Starring: Tom Baker , Lalla Ward
Directed by: Kenny McBain
Produced by: Graham Williams
Written by: Anthony Read
A Doctor Who classic loosely based on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur comes to DVD! When the TARDIS collides with a spaceship, the Doctor (Tom Baker), Romana (Lalla Ward) and K-9 soon uncover the horrible truth about its cargo. The ship is carrying the young sacrifices for a powerful, horned creature called the Nimon. Guest stars include Graham Crowden (Waiting for God). Digitally remastered.
Item Number: 15692
English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
• Audio Commentary
• Who Peter - Partners in Time
• Read the Writer
• Peter Howell Music Demos
• Easter egg
• Photo Gallery
• DVD-ROM material: Radio Times listings, studio floor plans
• Production Notes Subtitle Option
New to DVD! Digitally remastered Doctor Who classic The Horns of Nimon! When the TARDIS collides with a spaceship en route to the planet Skonnos, the Doctor, Romana and K-9 soon uncover the horrible truth about its cargo. The ship is carrying the young sacrifices for a powerful, horned creature called the Nimon.
But why is the creature so desperate for the delivery, and what other dangers await the time travelers? All will be revealed at the center of the labyrinthine Power Complex on Skonnos.
The inhabitants of the planet Skonnos have been promised by an alien Nimon that he will restore their empire to greatness if they in return provide young sacrifices and radioactive hymetusite crystals, both of which they are obtaining from the nearby planet Aneth.
With the TARDIS immobilised for repairs, the Doctor and Romana encounter the Skonnan spaceship transporting the latest sacrificial consignment from Aneth. Romana is captured and taken to Skonnos on board the ship, while the Doctor follows in the now semi-repaired TARDIS. Once there, they are consigned by the Skonnans' leader, Soldeed, into the Nimon's labyrinthine power complex.
The two Time Lords discover that the Nimons are a race of parasites moving from planet to planet like a plague of locusts. The bull-headed creatures send a lone representative to an unsuspecting world, offering assistance in order to gain the trust of its inhabitants, then arrive in force to drain it of its resources.
The power complex, fuelled by hymetusite, uses a black hole to create a space tunnel through which the Nimons cross from one planet to the next.
The Doctor manages to destroy the complex on Skonnos, thereby trapping the Nimons on their last home, the dying planet Crinoth.
|The Doctor||---||Tom Baker|
|Voice of K9||---||David Brierley|
|Nimon||---||Trevor St. John Hacker|
|Voice of the Nimons||---||Clifford Norgate|
Directed by Kenny McBain
Title Music by Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, arranged by Delia Derbyshire
Produced by Graham Williams
Written by Anthony Read
Costume Design by June Hudson
Janet Ellis, later to become a presenter of the popular children's magazine programme Blue Peter, appears here as the Anethan, Teka.
The famous 'Bloodnok's stomach' sound effect from the BBC radio classic The Goon Show is used in a scene in which the Doctor tries unsuccessfully to reactivate the TARDIS control console.
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