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== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
* The Doctor is the inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes (and, possibly, Professor Challenger, as mentioned in the novel's coda). Specifically referenced are Holmes's choice of dress (the Doctor wears a deerstalker cap and long cloak), his methods of deductive reasoning, and close reading of footprints to determine events at a crime scene.
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* The Doctor is the inspiration for [[Arthur Conan Doyle]]'s [[Sherlock Holmes]] (and, possibly, Professor Challenger, as mentioned in the novel's coda). Specifically referenced are Holmes's choice of dress (the Doctor wears a deerstalker cap and long cloak), his methods of deductive reasoning and close reading of footprints to determine events at a crime scene.
 
* The relationship between The Doctor and Doyle, himself a ship's [[surgeon]], parallels that of Holmes and Dr. Watson.
 
* The relationship between The Doctor and Doyle, himself a ship's [[surgeon]], parallels that of Holmes and Dr. Watson.
* There are also numerous references to ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'', especially in the early parts of the novel, concerning a great, dog-like beast claiming victims on the moors.
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* There are numerous references to ''The Hound of the Baskervilles'', especially in the early parts of the novel, concerning a great, dog-like beast claiming victims on the moors.
* It is also possible that the relationship between Edmund and Percival Ross is an oblique reference to the relationship between Holmes and his older brother, Mycroft Holmes who, like Edmund Ross, was the more intelligent of the two and in some clandestine service to the Crown.
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* It is possible that the relationship between Edmund and Percival Ross is an oblique reference to the relationship between Holmes and his older brother, Mycroft Holmes who, like Edmund Ross, was the more intelligent of the two and in clandestine service to the Crown.
 
* This novel implies strongly that Holmes and Watson are fictional characters, created by Doyle, based on the Doctor and Doyle himself. However, the novel [[NA]]: ''[[All-Consuming Fire (novel)|All-Consuming Fire]]'' treats Holmes and Watson as real people, fictionalised slightly by Doyle.
 
* This novel implies strongly that Holmes and Watson are fictional characters, created by Doyle, based on the Doctor and Doyle himself. However, the novel [[NA]]: ''[[All-Consuming Fire (novel)|All-Consuming Fire]]'' treats Holmes and Watson as real people, fictionalised slightly by Doyle.
* This story suggests that [[Sherlock Holmes]] was inspired by The [[Fourth Doctor]]. This would mean that [[Tom Baker]] was the perfect choice for Holmes in [[1982]] television serial adaptation of ''[[Wikipedia:The Hound of the Baskervilles|The Hound of the Baskervilles]]''.
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* Colonel Ross claims to be a special agent working directly under the command and authority of Her Majesty [[Victoria|Queen Victoria]] and it is his job to investigate those matters that lie outside of the conventional. This suggests he may be a member of the [[Torchwood Institute]].
* Colonel Ross claims to be a special agent working directly under the command and authority of Her Majesty [[Victoria|Queen Victoria]], and that it is his job to investigate those matters that lie outside of the conventional. This suggests he may be a member of the [[Torchwood Institute]].
 
   
 
== Continuity ==
 
== Continuity ==

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Evolution was the second novel in the Virgin Missing Adventures series. It featured the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith.

Publisher's summary

"Someone is tampering with the fabric of the human cell," the Fourth Doctor said darkly, "perverting its secrets to his own dark purposes."

Sarah Jane wants to meet her fellow journalist Rudyard Kipling, and the Fourth Doctor sets the co-ordinates for England, Earth, in the Victorian Age. As usual, the TARDIS materialises in not quite the right place, and the time travellers find themselves pursued across Devon moorland by a huge feral hound.

Children have gone missing; at the local boarding school, the young Rudyard Kipling has set up search parties. Lights have been seen beneath the waters of the bay, and fishermen have been pulled from their boats and mutilated. Graves have been robbed of their corpses. Something is going on, and Arthur Conan Doyle, the ship’s doctor from a recently berthed arctic whaler, is determined to investigate.

The Doctor and Doyle join forces to uncover a macabre scheme to interfere with human evolution - and both Sarah Jane and Kipling face a terrifying transmogrification.

Plot

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Characters

References

Locations

  • Sarah compares the moors to Karn and observes the effect that adventure has had on the Doctor's mood.

TARDIS

Notes

  • The Doctor is the inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes (and, possibly, Professor Challenger, as mentioned in the novel's coda). Specifically referenced are Holmes's choice of dress (the Doctor wears a deerstalker cap and long cloak), his methods of deductive reasoning and close reading of footprints to determine events at a crime scene.
  • The relationship between The Doctor and Doyle, himself a ship's surgeon, parallels that of Holmes and Dr. Watson.
  • There are numerous references to The Hound of the Baskervilles, especially in the early parts of the novel, concerning a great, dog-like beast claiming victims on the moors.
  • It is possible that the relationship between Edmund and Percival Ross is an oblique reference to the relationship between Holmes and his older brother, Mycroft Holmes who, like Edmund Ross, was the more intelligent of the two and in clandestine service to the Crown.
  • This novel implies strongly that Holmes and Watson are fictional characters, created by Doyle, based on the Doctor and Doyle himself. However, the novel NA: All-Consuming Fire treats Holmes and Watson as real people, fictionalised slightly by Doyle.
  • Colonel Ross claims to be a special agent working directly under the command and authority of Her Majesty Queen Victoria and it is his job to investigate those matters that lie outside of the conventional. This suggests he may be a member of the Torchwood Institute.

Continuity

Timeline

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