The closer the Doctor comes toward gaining the Governor's confidence, the closer Sil's coup with the Chief Officer and the Mentors' extortion of Varos comes to light. Sil's anxious for the Doctor's silence, and to that end the Doctor and Jondar are promptly escorted to the gallows while Peri and Areta are whisked away to Quillam's research center, where a tissue transmogrifier awaits to permanently change them into animals.
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The sequence in which two Varos guards fall into a vat of acid necessitated several retakes, and although 'Ron Jones' (II) was satisfied with the final result, he was aware that it had been taped in a manner that made it appear that the Doctor was directly responsible for the men's demise. In fact, Phillip Martin
had scripted this as an essentially comedic routine and was dismayed by the way in which it was portrayed on screen. See more
[watching the cell mutilator change Peri and Areta into animals
It is an unstable process. Even I am not quite certain as to how it works, exactly.
That beam that radiates - what source of energy does it derive from.
The nuclear bombardment beams release all the power latent in the recipient's mind. If the changlings see themselves as unworthy, they can become serpentine or reptilian.
[pointing out Peri, growing feathers
She, for instance, must wish to fly away from trouble, as would a bird.