Doctor Who (1963)

Season 3 Episode 10

The Nightmare Begins

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Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Nov 13, 1965 on BBC
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The Nightmare Begins
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The Daleks assemble the leaders of several alien empires, apparently intending to unite them in an Alliance which will then declare war on Earth. In fact, each empire has brought components or technology which the Daleks require to construct the ultimate weapon – a Time Destructor. The last component they require is the power source, a core of the rare element Taranium – and Mavic Chen, the Guardian of the Solar System, intends to supply it to them and then betray them, seizing the Time Destructor for himself. The Doctor and his companions stumble into this affair when the TARDIS materialises on Kembel, and with the aid of Space Security Service agent Bret Vyon, sent to investigate the disappearance of Marc Cory, the Doctor steals the taranium core. The Daleks pursue the Doctor and his companions across the galaxy to get it back, and in the course of the flight the Trojan handmaiden Katarina gives her life to help the Doctor escape from a vicious criminal.moreless

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    Michael Guest

    Michael Guest

    Interviewer

    Guest Star

    Kevin Stoney

    Kevin Stoney

    Mavic Chen

    Guest Star

    Pamela Greer

    Pamela Greer

    Lizan

    Guest Star

    John Scott Martin

    John Scott Martin

    Dalek

    Recurring Role

    Gerald Taylor

    Gerald Taylor

    Dalek

    Recurring Role

    Robert Jewell

    Robert Jewell

    Dalek

    Recurring Role

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      • Novelisation: Episodes 1-6 included in Doctor Who â€" The Daleks' Masterplan â€" Part I: Mission to the Unknown by John Peel (ISBN 0 426 20343 7) first published by W H Allen in 1989. Episodes 7-12 novelised as Doctor Who â€" The Daleks' Masterplan â€" Part II: The Mutation of Time by John Peel (ISBN 0 426 20344 5) first published by W H Allen in 1989.

      • Nicholas Courtney, who makes his first Doctor Who appearance as Bret Vyon, would later become a series regular as Brigadier-General Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart.

      • This serial, The Daleks' Master Plan, is another victim of the BBC's junking policy. Only episodes 2, 5 and 10 are known to exist. (Episode 2 was returned to the BBC in January 2004.) There are some clips in the archive from this episode, available on the Lost In Time DVD set.

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