Invasion of the Cat-People
“Explode the buoys? But that will destroy the Earth!”
“Oh dear, so it will. Pass on my apologies to the humans, won’t you?”
Earth has been invaded. Twice. Thousands of years ago by a race searching for a new power source. More recently by the galactic marauders known as the Cat-People, who intend to continue the work done by the earlier visitors, with devastating results.
The recently regenerated Doctor, along with companions Ben and Polly, teams up with a group of amateur ghost-hunters and a mysterious white witch on a journey that takes them from twentieth-century Cumbria to the Arabian deserts of folklore and Australia 40,000 years in the past. Can the Doctor stop the invaders and disarm the bombs left buried beneath the planet’s surface — or have the ancient Aborigines of Australia sung the seeds of their own destruction?
- Invasion of the Cat-People was the thirteenth novel in the Virgin Missing Adventures series. It was written by Gary Russell. It featured the Second Doctor, Ben Jackson and Polly Wright
- When the Cat-People are searching around the Sol System they see signs of a lost civilisation.
- Ben finds clothes in the TARDIS wardrobe which have pockets that are bigger on the inside, much like the Doctor’s own coat pocket
- The Cat-People are related to the Cheetah People. (Survival)
- The War Machines and WOTAN, (The War Machines) the smugglers in Cornwall, (The Smugglers) the Cybermen (The Tenth Planet) and the Daleks (The Power of the Daleks) are all mentioned.
- The Time Vector Generator first appeared in The Wheel in Space.
- The Doctor says that he witnessed the Fall of Troy. (The Myth Makers)
- The Doctor mentions his friend Magnus from the Time Lord Academy. (The War Games)
- Polly recalls her encounters with the Daleks (The Power of the Daleks) and the Cybermen. (The Tenth Planet)
- Ben and Polly refer to their trip to the Snowcap in Antarctica in December 1986. (The Tenth Planet)
- Ben and Polly discuss the Doctor’s recent regeneration. (The Tenth Planet, The Power of the Daleks).
- A woman claimed that Polly looks exactly like her friend Michelle Leuppi in 1966. (The Faceless Ones)