The Scales of Injustice

The Scales of Injustice
The Scales of Injustice
Synopsis

 

 

A little boy goes missing; a policewoman begins drawing cave paintings; and the employees at the mysterious Glasshouse are desperate to keep everyone away — the Doctor suspects it’s all down to a group of homo reptilia. His assistant, Liz Shaw, has ideas of her own and has teamed up with a journalist to search for people who don’t exist.

While the Brigadier has to cope with UNIT funding, the breakdown of his marriage and Geneva’s threats to replace him, the Doctor must find the reptiles alone.

And behind it all lies a conspiracy to exploit UNIT’s achievements — a conspiracy reaching deep into the heart of the British Government.

This adventure takes place between the television stories Inferno and Terror of the Autons and immediately after the Missing Adventure The Eye of the Giant.

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Notes

The Scales of Injustice was the twenty-fourth novel in the Virgin Missing Adventures series
The Pale Man was modified with Cyberman technology.
The Irish Twins were modified with Auton technology.
The Stalker was created by injecting a Doberman with Stahlman’s ooze.
Sir John Sudbury and C19 control UNIT’s budget in Britain.
The Brigadier and his wife Fiona married eight years ago. Their daughter, Kate, is five years old. He and his wife are nearing divorce.
Liz joined UNIT the previous October.
Liz’s landlady is Mrs Longhurst.
Thomas Reynold was killed by the Silurians. His body was found by PC Stuart Halton.
Tommy Taftitti is a janitor at Hastings General Hospital.
John and Sheila Lawson are the owners of the Bayview Guest House.
The Doctor, Sir John Sudbury and Lord Rowlands play bridge at the Pemburton club.
Morley knew John Quinn and calls him “old Scotty”.
The C19 Vault contains WOTAN, the lower half of an Imperial Dalek, Nestene energy units, the Silurian virus and Cyber weapons, as well as the frozen bodies of Melvin Krimpton, Stephen Weams, George Ratcliffe, George Hibbert and Mark Gregory.
There is a nuclear power station located in Dungeness.
The Doctor stays at the Sandybeach Hotel.
The chapters are referred to as “Episodes”.
This story was released as an ebook on the BBC website in 2006, with the book remaining on the BBC’s site until 2009.
This novel was reprinted and released as an ebook on Kindle by BBC Books on 6 March 2014 as The Monster Collection Edition.
This story retroactively fixes some of the apparent inconsistencies of the television story Warriors of the Deep. Specifically, this story explains how the Doctor knows Icthar and how he knows of the Triad and the Myrka.
As in the television story Warriors of the Deep, Sea Devils are called that by the Silurians. This novel makes it clear that their full name is Sea Devil Warriors and they are a caste as much as a sub-species.
C19 and Sir John Sudbury are mentioned on-screen only in the television story Time-Flight. C19 was also explored more fully in the novel Who Killed Kennedy.
The Myrka, which first appeared on screen in the television story Warriors of the Deep, is used by the Silurians in this story.
The “Older Silurian”, “Younger Silurian”, and “Silurian Scientist” of Doctor Who and the Silurians are here named respectively Okdel L’da, Morka and Bokka K’to.
Sir John Sudbury mentions Sir James Quinlan’s death. (The Ambassadors of Death)
The Doctor mentions using steady state micro welding to repair the TARDIS’ dematerialisation circuit. (Terror of the Autons)
Sir Marmaduke shows Morley a UNIT file containing information on Major Norman Baker, Dr Charles Lawrence, Doris Squire, Edward Masters and Phyllis Dawson. (Doctor Who and the Silurians)
Captain Jimmy Munro has left UNIT to go back to the regular army. (Spearhead from Space)
Captain Jimmy Turner has married Isobel Watkins and been promoted to Major. (The Invasion)
Corporal Nutting once interrupted one of the Doctor’s experiments involving non-moving air molecules. (Doctor Who and the Silurians)
Captain Walters is in charge of the UNIT hangar which was the temporary UNIT HQ during the Cyberman invasion. (The Invasion)
It was Air Commodore Ian Gilmore who suggested then Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart for the commander of the British branch of UNIT. (Remembrance Of The Daleks)
The Doctor has told Liz about the Daleks, the Cybermen, the Zarbi (The Web Planet) and the Drahvins. (Galaxy 4) He has also mentioned Magnus Greel. (The Talons of Weng-Chiang)
Professor Rachel Jensen suggested recruiting her University of Cambridge protégés Allison Williams, (Remembrance Of The Daleks) Ruth Ingram (The Time Monster) and Anne Travers (TV: The Web of Fear) to the Intrusion Countermeasures Group.
Rachel mentions Dr Judson and the ULTIMA machine, which was stored at a British Army base in Maiden’s Point in 1943. Later in his personal timeline, specifically during his seventh incarnation, the Doctor and his companion Ace would visit Maiden’s Point that year and defeat The ancient sentient force Fenric, who had taken possession of Judson’s body. (The Curse of Fenric)
Corporal Maisie Hawke mentions that she has sent a Nestene energy unit to the National Space Museum. (Terror of the Autons)
The pale young man tells the Doctor that the Vault contains two Cyber-guns, (The Invasion) Nestene energy units (Spearhead from Space) and phials of the Silurian plague. (Doctor Who and the Silurians) It also contains Mars Probe 6, which Sir Marmaduke recognises. (The Ambassadors of Death)
The Doctor does not recognise what the pale young man describes as one of the Vault’s first trophies: “the lower half of a cream-coloured Dalek, stained with green and pitted with bullet holes.” The Doctor notes that he has never seen a Dalek of that configuration before, least of all on 20th century Earth. It was obtained by the ICMG in the aftermath of the Shoreditch Incident in November 1963. Later in his personal timeline, the Seventh Doctor and Ace would be present for that event. (Remembrance Of The Daleks)

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