An Unfulfilled Dream was a Brief Encounter short story published in Doctor Who Magazine 178. It was told, unusually, from the Doctor's point of view and featured Katarina from a point in time before she met the First Doctor in the television story The Myth Makers.
- The Doctor mentions that his companion is hungover after a night testing drinks from the TARDIS replicator.
- The Doctor gives the family a gold coin in exchange for his drink of water.
- This story was the winner of the all-age category in a 1991 DWM competition to write a story for the Brief Encounter series.
- The Doctor recalls meeting the older Katarina in Troy (TV: The Myth Makers) and her death in 4000. (TV: The Daleks' Master Plan)