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Set Piece
Series: Doctor Who -
Virgin New Adventures
Release Number: 35
Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companions: Ace, Benny
Enemy: Ants, Ship
Setting: Earth, Australia, Sydney, inter-dimensional cafe, 1995
Bellatrix City, inter-dimensional cafe, 25th century
Argolis, inter-dimensional cafe
Luxury Liner Cortese, 1815
Earth, Egypt, Akheaten, 1366 BCE
Earth, Egypt, Cairo, 1798
Earth, France, Paris, 1871
On board The Ship
Author: Kate Orman
Publisher: Virgin Books
Publication: February, 1995
Format: Paperback Book, 241 Pages
ISBN: ISBN 0426204360
Previous Story: Warlock
Following Story: Infinite Requiem


Publisher's Summary

Dead. He was dead. How the hell was she supposed to do CPR on a man with two hearts?

There's a rip in the fabric of space and time. Passenger ships are disappearing from the interstellar traffic lanes. In an attempt to find out who's behind the disappearances, the Doctor and Ace allow themselves to be captured. But when Bernice's rescue attempt goes terribly wrong, the time travellers find themselves scattered throughout history.

Ace, stranded in Ancient Egypt, struggles to survive in an environment as alien as a distant planet: the Earth 3,000 years before she was born. She manages to find employment as a nobleman's bodyguard. And then she comes face to face with the metal horrors which have pursued her through time - the creatures she saw kill the Doctor.


  • Knows how to speak French (separate from the TARDIS).
  • Time calls the Doctor her champion.
  • First met Death on a Gallifreyan hill side.
  • Suffers a double cardiac arrest.
  • Has his 1000th birthday.
  • Ace's name is revealed as Dorothy McShane.
  • Becomes one of Sejet's bodyguards, she's called Tepy; meaning 'First One'.
  • Leaves the Doctor; aged 26.
  • Ace visits Denon in 1815; aged 28.
  • She goes to Glebe (Sydney, Australia); aged 37.
  • She at one point ends up in a relationship with one of Captain Sorin's ancestors, Count Nikolai Sorin.
  • Pain visits Benny in a dream telling her of the vulnerable nerve cluster on a Time Lords' shoulder.
  • Drinks abinsthe and eats grapes in Cairo.
  • Her time machine has been knocking holes in space time.
  • Sedjet
  • Vivant Denon
  • Harbors Kadiatu.


  • The Doctor showed the Brigadier how to disable a Time Lord (in case of the Master ever returning to Earth); a blow to the left shoulder on a Time Lord hits a vital nerve cluster.
  • Some of Death's 'siblings' appear including: Pain and Time. All the Eternals (Time, Death, Pain) appear to be female.
  • Pain is older than Death.
  • Benny's travelling bag contains; gold, vodka, Antibiotics and camping equipment.


  • Sophie Aldred wrote the afterward for this novel.
  • A prologue to this novel appeared in DWM Issue 222
  • The working title for this novel was; Butterfly Wings. [1]


  • It's claimed here that Time Lord nanites can regrow limbs. A similar occurrence happens when the Doctor re-grows a hand in DW: The Christmas Invasion.
  • Whilst reading records of history of Egypt Ace finds references to Daleks in the Pyramids as seen in DW: The Daleks' Master Plan.

External Links

  • Doctor Who Reference Guide detailed synopsis of Set Piece
  • The Whoniverse - The Discontinuity Guide to: Set Piece
  • Prelude to Set Piece as published in DWM#222


  1. DWM: DWM Issue 252 (Licence to Kill p.30)

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Infinite Requiem


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Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

Set Piece is a recurring department of the Star Wars Insider magazine that began in issue 54. It was originally authored by Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas, but Trevas took over the article beginning with issue 64. From issues 78 through 92, the feature was called Technical Readout: Set Piece. The feature has appeared regularly from issue 54 with the exception of issue 77,

Set Pieces

# Title Year Author(s)
54 "Set Piece: The Mos Eisley Cantina" 2001 Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff
55 "Set Piece: Hoth Echo Base Main Hangar" Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff
56 "Set Piece: The Palace of Jabba the Hutt" Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff
57 "Set Piece: Imperial Star Destroyer" 2002 Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff
58 "Set Piece: The Death Star Trash Compactor" Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff
59 "Set Piece: Rebel Alliance Briefing Room" Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff
60 "Set Piece: Theed Palace Hangar" Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff
61 "Set Piece: Cloud City Carbon-Freezing Chamber" Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff
62 "Set Piece: The Millennium Falcon" Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff
63 "Set Piece: Dagobah" Chris Trevas and Chris Reiff
64 "Set Piece: Ewok Village" Chris Trevas
65 "Set Piece: The Outlander Club" Chris Trevas
66 "Set Piece: Jedi Council Chamber" 2003 Chris Trevas
67 "Set Piece: Jabba's Sail Barge" Chris Trevas
68 "Set Piece: Mos Eisley Spaceport Docking Bay 94" Chris Trevas
69 "Set Piece: Wampa Ice Cave" Chris Trevas
70 "Set Piece: Padmé's Coruscant Apartment" Chris Trevas
71 "Set Piece: Anakin's Hovel" Chris Trevas
72 "Set Piece: Death Star II: Emperor's Throne Room" Chris Trevas
73 "Set Piece: Yavin 4 Rebel Base: Main Hangar" 2004 Chris Trevas
74 "Set Piece: Geonosis Hidden Hangar" Chris Trevas
75 "Set Piece: Moon of Endor: Imperial Bunker" Chris Trevas
76 "Set Piece: Hoth Battlefront" Chris Trevas
77 None
78 "Technical Readout: Set Piece: Jawa Sandcrawler" Chris Trevas
79 "Technical Readout: Set Piece: Theed Royal Palace" 2005 Chris Trevas
80 "Technical Readout: Set Piece: Jango Fett's Apartment" Chris Trevas
81 "Technical Readout: Set Piece: A True Jedi Makes A Noble Sacrifice" Chris Trevas
82 "Technical Readout: Set Piece: Rebel Blockade Runner: Tantive IV" Chris Trevas
83 "Technical Readout: Set Piece: Mustafar: Main Control Room" Chris Trevas
84 "Technical Readout: Set Piece: Geonosis Arena" Chris Trevas
85 "Technical Readout: Set Piece: Invisible Hand: Main Bridge" Chris Trevas
86 "Technical Readout: Set Piece: Chancellor's Holding Office And Senate Chamber" 2006 Chris Trevas
87 "Technical Readout: Set Piece: Order 66" Chris Trevas
88 "Technical Readout: Set Piece: Death Star II Main Hangar" Chris Trevas
89 "Technical Readout: Set Piece: Escape From Cloud City" Chris Trevas
90 "Technical Readout: Set Piece: Luke's Landspeeder" Chris Trevas
91 "Technical Readout: Set Piece: X-wing Starfighter" Chris Trevas
92 "Technical Readout: Set Piece: Rebel Snowspeeder" 2007 Chris Trevas
93 "Set Piece: Imperial TIE Fighter" Chris Trevas
94 "Set Piece: Naboo Royal Starship" Chris Trevas
95 "Set Piece: Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's Office" Chris Trevas
96 "Set Piece: Death Star Conference Room" Chris Trevas
97 "Set Piece: Kamino Platform" Chris Trevas
98 "Set Piece: Massassi Temple" Chris Trevas
99 "Set Piece: The Invisible Hand" 2008 Chris Trevas
100 "Set Piece: Watto's Shop" Chris Trevas

This article uses material from the "Set Piece" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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