Doctor Who

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The Myth Makers

Written by Donald Cotton
Story 20 | Season 03

Episode TitlePremiere Date
Temple of Secrets16/10/1965
Small Prophet, Quick Return23/10/1965
Death Of A Spy30/10/1965
Horse of Destruction05/11/1965

The Doctor has adopted many guises in his time, but to be hailed as the great god Zeus is a bit of a shock. Yet this is exactly what happens when the TARDIS lands on the plains of Asia Minor, not far from the city of Troy. Taken to the Greek camp by Achilles, the Doctor is introduced to Agamemnon and Odysseus and forced to admit his less-than-godlike status. He is then given just two days to come up with a strategy for defeating the Trojans. Meanwhile, Steven and Vicki have been taken prisoner by the other side. The Trojans are convinced that Vicki is a spy — and to prove her loyalty she must concoct a plan to defeat the Greeks! Like the Doctor, she has just two days to do it. Luckily for the Doctor, a certain someone has already devised a scheme for beating the Trojans. Even if the wooden horse was invented for a piece of fiction written in the eighth century, it still works. As the opposing forces come face to face in a climactic battle, there are dangers aplenty for both Steven and Vicki. By the time the TARDIS moves away again, it will have both lost and gained a crew member...

We arrived in your time entirely by accident. It's just another mis-calculation by the Doctor.

Steven Taylor

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