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The Long Game

The Very Long Game

Russell T Davies has claimed that The Long Game was an updated version of an idea he submitted to the Doctor Who production office way back in the early 1980s. It was sadly rejected at the time.

Satellite 5

Established as a the home of a news network in The Long Game, Satellite 5 eventually became a 'studio' for television game shows. By the time the Doctor returned to it 100 years later in Bad Wolf, it was producing versions of shows such as Big Brother and The Weakest link as part of a Dalek plan to harvest humans.


Apparently, the frozen vomit that Adam spit out was made from a kiwi and orange ice cube.

You Can Call Me Max

The full name of the monster in the episode is The Mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe. We prefer to call him Max.

Working Title

The original title of this story was The Companion Who Couldn't, referring to the story arc that led to Adam's swift departure from the TARDIS. He is the first companion in Doctor Who's TV history to be given the push for bad behaviour.


Kronkburgers were featured in the alternate Roman Empire comic strip story, Doctor Who and the Iron Legion (1979). They are also get a name check in the New Series Adventures novel The Resurrection Casket.

Baby Boe

According to a news report on Bad Wolf TV, the Face Of Boe is now pregnant.


The story is set during Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire. The First Earth Empire featured in several Third Doctor stories, including The Mutants (1972) and Frontier in Space (1973).

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