The Doctor and K9 arrive on a small barnacled moon long after the planet Deneb-7 has ceased to exist. The Doctor goes to rest while the TARDIS and K9 recalibrate themselves following a magnetic storm, but a slightly erratic K9 goes off exploring. The TARDIS' arrival has awoken robot minions beneath the surface, who await the Pendant Bearer's return, so that the "formalities" of colonisation of Deneb-7 can be completed. However, having destroyed the planet, it will take some four thousand million years for a new planet to reform. The robot minions return below ground to wait. K9 returns to the TARDIS before the Doctor awakes.
- Affected by the magnetic storm, K9 calls the Doctor a varlet.
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Original print details
- Publication with page count and closing captions
- DWM 48 (4) The End
- This story was coloured and reprinted by Marvel in DW84 19, and noted as being originally presented in DOCTOR WHO WEEKLY #42.