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* WagTheDirector: The script originally called for the Doctor to be in awe of the White Guardian. However, Creator/TomBaker insisted on playing it mockingly while trying not to laugh at how serious it all was, both [[RebelliousSpirit much more in-character]] and pretty badass into the bargain. However his performance still does come across as uncommonly nervous and respectful.



** The script originally called for the Doctor to be in awe of the White Guardian. However, Creator/TomBaker insisted on playing it mockingly while trying not to laugh at how serious it all was, both [[RebelliousSpirit much more in-character]] and pretty badass into the bargain. However his performance still does come across as uncommonly nervous and respectful.

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* RecycledSet: The sets were left over from Creator/TheBBC's adaptation of ''Literature/AnnaKarenina''.



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* WriterRevolt: Creator/RobertHolmes didn't think much of the season concept or the Doctor being some god-like being's errand boy, so right in the very first scene he makes it clear that the Guardian is nothing but an enigmatic bully who gets what he wants by threats. The Doctor spends the rest of the serial befriending some honest criminals instead.


** The script originally called for the Doctor to be in awe of the White Guardian. However, Creator/TomBaker insisted on playing it mockingly while trying not to laugh at how serious it all was, both [[RebelliousSpirit much more in-character]] and pretty badass into the bargain.

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** The script originally called for the Doctor to be in awe of the White Guardian. However, Creator/TomBaker insisted on playing it mockingly while trying not to laugh at how serious it all was, both [[RebelliousSpirit much more in-character]] and pretty badass into the bargain. However his performance still does come across as uncommonly nervous and respectful.


** The script originally called called for the Doctor to be in awe of the White Guardian. However, Creator/TomBaker insisted on playing it mockingly while trying not to laugh at how serious it all was, both [[RebelliousSpirit much more in-character]] and pretty badass into the bargain.

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** The script originally called called for the Doctor to be in awe of the White Guardian. However, Creator/TomBaker insisted on playing it mockingly while trying not to laugh at how serious it all was, both [[RebelliousSpirit much more in-character]] and pretty badass into the bargain.


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** Sarah Jane Smith was supposed to return to help the Doctor find The Key to Time. When Creator/ElisabethSladen declined, Romana was created.
** The script originally called called for the Doctor to be in awe of The White Guardian. However, Creator/TomBaker insisted on playing it mockingly while trying not to laugh at how serious it all was, both [[RebelliousSpirit much more in-character]] and pretty badass into the bargain.

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** Sarah Jane Smith was supposed to return to help the Doctor find The the Key to Time. When Creator/ElisabethSladen declined, Romana was created.
** The script originally called called for the Doctor to be in awe of The the White Guardian. However, Creator/TomBaker insisted on playing it mockingly while trying not to laugh at how serious it all was, both [[RebelliousSpirit much more in-character]] and pretty badass into the bargain.



* WorkingTitle: ''Operation'', ''The Galactic Conman'' and ''The Ribos File''.

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* WorkingTitle: ''Operation'', ''The Galactic Conman'' and ''The Ribos File''.File''.

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* OrphanedReference: Garron was originally Australian, hence the reference to his fraudulent sale of the Sydney Opera House.



** Garron was originally Australian, hence the reference to his fraudulent sale of the Sydney Opera House.

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** The script originally called called for the Doctor to be in awe of The White Guardian. However, Creator/TomBaker insisted on playing it mockingly while trying not to laugh at how serious it all was, both [[RebelliousSpirit much more in-character]] and pretty badass into the bargain.


* RaceLift: Garron was originally Australian, hence the reference to his fradulent sale of the Sydney Opera House.


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** Garron was originally Australian, hence the reference to his fraudulent sale of the Sydney Opera House.


* RaceLift: Varn was originally Australian, hence the reference to his fradulent sale of the Sydney Opera House.

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* RaceLift: Varn Garron was originally Australian, hence the reference to his fradulent sale of the Sydney Opera House.


* FirstAppearance: Of Romana.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Sarah Jane Smith was supposed to return to help the Doctor find The Key to Time. When Creator/ElisabethSladen declined, Romana was created.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Sarah Jane Smith was supposed to return to help the Doctor find The Key to Time. When Creator/ElisabethSladen declined, Romana was created.

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* RaceLift: Varn was originally Australian, hence the reference to his fradulent sale of the Sydney Opera House.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Sarah Jane Smith was supposed to return to help the Doctor find The Key to Time. When Creator/ElisabethSladen declined, Romana was created.
** Initially, the jethrik was important because it was actually a source of incredible energy which could power a fleet of spaceships.
* WorkingTitle: ''Operation'', ''The Galactic Conman'' and ''The Ribos File''.

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