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-> ''The human body has a basic weakness. One which I shall exploit to assist in the destruction of humanity.''

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-> ''The ''"The human body has a basic weakness. One which I shall exploit to assist in the destruction of humanity.''"''

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* ExactWords: When the Doctor requests a scientist for an assistant, Jo is qualified because she took General Science at A-Level (and {{Nepotism}} on the part of an Uncle in the Ministry). Later on, when she makes a fatal blunder (not recognising what a cephalopod is), she clarifies “I didn’t say I passed.”


* BlackComedy: Goodge gets [[StuffedIntoTheFridge crushed to death and left by the Master for the Doctor to find]], in his own lunchbox. [=McDermott=] is eaten by a suspiciously warm inflatable chair. The Master has a friendly phone conversation with the Doctor and then tries to murder him by sending a signal down the telephone that makes its cord wrap around the Doctor and start crushing him. 40,000 people are suffocated by daffodils. The Master's ComplexityAddiction is played completely for laughs. It's one of the funniest stories of the original series ever, and was also so nasty that Barry Letts had to publicly apologise and promise the MoralGuardians that he'd never make anything like that again.

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* BlackComedy: Goodge gets [[StuffedIntoTheFridge crushed to death and left by the Master for the Doctor to find]], in his own lunchbox. [=McDermott=] is eaten by a suspiciously warm inflatable chair. The Master has a friendly phone conversation with the Doctor and then tries to murder him by sending a signal down the telephone that makes its cord wrap around the Doctor and start crushing him. 40,000 people are suffocated by daffodils. The Master's ComplexityAddiction is played completely for laughs. It's one of the funniest stories of the original series ever, and was also so nasty that Barry Letts Creator/BarryLetts had to publicly apologise and promise the MoralGuardians that he'd never make anything like that again.



* MoralGuardians: this story caused one of the biggest violence/horror controversies in the show's history. In particular, it was claimed that the ep 2 cliffhanger with the Auton policemen would make children fear and distrust the police, and that the murderous troll doll had left children scared that their cuddly toys would strangle them in their sleep. Barry Letts has said that the reaction did convince him that they'd gone overboard, and to self-censor more in later seasons.

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* MoralGuardians: this story caused one of the biggest violence/horror controversies in the show's history. In particular, it was claimed that the ep 2 cliffhanger with the Auton policemen would make children fear and distrust the police, and that the murderous troll doll had left children scared that their cuddly toys would strangle them in their sleep. Barry Letts Creator/BarryLetts has said that the reaction did convince him that they'd gone overboard, and to self-censor more in later seasons.


** The Master's first scene establishes him [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcgMS5Yy9u4 nicely]].
** Jo blundering in to the Doctor's experiment.

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** The Master's first scene establishes him [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcgMS5Yy9u4 com/watch?v=g10uWQ7zsXM nicely]].
** Jo blundering is introduced barging in to on the Doctor's experiment.experiment and accidentally causing it to explode by trying to be helpful.


* [[ArtisticLicense Artistic License - Multiple Sciences]]: The plastic film that's used to smother people is dissolved by carbon dioxide, even in the low concentration of normal breath. Even ignoring just how carbon dioxide could dissolve plastic, it should dissolve while people are choking, as all of the oxygen in their lungs is being converted into carbon dioxide. That way, the film would release its victims before it could kill them. Possibly excusable if there's a time-delay between the film's release and its becoming vulnerable to breath.

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* [[ArtisticLicense Artistic License Licence - Multiple Sciences]]: The plastic film that's used to smother people is dissolved by carbon dioxide, even in the low concentration of normal breath. Even ignoring just how carbon dioxide could dissolve plastic, it should dissolve while people are choking, as all of the oxygen in their lungs is being converted into carbon dioxide. That way, the film would release its victims before it could kill them. Possibly excusable if there's a time-delay between the film's release and its becoming vulnerable to breath.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The Time Lord representative wearing a bowler and three piece suit, when we'll later see Time Lords traditionally dress in ornate robes with odd hats. However he states that he's trying to blend in "unlike some". However, the ability to effortlessly float in mid-air under his own power he demonstrates is something no other Time Lord does, except [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords the Tenth Doctor under very unique circumstances.]] [[note]][[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E12DeathInHeaven That time the Master pulled a]] Film/MaryPoppins doesn't count, as it involved the aid of an umbrella. [[/note]] Possibly justified if he was a projection or using an invisible TARDIS (since he does appear and disappear with the classic wheezing, groaning noise).

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstalmentWeirdness: The Time Lord representative wearing a bowler and three piece suit, when we'll later see Time Lords traditionally dress in ornate robes with odd hats. However he states that he's trying to blend in "unlike some". However, the ability to effortlessly float in mid-air under his own power he demonstrates is something no other Time Lord does, except [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords the Tenth Doctor under very unique circumstances.]] [[note]][[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E12DeathInHeaven That time the Master pulled a]] Film/MaryPoppins doesn't count, as it involved the aid of an umbrella. [[/note]] Possibly justified if he was a projection or using an invisible TARDIS (since he does appear and disappear with the classic wheezing, groaning noise).


* BlackComedy: Goodge gets [[StuffedIntoTheFridge crushed to death and left by the Master for the Doctor to find]], in his own lunchbox. [=McDermott=] is eaten by a suspiciously warm inflatable chair. The Master has a friendly phone conversation with the Doctor and then tries to murder him by sending a signal down the telephone that makes its cord wrap around the Doctor and start crushing him. 40,000 people are suffocated by daffodils. The Master's ComplexityAddiction is played completely for laughs. It's one of the funniest episodes of the original series ever, and was also so nasty that Barry Letts had to publicly apologise and promise the MoralGuardians that he'd never make anything like that again.

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* BlackComedy: Goodge gets [[StuffedIntoTheFridge crushed to death and left by the Master for the Doctor to find]], in his own lunchbox. [=McDermott=] is eaten by a suspiciously warm inflatable chair. The Master has a friendly phone conversation with the Doctor and then tries to murder him by sending a signal down the telephone that makes its cord wrap around the Doctor and start crushing him. 40,000 people are suffocated by daffodils. The Master's ComplexityAddiction is played completely for laughs. It's one of the funniest episodes stories of the original series ever, and was also so nasty that Barry Letts had to publicly apologise and promise the MoralGuardians that he'd never make anything like that again.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Goodge’s wife keeps slipping eggs into his lunchbox. Given that eggs are a known aphrodisiac, maybe she's planning to tell him something.
** Philips’ line “oh, by the way, talking of eggs, I want a four-hour scan below the hydrogen line tomorrow” is an example of Creator/RobertHolmes’ working secret fart jokes into his scripts.

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Goodge’s wife keeps slipping eggs into his lunchbox. Given that eggs
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** Philips’ line “oh, by
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* FakeShemp: Creator/NicholasCourtney was doubled for the quarry scene, as he was suffering from depression at the time.

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* FakeShemp: Creator/NicholasCourtney was doubled for the quarry scene, as he was suffering from suffered a sudden illness — an attack of depression at — during filming, so his dialogue was re-written to reduce the time.Brigadier's involvement. A double stood in for Courtney on location, with filming arranged so the Brigadier was either seen only from behind, obscured by another character or strategically out of camera shot. (There is a scene in the finished programme where Courtney's double is clearly shown to be wearing non-military white socks.) Fortunately, Courtney was able to return to filming within a few days.


* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Jo [[ActionGirl karate-chopping Benton]] -- her character was originally envisioned as an [[Series/TheAvengers Emma Peel]]-Expy.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Jo [[ActionGirl karate-chopping Benton]] -- her character was originally envisioned as an [[Series/TheAvengers [[Series/TheAvengers1960s Emma Peel]]-Expy.


* {{Nepotism}}: Jo gets into a position she really isn't qualified for thanks to a connected relative.



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: A rare sympathetic example: Jo gets into a position she really isn't qualified for thanks to a connected relative.



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* CorporateConspiracy: The Master uses his hypnotic abilities to take over Farrel Autoplastics, using it to make products that can be controlled by the Nestene in his master plan to summon them back to Earth.


* {{Fauxreigner}}: The circus director goes by the name "Luigi Rossini", and to begin with he addresses the Master im English with an Italian-esque accent. But when the Master reveals that he just happens to know that the director's ''real'' name is the very English-sounding "Lew Russell", the surprised director switches to a broad London accent.


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* {{Fauxreigner}}: The circus director goes by the name "Luigi Rossini", and to begin with he addresses the Master in English with an Italian-esque accent. But when the Master reveals that he just happens to know that the director's ''real'' name is the very English-sounding "Lew Russell", the surprised director switches to a broad London accent.


* LongBusTrip: Liz Shaw has departed between seasons, and is said to have returned to Cambridge after telling the Brigadier that the Doctor didn't need a lab assistant, he just needed someone to pass him his test tubes and tell him how brilliant he was.

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* LongBusTrip: Liz Shaw has departed between seasons, and is said to have returned to Cambridge after telling the Brigadier that the Doctor didn't need a lab assistant, he just needed [[ScienceHerosBabeAssistant someone to pass him his test tubes and tell him how brilliant he was.was]].


* NotMyDriver: The cliffhanger to Part 3 has the DramaticUnmask of an Auton posing as the Doctor and Jo's cab driver just long enough to kidnap them and lead them to an Auton ambush.

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* NotMyDriver: The cliffhanger to Part 3 2 has the DramaticUnmask of an Auton posing as the Doctor and Jo's cab driver just long enough to kidnap them and lead them to an Auton ambush.

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