The Tomorrow Windows
There’s a new exhibition at Tate Modern — “The Tomorrow Windows”.
The concept is simple: look through a Tomorrow Window and you’ll see into the future. You’ll get “the Gist of Things to Come”. According to the press pack, the Tomorrow Windows exhibition will bring about an end to war and suffering.
Which is why someone decides to blow it up.
Investigating this act of wanton vandalism, the Doctor, Fitz and Trix visit an Astral Flower, the show-world of Utopia and Gadrahadradon — the most haunted planet in the galaxy. They face the sinister Ceccecs, the gratuitously violent Vorshagg, the miniscule Micron and the enigmatic Poozle. And they encounter the doomsday monks of Shardybarn, the warmongers of Valuensis, the politicians of Minuea and the killer cars of Estebol.
They also spend about half an hour in Lewisham.
- The Tomorrow Windows was the sixty-ninth novel in the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures series. It was written by Jonathan Morris. It featured the Eighth Doctor, Fitz Kreiner and Trix MacMillan. It was notable for referencing many past stories, both televised and from other media.
- Many celebrities make cameo appearances in this novel including Ken Livingstone, J. K Rowling, Jeremy Paxman, Ian Hislop, Stephen Fry and Huw Edwards.
- The Doctor sees various possible future incarnations of himself in the Tomorrow Windows. All the possible Ninth Doctors seen in the Tomorrow Windows eventually merge into one definitive Ninth Doctor, who is shown giving his enemies a menacing glance. (Rose)
- The Doctor recalls meeting the Kandyman. (The Happiness Patrol)
- Darp, Gidi, Ranx, Vij and Zil are all planets stored on Tryst’s CET machine in Nightmare of Eden.
- Prubert Gastridge once voiced Zagreus in a cartoon. (Zagreus)
- Ken Livingstone mentions events of The Web of Fear, Spearhead from Space, Invasion of the Dinosaurs and The Dying Days.