The Destination Wars was the first audio story in the anthology The First Doctor Adventures: Volume One. It was written by Matt Fitton and featured David Bradley as the First Doctor, Jamie Glover as Ian Chesterton, Jemma Powell as Barbara Wright and Claudia Grant as Susan Foreman.
Publisher's summary Edit
The TARDIS arrives in a gleaming utopia in the Space Year 2003. Has the Doctor truly brought Ian and Barbara home, to glimpse their future?
The world owes much to its legendary Inventor, and Susan finds herself face to face with the great benefactor. But soon, the time travellers are in a world at war and the Doctor must confront his past.
Journey to the Future (1) Edit
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The Father of Invention (2) Edit
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The Destination Wars (3) Edit
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Prisoners of Time (4) Edit
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- The Doctor - David Bradley
- Susan Foreman - Claudia Grant
- Ian Chesterton - Jamie Glover
- Barbara Wright - Jemma Powell
- The Master - James Dreyfus
- Robac - Raymond Coulthard
- Reena - Deli Segal
- Tanna - Sian Reeves
- Space Years are based on how many years have passed since the humanoid ancestors of Destination's inhabitants left for space. Robac and Tanna's great-grandparents crashlanded on Destination.
- The TARDIS arrives in Space Year 2003. The Master brings them to Space Year 2015, where war has broken out (Robac having died in the first year of the war, Space Year 2009), and the Doctor stays behind until Space Year 2017 to help mend the peace.
- The Doctor believes Destination, on the farthest arm of its galaxy, is billions of light-years from the Milky Way.
- The Dalmari are native to Destination.
- The citizens of Destination are humanoids, but not Earthlings. However, the Master based their society on Earth. As such, they have popcorn and oak trees, which exist only on Earth. They have plasma batteries.
- The Master's servor robots are bullet, laser, and plasma-proof.
- The Master suggests that Ian and Barbara are suffering from Stockholm syndrome in relation to the Doctor's kidnapping of them. He realises that with Ian being from 1963, he would be unaware of the term.
- The Master claims it took Destination's ancestors almost two millennia to cross one star system. Robac mentions that they spent most of that time in cryo-sleep.
- The Master influences the people of Destination to develop the technology to split the atom, as he requires nuclear fission, via a fission bomb or nuclear warhead, to restart his dimensional engines.
- Ian notes that destination ore is essentially uranium.
- The Master's laboratory is his control room, kept in a temporal stasis bubble. The rest of his TARDIS is lost in the time vortex.
- The Master persuades the Doctor to give up his TARDIS key.
- Ian confiscated bangers from Tommy Flint on his last day at Coal Hill School.
- The Master has met Houdini.
- The Master implies that the Doctor tinkering with the TARDIS controls is why it's impossible to pilot the ship correctly.
- This was the audio debut for David Bradley as the First Doctor. His first line in the audio was: "Stop complaining, Chessison. Come along."
- This was also the debut performance for James Dreyfus as the Master. His first line in the role was: "Where are you? Where did you go?"
- The Second Doctor will later encounter the Master again on the Darkheart colony. (PROSE: The Dark Path)
- Ian mentions the Daleks. (TV: The Daleks)
- The Master refers to Ian and Barbara's leaving Earth as a "kidnapping". (TV: An Unearthly Child)
- Ian and Barbara still have clothes in the TARDIS from Peking. (TV: Marco Polo)
- The Master mentions that the Doctor isn't the only one to meet with Houdini, indicating the Doctor has already met him, or implying he knows the Doctor will meet him with Ben Jackson and Polly Wright. (AUDIO: Smoke and Mirrors)
- The Master mentions that Quadriggers were set to work on his TARDIS before he stole it. (AUDIO: The Beginning)
- Because his TARDIS was not quite operational, he got stuck in the earliest Segments of Time. (TV: The Ark)