How does Peri come to be the leader of a gang of rebel fighters on an
outlying planet? Who
is the mysterious 'General' that they are rebelling against so
violently? Where does the so-called
'Supremo', leader of the Alliance forces ranged against the
General, come from, and why is he so
interested in Peri? The answers lie in the origins of a conflict
that will affect the whole cosmos - a
conflict that will find Humans, Sontarans, Draconians and even
Cybermen fighting together for the
greater good and glory. For the Supremo.
A jungle planet (page 47).
The Hospice of Karn (page 51).
This is a prequel to The Brain of Morbius.
Pg 5 "The orange and scarlet of the Prydonians vied with the green of the
Arcalians, the heliotrope of the Patrexes dominated the more subdued
the lesser chapters." The Gallifreyan chapters were first introduced in
Pg 35 "This specimen is a human female. The hair is finer, the thorax
of a different construction -" This paraphrases a line from The Time
Pg 40 "He found Peri stretched out on a divan, sipping a glass of green
Arcturan wine." The Curse of Peladon.
Pg 46 "He was drinking tea and leafing through his beloved first
edition of The Time Machine." The Doctor is also seen reading this
in the telemovie.
Pg 48 "Maybe even do a bit of fishing. Old Isaac always said there was
nothing like -" The fourth Doctor mentioned fishing with Isaac Walton.
Pg 52 "By the Pact of Rassilon and the Vision of the Eye." The Vision
of the Eye is likely a reference to the Pythia, whose followers became the
Sisterhood of Karn (Cat's Cradle: Time's
Pg 54 "By the time the Solon of the future met the Doctor's previous
incarnation, he would have completely forgotten the stranger and his
wounded companion." The Brain of Morbius.
Pg 55 Reference to the Blinovitch limitation Effect (Day of the
Pg 69 "Reverend Mother Maren is about as compassionate as a Drashig!"
Carnival of Monsters.
Pg 89 "She drifted at last into an uneasy sleep, dreaming that the hand
had climbed out of the locker and was crawling across the floor towards
her." This is quite similar to The Hand of Fear.
Pg 101 "'Spot of teleportation,' he thought. 'They did it with the
TARDIS once'" The Brain of Morbius.
Pg 111 Reference to the Brigadier and Sergeant Benton.
Pg 114 "After dark, however, he was unequalled." Grimoire is a vampire,
although it's not clear if this is related to State of Decay or not.
Pg 122 "That's what these people are. Gaztacs." It's not clear if
they're the same Gaztaks we saw in Meglos or not.
Pg 153 "'You really think this Morbius could be another Napoleon?' 'I
fear so, my lord. I met the real one once, and they're very alike.'" The
Doctor mentions having known Napoleon in Day of the Daleks (Ian and
Barbara met him in The Reign of Terror, but the Doctor didn't).
Pg 154 "No, they exiled me to earth, which wa salmost as bad." The War
Pg 167 "In cases of aborted bodily regeneration, it's the only
effective treatment." The idea of aborted regenerations was introduced in
Pg 177 "We could raise a volunteer militia from the Shobogans, I
suppose." The Shabogans were mentioned in The Deadly Assassin and various
fan theories have said they are the same as the Outsiders from The
Invasion of Time.
Pg 187 The planet Aridus presumably isn't the same as the planet
Aridius from The Chase, although both have similar dry climates.
Pg 209 "Where is the Doc-tor? We have come to join him. Morbius must
be ex-ter-min-ated!" The Doctor dreams of the Daleks.
Pg 212 "I tried folk-dancing once, round a maypole in a place called
Devil's End." The Daemons.
Pg 287 "One dark and stormy night, two extraordinary figures hammered
on Solon's door - a tall curly-haired man in a floppy hat and long scarf,
and a slender girl." The Brain of Morbius.
OLD FRIENDS AND OLD ENEMIES
The Sisterhood of Karn, including Maren and Ohica.
Solon, Morbius, Borusa.
Possibly the Gaztacs (from Meglos). See page 122.
NEW FRIENDS AND NEW ENEMIES
President Saran, Rastibon, Commander Hawken, Lord Delmar, High Commander
Aril, General Ryan, Ice Lord Azanyr.