a real world point of view
|Main enemy:||The Master (unseen)|
|Main setting:||The Doctor's mind|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Part of:||Circular Time|
|Release date:||January 2007|
|Format:||1 X 25 min.|
|Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories|
Winter was a 2007 Big Finish Productions full-cast audio short story, featuring the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa. It was set within the last few moments of the Fifth Doctor's life, as he was battling the Master for control of his regeneration — meaning that most, but not all, of the narrative takes place in the Doctor's mind.
Publisher's summary Edit
Many years after their travels together have ended, the two friends meet again in the strangest of circumstances.
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- There are mentions of the Fifth Doctor's former companions Adric, Tegan Jovanka and Turlough as well as his current companion Peri Brown.
- Nyssa is married to a man named Lasarti. They have an infant daughter, Neeka.
- The Doctor tells Nyssa that she would like his latest companion Peri Brown, but then reconsiders, saying "or possibly not."
- According to a 20 November 2006 blog post, Paul Cornell wrote this story without the assistance of Mike Maddox.
- In spite of the fact that he remains unseen throughout, this is the only Fifth Doctor audio drama to feature the Master as a villain. More specifically, it is the only Big Finish audio drama to involve the incarnation of the Master who was played by Anthony Ainley on the television series from 1981 to 1989.
- As it takes place during his regeneration into his sixth incarnation as depicted in TV: The Caves of Androzani, this is the final audio drama, chronologically speaking, to feature the Fifth Doctor.
- Nyssa and Lasarti help the Doctor into a recreation of the Zero Room in his mindscape. (TV: Castrovalva)
- The Master uses Kamelion's connection to the Doctor's TARDIS to try to prevent the Fifth Doctor's regeneration into the Sixth Doctor. (TV: The Caves of Androzani)
- The Doctor and Nyssa encounter the Watcher in his mindscape. (TV: Logopolis)
- The Doctor says that his next incarnation will be very colourful, a possible reference to the Sixth Doctor's patchwork coat. (TV: The Twin Dilemma, et. al)
- Later in her personal timeline, Nyssa would encounter the Fourth Doctor in 3488 (PROSE: Asylum) and would subsequently re-join the Fifth Doctor as one of his companions (AUDIO: Cobwebs). From the Doctor's perspective, both of these events had already happened.
- Nyssa would later have two other children, whom she named after her former travelling companions Tegan Jovanka and Adric. (AUDIO: Heroes of Sontar)