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* TimeyWimeyBall: the theory of time travel used in this story is unclear. At some point, the Doctor and his companions landed on Xeros and through an unknown sequence of events were turned into exhibits for the Moroks' museum. They also arrive, walk around on Xeros while not really being there at all while an instrument in the TARDIS is stuck, and then when they finally "arrive", the display cases disappear. It almost appears to be a case of the TARDIS offering a glimpse into an alternate possible timeline rather than something that actually happened as a result of time travel.

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* TimeyWimeyBall: the The theory of time travel used in this story is unclear. At some point, the Doctor and his companions landed on Xeros and through an unknown sequence of events were turned into exhibits for the Moroks' museum. They also arrive, walk around on Xeros while not really being there at all while an instrument in the TARDIS is stuck, and then when they finally "arrive", the display cases disappear. It almost appears to be a case of the TARDIS offering a glimpse into an alternate possible timeline rather than something that actually happened as a result of time travel.


* RefugeInAudacity: how Vicki gets into the Morok armoury.

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* RefugeInAudacity: how How Vicki gets into the Morok armoury.


* MeaningfulName: In the documentary "Defending the Museum" Creator/RobertShearman says the Morok's name shows they are morons.

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* MeaningfulName: In the documentary "Defending the Museum" Museum", Creator/RobertShearman says the Morok's name shows they are morons.


* AsYouKnow: The second episode is notorious for this. After a really scary and surreal first episode in which the characters wonder around an invisible museum and witness their own corpses, the second episode kicks off with an overweight, middle-aged RubberForeheadAlien delivering a ton of CallARabbitASmeerp {{Technobabble}} beginning with "As you know...". This is a rare example of the speech managing to be unnecessary to the other character and incomprehensible to the audience at the same time. Helpfully pointed out by Robert Shearman on a DVD special feature, in which he ponders whether the sequence is "badly written" or "amazingly badly written".

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* AsYouKnow: The second episode is notorious for this. After a really scary and surreal first episode in which the characters wonder around an invisible museum and witness their own corpses, the second episode kicks off with an overweight, middle-aged RubberForeheadAlien delivering a ton of CallARabbitASmeerp {{Technobabble}} beginning with "As you know...". This is a rare example of the speech managing to be unnecessary to the other character and incomprehensible to the audience at the same time. Helpfully pointed out by Robert Shearman Creator/RobertShearman on a DVD special feature, in which he ponders whether the sequence is "badly written" or "amazingly badly written".



* MeaningfulName: In the documentary "Defending the Museum" Rob Shearman says the Morok's name shows they are morons.

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* MeaningfulName: In the documentary "Defending the Museum" Rob Shearman Creator/RobertShearman says the Morok's name shows they are morons.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: There's a scene where the Doctor obsesses about Ian losing a button from his cardigan, prompting Ian to ask the Doctor why he's always so interested in such trivial things. The Doctor tells him in a significant way that trivial things often lead to great discoveries. The button never comes up again. This was observed by Robert Shearman on a DVD special feature, who called it 'brilliant'.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: There's a scene where the Doctor obsesses about Ian losing a button from his cardigan, prompting Ian to ask the Doctor why he's always so interested in such trivial things. The Doctor tells him in a significant way that trivial things often lead to great discoveries. The button never comes up again. This was observed by Robert Shearman Creator/RobertShearman on a DVD special feature, who called it 'brilliant'.


* LieDetector: The door to the armory is linked to one. It only opens when someone can truthfully give ''the right answer'' to all of its questions. At least, until Vicki reprograms it.
* LongList: The list of questions the armory door asks.

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* LieDetector: The door to the armory armoury is linked to one. It only opens when someone can truthfully give ''the right answer'' to all of its questions. At least, until Vicki reprograms it.
* LongList: The list of questions the armory armoury door asks.



* RefugeInAudacity: how Vicki gets into the Morok armory.
-->'''Armory Computer:''' Purpose for which the weapons are required?

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* RefugeInAudacity: how Vicki gets into the Morok armory.
-->'''Armory
armoury.
-->'''Armoury
Computer:''' Purpose for which the weapons are required?

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* AllClothUnravels: The museum is labyrinthine enough that Ian unwinds Barbara's cardigan in order to use the wool à la Theseus. To be fair, he is shown to have some trouble starting the sweater's disassembly, and Barbara has to take it from him and pick open a starting point; but after that it's just treated as a ball of yarn with a long single thread (which, as usual with string in a labyrinth, runs out too soon).


* PsychoticSmirk: The Doctor gives one when he's teasing his torturer with a Psychic Block Defense.

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* PsychoticSmirk: The Doctor gives one when he's teasing his torturer with a Psychic Block Defense.PsychicBlockDefence.



* StockFootageFailure: Happens in-universe when the Doctor is hooked up to a mind-reading machine so his captor can find out where his companions are using pictures extracted from his memory. The footage extracted this way is useless because it shows where the companions were when he left them a long while ago, not where they are now. By this time, he's figured out a PsychicBlockDefense and so, when pressed harder, the screen starts producing deliberately ridiculous stock footage of sea lions, etcetera.

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* StockFootageFailure: Happens in-universe when the Doctor is hooked up to a mind-reading machine so his captor can find out where his companions are using pictures extracted from his memory. The footage extracted this way is useless because it shows where the companions were when he left them a long while ago, not where they are now. By this time, he's figured out a PsychicBlockDefense PsychicBlockDefence and so, when pressed harder, the screen starts producing deliberately ridiculous stock footage of sea lions, etcetera.



* TrailOfBreadCrumbs: Ian gets the idea of unraveling Barbara's cardigan to mark the corridors when they get lost in the museum, like [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Theseus]].

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* TrailOfBreadCrumbs: Ian gets the idea of unraveling unravelling Barbara's cardigan to mark the corridors when they get lost in the museum, like [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Theseus]].


* AbsenteeActor: Creator/WilliamHartnell was on holiday for episode 3, so he only appears in the reprise of episode 2.

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* AbsenteeActor: Creator/WilliamHartnell was on holiday for episode Episode 3, so he only appears in the reprise of episode Episode 2.



* InvisibleMainCharacter: The Doctor and companions throughout episode 1.

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* InvisibleMainCharacter: The Doctor and companions throughout episode Episode 1.



* ScrewDestiny: From episode 2 onward, the TARDIS crew's goal is to avoid being trapped in the museum cases.

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* ScrewDestiny: From episode Episode 2 onward, the TARDIS crew's goal is to avoid being trapped in the museum cases.



* TimeyWimeyBall: the theory of time travel used in this episode is unclear. At some point, the Doctor and his companions landed on Xeros and through an unknown sequence of events were turned into exhibits for the Moroks' museum. They also arrive, walk around on Xeros while not really being there at all while an instrument in the TARDIS is stuck, and then when they finally "arrive", the display cases disappear. It almost appears to be a case of the TARDIS offering a glimpse into an alternate possible timeline rather than something that actually happened as a result of time travel.

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* TimeyWimeyBall: the theory of time travel used in this episode story is unclear. At some point, the Doctor and his companions landed on Xeros and through an unknown sequence of events were turned into exhibits for the Moroks' museum. They also arrive, walk around on Xeros while not really being there at all while an instrument in the TARDIS is stuck, and then when they finally "arrive", the display cases disappear. It almost appears to be a case of the TARDIS offering a glimpse into an alternate possible timeline rather than something that actually happened as a result of time travel.


* AntiSneezeFinger: While the TARDIS crew are hiding from a guard patrol, Vicki feels a sneeze coming on, and Barbara holds a finger under her nose. A few seconds after Barbara removes her finger, Vicki sneezes loudly.



* DiscoveringYourOwnDeadBody: The Doctor and his companions land on a planet but they're JustOneSecondOutOfSync. While they're out of sync they wander around the museum and find their own stuffed bodies on display. When the timelines resync they go on the run from the authorities to make sure that they don't wind up dead.

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* DiscoveringYourOwnDeadBody: The Doctor and his companions land on a planet but they're JustOneSecondOutOfSync. While they're out of sync they wander around the museum and find their own stuffed preserved bodies on display. When the timelines resync they go on the run from the authorities to make sure that they don't wind up dead.

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* LivingMuseumExhibit: The TARDIS 'jumps a time track' and the Doctor and his companions find themselves in the eponymous museum and at some point in the future where they have become exhibits.

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* TheOneWhereEveryoneDies: Revolves around the crew attempting to prevent their forseen deaths.

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* StockFootageFailure: Happens in-universe when the Doctor is hooked up to a mind-reading machine so his captor can find out where his companions are using pictures extracted from his memory. The footage extracted this way is useless because it shows where the companions were when he left them a long while ago, not where they are now. By this time, he's figured out a PsychicBlockDefense and so, when pressed harder, the screen starts producing deliberately ridiculous stock footage of sea lions, etcetera.


The one where the Doctor is a walrus.
[[Music/TheBeatles Koo-koo kachoo.]]

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The one where the Doctor is a walrus.
walrus. [[Music/TheBeatles Koo-koo kachoo.]]



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[[Music/TheBeatles Koo-koo kachoo.]]


* AllThereInTheManual: In the novelisation, the Morok commander is named as Ogrek and the Morok that Ian captures is named Pluton. Pluton saves Dako and Gyar's lives by telling his superiors they are dead; in return, the Xerons spare him when they storm the headquarters and he accompanies them when they kill Lobos and Ogrek.



** That's in the serial. In the novelisation, the lie detector doesn't even require the correct answers, just the truth, so Vicki doesn't even need to reprogram it. She tells it exactly who they are, that they have no authorisation to remove weapons from the armory, and that they're taking the weapons for the purpose of "Revolution!". The machine promptly lets her in.

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