20 November 1975
The most amazing DOCTOR WHO adventure, in which Doctors One, Two and Three cross time and space and come together to fight a ruthlessly dangerous enemy – OMEGA. Once a Time Lord himself, now exiled to a black hole in space, Omega is seeking a bitter and deadly revenge against the whole Universe…
DOCTOR WHO scripts — awarded the 1974 Writers’ Guild Award for the best British children’s original drama script.
- Lightning from Space
- Attack from the Unknown
- The Menace of the Black Hole
- Beyond the Unknown
- A Shock for the Brigadier
- In the Hands of the Enemy
- Door to Freedom
- Escape from Omega
- ‘All things shall be destroyed’
- Return through the Flame
- Three Doctors Minus Two
DEVIATIONS FROM THE TELEVISED STORY
- Jo is given greater respect from the First Doctor than in the television story.
- the Second Doctor speaks to the the man from the ministry in person rather than on videophone.
- An original sequence features the Brigadier, Jo and Benton fruitlessly trying to fortify UNIT.
- The last name of Arthur Ollis is changed to Arthur Hollis.
- There is a Young Time Lord in the novel that was not present in the TV story.
- The Gel guards are named as Blob men.
- The Blob men, as Terrance Dicks described them, appear to have arms and legs and a sort of head. This is different from the TV story, as in the TV story, they are blobs of jelly with a claw.
- The blob men are more advanced in the novel. An example is when Benton blows one apart, the legs keep running before finally, the legs fall down.
- Mrs. Ollis (Hollis in this novel) has the first name of Mary.