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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
For Graham was
For Ryan was
For Yaz was
|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|
|Return to Sci-Fi|