Doctor Who (1963)

Season 4 Episode 27

The Macra Terror, Episode 1

Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Mar 11, 1967 on BBC
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The Macra Terror, Episode 1
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The TARDIS materialises in a human colony which is run like a giant holiday camp, where everybody is happy all round and fun and games are the order of the day. But a madman named Medok claims that the camp is stalked at night by hideous monsters, and as the Doctor learns more about the camp he realises that the people here risk their lives daily to mine a dangerously toxic natural gas – and yet nobody knows what it's for. His investigation attempt hits a snag when Ben is brainwashed by the colony's subliminal conditioning, and turns in his friends for acting against colony interests. In fact, the colony is under the control of the Macra, giant crab-like insects who are using the brainwashed humans to mine the gas they need to survive. It's up to the Doctor and his friends to prove the truth and free the colonists from a slavery they don't even know they're suffering.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Graham Armitage

Graham Armitage

Barney

Guest Star

Jane Enshawe

Jane Enshawe

Sunaa

Guest Star

Sandra Bryant

Sandra Bryant

Chicki

Guest Star

Peter Jeffrey

Peter Jeffrey

Pilot

Recurring Role

Ian Fairbairn

Ian Fairbairn

Questa

Recurring Role

Terence Lodge

Terence Lodge

Medok

Recurring Role

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