Planet of the Daleks -Thal Ship

The Doctor has been wounded but, desperate to transmit a warning of the Dalek army, he contacts the Time Lords before losing consciousness

The TARDIS lands on the planet Spiridon and whilst the Doctor remains gravely ill Jo ventures outside alone. She finds the wreck of a recently crashed space ship and meets up with a band of Thals who have travelled on a suicide mission to destroy the Daleks. But their task is made far more difficult when they learn that the frozen core of the planet is being used to keep a battle fleet of ten thousand Daleks in a state of suspended animation, ready for invasion.

Story background: 1973. Written by Terry Nation, produced by Barry Letts. Notable for: Episode 3 was not retained in colour by the BBC, but the 2009 DVD release was the first Doctor Who story to benefit from Chroma Dot recovery - a newly devised technique to restore colour.

Illustration: 2005 Daryl Joyce. Gouache. 35cm x 27cm

Doctor Who - Planet of the Daleks 1 - Thal Spaceship

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