The Rise of the New Humans was the first story in The Third Doctor Adventures: Volume Four. It was written by Guy Adams and featured Tim Treloar as the Third Doctor, Katy Manning as Jo Grant and Rufus Hound as the Monk.
When a man dies after falling from the top floor of a multi-storey car park, the Doctor and Jo wonder why it should be of interest to UNIT. Then they see the protuberances on the man's back... As he fell, he tried to grow wings.
Breaking into some restricted wards, the Doctor notes the presence of alien and futuristic technology. The whole thing bears the unmistakable hallmarks of one of his own people's interference, one of his old foes. Except not perhaps the one he might have imagined.
The Monk is back. And this time his meddling may have gone too far.
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- The Doctor - Tim Treloar
- Jo Grant - Katy Manning
- The Monk - Rufus Hound
- Dr Kurdi - Mina Anwar
- Chief Orderly / Wilde / Jumper - Joe Sims
- Harriet / Woman / Radio Technician - Clare Corbett
- Francis / Morgue Attendant / Patient / Orderly - Silas Hawkins
- The Monk refers to the Doctor and the Master's rivalry as "a grudge", and mocks the latter as clad "in a suit smelling of Ogron."
- The Doctor at first believed the Master was involved before the Monk showed himself.
- The Monk and the Doctor discuss regeneration.
- The Monk's TARDIS is disguised as a 19th century armoire. It has multiple kitchens, a home theatre system and comfortable chairs and sofas.
- The Doctor sabotages the Monk's TARDIS's temporal buffers.
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- When talking with the Third Doctor about his former companions, the Monk mentions "grumpy space pilots", a reference to the First Doctor companion Steven Taylor, (TV: The Time Meddler) and "brassy birds from Blackpool", a reference to Lucie Miller, a future companion of the Eighth Doctor. (AUDIO: The Resurrection of Mars)
- Upon meeting the Monk, Jo asks if he's the Master or another of the Doctor's incarnations, referencing the incident with Omega. (TV: The Three Doctors)
- The Doctor notes that human society would collapse if death were eradicated. (TV: Torchwood: Miracle Day)
- The Doctor mentions Lavaworms (AUDIO: The Transcendence of Ephros) and Drashigs. (TV: Carnival of Monsters)
- Missy would later develop a super-cure for the flu, but with the side effect of turning the patients into zombie-like creatures and spreading the 'cure' (PROSE: Pain Management)
- Charlie uses the Monk's TARDIS's telepathic circuits to communicate to Jo and the TARDIS. (TV: Frontier in Space, Planet of the Daleks, The Doctor's Wife et al)