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|Interference: Book Two (Hour of the Geek)|
|Featuring:||Third Doctor, Sarah Jane|
|Main enemy:||The Faction Paradox|
|Cover by:||Black Sheep|
|Release date:||August, 1999|
|Format:||Paperback Book, 314 Pages|
|ISBN 0 563 55582 3|
|BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures|
|Interference - Book One||The Blue Angel|
Interference: Book Two (Hour of the Geek) was the twenty-sixth BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures novel. It featured the Eighth Doctor, Fitz Kreiner and is the final novel to feature Samantha Jones. It also featured the Third Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith. This novel and the novel that preceded it Interference - Book One are the only two-part novels ever published as part of a Doctor Who novel range. This novel continued with the stories began in Interference - Book One. This novel includes one of the only prose based regenerations of the Doctor. This novel is Lawrence Miles' penultimate contribution to the EDA range, and his last contribution to the Faction Paradox arc. He later spun the Faction Paradox series off into its own universe, distinct from the Doctor Who universe.
Publisher's summary Edit
They call it the Dead Frontier. It’s as far from home as the human race ever went, the planet where mankind dumped the waste of its thousand-year empire and left its culture out in the sun to rot.
But while one Doctor faces both his past and his future on the Frontier, another finds himself on Earth in 1996, where the seeds of the empire are only just being sown. The past is meeting the present, cause is meeting effect, and the TARDIS crew is about to be caught in the crossfire.
The Third Doctor. The Eighth Doctor. Sam. Fitz. Sarah Jane Smith. Soon, one of them will be dead; one of them will belong to the enemy; and one of them will be something less than human...
What Happened on Earth (Part Two) Edit
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What Happened on Dust (Part Two) Edit
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What Happened on Earth (Part Two) Edit
- Eighth Doctor
- Sam Jones
- Fitz Kreiner
- Sarah Jane Smith
- K9 Mark III
- Nathaniel Guest
- Laura Tobin
What Happened on Dust (Part Two) Edit
- Kode reads Genetic Politics Beyond the Thirdzone while in the TARDIS.
- Sarah finds a magazine in the TARDIS called House and TARDIS, which she is relatively sure the TARDIS was translating for her. Like the TARDIS, the magazine is bigger on the inside.
- The Doctor tries to read The Time Machine once an incarnation.
The Doctor Edit
- When the Doctor was younger some of his friends learnt the skill of internal chronometry, being able to tell time to the nanosecond, without the need for any kind of measuring device.  This was a skill the Doctor never really learnt.
- The Eighth Doctor spends ten days in Saudi Arabia, three of those days in a prison cell being tortured.
- The Third Doctor is shot by Magdelana Bishop with a shotgun and regenerates on Dust. In the process he's infected by the Faction Paradox's virus.
The Doctor's items Edit
- The Doctor once claimed to Sarah the TARDIS had a pretend self-destruct system.
- There is a door control on the console for the TARDIS outer doors (in the Eighth Doctor's TARDIS).
- For the TARDIS to translate for Sarah she just needs to be within the vicinity of it and know that it's there. It can translate writing as well as speech.
- There's a room aboard the TARDIS in which several thousand volumes of the TARDIS Instruction Manual are kept.
Drugs and medicines Edit
- Kode smokes cigarettes while on Earth but isn't quite sure why.
Faction Paradox Edit
- The Justinian was the ship that originally brought the first settlers to Ordifica. It was used by the Faction Paradox to take them away from the colony prior to its destruction by the High Council.
- The Justinian is sent via a time jump to the late 18th century, Anathema; 1799
- The Faction Paradox leaves biosphere manipulation technology with the Remote in 1799.
- A Faction Warship (created from the body of a Dæmon) travels to the planet Dust to deliver the Faction virus and watch as events unfold there.
Fashion and clothing Edit
- After being tortured and returning to the TARDIS the Eighth Doctor goes through the wardrobe room. He is unable to find a coat like his old one and wears a big, grey, loose-fitting, leather overcoat.
- The Eighth Doctor gets a new jacket somewhere in April 1963.
- Gallifrey has the same orbit cycle as Earth.
- The Seal of Rassilon is an omniscate.
- The Seal of Rassilon is the shape it is because (according to Compassion), "The pattern has a kind of... I don't know. A kind of negative effect on some of the species from outside this universe. Something to do with the way their neurosystems work."
Gallifreyan technology Edit
- The Time Lord warship that Anathema is built on the side of is the size of Pluto. It was sent on automatic from one of the Time Lord's bases three billion years ago. They let it drift at sunlight speeds towards Earth.
- The Time Lord ship is on course to destroy Earth.
- The Cold is the Time Lord warship's computer system. By releasing it, it detonates the ship (which is a planet-sized bomb) and therefore destroys the Earth.
- During one of the narrative constructs Sam experiences in the Media, the Doctor mentions a time ring.
Individual Gallifreyans and Time Lords Edit
- Regeneration away from a TARDIS is slow and clumsy. 
- I.M. Foreman states that "I'm a priest. From one of the old orders. And back in my day the priesthood had the same privileges as the Time Lords. Including the right to regeneration."
- Sam mentions wanting to see Fitz, saying, "We did have sex and everything," though adding, "It was a parallel-universe-alternative-reality kind of thing."
- Iris Wildthyme makes a brief appearance in Sarah's Voodoo Economics documentary as UNIT's scientific advisor.
- Fitz Kreiner joins the Faction Paradox and ends up becoming Father Kreiner.
- Kode is is restored by the TARDIS using a remembrance tank to become what the TARDIS remembered Fitz to be.
- The Doctor bought Sarah her stuffed owl at a jumble sale in Brighton in 1948.
- Sarah can't remember the Doctor's regeneration properly.
- Sarah isn't sure if she was on Dust.
- When Sarah started travelling with the Doctor he gave her an injection, a "universal vaccine". She's now worried that it might have done something to her biology (like preventing her from getting pregnant).
- Sarah reflects on the two incidents where she met the Doctor (or the things related to the Doctor) in 1983 and 1995.
- After leaving Ordifica, Nathaniel Guest goes by the name of Guest while on Earth.
- Laura Tobin used to crack her knuckles. She gave Fitz the nickname "code-boy".
- Father Kreiner is who Fitz Kreiner became after a century (or more) with the Faction Paradox and the Remote.
- Father Kreiner's arm is "bitten" off by Number Thirteen.
- The Doctor's TARDIS was left in the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Anathema is the Remote's city, located on the side of a Time Lord warship.
- Father Kreiner has a glove made of dwarf star alloy.
- Sarah's memories of the Doctor are a bit fuzzy. She keeps getting her Krynoids mixed up with her Pescatons.
- According to the Doctor, "The TARDIS is a complex event in space-time, modelled according to strict mathematical principles. Numbers to program the continuum, so to speak."  He adds, "This place (I.M. Foreman's One-Species Nongenetically Engineered Travelling Show ) is the same kind of thing, but not contained. Not what you could call a ship. Not attached to a TARDIS's extradimensional framework, and not connected to any direct power source." 
- Zoe picked up a mask of James Stewart at the Grand Festival of Zymymys Midamor. It's made of a memory polymer.
- The Remote's receivers pump active temporal biodata into the colonists bodies.
- The Doctor hooks the TARDIS up to a remembrance tank to remember Kode back to who he was as Fitz using the TARDIS.
- The Cold is probably validium based.
- The Remote have a Drahvidian battleskimmer on Anathema.
- Sarah used the Remote's "TARDIS tracker" to find the Doctor's TARDIS.
- Faction Paradox warships are made from the bones of Daemons.
- Sam Jones gets put in the Media.
- K9 Mark III is made out of a ZX-81.
Theories and concepts Edit
- Anathema 1799 is out of reach by the High Council.
- Between 1799 and 1800 the Remote build the transmission tower on Anathema.
- By 1801 on Anathema Fitz and the rest of the Remote are sterile.
- The 20th century is when Earth starts to turn itself into a major galactic power.
- The events on Dust occur a thousand years after the fall of the Earth Empire.
- It has been four years since Sam first encountered the Faction Paradox.
- The Doctor has an S-reg Mini Metro parked in the TARDIS console room to replace his destroyed Volkswagen Beetle. It has a Volkswagen "VW" badge glued to its bonnet, as well as a handwritten note on the windscreen reading "IT'S JUST NOT THE SAME, DOCTOR. GET RID OF IT."
- This novel is continued from PROSE: Interference - Book One.
- According to an interview Lawrence Miles gave in 2003 these novels (Interference Book One and Two) had sold more than anything Miles had written previously. 
- Sarah recalls being poisoned by the Cybermen in TV: Revenge of the Cybermen.
- The Doctor recalls and compares his imprisonment to his experiences in PROSE: Seeing I.
- PROSE: Alien Bodies was the first appearance of the Faction Paradox.
- Sam found out her life was a stage managed by the Faction Paradox and that a (sort of) alternate version of herself had sex with Fitz in PROSE: Unnatural History.
- At the end of PROSE: Autumn Mist Sam told the Doctor the next time the TARDIS landed on Earth close to her time she would be leaving him.
- PROSE: The Blue Angel is the next novel and the first novel to show Compassion as a genuine companion.
- PROSE: The Ancestor Cell brings all that happens in this novel (and those in between) to a conclusion.
- TV: Silver Nemesis shows validium and exactly what it is.
- PROSE: The Gallifrey Chronicles attempts to explain / re-interpret many of the events that lead up to and followed this novel.
- Sarah mentions mixing up Pescatons and Krynoids. They are from AUDIO: Doctor Who and the Pescatons and TV: The Seeds of Doom.
- The two events Sarah thinks of in 1983 and 1995 are TV: The Five Doctors and PROSE: Downtime respectfully.
- There is a reference to TV: The Visitation with the dialogue, "Drop the sonic device, Time Lord."
- There are some references to the Time Lords escaping to a universe in a bottle which is seen in PROSE: Dead Romance.
- During Iris Wildthyme's interview she mentions a "space wheel" (TV: The Wheel in Space) and people in Geneva wanting to put bases on the Moon, which would come to pass in TV: The Moonbase and The Seeds of Death.
- Sarah and Sam swap companion stories, just as Rose and Sarah do in TV: School Reunion.
- As the Third Doctor regenerates, he says the same thing he did in TV: Planet of the Spiders, "A tear, Sarah Jane?"
- The Doctor promises Sarah Jane that he will attend her wedding, something he does in TV: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith.
- Detailed synopsis of Interference - Book Two at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Discontinuity Guide to: Interference - Book Two at The Whoniverse
- ↑ Interference - Book Two, page 67
- ↑ Interference - Book Two, page 148
- ↑ Interference - Book Two, page 299
- ↑ Interference - Book Two page 261
- ↑ Interference - Book Two, page 205
- ↑ Interference - Book Two, page 230
- ↑ Interference - Book Two, page 231
- ↑ Interference - Book Two, page 262
- ↑ The Potential Last Ever Doctor Who Interview with Lawrence Miles. Menace (2003). Archived from the original on 4 February 2003. Retrieved on 30th July 2012.
- ↑ Interference - Book Two, page 84
- ↑ Interference - Book Two, page 294