The date has been set. Grab your pencil and/or pen and get ready to mark the following date down on your calendar. Ready? Here we go! Saturday, September 12, 2009. That’s the official launch date for TDWP Season 36 which features 5 brand new original adventures for the TDWP Ninth Doctor.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2009
STORY ONE – THE WEB OF TIME
Author: Robert Mammone
Returning to Gallifrey via the Timescoop, the Doctor seeks vengeance on the High Council for their actions in “Journey’s End”. But his task is interrupted by the reappearance of Silver. But this is not the Silver he knows – something more alien and sinister. Barely escaping with his life, the Doctor stumbles across a young orphan girl named Alienka. Together, they journey to the Capital, intent on seeking answers to the mystery around them. In the Capital, the mystery only deepens, for not only has the High Council vanished, but so have every Time Lord. The Capital is now a shadow haunted place, full of old memories and creatures that stalk the empty halls. As they journey towards the heart of the city, the Panopticon, they discover that a monstrous creature is weaving a new web of time, anchored on one side by the Matrix and on the other by the Eye of Harmony. Soon the Doctor is in a race against time to purge the Matrix of a race of extra-dimensional creatures known as the Teteo-Colotl before they are able to bind the Eye of Harmony to their web. But not all is as it seems. Before this adventure is finished, the Doctor will question not only the very nature of reality itself, but also his own motivations.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2009
STORY TWO – THE WAX MUSEUM
Author: Jez Strickley
Intent on taking his mind off of recent events, the Doctor pays a visit to the Celestial Exhibition, a rare showcase of artwork from across the Milky Way Galaxy. The Exhibition’s favorite son is the master-sculptor Nanos Mortich, a man for whom art is everything. Mortich specializes in waxwork models of the rich and famous – waxworks which just so happen to be atomically perfect. Suspicious of Mortich’s latest exhibit, the Doctor decides to take an unguided tour of the sculptor’s famous Wax Museum. However, the Doctor’s arrival is exactly what Mortich has been waiting for… Why are Mortich’s waxworks so lifelike? And just what sort of trap has the Doctor walked into this time?
SEPTEMBER 26, 2009
STORY THREE – THE BOX OF SECRETS
Author: Will Harvey
All the Doctor wanted was a peaceful holiday on Tensira, but fate conspires against him once again. Accidentally finding himself in the Imperial throne room, he can’t resist showing off his knowledge and realises too late that he’s just added his name to the top of the Emperor’s list. A list of scientists who are expected to open a mysterious, indestructible box… or die for their failure. The Emperor, his sanity dissolving in paranoia and isolation, has convinced himself that the box’s unknown contents are the only thing which can keep him safe. He has killed his own subjects in pursuit of his obsession, and will kill as many more as it takes. Rebellion and assassination hang heavy in the air. Someone is going to die, it seems, and soon. It may be that the best the Doctor can do is choose who it is to be.
OCTOBER 3, 2009
STORY FOUR – THE GOYELLERCANTH
Author: Simon Birks
Once upon a time a man named the Doctor did a shameful thing, something he had to do to save the lives of an entire planet. Now the guilt has come back to haunt him in the shape of a sphere; a silver sphere on its own journey home. But rectifying the problem is not going to be easy; scatter over space and time are others affected by it; manipulated by it; changed by it. Now they are coming together: Pamanzi, a trader with a hidden past; Jeremiah, a man drive to insanity in the search for his missing family; and the Goyellercanth herself. The Doctor is lost, following the instincts of a sphere, its instincts of survival, and hoping, at last, that he is doing the right thing…
OCTOBER 10, 2009
STORY FIVE – QUESTIONS
Author: Bob Furnell & Jez Strickley
A visit to the Gamma-Magna star system triggers an unexpected turn of events as the TARDIS is penetrated by a deadly foe that is able to unpack the Doctor’s memories at will. Forced to make a dark and disturbing journey down memory lane, the Doctor is confronted by long-gone companions and adversaries, as his anonymous interrogator seeks to discover what makes the Time Lord tick. As the Doctor struggles to distinguish reality from fiction, a deadly game of questions ensues which threatens to destroy him.
Each adventure will be published once a week over a five-week period and will be published in short-story format featuring covers designed special for each story by Philip Boyes, Kevin Mullen, Brian Taylor and Karen Kalbach. Each adventure will be available to download for free in PDF format for Adobe Acrobat Reader.
As an added bonus, readers will be to download exclusive related content such as the SEASON 36 AUTHOR BIOGRAPHIES AND INTERVIEWS publication featuring biographies on each author and exclusive interviews. Plus you’ll be able to chat about SEASON 36 and TDWP with fellow TDWP fans on our exclusive new forum at http://www.whotopia.ca/forums. Join in the conversation and discuss your favorite stories, writers, and more on WHOTOPIA/TDWP FORUM.
So, don’t forget that date – SEPTEMBER 12, 2009. We expect to see you there.
TDWP/SEASON 36 is a TDWP Publication and edited by Samantha Warner. TDWP Range Editor is Bob Furnell.
The Doctor Who Project: www.thedoctorwhoproject.com