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The Wheel in Space: Episode 1 

The Doctor and Jamie arrive on a mysterious spacecraft whose only occupant is a dangerous Servo Robot.


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Episode cast overview:
Frazer Hines ...
Freddy Foote ...
Servo Robot (as Freddie Foot)
Eric Flynn ...
Anne Ridler ...
Clare Jenkins ...
Michael Turner ...


The Doctor and Jamie arrive on a mysterious spacecraft whose only occupant is a dangerous Servo Robot.

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Release Date:

27 April 1968 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Donald Sumpter who has a key role is one of the 39 actors who have been in both the 20th Century and 21st Century Doctor Who TV Series. See more »


[a food dispenser has just produced a number of food cubes]
Jamie McCrimmon: I've heard of a square meal, but this is ridiculous!
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Fun but not entirely Wheel-istic!
17 September 2014 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

Review of all 6 episodes:

This is a fun and mostly decent standard production providing tense and exciting Cybermen attacks and the arrival of a good new companion Zoe. (Previous companion Victoria having just left, featuring only in the clip from the end of the preceding episode.)

The plot and some of the science does not all make sense sadly. Some of the science is not as realistic as it could be and the Cybermen's plan is not entirely sensible or believable. It is not nearly as awful as some would have you believe though and the issues certainly do not make it a totally unsuccessful story, they just take the silver sheen off of some of this adventure. It still is mostly solid, entertaining stuff with part 5 the least good.

The Wheel in Space is an enjoyable romp with some excellent elements but it looks weaker by comparison to the truly brilliant stories preceding it in season 5.

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