Sunday 30 January 2011

069 The Space Museum Part 2: The Dimensions of Time

EPISODE: The Space Museum Part 2: The Dimensions of Time
TRANSMITTED: 01 May 1965
WRITER: Glyn Jones
DIRECTOR: Mervyn Pinfield
SCRIPT EDITOR: Dennis Spooner
PRODUCER: Verity Lambert
FORMAT: DVD: Doctor Who - The Space Museum/The Chase

No, this isn't the infamous Children in Need special Dimensions in Time. Don't confuse the two.

Two of the Moroks confer in an office: a third arrives to tell them a ship has arrived. They wonder if it is the rebels. Two of the Xerons hide in a cellar, waiting for the third Tor. He arrives with the news of the visitors and says the head of the Moroks, Lobos, has organised a search. Ian frees a gun from a display cabinet. Barbara notices she may have lost a button which the Doctor takes particular note of. The Moroks continue to search for them, but the travellers are spotted by the Xerons. The Doctor is separated from the others, is grabbed by the Xerons and collapses. Two leave to find something to revive home while the third is over powered. The others have noticed the Doctor is gone. The two Xerons return to find their colleague on the floor and the Doctor gone: They leave to find the other travellers while the Doctor is revealed to be hiding in the Dalek exhibit! However he is soon captured by the Moroks. The other travellers unravel Barbara's cardigan as an aid to navigate their way round the maze like museum. The Doctor is being held in a room restrained in a chair. The Xerons follow the cardigan thread. Lobos interrogates the Doctor: he is the governor of Xeros which is part of the Morok empire. Other Moroks search for Ian, Barbara and Vicki, who have found the Tardis which has been brought into the museum. The Doctor is taken away to be prepared as a museum exhibit.

Oh my goodness, how boring can you get? Hardly any threat or menace at all.

Featuring as the Xeron Tor we have Jeremy Bulloch. Later to return as Hal the Archer in The Time Warrior, he's most famous for playing Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi. Or he was until George Lucas re-dubbed his voice and filmed new scenes with a different actor relegating his role somewhat.

This episode is the last appearance of the original Dalek design: They're back next story with a small but significant make over.

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