The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe find themselves on an almost deserted space lab. Earth Station 454 is being closed down, mothballed, its staff relocated. Years of research and co-operation are coming to an end and only distinguished xeno-botantist Professor Arnold Biggs remains on board.
But is there more to the closure than meets the eye? For the operation is being supervised by the Rosemariners of the planet Rosa Damascena. Their terrifying Commander, Rugosa, seems to have something to hide. Who is he? What do the Rosemariners want with the scientists? And what is the secret of Rosedream?
In a world where no one is quite what They seem, and deadly plants lurk around every corner, The Doctor will have to use all his ingenuity just to stay alive… just to stay himself.
- The Rosemariners was the eighth release in the third series of The Lost Stories.
- Professor Arnold Biggs, who is in his mid 60s, is a xeno-botanist.
- Earth Station 454 is to be closed down with immediate effect after six years of operation.
- Jamie’s scientific knowledge is scant, but he is incredibly curious.
- Jamie accidentally causes the TARDIS, which had been placed in a holding pattern by The Doctor, to materialise on Earth Station 454.
- The Rosemariners are native to Rosa Damascena. They have green-brown skin and warts. Their heads are slightly out of proportion to the rest of their bodies, relative to humans.
- The Doctor tells Jamie and Zoe that the Daleks were responsible for the disappearance of the crew of the Mary Celeste in 1872. (The Chase)
- The Doctor mentions that the Daleks were on Kembel in 4000. (The Daleks’ Master Plan)
- The Doctor and Zoe both refer to her eidetic memory. (The Wheel in Space)