Edited Continuity sectionEdit
I've edited, moved and removed parts of the text below from the article, the first section has been moved to the Notes section as it deals with the CD extras while the speculation of placement I've removed from the article. It would be best suited to be placed in the Theory:Timey-wimey detector if we ever have a page for Kaldor City and stories that relate to it.
- The Kaldor City Company has covered up the recent massacre on the Storm Mine 4. (TV: The Robots of Death) It isn't explicitly stated when the events of Robophobia take place in relation to TV: The Robots of Death. However, Writer/Producer Nicholas Briggs suggests, in the CD extras accompanying this story's release, it is set a couple of months after TV: The Robots of Death. If this comment is taken into account it creates something of a continuity clash with Kaldor City set 10 years after TV: The Robots of Death:
- Placing Robophobia before the events of Kaldor City, as per Briggs suggestion, is problematic as it entails Kaldor City having a massive interstellar robot trade. AUDIO: Occam's Razor establishes Kaldor City has no contact with other worlds, its inhabitants largely unaware of life on other planets.
- Placing Robophobia after the events of Kaldor City in which Kaldor City society is active is also problematic: In AUDIO: Checkmate, the Fendahl seemingly destroyed/ingested/dominated Kaldor City.
- If this story is considered to part of the same continuity as seen in the Kaldor City audio series it possibly means the inhabitants of Kaldor City somehow manage to survive the Fendahl. The third edition of Mad Norwegian Press' reference work AHistory, which attempts to reconcile the Kaldor City series and Robophobia into one timeline, arbitrarily suggests Robophobia takes place 50 years after the conclusion of Kaldor City in order for Kaldor City society to recover from the incident and its economy to establish a massive interstellar robot trade. This in turn means Robophobia takes place around 60 years after TV: The Robots of Death.
- After GusF noticed that the infobox had a specific year in it, based upon the above, now-removed, logic, I removed that year. user:Claude North was the author of both changes to the page, and he made them in the same edit, so logically the year in the infobox should have been removed back on 19 June. Prior to Claude's edit, the box claimed the year was, vaguely, the 23rd century, which I did not re-emplace. Apparently there's some doubt as to what exactly the story says. If we have any kind of date information from the script then we should use it. I worry that we were getting "23rd century" from the CD extras interview with Briggs, and not necessarily from the script itself.
- So, as this is a McCoy episode, someone else is going to have to listen to it and figure out whether the story has any actual date info.
I've replayed the audio today and there's certainly no reference of any date within the story at all. It is clear from the narrative that the story is set not long after The Robots of Death, but beyond that there isn't anything much more to go on. --Revan\Talk 19:46, January 9, 2014 (UTC)