At a top-secret UNIT facility Dr Sally Arnold is studying an alien artifact, a Nestene energy unit. It is unresponsive until, as a last resort, she feeds into it a cosmic signal from UNIT's most powerful deep space scanning satellite. This causes a violent release of energy that kills her assistant Janice. The energy unit has vanished, however it is not gone. The energy unit has made a replica of the warehouse's senior archivist Graham Winslet. A UNIT containment team led by the mysterious Lockwood is dispatched to the warehouse - but this storage facility soon turns into a battlefield as several dormant Autons stored there are reactivated. Can UNIT stop them? Could there be something of use to them stored in the warehouse? Written by
In deep space, history is waiting to return... (original UK VHS release January 1997)
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Based upon characters created for the TV series Doctor Who
(1963). The Autons first appeared in the 1970 episode "Spearhead from Space" written by Robert Holmes
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Followed by Auton 2: Sentinel