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** Vivian Rook's death involves being cut up into little pieces but we only hear her increasingly high-pitched shrieks while the Master winces and mugs.

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** Vivian Vivien Rook's death involves being cut up into little pieces but we only hear her increasingly high-pitched shrieks while the Master winces and mugs.



* DeadManWriting: A message from [[SacrificialLamb Vivian Rook]], the journalist killed by the Toclafane, is sent by email as a VideoWill.
-->'''Vivian Rook:''' If I haven't returned to my desk by 22:00, this file will be emailed to Torchwood. Which means if you're watching this then I'm... Anyway, the Saxon files are attached.

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* DeadManWriting: A message from [[SacrificialLamb Vivian Vivien Rook]], the journalist killed by the Toclafane, is sent by email as a VideoWill.
-->'''Vivian -->'''Vivien Rook:''' If I haven't returned to my desk by 22:00, this file will be emailed to Torchwood. Which means if you're watching this then I'm... Anyway, the Saxon files are attached.



* SoundOnlyDeath: Vivian Rook. Played for laughs see OverlyLongGag.

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* SoundOnlyDeath: Vivian Vivien Rook. Played for laughs see OverlyLongGag.


* PerceptionFilter: The Doctor explains that the TARDIS has one, as it's designed to blend in - and as the TARDIS keys are pieces of the actual ship, they have the same properties. Using this and the Archangel Newtwork's own perception-altering effect, the Doctor amplifies the filter so that he, Jack and Martha are basically invisible unless they draw attention to themselves. He plans to force one of the keys on the Master, which would cancel out the brainwashing signal.

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* PerceptionFilter: The Doctor explains that the TARDIS has one, as it's designed to blend in - and as the TARDIS keys are pieces of the actual ship, they have the same properties. Using this and the Archangel Newtwork's own perception-altering effect, the Doctor amplifies the filter so that he, Jack and Martha are basically invisible unless they draw attention to themselves. He plans to force one of the keys on the Master, which would cancel out the brainwashing signal.


* PerceptionFilter: As the TARDIS keys are pieces of the actual ship, they have the same properties. The Doctor amplifies the filter so he, Jack and Martha are basically invisible unless they draw attention to themselves. He plans to force one of the keys on the Master, which would cancel out the brainwashing signal.

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* PerceptionFilter: As The Doctor explains that the TARDIS has one, as it's designed to blend in - and as the TARDIS keys are pieces of the actual ship, they have the same properties. The Using this and the Archangel Newtwork's own perception-altering effect, the Doctor amplifies the filter so that he, Jack and Martha are basically invisible unless they draw attention to themselves. He plans to force one of the keys on the Master, which would cancel out the brainwashing signal.


Eventually the three sneak on board the ''Valiant'', holding TARDIS keys with perception filters. Here, the Master alleges to be arranging first contact with a race of aliens called the Toclafane. But that's a name from a Gallifreyan fairytale - whatever these creatures are, they're lying, and the Master is parading it under everyone's noses.

The perception filters fail to work on the Master, and all three of our heroes are soon caught. The Toclafane assassinate the US President (who, with the help of UNIT, has attempted to take command of the situation away from the Master), and the Master reveals he has started using a ''laser'' screwdriver as opposed to a sonic, and sics the weapon on his nemesis. The Doctor is heavily aged by the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E6TheLazarusExperiment Lazarus technology]], using [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion the hand from the Sycorax fight]] that Jack used [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia the last episode]]. Badly weakened, he demands to know who the Toclafane really are, but all the Master says is that the truth would break his hearts.

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Eventually the three sneak on board the ''Valiant'', holding TARDIS keys with perception filters. Here, the Master alleges to be arranging first contact with a race of aliens called the Toclafane. But that's a name from a Gallifreyan fairytale - whatever these creatures are, they're lying, and the Master is parading it under everyone's noses.

The perception filters fail to work on the Master, and all three of our heroes are soon caught. The Toclafane assassinate the US President (who, with the help of UNIT, has attempted to take command of the situation away from the Master), and the Master reveals he has started using a ''laser'' screwdriver as opposed to a sonic, and sics the weapon on his nemesis. The Doctor is heavily aged by the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E6TheLazarusExperiment Lazarus technology]], using [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion the hand from the Sycorax fight]] that Jack used [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia the last episode]]. Badly weakened, he demands to know who the Toclafane really are, but all the Master says is that the truth would break his hearts.



* BoardToDeath: The Master uses two speakerphones with hidden nozzles to lethally gas all of his Cabinet ministers, while he himself comes prepared by wearing a gas mask. This of course, coming after he delivers a bunch of hilarious insults at them.
* TheCaligula: The Master's EstablishingCharacterMoment is gassing his own cabinet to death and giving an [[TheMadHatter enthusiastic two thumbs up]] when a dying politician gasps, "You're insane!" President Winters makes a contemptuous comment about how Britain has elected "an ass" as PM, implying that those outside the [[MindControlDevice Archangel coverage]] don't seem to be impressed by him. John Simm has actually played Caligula, and stated it was just a dress-rehearsal for the Master's antics.

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* BoardToDeath: The Master uses two speakerphones with hidden nozzles to lethally gas all of his Cabinet ministers, while he himself comes prepared by wearing a gas mask. This This, of course, coming after he delivers a bunch of hilarious insults at to them.
* TheCaligula: The Master's EstablishingCharacterMoment is gassing his own cabinet to death and giving an [[TheMadHatter enthusiastic two thumbs up]] when a dying politician gasps, "You're insane!" President Winters makes a contemptuous comment about how Britain has elected "an ass" as PM, implying that those outside the [[MindControlDevice Archangel coverage]] don't seem to be impressed by him. John Simm has actually played Caligula, and stated it was just a dress-rehearsal dress rehearsal for the Master's antics.


With the whole world watching, the Master gets to the point: tough luck, PunyEarthlings. It's the end of the world.

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With the whole world watching, the Master gets to the point: tough luck, PunyEarthlings. It's PunyEarthlings, it's the end of the world.


With the whole world watching, the Master gets to the point: game over, PunyEarthlings. It's the end of the world.

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With the whole world watching, the Master gets to the point: game over, tough luck, PunyEarthlings. It's the end of the world.



The Paradox Machine kicks into gear and the sky itself seems to tear open, with six billion Toclafane descending Martha teleports herself to Earth, still holding a perception filter, stating that she will return.

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The Paradox Machine kicks into gear and the sky itself seems to tear open, with six billion Toclafane descending disgorging ''six billion'' Toclafane. At the Master's command, they begin to literally decimate the population. Martha teleports herself to Earth, still holding a perception filter, stating swearing that she will return.


It turns out the Master is actually Mr. Harold Saxon, who has been elected Prime Minister, and the first order of business is killing his Cabinet. Using his satellite network, he's blocked his own Time Lord energy from alerting the Doctor, globally replacing it with the sound of drums that he's heard ever since he was a child. (This will be very important a few series later.)

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It turns out the Master is actually Mr. Harold Saxon, who has been elected Prime Minister, and the first order of business is killing his Cabinet. Using his satellite the Archangel phone network, he's not only blocked his own Time Lord energy from alerting the Doctor, globally replacing it with but subtly brainwashed most of the sound population into trusting him and accepting his fabricated life story. The brainwashing signal is encoded into a four-beat rhythm that's been in the back of drums that he's heard his head ever since he was a child. (This will be very important in a few series later.)
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Eventually the three sneak on board the ''Valiant'', holding TARDIS keys with perception filters. Here, the Master alleges to be arranging first contact with a race of aliens called the Toclafane. However, all three are soon caught. The Toclafane assassinate the US President (who, with the help of UNIT, has attempted to take command of the situation away from the Master), the Master reveals he has started using a ''laser'' screwdriver as opposed to a sonic, and sics the weapon on his nemesis. The Doctor is heavily aged by the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E6TheLazarusExperiment Lazarus technology]], using [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion the hand from the Sycorax fight]] that Jack used [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia the last episode]]. The Toclafane prepare to kill again, and then at the Master's command, decimate Earth's population, removing one-tenth of the human race. To some pretty catchy [[Music/RogueTraders pop music]].

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Eventually the three sneak on board the ''Valiant'', holding TARDIS keys with perception filters. Here, the Master alleges to be arranging first contact with a race of aliens called the Toclafane. However, But that's a name from a Gallifreyan fairytale - whatever these creatures are, they're lying, and the Master is parading it under everyone's noses.

The perception filters fail to work on the Master, and
all three of our heroes are soon caught. The Toclafane assassinate the US President (who, with the help of UNIT, has attempted to take command of the situation away from the Master), and the Master reveals he has started using a ''laser'' screwdriver as opposed to a sonic, and sics the weapon on his nemesis. The Doctor is heavily aged by the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E6TheLazarusExperiment Lazarus technology]], using [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion the hand from the Sycorax fight]] that Jack used [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia the last episode]]. The Badly weakened, he demands to know who the Toclafane prepare to kill again, and then at really are, but all the Master's command, decimate Earth's population, removing one-tenth Master says is that the truth would break his hearts.

With the whole world watching, the Master gets to the point: game over, PunyEarthlings. It's the end
of the human race. To some pretty catchy [[Music/RogueTraders pop music]].
world.



Martha teleports herself to Earth, still holding a perception filter, stating that she will return.

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[[Music/RogueTraders "Here come the drums,]] [[SoundtrackDissonance here come the drums!"]]

The Paradox Machine kicks into gear and the sky itself seems to tear open, with six billion Toclafane descending
Martha teleports herself to Earth, still holding a perception filter, stating that she will return.


* TheReveal: The Master was resurrected to be a soldier in the Time War, but seeing the horrors, ran to the end of the universe, using a Chameleon Arch to make himself Professor Yana.



* ShipTease: Aside from continuing the background arc related to Martha's unrequited love for the Doctor, this is also the first episode in which Jack outright admits to being in love with the Doctor as well. Neither get around to saying this to the Doctor's face, of course. As of 2018, this is actually the last time any on-screen reference is made to Jack having such feelings for the Doctor, as ''Torchwood'' soon paired him with Ianto Jones instead.

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* ShipTease: Aside from continuing the background arc related to Martha's unrequited love for the Doctor, this is also the first episode in which Jack outright admits to being in love with the Doctor as well. Neither get around to saying this to the Doctor's face, of course. As of 2018, this This is actually the last time any on-screen reference is made to Jack having such feelings for the Doctor, as ''Torchwood'' soon paired him with Ianto Jones instead.



* SignificantAnagram: Mister Saxon = Master No. Six [[note]]Delgado, "Crispy", Ainley, Roberts, Jacobi and Simm or skip Crispy and count Gordon Tipple[[/note]]. According to [=RTD=], this was unintentional.

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* SignificantAnagram: Mister Saxon = Master No. Six [[note]]Delgado, "Crispy", Pratt/Beevers, Ainley, Roberts, Tipple/Roberts, Jacobi and Simm or skip Crispy and count Gordon Tipple[[/note]].Simm[[/note]]. According to [=RTD=], this was unintentional.


-->'''The Master:''' Ooh, you public menace! Better start running!

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-->'''The Master:''' Ooh, you you... public menace! Better start running!



* TheCameo: Sharon Osborne, Ann Widdecombe and Music/{{McFly}} happily endorse our soon-to-be EvilOverlord. Ann Widdecome even finds him very handsome.

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* TheCameo: Sharon Osborne, Ann Widdecombe and Music/{{McFly}} happily endorse our soon-to-be EvilOverlord. Ann Widdecome Widdecombe even finds him very handsome.



* DeadManWriting: A message from [[SacrificialLamb Vivian Rook]], the journalist killed by the Toclafane is sent by email as a VideoWill.

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* DeadManWriting: A message from [[SacrificialLamb Vivian Rook]], the journalist killed by the Toclafane Toclafane, is sent by email as a VideoWill.



* IHaveYourWife: The Master has Martha's entire family held captive... except her brother, who she manages to warn in time. He was going to show up in the next episode, but the actor wasn't available. Just imagine being Leo and finding everyone in your family except you has suddenly lived through a year of torture.

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* IHaveYourWife: The Master has Martha's entire family held captive... except her brother, who she manages to warn in time. time because he was out of town. He was going to show up in the next episode, episode for more than a cameo, but the actor wasn't available. Just imagine being Leo and finding everyone in your family except you has suddenly lived through a year of torture.



* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: When Mr Saxon announces "Here come the drums!" and lets the Toclafane into the present day, the chorus of "Voodoo Child" by the Music/RogueTraders (''"Here come the drums, here come the drums"'') starts up. This appears to be a dramatic device similar to the "Dalek theme", "Time Lord theme" etc., until we see Lucy dancing along to it.The Master then turns off the PA system.

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* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: When Mr Saxon announces "Here come the drums!" and lets the Toclafane into the present day, the chorus of "Voodoo Child" by the Music/RogueTraders (''"Here come the drums, here come the drums"'') starts up. This appears to be a dramatic device similar to the "Dalek theme", "Time Lord theme" etc., until we see Lucy dancing along to it. The Master then turns off the PA system.



* PsychopathicManchild: Not just the Master, but also the Toclafane with their little girl voices and the pleasure they take from slaughtering people in painful ways. The "Man" part in particular [[WasOnceAMan turns out to be more accurate than one would expect]].

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* PsychopathicManchild: Not just the Master, but also the Toclafane with their little girl voices and the pleasure they take from slaughtering people in painful ways. The "Man" part in particular [[WasOnceAMan turns out to be more accurate than one would expect]].



** [[Film/AceVentura Repeatedly opening and closing a soundproofed door with somebody screaming on the other side.]]



** [[Film/AceVentura Repeatedly opening and closing a soundproofed door with somebody screaming on the other side.]]
%%** The Doctor manages to sonic Jack's Vortex manipulator into operational state, but sending them aboard a UNIT battleship leaves them all rather messed up. What's this supposed to be a shout-out to, if anything?


* BigBrotherIsWatching: Saxon uses all the tools of the modern security state to his advantage.

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* BigBrotherIsWatching: Saxon The Master uses all the tools of the modern security state to his advantage.



-->'''The Master:''' Ooh, you... public menace! Better start running!

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-->'''The Master:''' Ooh, you... you public menace! Better start running!



* BoardToDeath: The Master uses two speakerphones with hidden nozzles to lethally gas all of his Cabinet ministers, while he himself comes prepared by wearing a gas mask. It is perhaps the most impressive and also the most comedic use of this trope ever seen.
* TheCaligula: Prime Minister Saxon's EstablishingCharacterMoment is gassing his own cabinet to death and giving an [[TheMadHatter enthusiastic two thumbs up]] when a dying politician gasps, "You're insane!" President Winters makes a contemptuous comment about how Britain has elected "an ass" as PM, implying that those outside the [[MindControlDevice Archangel coverage]] don't seem to be impressed by him. Fun fact: John Simm has actually played Caligula, and stated it was just a dress-rehearsal for the Master's antics.

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* BoardToDeath: The Master uses two speakerphones with hidden nozzles to lethally gas all of his Cabinet ministers, while he himself comes prepared by wearing a gas mask. It is perhaps the most impressive and also the most comedic use This of this trope ever seen.
course, coming after he delivers a bunch of hilarious insults at them.
* TheCaligula: Prime Minister Saxon's The Master's EstablishingCharacterMoment is gassing his own cabinet to death and giving an [[TheMadHatter enthusiastic two thumbs up]] when a dying politician gasps, "You're insane!" President Winters makes a contemptuous comment about how Britain has elected "an ass" as PM, implying that those outside the [[MindControlDevice Archangel coverage]] don't seem to be impressed by him. Fun fact: John Simm has actually played Caligula, and stated it was just a dress-rehearsal for the Master's antics.



** Saxon was the Minister of Defence who ordered the [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride destruction of the Racnoss]].
* TheCameo: Sharon Osborne, Ann Widdecombe and Music/{{McFly}} happily endorse our soon-to-be EvilOverlord.

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** Saxon The Master was the Minister of Defence who ordered the [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride destruction of the Racnoss]].
* TheCameo: Sharon Osborne, Ann Widdecombe and Music/{{McFly}} happily endorse our soon-to-be EvilOverlord. Ann Widdecome even finds him very handsome.



-->'''The Master:''' Anything I can do? I could make the tea or isn't that American enough? I dunno, I could make ''grits''. What are "grits", anyway?\\
'''Winters:''' If you could just sit?\\

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-->'''The Master:''' Anything I can do? I could make the tea or tea. Or isn't that American enough? I dunno, I could make ''grits''. What are "grits", anyway?\\
'''Winters:''' If you could just sit?\\sit.\\



* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Master wasn't fond of his Cabinet's behaviour, betraying their parties for his. Then again, he likely didn't want them backstabbing him.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Master wasn't isn't fond of his Cabinet's behaviour, betraying their parties for his. Then again, he likely didn't want them backstabbing him.



* {{Hypocrite}}: President Winters takes "Saxon" to task for ignoring UN convention and not taking FirstContact seriously. He then gloats that ''he'll'' be the one getting all the screen-time, and arranges for his personal suit of office to be front and centre.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: President Winters takes "Saxon" the Master to task for ignoring UN convention and not taking FirstContact seriously. He then gloats that ''he'll'' be the one getting all the screen-time, and arranges for his personal suit of office to be front and centre.



* IHaveYourWife: The Master has Martha's ''entire family''... except her brother, who she manages to warn in time. He was going to show up in the next episode, but the actor wasn't available. Just imagine being Leo and finding everyone in your family except you has suddenly lived through a year of torture.

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* IHaveYourWife: The Master has Martha's ''entire family''...entire family held captive... except her brother, who she manages to warn in time. He was going to show up in the next episode, but the actor wasn't available. Just imagine being Leo and finding everyone in your family except you has suddenly lived through a year of torture.



* IncrediblyObviousBomb: Seriously, that bomb on the back of Martha's TV looks like something [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteandtheRoadRunner Wile E. Coyote would use to catch the Roadrunner]]. To be fair, the Master does love his children's TV programming, since he's seen watching and marveling at the Teletubbies at one point. And how often do people look behind their [=TVs=], anyway?

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* IncrediblyObviousBomb: Seriously, that bomb on the back of Martha's TV looks like something [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteandtheRoadRunner Wile E. Coyote would use to catch the Roadrunner]]. To be fair, the Master does love his children's TV programming, since he's seen watching and marveling at the Teletubbies at one point.a few scenes later. And how often do people look behind their [=TVs=], anyway?



* InventedIndividual: The Master fabricated an entire backstory for his "Harold Saxon" character.



* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: When Mr Saxon announces "Here come the drums!" and lets the Toclafane into the present day, the chorus of "Voodoo Child" by the Music/RogueTraders (''"Here come the drums, here come the drums"'') starts up. This appears to be a dramatic device similar to the "Dalek theme", "Time Lord theme" etc., until we see Mrs. Saxon dancing along to it. Mr Saxon then turns off the PA system.
* MassHypnosis: The Master is sending a subconscious signal broadcast over a satellite phone network. It doesn't contain complex brainwashing instructions (which would be rejected) but a simple message like "Believe in me" or "Vote Saxon", enough to swing a crucial majority behind Saxon, and later to [[ResistanceIsFutile cow most forms of resistance]].

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* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: When Mr Saxon announces "Here come the drums!" and lets the Toclafane into the present day, the chorus of "Voodoo Child" by the Music/RogueTraders (''"Here come the drums, here come the drums"'') starts up. This appears to be a dramatic device similar to the "Dalek theme", "Time Lord theme" etc., until we see Mrs. Saxon Lucy dancing along to it. Mr Saxon it.The Master then turns off the PA system.
* MassHypnosis: The Master is sending a subconscious signal broadcast over a satellite phone network. It doesn't contain complex brainwashing instructions (which would be rejected) but a simple message like "Believe in me" or "Vote Saxon", enough to swing a crucial majority behind Saxon, "Harold Saxon", and later to [[ResistanceIsFutile cow most forms of resistance]].



* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: The Master wears mostly black suits, and has an overcoat with red satin lining.

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* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: The Master wears mostly black suits, and has an while his overcoat with has red satin lining.


* TooDumbToLive: Winters turns into a blubbering, outclassed idiot when the Toclafane show up. What follows is ZAP!



* TooDumbToLive: Winters turns into a blubbering, outclassed idiot when the Toclafane show up. What follows is ZAP!


''''The Master:''' I'm taking control, Uncle Sam, starting with ''you. [to the Toclafane]'' Kill him!

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''''The '''The Master:''' I'm taking control, Uncle Sam, starting with ''you. [to the Toclafane]'' Kill him!

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* TrashcanBonfire: Present in the warehouse the Doctor, Martha and Jack hide out in. They sit around it while talking.


* MassHypnosis: The Master is sending a subconscious signal broadcast over a satellite phone network. It doesn't contain complex brainwashing instructions (which would be rejected) but a simple message like "Believe in me" or "Vote Saxon", enough to swing a crucial majority behind Saxon, and later to [[ResistanceIsFutile cow most forms of resistance]].



* MindControl: The Master is sending a subconscious signal broadcast over a satellite phone network. It doesn't contain complex brainwashing instructions (which would be rejected) but a simple message like "Believe in me" or "Vote Saxon", enough to swing a crucial majority behind Saxon, and later to [[ResistanceIsFutile cow most forms of resistance]].


* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: When Mr Saxon announces "Here come the drums!" and lets the Toclafane into the present day, the chorus of "Voodoo Child" by Rogue Trader (''"Here come the drums, here come the drums"'') starts up. This appears to be a dramatic device similar to the "Dalek theme", "Time Lord theme" etc., until we see Mrs. Saxon dancing along to it. Mr Saxon then turns off the PA system.

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* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: When Mr Saxon announces "Here come the drums!" and lets the Toclafane into the present day, the chorus of "Voodoo Child" by Rogue Trader the Music/RogueTraders (''"Here come the drums, here come the drums"'') starts up. This appears to be a dramatic device similar to the "Dalek theme", "Time Lord theme" etc., until we see Mrs. Saxon dancing along to it. Mr Saxon then turns off the PA system.

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