The Doctor and Vicki find themselves embroiled in the intrigues of the
court at a crucial moment in history, while Ian and Barbara's plans to
Globe Theatre go badly awry.
Ian, Barbara and Vicki.
Pg 18 "I suggest it will be a deal easier than explaining yourselves to a
Menoptera or a Venusian, both of which you have managed quite adequately,
my guidance." The Web Planet, Venusian Lullaby.
Pg 27 "His eyes had twinkled in the same way on the day they'd set off
for Rome, and on the day he'd examined the parasitic webs woven by the
evil Animus." The Romans, The Web Planet.
Pg 34 "Do I have to be a boy again?" Vicki was also dressed as a boy in
Pg 133 "Barbara thought back to the night she and Ian had stumbled
inside the TARDIS." An Unearthly Child.
Pg 180 "For one moment there, I thought this episode - I mean to say
this episode of my life - was going in a different direction." The Doctor
may be aware that his life occurs in episodes (and indeed, this book is
structured as four episodes).
Pg 285 "No, I suspect nobody else in his brotherhood had the same
abilities, and certainly there's no evidence of their existence in later
centuries." It's possible that Hay's brotherhood is the same secret
brotherhood featured in the Psi Powers arc. This book was published in the
same month as So Vile a Sin was due to be published.
OLD FRIENDS AND OLD ENEMIES
NEW FRIENDS AND NEW ENEMIES
Firking, Hodge, King James, Cecil, Otley, Haldann, the Chamberlain.
PLUGGING THE HOLES [Fan-wank theorizing of how to fix continuity cock-ups]
FEATURED ALIEN RACES
London, November 1605.
IN SUMMARY - Robert Smith?
It's not quite the out and out laugh-fest of Gareth's season 17 novels and
elements of the plot are a bit close to similar events in The Romans
King James pursuing Vicki is given a hilarious twist), but otherwise this
extremely absorbing read and easily the best Hartnell historical the
ever produced. The characters are really on form, especially the regulars
the the fate of Guy Fawkes is incredibly shocking. Highly recommended.