• Reply to: Walking to Babylon   2 days 21 hours ago
    Author: Amy

    Hi Jonathan,


    Sadly, the full Facebook post linked to in that blog posting isn't even on the Wayback machine, but I think most/all of the WTB part of the rant is there.

  • Reply to: Walking to Babylon   2 weeks 1 day ago
    Author: Jonathan

    You don't have the link to the Lawrence Miles rant do you? I'm very seem to find it anywhere.

  • Reply to: School Reunion   2 weeks 2 days ago
    Author: Greg Dunn

    ...there's no facility to comment there, and since it follows on from School Reunion, so be it:

    GOOF: Despite little or no time having elapsing between the end of School Reunion and the start of The Girl in the Fireplace, Rose somehow manages to crimp her hair.

  • Reply to: Blink   2 weeks 2 days ago
    Author: Greg Dunn

    Who threw the rock at Sally Sparrow in the pre-titles? Surely not the Weeping Angel. (And why didn't it creep up on her and zap her while she wasn't looking at it anyway?) But who else then? Did the Doctor go back and set up some elaborate - and impossibly perfectly timed - catapult system? Or was he just there in the shadows at the same time? (That might explain the lack of movement of the Angel, I suppose, if the Doctor kept one eye on it most of the time.)

  • Reply to: Rags   3 weeks 5 days ago
    Author: thebortim

    I too was so bored and disgusted with this offering that I missed out whole chunks simply so that I could get to the UNIT/Doctor bits and they were pretty uninspiring. On the whole, a disgraceful use of DW and should be erased from DW canon, prose or otherwise! I wouldn't want to be in this authors head!

  • Reply to: Bad Therapy   2 months 3 weeks ago
    Author: Charles

    I'm sure Jack travels in the TARDIS toward the very end of this book. At least in two or three trips.

  • Reply to: The Stealers of Dreams   2 months 3 weeks ago
    Author: Brad Filippone

    Another possible source is the Star Trek: The Next Generation novel "Gulliver's Fugitives" by Keith Sharee. It too featured a planet on which fiction was illegal. That being said, its plot goes in a completely different direction.

  • Reply to: Horror of Glam Rock   3 months 4 days ago
    Author: mark687

    This audio is transphobic.


  • Reply to: The Dark Path   3 months 4 days ago
    Author: mark687

    That's why these sort of books are never a good idea.


  • Reply to: Timewyrm: Revelation   3 months 1 week ago
    Author: John Andrews

    Why was Cheldon Bonniface destroyed and Saul brought to the moon?

    This was explained in the book. The plan is for the mental energy released by the Doctor's death can be channeled via Saul. Properly channeled it could knock the moon out of its orbit and then destroy the earth. Without Saul, this would not be possible

  • Reply to: The 2010s   5 months 2 weeks ago
    Author: Felix O'Kelly

    Oh good. I appreciate there is a lot to do and it is good the site is still going. Though of course where to date some of 11's later stories gets interesting...

  • Reply to: The 2010s   6 months 2 weeks ago
    Author: whoniverse

    Yes it will, eventually.

    I'm generally adding new stuff to this section as I write up discontinuity guides. As I write this comment I'm partway through writing up Torchwood Series 2, which I'm finding a real slog because the quality is so low (and so I keep putting off doing the next episode) after which I'll come back to writing up Doctor Who TV episodes.

    I'm also doing a bit of a re-write of the entire history section as part of putting it into a new backend that will eventually allow some nice functionality, so the history section of the site is still being updated, just mostly in ways that aren't immediately obvious.

  • Reply to: The 2010s   6 months 3 weeks ago
    Author: Felix O'Kelly

    Will this bit on the 2010s ever be updated, as it seems to have stopped with Series 3.

  • Reply to: War of the Daleks   7 months 7 hours ago
    Author: Andrew Herlan

    1) When the First Doctor landed on Skaro, he had no control of the TARDIS. In addition, the Time Lords erased part of his memory.

    2) When the Fourht Doctor landed on Skaro in Destiny of the Daleks, he had control of the TARDIS. And the TARDIS banks would have stored this planet's location as being Skaro. Thus, it is these co-ordinates in Destiny that destroy 'Skaro'.

    3) Terry Nation never gave the Virgin Books the rights to any of his characters. Thus, any Daleks, Thals, Movellans etc. appearing in any Virgin Books must be totally different creatures who just, coincidentally, have the same names for their races as races from Dalek stories.

    4) The destruction of Skaro in Remembrance is the stupidest thing to happen in Classic Who. Followed, closely behind, by Ace destroying a Dalek with a baseball bat, which only narrowly beats the entirety of The Happiness Patrol.

    5) This book does seem to split fandom, similar to UNIT dating. Those who despise it seem to be of the 'The Seventh Doctor as Time's Champion is the Greatest Who Ever', whereas those who have no real problem with it are those who prefer their Doctor to be more like Doctors One through Six.

    6) But nothing mentioned above in this post comes close to the absurdities of The Timeless Child.

  • Reply to: The Sound of Drums   7 months 2 days ago
    Author: Andrew Herlan

    Utopia/Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords/End of Time 1/End of Time 2:

    1) The Master is a person of importance, whose real identity is unnknown. A big hint to his true identity is when the Doctor's companions see his anachronistic watch...The Time Meddler

    2) The Master alters History so that Harold (the) Saxon can rule Britain..The Time Meddler

    3) The Master has a laser screwdriver.. The Daleks' Master Plan

    4) The Master speaks of his "Call to War"...The War Games

    5) The scene where the Doctor and the Master argue about calling in the Time Lords...The War Games

  • Reply to: The Eleventh Hour   7 months 5 days ago
    Author: Gary Adams


    It's possible that I missed something, maybe you can help.

    At the end of The End of Time the Tenth Doctor visits all of his companions, last of which is Rose on New Year's morning before they met in 2005.

    The TARDIS takes off and starts to break up as The Doctor regenerates. This part of the story continues at the beginning of The Eleventh Hour when the TARDIS crash lands on Amelia Pond's aunt's shed.

    After his initial meeting with Amelia he says he has to test run the TARDIS then he'll come back for her.

    There doesn't seem to be any hint of the TARDIS travelling in time throughout any of this so the meeting between The Doctor and Amelia must take place on 01 January 2005, not Easter.

    Approximately twelve years later The Doctor returns for Amelia so it must be 2016/17. Then the adventure of The Eleventh Hour unfolds, The Doctor goes back to his TARDIS and returns for Amy two years later.

    So, surely the story is now being picked up in 2018/19. Which means they are only a year away from the events of The Hungry Earth and years after 26 June 2010, the day Rory and Amy married and conceived River Song.

    Can this be explained?

    Gary Adams

  • Reply to: Timewyrm: Exodus   7 months 3 weeks ago
    Author: Andrew Herlan

    Autons and The Three Doctors?

    See what this Terrance Dicks wrote for the Master's introduction scene in the Terror of the Autons novelisation, pages 24-26. Then I dare you to try and say that the 'War Chief and the Master are two completely separate characters. With a straight face.

    Is there ANOTHER Terrance Dicks who specifically wrote in the novelisation of The Three Doctors(page 93):

    "In his various incarnations, the Doctor had found himself up against many terrifying enemies. With the exception of the Master, this was the first time he had found himself opposed by a fellow Time Lord. And in comparison to Omega, the Master shrank almost to a petty criminal."

    Or, is that a second Terrance Dicks, who also was working on Doctor Who at the same time?

  • Reply to: Divided Loyalties   7 months 3 weeks ago
    Author: Andrew Herlan

    So, when someone points out that the entire "Deca" section is part of a section entitled "DREAMING", that the Doctor clearly falls asleep right before this, and then clearly wakes up right after this, and it can not possibly be sued as reliable biographical information, some people respond "Oho, but what about the sction at the end, where every Deca member gets a 'Whatever happened to..'

    Using just ONE example, let's take "Mortimus". Part of HIS 'biography' AFTER the Deca sequence includes

    "Giving the Normans atomic bazookas in the eleventh century"


    Well, clearly not Peter Butterworth's Time Meddler then, who wanted to sue an atomic warhead to commit genocide against the Vikings, on behalf of the Anglo-Saxons, before the Normans ever showed up. If his whole point for being there was to PREVENT the Normans from conquering England, why would he give the Normans atomic bazookas?

    "Harmless really"

    Yes, someone who is handing out weapons of mass destruction to a conquering people, at a time when their enemies had nothing more advanced than bows and arrows, knowing full well how they would use them is 'harmless really'.

    Back to 'Mortimus'..

    "putting money in a bank and nipping forward a few thousand years to claim millions in compound interest".

    So, very clearly not the same person from The Time Meddler who

    "Put two hundred pounds in a London bank in 1968. Nipped forward two hundred years and collected a fortune in compound interest."

    Either the 'Where are they now' section is STILL part of the unreliable dream, or Mortimus is a totally different character to the Time Lord who appears in The Time Meddler and The Daleks' Mast Plan. Or both.

  • Reply to: The Daleks' Masterplan   7 months 4 weeks ago
    Author: Andrew Herlan

    Mortimus? Haha. That's from the New Adventures, right? Mortimus the Monk, Magnus the Master. So, is the Doctor's real name Dougald, then?

    That 'Mortimus' from No Future was also someone who had never met the Doctor on Gallifrey, and who was stranded on an ice planet for a long period of time. Meaning he ain't the same character Peter Butterworth plays in The Daleks' Master Plan, as knew the Doctor from before The Time Meddler, and he was never stranded on any ice planet.

  • Reply to: Harry Sullivan's War   8 months 8 hours ago
    Author: Sean

    The goof that you mention regarding the roof of the car is not a goof, the picture clearly depicts a sunroof of sorts that takes up the majority of the roof in the picture and therefore would be able to be opened for Harry to see the stars as described in page 73.

  • Reply to: Millennial Rites   8 months 3 days ago
    Author: Andy Herlan

    Not to get into "UNIT Dating", but thst wasn't a goof.

    The overwhelming majority of stories went with the original UNIT Dating, and Mawdryn Undead was the anomaly.

    Who Killed Kennedy etc. chose to go with the opinion of a tiny minority.

  • Reply to: Fear Itself   8 months 3 days ago
    Author: Andrew Herlan

    Major discontinuity/goof here.

    In The Ancestor Cell, Romana places K9 in the TARDIS. In The Gallifrey Chronicles, K9 states that it has been "114 years, 9 months.." since then.

    The Doctor spent nearly 113 years on earth(The Burning through Escape Velocity).
    The Doctor also spent the better part of a year on Earth in The Adventuress of Henrietta Street.
    Trix also stated near the end of her time with the Doctor that she had been with him for 'four months'.
    So, where do these magical four years fit in?

  • Reply to: Option Lock   8 months 4 days ago
    Author: Jamie

    The President in this novel is hardly unnamed. He's named several times as Tom Dering.

  • Reply to: The Dark Path   8 months 4 days ago
    Author: Andy Herlan

    In Terror of the Autons Pertwee clearly doesn't recognise the Master as Delgado, making it clear the Doctor has never met the Master as Delgado before that story.

    Another oddity (which the awful Big Finish Audio with David Bradley also does) is have a FIRST Master as a man in early middle age..opposite a Doctor who is both the same age, yet much older. The First Doctor regenerated from old age, and is now in his second incarnation. Yet the Master is still in his first incarnation, and doesn't look old at all? Eh?

  • Reply to: No Future   8 months 2 weeks ago
    Author: Andrew Herlan

    From the Target novelisation "The Time Meddler":

    'Outside on the staircase the Monk appeared, holding a loft a burning torch. He regarded his captive's pathetic attempts at escape with evil amusement.
    Their eyes met and in that instant a flash of recognition passed between the two old men.
    The Monk threw back his head and laughed triumphantly. He had the Doctor in his power; nothing in the world could interfere with his plans now.'

    And from the Target novelisation "The Mutation of Time(aka The Dalek's Mast Plan pt. 2":

    'With a sinking feeling, he bent down to examine the underside of the mushroom-shaped console. There, dangling teasingly, were several wires...howling, the Monk examined them, and then straightened up.'The Doctor's done it again', he screamed. 'He's stolen my directional unit! I'll have to wander around in space and time as lost as he is!' Furiously, he kicked the console, and then winced with pain. Shaking his fist at the roof, he vowed:'I'll get you for this, Doctor! Somehow, someday - I'll get you for this!'


    a)The Monk and the Doctor clearly recognise each other instantly in 1066.
    b)The Monk is never stranded anywhere. Quite the opposite, he is destined to wander time and space with no control of his TARDIS. (If his TARDIS was 'stranded', he would never have been able to get TO the ice planet in the first place, obviously.)

    'Mortimus' is a character who ahd never met the Doctor before Mediaevel England, and was stranded on an ice planet for a considerable period of time.

    Only possible conclusion: Peter Butterworth's Monk from the TIme Meddler and the Daleks' Master Plan & Paul Cornell's Mortimus from No Future are two entirely separate, unconnected characters.

    (And, if we take Divided Loyalties into account, there's a second(third) Time Lord in this equation, ALSO called 'Mortimus', who was part of the Deca with the Doctor on Gallifrey. Because Cornell rather drives home the idea that the Doctor and 'Mortimus' has NEVER met before 1066. Whereas the Doctor knows the Divided Loyalties Mortimus from the Deca, and the Doctor instantly recognises the Monk in the Time Meddler.)

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