DOCTOR WHO FAN AUDIO SERIES
“Lock and Key”
The vacuum of space, a vast and very desolate
place. A place of tranquility and peace. A
place whose peace is being shattered by a shrill
distress signal, coming from a large, grey block
of metal with small engines on the sides. The same
shrill distress signal which has just caught the
attention of a certain Timelord and his companion.
So, Doctor, where and when are we - and why are
we literally in the dark?
Well, by my watch, it’s April 21st in the year
80,016 and we’re on a prison ship just on the outer
reaches of your solar system. Looks like 80th
millenia Earth architecture, too.
(taps part of vessel)
Not the most imaginative period - a bit boring,
really. Oh, and we’ve received a distress signal.
Itcanhappen. I can say with absolute certainty
that you’ll never find a nicer bunch than on the
federal prison of Jaxaroth 7. Except on the actual
planet, of course. Very nice but incredibly stupid.
The Doctor and Alicia set off cautiously down the
dark, dank corridor, with the Doctor’s trusty sonic
screwdriver as their guiding light. The screwdriver
was aimed towards the ground and fell, at once, upon
a still figure lying on the floor.
(examines body with screwdriver)
Looks like he died of asphyxiation. He’s been
strangled. I’d say he’s been dead for a week. But
why would they just leave him here?
Try eating more carrots. Wait a moment, I’ll just
power this thing up.
As the sonic screwdriver increases in brightness,
more bodies are revealed. A lot more bodies.
Yes, I’d say they are. Notice the prison cells next
to us have no front walls. From the looks of things,
it’s a force-field generated cell wall. How stupid
is that? Would’ve gone right out with the lights.
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