On the planet Dido, the monstrous Koquillion terrorizes Bennett and Vicki, the only survivors of a crashed spaceship. When the TARDIS lands, the Doctor, Ian, and Barbara team up with Vicki to discover what Koquillion is hiding. (Originally broadcast in two parts.) Written by
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Originally, Vicki had the more futuristic-sounding name Tanni. Before settling on Vicki, the production team thought of several other possible names, including Valerie, Millie, and Lukki. Earlier drafts of The Rescue bore the working title Doctor Who and Tanni. See more
After Koquillion throws Barbara over a ledge, she can be heard screaming before she opens her mouth. See more
[Pointing out the TARDIS has materialised
Doctor, the trembling's stopped.
Oh, my dear, I'm so glad you're feeling better.
As not to give away that Koquillion is Bennett in disguise. Koquillion is credited as Sydney Wilson after Sydney Newman
and Donald Wilson
, two BBC department heads. See more
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