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Seeing I (novel)

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Seeing I
Seeing I
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companion(s): Sam
Main enemy: I,
INC
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Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Jonathan Blum & Kate Orman
Cover by: Black Sheep
Release details
Release number: 12
Release date: 8 June 1998
Format: Paperback Book; 18 Chapters, 276 Pages
ISBN 0-563-40586-4
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Seeing I was the twelfth BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures novel. It was written by Kate Orman and Jonathan Blum. It features the Eighth Doctor and Samantha Jones. Much like PROSE: Deceit did before it with Ace, Seeing I returns companion Sam Jones to travel with the Doctor after having spent three or four years away from him. Unlike Ace (who spent her time travelling and in the Spacefleet), Sam spent most of her time on Ha'olam.

Publisher's summary Edit

He has no idea why Samantha Jones ran away from him.

Sam is homeless on the streets of the colony world of Ha'olam, trying to face what's just happened between her and the Doctor. He's searching for her, and for answers. While she struggles to survive in a strange city centuries from home, the Doctor comes across evidence of alien involvement in the local mega-corporation, INC — and is soon confined to a prison that becomes a hell of his own making.

Where did INC's mysterious eye implants really come from? What is the company searching for in the deserts? What is hiding in the shadows, watching their progress?

Faced with these mysteries, separated by half a world, Sam and the Doctor each face a battle — Sam to rebuild her life, the Doctor to stay sane. And if they find each other again, what will be left of either of them?

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Cultural references from the real world Edit

The Doctor Edit

  • The Doctor uses the alias James Alistair Bowman.
  • Whilst imprisoned the Doctor goes into detail of how he was held prisoner by the Tractites.
  • The Doctor becomes a little bit claustrophobic after three years of being locked aways a prisoner.

The Doctor's items Edit

Foods and beverages Edit

  • Sam drinks coffee; she never used to after she had an experience with drugs.
  • Number 15 is a system of moves that the Doctor and Sam came up with.
  • Number 15 involves the Doctor using a banana and pretending it to be a gun to hold someone up, while in the confusion Sam takes the guard's gun.

Gallifrey Edit

  • The Doctor explains to Sam what happened to Savar: "It happened back when I was a student. Savar was a Time Lord who went on a mission in his TARDIS, but something went wrong and he had to abandon ship."

Individuals Edit

  • Sam's "Dark Sam" personality is referred to several times.
  • DOCTOR is an artificial intelligence based on the Doctor, sounding a bit like him. He goes travelling with another AI called FLORANCE.
  • The DOCTOR mentions to the Doctor, "I could name half a dozen of your school chums and all sorts of ancient lore and legends from Gallifrey."
  • The Doctor tells Sam that he met his granddaughter Susan whilst searching for her.
  • It's been three and a bit years since the Doctor last saw Sam, also the same amount of time that Ace spent in the Spacefleet. (The Doctor mentions this: "It was about three years after she left me that I saw Ace again.")
  • The Doctor seems to indicate he was taught by Leonardo da Vinci.
  • When Sam Jones met the Doctor she was nearly seventeen. When she arrived on Ha'olam she was nearly eighteen. She spent three years on Ha'olam and is now twenty-one.
  • Sam remembers sleeping with a bat (Jasper in the TARDIS).
  • At the novel's end Sam gives the Doctor a long passionate kiss and feels no compulsion to do it again...though she wouldn't say no.
  • Shoshana Rubenstein was Sam's flatmate for a while.

Individuals by profession Edit

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Notes Edit

  • The beginning of the book contains a quote from PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible by Marc Platt.
  • Continuing what could be considered a trend for Kate Orman novels, the Doctor gets tortured in extreme and interesting ways.
  • Sam has a relationship with a woman named Chris, confirming that she is bisexual.
  • This book is also available as an ebook from the Amazon Kindle store.[source needed]
  • BBC Books has announced that a "print on demand" reprint edition of this novel will be made available as of 30th September 2011 as the imprint revisits adventures featuring the first eight Doctors.[source needed]

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