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The Three Doctors: Episode One 

The 10th Anniversary Serial has three incarnations of the Doctor meeting up to face the evil Omega in a universe of antimatter.

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Time itself is in peril! The three Doctors are united against an old enemy from the distant past of Gallifrey. Vital cosmic energy is draining into a black hole and the Time Lords are under siege. The Doctor is their only hope but, trapped in the TARDIS, he's powerless. The only way out is to break the First Law of Time to let the Doctor help himself - literally. Written by Anonymous

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30 December 1972 (UK)  »

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Bob Baker and Dave Martin submitted an idea called "Deathworld". In it, the Time Lords are in conflict with a Federation of Evil led by a personification of Death. To avert all-out war, the Time Lords manage to convince the Federation to allow them to send the three Doctors into the Federation's Underworld domain. There, the Doctors will do battle against various realisations of Death - including zombies, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the Hindu goddess Kali, and the cyclops Polyphemus from Greek mythology - with the victor in the contests determining whether the Time Lords or the Federation of Evil will prevail. See more »

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Though the second Doctor is supposed to appear out of thin air, he can be seen reflected in the rotor of the TARDIS console prior to his appearance. See more »

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The Second Doctor: You see, he is one of me.
Jo Grant: Oh, I see. You're both Time Lords.
The Second Doctor: Well, quite. Well... not quite.
Jo Grant: Oh.
The Second Doctor: Not JUST Time Lords, we're the SAME Time Lord.
The Doctor: Now, please, you're only confusing my assistant. Jo, it's all quite simple: I am he and he is me.
Jo Grant: And we're all together, goo-goo-g'joob?
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Featured in William Hartnell: The Original (2013) See more »

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Anniversary Waltz! Pertwee, Troughton and Hartnell interplay creates some magic.
12 October 2014 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

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This story marked the 10th anniversary of the series and it is a pretty good birthday party as all three actors who had played The Doctor appear and have dialogue together. It is their interplay which adds the magic to this adventure.

The storyline involves a legendary Time Lord, Omega, who is trapped in a world of antimatter inside a Black Hole which he created to bring the power of time travel to the Time Lords. He has been there for a very long time and has become mad with bitterness and rage at being 'left' trapped after giving the Time Lords their powers by his ingenuity and bravery. Over the vast time he has been trapped he has developed ways to attack the known universe and the Time Lords using antimatter. The Time Lords realise The Doctor may be able to fight Omega and to increase his chances they allow his two previous incarnations to cross into their own future so that the three Doctors can combine their intellect and battle Omega. The first Doctor (Hartnell) is caught in a 'time eddy' so cannot physically join them but he is able to communicate with the 2nd and 3rd Doctors. They bicker and banter but along with Jo and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart they bravely pool their efforts to save the universe.

The production in general is very good but not necessarily really great in every respect. The blob monsters serving Omega are the worst example of the imperfections to be found. However the magic touch from the three Doctors make this something special. The dialogue is beautifully written and Hartnell, Troughton and Pertwee are all marvellous. The scripting and performance of all their scenes together is terrific and often very amusing. There is also an epic quality to the storyline with the universe being threatened and the involvement of the Time Lords and their legendary hero turned adversary Omega.

An enjoyable romp with some superb work from the 3 tremendous actors who made Doctor Who's first 10 years so fantastic.


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