Television - Doctor Who – Episode Guide Season 10 (1972 - 1973)

Television - Doctor Who – Episode Guide Season 10 (1972 - 1973)

Doctor Who is one of the longest running British Television Shows and in this article I am going to explore the episodes from Season 10.

Title: Doctor Who Season 10
Dates: 1972 - 1973
Number of Serials: 5
Total Number of Episodes: 26
Doctor Regeneration: The Third Doctor (One Episode Features The First, Second and Third Doctor)
Doctor Actor: Jon Pertwee (and William Hartnell, and Patrick Troughton)

065 - The Three Doctors (4 episodes)
A plasma creature lands on Earth and starts to hunt down The Doctor. He is totally confused as to what the creature is and calls the Time Lords for help. The Time Lords community are in trouble themselves as their power is being sucked into a black hole. They send the Doctor's earlier regenerations to help him. The first Doctor is caught in a time eddy and is only able to communicate not interact. He calculates the creature is actually a time bridge, and the Third Doctor and Jo decide to give themselves up to the creature. They are transported to world of anti matter through the black hole. The Second Doctor takes refuge on earth in the Tardis alongside the Brigadier and Sergeant Benton. The First Doctor advices them to turn off the Tardis'es force field and they are sucked into the black hole. It turns out Omega, the Time Lord who engineered the time travel power is behind this conundrum. He is trapped inside the Black Hole and he wants the Doctor to switch places with him but Omega has lost his physical form and only survives as an energy form with a strong will. He threatens to destroy the universe but is tricked into touching the only thing that has not been converted to antimatter through the black hole, the Second Doctor's recorder. Omega is consumed by the resulting supernova and everyone is returned home safely.

066 - Carnival of Monsters (4 episodes)
The Tardis lands on what appears to be the SS Bernice, a cargo ship crossing the Indian Ocean in 1926. In reality they are trapped in a Miniscope, a banned peep show featuring miniaturized life forms. They are actually on the planet Inter Minor. They enter a new section of the Miniscope and find themselves in the midst of the aggravated Drashigs. The Doctor manages to escape and return to full size and he encounters two entertainers who are trying to make a quick profit from Inter Minor’s reclusive natives. The two entertainers are having issues with the Minorians officials who are not satisfied with their credentials. The Doctor attempts to rescue Jo, who is still stuck in the scope. The Scope is failing because two Minorians are sabotaging the scope as part of their plan to over through the planet's president. The two Minorians are hoping to release the ferocious Drashigs. One of the entertainers destroy the Drashigs with his eradicater weapon and the Doctor is able to return all the beings trapped in the Miniscope back to their own time by using linking the scope with the Tardis. The Doctor and Jo leave in the Tardis to travel on through time and space.

067 - Frontier in Space (6 episodes)
The Tardis lands on an Earth Spaceship that is under attack. The ship's crew think the attacker, The Doctor and Jo are Draconians, another race who are fighting for control of the galaxy. In reality the aliens are Ogrons and they board the Earth Spaceship. They stun everyone on board then steal all the ship's cargo including the Tardis. The Doctor and Jo are accused for spying for the Draconians. The Doctor is sentenced to imprisonment in the penal colony on the Moon and Jo is placed under the custody of a Commissioner who is actually the Master in disguise. The Master rescues the Doctor only to imprison him and Jo on board a stolen police spaceship. The police spaceship is intercepted by the Draconians and then taken to Draconia. The Doctor then manages to start a war between the Draconians and the Ogrons by persuading the Draconians to use a device that will make the Ogrons see whatever they fear most. The Master recaptures Jo and he takes her to the Ogron's planet. The Master also has the Doctor's Tardis. The Doctor follows with a Draconian Prince and the Earth president. It turns out the Daleks are behind this scheme and are planning of invading in the aftermath. The Doctor is held hostage by the Master whilst the Daleks prepare to invade. The Draconian Price and The Earth President return home to warn of the Dalek's plan but the Doctor gets injured. Jo helps the Doctor back to the Tardis where he sends a telepathic message to the Time Lords.

068 - Planet of the Daleks (6 episodes)
The Tardis arrives on the planet Spiridon in the midst of a hostile jungle. Jo heads off in search of help for the Doctor, whose health has deteriorated. She meets a group of Thals and waits in their ship whilst they go tend to the Doctor. The Doctor recovers but learns from the Thals the Daleks are also on the planet in search of the native Spiridon’s secret of invisibility. A second party of Thals arrive with word that thousands of Daleks are actually on the planet preparing an army. Jo encounters a native Spiridon who manages to cure a fungus disease she has contracted. The Dalek army appears to be deactivated in a cave below, and the Thals help the Doctor explode a bomb that causes a local ice volcano to erupt. The Daleks are entombed in Ice forever and the Dalek Supreme is left stranded on the planet when the Thals leave. The Doctor and Jo leave in the Tardis.

069 - The Green Death (6 episodes)
A Welsh miner from the village Llanfairfach is found dead with his skin glowing green. Unit is called in and The Doctor and Jo come to help. The Doctor explores a local chemical plant whilst Jo joins up with an environmental group. They discover that chemical waste from the plant has created giant maggots which have deep green slime. Both the maggots, and the slime is extremely toxic to the touch. The Director of the Chemical company has been taken over by a computer with a strong independent will. The Computer names itself BOSS (Bimorphic Organisational Systems Supervisor). BOSS is trying to connect to every computer in the world so he can seize power but the Doctor is able to stop him by using a Blue Crystal which forces BOSS to self destruct. The Maggots start to pupate giant insects but the Doctor manages to kill them all with a strong fungus. Jo falls in love with Professer Jones and plans to leave Unit and the Doctor’s side to pursue a life with the Professor.

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