Exodus (comic story)

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Exodus was a Sixth Doctor comic published in Doctor Who Magazine. It was, for the most part, set within the TARDIS and was loosely connected to the following strip, Revelation!, and its conclusion, Genesis!

Summary[[edit]]

It's time to tidy the TARDIS, but the Sixth Doctor finds he has company.

Plot[[edit]]

On the planet Sylvaniar, a group of impoverished large-eyed humanoids with yellowish skin watch as a dilapidated space craft leaves the planet.

In the TARDIS, the Doctor is repairing something while Peri is fishing through a basket of clothes. The Doctor asks Frobisher to retrieve his pneuma-spanner. Frobisher and Peri find the dilapidated spacecraft and its passengers in a dark room. The Doctor demands the refugees leave his box-room, but Peri convinces him to be compassionate and offer them food. One of the refugees tells of crop failures and disappearances on Sylvaniar, and of well-fed scientists in a castle who refused to assist the farmers.

The Doctor realises that the only way the ship could have made its way inside the TARDIS is if it materialised around it, so he dematerialises the TARDIS, freeing the ship of refugees. Then he decides to head to Sylvaniar to investigate the disappearances.

Characters[[edit]]

Worldbuilding[[edit]]

  • The Doctor asks Frobisher to get him a pneuma-spanner.
  • Frobisher claims he could be making "twenty-five a day" working as a gumshoe.
  • There is non-perishable food aboard the TARDIS stowed away in boxes.

Story notes[[edit]]

  • This story is named after the book of Exodus in the Bible.
  • Exodus continues the previous four-part story's trend of individual names for each instalment. The threat of the Cybermen on Sylvaniar will encompass this episode and the following two, COMIC: Revelation! and Genesis!.
  • One of the shirts Peri carries when looking for a place to store some old clothes strongly resembles the shirt she would later wear in TV: The Mysterious Planet, which aired ten months later.

Continuity[[edit]]

  • The TARDIS materialises around an external object, thereby taking it onboard. (TV: Logopolis [+]Loading...["Logopolis (TV story)"])
  • Peri chastises the Doctor for his rude behaviour and claims it to be a product of him being hard at work. (TV: The Mark of the Rani [+]Loading...["The Mark of the Rani (TV story)"])

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