Returning to Earth after their latest adventure, the Doctor and Sarah Jane arrive at the site of UNIT headquarters, but in 1911 long before its existence. They find themselves in a room filled with Egyptian artifacts in a house owned by Egyptologist Marcus Scarman. They rescue Marcus' colleague, Dr. Warlock, who was shot by Marcus' servant Ibrahim Namin, a fanatical believer in the impending return of the his god, Lord Sutekh. When Sutekh's essence arrives through a space-time portal, he takes control of Marcus Scarman. Written by
Did You Know?
The original script was by Lewis Greifer
, who submitted a first draft which producer Philip Hinchcliffe
and script editor Robert Holmes
deemed couldn't be made to work within the format of the show. When Greifer proved unavailable to rewrite it himself, Holmes rewrote the script from page one. Greifer was paid in full for his first draft and retained copyright for the story, which is why the pseudonym of Stephen Harris was invented as author. See more
As Sutekh stands from his chair, a crew member's hand can be seen holding the cushion in place and then disappearing. See more
I bring Sutekh's gift of death to all humans.