A Guide to Classic Who references in new Who.
One of two prequels to series 9 of Doctor Who.
- 8-01 - "Deep Breath" (Suggested viewing, flashback - reintroduction of character.)
[OLD] - Things that first appeared in the classic series (or the film.) Episode List.
For context, the following are also covered:
[NEW] - Things that first appeared previously in the new series.
[OTH] - Things from Other Doctor Who sources (Books, Comics, Audioplays, etc)
- [OTH] Karn - The Planet first appeared in the stage play "Doctor Who and the Dakeks: The Seven Keys to Doomsday" and was later reused by the same writer in the Fourth Doctor story "The Brain of Morbius" (Season 13). The Fourth Doctor notes that he was born near here (within a couple of billion miles). The Doctor noted that there had once been a civilisation on the planet until Morbius and his armies destroyed it in an attempt to gain the Exiler of Life. A gun ship containing the Eight Doctor crashed on Karn in the "The Day of the Doctor" prequel "The Night of the Doctor." It is the home of the Sisterhood of Karn and the human Solon.
- [OLD] The Sisterhood of Karn - First appeared in the Fourth Doctor story "The Brain of Morbius" (Season 13). The Sisterhood of Karn were protectors of The Sacred Flame which produced the Elixer of Life (which they share with the Time Lords). They believed that the Time Lords were the only race that matched their mind power. The Sisterhood briefly brought the Eighth Doctor back from the dead and gave him an elixer which would bring on his regeneration in the "The Day of the Doctor" prequel "The Night of the Doctor."
- [NEW] Ohila - First appeared in the "The Day of the Doctor" prequel "The Night of the Doctor." She was named in reference to Ohica from the Fourth Doctor story "The Brain of Morbius" (Season 13).
Other new Doctor Who episodes.
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.