Story Code 'T'
by William Emms
The Doctor, Steven and Vicki arrive on a barren planet in Galaxy 4, where they meet the beautiful female Drahvins, the crew of a crashed spaceship. The Drahvins tell the travellers that they are under attack by the crew of another crashed ship, the hideous, monstrous Rills and their robotic servants, the Chumblies. The Rills are revealed to actually be friendly explorers, while the Drahvins are mindless cloned soldiers commanded by their warrior leader, Maaga. Both ships were damaged when the Drahvins started a space battle, but whereas the Rills' ship is almost ready to take off, the Drahvins' is beyond repair. The planet is now about to disintegrate, and Maaga forces the Doctor and his companions to help her seize control of the Rills' ship. Instead, the Doctor allows the Rills to draw power from the TARDIS, so that they can use it to escape; they leave the Drahvins to their well-deserved fate.
William Hartnell (Dr Who), Maureen O'Brien (Vicki), Peter Purves (Steven), Stephanie Bidmead (Maaga), Marina Martin (Drahvin One), Susanna Caroll (Drahvin Two), Lyn Ashley (Drahvin Three); Jimmy Kaye, William Shearer, Angelo Muscat, Pepi Poupée, Tommy Reynolds (Chumblies); Robert Cartland (Rill Voices), Barry Jackson (Garvey)
Produced by Verity Lambert
Directed by Derek Martinus
'Four Hundred Dawns' - 11th September, 1965 @ 5.40pm - 6.05pm
'Trap of Steel' - 18th September, 1965 @ 5.50pm - 6.15pm
'Air Lock' - 25th September, 1965 @ 5.50pm - 6.15pm
'The Exploding Planet' - 2nd October, 1965 @ 5.50pm - 6.15pm
*Featuring the First Doctor, Vicki and Steven
*Also known collectively as 'Gaxay Four'
*Working title: 'Doctor Who and the Chumblies'
*Episodes 1-2 and 4 are missing; however, an audio recording exists, as well as clips of episode 1