The Doctors need your help! The Master has stolen the funds from the Children In Need Charity and has hidden it in the dimension of human greed, along with one of the Doctor’s selves and a hapless constable. The only way to free the funds and save the Doctor and constable is to give to the charity Children In Need and prove that human generosity is alive and well!
In pursuit of past-times, the Doctor and Robbie visit Planet Earth in the year 2900. It is a golden age for humanity and home to one of the wonders of the Milky Way galaxy: The Sanctuary.
An orbiting shelter-of-last-resort, the Sanctuary was built to preserve the many extra-terrestrial animal species of the Milky Way, whose home planets are dead or dying. The monumental project represents the single most massive conservation effort in the history of mankind.
But all has not gone to plan…
The Doctor and Robbie arrive to discover that humanity, with the best of intentions, has nevertheless placed itself on the brink of self-destruction.
The two adventurers set forth upon a course that will take them backward in time and halfway across the galaxy in search of Planet Earth’s salvation…
The hope of an entire world rests on the shoulders of a young child. But there are those who want the boy for their own reasons. When the Doctor involves himself, he finds that he has set in motion a chain of events that will end all life on the planet.
Even the best of intentions are meaningless unless the Doctor can somehow undo the damage he has wrought, and still find a way to end an injustice that has been going on for generations.
Humanity has finally done it. Scientists at a base in London are about to open a Wormhole to a far off sector of the galaxy. The implications are enormous, and nothing will ever be the same again. Mankind will finally be able to travel amongst the stars.
But the Doctor knows something is wrong. Mankind shouldn’t have this kind of technology, not in the early 21st century. But who gave them the technology? What for? Why is UNIT being kept in the dark? And why exactly does the head of the Ministry of Defence have a Sontaran hiding in his cupboard?
Probe 847385 is malfunctioning. The images it is sending back are jumbled. It is no longer responding to commands. Now, two technicians must attempt to retrieve and deactive the probe before it is discovered.
The problem is, it has already been discovered. And been given a new name: Moira Skye.
“Now, all my young Dookies and Duchesses,
Take warning from what I do say
Mind all is your own as you touchesses,
Or you’ll join us in Botany Bay.”
– Stephens and Yardley, Botany Bay, 1885
It’s Sydney Town, 1795, an isolated penal settlement less than a decade old and bitterly divided along class and racial lines. Survival, let alone success, is not yet assured. The natives have been driven out of the cove and the first emancipated convicts are now taking up land selections. But how much do these European castaways know about what lurks in a truly alien environment?
“If you don’t let me go Governor, everyone in this colony will be dead within the next week.”
– The Doctor
A well meaning but inept Governor, his resilient daughter, an elitist and racist marine garrison, a “civilised” native trapped between the European and Aboriginal worlds, a fallen aristocrat, a light-fingered urchin from the streets of London, and two mysterious visitors from elsewhere, are about to face an adversary older than the land itself…an adversary which has been growing unchecked on the lost continent at the edge of the world for over a millennia.
“There are no innocents aside from my children, Doctor. The Quinkins are to rid this place of the outsiders. You should not have interfered. Seize the Doctor, my children. Seize him! The Doctor must die!!!”
If you die in the future, what do they put on your gravestone? The Doctor is like the spinning of the earth, the fire of the stars, and the flow of time itself and he will find me a cure. Still with everything that has happened I fear that even the Doctor doesn’t have the time or the resources to remedy me and save everyone else. And if my death can save all these people…