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"Thought you had a great sense of direction." Rose frowned at a tree as they passed.

"What brought that up?"

Rose turned around, nodding towards the tree. "We've been going in circles. I've seen that tree before."

"Ah." The Doctor scanned the tree with his screwdriver. "It's a bit like low budget films and animation where they reuse the backgrounds."

"We're stuck in an episode of Scooby Doo?" Rose looked confused.

"No. When they terra-formed this planet, they did it on the cheap. The trees were clones of a single species. Explains why this is nearly a dead planet."

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dw100challenge #170: familiar

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laridian
3rd Nov, 2007 11:24 (UTC)
"Doctor, look out! You almost broke that fourth wall!" XD

Ah, good times, with the same endless corridors and the gravel quarry...
redwolf
3rd Nov, 2007 11:42 (UTC)
Not to forget the shaky cardboard sets.
laridian
3rd Nov, 2007 11:46 (UTC)
Ooh, can't forget those. Don't lean on anything! Don't breathe heavily!

Toly says he remembers steel foundries used as "factory" sets, and of course "that one quarry they loved to death".

There was one giant-eyeball creature that was so poorly put together I couldn't take the episode seriously.

(New kidpix are here if you'd like to see their prowess with a camera. :)
ozma914
3rd Nov, 2007 23:58 (UTC)
Stuck in an episode of Scooby Doo ... now, THAT'S scary.
redwolf
4th Nov, 2007 02:56 (UTC)
Even as a kid the cheap Hanna Barbera background and transition scene recycling annoyed the hell out of me.

Although, if you're stuck in an episode of Scooby Doo, you do get to use the line; And I would have got away with it, if it wasn't for those pesky kids.
ozma914
4th Nov, 2007 20:24 (UTC)
They stuck in my mind too, and not in a good way.

I love that line -- I've been hoping for a chance to use it in real life, although preferably without getting arrested.
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