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|The Crystal Bucephalus|
|Companion(s):||Tegan, Turlough, Kamelion|
|Main enemy:||Maximillian Arrestis|
|Cover by:||Alister Pearson|
|Release date:||November, 1994|
|Format:||Paperback Book, 296 Pages|
|Virgin Missing Adventures|
|Venusian Lullaby||State of Change|
- You may be looking for the titular restaurant.
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?"
When the galaxy's most notorious crime boss is murdered in the Bucephalus, the Fifth 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.
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- The Doctor
- Tegan Jovanka
- Vislor Turlough
- Alexhendri Lassiter
- Maximillian Arrestis
- Maitre D'
- Sven Tornqvist
- Ladygay Matisse
- Garrett Byson
- Hellenica Monroe
- Neil Corridge
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.
- While stranded in 1980s London, Tegan meets a young waitress in a McDonald's restaurant who is implied to be Ace.
- Alpha Centauran
- Earth Reptile
- Feathered people
- Gubbage Cone
- Craig Hinton often jokingly referred to this novel as "the Crystal Bucket." 
- The image of Kamelion on the cover is a photograph rather than an illustration.
- At the climax of this story, the internal dimensions of the TARDIS are so massively damaged (while stopping a vortex rupture) that all that is left is the cloister room and a lot of empty white space. This leads the Doctor to comment it's high time to redesign the console room. This leads directly into TV: The Five Doctors, where he is cleaning the console.
- The Lazarus Intent is a future iteration of Christianity. "Lazarus" says that he created it to cover his real actions (gun running, smuggling, and general illegal activities) based on ancient scriptures he found one day and his choices of name were either "Jesus Christ" or "Lazarus".
- Kamelion admits to needing someone to command him. Free will is unsettling for him (he is, after all, a weapon of war). The TARDIS also talks to him. This explains his whereabouts between TV: The King's Demons and TV: Planet of Fire.
- The Doctor claims that he has not smoked tobacco in four incarnations. (TV: An Unearthly Child)
- The Doctor remembers Alexander the Great being "a dreadful bore." (AUDIO: Farewell, Great Macedon)
- Tegan refers to her encounters with the Cybermen (TV: Earthshock), the Terileptils (TV: The Visitation) and the Mara (TV: Kinda, TV: Snakedance, AUDIO: The Cradle of the Snake).
- It is strongly implied that the Crystal Bucephalus was built on the ruins of Gallifrey.
- Detailed synopsis of The Crystal Bucephalus at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Discontinuity Guide to: The Crystal Bucephalus at The Whoniverse