The Doctor’s time line is degenerating. His past distorting. Soon, he will no longer exist.
In a race against time, it is up to two of the Doctor’s selves and two reluctant Time Lords to put things right, or history will be irrevocably changed.
With clips from throughout the series’ history including scenes from unreleased stories, and special appearances by past stars of the show, Doctor Who: The Webs of Time celebrates twenty years of the The Doctor Who Audio Dramas and Doctor Who itself.
“We have done nothing to you. We bother no one, offend no one…”
“Your very existence is offensive, Elder. We have tolerated your offence because you offered something to us. But you betrayed us. You thought you could slip away into the sea of time. But you won’t. We’ve left this city until last. I want you to see everything as your world is destroyed. Every burned out building, every charred body. And I wanted you to know that I did it. That’s why I’ve come. To take one last look at your ugly face, and remember its expression as each city was burned to the ground.
“The cities of Farmount and Vishell have been destroyed. Attack fleet redeployed to engage outlying civilian population centres. Scans indicate refugees fleeing to the mountains or nearby cities.”
“Contact the Telemites, inform them that the Garidanians are theirs for the taking. But be quick about it. We’re going to thermo-bomb the planet when we’re done.”
Christine is like every other normal young girl. She participates in extra curricular activities like the Shakespeare’s club. She tries hard to get good grades in school. She gets invited to parties, and maybe she’ll find time to date someone. She lives in suburbia with her Mother and a busy Father, in a wonderful house on a wonderful little street. She’s a big fan of a little cult show called Mister When. Christine is just like anybody else. Right?
So why are the pages in her History class book changing to reveal a new culture? Why does Christine keep hearing strange sounds coming from her Father’s study, a room that terrifies her? Why is her Mother so intent on Christine meeting her Cousins at the family reunion, cousins Christine can’t remember ever having. And who is the mysterious man who has apparently moved in next door, into a lot where just yesterday there was no house?
Christine is trying to put the pieces together. Maybe she’s going mad. Maybe this is just a dream. Christine can’t tell for sure. This is, after all, the only life she’s ever known.
“Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be,
For my unconquerable soul…”
It started well. As I remember, mydear companion Christine was swimming in the pool when I called her down for dinner. Hot it was too, but by the time she reached me in the kitchen (the dining room had ” mysteriously” vanished) it had rather cooled down. And what we would have done for cool air later in the day.
I don’t think that there has ever been a more harrowing sequence of events in just one hour of my life. And Chris, the good girl, she had to cope with it all too and more, I dare say. But then, I wouldn’t know.
They say opposites attract, and in this case I don’t think the TARDIS could have attracted anything worse. For one who lives in the face of danger, this particular adventure could have seen the end to it all. If only the power hadn’t cut off and we reduced to carrying torches. If only Christine hadn’t wandered off and lost herself in the web of black corridors. If only I knew where she was, if only there was no danger to either of us.
“According to the controls…outside the TARDIS, the universe…is gone!”
A mysterious vortex envelopes the TARDIS, and in it’s wake the universe vanishes. Unable to explain how this could suddenly happen, the Doctor finds one clue: it originated from 13th Century England, Christine’s home time.
What caused the vortex? While the Doctor and Christine travel to the 13th Century to uncover the mystery behind the vortex, they are unaware that there is already another presence there, a band of technologically advanced aliens. But what is their purpose in this time period? And how is it that their leader, Draxen, already knows the Doctor since the Doctor has never met her before?
Soon, strange things begin to happen. Christine appears to be older and more modern, people whom the Doctor has never encountered behave as if they were old enemies. And there seems be an unusually high level of temporal energy in the area, even for 13th Century Earth.
Past, Present, and Future are colliding. As always, the Doctor is right in the thick of things. But how can he have to time to save everything, when everything has already been destroyed?
As the space shuttle Endevour floats high above the Earth, a strange satilite enters orbit. Once the satellite is brought back to Earth, the shuttle astronauts begin to die sudden, mysterious deaths, their lifeless bodies turning into souless monsters bent on destruction.
To try and discover what may be causing these mysterious deaths, the satellite is taken to EarthFire III, a revolutionary energy plant with state of the art research facilities. But the director of the plant seems more interested in the satellite and its contents than what he is letting on. And an unholy allience is struck between the occupants of the satellite and a U.S. Senator. All in the name of advancing a political agenda…or so the Senator thinks.
What plans do the strange entities have for Earth? Why are they trying to take over the three EarthFire stations? And can the Doctor stop them before all Earth is lost? Or is it already too late?
Fleeing an Earth corrupted by passions, cruelty, and hatred, the people of Kelos III sought to create the perfect society. But how could man overcome his very basic nature unless it was bred out of him?
A century after their society was established, the people of Kelos thought they had finally succeeded. A colony of genetically perfect humans anyone born or who would be born imperfect was subject to vaporization.
When the Doctor and Christine arrive, they find a society where only perfect life is valuable and the imperfect are hunted down as so much animal fodder, an infection that needs to be stamped out before it corrupts their world.
Can the Doctor save a society whose zeal for perfection will ultimately lead to their own extinction? Or will time run out as Christine is branded an imperfect and led away for vaporization before the Doctor’s very eyes?