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The Doctor endeavors to prevent the re-existence of a Fendahl, a group entity that feeds on life itself and thought only to exist in Time Lord mythology, but a witches' coven, seeking power, intervenes.

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The Doctor endeavors to prevent the re-existence of a Fendahl, a group entity that feeds on life itself and thought only to exist in Time Lord mythology, but a witches' coven, seeking power, intervenes.

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12 November 1977 (UK)  »

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This episode was watched by 7.9 million viewers on its original transmission. See more »

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Maximillian Stael: [pointing a gun at Fendelman & Colby at the scanner] Turn it off!
Dr. Fendelman: Where have you been, Stael? I needed you here.
Maximillian Stael: Turn off the scanner.
Prof. Adam Colby: [turning around to see Stael with a gun] Dr. Fendelman, I think you have an industrial relations problem.
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Referenced in Doctor Who: The Unquiet Dead (2005) See more »

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Last echo of the horror themes from the great previous era.
13 January 2015 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

Review of all 4 episodes:

Horror of Fang Rock two stories before this was a sort of dividing point between the sustained brilliance of the quite adult horror based series 12-14 and the more lightweight, humour based series 15 onwards. This though is a horror themed story, a final echo of that previous era before the tone changes fully to a lighter tone in the following stories of the series.

The story has a skull, seemingly human but far too old to be human, dug up and used by scientists in their experiments. The skull is actually alien and has dangerous powers. There are also followers of a mystical cult helping the alien Fendahleen to return The Doctor has to stop the alien menace.

The story is well acted, well scripted and suitably creepy. The first episode is particularly brilliant. It is exciting and enjoyable but the final part of the story is a slightly less impressive ending after the superior first three parts.


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