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Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton (also called Jeovus Unus Sanctus) was an English physicist, mathematician, and spymaster.

He was an Arian. (AUDIO: Summer)

After Sir Isaac Newton came Dr Albert Einstein; after Einstein came Dr Who. (PROSE: Who is Dr Who?)


As a child sitting under a tree, Newton saw an angel, broken and bleeding, in the branches above him. Curious, he touched the angel's body, and its fluid black skin engulfed him. Recognising that Newton was far too important to be erased from history, the angel told Newton that its mission was to destroy the Adversary, and Newton gave it permission to use him. He then awoke at the base of the tree with no memory of what had happened. (PROSE: Newtons Sleep)

One of his most famous accomplishments was formulating the theory of gravity. The Fourth Doctor once claimed that he sat in Newton's tree dropping apples onto his head, then explained gravity to him over dinner. (TV: The Pirate Planet) It later came to light that Newton remained upset about that event, as his nose bled for three days afterward. When the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa were arrested for forgery, Isaac Newton drew a series of interesting conclusions from a series of anachronistic coins that the Doctor accidentally passed. (AUDIO: Summer)

While working at Trinity College, (PROSE: Newtons Sleep) Cambridge, (AUDIO: Entanglement) "Jeova Sanctus Unus" attended the Magus' presentation at Salomon's House as a representative of the Royal Society. There, Silver revealed to him the secret of the egg, but Jeova rebuked him and denounced the egg as a tool of the Adversary; later, Nick Plainsong seduced Jeova as part of his revenge against Nate. (PROSE: Newtons Sleep)

At some point the Doctor took Newton on a trip to planet Practas Seven, but according to the Tenth Doctor, Newton didn't take the experience very well and "sat in a corner and whimpered". (COMIC: Final Sacrifice)

Jeova later became a Master of the Service; with the help of Nick Plainsong, he intended to enable Nate Silver to become the Master of Masters and use the Service to steer humankind toward becoming a Republic of Heaven ready to join the fight against the Adversary.

When Larissa and Aphra Behn encountered Jeova, Larissa recognised what was inside Jeova and attacked with the continuity needle. As Larissa struggled with the babel, time began to unravel, until Nate Silver tore the needle out of Jeova's chest. The damage to history caused by Jeova's near-erasure was undone by Faction Paradox's rituals. (PROSE: Newtons Sleep)

Isaac Newton was one of the many historical figures kidnapped by the lonely computer Momus, but the Tenth Doctor convinced him to return him to his place in history. (PROSE: The Lonely Computer)

Isaac Newton died in 1727. (AUDIO: Entanglement)

Contributions to science[]

Newton contributed several laws to science. These included Newton's Third Law (PROSE: Legacy of the Daleks) and Newton's first law of motion, which stipulated that "A body will remain at rest or travelling in a straight line at constant speed unless it is acted upon by an external force." (PROSE: Byzantium!)

Later references[]

K9 Mark II quoted explicitly his third law of motion "Action and reaction are equal and opposite" while in E-Space. (TV: Warriors' Gate) When the Fourth Doctor quoted his "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction" to Romana II, she concluded that Newton invented punting. (TV: The Five Doctors, Shada)

The Fourth Doctor described it as Newton's revenge when two guards were sent flying into a wall after he sabotaged their transport. (TV: The Pirate Planet)

The Eighth Doctor claimed that the 20th century heralded the end of the gentleman scientist, stating that there would be no more Newtons, Galileos or Faradays. (PROSE: The Banquo Legacy)

According to Professor Celeste Rivers, Newton had a strong interest in the paranormal. (TV: The Lost Boy)