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THE REBEL FLESH/ THE ALMOST PEOPLE

BY THE 22ND CENTURY, THE 13TH-CENTURY monastery of St John’s, located on a tiny offshore island, has become an army-owned Alpha-Grade industrial facility. This factory, run by the contractors Morpoth Jetsan, mines the million tons of acid buried beneath it. For two years, Foreman Miranda Cleaves has led a crew of four – Jimmy Wicks, Jennifer Lucas, Dicken and Buzzer – in pumping 200 tons of unrefined corrosive to the mainland.

The lethal acid initially led to the loss of a worker every week. Now, mining is performed by dopplegängers – or Gangers – of the crew. The team plumb in via a harness to direct a duplicate created from ‘the Flesh’. When accidents occur, the damaged Ganger is disposed of and a replacement made, allowing contractors to continue handling the raw material.

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Doctor Who’s predictions of the future have depicted the destruction of planet Earth and the ultimate collapse of the universe. Alien superpowers have subjugated star systems and galactic empires have fallen, leaving only a few witnesses to the end of time itself. This lavish publication sets the TARDIS co-ordinates for a journey into this dangerous realm, exploring landmark episodes and meeting the talents who brought them to the screen. Packed full of exclusive features, including a wealth of previously unseen images, this is the essential guide to the series’ greatest futuristic adventures.