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The Savages: Episode 1 

The Doctor, Steven and Dodo arrive in the far future and are welcomed by the advanced civilisation of the Elders but soon begin to suspect they are hiding a secret.

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Dr. Who
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Dodo
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Steven Taylor
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Chal
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Tor
Peter Thomas ...
Captain Edal
Geoffrey Frederick ...
Exorse
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Jano
Robert Sidaway ...
Avon
Kay Patrick ...
Flower
Clare Jenkins ...
Nanina
Norman Henry ...
Senta
Edward Caddick ...
Wylda
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The Doctor, Steven and Dodo arrive in the far future and are welcomed by the advanced civilisation of the Elders but soon begin to suspect they are hiding a secret.

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28 May 1966 (UK)  »

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Ian Stuart Black would later go on to write 5 episodes of the short lived science fiction TV series Star Maidens (1976) which starred future Blake's 7 actor Gareth Thomas. See more »

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Very good moral tale, mostly well realised. A strong but sad farewell for Steven.
19 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Review of all 4 episodes:

This very strong 4 part story is set on an apparently idyllic world where all is not as it seems.

The adventure brings the TARDIS crew into a moral stand against a system which exploits one group for the furtherment of the other. It is not the first or last time such issues arise in the long running series but the ideas are well enough written and presented here to make this a very successful and entertaining story overall.

It is not necessarily 100 percent perfect but the story is interesting and well scripted by Ian Stuart Black. There is action, intelligent themes, good dialogue and some fine acting. The leader of the Elders, Jano (Frederick Jaeger), is an especially good character. William Hartnell and Peter Purves deliver great performances as usual and the fact it is the last story for Peter Purves as Steven is very sad. He was one of the best companions in my opinion but at least he had a decent send-off.

I think this story perhaps is the first sign of producer Innes Lloyd and story editor Gerry Davis, who both took over their roles mid season, beginning to put their stamp on the show. They apparently wanted the show to be less whimsical and more 'gutsy' with more action and seriousness in the scientific themes. This ticks those boxes.

My Ratings: Episode 1 - 8/10, Episode 2 - 9.5/10, Episode 3 - 8.5/10, Episode 4 - 9.5/10


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