Doctor Who (1963)

Carnival of Monsters, Episode One

Season 10, Ep 5, Aired 1/27/73
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  • Episode Description
  • The Indian Ocean, 1935 — or is it? The Doctor and Jo arrive on the SS Bernice, a ship due to mysteriously vanish without trace. But why do events seem to repeat themselves, and why is a plesiosaur attacking the ship? Meanwhile, on the planet Inter Minor, travelling showman Vorg arrives with his remarkable Miniscope…

  • Cast & Crew
  • Robert Holmes

  • Barry Letts

  • Dudley Simpson

  • Jon Pertwee

    Dr. Who

  • Katy Manning

    Jo Grant

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Memorable.

    By Tristram_ZX81, Nov 27, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • The Doctor [ regarding the floor hatch ]: It slides open. Jo: How does it work? The Doctor: Anti-magnetic cohesion, I should think. Jo: Never heard of it. The Doctor: Well you wouldn't have done, Jo. You were born about a thousand years too early for that. Jo: Oh, I do love being with you, Doctor. You make me feel so young.

    • Jo: We're on Earth. The Doctor: That's impossible. Jo: Why can't you ever admit when you're wrong? The Doctor: Because that's impossible too.

    Notes (2)

    • Novelisation: Doctor Who and the Carnival of Monsters by Terrance Dicks (ISBN 0 426 11025 0) first published by Tandem/Wyndham Publications in 1977.

    • DVD: Doctor Who: Carnival of Monsters (BBCDVD 1098) released in July 2002. Released in U.S.A./Canada (Warner Home Video E1758) in July 2003. Video: Doctor Who: Carnival of Monsters (BBCV 5556) released in March 1995. Released in U.S.A./Canada (Warner Home Video E1311) in March 1996.

    Trivia (3)

    • Equipment Visible: When Shirna does her little dance, the wire leading to the Miniscope is visible.

    • Factual Error: The calendar that the Doctor spots shows the date is Tuesday, June 4, 1926. The problem is that June 4, 1926 was a Friday.

    • Other Mistake: When Jo moves across the room to get the newspaper, the sound of a pen or pencil falling on the floor can be heard.

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