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The Fifth Doctor and Peri visit a distant Earth outpost that is being terraformed. Large predators called the Farakosh are threatening the locals, but they have large robots called Exotrons to protect them. However, the Doctor discovers that both the Farakosh and the Exotrons are not what they appear to be...

As a Bonus Episode, Urban Myths is a one-part story that involves three people at a restaurant planning to kill the Doctor for his actions on the planet Poytee. They each tell the story as they remember it...

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Urban Myths has examples of:

  • Apocalypse How: The Doctor supposedly swamps the planet in lava, releases a virus into the ocean which kills all known life, or detonates the planet.
  • BFG: Supposedly!
  • Call-Back: In Commander Edge's telling, the Doctor mentions the Brigadier.
  • Conveniently Timed Attack from Behind: With a vase.
  • Darker and Edgier: The first telling of the Doctor's arrival on Pytoon has Peri talking in a deep voice and the Doctor immediately arming himself with a BFG.
  • Improvised Weapon: The Doctor takes out a hijacked car with a cricket ball in Kettoo's telling.
  • Mistaken for Special Guest: The third telling of the story has the Doctor being mistaken for scientists sent by the government.
  • Out-of-Character Alert: The Doctor delivering a Bond One-Liner in Edge's telling has the other two people at the table question its validity.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Peri is a waitress.
  • The Rashomon: Three tellings of the Backstory that brought the trio to this restaurant.
  • Self-Destruct Mechanism
  • Shoot Out the Lock
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Kettoo says she and her colleagues work at an office. And they TOTALLY blend in! (They're actually Celestial Intervention Agency agents.)
  • Tampering with Food and Drink: A well-intentioned example that works: The meals Peri serves to the three agents are the Doctor's way of administering the cure to the virus that infected them.
  • The Virus: In the second and third telling, the rioting is caused by a beserker virus which could threaten the galaxy. It turns out that the three agents are all infected by a moderate variety of this (they were doing a follow-up report after the Doctor saved the day), and they are telling wildly different stories because they are subconsciously riling each other up to kill the Doctor.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: The second telling of the story, via Kettoo, has the Doctor as this.

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