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Doctor Who And The Silurians Episode 6 

While the Doctor and Liz try to find a cure to the virus spread by Baker, the Young Silurian kills the Old Silurian and takes control of his people.

Director:

Timothy Combe

Writer:

Malcolm Hulke (by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jon Pertwee ... Doctor Who
Caroline John ... Liz Shaw
Nicholas Courtney ... Brig. Lethbridge Stewart
Geoffrey Palmer ... Masters
Peter Miles Peter Miles ... Dr. Lawrence
Paul Darrow ... Capt. Hawkins
Richard Steele Richard Steele ... Sgt. Hart
Alan Mason Alan Mason ... Cpl. Nutting
Derek Pollitt Derek Pollitt ... Pvt. Wright
Brendan Barry Brendan Barry ... Hospital Doctor
Nigel John Nigel John ... Young Silurian (as Nigel Johns)
Pat Gorman ... Silurian Scientist
Simon Cain Simon Cain ... Silurian
Peter Halliday ... Silurians (voice)
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While the Doctor and Liz try to find a cure to the virus spread by Baker, the Young Silurian kills the Old Silurian and takes control of his people.

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TV-G
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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. The episode remained only in black in white until the 1990s, when the color signal from a domestic NTSC recording and the black and white telerecording were used to create a new color master on D3 digital tape. See more »

Connections

Featured in Going Underground (2008) See more »

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So poignant, so grim.
21 October 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The bacteria has spread very quickly, and threatens to spread across London. The Doctor desperately tries to create a cure.

This is quite a nasty episode, it's very skilfully made, this kind of bacterial infection and spread is pretty scary, it's been used many, many times in films, think of Contagion. The scenes of panic and sickness at the Station are harrowing, as is the demise of Masters.

I'm a big fan of Liz, I love how she refuses to simply take orders blindly from The Brigadier. She was a great companion, very clever, and broke the mould of the female companion, she wasn't there to scream and make cups of tea.

I thought this seven part story began somewhat slowly, as it's progressed I've realised just how good it is, the latter half is way better then the first half.

Excellent, very chilling. 9/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1970 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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