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{{Infobox Story
 
{{Infobox Story
|name = {{StoryTitle}}
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|range = Main Range
|image =
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|number in range = 91a
|series = [[Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|Big Finish ''Doctor Who'' audio stories]]
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|series = ''[[Main Range]]''
|anthology = [[Circular Time]]
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|audio anthology = ''[[Circular Time (audio anthology)|Circular Time]]''
 
|number = 91a
 
|number = 91a
 
|doctor = Fifth Doctor
 
|doctor = Fifth Doctor
|companions = [[Nyssa]]
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|companions = [[Nyssa]]
|enemy = [[Zero|Cardinal Zero]] (nominally)
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|enemy = [[Zero (Spring)|Cardinal Zero]]
|setting = An unnamed planet inhabited by an avian species
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|writer = [[Mike Maddox]] (based on a short story by [[Paul Cornell]])
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|writer = [[Mike Maddox]]
 
|director = [[John Ainsworth]]
 
|director = [[John Ainsworth]]
|read by =
 
 
|music = [[David Darlington]]
 
|music = [[David Darlington]]
 
|sound = David Darlington
 
|sound = David Darlington
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|release date = [[January (releases)|January]] [[2007 (releases)|2007]]
 
|release date = [[January (releases)|January]] [[2007 (releases)|2007]]
 
|format = 1 X 25 min.
 
|format = 1 X 25 min.
|production code = [[List of production codes|6C/H]]
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|production code = [[List of production codes|6C/H]]
 
|isbn = ISBN 1-84435-169-6
 
|isbn = ISBN 1-84435-169-6
|prev = Year of the Pig (audio story)
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|prev = Year of the Pig (audio story)
|next = Summer (audio story)
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|next = Summer (audio story)
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|made prev = No Man's Land (audio story)
'''''{{StoryTitle}}''''' was a 2007 [[Big Finish Productions]] full-cast audio short story. It featured the [[Fifth Doctor]] and [[Nyssa]]. It featured the Doctor meeting another [[Time Lord]] who had "gone native" on an unnamed world inhabited by an avian species. It was perhaps most notable for its theme of how to construct a valid system of jurisprudence.
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|made next = Summer (audio story)
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|producer = [[Sharon Gosling]]}}{{audio stub}}
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'''''{{StoryTitle}}''''' was the first story in the audio anthology, ''[[Circular Time (audio anthology)|Circular Time]]'', which comprised the ninety-first release in [[Big Finish]]'s [[Main Range|monthly range]]. It was written by [[Mike Maddox]] and featured [[Peter Davison]] as the [[Fifth Doctor]] and [[Sarah Sutton]] as [[Nyssa]].
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It featured the Doctor meeting another [[Time Lord]] who had "gone native" on an unnamed world inhabited by an avian species. It was perhaps most notable for its theme of how to construct a valid system of jurisprudence.
   
 
== Publisher's summary ==
 
== Publisher's summary ==
In the springtime of the distant future, the Doctor and Nyssa become embroiled in [[Time Lord]] politics on an [[alien]] world.
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In the springtime of the distant future, [[Fifth Doctor|the Doctor]] and [[Nyssa]] become embroiled in [[Time Lord]] politics on an [[alien]] world.
   
 
== Plot ==
 
== Plot ==
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* [[Carrion]] - [[Lois Baxter]]
 
* [[Carrion]] - [[Lois Baxter]]
 
* [[Snowfire]] - [[Teresa Gallagher]]
 
* [[Snowfire]] - [[Teresa Gallagher]]
* [[Zero]] - [[Hugh Fraser]]
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* [[Zero (Spring)|Zero]] - [[Hugh Fraser]]
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
* The Doctor mentions [[jelly babies]].
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* The Doctor mentions [[jelly babies]] and his [[The Doctor's scarf|fourth incarnation's scarf]].
* The Doctor claims that a [[Time Lord]] is required to [[Regeneration|regenerate]] before serving a period of exile.
 
 
* Zero is from the [[Prydonian Chapter]] of Time Lords, the same chapter that the Doctor belongs to.
 
* Zero is from the [[Prydonian Chapter]] of Time Lords, the same chapter that the Doctor belongs to.
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* The [[Council of the Great Mother]] is a Time Lord organisation.
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
* According to a [http://www.paulcornell.com/2006/11/circular-time-and-irish-comic-con.html 20 November 2006 blog post], [[Mike Maddox]] wrote this story based on a short story by [[Paul Cornell]].
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* According to a [http://www.paulcornell.com/2006/11/circular-time-and-irish-comic-con.html 20 November 2006 blog post], [[Mike Maddox]] wrote this story based on a short story by [[Paul Cornell]].
 
* This was the first in a series of stories named after seasons.
 
* This was the first in a series of stories named after seasons.
 
* Lord Cardinal Zero's [[regeneration]] at the end of this story is the only instance of a [[Time Lord]] regenerating into a different species.
 
* Lord Cardinal Zero's [[regeneration]] at the end of this story is the only instance of a [[Time Lord]] regenerating into a different species.
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== Continuity ==
 
== Continuity ==
 
* Nyssa suggests the Doctor might be afraid of heights after his [[Fourth Doctor|fourth incarnation]]'s fatal fall from the [[Pharos Project]]'s [[telescope]] on [[1 March]] [[1981]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[Logopolis (TV story)|Logopolis]]'')
 
* Nyssa suggests the Doctor might be afraid of heights after his [[Fourth Doctor|fourth incarnation]]'s fatal fall from the [[Pharos Project]]'s [[telescope]] on [[1 March]] [[1981]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[Logopolis (TV story)|Logopolis]]'')
* Zero refers to the Doctor's first trial on [[Gallifrey]] and the consequent enforced [[regeneration]] into the [[Third Doctor]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[The War Games]]'')
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* Zero refers to the Doctor's first trial on [[Gallifrey]] and his consequent forced [[regeneration]] into the [[Third Doctor]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[The War Games]]'')
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* Zero sarcastically asks the Doctor if the Time Lords have sent him to [[Creation of the Daleks|stop the creation of the avians' empire or lock them in a tunnel, setting them back over a thousand years]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[Genesis of the Daleks (TV story)|Genesis of the Daleks]]'')
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* The Doctor wakes Zero up by yelling, "Look out, [[vampire]]s in the [[Capitol]]!" ([[TV]]: ''[[State of Decay (TV story)|State of Decay]]'')
   
 
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[[Category:Fifth Doctor audio stories]]
 
[[Category:2007 audio stories]]
 
[[Category:Doctor Who monthly audio stories]]
 
 
[[Category:Time Lord audio stories]]
 
[[Category:Time Lord audio stories]]
[[Category:Regeneration stories]]
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[[Category:Regeneration audio stories]]
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[[Category:Circular Time audio stories]]
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[[Category:Fifth Doctor audio stories]]
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[[Category:Audio stories that use the Peter Howell theme]]

Latest revision as of 16:46, January 26, 2020

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Spring was the first story in the audio anthology, Circular Time, which comprised the ninety-first release in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Mike Maddox and featured Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor and Sarah Sutton as Nyssa.

It featured the Doctor meeting another Time Lord who had "gone native" on an unnamed world inhabited by an avian species. It was perhaps most notable for its theme of how to construct a valid system of jurisprudence.

Publisher's summary Edit

In the springtime of the distant future, the Doctor and Nyssa become embroiled in Time Lord politics on an alien world.

Plot Edit

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References Edit

Notes Edit

Continuity Edit

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