Should we make any mention of the similarity between Capel and Capek?Sochwa 05:42, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Good one! It never occured to me that there might be correlation. :) However, even as the spelling is simillar, I think that had there been an intentional nod, the pronunciation would also be alike - 'Chapel' or 'Shapek'... Here it might just be a coincidence.HighlandFling 17:19, March 1, 2016 (UTC)HighlandFling


I believe that Saturn's moon, Titan, has been suggested as a location for this story, but I can't quote the reference. Does anybody else remember this?Quornhog 20:39, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

DVD Release Edit

Mentioned in the DVD release that fans did not like the roundel design on the case, is there any source for this Bigshowbower 07:09, September 17, 2009 (UTC)

INTRO accuracy? Edit

In this part:

"Chris Boucher was asked to write Robots after another serial fell through. He was chosen as his work on the preceding story The Face of Evil, had been widely appreciated. It was Philip Hinchcliffe who pushed the idea of a "robot story", despite script editor Robert Holmes' opinion that they were dull. Holmes was confident that he could produce a good script for an enclosed space, as the crew were aware the serial would be a studio bound one."

Shouldn't there be 'Boucher'was confident that he could produce a good script... instead of Holmes? IDK, but it would seem logical as Holmes didn't like robot stories that Boucher's confidence was important... Or is it the other way round - that Holmes believed in Boucher, therefore allowed him to write a story concerning a topic he din't particularly care about?

Either it's an error or it's not. Anyone knows the facts?HighlandFling 17:10, March 1, 2016 (UTC)HighlandFling

It reads to me that Holmes had confidence in Boucher, but it could do with being clarified. to me 14:43, May 14, 2018 (UTC)

50 Minute EpisodesEdit

"On 24 December and 31 December 1977, the BBC repeated The Robots of Death as a holiday season special during an interval between its broadcasts of The Sun Makers and Underworld. The four episodes were edited together to form two approx. 50-minute episodes. This is the earliest known occasion in which Doctor Who was broadcast in this format, which would be attempted again with Resurrection of the Daleks, then again for one season in 1985, and finally become the standard beginning in 2005."

I remember the repeat well. It was this season that was trimmed down to two repeat stories, down from three for seasons 12 & 13. That continued for seasons 15, 16, and 17, but we got three repeats for 18 due to the Five Faces season.

In between this repeat, and Resurrection of the Daleks, we'd had the Monsters season when Curse of Peladon and Earthshock were also edited together to form two 50 minute episodes. [1]. Genesis was cut down, of course.

Resurrection of the Daleks is in a similar position, but Season 22 is a little different, as the stories were commissioned and made as long episodes. to me 10:49, May 15, 2018 (UTC)


Peter Sax played Kerril. He's credited as "walk on" in the BBC paperwork.[2] to me 14:42, May 16, 2018 (UTC)

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