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Escape Velocity
Series: Doctor Who -
BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures
Release Number: 42
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companions: Fitz Kreiner, Anji Kapoor
Enemy: Kulan
Setting: London, England and Brussels, Belgium, Earth, 2001
Author: Colin Brake
Publisher: BBC Books
Publication: February, 2001
Format: Paperback Book, --- Pages
ISBN: ISBN 0-563-53825-2
Previous Story: Father Time
Following Story: EarthWorld


Publisher’s Summary

‘You know me then?’ asked the Doctor, a little tentatively. ‘You’re the Doctor,’ replied Fitz, a slight frown worming its way on to his forehead. ‘Yes, yes, yes, the Doctor, of course I am.’ The Doctor smiled, genuinely pleased to see a familiar face, even if for the moment he couldn’t quite put a name to it. ‘But, er, Doctor who?’ he added, hopefully.

The Doctor and Fitz are back together at last, but the Doctor is not the man he once was -- which is a shame, because Fitz has promised Anji Kapoor that his old friend is Anji’s best hope of finding her alien-abducted boyfriend, Dave.

Soon the Doctor, Fitz and Anji find themselves involved in a desperate contest between Pierre-Yves Dudoin and Arthur Tyler the Third, each determined to be the first privately funded man in space. But not all the parties are playing fairly: members of an alien race called the Kulan are helping the Frenchman - and at the far reaches of the Solar System their battle fleet awaits...

Can the Doctor find Dave before the alien contact proves fatal? Who are the secret agents keeping tabs on the rival Space Race teams? Will the Doctor’s mysterious blue box finally reveal its purpose? And does the Doctor, now truly a man without a past, have what it takes to stop the Kulan Invasion of Earth...?


  • The Doctor
  • Fitz Kreiner
    • Fitz was born in 1935 and carries around a battered copy of his birth certificate (not that it really helps him getting a passport, considering it’s 2001)
    • It is only eight hours post-destruction of Gallifrey for Fitz.
  • Anji Kapoor
    • This novel introduces new companion Anji Kapoor.
  • Dave Young


Chelonian, UNIT,

  • Compassion briefly appears, dropping Fitz off, she departs with Gallifreyan technician Nivet within her.


  • This is the sixth (and final) story in the 'Earth Arc'
  • The TARDIS is restored in this novel with a new control room with a kitchen to the side, two swimming pools and various other rooms.
  • The Doctor's memory is still shaky; despite being able to pilot the TARDIS he isn't able to immediately return Anji back home to Earth.


External Links

  • Doctor Who Reference Guide - Detailed Synopsis: Escape Velocity
  • Whoniverse Discontinuity Guide entry for Escape Velocity

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