Doctor Who (1963)

Season 15 Episode 17

Underworld, Part One

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Aired Saturday 5:15 PM Jan 07, 1978 on BBC
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Underworld, Part One
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Deep space, an unknown time. The Doctor encounters the Minyans, survivors of a race the Time Lords unwittingly obliterated early in their own history. The Minyans are searching for their race's lost gene banks, a quest which takes them to the edge of the galaxy…

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    James Maxwell

    James Maxwell

    Jackson

    Guest Star

    Alan Lake

    Alan Lake

    Herrick

    Guest Star

    Jonathan Newth

    Jonathan Newth

    Orfe

    Guest Star

    John Leeson

    John Leeson

    Voice of K9

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Continuity: When Leela destroys the door of the storage room, the Doctor goes instantly from sitting up to lying down, covering his head.

      • The Time Lords' oath of non-interference in the universe beyond Gallifrey is due in part to their guilt over their responsibility for the near-extinction of the Minyan people.

      • Revealing Mistakes: The "pacifier" device is little more than a stage lamp. And K-9 is hooked to the ship's computer with paper clamps.

    • QUOTES (3)

    • NOTES (2)

      • DVD: Doctor Who: Underworld released as part of the Doctor Who: Myths and Legends box set (BBCDVD 2851) in March 2010.

        Video: Doctor Who: Underworld (BBCV 7264) released in March 2002. Released in U.S.A./Canada (Warner Home Video E1741) in May 2003.

      • Novelisation: Doctor Who and the Underworld by Terrance Dicks (ISBN 0 426 20068 3) first published by W H Allen in 1980.

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Jason and the Argonauts: The plot is a reference to this Greek myth with Jason replaced by Jackson and the golden fleece the gene banks.

      • Herrick says of the Time Lords: "The gods use us for their sport." This is a reference to a similar line in King Lear: "As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods; They kill us for their sport."

      • The name of the Minyan ship, P7E, is a pun based on the name Persephone, the kidnapped daughter of Demeter who became Queen of the Greek Underworld.

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