A chance meeting with a scientist named Prof. Rachel Jenson leads the Doctor and Ace to Totters Lane, an old junkyard which was once home to the Time Lord. The date is November 22nd, 1963, and British soldiers lead by Group Captain 'Chunky' Gilmore have cornered an extra-terrestrial inside the junkyard. The alien is revealed to be a lone Dalek. Once destroyed, it proves to be only the start of the Doctor's problems as the Dalek was a member of one of two warring factions, both searching to locate a legendary Gallifreyan artifact previously left behind by the wily Time Lord. Now the Doctor and Ace must work with military forces to prevent either side of the alien menace in achieving its goal. Written by
Did You Know?
Fans voted this number 13 in a countdown of the 163 Doctor Who
(1963) stories in Outpost Gallifrey's 40th anniversary poll in 2003, making it the most popular serial starring Sylvester McCoy
. See more
, son of Simon Williams
who played Group Captain Gilmore, appears as one of the schoolchildren in one of the first scene, but wears 80s style bluejeans that don't fit with the 1963 setting. See more
Your species has the most amazing capacity for self-deception, matched only by its ingenuity when trying to destroy itself.
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