Vortex Ice/Cortex Fire
Colin Baker (The Doctor), Lisa Greenwood (Flip), Shobu Kapoor (Sai Chopra), Orlando Seale (Dylan Argent), Monty D’Inverno (Jannik Woolf), Rebecca Todd (Khoralla), Simon Dylan-Kane (Halus), Eve Webster (Bav/Cortex/Enforcer). Other parts played by members of the cast.
Vortex Ice by Jonathan Morris
In search of ‘exotic particles’, The Doctor and Flip arrive 700 feet underground, in a mine in Northern Mexico – only to run into a scientific expedition. Among their number, an exobiologist. They’re all on the hunt for alien life! Deep underground, the team finally uncovers a cave of vast crystals – like ice, despite the heat. And inside the crystal: something frozen. Something trapped in time. If only it were something simple, like a monster. But it’s far, far worse than that.
Cortex Fire by Ian Potter
The Doctor brings Flip to the futuristic city of Festin, the best vantage point to witness a unique astronomical light show. In a city governed by the all-powerful network known as the Cortex, they’re soon identified as outsiders – nihilists, perhaps, responsible for a wave of terror that’s been sweeping the city… But the truth is different. The people of Festin are burning up. Spontaneously combusting. And no-one knows why.
Written by: Jonathan Morris, Ian Potter
Directed by: Ken Bentley
The Doctor refers to artron energy. (Four to Doomsday)
The Doctor states that Gallifrey is “just to the left” of Karn. (The Brain of Morbius)
Flip has a dream about her boyfriend Jared Ramon and her mother ballroom dancing. (The Curse of Davros)