Raconteur and high player "Kreiner, Fitz Kreiner", finds himself gambling
away all his
money on Vega Station. Giant bears watch Opera and Sam finds
herself with a new appreciation for
Sam and Fitz.
Inside a hotel room, Vega Station, 2593. Page 94: "Thanks to a subtle
manipulation of the time-path indicator he had managed to materialise
hotel room he had not yet been allocated when they arrived"
Pg 16 "The Doctor's machine might not be able to hit the target exactly on
but it knew how to dress for the occasion." Likely a reference to the
line in the telemovie.
Pg 39: Reference to Ginger Beer reminds us, unconscionably, of The Android Invasion.
Pg 41 Reference to the Jax of Kursaal fame.
Pg 94 "If only he had brought his everlasting matches with him..."
First seen in the novelisation of The Daleks.
Pg 121 The Doctor appears to use that age-old favourite device of his, transmigration of object from The Ambassadors of Death.
Pg 141 "The alien technology that made Azoth, or that lurked in the
Benelsians' cave under London" The Taint.
Pg 150 "It showed a tall man wearing a wide brimmed felt hat and a long
dark coat." The fourth Doctor visited Vega Station 50 years ago.
Pg 155 "I'm a demon at backgammon, you know. Once, against Kublai Khan
-" Marco Polo.
Pg 170 "I am from beyond the stars. On my planet, it is customary to shag by way of civilised greeting." This is Fitz's last line in The Taint.
Pg 199 Fitz's 'shaken not stirred line' gives rise to an interesting Bond fact: as Ian Fleming got more and more irritated by the character that he created, he made him, very subtly, a bit of a bore. The drinks he so often demands should, in fact, for best effect, be stirred and not shaken. Ditto, Bond was always one year out on the perfect vintage for a wine, and things like that. Not a lot of people know this.
Pg 266 There's a line about imagining a lot of money which, I think, owes itself to the Telemovie.
OLD FRIENDS AND OLD ENEMIES
Newark Rappare appeared in Dragons' Wrath. He leaves
Vega Station here to
a Professor of Art History at St Oscar's University on Dellah. Thus the
here are contemporary with the Benny books.
NEW FRIENDS AND NEW ENEMIES
Vega Station reappears in Tears of the Oracle,
Braxiatel wins Asteroid KS-159 (the site of the Braxiatel Collection) in a
of cards (which was mentioned in Theatre of War).
President Robyn Drexler, Bigdog Caruso, Harris Stabilo, Cassey Cage, Cy Slavish, Mr and Mrs Antherzon.
Various painted monsters who come to life, most notably the Devourer of
Souls, a huge shaggy monster that's actually made of canvas and paint.