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Genesis of the Daleks – Episode Guide

Posted in 4th Doctor, Classic Series, Dalek, Davros, Elizabeth Sladen, Episode Guides, Harry Sullivan, Sarah Jane Smith, Tom Baker, Video Clip with tags , , , , , , , on April 9, 2009 by Mr M

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Soldiers with gas masks and machine guns fire at and kill one another on a misty plain of rubble and dirt. From out of the mist, the Doctor waves his hands, snapping at the Time Lords for intercepting a transmat beam, something very dangerous. A Time Lord in black hood and cloak appears as the Doctor rants about the Time Lord’s continual interference in his life. The Time Lord tells the Doctor that their people have interrupted transmat beams for a long time, a simple thing for their race. The Time Lord tells the Doctor they have something for him to do for them. The Doctor won’t hear of it until the Time Lord snaps one word, “Daleks.” The Doctor then says, “Tell me more.” The Time Lords foresee a time when Daleks become the dominant creatures in the universe. They want the Doctor to avert their creation or affect their genetic development so that they become less aggressive creatures or if he cannot, to find one inherent weakness. The Doctor tells him one more time he will do their dirty work. He asks for the coordinates to Skaro so he can set the TARDIS to it but the Time Lord tells him, “This is Skaro.” He gives the Doctor a time ring so that when his mission is finished, he can return to the TARDIS. When the Doctor looks up, the Time Lord has vanished, leaving the Doctor to yell, “Don’t just disappear! What about Sarah and Harry?”

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Warriors of the Deep – Episode Guide

Posted in 5th Doctor, Classic Series, Episode Guides, Peter Davison, Sea Devils, Silurian, Tegan, Turlough, Video Clip with tags , , , , , , on April 9, 2009 by Mr M

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The year is 2084, and Earth is divided into two hostile blocs which eye each other suspiciously for the slightest wrong move, armed with proton missiles which could destroy all life on Earth while leaving the planet itself intact. But there are other forms of life on Earth… A Silurian battle cruiser lands near a Sea-Devil hibernation chamber near one of the human blocs’ Sea Bases, and when an inquisitive probe is launched the Silurians release a “Myrka” to destroy it. The crew of the Base aren’t sure how to react to the probe’s destruction, as their sensors are picking up nothing but marine life. The base’s temporary synch operator, Maddox, whose job it is to link to the computer in times of crisis, is unprepared for the emergency; he’s only a student thrust into this position by the accidental death of the base’s former synch op, Michels. Maddox’s friend Karina talks him back to work, unaware that his suspicions about Michels’ death are justified; the base’s second-in-command and doctor, Nilson and Solow, are enemy agents who murdered Michels in order to put the unstable Maddox in a position where they can use him.

Turlough, for reasons of his own, has decided to remain aboard the TARDIS. The Doctor materializes in orbit around Earth in order to show Tegan some of her planet’s future, but they are shot down by a satellite defense system and the Doctor is forced to make an emergency materialization on the Sea Base. Their encounter with the satellite having coincided with the destruction of the Base’s marine probe, the Base’s computer triggers what could be a missile run. Maddox is forced to synch up to the computer in preparation for what could be the first strike of the last war. The run turns out to be a simulation to test the crew’s battle readiness, but the stress causes Maddox to pass out, and he is taken to the psychosurgical unit for care. With Maddox incapacitated; the Base is defenseless.

The Silurians, meanwhile, have docked with the hibernation chambers near the Sea Base, and are preparing to revive the Sea Devil patrol there. As the Silurians Scibus and Tarpok activate the revival circuits, Ichtar — the sole survivor of the Silurian Triad — waits patiently. The process will take some time, and the long period of hibernation may have caused the Sea Devils’ muscles to atrophy; all they can do is wait.

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The Sea Devils – Episode Guide

Posted in 3rd Doctor, Classic Series, Episode Guides, Jo Grant, Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning, Sea Devils, The Master, Video Clip with tags , , , , , , on April 9, 2009 by Mr M

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The Doctor and Jo visit the Master in his high-security prison on an island off the south coast of England and hear from the governor, Colonel Trenchard, that ships have been mysteriously disappearing at sea.

Investigating, the Doctor learns from Captain Hart, commander of a nearby Naval base, that the sinkings have centred around an abandoned sea fort. He and Jo then visit the fort and are attacked by what one of the men there terms a Sea Devil – an amphibious breed of the prehistoric creatures encountered by the Doctor shortly after his exile to Earth.

The Master, aided by a misguided Trenchard, is stealing equipment from the Naval base in order to build a machine to revive the Sea Devils from hibernation.

The Doctor takes a diving bell down to the Sea Devils’ underwater base to try to encourage peace. His efforts are frustrated by a depth charge attack ordered by a pompous politician, Walker, but in the confusion he manages to free a captured submarine and escape back to the surface.

The Sea Devils then capture the Naval base, and the Master has the Doctor taken back to their control centre, where he forces him to help finish the machine. The Doctor sabotages the machine and the two Time Lords escape together just as the base is destroyed in an explosion.

The Three Doctors – Episode Guide

Posted in 1st Doctor, 2nd Doctor, 3rd Doctor, Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart, Classic Series, Episode Guides, Jon Pertwee, Nicolas Courtney, Omega, Other Time Lords, Patrick Troughton, UNIT, Video Clip, William Hartnell with tags , , , , , , on April 3, 2009 by Mr M

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A weather balloon carrying a device for cosmic ray research comes down in the Minsbridge Wild Life Sanctuary and is found by the local gamekeeper, Mr Ollis (Laurie Webb). Its’ owner, Doctor Tyler (Rex Robinson), is summoned by Ollis’ wife (Patricia Prior) but Ollis vanishes from beside the device before he arrives. Tyler contacts UNIT and takes the device into their HQ. He was going to contact them anyway in view of the recent results of his tests which show an unknown type of cosmic lightning, directed at the Earth. The Doctor is intrigued and goes to see the spot where the balloon came down. Continue reading

New Earth – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, Billie Piper, David Tennant, Episode Guides, Jackie Tyler, Lady Cassandra, Mickey Smith, New Series, New Series Season 2, Rose Tyler, The Face of Boe with tags , , , , , , , on April 2, 2009 by Mr M

 

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Whilst the Doctor enters the TARDIS and begins to activate various controls, Rose remains outside to bid farewell to Jackie and Mickey. Soon she joins her friend inside the craft and in no time at all they are spinning through the time vortex. When Rose enquires as to where they are going, the Doctor explains excitedly:

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Tooth and Claw – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, Billie Piper, David Tennant, Episode Guides, New Series, New Series Season 2, Rose Tyler, Torchwood with tags , , , , , , on April 2, 2009 by Mr M

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On a windy hillside a procession of monks advance towards a stately home, pulling with them a large carriage. When they arrive at the residence the servants meet them with a frosty reception, and after the Steward dismisses their demands for the house to be given to them, a fight ensues.

Soon the household is invaded and the rest of the servants are rounded up and thrown in the cellar, where the content of the carriage is being held. Father Angelo, the leader of the monks, enters and prays that God has mercy on his soul for what he is about to do. He removes the cloth covering the cage before him and the servants scream in terror… Continue reading

School Reunion – Episode Guide

Posted in 10th Doctor, Billie Piper, David Tennant, Elizabeth Sladen, Episode Guides, K9, Krillitane, Mickey Smith, New Series, New Series Season 2, Rose Tyler, Sarah Jane Smith with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2009 by Mr M

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Headmaster Finch walks the staircases and corridors of his school, before approaching his office only to find a young girl sitting outside. She explains that she is ill with a headache and Matron has sent her to see him. He asks why she cannot just go home and she explains she lives in Ambrose Hall, the local orphanage. He sympathises and ushers her inside his office. It’s nearly time for lunch. As he closes the door he takes a peek back outside before closing it completely. The shadows through the frosted glass window shift and change, as the girl lets out a scream.

Elsewhere in the schoolchildren are rushing to lessons at the sound of the bell. Some of them pile into a science lab, followed by their teacher. He walks to his desk and sets down his bag before greeting his students. It’s the Doctor. Continue reading