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Earthshock: Part One 

In 2526, eight Earth paleontologists and geologists were investigating a fossil found in a newly discovered cave when seven of them disappear. The only one who seems to have got out is ... 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 David Banks ... Cyber Leader
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Storyline

In 2526, eight Earth paleontologists and geologists were investigating a fossil found in a newly discovered cave when seven 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 subterranean structures however. Written by garykmcd

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Winner of the Doctor Who magazine best Story in their Season Poll. 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 Doctor: [to Scott] Anything we can do to help?
[Scott forcefully grabs the Doctor]
The Doctor: Obviously not.
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Featured in Putting the Shock Into 'Earthshock' (2003) See more »

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Packs a PUNCH!
27 December 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I have to admit that unlike so many, Earthshock never really seems to register much with me, but having just watched Part 1, I must admit I am so wrong in my judgement, this is a quality story.

The opening episode is a mixture of intrigue, mystery, excitement and tension. It is hugely atmospheric, with lots going on.

I liked the disagreement between Adric and The Doctor, I don't think we'd previously had a companion bored with life on board the TARDIS and wanting to leave, it made for an interesting conflict.

Very strong production values, it looks really smart. The music is terrific, very bold. Best scene in this one has to be the fight scene with the menacing looking Androids.

Fabulous start! 9/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1982 (UK) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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