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Timelash: Part One 

A time corridor, called Timelash, has been set up to punish dissidents on the planet Karfel, dumping them alive but permanently into Earth's early history. The TARDIS runs right into it, ... See full summary »

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Paul Darrow ...
Eric Deacon ...
Mykros
Jeananne Crowley ...
Vena
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Maylin Renis
Robert Ashby ...
Borad
David Ashton ...
Kendron
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Peter Robert Scott ...
Brunner
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Sezon
Tracy-Louise Ward ...
Katz
Martin Gower ...
Tyheer
Christine Kavanagh ...
Aram
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Gazak
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A time corridor, called Timelash, has been set up to punish dissidents on the planet Karfel, dumping them alive but permanently into Earth's early history. The TARDIS runs right into it, and the Doctor thereafter finds a society with advanced technology it shouldn't have along with an unnerving absence of reflective surfaces of any kind. Written by statmanjeff

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9 March 1985 (UK)  »

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This episode overran by six minutes. Pennant Roberts suggested simply shifting the cliffhanger back to the Guardoliers' attack on the rebels, inserting reaction shots to imply that Peri had been killed instead of Katz. However, John Nathan-Turner rejected this notion. it was decided to move some of the material involving Peri being taken to the Morlox cave ahead to episode two. See more »

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Tekker: Have you been traveling long?
Peri Brown: Oh, well, it's hard to say, really. Time just FLIES when you're in the TARDIS.
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Featured in All's Wells That Ends Wells (2011) See more »

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Timelash
26 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

This episode is cited for being one of the series worst stories, and so far from part one, I can see why. The opening scenes of Peri and the Doctor in the TARDIS is painful to watch with their arguing and dull dialogue. The Two Doctors had ended on such a high with the TARDIS crew being much warmer, and as the series progressed, it should have built up on that, not going back to square 0.

In this episode the planet Karfel is plagued by the dictatorship of the Borad, who throws people into the terrible Timelash. The characters we meet are quite boring, with no stand-out characteristics. The robot servants of the Borad are quite rubbish with the high pitched talking which sounds like it fell out of the 80's. In this case it was.

One of the best bits of this episode is David Chandler as 'Herbert' Wells.

I hope the episode gets better....


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