No Place Like Home
1 Episode on 1 CD
was a 2003 No Place Like Home Big Finish audio drama, featuring the Fifth Doctor and new companion Erimem. Originally included in Doctor Who Magazine #326, it was later re-released as a free download on the Big Finish Productions website. This was also the audio debut of the comic-originated character Shayde.
Publisher's summary Edit
Whilst showing his latest companion,
Erimem, around her new home, the Doctor discovers that the TARDIS seems remarkably keen to be as unhelpful as possible. Almost as if it wants rid of its occupants...
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The Doctor Edit
The TARDIS Edit
Shayde's warning to the Doctor is a direct homage to the Time Lord's warning to the Fourth Doctor. ( TV: ) Again, the Genesis of the Daleks Time Lords "foresee a time" when a race will conquer the universe — only this time, it is the Rovies.
As in and later in Time and the Rani , the TARDIS wardrobe holds the outfits of several earlier incarnations. In particular, Erimem finds the The Christmas Invasion Fourth Doctor's scarf and hat, ( TV: , et. al.) the Robot Second Doctor's furry overcoat ( TV: , The Abominable Snowman ) and the The Five Doctors Third Doctor's ruffled shirts and smoking jackets ( TV: , et. al). Of the three, the Fifth Doctor seems fondest of the scarf — which he describes as "useful" but cumbersome as he tended to trip over it. The furry coat is described as being made of Spearhead from Space polyester rather than animal skin and as having come from the planet Thraxis. He expresses positive embarrassment at her discovery of the kind of clothes which he wore during his third incarnation.
Companions' clothes are also discovered in the wardrobe, including a dress worn by both Victoria Waterfield and Sarah Jane Smith ( TV: ), a Pyramids of Mars kilt worn by Jamie McCrimmon and one set of Leela's skins, which the Doctor says Peri once considered wearing.
The TARDIS is said to have the ability to automatically reconfigure its rooms, leaving the Doctor temporarily unaware of where the rooms had gone. ( TV: , Castrovalva ; The Eleventh Hour COMIC: ) He tells Tesseract Erimem that he doesn't like it, similar to what the Second Doctor said upon entering the Third Doctor's TARDIS. ( TV: )
The Three Doctors Similar to a conversation between the Second Doctor and Victoria in TV: , the Fifth Doctor speaks to Erimem about his memories of his family. He says that he does not, in fact, think of his family very much at all, save for occasional thoughts of his granddaughter The Tomb of the Cybermen Susan Foreman. ( TV: et al)
An Unearthly Child The Fifth Doctor expresses a disdain of cats. This was a running gag in his adventures with Erimem, at least until her cat Antranak's death. ( AUDIO: )
Nekromanteia The Doctor claims that he delivered the Terracotta Army to the first Emperor of China, Qin Chi Huangdi, during his third incarnation. The Second Doctor had encountered the Emperor towards the end of his life in 210 BC. ( AUDIO: )
The Emperor of Eternity The Doctor refers to the Library of St John the Beheaded. ( PROSE: )
All-Consuming Fire Shayde refers to the Doctor as " Lord President". ( TV: )
The Five Doctors The Doctor remarks that, unlike Antranak, K9 was TARDIS trained, paraphrasing Marius. ( TV: )
The Invisible Enemy Erimem regrets not saying goodbye to her mother Rhaoubak before she left Egypt. ( AUDIO: )
The Eye of the Scorpion
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