Return of the Living Dad was the fifty-third Virgin New Adventures novel. It featured the Seventh Doctor, Chris Cwej and Roz Forrester. It also featured the return, for this novel only, of Jason Kane and Bernice Summerfield, now known as Bernice Kane-Summerfield and Jason Summerfield-Kane. This was author Kate Orman's fourth Doctor Who novel. Like her previous novels, it featured pyramids and the Doctor being tortured.
Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
"It's me, daddy. It's Bernice."
They were wrong.
For years Benny has searched for her father. Now a clue snatches her from her honeymoon, back to the TARDIS, and on to England in the year 1983. There she at last discovers Admiral Isaac Summerfield, leading a motley crew of aliens, psychics and fanboys. Their mission: to save extra-terrestrials stranded on Earth.
But what is Benny's father doing five hundred years in his own past? And why has he been waiting for the Doctor to arrive? Can Benny really trust the man she's been looking for all her life?
Plot[edit | edit source]
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Characters[edit | edit source]
- Seventh Doctor
- Chris Cwej
- Roz Forrester
- Bernice Summerfield
- Jason Kane
- Admiral Isaac Douglas Summerfield
- Graeme the Spatula
- Joel Mintz
- Tony the Tzun
- Ellen Woodworth
- Ia Jareshth
- Sarah Groenewegen
References[edit | edit source]
Foods and beverages[edit | edit source]
Individuals[edit | edit source]
- Sarah was told where to find Benny by Professor Truszkowski.
- Chris has no appendix.
- Isaac Summerfield keeps a journal (like Benny). He's met Ace twice.
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Isaac's group is based in Little Caldwell.
Objects[edit | edit source]
- Jasper and Stewart are the names of two teddy bears that the Doctor and companions won at the Sprung Festival on the planet Vashig.
Organisations[edit | edit source]
Personifications of concepts[edit | edit source]
- Death was supposedly born when the gods were drinking.
Species[edit | edit source]
Timeline[edit | edit source]
- Isaac Summerfield has been on Earth since 1963.
Time travel[edit | edit source]
Weapons[edit | edit source]
- The Doctor got access to the destructor codes during his involvement with the Think Tank incident.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- This is the first meeting of Bernice and her father.
- This is Kate Orman's fourth novel in a row to feature pyramids.
- The working title for this novel was Big Trouble in Little Chalfont.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- The Navarino appear. They debuted in TV: Delta and the Bannermen.
- The Doctor and Ace were duplicated during the events of PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Witch Mark.
- The Tzun debuted in PROSE: First Frontier.
- The Doctor goes back to the UNIT safe house where he was tortured in PROSE: The Left-Handed Hummingbird.
- A Vardan had been trapped in the phone system since their attempted invasion in PROSE: No Future.
- Joel Mintz returns in PROSE: The Room With No Doors.
- The Doctor obtained the destructor codes in TV: Robot.
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Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- DWM 252 (Licence to Kill p.30)