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* MissingEpisode: The infamous deleted scene where Noah begs Vira to kill him rather than allow him to be turned into the Wirrn sadly doesn't exist anymore.

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* MissingEpisode: The infamous deleted scene where Noah begs Vira to kill him rather than allow him to be turned into the Wirrn sadly doesn't exist anymore.Wirrn. The scene was filmed, but cut due to being too dark (despite being fairly crucial to the plot and explaining why Vira and the Doctor are so pale and distraught in the following scene).


* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: Creator/TomBaker has stated that, of all the stories he'd filmed, this was his favourite.

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* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: CreatorsFavouriteEpisode: Creator/TomBaker has stated that, of all the stories he'd filmed, this was his favourite.


** A scene was filmed where Noah confronts Vira and begs her to kill him to end his agony, which Philip Hinchcliffe decided to cut as it was too dark. The scene in the aired episode cuts from a shot of the Doctor looking on to a shot of him glowering and looking harrowed from a similar angle in a different room, with the door shut and no indication how they got away from Noah. Kenton Moore, who played Noah, expressed his opinion that he was furious about the scene going because it was crucial to the whole story. The missing scene is lost.

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** A scene was filmed where Noah confronts Vira and begs her to kill him to end his agony, which Philip Hinchcliffe Creator/PhilipHinchcliffe decided to cut as it was too dark. The scene in the aired episode cuts from a shot of the Doctor looking on to a shot of him glowering and looking harrowed from a similar angle in a different room, with the door shut and no indication how they got away from Noah. Kenton Moore, who played Noah, expressed his opinion that he was furious about the scene going because it was crucial to the whole story. The missing scene is lost.


* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: Creator/TomBaker named this as one of his favourite serials.

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* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: Creator/TomBaker named has stated that, of all the stories he'd filmed, this as one of was his favourite serials.favourite.


** A scene was filmed where Noah confronts Vira and begs her to kill him to end his agony, that Philip Hinchcliffe decided to cut as it was too dark. The scene as in the aired episode cuts from a shot of the Doctor looking on to a shot of him glowering and looking harrowed from a similar angle in a different room, with the door shut and no indication how they got away from Noah. Kenton Moore, who played Noah, expressed his opinion that he was furious about the scene going because it was crucial to the whole story. The missing scene is lost.

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** A scene was filmed where Noah confronts Vira and begs her to kill him to end his agony, that which Philip Hinchcliffe decided to cut as it was too dark. The scene as in the aired episode cuts from a shot of the Doctor looking on to a shot of him glowering and looking harrowed from a similar angle in a different room, with the door shut and no indication how they got away from Noah. Kenton Moore, who played Noah, expressed his opinion that he was furious about the scene going because it was crucial to the whole story. The missing scene is lost.



** In the original script, The Wirrn were simply ejected from the Ark in the shuttle. However, the BBC feared that the possibility of them surviving would frighten younger viewers, forcing Creator/RobertHolmes to kill them off at the end.

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** In the original script, The the Wirrn were simply ejected from the Ark in the shuttle. However, the BBC feared that the possibility of them surviving would frighten younger viewers, forcing Creator/RobertHolmes to kill them off at the end.


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The "Harry is only qualified to work on sailors" line is a joke about the often overly restrictive union regulations of the 1970s.


* CreatorsFavorite: Creator/TomBaker named this as one of his favourite serials.

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* CreatorsFavorite: CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: Creator/TomBaker named this as one of his favourite serials.


* TheCastShowoff: WordOfGod says that the "Humans are indomitable" speech was to show off the then-newly cast Creator/TomBaker's speaking ability - both in terms of his ability to pull off the kind of soliloquies that his predecessor would never have been able to, and in terms of showing off his gorgeous voice, with which the production team was universally infatuated. Some writers (especially Creator/RobertHolmes) would even sneak InherentlyFunnyWords into the Doctor's dialogue in scripts, just for the joy of hearing Baker say them.
* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: Creator/TomBaker named this as one of his favourite serials.
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* TheCastShowoff: WordOfGod says that the "Humans are indomitable" speech was to show off the then-newly cast Creator/TomBaker's speaking ability - both in terms of his ability to pull off the kind of soliloquies that his predecessor would never have been able to, and in terms of showing off his gorgeous voice, with which the production team was universally infatuated. Some writers (especially Creator/RobertHolmes) would even sneak InherentlyFunnyWords into the Doctor's dialogue in scripts, just for the joy of hearing Baker say them.
* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: CreatorsFavorite: Creator/TomBaker named this as one of his favourite serials.
* DeletedScene: DeletedScene:



* TechnologyMarchesOn: The entirety of human knowledge on a space station built in the 30th century is stored on ''microfilm''.Although FridgeLogic, storing the information on a solid state format that does not require power to operate ensures the data isn't lost by a computer failure over the long ages until awakening. It can also be read (at a pinch) with a torch and a magnifying glass and so doesn't require precious power needed for other duties like say...keeping the humans alive.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The entirety of human knowledge on a space station built in the 30th century is stored on ''microfilm''. Although FridgeLogic, storing the information on a solid state format that does not require power to operate ensures the data isn't lost by a computer failure over the long ages until awakening. It can also be read (at a pinch) with a torch and a magnifying glass and so doesn't require precious power needed for other duties like say... keeping the humans alive. alive.


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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The entirety of human knowledge on a space station built in the 30th century is stored on ''microfilm''.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The entirety of human knowledge on a space station built in the 30th century is stored on ''microfilm''.Although FridgeLogic, storing the information on a solid state format that does not require power to operate ensures the data isn't lost by a computer failure over the long ages until awakening. It can also be read (at a pinch) with a torch and a magnifying glass and so doesn't require precious power needed for other duties like say...keeping the humans alive.


* WrittenByCastmember: Ian Marter wrote the novelisation.

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* WrittenByCastmember: Ian Marter wrote the novelisation.----


** This serial would have been a 6-parter, but it was split into a 4-parter with a 2-part sequel afterwards to avoid [[{{Padding}} dragging out the story]], which had been a recurring issue of the Creator/JonPertwee era. The 4-part format became a lot more popular with the classic series after this change proved to be successful, although 6-part stories would continue to be produced all the way though to Tom Baker's penultimate season (if one includes the unfinished "Shada").

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** This serial would have been a 6-parter, but it was split into a 4-parter with a 2-part sequel afterwards to avoid [[{{Padding}} dragging out the story]], which had been a recurring issue of the Creator/JonPertwee era. The 4-part format became a lot more popular with the classic series after this change proved to be successful, although 6-part stories would continue to be produced all the way though to Tom Baker's penultimate season (if one includes the unfinished "Shada")."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada Shada]]").
* MissingEpisode: The infamous deleted scene where Noah begs Vira to kill him rather than allow him to be turned into the Wirrn sadly doesn't exist anymore.


* DeletedScene: Noah was to describe the dual ecstasy and torment of becoming a Wirrn, culminating with a plea to Vira to kill him, which she is unable to bring herself to do. This was cut for being too disturbing.

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* DeletedScene: DeletedScene:
** There was originally a scene where, in the final stages of larval infestation, Noah's head splits open and cracks in a torrent of acidic goo, that was cut because it was too graphic. There are conflicting reports on if the scene was ever filmed, and if it was, [[MissingEpisode the scene was lost]]. ([[SpecialEffectsFailure Probably for the best]].)
** A scene was filmed where
Noah was to describe the dual ecstasy and torment of becoming a Wirrn, culminating with a plea to confronts Vira and begs her to kill him, which she is unable him to bring herself end his agony, that Philip Hinchcliffe decided to do. This cut as it was cut for being too disturbing.dark. The scene as in the aired episode cuts from a shot of the Doctor looking on to a shot of him glowering and looking harrowed from a similar angle in a different room, with the door shut and no indication how they got away from Noah. Kenton Moore, who played Noah, expressed his opinion that he was furious about the scene going because it was crucial to the whole story. The missing scene is lost.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The "Harry is only qualified to work on sailors" line is a joke about the often overly restrictive union regulations of the 1970s.


** This serial would have been a 6-parter, but it was split into a 4-parter with a 2-part sequel afterwards to avoid [[{{Padding}} dragging out the story]], which had been a recurring issue of the Creator/JonPertwee era. The 4-part format became a lot more popular with the classic series after this change proved to be successful.

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** This serial would have been a 6-parter, but it was split into a 4-parter with a 2-part sequel afterwards to avoid [[{{Padding}} dragging out the story]], which had been a recurring issue of the Creator/JonPertwee era. The 4-part format became a lot more popular with the classic series after this change proved to be successful.successful, although 6-part stories would continue to be produced all the way though to Tom Baker's penultimate season (if one includes the unfinished "Shada").

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* TheCastShowoff: WordOfGod says that the "Humans are indomitable" speech was to show off the then-newly cast Creator/TomBaker's speaking ability - both in terms of his ability to pull off the kind of soliloquies that his predecessor would never have been able to, and in terms of showing off his gorgeous voice, with which the production team was universally infatuated. Some writers (especially Creator/RobertHolmes) would even sneak InherentlyFunnyWords into the Doctor's dialogue in scripts, just for the joy of hearing Baker say them.

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