Doctor Who and the Armageddon Factor


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Doctor Who and the Armageddon FactorDoctor Who and the Armageddon Factor


BOOK DETAILS

Pages 127
ISBN 0-426-20104-3
Publication Date 26 June 1980

SYNOPSIS

Some time ago, the White Guardian, one of the most powerful beings in the Cosmos, had set the The Doctor an urgent task – to find and reassemble the six segments of the Key to Time.

The Doctor and Romana had successfully retrieved five of the segments and now they have reached the planet Atrios in the middle of an atomic war, to search for the last, most vital piece.

Sinister dangers await them in this final stage of their quest …

THE ARMAGEDDON FACTOR is a novel in the Key to Time Sequence. Also available THE RIBOS OPERATION, THE STONES OF BLOOD, THE ANDROIDS OF TARA and THE POWER OF KROLL

NOTES

CHAPTER TITLES

  1. The Vanishing Planet
  2. Missile Strike
  3. Kidnapped
  4. A Trap for K9
  5. The Furnace
  6. Behind the Mirror
  7. The Shadow
  8. Lost of Zeos
  9. The Armageddon Factor
  10. The Planet of Evil
  11. Drax
  12. The Bargain
  13. Small World
  14. The Key to Time

DEVIATIONS FROM THE TELEVISED VERSION


  • The Shadow is an extra-dimensional ghost resurrected by the Black Guardian from one of The Doctor’s enemies.
  • The Shadow’s planet is an asteroid that resembles a medieval castle on the inside.
  • The planet is littered with trap doors.
  • The Doctor argues that the brief moment the Key was complete, the real White Guardian would have sorted everything out.
  • Drax mentions The Doctor’s exile to Earth. He also mentions purchasing a second-hand TARDIS instead of stealing one, like The Doctor and their other classmates had done, and went into repair and maintenance.

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