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A new adventure on a strange planet begins today (1964)

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A new adventure on a strange planet begins today

As the travellers in the space-vessel Tardis continue their involuntary journey through time and through the cosmos, they are brought face to face with many physical dangers and barriers. But almost more terrifying than these solid barriers are the barriers of the mind which they meet when they come into contact with civilisations whose ways of thinking and ideas of good and evil are utterly foreign to anything known on Earth or even on Dr. Who's own planet.

The Doctor and his three companions are confronted with just such a situation in the series of adventures which begins today. They have at last bidden farewell to thirteenth-century Cathay which, though savage and strange enough, still bore some faint resemblance to a familiar way of life. Now their erratic ship has carried them far out beyond the Milky Way, to a planet whose name they discover is Marinus. The time is somewhere in the future.

On Marinus they find a world which seems to be half a Utopia and half an inferno. There is a race of men who believe that everyone should have exactly what he wants whenever he wants it; at the same time there is a rival race as sinister as the Daleks the travellers met on another planet.

In the thick of the exciting events in the first episode—called 'The Sea of Death'—is the schoolmaster Ian Chesterton, otherwise William Russell. He is a former Old Vic actor previously best known for his costume parts in serials like Nicholas Nickleby, and this is his first venture into science fiction. When not travelling into the future, he lives in a sense in the past—in a 17th-century house near London.

Caption: From the left: George Coulouris, Carole Ann Ford, William Russell, and William Hartnell

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