The Demons of Repton Abbey was a Doctor Who Adventures comic strip published in 2012.
The Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams arrive late for dinner at the home of Lord Cranarch, Repton Abbey. The downstairs servants and all the dinner guests have been taken over by a gang of invading reptilian aliens. The aliens (led by a Lord Ryzt) are collecting the thoughts and memories of the household, using devices called dullifiers. The bodies are being kept alive, linked to a stasis generator to store the memories, which are being fed back to the aliens. Central to their plans for Earth's conquest are the national defence plans known to Lord Cranarch, who held a position high in British intelligence.
The Doctor uses his sonic cane to overload the alien minds, flooding them with too many memories at once, releasing the control over the houseguests. Turning their own technology against them, the Doctor uses the hypno-ray settings on the dullifiers to implant the suggestion that "Earth is not worth bothering about" and that "they should go home". They do so, leaving dinner to be served again after the Doctor's favourite cheesy nibbles.
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- An unusually great number of names are thrown into this story, which is interesting as it is not a real world historical setting. There is Lord Cranarch himself, young Daniel, a butler called Carter, Sir Hugh, the Countess of Grantham, Lord Ryzt and K'Tang, (both aliens) even though the enemy species is not stated.
Original print details Edit
- Publication with page count and closing captions
- DWA 260 (4 pages)
- No reprints to date.