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Mission to the Unknown 

Whilst The Doctor, Steven and Vicki are traveling to their next destination, on the planet Kembel, Marc Cory, a Space Security Service agent discovers The Daleks are attending a secret ... See full summary »

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Derek Martinus

Writer:

Terry Nation
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
William Hartnell ... Dr. Who (credit only)
Barry Jackson ... Jeff Garvey
Edward de Souza ... Marc Cory
Jeremy Young ... Gordon Lowery
Robert Cartland Robert Cartland ... Malpha
David Graham ... Daleks (voice)
Peter Hawkins ... Daleks (voice)
Robert Jewell ... Dalek Operator
Kevin Manser Kevin Manser ... Dalek Operator
John Scott Martin ... Dalek Operator
Gerald Taylor ... Dalek Operator
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Whilst The Doctor, Steven and Vicki are traveling to their next destination, on the planet Kembel, Marc Cory, a Space Security Service agent discovers The Daleks are attending a secret meeting with their allies. Where Cory discovers the Dalek's evil plan, which sets the stage for the epic 12-part adventure "The Dalek Master Plan". Written by Daniel Williamson

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Trivia

Along with "The Daleks' Master Plan" this was the only story that wasn't sold overseas. See more »

Goofs

Marc Cory learns of the Daleks' secret plan to conquer the galaxy when he overhears it on the loudspeaker in the Dalek city. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jeff Garvey: I... I remember now. I must... I must kill... must kill... must kill.
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Referenced in The End of the Line? (2011) See more »

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Mission To The Unknown - brave, one off story featuring Daleks but no Doctor!
19 August 2014 | by A_Kind_Of_CineMagicSee all my reviews

Mission To The Unknown is a self contained one episode story although it is a prequel to a story a little later in the season (The Dalek Master Plan). Interestingly, and bravely, it does not feature the Doctor or his companions. This is the only episode to not feature ANY of the regular characters. This fact is even more surprising given that fans at the time had no warning or explanation of this at all. The only way to discern this is a Doctor Who story is that it features the Daleks.

The Daleks themselves are presented well with an evil scheme taking shape to conquer the Solar System amongst others. The other races of aliens are also presented well and are very interesting. The human characters are decent and the story is absorbing so all in all this is a very good sci-fi adventure and an excellent introduction to the later Dalek story. It also deserves points for sheer bravery at screening an adventure with none of the TARDIS crew appearing. Another notable aspect is that this is the last episode produced by the show's original producer Verity Lambert who had served 'Doctor Who' so well.

9/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1965 (UK) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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