Doctor Who (1963)

Season 12 Episode 2

Robot, Part Two

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Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Jan 04, 1975 on BBC
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Robot, Part Two
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England, the near future. Sarah Jane Smith meets a gigantic robot, and the Doctor finds himself struggling for his life.

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  • Remarkable how quickly Tom Baker got used to The Doctor.

    8.5
    In this second episode of Tom Baker's reign as The Doctor, there are a number of remarkable things. Of course, they were still trying to do the show on the cheap. The robot looks quite cheesy, its size being the only thing that impresses. Brigadier Lethrbridge Stewart sports a very unmilitary haircut and the bad guy (in this case a woman) looks like a maths teacher.



    As a new Doctor was being introduced, the producers and writers seemed to play it safe by giving an established character more to do. At times this episode looks a bit like the Sarah Jane Smith Show. But the really surprising element is the way in which Tom Baker found his character so quickly. Every time a new Doctor appears, he behaves a bit strangely at first, often even comically. In Part One of "Robot" I couldn't get past Baker's resemblance to Harpo Marx. (The costume scenes played for laughs.) In Part Two the gravitas of Baker's Doctor appears for the first time. The Doctor of this episode is the Doctor of the next seven series.moreless
Patricia Maynard

Patricia Maynard

Miss Winters

Guest Star

Michael Kilgarriff

Michael Kilgarriff

Robot

Guest Star

Edward Burnham

Edward Burnham

Professor Kettlewell

Guest Star

Ian Marter

Ian Marter

Harry Sullivan

Recurring Role

John Levene

John Levene

Sergeant Benton

Recurring Role

Nicholas Courtney

Nicholas Courtney

Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • K1: You are the Doctor?
      The Doctor: How do you do? I've been so looking forward to meeting you.
      K1: Please confirm your identity. There must be no mistake. You are the Doctor?
      The Doctor: Yes, of course.
      K1: You are an enemy of the human race. I must destroy you. Please do not resist. I do not wish to cause you unnecessary pain.
      The Doctor: How very kind of you.

    • Brigadier: Did you believe them?
      The Doctor: No, of course not. And they know I didn't. But I know that they know I didn't. And they know that I know that…
      Brigadier: Yes, yes, all right, Doctor!

    • The Doctor [ taking a phone call ]: Yes? Of course I'll talk to him – I'll talk to anyone!

    • Sarah [ reading the Doctor's note]: "Sarah – Professor Kettlewell tells me that he has the robot hidden at his house. Gone to meet him. P.S. It is of course possible that this message is a trap. If it is I can deal with it. P.P.S. I'm leaving this note in case I can't."

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