Doctor Who (1963)

Season 5 Episode 34

Fury from the Deep, Episode 6

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Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Apr 20, 1968 on BBC
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Fury from the Deep, Episode 6
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The Doctor, Jamie and Victoria arrive at an outpost drilling for natural gas in the North Sea. Mysterious heartbeat sounds are echoing through the pipes, there have been drops in pressure, and contact has been lost with several offshore rigs. Victoria is attacked by a monstrous form of living seaweed, and some of the base personnel are possessed by the poisonous Weed, which stings them and draws them under its control. As the Weed steps up its attack on the base, the Doctor discovers that it's vulnerable to high-frequency sounds, and drives it off with the help of Victoria's screams – amplified by his trusty new invention, the sonic screwdriver. However, Victoria has had enough, and she chooses to remain on Earth, albeit a century after her own time.moreless

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  • Of all the episodes you could have lost? Why the hell did you lose all of fury from the deep?

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    Patrick Troughton was brilliant, who fans usually go for Tom Baker as the only doctor, but I really can't choose my favourite. William Hartnell was amazing as the cranky old geezer, Jon Pertwee had style and charisma, Tom Baker was an insane eccentric, I really like Sylvester McCoy, although the writing in his period was substandard sometimes. But whenever I think of the Doctor, Patrick Troughton is one of the first to spring to my mind. It was a sudden change from old to imp, but Troughton's portrayl of the doctor was simply extraordinary, and really fun to watch, so why the hell, out of about 21 stories he did, do the BBC only have about four complete serials? It just doesn't make sense to me. Especially this one, which has to be one of the best pieces of television ever.

    I haven't seen this episode, not being old enough to have been around at its showing, but I've heard the soundtrack and seen the recon enough times to decide that this isn't just the best doctor who episode ever, its also the best piece of television ever made.

    Its just so iconic, one of the very first bits of doctor who i saw was the surviving clip where the two weed men breathe posion gas on that woman, and ever since I've been a dr who obssessive. Whoever discovered that clip should be given a medal. However whoever junked the episodes should be hunted down and shot, anyone who had a hand in their destruction should be hanged for crimes against humanity, trust me, if you've heard the soundtrack and watched the recon you'd agree that it is a damn shame that all six episodes are missing.

    It's a truely epic story, being a big fan of classic horror movies, I was surprised by what they came out with, mainly because back in the sixties the closest we got to true horror was night of the living dead. But this is a truely mysterious and at a lot of moments frightening horror story of living seaweed at war against mankind. From the doctor hearing something inside the pipes to the final confrontation with Robson, its riveting stuff, they don't make Tv like this anymore, the new series sucks completely compared to the likes of this, in my opinion Patrick Troughton's best story. And Patrick just had so many best episodes, power of the daleks, faceless ones, evil of the daleks, tomb of the cybermen, web of fear, invasion. Patrick Troughton is the doctor, and we must find more of his episodes or I for one will go insane waitingmoreless
Margaret John

Margaret John

Megan Jones

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Brian Cullingford

Brian Cullingford

Perkins

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Hubert Rees

Hubert Rees

Chief Engineer

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June Murphy

June Murphy

Maggie Harris

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Graham Leaman

Graham Leaman

Price

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