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This Is Maggot Country (Sanitizing "The Green Death")

This Is Maggot Country (Sanitizing "The Green Death")

If you were looking for a single Doctor Who serial that encapsulates virtually all of the sci-fi tropes of the '70s — giant bugs, an evil sentient computer, mind-altering crystals — it'd be hard to find one that filled the bingo card as well as The Green Death. Of course, these are the tropes before they were tropes, and you can't help but admire how the story leans into them all with satisfying confidence, even when it's grossing us out with slimy maggots. But is it a worthy send-off for Jo Grant? Better check with the BOSS…

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Story Essentials:

  • Season 10, Serial 5

  • Story number: 68, per The Pull To Open Codex

  • Production code TTT

  • Writer: Robert Sloman

  • Producer: Barry Letts

  • Aired 19 May - 23 June 1973

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  • Season 2

  • Episode 25

Hosts: Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor

Outro music: Chronos by Alexander Nakarada

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