Monthly Archives: February 2011

“No one has the power to destroy us, not even you. We are indestructible.”

The statistics provided for the Nestene and Autons in the main DWAITAS book are for those seen in the new series. It is interesting to look at their first appearance and see what differences exist. The majority of the attributes … Continue reading

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“If we’re quick, my dear, we can save everybody a lot of trouble.”

In episode 4 of ‘Spearhead from Space’ we see the Autons bring their plan to its climax, an all out attack on Britain. This gives us one of the most memorable scenes of the series, shop dummies coming to life … Continue reading

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“It is too soon for a major battle.”

Episode 3 of ‘Spearhead from Space’ pushes the action towards the climax. In the first two episodes there were two plot threads running side by side; the  reintroduction of the Doctor and the Auton’s attempts to recover the missing meteor, … Continue reading

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Forever Twilight Part 2

Using his trusty Sonic Screwdriver the Inspector created a painful blast that frightened the Seeker away, long enough for Vickis to establish that the Carrier engines had failed and could not be repaired in the time they had. The cargo … Continue reading

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Forever Twilight Part 1

I wanted my next adventure to be set on an alien world, a first for the players. I’d recently read an interesting article in New Scientist about how a moon entering the orbit of a planet in the opposite direction … Continue reading

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“What do you think of my new face, by the way?”

In episode 2 of ‘The Spearhead from Space’ the Doctor survives being shot at and enters a deep coma which Dr Henderson guesses is self induced. Once he awakens the Doctor seems much more in control, engineering his escape and … Continue reading

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“I’m a porter at the Cottage Hospital, Ashbridge. I…I understand you pay for stories.”

During my review of  ‘The Talons of Weng-Chang’ I noted Robert Holmes’ skill with characterisation. This can be seen in the first episode of ‘Spearhead from Space’ with many minor characters who are none the less important to the story. … Continue reading

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“Oh no. Well, that’s not me at all!”

‘Spearhead from space’ by Robert Holmes doesn’t just regenerate the Doctor but the whole series. From this episode onwards the Doctor will spend a lengthy amount of time in the same place, unable to use his TARDIS. No longer does … Continue reading

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The Nursery

After two historical adventures in a row my players requested a game set in space. One of the advantages of a Doctor Who roleplaying game is that you can give your players variety. I decided to set it in the … Continue reading

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“This is like a holiday–no monsters, no aliens, nothing horrible happening, no one trying to kill us , for once.”

‘The Mother Road’ by Gareth Wigmore was printed in the Big Finish collection ‘Farewells’. Featuring the original TARDIS crew of the Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara it begins with the Doctor losing his ship in a poker game, forcing them … Continue reading

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