Gulliver's Travels was a book by Jonathan Swift published around a hundred years after 1616. (PROSE: The Empire of Glass) Its protagonist, Lemuel Gulliver, was brought to life in the Land of Fiction, and there encountered the Second Doctor. He could only speak passages from the novel. (TV: The Mind Robber) As the First Doctor noted, Laputa was a fictional island within the book's narrative. (PROSE: The Empire of Glass)
Behind the scenes Edit
- The Cold Fusion joke is a reference to the following passage from the novel: "He has been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers."
- Julian Glover, Catherine Schell, Robert Rietti, Murray Melvin, Denise Bryer and David Prowse appeared in the 1977 film adaptation.
- Andrew Burt played the title character in the 1982 television serial Gulliver in Lilliput, which was written and directed by Barry Letts. Elisabeth Sladen, Leon Eagles, Andrew McCulloch, Linda Polan, Barry Andrews, Jenny McCracken, George Little, John Baker, Bartlett Mullins and Glen Murphy all also appeared in the serial.
- James Fox, Warwick Davis, John Standing, Richard Wilson, Graham Crowden, Navin Chowdhry, Annette Badland, Ricco Ross, Cyril Shaps, Malcolm Stoddard, Sylvester Morand, Philip McGough and Gordon Sterne appeared in the miniseries adaptation.
- Catherine Tate and James Corden appeared in the 2010 film adaptation.