Through a series of events not easily explained The Seventh Doctor and Mel have found themselves in 1959 Wales. Luckily they have found a Holiday camp to stay at, unluckily they have to deal with alien princesses, mercenaries, bees, stalkerish mechanics and a bus full of alien tourists. But to make things more interesting, there is an almost companion in the mix… so they got that going from them, which is nice.
Halloween has arrived in the Untempered Schism, so to celebrate we’ve decided to look at something very scary. Love & Monsters, the first of the Doctor “lite” stories featuring the Tenth Doctor and Rose, as well as some normal humans who get caught up in the Doctor’s wake.
When you’re traveling in the TARDIS time is never quite where you left it. Of course that usually happens because of the time machine, not because you ended up getting stuck a multi-time stream clinic that kills you with kindness. Still, space time is flexible and a few paradoxes won’t break everything in the universe… this time.
The time has finally arrived for us to meet the newest incarnation of the Doctor as he arrives via T-Rex to Victorian England. Not that the Doctor will get a chance to relax post regeneration as there is always something weird going on. Weird, but oddly familiar…
While searching for something to help Ramsay, the Vortisaur the Doctor and Charley ‘rescued’ from the R-101, our two time travellers shortly find themselves on board a salvage craft heading out to a derelict star destroyer. The crew are suspicious of the Doctor and Charley (especially since they’re – again – found over the body of a dead crew member), the captain is mysterious and seems to have her own plans, and the star destroyer itself holds a deadly secret… that is just starting to awaken.
Following on from the events on The Ark in Space, the Doctor, Sarah and Harry transmat down to Earth to find it not only habitable, but with people there. Not just people either, but someone that Sarah mistakes for someone she met before, and they’re conducting some nasty experiments.
Then, once they find their way back to Nerva Beacon, they find the Beacon being used for it’s intended purpose – but with all but 4 of the original crew wiped out by a mysterious plague of artificial origin… with the perpetrators behind that plague soon arriving to wage war on the traveling asteroid world of Voga.
The Fourth Doctor’s attempt to show Harry Sullivan the moon backfires thanks to the latter’s messing with the helmic regulator, bringing them and Sarah many thousands of years into the future to Nerva Beacon. Yet they are not the only ones to have found this orbiting ‘ark’ of humanity in cryogenic sleep. The spacefaring Wirrn have also found Nerva, and are looking to colonize.
Most of the time, the Doctor can never really know the outcome of his actions. But when he, Steven and Dodo run into an ark carrying the last of humanity to a new world, he finally gets to see the results first hand. After a simple cure for a plague and a 700 year jump forward he discovers that the unintended side effects and be quite severe.
The 10th Doctor and Martha drop by 1930’s New York City to find the city in the midst of the Great Depression and the Empire State building 6 months away from completion… only to find out that the Cult of Skaro have taken over the project.
Nothing is quite what it seems like when The Master is involved. Just because he’s in prison doesn’t mean he’s not up to his old tricks as Jo and the Third Doctor soon find out. Of course he’s not the only threat this time, but there’s also the arrival of a different breed of Silurians, the Sea Devils.