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The Ice Warriors: Episode One 

The Doctor, Jamie and Victoria are brought to a base which is attempting to halt the flow of the Second Ice Age.


Derek Martinus


Brian Hayles (by)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Troughton ... Dr. Who
Wendy Gifford Wendy Gifford ... Miss Garrett
Peter Barkworth ... Clent
George Waring George Waring ... Arden
Malcolm Taylor Malcolm Taylor ... Walters
Peter Diamond ... Davis
Frazer Hines ... Jamie
Deborah Watling ... Victoria
Angus Lennie ... Storr
Peter Sallis ... Penley
Bernard Bresslaw ... Varga, The Ice Warrior
Roy Skelton ... Computer (voice)


The Doctor, Jamie and Victoria are brought to a base which is attempting to halt the flow of the Second Ice Age.

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Release Date:

11 November 1967 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode was thought lost until 1988, when, along with the other three surviving episodes of The Ice Warriors, it turned up at The BBC Enterprises' Villiers House. They were only discovered as the company was in the process of moving out of the building. See more »


When Penley comforts Storr on the mountainside, a join can be seen in the ice sheet behind them. See more »


[first lines]
Base Announcer: This is a preliminary warning. Preliminary warning. Prepare phase one base evacuation procedure. Phase one evacuation.
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Featured in Second Time Around: The Troughton Years (2012) See more »

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Anachronisms Usually Bug Me...However...
20 December 2014 | by robstackleySee all my reviews

Well, first, let me say I'm not a huge fan of anime, but if this is the only way I'd ever be able to see this classic story, then so be it. For anyone curious, "Ice Warriors" has just been released on DVD...missing episodes were re-created utilizing the original audio, and the action was cartoonified.

The story itself is standard base-attacked-by-aliens. I've always felt that the Ice Warriors were one of the more well-realized monsters of this era, and this is certainly no exception (for contrast, please see the 5-foot-tall prawn in the Tom Baker era). I said earlier, I usually bristle at ridiculous anachronisms in TV and film. In a rare shift of acceptance, I have to honestly say that smokin' 60's babes running around an Antarctic sub-station wearing mini-mini-mini skirts is OK with me!

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