Season 03 | EP 6

The Ark

Written by Paul Erickson and Lesley Scott

"You're wrong! This is something far more serious. We're in grave danger."

Episode Title Premiere Date
The Steel Sky 05/03/1966
The Plague 12/03/1966
The Return 19/03/1966
The Bomb 26/03/1966

The TARDIS materialises in a tropical forest, and the Doctor, Steven and Dodo are surprised to find it's situated inside a vast spaceship. This is the distant future, and the last survivors from Earth are on a 700-year voyage to the planet Refusis II. Accompanying them are their mute, one-eyed servants: the Monoids. When Dodo unwittingly spreads her cold amongst the Monoids, it proves deadly to them, and the travellers are accused of sabotage. Then the TARDIS jumps forward in time to the Ark's future, where the Doctor and his friends make a horrifying discovery. The balance of power has shifted. and humanity is now enslaved by the vengeful Monoid race, who plan to make Refusis II their own...

Cast & Crew

The Doctor: William Hartnell

Steven Taylor: Peter Purves

Dodo Chaplet: Jackie Lane

Producer: John Wiles

Director: Michael Immison

Scriptwriters: Paul Erickson, Lesley Scott


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