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