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* WhatAnIdiot: The TARDIS arrives in San Francisco amidst a gang war.\\
'''You'd Expect''': The Doctor to check the scanners to see what it's like outside.\\
'''Instead''': He leaves the TARDIS without checking the scanners and is promptly shot. This leads to him getting hospitalised where he dies on the operating table and eventually regenerates.\\
'''For added stupidity''': This is the Seventh Doctor, the most cunning and calculating of the Doctors, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E2TheHappinessPatrol who once talked down a man pointing a gun at him]].


* FanonDiscontinuity: Whether the movie is considered canon or not depends on which particular fan you talk to. However, almost everyone agrees that at the very least, the Doctor ''never'' said he was half-human (or if he did, then he was lying). However with the New Series clearly acknowledging the Eighth Doctor as canon, basically everyone will now say the Movie is as canon as any Doctor Who story, though the "half-human" bit is still a matter of debate (for what it's worth, Russell T. Davies intended to handwave it during the coffee shop scene in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]] as the Doctor having been a bit delirious from post-regenerative trauma, though he had to cut the reference out to avoid the possibility of ContinuityLockout).

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* FanonDiscontinuity: Whether the movie is considered canon or not depends on which particular fan you talk to. However, almost everyone agrees that at the very least, the Doctor ''never'' said he was half-human (or if he did, then he was lying). However with the New Series clearly acknowledging the Eighth Doctor as canon, basically everyone will now say the Movie is as canon as any Doctor Who story, though the "half-human" bit is still a matter of debate (for what it's worth, Russell T. Davies Creator/RussellTDavies intended to handwave it during the coffee shop scene in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]] as the Doctor having been a bit delirious from post-regenerative trauma, though he had to cut the reference out to avoid the possibility of ContinuityLockout).



* FridgeBrilliance: While [[OmnicidalManiac the Daleks]]' decision to prefix an extermination with a trial is often considered [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim uncharacteristic]], Creator/BigFinish play ''[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho201WeAreTheDaleks We Are the Daleks]]'' has the Daleks put the Doctor on trial - because they want the galaxy to know they're about to off a legendary foe.

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* FanNickname: "The Masterater" ó The Creator/EricRoberts Master with his [[Franchise/TheTerminator Terminator]] get-up, although it sounds like someone who polishes their wand.


** "Un Bel Di" from ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' perfectly captures the confused desperation of the Seventh Doctor's [[MedicalHorror final moments]].

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** "Un Bel Di" from ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' perfectly captures complements the confused desperation of the Seventh Doctor's [[MedicalHorror final moments]].


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Music/JohnDebney's orchestral score; a sumptuous blend of danger, fear and tenderness, all in a whimsical ambience of awed wonder.

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Music/JohnDebney's orchestral score; a sumptuous blend of danger, fear and tenderness, all in a whimsical an ambience of awed wonder.wonder.
** "In a Dream," sung by Pat Hodge on the TARDIS gramophone, sets a deceptively dreamy atmosphere.
** "Un Bel Di" from ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' perfectly captures the confused desperation of the Seventh Doctor's [[MedicalHorror final moments]].
** "Ride into the Moonlight," performed by Loud and Clear at the Walker General New Years' Eve party, amidst the apocalyptic chaos, adds to a touching glimpse of innocent merriment.


** The pre-titles scene. An outer-space shot of Skaro, its radiation-charred surface sumptuously detailed with little wisps of cloud and barren, tectonic contours, is a lovely piece of model work, and even recalls that seen in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E7TheSpaceMuseum The Space Museum]]. The transition from outer space to a void-framed close-up of the Master's glowing eyes; to a distant shot of his imprisonment in some kind laser-barred cage, followed by the surreally distorted Dalek voices, has a wonderfully eerie, dream-like quality.

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** The pre-titles scene. An outer-space shot of Skaro, its radiation-charred surface sumptuously detailed with little wisps of cloud and barren, tectonic contours, is a lovely piece of model work, and even recalls that seen in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E7TheSpaceMuseum The Space Museum]].Museum]]''. The transition from outer space to a void-framed close-up of the Master's glowing eyes; to a distant shot of his imprisonment in some kind laser-barred cage, followed by the surreally distorted Dalek voices, has a wonderfully eerie, dream-like quality.

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* SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome:
** The pre-titles scene. An outer-space shot of Skaro, its radiation-charred surface sumptuously detailed with little wisps of cloud and barren, tectonic contours, is a lovely piece of model work, and even recalls that seen in ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E7TheSpaceMuseum The Space Museum]]. The transition from outer space to a void-framed close-up of the Master's glowing eyes; to a distant shot of his imprisonment in some kind laser-barred cage, followed by the surreally distorted Dalek voices, has a wonderfully eerie, dream-like quality.
** The huge, sleek rendition of the early seventies logo, which then, late eighties style, spins around and goes whizzing through the lovely swirly vortex rings.
** The huge TARDIS set, with its soft gloom, cosy props and towering, gantry-framed Console. With a whoosh, the distant ceiling later reveals a view of outer space.
** The gooey, semi-spectral Master Morphant.
** The Cloister Room, with its huge, plinth-embedded Eye of Harmony.

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* FridgeBrilliance: While [[OmnicidalManiac the Daleks]]' decision to prefix an extermination with a trial is often considered [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim uncharacteristic]], Creator/BigFinish play ''[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho201WeAreTheDaleks We Are the Daleks]]'' has the Daleks put the Doctor on trial - because they want the galaxy to know they're about to off a legendary foe.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Music/JohnDebney's orchestral score; a sumptuous blend of danger, fear and tenderness, all in a whimsical ambience of awed wonder.

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* CriticalDissonance: The movie received good reviews from critics, but was and still is very contentious among fans, given the quality of its writing and ''especially'' the "I'm half human on my mother's side" line.

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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: The Doctor tells Grace that she'll do great things. In the {{novelization}} for "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E5E6DeathOfTheDoctor Death of the Doctor]]", Sarah Jane reveals that she's looking into new breakthroughs in surgery.


* FanonDiscontinuity: Whether the movie is considered canon or not depends on which particular fan you talk to. However, almost everyone agrees that at the very least, the Doctor ''never'' said he was half-human (or if he did, then he was lying). However with the New Series clearly acknowledging the Eighth Doctor as canon, basically everyone will now say the Movie is as canon as any Doctor Who story, though the "half-human" bit is still a matter of debate (for what it's worth, Russel T. Davies intended to handwave it during the coffee shop scene in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]] as the Doctor having been a bit delirious from post-regenerative trauma, though he had to cut the reference out to avoid the possibility of ContinuityLockout).

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* FanonDiscontinuity: Whether the movie is considered canon or not depends on which particular fan you talk to. However, almost everyone agrees that at the very least, the Doctor ''never'' said he was half-human (or if he did, then he was lying). However with the New Series clearly acknowledging the Eighth Doctor as canon, basically everyone will now say the Movie is as canon as any Doctor Who story, though the "half-human" bit is still a matter of debate (for what it's worth, Russel Russell T. Davies intended to handwave it during the coffee shop scene in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]] as the Doctor having been a bit delirious from post-regenerative trauma, though he had to cut the reference out to avoid the possibility of ContinuityLockout).


*** The reason that they are so similar is that they are both an {{Expy}} of the same character who predated both of them by at least a decade: the Franchise/Terminator[[note]]well, the Terminator predates Roberts' version of the Master, anyway; the Master as a whole [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E1TerrorOfTheAutons debuted in 1971]], 13 years before the first ''Terminator'' film came out[[/note]]. Giving them both gold-colored cat eyes as opposed to the Terminator's red eyes is pure coincidence and hilarious in hindsight, however.

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*** The reason that they are so similar is that they are both an {{Expy}} of the same character who predated both of them by at least a decade: the Franchise/Terminator[[note]]well, Franchise/{{Terminator}}[[note]]well, the Terminator predates Roberts' version of the Master, anyway; the Master as a whole [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E1TerrorOfTheAutons debuted in 1971]], 13 years before the first ''Terminator'' film came out[[/note]]. Giving them both gold-colored cat eyes as opposed to the Terminator's red eyes is pure coincidence and hilarious in hindsight, however.


*** The reason that they are so similar is that they are both an {{Expy}} of the same character who predated both of them by at least a decade: Film/TheTerminator. Giving them both cat eyes as opposed to the Terminatorís red eyes is pure coincidence and hilarious in hindsight, however.

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*** The reason that they are so similar is that they are both an {{Expy}} of the same character who predated both of them by at least a decade: Film/TheTerminator. the Franchise/Terminator[[note]]well, the Terminator predates Roberts' version of the Master, anyway; the Master as a whole [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E1TerrorOfTheAutons debuted in 1971]], 13 years before the first ''Terminator'' film came out[[/note]]. Giving them both gold-colored cat eyes as opposed to the Terminatorís Terminator's red eyes is pure coincidence and hilarious in hindsight, however.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Creator/SylvesterMcCoy returns to hand over the reigns to Creator/PaulMcGann, yet he barely has any lines, doesn't do anything of note, has none of his previous characteristics and dies possibly the second most undignified death of any Doctor.

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