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'''''The Crystal Bucephalus''''' was the fourth novel in the [[Virgin Missing Adventures]] series. It is the only Missing Adventure novel to feature the [[Fifth Doctor]], [[Tegan Jovanka]] and [[Vislor Turlough]] travelling together, and is one of only three novels that feature that line up, the others being [[PDA]]: ''[[Deep Blue (novel)|Deep Blue]]'' and ''[[The King of Terror (novel)|The King of Terror]]''.
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'''''The Crystal Bucephalus''''' was the fourth novel in the [[Virgin Missing Adventures]] series. It is the only Missing Adventure novel to feature the [[Fifth Doctor]], [[Tegan Jovanka]] and [[Vislor Turlough]] travelling together. It is one of only three novels that feature that line up. The others are [[PDA]]: ''[[Deep Blue (novel)|Deep Blue]]'' and ''[[The King of Terror (novel)|The King of Terror]]''.
   
 
== Publisher's summary ==
 
== Publisher's summary ==

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The Crystal Bucephalus was the fourth novel in the Virgin Missing Adventures series. It is the only Missing Adventure novel to feature the Fifth Doctor, Tegan Jovanka and Vislor Turlough travelling together. It is one of only three novels that feature that line up. The others are PDA: Deep Blue and The King of Terror.

Publisher's summary

"I'm a Time Lord, not a bank manager. When I invested in this place I had no idea that it would succeed. I mean — a time-travelling restaurant?"

The Crystal Bucephalus: a restaurant patronised by the highest echelons of society in the 10th millennium. The guests are projected back in time to sample the food and drink of a bygone age.

When the galaxy's most notorious crime boss is murdered in the Bucephalus, the Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Turlough are immediately arrested for the killing. To prove their innocence, they must track down the perpetrators of slaughter and sabotage, and uncover a conspiracy which has been 5,000 years in the making.

Plot

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Characters

References

The Doctor

  • The Fifth Doctor can "swim" through the time vortex.
  • The Doctor can forcefully control Kamelion and project his voice through Kamelion's mouth.
  • The Doctor spends an extended period trapped on an ice planet and creates the Tempus Fugit while trapped there.

Individuals

Organisations

Planets

Religion

Restaurants

Species

Notes

  • Craig Hinton often jokingly referred to this novel as "the Crystal Bucket." [1]
  • The image of Kamelion on the cover is actually a photograph rather than an illustration.

Continuity

  • As part of the climax of this story, the internal dimensions of the TARDIS are so massively damaged (while stopping a vortex rupture) that all is left is the cloister room and a lot of empty white space. This leads the Doctor to comment it's high time to redesign the console room. This leads directly into DW: The Five Doctors'', where he's cleaning the console.
  • The Doctor again demonstrates his psychic prowess by seizing control of Kamelion from "Lazarus" and speaking through Kamelion's mouth, coldly saying that his people have been around a lot longer then humans.
  • The Lazarus Intent is a future iteration of Christianity, with "Lazarus" saying that he created it to cover his real actions (gun running, smuggling, and general illegal activities) based on ancient scriptures he found one day and his choices of name were either "Jesus Christ" or "Lazarus".
  • Kamelion admits to needing someone to command him as free will is unsettling for him (he is, after all, a weapon of war). The TARDIS also talks to him. This explains his whereabouts between DW: The King's Demons and DW: Planet of Fire.
  • The Doctor claims that he has not smoked tobacco in four incarnations. (DW: An Unearthly Child)
  • The Doctor remembers Alexander the Great being "a dreadful bore." (BFA: Farewell, Great Macedon)
  • Tegan refers to her encounters with the Cybermen (DW: Earthshock), the Terileptils (DW: The Visitation) and the Mara (DW: Kinda, DW: Snakedance, BFA: The Cradle of the Snake).

Timeline

External links

Footnotes

  1. David J Richardson (January 1995). Interview: Craig Hinton. David J Richardson. Retrieved on 11th April 2012.
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