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Doctor Who - The Ice Warriors

“The Ice Warriors” is an adventure of the fifth season of “Doctor Who” classic series, which aired in 1967. It’s a six parts adventure written by Brian Hayles and directed by Derek Martinus.

At Brittanicus Base the staff are trying to use an ionizer to slow down the advance of glaciers that are about to invade Britain. The situation is difficult and the tension is made higher by the fact that recently one of the scientists left the base after a controversy with Leader Clent.

The Tardis materializes on Earth, near Brittanicus base, and the Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton), Jamie (Frazer Hines) and Victoria (Deborah Watling) enter it in a moment of intense work. The Doctor manages to help avoid another crisis while one of the scientists finds a strange humanoid frozen in the glacier.

Peacemaker by James Swallow

The novel “Peacemaker” by James Swallow was published for the first time in 2007.

Two guys on horseback reach a normal farm in the Far West and demand that the owner tells them where they can find a mysterious healer. When the man refuses to help them and tries to send them away they kill him using energy weapons and resume their search.

Martha Jones would like to see a western movie but the Tenth Doctor takes her to the real old West, in the town of Redwater. Shortly before, many people in the area were ill with smallpox and risked dying, but a passing physician healed them. He looks like one of the many scammers that existed at that time, but his medicine worked, the problem is that the people who got healed have strange dreams.

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.