Publisher's summary Edit
After her medical work on Terminus, Nyssa is now the controller of a hospital ship, the Traken. As the universe burns in the crossfire of the Time War, she and her assistant travel to a planet close to Gallifrey where they are needed more than ever. A long time ago, Nyssa knew a Time Lord and understood his people. But it seems they can change...
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- Praxis gas can kill a Time Lord through an allergen reaction.
- Doctor Foster refers to Nyssa as "Controller Nyssa."
- The Traken is staffed by robot nurses called Sisters and sub-sisters. They look like columns.
- Reave is a service world that used to be a paradise of purple forests. It is neutral and serves anyone, no matter what side they are on in the Time War.
- Reave is strategically close to Gallifrey and is a natural source of praxis gas, which has a clean smell like a forest. The world's plants ease the reaction of praxis poisoning because they metabolise the gas, which turns them purple, creating an antitoxin.
- Foster and Nyssa have travelled together for months. Foster claimed to come from Gloster, an asteroid medical academy with heavy rainfall and endless puddles.
- Upon hearing a rumour, Foster travelled back in time to make the destruction of the Traken less likely.
- Isherwood had her second heart surgically removed to be more Reavian.
- The High Council sanctioned the attacks on Reave.
- This story was recorded on 22 November 2016.
- Even though the Eighth Doctor is in the story, he travels incognito and is never directly referred to as "the Doctor" throughout the story. However, Nyssa recalls travelling with "her Doctor" and in the story the Doctor identifies himself as being three regenerations after travelling with Nyssa.
- The Doctor wakes and sits upright, a stripe of light across his eyes. (TV: Doctor Who)
- The Sisters bare the green medical crescent. (AUDIO: The Whispering Forest, TV: New Earth, Gridlock)
- Praxis gas turns plants purple. (TV: The Caves of Androzani)
- The Doctor explains that knowing something as a fact makes it a fixed point in time and space. Before something is known as a fact, it is still indeterminate and may never happen. (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan)
- The Doctor kisses Nyssa on the cheek when they part. (TV: Terminus)
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