20 January 1977
Or so they think.
Far away on a planet called Inter Minor, a travelling showman is setting up his live peepshow, watched by an eager audience of space officials
On board ship, a giant hand suddenly appears, grasps the TARDIS and withdraws. Without warning, a prehistoric monster rises from the sea to attack.
What is happening? Where are They? Only The Doctor realises, with horror, that they might be trapped …
- Dangerous Arrivals
- The Monster from the Sea
- The Giant Hand
- Inside the Machine
- The Monster in the Swamp
- ‘Nothing escapes the Drashigs’
- The Battle on the Ship
- Kalik Plans Rebellion
- The Doctor Takes Over
- Return to Peril
- The End of the Scope
DEVIATIONS FROM THE TELEVISED STORY
- The introduction makes specific reference to the events of The Three Doctors.
- The Scope is made more impressive in the novelisation, producing a mild-hypnotic effect that helps draw the viewer into the experience of the scene being viewed.
- Other creatures such as Ice Warriors are contained within the scope.
- While in the televised version The Doctor ignited the marsh gas with his sonic screwdriver, he uses a flare pistol in the novelisation.
- The aggrometer affects The Doctor but not Jo.
- While in the televised version Jo uses the magnetic core extractor to open the plates, The Doctor uses it in the novelisation.
- Orum survives, breaks down and confesses everything.