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* TheOriginalDarrin: The Big Finish version replaces David Brierley with John Leeson as K9; Leeson was the original voice and had returned as K9 from 1980 onward.



* TheOriginalDarrin: The Big Finish version replaces David Brierley with John Leeson as K9; Leeson was the original voice and had returned as K9 from 1980 onward.


* {{Blooper}}: Showing his notorious venom toward directors, Creator/TomBaker had a hissy fit during filming and swore the living daylights out of the production, ''[[ClusterFBomb repeatedly dropping the F-bomb.]]'' Lalla Ward admits Tom could be absolutely ''lethal'' with directors in the relevant DVDCommentary connected to this scene (which made creative use of a [[SoundEffectBleep whirring sound and a Time Lord message cube to cover Baker's mouth when he swore]]; the uncut version exists online on Website/YouTube if one were to look up the Shada production reel.) It's so bad, [[FreezeFrameBonus if you look closely after Tom lets the f-bomb fly with her right next to him]], Lalla Ward's face visibly ''deflated''. At the time, she was his [[RomanceOnTheSet flame]], no less! One does not need to ask why the two did not have a lasting marriage.

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* {{Blooper}}: Showing his notorious venom toward directors, Creator/TomBaker had a hissy fit during filming and swore the living daylights out of the production, ''[[ClusterFBomb repeatedly dropping the F-bomb.]]'' F-bomb]]''. Lalla Ward admits Tom could be absolutely ''lethal'' with directors in the relevant DVDCommentary connected to this scene (which made creative use of a [[SoundEffectBleep whirring sound and a Time Lord message cube to cover Baker's mouth when he swore]]; the uncut version exists online on Website/YouTube if one were to look up the Shada production reel.) It's so bad, [[FreezeFrameBonus if you look closely after Tom lets the f-bomb fly with her right next to him]], Lalla Ward's face visibly ''deflated''. At the time, she was his [[RomanceOnTheSet flame]], no less! One does not need to ask why the two did not have a lasting marriage.



* DevelopmentGag: The Creator/BigFinish version stars the Eighth Doctor instead of the Fourth. The story starts when he gets an invitation from Professor Chronotis -- he remembers that when he was "all teeth and curls" and he and Romana went punting on the Cam, they were [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors taken out by a time scoop, kept confined between dimensions for just over two hours]], and delivered back onto the Cam once the crisis was over. But they were supposed to visit Professor Chronotis that day, and neither he nor Romana, now Lady President of Gallifrey, remember why they never visited their friend. This means that in the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho continuity, the original version of "Shada" never happened.
* FollowTheLeader: The BBC decided to finish Shada after the success of the reconstruction of "The Power of the Daleks".

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* DevelopmentGag: The Creator/BigFinish version stars the Eighth Doctor instead of the Fourth. The story starts when he gets an invitation from Professor Chronotis -- he remembers that when he was "all teeth and curls" and he and Romana went punting on the Cam, they were [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors taken out by a time scoop, kept confined between dimensions for just over two hours]], and delivered back onto the Cam once the crisis was over. But they were supposed to visit Professor Chronotis that day, and neither he nor Romana, now Lady President of Gallifrey, remember why they never visited their friend. This means that in the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho continuity, the original version of "Shada" never happened.
* FollowTheLeader: The BBC decided to finish Shada after the success of the reconstruction of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E3ThePowerOfTheDaleks "The Power of the Daleks".Daleks"]].



* PosthumousCredit: Denis Carey (Professor Chronotis) and David Brierley (K9) both died several years prior to the 2017 animated reconstruction. Both appear in the animated segments via recycled dialog from other episodes (K9 only makes short responses to other characters, and Chronotis has a single line).

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* PosthumousCredit: Denis Carey (Professor Chronotis) and David Brierley (K9) both died several years prior to the 2017 animated reconstruction. Both appear in the animated segments via recycled dialog dialogue from other episodes (K9 only makes short responses to other characters, and Chronotis has a single line).



* RecycledScript: The episode one joke in which Professor Chronotis forgets that he has a mind like a sieve was taken from a story of Creator/DouglasAdams' that had been published in the February 27th, 1965 edition of ''Eagle And Boy's World'', when he was just twelve years old.

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* RecycledScript: The episode one joke in which Professor Chronotis forgets that he has a mind like a sieve was taken from a story of Creator/DouglasAdams' that had been published in the February 27th, 1965 edition of ''Eagle And and Boy's World'', when he was just twelve years old.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Chronotis originally perished in episode two but Creator/DouglasAdams had become fond of the character and decided to bring him back.

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Chronotis originally perished in episode two two, but Creator/DouglasAdams had become fond of the character and decided to bring him back.


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* DevelopmentHell: This story may set the record for the longest time for a TV show episode between start of production and initial airing: '''thirty-eight years'''.


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* SavedFromDevelopmentHell: This story may set the record for the longest time for a TV show episode between start of production and initial airing: '''thirty-eight years'''.


* AscendedFanboy: Daniel Hill (Chris Parsons) reveals that he was a fan of ''Who'' as a boy.


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* PromotedFanboy: Daniel Hill (Chris Parsons) reveals that he was a fan of ''Who'' as a boy.

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** The famous scene where the Doctor is chased by the orb while on a bicycle was supposed to take place at night.


* {{Blooper}}: Showing his notorious venom toward directors, Creator/TomBaker had a hissy fit during filming and swore the living daylights out of the production, ''[[ClusterFBomb repeatedly dropping the F-bomb.]]'' Lalla Ward admits Tom could be absolutely ''lethal'' with directors in the relevant DVDCommentary connected to this scene (which made creative use of a [[SoundEffectBleep whirring sound and a Time Lord message cube to cover Baker's mouth when he swore]]; the uncut version exists online on Website/YouTube if one were to look up the Shada production reel.) It's so bad, [[FreezeFrameBonus if you look closely after Tom lets the f-bomb fly with her right next to him]], Lalla Ward's face visibly ''deflated''. At the time, she was his [[RomanceOnTheSet flame]], no less! [[CaptainObvious One does not need to ask why the two did not have a lasting marriage.]]

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* {{Blooper}}: Showing his notorious venom toward directors, Creator/TomBaker had a hissy fit during filming and swore the living daylights out of the production, ''[[ClusterFBomb repeatedly dropping the F-bomb.]]'' Lalla Ward admits Tom could be absolutely ''lethal'' with directors in the relevant DVDCommentary connected to this scene (which made creative use of a [[SoundEffectBleep whirring sound and a Time Lord message cube to cover Baker's mouth when he swore]]; the uncut version exists online on Website/YouTube if one were to look up the Shada production reel.) It's so bad, [[FreezeFrameBonus if you look closely after Tom lets the f-bomb fly with her right next to him]], Lalla Ward's face visibly ''deflated''. At the time, she was his [[RomanceOnTheSet flame]], no less! [[CaptainObvious One does not need to ask why the two did not have a lasting marriage.]]

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* AscendedFanboy: Daniel Hill (Chris Parsons) reveals that he was a fan of ''Who'' as a boy.

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* DevelopmentHell: This story may set the record for the longest time for a TV show episode between start of production and initial airing: '''thirty-eight years'''.


* {{Blooper}}: Showing his notorious [[NiceCharacterMeanActor venom toward directors]], Creator/TomBaker had a hissy fit during filming and swore the living daylights out of the production, ''[[ClusterFBomb repeatedly dropping the F-bomb.]]'' Lalla Ward admits Tom could be absolutely ''lethal'' with directors in the relevant DVDCommentary connected to this scene (which made creative use of a [[SoundEffectBleep whirring sound and a Time Lord message cube to cover Baker's mouth when he swore]]; the uncut version exists online on Website/YouTube if one were to look up the Shada production reel.) It's so bad, [[FreezeFrameBonus if you look closely after Tom lets the f-bomb fly with her right next to him]], Lalla Ward's face visibly ''deflated''. At the time, she was his [[RomanceOnTheSet flame]], no less! [[CaptainObvious One does not need to ask why the two did not have a lasting marriage.]]

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* {{Blooper}}: Showing his notorious [[NiceCharacterMeanActor venom toward directors]], directors, Creator/TomBaker had a hissy fit during filming and swore the living daylights out of the production, ''[[ClusterFBomb repeatedly dropping the F-bomb.]]'' Lalla Ward admits Tom could be absolutely ''lethal'' with directors in the relevant DVDCommentary connected to this scene (which made creative use of a [[SoundEffectBleep whirring sound and a Time Lord message cube to cover Baker's mouth when he swore]]; the uncut version exists online on Website/YouTube if one were to look up the Shada production reel.) It's so bad, [[FreezeFrameBonus if you look closely after Tom lets the f-bomb fly with her right next to him]], Lalla Ward's face visibly ''deflated''. At the time, she was his [[RomanceOnTheSet flame]], no less! [[CaptainObvious One does not need to ask why the two did not have a lasting marriage.]]


* TheOriginalDarrin: The 2003 version replaces David Brierley with John Leeson as K9; Leeson was the original voice and had returned as K9 from 1980 onward.

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* TheOriginalDarrin: The 2003 Big Finish version replaces David Brierley with John Leeson as K9; Leeson was the original voice and had returned as K9 from 1980 onward.


* {{Blooper}}: Showing his notorious [[NiceCharacterMeanActor venom toward directors]], Creator/TomBaker had a hissy fit during filming and swore the living daylights out of the production, ''[[ClusterFBomb repeatedly dropping the F-bomb.]]'' Lalla Ward admits Tom could be absolutely ''lethal'' with directors in the relevant DVD commentary connected to this scene (which made creative use of a [[SoundEffectBleep whirring sound and a Time Lord message cube to cover Baker's mouth when he swore]]; the uncut version exists online on Website/YouTube if one were to look up the Shada production reel.) It's so bad, [[FreezeFrameBonus if you look closely after Tom lets thr f-bomb fly with her right next to him]], Lalla Ward's face visibly ''deflated''. At the time, she was his [[RomanceOnTheSet flame]], no less! [[CaptainObvious One does not need to ask why the two did not have a lasting marriage.]]

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* {{Blooper}}: Showing his notorious [[NiceCharacterMeanActor venom toward directors]], Creator/TomBaker had a hissy fit during filming and swore the living daylights out of the production, ''[[ClusterFBomb repeatedly dropping the F-bomb.]]'' Lalla Ward admits Tom could be absolutely ''lethal'' with directors in the relevant DVD commentary DVDCommentary connected to this scene (which made creative use of a [[SoundEffectBleep whirring sound and a Time Lord message cube to cover Baker's mouth when he swore]]; the uncut version exists online on Website/YouTube if one were to look up the Shada production reel.) It's so bad, [[FreezeFrameBonus if you look closely after Tom lets thr the f-bomb fly with her right next to him]], Lalla Ward's face visibly ''deflated''. At the time, she was his [[RomanceOnTheSet flame]], no less! [[CaptainObvious One does not need to ask why the two did not have a lasting marriage.]]


-->'''Director:''' And then there's going to be a bang on the door.
-->'''Tom:''' AW, '''''[[PrecisionFStrike FUCK]]''''' WHOEVER BANGED THE ''DOOR.''

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-->'''Director:''' And then there's going to be a bang on the door.
-->'''Tom:'''
door.\\
'''Tom:'''
AW, '''''[[PrecisionFStrike FUCK]]''''' WHOEVER BANGED THE ''DOOR.''


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* MagnumOpusDissonance: Creator/DouglasAdams didn't think very highly of this story; fans however consider it one of his best.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Lalla Ward (Romana) was the only actor to return for the 2003 Big Finish/webcast version.
* TheOriginalDarrin: The 2003 version replaces David Brierley with John Leeson as K9; Leeson was the original voice and had returned as K9 from 1980 onward.
* PosthumousCredit: Denis Carey (Professor Chronotis) and David Brierley (K9) both died several years prior to the 2017 animated reconstruction. Both appear in the animated segments via recycled dialog from other episodes (K9 only makes short responses to other characters, and Chronotis has a single line).


* UnfinishedEpisode: One of the most famous examples.

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* UnfinishedEpisode: One of the most famous examples. After three close attempts to get the story to viewers (the narrated version, the webcast and the novelization), the BBC were, after 38 years, able to get Tom Baker, Lalla Ward and all the surviving cast members to reprise their roles in animated sequences to fill in the unfinished scenes.

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* FollowTheLeader: The BBC decided to finish Shada after the success of the reconstruction of "The Power of the Daleks".

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