In the midst of turmoil, the people of New York cry out for their gods,
it seems that their gods have answered. Steven wants to believe, but the
is more sceptical. And a schoolgirl named Dodo has just stumbled upon a
box that wasn't there that morning.
Steven and Dodo.
Wimbledon Common (seen at the end of The Massacre)
Outside a laundrette on West 25th Street, Manhatten, New York.
None, although it helps to be familiar with the events of The Massacre.
Pg 9 "The nearest she could manage to a southern accent" After rehearsals
were complete, but before recording, the producers of The Ark were told by
their superiors that cockney accents were not allowed on the BBC.
Consequently, Jackie Lane's accent varies throughout her first full story.
Pg 10 "That John Smith's gear! [...] But those Common Men are to die
Smith and the Common Men was the band Susan listened to in An Unearthly
Pg 35 "She raced gratefully across Wimbledon Common, towards the police
This is the final scene from The Massacre. Dodo's backstory is
the rest of the adventure slots between that scene and the opening of
Ark. But see Continuity Cock-Ups
Pg 41 "In New York City, after only twenty minutes" In The Ark,
surprised that the TARDIS has travelled in time, which allows this
happen, as it only travels in space.
Pg 45 "Dodo had sensed some tension between the pair" The Doctor and
just had a big falling out about the conclusion of The Massacre.
Pg 48 "She was growing up. She had her young man to take care of her."
Invasion of Earth.
Pg 58 "The Daleks had destroyed New York in the mid twenty-second
Dalek Invasion of Earth.
"He had looked out over the city from the top of what had become, once
its tallest building." Steven looking out from the Empire State Building
in-joke referring to Morton Dill, also played by Peter Purves, being on
of the Empire State Building in The Chase.
Pg 59 Reference to Daleks.
Pg 60 Reference to Daleks and Cybermen and a synopsis of The Massacre.
Pg 61 "His one friend during that long period was a stuffed panda bear
Hi-Fi. [...] The eventual arrival of the Doctor with his zeal for justice
his astonishing space/time machine" The Chase.
"This morning Steven had walked out of the TARDIS forever." The
"He needed [...] A place where he might be able to help, on a small
least." This eventually happens in The Savages.
Pgs 63-64 "But then he had found more credible evidence - metal
Shoreditch in London, strange goings-on at Corman in Nevada." Remembrance
Daleks, First Frontier.
Pg 65 "Not to the man who had battled Daleks and Mechanoids and alien
with incredible technology." The Chase (and Dalek Masterplan), The Time
Pg 83 Reference to Susan.
Pg 120 "He had seen too much pain caused by religious dogma, most
France." The Massacre.
Pg 133 "Of note is Peter Cushing's portrayal of the mysterious
advisor Doctor Who. Alas, Cushing's endearingly eccentric professor is as
fictional as the rest of Prey for a Miracle." Peter Cushing played an
endearingly eccentric version of the first Doctor in the two films.
Pg 141 "Do I look like a Tzun or a Dalek?" The Doctor is making broad
references, but to General Marchant they clearly refer to the events of
Frontier and Remembrance of the Daleks (see pages 63-64).
Pg 145 "Yes, yes, there are some evil creatures in this universe, and
be fought." This is the first Doctor's version of the famous speech from
Pg 160 "He thought of [,...] Mechanus and the Daleks." The Chase (and
The Dalek Masterplan).
Pg 161 "Did the Doctor not kill Anne Chaplet?" The Massacre. Also, note
spelling here is the same as Dodo's surname (as per the scripts),
error from page 26 of Lyons' The Completely Useless Encyclopedia.
Pg 163 "Steven thought of an earth prepared for the Daleks' invasion."
Invasion of Earth.
Pg 164 "You, who championed the people of Greece, and yet left those of
to be massacred? You, who burnt Rome and yet sabotaged your friend's
save the Aztec race? You, who cold-bloodedly arranged for Rebecca Nurse to
and dragged Katarina into a conflict she could neither understand nor
The Myth Makers, The Massacre, The Romans, The Aztecs, The Witch Hunters,
Pg 175 "Watch this space." Possibly a reference to one of John
lines about the show's future.
Pg 178 "Or to summon the construct from interstitial time" The Time
Pg 181 "I know more about time than you can ever hope to learn - have
the hard way indeed" In The Aztecs, the Doctor makes reference to having
and failed to do something similar to what Barbara attempts.
"In France we couldn't do anything in case it altered history." The
Pg 226 "Now listen here, young man, this body of mine may be wearing a
The Doctor says something similar just before he regenerates in The Tenth
Pg 271 "What does she think the TARDIS is, some sort of advanced
Reference to Dodo's surprise that the TARDIS has travelled in time in The
Pg 272 "I still don't agree with you about Anne, though." The Massacre.
OLD FRIENDS AND OLD ENEMIES
NEW FRIENDS AND NEW ENEMIES
General Charles Marchant, Kathy Marchant, Professor Byron Carter,
The empathic aliens, although only Joseph may retain any personality or
by the end.
- Pg 94 "If he hadn't been in such an infernal hurry to be leaving, I could
given him a key to the TARDIS." The Doctor says that he will give Steven a
on page 245 of The Empire of Glass.
- Pg 144 "Aunt Margaret? It's Dorothea." When Dodo phones home to her aunt, there isn't even a mention made
of the death of Mr. Millar to whom Dodo was last seen leaving to visit and
subsequently and abruptly disappeared from the London scene! Millar's body
must've been found and questions asked, surely? (With thanks to Tim Snelling.)
PLUGGING THE HOLES [Fan-wank theorizing of how to fix continuity cock-ups]
- The Doctor never gets around to making an extra key.
- Aunt Margaret suspects that Dodo killed the man and so hid the body herself to protect her niece.
FEATURED ALIEN RACES
Unnamed aliens, who shape themselves to people's expectations.
London, at and around Wimbledon Common, March 1965.
Manhatten, New York, March-April 1965
The Land of the Gods, an extra-dimensional reality.
IN SUMMARY - Robert Smith?
There's little that's tangibly wrong with Salvation, but it feels all off.
has some nice moments - Dodo flicking an inviting lever on page 183 is
- and there's some clever stuff with the setting and Dodo's introduction,
the main story isn't particularly strong. The unnamed aliens don't come
as mysterious, just underdone almost to the point of laziness. There's a
more that could have been done with the themes of hope and expectations
our worldview than we get here.