The Auton trilogy' is a series of direct-to-video spin-off productions based on the long running BBC science fiction series Doctor Who. The three films in the series are Auton (1997), Auton 2: Sentinel (1998; working title, Auton 2: The Rapture) and Auton 3 (1999; working title, Auton 3: Awakening). They were produced by the independent BBV company and are sequels to the Third Doctor stories Spearhead from Space and Terror of the Autons.
As with all spin-off productions, the canonicity
of these films is uncertain. However, all story elements relating to Doctor Who
were licensed from their respective authors. These videos are therefore not considered "fan productions".
When a Nestene
energy unit and several Autons are reactivated at a UNIT
facility, a plot for world domination that predates mankind is set in motion.
At a top secret UNIT
facility known only as "the Warehouse", Dr Sally Arnold has been studying a Nestene
energy unit with no results. As a last resort, she subjects the artifact to cosmic signals from UNIT's most powerful deep space scanning satellite. This causes a violent energy release that kills her assistant, Janice. The energy unit has disappeared.
A containment team, led by a psychic
UNIT operative named Lockwood, has been dispatched. Among Lockwood's abilities is the ability to access all information from any computer mainframe in the world with his mind.
They soon learn that the Nestene energy unity has taken on... Read More