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January 21st, 2022 9 comments

Doctor Who Target 2022 The Fires of Pompeii

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“My masters will follow the example of Rome… our mighty empire bestraddling the whole of civilization!”

It is AD 79, and the TARDIS lands in Pompeii on the eve of the town’s destruction. Mount Vesuvius is ready to erupt and bury its surroundings in molten lava, just as history dictates. Or is it?

The Doctor and Donna find that Pompeii is home to impossible things: circuits made of stone, soothsayers who read minds and fiery giants made of burning rock. From a lair deep in the volcano, these creatures plot the end of humanity – and the Doctor soon finds he has no way to win…

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  • The Fishmonger

    January 21st, 2022 - 9:49pm

    Good job we didnt waste unnecessary time trying to work out what those codes were.

    • Jason Z

      January 24th, 2022 - 4:33pm

      To judge from some of the older comments, the codes mostly seem to refer to authors’ names.

  • Phil Newman

    January 18th, 2022 - 7:18pm

    It’s James Moran, The Fires of Pompeii

  • Dave Raz

    November 4th, 2021 - 7:07pm

    Most target books have been re prints in recent years and all are novelisations of episodes, so Robot and Romans are plausible.

  • Doctor What

    November 4th, 2021 - 10:43am

    Another speculation, could the JM mean Jo Martin? Not as the writer but a Target book of Fugitive of the Judoon or The Timeless Children? Or even another near-future episode of Flux that has her as one of the main characters? Probably is more likely to mean the author but we can always speculate

  • The Fishmonger

    November 4th, 2021 - 10:39am

    Hopefully Forbidden Planet will be doing signed versions at some point. I’m loving everyone speculating about the codes.

  • Dave Raz

    November 3rd, 2021 - 11:51am

    P could be Praxeus. R could be the Romans, Robot, Rosa or Resolution. No JMs spring to mind but could be the New Year Episode?

    • The Flying Shark

      November 3rd, 2021 - 7:04pm

      JM could be the author? Jamie Mathieson, James Moran or Jonathan Morris?

    • Anonymous

      November 4th, 2021 - 7:12am

      Why would it be the Romans or Robot? They’ve already had releases back in the 70 and 80s

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