Doctor Who (1963)

Season 21 Episode 7

Frontios, Part One

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Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Jan 26, 1984 on BBC
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The planet Frontios, in the distant future. Following Earth's destruction, a tiny colony struggles to eke out a life on a desolate world — a world that buries its own dead…

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Revealing Mistake: In the opening scene, as Captain Revere sees the earth moving beneath him, the fingers of one of the crew are visible shifting the soil.

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    • Video: Doctor Who: The Awakening/Frontios (BBCV 6120) released in March 1997. Released in U.S.A./Canada (Warner Home Video E1080) in March 1998.

    • Novelisation: Doctor Who - Frontios by Christopher H. Bidmead (ISBN 0 426 19780 1) first published by W H Allen in 1984.

    • The original title for this story was The Wanderers.

    • Plot Hole: The destruction of the TARDIS creates a number of problems. First it makes the absence of Kamelion strange. Second, the gravity strong enough to destroy the TARDIS does not affect Tegan and Turlough while they are within. Finally, it has been established in numerous episodes that the TARDIS cannot be destroyed from the outside.

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