The works of Douglas Adams has delighted fans in recent years, with novelised versions of his episodes, including fan favourite City of Death and the legendary unfinished episode Shada. Now Douglas Adams fans can rejoice, as he’s back with a brand new episode!
Doctor Who and The Krikkitmen is a long lost story Doctor Who story featuring the Fourth Doctor and Romana that was sadly never made into an episode or novel.
However, thanks to a recently discovered treatment and collection of extensive notes, the story has now been written by James Goss – the man behind the novelisations of other Douglas Adams episodes City of Death and The Pirate Planet.
The Doctor promised Romana the end of the universe, so she’s less than impressed when what she gets is a cricket match. But play is soon interrupted by eleven figures in white uniforms and peaked skull helmets, wielding bat-shaped weapons that fire lethal bolts of light into the screaming crowd.
The Krikkitmen are back.
Millions of years ago, the people of Krikkit learned they were not alone in the universe, and promptly launched a xenophobic crusade to wipe out all other life-forms. After a long and bloody conflict, the Time Lords imprisoned Krikkit within an envelope of Slow Time, a prison that could only be opened with the Wicket Gate key, a device that resembles – to human eyes, at least – an oversized set of cricket stumps…
From Earth to Gallifrey, from Bethselamin to Devalin, from Krikkit to Mareeve II to the far edge of infinity, the Doctor and Romana are tugged into a pan-galactic conga with fate as they rush to stop the Krikkitmen gaining all five pieces of the key. If they fail, the entire cosmos faces a fiery retribution that will leave nothing but ashes…
Doctor Who and The Krikkitmen is available to pre-order now from Amazon here and is due to be released on 18th January 2018.