Season 13 | EP 6

The Seeds of Doom

Written by Robert Banks Stuart

"Already his mind's been taken over. Very soon his entire body will alter.... There'll be a transition period, a grotesque parody of the human form. By now, Winlett himself no longer exists and we must destroy what he's become"

Episode Title Premiere Date
Episode 1 31/01/1976
Episode 2 07/02/1976
Episode 3 14/02/1976
Episode 4 21/02/1976
Episode 5 28/02/1976
Episode 6 06/03/1976

When scientists unearth two seed pods deep in the Arctic permafrost, the Doctor and Sarah Jane rush to investigate. Soon the Doctor's worst fears are confirmed: the pods house Krynoids, one of the most parasitic and dangerous life forms in the universe. One of the creatures has already infected a scientist and now a hideous monster is rampaging through the base, intent on total destruction. When the second pod is stolen amidst the escalating carnage, it is transported into the hands of insane botanist Harrison Chase. Both the ruthless millionaire and the rapidly growing carnivorous Krynoid are intent on infecting and destroying our entire world...

Cast & Crew

The Doctor: Tom Baker

Sarah Jane Smith: Elisabeth Sladen

Harrison Chase: Tony Beckley

Scorby: John Challis

Arnold Keeler: Mark Jones

Amelia Ducat: Sylvia Coleridge

Krynoid (voices): Mark Jones

Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe

Director: Douglas Camfield

Scriptwriter: Robert Banks Stewart

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