The Good Doctor
by Juno Dawson

Publisher: BBC
ISBN: 1 785 94384 3


    On the planet Lobos, the Doctor and friends halted a violent war between the native Loba and the humans. Hundreds of years later, they return to discover that a religion has been set up in the Doctor's name.


    Graham, Ryan and Yaz.

    Pg 13 The TARDIS is already in Kanda City on Lobos in the early timezone, by a taverna in New Town.

    Pgs 18/19 In a plaza in New Town, six hundred years later (Pg 88).


    Pg 14 "That's how it was when Grace was alive and keeping their little routines alive felt only correct." The Woman Who Fell to Earth et al. Since this is background for Graham and Ryan, I haven't noted every mention.

    Pg 20 "Even though he towered over her, Ryan always struggled to keep up with the Doctor when she was on a mission - nothing to do with his hyspraxia and everything to do with her limitless energy." The Woman Who Fell to Earth.

    Pg 24 "From what she could tell it was very similar to the Urbankan drone she and Ryan had fetched from the TARDIS earlier" Four to Doomsday.

    Pg 28 "He thought back the moment when Grace was..." The Woman Who Fell to Earth. But see Continuity Cock-Ups

    Pg 32 "Beating cancer had been a major wakeup call" The Woman Who Fell to Earth.

    Pg 36 "It was sort of like the Urbanken one Ryan and Yaz had fetched from the TARDIS" Four to Doomsday.

    Pg 44 "I left the Urbanken drone behind by accident" Four to Doomsday.

    Pgs 93-94 "Dyspraxic people as tall as him didn't really do discreet." The Woman Who Fell to Earth.

    Pg 110 "Subtly, the Doctor slipped her sonic screwdriver out of her inside pocket and held it up to the air." Fury From the Deep et al.

    Pg 165 "I was once at Ultimate Fighting Champion, or was it Peladon?" The Curse and Monster of Peladon.

    Pg 202 "Ryan wouldn't ever brag about it, but of course he knew how to hot-wire a car - he was a mechanic." The Woman Who Fell to Earth, but see Continuity Cock-Ups.


    Pry, Jaya, Tempika, Fr Ornid, Tromos, Belen.

    Castele and Remini, but they never meet the TARDIS crew.


    1. Pg 28 "He thought back the moment when Grace was..." Surely that should be "back to the moment"?
    2. Pgs 158-159 "A microphone was ready for him on a little podium." Shouldn't that be "on a little lectern"? A podium is the platform you stand on, while the lectern is the stanted high desk that you stand behind.
    3. Pg 202 "Ryan wouldn't ever brag about it, but of course he knew how to hot-wire a car - he was a mechanic." Except that in The Woman Who Fell to Earth, he explicitly says that he's not a mechanic, merely trying to be one.

    PLUGGING THE HOLES [Fan-wank theorizing of how to fix continuity cock-ups]

    1. Graham's tears are getting in the way of his syntax.
    2. Mykados carefully balanced himself on the tiny podium and bent down to speak into the microphone. He looked quite ridiculous.
    3. Ryan's bragging is really strong today.

    Pg 15 The Loba are dog people.

    Pg 27 An electric blue lizard with bright orange markings.

    Pg 32 Rats the size of raccoons.

    Pg 1 The planet Lobos, time unknown.

    Pg 13 Lobos, 600 years later.

    Pg 229 Lobos, another 600 years later.

    IN SUMMARY - Robert Smith?
    This is an excellent book, and a great start to the thirteenth Doctor adventures. There's an excellent examination of religion and misogyny, with fun time-travel hijinks and a great twist early on. The regulars are mostly well done, with the Doctor and Ryan being the best, although Graham talks like a stereotypical cockney and never once sounds like Bradley Walsh. But there's a depth here that's been largely missing for the New Series Adventures, and it's greatly appreciated.