I’m hoping to have this story finished and posted by Thursday. There is a certain mystique about it for me, possibly due to Doctor Who attempting to portray the Himalayas and a Buddhist monastery. It is a fairly remote location, and the idea of a cryptozoological expedition seems somewhat fun.
As mentioned before, I have never watched/listened to/read this story, so it is completely new to me. I have, however, listened to the audio of its sequel The Web of Fear, so I am partially familiar with The Yeti and The Great Intelligence. As I understand it, The Yeti proved to be somewhat popular with viewers, so the production team commissioned the sequel fairly soon afterward. The Yeti underwent a redesign, however, as they did appear somewhat cuddly and not terribly fearsome.
Fun Facts about The Abominable Snowmen:
- First appearance in Doctor Who of The Yeti. They would go on to appear in two more televised stories (The Web of Fear and The Five Doctors).
- The only complete episode known to exist is episode two. However, clips from episode four exist.
- The character of Professor Travers was portrayed by Jack Watling, the real life father of Deborah Watling (Victoria).
- It is mistakenly believed that playwright Harold Pinter appeared in this story. Pinter has denied this.