BRIEF ENCOUNTERS DEBUTS JULY 18
TDWP is pleased to announce the launch BRIEF ENCOUNTERS [www.thedoctorwhoproject.com] beginning Saturday, July 18, 2009 with the debut of "Fear The Dark" by Robert Mammone. Brief Encounters is TDWP's new line of original short stores centering on past television Doctors numbers 1 through 7. Our first mini-season of adventures will consist of 3 brand new adventures over a three week period with subsequent adventures appearing on a as and when basis. Each story will be published with specially designed covers by Karen Kalbach, Alex Lydiate and Philip Boyes and will be available to download for free in PDF format for Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The first adventure,
Fear The Dark by Robert Mammone, debuts July 18th in an adventure with the Third Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith
where a small team of scientists have been secreted aboard a research station located on a hidden asteroid in deep space. Their mission - successfully test a
system designed to created wormholes at will, and enable their government to use it to quickly end a rebellion that is threatening to topple the old order.
When the final test is successful - too successful; it ruptures the fabric of the universe allowing living shadows to cross over. When the third Doctor and
Sarah Jane arrive, they discover the remnants of an investigative team sent to discover what went wrong. Initially under suspicion, the Doctor and Sarah team
up with the surviving investigator and work together to drive the creatures back into their own dimension and seal the breach before every living being has
This will be followed on July 25th with Symbiosis by John Davies with an adventure featuring the Second Doctor, Ben and Polly. Nobody could ever question Ben Jackson's loyalty. In the navy and now in time and space, he was someone to be trusted, someone to have on your side. He was unshakable. With Polly and the Doctor, this trait had become symbiotic. Together, they were a team, a unit - rock solid in taking care of each other no matter what the Universe may throw their way. And right now, as Ben moves quietly through an alien control room, this solidarity is needed more than ever. Polly has been captured. Imprisoned by the Emod, her only hope of salvation rests with Ben and the Doctor. However, as time passes and Polly's would be rescuers strive to reach her, Ben finds himself undergoing a personal trial of faith.
And on August 1st, our first collection of past doctor adventures concludes with Monkey Cups by Dan Tessier. The Sixth Doctor and Peri take a trip to nineteenth century Borneo in search of the fabled Rafflesia flower - a seemingly harmless trip that takes a turn for the worse when they encounter British explorer Professor Crumb and a group of deadly Iban warriors. However, the true threat is something very different - something that isn't human. The travelers discover that evolution doesn't always run quite the same course across the Universe.
Brief Encounters is a TDWP Publication and edited by Nancy Gross. TDWP Range Editor is Bob Furnell.
SEASON 36 LAUNCH DATE SET
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 [www.thedoctorwhoproject.com] 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 www.whotopia.ca/forums. Join in the conversation and discuss your favorite stories, writers, and more on WHOTOPIA/TDWP FORUM [www.whotopia.ca/forums].
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 Nancy Gross. TDWP Range Editor is Bob Furnell.