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** In his first draft of the episode, Buckingham Palace was destroyed by the ''Titanic''. The Doctor stops the ship from crashing, but not before it smashes through the palace. In this version, instead of wishing the Doctor a Happy Christmas, the Queen is heard to curse the Doctor. This same early draft also featured a hoped-for cameo by Prince Charles. Davies spared the Palace as he felt it was too negative an ending for a holiday episode.

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** In his first draft of the episode, Buckingham Palace was destroyed by the ''Titanic''. The Doctor stops the ship from crashing, but not before it smashes through the palace. In this version, instead of wishing the Doctor a Happy Christmas, the Queen is heard to curse the Doctor. This same early draft also featured a hoped-for cameo by Prince Charles. Davies spared the Palace as he felt it was too negative an ending for a holiday episode. Ironically, the alternate universe timeline created in the events of "Turn Left" showed that the ''Titanic'' would've hit Buckingham Palace without the Doctor around.


** Creator/DavidJason was approached to play the role of Mr. Copper. Sadly he proved unavailable. He'd probably have been more polite to the poor journalist interviewing the cast than Clive Swift was...

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** Creator/DavidJason was approached to play the role of Mr. Copper. Sadly Sadly, he proved unavailable. He'd probably have been more polite to the poor journalist interviewing the cast than Clive Swift was...



** It was originally planned for the Judoon to return at the end to arrest the Max.
** Originally, Max was seen to be a passenger on the Titanic in the ballroom during the episode's opening scenes. He was also not confined to a life support machine at this point.
** In his first draft of the episode, Buckingham Palace was destroyed by the Titanic. The Doctor stops the ship from crashing but not before it smashes through the palace. In this version, instead of wishing the Doctor a Happy Christmas, the Queen is heard to curse the Doctor. This same early draft also featured a hoped-for cameo by Prince Charles. Davies spared the Palace as he felt it was too negative an ending for a holiday episode.

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** It was originally planned for the Judoon to return at the end to arrest the Max.
** Originally, Max was seen to be a passenger on the Titanic ''Titanic'' in the ballroom during the episode's opening scenes. He was also not confined to a life support machine at this point.
** In his first draft of the episode, Buckingham Palace was destroyed by the Titanic. ''Titanic''. The Doctor stops the ship from crashing crashing, but not before it smashes through the palace. In this version, instead of wishing the Doctor a Happy Christmas, the Queen is heard to curse the Doctor. This same early draft also featured a hoped-for cameo by Prince Charles. Davies spared the Palace as he felt it was too negative an ending for a holiday episode.



** Clive Swift was in the Sixth Doctor serial "Revelation of the Daleks."

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** Clive Swift was in the Sixth Doctor serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E6RevelationOfTheDaleks "Revelation of the Daleks."
Daleks"]].


* YouLookFamiliar: Creator/BernardCribbins, who plays the newspaper man, played companion Tom in the AlternateContinuity film ''Film/DaleksInvasionEarth2150AD''.

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* YouLookFamiliar: YouLookFamiliar:
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Creator/BernardCribbins, who plays the newspaper man, played companion Tom in the AlternateContinuity film ''Film/DaleksInvasionEarth2150AD''.
** Clive Swift was in the Sixth Doctor serial "Revelation of the Daleks."


* BadExportForYou: In Canada, the CBC - which in 2007 was the official broadcaster of Doctor Who in that country - chose ''not'' to air the special, skipping from Series 3 to Series 4 and leaving the cliffhanger at the end of Series 3 unresolved. Although it aired on a French-language branch of the CBC, it didn't get an official English-language broadcast until Space, a cable network, took over the broadcast rights to the series and finally gave the special a proper broadcast - a half-decade after it first aired in the UK. In the meantime, Canadian fans had to rely on either DVD releases or illegal downloads to see it.

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* BadExportForYou: In Canada, the CBC - which in 2007 was the official broadcaster of Doctor Who ''Doctor Who'' in that country - chose ''not'' to air the special, skipping from Series 3 to Series 4 and leaving the cliffhanger at the end of Series 3 unresolved. Although it aired on a French-language branch of the CBC, it didn't get an official English-language broadcast until Space, a cable network, took over the broadcast rights to the series and finally gave the special a proper broadcast - a half-decade after it first aired in the UK. In the meantime, Canadian fans had to rely on either DVD releases or illegal downloads to see it.



* ThemeTune: A new variant of the main theme - again by Music/MurrayGold - is introduced with this story.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:

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* ThemeTune: A new variant of the main theme - again by Music/MurrayGold - is introduced with this story.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:


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** It was originally planned for the Judoon to return at the end to arrest the Max.
** Originally, Max was seen to be a passenger on the Titanic in the ballroom during the episode's opening scenes. He was also not confined to a life support machine at this point.
** In his first draft of the episode, Buckingham Palace was destroyed by the Titanic. The Doctor stops the ship from crashing but not before it smashes through the palace. In this version, instead of wishing the Doctor a Happy Christmas, the Queen is heard to curse the Doctor. This same early draft also featured a hoped-for cameo by Prince Charles. Davies spared the Palace as he felt it was too negative an ending for a holiday episode.



* WorkingTitle: ''Starship Titanic''. It was changed when it was pointed out that Creator/DouglasAdams had created a [[VideoGame/StarshipTitanic video game]] and [[Literature/StarshipTitanic novel]] of that title, with an extremely similar concept, years earlier.





* BadExportForYou / NoExportForYou: In Canada, the CBC - which in 2007 was the official broadcaster of Doctor Who in that country - chose ''not'' to air the special, skipping from Series 3 to Series 4 and leaving the cliffhanger at the end of Series 3 unresolved. Although it aired on a French-language branch of the CBC, it didn't get an official English-language broadcast until Space, a cable network, took over the broadcast rights to the series and finally gave the special a proper broadcast - a half-decade after it first aired in the UK. In the meantime, Canadian fans had to rely on either DVD releases or illegal downloads to see it.

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* BadExportForYou / NoExportForYou: BadExportForYou: In Canada, the CBC - which in 2007 was the official broadcaster of Doctor Who in that country - chose ''not'' to air the special, skipping from Series 3 to Series 4 and leaving the cliffhanger at the end of Series 3 unresolved. Although it aired on a French-language branch of the CBC, it didn't get an official English-language broadcast until Space, a cable network, took over the broadcast rights to the series and finally gave the special a proper broadcast - a half-decade after it first aired in the UK. In the meantime, Canadian fans had to rely on either DVD releases or illegal downloads to see it.



* NiceCharacterMeanActor: During an interview for ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'', Clive Swift tore into journalist Benjamin Cook much like Creator/TomBaker's scathing attitude toward scripts and directors on set.

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* ThemeTune: A new variant of the main theme - again by Music/MurrayGold - is introduced with this story.


* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Technically the case for Canadian fans due to the episode not airing in that country for years; the only way for them to see the original English-language version in the pre-streaming era was to either buy the expensive DVD season set or download it illegally.


* BadExportForYou / NoExportForYou: In Canada, the CBC - which in 2007 was the official broadcaster of Doctor Who in that country - chose ''not'' to air the special, skipping from Series 3 to Series 4 and leaving the cliffhanger at the end of Series 3 unresolved. Although it aired on a French-language branch of the CBC, it didn't get an official English-language broadcast until Space, a cable network, took over the broadcast rights to the series and finally gave the special a proper broadcast - a half-decade after it first aired in the UK.

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* BadExportForYou / NoExportForYou: In Canada, the CBC - which in 2007 was the official broadcaster of Doctor Who in that country - chose ''not'' to air the special, skipping from Series 3 to Series 4 and leaving the cliffhanger at the end of Series 3 unresolved. Although it aired on a French-language branch of the CBC, it didn't get an official English-language broadcast until Space, a cable network, took over the broadcast rights to the series and finally gave the special a proper broadcast - a half-decade after it first aired in the UK. In the meantime, Canadian fans had to rely on either DVD releases or illegal downloads to see it.


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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Technically the case for Canadian fans due to the episode not airing in that country for years; the only way for them to see the original English-language version in the pre-streaming era was to either buy the expensive DVD season set or download it illegally.


* BadExportForYou: In Canada, the CBC - which in 2007 was the official broadcaster of Doctor Who in that country - chose ''not'' to air the special, skipping from Series 3 to Series 4 and leaving the cliffhanger at the end of Series 3 unresolved. Although it aired on a French-language branch of the CBC, it didn't get an official English-language broadcast until Space, a cable network, took over the broadcast rights to the series and finally gave the special a proper broadcast - a half-decade after it first aired in the UK.

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* BadExportForYou: BadExportForYou / NoExportForYou: In Canada, the CBC - which in 2007 was the official broadcaster of Doctor Who in that country - chose ''not'' to air the special, skipping from Series 3 to Series 4 and leaving the cliffhanger at the end of Series 3 unresolved. Although it aired on a French-language branch of the CBC, it didn't get an official English-language broadcast until Space, a cable network, took over the broadcast rights to the series and finally gave the special a proper broadcast - a half-decade after it first aired in the UK.


* InMemoriam: To the show's very first producer Creator/VerityLambert.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Astrid is set up to join the Doctor as a new companion, but Music/KylieMinogue probably can't spend a year filming in Wales.

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* BadExportForYou: In Canada, the CBC - which in 2007 was the official broadcaster of Doctor Who in that country - chose ''not'' to air the special, skipping from Series 3 to Series 4 and leaving the cliffhanger at the end of Series 3 unresolved. Although it aired on a French-language branch of the CBC, it didn't get an official English-language broadcast until Space, a cable network, took over the broadcast rights to the series and finally gave the special a proper broadcast - a half-decade after it first aired in the UK.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Astrid is set up to join the Doctor as a new companion, but Music/KylieMinogue probably can't spend a year filming in Wales.


* NiceCharacterMeanActor: During an interview for ''Doctor Who Magazine'', Clive Swift tore into journalist Benjamin Cook much like Creator/TomBaker's scathing attitude toward scripts and directors on set.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Astrid is set up to join the Doctor as a new companion, but Music/KylieMinogue probably can't spend a year filming in Wales.

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* NiceCharacterMeanActor: During an interview for ''Doctor Who Magazine'', ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'', Clive Swift tore into journalist Benjamin Cook much like Creator/TomBaker's scathing attitude toward scripts and directors on set.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Astrid is set up to join the Doctor as a new companion, but Music/KylieMinogue probably can't spend a year filming in Wales.
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* FirstAppearance: Of Wilfred Mott.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/DavidJason was approached to play the role of Mr. Copper. Sadly he proved unavailable. He'd probably have been more polite to the poor journalist interviewing the cast than Clive Swift was...
* WordOfGod: Russell T Davies wrestled with how to make it clear that the rest of the ''Titanic'''s crew and passengers weren't just a bunch of humans. It was only after it was too late that he realised he should have made them talk about "the humans" (in the third person) more often.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Creator/DavidJason was approached to play the role of Mr. Copper. Sadly he proved unavailable. He'd probably have been more polite to the poor journalist interviewing the cast than Clive Swift was...
** Creator/DennisHopper was offered the role of Max Capricorn, but wasn't available.
* WordOfGod: Russell T Davies Creator/RussellTDavies wrestled with how to make it clear that the rest of the ''Titanic'''s crew and passengers weren't just a bunch of humans. It was only after it was too late that he realised he should have made them talk about "the humans" (in the third person) more often.

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