07 February, 2011

Dr. Who (The Early Years) - Part 19 "Fury From the Deep"

Screams & Screwdrivers
In one of the oddest arrivals, the Tardis plummets from space to land gently floating on water. Instead of taking off, the Doctor rows to shore. Before long, the Doctor discovers a pipeline worth investigating. Thinking he hears something inside he opens a panel with a 'Sonic Screwdriver'. "Never Fails, Neat isn't it? All done by sound waves". This is the first appearance of the Sonic Screwdriver.

While investigating, the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria are being watched. If I were to tell you they are not captured, would you believe me? I didn't think so, of course the photo to the left gives it away. They are taken to a near base and held as prisoners. Victoria complains because they are always in danger. Jamie notes they always arrive on Earth and in England.

Victoria is right, they are in danger once again. This time by seaweed creatures capable of controlling humans or knocking them out via gas they spew from their mouths. Because other bases have suddenly gone quiet and continual dangers, the Doctors help is enlisted despite protests from Robson the man in charge, who continues to grow irate and irrational as the Doctor helps.

When Victoria's scream disables one of the seaweed creatures the Doctor realizes they can be destroyed using high frequency sounds. But Victoria is once more captured, this time by Robson who is under control of the creatures. She's quickly rescued by the Doctor. Once safe, the Doctor cobbles together a device to defeat the seaweed creatures.

The Doctor is ready to take off again but Victoria isn't sure she wants to. She wants a stable environment where she isn't in constant danger. The Doctor gives her till the morning to make up her mind. Jamie tries to convince her to keep travelling but she's made up her mind. In the morning she tearfully waves goodbye to the Doctor and Jamie as they head off for their next adventure.

WHO: Victoria

DEPARTURE LOCATION: Earth, circa 1968

REASON FOR DEPARTURE: Tired of continual travel and being in constant danger.

NEXT: Zoe takes the Wheel

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