The Galápagos Islands were a group of islands west of South America. There was a Silurian colony beneath them, which revived during Charles Darwin's visit in 1835. (AUDIO: Bloodtide) In reference to this adventure, the Sixth Doctor would later joke to Melanie Bush that he "should have left [Evelyn Smythe] on the Galapágos. Saved us all a lot of bother." (PROSE: Instruments of Darkness)
The Tenth Doctor attempted to take Rose Tyler to the Islands, but ended up landing in Twycross instead. While attempting to solve the mystery of a group of misplaced monkeys (which involved a confused Silurian zookeeper named Wanda), Rose constantly pried that she'd much rather be at their intended destination. (COMIC: Untitled)
In an alternate universe, the Valeyard and Ellie Martin visited the Galapagos Islands shortly after the Silurians went into hibernation and woke them up. They then showed them that the Moon wouldn't crash into Earth, leaving the Silurians to continue being the dominant species on Earth. (AUDIO: He Jests at Scars...)
Behind the scenes Edit
DWU authors have spelled the name of these islands inconsistently. They have sometimes used the real world Spanish spelling — Galápagos — or the real world, accentless English spelling. And sometimes they've incorrectly placed the accent over the final a.