Power of the Daleks - The Examiner

The newly regenerated Doctor, and a concerned Ben and Polly arrive on the planet Vulcan

The Doctor meets an Earth Examiner in the mercury swamp that bubbles outside the TARDIS. A shot rings out and the Examiner falls dead. The Doctor decides to pose as the Examiner when he and his companions are taken to a nearby colony and shown their temporary living quarters.

Story Background: 1966. Written by David Whitaker, produced by Innes Lloyd. The main supporting actors in this story would later feature in the other Doctor Who stories’ The Claws of Axos’, ‘Pyramids of Mars’ and ‘The Masque of Mandragora’. Sadly this first story of the Patrick Troughton era - one of highest regarded stories in the shows long history, no longer exists in the archives, although fan recordings and BBC restoration means that the audio can still be enjoyed.

Illustration: 2010 Daryl Joyce. Gouache and Paint Shop. 21cm x 28cm

Doctor Who - Power of the Daleks 1 - The Examiner

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