"Throughout the centuries, mankind has searched for the secret of eternal youth. I have found it. No more, no less than endless life and beauty. I can hold back time."

Professor Ysabelle Givenchy is the queen of the cosmetic industry, the woman who "turned cosmetics from something that made you look good and attracted guys into a whirl of chemicals and liposomes". She's a drop-dead gorgeous lady with a penchant for dresses bordering on the indecent.

She is also eighty-two years old.

But one woman's dream turns sour for the entire universe when three students raiding her labs to free bunny rabbits unwittingly meddle with the most dangerous of machines. As time fragments, the Time Lords stand impotently by - how did they not forsee this cataclysm? Why are the most infamous of renegades returning to Gallifrey?

And will there be any survivors from Experiment IV?

This is another round-robin story featuring the 8th Doctor and Grace.

Certain characters in this story (mentioning no names) may be copyright the BBC, and/or Fox, and/or Virgin Publishing. Each chapter is © its author, as credited below.



Discontinuity Guide
Internet Adventure Publication Order
Preceded by

Altered State

Followed by


8th Doctor Adventures
Preceded by

Altered State

Followed by



Originally posted:


  1. Chapter One — Alan Taylor
  2. Chapter Two — Jennifer Pinyan and Robert Marks
  3. Chapter Three — Paul Gadzikowski
  4. Chapter Four — David Versace
  5. Chapter Five — Tyler Dion
  6. Chapter Six — Becky Dowgiert
  7. Chapter Seven — Susannah Tiller
  8. Chapter Eight — Becky Dowgiert
  9. Chapter Nine — Brad Trechak
  10. Chapter Ten — David Paulden
  11. Chapter Eleven — Christine A. Renner
  12. Chapter Twelve — Jeffery Beuck
  13. Chapter Thirteen — John 'Omega' Seavey



Rebecca Dowgiert



James J Farmer


Cover Artist

Julian Friedman


Alternate Covers


Dramatis Personae

Guest Cast





Plot Victims

Doctor Who In-jokes

Fashion Victims

Double Entendres

Dialogue Disasters

Dialogue Triumphs




Future History

Unwritten Adventures


  • Chapter 1 was nominated for the(inaugral) alt.drwho.creative 1997-1998 Adric Award for Best Round Robin Chapter

The Bottom Line


Internet Adventures

Internet Adventures Discontinuity Guide

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