The TARDIS lands on Manussa where Tegan once again gets possessed by the Mara, who plan to break into the physical world.
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As with Kinda, Christopher Bailey
infused the names he chose for Snakedance with various hidden meanings. Buddhist terms again made an appearance, inspiring Manussa ("the human realm"), Tanha ("craving") and Dugdale (from duggati, "unhappy existence"). Dojjen was an homage to Dogen, a Zen master who lived in thirteenth-century Japan. Dugdale had earlier been called Duchan (a platform used by Hebrew priests), while Chela was named for a Hindi word meaning "religious disciple". See more
Once, a man fell asleep, dreamt he was a frog. When we woke up, he didn't know if he was a man who'd dreamt he was a frog or a frog who was now dreaming he was a man.
Referenced in Doctor Who: Time Crash