a real world point of view
|Prison in Space|
|Main enemy:||Chairman Babs|
|Main setting:||The British Isles, Earth|
The Outer Space Correctional Establishment in orbit of Earth
|Writer:||Dick Sharples, adapted by Simon Guerrier|
|Release date:||December 2010|
|Format:||4 Episodes on 2 CDs|
|The Lost Stories|
|The Fragile Yellow Arc of Fragrance||The Destroyers|
Prison in Space was the third release in the second series of The Lost Stories.
Publisher's summary Edit
A relaxing break for the Doctor and his companions Jamie and Zoe becomes something decidedly more sinister when they are arrested for trespass. But what has happened to the planet Earth? And how has the malevolent Chairman Babs gained control? As the Doctor and Jamie are incarcerated in a prison that they can never escape from, Zoe is forced to change sides…
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- Jamie has been travelling with the Doctor for "years now."
- Zoe is described as being from the year 2000.
- The Doctor initially believes that the TARDIS has arrived in the British Isles in approximately 40 Million BC.
- Albert Marlowe gives the date as the 14th of Aphrodite 122 S.C.B. (Since Chairman Babs) in the new calendar. Although it is seemingly hundreds of years after Zoe's native time (the late 20th century), no exact date is given in the Gregorian calendar.
- Babs' official title is the Chairman of the World Federation of Womanhood.
Unproduced TV story Edit
- Prison in Space began as an unproduced serial intended to be part of Season 6 by Dick Sharples. It would have featured a female-dominated planet, previously used in another unproduced serial The Hidden Planet. It would have featured Zoe Heriot starting a sexual revolution, before being brainwashed and then deprogrammed by the Second Doctor, who smacks her on the bottom. It would also have featured Jamie McCrimmon in drag. The story was rewritten when Frazer Hines decided to leave and then again when he decided to stay. Executives were unhappy with it, but Sharples refused to rewrite and it was replaced by TV: The Krotons.
- Zoe refers to her encounters with the Daleks (AUDIO: Fear of the Daleks), the Cybermen (TV: The Wheel in Space, The Invasion) and the Quarks whom they had recently met on Dulkis (TV: The Dominators) as well as the Yeti (TV: The Abominable Snowmen, TV: The Web of Fear), whom she has never been depicted encountering in any media.
- The Doctor and Jamie both refer to the Battle of Culloden. (TV: The Highlanders)
- Jamie would later disguise himself as a woman once again in November 1688. (AUDIO: The Glorious Revolution)