By Paul Erickson & Lesley Scott
“The success of all we stand for, everything aboard this spaceship is suddenly endangered by the strange fever. A fever brought by these strangers in our midst!”
The Doctor and Steven and new companion Dodo arrive in a strange place which doesn’t make much sense with the types of animals living together. Dodo has a cold and is sneezing all over the place. The problem is its 10 million years into the future and the Earth is falling into the sun. The ark is the last survivors of earth and they have cured the common cold and have no immunity to fight it off. So it’s up to the Doctor to make the cure and save the humans and The Monoids. After saving everyone TARDIS lands them 700 years into the future but on The Ark. This time things are different as The Monoids have enslaved the humans. The cold and remedy somehow mutates The Monoids and they have a higher intelligence and a very evil persona at that. As they want nothing more than to have the planet to themselves and wipeout the humans forever.
I found this part of the story more interesting as The Doctor was more like the one we have seen through this era.
The Ark is not an altogether bad story as it is pretty simple to watch. Plus if you pay close attention you will notice that the eye for the Monoids is in the mouth of the actors. Yes it is right in the mouth. I always found that to be quite comical. So for some simple science fiction The Ark is one to watch again.