Paul McGann (the Doctor), Niky Wardley (Tamsin Drew), David Warner (Professor Boston Schooner), Nicky Henson (Gregson Grenville), Susan Brown (Margaret), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Temperance Finch), Nick Wilton (Harold), Nicholas Briggs (The Ice Warriors), Jack Brown (Pilot), Sheridan Smith (Lucie)
Millions of years ago, the noble Ice Warriors fled to Deimos, moon of Mars, hoping to sit out the radioactive death throes of their home planet. When the TARDIS lands on Deimos, the Doctor discovers that the Warriors’ ancient catacombs are now a popular stop for space tourists.
But the Martian dynasties are more than history, and the Warriors are far from extinct. It’s not for nothing that ‘Deimos’ is the ancient word for ‘dread’…
Written By: Jonathan Morris
Directed By: Barnaby Edwards
- Deimos was the fifth release of the fourth series of The New Eighth Doctor Adventures.
- Harold recalls seeing a documentary on the History Channel which stated that the last of the Ice Warriors were killed when their invasion fleet spiralled into the Sun in the late 21st century. The Doctor tells Tamsin, Professor Schooner and Grenville Gregson that he witnessed that event as well. (The Seeds of Death)
- During his second incarnation, the Doctor encountered the Ice Warriors for the first time on the Brittanicus Base during an Ice Age in the company of Jamie McCrimmon and Victoria Waterfield. (The Ice Warriors)
- Grenville, who had been shot in the leg by Schooner, does not and is killed by the rocket launch.
- As it sets out for Mars, the passenger rocket receives a text message on an emergency channel which reads, “Hiya Doctor. I’m stuck in the moonbase on Deimos. Please help. Lucie Miller.”
- The Ice Lord Slaadek is the leader of the nine Ice Warriors who have emerged from suspended animation.
- The Doctor tells one of the Ice Warriors that there are more of his people in suspended animation on an asteroid in the Sol system and that they will awake in several hundred years and found a new homeworld.