The Destination Wars was the first audio story in the anthology The First Doctor Adventures: Volume One. It was written by Matt Fitton and featured David Bradley as the First Doctor, Jamie Glover as Ian Chesterton, Jemma Powell as Barbara Wright and Claudia Grant as Susan Foreman.
Publisher's summary Edit
The TARDIS arrives in a gleaming utopia in the Space Year 2003. Has the Doctor truly brought Ian and Barbara home, to glimpse their future?
The world owes much to its legendary Inventor, and Susan finds herself face to face with the great benefactor. But soon, the time travellers are in a world at war and the Doctor must confront his past.
Journey to the Future (1) Edit
The TARDIS lands inside a container, in a big room which looks like a storeroom, just after the Doctor finished doing some adjustments to re-calibrate the ship. The travellers come out, and while Susan and Barbara stay behind to take notes of the container they landed in, the Doctor and Ian go look outside to see where they are. From the window, they see a world who, in its appearance, looks rather similar to the Earth, albeit some year in the future: cars are now hovering, and there are screens showing the time of the day and the year, Space Year 2003.
They ask a passer-by, introducing himself as Robac, City Warden, for information, and he confirms them that that is indeed the year they are in (which Barbara and Ian take as a confirmation that this is their Earth forty years in the future). He asks them whether they are friends of the Inventor, but the Doctor replies they are travellers just arrived there and curious to know more. Robac then invites them all to his house, where they are welcomed by his wife, Tanna, head of a city scientific guild, and his teenage daughter Reena. As Susan and Reena retire to the room of the latter, the adults sit at the meal with Robac and Tanna, who inform them this is a very important day: the Inventor, the man to whom the people of their planet owe their scientific development, has returned and is going to address them with a public speech, which shall be broadcast citywide from the screens.
The Father of Invention (2) Edit
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The Destination Wars (3) Edit
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Prisoners of Time (4) Edit
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- The Doctor - David Bradley
- Susan Foreman - Claudia Grant
- Ian Chesterton - Jamie Glover
- Barbara Wright - Jemma Powell
- The Master - James Dreyfus
- Robac - Raymond Coulthard
- Reena - Deli Segal
- Tanna - Sian Reeves
- Space Years are based on how many years have passed since the humanoid ancestors of Destination's inhabitants left for space.
- The TARDIS arrives in Space Year 2003. The Master brings them to Space Year 2015, where war has broken out (Robac having died in the first year of the war, Space Year 2009), and the Doctor stays behind until Space Year 2017 to help mend the peace.
- The Doctor believes Destination, on the farthest arm of its galaxy, is billions of light-years from the Milky Way.
- The Dalmari are native to Destination.
- The citizens of Destination are humanoids, but not Earthlings. However, the Master based their society on Earth. As such, they have popcorn and oak trees, which exist only on Earth. They have plasma batteries.
- The Master's servor robots are bullet, laser, and plasma-proof.
- The Master suggests that Ian and Barbara are suffering from Stockholm syndrome in relation to the Doctor's kidnapping of them. He realises that with Ian being from 1963, he would be unaware of the term.
- The Master claims it took Destination's ancestors almost two millennia to cross one star system. Robac mentions that they spent most of that time in cryo-sleep.
- The Master influences the people of Destination to develop the technology to split the atom, as he requires nuclear fission, via a fission bomb or nuclear warhead, to restart his dimensional engines.
- Ian notes that destination ore is essentially uranium.
- The Master's laboratory is his control room, kept in a temporal stasis bubble. The rest of his TARDIS is lost in the time vortex.
- The Master persuades the Doctor to give up his TARDIS key.
- Ian confiscated bangers from Tommy Flint on his last day at Coal Hill School.
- The Master has met Houdini.
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- Upon their arrival, Ian inquires if they are still on Earth, implying that they just left the planet. The Doctor will later tell Takagi Mamoru that they recently visited Paris. (AUDIO: The Barbarians and the Samurai)
- Ian mentions the Daleks. (TV: The Daleks)
- The Master refers to Ian and Barbara's leaving Earth as a "kidnapping". (TV: An Unearthly Child)
- Ian and Barbara still have clothes in the TARDIS from Peking. (TV: Marco Polo)
- The Master mentions that the Doctor isn't the only one to meet with Houdini, indicating the Doctor has already met him or implying he knows the Doctor will meet him with Ben Jackson and Polly Wright. (AUDIO: Smoke and Mirrors)
- The Master mentions that Quadriggers were set to work on his TARDIS before he stole it. (AUDIO: The Beginning)
- Because his TARDIS was not quite operational, he got stuck in the earliest Segments of Time. (TV: The Ark)
- The Master uses hypnotism on Ian. He will later use hypnosis on others. (TV: Terror of the Autons)
- The Second Doctor would later encounter this incarnation of the Master again, during the Second World War. (AUDIO: The Home Guard). So will the Seventh Doctor at the Psychic Circus (AUDIO: The Psychic Circus).