The second Doctor, Jamie and Victoria become suspects in a case of
inexpressibly horrible murders. The fourth Doctor and Romana have been
summoned by the Gallifreyan High Council to deal with an unimaginably
terrible force that has been released onto the space/time continuum.
Second and Fourth.
Victoria, Jamie, Romana 1, K9 Mark II.
The hall of Big Pretend-Move Animals But Don't Cos They're Dead And Have
Sand Stuck Up Them (page 25).
Near the Drive-O-Rama, Lychburg (page 35).
Pg 6 "I shudder to think of the state to which the Fitzroy Tavern might be
reduced in another fifty years. Radiophonic actors and pulp-periodical
writers, I have no doubt..." The Fitzroy Tavern is the monthly Tavern in
England, attended by fans and Doctor Who authors alike.
Pg 23 "Even the Daleks themselves had once, on hearing rumous of a band
of collectors in the vicinity, gone through extremely tortuous subterfuges
to mask their entire home planet, pretend that it had been destroyed, and
only bring it out from cover when the creatures who would become known as
the Collectors had gone." This is a joke on War of the Daleks.
Pg 39 "Those damn Si-" Almost certainly Silurians.
Pg 40 Colonel Crichton is mentioned (The Five Doctors).
Pg 41 "That business out in Haiti last year." Uncertain reference.
Pg 42 "She had also decided to regenerate herself a smaller, slightly
more compact body the first chance she got, as soon as she could find a
suitably elegant template." The Armageddon Factor/Destiny of the Daleks.
Reference to Skaro.
Pg 43 "Imagine the effect if I'd whisked him away from that young man's
birthday party in twentieth-century Manchester..." This is a reference to
an episode of Queer as Folk (which used the actual K9 prop, operated by
"The Collectors [...] were wheeling in a massive Chelonian disrupter."
The Chelonians were first seen in The Highest
"Where do you feel like? Paris in the spring? I've always loved Paris
in the spring." City of Death.
Pg 62 "Its most recent and blatant act being to requisition fully a
third of the gold reserves from the Bank of England without explanation."
Presumably to fight the Cybermen.
Pg 75 Reference to Rassilon (and the Time Wars, although it's stated
that they never happened).
Pg 78 "An incident in ancient Babylon and the first Mars landing are
happening simultaneously" The Ambassadors of Death.
Pg 81 "I gave him the means to contact me, should he ever need my
services and now...it looks as though he's in trouble..." This is the
telegraph the Brigadier uses to contact the Doctor in Revenge of the
Cybermen/Terror of the Zygons.
Pg 99 He peered at a display, worriedly. 'It's been a while since we got the signal, what with the transit lag.' He turned to look out of the page at the reader with no small amount of concern. 'I just hope we can get there in time without doing something completely stupid.'" The fourth Doctor often addressed the camera, in The Face of Evil, The Invasion of Time and The Pirate Planet, amongst others.
Pg 111 "Jamie [...] had first met the Doctor in the battle of Culloden"
Pg 153 "Man had set foot on Mars more than five years before.
Admittedly, man hadn't set foot on Mars again, on account of what
he had found there." The Ambassadors of Death, and it's also mentioned in
The Dying Days that humans have been going to Mars continually between then and 1997.
Pg 163 "Metal men who walked and people who lived in crystal bubbles
beneath the sea" Tomb of the Cybermen, uncertain reference.
Pg 184 "Now he was standing outside a store called Fractured Planet"
Its not clear what relationship, if any, this has to Return to the
Fractured Planet (Dave Stone's Benny NA).
Pg 197 Reference to John Dee, who is also mentioned in The Adventuress of Henrietta Street.
Pg 227 "The turned left at the kitchens and ran through the
swimming-pool chamber" The Invasion of Time.
Pg 245 "And quite what the Sontarans are doing with soul-catcher
bombs I have no idea..." Soul-catching was seen in The Devil Goblins from
Pg 268 One of the Astonishing! authors is said to be Podmore
Sloathe, although it's not clear what relation this has to the Sloathes,
first seen in Sky Pirates!
Pg 270 "Her name was Dorothee McShane and she was a stripper in a bar
called The Beer Cellar." Dorothee McShane is Ace's real name, at least
according to the New Adventures.
Pg 272 "I am Queegvogel Duck Duck Duck Duck Duck Duck Seven, come to
kill all Earth men and to breed with all Earth women..." Queegvogel
Duck Duck Duck Duck Duck Duck Seven was a character in Burning Heart,
although this may not be the same one, given that he was friendly then.
Pg 277 The phrase "all-consuming fire" appears, but is likely just a
phrase and not a reference to the NA of the same name.
Note: Some of these stories at the end are reprinted from Dave Stone's
contributions to Perfect Timing II.
OLD FRIENDS AND OLD ENEMIES
The Brigadier and Sergeant Benton.
NEW FRIENDS AND NEW ENEMIES
Katherine Delbane, although she might be related to Kara Delbane who turns
Return to the Fractured Planet (and they may even be the same person,
Kara was an Artificial Personality Embodiment).
Dr Sohn (although she never interacts with either TARDIS crew).
The Collectors, one of whom shows up in The Slow
Page 32 sees a variety of aliens in passing: Ragged, faceless men with
stunted parasites inside them; a fabricated, animated monstrosity, lashed
together from driftwood and oiled rope; and pale-faced, god-like beings.
The Jarakabeth, effectively immortal entities who can possess corporeal
beings and take over their minds.
Crowley's minions are apparently alien to begin with and are later
transformed into a hideous mass.
The Big Huge and Educational Collectionof Old Galactic Stuff (the
UNIT barracks, circa 1980 (the year is never given, but Thatcher is
Interrogation cells, location unknown (though within a helicopter ride
of the UNIT barracks), circa 1980.