Doctor Who (1963)

Season 11 Episode 3

The Time Warrior, Part Three

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Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Dec 29, 1973 on BBC
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The Doctor is pressed into service to oppose the vicious Irongron. All he can do it stall for time while working out a plan to defeat the brutal Sonataran Linx.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Donald Pelmear

    Donald Pelmear

    Professor Rubeish

    Guest Star

    John J. Carney

    John J. Carney

    Bloodaxe

    Guest Star

    June Brown

    June Brown

    Eleanor

    Guest Star

    Kevin Lindsay

    Kevin Lindsay

    Linx

    Recurring Role

    David Daker

    David Daker

    Irongron

    Recurring Role

    Alan Rowe

    Alan Rowe

    Edward of Wessex

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Revealing Mistake: The monocle Rubeish makes to improve his terrible eyesight is pretty obviously a flat circle of glass.

      • Hal says that Irongron marches here before noon, quoting him directly. But Irongron actually said he was leaving at dawn and arriving at sunset.

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Linx: How fortunate that you have returned, Doctor. My failure to destroy you was the one thing that marred the pleasure of my approaching departure from this miserable planet.

      • Edward: I shall spare your life if you cast your spells and incantations to help me against Irongron, Doctor. Refuse, and you die.
        The Doctor: You offer a somewhat restricted choice, Sir Edward.
        Edward: What is your answer?
        The Doctor: My services are at your disposal, such as they are.

      • Sarah: You're serious, aren't you?
        The Doctor: About what I do, yes, not necessarily the way I do it.

      • Sir Edward [ of the Doctor ]: A courtly rogue.

      • The Doctor: My people are very keen to stamp out unlicensed time travel. You can look upon them as galactic ticket inspectors if you like.
        Sarah: Galactic ticket inspectors? Ooh, I could murder a cup of tea.

      • The Doctor: Sontarans just can't resist getting involved in war.
        Sarah: But this must be very minor league stuff to him, surely?
        The Doctor: He's just like a little boy, stirring up the red ants and the black ants. It's just something to keep him amused, to stop him from getting bored.

    • NOTES (1)

      • The reprise at the beginning of this episode is heavily edited from the end of episode three (resulting in the aforementioned loss of a scene from the omnibus version).

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • The Doctor: Nasty, brutish, and short.
        The Doctor's description of a Sontaran is taken from 17th century political philosopher Thomas Hobbes, who wrote in Leviathan (1651): "No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short."

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