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The Crystal Bucephalus (novel)

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The Crystal Bucephalus
Doctor: Fifth Doctor
Companion(s): Tegan, Turlough, Kamelion
Main enemy: Maximillian Arrestis
Main setting:
Key crew
Publisher: Virgin Books
Writer: Craig Hinton
Cover by: Alister Pearson
Release details
Release number: 4
Release date: 17 November 1994
Format: Paperback Book, 296 Pages
ISBN 0-426-20429-8
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The Crystal Bucephalus was the fourth novel in the Virgin Missing Adventures series. It was written by Craig Hinton. It is the only Missing Adventure novel to feature the Fifth Doctor, Tegan Jovanka and Vislor Turlough travelling together. It is one of only three novels that feature that line up. The others are PROSE: Deep Blue and The King of Terror.

Publisher's summary Edit

"I'm a Time Lord, not a bank manager. When I invested in this place I had no idea that it would succeed. I mean — a time-travelling restaurant?"

The Crystal Bucephalus: a restaurant patronised by the highest echelons of society in the 10th millennium. The guests are projected back in time to sample the food and drink of a bygone age.

When the galaxy's most notorious crime boss is murdered in the Bucephalus, the The Doctor, Tegan and Turlough are immediately arrested for the killing. To prove their innocence, they must track down the perpetrators of slaughter and sabotage, and uncover a conspiracy which has been 5,000 years in the making.

Plot Edit

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Characters Edit

References Edit

The Doctor Edit

  • The Fifth Doctor can "swim" through the Time Vortex.
  • The Doctor again demonstrates his psychic prowess by seizing control of Kamelion from "Lazarus" and speaking through Kamelion's mouth, saying coldly that his people have been around a lot longer than humans.
  • The Doctor spends an extended period trapped on the ice planet Pella Satyrnis and creates the Tempus Fugit while trapped there.

Individuals Edit

  • Tegan has been travelling with the Doctor for three years.
  • While stranded in 1980s London, Tegan meets a young waitress in a McDonald's restaurant who is implied to be Ace.

Organisations Edit

Planets Edit

Religion Edit

Restaurants Edit

Species Edit

Notes Edit

  • Craig Hinton jokingly referred to this novel as "the Crystal Bucket." [1]
  • The image of Kamelion on the cover is a photograph rather than an illustration.

Continuity Edit

External links Edit

Footnotes Edit

  1. David J Richardson (January 1995). Interview: Craig Hinton. David J Richardson. Retrieved on 11th April 2012.
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