|Publication Date||20 October 1988|
In a final bid to regain control of the TARDIS‘ faulty control system the First Doctor is driven to experiment with a dangerous untried combination. With a violent explosion, the TARDIS blacks out and the crew find themselves trapped inside. A simple technical fault? Sabotage? Or something even more sinister?
Tension mounts as The Doctor and his companions begin to suspect one another. What has happened to the TARDIS?
Slowly a terrifying suspicion dawns. Has the TARDIS become the prisoner of some powerful fifth intelligence which is even now haunting the time-machine’s dark and gloomy corridors?
- The Seeds of Suspicion
- Inside the Machine
- ‘Like a Person Possessed’
- The End of Time
- The Haunting
- The Brink of Disaster
- A Race Against Time
DEVIATIONS FROM THE TELEVISED STORY
- Barbara hallucinates that Ian had too much to drink at the Cricketers.
- The sleeping quarters are located a significant distance from the console room in the novelisation.
- An original scene features The Doctor and Ian in the TARDIS engine rooms.
- Susan and Ian are having breakfast when the TARDIS materialises. The transition into Marco Polo exists, but is vaguer than its televised counterpart and lacks the cliffhanger ending.