Lance Parkin – Doctor Who


At the heart of the ruined city of Arcopolis is the Fortress. It’s a brutal structure placed there by one of the sides in a devastating intergalactic war that’s long ended.

Fifteen years ago, the entire population of the planet was killed in an instant by the weapon housed in the heart of the Fortress. Now only the ghosts remain. The Doctor arrives, and determines to fight his way past the Fortress’s automatic defenses and put the weapon beyond use. But he soon discovers he’s not the only person in Arcopolis.

What is the true nature of the weapon? Is the planet really haunted? Who are the Eyeless? And what will happen if they get to the weapon before the Doctor? The Doctor has a fight on his hands. And this time he’s all on his own.

Author: Lance Parkin
Narrator: Russell Tovey
Duration: 2 hours 31 minutes
Released: 9 Jan 2007
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd
Language: English

User Review:

discontinuity worried

I love any story that shows the Doctor alone and vulnerable. Russell Tovey does a good job emulating David Tennant’s iconic 10th Doctor, but it’s his other characters that leave much to be desired. The children are squeaky and annoying to listen to and the adults are so quiet that when you turn the volume up to hear them, the kids are even more squeaky and annoying. The story cancels this out somewhat. Possibly better as a book.