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Suspension and Disbelief (short story)

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Suspension and Disbelief
Doctor: Fifth Doctor
Main setting: Prague, 2181
Key crew
Writer: Mary Robinette
Release details
Part of: Short Trips: Destination Prague
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Suspension and Disbelief was the thirteenth short story in the Short Trips anthology Short Trips: Destination Prague. It was written by Mary Robinette. It featured the Fifth Doctor.

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In Prague, the Doctor meets Kája, a puppeteer whose fiancé, Dusan, is due to be executed by defenestration because he cut down a tree to make a puppet. Kája throws a life-size marionette off a bridge to get herself used to the idea of seeing him die. The Doctor, however, has an idea.

Kája dresses the marionette up to look like Dusan, while the Doctor uses the sonic screwdriver to set up a sympathetic vibration between the marionette and a small puppet. He takes the TARDIS to where Dusan is being held and switches the marionette for Dusan.

The marionette, controlled by the Doctor to seem life-like, is duly thrown out of a window the next day, while the Doctor, Kája and a disguised Dusan watch. Kája and Dusan will leave Prague.

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