The Crystal Bucephalus (novel)
|The Crystal Bucephalus|
|Companion(s):||Tegan, Turlough, Kamelion|
|Main enemy:||Maximillian Arrestis|
|Cover by:||Alister Pearson|
|Release date:||17 November 1994|
|Format:||Paperback Book; 18 Chapters, 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. In addition, Kamelion makes a rare appearance.
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 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.
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- Fifth 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.
- 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.
- Craig Hinton 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 the television story The Five Doctors, where he is cleaning the console.
- Kamelion admits to needing someone to command him. Free will is unsettling for him. The TARDIS also talks to him. This explains his whereabouts between the television stories The King's Demons and Planet of Fire.
- Kamelion points out that the co-ordinates for New Alexandria are the same as... but is cut off by Turlough.
- See: Gallifreyan history
- The Doctor mentions the Transient Beings. While this may be a reference to Sapphire & Steel it is more likely he meant the transcendental beings.
- The Doctor claims that he has not smoked tobacco in four incarnations. (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)
- The Doctor recalls his most recent encounter with the Time Lords (TV: Arc of Infinity) as well as his encounters with Ruath (PROSE: Goth Opera) and Omega. (TV: Arc of Infinity; AUDIO: Omega)
- The Doctor once again refers to humanity as being "indomitable." (TV: The Ark in Space, Utopia)
- The Doctor's jacket was given to him by Professor George Litefoot. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang)
- Tegan recalls that she was last in a medieval castle only a few days before. (TV: The King's Demons)
- The Doctor observes that he should have been sued by the Terileptil for criminal damage as he destroyed their equipment in London on 2 September 1666. (TV: The Visitation)
- The Crystal Bucephalus at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Discontinuity Guide to: The Crystal Bucephalus at The Whoniverse
- The Cloister Library: The Crystal Bucephalus