Doctor Who (1963)

Season 5 Episode 36

The Wheel in Space, Episode 2

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Aired Saturday 5:15 PM May 04, 1968 on BBC
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The Wheel in Space, Episode 2
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The TARDIS materialises on a deserted rocket in deep space, where the Doctor suffers concussion after an abrupt course change, and he and Jamie are attacked by a hostile servo-robot. Jamie manages to attract attention from a nearby space station, but the crew then attempt to destroy the apparently deserted rocket – and in order to save the TARDIS, Jamie must sabotage the station's asteroid defense laser. He and the Doctor thus face extremly hostile questioning, but the real threat is aboard the space rocket, where two Cybermen are preparing to infiltrate the station, open the way for their army to arrive and use the Wheel as the first stepping stone in an invasion of Earth. After the Cybermen are defeated, the Doctor and Jamie depart with a new companion – computer programmer Zoe Heriot, who finds her ordinary life dull and seeks adventure with them.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Chris Jeffries

    Chris Jeffries

    Dr. Who [uncredited]

    Guest Star

    Kevork Malikyan

    Kevork Malikyan

    Kemel Rudkin

    Guest Star

    Peter Laird

    Peter Laird

    Chang

    Guest Star

    Jerry Holmes

    Jerry Holmes

    Cyberman

    Recurring Role

    Michael Goldie

    Michael Goldie

    Elton Laleham

    Recurring Role

    Derrick Gilbert

    Derrick Gilbert

    Armand Vallance

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Jamie: What does this "wheel" do up here anyway?
        Zoe: Well, it has varied functions, but mainly it's a radio/visual relay system for Earth, a halfway house for deep-space ships, a space-research station, stellar early-warning station for all types of space phenomena, and…
        Jamie: Aye well, ask a silly question!

      • Jamie: Just you watch your lip or I'll put you across my knee and larrup you.
        Zoe: Oh, this is going to be fun. I shall learn a lot from you!

    • NOTES (3)

      • First appearance of Wendy Padbury as Zoe Heriot.

      • Jamie calls the Doctor "Dr. John Smith", on reading the name "John Smith & Associates" on a stethoscope box in Dr. Corwyn's office. The Doctor would frequently adopt this pseudonym to ease his passage in future episodes.

      • Patrick Troughton doesn't appear in this episode as he was on holiday. The role of the Doctor, seen only as an unconscious figure whose face isn't visible, is played by Chris Jeffries.

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