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Series: Doctor Who -
BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures
Release Number: 7
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companions: Sam Jones
Enemy: Jax
Setting: Saturnia Regna
Author: Peter Anghelides
Publisher: BBC Books
Publication: January, 1998
Format: Paperback Book, 282 Pages
ISBN: ISBN 0-563-40578-3
Previous Story: Alien Bodies
Following Story: Option Lock


Publisher's Summary

Kursaal is a pleasure world, a huge theme park for the Cronus System — or rather it will be if it isn't destroyed during construction.

Eco-terrorists want the project halted to preserve vital archaeological sites -- areas containing the last remains of the long-dead Jax, an ancient wolf-like race whose remains are being buried beneath the big-business tourist attractions.

Sam falls in with the environmentalists, and finds her loyalties divided. Meanwhile, the Doctor's own investigations lead him to believe the Jax are not extinct after all.

Cut off from the TARDIS, separated from his companion and pursued for murder, the Doctor discovers Kursaal hides a terrible secret — and that Sam is being affected by events more than anyone would guess...


  • The Doctor
  • Samantha Jones
    • Failed year 7 biology.
    • When Sam is taken over by the Jax, her eyes glow green rather than her natural blue.
    • When Sam's mind is controlled, she desires the Doctor as her consort.
    • She kills Paul Kadijk while controlled.
    • Still agonises over the Tractite she killed.
  • Security Chief Paul Kadijk.


  • The Doctor mentions the Mars-Venus run.
  • HALF are a protest group. (Their name stands for Helping All Life Forms.)

Races and species

  • Geomyde are rat-headed humanoids with fluffy brown cheeks.
  • Caballans are long-faced and have horse-like nostrils.
  • Haxalians rotate their forehead antennae as a sign of agitation.
  • Fodorans have yellow hair and blue skin.
  • Brascan hermaphrodites look like orangutans in boiler suits.
  • Emorgans are humanoid.
  • Some other visitors to Kursaal are Alpha Centurians and Ogrons.


  • In The Eight Doctors Sam's eyes are blue, in Alien Bodies they're green, in this novel they're green when she's possessed and blue when she's not.


External Links

  • The Doctor Who Reference Guide detailed synopsis of Kursaal
  • The Whoniverse Discontinuity Guide entry for Kursaal

BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures
Previous Release:
Alien Bodies
Next Release:
Option Lock

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