The Krotons

The Krotons
The Krotons


As the TARDIS door opens onto a barren planet, The Doctor steps straight into a struggle to destroy the merciless Krotons, the unseen rulers of the Gond people. Conditioned to obey by teaching machines, the Gonds put up no resistance until, with The Doctor’s help, they discover exactly what has been happening to their best students.

Battling against the Kroton’s vast scientific knowledge, The Doctor and Zoe must stop them turning mental power into pure energy. With a brave band of Gonds and Jamie prepared to fight to the end, it may be defeat for the Krotons, but ultimately it will be a test of knowledge that only Doctor Who can match…

Originally transmitted 28th December 1968 – 18th January 1969.

Episode entry

  • The Krotons was the fourth episode of season 6
  • All episodes of this serial exist in 35mm telerecording negative.
  • This story was repeated on BBC2 on consecutive evenings from Monday 9 to Thursday 12 November 1981 as part of the repeat season The Five Faces of Doctor Who as it was, at that time, the only complete four-part Patrick Troughton story available in the BBC Archives.

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