The Pirate Planet
|Story Code: 5B / Season 16||UK Airdate: 30 Sep to 21 Oct 1978||Doctor: Tom Baker|
|First airings by location||UK Repeats / Foreign Cable and Satellite||Previous Story / Next Story|
This story aired in the following known countries. They are listed in chronological order according to known airdate. If no month is noted, the actual airdate is not confirmed, and is a close approximate. (Refer also to Selling Doctor Who for expanded airdates.)
|United Arab Emirates||Jan 79?||PAL|
|New Zealand||May 80||PAL|
|United States||from May 81||NTSC|
|Saudi Arabia||early 86?||PAL|
- The story was reissued in the early 1990s, during the final WAVE of sales.
- James Goss' novelisation was published as a hardback in 2017. The book was translated and released in Germany, Italy, Czech Republic and Russia.
US TV Guide descriptions
Title: Pirate Planet
- Part 1: In their search for the second segment of the Key to Time, Dr. Who and Romana land on a strange planet.
- Part 2: The captain seizes Romana and it's Dr. Who the rescue.
- Part 3: The Doctor and Romana learn the Captain's terrible secret.
- Part 4: Having found the captain's power source, the Doctor and Romana risk destruction of the Tardis to defeat him.
- Compilation: In the search for the second segment of the Key to Time, Dr. Who and Romana encounter an evil captain on a strange planet.