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Distractions (comic story)

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Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companion(s): Ace
Main enemy: Mandragora Helix
Main setting: The Doctor's TARDIS
Key crew
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Editor: John Freeman
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Lee Sullivan and Mark Farmer
Release details
Printed in: Doctor Who Magazine 168
Release date: 26 December 1990
Format: Comic - 1 part (3 pages)
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Distractions was a Seventh Doctor comic strip published in Doctor Who Magazine. It served as the second prequel to The Mark of Mandragora.

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The Doctor is brooding when Ace asks him about his old study, which they head for. He wonders why he hasn't been able to take the TARDIS away from Earth recently, and why they've encountered creatures that should never have been there. When they arrive at the study, its actually the secondary control room, and he remembers when he previously used it. After all this time, a part of the Mandragora Helix is still aboard the TARDIS, and the Doctor fears it is now powerful enough to direct the path of the TARDIS as well as draw other forces to Earth. As, he and Ace leave the control room, helix energy crackles into life.

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