An allegory about equality acted out by evil guys in blackface and fairly sophisticated cavemen. Also, The Doctor has a vibrator. No lie.
The 1st Doctor, Steven and Dodo materialise on a planet where two different races/people/societies (we’re never told which it is) are at war. Sort of. One of the factions – let’s just call them that – is based in one single cave and consists of raggedy cavemen and one smokin’ hot cavewoman, who lack intellect but have reasonably well-developed morals, while the other faction is based in one single city and consists of very clever, evildoers in blackface.
Two things worth noting here… Number one: The latter faction has been awaiting The Doctor’s arrival for some time and welcome him into their fold. Number two: The only reason they’re so clever and refined is that they occasionally kidnap the cavemen and drain them of their life energy. How that grants them greater intellectual faculties is anyone’s guess.
Obviously The Doctor and his companions disapprove and thus stick their noses where they don’t belong.
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