||The longest and (in retrospect) most significant of the sixth-season DOCTOR WHO adventures, "The War Games" began its ten-week run on April 9, 1969. The TARDIS materializes on a planet that bears a remarkable resemblance to Earth. But there are a few differences: for one thing, the landscape seems to be festooned with battlefields; for another, the combatants are garbed in costumes from a vast and dizzying array of countries and centuries. The Doctor (Patrick Troughton) and his companions Jamie (Frazer Hines) and Zoe (Wendy Padbury) struggle against kidnapping, a death sentence, the War Lord, and other dangers in this epic story arc. "The War Games" was written by Malcolm Hulke and Terrance Dicks.