Category Archives: Spearhead from Space

The UNIT Campaign: Spearhead From Space

With the release of the ‘Defending the Earth: The UNIT Sourcebook’ I thought it would be appropriate to provide some UNIT themed adventures for anyone wishing to run such a campaign. I’ll first be looking at adventures to tie in … Continue reading

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“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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“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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