The Claws of Axos
13 March 1971
Roger Delgado (The Master), Nicholas Courtney (Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart), Richard Franklin (Captain Mike Yates), John Levene (Sergeant Benton), Peter Bathurst (Chinn), Paul Grist (Filer), Donald Hewlett (Hardiman), David Savile (Winser) [1-2], Derek Ware (Pigbin Josh) , Bernard Holley (Axon Man), Michael Walker (1st Radar Operator) [1-2], David G. March (2nd Radar Operator) [1-2], Fernanda Marlowe (Corporal Bell) , Patricia Gordino (Axon Woman) [1-2], John Hicks (Axon Boy) , Debbie Lee London (Axon Girl) , Tim Piggot-Smith (Captain Harker) [2-3], Kenneth Benda (The Minister) *, Royston Farrell (Technician) .
|Written by||Bob Baker/Dave Martin|
|Directed by||Michael Furguson|
|Produced by||Barry Letts|
A mysterious UFO lands on Earth. The Axons have arrived, desperate for help and eager to offer in return an exciting gift – axonite, potentially the most powerful substance man has ever seen. With its powers of duplication, the possibilities for mankind are endless.
The Ministry of Defence is delighted but The Doctor has his suspicions. Are the Axons as genuine as they seem? Just what is The Doctor’s arch enemy, The Master, doing aboard this ship?
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