There is no such thing as a good night. You may think you can hide away in dreams. Safely tucked up in bed, nothing can touch you. But, as every child knows, there are bad dreams. And that dreams are where the monsters are. The Doctor knows all about monsters. And he knows that sometimes they can still be there when you wake up. And when the horror is more than just a memory, there is nowhere to hide.
Fitz and Trix.
Pg 124 On the High Street, in a town presumably in England, presumably the present day. Do you know how annoying it is when authors don't give any details about where their stories are set?
Pg 24 "I've always had a liking for hot, sweet tea - like the army makes." Probably a leftover from his UNIT days. He certainly didn't seem to like it in the novelisation of The Invasion.
Pg 28 "Gobstopper? [...] Jelly babies, then!" As carried by the second and fourth Doctors, respectively.
Pg 39 "In my experience children like to be scared, occasionally." As the various production team members stated when discussing the horrific nature of the show during the Hinchcliffe era.
Pg 51 "A Venusian translation of Beatrix Potter" We met the Venusians in Venusian Lullaby.
"Lying in the corner was the splintered remains of a violin" The Year of Intelligent Tigers
"Humanian era, early twenty-first century..." The TARDIS is still using the eras identified in The Telemovie. Enjoy this, it's the last time.
Pg 64 "Professor X is on UK Gold tonight and I don't want to miss it." Professor X was the TV show that was basically Doctor Who in the NA universe. Presumably it was revived in 2005.
Pg 69 Reference to Professor X.
Pg 71 The Doctor has an everlasting felt-tip. Presumably from the same box that had everlasting matches (Doctor Who in an exciting adventure with the Daleks) and everlasting cigarettes (Blood Harvest).
Pg 72 "You have clearly never had a teenage daughter, Doctor." Not true, he had Miranda in Father Time, who recently died in Sometime Never...
Pg 83 "But I know for a fact that someone up there is waving back, with all six arms!" Probably an Alpha Centaurian, as seen in The Curse and Monster of Peladon, and Legacy.
Pg 89 "I once saw a grey lady in the engine room. But that could have been Trix, mucking about." Possibly, if it was Trix between Time Zero and Timeless, when she was lurking inside the TARDIS, but possibly some other uncertain reference.
"It was, allegedy, a gift from Sir Winston Churchill, 'For Special Services'." Presumably during or after Players.
Pg 90 "One evening I decided to check the helmic regulators." Mentioned in The Ark in Space.
"It was an old man. I can't be sure, but he seemed to be wearing dark, Victorian clothes. He had long, white hair swept back from his head." This sounds a lot like the first Doctor (except that the first Doctor was wearing Edwardian clothes), although for some reason he has the face of a skull. It's not clear why, especially as this passage has no relevance to the rest of the book.
"Hell's teeth, Doc" For some reason sixties Englander Fitz has picked up made-up eighties Australian vernacular. This was invented for the show to given Tegan some acceptably Australian-sounding not-quite-swearwords. As far as we know Fitz has never been to Australia, but maybe he was hanging out on the Barnett Bypass in 1981. You never know, he's a well-travelled guy.
Pg 119 "'The Doctor once told me that everything is a coincidence,' said Fitz thoughtfully." Uncertain reference.
Pg 126 "My vision is impaired." As the Daleks are fond of saying.
Pg 129 "The man in the mirror laughed softly, like a wolf who had been asked for directions by a lost, lonely little pig. [...] The bearded man chuckled dangerously." The Doctor has a vision of The Master, last seen (maybe) in The Adventuress of Henrietta Street. And, although it almost certainly can't be, given the publication date, in hindsight this looks suspiciously like a Bad Wolf reference.
"Or perhaps there's something or someone inside me who wants to be free." There is, as we'll discover in The Gallifrey Chronicles.
Pg 133 "There was even an art gallery, which impressed her deeply." Also "something that looked like a plant, but turned around and watched you as you walked past." Both these were seen in The Invasion of Time.
Pg 134 "Another switch had fast return written on it." Seen in The Edge of Destruction and The Witch Hunters.
Pg 135 "Water is extremely rare on the planet Eskon" Seen in Coldheart.
"The atomic number of beryllium is 4. Clocks! I love clocks, don't you?" This word association is clearly triggered by the Telemovie and its beryllium alarm clock.
Pg 170 "Trix began to look through the stuff in the medical cabinet. 'Will this do?' she asked, holding up a strangely striped bandage." As seen in The Edge of Destruction.
Pg 248 "'It's been an exciting time for the human race, the last couple of centuries,' argued the Doctor. 'I was here for the last one - all of it - and I enjoyed every minute. Well, almost every minute." The Earth arc (The Burning through Escape Velocity).
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