The Doctor buys everyone muffins to celebrate. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org. The Doctor was 'with the Filipino army at the final advance on Reykjavik' in the 51st Century. The Doctor repeatedly warn Greel that his Time Cabinet will kill him if he tries to use it. ", The Doctor : The parallax synchrone and a trionic lattice are aspects of the Time Cabinet itself (cf. The Doctor says he was in China 400 years ago [a probable reference to Marco Polo. ", The Doctor : Likes: 2,324. : Chang survives the giant rat enough to tell the Doctor that Weng-Chiang is in the "House of the Dragon", but not long enough to actually tell where it is. Leela is suddenly confronted by the squat figure of Mr Sin advancing on her with a knife. Giant rats were created from common London rats by Magnus Greel in the 19th century, using 51st century science. It even goes beyond a portrayal of the beliefs at a time because the Doctor does not challenge them in a way the third Doctor did in the Mutants, or the twelfth in Thin Ice. ", Leela kills one of the Tong agents with a janis thorn and blowpipe, much to the Doctor's discomfort. The "wretched girls" who are taken from the streets wear layers of makeup and red clothing, and it's remarked that they can't be older than 16. History Edit. Infiltrating Litefoot's home with Chang's ventriloquist doll Mr Sin - a computerised homonculus with the brain of a pig - he retrieves the cabinet and prepares to travel back to his own time. The rats fatally wounded him, though he did not die right away. ", Jago : One rat pursued Leela and bit her leg. A boom mike shadow is visible on the curtains near the stage in the final fight. daver Doctor. Quote. A dying Li H'sen warns the Doctor to "beware the Eye of the Dragon!" the trimonic TARDIS barrier mentioned in The Deadly Assassin [which hints at some sort of Time Lord involvement]). Am I being picky or has anyone else felt uncomfortable about this? Professor Litefoot - https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/Giant_rat?oldid=2974666. One rat pursued Leela and bit her leg.The Fourth Doctor shot and killed it with a Chinese fowling gun.. Li H'sen Chang, Greel's henchman, threw himself to the rats as a means of suicide after his master had dismissed him from service. It’s the first appearance of those infernal investigators Jago and Litefoot after all! Talons of Weng Chiang vs. The Peking Homunculus was made for the Commissioner of the Icelandic Alliance's children in 'the Ice Age around the year 5000'. "I'm a tiger when my dander's up! The journey back through time has disrupted his molecular structure and he now needs to feed on the life force of others - hence his use for the young girls. (PROSE: A Victorian Interlude), On seeing the rats that Richard Harries was experimenting on, the Eighth Doctor recalled the attack on Leela. Stage magician Li H'sen Chang has been kidnapping young "wretched girls" for his master, the ancient Chinese god Weng-Chiang. The Doctor and Leela land in Victorian London, and find themselves in the middle of missing girls, mutilated bodies, and vicious Chinese gangs. The Doctor is then attacked by Mr Sin but manages to disconnect its circuitry, rendering it inanimate. There are several references to the events of the 51st century where Magnus Greel was 'the infamous Minister of Justice. Mr. Professor Litefoot is left unconscious in his house as Weng-Chiang, laughing maniacally, speeds away in a horse-drawn carriage with the time cabinet strapped to the back. Moving into the sewers to investigate, the Doctor, Leela and Litefoot discover giant rats on the loose and follow the trail to the Palace Theatre. Li H'sen Chang, Greel's henchman, threw himself to the rats as a means of suicide after his master had dismissed him from service. However, this fits in better with the Doctor's chronological age see - Pyramids of Mars - than with Earth history, although he's still about 100 years out. The Talons of Weng-Chiang is superb, but the casual racism jars a little. ""Eureka" is Greek for "this bath is too hot". Police pathologist Professor George Litefoot is investigating a body found floating in the Thames, and, with help from the Doctor, determines that hairs found on the body come from a giant rat. ", Jago : Also, Leela has to wear period clothing and learn table manners. "'What", Jago : Leela flees from Weng-Chiang's lair through the sewers, chased by a giant rat. There is more than one giant rat in the sewers, so what happens to the rest of them? (GAME: City of the Daleks). Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Leela : Another episode by Robert Holmes, this episode is markedly Darker and Edgier, Hotter and Sexier, as well as Bloodier and Gorier than most of classic Doctor Who. The Doctor's investigations take him first to the sewers, where there are indeed giant rats on the loose, and then to the Palace Theatre, where a stage magician, Li H'sen Chang, is procuring young girls for his master, the ancient Chinese god Weng-Chiang. Though the trope is lampshaded when Leela sardonically comments that the Doctor has only asked her a question (about some 51st Century technology that she obviously wouldn't know about) to give him an excuse to answer it. The Talons of Weng-Chiang is a fabulous Doctor Who story, brilliantly written, dark and scary, with some of the best acting performances in the whole of Doctor Who, and a double act that was memorable enough to justify 14 box sets from Big Finish of Jago & Litefoot, the very pinnacle of their entire output.. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/DoctorWhoS14E6TheTalonsOfWengChiang. The Doctor, aided by Leela, Litefoot and Henry Gordon Jago, the proprietor of the Theatre, tracks him down to his lair and traps him before he can escape. Sin succeeds, but the Doctor and friends manage to intervene before Greel can escape. Other Holmes links include A Study in Scarlet, The Man with the Twisted Lip and The Abbey Grange. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang) Henry Gordon Jago and Professor George Litefoot later went down into the sewers with a Gatling gun to kill the rest of the rats. Leela rips it off in part 5 and exposes his horrible face. While the spin-off never made it to TV, Jago and Litefoot, along with PC Quick, eventually ended up getting their own Big Finish Doctor Who spinoff range, Jago & Litefoot. She turns the corner and falls, and the rat bears down on her.

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