The Time Vampire (audio story)
|The Time Vampire|
|Main enemy:||Gustav Holland|
The Time Vampire
|Main setting:||Omnipetoria, Westtropi III|
|Release date:||31 May 2010|
|The Companion Chronicles|
|Shadow of the Past||Night's Black Agents|
Like the earlier chapters, Vampire had an unusual narrative structure in which an older, dying, post-Time War Leela told the story of an encounter with the Z'nai in her youthful travels with the Fourth Doctor.
Publisher's summary edit
Leela, in her last moments of life, recalls a long-forgotten memory: a time in the TARDIS. The Doctor is worried that K9's increasingly bizarre behaviour might become dangerous. He decides to make a new model, little knowing that the fate of all three time travellers has long since been decided.
As Leela recalls the chilling connection between K9's "illness", the Z'nai and the haunted sea fort in which the TARDIS lands, she prepares for her final journey: into the land of her ancestors, the Afterlife.
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- The Sevateem believe in reincarnation.
- The Doctor has taught Leela to read.
- There were giant jungle birds on Leela's home planet.
- Mr Holland refers to the Great Plague of 7382.
- Vera Tancredi's family were killed in front of her by a Time Vampire when she was four years old.
- The Doctor previously visited Westropi III more than fifty years earlier during his third incarnation. He was travelling with Lord Joshua Douglas at the time.
Story notes edit
- This is the only appearance of K9 Mark I in The Companion Chronicles.
- This audio drama was recorded on 21 January 2010.
- Leela refers to being held prisoner by the Z'nai for many years. (AUDIO: The Catalyst, Empathy Games)
- Leela refers to the secondary control room being damaged by fire. (TV: The Invisible Enemy)
- Leela refers to Xoanon. (TV: The Face of Evil)
- The Doctor refers to H'mbrackle while Leela mentions that he killed Joshua Douglas in the 1900s. (AUDIO: The Catalyst)
- The elderly Leela sees her younger self entering the TARDIS for the first time (TV: The Face of Evil), spinning the Doctor's yo-yo as she thought that it was part of the TARDIS' magic (TV: The Robots of Death) and encountering H'mbrackle in England in the 1990s (AUDIO: The Catalyst).