The Doctor and Jo find themselves on the wooded moon of Verd, where
gravity isn't the only thing playing strange tricks.
In the middle of Gravity Well Six, on the moon Verd (page 26).
The presence chamber, Verd (page 94).
Pg 14 "Doctor, are you sure that's Metebelis III?" The Doctor is still
get Jo to Metebelis III at this point, as he was in most of Season 10.
Pg 15 "What do you call it, "the famous blue planet of the Acteon
Galaxy"? I think I could use a holiday, after Spiridon." Metebelis III,
first mentioned in Carnival of Monsters,
Planet of the Daleks.
Pg 71 "And only now did she acknowledge, in her heart, just how much
she had been tempted to leave the Doctor for a new life with Latep, at the
end of their adventure on Spiridon. Oh, perhaps Latep had not been the
right man. Bu Jo knew she wanted love." Planet of the Daleks.
Foreshadowing The Green Death.
Pg 88 "Jo glimpsed Daleks, Sea Devils, Ice Warriors. She saw their
friends drom UNIT, the Brigadier and Sergeant Benton and Mike Yates. She
saw images of the Doctor's first two incarnations: the old,
crotchety-looking man and the funny little mop-haired fellow, dressed like
a tramp." Day of the Daleks, The Sea Devils, The Curse of Peladon, The
Pg 103 Reference to Metebelis III.
"Again, as on Spiridon, the thought came to her that perhaps her days
with the Doctor might be coming to an end." Planet of the Daleks and
foreshadowing The Green Death.
OLD FRIENDS AND OLD ENEMIES
NEW FRIENDS AND NEW ENEMIES
Ria, Tonio, Nora, mazy Grace, Gubrious, Peterkin, Weed, Sly, Duke Altero,
Emperor Uxis Umane.
PLUGGING THE HOLES [Fan-wank theorizing of how to fix continuity cock-ups]
FEATURED ALIEN RACES
A Norebo Worm, which creates its own gravity. It is immense, with wings
and many-coloured patterns on its body (page 99).
The asteroid Verd, time unknown but likely the future.
The castle/rocket (page 97).
IN SUMMARY - Robert Smith?
Nightdreamers is decidedly odd. If it weren't for the fact that the author
has a PhD in literature, you'd swear this was written by an eight year old
who'd seen a few Shakespearean plays. However, there's something about the
book that makes you like it in spite of itself. Evoking the era of the
third Doctor and Jo through the childlike prose seems eerily appropriate
for an era that most of us experienced when we were young. Rather charming.