Wed, 4 May 2016
With Erik back, we turn once again to a book penned by Gary Russell, author of the Virgin Missing Adventure The Scales of Injustice and the BBC Past Doctor Adventure Business Unusual. This month, it's the Virgin Missing Adventure Invasion of the Cat-People, featuring the Second Doctor, Ben, and Polly. From the back cover:
'Explode the buoys? But that will destroy the earth!' 'Oh dear, so it will. Pass on my apologies to the humans, won't you?'
Earth has been invade. Twice. Thousands of years ago by a race searching for a new power source. More recently by the galactic marauders known as the Cat-People, who intend to continue the work done by the earlier visitors, with devastating results.
The recently regenerated Doctor, along with companions Ben and Polly, teams up with a group of amateur ghost-hunters and a mysterious white witch on a journey that takes them from twentieth-century Cumbria to the Arabian deserts of folklore and Australia 40,000 years in the past. Can the Doctor stop the invaders and disarm the bombs left buried beneath the planet's surface - or have the ancient Aborigines of Australia sung the seeds of their own destruction?
Is this book the cat's meow? Or does this story belong in the litter box? Listen in and find out as we retrace and review Invasion of the Cat-People!
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