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Doctor Who story by DJ Tyrer. Published in Monomyth 17.

Synopsis[]

The 5th Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa and Adric arrive on the planet Atrose. The Doctor sends Adric and Tegan in one direction, whilst he takes Nyssa the opposite way, hitching a lift to the capital city, Amalthos. There, he takes Nyssa to an eaterie for a surprise birthday party. The Doctor is just about to take a little, blue-satin box from his pocket when his city comes under attack from a Dalek saucer! Although the day is saved, he doesn't get to present that last gift before they are reunited with Adric and Tegan, tossing it away; it is ground into the dirt by a passing cart.

Trivia[]

  • Amongst the presents the Doctor gives to Nyssa are customised versions of a certain Guide and the Encyclopedia Galactica.
  • The little, blue-satin box is briefly seen at the beginning of Memories.
  • A Tersurian chef works at the eaterie and they are served Tersurian Fudgecake and Tersurian Blue Wine.
  • The cricketing allusion of the title refers to the Doctor's sporting passion, as well as his intentions.
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