A legendary foe contests the ascension of a Keeper Elect in the first ever serial to feature an aubergine
The Fourth Doctor and now sole companion Adric are summoned by the Keeper of Traken, a millennia old chap in a teleporting armchair, and told that something terribly evil and dangerous is afoot on his home world. A Melkur, an alien creature thought to be malevolent, recently landed on the paradisiacal planetoid and was promptly petrified, and because the locals are such a friendly bunch they’ve nominated one of the three women on the planet to leave flowers at its feet at regular intervals.
The Keeper is the ruler of Traken, and is strong with The Source and super-powered by a device, amazingly named The Source Manipulator. This machine controls everything including the weather and guarantees endless happiness for the inhabitants. Alas, the Keeper’s life is soon to come to an end and a new Keeper has been appointed in the form of paternal figure and single scientific chap, Tremas. Does democracy mean anything to these people, though? Will Tremas ever get to be a Keeper? And is the Melkur truly petrified or is some legendary Whovian baddie residing within?
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