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Recap / New Series Adventures The Clockwise Man

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First of the New Series Adventures. The Ninth Doctor and Rose land in 1920s London.

  • Call-Back: The TARDIS landing in a junkyard invokes the first story, An Unearthly Child, suitable for the first in a New Series. The Doctor also sees a painting of The French Revolution and says "That's not right", which Susan also said in the first episode when reading a book on the subject.
  • Continuity Nod: When Repple says his appearance was changed and he was exiled to Earth the Doctor says he knows the feeling.
  • Rightful King Returns: What the characters are trying for Russia, as Freddy is apparently the rightful heir, and Dastaria, which Repple claims to be the deposed King of.
  • Terrible Ticking: Inverted. Everyone could hear the ticking except Repple because he's the robot making the noise.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Repple finding out he is not Shade Vassily but a clockwork robot.
  • Uncanny Valley: In-Universe. Due to Melissa's information on how humans looked being inaccurate her face is described as a "parody of humanity", with eyes that seem too human.