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Deep Blue (novel)

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Deep Blue
Deep blue cover
Doctor: Fifth Doctor
Companion(s): Tegan, Turlough
Featuring: The Brig, Mike Yates, Benton
Main enemy: The Xaranti
Main setting: Tayborough Sands, 1970s
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Mark Morris
Release details
Release number: 20
Release date: 1 March 1999
Format: Paperback Book; 4 Chapters, 288 Pages
ISBN 0-563-55571-8
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Deep Blue was the twentieth BBC Past Doctor Adventures novel. It featured the Fifth Doctor, Tegan Jovanka and Vislor Turlough. It also featured UNIT, Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Captain Mike Yates and Sergeant John Benton. Also, it sees a character development for Tegan, with her falling in love in this novel.

Publisher's summary Edit

When a lighthouse keeper reports seeing a ball of light plunging into the sea off Tayborough Sands, UNIT sends Mike Yates to investigate. The last thing he expects to find there is an old friend — with a new face...

The Doctor and his companions arrive on a pleasure beach in the 1970s, hoping for time off after their latest adventures. But they do not get to relax for long. Violent incidents are at an all time high in the area and people are going missing — or else changing into something more than human...

The Doctor soon realises a sinister presence lurks in the cold seas off Tayborough Sands — a presence with sinister designs on humanity.

Chapter Titles Edit

  1. Seeing Stars
  2. Breaking Out
  3. Falling Prey
  4. Changing Times

Plot Edit

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Characters Edit

References Edit

The Doctor Edit

  • The Doctor refers to his third incarnation as "arrogant" and "overbearing".
  • The Doctor carries his UNIT pass with his third incarnation's photograph on it.
  • He buys a 99 ice cream with glittering purple shells.

Spacecraft Edit

  • The ship that invades is a modified Morok battlecruiser.

Technology Edit

Species Edit

  • The Xaranti are intergalactic scavengers with a hive-like mind structure and a breeding programme that involves telepathically infecting other races to develop into Xaranti. They look "part bull, part spider, part scorpion". Their homeworld was destroyed in the war with the Zygons.

Notes Edit

  • With references to a Pleasure Beach and attractions such as a ghost train, Tayborough Sands features many similarities with the town of Blackpool.

Continuity Edit

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