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The Sontaran Experiment: Movie Version
Broadcast: Saturday 8th May 1999
11:00pm MDT (05:00 GMT) < > « »
New Mexico PBS
Featuring: Tom Baker, Ian Marter, Elisabeth Sladen, Kevin Lindsay

The Doctor, Harry and Sarah find Earth is a desolate wilderness. They meet a group of stranded human colonists who are being hunted by a robot and experimented upon by its master.

Synopsis Source: Doctor Who Guide
Broadcast Source: TWIDW

Report from the This Week in Doctor Who Archive:

Friday 7th May 1999:
KNME 5 Albuquerque, NM
Saturday at 11PM The Sontaran Experiment movie version

Like several other stations lately, KNME is airing Doctor Who in production order instead of the intended broadcast order. The 4th Doctor, Sarah, and Harry travel from Nerva to the Earth to find out if it is ready for humanity to return to. On first appearance, it appears fully refreshed, an ideal land with no one around. But they are not alone.