Adric’s maths badge finally pays off and Team TARDIS commits Dinocide
Earth; the future; soldiers; caves: normally you’d only get to pick two of these to make a Doctor Who serial, but we’re being treated with all four of them right from the start! The hullabaloo this time is that a group of palaeontologists and geologists have been murder-killed while poking about underground. The one survivor leads a troop of soldiers back into the caves to find out what happened and, hopefully, rescue anyone else who managed to escape being slaughtered. Meanwhile in the TARDIS, Adric’s off to a great start and is successfully making everyone wish he was dead by being even more of an annoying brat than usual.
Doc can’t take it anymore, so lands the TARDIS on Earth, in some coincidental caves of course, and has to go for a walk to calm himself down. We get a wholly unrelated lesson about the untimely demise of the dinosaurs, on which surely the serial title bears no relevance, when — kablammo! — Cue the killer androids, who have been waiting stage left to come and turn everyone to goop. They’re just the puppets though; the real shit’s going to hit the fan when their Cybermen masters step out of the shadows and unveil their plan to blow up the Earth in order to cancel a conference.