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The Rescue
Doctor Who, episode 11 (2.3)

Last Modified: 10 Jun 2012 09:24:40

         
Cast:
William Hartnell   IMDB   The Doctor
Jacqueline Hill   IMDB   Barbara Wright
William Russell   IMDB   Ian Chesterton
Maureen O'Brien   IMDB   Vicki
Guest Cast:
Ray Barrett   IMDB   Bennett
Tommy Sheridan   IMDB   Space Captain
Published
DVD   Doctor Who DVD #011: The Rescue
Teaser

A lonely orphan lives under the thrall of a sinister creature called Koquillion.
Synopsis
Arriving on the planet Dido in the late 25th Century, the time travellers come upon a crashed spaceship from Earth. Its two occupants - a paralysed man named Bennett and a young girl, Vicki - are living in fear of a creature called Koquillion, a native whose people have apparently killed the other members of the human expedition.

However, the Doctor quickly deduces that Koquillion is in fact Bennett in disguise; it was he who killed the others in order to conceal an earlier murder he had committed on the ship.

Confronted by two of the humanoid Dido natives - whom he thought he had completely wiped out - Bennett falls from a high rock ledge to his death. As Vicki's father was amongst the murdered crewmen and she is now an orphan, the Doctor offers her a place aboard the TARDIS.
Reviews

By The Television Companion on 23 Oct 2003 21:47:35
The Rescue, as a relatively unambitious two-parter nestling between the epic The Dalek Invasion of Earth and the amusing historical The Romans, is a story that sometimes seems to get overlooked. This is a pity, as it is actually one of the best examples of character-driven drama from this period of the series' history.

With Susan out of the way, attention focuses initially on The Doctor, Ian and Barbara, and the story opens with a lovely scene...

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