Opening narration box
The Tauride is back to its natural, friendly self, but is stuck in the wall … and the Doctor is unconscious!
With the Tauride stuck in the wall, Martha resorts to bull jokes to appeal to the beast's strong sense of humour. The laughing vibrations free the Tauride, wake the Doctor and leave a hole in the wall from which they can all escape.
The parks guarding (the Cyclops, Medusa and Cerebus) are still waiting for them. While the Tauride creates a distraction, the Doctor (having grabbed a souvenir Olympic torch) and Martha head towards an Aztec temple made entirely of chocolate. A distressed woman outside is fearful about the fate of her son and others in the school party that have not yet returned from the Aztec pyramid, especially since she herself was attacked by an Aztec priest.
On a video screen in the park the watcher broadcasts images of Martha kicking an old lady and the Doctor brandishing a gun, labelling them both criminals. To avoid detection, they enter the Aztec pyramid, stopping to hire a change of costume from the shop inside. Inside the Doctor discovers a hidden chamber where the ‘watcher’ is an eye-patched, green giant towering over a cage full of children. As Martha releases the children, the giant turns his attention to the Doctor…
- Tenth Doctor
- Martha Jones
- Tauride – Giant bull-like creature a shy species not usually aggressive.
- Medusa – From Greek mythology the very sight of her hair of snakes could turn the watcher to stone.
- Cyclops – A one-eyed giant from Greek mytholgy.
- Cerebus – A three-headed vicious dog from Greek mythology.
Original print details
- 2/3 DWBIT 32 (4 pages) TO BE CONTINUED...
- No reprints to date.
- Supporting the series of collectable Doctor Who trading cards, the magazine carried a regular four page, individually titled comic strip of the Tenth Doctor’s adventures.
- The artwork and colours were bold and bright, reflecting the tone of the magazine and, as did Doctor Who Adventures, reflected the appeal to readers younger than those catered to by Doctor Who Magazine.
- The Battles in Time comic strip sought to reinforce the association of its Doctor with the one seen on screen with ‘props’ from the TV series: blue/brown suit, sonic screwdriver, psychic paper and his intelligent glasses.
to be added
- Inhuman Sacrifice takes place after DWBIT: Minor Trouble
- Inhuman Sacrifice takes place before DWBIT: Crimes and Punishment