Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Class 01-07: The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did (B)

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

Class series 1, episode 7 (story 5B) in which we learn what Quill did.

Warning: May contain Spoilers for

"The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did"

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.
[CLASS] - Things that first appeared previously in the Class.

Ongoing References:

  • [CLASS]  Miss Quill's Arn - An Arn, first mentioned in "For Tonight We Might Die" (Class series 1), was put into Miss Quill's head as punishment for her time as a freedom fighter/terrorist.  The Arn bonded her to one Rhodian (Charlie) who she must protect.

  • [CLASS]  The Governors - A group who sent a robot to monitor Miss Quill in "The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo" (Class series 1).  In "The Day of the Doctor" (50 Anniversary Special), before the new building was constructed and when it was Coal Hill Secondary School, not Coal Hill Academy, "I. Chesterton" was the Chairman of the Governors.  Ian Chesterton was a companion of the first Doctor and a science teacher at Coal Hill in 1963, but as noted, Ever Up Reach Inc replaced the board (probably changing it from being classed a High School to an Academy.)

  • [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)).

  • [CLASS]  The Cabinet of Souls - A relic from Rhodia which first appeared in "For Tonight We Might Die" (Class series 1).  In that episode the Shadow Kin wanted to steal it because it can be used as a weapon, but Charlie claimed that it didn't work.

  • [OLD]  Ever Upward Reach Ltd - First mention of this organisation, although its name appears on the Coal Hill Academy sign since "The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo" (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).  

From this Episode:

  • [OLD]  The Doctor - The central character of both series of Doctor Who.  The Twelfth Doctor in "For Tonight We Might Die" (Class series 1).

  • [1ST] The Lorr - The first appearance of a member of this race of shape-changers.

  • [1ST] The Quill goddess - The first appearance of this mythical creature. 
~ DUG.

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