The Indestructible Man was the sixty-ninth BBC Past Doctor Adventures novel. It featured the Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon and Zoe Heriot. This was author Simon Messingham's third and final contribution to the Past Doctor Adventures range.
Publisher's summary Edit
Their target: EARTH.
The human defenders of PRISM are enmeshed in a doomed interstellar war against an unknowable invader armed with the power to possess, duplicate and destroy from within.
Only one man stands in their way. A man destiny has made indestructible.
Against all the odds the legendary Indestructible Man saves the Earth but victory comes at the highest price. The world economy collapses, governments crumble and PRISM itself is torn apart by a best-selling exposé.
Bishop receives an urgent summons to his headquarters. An infiltrator has been unmasked and captured in the heart of SILOET itself. Fatally wounded, the infiltrator makes a miraculous recovery. It appears he is indestructible.
The implications are terrifying.
The Myloki may just have returned. And who is left to stop them now?
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- Second Doctor
- Jamie McCrimmon
- Zoe Heriot
- Sergeant Stewart
- Captain Tom Adams
- Captain Hector
- Captain Karl Taylor
- Captain Grant Matthews
- Lieutenant Faulkner
- Neville Verdana
- Commander Hal Bishop
- Dr Koslovski
- Professor Dwight "Boffin" Graham
- Mr Graham Mackenzie
- Mark Khan
- John Sharon
- Alex Storm
- Buck Sharon
- Major Maxwell
The Doctor Edit
- The Doctor is shot through the head, with his skull and frontal lobe being damaged by the bullet, followed by him breaking his nose, jaw, right femur, and collarbone, along with suffering spine damage, when he falls off a walkway. The resulting regeneration is halted when Myloki "matter" is injected into his body, delaying his body's attempt to rewire his DNA and allowing him to recover from his injuries without regenerating.
- Jamie believes the Doctor is actually a robot duplicate until Captain Black attacks the Doctor.
- Mrs Craig calls the Doctor "Doctor Rip Van Winkle".
- The novel pays homage to the works of Gerry Anderson. The primary basis is Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: PRISM, the Myloki and the eponymous Indestructible Man are based on SPECTRUM, the Mysterons and Captain Scarlet. SILOET is a homage to SHADO, the agency from UFO; both SPECTRUM and SHADO were global security agencies handling covert alien incidents, though they were unrelated unlike their homages.
- This would be the final novel to feature the Second Doctor, Jamie and Zoe until the novel The Wheel of Ice in August 2012.
- An illustrated preview of the comic was printed in Doctor Who Magazine issue 350.
- Alex Storm has read classified UNIT files from the 20th century which contain numerous references to the Doctor, including accounts of the Mondas "asteroid" in December 1986, (TV: The Tenth Planet) the rise and fall of International Electromatics, (TV: The Invasion) the evacuation of London, (TV: Invasion of the Dinosaurs) the incident with the Axons (TV: The Claws of Axos) and a report from Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart regarding a man in a hospital bed who had changed his appearance. (TV: Spearhead from Space)
- Zoe recalls life aboard Space Station W3. (TV: The Wheel in Space)
- Storm refers to the failure of the global transmat system. (TV: The Seeds of Death)
- The Doctor recalls meeting Doc Holliday in Tombstone, Arizona in October 1881 during his first incarnation. (TV: The Gunfighters)
- The Discontinuity Guide to: The Indestructible Man at The Whoniverse
- The Cloister Library: The Indestructible Man