The Taking of Planet 5
Twelve million years ago, a war touched the Earth briefly. Now, in Antarctica, an archaeological team has discovered the detritus of the conflict. And it’s alive.
Twelve million years ago, a creature evolved that was capable of consuming all life in the universe. Now someone, or something, is desperate enough to want to revive it.
Outside the ordered universe, things move. They’re hungry. And something has given them the scent of our space/time.
In the far future, The Doctor has learnt of the war and feels he must intervene — but it’s more than just a local conflict of interest. One of the groups of combatants is from his own future, and the other has never, ever, existed.
- The Taking of Planet 5 was the twenty-eighth release in the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures series. It was written by Simon Bucher-Jones and Mark Clapham. It featured The Doctor, Fitz Kreiner, and Compassion.
- This story is a sequel to Image of the Fendahl.
- Vorg the Magnificent (Carnival of Monsters) is mentioned by The Doctor whilst at the Museum of Things That Don’t Exist.
- A temporal anomaly disgorges the Borad (Timelash) and is dealt with by temporal investigators.
- Yartek and the Voord are mentioned by The Doctor. (The Keys of Marinus)
- Compassion notes that The Doctor has burnt out the TARDIS’s tractor beam at some point, noting that he must have been doing something stupid like trying to lasso a star (The Creature from the Pit).