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We’re getting a long-lost Douglas Adams Doctor Who adventure next January…

September 9th, 2017 by Marc Comments

So we’re getting a lost Douglas Adams Doctor Who story for the first time in January?!

Count us in…

Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen is a long thought lost Adams adventure based around The Doctor and Romana going to a Cricket match which is interrupted by eleven invaders called the Krikkitmen.

Sound good? Well it definitely does… however any fans of Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy will definitely find similarities to this:

But you what? We’re still going to be getting this on release.

Otherwise it just wouldn’t be cricket.

Here’s the full press release:

DOCTOR WHO AND THE KRIKKITMEN
Intergalactic war? That’s just not cricket … or is it?

The Doctor promised Romana the end of the universe, so she’s less than impressed when what she gets is a cricket match. But play is soon interrupted by eleven figures in white uniforms and peaked skull helmets, wielding bat-shaped weapons that fire lethal bolts of light into the screaming crowd.

The Krikkitmen are back.

Millions of years ago, the people of Krikkit learned they were not alone in the universe, and promptly launched a xenophobic crusade to wipe out all other life-forms. After a long and bloody conflict, the Time Lords imprisoned Krikkit within an envelope of Slow Time, a prison that could only be opened with the Wicket Gate key, a device that resembles – to human eyes, at least – an oversized set of cricket stumps…

From Earth to Gallifrey, from Bethselamin to Devalin, from Krikkit to Mareeve II to the far edge of infinity, the Doctor and Romana are tugged into a pan-galactic conga with fate as they rush to stop the Krikkitmen gaining all five pieces of the key. If they fail, the entire cosmos faces a fiery retribution that will leave nothing but ashes…

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Douglas Adams is best known as the creator of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which started life as a BBC Radio 4 series. The book went on to be a No. 1 bestseller. He followed this success with The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980); Life, The Universe and Everything (1982); So Long and Thanks for all the Fish (1984); Mostly Harmless (1992) and many more. He sold over 15 million books in the UK, the US and Australia. Douglas died unexpectedly in May 2001 at the age of 49.

James Goss is the author of the novelisation of Douglas Adams’ City of Death and The Pirate Planet, as well as several other Doctor Who books. While at the BBC, James produced an adaptation of Shada, an unfinished Douglas Adams Doctor Who story, and Dirk is his award-winning stage adaptation of Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. He won Best Audiobook 2010 for Doctor Who: Dead Air, featuring the Tenth Doctor.

Doctor Who And The Krikkitmen is available from January 18, 2018

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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