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Encounter on Burnt Snake Flat (short story)

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Encounter on Burnt Snake Flat
Encounter on Burnt Snake Flat DWY93
Doctor: Fifth Doctor
Companion(s): Tegan Jovanka
Main setting: Australia, 1987
Key crew
Writer: Marc Platt
Illustrator: Paul Vyse
Release details
Printed in: Doctor Who Yearbook 1993
Release date: September 1992
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Encounter on Burnt Snake Flat was a Brief Encounter short story published in the Doctor Who Yearbook 1993. It dealt with Tegan Jovanka's trauma after being controlled by the Mara.

Publisher's summary Edit

The Fifth Doctor tracks down his old companion Tegan Jovanka in the Australian Outback. A new story by Ghost Light scriptwriter Marc Platt. Illustration by Paul Vyse.

Plot Edit

Tegan is running her father's farm in Australia. She is also worrying about her father, who is laid up in hospital after having been bitten by a snake. The Fifth Doctor arrives to ensure that Tegan is finally free of the Mara's influence, as well as to give her the news that her father will be fine.

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References Edit

  • Tegan got her family to wire her money to come home to Australia from London.
  • She thinks the Doctor sits like he's waiting for the Dreamtime.
  • Her farm has sheep.

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