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The final frontier?Nov. 9 2000
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One of Jon Pertwee's favourite serials, 'Frontier in Space' is here adapted by its original author, Malcolm Hulke. This story is an old fashion space opera, something not common in Doctor Who. The Doctor and Jo are in a just-avoided collision between the TARDIS and a space freighter. They materialise on the freighter, which is shortly after under attack from another ship. Suddenly, the freighter's crew starts to respond to them as though they are the alien Draconians - and Draconians invade the freighter. However, the Doctor and Jo see Ogrons... Earth and Draconia have been in an uneasy peace for many years, and the raids on ships of either empire, blamed by each on the other, are driving the empires towards war. And behind this plot is the Master... Ambitious, although a little slow, this story is actually the first part of a story which is completed by 'The Planet of the Daleks'. Sadly, Mr. Hulke varies the ending of the story so that the Master doesn't shoot the Doctor - which means that the story doesn't flow easily into the second part.