Doctor Who (1963)

Season 3 Episode 21

Destruction of Time

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Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Jan 29, 1966 on BBC
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When the Doctor and his friends arrive on Earth, they find that Chen has already denounced them as traitors, and Vyon is shot and killed by his own sister, Sara Kingdom. Sara eventually discovers the truth for herself, and helps the Doctor and Steven to recover the TARDIS and escape. However, the Daleks then pursue them through Time, and are joined by the Doctor and Steven's old enemy, the Meddling Monk – who realises that he's in over his head and switches sides depending upon who seems to be on top. After an encounter in ancient Egypt, the Doctor strands the Monk on an ice planet, but the Daleks get away with the taranium core, and the Doctor uses the navigational unit from the Monk's TARDIS to pursue them back to Kembel. There, the Daleks exterminate Mavic Chen, but the Doctor manages to activate the Time Destructor. Sara ages to death before she can reach the safety of the TARDIS, but the Doctor and Steven escape while the Dalek force on Kembel crumbles to dust.moreless

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    Jean Marsh

    Jean Marsh

    Sara

    Guest Star

    Kevin Stoney

    Kevin Stoney

    Mavic Chen

    Guest Star

    David Graham

    David Graham

    Dalek Voices

    Recurring Role

    Peter Hawkins

    Peter Hawkins

    Dalek Voices

    Recurring Role

    John Scott Martin

    John Scott Martin

    Dalek

    Recurring Role

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      • To achieve the effect of Sara being aged rapidly to death, Jean Marsh was filmed made up as an old person, then replaced by an older actress (the uncredited May Warden), who fell to the ground, and who was in turn replaced by a pile of bones and clothes. The effect was finished with the bones turning to dust and blowing away. (Apparently the disturbing nature of this sequence was one of the reasons that the nervous Australian censors refused to air this adventure.)

      • During this 12-episode serial, two companions die in quick succession - Katarina and Sara. It would be another 16 years before another companion dies (in Earthshock).

      • With the exception of The Key of Time sequence (which was essentially a number of individual stories connected by a linking device) this was the longest serial in Doctor Who history until The Trial of a Time Lord.

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