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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
It does as well to the Doctor, Amy and Rory, who revel in being in the setting for the classic film. That is until they discover a world-domination plot hatched not by Hitler, but the Silurians!
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1941. Casablanca. Murder. Sound familiar? It does as well to the Doctor, Amy and Rory, who revel in being in the setting for the classic film. That is until they discover a world-domination plot hatched not by Hitler, but the Silurians!
   
 
== Plot ==
 
== Plot ==
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* [[Amy Pond]]
 
* [[Amy Pond]]
 
* [[Rory Williams]]
 
* [[Rory Williams]]
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* [[Captain (As Time Goes By)|Captain]]
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* [[Silurian scientist (As Time Goes By)|Silurian scientist]]
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* [[Resistance leader (As Time Goes By)|Resistance leader]]
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* [[Woman (As Time Goes By)|Woman]]
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* [[Pianist (As Time Goes By)|Pianist]]
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* [[Café owner (As Time Goes By)|Café owner]]
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* [[Prisoner (As Time Goes By)|Prisoner]]
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* [[Aroteth]]
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* [[Michel (As Time Goes By)|Michel]]
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
* The [[Silurian]]s appear.
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* The Doctor describes the [[Nazi]]s as his third least favourite thing in at least two universes.
* [[Nazi]]s appear. The Doctor describes them as his third least favourite thing in at least two universes.
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* The "venomous [[Sea Devil]]" is considered a myth by the [[Silurian]]s.
* References are made to the classic film ''[[Casablanca (film)|Casablanca]]''.
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* A combination of [[the Doctor's sonic screwdriver|the sonic screwdriver]], the [[TARDIS key]] and a Silurian communication device is used to remotely open [[the Doctor's TARDIS|the TARDIS]] to suck all the [[water]] to prevent the [[flood]]ing.
* The "venomous [[Sea Devil]]" is considered a myth by the Silurians.
 
* A combination of the [[sonic screwdriver]], the [[TARDIS key]] and a Silurian communication device is used to remotely open [[The Doctor's TARDIS|the TARDIS]] to suck all the water to prevent the flooding.
 
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
''to be added''
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* Multiple references and similarities connect the story to the classic [[film]] ''[[Casablanca (film)|Casablanca]]'':
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** Several unnamed characters in the comic match or closely resemble characters from the film, including
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*** [[Captain (As Time Goes By)|Captain]] as Captain Louis Renault,
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*** [[café owner (As Time Goes By)|café owner]] as Rick Blaine (and accordingly the [[café (As Time Goes By)|café]] as Rick's Café Américain),
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*** [[woman (As Time Goes By)|woman]] who is a friend of the café owner as Ilsa Lund,
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*** [[Resistance leader (As Time Goes By)|Resistance leader]] as Victor Laszlo,
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*** [[prisoner (As Time Goes By)|prisoner]] killed while in custody as Signor Ugarte and
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*** [[pianist (As Time Goes By)|pianist]] as Sam.
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** In the story, the [[Captain (As Time Goes By)|Captain]] salutes the [[Eleventh Doctor]] with the words "Liberté, égalité, fraternité". A coat of arms with these words can be seen on Palais de Justice at the beginning of the film.
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** The police arresting [[Rory Williams]] while rounding up people corresponds to the search for the killer of the courier in the film.
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** [[Nazi]]s enter the café in both stories.
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** The police arrests a [[Prisoner (As Time Goes By)|man]] in the café, who later dies in custody at the hand of [[Silurian]]s masquerading as policemen. In the film, the police arrests Signor Ugarte in Rick's Café Américain, who later dies in custody because of apparent foul play bu the local police.
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** The [[Eleventh Doctor]] observes how the café owner hears the pianist playing "[[As Time Goes By]]" from behind the doors and storms in to remind him never to play it. In the film, Rick hears Sam playing "As Time Goes By" from behind the doors and storms in to remind him never to play it, only to find Ilsa there.
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** The Doctor helps the woman get into the closed café, where the pianist is playing for the owner. In the film, Ilsa sneaks into the closed café, where Sam is playing "As Time Goes By" for Rick.
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** At the end of the comic story, Silurians make it rain in [[Casablanca (city)|Casablanca]]. At the end of the film, it rains in Casablanca.
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** The Doctor asks the Captain to sing "[[La Marseillaise]]". In the film, Victor Laszlo leads [[French]] nationals in singing "La Marseillaise" to drown a [[German]] song by Nazis.
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** The Captain and the café owner see the plane off while a dead Nazi lies nearby. In the film, Captain Renault and Rick see the plane with Victor Laszlo and Ilsa off while the body of Major Strasser lies nearby.
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** One of the last phrases of the comic story, "This is the end of a very terrible vacation" is an homage to the last phrase of the movie, "This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
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* However, there are also deviations. For instance, the café owner, the Resistance leader and the woman are shown in the comic walking towards the airport by themselves, while the Captain is still under arrest, whereas in the film Captain Louis Renault waits for them in Rick's café, and all four travel to the airport together. Despite these minor deviations, it is not hard to combine the film and the comic story into one continuous narrative.
   
 
== Continuity ==
 
== Continuity ==
* The Doctor says that he "reversed the polarity of the neutron flow", a catchphrase his [[Third Doctor|third incarnation]] used. {{facts}}
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* The Doctor says that he "reversed the polarity of the neutron flow", a catchphrase his [[Third Doctor|third incarnation]] used. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Sea Devils (TV story)|The Sea Devils]]'')
   
 
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{{Homo Reptilian stories}}
 
{{Homo Reptilian stories}}
 
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[[Category:Comic stories set in Africa]]
 
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As Time Goes By was a four-issue comic story from the Doctor Who (2011) range, and the final story of that series, as the numbering was restarted with Doctor Who (2012).

Summary

1941. Casablanca. Murder. Sound familiar? It does as well to the Doctor, Amy and Rory, who revel in being in the setting for the classic film. That is until they discover a world-domination plot hatched not by Hitler, but the Silurians!

Plot

to be added

Characters

References

Notes

  • Multiple references and similarities connect the story to the classic film Casablanca:
    • Several unnamed characters in the comic match or closely resemble characters from the film, including
    • In the story, the Captain salutes the Eleventh Doctor with the words "Liberté, égalité, fraternité". A coat of arms with these words can be seen on Palais de Justice at the beginning of the film.
    • The police arresting Rory Williams while rounding up people corresponds to the search for the killer of the courier in the film.
    • Nazis enter the café in both stories.
    • The police arrests a man in the café, who later dies in custody at the hand of Silurians masquerading as policemen. In the film, the police arrests Signor Ugarte in Rick's Café Américain, who later dies in custody because of apparent foul play bu the local police.
    • The Eleventh Doctor observes how the café owner hears the pianist playing "As Time Goes By" from behind the doors and storms in to remind him never to play it. In the film, Rick hears Sam playing "As Time Goes By" from behind the doors and storms in to remind him never to play it, only to find Ilsa there.
    • The Doctor helps the woman get into the closed café, where the pianist is playing for the owner. In the film, Ilsa sneaks into the closed café, where Sam is playing "As Time Goes By" for Rick.
    • At the end of the comic story, Silurians make it rain in Casablanca. At the end of the film, it rains in Casablanca.
    • The Doctor asks the Captain to sing "La Marseillaise". In the film, Victor Laszlo leads French nationals in singing "La Marseillaise" to drown a German song by Nazis.
    • The Captain and the café owner see the plane off while a dead Nazi lies nearby. In the film, Captain Renault and Rick see the plane with Victor Laszlo and Ilsa off while the body of Major Strasser lies nearby.
    • One of the last phrases of the comic story, "This is the end of a very terrible vacation" is an homage to the last phrase of the movie, "This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
  • However, there are also deviations. For instance, the café owner, the Resistance leader and the woman are shown in the comic walking towards the airport by themselves, while the Captain is still under arrest, whereas in the film Captain Louis Renault waits for them in Rick's café, and all four travel to the airport together. Despite these minor deviations, it is not hard to combine the film and the comic story into one continuous narrative.

Continuity

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