Fandom

TARDIS Index File

Country of the Blind (short story)

56,214articles in progress
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

RealWorld
Country of the Blind
Country of the BlindDWY93
Doctor: Third Doctor
Companion(s): Liz
Featuring: Mike Yates
Main setting: England, 1970s
Key crew
Writer: Paul Cornell
Illustrator: Paul Vyse
Release details
Printed in: Doctor Who Yearbook 1993
Release date: September 1992
Navigation
←Previous Next→
Brief Encounter
Dream a Little Dream for Me Farewells
Doctor Who Yearbook
Dream a Little Dream for Me Farewells

Country of the Blind was a Brief Encounter short story published in the Doctor Who Yearbook 1993. It provides an explanation of Liz Shaw's departure from UNIT.

Her departure has also been shown and/or explained in PROSE: The Scales of Injustice, Reconnaissance and Prisoners of the Sun. Country of the Blind is the only one of these stories that states that Liz did not leave UNIT to work at the University of Cambridge.

It was also notable for showing the Other's influence on the Doctor.

Publisher's summary Edit

Companion Liz Shaw, exasperated by his attitudes, has decided to say goodbye to the Third Doctor. A new story by Paul Cornell, author of Doctor Who: The New Adventures novel Revelation. Illustration by Paul Vyse.

Plot Edit

To boost morale, the Brigadier has decided that the Doctor's laboratory should be repainted. He has assigned this task to the newly recruited Captain Michael Yates. Unfortunately, this annoys the Third Doctor, as he is using his lab for a "very important thought experiment". Said experiment concerns the fact that since regenerating the Doctor has become an expert in martial arts. The Doctor theorizes that his body isn't gaining new skills, but remembering them.

As the Doctor stubbornly accepts that his lab will be redecorated, Liz Shaw walks into the room with a nervous look on her face. The Doctor greets her by asking if she believes in reincarnation. Liz quietly responds that she doesn't, and begins to tell the Doctor that she has received an offer from the Queen Mary University of London to work at CERN. Liz clarifies that accepting the offer would mean leaving UNIT. The Doctor condescendingly replies, "Well, you don't want to do that, do you?", angering Liz. She tells the Doctor:

"I was considering leaving, but now you've convinced me. I have a brilliant career in front of me, Doctor. I have to put that first. - Liz Shaw

The soldiers doing the redecorating accidentally bump into some of the Doctor's equipment, leading to him being temporarily distracted. He turns around to ask Liz to share a final glass of wine, but she has already left.

Characters Edit

References Edit

Notes Edit

Continuity Edit

External links Edit

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki