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42 Prologue (short story)

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42 Prologue
Doctor: Tenth Doctor
Companion(s): Martha Jones
Main character(s): Erina Lessak
Main enemy: Torajii
Main setting: SS Pentallian, Torajii system, 42nd century
Key crew
Writer: Joseph Lidster, based on characters and situations created by Chris Chibnall
Release details
Printed in: Doctor Who website
Release date: 2007
Format: Website-based short fiction
Online fiction

42 Prologue is a web-exclusive short story published on the BBC's Doctor Who website in 2007, promoting the then-upcoming broadcast of the episode 42. It was the first of several Tenth Doctor short stories to be published online up to the end of 2009.

Summary Edit

Focusing on Engineering Trainee Erina Lessak, the story reflects back on how she become a trainee, her feelings about the crew, and her activities in the minutes preceding the arrival of the Doctor and Martha Jones aboard the SS Pentallian.

Characters Edit

Notes Edit

  • Erina's last name is misspelled Lissak several times in the story.

Continuity Edit

  • The story ends with the arrival of the Doctor and Martha, leading into the events of TV: 42.

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