Doctor Who: 42

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In the 42nd century, a ship is about fall into a star- and the Doctor has just landed the Tardis on it- and when it becomes stuck in an inaccessibly hot room, he is forced to find a way to save the ship if he, Martha and the crew want to survive. Unfortunately, not only does he have only 42 minutes in which to do it, but the reason the ship is even in this situation is because something infected a crewmember and caused them to sabotage it! Can even the Doctor hope to beat those odds? Continue reading

Doctor Who: The Lazarus Experiment

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With Martha’s trip on the Tardis having finally come to an end, the Doctor drops her off in her living room the morning after they left- only to come right back when he sees an intriguing nugget of information on TV. With the help of Martha’s sister, the pair gain entry to a party where Professor Richard Lazarus, aged 75, shows off the results of his research by stepping into a machine that rejuvenates his body to that of a young and healthy man. It seems like the elixir of life that so many have searched for, but as the Doctor is well aware, such things are usually too good to be true…

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Doctor Who: Evolution of the Daleks

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The Daleks have been successful in creating the Dalek Sec human hybrid, but when the hybrid starts getting ideas in his head that run contrary to the supremacy idealism of the average Dalek, it looks as if the beleaguered race may be about to be taken in a whole new direction. Could the next evolution of the Daleks be one that is engineered by Dalek Sec and the Doctor himself, or is this just a plot to enable the Daleks to create a new army of loyal followers?

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Doctor Who: Daleks in Manhattan

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As Martha’s extended trip continues, the Doctor takes her to the real New York during the time of the Depression. All is not well for the many unemployed living in the shanty town of ‘Hooverville’, but as the Doctor soon realises, there are even worse things going on behind the scenes. Why are there pig-human hybrids lurking in the sewers? What’s the rush with the strange additions to the Empire State Building? And is that a Dalek sneaking around behind the scenes? Continue reading

Doctor Who: Gridlock

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After the Doctor decides to extend Martha’s “one trip” on the TARDIS to a visit to both present and future, he takes her to New New York, the place where he and Rose once fought deadly viruses and feline nuns. Unfortunately, they find themselves fifty-three years on and deep in the slums- and only minutes later, a young couple kidnaps Martha so that their car has enough people to gain access to the ‘fast lane’ of the Motorway. With their ten mile journey to the surface supposed to take around six years, the Doctor had better get around to rescuing Martha from this gridlocked underground traffic jam before she has to endure the longest car ride of her life.

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Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Code

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Having promised to take Martha on a trip in the TARDIS, the Doctor takes her back to sixteenth century London, where Shakespeare is at the peak of his career and Love’s Labours Lost is playing at the Globe Theatre. Unfortunately, all is not well in this era, with three mysterious witches using their powers to force Shakespeare to complete his latest play, Love’s Labours Won. As we all know, however, Love’s Labours Won does not exist in our time, so what happened to make it disappear? The Doctor and Martha are about to find out… Continue reading

Doctor Who: Smith and Jones

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It’s just a normal day for medical student Martha Jones, at least until the hospital she works at gets transported to the moon! Amidst a flurry of panic and the arrival of the humanoid rhino ‘space police’ known as the Judoon, Martha manages to keep her cool and link up with ‘John Smith’, a patient claiming to be an alien time traveller. The Judoon are looking for a non-human amongst the hospital population, but it isn’t the Doctor- instead, it is another of the patients, who just happens to be a disguised plasmavore (space vampire). It falls to the newfound team of ‘Smith and Jones’ to track down the plasmavore, see her taken into custody, and foil her plan to use an enhanced MRI scanner to kill off half the world’s population- quite an introduction to aliens and time travel for the Doctor’s newest companion. Continue reading