Doctor Who Episode Guide Catalogue

Tom Baker Stories (1975-1981)

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-Doctor #1: William Hartnell
-Doctor #2: Patrick Troughton
-Doctor #3: Jon Pertwee
-Doctor #4: Tom Baker
-Doctor #5: Peter Davison
-Doctor #6: Colin Baker
-Doctor #7: Sylvester McCoy
-Doctor #8: Paul McGann
-Doctor #9: Christopher Eccleston
-Doctor #10: David Tennant
-Doctor #11: Matt Smith
-Doctor #12: Peter Capaldi
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SEASON TWELVE

(1975)
Story No. 75

Robot

  4 episodes, Colour
Story: The Doctor transforms into his fourth incarnation at UNIT Headquarters. New companion Harry Sullivan is introduced, and joins Sarah, the Brigadier, and Sgt. Benton in helping the Doctor thwart the misuse of a large robot by a group of scientists at Thinktank. Led by icy guest villain Miss Winters, the Thinktank group plan to dominate the world with their strict new order.

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Story No. 76

The Ark in Space

  4 episodes
Story: The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Sarah, and Harry to a futuristic space station. Why have the hundreds of occupants all put themselves into a frozen cryogenic sleep, and more importantly, why have they not woken up again on schedule? Detecting signs of sabotage, the Doctor suspects his trio is not alone on the ark....

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Special Sound by Dick Mills
"Nerva Beacon Infrastructure & T-Mat Couch" features on:
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Story No. 77

The Sontaran Experiment

  2 episodes
Story: Beaming down from the Ark in Space to the abandoned planet below, the Doctor, Sarah, and Harry make further discoveries about the history of its population and the sinister experiments still taking place on the surface....

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Story No. 78

Genesis of the Daleks

  6 episodes
Story: Attempting to beam back up to the Ark in Space and the TARDIS, the Doctor, Sarah, and Harry instead find themselves in the midst of the ancient war between the Kaleds and the Thals on the planet Skaro. The Time Lord who intervened in their travels gets the Doctor to agree to alter the development of the emerging Dalek race, hoping to make them less of a threat to the universe in the future. But the Doctor will have to both wrestle his conscience and pit his wits against the brilliant and cunning crippled chief Kaled scientist Davros, who has no end of tricks up his sleeve.

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Story No. 79

Revenge of the Cybermen

  4 episodes
Story: Returning to Nerva Beacon (the Ark in Space) to look for the TARDIS, the Doctor, Sarah, and Harry are surprised to find the station under quarantine, with barely enough crew members left to keep it running. Is it really a plague that has affected the crew? And are there life forms beneath the surface of the new golden planetoid nearby?

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The last of these three cues was not actually used in the television story.

SEASON THIRTEEN

(1975-1976)
Story No. 80

Terror of the Zygons

  4 episodes
Story: The Brigadier calls the Doctor, Sarah, and Harry back to Earth to help U.N.I.T. investigate the continuing destruction of sea-based oil rigs near Scotland. As a web of extra-terrestrial intrigue unfolds, many of the clues begin to point towards Loch Ness and its legendary monster....

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Story No. 81

Planet of Evil

  4 episodes
Story: The TARDIS brings the Doctor and Sarah to a jungle on the forlorn planet of Zeta Minor on the very edge of the known universe in the far future. An expedition from the Morestran Empire has come to find a way to use the planet's abundance of anti-matter resources to power their civilization, but the secret to successfully mine and use the mysterious substance continues to taunt and elude Professor Sorenson, while the Morestrans continue to meet grisly ends at the "hands" of both organic and energetic creatures. It is up to the Doctor to discover the planet's secret before it has its revenge on them all....

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Story No. 82

Pyramids of Mars

  4 episodes
Story: The TARDIS is drawn to the year 1911, landing in the mansion of archaeologist Marcus Scarman. But ever since his discoveries in an Egyptian pyramid, Professor Scarman has not been himself, to put it mildly, and mummies are soon seen roaming the countryside. The Doctor and Sarah begin to suspect that an unimaginably powerful danger is about to be set loose on the galaxy....

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Story No. 83

The Android Invasion

  4 episodes
Story: The TARDIS abandons the Doctor and Sarah in a silent empty English village, suddenly filled with people who switch on and off like clockwork, and guarded by blank-faced androids. Who is pulling the strings of this secret project from behind the scenes? Can their old friends Harry Sullivan and Sgt. Benton still be trusted? And how does a famous returned astronaut fit into the puzzle?

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Story No. 84

The Brain of Morbius

  4 episodes
Story: The Doctor suspects that the Time Lords have diverted him to the planet Karn, where an ancient sisterhood guards the secret of an elixir with regenerative properties. But why have so many spaceships crashed on Karn recently? Why does the neighbouring Dr. Solon have his servant scavenge the wreckages so diligently? And what is Solon's connection to the infamous Time Lord outcast Morbius?

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Special Sound by Dick Mills
"The Planet Karn" and
"The Shrine of the Sisterhood of Karn" feature on:
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Story No. 85

The Seeds of Doom

  6 episodes
Story: When a dormant alien plant pod is discovered in the Antarctic, it attracts both the Doctor and Sarah from UNIT, and agents of the plant-fanatic millionaire Harrison Chase. What unknown creature will be awakened from the pod in more human temperatures? Will the Doctor be too late to save the planet from the age of the plant?

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SEASON FOURTEEN

(1976-1977)
Story No. 86

The Masque of Mandragora

  4 episodes
Story: A sinister astrological energy helix begins to wreak havoc on 17th century Italy. Is the court astrologer merely spouting unscientific superstition, as the Doctor would have us believe, or is he involved with something more than just Count Federico's plot to unseat his nephew, the rightful heir to the dukedom?

Colourful costumes and locations (the village from "The Prisoner") highlight this adventure, along with the introduction of the dark secondary control room in the TARDIS.

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Story No. 87

The Hand of Fear

  4 episodes
Story: After Sarah is rescued from a quarry accident, she emerges clutching a fossilized hand, and doesn't seem quite herself. What mysterious forces are drawing her and the people she comes into contact with to a large nuclear plant? In search of answers and solutions, the Doctor finds himself en route to the ruins of a lost civilization on the planet Kastria, and Sarah learns she must soon leave the Doctor....

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Story No. 88

The Deadly Assassin

  4 episodes
Story: Trying to prevent the assassination of the President of the High Council of Time Lords, the Doctor returns to his home planet of Gallifrey and finds himself embroiled in politics and conspiracies. In search of the true culprits, he enters the Matrix, a neural net of computer supported mental energy, and soon finds himself squaring off against one of his oldest enemies.

One of the most outstanding classics of the series, this story re-wrote Time Lord mythology and has become a cornerstone in the understanding of the Doctor Who universe, (not to mention foreshadowing a certain Wachowski Bros. film by about 23 years).

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Story No. 89

The Face of Evil

  4 episodes
Story: Confronted by a primitive tribe on a jungle planet, the Doctor is surprised to be recognized as the evil deity of their legends. Befriended by tribe outcast Leela, he investigates the mysterious barrier through which they are attacked by their enemies: the Tesh and the invisible monsters. Has he been here before? And what is his connection to the bizarre events plaguing the tribe now?

A fantastically scripted sci-fi puzzler.

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Story No. 90

The Robots of Death

  4 episodes
Story: Even on a sandminer working the dunes of an alien desert, the humanoid crew live in relative luxury while robots do most of the work. But someone or something is perverting the robots' complex control systems, turning them into killers. Can the Doctor find the real culprit before this blueprint for dictatorship is unleashed on the population at large?

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Story No. 91

The Talons of Weng-Chiang

  6 episodes
Story: While jungle-born companion Leela humorously struggles to master Victorian wardrobe and etiquette, the Doctor dons his best Sherlock Holmes outfit to investigate the disappearances of young women in a London district. Do the rumours of Jack the Ripper hold any water? What is the mysterious phantom that has been haunting Henry Jago's opera house? Is his star oriental master of mesmerism one of the leading members of the Tong of the Black Scorpion? As the Doctor digs deeper, the answers may have more to do with the 51st century than the 19th....

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Music by Dudley Simpson

SEASON FIFTEEN

(1977-1978)
Story No. 92

Horror of Fang Rock

  4 episodes
Story: Trapped by bad night weather in a lighthouse in the early 1900's, a group of people are slowly being eliminated one by one by a mysterious force. The Doctor is about to learn that the enemies of his enemies are not his friends....

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Story No. 93

The Invisible Enemy

  4 episodes
Story: A mysterious infection begins sweeping across the pioneer colonies in the Solar System around the year 5000, malevolently forcing its victims to do its bidding. The Doctor and Leela race to discover a cure before the Swarm take over completely, aided by a robot dog named K9 and the facilities and personnel of an asteroid hospital, but the Doctor soon finds himself in the greatest danger of all....

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Story No. 94

Image of the Fendahl

  4 episodes
Story: A quartet of scientists in a country house are using a time-scanner to probe into Mankind's earliest beginnings. The scanner's interference attracts the Doctor, who realizes that an ancient malevolent force from the fifth planet Maldek is reawakening, and freezing its victims' legs in place while it approaches to drain the soul....

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Story No. 95

The Sun Makers

  4 episodes
Story: Six artificial suns help sustain life on a colony on the planet Pluto, but its citizens are being oppressed, and taxed, to death. Can the Doctor, Leela, and K9 navigate the boiling tensions of this society's domed industrial Megropolis complexes, and free the colony from the chains of usury?

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Story No. 96

Underworld

  4 episodes
Story: The Doctor and Leela find themselves on the edge of the known universe, where new stars and planets are still being formed. What is the mysterious interstellar quest that a group of nearby Minyans have embarked upon? What is their ancient link to the Doctor's own people? And what secrets are they about to discover in the heart of a newly formed planet?

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Story No. 97

The Invasion of Time

  6 episodes
Story: The Doctor returns to his home planet of Gallifrey and, picking up where he left off in "The Deadly Assassin" (story no. 88), lays claim to the presidency of the High Council of Time Lords. However, Leela is at a loss to understand why he wields his new powers with such uncharacteristic callousness. What dangerous deals has he made with a secret invasion fleet prior to returning home? Has the Doctor finally gone mad?

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SEASON SIXTEEN - THE KEY TO TIME

(1978-1979)
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Story No. 98

1. The Ribos Operation

  4 episodes
Story: The White Guardian recruits the Doctor, K9, and an inexperienced academy graduate named Romana to reassemble the six disguised segments of the Key to Time. But nothing, including the first segment, is quite what it seems on the snowy, mediaeval planet Ribos, when amongst the natives, two con men are found trying to sell the planet to a space-faring warlord....

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Story No. 99

2. The Pirate Planet

  4 episodes
Story: Aiming for the planet Calufrax, Romana lands the TARDIS on Zanak instead, although the tracer insists that the second segment of the Key to Time is somewhere nearby. The citizens of Zanak enjoy a carefree life, as long as they never question the cyborg Captain living in the mountain citadel who makes them rich: New batches of precious gemstones regularly litter their streets. The Doctor soon suspects he may have stumbled upon one of the most heinous and mind-boggling crimes in the galaxy....

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Story No. 100

3. The Stones of Blood

  4 episodes
Story: The intermittent signal from the third segment of the Key to Time brings the Doctor and Romana to a stone circle in England in 1978. Aided by Professor Emilia Rumford, they investigate the various alien powers behind a modern cult practicing sacrifice, and the interdimensional properties of the circle itself....

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Story No. 101

4. The Androids of Tara

  4 episodes
Story: Romana is quick to find the fourth segment on the planet Tara, but extricating herself from the knights, castles, political intrigue, and android duplicates of Taran society is another matter, for which she will need the Doctor and K9's help.

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Story No. 102

5. The Power of Kroll

  4 episodes
Story: Deep in the swamps of the moons of Delta Magna, natives struggle to maintain their claim on their land against the encroachments of space-faring Earthlings. The Doctor and Romana soon find the natives' legends may hold the secret to the identity of the fifth segment of the Key to Time, as the Doctor comes face to face with the biggest creature he's ever encountered...

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Story No. 103

6. The Armageddon Factor

  6 episodes
Story: The Doctor, Romana, and K9 get caught in the nuclear crossfire between the warring planets Atrios and Zeos, cautiously adding their influence to the stifled voices of peace on Atrios. But who is really pulling the strings of the Atrian Marshall leader? And why have no Zeons been seen since the start of the war? The Doctor knows he will have to face and outwit the dark forces that also seek the Key to Time, and learn the secrets of the Key itself before the final segment is revealed....

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SEASON SEVENTEEN

(1979-1980)
Story No. 104

Destiny of the Daleks

  4 episodes
Story: Lalla Ward takes over the role of Romana, just as the Doctor lands the TARDIS on an abandoned planet ripe for exploration. Something buried deep in the ruins has attracted not only the Daleks but other races as well, and the Doctor becomes determined to find it before the Daleks do, and more importantly, to find out what everyone's real interests are....

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Story No. 105

City of Death

  4 episodes
Story: Paris, 1979. The Doctor and Romana abandon their holiday to investigate a series of cracks appearing in the fabric of time itself, and soon uncover an overly elaborate scheme to steal the Mona Lisa. What is the true purpose of Count Scarlioni's machinations? Will the Doctor's interference put all of Paris under threat? And will Private Investigator Duggan ever learn the true value of art?

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Story No. 106

The Creature From The Pit

  4 episodes
Story: When the Doctor and Romana become fascinated by a house-sized broken egg shell that signals them to the jungle planet Chloris, the local monarch Lady Adrasta presses them to share their discoveries, under penalty of being corralled by wolfweeds and thrown to the nameless creature that lives in a deep pit under the jungle. But does Adrasta really want to gather information about the shell or suppress it? What clues can her enemies, the metal-hording rebel bandits reveal? And what catastrophic interstellar incident is about to engulf them all?

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Story No. 107

Nightmare of Eden

  4 episodes
Story: When a cruise liner and a cargo ship emerge from hyperspace in the same place and fuse together above the planet Azure, the Doctor answers their distress call and finds himself untangling more than he bargained for. Will Zoologist Tryst's habitat miniaturization machine keep all his specimens contained? Are there Vraxoin drug smugglers at work aboard the cruise liner? And who or what is the mysterious figure in the shadows of the Eden projection?

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Story No. 108

The Horns of Nimon

  4 episodes
Story: While making some less-than-safe repairs to the TARDIS, the Doctor and Romana come to the aid of an old adrift Skonnon spaceship that blew its engines while transporting "tribute" from the subjugated world of Aneth. Is there a distant black hole affecting the craft, or is it something artificial being constructed nearby? Who, or what, is the dreaded Nimon that lives in the heart of a labyrinth on the Imperial planet Skonnos? And why does he demand such peculiar sacrifices?

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(These two cues were written for "The Horns of Nimon", but are not used in the video story.)
Story No. 109

Shada

  6 episodes
Story: The Doctor, Romana, and K9 pay a visit to an old Time Lord friend living under the alias of Professor Chronotis at Cambridge university. What Time Lord secrets are contained in the lost book that the Professor asks the Doctor to help him find and return to Gallifrey before it's too late? Who is the mysterious Skagra who travels the galaxy with an ominous floating ball constantly at his side? And why do people hear a babble of inhuman voices whenever he comes near?

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During the aborted making of this story, only the outdoor location filming and the first of three studio sessions were completed. The story was not scored until the mid-1990's, when the existing footage with added special effects was linked together with narration by Tom Baker and released on video. The story has never been shown on or syndicated for broadcast television.
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SEASON EIGHTEEN

(1980-1981)
Story No. 110

The Leisure Hive

  4 episodes
Story: The Doctor and Romana visit the Leisure Hive on the planet Argolis, whose inhabitants are desperate to find new anti-aging applications for the science of Tachyonics that they have discovered, before they are forced to declare bankruptcy. But mysterious forces lurk in the shadows, sabotaging their every move. The Doctor gets caught in the middle, and must solve the mystery before he gets all the blame....

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- In-depth Analysis WITH SPOILERS

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The Complete Musical Score by Peter Howell
and Special Sound by Dick Mills
are available on:
Audio CD - Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Volume 3 - The Leisure Hive

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A notable five-and-a-half minute suite of music and effects from this story, expanding the "Earth Shuttle Arriving" theme, can be found on:
Audio CD - Doctor Who - Earthshock
Silva Screen FilmCD 709

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Story No. 111

Meglos

  4 episodes
Story: The scientific and religious factions on the planet Tigella are too busy squabbling with each other to realize that a body-snatching cactus creature from a neighbouring planet has plans to reclaim the mystical power source that fell into the heart of Tigellan culture. After inviting the Doctor to help sort out their problems, things are made worse when his prickly doppelganger shows up instead....

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- In-depth Analysis WITH SPOILERS

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The complete score of
Episode 1 Music by Paddy Kingsland and
Episodes 2-4 Music by Peter Howell
is available on:
Audio CD - Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Volume 4 - Meglos and Full Circle

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Special Sound by Dick Mills
from this story is available on:
Audio CD - Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Volume 3 - The Leisure Hive

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One of Peter Howell's cues from episode two, entitled simply "Meglos", was previously released on:
Audio CD - Doctor Who - Earthshock
Silva Screen FilmCD 709

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Story No. 112

Full Circle

  4 episodes
Story: After dropping through a freak hole in space, the Doctor, Romana, and K9 find themselves on the planet Alzarius in a pocket universe known as E-space. The planet's bizarre orbit has taken it into a transformational period known as Mistfall, when Marsh creatures rise from the swamp, and atmospheric changes force the local humanoid population back into their colony ship from the planet Terradon. Aided by Adric and his rebellious teenage gang who sense lies in the old legends, the Doctor soon uncovers a trail of secrets about the Alzarians, but can he piece the puzzle together and save the Alzarians before the Marshmen overrun the ship?

- Buyers' Guide Review
- In-depth Analysis WITH SPOILERS


- Alternate Universe featurette capsule

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E-Space Trilogy
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E-Space Trilogy
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E-Space Trilogy
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Older Edition:
DVD NTSC
E-Space Trilogy
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DVD NTSC
E-Space Trilogy
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The complete Musical Score by Paddy Kingsland
is available on:
Audio CD - Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Volume 4 - Meglos and Full Circle

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Special Sound by Dick Mills
from this story is available on:
Audio CD - Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Volume 3 - The Leisure Hive

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Story No. 113

State of Decay

  4 episodes
Story: Still searching for a way out of E-space, the Doctor, Romana, K9, and their new stowaway find themselves on a planet with a medieval culture. The Doctor is aghast to learn that their science is regressing instead of advancing, and that the nocturnal ruling trio seems to like things that way. Evidence of vampires in the castle tower mounts, until the origins of the population are revealed, along with the identity of a creature that they all serve which the Doctor's people have pledged him to destroy....

- Buyers' Guide Review
- In-depth Analysis WITH SPOILERS

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E-Space Trilogy
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E-Space Trilogy
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E-Space Trilogy
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Music by Paddy Kingsland
Story No. 114

Warriors' Gate

  4 episodes
Story: A visionary leonine creature named Biroc brings the TARDIS to a white void, which the Doctor suspects may be a meeting point between the E-space universe he, Romana, and K9 are trapped in, and the N-space universe that they came from. But the slave ship that Biroc escaped from is also trapped in the void along with its crew and captives, and its captain, Rorvik, is determined to escape by forcing his will onto everyone and everything he encounters. Can the Doctor discover the secrets of the Gateway before Rorvik collapses the void in on everyone?

- Buyers' Guide Review
- In-depth Analysis WITH SPOILERS

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E-Space Trilogy
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E-Space Trilogy
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E-Space Trilogy
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Music by Peter Howell
"Banqueting Music" (1:31) is available on:
Audio CD - Doctor Who - Earthshock
Silva Screen FilmCD 709

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Story No. 115

The Keeper of Traken

  4 episodes
Story: The ailing ruler of the Traken Union, known as the Keeper, asks the Doctor and Adric to help make the transition of power to a new Keeper as smooth as possible. Even after enlisting the aid of a conscientious councillor and his daughter Nyssa, the event is anything but, as an all-too-familiar evil has begun to corrupt the high council to make a grab for the secret technological powers behind the throne.

- Buyers' Guide Review
- In-depth Analysis WITH SPOILERS

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Music by Roger Limb
"Nyssa's Theme" (stereo version, 0:43),
"Kassia's Wedding Music" (0:49), and
"The Threat of Melkur" (0:55) are available on:
Audio CD - Doctor Who - Earthshock
Silva Screen FilmCD 709

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Story No. 116

Logopolis

  4 episodes
Story: Developing plot-lines from season 18 are brought to a close. An attempt to repair the TARDIS's chameleon circuit and "run a tighter ship" brings the Doctor and Adric into another deadly encounter with the Master, as the action moves between England and a clerical society on the planet Logopolis that lives and breathes computations. Janet Fielding debuts as Tegan Jovanka, and Nyssa returns to round out the emerging TARDIS crew. Tom Baker gives his unforgettable final performance as the Doctor.

- Buyers' Guide Review
- In-depth Analysis WITH SPOILERS


- Season Eighteen Rankings


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Also available in this 3 story box set:
"NEW BEGINNINGS"
Story nos. 115-117 - "The Keeper of Traken" & "Logopolis" starring Tom Baker, and "Castrovalva" starring Peter Davison
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Music by Paddy Kingsland

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