The Sea Devils: episode three (11 March 1972)
The One Where … Earth's original inhabitants rise from the sea, and the Master gets into The Clangers
Spoiler Alert: We'll be discussing some of the Doctor Who adventures broadcast over the last 50 years. In this blog, we're looking at part three of The Sea Devils. It contains spoilers both about the specific episode and the story as a whole.
Two years earlier, the Silurians had proved a triumph, the story of a dormant pre-human race rising to reclaim the planet brought a spectrum of grey to Who. Unwilling to broker a deal to share the planet, the Brigadier had ordered their destruction. It was ripe for a sequel, and so producers decided to repurpose the story, this time with a marine setting.