Doctor Who (1963)

Terror of the Zygons, Part One

Season 13, Ep 1, Aired 8/30/75
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  • Episode Description
  • Scotland, the near future. Something is smashing oil rigs off the Scottish coast, and UNIT have been called in to investigate. The Brigadier summons the Doctor to Earth to help in the investigation, but it soon becomes clear some kind of alien presence is at work...

  • Cast & Crew
  • Robert Banks Stewart

  • Douglas Camfield

  • Elisabeth Sladen

    Sarah Jane Smith

  • Ian Marter

    Harry Sullivan

  • Tom Baker

    Doctor Who

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Very good

    By fireexit112, Nov 18, 2006

  • Fun.

    By Tristram_ZX81, Dec 02, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Sarah Jane: It's nice to see you again, Brigadier. Brigadier: And you, miss Smith. Sarah Jane: But I didn't expect to see you in a kilt. Brigadier: My dear miss Smith, as you do remember, my name is Lethbridge-Stewart. The clan Stewart. Sarah Jane: Sorry. I thought you were doing a Doctor!

    • Huckle: Those babies are meant to be unsinkable. The Doctor: Yes, so was the Bismarck and we know that story.

    • Huckle: As far as we know, the sea was calm and empty. The Doctor: It may be calm, but it’s never empty.

    • Angus: Well, I’m the seventh son of a seventh son. You know that fella, that fella with you, the Doctor, he looks like a man who might see around a few corners himself. Sarah Jane: Quite a few.

    • Sarah Jane: What is that thing you’re fiddling with The Doctor: It’s part of the radio probe system, used for checking localized jamming. Sarah Jane: Well what if that gets jammed too? [The Doctor glares]

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    Notes (5)

    • Video: Doctor Who: Terror of the Zygons (BBCV 4186) released in omnibus format in November 1988. Released in U.S.A./Canada (CBS/Fox Video 5422) in April 1991. Re-released in episodic format (BBCV 6774) in August 1999. Released in U.S.A./Canada (Warner Home Video E1410) in May 2000.

    • The working titles for this serial were The Loch Ness Monster, The Loch Ness Terror and The Zygons.

    • John Woodnutt plays both the Duke and Broton, but he is uncredited in all four episodes as Broton.

    • Novelisation: Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster by Terrance Dicks (ISBN 0 426 11041 2) first published by Tandem in 1976.

    • Recorded for Season 12, this story was held over to launch Season 13.

    Trivia (2)

    • The beach where Munro washes ashore is Climping beach in Littlehampton, West Sussex. It has previously been featured in season 5's Enemy of the World.

    • The houses shown near Loch Ness have thatched roofs. In real life, the houses there don't have such roofs, but the village in England where they did the shooting does...

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