|'The Tenth Planet'
Story Code 'DD'
by Kit Pedler (1-4)
and Gerry Davis (3-4)
The TARDIS materialises at a South Pole Tracking Station in December 1986. The crew and its commander, General Cutler, are trying to talk down a space capsule that is in trouble, and the Doctor realises this is caused by the gravitational pull of a new planet that has just entered the solar system, heading for Earth. The base is invaded by Cybermen, whose home planet of Mondas was once Earth's twin. Mondas is dying, and it begins to drain the Earth of its energy; meanwhile, the Cybermen plan to take Earth's population to their world in order to turn them into beings like themselves, by replacing their flesh and blood with robotic parts, in order to make them invulnerable. The humans in the base fight back, but Cutler is prevented from using a doomsday Z Bomb due to sabotage caused by Ben. Mondas eventually disintegrates after taking on too much energy, and the Cybermen collapse and die, having been too dependent on power from their home planet. The Doctor is weak from his ordeal, and hurries back to the TARDIS, where he collapses to the floor and changes into a completely different person...
Hartnell (Dr Who), Anneke Wills (Polly), Michael Craze (Ben Jackson), Robert Beatty (General Cutler), Dudley Jones (Dyson), David Dodimead (Barclay), Alan White (Schultz), Earl Cameron (Williams), Shane Sheldon (Tito), John Brandon (American Sergeant), Steve Plytas (Wigner), Christopher Matthews (Radar Technician), Reg Whitehead (Krail), Harry Brooks (Talon), Gregg Palmer (Shav), Ellen Culler (Geneva Technician), Glenn Beck (TV Announcer); Roy Skelton , Peter Hawkins (Cybermen Voices); Christopher Dunham (R/T Technician), Callen Angello (Terry Cutler), Harry Brooks (Krang), Reg Whitehead (Jarl), Gregg Palmer (Gern)
8Although uncredited, the new Doctor, played by Patrick Troughton, is seen at the conclusion of Episode 4
Produced by Innes Lloyd
Directed by Derek Martinus
Parte 1 - 8th October, 1966 @ 5.50pm - 6.15pm
Part 2 - 15th October, 1966 @ 5.50pm - 6.15pm
Part 3 - 22th October, 1966 @ 5.50pm - 6.15pm
Part 4 - 19th October, 1966 @ 5.50pm - 6.15pm
*Featuring the First Doctor, Ben and Polly
*First appearance of the Cybermen
*This is the first time the Doctor regenerates (although he calls it "rejuvenation" in 'Power of the Daleks')
*Part 4 is missing, except for some clips, including the regeneration sequence from Hartnell to Troughton; audio recordings and telesnaps also exist