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|The Panda Invasion|
|Main character(s):||Iris Wildthyme|
|Main enemy:||Lionel Pandeau|
|Main setting:||San Francisco, 31 December 1999|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Cover by:||Anthony Dry|
|Release date:||May 2009|
|The Two Irises||The Claws of Santa|
Publisher's summary Edit
San Francisco, New Year's Eve, 1999
She's back, and it's about...gin!
As the world prepares to party its way into the next millennium, a space time rift opens above the Golden Gate Bridge — where an old fashioned London bus has appeared... As the rift spills untold horrors from other dimensions into our world, Iris has just one question: where the 'eck is Panda?!
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- Iris Wildthyme - Katy Manning
- Panda - David Benson
- Lionel Pandeau - Toby Longworth
- George Strangeways - Sean Carlsen
- By spilling gin into the bus's controls and out into the space time vortex, alternate realities are opened.
- Iris Wildthyme has two livers.
- Frustrated, Panda wishes that he asked for an iPod instead of a trip to San Francisco.
- Iris claimed that the last time that she was in San Francisco, she brought two humpback whales back to the future in order to save Earth.
- Iris once shared breakfast with President Abraham Lincoln on the White House lawn in the 1860s after saving the United States from "Martian invaders" for the third time. She told George Strangeways that they had "such a laugh." She also met Napoléon Bonaparte on the Russian front in 1812 and claimed that, in spite of what the history books said, he was "anything but small."
- The bus ends up parked on the top of the Golden Gate Bridge.
- Iris claims that the last time that she was called "madam" was in 1872.
- Iris knows how to fly a helicopter.
- Lionel Pandeau is a wine critic.
- This story is a parody of the Doctor Who TV movie.
- Iris' claim to have travelled back in time with the intention of bringing humpback whales to the future in order to save the world is a reference to the plot of the Star Trek film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
- This audio drama was recorded on 25 May 2008.
- The news broadcast heard immediately after Iris and Panda arrive in 1999 refers to the activation of the beryllium atomic clock at the Institute for Technological Advancement and Research which was to taken place later that night. A later news broadcast reports that the police are investigating the disappearance of fancy dress costumes from a local hospital. (TV: Doctor Who)
- It is possible that Iris is taken to Walker General Hospital, the same one in which the Seventh Doctor is then regenerating. In her case, the doctors on staff are puzzled by the two livers that show up on her X-rays, just as Dr Grace Holloway was perplexed by the Doctor's binary vascular system. (TV: Doctor Who)
- On the same night, the Eighth Doctor, having recently regenerated, stopped the Master from stealing his body and destroying the Earth, with Grace's help. (TV: Doctor Who)