Hopefully by now, you’ll have all had a chance to listen to the first story in the Destiny of the Doctor series. The first release was in January, the second is due out this month and you can also now officially start getting excited if you’re a fan of the Pertwee era because the Third Doctor adventure for Destiny of the Doctor: Vengeance of the Stones, is now available to preorder!
The story premise seems wonderfully in line with UNIT era of Doctor Who and it even creates a new bit of canon for the show, the first adventure for young Mike Yates! For any of you not familiar with the UNIT era of Doctor Who, it takes place during the Third Doctor’s exile to Earth by the Time Lords and saw him working closely with Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart to repel many, many alien attacks. Mike Yates, Captain by this point, was along for the ride as well. But in this story, we finally get to see how Captain Yates first met the Doctor and under what circumstances. Read on, if you’re intrigued:
Two RAF fighter jets are on a training flight over North East Scotland when one of them is plucked from the air and promptly disappears. UNIT are called in, and the Doctor and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart are soon on the scene. They enlist the help of a local military officer — a young lieutenant by the name of Mike Yates.
The Doctor discovers a link to the recumbent stone circles that are plentiful in this part of Scotland. The stones are thousands of years old, and are soon revealed to hold a terrible secret. Then Mike Yates disappears, abducted by an alien race that has a grievance with humanity. Their intention is to harness the power of the stones in order to take their revenge. For the Doctor and the Brigadier, the race is now on to save their new friend Mike and the entire planet Earth.