The Pyramids of Mars aired 40 years ago from October 25 to November 15. See what we thought about this classic Doctor Who Adventure from 1975.
Pyramids of Mars
By Stephen Harris
“The forces that are being summoned into corporeal existence in that house are more powerful and more dangerous than anything even I have ever encountered.”
The Doctor and Sarah are attempting to return to Earth and UNIT headquarters when they land at the exact spot but in 1911 way before UNIT occupy the house its HQ is in. Something throws the TARDIS off course which contributes to arriving at the wrong time. They discover an Egyptian is living in the house that belongs to Marcus Scarman. It appears that the sarcophagus in the house is the unit that made the TARDIS veer off course.
It appears the sarcophagus is a time tunnel connecting Scarmans house with Suteks tomb in Egypt. Sutek is using Scarman to build a space missile that would destroy the pyramids on Mars and thus releasing him from his prison. This would allow Sutek to take over the world and destroy it and destroy everything in the universe. It’s up to The Doctor and Sarah to prevent this from happening and to stop Sutek from getting free at all costs.