Sunday, December 15, 2013

Saturday January 18th On #TARDISTweets Terror of the Zygons




Doctor Who:
Terror of the Zygons
By Robert Banks Stewart

“This one they call the Doctor is a threat to us. Already he has found out too much. He must be destroyed.”

Responding to the message from The Brigadier from the space/time telegraph he left him The Doctor, Harry and Sarah find them in present day Scotland.  Apparently something is destroying oil rigs off the coast of Scotland and causing alarm as these rigs are huge and supposedly are unsinkable.   The Doctor examines some of the wreckage that has washed ashore and found one particular piece of steel interesting.  After using some plaster and making a mold The Doctor shows The Brigadier that the mold is of a giant tooth.  What makes it impressive is that whatever is the owner of the tooth is strong enough to eat through steel as if it was paper.

There are strange things going on around the inn that UNIT is using as a base when Harry finds on of the oil riggers workers have come on shore they are both shot at killing the worker and grazing Harry on the head.  Sarah does some investigating in the town and then informs The Doctor that Harry has been shot and goes and sees if he is ok at the infirmary at the Oil Company’s buildings.  While there Harry starts to regain conscious Sarah goes and calls The Doctor. Sarah is telling him what Harry has been mumbling when she is attacked by an alien creature.  It is a Zygon and they want to turn the Earth into a new home world for them to replace theirs which it was destroyed.  So it’s up to The Doctor and UNIT to prevent this from happening and to find a way of stopping the Zygons and the Skarasen.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Saturday December 14th On #TARDISTweets The Snowmen




2012's Christmas special is titled The Snowmen and boasts to having killer snowmen roaming around as the main creature of the story.   The Doctor Who Christmas Specials have now become a Christmas tradition that you expect something special to compliment the day of gift giving and enjoying the family dinner.  So was 2012's edition of the Doctor Who Christmas Special top notch or was it, as a certain Christmas fixture would say, Humbug.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Friday October 18th On #TARDISTweets The Countdown To 50 - Battlefield


Doctor Who: Battlefield By Ben Aaronovitch
 
DESTROYER: Pitiful. Can this world do no better than you as their champion?
BRIGADIER: Probably. I just do the best I can



The legend of Merlin surrounds the 7th Doctor as he returns to Earth with Ace as the find that a quiet little town is not what it seems.  There is an archeological dig that appears to be King Arthur's final resting place.  This has gotten the attention of others as they have appeared from another dimension to finish the war against Arthur and Morgaine is hell bent on winning this time around. 

The Doctor will not be alone in his battle as he is joined by an old friend.  Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart is called out of retirement to help out UNIT and to arrive in the nick of time to save his old friend The Doctor.  Battlefield would end up being Nicholas Courtney's last appearance in Doctor Who and his last adventure is a fun one to watch.

Join us on Friday October 18th for the 7th  Doctor story Battlefield.  We start at 7:15 PM EST USA/00:15 UK


Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday October 11th On #TARDISTweets The Countdown To 50 - Terror of the Vervoids





Doctor Who:
Terror of the Vervoids
By Pip and Jane Baker

VALEYARD: Whether or not the Doctor has proved himself innocent of meddling is no longer the cardinal issue before this court. He has proved himself guilty of a far greater crime.
INQUISITOR: You refer to Article seven of Gallifreyan law?
DOCTOR: No, my lady, that cannot apply! Had a single Vervoid reached Earth, the human race would have been eliminated!
VALEYARD: Article seven permits no exceptions. The Doctor has destroyed a complete species. The charge must now be genocide.

The Doctor is now ready to present his case after a short time to mourn the death of Peri shows the court an adventure from his future.  The Doctor and new companion Mel respond to a distress signal from the Hyperion 3.  Apparently there is something sinister going on as a string of murders has taken place.  The Commodore is an old friend of The Doctor and lets him take charge of the investigation.

That is not the only strange occurrence going on as there appears to be some strange seed pods in the cargo deck.   In fact the pods are big enough for a human to fit in them.  Mel wanted to see them but is stopped by a member of the crew who decides to show her the pods.  He proceeds to open the gate when he is electrocuted and that bright light has brought to life the creatures inside the pods.  Now more people have started to disappear and and there are leaves being left at the scene.  The Doctor now has two mysteries and the task of saving everyone on the ship and preventing the Vervoids from getting to Earth and killing the entire population.

Join us on Friday October 11th for the 6th  Doctor story Terror of the Vervoids.  We start at 7:15 PM EST USA/00:15 UK

Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday October 4th On #TARDISTweets The Countdown To 50 - Earthshock





Doctor Who: 
Earthshock 
By Eric Saward

DOCTOR: Emotions have their uses.
CYBERLEADER: They restrict and curtail the intellect and logic of the mind.
DOCTOR: They also enhance life! When did you last have the pleasure of smelling a flower, watching a sunset, eating a well-prepared meal?
CYBERLEADER: These things are irrelevant.
DOCTOR: For some people, small, beautiful events is what life is all about!

The Doctor and Adric are having quite the argument.  Adric is tired of being teased and being considered an outsider and wants to go home.  The Doctor is furious over this as it would require going back into E – Space and through a CVE and would be really tricky if not disastrous.  So The Doctor materializes the TARDIS in an underground cave and decides to go outside and calm down leaving Adric to plot the course to his own destruction.

While looking at dinosaur fossils The Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan come across mining equipment and soon the military who are investigating an attack on the expedition that was working there.  Put there are problems as The Doctor is accused of killing the expedition and is trying to tell his side when the group is attacked by androids.   It appears these androids are the ones responsible for killing the expedition and a group of Lt. Scotts men.  They successfully destroy the Androids but realize that they were equipped with cameras and that whoever controls the androids knows what is going on.

Then there is the case of the bomb.  The Doctor realizes that the bomb is extremely powerful and could destroy the Earth.  The Doctor tries to deactivate it but is being fought at every turn.  Once they finally succeed in deactivating the bomb The Doctor finds the source of the signal and heads off to deep space onto a cargo ship.  On that ship and unknown to those on board besides a traitor is an army.  What is more frightening is that the army is Cybermen and they are hell bent on destroying Earth and stopping the Cyberpact. The Doctor must save The Earth and his companions from The Cybermen and unfortunately he fails to do so.

Join us on Friday October 4th for the 5th  Doctor story Earthshock.  We start at 7:15 PM EST USA/00:15 UK

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday September 27th On #TARDISTweets The Countdown To 50 - The Talons of Weng-Chiang





Doctor Who: 
The Talons of Weng-Chiang 
By Robert Holmes
  
“I don't know who's a blackguard. Some slavering gangrenous vampire comes out of a sewer and stalks this city at night, he's a blackguard. I've got to find his lair and I haven't got an hour to lose.”
  
The Doctor brings Leela to Victorian London to see how her ancestors have lived.  What happens next is just typical luck for The Doctor as they get involved with a case that involves the Tong of the Black Scorpion.    There also appears to be a connection with a a slew of woman disappearing and it seems to all center around Jago’s theatre and his main act Li H’sen Chang.  It appears that Chang is working for the 51st Century criminal Magnus Greel or as he is known now Weng – Chiang.
  
With the aid of giant sewer rats and the murderous Peking Homunculus Mr. Sin it appears that Greel might be able to get the time cabinat working again and get the Zeta beam to take him home.  Unfortunately this will cause great repercussions to Earth as the beam is spread thin and will not work.  So it is up to The Doctor and Leela and the aid of his two new friends Jago and Lightfoot to stop the villainous Greel and save the Earth in the processes.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday September 20th On #TARDISTweets The Countdown To 50 - The Mind Of Evil



Doctor Who:
The Mind of Evil
By Don Houghton

“The mind of evil, Jo. I should have realized. That creature feeds on the evil impulses of the brain.”

Three situations that are linked together and it is nothing to do with the involvement of UNIT with all these scenarios or is it.  In fact while he is trapped on Earth due to the fact of The Doctor stealing his dematerialization circuit from his Tardis The Master is up to no good trying to take over the Earth and he has a very complex and ingenious plan on achieving that goal.  First he is trying to disrupt the World Peace Conference by getting the Chinese and Americans to go t war against one another by killing off each countries delegates. Then there is the missile that has nerve gas and is scheduled to be dumped into the ocean where it will be safe from being used against humanity.  The Master plans on stealing this missile and aiming it at any European city.

Then there is Stangmoor Prison where the mysterious Keller Machine resides.  It is a device that takes the evil out of the prisoner’s minds and makes them pacifist and able to rejoin society.  But an unexplained rash of strange deaths like drowning in a dry room and eaten by rats in a ratless building has The Doctor thinking that all these events could be related.   So when these types of deaths is happening at the conferences and the prisoners take over the jail The Doctor and Jo are trapped by The Master and are an added bonus to his plans of world domination. That and the Keller Machine has a mind of its own as The Master will eventually lose control of its alien ally and that is a bigger threat to his plans.  

Join us on Friday September 13th for the 3rd Doctor story The Mind of Evil.  We start at 7:15 PM EST USA/00:15 UK