The winter of 1963 was especially harsh. But winter's icy grip is only one
the problems facing schoolgirl Susan Foreman. She has to deal with far
horrors: Geography, school sports and boys.
Susan, with cameos by Ian and Barbara.
Also two of Susan's classmates are named John and Gillian, which were
the names of the Doctor's grandchildren in the early comics.
I.M. Foreman's junkyard
Pluto in the far future, plus at least 17 other unrecorded destinations
along the way.
Pg 11 "What Grandfather means is that he's tinkering with the
the TARDIS is never referred to by name, suggesting that this precedes the
when Susan makes up the name (An Unearthly Child).
Pg 12 "I was tempted to strike one of Grandfather's everlasting
matches, and see what poor plodding Mr Chesterton made of that."
Everlasting matches were used in the novelisation Doctor Who in an
Exciting Adventure with the Daleks.
Pg 25 "Where we come from, all people are like that [not meddling]."
Reference to the Time Lords.
Pg 37 "After our trial, I wouldn't be allowed to remember him or he
me." This is effectively what happens to the Doctor and his companions
when he's finally caught and put on Trial in The War Games.
Pg 42 "My hearts were racing." Susan definitely has two hearts.
Pg 43 "The primary rule says we mustn't meddle." The Time Lords'
non-interference policy (see The War Games, Underworld et al).
Pg 44 "Only on my first face" Susan hasn't regenerated, but
interestingly she says this in a paragraph contrasting her abilities with
those of the Doctor's, suggesting that he may have regenerated before.
Pg 62 "I was haunted by the half-memory of a particular Master, the
Truant Officer. [...] In my dream, I saw his face, smiling blandly through
a neat black beard" The Truant Officer is the Master, at this stage still
with the Time Lords.
Pg 97 "You'll be seeing flying teacups and creeping pepperpots next"
Pg 103 "'John Brent isn't it?' said Grandfather, peering at the boy.
'That might be a name to be reckoned with. In some futures.'" In the
alternate future of the early comics, John is the Doctor's grandson.
Pg 112 "He is especially wary of the teachers at Coal Hill, because he
has this strange idea that educators are the sharpest, most dangerous
intellects on the planet." This explains the Doctor's mistrust of Ian and
Barbara in An Unearthly Child.
Pg 114 Susan described herself as Unearthly (An Unearthly Child).
Pg 115 "Grandfather hasn't tested it yet, but he believes the Box won't
follow a course set for it." Explaining the randomness of the TARDIS in
OLD FRIENDS AND OLD ENEMIES
NEW FRIENDS AND NEW ENEMIES
John Brent, Gillian, Malcolm, Zack