Doctor Who (1963)

Season 6 Episode 24

The Seeds of Death, Episode Two

Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Feb 01, 1969 on BBC

Episode Recap

Phipps manages to escape the control room, pursued by one of the Ice Warriors. Slaar, the commander, tells Fewsham to repair the emergency T-Mat link or he will suffer the same fate as Locke.



Kelly, Radnor and the Doctor try to reason with Eldred, but he believes the rocket is nowhere near ready for launch. He won't even relent when the Doctor offers to fly the rocket. Upon hearing the worsening planetary situation, Radnor decides to proceed anyway.



The Ice Warriors search for Phipps through the mostly abandoned base. He manages to hide in the solar energy equipment stores. He begins unpacking equipment.



Radnor's people swarm the museum and begin work. The rocket will have barely enough fuel to reach the moon and will have to use a homing beacon to land safely. Miss Kelly presses to join them, but Radnor refuses to endanger her as no one else knows T-Mat as she does.



Fewsham has almost repaired the link. Phipps finishes his work and connects up to the main solar power grid.



In record time, the rocket is prepared. It launches without a hitch but the video link fails. The audio link works briefly before the entire communications panel blows out.



Fewsham activates the link and Slaar has him set it to receive only. Kelly decides, over Radnor's objections, that she will take the link to effect complete repairs on the T-Mat. When she arrives, Fewsham, with the Ice Warriors in hiding, tells her that Osgood went mad, fused the controls, killed Locke, injured Phipps and then walked out onto the lunar surface. He then switches the emergency link back off.



Phipps activates a solar radio and tries to contact Earth. But his attempts draw the attention of an Ice Warrior. He quickly activates a trap that destroys the alien with solar radiation. But he inadvertantly drains the power from the homing beacon the Doctor's rocket is trying to follow. The Doctor and his companions realize that without the beacon, they will either crash or drift off into space…

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