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Down to Earth (short story)

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Down to Earth
Down to Earth short story
Doctor: Fourth Doctor
Companion(s): Liz
Main setting: London
Key crew
Writer: David Jackson
Release details
Printed in: DWM 210
Release date: 17 February 1994
Cover date: 16 March 1994
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Down to Earth was a Brief Encounter short story published in DWM 210. It saw the Doctor reunite with Liz Shaw to give her a farewell that was impossible during his exile.

Summary Edit

The Fourth Doctor tracks down Liz Shaw at a restaurant in London to apologise for not saying goodbye to her, and offers her that which he had never managed until now: a trip in the TARDIS.

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Notes Edit

  • The real reason there was never a farewell scene to Liz Shaw was because Barry Letts considered the character "unsuitable" and did not renew Caroline John's contract.

Continuity Edit

  • Liz could not properly bid farewell to the Third Doctor when she left him to return to Cambridge, as she was overcome by emotion. She was only able to say goodbye when she was out of earshot and the Doctor turned his attention away from her. At the same time, he was saddened to watch her to walk away and distracted himself from melancholy by playing with a caterpillar. (PROSE: The Scales of Injustice)

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