The Resurrection Casket

The Resurrection Casket
The Resurrection Casket

Synopsis

Starfall – a world on the edge, where crooks and smugglers hide in the gloomy shadows and modern technology refuses to work. And that includes the TARDIS.

The pioneer s who used to be drawn by the hope of making a fortune from the mines can find easier picking elsewhere. But they still come, for the romance of it, or in the hope of finding the lost treasure of Hamlek Glint – scourge of the spaceways, privateer, adventurer, bandit…

Will the TARDIS ever work again? Is Glint’s lost treasure waiting to be found? And does the fabled Resurrection Casket — the key to eternal life — really exist? With the help of new friends, and facing terrifying enemies, The Doctor and Rose aim to find out…

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Notes


  • The Resurrection Casket was the third Tenth Doctor novel in the BBC New Series Adventures series. It was released on the 13 April, just two days before the first episode of David Tennant’s first series was aired.
  • There are some instances where Jimm is misspelled ‘Jim’.
  • Later reprints of this book removed the image of Billie Piper from the cover, presumably due to use-of-likeness issues after she had left the programme.
  • Trisilicate was the mineral in The Monster of Peladon.
  • The psychic paper first appeared in Rose.
  • The idea of the TARDIS having its power drawn away from it and The Doctor having to use a crank to open the doors is similar to the opening scenes in Death to the Daleks.
  • Rose remembers being on New Earth and shortly after she mentions this the console explodes something that would occur later on in Rise of the Cybermen.
  • There are references to kronkburgers, which were mentioned in The Long Game.
  • There is a mention to Alzarius, the homeworld of The Doctor’s former companion Adric, who first appeared in Full Circle.
  • The Doctor briefly refers to Skaro, the Dalek homeworld.
  • Rose tells Jimm about the time The Doctor blew up her job in Rose and the time he took her to see her own sun explode in The End of the World, The Doctor then remembers blowing up her government in World War Three.

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