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Judoon in Chains was the second story in Classic Doctors, New Monsters. It featured the Sixth Doctor and the Judoon.

Publisher's summary Edit

The Sixth Doctor is no stranger to courtroom drama, but faces a very different challenge when he prepares to defend a most unusual Judoon.

After an environmental clearance mission goes wrong, Captain Kybo of the Nineteenth Judoon Interplanetary Force is stranded in Victorian England, bound in chains, an exhibit in a circus show. But he has allies: Eliza Jenkins — known to audiences as "Thomasina Thumb" — and the larger-than-life "clown" in the colourful coat.

Uncovering a trail of injustice and corruption, the Doctor and Kybo soon find themselves on trial for their lives...

Plot Edit

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References Edit

Species Edit

  • Gedge had wanted to hire the Ogrons.
  • The planet Aetia was inhabited by a psychic race, named by the Doctor as the Aetius. When under threat of death, the Aetius entered the minds of the Judoon force and allowed them to appreciate the beauty of the planet and of life. This made them subconsciously less willing to destroy it.

The Doctor Edit

  • Due to his clothing, the Doctor is mocked for resembling a showman. He chooses to stay in captivity for a while as Jaggers' clown, in order to help Kybo.
  • Jaggers describes the Doctor as "a party coloured popinjay".

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Literature Edit

The Judoon Edit

  • Judge Burrows believed that Captain Kybo was "a rhinoceros in a kilt".
  • The Judoon use a H2O scoop to transport the whole of the courtroom and its inhabitants to another planet. They also use a DNA scoop to transport Gedge to the courtroom against his will.
  • Once again, the Judoon are sticklers for obeying the smallest of rules. The Doctor tricks them into using the correct entrance of the circus, following the painted signs and entering the Hall of Mirrors.
  • Although the Judoon mainly work for the Shadow Proclamation, the Captain explains that they also perform nonessential side missions on the side, such as terraforming planets for investors who wish to buy them.
  • The Doctor states that the Judoon brain could fit onto a teaspoon.
  • The Aetius describe the Judoon as "such unimaginative creatures".

Planets Edit

Notes Edit

  • The Doctor says, "I am not an animal, I am a Time Lord". This is a reference to the line, "I am not an animal! I am a human being!" from The Elephant Man starring John Hurt as the title character John Merrick.
  • The Doctor plans to visit Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Porlock. The Person from Porlock was an unwelcome visitor to Coleridge's home in 1797 who interrupted him while he was composing his poem Kubla Khan, which came to him in a dream. The interruption caused him to forget the remaining lines and the poem was never completed.

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