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Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet [TV serial]

by Pennant Roberts (Director), Douglas Adams (Writer)

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Series: Doctor Who: TV series (99), The Key to Time (2)

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I don't remember watching 'The Pirate Planet' episodes of 'Doctor Who'. I'm afraid I didn't like Romana, so I stopped watching when she became part of the cast. On the other hand, I've loved the Doctor's robot dog, K-9, for decades, and I was pleased with his role in this adventure. This audio book is the original soundtrack, not the novelization. John Leeson, the actor who provided the voice of K-9, narrates the action we can't see.

This is adventure two in what's known as 'the Key to Time' arc. The Doctor and Romana are having to gather the segments of the key. This time they try to go fetch the segment on a planet named Calufrax. They wind up on Zanak instead. The Captain, Zanak's leader, had to have many of his original body parts replaced with robotic ones. He is attended by a nurse. The Captain possesses a murderous robot parrot named Polyphase Avatron.

What the Captain and his pirate planet, Zanak, have been doing I can't reveal without spoilers, but the implications are staggering. Most of the inhabitants of Zanak are enjoying the prosperity the Captain's activities have brought them at the 'trifling' cost of free speech/thinking. The Captain and his guards regularly kill some of the inhabitants to keep mysterious persons or creatures known as the 'Mentiads'.

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Roberts, PennantDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, DouglasWritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, GrahamProducermain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baker, TomActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bennett, CliveActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Finch, BernardActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grainer, RonTitle musicsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kurakin, AdamActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Leeson, JohnActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lloyd, RosalindActresssecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Michael, RalphActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mills, DickSpecial soundssecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Purchase, BruceActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Read, AnthonyScript editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Robertson, AndrewActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sibley, DavidActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Simpson, DudleyIncidental musicsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tamm, MaryActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Townsend, PrimiActresssecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Warwick, DavidActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The Doctor, Romana and K9 continue their search for the six disguised segments that make up the powerful Key to Time.

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