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Frontier in Space: Episode One 

The Doctor and Jo discover The Master and the Ogrons are the masterminds behind the Galactic war between the Earth Federation and the Reptillian Draconian Empire and the Master has framed ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Bernard

Writer:

Malcolm Hulke
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jon Pertwee ... Dr. Who
Katy Manning ... Jo Grant
Vera Fusek Vera Fusek ... President of Earth
Michael Hawkins Michael Hawkins ... General Williams
Peter Birrel ... Draconian Prince
Ray Lonnen ... Gardiner
Barry Ashton Barry Ashton ... Kemp
John Rees John Rees ... Hardy
James Culliford James Culliford ... Stewart
Louis Mahoney ... Newscaster
Roy Pattison Roy Pattison ... Draconian Space Pilot
Karol Hagar Karol Hagar ... Secretary
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The Doctor and Jo discover The Master and the Ogrons are the masterminds behind the Galactic war between the Earth Federation and the Reptillian Draconian Empire and the Master has framed The Doctor and Jo as spies working for the Draconians. Only to discover The Master is also working with the Doctor's greatest enemies, The Daleks, who are also behind the galactic war. Written by Daniel Williamson

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 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

Last appearance of Roger Delgado as The Master. See more »

Quotes

[as the Doctor is telling about when he was exiled to Earth]
The Master: In reminescent mood, are you, Doctor? Poor Miss Grant, you have my deepest sympathy.
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Featured in The Space War (2009) See more »

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Strong start to one of Pertwee's best.
28 January 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I've often wondered if this was an attempt at recreating something along the lines of the Dalek Masterplan. Frontier in Space is a terrific story, but all events lead to the events on Spiradon.

Part 1 is a great episode, I love the story, I love the ideas, and most of all, I love the Draconians, known for being Pertwee's favourite monster, they were terrific, a great design, with a personality and culture seldom seen. It amazes me that The Draconians have never returned in new Doctor Who, they were a real triumph of the Pertwee years.

A very rich content, we learn that Earth and the nobles of Draconia are on the brink of war, but someone is obviously behind it. It's always good when The Doctor is separated from his TARDIS.

Pertwee and Jo are delightful together, she had now become so resourceful.

The news broadcast reminds me a bit of Masterplan also, we witnessed similar scenes.

Why all the high collars, they must have been so uncomfortable to wear.


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