But he was tentacle raped for our transgressions; he was crushed by a flying testicle for our iniquities; upon him was the slashfic that brought us peace, and with his jumpsuit we are healed. Isaiah 53:5
@Francis Boyle: The ‘large, savage reptile’ isn’t nearly as dignified as Erato the Tythonian. They hired an outside contractor, usually manufacturers of inflatable life-rafts, to build it. You can see a sneak preview of it in mural from at the start of this clip but skip to 6:24 for the full horror. http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/xvyy7_ohlookrocks_067-frontier-in-space/1#video=x7zlqh
Paul Bernard, who directed most of this adventure, was reasonably happy with the result but David Malony, who made the climax of Episode 6 as part of recording ‘Planet of the Daleks’, refused to let this object into shot, which is why Roger Delgado’s last scene as the Master is such an undignified, confusing mess.
Is it possible that’s not Jesus, itinerant preacher, Son of God, etc. etc. but:
The cover designer forgot some punctuation? That upon being attacked by flying tentacled testicles, poor doomed Jumpsuit Man only had time to yell one word, and thus this went down in history as The “Jesus!” Incident?
Or was different punctuation missing, and in fact the horrific encounter took the name of the jump-suited chap of Mexican descent, The Jesús Incident?