PropertyValue
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rdfs:label
  • Frontios (TV story)
rdfs:comment
  • It was originally intended that Tractator technology should incorporate human remains, but this was deemed too gruesome. This idea was taken up in the 2006 episode The Girl in the Fireplace. The production of Frontios was blighted by two very sorrowful events. After completing much of the preparatory work for Frontios, designer Barrie Dobbins took his own life; his place was taken by David Buckingham. Following this, Peter Arne, who had been cast to play Range, was brutally murdered in his home.
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Epcount
  • 4
story number
  • 132
broadcast date
  • --01-26
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Doctor
  • Fifth Doctor
Enemy
  • The Gravis, Tractators
Series
Producer
Name
  • Frontios
Clip
  • The Tractators' plans - Doctor Who - Frontios - BBC
  • Gravis and the Tardis - Doctor Who Frontios - BBC
  • Kill The Doctor! - Doctor Who Frontios - BBC
Production code
  • 6.0
Season Number
Format
  • 4
Companions
Setting
  • Frontios, the far future
PREV
  • The Awakening
NEXT
  • Resurrection of the Daleks
Writer
Director
Network
novelisation
  • Frontios
abstract
  • It was originally intended that Tractator technology should incorporate human remains, but this was deemed too gruesome. This idea was taken up in the 2006 episode The Girl in the Fireplace. The production of Frontios was blighted by two very sorrowful events. After completing much of the preparatory work for Frontios, designer Barrie Dobbins took his own life; his place was taken by David Buckingham. Following this, Peter Arne, who had been cast to play Range, was brutally murdered in his home. As with Warriors of the Deep, a number of difficulties were experienced with the Tractator costumes. They were too constricting to allow for the curling manoeuvres described in the script, so this was cut. Although Bidmead was asked to submit another Tractator script, and he submitted two further scripts to Saward, Frontios was Bidmead's final contribution to Doctor Who. The story was notable for the destruction of the TARDIS. The producers of the show intended to remove the TARDIS from the show completely and create the impression that the Doctor and his companions were stuck at the end of the universe. After the Gravis repaired the TARDIS in part four, the idea of removing the TARDIS from the show was scrapped.
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