Sunday, 5 August 2018

DW 4-12: The Stolen Earth (Part 2)

A Guide to Classic Who references in new Who.

Doctor Who series 4 episode 12 (Story 41 Part 2) in which Donna and the Doctor lose the Earth.

Warning: May contain spoilers for

"The Stolen Earth"

Viewing Order

"Turn Left" (part 1) < Doctor & Donna's Timeline > "Journey's End" (part 3)

"Little Boy Lost Part Two" < Sarah Jane Timeline > "Journey's End" (part 3)

"Exit Wounds" (part 2) < Torchwood Timeline > "Journey's End" (part 3)


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

For context, the following are also covered:
[1ST] -  The first appearance of things in Doctor Who series.
[NEW] - Things that first appeared previously in the new series.
[SJA] - Things that first appeared previously in Sarah Jane Adventures.
[TW] - Things that first appeared previously in Torchwood.

Ongoing references...

  • [OLD]  The TARDIS - The Doctor's time and space travel vehicle.  TARDIS stands for Time And Relative Dimension(s) In Space.  Like a lot of Time Lord technology, it is "bigger on the inside."  The Doctor stole his Tardis when fleeing Gallifrey.  It is an older model ("Type 40") and unreliable, often ending up in the wrong location and the chameleon circuit - designed to make the Tardis appear inconspicuous in any surroundings it appears has failed so it always appears as a police telephone box from 1960s England.

  • [OLD] The Doctor - The central character of both series of Doctor Who.  This is the Tenth Doctor.  He's a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey.  Real name: unknownactual age: unclear.

  • [NEW] Donna - The Doctor's companion this series, first appearing in "The Runaway Bride" (Doctor Who (2005) 2006 Christmas Special), and joining the Doctor in "Partners in Crime"  (Doctor Who (2005) series 4).

  • [NEW]  Hand in the Jar - The Doctor's hand from "The Christmas Invasion(Doctor Who 2005 Christmas Special)Jack Harkness found it and returned it to him.

  • [NEW] Rose - Former companion of the Doctor.  Her first appearance was in "Rose" (Doctor Who (2005) series 1), although she did make an earlier appearance in "Father's Day" (Doctor Who (2005) series 1).  She remained the Doctor's companion until "Doomsday" (Doctor Who (2005) Series 2) where she became stuck on a parallel Earth.  She's been reappearing since "Partners in Crime"  (Doctor Who (2005) series 4) and last appeared in this timeline in "Midnight"  (Doctor Who (2005) series 4) and in a alternate timeline in "Turn Left"  (Doctor Who (2005) series 4).

  • [NEW] Parallel Universe - The parallel world that first appeared and  Mickey Smith went to live in in "Rise of the Cybermen"/"Age of Steel(Doctor Who (2005) Series 2). Residents of that timeline came to the main universe in "Army of Ghosts"/"Doomsday" (Doctor Who (2005) Series 2) and Rose and her mother ended up in traveling to that universe.

  • [NEW]  Martha Jones - The Doctor's companion in series 3 of the new Doctor Who, first appearing in "Smith & Jones" (Doctor Who (2005) Series 3).  She was revealed to have joined UNIT in "Reset" (Torchwood Series 2) in which she and Jack Harkness speculated that the Doctor may have recommended her. She last traveled with the Doctor in "The Doctor's Daughter(Doctor Who (2005) Series 4)

  • [NEW]  Wilf - First appeared in "Voyage of the Damned" (Doctor Who (2005) Christmas Special 2007) and was revealed to be Donna's grandfather in "Partners in Crime"  (Doctor Who (2005) series 4).

  • [OLD]  Daleks - Classic Doctor Who villain (see Daleks).

  • [NEW] The Shadow Proclamation - First appearance of this location, although it was previously invoked by the Doctor in "Rose" (Doctor Who (2005) series 1)), clumsily by Rose herself ("The Christmas Invasion(Doctor Who (2005) Christmas Special 2005)) and the Tenth Doctor ("Fear Her" (Doctor Who (2005) series 2)  and "Partners in Crime"  (Doctor Who (2005) series 4)). It is usually refered to as a set of laws, although in "Partners in Crime" Mrs Foster implied it was also an organisation. This is the first time it has appeared.

    • [NEW] Time War - An unshown event between the Doctor Who movie and the new series which destroyed the Daleks(ish) and wiped out almost all the Time Lords except the Doctor (and the Master).

    • [OLD] Regeneration - A Timelord technique for escaping death. (See: Background: Regeneration).  In new Who, the there have been 2 previous regenerations: The Doctor ("The Parting of the Ways" (Doctor Who (2005) Series 1)) and the Master ("Utopia(Doctor Who (2005) Series 3)).

    Torchwood reference...

    • [NEW]  Torchwood An organisation created by Queen Victoria after the events of "Tooth and Claw" (Doctor Who (2005) Series 2).  Torchwood-1 (London) was destroyed by the events of "Army of Ghosts"/"Doomsday" (Doctor Who (2005) Series 2).  This is Torchwood-3 (Cardiff), who first appeared in "Everything Changes(Torchwood Series 1).

    • [NEW]  Captain Jack Harkness - Former Time Agent from the 51st century, con-man and companion to the Tenth Doctor.  Head of Torchwood-3.  He was made immortal accidentally by the Bad Wolf entity (Rose Tyler) in "The Parting of the Ways" (Doctor Who (2005) Series 1).

    • [TW]  Gwen Cooper & Ianto Jones -  Members of Torchwood Three.  Both first appeared in "Everything Changes" (Torchwood series 1).

    • [NEW] The Rift - The Cardiff Rift first appeared "The Unquiet Dead" and "Boom Town" (both from Doctor Who (2005) series 1) before becoming the main adventure hook for Torchwood.

    • [TW]  Owen & Tosh -  Members of Torchwood Three.  Tosh (retroactively) first appeared in "World War Three" (Doctor Who Series 1) and Owen first appeared in "Everything Changes" (Torchwood series 1).  Neither survived the events of "Exit Wounds" (Torchwood series 2)

    The Sarah Jane Adventures reference...

    • [SJA] Luke Smith - Created by the Bane and rescued by Sarah Jane Smith, Maria Jackson and Kelsey Hooper in "Invasion of the Bane" (Sarah Jane Adventures (2007 New Year's Special)).

    • [SJA]  Mr Smith - Sarah Jane Smith's alien computer, first seen in the first episode "Invasion of the Bane(Sarah Jane Adventures (2007 New Year's Special)). It is based on a Xylok,  A crystalline lifeform that is central to the operation of Mr Smith.  It tried to use bring the Moon crashing into the Earth to release the rest of its race from beneath the planet's surface in "The Lost Boy Part One" and "Part Two" (The Sarah Jane Adventures series 1and needed to be rebooted to stop it destroying the Earth.

    • [SJA] Maria Jackson - Sarah Jane's young neighbour, part of her gang of teen investigators.  She first appeared in "Invasion of the Bane" (Sarah Jane Adventures (2007 New Year's Special)). She left the UK in "The Last Sontaran Part Two" (Sarah Jane Adventures series 2) so this is implied to occur before "The Last Sontaran Part One" (Sarah Jane Adventures series 2)

    • [SJA] Maria Jackson's Dad - Alan Jackson, moved in across the road from Sarah Jane with his daugther in  "Invasion of the Bane" (Sarah Jane Adventures (2007 New Year's Special)).  Got a job in the US in  "The Last Sontaran Part One" (Sarah Jane Adventures series 2).

    • [SJA] Clyde Langer - Luke and Maria's school friend, part of Sarah Jane's gang of teen investigators.  He first appeared in "Revenge of the Slitheen Part 1(Sarah Jane Adventures series 1).

    • [SJA] Clyde Langer's Mum - The mother of Clyde Langer.

    This episode...

    • [1ST]  Project Indigo - First mention of this experiment.

    • [1ST]  The Osterhagen Key - First mention of this device

    • [OLD]  Supreme Dalek - Leader of a group of Daleks, the entire Dalek race (in the absence of the Emperor) or a faction of the Daleks, depending on the status of the race.  The Supreme Dalek is usually a darker colour than the regular model and first appeared in "The Dalek Invasion of Earth" (Doctor Who (1963) season 2).

    • [OLD] Davros - Creator of the Daleks, Davros (Foes: Davros) first appeared in "Genesis of the Daleks" (Doctor Who (1963) Season 12and then every Dalek based story after that in the classic series. 

    • [NEW]  The Judoon - First appeared in "Smith & Jones" (Doctor Who (2005) Series 3).

    • [1ST] Callufrax Minorr - First mention of this planet, however, a planet called Calufrax did appear in The Pirate Planet (Doctor Who (1963) season 16)

    • [1ST] Jahoo -  First mention of this planet.

    • [1ST] Shallacatop - First mention of this planet.

    • [NEW] Woman Wept - First mentioned in "Boom Town" (Doctor Who (2005) series 1) when Rose told Mickey that she and the Doctor had visited the planet.

    • [NEW] Clom - First mentioned in "Love & Monsters" (Doctor Who (2005) series 2) as the home planet of the Absorbaloff and the twin planet of Raxacoricofallapatorius. The Absorbaloff  says he spits of Raxacoricofallapatorius, members of the Family Slitheen curse by saying "for the love of Clom." ("Revenge of the Slitheen Part Two" (Sarah Jones Adventures series 1))

    • [NEW] Pyrovillia - The home of the Pyrovile, who in "Fires of Pompeii" (Doctor Who (2005) series 4) it was noted that their home planet had gone missing.
    LUCIUS     The Heaven of Pyrovillia is gone. 
    DOCTOR   What do you mean, gone? Where's it gone? 
    LUCIUS     It was taken. Pyrovillia is lost. But there is heat enough in this world for a new species to rise.

    • [NEW] Adipose Three - The breeding planet of the Adipose, which was noted in "Partners in Crime"  (Doctor Who (2005) series 4) had gone missing.
    MISS FOSTER     I've been employed by the Adiposian First Family to foster a new generation after their breeding planet was lost. 
    DOCTOR     What do you mean lost? How do you lose a planet? 
    MISS FOSTER     Oh, politics are none of my concern. I'm just here to take care of the children on behalf of the parents. 

    • [NEW] Lost Moon of  Poosh - Mentioned as missing in "Midnight" (all Doctor Who (2005) series 4).
    DEE DEE     I'm just a second-year student, but I wrote a paper on the Lost Moon of Poosh, Professor Hobbes read it, liked it, took me on as researcher, just for the holidays. Well, I say researcher. Most of the time he's got me fetching and carrying. But it's all good experience.  
    DOCTOR     And did they ever find it? 
    DEE DEE     Find what? 
    DOCTOR     The Lost Moon of Poosh. 
    DEE DEE     Oh, no. Not yet. 
    DOCTOR     Well. Maybe that'll be your great discovery, one day. Here's to Poosh. 
    DEE DEE     Poosh.

    • [OLD]  The Valiant - UNIT flying aircraft carrier, which The Master claimed to have designed every part of.

      • [NEW] Bees going missing - Donna has obsessed about Hive Collapse Syndrome since her return.

      • [1ST]  Melissa Majoria - First mention of this planet.

      • [NEW]  Tadocca Scale - First mention of this trail.

      • [NEW]  Planet Midnight - First appeared in the episode "Midnight" (Doctor Who (2005) series 4)

      • [1ST]  The Medusa Cascade - First appearance of this location, although "the Cascade of Medusa" was mentioned in "Fires of Pompeii," "The Sontaran Stratagem" (Doctor Who (2005) Series 4) and "Midnight" (all Doctor Who (2005) series 4).

      • [NEW]  Harriet Jones, former Prime Minister - You know who she is.

      • [1ST]  Sub-Wave Network - First mention of this communication network.

      • [1ST]  Mr Copper Foundation - First mention of this foundation, but presumably formed by Mr Copper, the guide from "Voyage of the Damned" (Doctor Who (2005) Christmas Special 2007).

      • [1ST]  Children of Time - First use of this descriptor of the Doctor's companions.

      • [1ST]  Gates of Elysium - First mention of this place in the Time War.

      • [1ST]  The jaws of the Nightmare Child - First mention of this place in the Time War.

      • [NEW]  Emergency Temporal Shift - The cult of Skaro did this to escape being sucked into the void in  "Doomsday" (Doctor Who (2005) Series 2) and their surviving member (Caan) did this to escape in "Evolution of the Daleks" (Doctor Who (2005) series 3).

      • [NEW] Vortex Manipulators - A wrist-worn device used for time travel (and other functions) by Time Agents, including Jack Harkness.

        "Turn Left" (part 1) < Doctor & Donna's Timeline > "Journey's End" (part 2)

        "Little Boy Lost Part Two" < Sarah Jane Timeline > "Journey's End" (part 2)

        "Exit Wounds" (part 2) < Torchwood Timeline > "Journey's End" (part 2)

        ~ 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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