The Forever Trap
The Doctor and Donna are imprisoned on the Edifice – and become neighbours to a terrifying assortment of aliens. When the TARDIS is invaded by a holographic marketing scam, the Doctor and Donna find themselves trapped on the Edifice, a purpose-built complex of luxury apartments in space. Their new environs leave much to be desired: millions of beings from across the Universe have been gathered to live side by side in similar apartments. Instead of creating neighbourly affection, it’s led to terrible battles being waged in the corridors and on the stairwells. The Doctor and Donna must cross the paths of deadly alien mobs as they search for the Edifice’s ultimate authority. Who – or what – lies at the heart of the incredible complex? What destructive scourge is eating away at the Edifice itself? And are the Doctor and Donna trapped forever in this living hell?
- This isn’t the first time the Doctor has found himself trapped in a massive building inhabited by different cultures – see Paradise Towers.
- Donna knows of the Sontarans, placing this story after the events of The Doctor’s Daughter, and prior to the events of Turn Left.
- The Edifice re-creates the mountains of Gallifrey and Chiswick from the memories of the Doctor and Donna.
- The Doctor says that he has no scarf. This is because his Fifth incarnation broke it in pieces during his post-regeneration trauma. (Castrovalva)