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THE BEAST BELOW

IN THE TWENTY-NINTH CENTURY EARTH IS ROASTED BY solar flares and humanity is forced to temporarily evacuate, with whole nations migrating to the stars. Salvation for the United Kingdom arrives in the form of a Star Whale, the last of a species that once guided early space travellers through the asteroid belts. A terrible decision is taken by Queen Elizabeth the Tenth, known as Liz 10. She orders her government to take whatever steps necessary to protect her people – trapping the beast and building Starship UK around it.

The pain centre of the Star Whale’s brain is exposed and the terrified creature is tortured into acting as Starship UK’s engine.

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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.