The TARDIS has tracked the Timewyrm to the edge of the Universe and the end of time – to the lush planet Kirith, a paradise inhabited by a physically perfect race.
Ace is not impressed. Kirith has all the appeal of a wet weekend in Margate, and its inhabitants look like third-rate Aussie soap stars.
The Doctor is troubled, too: If the Timewyrm is here, why can’t he find her? Why have the elite Panjistri lied consistently to the Kirithons they govern? And is it possible that the catastrophe that he feels impending is the result of his own past actions?
Full length science fiction novels, stories too broad and too deep for the small screen. Produced with the approval of BBC Television, the New Adventures takes the TARDIS into previously unexplored realms of space and time.
Nigel Robinson was for several years the or in charge of novelisations based on Doctor Who television stories. Now a freelance writer and or, he has written several Doctor Who novelisations and other books about the programme. Timewyrm: Apocalypse is the third adventure in the four-volume Timewyrm series.
- Timewyrm: Apocalypse is the third book in the New Adventures series. It was written by Nigel Robinson. It features the Seventh Doctor and Ace.
- The Second Doctor has in his pockets a pair of conkers, a yo-yo, a bag of glass marbles, an old banana skin and a needle and thread.
- The Second Doctor sends his seventh self a warning about the Timewyrm.
- This is the third novel in the Timewyrm tetralogy.
- The Rills are mentioned. (Galaxy 4)
- The prologue is a brief summary of the events of Logopolis.
- Pg 2 “Without them, they knew that the universe would surely contract and fall back on himself, until it finally returned to the state it was in the beginning.” Rather charmingly, this sentence assigns the universe a gender.
- Pg 2 This page also demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of the concepts explored in Logopolis, including muddling up the heat death of the universe with its contraction, whereas these two things are totally unconnected. It then goes on to suggest that the Logopolitans were trying to fix the latter when, in fact, they were attempting to deal with the former. Equally, it suggests that the universe was in a state of equilibrium at the time of Logopolis, neither contracting nor expanding, which is scientifically dubious at best. Given that the book makes no further mention of Logopolis, the reference to it here was a huge rod that Robinson made for his own back.
- Pg 4 “The sea voyage to Kandasi is long, and the trip disorienting even to we of the Panjistri.” This doesn’t exactly square with Pg 158 “Raphael was looking out apprehensively at Kandasi: they had left the Harbours almost twenty minutes ago and were fast approaching the shore.” So we presumably have a long, disorienting 25-minute sea voyage.
- Pg 14 “He sulked like the little child he often pretended to be.” Given that this second Doctor cameo is explicitly slotted in straight after The Power of the Daleks, one wonders how he’s had time to develop his ‘sulking little child’ persona so ‘often’.
cans of nitro: Ace has apparently run out of nitro nine-A, the marble-sized explosives capsules from the previous novel.
Hammer Horror: Franchise of filmed-in-England horror movies with such actors as Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, known for Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, and Frankenstein remakes.
FEATURED ALIEN RACES
The Kirithons, a genetically engineered race.
The Panjistri, genetic engineers.