a lengthy SwordOverHead scene), but casually shoots a naked Dalek (with a SmokeBlowingGesture) and deliberately uses a biological weapon against the Daleks in the end.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Many fans have criticised this story for giving the impression that the Doctor is biased against non-humanoid beings, since he is unable to bring himself to shoot Davros (with a lengthy SwordOverHead scene), but casually shoots a naked Dalek (with a SmokeBlowingGesture) SmokingBarrelBlowout) and deliberately uses a biological weapon against the Daleks in the end.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Many fans have criticised this story for giving the impression that the Doctor is biased against non-humanoid beings, since he is unable to bring himself to shoot Davros (with a lengthy SwordOverHead scene), but casually shoots a naked Dalek (with a SmokeBlowingGesture) and deliberately uses a biological weapon against the Daleks in the end.

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* SmokingBarrelBlowout: The Doctor does a smoke-blowing gesture after shooting the naked Dalek with a pistol.


The one where a Dalek gets [[DestinationDefenstration shoved out a window]].

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The one where a Dalek gets [[DestinationDefenstration [[DestinationDefenestration shoved out a window]].



* DestinationDefenstration: The now-infamous shot of a Dalek being shoved out an upper-story window.

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* DestinationDefenstration: DestinationDefenestration: The now-infamous shot of a Dalek being shoved out an upper-story window.


The one where the Daleks bleed foam.

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The one where the Daleks bleed foam.
a Dalek gets [[DestinationDefenstration shoved out a window]].


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* DestinationDefenstration: The now-infamous shot of a Dalek being shoved out an upper-story window.


* TheGhost: The Captain of the space station where Davros is imprisoned, who is talked about a great deal but dies without ever appearing onscreen.

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* TheGhost: TheGhost:
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The Captain of the space station where Davros is imprisoned, who is talked about a great deal but dies without ever appearing onscreen.onscreen.
** The Movellans are never seen, despite the war still being ongoing.



* WhamEpisode: One of the bloodiest, goriest Dalek episodes of the original series. Tegan gets upset by all the death and violence in the Doctor's travels and this is the straw that broke the camel's back, prompting her very abrupt and somewhat cold departure. It was the first time that we actually get a good insight on how the Doctor's travels can take a psychological toll on a person.

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* WhamEpisode: One of the bloodiest, goriest Dalek episodes of the original series. Tegan gets upset by all the death and violence in the Doctor's travels and this is the straw that broke the camel's back, prompting her very abrupt and somewhat cold departure. It was It's the first time since Victoria's departure that we actually get a good insight on how the Doctor's travels can take a psychological toll on a person.


Finally, due to the 1984 Olympics, this serial was presented in ''two'' parts rather than the typical four -- with episodes 1/2 and 3/4 being joined into episodes nearly an hour in length. This format would be reused for Season 22.

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Finally, due to the 1984 Olympics, this serial was presented in ''two'' broadcast as two fifty-minute parts rather than the typical four twenty-five minute episodes -- with episodes 1/2 and 3/4 being joined into episodes nearly an hour in length.together. This format would be reused for Season 22. \n[[note]]Contrary to fan myth, the success of this unusual format did not lead the production to decide to use it permanently -- the decision for Season 22 to be broadcast as 50-minute episodes had already been taken before this serial was aired.[[/note]]


* DownerEnding: Even if Tegan hadn't pulled a ScrewThisImOuttaHere, the overall tone of the story and Lytton's escape would have made it a BittersweetEnding at best.

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* DownerEnding: Even if The story ends with very few people left alive. Tegan hadn't pulled a ScrewThisImOuttaHere, abruptly leaves the overall tone Doctor because she's sick of all the story death and Lytton's escape would have made violence in their travels. Unfortunately, she also gives the impression that the [[ButForMeItWasTuesday Doctor is way too accustomed to it all]]. That might explain why, on parting, despite how close they'd become, she couldn't offer the Doctor or Turlough anything more than a BittersweetEnding at best.cold handshake.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: Helpless slave workers escaping into London are gunned down by bogus policemen, and a guy gets his face graphically melted off by mustard gas.

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* FakingTheDead: Lytton's unit comes under fire (with weapons that kill you outright without any obvious damage) and everyone falls down. After the attackers move on, he gets back up, uninjured, and leaves.

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* {{Beachcombing}}: A local who is metal detecting on the mudflats is murdered by Lytton's fake police men.


* AllThereInTheManual: In the fan novelisation, it is mentioned that Professor Laird is UNIT's scientific adviser, who is currently on attachment to Colonel Archer's Bomb Disposal Squad. This was not derived from any information given in the televised version.

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* OptOut: The death violence in this story is enough to make Tegan leave the TARDIS. "It stopped being fun, Doctor".

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* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Possibly subverted when the Daleks use the Doctor's interference in their creation to justify an attack on Gallifrey.


* MindRape: The Doctor gets mind-raped with his [[spoiler:own memories]]. It doesn't help that his painful screams sound disturbingly sexual, if you read too much into it.

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* MindRape: The Doctor gets mind-raped with his [[spoiler:own memories]].own memories. It doesn't help that his painful screams sound disturbingly sexual, if you read too much into it.

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