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Doctor Who (1963)

Season 4 Episode 26

The Moonbase, Episode 4

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Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Mar 04, 1967 on BBC
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The Moonbase, Episode 4
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Trying to take his companions to Mars, the Doctor instead ends up on the Moon in the year 2070. Earth's weather is controlled by means of gravity waves directed from an internationally-run Moonbase, but the staff of the Moonbase are suffering from a mysterious outbreak of plague, and moments after the Doctor and his friends enter the entire Moonbase is placed under quarantine. The Doctor offers to help find a cure for the plague, which he suspects is no plague at all – and he's right. The base's food supplies have in fact been poisoned by Cybermen from the colony world Telos, who intend to seize control of the Graviton and use it to destroy the Earth – not as revenge for the destruction of Mondas, but simply and logically to eliminate a potential threat.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Patrick Barr

    Patrick Barr

    Hobson

    Guest Star

    André Maranne

    André Maranne

    Benoit

    Guest Star

    Michael Wolf

    Michael Wolf

    Nils

    Guest Star

    Alan Rowe

    Alan Rowe

    Dr. Evans

    Recurring Role

    John Rolfe

    John Rolfe

    Sam

    Recurring Role

    Barry Ashton

    Barry Ashton

    Scientist

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (5)

      • About five minutes into the episode one of the injured crew is in the infirmary when the Cybermen reassert control. He gets up off of his bed and sneaks behind the guard, who's watching the door, not the beds. The guard is at the foot of an empty bed, and when the mind-controlled crewman reaches the left side of the foot of the bed (about one inch behind the guard) he then walks all the way around the bed (via the head of the bed) to get to the right side foot of the bed and hit the guard from behind. Not only is he no closer than he was on the left side of the foot of the bed, he could've just stepped one step forward to move to the right side.

      • A string is visible supporting the second cybership when it arrives in this episode.

      • Why do the Cybermen punch only one hole in the dome?

      • When Evans sneaks into the control room, he puts the padded helmet on the wrong way. In the next scene, where the Doctor and Polly look into the power unit and see Evans, the helmet has restored itself to the correct position.

      • Stars are visible from the moon during lunar day when the lunar surface would be far too bright.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Jamie: What do we do with him, Doctor?
        The Doctor: That's your problem. Just make sure he doesn't come back here for a while.
        Ben: Blimey, I'll be after a job as a copper when I get back to 1966!

      • Hobson: And, Doctor, what the… [ realises that the Doctor and his companions have gone ] Well, perhaps it's just as well. We've got enough madmen here already!

    • NOTES (1)

      • DVD: This episode was included in the Doctor Who: Lost in Time DVD set (BBCDVD 1353, Warner Home Video E2083) released in November 2004.

        Video: This episode was included in Doctor Who: Cybermen: The Early Years (BBCV 4813) released in July 1992. Released in U.S.A./Canada (Warner Home Video E1104) in March 1993.

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