The human race is locked in deadly combat with the 'Android Hordes' in the Orion System. Light years from the front line, the Doctor and Charley arrive to sample the dubious delights of a galactic backwater, little suspecting that the consequences of the Orion War might reach them there. But High Command's lust for victory knows no bounds.
Trapped aboard a mysterious derelict star destroyer, the Doctor and Charley find themselves facing summary execution. But this is only the beginning of their troubles. The real danger has yet to awaken.
Until, somewhere in the dark recesses of the Garazone System, the Cybermen receive the signal for reactivation.
The Doctor and Charley set off to the Garazone System bazaar, but instead discover a deadly enemy on a derelict star destroyer.
To prove that he and Charley are innocent of murder and get the TARDIS back, the Doctor must face the deadly Cybermen.
The Cybermen are on the advance, but the Doctor has a plan.
Meanwhile, someone aboard the Vanguard has a sinister agenda.
With an ion storm threatening to strike at any moment, the Doctor faces a race against time to defeat the Cybermen.