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Decline of the Ancient Mariner was the third story of the tenth season of Big Finish Productions' Short Trips series.

Publisher's summary Edit

When NASA has a problem they can't quite understand, they quickly turn to the Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith to investigate. Their Mariner 10 probe disappeared for 30 minutes, with no apparent explanation. What starts out as quick investigation ends up having catastrophic consequences for the time travellers.

But the reason for the probe's disappearance sounds a little too familiar for the Doctor...

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References Edit

  • The Doctor quotes The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, saying that he likes to share a meal with him when he can. He also describes Coleridge as a man who "certainly knows how to turn a phrase", and plans to go back to the 1970s to tell Coleridge the tale of this adventure.
  • The Doctor jokes that Sarah "expects 1974 to be a time of equality".

Notes Edit

  • While the Third Doctor is depicted wearing a scarlet smoking jacket on this story's cover, it is explicitly said to be a green one in the story itself.

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