‘Citation Needed’ (TS)


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The Encyclopaedia Gallifreya’s Story from Eleven to Thirteen

Once again, we have another unusual entry in ‘The Target Storybook’ anthology. This one is by Jacqueline Rayner. Remember the Encyclopaedia Gallifreya from ‘Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS’? Neither did I. Apparently it’s this sentient series of encyclopaedic volumes in liquid bottles.

Each volume is connected to a current incarnation of a Time Lord. For this story, it’s specifically on the Doctor aboard his TARDIS in the library. I admit, Jacqueline’s style of writing in how the Encyclopaedia Gallifreya communicated was fascinating. It got me reading the tale from start to end.

I was expecting characters like the Eleventh Doctor, Clara, the Twelfth Doctor, Missy, the Thirteenth Doctor, Graham, Ryan and Yaz to be communicating with the Encyclopaedia. Instead, we go through the Encyclopaedia’s life and its recording of the events of the latest new series Doctors as of 2019. 😐

Okay, I take it back; there is a section of the story where the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends visit the planet Pfiig for a picnic. The Encyclopaedia tries to warn the Thirteenth Doctor TARDIS team about the upcoming threat that is Tzim-Sha and the Ux featured in ‘The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos’.

Sadly, the Doctor and her friends don’t hear the Encyclopaedia. I assume the Encyclopaedia died at the end. I like it when more versions of Clara are mentioned like Winnie Clarence from Jac Rayner’s comic story ‘Blood and Ice’. The Eleventh Doctor’s version of ‘Let It Go’ from ‘Frozen’ had me laugh. 🙂

‘Citation Needed’ rating – 6/10

The previous story

For the Eleventh Doctor was

For Clara was

For the Thirteenth Doctor was

  • ‘Combat Magicks’ (Book/Audio)

For Graham was

  • ‘Combat Magicks’ (Book/Audio)

For Ryan was

  • ‘Combat Magicks’ (Book/Audio)

For Yaz was

  • ‘Combat Magicks’ (Book/Audio)
The next story

For the Eleventh Doctor is

For Clara is

For the Thirteenth Doctor is

For Graham is

For Ryan is

For Yaz is

Return to The Eleventh Doctor’s Timeline
Return to Clara’s Timeline
Return to The Thirteenth Doctor’s Timeline
Return to Graham’s Timeline
Return to Ryan’s Timeline
Return to Yaz’s Timeline
Return to The Doctors’ Timelines Index
Return to The Companions’ Timelines Index
Return to Doctor Who Timelines
Return to Doctor Who
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