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* AlternateContinuity: Although there isn't ''technically'' a canon for mainstream ''Series/DoctorWho'' (unless you count the BBC as the 'owner'), the Big Finish audio dramas are one to the television series, with changes that may overwrite or contradict the TV series in BroadStrokes. This audio drama has some other AlternateContinuities ''within'' itself:
** The ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' canon is a separate continuity from mainline Big Finish continuity, with a different StoryArc and recurring characters.
** The ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' books have a separate continuity to Big Finish, with a differing mythos and things that are irreconciliable with mainstream continuity.
** "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho123TheCompanyOfFriends The Company of Friends]]" is a PatchworkFic of various canons itself, following a vastly different continuity.
** In a sense, the Axis of Time ensures that there are many AlternateContinuities within this audio drama.

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** "The Kamelion Empire" features only one guest actor apart from the Doctor and his companions.


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** Eight is painfully aware of his status as a ChickMagnet, which Zagreus delights in mocking with ''rather'' more explicit imagery than the classic TV series could ever get away with. Eventually, Eight gets one BigDamnKiss with companion [[spoiler: Charley]], but it's not a happy one.

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** Eight is painfully aware of his status as a ChickMagnet, which Zagreus delights in mocking with ''rather'' more explicit imagery than the classic TV series could ever get away with. Eventually, Eight gets one BigDamnKiss TheBigDamnKiss with companion [[spoiler: Charley]], but it's not a happy one.


* ContinuityNod: Each audio opens with the appropriate theme for each Doctor.[[note]] In the Sixth Doctor's case, stories set pre-Trial of a Time Lord get the 1980-1985 theme, post-[=ToaTL=] stories get that theme.[[/note]] The exception is Eight; as the rights to the TV Movie theme are held by a separate entity, a new theme was composed. The War Doctor gets his own theme for his audios. Subverted with the covers of each audio, all of which use the default "Classic" logo.

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* ContinuityNod: Each audio opens with the appropriate theme for each Doctor.[[note]] In the Sixth Doctor's case, stories set pre-Trial of a Time Lord get the 1980-1985 theme, post-[=ToaTL=] stories get that theme.[[/note]] The exception is Eight; as the rights to the TV Movie theme are held by a separate entity, a new theme was composed. The War Doctor gets his own theme for his audios. Subverted Originall subverted with the covers of each audio, all of which use used the default "Classic" logo, minus a brief period where each cover had the appropriate logo for each Doctor. As of 2018, they've begun to use the current logo.

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* [[https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/rose-tyler---the-dimension-cannon-1989 Rose Tyler - The Dimension Cannon]]

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* [[https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/tales-from-new-earth-1683 Tales From New Earth]]


* [[https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/jenny---the-doctor-s-daughter-1701 Jenny -- The Daughter's Doctor]]



* [[https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/jenny---the-doctor-s-daughter-1701 Jenny -- The Daughter's Doctor]]

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* [[https://www.bigfinish.com/ranges/released/class Class]]


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* [[https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/lady-christina-1829 Lady Christina]]
* [[https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/jenny---the-doctor-s-daughter-1701 Jenny -- The Daughter's Doctor]]
* [[https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/missy-series-01-1884 Missy]]


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* [[https://www.bigfinish.com/ranges/coming_soon_reverse/the-paternoster-gang The Paternoster Gang]]
* [[https://www.bigfinish.com/ranges/v/the-war-master The War Master]]


* MakeRoomForTheNewPlot: It is rather evident that Big Finish had planned the Eighth Doctor's stay in the Divergent Universe to be quite a bit longer than it actually ended up being, but the fact that ''Doctor Who'' was returning to the small screen in 2005, led the arc to be cut short, most probably potential new listeners coming in with the revived show would likely be hit hard by ContinuityLockOut had Eight and friends were running around in an alternate universe, so the Divergent Arc was quickly wrapped up and Eight was returned to the Prime Universe.

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* MakeRoomForTheNewPlot: It is rather evident that Big Finish had planned the Eighth Doctor's stay in the Divergent Universe to be quite a bit longer than it actually ended up being, but the fact that ''Doctor Who'' was returning to the small screen in 2005, led the arc to be cut short, most probably because potential new listeners coming in with the revived show would likely be hit hard by ContinuityLockOut had if Eight and friends were running around in an alternate universe, so the Divergent Arc was quickly wrapped up and Eight was returned to the Prime Universe.





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-->'''Bordinan''': Are you ''threatening'' me?
-->'''Carder''': Come come Bordinan, we're both adults here... ''of course'' I'm threatening you.

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-->'''Bordinan''': Are you ''threatening'' me?
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Come come Bordinan, we're both adults here... ''of course'' I'm threatening you.


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* MakeRoomForTheNewPlot: It is rather evident that Big Finish had planned the Eighth Doctor's stay in the Divergent Universe to be quite a bit longer than it actually ended up being, but the fact that ''Doctor Who'' was returning to the small screen in 2005, led the arc to be cut short, most probably potential new listeners coming in with the revived show would likely be hit hard by ContinuityLockOut had Eight and friends were running around in an alternate universe, so the Divergent Arc was quickly wrapped up and Eight was returned to the Prime Universe.

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* ActorAllusion:
** The Eighth Doctor, played by Creator/PaulMcGann, constantly gets [[Film/WithnailAndI called a "ponce"]] and MistakenForGay. The Eighth Doctor's second outfit, which made it's debut in "Dark Eyes", greatly resembles Paul [=McGann=]'s outfit in ''Withnail and I''. The leather jacket is a peacoat version of Marwood's jacket.
** When Creator/DaphneAshbrook (who played companion Grace in the TV movie) appears, her character immediately decides she wants to shag the Eighth Doctor, with plenty of RefugeInAudacity. A nod to all the controversy over having the Doctor kiss Grace in the first place.


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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The reason Molly was DemotedToExtra in "Dark Eyes 3" was because Ruth Bradley had filming commitments in LA and it was thought she would have to record what few lines she did have over there. Turns out she got finished ahead of time, but production had reached the point where the scripts couldn't be rewritten to give her a larger role. [[spoiler: Ruth was so busy during the production of "Dark Eyes 4", they decided that Eight should meet here forty years after they parted ways and cast a new older actress.]]


-->''[[spoiler: [[MostWonderfulSound The TARDIS materialises, saving him in the nick of time.]]]]''

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-->''[[spoiler: [[MostWonderfulSound [[SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound The TARDIS materialises, saving him in the nick of time.]]]]''


* ContinuitySnarl: Creator/BigFinish nominally takes place in a different continuity from the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'', ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' and ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comics (and of course the TV series has contradicted them all at times). Very early on, Big Finish stories were nominally in the same continuity as the novels. Soon after, they decided to consider them separate and stories that took place in other continuities were marked "Side Step", something else they eventually abandoned. Sometimes the writers just can't resist throwing in a sneaky reference, and as a result some episodes cheekily reference the novels or the comics, even when those are mutually contradictory! [[note]]"Zagreus" has a scene where the Doctor, going mad, can suddenly see all his alternate timelines and lists many of the novel plotlines as "what-ifs". Whether this is taking the wonderfully convoluted ''Doctor Who'' chronology too seriously is up to the listener[[/note]] Of course, the TV series itself has had quite a few snarls, such as the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E5TheUnderwaterMenace destruction]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons of]] [[DoctorWhoS9E5TheTimeMonster Atlantis]] and the infamous [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E3MawdrynUndead UNIT dating controversy]], so one could make a case that Big Finish's continuity is very true to that of the TV series, FromACertainPointOfView.

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* ContinuitySnarl: Creator/BigFinish nominally takes place in a different continuity from the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'', ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' and ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comics (and of course the TV series has contradicted them all at times). Very early on, Big Finish stories were nominally in the same continuity as the novels. Soon after, they decided to consider them separate and stories that took place in other continuities were marked "Side Step", something else they eventually abandoned. Sometimes the writers just can't resist throwing in a sneaky reference, and as a result some episodes cheekily reference the novels or the comics, even when those are mutually contradictory! [[note]]"Zagreus" has a scene where the Doctor, going mad, can suddenly see all his alternate timelines and lists many of the novel plotlines as "what-ifs". Whether this is taking the wonderfully convoluted ''Doctor Who'' chronology too seriously is up to the listener[[/note]] Of course, the TV series itself has had quite a few snarls, such as the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E5TheUnderwaterMenace destruction]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons of]] [[DoctorWhoS9E5TheTimeMonster [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E5TheTimeMonster Atlantis]] and the infamous [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E3MawdrynUndead UNIT dating controversy]], so one could make a case that Big Finish's continuity is very true to that of the TV series, FromACertainPointOfView.


* ContinuitySnarl: Creator/BigFinish nominally takes place in a different continuity from the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'', ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' and ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comics (and of course the TV series has contradicted them all at times). Very early on, Big Finish stories were nominally in the same continuity as the novels. Soon after, they decided to consider them separate and stories that took place in other continuities were marked "Side Step", something else they eventually abandoned. Sometimes the writers just can't resist throwing in a sneaky reference, and as a result some episodes cheekily reference the novels or the comics, even when those are mutually contradictory! [[note]]"Zagreus" has a scene where the Doctor, going mad, can suddenly see all his alternate timelines and lists many of the novel plotlines as "what-ifs". Whether this is taking the wonderfully convoluted ''Doctor Who'' chronology too seriously is up to the listener[[/note]] Of course, the TV series itself has had quite a few snarls, such as the [[DoctorWhoS4E5TheUnderwaterMenace destruction]] [[DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons of]] [[DoctorWhoS9E5TheTimeMonster Atlantis]] and the infamous [[DoctorWhoS20E3MawdrynUndead UNIT dating controversy]], so one could make a case that Big Finish's continuity is very true to that of the TV series, FromACertainPointOfView.

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* ContinuitySnarl: Creator/BigFinish nominally takes place in a different continuity from the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'', ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' and ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comics (and of course the TV series has contradicted them all at times). Very early on, Big Finish stories were nominally in the same continuity as the novels. Soon after, they decided to consider them separate and stories that took place in other continuities were marked "Side Step", something else they eventually abandoned. Sometimes the writers just can't resist throwing in a sneaky reference, and as a result some episodes cheekily reference the novels or the comics, even when those are mutually contradictory! [[note]]"Zagreus" has a scene where the Doctor, going mad, can suddenly see all his alternate timelines and lists many of the novel plotlines as "what-ifs". Whether this is taking the wonderfully convoluted ''Doctor Who'' chronology too seriously is up to the listener[[/note]] Of course, the TV series itself has had quite a few snarls, such as the [[DoctorWhoS4E5TheUnderwaterMenace [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E5TheUnderwaterMenace destruction]] [[DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons [[Recap/DoctorWhoS8E5TheDaemons of]] [[DoctorWhoS9E5TheTimeMonster Atlantis]] and the infamous [[DoctorWhoS20E3MawdrynUndead [[Recap/DoctorWhoS20E3MawdrynUndead UNIT dating controversy]], so one could make a case that Big Finish's continuity is very true to that of the TV series, FromACertainPointOfView.


** Also interestingly combined with WholePlotReference in "Wirrn Dawn": The soldiers are convinced they're in a ''Franchise/StarshipTroopers'' plot. They're dead wrong. [[spoiler:They're in ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'']].

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** Also interestingly combined with WholePlotReference in "Wirrn Dawn": The soldiers are convinced they're in a ''Franchise/StarshipTroopers'' plot. They're dead wrong. [[spoiler:They're in ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'']].''Franchise/{{Alien}}'']].
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