- You may be looking for Body Politic (audio story).
Our yearlong celebration of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary continues! The Eighth Doctor takes the spotlight in this issue of a 12-part epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the Doctor! After helping him defeat the Master, the Doctor attempts to convince Grace Holloway to join him on his travels, in this untold tale!
San Francisco, February 2000. Dr Grace Holloway finishes performing a surgery, chats with a nurse and drives home. She is trying to unlock her door when someone greets her from behind; it is the Eighth Doctor, who has come to try and convince her once again to come travelling with him. She tries to tell the Doctor that she's safe and happy, but the Doctor tells her she's bored. He promises one trip and she agrees.
The Doctor quickly takes her to several planets "to see the sights", but Grace is quickly overwhelmed and asks to be put on solid ground. They land on an Earth-like planet and are greeted by a boy named Oren. After explaining how the TARDIS translates alien languages, the Doctor tells him they've just dropped by to enjoy the scenery. Oren asks the pair if they're from the city. The Doctor says they're not, and asks about the city — Oren says it is Brendais, where the Overseers live. The Doctor replies that he and Grace are travelling from far away. Oren says Brendais does not get many visitors, and no-one ever gets to travel. He offers to take them to his family's home for a meal and a little rest, which Grace says sounds like a great idea.
After the meal at Oren's house, Oren's parents tell the Doctor that the Overseers protect and provide for their village, maintaining the food and water supply and keeping everyone safe.
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- In her car, Grace Holloway listens to a news report stating that the beryllium atomic clock at the Institute for Technological Advancement and Research will be repaired soon, after it failed to start on 1 January 2000. (TV: Doctor Who)