The TARDIS materialize aboard a sandminer, a mining ship on a desert planet run by a robot labor force headed by a fairly small but sniping human crew. As one crewman is discovered strangled to death, the Doctor and Leela arrive just in time to become the prime suspects. Written by
Did You Know?
Although this serial has gone on to become one of the most popular Doctor Who
(1963) serials ever made, director Michael E. Briant
revealed on the Special Edition DVD commentary that neither he nor star Tom Baker
liked the script by Chris Boucher
very much. Briant claimed he believed it owed too much to Agatha Christie
and was fairly average. Briant added that he thought the story's greatest attribute was its design work. See more
At the time this episode was set, Louise Jameson wore brown contact lenses as Leela. During the scene in the lounge, the right lens slipped out of place, showing her real blue eye. See more
Sometimes you talk like a Tesh.
It was not well meant.
None But the Weary Heart
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Arranged by Dudley Simpson See more