When a damaged spaceship containing beautiful humanoid creatures called Axons lands on Earth, the Doctor, Jo and UNIT are sent to investigate. In return for their help, the Axons offer the gift of Axonite, which would end world famine.
It all appears too good to be true – so what secrets are the Axons hiding on board their ship? And why is the Doctor’s old enemy the Master involved?
• Commentary with actors Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Richard Franklin (Captain Yates) and producer Barry Letts. • Axon Stations! Cast and crew look back at the making of the story. • Now & Then A look at the locations used in The Claws of Axos, contrasting how they appeared in 1971 with how they are now. Narrated by Katy Manning. • Directing Who Director Michael Ferguson recalls his work on The Claws of Axos. • Studio Recording The entirety of the earliest surviving Doctor Who studio recording – complete with studio chatter, recording breaks and VT run-ups. • Living with Levene Toby Hadoke spends a weekend with actor John Levene • Deleted and Extended Scenes • Radio Times Listings (DVD-ROM) • Programme Subtitles • Production Information Subtitles • Photo Gallery • Coming Soon Trailer • Digitally Remastered Picture And Sound Quality
This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 13th March – 3rd April 1971.
Produced by Barry Letts Directed by Michael Ferguson
Incidental Music by Dudley Simpson
An approaching alien spaceship is detected on monitoring equipment at UNIT HQ, where the Brigadier is entertaining two visitors - Chinn, a civil servant making a security inspection, and Bill Filer, an American agent sent to discuss the threat of the Master. The ship lands in England and the UNIT team, joined by Hardiman and Winser from the nearby Nuton power station, meet its occupants: beautiful golden-skinned humanoids called Axons.They claim that they need time to repair their damaged ship, but the Doctor is dubious and investigates the real reason for their visit.
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