The Doctor and Amy arrive on the Blue Boar service station on the newly opened M1 motorway in 1959. The Doctor wants to see it "before they messed it up". The peaceful flow of traffic is soon interrupted by teenage Petrolions — alien joyriders on bikes.
Watching from a bridge the Doctor announces they have got to be stopped. Flying the TARDIS through the air a few miles down the road to a filling station, the Doctor leaves the attendant distracted by the task of filling up the TARDIS while he and Amy go over to the other pumps and wait for the Petrolions to arrive to fill up. The Petrolions, the Doctor explain use petrol the way humans drink water. It powers their bikes, their space suit and is used as a fuel for their ships.
While they are filling up their bikes, Amy distracts them while the Doctor uses his sonic screwdriver to reverse the flow at the pumps. The pumps drain the petrol from the Petrolions, whose bikes and suits begin to fall apart. The Doctor orders them to "go home and leave us in peace". Leaving their wrecked bikes and suits behind them, the Petroloids leave in a transporter beam.
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- The DWA comic strip adventures were aimed at a younger audience and the artwork and colours were bold and bright, reflecting the tone of the magazine.
- Self contained, one part stories were the norm.
Original print details Edit
- Publication with page count and closing captions
- DWA 162 (4 pages) NEXT WEEK – Does the Doctor have the winning hand?
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