This wasn't the first appearance I wrote for Saavik's third regeneration
(where regeneration in Time Lord idiom is a synonym for
incarnation). That was The
Night Visitors, in prose not cartoons, set some months later than
this. After the Doctor had gone the last part of his seventh regeneration and
all his eighth to date unusually without a traveling companion (for reasons
shown in Angels and
Aces), the ice was broken with Buffy spending the summer of '98 in
the TARDIS (as shown in What I
Did On My Summer Vacation). When Buffy left I felt compelled to allow
the Doctor to return to his characteristic tendency to keep someone around to
But that was Christmas 1998, and 1999 was the year I was converting my weekly online fanfiction efforts from prose to cartoons. I realized I was going to need to know what Saavik Three looked like. But then ... well, that comes into the commentary on later cartoons.
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