The Doctor and Ace take a vacation to the waterworld planet Coralee and get more than fish on their plate!
Pg 11 A beach on the Grayson Islands of Coralee.
Pg 13 "The Blitz, Victorian London" Illegal Alien, Matrix.
"The scar where the Doctor had tried to..." Matrix.
Pg 18 "It's the City of the Exxilons, one of the Seven Hundred Wonders of the Universe!" Death to the Daleks.
Pg 27 "That blind faith had nearly got her killed by him; nearly left her as a mutilated corpse in Victorian London." Illegal Alien.
Pg 30 "I remember telling Tegan once, its hardly a holiday if we just stay in the TARDIS" Tegan first appeared in Logopolis.
Pg 37 "HOW WILL YOU BE SETTLING YOUR BILL? WE ACCEPT MOST RECOGNISED FORMS OF CURRENCY. The Doctor rummaged in his pocket and pulled out what looked like a small metallic scarab beetle." Battlefield.
Pg 42 "It was due to host a major conference for the Baxiatel Trust next year." The Braxiatel Collection was mentioned in City of Death; Irving Braxiatel first appeared in Theatre of War and had appeared in many books and audios since.
Pg 44 "Most of the humanoids were indeed human, but there was a fair percentage of Dreekans, Chimerons, Metalunans and Martians." Chimerons appeared in Delta and the Bannermen, while Martians first appeared in The Ice Warriors.
Pg 49 "Ace looked at him, puzzled. 'Regret it?' 'Coming with me, leaving Iceworld. Heading for Perivale by the scenic route.' Dragonfire/Survival.
"And... because sometimes people die." Sara Kingdom, Katarina, Adric.
"I nearly killed you..." Matrix.
"I've held Excaliber." Battlefield.
Pg 50 "The atmosphere that had dogged their relationship since they had left Whitechapel finally dispersed" Matrix.
Pg 55 "He patted his pockets and pulled out his UNIT pass. It wasn't going to be much use to him here, but at least it had a photo of his current incarnation on it; something that the Brigadier had insisted upon." Battlefield.
Pg 57 "He quickly printed out all the data on the dig then, as an afterthought, created a new ID card for himself - Dr. John Smith, senior investigator for InterOceanic." The Doctors oft-used alias first attributed to him by companion Jamie McCrimmon in The Wheel in Space.
Pg 81 "'The Norse tales of Ragnorak...' The Doctor shuddered at the word." The Greatest Show in the Galaxy.
Pg 128 "Even saw some Daleks once." You probably know who they are.
Pg 171 "The Doctor hung in mid-air, his umbrella hooked in the tangle of twisted railings." A very similar scene occurs in Dragonfire.
Pg 190 "For the first time in ages, her thoughts turned to Mel." Melanie Bush, companion to the sixth and seventh Doctors, who met Ace on Iceworld in Dragonfire.
Pg 217 "I spent seven months s communication officer on a Terran freighter ferrying Guldarian farming drones to outposts along the Brago Nebula." The planet Scrantek - homeworld of the Fleshsmiths - is found in the Brago Nebula in forthcoming PDA Prime Time.
OLD FRIENDS AND OLD ENEMIES
NEW FRIENDS AND NEW ENEMIES
Brenda Mullholland, Rajiid, R'tk'tk, Q'ilp, Holly Relf, Huttle, Greg.
PLUGGING THE HOLES [Fan-wank theorizing of how to fix continuity cock-ups]
FEATURED ALIEN RACES
The Dreekens, humanoid but with four arms.
Chimerons, Metalunans and Martians.
Intelligent Dolphins of Coralee.
The Cythosi, large humanoid creatures with heavy brows and bone knobs around their body.
The Krill, armour-plated fish-headed and with a layer of spines and powerful claws.
The main beach resort on the Grayson Islands and an underwater archaeological site on Coralee, c 4260.
Aboard a Cythosi spaceship.
IN SUMMARY - Tim Snelling
Just when you thought it was time for a spot of Whoniversal R&R, all hell breaks loose - and it never rains, but it pours. It has the usual irrelevant Doctor/companion separation scenario, but otherwise it's got all the ingredients for a tight slice of action.