Today sees the release of the last two of this month's Doctor Who releases: main range story 1963: The Space Race and Lost Stories tale The Queen of Time.
Written by Jonathan Morris, Doctor Who: 1963: The Space Race finds the Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker, 1984-1986 on TV) alongside Peri (Nicola Bryant) once more as the pair find themselves in the centre of the Cold War.
November 1963, and the Soviet space programme reigns supreme. Having sent the first animals, then the first men beyond Earth's atmosphere, now they're sending a manned capsule into orbit around the Moon.
Just as Vostok Seven passes over into the dark side, however, its life support system fails. Only the intervention of the Sixth Doctor and Peri, adopting the identities of scientists from Moscow University, means that contact with the capsule is regained.
But something has happened to the cosmonaut on board. She appears to have lost her memory, and developed extreme claustrophobia. Maybe she’s not quite as human as she used to be…
From outlines by Brian Hayles adapted by Catherine Harvey, Doctor Who - The Lost Stories: The Queen of Time re-teams Frazer Hines (Jamie in the TV series, and once again also delivering his superb Patrick Troughton impersonation) and Wendy Padbury (Zoe on TV) as the TARDIS team takes on a foe who has a rather familiar air about her...
Somewhere outside our universe, she is waiting.
A god-like immortal, living in a realm of clocks. The hours tick slowly by as she plots and plans. She is readying her trap. A trap for a very special man in a very special police box.
Hecuba has all the time in the world. But for the Doctor, time is running out.
Both stories are available to download now, and CD copies are being sent out today for subscribers and those who pre-ordered.
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