Colin Baker (The Doctor), Miranda Raison (Constance Clarke), Anthony Howell (Tim Hope), Chris Finney (Keith Pottter), Ony Uhiara (Alice Lloyd), Hamish Clark (Norman), Maggie Service (Hilary Ratchett)
The Red House
Colin Baker (The Doctor), India Fisher (Charlotte Pollard), Michael Jayston (The Valeyard), Ashley McGuire (Sergeant), Andree Bernard (Dr Paignton/Constable), Rory Keenan (Ugo), Jessie Buckley (Lina), Kieran Hodgson (Arin/Dennis)
Colin Baker (The Doctor), Janet Langford (Melanie Bush), Michael Jayston (The Valeyard), Liz White (Genesta), Robbie Stevens (Coordinator Storin/Nathemus 1), Susan Earnshaw (Lorelas/Nathemus 2)
Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Matt Fitton
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs
A very special story which at last provides a heroic exit for Colin Baker’s much-loved Time Lord. Four hour-long episodes, connected by the presence of the Valeyard, the entity that exists between The Doctor’s twelth and final incarnations.
The End of the Line by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris.
The Doctor and his latest companion Constance investigate a commuter train that has lost its way…
The Red House by Alan Barnes
The Doctor and Charlotte Pollard arrive on a world that is populated by werewolves.
Stage Fright by Matt Fitton
The Doctor and Flip visit Victorian London, where investigators Jago and Litefoot explore theatrical performances that have echoes of the Doctor’s past lives…
The Brink of Death by Nicholas Briggs
The Doctor and Mel face the final confrontation with The Valeyard – and the Doctor must make the ultimate sacrifice.
Written By: Nicholas Briggs, Alan Barnes, Matt Fitton, Simon Barnard and Paul Morris
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs
The End of the Line
Constance mentions the TARDIS always getting lost.
The Doctor mentions Cartesian geometry, which involves 26 dimensions.
Parallel universes aren’t supposed to meet, hence the word ‘parallel,’ but there are various points in the universe where the parallels collide.
There are other dimensions that, while they can’t be called “evil” since that’s too subjective, are nonetheless darker, but these darker dimensions are usually “safely” away from the nice ones.
The Normans are “Normal Animates,” since “normality” can have various meaning in different realities. They were grown by the Parallel Sect.
The longer the dimensional barriers are broken, the more dimensions collapse into infinity with accelerated “normative entropy”.
The Master uses his TCE.
The Master’s TARDIS is disguised as a ticket machine. The Doctor notes to Constance that The Master’s TARDIS, much like The Master, is a “master of disguise”.
Keith Potter is an avatar, operated by The Master from the safety of his TARDIS.
The Valeyard claims the dimensional nexus point as his domain, where he’s been re-invigorating.
The Red House
Charley says she has encountered fictional highwaymen and Marxist Daleks. (The Doomwood Curse, Brotherhood of the Daleks) She mentions the Jabberwocky and Vortisaurs, but this confuses The Doctor. This is because these events are in the future of his personal timeline. (Zagreus, Storm Warning)
The Valeyard threatens to tell The Doctor of Charley’s true identity, that she is more than just a random castaway in 500,002 but a companion of the Eighth Doctor (The Girl Who Never Was, The Condemned), it is unclear if this means that he now remembers the truth about Charley from this point in his life, or if The Valeyard still has The Doctor’s memories of Mila- Charley having arranged for the Viyrans to alter the Sixth Doctor’s memories of her when she leaves him (Blue Forgotten Planet)- and merely put the pieces together now based on his memories of her parting with the Eighth Doctor.
The Valeyard performs scenes of the Doctor’s past regenerations on stage at the theatre company: a frail man, (The Tenth Planet) a trial with a computer genius and a Scotsman, (The War Games) giant spiders in an army base, (Planet of the Spiders) falling from a great height, (Logopolis) and being poisoned. (The Caves of Androzani)
Jago and Litefoot recall previously meeting The Doctor with a different face. (The Talons of Weng-Chiang, The Justice of Jalxar, The Beast of Kravenos)
Litefoot refers to Percival Quick as “Inspector “. (The Wax Princess)
The Valeyard uses the pseudonym of Timothy Yardvale, which recalls the name he previously used whilst hiding at the dimensional nexus. (The End of the Line)
The Valeyard uses the machine he stole from Doctor Paignton. (The Red House)
The Brink of Death
The TARDIS travels to the Lakertyan system. (Time and the Rani)
The Sixth Doctor says “I’ve had a good innings”. This is one of the lines spoken by him in his alternate regeneration account, Spiral Scratch. The Twelfth Doctor would also mirror this statement when faced with the prospect of his own death. (Before the Flood)
The Sixth Doctor’s final words are “Our future is in safe hands”, spoken in unison with his successor. The Doctor previously said a similar phrase in his first incarnation, and would later say it again in his tenth incarnation. (The Five Doctors, The Day of the Doctor)
The Doctor toasts the companions of his incarnation: Peri, Mel, Evelyn, Flip, Mila, Constance and “all the others”. The Eighth Doctor would do the same thing prior to his regeneration. (The Night of the Doctor)
While in the thralls of regeneration, the Seventh Doctor tells his predecessor that it is”far from being all over”. (The Tenth Planet)
The Sixth Doctor is the second of three incarnations of the Doctor to perish from severe radiation exposure, and also the second to die in an act of self-sacrifice. The Third Doctor let himself be exposed to radiation from a large concentration of Metebelis crystals to seek audience with the Great One and eventually succumbed to it after ten years of being stuck in the Time Vortex While unable to pilot the TARDIS in his deteriorating condition (Planet of the Spiders), and the Tenth Doctor would later put himself in the path of 500,000 rads when Wilfred Mott could not escape a booth about to be filled with radiation unless The Doctor switched places with him to unlock the booth from inside the machine when touching any of the controls would set off the radiation. (The End of Time)
The Sixth Doctor’s choice to avoid going to Lakertya but ending up going anyway, resulting in his death and regeneration, parallels how the Eleventh Doctor wished to avoid Trenzalore when he learned of a prophecy about his downfall occurring once he went there, but eventually chose to, remaining on the planet for so long he began ageing to death before being granted a new regeneration cycle by the Time Lords. (The Name of the Doctor, The Time of the Doctor)
The Doctor remembers his companion Charlotte Pollard as Mila. (Blue Forgotten Planet)
The Doctor gives up the values of his current life in order to make a sacrifice for the greater good of the universe and regenerate into a more capable and dangerous individual. This would later happen in a considerably worse degree when the Eighth Doctor sacrificed the name of “The Doctor”- not just sacrificing his own values, but the ones he carried across all his previous lives- so he could regenerate as a warrior, becoming the War Doctor. (The Night of the Doctor)
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