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The Gift
Doctor: doctor::First Doctor
Companion(s): Susan
Featuring: The Brigadier
Key crew __NOFACTBOX__
Writer: Robert Dick
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Part of: Short Trips: The History of Christmas
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The Gift was the nineteenth short story in the Short Trips anthology Short Trips: The History of Christmas. It was written by Robert Dick. It featured the First Doctor and Susan.

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  • The Doctor states that all of his incarnations will attend the Brigadier's funeral; this implies that he has already attended the funeral as the First Doctor in his own timeline, even though they technically have not met yet.

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Continuity Edit

  • It's possible that the Brigadier recognised the First Doctor from seeing him on the scanner during the events of TV: The Three Doctors, or from their very brief meeting during TV: The Five Doctors. It is, however, not clear where this falls in the First Doctor's timeline; as his only companion shown is Susan, it could even be set before the events of TV: An Unearthly Child.
  • The Doctor tells Doris that all his incarnations will behave themselves at the Brigadier's funeral, but some of them will argue at the wake. Arguments have been a staple of any multiple-Doctor story: the Second and Third Doctors quickly got on each others' nerves in TV: The Three Doctors and The Five Doctors, only working together in the former due to the authority of the First Doctor; in TV: Time Crash, the Fifth and Tenth Doctors briefly bickered, the Fifth calling the Tenth a "skinny idiot babbling about everything he sees," while the Tenth derided the Fifth for going "hands free" (i.e. no sonic screwdriver) and wearing a decorative vegetable in his lapel. In PROSE: The Eight Doctors, it is mentioned that the Seventh Doctor wasn't well liked by any of the others. Conversely, the Second and Sixth Doctors got along quite well in TV: The Two Doctors.

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