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Theatre of War (novel)

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Theatre of War
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Adapted into: Theatre of War
Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companion(s): Ace, Benny
Main setting: Menaxus, Heletia and the Braxiatel Collection, 3985
Key crew
Publisher: Virgin Books
Writer: Justin Richards
Release details
Release number: 26
Release date: 19 May 1994
Format: Paperback Book; 20 Chapters, 316 Pages
ISBN 0-426-20414-X
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Theatre of War was the twenty-sixth novel of the New Adventures novel range. It featured the Seventh Doctor, Bernice Summerfield and Ace.

Publisher's summary Edit

Hamlet, thou hast thy father much offended.

Ace stared at the Doctor. He nodded. 'Yes, Ace. We're in Elsinore. And I don't like it either.'

Five years ago, an archaeological expedition came to Menaxus to explore the ruins of an ancient theatre. All but one of the visitors died horribly, and the planet was abandoned, bathed in lethal radiation.

Now the only survivor has returned, determined to uncover the theatre's secrets whatever the cost. Among her archaeological team is a certain Professor Bernice Summerfield.

Soon the deaths begin again, while the front line of an interstellar war moves ever closer. Desperate for help, Bernice tries to summon her companions. But when the TARDIS lands on the planet, the Doctor finds himself participating in a frighteningly real performance of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy. And he begins to realise that the truth about Menaxus may be far stranger than anyone imagines.

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Individuals Edit

  • Ace knows how to pilot shuttles.

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Museums Edit

  • The Doctor gives Bernice a research ticket for the Braxiatel Collection with the number 0001.
  • This is the first appearance of the Braxiatel Collection; it is Bernice's first meeting with Irving Braxiatel.

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