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Not The Doctor's Dilemma!

By Chris Mander
With apologies to Jon Preddle, et al...

[Diagram]
  1. Scoones, Preddle & Companions: 'normal' timeline, Auckland 1989.
  2. Paul Scoones' 21st party... (his mind is wiped)
  3. Group is scooped by black obelisk disguised as B737 - realise they have been mysteriously plucked from their respective chains of events - given codename "GOH".
  4. Land in artificial dimension called "Christchurch". This world has yet to be finished - in particular temperature has not been invented.
  5. Pillaging of paper publication proprietorships.
  6. Faction of group engage in poorly disguised party...
  7. ... and what's a party without a very distant inebriation centre...
  8. DB takes time out to release at roundabout...
  9. What happens here over the next two days totally defies explanation!
  10. Attendees snatched by Time Bubble and appear on TVNZ scanners.
  11. Gallifrey - had absolutely nothing to do with the proceedings - they just sat back and laughed a lot...
  12. CIA secretly sends detachment disguised as Christchurch police to throw a sonic screwdriver in the works.
  13. Lots of other things better left untold...
  14. Group too hungover to avoid being rescooped by another obelisk.
  15. NO, THEY DO NOT VISIT GALLIFREY!!!
  16. Group travels to Auckland. Their minds are wiped.
  17. Just to make sure, their minds are wiped again.
  18. Group lands in Auckland, many days after departure.
  19. Returning with little explanation for this missing section of their lives...
  20. ... life goes on! But for some, the mystery remains...

This item appeared in TSV 16 (December 1989).