Against programming, the TARDIS brings the Seventh Doctor to a place without stars — a place in what the Doctor calls "null space". He investigates, only to discover it is a junkyard full of old TARDISes. His exploration is cut short, however, by the arrival of the Watcher of Nineveh, a spooky figure of Gallifreyan legend. The Watcher, it turns out, has lured many Time Lords to their deaths.
The Doctor initially tries to fight back against the Watcher, but quickly discovers the being has no corporeal existence. Seeing no alternative, the Doctor simply runs, eventually finding his way back to the TARDIS. Even this is no sanctuary, however, since the Watcher can penetrate and inhabit the TARDIS.
In the end, the only thing that saves the Doctor is the Watcher's recognition that the Doctor is in his seventh body. Since Time Lords have thirteen lives, it's not yet time for the Doctor to die.
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- Issue 12 of The Incredible Hulk Presents was the final issue of the magazine. The story Doctor Conkerer!, originally intended for publication in the thirteenth issue, was published instead in Doctor Who Magazine.
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