Doctor Who (1963)

Season 9 Episode 16

The Mutants, Episode Two

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Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Apr 15, 1972 on BBC
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The Marshal blackmails the Doctor into helping him. But helping the Marshal might mean genocide for the Solonians…

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    • TRIVIA (6)

      • In Episode One, the Doctor says that it would be impossible for anyone except the intended recipient to open the container. In this episode, he merely says that it would be unethical. As impossible or unethical as it might be, he immediately begins devising a plan to open the container without Ky's presence, knowledge or consent.[The Doctor only does so because the Marshall threatens to let Jo die on the surface unless the Doctor opens the container.]

      • When Jo and Kye transmat down, he is holding Jo in front of him. When they materialize, they are facing one another and talking.

      • Varan's 'attack' on the Marshall after the latter has killed his son consists of ducking the gunshot, moving forward, knocking something over and fleeing from the room. But then again, attacking like a seasoned warrior would have shortened the story considerably.

      • When Varan gets the drop on Stubbs and puts the sword in his back, why doesn't he kill him?

      • When the Doctor and Stubbs meet Varan in the herbarium, a boom mike is visible on the upper left corner.

      • Bad CSO moment: when Jaeger uses the computer to draw arrows on his diagram of Solos, they continue to move around.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Jaeger [ of Solos ]: This planet, as it stands, is no longer of any use, unless we make the atmosphere breathable.
        The Doctor: Even if it means wiping out every Solonian in the process?
        Jaeger: Earth is fighting for it's survival. The side-effects are of no importance.
        The Doctor: Genocide is a side-effect? You ought to write a paper on that, Professor!

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