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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Music/TalkingHeads "Bring me a]] [[JustForPun Doctor,]] [[Music/SpeakingInTongues I got a hole in my head!"]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[Music/TalkingHeads "Bring me a]] [[JustForPun a Doctor,]] [[Music/SpeakingInTongues I got a hole in my head!"]]]]


* TheUnintelligible: The Jagrafess.


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* TheUnintelligible: The Jagrafess.

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* BaitAndSwitch: Early in the episode, the Editor is shown taking an interest in a security monitor showing the Doctor talking to Cathica and Suki, and calling for a security check. The obvious assumption is that he's suspicious of the Doctor, but it turns out that it's actually Suki he's become suspicious of (and with good reason); he doesn't start wondering about the Doctor until later.

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* IdiotBall: Adam. The ''very first'' trip he goes on, he tries to use future knowledge for profit and then ''lies about it'' right to the Doctor's face.


Fortunately, Cathica hacks into the computer, shuts down Adam's feed and tampers with the heating to deep-fry Max. Happy ending for everyone in this satellite, except of course for the evil guys. And the good guys who died earlier. And Adam, since the Doctor decides he's too stupid to be a companion. So the Doctor boots him out of the TARDIS, fries his home phone to remove the evidence of his tampering with history, and he's left home with a hole in his head. Just in time for his mother to inadvertently make it pop open ...

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Fortunately, Cathica hacks into the computer, shuts down Adam's feed and tampers with the heating to deep-fry Max.Max, who promptly proves he's MadeOfExplodium and goes boom. Happy ending for everyone in this satellite, except of course for the evil guys. And the good guys who died earlier. And Adam, since the Doctor decides he's too stupid to be a companion. So the Doctor boots him out of the TARDIS, fries his home phone to remove the evidence of his tampering with history, and he's left home with a hole in his head. Just in time for his mother to inadvertently make it pop open ...


* ReverseMole: Suki is really Eva of the "Freedom Fifteen", intending to liberate humanity from Satellite 5's EpiphanicPrison.


* DoomAsTestPrize: "Promotion" is actually being eaten by the Jagrafess.

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* DoomAsTestPrize: "Promotion" is actually being eaten by the Jagrafess.Jagrafess, or being turned into one of its puppets.


Rose, Adam, and the Doctor land on a space station in the year 200,000. The Doctor expects to encounter the centre-of-the-British-Empire satire such as was seen in old ''Who'' episodes like "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E3Kinda Kinda]]", and proudly tells them to prepare for "Humanity at its height!", with splendid cuisine and high culture. But what they get is a satire of Britain as it is today: a dingy station where people eat things like Kronk-burgers and beef-flavoured shakes, and "high culture" turns out to be the future equivalent of "zillions of channels and nothing on". All anyone aspires to is a trip to the fabled 500th Floor, which is rumoured to have [[CityOfGold walls made of gold]]. Also, there's a Bad Wolf channel.

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Rose, Adam, and the Doctor land on a space station in the year 200,000. The Doctor expects to encounter the centre-of-the-British-Empire satire such as was seen in old ''Who'' episodes like "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E3Kinda Kinda]]", and proudly tells them to prepare for "Humanity at its height!", with splendid cuisine and high culture. But what they get is a satire of Britain as it is today: early 21st century culture: a dingy station where people eat things like Kronk-burgers and beef-flavoured shakes, and "high culture" turns out to be the future equivalent of "zillions of channels and nothing on". All anyone aspires to is a trip to the fabled 500th Floor, which is rumoured to have [[CityOfGold walls made of gold]]. Also, there's a Bad Wolf channel.



The intruders have started to attract the attention of the mysterious Editor (hey, it's Creator/SimonPegg!). He lives in the icy dump of the 500th floor, overseeing the flow of information. The Editor is even ''more'' intrigued when the computers of the future reports that the Doctor is "no one" and Rose is also "no one". Meanwhile, Adam has snuck off to have his very own hole put into his head by the local head doctor (hey, it's [[Series/BlackBooks Tamsin Greig]]!).

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The intruders have started to attract the attention of the mysterious Editor (hey, it's Creator/SimonPegg!).(Creator/SimonPegg). He lives in the icy dump of the 500th floor, overseeing the flow of information. The Editor is even ''more'' intrigued when the computers of the future reports that the Doctor is "no one" and Rose is also "no one". Meanwhile, Adam has snuck off to have his very own hole put into his head by the local head doctor (hey, it's [[Series/BlackBooks Tamsin Greig]]!).


The one with space-television.

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The one with space-television.
where a head gets pregnant.

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* OutOfFocus: Whilst this is not a true example of a "Doctor-lite" episode (that began the following series with "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E10LoveAndMonsters Love & Monsters]]"), the Doctor and Rose are notably less important to the plot than usual and there are some fairly long sequences where they don't appear at all, because it was filmed alongside "The Empty Child" two-parter.


** Adam's motivation for sending information from the future into his mum's answering machine was supposed to involve finding a cure for his father's terminal illness.

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** Adam's motivation for sending information from the future into his mum's mother's answering machine was supposed to involve finding a cure for his father's terminal illness.


* AllThereInTheScript: Adam's mother is named Sandra.

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* AllThereInTheScript: AllThereInTheScript:
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Adam's mother is named Sandra.Sandra.
** Adam's motivation for sending information from the future into his mum's answering machine was supposed to involve finding a cure for his father's terminal illness.


* ThrownOutTheAirlock: The Doctor only takes Adam Mitchell home after he royally screws up, but Adam says "Blimey. I thought you were gonna chuck me out of an airlock." Not that the TARDIS has one, as it can generate an atmosphere in vacuum the Doctor and his companions are frequently shown looking out into space.

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* ThrownOutTheAirlock: The Doctor only takes Adam Mitchell home after he royally screws up, but Adam says "Blimey. I thought you were gonna chuck me out of an airlock." Not that the TARDIS has one, as it can generate an atmosphere in vacuum the Doctor and his their companions are frequently shown looking out into space.


* {{Foreshadowing}}: As mentioned in MythologyGag below, the Editor's line to Suki/Eva about the Jagrafess having "always been [her] boss", given [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks where]] a similar line of dialogue was last seen, and what the season finale reveals about who's ''really'' behind all this...

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: As mentioned in MythologyGag below, the {{Foreshadowing}}:
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Editor's line to Suki/Eva about the Jagrafess having "always been [her] boss", given [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E1RemembranceOfTheDaleks where]] a similar line of dialogue was last seen, and what the season finale reveals about who's ''really'' behind all this...this.
**The Doctor says of Cathica's information chip, "She wouldn't remember any. There's too much, her head would blow up."


* EvilAlbino: The Editor.

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