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Red Con (Recovering “The Ambassadors of Death”)

Red Con (Recovering “The Ambassadors of Death”)

If you want hard evidence that the UNIT era — when Jon Pertwee’s Doctor was exiled to Earth after being put on trial by the Time Lords — was set in the “near future,” look no further than The Ambassadors of Death. With routine missions to Mars, nuclear fuel available in factories on the British countryside, and space capsules that can land on solid ground no less, this is a version of the future that the 20th century never delivered on, and much of the advances are still stubbornly out of reach. That doesn’t mean Ambassadors fails, of course. On the contrary, by putting its ’60s spy movie plot in a backdrop “the day after tomorrow,” you get the thrills of an action yarn with all the more reason to comfortably suspend your disbelief. For a few episodes, anyway.

Commentary for The Ambassadors of Death begins at 28:33.

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Story Essentials

  • Season 7, Serial 3

  • Story number: 52, per the The Pull To Open Codex

  • Writer: ​​ David Whitaker

  • Director: Michael Ferguson

  • Producer: Bary Letts

  • Aired 21 March – 2 May 1970

Pull To Open: The Ambassadors of Death

  • Season 4

  • Episode 39

Hosts: Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor

Music: Martin West/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Thinking Fish⁠⁠⁠⁠

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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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