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* TrashTheSet: The cast genuinely destroyed the laboratory set in the final episode, meaning the one and only take possible of the scene had to be absolutely perfect.


* UnbuiltTrope: This is the first time the Doctor finds a planet that not only knows who he is but venerates him a culture that drains life energy from an underclass to power the machines they use to watch his adventures.



* YouAreInCommandNow: Steven Taylor remains behind as the leader of both factions.

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* YouAreInCommandNow: Steven Taylor remains behind as the leader of both factions.factions.
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* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans

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* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeansUtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: The Elders drain the LifeEnergy of the Savages who live outside their city to improve themselves.


* LostAesop: The advanced race was originally supposed to be played by actors in blackface (the story's original title was "The White Savages") as a parable about apartheid era South Africa. This got dropped except for the city's leader Jano.

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* LostAesop: The advanced race was originally supposed to be played by actors in blackface (the story's original title was "The White Savages") as a parable about apartheid era South Africa. This got dropped except for the city's leader Jano. Given that it would have given us a race of black-skinned baddies and white-skinned goodies, this could well be viewed as a good thing.


A reconstruction [[note]]A fanmade attempt to "recreate" missing episodes using surving footage, [[http://www.recons.com/glossary/telesnaps.htm telesnaps]] and other sources.[[/note]] can be found [[http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x1mdqe_matrixarchive_the-savages/1 here.]]


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The one where [[YouBastard we're the villains]].

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* EverybodyLives: The Elders are careful to ensure that the Savages survive processing so that they can recover and be harvested again. In the end, the lab is destroyed, but nobody is seriously harmed in the process.


* HeelFaceTurn: Janos, thanks to the Doctor and Exorse, due to Nanina.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Janos, Jano, thanks to the Doctor and Exorse, due to Nanina.



* SpannerInTheWorks: As a result of the attempt on using transference on the Doctor, Janos develops a case of conscience. Later, Exorse has the chance to rat out the Doctor's plan to Edal, but does not do so and, in the critical moment during the attack on the laboratory, turns on the machinery instead of the savages.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: The Doctor is strapped to gurney before he undergoes the transference process.

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* SpannerInTheWorks: As a result of the attempt on using transference on the Doctor, Janos Jano develops a case of conscience. Later, Exorse has the chance to rat out the Doctor's plan to Edal, but does not do so and, in the critical moment during the attack on the laboratory, turns on the machinery instead of the savages.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: The Doctor is strapped to a gurney before he undergoes the transference process.

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* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: The Doctor is strapped to gurney before he undergoes the transference process.


* CrapsaccharineWord: The advanced and idyllic society of the Elders is maintained by draining the life force of savages living outside the city for the Elders.

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* CrapsaccharineWord: CrapsaccharineWorld: The advanced and idyllic society of the Elders is maintained by draining the life force of savages living outside the city for the Elders.

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* CrapsaccharineWord: The advanced and idyllic society of the Elders is maintained by draining the life force of savages living outside the city for the Elders.

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* {{Dehumanization}}: This is how the Elders of the city view the savages native to their world. They regard the savages as sub-human and have no qualms about using them in machines that drain them of their life energy and nearly kill them to keep their own society going.

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* IChooseToStay: Goodbye, Steven.


This is the first story to label its episodes as "Episode 1", "Episode 2", etc.

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This is the first story to label its episodes as "Episode 1", "Episode 2", etc. instead of giving the episodes individual titles.


Te Doctor is outraged, but powerless to intervene when some of his own life-force is drained by Jano, leader of the Elders. With it, however, Jano absorbs some of the Doctor's conscience and knowledge, and destroys the life-force transference lab.

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Te The Doctor is outraged, but powerless to intervene when some of his own life-force is drained by Jano, leader of the Elders. With it, however, Jano absorbs some of the Doctor's conscience and knowledge, and destroys the life-force transference lab.

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