The Edge of Destruction

The Edge of Destruction
Season: 1
Episode: 3
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Air date 8 - 15 February 1964
Written by David Whitaker
Directed by Richard Martin, Frank Cox
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The Edge of Destruction was a Listen ripoff from 1964. It's the third episode of Season 1 and one of the only stories of the show to happen only inside the TARDIS and with no one but the Doctor and his companions. And it was great. Just shows that side-characters are freaking stupid.


The Doctor was a dick and kept accusing Ian and Barbara of having messed up the TARDIS and making everyone go crazy, while saying philosophical stuff like "one man's law is another man's crime".

Susan gets so sexually frustrated that she stabs her pussy open with scissors.

Barbara seemed to have developed chronomentrophobia (fear of clocks) during this episode. Whilst Ian tries to bring the doctor to an early grave by choking a bitch.


All around a really fun and comfy episode. It's also really short, around the length of a NuWho ep, so that's refreshing after watching The Daleks.

Pretty creative idea, however the execution is a different matter entirely. Even if some aspects don't make sense, the story had my sides in orbit.


The twist