Spearhead From Space

A newly regenerated Doctor arrives on Earth to begin his enforced exile, but he has not arrived alone

A shower of meteorites has brought to Earth the Nestene Intelligence and it has the unnerving ability to animate plastic. At a doll factory a new business partner called Channing has arrived and instigated a production process and the creation of revolutionary lifelike ‘waxworks’ to be displayed at Madame Tussauds.

A recovering Doctor and Dr. Liz Shaw are recruited by the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce to investigate. A plot is afoot to replace world leaders - but first the Nestene intelligence brings an army of shop dummies to life to wreak havoc across Britain.

Story background: 1970. Written by Robert Holmes, produced by Derrick Sherwin. Notable for: Pertwee takes on the mantel of the Time Lord. This was the first story made in colour, entirely on film and entirely on location. The Doctor is revealed to have two hearts. Lethbridge-Stewart is now a Brigadier. Debut of Liz Shaw.

Illustration: 1994 Daryl Joyce. Gouache. 40cm x 23cm

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