Season 16 (The Key to Time) | EP 2

The Pirate Planet

Written by Douglas Adams

"Appreciate it? Appreciate it? You commit mass destruction and murder on a scale that's almost inconceivable and you ask me to appreciate it? Just because you happen to have made a brilliantly conceived toy out of the mummified remains of planets!"

Episode Title Premiere Date
Episode 1 30/09/1978
Episode 2 07/10/1978
Episode 3 14/10/1978
Episode 4 21/10/1978

The Doctor and Romana arrive on the planet Zanak, looking for the second segment of the Key to Time. Although priceless gems are scattered on the streets, and the night sky changes with the dawn of each new prosperous age, the townsfolk live in fear. For in a fortress overlooking the city, the terrifying Pirate Captain is in control of the most destructive force in the galaxy.

Cast & Crew

The Doctor: Tom Baker

Romana: Mary Tamm

K9 (voice): John Leeson

The Captain: Bruce Purchase

Mr. Fibuli: Andrew Robertson

Pralix: David Sibley

Mula: Primi Townsend

Nurse: Rosalind Lloyd

Producer: Graham Williams

Director: Pennant Roberts

Scriptwriter: Douglas Adams

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