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The Claws of Axos: Episode Two 

The Doctor and Winser begin to analyse axonite while Chinn plots to secure its use exclusively for Britain.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Roger Delgado ...
Richard Franklin ...
Peter Bathurst ...
Paul Grist ...
Donald Hewlett ...
David Savile ...
Captain Harker (as Tim Piggot-Smith)
Michael Walker ...
1st Radar Operator
David G. Marsh ...
2nd Radar Operator (as David G. March)
Patricia Gordino ...
Axon Woman


The Doctor and Winser begin to analyse axonite while Chinn plots to secure its use exclusively for Britain.

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20 March 1971 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Fun, imaginatively designed alien menace story
25 September 2014 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

Review of all 4 episodes:

The Claws of Axos is well produced in most aspects with some nice sets and nice, different aliens. They disguise themselves as attractive and friendly humanoid beings but are actually hideous non-humanoid monsters. The design of them is very good.

It is another example of The Master getting in over his head trying to work with an alien race to bring death and destruction to The Doctor and humanity. There is very good stuff in each episode but also less impressive stuff. It never really goes reaches excellence being a decent but unexceptional (for Doctor Who) story.

I find the quite bizarre cameo character Pigbin Josh a pointless and silly addition but overall there is nothing bad in this adventure. It just does not ever catch fire into Doctor Who magic territory.

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