The Moonbase: Doctor Who: Season 4
The Moonbase SYNOPSIS:
The Doctor and crew land on the moon in 2070. Venturing outside in spacesuits they find the moonbase, a weather control station. Jamie is injured in a fall and is placed in the sick bay. While the Doctor discovers the base has been quarantined due to crew members dying of a space virus.
The base's Gravitron controls the Earth's weather and is now difficult to maintain with a reduced crew and the afflicted men have gone missing. The Doctor discovers the 'virus ' is actually a poison in the food supplies and Jamie's ramblings of a phantom piper reveal the cybermen have infiltrated the base via the in sick bay.
The cybermen's aim is to destroy all life on Earth with the Gravitron. The virus afflicted men are now their mentally controlled zombies who break in with a squad of cybermen and take over moonbase. Ben leads an attack and manages to destroy the squad of cybermen with makeshift weapons. But this prompts an army of cybermen to attack the Moonbase in force.
If the Doctor and his human allies continue to resist and not allow the cybermen near the Gravitron, the cybermen will destroy the base.
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The Moonbase DETAILS:
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The Moonbase CAST & CREW
Patrick Troughton(Second Doctor)
Michael Craze (Ben Jackson)
Anneke Wills (Polly)
Missing episodes 1 & 3
Troughton is on top form with his "there are evils which must be fought" speech, Polly looks good, screams and makes lots of coffee and Ben walks around all small and tough in the worst shirt fashion the 60's had to offer and Jamie is asleep most of the time, even when he was awake he walked around pinching other characters lines here and there. It's ok but looks seriously dated compared to other surviving Troughton material. Even the cybermen are blatantly shown to be wearing footy boots. Do they play kick to kick in between invasions?
All I could find out of this story is it sort of has a claustrophobic atmosphere but why are the cybermen on the moon? Because they want a Gravitron? Why not take some photo's and go home and make their own one? Why use humans as mind controlled slaves when this time round there's clearly a dozen of them. They have already infiltrated the base why not just sneak in, take over and kill everyone? They are hiding under sheets on a hospital beds in this one. They just seem to attack at the end because they've run out of options.
Maybe it would be better if the other episodes were there to fill in the gaps..but my gut feeling says no they wouldn't in this case.