XX. Doctor Who - The Seeds Of Death
The TARDIS materialises on Earth in the 21st century inside a private space museum. A monitor shows that all travel on the planet is now done using the T-mat system providing instant trans-mat from point to point, including the moon.
The base on the moon appears to be non-functional, but the truth is that it has been invaded by the Ice Warriors. The Doctor, along with Jamie and Zoe, assist a London T-mat station by travelling up to the moon in an antiquated rocket - they are the only people with the necessary experience.
The Doctor finds that the Ice Warriors have taken over the moon base. Using the T-mat system they transport seed pods to Earth. The pods produce a strange foam that is able to suck the oxygen out of the Earth atmosphere.
The only way to disperse the pods is by water. An Ice Warrior transports to a weather station and locks the controls so that rain is not produced. The Doctor is able to rewire the controls and produce rain, dispersing the foam. Using a satellite he is able to draw the Ice Warrior fleet into orbit around the sun. The heat destroys them.
- Jamie McCrimmon: Frazer Hines
- Zoe Heriot: Wendy Padbury
- Gia Kelly: Louise Pajo
- Commander Julian Radnor: Ronald Leigh-Hunt
- Professor Daniel Eldred: Philip Ray
- Computer Voice: John Witty
- Slaar: Alan Bennion
- Ice Warriors: Sonny Caldinez (2-4), Tony Harwood (2-6), Steve Peters
- Fewsham: Terry Sculler (1-5)
- Phipps: Christopher Coll (1-4)
- Brent: Ric Felgate (1-4)
- Locke: Martin Cort (1-2)
- Harry Osgood: Harry Towb (1)
- Grand Marshall: Graham Leaman (5-6)
- Sir James Gregson: Hugh Morton (5)
- Weather Station Operator: Peter Whitaker (4)
- Double for the Doctor: Tommy Laird (4)
- Technicians: Monique Bryant, Derek Chafer, Alan Cuntz, Ernie Claydon, Edward Cogdell, Ron Conrad, Royston Farrell, Pat Gorman, Jimmy Haswell, Eric Kent, Crawford Lyle
- Guards: John Crease, Fred Clemson, Keith Goodman, Tony Hutchins, Phil Lundgren, Douglas Roe, Peter Roy, Derrick Slater
Showings on the BBC
|BBC 1||232||Episode 1||Saturday, January 25, 1969||5:15 PM - 5:40 PM||6.6M||57%|
|BBC 1||233||Episode 2||Saturday, February 01, 1969||5:15 PM - 5:40 PM||6.8M||59%|
|BBC 1||234||Episode 3||Saturday, February 08, 1969||5:15 PM - 5:40 PM||7.5M||55%|
|BBC 1||235||Episode 4||Saturday, February 15, 1969||5:15 PM - 5:40 PM||7.1M||55%|
|BBC 1||236||Episode 5||Sunday, February 23, 1969||5:15 PM - 5:40 PM||7.6M||57%|
|BBC 1||237||Episode 6||Saturday, March 01, 1969||5:15 PM - 5:40 PM||7.7M||59%|
- Hampstead Heath, London
- Ealing Television Film Studios
- Lime Grove Studio D
BloopersNo blooper details are available
- The story title, writer and episode number is brought up over model work of the Earth and Moon which varies from episode to episode.
- Patrick Troughton is absent from Episode 4 (a double plays the unconscious Doctor).
- The Lords Of The Red Planet