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The Pirate Planet: Part Two 

The Doctor and Kimus head to the Bridge to try and rescue Romana, leaving K9 and Mula to search for Pralix.




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Episode complete credited cast:
Bruce Purchase ...
Rosalind Lloyd ...
Ralph Michael ...
David Warwick ...
Primi Townsend ...
Bernard Finch ...
Adam Kurakin ...
John Leeson ...
K9 (voice)


Mentiads take Pralix while the Captain's guards take Romana. With Mula and K9 set off for the Mentiads, Kimus and the Doctor commandeer an aircar to visit the bloodthirsty Captain's stronghold (a.k.a. The Bridge) to rescue Romana. There, she and the Doctor reunite, discovering enormous but damaged transportation engines that reveal to the Doctor a crime monstrous in scope. As the Captain sends guards to kill the Doctor for entering forbidden territory, the Mentiads target him, too. Written by statmanjeff

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7 October 1978 (UK)  »

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This episode was watched by 7.4 million viewers on its original transmission. See more »


(at around 5 mins) When the Doctor flips his large coin to determine a course of action, he transfers it from his right hand to his left. The transfer is smooth enough, but as he and Mula look up to "watch" the coin come down, the coin is still partly visible in his left hand. See more »


Kimus: That's the Bridge up there.
The Doctor: How do we get to it?
Kimus: We don't.
The Doctor: One of those is it?
Kimus: Mmm.
The Doctor: How do the guards get there?
Kimus: Well, in their aircars, of course.
The Doctor: Aircars?
Kimus: Yes.
The Doctor: Aircars?
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More shouting and more silliness.
16 August 2015 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After the disappointing Part 1 my expectations for Part 2 are low.

In brief, Romana is captured and made to investigate the break down of the engines, The Doctor breaks in and offers to help her, but it's not long before he realises The Captain is actually committing a heinous crime. We are briefly introduced to the Captain's Nurse, and we see The Captain's robotic parrot kill a member of staff during one of his rages. The Doctor, Romana and Klimus travel down to the Mine shafts and discover something very disturbing, The Captain's hidden secret and the Mentiads.

The robotic Parrot is pretty cool. Again i'm fairly unimpressed with the Captain's raging, he's a bit ridiculous.

The scenes set in the Power Plant are really good, naturally they look fantastic, it's surprising they had the permission.

The locations used in the filming are pretty amazing, the scenes in the mountains look rather spectacular.

It's another silly episode, but it's a definite improvement on Part 1, the story at least is developing into quite a clever one.

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