Nothing O'Clock was the eleventh Puffin eshort released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, this time featuring the Eleventh Doctor. It was originally the last in the series before the release of Lights Out the following year.
Thousands of years ago, Time Lords built a Prison for the Kin. They made it utterly impregnable and unreachable. As long as Time Lords existed, the Kin would be trapped forever and the universe would be safe. They had planned for everything . . . everything, that is, other than the Time War and the fall of Gallifrey. Now the Kin are free again and there's only one Time Lord left in the universe who can stop them!
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- The Doctor references Radio Four and later hears The Archers in the background when Amy and Mrs Browning are drinking tea.
- Polly has a Duran Duran poster on her bedroom wall.
- Polly owns a Smash Hits diary.
- The Doctor mentions the best gazpacho he ever tasted.
- The Doctor mentions Maximelos and the Three Ogrons.
- The Doctor mentions Skaronian as a language.
- An audiobook of the story was read by Peter Kenny.
- A revised version of the story was reissued in Gaiman's non-Who collection, Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances. Gaiman read the story as part of the audiobook.
- The Doctor had already given Amy her TARDIS key, but he had only met Rory once, placing this before the television story The Time of Angels.
- Amy says her friend Mels set the record for having things confiscated by teachers in school, and once she and Rory had to create a distraction so Mels could steal her belongings from the supply cupboard and escape through the window in the teachers' loo. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler, COMIC: Imaginary Enemies)
- Amy says 1984 is before her parents met, but drifts off, then can't provide any details about them. In TV: The Big Bang, the Doctor explains that she can't remember them because the time cracks have caused them never to exist.
- Amy repeatedly refers to her fiancé Rory Williams and his occupation as a nurse. (TV: The Eleventh Hour, et. al)
- The Doctor thinks about his eleven incarnations, plus the incarnation that he did not like to think about. (TV: The Name of the Doctor)
- The Doctor postulates about a good Dalek. (TV: Into the Dalek)