Dry Springs in Nevada, USA and the TARDIS materialises
close to a diner inside which are two people, Cassie
Rice and Jimmy Stalkingwolf. After introducing themselves
The Doctor spots on the counter an alien artefact, which
Cassie claims is supposed to be from a flying saucer
that crashed five years previously. Curious The Doctor
uses his sonic screwdriver to investigate and in doing
so he activates it. Detecting that the artefact has been
activated, two men in black arrive. One enters the diner
and demands that they hand over the "ionic fusion
bar", as he calls it. This though sparks a confrontation
but The Doctor, Cassie and Jimmy manage to escape in
|The Doctor with Cassie
They soon stop in the desert where they are attacked
by a large creature that The Doctor recognises as a Viperox
battle-drone. As it starts to attack them rescue comes
from a USAF helicopter which uses its rockets to destroy
the Viperox battle-drone. The helicopter then lands and
the soldiers from the helicopter announce that they have
orders from a Colonel Stark to take them all to Area
51 (aka Dreamland).
In Dreamland they get to meet Colonel Stark who orders
them to be processed so as to wipe the memories. After
breaking free from their confinement, via a ventilation
shaft, The Doctor discovers in Lab 51 a seemingly harmless
alien locked in a sealed room. As an alarm sounds they
are discovered and so use a lift to escape. But when
they arrive at the top they are recaptured. They discover
they have arrived in a large hanger containing an alien
spaceship. The Doctor uses his sonic screwdriver to open
a hatch in the ship and in the confusion The Doctor,
along with Cassie and Jimmy manages to escape by piloting
the spaceship out of the hanger and away from Dreamland.
However, they are pursued by two fighter jets and when
they are shot at The Doctor loses control and the spaceship
crashes near an abandoned mining town called Solitude.
Back in Dreamland Colonel Stark orders The Doctor to
be recaptured as he wants to know how he can fly the
spaceship. The Colonel is accompanied by a Viperox, called
Lord Azlock, who deduces that The Doctor may be an alien.
Exploring an abandoned building in Solitude, Jimmy
is pulled into a hole in the floor of a backroom by a
Viperox. The Doctor and Cassie follow and find themselves
in the old mines. They also discover Jimmy being questioned
by Lord Azlock about The Doctor. Before he can answer
The Doctor emerges from hiding and confronts Lord Azlock.
The Doctor learns that the Viperox are not interested
in the Earth but are seeking an enemy of their race.
But before The Doctor can find out more Cassie, who has
freed Jimmy, causes a disturbance allowing the three
of them to escape down a tunnel. This tunnel though takes
them to a large underground cavern containing a large
number of Viperox eggs and a huge Viperox Queen, which
is laying the eggs. The Doctor announces that this is
the method that the Viperox use to hatch an army.
The Doctor, Cassie and Jimmy are able to escape through
the mine tunnels in a railway cart. Closely pursued by
the Viperox, The Doctor uses his sonic screwdriver to
loosen some screws in one of the tunnel supports which
causes the roof to cave in. When the cart finally exits
the mine the three are greeted by four men in black who
The Doctor recognises as robotic "Alliance of Shades" agents
that had earlier chased them out of the diner. Rescue
comes from Jimmy's Native American Grandfather "Night
Eagle", who turns out to be familiar with the alien
happenings in the area. Night Eagle and his colleagues
take them to a cave where an alien by the name of Rivesh
Mantilax is being kept safe from the military. The Doctor
learns that Rivesh is the husband of the alien they met
in the dreamland base. He tells the story of how his
people fought the Viperox and how they were forced to
crash land on Earth years before.
The Doctor promises Rivesh he will try to get them
home, just as Colonel Stark enters the cave and thanks
The Doctor for leading him to the alien, proclaiming
The Doctor has helped him save the world. When they all
arrive back at Dreamland they are all placed in a cell
along with Rivesh’s wife, Seruba. The Doctor then
discovers from the aliens that the alien technology found
in the diner is in fact a genetic weapon designed to
destroy the Viporox. It can, however, be reconfigured
to attack other beings, hence why Lord Azlok wants it.
| Lord Azlok
The Doctor manages to convince Colonel Stark of the
Viporox’s true intentions and on realising that
Colonel Stark’s usefulness is over Lord Azlok flies
off to return to the nearby Viperox lair where he persuades
the Viperox Queen to release her newly hatched brood
and start an attack on the humans.
While The Doctor and Seruba enter the Area 51 vault, so
as retrieve something from Rivesh’s spaceship that
will revive the dying alien, Cassie and Jimmy are tasked
with the job of locating the TARDIS, back at Dry Springs,
and transporting it back to Dreamland. However, on their
way back they encounter the swarming Viperox. Colonel
Stark, on learning of the swarm of Viperox heading towards
Dreamland orders a row of tanks to destroy them. He is
frustrated to learn that they, along with a squadron
of helicopters, are ineffective and soon the Viperox
are inside Dreamland.
The Doctor is soon reunited with his TARDIS and uses
it to return to Dreamland, along with Cassie, Jimmy and
Seruba. There they are able to revive Rivesh who in turn,
as requested by The Doctor, activates the device. After
modifying it with his sonic screwdriver, The Doctor then
uses the TARDIS as an amplifier to unleash a deafening
soundwave that affects all the Viperox in the area. On
The Doctor's orders, they retreat, and flee from Earth.
He allows them to escape as he knows that one day the
Viperox will evolve into a more peaceful race.
After the attack, Colonel Stark thanks The Doctor while
Seruba and Rivesh leave in their spaceship. The Doctor
then departs in his TARDIS leaving Cassie and Jimmy holding
'What? You mean Area 51? Dreamland?
I've always wanted to go there.'
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Due to be released
in February 2010.
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