Judoon in Chains was the second story in Classic Doctors, New Monsters: Volume One, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris and featured Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor.
Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
After an environmental clearance mission goes wrong, Captain Kybo of the Nineteenth Judoon Interplanetary Force is stranded in Victorian England, bound in chains, an exhibit in a circus show. But he has allies: Eliza Jenkins — known to audiences as "Thomasina Thumb" — and the larger-than-life "clown" in the colourful coat.
Plot[edit | edit source]
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Cast[edit | edit source]
- The Doctor - Colin Baker
- Captain Kybo/Commander - Nicholas Briggs
- Eliza Jenkins - Kiruna Stamell
- Jonathan Jaggers Esq/Mr Preddle - Trevor Cooper
- Justice Burrows/Jonty - Tony Millan
- President Beel/Aetius/Herculania - Sabina Franklyn
- Meretricious Gedge/Billy - Nicholas Pegg
- Judoon Computer - Barnaby Edwards
References[edit | edit source]
Species[edit | edit source]
- Gedge had wanted to hire the Ogrons.
Languages[edit | edit source]
- The Doctor speaks Judoonese.
Literature[edit | edit source]
- Kybo reads Frankenstein, Great Expectations, Moby Dick, and Robert Burns's poetry.
- Upon hearing the first verse of Kybo's haiku, the Doctor decides to visit Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Porlock.
Judoon[edit | edit source]
- Judge Burrows believed that Captain Kybo was "a rhinoceros in a kilt".
- The Judoon use an H₂O scoop to transport the whole of the courtroom and its inhabitants to another planet. They also use a DNA scoop to transport Gedge to the courtroom against his will.
- Although the Judoon mainly work for the Shadow Proclamation, the Captain explains that they also perform nonessential side missions on the side, such as terraforming planets for investors who wish to buy them.
- The Doctor states that the Judoon brain could fit onto a teaspoon.
- The Aetius describe the Judoon as "such unimaginative creatures".
- The TARDIS translation circuit cannot translate Judoonese due to its simplicity.
Planets[edit | edit source]
- Katura is located 3.62 light-years from Mars.
- The Judoon homeworld is Judoonia. It had mountains 1,000 miles high.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- The Doctor says, "I am not an animal, I am a Time Lord!" This is a reference to the line, "I am not an animal! I am a human being!" from The Elephant Man starring John Hurt as the title character John Merrick.
- The Doctor plans to visit Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Porlock. The Person from Porlock was an unwelcome visitor to Coleridge's home in 1797 who interrupted him while he was composing his poem Kubla Khan, which came to him in a dream. The interruption caused him to forget the remaining lines and the poem was never completed.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- The Doctor finds himself acting as a defendant in a courtroom. He claims that he is not overly fond of courtrooms. (TV: The Keys of Marinus,The War Games, The Mysterious Planet; AUDIO: Trial of the Valeyard)
- The Judoon need translation devices in order to "assimilate" the target language. (TV: Smith and Jones, Prisoner of the Judoon)
- The courtroom is moved to Mars due to the Judoon lacking jurisdiction on Earth. (TV: Smith and Jones)
- The Judoon's chosen method of transporting the courtroom is a H₂O scoop. (TV: Smith and Jones; PROSE: Revenge of the Judoon)
- The Judoon like to follow the laws and regulations of the planet that they are on, no matter how ridiculous or unimportant. (TV: Prisoner of the Judoon)
- Mr Gedge laments working with the Judoon, wishing that they had hired Ogrons. (TV: Day of the Daleks)
- The Doctor can speak Judoonese. (TV: The Stolen Earth)
- The Commander executes Jaggers on the spot for committing assault. They call it "evaporating". (TV: Smith and Jones)
- The Doctor mentions that the Judoon work with the Shadow Proclamation. (TV: The Stolen Earth)
- Kybo reads Frankenstein; the novel's author, Mary Shelley, would later travel with the Doctor in his eighth incarnation. The novel itself was inspired by the circumstances in which she met him. (AUDIO: Mary's Story)
- Captain Kybo is forced to perform in Jaggers' circus in the same manner as the Eighth Doctor's Eutermesan companion C'rizz in Jacob Crackles' freakshow in 1851 (AUDIO: Other Lives) the alien creatures in Thaddeus P. Winklemeyer's freakshow were in Buzzard Creek, Arizona in 1905 (AUDIO: Freakshow).
- The Doctor says, "A Judoon commune on the Moon." (TV: Smith and Jones)
[edit | edit source]
- Official Judoon in Chains page at bigfinish.com
- Official Judoon in Chains part 1 page at serialbox.com
- Official Judoon in Chains part 2 page at serialbox.com