There is no reason why they would immediately turn on each other so completely. This makes all of the characters come across badly. When the audience finds out that there isn't some entity causing them to act this way, they just seem like insane jerks- completely out of character. The supposed clues that the TARDIS is giving to them don't make sense. This whole episode stretches the limits of suspension of disbelief.
|Drink when the 1st Doctor grabs his lapels.|
CONTINUITY FUN! Ian checks the Doctor after they are all knocked out for the first time, and he notes that the Doctor's heart seems fine. Heart. Singular. It is established later that Time Lords have two hearts.
I was glad when this episode was over. I'm not sure yet what the plan will be for the next one. "Marco Polo" is one of the missing episodes, lost when the BBC wiped the tapes on which it was stored. No video of the serial exists.
Companions: Susan, Ian, Barbara
Episode: #3, "The Edge of Destruction," two parts- 'The Edge of Destruction,' 'The Brink of Disaster'
Classic Lines: the Doctor: "One man's law is another man's crime."
Tuck This Away to Impress Your Friends: Ian chooses a coat from the Doctor's wardrobe that was given to the Doctor by Gilbert and Sullivan.
Next Up: "Marco Polo"