Publisher's summary Edit
Mar 20, 2013: Our yearlong celebration of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary continues! "Now listen to me!" It's time to fire up Bessie, as the Third Doctor takes the spotlight in this issue of a 12-part epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the Doctor!
Liz Shaw recalls the Doctor and Sarah back to Earth, explaining that the Brigadier has been acting strange; he is sending UNIT men all around the world in random positions and acting surprisingly violent. The Doctor has soldiers hold him down, and under close inspection discovers he has been taken over by a Remoraxian. He builds a ray that frees the Brigadier from the creature's control and the Brigadier explains what happened.
He explains that he was infected at a UNIT Nautical Research Facility on the coast, and explains that the Remoraxians have taken it over. Not only have the creatures begun taking over people, they have also begun to change the weather.
The Doctor uses a device to eject the Remoraxian parasite. He travels in Bessie and later the Whomobile to reach the UNIT sea base. The Doctor is nearly drowned but saved by Sarah and Liz. The Remoraxian Prime wants to flood the world to make it suitable for his species. Richard Nixon sends bombers to destroy England and the Remoraxians. The Brigadier and the Doctor convince the Remoraxians that the people from Earth are crazy, the Brigadier saying they live with the threat of nuclear destruction anyway, and they head off in their ship, meaning the bombers are called off. The hooded figure appears and uses a vortex manipulator to steal away Sarah, Liz, and the Brigadier.
- Third Doctor
- Sarah Jane Smith
- Liz Shaw
- Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart
- Richard Nixon
- Cloaked figure
- Remoraxian Prime
- The story's placement in 1974 corresponds with the UNIT dating presented in the novel Who Killed Kennedy.