a real world point of view
|Theatre of War|
|Main setting:||Menaxus, 3985 |
Braxiatel Collection, 3985
|Release date:||May 1994|
|Format:||Paperback Book, 316 Pages|
|Virgin New Adventures|
Publisher's summary Edit
Hamlet, thou hast thy father much offended.
Five years ago, an archaeological expedition came to Menaxus to explore the ruins of an ancient theatre. All but one of the visitors died horribly, and the planet was abandoned, bathed in lethal radiation.
Now the only survivor has returned, determined to uncover the theatre’s secrets whatever the cost. Among her archaeological team is a certain Professor Bernice Summerfield.
Soon the deaths begin again, while the front line of an interstellar war moves ever closer. Desperate for help, Bernice tries to summon her companions. But when the TARDIS lands on the planet, the Doctor finds himself participating in a frighteningly real performance of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy. And he begins to realise that the truth about Menaxus may be far stranger than anyone imagines.
to be added
- Ace knows how to pilot shuttles.
- The Good Soldiers by Stanoff Osterling is considered to be in Shakespeare's league.
- F. Van der Cleele published The Dramatist's Art in 2811.
- Azcline Grigsen published Osterling's Legacy in 3498.
Foods and beverages Edit
- The Doctor has some tea bags and powdered milk in his pockets.
- Benny is given Craxiatanian Chardonnay during her stay at the Braxiatel Collection.
- The Doctor gives Bernice a research ticket for the Braxiatel Collection with the number 0001.
- This is the first appearance of the Braxiatel Collection and the first meeting of Irving Braxiatel, for Bernice that is.
- The Braxiatel Collection was first mentioned in TV: City of Death.
- This story marks the first meeting between Irving Braxiatel and Bernice Summerfield in her personal timeline whereas Braxiatel meets Benny for the first time from his perspective in PROSE: Dragons' Wrath and AUDIO: Disassembled.
- In PROSE: Tears of the Oracle more detail is revealed concerning Irving Braxiatel's link to the Doctor.
- The Doctor refers to his frequent visits to the Eye of Orion (TV: The Five Doctors), being hunted across the universe by the Daleks (TV: The Chase), playing backgammon with Kublai Khan (TV: Marco Polo), seeing the skies over Metebelis III (TV: The Green Death), trying the experiential grid on Argolis (TV: The Leisure Hive) and watching the space yachts of the Eternals race across the stars (TV: Enlightenment).
- Prelude to Theatre of War as published in DWM #212
- Detailed synopsis of Theatre of War at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- The Discontinuity Guide to: Theatre of War at The Whoniverse