The Krillitanes have hijacked the internet and are using a quiz based on Brainy Crisps to create a new race.
Pg 1 London, 2010.
A passing familiarity with School Reunion would be helpful.
Pg 9 The sonic screwdriver makes an appearance (Fury From the Deep et al).
Pg 12 The psychic paper also makes an appearance (The End of the World et al).
Pg 16 "Last time he had met the Krillitanes in this time period, they were frying school chips in their oil." School Reunion.
Pg 17 "Before, they had taken over just one school and fed the childrne brainy chips. Back then they were trying to find the formula that controlled the universe." School Reunion.
Pg 37 "It's protected by a digital deadlock seal." Deadlock seals were said to be impervious to the sonic screwdriver in Partners in Crime.
OLD FRIENDS AND OLD ENEMIES
NEW FRIENDS AND NEW ENEMIES
- "I think we can let Henry deal with him." Except that Henry isn't a Krillitane and in fact is specifically in his job because he's useless. So why and how do the Krillitanes expect Henry to deal with the Doctor?
PLUGGING THE HOLES [Fan-wank theorizing of how to fix continuity cock-ups]
- They find Henry so annoying that they're happy to put the two of them together.
FEATURED ALIEN RACES
Pg 17 On the outskirts of London, 2010 (page 2).
IN SUMMARY - Robert Smith?
This is a fun little adventure. It's slightly odd that there are two Krillitane adventures in a row without any acknowledgement of this fact, although perhaps this book's status as a Quick Read precludes that. The plot is as solid as you'd expect from Justin Richards, who seems determined to write the first and last novels of each of the New Series Doctors. The only odd part is that this is a book that's highly suspicious of intelligence and relieved when the status quo returns children to being ignorant. That might not be the best message that Doctor Who ever sent...