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Intended as a pilot for a new American-produced Doctor Who TV series, but although it was a ratings winner in the UK (achieving 9.1 million viewers, the best rating for a Doctor Who (1963) episode since Doctor Who: Time-Flight: Part One (1982)), it flopped on American TV and so no new series was purchased.
It was on the planet Skaro that my old enemy the Master was finally put on trial. They say he listened calmly as his list of evil crimes was read, and sentence passed. Then he made his last, and I thought, somewhat curious request. He demanded that ...
When the morgue attendant first hears the banging coming from the morgue, he mutes the film he is watching. When the Doctor approaches the TV the sound has come back on.
Rather than credit the creator of "Doctor Who" (1963), Sydney Newman, a title card reads: "Based upon the television series broadcast by the BBC." Ron Grainer, composer of the film's theme music, and Delia Derbyshire, designer of the TARDIS sound effect, do not receive screen credit.
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