The Krotons

No. 47 of 57 in the TV episode audio soundtracks series
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Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines & Wendy Padbury
By:Robert Holmes
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Released:  November 2008
Publisher:  BBC Audio
Format: 2 x CD
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Note:  This is the audio soundtrack of the Second Doctor TV story, with added narration. Not to be confused with the audiobook reading of the same story, released in 2020.

Cover blurb:
Patrick Troughton stars as the second Doctor in this remastered soundtrack of a classic TV adventure, with linking narration by Frazer Hines

'The Krotons have always been our friends, our benefactors!'

The TARDIS arrives on a planet which is home to the humanoid Gonds. Ruling over these people are the Krotons, crystalline beings who crash-landed there centuries before. Currently in suspended animation, the Krotons can only be reconstituted by an influx of mental energy.

Twice a year, the most capable Gond students are taken into the Krontons' spaceship, the Dynatrope. Apparently, they have been chosen to live alongside their masters — but, in fact, they are drained of all mental energy and then killed.

When the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe befriend the Gonds, they find a community divided by their servitude to the Krotons. Then the Doctor and Zoe take the Krotons' mental ability test — and unwittingly help revive the crystalline monsters...

Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury star in theis classic BBC TV story from 1969. In a special bonus interview Frazer Hines also recalls the making of The Krotons, and his long association with Doctor Who in general.

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