In this Third Doctor adventure an approaching alien spaceship lands in England and the UNIT team meet its occupants: Beautiful golden-skinned humanoids called Axons. The Axons claim that their ship, Axos, is damaged and that they need time in which to repair it. In return, they offer Axonite, a substance that can cause animals to grow to enormous sizes and thus end Earth’s food shortages.
The Doctor is suspicious, and rightly so: Axos, Axonite and the Axons – whose true form is that of hideous tentacle monsters – are all part of a single parasitic entity brought to Earth by the Master to feed on the planet’s energy.
The Doctor links his and the Master’s TARDIS’s together to make one giant time machine in order to help Axos – but on condition that they assist him in taking revenge on the Time Lords for exiling him to Earth. But, this is merely a trick, and Axos is locked in a time loop from which it can never escape.
- Doctor Who: The Claws of Axos (Review) (them0vieblog.com)