Pyramids of Mars
The future of the cosmos is at stake when The Doctor faces his most fearsome adversary in this four part adventure.
Returning to UNIT HQ on Earth, the TARDIS is thrown violently about by a mysterious force and Sarah and the Doctor arrive instead at an old priory in the year 1911. The owner, Marcus Scarman, has been excavating ancient tombs and is possessed by the spirit of Sutekh, bringer of ‘the gift of death to all mankind’.
Sutekh has lain for thousands of years in his pyramid prison and Scarman and his robot mummies plan to release this ancient and evil power. Will Sutekh the all-powerful be freed from his bonds and destroy the world, or will The Doctor manage to bring about his destruction?
Originally transmitted 25th October – 15th November 1975.
- Pyramids of Mars was the third episode of season 13
- The story was originally written by Lewis Greifer, but was considered unworkable. As Greifer was unavailable to do rewrites, the scripts were completely rewritten by Robert Holmes. The pseudonym used on transmission was Stephen Harris.