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A Bug’s Strife (Sterilizing “The Ark in Space”)

A Bug’s Strife (Sterilizing “The Ark in Space”)

We’ve all been there: After waking up from a long sleep, you open your eyes only to witness a buzzing insect that’s invaded your bedroom. So we can all relate to the human refugees on Nerva Station, although when the pest is a man-sized space parasite that wants to consume you and absorb your memories PLUS you and your friends are the last of the human race — well, the stakes get a bit raised. There’s no question The Ark in Space sets up a suspenseful tale for the ages, and even functions as a prototype for the Alien series. But the thing about prototypes is their main purpose is to work out the, uh, bugs.

Commentary for The Ark in Space begins at 20:37.

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Story Essentials

  • Season 12, Serial 2

  • Story number: 75, per the The Pull To Open Codex

  • Writers: Robert Holmes, John Lucarotti

  • Director: Rodney Bennett

  • Producer: Philip Hinchcliffe

  • Aired 25 January – 15 February 1975

Pull To Open: The Ark in Space

  • Season 4

  • Episode 24

Hosts: Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor

Music: Martin West/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Thinking Fish⁠⁠

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There are many Doctor Who podcasts. Only one dares review the entire show... in entirely random order!
Join journalists Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor as they summarize stories in record time, play the Whomoji game, enter the History Corner, answer the Four Questions to Doomsday, and cower in fear before the almighty Randomizer.
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