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That Fascist '70s Show (Deconstructing "Inferno")

That Fascist '70s Show (Deconstructing "Inferno")

Any science-fiction show that runs long enough will inevitably have its "parallel Earth" episode. Doctor Who hit that milestone in 1970 with Inferno, an action thriller that sees the Doctor "slip sideways in time" to an Earth with a taste for fascism and clean-shaven blokes. The series' last seven-part story is fondly remembered, but does it still hold up? And more important: Is it better than Pyramids of Mars? Ignoring all safety protocols, Chris and Pete accelerate the drilling into this episode to find out.

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Story Essentials

  • Season 7, Serial 4

  • Story number: 53, per the The Pull To Open Codex

  • Production Code: DDD

  • Writers: Don Houghton

  • Producer: Barry Letts

  • Aired  9 May 1970 – 20 June 1970

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  • Season 2

  • Episode 6

Hosts: Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor

Outro music: Chronos by Alexander Nakarada

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