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* EarlyInstalmentWeirdness: The Doctor offers Jamie a lemon sherbet rather than a jelly baby.


* EarlyInstalmentWeirdness: The Doctor offers Jamie a lemon sherbert rather than a jelly baby.

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* {{Yellowface}}: The Wheel featured amongst its multinational crew a Chinese character, Chang, played by a white actor, Peter Laird, in yellowface, adopting an excruciatingly fake AsianSpeekeeEngrish accent.


Zoe stows away on the TARDIS, but is discovered by the Doctor who asks if she really wants to come with them, and shows a clip of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E9TheEvilOfTheDaleks a previous adventure]] to demonstrate the dangers. She still seems keen, so they agree to let her come along[[note]]on the original broadcast, this was followed immediately after by a re-run of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E9TheEvilOfTheDaleks "The Evil of the Daleks"]] in its entirety, with linking narration by Creator/PatrickTroughton and Wendy Padbury establishing that this is meant to be the full extent of what the Doctor showed Zoe[[/note]].

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Zoe stows away on the TARDIS, but is discovered by the Doctor who asks if she really wants to come with them, and shows a clip of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E9TheEvilOfTheDaleks a previous adventure]] to demonstrate the dangers. She still seems keen, so they agree to let her come along[[note]]on the original broadcast, this was followed immediately after by a re-run of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E9TheEvilOfTheDaleks "The Evil of the Daleks"]] in its entirety, with linking narration by Creator/PatrickTroughton and Wendy Padbury Creator/WendyPadbury establishing that this is meant to be the full extent of what the Doctor showed Zoe[[/note]].



** To demonstrate the danger he faces on his travels to Zoe, the Doctor shows her the cliffhanger from Episode One of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E9TheEvilOfTheDaleks "The Evil of the Daleks"]]. On the original broadcast, the end of this serial was directly followed up by a complete re-airing of "Evil" from front-to-back, one of the few reruns ''Doctor Who'' ever got during its original run, with Creator/PatrickTroughton and Wendy Padbury [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuNjK422V6Y voicing over]] the opening moments in-character as the Doctor and Zoe to explain that, although "Wheel" only showed a brief excerpt (for runtime purposes), in actuality the Doctor really did show Zoe the full events of his last confrontation with the Daleks.

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** To demonstrate the danger he faces on his travels to Zoe, the Doctor shows her the cliffhanger from Episode One of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E9TheEvilOfTheDaleks "The Evil of the Daleks"]]. On the original broadcast, the end of this serial was directly followed up by a complete re-airing of "Evil" from front-to-back, one of the few reruns ''Doctor Who'' ever got during its original run, with Creator/PatrickTroughton and Wendy Padbury Creator/WendyPadbury [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuNjK422V6Y voicing over]] the opening moments in-character as the Doctor and Zoe to explain that, although "Wheel" only showed a brief excerpt (for runtime purposes), in actuality the Doctor really did show Zoe the full events of his last confrontation with the Daleks.


* AllThereInTheManual: Later expanded universe sources, ''Doctor Who: Cybermen'' and its audio adaptation ''The [=ArcHive=] Tapes'', have InUniverse historians identify these Cybermen as the "Late [=CyberFaction=]"[[note]][=CyberFaction=] being the Cybermen who took their upgrades UpToEleven and left Mondas behind.[[/note]] following the Early [=CyberFaction=], in who appear "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion The Invasion]]". The [=CyberFaction=] later upgrades to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E6TheMoonbase yet another form]] which [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen settles on the planet Telos]], becoming the [=CyberTelosians=].

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* AllThereInTheManual: Later expanded universe sources, ''Doctor Who: Cybermen'' and its audio adaptation ''The [=ArcHive=] Tapes'', ''AudioPlay/TheArcHiveTapes'', have InUniverse historians identify these Cybermen as the "Late [=CyberFaction=]"[[note]][=CyberFaction=] being the Cybermen who took their upgrades UpToEleven and left Mondas behind.[[/note]] following the Early [=CyberFaction=], in who appear "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion The Invasion]]". The [=CyberFaction=] later upgrades to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E6TheMoonbase yet another form]] which [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen settles on the planet Telos]], becoming the [=CyberTelosians=].


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The Doctor offers Jamie a lemon sherbert rather than a jelly baby.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstalmentWeirdness: The Doctor offers Jamie a lemon sherbert rather than a jelly baby.

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* BookEnds: Season 5 [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen begins]] and ends with a Cybermen story.


* AllThereInTheManual: Later expanded universe sources, ''Doctor Who: Cybermen'' and its audio adaptation ''The ArcHive Tapes'', have InUniverse historians identify these Cybermen as the "Late [=CyberFaction=]"[[note]][=CyberFaction=] being the Cybermen who took their upgrades UpToEleven and left Mondas behind.[[/note]] following the Early [=CyberFaction=], in who appear "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion The Invasion]]". The [=CyberFaction=] later upgrades to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E6TheMoonbase yet another form]] which [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen settles on the planet Telos]], becoming the [=CyberTelosians=].

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* AllThereInTheManual: Later expanded universe sources, ''Doctor Who: Cybermen'' and its audio adaptation ''The ArcHive [=ArcHive=] Tapes'', have InUniverse historians identify these Cybermen as the "Late [=CyberFaction=]"[[note]][=CyberFaction=] being the Cybermen who took their upgrades UpToEleven and left Mondas behind.[[/note]] following the Early [=CyberFaction=], in who appear "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion The Invasion]]". The [=CyberFaction=] later upgrades to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E6TheMoonbase yet another form]] which [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen settles on the planet Telos]], becoming the [=CyberTelosians=].

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* SpecialEditionTitle: In the opening titles for all six episodes, the usual time tunnel sequence gradually fades out into a shot of the Wheel, while the theme music is still playing; the story title, episode number and writer are displayed over this shot of the Wheel rather than in the time tunnel sequence.

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* AllThereInTheManual: Later expanded universe sources, ''Doctor Who: Cybermen'' and its audio adaptation ''The ArcHive Tapes'', have InUniverse historians identify these Cybermen as the "Late [=CyberFaction=]"[[note]][=CyberFaction=] being the Cybermen who took their upgrades UpToEleven and left Mondas behind.[[/note]] following the Early [=CyberFaction=], in who appear "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion The Invasion]]". The [=CyberFaction=] later upgrades to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E6TheMoonbase yet another form]] which [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen settles on the planet Telos]], becoming the [=CyberTelosians=].


* FakeShemp: A double plays the unconscious Doctor in the second episode. Similarly, Anne Ridler was not hired for episode six so the dead Gemma Corwyn is represented by a double and photographs of Ridler are used for close-ups of Corwyn's body.

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* FakeShemp: A double plays the unconscious Doctor in the second episode. Similarly, Anne Ridler was not hired for episode six Episode Six so the dead Gemma Corwyn is represented by a double and photographs of Ridler are used for close-ups of Corwyn's body.



* TinCanRobot: The servo robot in episode 1.

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* TinCanRobot: The servo robot in episode Episode 1.


** To demonstrate the danger he faces on his travels to Zoe, the Doctor shows her the cliffhanger from Episode One of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E9TheEvilOfTheDaleks "The Evil of the Daleks"]]. On the original broadcast, the end of this serial was directly followed up by a complete re-airing of "Evil" from front-to-back, one of the few reruns ''Doctor Who'' ever got during its original run, with Creator/PatrickTroughton and Wendy Padbury voicing over the BBC Globe ident in-character as the Doctor and Zoe to explain that, although "Wheel" only showed a brief excerpt (for runtime purposes), in actuality the Doctor really did show Zoe the full events of his last confrontation with the Daleks.

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** To demonstrate the danger he faces on his travels to Zoe, the Doctor shows her the cliffhanger from Episode One of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E9TheEvilOfTheDaleks "The Evil of the Daleks"]]. On the original broadcast, the end of this serial was directly followed up by a complete re-airing of "Evil" from front-to-back, one of the few reruns ''Doctor Who'' ever got during its original run, with Creator/PatrickTroughton and Wendy Padbury [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuNjK422V6Y voicing over over]] the BBC Globe ident opening moments in-character as the Doctor and Zoe to explain that, although "Wheel" only showed a brief excerpt (for runtime purposes), in actuality the Doctor really did show Zoe the full events of his last confrontation with the Daleks.


** To demonstrate the danger he faces on his travels to Zoe, the Doctor shows her the cliffhanger from Episode One of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E9TheEvilOfTheDaleks "The Evil of the Daleks"]]. On the original broadcast, the end of this serial was directly followed up by a complete re-airing of "Evil" from front-to-back, one of the few reruns ''Doctor Who'' ever got during its original run, with Creaor/PatrickTroughton and Wendy Padbury voicing over the BBC Globe ident in-character as the Doctor and Zoe to explain that, although "Wheel" only showed a brief excerpt (for runtime purposes), in actuality the Doctor really did show Zoe the full events of his last confrontation with the Daleks.

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** To demonstrate the danger he faces on his travels to Zoe, the Doctor shows her the cliffhanger from Episode One of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E9TheEvilOfTheDaleks "The Evil of the Daleks"]]. On the original broadcast, the end of this serial was directly followed up by a complete re-airing of "Evil" from front-to-back, one of the few reruns ''Doctor Who'' ever got during its original run, with Creaor/PatrickTroughton Creator/PatrickTroughton and Wendy Padbury voicing over the BBC Globe ident in-character as the Doctor and Zoe to explain that, although "Wheel" only showed a brief excerpt (for runtime purposes), in actuality the Doctor really did show Zoe the full events of his last confrontation with the Daleks.


Zoe stows away on the TARDIS, but is discovered by the Doctor who asks if she really wants to come with them, and shows a clip of a previous adventure to demonstrate the dangers. She still seems keen, so they agree to let her come along.

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Zoe stows away on the TARDIS, but is discovered by the Doctor who asks if she really wants to come with them, and shows a clip of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E9TheEvilOfTheDaleks a previous adventure adventure]] to demonstrate the dangers. She still seems keen, so they agree to let her come along.
along[[note]]on the original broadcast, this was followed immediately after by a re-run of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E9TheEvilOfTheDaleks "The Evil of the Daleks"]] in its entirety, with linking narration by Creator/PatrickTroughton and Wendy Padbury establishing that this is meant to be the full extent of what the Doctor showed Zoe[[/note]].



* CallBack: [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks The need for mercury to fix the TARDIS was also the reasoning used by the First Doctor to explore the Dalek city on Skaro]].

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[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks The need for mercury to fix the TARDIS was also the reasoning used by the First Doctor to explore the Dalek city on Skaro]].Skaro]].
** To demonstrate the danger he faces on his travels to Zoe, the Doctor shows her the cliffhanger from Episode One of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E9TheEvilOfTheDaleks "The Evil of the Daleks"]]. On the original broadcast, the end of this serial was directly followed up by a complete re-airing of "Evil" from front-to-back, one of the few reruns ''Doctor Who'' ever got during its original run, with Creaor/PatrickTroughton and Wendy Padbury voicing over the BBC Globe ident in-character as the Doctor and Zoe to explain that, although "Wheel" only showed a brief excerpt (for runtime purposes), in actuality the Doctor really did show Zoe the full events of his last confrontation with the Daleks.


* ComplexityAddiction: So, the Cybermen's plan: Capture the ''Silver Carrier'' and have the Servo-Robot pilot it towards the Wheel. When nearby, it releases tiny pods across space that go into the Wheel and hatch Cybermats. The Cybermats then consume the Wheel's stocks of bernalium. Meanwhile, the Cybermen ionise a star to (somehow) divert an asteroid storm towards the Wheel. The crew of the Wheel will notice this, but be unable to use their defensive laser without bernalium. They will then discover that the ''Silver Carrier'' has plenty of bernalium on board, so will go over to get it. Concealed in the bernalium are large egg-like pods which, when on the Wheel, will hatch Cybermen. These Cybermen will then deactivate the Wheel's oxygen supply, killing the crew. The Cybermen will then be able to use the Wheel as a beacon for their fleet. All of which raises the question: if they want a beacon, why not just build one?

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* ComplexityAddiction: So, the Cybermen's plan: Capture the ''Silver Carrier'' and have the Servo-Robot pilot it towards the Wheel. When nearby, it releases tiny pods across space that go into the Wheel and hatch Cybermats. The Cybermats then consume the Wheel's stocks of bernalium. Meanwhile, the Cybermen ionise a star to (somehow) divert an asteroid storm towards the Wheel. The crew of the Wheel will notice this, but be unable to use their defensive laser without bernalium. They will then discover that the ''Silver Carrier'' has plenty of bernalium on board, so will go over to get it. Concealed in the bernalium are large egg-like pods which, when on the Wheel, will hatch Cybermen. These Cybermen will then deactivate the Wheel's oxygen supply, killing the crew. The Cybermen will then be able to use the Wheel as a beacon for their fleet. All of which raises the question: if they want a beacon, why not just build one?one? [[http://siskoid.blogspot.com/2012/06/doctor-who-210-wheel-in-space-part-5.html Siskoid's Blog of Geekery]] sums it up pretty well.

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