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Ice Time, written by Marc Platt, was a story that would have been a part of Season 27, had Doctor Who continued to be produced beyond Survival.

This was to have been Ace's final story with the program. The story was to have been a four part story featuring two rival factions of Ice Warriors battling in 1960s London. The setting at first was to have been a terraformed Mars, but Andrew Cartmel requested it be changed to 1960s London.[1]

The Doctor meets an Ice Warrior. (DOC: Doctor Who: Endgame)

Ideas that Platt had proposed included the use of hippies, a more mystical bent to the Ice Warriors, and a mind-controlled biker gang with helmets resembling those of the Warriors'. Due to John Nathan-Turner wanting to use the London Dungeon tourist attraction as a location, it was going to revealed that one of the exhibitions there was an Ice Warrior's armour. [2]

This story would have also introduced Sam Tollinger, a friend of the Doctor's who would reappear in several stories, and through him lead directly in the next story, Crime of the Century.


  • In PROSE: Set Piece, the Doctor mentioned to Ace that he considered taking her to Gallifrey to learn to become a Time Lord.
  • There was to have been a "hippy character" living in a canal boat[1]. Both the setting and a character such as this appeared in Marc Platt's HOMEVID: Downtime.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 DWM 255 - Article: 27 up?
  2. DWM 306