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Perceptions (comic story)

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Perceptions Pt1
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companion(s): Stacy Townsend, Ssard
Main setting: London
Key crew
Publisher: Radio Times
Writer: Gary Russell
Artist: Lee Sullivan
Colourist: Alan Craddock
Letterer: Elitta Fell
Release details
Printed in: Radio Times
Release date: 4 January - 8 March 1997
Format: Comic - 10 parts
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Perceptions is a Radio Times comic story featuring the Eighth Doctor, Stacy Townsend and Ssard.

Summary Edit

The Doctor and his friends, Ssard and Stacy Townsend, arrive in Victorian London, where they discover a spaceship which is invisible to the people of the time. They meet the ship's occupant, P'fer'd, an Equinoid. He resembles a gaudily-coloured horse. P'fer'd tells the Doctor his wife M'rek'd is missing. Stacy and some street urchins rescue M'rek'd from a freak show. However the owner of the freak show is not himself human, but a shape-shifting alien; Stacy and the urchins are attacked. P'fer'd is re-united with M'rek'd and the Doctor and Ssard with Stacy... apparently.

Characters Edit

References Edit

  • The Doctor mentions the body bepple fad of the late 29th century.
  • P'fer'd disguises his ship and himself with a Mark III Image Inducer.
  • The Doctor says without the arrogance of the British Empire, humanity would have never progressed and ventured out into the stars.
  • P'fer'd and M'rek'd are Equinoids. They resemble purple horses with yellow spots.
  • The Doctor calls P'fer'd's tactic of employing street urchins "very Holmesian.”
  • Stacy says the urchins look like they've walked straight out of Oliver Twist.

Notes Edit

to be added

Continuity Edit

  • The Equinoids match the description that the Doctor gave in TV: Frontier in Space of a race attending the third intergalactic peace conference.

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