Publisher's summary Edit
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- The Doctor - Tom Baker
- General Ironicus / Milkman - Brian Protheroe
- Juno / Magog - Christine Kavanagh
- Morris / Centurion - Joseph Kloska
- Vesuvius / Grubb / Overseer - Toby Longworth
- Adolphus Caesar - Luke Franks
- Babiyon - Alistair Lock
- Doug / Barbarius / Alien Guard - Steve Hansell
- Viv / Commentator - Esther Hall
Deviations from the comic story Edit
- The unnamed village of the original story is explicitly identified as Stockbridge in the audio adaptation.
- Doug and Viv are new additions to the adaptation, the latter's parallel counterpart replacing Maximus Bilious as the commentator at the Colosseum.
- Grubb attempts to defend himself rather than simply hiding from the android legionnaires. He served in the home guard.
- When the village is invaded, the Doctor makes mention of the space-time telegraph he gifted to the Brigadier and considers using it to deal with the Iron Legion menace.
- Prior to opening the Games, Adolphus's choice of leisure is changed from a toy rocket to a video game. He's also explicitly identified as 16-years-old, while his comic counterpart looks a handful of years younger.
- Morris rather than the Doctor makes the "parrot face" jibe to General Ironicus, threatening him with the bact-gun.
- Searching through his database of alien species, the Doctor mentions Morax, created for Series 11 in 2018.
- Vesuvius retains his memory in the original story, revealing Magog's place of power before Morris' demise.
- The Doctor "supes-up" Morris' bionic arm with his sonic screwdriver, whereas in the original story Morris did it himself, previously serving as a gladiator in both versions. In the adaptation Morris frightens off the overseer. Originally he incapacitated the eponymous overseer with a grate from the air-galley's hull.
- The Doctor uses everlasting matches rather than a welding torch to relight Vesuvius' flame.
- Morris is fatally wounded by an overloaded bacterial cartridge of a bact gun, whereas in the original story he is wounded in the explosion of the chariot's engine caused by a corrosively impaired legionnaire. The Doctor purposefully lands in the adaptation, but in the original it was beyond his control.
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- This story was originally released on CD and download as part of The Comic Strip Adaptations: Volume One, alongside Doctor Who and the Star Beast.
- The Fourth Doctor's binary vascular system confuses automaton's scanners. (AUDIO: Escape from Kaldor)
- The Doctor uses Promethean Everlasting Matches. (PROSE: Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks, et al.)
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