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Kingdom of the Insidious Skull (Exorcising "Image of the Fendahl")

Kingdom of the Insidious Skull (Exorcising "Image of the Fendahl")

An ancient evil. Misguided scientists. If you're thinking, "Oh, we simply have to get these guys together," you might be a Doctor Who writer from the '70s. But if you're going to go ahead and mix this pair of volatile ingredients, it's probably best to throw in at least one wisecracking supporting character, a few paper-mâché monsters, and some ambitious ideas about the true nature of human evolution. Put it all into a delightfully sinister horror-movie backdrop on the English countryside, and you've got Image of the Fendahl, the last stab of Tom Baker's "scary" era. It's well-remembered, but can it still frighten? Or make sense? Pour some extra salt on your pretzels, and set coordinates for the Fifth Planet…

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Story Essentials

  • Season 15, Serial 3

  • Story number: 93, per the The Pull To Open Codex

  • Production code 4X

  • Writer: Chris Boucher

  • Producer: Graham Williams

  • Aired 29 October - 19 November 1977

Pull To Open: Image of the Fendahl

  • Season 3

  • Episode 1

Hosts: Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor

Outro music: Chronos by Alexander Nakarada

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