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The Fourth Doctor - Pyramids of Mars

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« on: March 12, 2011, 12:58:38 pm »

PYRAMIDS OF MARS
by Robert Holmes and Lewis Griefer



Starring Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen.

Production Code: 4G

First Transmitted:
1 - 25/10/1975 17:45
2 - 01/11/1975 17:45
3 - 08/11/1975 17:45
4 - 15/11/1975 17:45

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'You pit your puny will against mine? In my presence, you are an ant, a termite. Abase yourself you grovelling insect!' Pyramids of Mars features one of the series' most chilling enemies. There is a fascinating discussion between the Doctor and Laurence about being able to 'choose the future', and a seeming explanation of the Doctor's motivation: that he is a prisoner of moral obligation, unable to leave anywhere without attempting to 'do his duty'.

The scene in which Sarah criticises the Doctor for his lack of feeling after the death of Laurence, and he describes the horror of what will happen if Sutekh isn't stopped, is another classic Doctor Who moment.
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2011, 02:14:43 pm »

This is one of my favourite classic stories and is crying out for some sort of sequel/retread if you ask me. When the rumours surfaced of an Egyptian set cyber story a know quite a few people were hoping that it would mark a reappearance of some sorts of Sutekh. Sadly, it doesnt look like the Egyptian episode is going ahead. Not this year anyway
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011, 12:33:49 am »

I was at uni studying classics when this was transmitted.  For reasons too tedious to go into, one lecturer was explaining the Egyptian myth of Osiris, and how he was killed by his brother Set, or Sutekh - "currently appearing on Doctor Who."  That's a memory that's stuck with me.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 06:16:08 am »

I was honestly disappointed with this story considering all the hype I've heard about it. It was good, but things didn't really pick up for me until Sutekh got around- and I love his costume design. I think that he could be done really well with a return to the new series. You can tell, he's one of those potentially awesome villains, like Omega, who should also make a return.
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