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The Claws of Axos: Episode Four 

The Doctor and Jo escape from Axos but then the Doctor offers the Master a deal:if he helps him repair the TARDIS, they can flee Earth together.

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 Mike Yates
John Levene ... Sergeant Benton
Peter Bathurst Peter Bathurst ... Chinn
Paul Grist Paul Grist ... Filer
Donald Hewlett ... Hardiman
Bernard Holley ... Axon Man
Royston Farrell Royston Farrell ... Technician
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The Doctor and Jo escape from Axos but then the Doctor offers the Master a deal:if he helps him repair the TARDIS, they can flee Earth together.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1971 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This episode was watched by 7.8 million viewers on its original transmission. See more »

Quotes

Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart: This time loop... thing, how did you get out of it?
Doctor Who: I simply boosted the circuits and broke free.
Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart: And you came back of your own accord?
Doctor Who: Well I...
Jo Grant: Doctor?
Doctor Who: No. No, I'm afraid not. No, obviously the Time Lords have programmed the TARDIS always to return to Earth. It seems I'm some kind of a galactic yo-yo!
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Referenced in Doctor Who: Last Christmas (2014) See more »

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Fun, imaginatively designed alien menace story
25 September 2014 | by A_Kind_Of_CineMagicSee all my reviews

Review of all 4 episodes:

The Claws of Axos is well produced in most aspects with some nice sets and nice, different aliens. They disguise themselves as attractive and friendly humanoid beings but are actually hideous non-humanoid monsters. The design of them is very good.

It is another example of The Master getting in over his head trying to work with an alien race to bring death and destruction to The Doctor and humanity. There is very good stuff in each episode but also less impressive stuff. It never really goes reaches excellence being a decent but unexceptional (for Doctor Who) story.

I find the quite bizarre cameo character Pigbin Josh a pointless and silly addition but overall there is nothing bad in this adventure. It just does not ever catch fire into Doctor Who magic territory.


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