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Peter Davison's tenure in the role marked the last era of stability of the programme. Although the show lost it's longest running and arguable most popular star, viewers took to the new vulnerable fifth Doctor and for a time the ratings for the show rose beyond what they had been during Tom Baker's final years.

This period also saw the return of the Doctor's arch nemesis the Master, in the form of the dastardly Anthony Ainley. Other element's from the show's past such as Omega, the Black and White Guardians and the Sea Devils also reappeared. This culminated in the nostalgiafest of the 20th anniversary special 'The Five Doctors', which saw as many doctors, companions and enemiesthrown together as possible. While the production team proudly showcased the best from the show's past, little did they know once Davision decided to quit, how unstable it's future would be.


Stories:
Season 19

Project Zeta-Sigma

Romaniods

Genesis of the Cybermen

The Enemy Within

Hebos

The Torsum Triumviratae

Mouth of Grath

Farer Nohan

Soldar and the Plastiods

Psychrons

The Dogs of Darkness

Way Down Yonder

Season 20

Song of the Space Whale

Warmongers

The Return

The Six Doctors

The War Game

Parasites

Untitled (Haunted House)

Poison

The House that Ur-Cjak Built

The Place Where All Times Meet

Fenris

The SCI

The Zeldan

 

 

Season 21

Manwatch

Hex

Ghost Planet

Circus of Destiny

The Zeldan

The Darkness

Underworld

The Rogue TARDIS

The Elite


Project Zeta-Sigma (or Project 4G)

by: Colin Flanagan and Andrew McCullough
Episodes: 4
Submitted for: Season 19

Story:
In an alien galaxy, two super-planets are engaged in arms escalation when one side creates an ultimate defence shield around their world which nothing can penetrate. The TARDIS manages to get through to some extent, leaving the crew invisible and intangible to their surroundings. A peace conference between the two sides has been organized, attended by both antagonists, the Hawks and Doves. A Dove speaker says that now they have the defence shield they can force the other world to disarm and also to withdraw from a similar world which the Hawks have annexed. The Hawks refute this and plan a final attack; they are playing for time since their reason for invading the smaller world was to mine a vital ingredient for their latest weapon - a coating which will allow a missile to be fired into the sun, start a chemical reaction and burn out the solar system.

The Hawks' chief scientist, Sergio, is a maniac who wishes to use the deterrent to force power away from the politicians and into the hands of the rational scientists (in later versions of the script, the character became the Master, plotting to dominate the solar system). The missile is fired, and the Doctor suggests that both sides must fire all of their weapons at it to stop it reaching the sun; all warheads are deployed but the missile is too close to the sun and they melt before reaching their target.

At the start of the final episode, Sergio/the Master escapes as the Doctor's party manage to enter his control room. The Doctor attempts to activate the missile's fail-safe and put it into orbit around the sun, but bungles his plan. The missile enters the sun... and emerges through the other side, as the Doctor knew it would. The missile is too resistant, and the Doctor exploited the situation to melt the stockpiles of Hawks and Doves and end the conflict. One of the Doctor's companions comments that the Doctor knew the outcome all along, to which the Doctor smiles. "That's a very disarming smile, Doctor!" comments the companion.

Notes:
This story was meant to be the opener for season 19, and latterly part of a trilogy introducing the new Master. When it was realised that extensive rewrites were required it was pushed back to second, then last of the season before being finally dropped and replaced by 'Castrovalva'.


Romaniods

by: Geoff Lowe
Episodes:
Submitted for: Season 19

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Genesis of the Cybermen

by: Gerry Davis
Episodes:
Submitted for:

Story: Intending to fix the TARDIS’s faulty zero regulator, the Doctor and his companion (Peri?) land on a pre-cybernised Mondas, where they meet the benevolent King Paulus and his two sons, the scientist prince Dega, and the artist prince Sylvan. While the Doctor repairs the zero regulator Peri, who has taken a shine to prince Sylvan, shows him the TARDIS. The Doctor returns just in time to find Sylvan tinkering with the TARDIS controls, and accidentally sends the ship into flight. The Doctor quickly lands, but when they step outside they find that they have moved 50 years into the future.

Mondas has become a changed world, now under the leadership of Dega, the pursuit of scientific achievement is the primary goal, with the greatest advances being in the field of cybernetics. The king has had his arms and legs replaced with cybernetic limbs and is about to have his head replaced and his brain augmented, turning himself into the first Cyberman.

The Doctor, now realising what is happening, begs Dega to reconsider. The king is furious at this insolence and orders the royal guards to take the Doctor away. In the confusion Peri is able to slip away from the palace into the surrounding forest.

The King expains to his brother that through the process of cybernisation, his people would achieve immortality and would be unstoppable, able to conquer the universe, starting with Mondas’ twin: Earth. Monda’s resouces are limited and they need energy to survive, energy which Earth has in abundance. Dega offers Sylvan joint kingship over the Earth and Mondas if he will agree to be cybernised.

Hiding in the forest Peri is found by a group descended from the artists of King Paulus’ time, the Sylvans, named after the artist prince. Forced to abandon their artistic ways the Sylvans sole purpose is to collect food for the palace. Peri tells the Sylvans that their prince has returned. They decide to rescue their prince and the Doctor before they are turned into cold unfeeling Cybermen.

The Doctor and Queen Meta are taken to the Transformer room where they witness the final part of Dega’s cybernisation. The king then instructs that the Doctor be cybernised.

The Sylvans, having infiltrated the palace, storm the transformer room only to be repelled by the palace guards, but not before they free the Doctor; however peri and Sylvan are recaptured. Dega decides to start the mass production of cybermen and to ready his space fleet for the invasion of Earth, with peri the first to be cybernised. Peri appeals to the queen, hoping that there is still a shred of female compassion in her newly cybernetic body. Her pleas fall on deaf ears.

Seeing Sylvans discomfort at Peri’s distress, Dega’s chief of Staff Krail offers him a bargain: Peri’s life in exchange for the location of the TARDIS. Sylvan tells him but Krail reneges on the deal saying that bargains are illogical and have no meaning; before throwing Peri into the transformation chamber. This betrayal angers the Queen who orders Krail to stand down. Krail complies but insists that this be reported to the King and storms out. The Queen leads Sylvan and Peri to a secret passageway used to get to the royal launchpad.

In the throne room the new Cyberman army is lining up before the King. Krail informs Dega of what took place at he transformation room. Furious, the King rushes to confront his Queen, where he finds the prisoners gone. Meta refuses to tell him where they are, but he is able to extract the information by reading her thoughts. He races after the prisoner followed by Krail and a phalanx of Cybermen.

At the other end of the passage Sylvan and Peri emerge onto the launchpad where they find the Doctor and the rebels preparing to board the spacecraft and escape. In the distance they hear the sound of Cybermen approaching, Slyvan hurries the rebels onto the ship and urges the Doctor and Peri to follow. The Doctor tells Sylvan that they will not be coming with them as they have to find their way back to the TARDIS. Suddenly they find themselves surrounded by Cybermen led by Dega. Dega accuses Sylvan of being a traitor and tries to kill him, only to be shot down by Queen Meta before landing the killing blow. Sylvan makes his way into the ship, but Krail arrives with more Cybermen and kills the Queen.

The Sylvans start the ships engines and in the confusion the Doctor and Peri are able to escape back to the TARDIS only to find it surrounded by Cybermen, however the tremors from the escaping ship put the Cybermen off balance and the pair are able to weave between them and get inside. The Doctor realises that the huge impact of the rocket’s engines must have thrown the planet out of it’s orbit, and opens the scanner to find Mondas heading away from Earth and out into the solar system.

Notes: Having found out that the production team had used the Cybermen without first seeking his permission, Davis contacted them and sumitted this story. it was rejected as substandard by Eric Saward, who went on to write the next Cyberman story, 'Attack of the Cybermen', himself. This story later appeared in David Banks' 'Cybermen' book.



The Enemy Within

by: Christopher Priest
Episodes:
Submitted for: Season 19

Story:
A living entity has found it's way into the heart of the TARDIS and is menacing the crew. The Doctor tries to find a way to expel it before the creature destroys all aboard and finds that it is actually a manifestion of the Doctor's fears. Unfortunately he is unable to save Adric from the creature's wrath.

Notes:
After the failure of Preist's first script (Sealed Orders) to make it to screen, Christopher H. Bidmead decided to commission a second story, stipulating that the character of Adric had to be killed off. He worked closely with Eric Saward to ensure that his scripts were suitable, however some time later he discovered that he had not been paid. He contacted John Nathan-Turner, who informed him that he would not be paid unless major rewrites were carried out. He took the case to the Writers’ Guild and won payment. Later, he learned that Saward had described his work as ‘disastrous’, and won a written apology from the production team after taking his case to then Head of Series David Reid.
The story was replaced by Earthshock.

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Hebos

by: Rod Beacham
Episodes:
Submitted for: Season 19

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The Torsum Triumviratae

by: Andrew Smith
Episodes:
Submitted for: Season 19

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The Mouth of Grath

by: Malcome Edwards
Submitted for: Season 19

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Farer Nohan

by: Andrew Stephenson
Submitted for: Season 19

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Soldar and the Plastiods

by: John Bennett
Submitted for: Season 19

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Psychrons

by: Terence Greer
Episodes: 4
Submitted for: Season 19

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The Dogs of Darkness

by: Jack Gardener
Episodes: 4
Submitted for: Season 19

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Way Down Yonder

by: Lesley Elizabeth Thomas
Episodes: 4
Submitted for: Season 20

Story: Set in New Orleans, and teaming up the Second & Sixth Doctors

Notes
: Inspired by Nathan-Turner's visit to New Orleans and comments by Patrick Troughton that he'd like to play the Doctor again. Originally this was planned to be a major co-production deal with Doctor Who's USA distributor and written by Lesley Thomas. The script was later turned over to Robert Holmes and would basically be The Two Doctors; when the deal fell through, the story was renamed and relocated to Spain.

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Song of the Space Whale

by: Pat Mills & John Wagner
Episodes:
Submitted for: Season 20

Story:


Notes:

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Warmongers

by: Marc Platt and Charles M Stevens
Episodes:
Submitted for: Season 20

Story: Set in London during the Blitz, the Sontarans and the Rutans are carrying on their unending war of attrition. In addition, the warloving Sontarans are sending secrets to the Nazis in a bid to spice up the conflict.

Notes:
A storyline was submitted in 1983 by Marc Platt (later to write ‘Ghost Light’) and Charles M Stevens (a pseudonym for J Jeremy Bentham, a Doctor Who historian). They met with script editor Eric Saward but the idea was not taken forward.

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The Return (or Warhead)

by: Eric Saward
Episodes: 4
Submitted for: Season 20

Story: No sooner has the Doctor welcomed Kamelion aboard the TARDIS when it is dragged through time and space to the docklands of 1984 where a bomb disposal squad have found alien cannisters. Two false policemen attack and wipe out the squad and then transform into duplicates - they are androids like Kamelion, who is in fact a product of Dalek technology. Kamelion's former programming takes him over and he captures the Doctor and in the TARDIS they head to the far future.

It transpires that in Genesis of the Daleks, the Doctor DID affect the development of the Daleks making them less cunning though more aggressive creatures. Now on the verge of extinction after being defeated by the Movellans, the Gold Emperor of the Daleks hires Lytton and his mercenaries to break into a space station. The crew are apathetic because in this new history the Daleks are not considered a threat, and so when the mercenaries attack they win. The survivors of the crew flee to the self-destruct chamber and set up a Mexican stand off situation.

Davros is revived and decides the Daleks are a lost cause and wants to start again. The Doctor escapes and resolves to kill Davros as if he is allowed to live he will save the Daleks from extinction. At the last moment, the Doctor cannot bring himself to commit murder as it would also mean genocide - killing Davros kills the Daleks. Kamelion breaks his conditioning and releases the Movellan virus. The humans escape as Davros dies from the virus. In order to stop the other Kamelion androids from continuing the Dalek plan to enslave the galaxy, Kamelion uses the self-destruct on the station to wipe out the others.

Back on Earth, the Doctor, Tegan and Turlough return to the TARDIS only to discover the Gold Emperor has escaped - someday, somehow, the Daleks will rise again...

Notes: This storyline was immediately rejected by Terry Nation who did not want to see a story where the Daleks were defeated for good. He demanded that the Daleks be 'toughened up', the Gold Emperor replaced with his own creation the Supreme Dalek and Davros to survive the story but assumed to be dead. Industrial action meant the story was abandoned (losing Michael Wisher who was to return as Davros) and also meaning the story could not continue right after The King's Demons. The increasing problems with the Kamelion android prop meant that angle no longer worked. Eric Saward rewrote Kamelion's story arc as Stein and also made the Daleks stronger with their plans to conquer Earth and Gallifrey, however did not change the scene which established the Daleks had lost the Movellan war and were significantly weakened. This story was accepted as The Ressurection, and eventually mutated into 'Ressurection of the Daleks'.


The Six Doctors

by: Robert Holmes
Episodes: 1
Submitted for: 20th Anniversary Special

Story: The first Doctor and Susan are walking across planet Maladoom exploring the local flora and fauna. unbeknownst to them they are being watched on a video camera. 'incredibly lifelike' says an unseen voice approvingly.

In the TARDIS the Fifth Doctor is struggling with the controls as the ship is pulled into a time vortex. The Doctor explains that someone must be interfering with the polarity of time and matter. With a great deal of effort Doctor manages to bring the ship into land safely on Maladoom and resolves to find the person behind the temporal distortion. Across the Doctors time stream, his previous incarnations all encounter the same distortion and come to the same decision

The fifth Doctor and Tegan come across a rectangular panel inset into a craggy rock face. As the he examines it, jets slide out and puff out a va pour which makes the pair collapse unconscious. One by one the other Doctors are lured into similar automated traps and imprisoned in a cryogenic chamber. After a time the Master comes into the cryogenic chamber and gloats over his success at bringing the Doctor, in all his incarnations, to his knees.

The second doctor's unconscious body is taken to an operating theatre, where two Cybermen are preparing to examine the doctor's physiology to find out the organic mechanism that separates Time Lords from other species. Once they find it they intend to implant it into the Cybermen and become lords of time.

During an attempt to revive the Doctor, he goes into terminal collapse and is eventually pronounced extinct. The Cybermen are unconcerned since they have 4 more doctors to experiment on an return him to the cryogenic chamber. Once the doors have closed the second Doctor revives himself from his self induced cataleptic state. He then disconnects the freezer panels and the other Doctors and companions slowly start to awaken.

having revaluated their reviving techniques the cybermen return to the chamber to collect another doctor for analysis only to be taken unawares by the newly revived time lords who subsequently escape.

Back out on the surface of the planet they meet the First doctor and Susan, who are actually cyborg copies. The Cyberdoctor tries to lead them into an ambush but he is unmasked as a fake just in time and destroyed.

The eventually come to a shining hill. At it's centre is a mass of technology linked to the Master's TARDIS which has increased it's power a thousand fold. This power has created a time vacuum to which all the time travelers were drawn. The Doctors find out however that it is now feeding back into itself and will soon cause an implosion in this part of space, leaving nothing but a black hole.

By working together the doctors are able to stabilize the machinery and eventually bringing it to a halt, but not before the master turns up with one last trick which the Doctors must overcome. Once the Master's TARDIS and it's extension has been stopped the Doctors one by one are returned to their own time streams leaving the fifth Doctor and Tegan alone.


Wargame

Story: The Cybermen team up with the Daleks

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Untitled (Haunted House)

by: Tanith Lee
Episodes: 4
Submitted for: Season 20

Story: A haunted house-style story featuring only the regulars, and how their relationship with each other is effected by an outside force that slowly drains the life out of them.

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Parasites

by: Bill Lyons
Episodes: 4
Submitted for: Season 20

Story: The Doctor discovers that an alien race apparently enslaved by humanity is in fact secretly controlling their 'masters'

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Poison

by: Rod Beecham
Episodes: 2
Submitted for: Season 20

Story: Concerned mysterious goings-on in a rural English village.

Notes: Rod Beacher appeared in Doctor Who as Corporal Lane in The Web of Fear.

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The House that Ur-Cjak Built

by: Andrew Stephenson
Episodes: 4
Submitted for: Season 20

Story: A mansion of death traps is where the mysterious dictator of an alien planet keeps the natives from revolting against him.

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The Place Where All Times Meet

by: Colin Davis
Episodes: 4
Submitted for: Season 20

Story:
People from different periods in history find themselves able to move between times in the English countryside.

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Fenris

by: Marc Platt
Episodes: 2
Submitted for: Season 20

Story:
The Doctor, Tegan and Nyssa arrive aboard the Trans-Amazon express monorail. In the year 2150, the Amazon basin has become the Amazon desert. There they encounter the mysterious Elvira de Burgos, who they discover is the leader of a gathering of a whole pack of werewolves. Normally solitary creatures, the werewolves are exhibiting the social behaviour of normal wolves.

Notes: Marc Platt submitted a werewolf storyline to script editor Eric Saward around 1982. Nothing came of it, though he later resurrected it as the basis for his Big Finish play Loups Garoux, with Turlough replacing Tegan and Nyssa.

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The SCI

by: William Emms
Submitted for: Season 20

Story:
The Doctor and his companions land on the planet Alden where they discover the population are under mental control.

Notes: This was one of two storylines submitted by Williams Emms, who had written
‘Galaxy Four’ for the First Doctor, during the early 1980s


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The Zeldan

by: William Emms
Submitted for: Season 20

Story:


Notes: This was one of two storylines submitted by Williams Emms, who had written
‘Galaxy Four’ for the First Doctor, during the early 1980s


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Manwatch

by: Christopher Bailey
Submitted for:
Season 21

Story:
The Doctor and his companions become involved in the intrigue and events in Byzantium.

Notes:
Following on from Snakedance, Bailey sumbitted a third storyline, set in Byzantium as he was interested in the subject at the time. The storyline started life as Maytime, then became Manwatch. Bailey struggled to find a story to link the events together, and despite being reworked for the Sixth Doctor as The Children Of Seth, the story was never completed.

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Hex

by: Peter Ling
Episodes: 2
Submitted for: Season 21

Story: The TARDIS alerts the Doctor to a massive influx of beings from an unknown alien planet to the Earth. Landing to investigate he finds that there have been a spate of mysterious kidnaps of the worlds eminent scientists. using the TARDIS the doctor manages to locate the destination of the force beam that is bringing the aliens to earth to home of a professor Sallinger.

The Doctor and Peri visit the professor and try to warn him that he will probably be the next kidnap victim, and suggests that he use himself as bait to expose and trap the aliens. the professor refuses to believe them, and shoos them out, however the Doctor is able to attach a mind bug to him so should the professor disappear, he can be traced.
later that evening the professor is attacked by a insect creature, in the TARDIS the doctor receives a garbled message form the Mind bug "..hex". Thinking that "hex" may refer to the planet Hex agora, the doctor checks the co-ordinates and sure enough, it leads to the planet. They set off in search of the professor.

Looking around he they find that it is very similar to earth, both topographically, culturally and technologically. they only realises the difference when a policeman sprouts wings and flies into the air.

They are met by a young man who takes them to honeycomb like royal palace to meet Zafia, the beautiful queen of Hexagoria The Queen explains to them that the reason for their trips to Earth is because the planet is cooling down. Earth at one point went through a similar change and they are conducting research into the possible effects.

She takes them to a hospital where they find many rooms containing cocooned in a spider web like material Hexagorians on life support machines. Hexargorians are dependant on the Solar energy, the Queen tells them with tears in her eyes, and her people are dying out. The Doctor pledges to do anything he can to help, but must first get some things from the TARDIS.

Once inside the Doctor tells Peri that the mind bug had been activated while the were in the hospital, so the Professor must have been close by. He lands the TARDIS inside the hospital and the pair search for the professor. They find him in one of the cocoons, but are before they can free him they captured by two guards, however after a time they are able to escape and take the professor to the TARDIS. Still in a coma like state, He is hooked up to a mindforce machine which can display the professors dreams on a small scanner and the pair find that the professor is reliving his moment of capture over and over again.

The Doctor increases the power to the Mindforce machine which causes the professor to come to. and make for the palace to confront Zafia, her ruse exposed the explains that he need the brain power of the Earth scientists to boost the Hexagorians central power source, the brain bank. All Hexagorians are dependant on the brain ban, which is controlled by the Zafia.

The Doctor suggests that their only option for survival is to abandon the brian bank and move to a new planet where they can cultivate their own sources of power. Zafia agrees on the condition that the doctor to marry her. She reveals that she is a Time Lord, and through their union there would be no limit to their powers.

Meanwhile, the professor and Peri go to look for the doctor in the palace. They find the Doctor in the queens quarters, covered in webbing and flanked by two insects. the queen instructs them to take the doctor back to the TARDIS. Peri and the professor meet the young man who brought them to the palace, Jezz, and plead with him to help them saves the Doctor. When they tell him of the insect like monsters Jezz does not believe them, so peri take him up to the queens quarters, where they find the doctor up and about, and no sign of the monsters. As they return to the TARDIS Peri tells the Doctor what she saw. The doctor theorizes that the insects are the guards true form, and goes to the TARDIS library to consult his books on Hexagoria. To his surprise he finds that all the books with reference to hexagoria have been destroyed, and sticky web like material left in their wake. In the meantime Peri consults her own biology books about insect species, and concocts a theory.
Anxious to test out her theory she makes for the hospital and starts peeling of the cocoon material from one of the patients To her horror she fins that it is Jezz, who has been replaced by a copy or something. The duplicate Jezz enters and takes her prisoner.

The Doctor rushes to the palace and confronts zafia about the destruction of his books and she assures him that the culprits will be found . The professor comes after him and tells then doctor that Peri has been captured. The queen orders the guards to detain the two, however they are able to escape.

In the clinic ward, peri is wrapped in webbing to be prepared to have her mind drained. Jezz appears and Peri begs him to help her, Jezz concedes but he is unsure why. Peri theorizes that the emotions of the real Jezz have somehow rubbed of on him. Peri asks him to set her free but he refuses, however he sets up the bed so it looks like Peri is actually plugged into the brain bank. Peri, pleads for Jezz to at least let the Doctor know where she is so that he can come and find her, Jezz agrees.

In the TARDIS the Doctor asks the professor what happened to Peri. The professor explains the situation and the Doctor rushes to find her, taking a torch with him. Arriving at the palace gardens the Doctor hangs the lamp to the branch of a tree so that it moves in the wind. This captivates the insect guards allowing the doctor to slip into the hospital were a new batch of humans have arrived. As the doctor looks on one of the insect creatures is hooked up to an unconscious human and gradually assumes his form. While he is watching the Doctor is captured by two guards . Jezz arrives and orders the guards to hold him in the TARDIS.

In the clinic jezz has returned to help peri escape. Peri asks him why they are cocooning humans and jezz tells her the queens plan. the hexagorians intend to take on the identities and physical appearances of the humans they are abducting, until enough people have been abducted so that they are the dominant species, whereupon they will be able to shed their disguises and take control of the planet.

the guards take the Doctor to the palace and furious, he accuses the queen of taking Peri prisoner. The queen admits her crime but says that circumstance has forced her to take desperate measures in order to save her people. The Doctor insists that the marriage will only go ahead if Peri is released, the Queen reluctantly agrees and sends guards to fetch her.

The guards walk in on Jezz as he is trying to free Peri, the professor has found them but, seeing the guards Takes cover . Jezz is able to convince them that there is nothing awry and they are led to the throne room for the marriage ceremony. Once the coast is clear the professor starts to release the rest of the humans from their cocoons and disconnecting them from the brain bank.

As the power in the throne room begins to fade the marriage ceremony commences. The doctor nervously delays proceedings until Peri arrives. he says that today is Peri's birthday and that they should join the two celebrations as one. He tells Peri's that he has a present for her in the TARDIS and that she should fetch it. After a time Peri returns with her present, a birthday cake with 21 candles on it. The insects recoil in horror, terrified by the flames. Jezz attempts to take the cake from peri but only succeeds in throwing it against the wall of the honeycombed throne room and setting fire to the curtains and wall. the fire quickly becomes and inferno and there is panic. The doctor Peri and the professor are able to escape but the queen and jezz are caught in the blaze. They rush to help the remaining humans out of the cocoons and into the TARDIS as the city is engulfed.


Ghost Planet

by: Robin Squire
Episodes: 4
Submitted for: Season 21

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Circus of Destiny

by: Ben Steed
Episodes: 2
Submitted for: Season 21

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The Zeldan (or The SCI)

by: William Emms
Episodes:
Submitted for: Season 21

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The Darkness

by: Eric Pringle
Episodes: 4
Submitted for: Season 21

Story:
Featured the Daleks.

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Underworld

by: Barbara Clegg
Submitted for: Season 21

Story: Ancient Greece. A young girl is dragged down into a cleft in the ground by
long black tentacles. The TARDIS lands nearby; the Doctor meets a young
musician, Orfeo, and his girlfriend, Erdiss. At the nearby temple, they
discover another young man and woman, both suffering from snake bites and
under the care of the local medicine man, Herm. The man is in a coma, but
the woman is pronounced dead and consigned to the river Styx - a new custom
which has recently replaced burial.

When Erdiss is bitten and sent down the river, Herm is overcome by remorse
and confesses to knowledge of a secret city under the ground which harbours
the tentacles creatures. He and the Styx bargeman, Kairon, have been
working together to drug any girl the creatures select and deliver her to
the creatures.

There are two entrances to the Underworld - one beneath the temple altar and
one via the Styx. Orfeo and the Doctor’s companion enter the former, while
the Doctor pretends to be dead and is boated downriver by Herm. A
three-headed guard dog of legend turns out to be a digging machine with
searchlight arms; the creatures are humanoid beings wearing protective suits
to blast through the rock underground.

The two parties eventually meet up, and the Doctor discovers a large group
of unharmed girls. He is told by the creatures - the highly advanced
Hadeans - that their own female population were made barren by an energy
accident. He offers advice on genetics to put things right.

Note:
This was one of three storylines submitted by ‘Enlightenment’ author Barbara
Clegg during 1982. It drew heavily on the Greek myths connected with the
underworld of Hades, with mentions of Kairon [Charon], a three-headed guard
dof [Cerberus], and the river Styx. The character Of Orfeo could have been
derived from Orpheus. The idea was not developed further.

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The Rogue TARDIS

by: Barbara Clegg
Episodes: 4
Submitted for: Season 21

Story:
A TARDIS is lost between space and time, and the Gallifreyan search parties
which have been sent out have failed to establish contact with its Time
Lord, Ajon. The mission falls to the Doctor. He locates the missing TARDIS
and is allowed by it to materialize his own TARDIS aboard. But there is no
sign of Ajon. Apart from a new computer in the control room, the vehicle
seems deserted.

Not for long. Monsters emerge. The boarding party open doors onto deep
forest, whose inhabitants begin to erupt. The laws of cause and effect are
reversed, and the whole adventure assumes a nightmare quality.

Contact with the TARDIS computer banks reveal that Ajon had a human mother.
By clever detective work, and by braving the terrifying lower levels of
Ajon’s TARDIS, the Doctor rescues several human characters - whom Ajon had
tried to help and jettisoned - and also Ajon himself. The Time Lord has
suppressed all his human qualities and, at his last regeneration, emerged as
a computer. Ajon regenerates once more and is restored.

Note: This was one of three storylines submitted by ‘Enlightenment’ author Barbara
Clegg during 1982. Particularly of note is the concept of Ajon having a
human mother - an idea later used in the 1996 TV Movie. The storyline was
not developed further.

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The Elite

by: Barbara Clegg
Submitted for: Season 21

Story: The TARDIS lands in an underground city on an alien planet. The Doctor and his companion are captured and taken before the Council of the Elite - three unsmiling 20-year olds. The entire civilization is geared towards producing brilliant computer brains, with rigorous training and selection, to give them the edge in a long, drawn-out war. Sensory stimuli are banned in this society, so when the Doctor offers around a chocolate bar, he and his companion are condemned as enemy agitators.


The savages turn out to be good guys - rejects who were no good at maths and
computing and who were expelled from the city. They plan to attack the bunker of the High Priest of Power, who controls the city and has so far frustrated the Doctor’s efforts.

General Aubron rescues the Doctor from the High Priest, and the Elite forces join the savages to unmask the High Priest - a lone Dalek, the survivor of an expedition which arrived centuries earlier. Its plan was for the two human societies to exterminate each other while it would use the computer geniuses being bred to return home. The savages and the Elite decied to work together from now on.

Note: This was one of several story outlines submitted by Barbara Clegg (‘Enlightenment’) during 1982. It was not taken further.

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