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VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED

WITH ITS DEFENCES DOWN, THE TARDIS COLLIDES with a space-going replica of the Titanic, launched from the planet Sto in the Casivanian Belt. Promising its excited passengers the opportunity to explore primitive cultures, the Titanic has arrived over Earth for Christmas.

Materialising on board, the Doctor discovers that tourists and crew members on the first-class deck dress in the style, circa 1912, of the original Titanic. Among them is a spirited young waitress from Sto called Astrid Peth. The Doctor befriends Astrid; they are kindred spirts, as it was a desire to travel in space that brought her aboard the Titanic. The Doctor also meets Foon and Morvin Van Hoff (a couple who are on board thanks to winning a competition), Bannakaffalatta, a diminutive Sto cyborg, and Mr Copper, a historian with an uncertain grasp of Earth history. When Mr Copper takes a party of tourists to visit contemporary Earth, the Doctor grants Astrid’s wish to travel to another planet by smuggling her into the landing party, even though the crew are barred from such excursions.

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“Space: the final frontier. Final, because it wants to kill us...” The TARDIS doesn’t just travel through time – stories set in space have been an essential part of Doctor Who for six decades. The inhospitable void between the stars has served as the backdrop to epic space operas and nerve-racking thrillers, while harbouring some of the most dangerous adversaries the Doctor has ever encountered. This lavish publication navigates a revealing course through the space lanes of Doctor Who, with exclusive interviews, rare images, and guides to some of the most memorable episodes.