Dæmos Rising was a 2004 direct-to-DVD drama production from Reeltime Pictures. It features Kate Lethbridge-Stewart and Douglas Cavendish – both of whom previously appeared in Downtime – and the return of the Dæmons.
Arriving at Cavendish's country retreat, she finds herself caught up in ancient rituals and a demonic power her father had once helped to overcome. Summoned from its resting place by a tyranny from the future, a Dæmon is set to return to Earth. Can Kate and the broken Cavendish save the planet from destruction or future domination?
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- Kate Lethbridge-Stewart - Beverley Cressman
- Douglas Cavendish - Miles Richardson
- The Ghost - Andrew Wisher
- Time sensitive - Amanda Evans
- Priests - Andy Delafield, Christian James, Stefano Rossini, Bevis Taylor
- Dæmon voice - Alistair Lock
- Narrator - Ian Richardson (voice only)
- Produced by - Keith Barnfather
- Music by - Alistair Lock
- Cinematography by - Neil Oseman
- Film Editing by - Anastasia Stylianou
- Art Department - Bob Covington, Phillip T. Robinson
- Sound Department - Mark Ayres, Luis G. Garibay
- Visual Effects by - Chris Gregory, Kevin Gregory
- Location Manager - Colin Campbell
- Production Assistant - Rosemary Howe
- Script Consultant - Marc Platt, Barry Letts
- Production Assistant - Robin Prichard
- The Ghost is a time channeller.
- The Sodality killed all the time channelers and time sensitives in the future.
- The DVD was also released as a Limited Edition containing an inlay autographed by cast and crew members of the story. These were: Beverley Cressman (Kate Lethbridge-Stewart); Miles Richardson (Douglas Cavendish); Andrew Wisher (The Ghost); Alistair Lock (Composer); David J. Howe (Writer); and Keith Barnfather (Producer/Director).
- The story also tied in to Telos Publishing's Time Hunter novellas range, with the credit "Some concepts and characters based on the Time Hunter Books from Telos Publishing Ltd." appearing on the closing credits.
- Kate Lethbridge-Stewart had previously appeared in HOMEVID: Downtime and would later appear in TV: The Power of Three, this time played by Jemma Redgrave.
- This story mentions an unnamed UNIT archive of alien artifacts, which has later been interpreted by some to be the Black Archive. However, numerous mentions of this collection having "crates of shop dummies" indicate it to be the Warehouse seen in HOMEVID: Auton, which was the only UNIT alien archive in the Doctor Who universe at the time of Dæmos Rising's production. This continuity is fitting, given that the characters Douglas Cavendish and Kate Stewart were originally intended to feature in Auton. (REF: Downtime – The Lost Years of Doctor Who)
- Mastho and the Sodality would later return. (PROSE: Child of Time)
- Cavendish recalls visiting a secure UNIT facility which had crates of shop dummies. (HOMEVID: Auton)
- Following his dismissal from UNIT in 1995, Cavendish stole several items from the Warehouse as a "retirement fund". (VID, PROSE: Downtime)
- The story is set in October 2003, as confirmed during the scene where Cavendish sees from the calendar in his living room that it is 31 October — namely All Hallow's Eve. (PROSE: Forever Autumn)
- Kate finds a dead giant maggot in Cavendish's shed, (TV: The Green Death) as well as a CyberNeomorph chestplate, (TV: Earthshock, et al.) Auton head, (TV: Spearhead from Space, et al.) troll doll, (TV: Terror of the Autons) a removed Dalek gunstick, (TV: Genesis of the Daleks) and a jar of jelly babies. (TV: Robot, et al.)
Home media and soundtrack
- A soundtrack was also released that featured the music of Alistair Lock.
- It was re-released by Time Travel TV on both DVD-R and through Vimeo's video-on-demand service on 11 February 2015.
- It was officially released in 2016 by Koch Media.