'Doctor Who' Season 1 'The Daleks': 'Dead Planet' and 'The Survivors'

Join me here on Tuesdays and Thursdays as I explore the earliest seasons of "Doctor Who" -- as a complete newbie to the series. A full explanation can be found here. Today's episodes -- "The Dead Planet" and "The Survivors."The Dead PlanetThe travelers have arrived on a planet that it turns out is not earth. While their initial radiation reading tells them everything is fine, we see that actually the radiation levels are extremely high. While exploring the petrified forest in which they landed, they spot a city in the distance and naturally, the Doctor wants to investigate. But the rest of them just want to get out of there, particularly after Susan is touched by someone in the forest (who has dropped a case full of glass phials). Their hands are forced, though, when a TARDIS part runs out of mercury and the Doctor insists they go to the city to get more. As...



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