Auton 3: Awakening
 

No. 3 of 4 in the Auton trilogy series
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Starring: Jo Castleton
By:Nicholas Briggs & Paul Ebbs
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Editions:  UK UK (original VHS) | UK UK (reissue VHS) | UK UK (DVD)
Note:Unauthorised spin-off drama featuring the Autons — final part of a trilogy also containing Auton and Auton 2: Sentinel. Co-writer Nicholas Briggs is credited using the pseudonym "Arthur Wallis".

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Edition: UK UK (original VHS)
Released:  November 1999
Publisher:  BBV
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Cover blurb:
"We are time Lockwood. And you are but a nanosecond in the history of my species..."

The Millhampton Event has left an entire population at the mercy of the Nestene Consciousness. UNIT's only hope of halting an unstoppable AUTON invasion is to find Lockwood. But UNIT's most enigmatic and talented operative is missing. Within his mind are the means through which the Consciousness will return to life and destroy the human race. Lockwood will not be given up easily. Palmer knows that time is running out, as the world's computer networks break down he leads a desperate mission into the heart of AUTON control. Sal and Ramsay can only hope they will survive to find Lockwood before the Nestene Consciousness takes over his mind completely and extinguishes all life on Earth...

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Edition: UK UK (reissue VHS)
Title:  Auton 3
Released:  April 2000
Publisher:  Reeltime Pictures
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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"we are time, Lockwood, and you are but a nanosecond in the history of my species..."

UNIT Set up to tackle human contact with the extraterrestrial and paranormal — especially when that contact proves dangerous!

THE NESTENES A malevolent alien consciousness waiting [sic] its chance to invade Earth.

AUTONS Deadly plastic killing machines controlled by the alien Nestene Consciousness.

THE CONTAINMENT TEAM UNIT's way of dealing with its own mistakes. Its brief: to stop the contamination of Earth by any means necessary.


Lockwood holds they key to the Nestenes' invasion of Earth, but UNIT's enigmatic and wayward operative is missing...

With computers failing worldwide plus an entire city deserted and sealed off by Autons, UNIT's strongest telepath, Palmer, must exploit everything and everyone to save the Earth for humanity.

With some of the most stunning visual effects ever seen from the world of BBCtv's DOCTOR WHO, Auton Awakening is not to be missed!

PLUS! The Auton Diaries Have you ever wondered what happens to Autons between programmes — when they're "resting"? This is the story of one such Auton and his search for a career after the BBC threw him out onto the streets... and how he found BBV!

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
Released:  February 2007
Publisher:  BBV
Format: 1 x DVD
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Note:  Contains the audio drama Guests for the Night as a bonus feature.

Cover blurb:
"We are time, Lockwood. And you are but a nanosecond in the history of my species..."

The Millhampton Event has left an entire population at the mercy of the Nestene Consciousness. UNIT's only hope of halting an unstoppable Auton invasion is to find Lockwood. But UNIT's most enigmatic and talented operative is missing. Within his mind are the means through which the Consciousness will return to life and destroy the human race. Lockwood will not be given up easily. Palmer knows that time is running out, as the world's computer networks break down he leads a desperate mission into the heart of Auton control. Sal and Ramsay can only hope they will survive to find Lockwood before the Nestene Consciousness takes over his mind completely and extinguishes all life on Earth...


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