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City of Death: Part One 

As time slips a groove, the Doctor and Romana relive twenty-four seconds while on holiday in Paris. The second time it occurs the Doctor spots a woman using advanced, alien technology at ... See full summary »

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As time slips a groove, the Doctor and Romana relive twenty-four seconds while on holiday in Paris. The second time it occurs the Doctor spots a woman using advanced, alien technology at the Louvre to study the security system guarding the Mona Lisa, but it's the Doctor who falls under suspicion of being a clever and masterful international art forger. Written by statmanjeff

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29 September 1979 (UK)  »

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Duggan was originally named "Pug" Farquharson, while Countess Scarlioni was originally named Baroness Heidi von Kleist. See more »

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First Jagaroth: Twenty soneds to warp thrust.
Scaroth: Confirmed.
2nd Jagaroth: Thrust against planet surface set to power three.
Scaroth: Negative. Power three too severe.
2nd Jagaroth: Scaroth, it must be power three. It must be.
Scaroth: Warp thrust from planet surface is untested. At power three, it is suicide. Advised.
First Jagaroth: Ten soneds to warp thrust.
Scaroth: Advise!
2nd Jagaroth: The Jagaroth are in your hands. Without secondary engines we must use our main warp thrust. You know this, Scaroth. It is our only hope. You are our only hope.
Scaroth: And I am the only one directly in the warp field!...
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Spoofed in Eye on... Blatchford (2005) See more »

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Strong opening episode with moments of brilliance
12 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

From the beautiful opening scene of the alien spaceship and its occupant to the cliffhanger ending, episode one of "City of Death" is very satisfying television.

With an excellent cast including baddie Julian Glover, punch-thirsty Tom Chadbon and the beautiful Catherine Schell, this is a quality production. Tom Baker and Lalla Ward are clearly having a blast making this Paris-based adventure and the fun is infectious.

With the script heavily influenced and written by a certain Douglas Adams (under the pseudonym of David Agnew), the episode is inventive and witty.

9 out of 10. Vintage "Who".


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