An evolution-crazed diorama fan with a Neanderthal butler plots to take over the British Empire from his haunted mansion. And, wait, Ace was an arsonist?!
Perivale, Greater London, houses some dark secrets, many of them in one particular house that Ace had the misfortune of encountering in 1983. But that’s all in the past, well the future, as Doc’s current focus is most definitely on said house’s Victorian period, and its occupants who only come out at night. No, they’re not vampires – that would make far too much sense – they’re just under the control of a rapidly-evolving alien called Smith, who has a Neanderthal for a butler. You know, that ol’ shtick.
Smith has plans, of a sort, and has also ensnared explorer/game hunter Redvers Fenn-Cooper to help him achieve them. Something to do with having lunch with the Queen and then taking over the Empire, yada yada yada. Somehow there’s also a supreme being, imaginatively called Light, kept in suspended animation as well. Light is a fan of the status quo, and much indeed has changed, nay evolved, since he last put a foot outside of his cozy bed. Will Doc manage to overcome both of these Grumpy Gooses or just fudge it all until the final credits roll? Only time I will never get back, can tell.
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