The Keys of Marinus
 

No. 109 of 145 in the BBC classic series videos series
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Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, William Russell & Jacqueline Hill
By:Terry Nation
Rating:   6.3  (53 votes)  Vote here
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Editions:  UK UK (VHS) | Australia Australia (VHS) | US US (VHS)

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Edition: UK UK (VHS)
When:  March 1999
Format: 2 x VHS
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Materialising on an island of glass in a sea of acid, the Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara find themselves chosen to embark on a perilous quest set by Arbitan, Keeper of the Conscience of the planet Marinus.

The Conscience machine has the power to control the minds of everyone on Marinus, and it is in danger of falling into the hands of the sinister Yartek, leader of the alien Voord. To prevent disaster, the TARDIS crew must recover the machine's operating keys, hidden in various locations around the planet. Others have attempted this task before — but none have ever returned.

From Morphoton to Millennius, battling ice soldiers and deadly plants, overcoming hypnotic conditioning and hostile witnesses, this trek across Marinus promises to be the four travellers' most challenging adventure yet.

This early epic by Dalek creator Terry Nation was only the fifth Doctor Who story to be made. It was originally transmitted 11 April - 16 May 1964.

The quality of the material reflects the age of the original broadcast.

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Edition: US US (VHS)
When:  July 1999
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The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan land on the planet Marinus and find themselves trapped on an island where the beaches are strewn with glass and the surrounding sea is acid. They encounter Arbitan, Keeper of the Conscience of Marinus, a machine that can control the minds of the planet's inhabitants. Under attack by the evil and ambitious race of Voords, Arbitan forces the travelers to search for the four keys of the Conscience. There follows an odyssey that takes them to the four corners of the planet, from steaming jungles to deadly ice caves, where they make many new friends as well as enemies.



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