Lonely Gods Episode 21: The Savage War Machines


In this episode, it’s another double feature!

In The Savages, the time travelers arrive on a planet where a civilized ruling class preys on the life energy of the primitive society they share the planet with. It’s up to the Doctor to prevent more exploitation of the weaker class, and we say goodbye to Steven.

 Minus a companion, the TARDIS returns to contemporary London to wrap up Season 3 with The War Machines, where a new supercomputer is about to be activated. WOTAN is linked with every other computer in the world  and begins to build an army of machines to wipe out the human race. So, basically, Skynet

It’s not all bad, though.  The awful, awful Dodo is unceremoniously dropped and we’re introduced to the much better Ben and Polly.