Looking for scientists to help them find a way out of E-Space, K-9 locates a habitable planet for them to check out. They find a tower harboring royals overlooking a single village of grubby peasants, no fauna other than bats, and a band of rebels hiding out from a severe law that prohibits learning. Written by
Did You Know?
Subplots involving townsfolk nocturnally wandering the forest like zombies, and rebellious citizens being found with bat-like bite marks on their necks were removed from the script. See more
During the bat attack scene at the end of the episode, as the Doctor and Romana are stopped in their tracks, one of the prop bats falls to the ground in front of them and lies still. See more
How long have things been like this?
Forever. The lords rule in the tower; the peasants toil in the fields. Nothing has changed in over a thousand years.
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