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19 January 2013

The Sixth Doctor

First Episode: The Twin Dilemma
Last Episode: The Trial Of A Time Lord

After regenerating the Doctor loses control and tries to kill his companion Peri, quoting that 'In ancient Persian mythology, a Peri is a fairy that is not only good and beautiful but is also known for it's evil'.

 Twins geniuses Romulus and Remus Sylvest,  receive a call from an old man by the name of Proffesor Edgeworth, who then kidnaps the pair and takes them to a base located on a spacecraft run by Gastropod, slug-like creatures. The leader of this race, Mestor, tells Edgeworth to take the Twins to Titan III, another planet, as he wants to use the twins as part of his dastardly scheme.
The father of the twins contacts the authorities who send in commander Hugo Lang, who finds Zanium in the twin's rooms, which is a sign of intergalactic kidnap.

 Lang's ship enters warp speed which it is not equipped to do and it crashes on Titan III, where the TARDIS has also landed and the Doctor is recovering from his previous regeneration..
The Doctor and Peri try to help Lang, who at first, believes them to be enemies.

On Jaconda, Mestor's home planet, he intends on causing an enormous explosion to spread his eggs throughout the Galaxy and  for this, he needs the twins to solve the necessary equation needed.
The Doctor and Peri try to prevent Mestor's plan from commencing, when the Doctor recognises Edgeworth as a Time Lord called Azmael, who used to be his friend on Galifrey.
Azmael however, kills himself in the process of killing Mestor and freeing his prisoners along with the twins.

The Doctor stands trial


The Time Lords take the Doctor out of time and place him on a Galifreyan trial ship.
Although not knowing why he has been brought there, the news that he may stand trial, does not come as a large surprise to him.
He is found guilty of interfering too much with the affairs of other planets and species and 'unbecoming' a Time Lord.
While The Inquisitor takes notes and observes, the Valeyard, who is comprised of the darker aspects of the Doctor's character, supplies knowledge from the greatest power and information databank in the universe,  known as the Matrix.
The first piece of evidence shown, deals with the affairs of the planet Ravalox.
This is where along with Peri, the Doctor discovers that Ravalox is in fact Earth shifted from it's original position in the solar system and that it has almost been completely destroyed by a fire that has been raging for over a thousand years. Two Rogue criminals, Sabalom Glitz and Dibber arrive on Ravalax to retrieve a series of data  hidden by a race of Andromedans called The Sleepers.
The planet is inhabited by the Tribe of The Free, a group of humans led by Queen Katryca who believes that a space article is in fact a sacred object from the Gods. Another tribe who call themselves the Underground Dwellers, believe in the 'Three Sacred Books and worship the element of water, as they believe it is the last source of liquid since the fireball struck earth. All live in fear of the immortal one, Drathro, a robot who lives in secret with the dwellers and depends entirely on the 'Black Light' that the space object provides. The Doctor and Peri,, assisted by a dweller, members of the tribe of The Free and Drathros' human assistants, manage to destroy the robot.
The trial has now officially begun...


Arriving on Thoros-Beta, Peri and they Doctor encounter Sil, a slimy, and short hostile alien whom they have met  before and here, they are accused of killing the Raak, an experimental creature created by a scientist named Crozier.
With Sil not believing the Doctor had nothing to do with the murder, he links him up to One Of Croziers machines to extract the truth from the Time Lord. But it alters the Doctor's mind, causing him to become hostile to all those around him, including Peri and  he soon finds himself becoming an ally of the Mentors, Sil's fellow species.
 This process wakes King Yrcanos, a warrior of the Krontep who was also one of Croziers tests.
The King and Peri ally themselves to stop both the Doctor and the Mentors, after the Time Lord tries to kill Peri by dragging her outside and chaining her to the Rocks of Sorrow. Sil's Superior Lord Kiv is weakening and Crozier discovers that he needs a new body. He makes an agreement that in order to save possible embarrassment, he would have Sil killed and use the body of Peri. 
The transfer is a success but Yrcanos kills himself and Peri to save everyone else.
It has not yet been discovered that the scenes at the trial and the Doctors part in them, has largely been distorted by the Valeyard. And so the trial continues.

The Doctor and Mel meet the Vervoids.

Struck by grief over the death of Peri, the Doctor is given a chance to present his version of evidence, which takes place on the space cruise liner, the HYPERION III. The Doctor and Melanie Bush, a  techno genius, receive a distress call emitting from Hyperion III, but when they arrive, they find that the May-day call was faked.
When security officer Rudge brings the Doctor and Mel to Commodore Travers, he reports that since his arrival, a man has already died.
Although they have have met before, the Commodore confines them to passenger quarters, where a species called Mogarians are homed, as their planet, Mogar is close to the ship.
Mel, while in the gym recieves a mysterious message and goes to investigate. She enters the cargo hold, where she meets, Edwards, a communications officer and asks him to show her around.
They enter a chamber where only sunlight is allowed and where mysterious pods are stored. These pods were found by Proffessor Lasky, another passenger.
When Edwards goes to enter the into the room, he is electrocuted and drops to the ground dead and an alien hand bursts out of one of the pods.
The Doctor, Mel, Lasky and the Commodore discover that the plant-like creatures in the Pods, Vervoids, have escaped. Rudge tries to steer the ship into the Black hole of Tartarus as he is working for the Vervoids. The Doctor uses Vionesium, a virus that destroys plant life, to kill the Vervoids and stop their plan from reaching earth and killing all of "Animal kind". The Doctor finds that he has no choice  but to wipe out the whole species of Vervoids, using the Magnesium.
But although he saves humanity, the Time Lords disapprove and the Valeyard charges him with  Article 7 of Galifereyan Law- Genocide...

The Valeyard- The Doctor's darker side

With no more evidence, the Time Lords call upon two witnesses to help the Doctors case, Melanie, and Sabalom Glitz who helped the Doctor on Ravalox, despite Glitz's criminal nature.
The Master than reveals himself to have been tampering with the Matrix, which is a serious crime and here's where we find out that the Valeyard is in fact the Doctor's darker side, somewhere in-between his twelfth and final incarnations. (Like the Dream Lord)
Glitz gives evidence that the reason he was on Ravalox was to retrieve data that had been stolen by the Andromedan Sleepers. The Time Lords then tracks the Sleepers to their secret base on Earth and drag the planet across time and space, almost annihilating all life in the process.
The Doctor and Glitz try to stop the Valeyard and the Master by entering the fictional virtual reality of the Matrix.
They come across the Fantasy Factory, the workplace of a Mr Popplewick who is assisted by Mr JJ Chambers, who turns out to be the Valeyard in disguise.
Bribed by the Master with the secrets he was looking for on Ravalox to lead the Doctor to the Valeyard, Glitz returns to the Fantasy Factory and there he finds the Master.  Mr Popplewick catches him and Glitz persuades him to lead him and the Doctor to Chambers. Glitz escapes with the data to the Master's TARDIS. In a fake version of the trial room, the Doctor is taken to face the charges of Genocide but his plan is prevented when the real Mel stops him from going.
Mr Popplewick turns out to be the Valeyard in yet another disguise, who is hiding a 'particle disseminator', a device that scatters particles. The Doctor blows up the Fantasy Factory and when the Matrix screen explodes, Mel saves the Time Lord from being killed.

. The Doctor destroyes the Valeyard and escapes saving the rest of the Time Lords from the Valeyard's plan. The Inquisitor offers the Doctor the chance to become president of Galifrey but he refuses and decides that the Inquisitor should take the role herself. She tells the Doctor that Peri survived and married King Yrcanos.
As the Doctor and Mel leave and the Inquisitor and other Time Lords depart, she gives orders to the keeper of the Matrix... the Valeyard...

Colin Baker's Regeneration scene was really meant to take place in the following story 'Time and the Rani' but he was fired before this could take place. This meant that this is his actual last story, as Sylvester McCoy, the seventh Doctor dressed up as Baker and filmed his own regeneration at the epilogue of episode one of 'Time and the Rani'.

*Not sure why some of the text looks like it's been copied and pasted.


  1. Okay. I've decided I'm going to start collecting these books. I can't believe there are 100s! Holy smokes! And they keep coming out? How can a person collect them all??? Maybe I'll get the dvds too..

    1. Mimi there's not only books but audio tapes as well. And yeah they just keep on coming out.
      If I lived to be a 1000, I still wouldn't be able to collect them all, unless I become a billionaire.

  2. I missed Colin Baker entirely it is a long story but in 1984 I was a Robot Submarine Pilot and spent my time in a small steel cabin operating a remote control submarine. Then in 1985 I was in this accident that leapt me through time at least a couple of years sort of. So much of the eighties is a blur of blurness (not the band by the way although I quite like them. Basically when people say Colin Baker I just look confused and point a lot. I don't think Dr Who was at its best at this point and they were loosing viewing numbers but I cant remember because it is all a blur

    1. I quite liked Colin Baker as the Doctor, although the episodes were very violent, but then I don't always like happy endings.

      In 1984, my mum was a circus freak travelling through Andromeda. She used to carry miniature elephants on her eyelids.

    2. Your mums career in the circus reminded me of an album by the Tiger Lilies. It can get a bit rude ans explicit in places but I have found a track that she might let you listen too as long as you keep your fingers in your ears and shout la la la la la la la la la a lot

      it you does not approve please delete my comment ASAP

    3. Er...erm...well that was interesting. I really didn't know what to think after listening to that. Mum liked it though, it reminded her of her old career.

      And mum says a lot worse things.

  3. Great job Spawn, I'm a little behind because I have been sick but catching up on the story is a joy.

  4. Thank you Shea and I hope that you are feeling much better.