You can’t change the past, every time traveller knows that. What’s done is done and cannot be unwritten.
But what if it isn’t the past any more? What if it’s now the present? The spaceship called the UK-201 was intended to fly to the Earth colony of Astra. But it never made it. Crashing on the planet Dido, a tragic chain of events was set in motion leading to the death of almost all of its crew and a massacre of the indigenous population.
The only survivor of these events was a young girl called Vicki. Rescued by the time traveller known as the Doctor, she’s been travelling in his ship for some time. So when she suddenly wakes up in her cabin on the UK-201 again, without her friends, a few days before the accident, she’s faced with a stark choice… Can she stop the crash from happening? And if she can, should she? The Early Adventures are a range designed to tell stories in long gone Doctor Who eras, with narration from some of the actors there at the time.
Here Maureen O’Brien and Peter Purves reprise their 1964 roles as the Doctor’s assistants Vicky and Steven. Peter Purves - known and loved by a generation as one of the definitive Blue Peter presenters, not only recreates his companion role, but gives a careful, fond impersonation of First Doctor actor William Hartnell. This 2018 run of four Early Adventures tales creates a self-contained story arc with the Doctor, Vicky and Steven confronting enemies old and new.
CAST: Maureen O’Brien (Vicky), Peter Purves (Steven Taylor).
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