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Pyramids of Mars: Part Four 

Sutekh forces the Doctor to transport Scarman and a mummy to Mars, where the Doctor and Sarah try to stop them destroying the Eye of Horus.


Paddy Russell


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




Episode complete credited cast:
Tom Baker ... Doctor Who
Elisabeth Sladen ... Sarah Jane Smith
Bernard Archard ... Marcus Scarman
Gabriel Woolf Gabriel Woolf ... Sutekh
Nick Burnell Nick Burnell ... Mummy
Melvyn Bedford Melvyn Bedford ... Mummy
Kevin Selway Kevin Selway ... Mummy


In thwarting Sutekh's bid for freedom, the Doctor gets too close and loses his own, becoming Sutekh's "plaything" for the next century. But Sutekh sees a way of using the Doctor to destroy the power generator on Mars that keeps him paralyzed and entombed on Earth. Then he can finally unleash himself upon the universe, destroying all life, everywhere. Written by statmanjeff

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The scene where the Doctor and Sarah start to walk out of their hiding place and then when they see a mummy, quickly dart back into it was an ad-lib by Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen. Baker based the scene on a Marx Brothers routine. See more »


The Doctor mentions that radio waves take two minutes to travel between Mars and Earth. In fact the delay varies between 3 and 22 minutes, depending on the two planets' orbital positions. See more »


[Sutekh telekinetically removes the TARDIS key from around the Doctor's neck and brings it before him]
Sutekh: Scarman!
Marcus Scarman: I hear you, Master.
Sutekh: My enemies have brought the means of my deliverance.
[the time corridor activates and Sutekh sends the TARDIS key through]
Sarah Jane Smith: TARDIS key!
Sutekh: [depositing it into Scarman's hand] This allows you entry into the Time Lord's space machine. Take one servicer and travel to the pyramid of Mars.
The Doctor: He won't find that possible, Sutekh.
Sutekh: [dismissively] Scarman is my puppet. My mind is in his.
The Doctor: The...
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The final showdown.
8 October 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

It's a race to the finish, as The Doctor and Sarah, take on Sutekh's servants to reach the eye of Horus, thus freeing Sutekh from his ancient binds.

There is a bit of a feel of Death to the Daleks, as The Doctor battles challenging puzzles. It all works together so incredibly well. The production values are immaculate throughout, one little slip up being the visible hand, when Sutekh famously stands up from his chair.

I love the comedy walk the duo do, so well rehearsed. Baker and Sladen are immaculate on screen together, and here the pair are at the height of their brilliance. It's a wonderful story, no wonder it's loved by many fans. Pure class. 9/10

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15 November 1975 (UK) See more »

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