|Publication Date||21 August 1980|
MARINUS a remote force-shielded island set in a sea of acid, governed by THE CONSCIENCE the ultimate computer which rules and balances the gentle life of Marinus, guarded by ARBITAN THE KEEPER ruthless protector of a peace-loving race threatened by YARTEK Warlord of the brutal sub-human Voords, sworn enemy of Arbitan and of Marinus, who has within his grasp
THE KEYS OF MARINUS the Conscience’s vital micro-circuits, the doors of good and evil.
Can The Doctor find the hidden circuits in time? Arbitan’s command was ‘Find them, OR DIE!’
- The Sea of Death
- The Marble City
- The Velvet Web
- The Brains of Morphoton
- The Screaming Jungle
- The Whispering Darkness
- The Snows of Terror
- The Demons
- The Mystery of the Locked Room
- The Missing Key
- Arbitan’s Revenge
- Final Goodbyes
DEVIATIONS FROM THE TELEVISED STORY
- The Voord are identified as a frog-like subspecies with bullet-shaped heads, lacking their distinctive helmets.
- The warrior who initially follows Susan around the outside of the City is a “Class 1 Voord Assault Trooper” that has been programmed to kill enemies on sight, indicating that it is partly mechanical or robotic in nature.
- Yartek is said to have developed a technological immuniser that he distributed amongst his followers rather than the unexplained resistance to the Conscience’s pacifying influence of the televised version.