Tuesday 1 March 2011

099 The Daleks' Master Plan Part 9: Golden Death

EPISODE: The Daleks' Master Plan Part 9: Golden Death
TRANSMITTED: 08 January 1966
WRITER: Dennis Spooner, from an idea by Terry Nation
DIRECTOR: Douglas Camfield
PRODUCER: John Wiles
FORMAT: CD: Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes Collection: (1965-1966) No. 2

The Tardis arrives in ancient Egypt where the Doctor sets about repairing the lock. Looking out for the Monk, Steven & Sara are arrested as looters. The Monk is found by Mavic Chen & the Daleks and coerced into helping them: the Daleks will kill him if he doesn't retrieve the Taranium. The Doctor follow the Monk back to his Tardis, and enters it, changing it's shape to match his and then confronting then Monk. Sara & Steven escape but hiding in a tomb they find a bandaged hand emerging.....

I'm surprised we've not done ancient Egypt before on Doctor Who as it's such an obvious choice. The Hartnell/Monk and Monk/Chen scenes are superb, but I suspect the rest may have been better with the pictures..... Fortunately we can get an idea what it all looks like by watching the next episode which does exist.

We'll be back to ancient Egypt for the Pyramids of Mars in just under eleven months when we play up to the Mummy stereotype a little more.

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