The Helm of Awe was the third release in Philip Hinchcliffe Presents and the fourth story overall.

Publisher's summary Edit

The TARDIS arrives on the remote Shetland isle of Bothness and the Doctor and Leela find themselves threatened by Vikings! Only all is not as it seems. The locals are celebrating the old Norse fire festival of Up Helly Aa, so there’s nothing to be worried about. Or is there?

For, unknown to the islanders, the TARDIS crew are on the trail of an ancient artefact invested with mysterious powers that has recently been stolen and brought to this remote location.

Somewhere on this island lurks something ancient, and evil, and alien. The Doctor and Leela will have to stop it. Only on this occasion time might not be on their side.

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References Edit

  • The Brigadier's messages are dated 23 and 24 January, 1977.
  • The Doctor mentions rolling across the time tracks, and being lucky the TARDIS didn't shake apart.
  • The Sevateem possessed a war canoe.
  • The Aurora Borelis was caused by charged particles from the sun colliding with the earth's atmosphere.
  • The interface/barrier is two incompatible time fields scrapping up against each other.

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