- You may be looking for the short story.
Missing in Action was a Doctor Who Adventures comic strip published in 2011.
In the skies of the planet Clahow, the native bird-people are fighting off a mysterious warship with the help of Georges Guynemer and his First World War fighter plane. Word reaches Georges that a prisoner transport of bird-people and humans has been captured. Georges is introduced to the Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams.
Georges explains how he was fleeing Germans by climbing higher in his plane above Belgium when he suddenly found himself amongst French-speaking birds whose song can be more destructive than a cannon — if they choose. He joined sides with the birds to fight off their enemy, a huge warship that had also appeared in the skies.
The Doctor explains that both crafts must have come through a space-time rift. The warship is a rogue Rezyar robot warship (which the Doctor has been trying to de-activate for days) and the birds are using some sort of universal translator. Back safely at the bird-people's home, the Doctor replaces Georges' bullets with disruptor pellets. Taking to the skies with Georges and wearing special goggles, the fighter plane draws the warship towards the space-time rift. Firing the disruptor pellets into the rift and moving swiftly aside the warship is drawn into the expanding rift, unable to escape. The rift is unstable and closes itself trapping the warship in the void.
The Doctor offers to take Georges home. Georges is torn between his duty to France and his exciting new life on Clahow. The Doctor assures him that France wins the war and he has done more than his duty. Georges decides to stay.
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- There are several "unexplained" aspects of this story, namely, where the TARDIS landed, what the Doctor has been up to for the last few days, what the role of the prisoners and the prisoner transport ship is all about – why take prisoners, how the pod was captured and landed safely, as well as the nature of the universal translation used by the bird natives to communicate and where the planes' fuel came from.
Original print details Edit
- Publication with page count and closing captions
- DWA 227 (4 pages) NEXT WEEK – PERIL ON THE SEA!
- No reprints to date.
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