Jason Kane has found the perfect way to impress his ex-wife. With trusty
crewman Emile, he sets off for the legendary planet of Ardethe. But they
something beneath the planet's surface and a ship full of female convicts
complicates the situation even more.
Irving Braxiatel, Wolsey, Chris Cwej, Jason Kane, Emile Mars-Smith.
Nothing absolutely essential, but this ties in to all books since Oh No It
Story: Deadfall is a remake using elements of three of the fan-produced
Visuals produced by Bill Baggs. Firstly, 'The Space Wail' with Stephen
the Doctor introduced BABE was the series pilot. 'Planet of Lies' and
'Deadfall' introduced the convicts and their motivations, as well as
(not our Mystery Planet), and starred Nick Briggs as the Doctor. His
Ria played Chris's role, and Ria's sister's role was similar to
Jason and Emile are all amalgamations of Truman Crouch.
Pg 1 "BIOMORPHIC ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE" Another Biomorphic
BOSS (Biomorphic Organisational Systems Supervisor) supercomputer appeared
'The Green Death'
Pg 2 Marianne Townsend: Also appears in Divided Loyalties.
Pg 27 "On the back was a small symbol" This might be the Seal of
Chris's associations with the Time Lords (Lungbarrow, Dead Romance).
"We have to retrieve the receptacle for the Baygent Apotheosis" Vazlov
former Earth President from Geneva in the 23d Century and founder of the
of Jeneve (Dragons' Wrath), who are possibly what
UNIT evolves into.
Pg 28 "Garland College", "the Witch & Whirlwind" Many of the buildings
Oscar's are based on The Wizard of Oz, as seen in Oh No
Pg 29 "And even a couple of Ootsie" Red feathered alien students at
seen in Oh No It Isn't!
"Down Among the Dead Men - Slight Return" Down Among the Dead
title of Bernice's first textbook (or coffee-table book). The first
made to it was in Theatre of War. Its name was a reference to the
Goon Show movie Down Among the 'Z' Men. 'Down Among the Dead Men' was the
of a song popular at the time the film was made, and its finale is the
from the song.
Pg 31 "Try to win some of her credits back from Pluse" Vitor Pluse is
Benny's tutorial group from Oh No It Isn't!. He's a
making jokes about Chelonians.
"Sounds more like Professor Warrinder, actually" Warrinder is a Pakhar,
one of a
race of three-foot tall mice, also introduced in Oh No It
Russell introduced the Pakhars in Legacy. Warrinder is also a powerful
psychic. He is the Head of the Psi Department at St. Oscar's.
Pg 32 "Trying to deal with [...] Matt Doran" Matt Doran is meant to be
Doran, another of Benny's students from Oh No It
Isn't! He had a crush
Natural Path: Fundamentalist religious group which dominates Emile
home and native relay station. Mentioned in Beyond the
"She had met Emile Mars-Smith a while back" Gay companion of Benny's
"He was infatuated by an Ursulan anarchist called Scott" The Ursulans
peaceful anarchist people with interchangeable sexual roles which were
Blooms on the planet Ursu in Beyond the Sun.
"Another St. Oscar's student called Tameka" Friend and fellow student
from Beyond the Sun.
Pg 34 Jayne Waspo is another student of Benny's from Oh No It Isn't!.
Pg 35 "He might bring Michael and Leon" Scott's two surviving siblings
Eight he was born in from a Bloom (Beyond the Sun).
"And Kitzinger's still there" A human who works with the Blooms in
babies (Beyond the Sun).
Pg 38 "You would have more room for your Professor Nightshade
figure" Relic of
mid-20th Century England from Nightshade. Played by Edmund Trevithick,
storyline was halfway between Professor Quatermass and the early Dr Who.
Pg 40 "And, in light of the Orion War" This is from the Audio Visual
Orion, later remade as a Big Finish audio.
Pg 41 "Doctor Archduke knows what we are planning." Professor Ferdinand
Archduke: Part-time pantomime villain, specialist in Obscure Theatrical
St. Oscar's and agent of the Knights of Jeneve, an underground cult
the resurrection of Vazlov Baygent (Dragons' Wrath).
Pg 44 Marjorie Marjorie is a friendly pink-haired student of Benny's
Pg 47 "Nice guy, studies Euterpian music theory" The Euterpians were
in Invasion of the Cat-People.
Pg 57 The Hyperion II or that spanking new Empress
Hyperion III appeared in Terror of the Vervoids and The Empress
original version) appeared in Nightmare of Eden.
Pg 59 "Good morning BABE" Artificial Intelligences, AIs, are usually
in capital letters, such as FLORANCE from Transit etc.
Pg 61 "The Shabooj'm were a pretty stupid race" In the Audio Visual
Lies' the Shabooj'm were the only survivors of Gallifrey, descendents of
Shobogans from The Deadly Assassin.
Pg 62 "His young ranger foreman, Truman Crouch" One of the Doctor's
from the Audio Visuals.
Pg 68 "There you are Guppy" Tolland's words to his fish on this page
the first scene which also appears in the Audio Visual 'Deadfall'.
Pg 78 "The courtroom on Kastor Major" Ardethe/Gallifrey is in the
Pg 79 "Apparently there was a triple dwarf-star-alloy hatchway
two sections of the ship" The Privateer in Warrior's Gate had a hull of
dwarf-star alloy, and Roz Forrester crushed the Aegisthus N-Form under a
million-ton slab of it in So Vile A Sin. Someone also has a dwarf-star
in Where Angels Fear, which must be rather heavy.
Pg 98 "Bloody cobalt bombs" We also see these in Revenge of the
Pg 112 "Professor Pul Zooss of the Krytell Science Foundation" The
Science Foundation is run by Marcus Krytell, a Very Rich Man who initially
funded St. Oscar's University, according to Oh No It
Isn't!. He had
with Bernice in Ship of Fools.
Pg 113 "Remember that big orange lady from Cantrya?" Cantyra was first
in Destiny of the Daleks; one of the Daleks' slaves was from there. Also
mentioned in Legacy.
Pg 114 "The snowscapes of Frijor III" Taken from the AV play 'Enclave
"The Mutant Mice of Mogar" In Terror of the Vervoids Mogar is a
methane-atmosphere planet being exploited by the Earth Empire; the
is travelling from Mogar to Earth. There were no mice on board, mutant or
Pg 127 "Emmanuel College, Cambridge" The Doctor and Romana punted on
Pg 158 "Her great-grandparents had been among the original settlers in
system" The Indra system appeared in Lords of the Storm.
Pg 165 "Do we know each other?" Chris and Emile have never met, but
Emile-like character in Matthew Jones' first book, Bad Therapy, named
Gary Russell at first intended to use Jack in Deadfall, but was faced with
problem to transporting him from 1950s London to 2593 Dellah. When he
about Emile in Beyond the Sun he realised a much
Pg 184 "The leading academic at Earth Literature was Doctor Archduke,
friend with contacts in low places." First appeared in Oh
No It Isn't!
"Ripley's Believe it or FO" Also mentioned in Ghost
Pg 191 "You were my best man, twice" At Bernice's wedding in Happy
was an accident with a Gallifreyan genetic loom and some over-effective
fertiliser called Bloom. Jason ended up with a body double who ran away
Ace and was never seen again.
Pg 192 "Something about my DNA - bepple" When we first met Chris in
he had followed through on a 30th-Century fad and had his genetic matrix
tweaked, or beppled, to make him look more like a lion: pointy teeth, body
and so on. When he nearly burned to death in a car crash soon afterward,
body was healed in a bepple chamber so that, to all outward appearences,
looked completely human again (besides his stunning Aryan features and
Open his mouth, though, and you'll see he still has pointy teeth.
Pg 210 "Conscript them all, have them serve in the Auxies for a
leaving the Doctor in Love and War, Ace served in Space Fleet and the
Auxiliaries for a few years around 2570, fighting Daleks until she met the
Doctor again in Deceit.
Pg 212 "Originally called the Keller Principle" The Mind of Evil.
Pg 216 "Ji'mli'n the Pakhar" Pakhars were first introduced in Legacy.
Pg 217 "He'd have words with Professor Follett" First mentioned in Oh No It
Isn't! and then seen in Dragons' Wrath,
Follett is Bernice's head of department in Archaeology at St. Oscar's. He
reptile who breathes chlorine.
Pg 232 "Wild Bill Hickok" The eighth Doctor's outfit is stolen from
going to a fancy dress party as Wild Bill Hickok in the Telemovie.
Pg 233 "Military service during the great wars of '53" The wars have
mentioned in previous New Adventures such as Down; they almost coincide
the Dalek wars in which Ace fought, which take place after Frontier in
Planet of the Daleks.
"There he was, working for Spinward, fresh out of military college on
mentioned in Deceit, the Spinward Corporation was one of the first
Multi-Planetary Corporations in the 22nd Century. Spinward was first
the Butler Corporation in 2009 in Cat's Cradle: Warhead, when it was
for trying to put human consciousness into machines instead of repairing
environment. In 2107, according to A History of the Universe, Butler
with Eurogen to become the EB Corporation. Such corporations eventually
the Earth into receivership when the government collapsed in Lucifer
just before the Dalek Invasion in 2157. In Deceit, Spinward were running a
colony on the planet Arcadia for sinister purposes; the colony ship EBC
Nature had left for Arcadia in 2112. EBC eventually became
Auxies were sent to Arcadia ostensibly to fight Daleks, but really to blow
whistle on Spinward for the Earth Government. Tolland worked for Spinward
during the war in 2553; the Arcadia mission was in 2573; Deadfall takes
2593. Io is the home of Roz Forrester's family in So Vile A Sin in
Legacy in 3985 the Galactic Federation, the Earth Empire's successor, has
terraformed Io over 70 years and turned it into their headquarters.
Pg 237 Del Ravella and Mark Tarrant: These are two names inspired by
names for Terry Nation characters.
Pg 239 "And you have limited developed psi powers as well" In SLEEPY
until-then unknown psi-powers became briefly active. NA continuity has it
psi-powers slowly unfold in humans over the next few hundred years from
Pg 242 "Geneva Convention Corp" Cover name for the Knights of Jeneve,
a future incarnation of UNIT.
Pg 243 "They make the Tzun looklike firework manufacturers" The Tzun
are a militaristic group of aliens who attempted to take over Earth in
the Master's assistance in First Frontier. A survivor of that encounter
its way to Little Caldwell, home of a group of time-travellers concerned
repatriating survivors of alien invasions in the 1980s in Return of the
Dad. The Tzun also appear in Bullet Time, but
Pg 256 "I'm trained, you see, to avoid hypnotism" The Guild of
trains its people, such as Chris, to withstand psychic attack.
Pg 257 "Chris started putting a TSS suit on" In Kinda the Total
was a machine that rolled around the jungle with Earth colonials such as
Commander Sanders in them; here the TSS suit is more of an ordinary space
Pg 258 "I'm going for a walk outside. I may be some time" Quotation
diary of Robert Falcon Scott, the Antarctic explorer. One of Scott's
companions, Ensign Oates, left the expedition's tent to save food for the
and died in the snow. According to Scott's diary these were his last
Also quoted in Earthshock.
Pg 263 "The Shakespeare building" Introduced in Dragons' Wrath.
Pg 264 "Please don't kill her: This passage is lifted wholesale
end of Death and Diplomacy at which point Benny introduces the Doctor to
at that time the comment was necessary because the Doctor had been
playing a role in the death of Ace's lover, Jan, in Love and War, and also
because people in general tend to die near the Doctor because of his own
magnetism to murderous alien monsters. However, this is basically ignored
OLD FRIENDS AND OLD ENEMIES
Matt (Michael) Doran, Vitor Pluse, Tameka
NEW FRIENDS AND NEW ENEMIES
Marianne Townsend, who, despite dying in this book, later appears in
The Jithii, brain eating aliens.
Charlene Connor, Jason's fiance.
Jake Garrett, newsreader for DNN
Blummer, Lloyd and Smokey the cat.