Horror of Fang Rock

Horror of Fang Rock
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Season: 15
Episode: 1
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Air date 3 - 24 September 1977
Written by Terrance Dicks
Directed by Paddy Russell
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Yep, really exciting guys.

Horror of Fraggle Rock is the first serial of Season 15 of classic Doctor Who and was written by Terminator Dicks.


The Doctor and Leela land the TARDIS near a lighthouse where a stranded jellyfish-race alien guy called a Rutan is zapping people. We're told the Rutans are at war with the Non-meme Sontarans, but other than a verbal call-back we never see them again, which is fine because just how much can you do with jelly fish?

Anyway everybody dies and Leela can stop wearing her brown contact lenses.


It's a bretty gud story, actually.


A broadcast of this story on 22 November 1987 was interrupted for about 90 seconds by a wacky pirate broadcast featuring an individual disguised as television character Max Headroom. It was weird and spooky and nobody knows who did it or why, so it must be the basis for a future Doctor Who story.

Speaking of based on a true story, this one is.