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Spaceport Fear
Spaceport Fear cover
Doctor: Sixth Doctor
Companion(s): Mel
Main enemy: Elder Bones
The Wailers
Main setting: Tantane Spaceport, Tantane, 6127
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: William Gallagher
Director: Barnaby Edwards
Music: Richard Fox & Lauren Yason
Sound: Richard Fox & Lauren Yason
Cover by: Mark Plastow
Release details
Release number: 170
Release date: 11 February 2013
Format: 2 CDs, 4 Parts
ISBN 978-1-78178-052-7
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Spaceport Fear was the second story in the 2013 trilogy featuring the Sixth Doctor and Mel.

Publisher's summary Edit

Welcome to Tantane Spaceport — where the tribes of Business and Economy have been at war for all of four hundred years...

Welcome to Tantane Spaceport — where a terrible creature called the Wailer prowls the corridors around the Control Tower, looking to eat the unwary...

Welcome to Tantane Spaceport — where there is one Arrival: a battered blue Police Box containing the time-travelling Doctor and his companion, Mel...

Welcome to Tantane Spaceport — where there are no Departures. Ever.

Plot Edit

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References Edit

  • Naysmith is an initiate in the Economy tribe, which is led by Elder Bones. Her boyfriend ("plus one") is Pretty Swanson, the son of Beauty Swanson.
  • Mel complains that she hates cobwebs and spiders. The Doctor replies that he once visited a whole planet of spiders.
  • Mel's grandmother placed her television in a cupboard. The Bush family missed the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson as she had lost the key. The Doctor tells her that they eventually divorced. Mel also states the she thought the couple were as strong as Charles and Diana.
  • According to the Doctor, Tantane Spaceport should be one of the busiest spaceports in the galaxy.
  • Naysmith believes that the Doctor made his multi-coloured coat in the dark.
  • The Doctor tells Naysmith that he is "in a class all of [his] own." Mel agrees with this assessment.
  • The spaceport console features an advertisement for the Tantane Music Festival.
  • Prior to the Doctor and Mel's arrival, no one had visited the spaceport for approximately 60 years.
  • Naysmith is 20 years old while Elder Bones is 500.
  • According to Economy's calendar, it is the Year of Elder Bones 409. This equates to 6127 in the Earth calendar.
  • According to Naysmith, Business brought the Wailer to the spaceport 19 generations earlier. Elder Bones has led Economy for all of that time.
  • Elder Bones is also the Director and CEO of Business, but in truth his people are the Paltane, and he was considered a great warrior amoung them.
  • Mel refers to Heathrow Airport and Zola Budd.
  • The Business uniform is a grey pin striped suit with braces and red socks.
  • Galpan's family can trace its ancestors back to before the starships became trapped in the spaceport. However, they were never able to determine whether their ancestors were passengers or crew, which occupied her grandfather until his dying day. Galpan's family name is Captain.
  • The Doctor sets a galactic high score of 4,000,000 on Tantane Cathedral and refers to tetris, which Tantane Cathedral seems reminiscient of.
  • Given that she is from 1987, Mel has never heard of Wi-Fi.
  • The spaceport has 47,000,000,000 unread messages.
  • Prior to the 409 year Wailer bombardment, Tantane had a vermilion sky.
  • The Doctor tells Mel that he kept a robot dog in the TARDIS for years.

Notes Edit

  • Although the Doctor is depicted wearing his blue coat on the CD cover, he is described in the story itself as wearing his multi-coloured one. In the previous story, The Wrong Doctors, he promised another version of Mel that he would begin wearing his original outfit again.
  • This audio drama was recorded on 5 and 6 September 2012.

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