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Doctor Who - The Underwater Menace

“The Underwater Menace” is an adventure of the fourth season of “Doctor Who” classic series, which aired in 1967. It’s a four parts adventure written by Geoffrey Orme and directed by Julia Smith.

The Tardis materializes on Earth and the Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton), Jamie (Frazer Hines), Ben (Michael Craze) and Polly (Anneke Wills) go out to explore what looks like a deserted volcanic island. However, the nearby caves are inhabited and the travelers are immediately captured.

The local inhabitants are the survivors of Atlantis and their high priest decides to sacrifice the travelers to their god Amdo. They receive one last meal but the Doctor realizes that it must have been prepared by Professor Zaroff, a scientist whose traces were lost. In fact, Zaroff is working on a plan that can have terrible consequences for the whole world.

The Pirate Loop by Simon Guerrier

The novel “The Pirate Loop” by Simon Guerrier was published for the first time in 2007.

The Tenth Doctor told Martha Jones the story of the mysterious disappearance of the starship Brilliant in a moment of danger. When she asks him to go and see what happened after they escaped the danger, the Doctor agrees to go and investigate.

The arrival of the Tardis on the starship is very chaotic. The Doctor realizes that there’s some kind of space-time distortion in the Brilliant’s engine room. The travelers try to reach the bridge to get more information but the distortion is creating problems on the starship. As if that weren’t enough, pirates arrived on board ready to kill the crew and passengers.

Doctor Who - The Ark

“The Ark” is an adventure of the third season of “Doctor Who” classic series, which aired in 1965. It’s a four parts adventure written by Paul Erickson e Lesley Scott and directed by Michael Imison.

The Tardis materializes in what looks like a jungle and Dodo (Jackie Lane) thinks she’s at the zoo outside London thinking that some trick was used to transport her from where she left. The First Doctor (William Hartnell) tries to convince her that they and Steven (Peter Purves) have traveled in space and time arriving who knows where and when but Dodo starts believing him only with the arrival of strange one-eyed aliens.

When the travelers are brought into the presence of the Guardians, who are human, they are told that this is an ark that is traveling to another planet in order to save humanity and other Earth’s species. The human passengers and the Monoid aliens are peaceful but when Dodo starts infecting them with her cold the consequences could be catastrophic with patients who have no immune defense against that disease.

Peter Capaldi in 2017

Peter Dougan Capaldi was born on April 14, 1958 in Glasgow, Scotland. Since his childhood he showed talent for acting and music and has been a fan of “Doctor Who” since those years. During his teen-years he was a singer and guitarist of the punk rock band The Dreamboys, in which the drummer was Craig Ferguson, another future professional actor.

Peter Capaldi’s fame grew after he started playing Malcolm Tucker in “The Thick of It”, a satirical comedy about the British government. Tucker plays a consultant role of the type called spin doctor. Started in 2005, the show went on with some breaks until 2012 and Capaldi won a BAFTA and two British Comedy Awards. He also played that role in its spinoff “In the Loop”, broadcast in 2009.

In 2013 came the announcement of his choice to play the Twelfth Doctor in “Doctor Who”. His version of the Time Lord was very intense, embracing a wide range of emotions. His speeches remained memorable with many references to issues such as war.

In the role of the Doctor, Peter Capaldi has also participated in the production of some videogames to which he lent his voice, to the spinoff “Class” and to the charity program “Children in Need”. He left the role with the 2017 Christmas episode.

The Undertaker's Gift by Trevor Baxendale

The novel “The Undertaker’s Gift” by Trevor Baxendale was published for the first time in 2009.

The situation in Cardiff is even more complicated than usual with a number of alien creatures arriving on Earth through the Rift. For Torchwood team avoiding serious consequences is more than ever a full-time job but in this case it also means having a jelly creature in custody that can release a deadly electric shock.

Things get even worse when the lawyers from Horkala Corp pop up, announcing they’re suing Earth for failing to manage the 21st century. Even Captain Jack Harkness is at risk with an opponent who knows his secrets and the solution to the problem could be connected to a funeral that’s quite out of the ordinary with mysterious pallbearers.