Monday, 19 January 2015

DW Tardisode 4 - "The Girl in the Fireplace"

A Guide to Classic Who references (and other references) in New Who episodes and extras.
A mini-episode (called a "Tardisode") design to advertise the upcoming episode: "The Girl in the Fireplace."


[OLD] - Things that first appeared in the classic series (or the film.)  Episode List.

  • [OLD]  Unnamed time period (51st Century) - Magnus Greel (from the Fourth Doctor story "The Talons of Weng Chiang") and Jack Harkness (Ninth Doctor stories "The Empty Child" to "The Parting of the Ways") both come from the 51st Century.  The Time Agency was based in the century.  Jack was one, Greel feared being tracked by them.  The Ninth Doctor noted that the era (and therefore Jack) was more sexually liberal than Rose's time.  The 51st Century is 3000 years from the year 2007 (from the previous episode) not from the 18th Century of the precredits scene, suggesting that the "3000 Year Later" refers to the events of "School Reunion."  The Fourth Doctor story "The Invisible Enemy" is set in 5000 AD, the last year of the 50th Century, however, this is the first time the 51st Century has appeared on screen.

  • [OLD]  Ion Storm - Generic science fiction obstacle, mentioned as one of the wonders Ace would see if she joined Kane's army in the Seventh Doctor story "Dragonfire."  This is the first time one has been shown on Doctor Who.

  • [OLD]  Clockwork Men - The Second Doctor encountered Clockwork Soldiers outside of the universe in a void called the Land of Fiction ("The Mind Robber).  These Clockwork men appear to be unrelated.

  • [OLD] Unnamed time (period (The 18th Century France) - Previously visited by the First Doctor during the French Revolution in "The Reign of Terror."  He called this his favourite period in history.  Long term Second Doctor companion Jamie McCrimmon came from 18th Century Scotland. ("The Highlanders). 
\~ DUG.

The Time Crash blog was created to help New Who fans understand Classic Who references - and to know if something isn't a reference but a new idea.  If there's a reference I missed or a subject that you feel needs more explaining, please comment. 

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