An alien jellyfish hampers attempted insider trading in this legendary bottle episode
When an electric alien jellyfish crash lands its spaceship off the South coast of England near the lighthouse at Fang Rock, it signals the start of a rough night. Manning the lighthouse are three chaps, the superstitious Rueben who doesn’t make friends easily, the youngster, Vince, who’d have a different career if The Gap had been a thing in 1902, and Ben, whom we barely get to know but who, we feel certain, had a beard.
Soon afterwards, the alien being, a Rutan, begins siphoning electricity from the lighthouse and attacks the keepers. Coincidentally, our beloved Fourth Doctor and his companion Leela materialise in the foggy vicinity around the same time and what follows is a gothic game of Cluedo where one-by-one the non-recurring members of the cast get buzzed and/or jellied to death. Will any live to tell the tale? Will Leela get to glory in the death of an alien lifeform? Only time, and this episode, will tell.
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