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The Claws of Axos: Episode Three 

The Doctor and Jo are being held prisoner by Axos while Chinn is forced to organise the worldwide distribution of axonite and the Master returns to the power complex to try and steal the TARDIS.

Director:

Michael Ferguson

Writers:

Bob Baker (by), Dave Martin (by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jon Pertwee ... Doctor Who
Nicholas Courtney ... Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart
Roger Delgado ... The Master
Katy Manning ... Jo Grant
Richard Franklin ... Captain Yates
John Levene ... Sergeant Benton
Peter Bathurst Peter Bathurst ... Chinn
Paul Grist Paul Grist ... Filer
Donald Hewlett ... Hardiman
Bernard Holley ... Axon Man
Kenneth Benda ... The Minister
Tim Pigott-Smith ... Captain Harker
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The Doctor and Jo are being held prisoner by Axos while Chinn is forced to organise the worldwide distribution of axonite and the Master returns to the power complex to try and steal the TARDIS.

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Trivia

The color master tape of this episode was wiped by the BBC in the 1970s and the BBC only held a 16mm black and white telerecording. However, in 1979 an NTSC color tape was recovered from Canada and converted back to PAL for British broadcast. See more »

Quotes

The Master: [trying to operate the partially dismantled TARDIS] Overweight, underpowered and a museum piece. No proper stabiliser.Oh... let's try again. Might as well try to fly a second hand gas stove.
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Connections

Featured in The Lively Arts: Whose Dr. Who (1977) See more »

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UNIT teaming up with The Master, never.
6 February 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Part 3 is more the typical episode I associate with the Pertwee era, with UNIT troops fighting an Alien threat, and the Brigadier fighting against bureaucracy, this time in the form of the rather wonderful Mr Chin. I love that Mr Chin is using Skype ahead of its conception.

It's an episode that was penned some years back, and one I really can place Troughton in, it is good in terms of action and pace, but it's the whole concept that's the winner, having the Axons as one individual being is great, so clever, and it's the whole organic feeling that makes it unique, and successful.

I like that UNIT are having to work with The Master, and I loved his moaning about the state of The Doctor's TARDIS.

Very good once again. 7/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1971 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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