Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Class 01-03: Nightvisiting

A Guide to Classic Who references (and other references) in New Who including in Class episodes.

Class series 1, episode 3 (story 3) in which we meet Tanya's father.

Warning: May contain Spoilers for


Viewing Order:


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

For context, the following are also covered:
[1ST] - Things that appear for the first time in this episode.
[NEW] - Things that first appeared previously in the new Doctor Who series.
[CLASS] - Things that first appeared previously in the Class.

Ongoing References:

  • [CLASS]  Rip in Space & Time - First appeared in "For Tonight We Might Die" (Class Series 1).  The Doctor was only able to partially seal it and warning it would attract weirdness.  Rifts have previously appeared in E-Space in "The Warrior's Gate" (Doctor Who Season 18), in Cardiff ("The Unquiet Deadand "Boomtown" (Doctor Who Series 1)"Utopia" (Doctor Who Series 3), most of Torchwood Series 1 & Series 2) and Amy Pond's bedroom and all of space ("The Eleventh Hour" (Doctor Who Series 5)).

  • [1ST]  Quill - The race that Miss Quill comes from.  They don't look human and have taken on a human form to fit in on Earth.  First appeared in "For Tonight We Might Die" (Class series 1). 

  • [CLASS]  Shadow Kin - First appeared in "For Tonight We Might Die" (Class series 1).  The wiped out the all Rhodia and Quill on their shared home planet except a Rhodia prince (Charlie Smith) and a Quill rebel leader (Miss Quill).  They are the "alien shadows" that Ram states might kill him.

From this episode:

  • [1ST] The Lankin - First appearance of this creature.

  • [CLASS]  Rachel - Ram's girlfriend and prom date in "For Tonight We Might Die" (Class series 1) in which she was impaled in front of him.

  • [CLASS]  Alien tattoos - A reference to the alien Dragon-thing that accidentally became imprinted on the coach's skin in "The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo" (Class series 1).

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