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This story was never produced.

Therefore, its known narrative elements are not a part of the Doctor Who universe. It may have been the basis for a similar story in another medium, however — and that story may indeed be a part of the DWU.

Avatar was a story that was to have been a part of Season 28, had Doctor Who continued to be produced beyond Survival. It would have been written by David A. McIntee.

Avatar was to have been a four part story set in Arkham, New England. David A McIntee described it as

The basic idea was these bodysnatchers, aliens who could only inhabit the dead. The villains in his human corpse had got this fossilised remain of some sort of Silurian god and were planning to clone it. Towards the end the villain was to get more and more decrepit in each episode, until there was just a skeleton at the end. ...It was meant to be an Evil Dead-type of thing, but I would have toned it down for Doctor Who.David A. McIntee [src]


The main guest character would have been called Howard Philips, an obvious reference to writer H. P. Lovecraft; a character with the same name appears in McIntee's PROSE: White Darkness.