a real world point of view
|The Cabinet of Light|
|Adapted into:||The Cabinet of Light|
|Doctor:||The Doctor (The Cabinet of Light)|
|Main setting:||Earth, England, London, 1949|
|Release date:||10 July 2003|
|Format:||Hardback Book, 121 Pages|
|ISBN 1-903889-18-9 (Standard)|
ISBN 1-903889-19-7 (Limited)
|Telos Doctor Who novellas|
|Shell Shock||Fallen Gods|
The Cabinet of Light was the ninth Telos Doctor Who novella published in 2003. This Doctor Who story resulted in a spin-off series of books by Telos entitled Time Hunter, which would outlast Telos' licence to publish Doctor Who fiction. This was the first of two (the second was The Dalek Factor) to feature an unspecified and unidentifiable incarnation of the Doctor.
Where is the Doctor? Everyone is hunting him.
Honoré Lechasseur, a time sensitive "fixer", is hired by mystery woman Emily Blandish to find him. Lechasseur discovers that the Doctor is, in fact, a semi-mythical figure who has appeared off and on throughout Earth’s history. But what is his connection with London in 1949? And why is a mysterious group seeking "the cabinet of light," a device somehow connected with the Doctor?
Lechasseur is about to discover that following in the Doctor's footsteps can be a difficult task.
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- The Doctor
- Honoré Lechasseur
- Emily Blandish
- G. Syme
- Eric Walken
- Mrs Beardsley
- Miranda Sessions
- The Doctor regenerated from his previous incarnation after being shot by Mestizer in the bay.
- The Doctor wears a large green coat with a white shirt underneath and smokes to improve his singing voice.
The Doctor's items
- G. Syme also claims that the Doctor is credited or blamed with the Great Fire of London, kidnapping the crew of the Mary Celeste and building Stonehenge.
- Honoré once met a small Scottish Doctor, who at the time sported a beard.
- Fantom Films audiobook brands this story as the first part of the Time Hunter series.
- The Doctor in this story is unspecified, but looks almost identical to the Ninth Doctor.
- Honoré Lechasseur and Emily Blandish are two characters who spun off into Telos's Time Hunter novella series.
- The foreword was written by Chaz Brenchley.
- The cover illustration by John Higgins was only used on the deluxe edition and the later audiobook.
- The deluxe edition was signed by the author, foreword writer, and cover artist.
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- Telos.co.uk page for The Cabinet of Light
- Detailed synopsis of The Cabinet of Light at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Discontinuity Guide to: The Cabinet of Light at The Whoniverse