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* GlamRock: The aesthetics of glam rock had a very big influence on the look of the Axons. It was the early Seventies, after all.
* HilariousOuttakes: This is one of the few Doctor Who stories for which material from the original studio recording exists, so mistakes such as the Doctor missing his cue, as well as extra scenes cut from the final programme, can be seen on the DVD.

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* GlamRock: The aesthetics of glam rock had a very big influence on the look of the Axons.Axons, so much so that when Music/DavidBowie and his backing band stopped by the set of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E4PlanetOfTheDaleks "Planet of the Daleks"]] two seasons later, a passerby jokingly asked them if they were playing a group of aliens on the show. It was the early Seventies, after all.
* HilariousOuttakes: This is one of the few Doctor Who ''Doctor Who'' stories aired before the end of the BBC's wiping policy in 1978 for which material from the original studio recording exists, so mistakes such as the Doctor missing his cue, as well as extra scenes cut from the final programme, can be seen on the DVD.


* YoYoPlotPoint: Invoked at the very end of the story. The Doctor gets to use his TARDIS without any issues just long enough that the Axos are banished from Earth. Then, the TARDIS goes back to being inert, and a very ticked off Doctor sums it up with an iconic and frosty one-liner:

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* YoYoPlotPoint: Invoked at the very end of the story. The Doctor gets to use his TARDIS without any issues just long enough to make sure that the Axos are banished from Earth. Then, the TARDIS goes back to being inert, and a very ticked off Doctor sums it up with an iconic and frosty one-liner:


* YoYoPlotPoint: Invoked at the
very end of the story. The Doctor gets to use his TARDIS without any issues just long enough that the Axos are banished from Earth. Then, the TARDIS goes back to being inert, and a very ticked off Doctor sums it up with an iconic and frosty one-liner:

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* YoYoPlotPoint: Invoked at the
the very end of the story. The Doctor gets to use his TARDIS without any issues just long enough that the Axos are banished from Earth. Then, the TARDIS goes back to being inert, and a very ticked off Doctor sums it up with an iconic and frosty one-liner:


* YoYoPlotPoint: Invoked at the end of the story. The Doctor gets to use his TARDIS without any issues just long enough that the Axos are banished from Earth. Then, the TARDIS goes back to being inert, and a very ticked off Doctor sums it up with an iconic and frosty one-liner:
->'''The Doctor:''' It seems that I am some kind of a galactic '''''yo-yo!'''''

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* YoYoPlotPoint: Invoked at the the
very
end of the story. The Doctor gets to use his TARDIS without any issues just long enough that the Axos are banished from Earth. Then, the TARDIS goes back to being inert, and a very ticked off Doctor sums it up with an iconic and frosty one-liner:
->'''The -->'''The Doctor:''' It seems that I am some kind of a galactic '''''yo-yo!'''''

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->'''The Doctor:''' It seems that I am some kind of a galactic '''''yo-yo!'''''

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* YoYoPlotPoint: Invoked at the end of the story. The Doctor gets to use his TARDIS without any issues just long enough that the Axos are banished from Earth. Then, the TARDIS goes back to being inert, and a very ticked off Doctor sums it up with an iconic and frosty one-liner:


* PantyShot: Jo gets one as she and the Doctor are escaping from Axos.


Written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin. This serial first aired March 13-April 3, 1971.

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Written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin. This four-episode serial first aired March 13-April 13 to April 3, 1971.

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* BigBad: Axos.


* HilariousOuttakes and {{Deleted Scene}}s: This is one of the few Doctor Who stories for which material from the original studio recording exists, so mistakes such as the Doctor missing his cue, as well as extra scenes cut from the final programme, can be seen on the DVD.

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* HilariousOuttakes and {{Deleted Scene}}s: HilariousOuttakes: This is one of the few Doctor Who stories for which material from the original studio recording exists, so mistakes such as the Doctor missing his cue, as well as extra scenes cut from the final programme, can be seen on the DVD.

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Written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin. This serial first aired March 13-April 3, 1971.

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* HiveMind: The seemingly individual Axons are all part of the same entity.

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* HiveMind: The seemingly individual Axos, Axons and Axonite are all part of one and the same entity.same.

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* CreepyMonotone: Bernard Holley uses next to no inflection when voicing the Eye of Axos which makes it all the more sinister sounding.


A spaceship arrives on Earth and two beautiful, golden-skinned humanoids step out, saying that their ship is damaged and that, in exchange for time to lay over and make repairs, they will offer humanity a substance called Axonite, which can cause animals to grow to huge sizes, ending world hunger.

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A spaceship arrives on Earth and two beautiful, golden-skinned humanoids step out, saying say that their ship is damaged and that, in exchange for time to lay over and make repairs, they will offer humanity a substance called Axonite, which can cause animals to grow to huge sizes, ending world hunger.



* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Subverted. The Axons may be pretty and offer their technology to Earth, but it's all part of a WoundedGazelleGambit.

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Subverted. The Axons may be can look pretty and offer their technology to Earth, but it's all part of a WoundedGazelleGambit.



* CombatTentacles

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** Later in the story, there is a similar effect with the Axon Woman melting into her true self, edited with a green slow strobe.
* CombatTentaclesCombatTentacles: The fully transformed Axons use combat tentacles to attack UNIT soldiers.


However, the Doctor is sceptical and discovers the true form of the Axons - hideous tentacled monsters who have been invited to Earth by the Master to drain the Earth's energy. They, their ship and the Axonite are all in fact one single parasitic entity.

The Master is captured, but offered his freedom in exchange for helping UNIT and the Doctor defeat the Axons. The Master's plan is to use the TARDIS to absorb energy from a nearby nuclear power station, then release it all at once into Axos - but this is an inherently dangerous plan and the Doctor has a better one. He and the Master travel with the TARDIS into the centre of Axos, where the Doctor traps the ship and Axons in a time-loop from which it can never escape - but unfortunately, the Master does.

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However, the Doctor is sceptical and discovers the true form of the Axons - hideous tentacled monsters who have been invited to Earth by the Master to drain the Earth's energy. They, their ship and the Axonite are all in fact one single parasitic entity.

The Master is captured, but offered his freedom in exchange for helping UNIT and the Doctor defeat the Axons. The Master's plan is to use the TARDIS to absorb energy from a nearby nuclear power station, then release it all at once into Axos - but this is an inherently dangerous plan and the Doctor has a better one. He and the Master travel with the TARDIS into the centre of Axos, where the Doctor traps the ship and Axons in a time-loop from which it can never escape - but unfortunately, the Master does.



* IronicEchoCut: The Doctor says he's happy that the Axonite will be kept in Great Britain only. Cut to Chinn being forced by the UN to distribute the Axonite over the entire world...

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* IronicEchoCut: The Doctor says he's happy that the Axonite will be kept in Great Britain only. Cut to Chinn being forced by the UN to distribute the Axonite over the entire world...world....



* LightIsNotGood: Gold and orange are the Axons' primary colour palette and they turn out to be evil.

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* LightIsNotGood: Gold and orange are the Axons' primary colour palette palette, and they turn out to be evil.



* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Right wing politician Chinn.

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Right wing Right-wing politician Chinn.



* TitleDrop: Subverted by Chinn, as while he's ranting about the Doctor's lack of clearance and dossier calls him "Doctor...({{Beat}})...whateverisnameis..."

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* TitleDrop: Subverted by Chinn, as while he's ranting about the Doctor's lack of clearance and dossier calls him "Doctor...({{Beat}})...whateverisnameis...whatever his name is...."

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