Dummy Run was a Doctor Who Adventures comic strip published in 2012.
The Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams arrive aboard a spaceship in deep space. It is heading for total destruction in an impact with a planet. The crew of robots do not want to be saved. They look forward to their own destruction so their masters may learn from the destruction and improve future safety.
The Crashbots are the crash test dummies of space. The Doctor uses the safety features of the ship against the Crashbots (quick setting foam, airbags). When the Crashbots plead to be allowed to be destroyed lest they would “feel wretched”, it is confirmation that they have been built too well and now have feelings. Therefore they deserve to live as people.
With the spaceship saved from crashing the Crashbots begin to see a new way of living — travelling the universe and seeking out new dangers and disasters — just like the Doctor and his friends!
- The Doctor uses his sonic screwdriver to activate the ship's airbags safety feature.
- As usual the Doctor arrives in time to save a space ship from crashing — this time, however, the crew of Crashbots don't want to be saved and see crashing as their purpose in life.
Original print details
- Publication with page count and closing captions
- DWA 269 (4 pages) DON'T MISS ANOTHER NEW ADVENTURE NEXT TIME!
- No reprints to date.
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