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This story was never produced.

Therefore, its known narrative elements are not a part of the Doctor Who universe. It may have been the basis for a similar story in another medium, however — and that story may indeed be a part of the DWU.

The Krikkitmen was an unproduced serial written by Douglas Adams and featuring the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith. It was to feature a race of androids called the Krikkitmen, heralding from the planet Krikkit and aiming to destroy all life in the universe. The Time Lords used a temporal prison to lock Krikkit away, but the Fourth Doctor stumbled across a group of Krikkitmen trying to free Krikkit using a key built from parts from the Earth game of cricket.

This script was rejected by editor Robert Holmes in 1976. In 1980, Adams retooled the script as a feature film called Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen and submitted it to Paramount Pictures; after nothing came of this plan, he put many of the ideas from the story into his book Life, the Universe, and Everything.[1]

On 18 January 2018, this story was released as an official full-length novelisation, adapted by James Goss.

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