A002 Horror of Glam Rock

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Doc and Lucie are locked in a service station with Bernard Cribbins, Lucie’s aunt and an actual member of Boyzone while monsters roam the parking lot.

Paul McGann’s Doctor and Lucie decide to break for lunch at a shabby service station outside Bramlington in 1974, but promptly lose their appetite when they stumble upon a dead glam rocker just outside. And this is pretty much where the logic of this story begins to crumble. The Doctor alludes to a greater knowledge of what’s going on at this point in space-time, and even hints at perhaps having brought them there deliberately, but then has to figure out the rest of the action/plot/mystery as they go along. Strange.

Bernard Cribbins' previous appearances with The Doctor: alongside Cushing in 1966, and Tennant in 2009/2010
Bernard Cribbins’ previous appearances with The Doctor: alongside Cushing in 1966, and Tennant in 2009/2010

In the same service station, anyway, we meet Arnold Korns, played by the legendary Bernard Cribbins, and the up-and-coming pop music sensation, The Tomorrow Twins, comprised of Trisha and Tommy Tomorrow, portrayed by Clare Buckfield and Boyzone star Stephen Gately respectively. Gately, incidentally, not only partook in this one as an actor, but contributed to the score as well, performing the song Children of Tomorrow alongside Buckfield. This was, sadly, to become his last ever single. You can hear it here, on Stephen Gately’s official MySpace page.

Tommy Tomorrow is an ├╝ber Emo and it turns out he’s been contacting some pretty heinous alien beings, aka ‘The Only Ones’, by means of playing his incredibly annoying stylophone. Bad idea spandex, Tommy… Now the aliens have come to town.

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