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Pyramids of Mars: Part One 

The Doctor and Sarah are drawn off course and, instead of UNIT HQ, they arrive on the same site in 1911.

Director:

Paddy Russell

Writers:

Lewis Greifer (by) (as Stephen Harris), Robert Holmes (by) (as Stephen Harris)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Tom Baker ... Doctor Who
Elisabeth Sladen ... Sarah Jane Smith
Bernard Archard ... Marcus Scarman
Michael Sheard ... Laurence Scarman
Peter Copley ... Dr. Warlock
Peter Mayock Peter Mayock ... Namin
Michael Bilton Michael Bilton ... Collins
Vic Tablian ... Ahmed (as Vik Tablian)
Nick Burnell Nick Burnell ... Mummy
Melvyn Bedford Melvyn Bedford ... Mummy
Kevin Selway Kevin Selway ... Mummy
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Storyline

Returning to Earth after their latest adventure, the Doctor and Sarah Jane arrive at the site of UNIT headquarters, but in 1911 long before its existence. They find themselves in a room filled with Egyptian artifacts in a house owned by Egyptologist Marcus Scarman. They rescue Marcus' colleague, Dr. Warlock, who was shot by Marcus' servant Ibrahim Namin, a fanatical believer in the impending return of the his god, Lord Sutekh. When Sutekh's essence arrives through a space-time portal, he takes control of Marcus Scarman. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1975 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Bernard Archard previously played Bragen in The Power of the Daleks. See more »

Goofs

As Sutekh stands from his chair, a crew member's hand can be seen holding the cushion in place and then disappearing. See more »

Quotes

Collins: Who're you? How did you get in here?
The Doctor: Through the window. I understood the property was for sale. No?
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Connections

Referenced in Looney Tunes: Space Race (2000) See more »

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One of the best
7 September 2011 | by maf17See all my reviews

I'd rank this in my top 5 favourite Who stories of all time. It's a pity there weren't more Egypt-themed stories, because the mystery of Ancient Egypt is just cherry-ripe for such as the Doctor to explore. Good, tightly scripted story, not too many cheesy special effects, even the mummy-bots looked suitably menacing, and great acting, especially from Gabriel Woolf, whose voice was just superb, totally mesmerizing and just dripping with evil. Honey soaked in poison is the best way to describe his well-modulated and sibilant tones. In the history of Who, I think only Valentine Dyall as the Black Guardian manages a more sinister voice. I've seen this one at least a dozen times and it never loses its appeal. Very highly recommended.


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