The Loop (TV)
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Originally planned for six issues, the comic series was cancelled after only three, leaving the planned, broader story arc incomplete.
Summary[edit | edit source]
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Plot[edit | edit source]
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Characters[edit | edit source]
- Miranda Dawkins
- Prefect Ferran
- Robot Guardsman
- Vrelgett Pal
- Duchess of Tallaka III
- Mack Gideon
- German man
- The Emperor
- Kim Dawkins
Story notes[edit | edit source]
- This was Lance Parkin's first and only attempt at creating a Doctor Who spin-off.
- As a member of the Klade, the Robot Guardsman's design evokes Daleks by having bumps on its feet resembling sense globes and an ocular implant similar to an eyestalk. It speaks in the same font which has been used to represent Dalek voices since The Dalek Book.
- Elements introduced in this comic later appeared in NOTVALID: White Canvas.
References[edit | edit source]
- Miranda wears a Batman T-shirt.
- Ferran's Imperial Army includes Skywardens and Robot Guardsmen.
- Vrelgett Pal is a fourth level emissary of Nan Gar.
- An alien at Miranda's reception wonders if "Manchester in the Eighties" is near the Zone of Living Death.
- Mack Gideon drove the hordes of darkness from the Capellian Republic.
- Only about one percent of the Needle had been explored.
- Rum and Thélash use an ecotopic scanner.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- Miranda mentions growing up in the 1980s. (PROSE: Father Time)
- Miranda had sex with a German man on the day of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and was abducted by the Supremacy the following morning. (PROSE: Father Time)
- As Empress of the Needle, Miranda rules over the factions and houses of the Twelve Galaxies. (TV: Dragonfire, The Ghost Monument, et al.)
- As Ferran explains that the Emperor's people ruled the universe after it was devastated by something they caused, (PROSE: Father Time) four individuals are seen, (PROSE: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street, Trading Futures) including a man with a pointed beard and a woman with long, lightly-coloured hair. (PROSE: The Gallifrey Chronicles)
- As Ferran explains how Miranda was evacuated to Earth in the distant past, Kim Dawkins is seen cradling infant Miranda. (PROSE: Father Time)
- Among the crowd seen when Ferran mentions the many factions of the Twelve Galaxies is a brawny human with a misshapen cybernetic attachment that covers half his face (and has a glowing red eye) and gives him an oversized arm with attached guns. (PROSE: Hope)
- Ferran refers to the Needle as Miranda's throneworld. (PROSE: Hope)
- Kalkravian firewine is served at Miranda's reception. (PROSE: Cold Fusion, Paydirt, The Big Hunt, A Game of Soldiers, Winging It)
- Keli explains that the Needle was built by Miranda's people for reasons nobody understands. (PROSE: The Infinity Doctors)
- Ferran hires Rum and Thélash. (PROSE: Father Time)
- Mack Gideon single-handedly slew the Walrusoid of Endpoint. (PROSE: Hope)
- The Librarinth contains unparalleled knowledge and power. (PROSE: The Infinity Doctors, Father Time)
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