Geography[edit | edit source]
Hong Kong was by the coast, and had a significant harbour. Off one section of the coast was Aberdeen, the floating village, and across the sea from Hong Kong was Guangli Bay. Within Hong Kong was the Walled City of Kowloon. At one point it was a slum, but by the mid-1970s it was one of the more upmarket neighbourhoods with over twenty thousand people living there. (COMIC: The White Dragon, PROSE: Exclave)
History[edit | edit source]
19th century[edit | edit source]
In the 1820s, the samurai Casper Knox met with the chief superintendent of trade in Hong Kong in negotiating a deal between the British and his lord Takagi Mamoru, who would send a cargo of modern weapons to Edo as a gift to the Emperor Tokugawa Ienari on behalf of the superintendent. (AUDIO: The Barbarians and the Samurai)
20th century[edit | edit source]
In 1940, Chen Luo killed his friend Hai Lan whilst fishing in Guangli Bay in order to get his hands on the Kalatra egg. Sometime later, the egg hatched, and Chen named the creature Shui Long, or "White Dragon". Chen Luo used Shui Long to get rid of his competition, and became a feared Crime Lord. (COMIC: The White Dragon)
21st century[edit | edit source]
Parallel universes[edit | edit source]
In a parallel universe, a disgraced Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart moved to Hong Kong. On 30 June 1997, the Handover descended into a massacre when the Ke Le Divisions went insane and fired on the crowds. (AUDIO: Sympathy for the Devil)
Other references[edit | edit source]
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- Complete film telerecordings of all four episodes of The Tomb of the Cybermen were found in Hong Kong TV station RTV/ATV and returned to the BBC in late 1991.
- The last Governor of Hong Kong was Chris Patten. In Sympathy for the Devil, it's Brian Hook: an old lecturer of Jonathan Clements, who "was annoyed that he didn't get to be the last governor".