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Carnival of Monsters: Episode One 

The Doctor attempts to test his new dematerialisation circuit by taking Jo to Metebelis Three but instead the TARDIS arrives in the hold of a 1920s cargo ship.

Director:

Barry Letts

Writer:

Robert Holmes
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jon Pertwee ... Dr. Who
Katy Manning ... Jo Grant
Tenniel Evans ... Major Daly
Ian Marter ... John Andrews
Jenny McCracken Jenny McCracken ... Claire Daly
Leslie Dwyer Leslie Dwyer ... Vorg
Cheryl Hall ... Shirna
Peter Halliday ... Pletrac
Michael Wisher ... Kalik
Terence Lodge Terence Lodge ... Orum
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Storyline

The Doctor attempts to test his new dematerialisation circuit by taking Jo to Metebelis Three but instead the TARDIS arrives in the hold of a 1920s cargo ship.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1973 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Tenniel Evans was a close friend and a long-time co-star of Jon Pertwee in the radio series The Navy Lark and had actually advised him to put his name forward for the role of the Doctor in 1969. See more »

Goofs

When the Doctor exits the TARDIS at the end of the episode, he leaves the door open. The scene then cuts to a special effects composite shot with a model TARDIS, the door of which is closed. See more »

Quotes

Vorg: The generators were built by the old Eternity Perpetual company. They were designed to last forever; that's why the company went bankrupt.
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Connections

Referenced in People Power and Puppetry (2011) See more »

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Really enjoyable first episode.
13 January 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Part one appeals to me in the exact same way that bith Android invasion and Invasion of the Dinosaurs do, it's an episode that gives you a great deal of mystery, some toyally bizarre events are happening, and you need more to see what's happening.

There are.some terrific characters Vorg and Shirna, what a fun, comical duo they are, seemingly just there for a flight of fancy, but obviously they have more going on then appears on the surface. I also loved the Major, truly a character from another time. When isn't it nice to see Ian Marter on screen?

The effects are a mixed bag, but decent for the time I guess. One amusing scene, where one of the locals is trying hard to keep his mask on.

Plenty of fun, 8/10


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