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Earthshock: Part One 

In 2526, 8 Earth paleontologists and geologist were investigating a fossil find in a newly discovered case when 7 of them disappear. The only one who seems to have got out is Professor Kyle... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Grimwade

Writer:

Eric Saward (by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Peter Davison ... The Doctor
James Warwick ... Scott
Clare Clifford Clare Clifford ... Kyle
Janet Fielding ... Tegan
Sarah Sutton ... Nyssa
Matthew Waterhouse ... Adric
Steve Morley Steve Morley ... Walters
Suzi Arden Suzi Arden ... Snyder
Ann Holloway Ann Holloway ... Mitchell
Anne Clements Anne Clements ... First Trooper
Mark Straker Mark Straker ... Second Trooper
David Banks ... Cyber Leader
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Storyline

In 2526, 8 Earth paleontologists and geologist were investigating a fossil find in a newly discovered case when 7 of them disappear. The only one who seems to have got out is Professor Kyle. She accompanies Lt. Scott and his troop of soldiers into the unmapped caves to see if they can find her colleagues. What they find however is the Doctor and his traveling companions Nyssa, Adric and Tegan who have also just arrived in the TARDIS. They're near the location where the scientific expedition was attacked and Scott suspects the Doctor. There are others in the in the subterranean structures however. Written by garykmcd

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1982 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Cyberscope prop was built using parts the modelmaker had scavanged from the Nostromo set constructed for Alien (1979). Similarly, the digital readouts on the device flash up a random series of numbers which were also seen on the monitors of the Nostromo set. See more »

Goofs

When the troopers are in the caves, the two dark figures in background walk past (to the right) and one of the troopers stops and turns around. As he does this the shadow of a crewmember can be briefly seen on the left wall. This is not the dark figure's shadow because they have already walked past. See more »

Quotes

[the androids attack]
Kyle: Who are they?
The Doctor: Androids. That's why they didn't register on your scanners.
Scott: Androids?
[to the Doctor]
Scott: Are they yours?
The Doctor: No. And if you want proof you'll find they'll kill me as willingly as they'll kill you.
[one of the androids fires at them and they duck behind the rock. Seconds later, the Doctor looks over the top of the rock again]
The Doctor: See what I mean?
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Connections

Referenced in Putting the Shock Into 'Earthshock' (2003) See more »

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Best Peter Davison Episode
31 March 2018 | by wolfsimon-30675See all my reviews

As a fan of New Who I wanted to watch some of the classics (I started with the 5th Doctor). Now I've finished Peter Davisons Era and I think that this is the best episode out of the three seasons he had, followed by Caves of Androzani. I absolutely love this episode :)


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