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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.
The Doctor - William Hartnell Barbara Wright - Jacqueline Hill Ian Chesterton - William Russell Vicki - Maureen O'Brien Bennett - Ray Barrett Koquillion - Sydney Wilson Koquillion - Ray Barrett Space Captain - Tom Sheridan
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Okay, got to this on the Netflix marathon of early Doctor Who episodes - fiancee at my side. Hopes were low; embarrassment defences high. It had been a while...
To the Unalike, you know, Vicki makes a cracking first impression. This is partially because she's the after-Susan and cannot lose, but the looks and the obvious thinking backed up by the lovely atmosphere of the story makes it easy viewing.
And who wouldn't love the first appearance of the the Dildoans, Diddyuns, Diddos? Sigh. The terribly well-hidden aliens? Textbook atmospheric...
Gotta love cobwebs, caverns and a black and white Doctor.