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?
In deep space, death is waiting to return... (re-issued UK VHS March 1998)
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The Autons later returned in Doctor Who (2005), but only made 2 appearances in the revived series: Doctor Who: Rose (2005) and Doctor Who: The Pandorica Opens (2010). See more
Followed by Auton 3