Doctor Who (1963)

Season 16 Episode 6

The Pirate Planet, Part Two

Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Oct 07, 1978 on BBC
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Episode Summary

The Doctor begins to investigate the mysteriously wealthy planet Zanak. Mentiads, a deranged Captain, strange omens, miraculous mines – what does it all mean? And what does it have to do with the Key to Time?

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Bruce Purchase

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Guest Star

Andrew Robertson

Andrew Robertson

Mr Fibuli

Guest Star

Ralph Michael

Ralph Michael


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John Leeson

John Leeson

Voice of K9

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (9)

    • Kimus [ regarding the Doctor's driving ]: You're very good at this. Do you drive these things for a living?
      The Doctor: No. I save planets mostly, but this time I think I've arrived far, far too late.

    • Kimus: That's the bridge, up there.
      The Doctor: But how do we get to it?
      Kimus: We don't.
      The Doctor: That bad, is it? How do the guards get up there?
      Kimus: In their aircars. There's one over there.
      The Doctor: Why don't we borrow it?
      Kimus: Borrow it? That's the Captain's!
      The Doctor: Well, I don't mind going first-class, do you?

    • Nurse: Captain, Captain. The excitement of more than one execution in a day is bad for your blood pressure. Perhaps you should postpone it until tomorrow?

    • Kimus: It's locked. We'll never get it open, it's impossible.
      The Doctor: Impossible? That means it'll take 73 seconds. We can ill-afford it. Move over.
      Kimus: You mean you can open it?
      The Doctor: Of course I can open it. It's just a matter of how.
      Kimus: How?
      The Doctor: I haven't the faintest idea.

    • The Doctor: I'll never be cruel to an electron in a particle accelerator again!

    • Romana: You'd have to ask the Doctor, though.
      Captain: Doctor? Are there more intruders upon this planet?
      Romana: Oh, I'm only his assistant. He's the one you should be talking to. Or rather listening to, if you have the stamina.

    • Captain: Do you know what will happen if I even begin to suspect you of sabotage?
      The Doctor: Sabotage? Captain, it's more than my reputation is worth.
      Captain: Or your life?
      The Doctor: Or my life as you say, yes, yes.

    • Romana: How did you know?
      The Doctor: Well, I just put 1.795372 and 2.204628 together.
      Romana: And what does that mean?
      The Doctor: Four!

    • Captain: Seize him!
      The Doctor: Such hospitality. I'm underwhelmed.
      Captain: Doctor, beware. Your manner appeals only to the homicidal side of my nature.
      The Doctor: My manners are impeccable.

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    • The Doctor: Standing around all day looking tough must be very wearing on the nerves.
      This line is a reference to the conversation between Ford and the Vogon guard in the classic radio serial, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.