The Doctor, Susan, Barbara and Ian arrive on the planet Skaro, where war has been raging between the Thal and the Daleks for 500 years.
The Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara arrive on the planet Skaro only to realise that it’s entirely barren – petrified, even! They see a strange city in the distance. Ian, wisely, explains that the most likely outcome of going towards said city is death and that they ought to return home. The Doctor, however, while pretending to agree with him, actually sabotages the TARDIS and tricks them into exploring the city for a means to repair it, only in order to satisfy his own curiosity.
Once there, they’re captured by the evil Daleks, then rescued by the good-natured and hunky Thal, then captured and rescued and captured again. And, finally, rescued again, only to realise that they need to face-off with the Daleks again in order to get home, in the process of which they get captured.
An incredibly complicated and dangerous mission is proposed, wherein Hunk #4 is killed in a whirlpool of Angel Delight. You have to watch this one and then laugh along with us. Essentially, it’s established, once again, that the Doctor is a selfish bastard, only intent on exploring and escaping by himself. How wonderful!
(The Ratings and Reviews of this Doctor Who story kick in at the 55m50s mark.)
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