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Tractator Pull (Bombarding “Frontios”)

Tractator Pull (Bombarding “Frontios”)

When Doctor Who takes us to the far future, it’s often with a dystopian view. That’s certainly the case with Frontios, which isn’t content to simply plunge a scrappy group of refugees from a doomed Earth into a harrowing fight for survival. It also adds to the mix the twin horrors of giant insects bent on recreating the ugliest parts of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and some of the worst spiked hair the universe has ever seen. (One of those things was powerful enough to destroy the TARDIS, but the jury's still out on which.) Let’s not leave any stone unturned as we excavate the true meaning of this one, if only to make sure we don’t lose our hat rack.

Plus: A new theory on TARDIS translation, an update on whether Chris has seen Legend of the Sea Devils, and — oh yeah! — there's a new Doctor. Welcome to the family, Ncuti Gatwa! We talk about it all.

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Story Essentials

  • Season 21, Serial 3

  • Story number: 132, per the The Pull To Open Codex

  • Production Code 6N

  • Writer:  Christopher H. Bidmead

  • Producer: Nathan-Turner

  • Aired 26 January - 3 February 1984

Pull To Open: Frontios

  • Season 3

  • Episode 17

Hosts: Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor

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