|Attack Of The Cybermen
The TARDIS is commandeered by the mercenary Lytton and a group of
Cybermen, who are using another captured time machine to travel back to
1985. There, the Cybermen intend to use Halley's Comet to obliterate the
Earth, thus preventing the destruction of their home planet Mondas in
1986 and perverting the course of history. Taken prisoner on Telos, the
Doctor and Peri escape and ally themselves with the native Cryons. But
in order to stop the Cyber plot, they may have to rely on none other
than Lytton, whose motivations remain a mystery to all.
by Paula Moore,
directed by Matthew Robinson
|Vengeance On Varos
When the TARDIS runs out of vital Zyton-7 ore, the Doctor makes an
emergency landing on the planet Varos, which is rich in the mineral.
Varos is a former penal colony whose residents now derive pleasure
purely from the televised tortures which perpetually pass across their
screens. The Governor of Varos is engaged in negotiations with the
ruthless sluglike businessman Sil, who is trying to cheat the Varosians
out of their rightful profit on Zyton-7. It is up to the Doctor and Peri
to stop Sil's plans, and break the natives of Varos out of their daily
cycle of video nasties.
by Philip Martin,
directed by Ron Jones
|The Mark Of The Rani
The TARDIS is drawn to Earth during the Luddite Uprisings. There, the
Master is once again trying to alter the planet's history, while an evil
Time Lady called the Rani is also present, extracting chemicals from the
brains of local workers for her own use. As a result of the Rani's
experiments, rioting amongst the workers is intensifying, threatening
the work of famed engineer George Stephenson. It falls to the Doctor and
Peri to foil the uneasy partnership between the two villains and restore
Earth's history to its proper course.
by Pip and Jane
Baker, directed by Sarah Hellings
|The Two Doctors
The Time Lords send the Second Doctor and Jamie to Space Station Camera,
to put an end to temporal experiments being conducted by Dastari, an old
friend of the Doctor's. Dastari has genetically augmented a savage
Androgum named Chessene, who has forged an alliance with the Sontarans.
They kidnap the Doctor and take him to Seville, where they plan to
isolate the Rassilon Imprimature: the genetic code which allows Time
Lords to travel through the vortex. The Sixth Doctor and Peri rescue
Jamie and follow the others to Seville, in a race against time with the
Doctor's past and future at stake.
by Robert Holmes,
directed by Peter Moffatt
The Doctor and Peri arrive on Karfel, which is ruled by an enigmatic
tyrant known as the Borad who wields the power of a space-time tunnel
called the Timelash. Investigating, the Doctor learns that the Timelash
connects Karfel to nineteenth-century Scotland, where a young HG Wells
becomes embroiled in the Borad's schemes. Meanwhile, the Borad stokes
the fires of war with Karfel's neighbours, the Bandrils. He plans to use
the conflict to repopulate Karfel with beings such as himself: a
hideously mutated cross between a human and a reptilian Morlox. And Peri
will be but the first...
by Glen McCoy, directed by
|Revelation Of The Daleks
The Doctor and Peri go to Necros to attend the funeral of an old friend of
the Doctor's. There they discover that Davros is posing as the Great
Healer of Tranquil Repose, a famed institution where the terminally ill
can be placed in suspended animation until a cure for their ailment is
found. Davros is experimenting on the comatose bodies to produce a new
race of Daleks loyal to himself. To defeat his old foe, the Doctor may
have no choice but to ally himself with the original Daleks on Skaro.
by Eric Saward,
directed by Graeme Harper
|The Trial Of A Time Lord (Segment One)
The TARDIS is summoned by the Time Lords to a space station. There, the
Doctor, suffering from amnesia and unable to remember what happened to
Peri, is put on trial again for interfering with other cultures. The
Doctor elects to act as his own defense attorney; his prosecutor is a grim
figure who calls himself the Valeyard. Using the Matrix, the Valeyard
shows the court an adventure of the Doctor and Peri on Ravolox in the far
future. The surface of Ravolox was supposed to have been destroyed by a
solar flare, but instead the time travellers find it perfectly habitable
and home to the barbaric Tribe of the Free, led by the warlike Queen
Katryca. The companions soon discover that Ravolox is actually Earth,
having somehow been moved light years across space, and that a second race
of people lives underground, governed by the robot Drathro. Also on the
planet are two conmen, Glitz and Dibber, who have come to steal Drathro's
secrets. But Drathro is dying, and his passing will set into motion a
chain of events which will tear Ravolox apart.
by Robert Holmes, directed by Nicholas Mallett
|The Trial Of A Time Lord (Segment Two)
At the Doctor's trial by the Time Lords for interference, the Valeyard
presents the Doctor and Peri's most recent adventure. The dying words of a
Thordon warlord send the pair to Thoros Alpha, home of the Mentors --
including their old foe, Sil. The Mentor leader, Kiv, has had his
intelligence enhanced by the human geneticist Crozier, but now his brain
is outgrowing his skull. Crozier sets his eyes on Peri as the new host for
Kiv's brain. But when the Doctor appears to turn evil under the effects of
one of Crozier's devices, it is left to the berserk warlord King Yrcanos
to save his companion.
by Philip Martin, directed by Ron Jones
|The Trial Of A Time Lord (Segment
It is the Doctor's turn to argue his case against the Time Lord's
accusations of meddling at his trial. He presents an adventure from his
future when he is travelling with an Earth computer programmer named Mel.
Summoned for help by his old friend Captain Travers, it is up to the
Doctor to solve a series of murders happening on board Travers' ship.
Amidst a web of genetic manipulation and political maneuvering, the Doctor
discovers that the botanical experiments of a scientific team on the ship
has resulted in the creation of a new race of monsters, the Vervoids, who
will stop at nothing to destroy all non-plant life.
by Pip and Jane Baker, directed by Chris Clough
|The Trial Of A Time Lord (Segment
As the Doctor's trial by the Time Lords for interfering in galactic
affairs nears its conclusion, the Master appears in the courtroom,
speaking from within the Matrix. He reveals that the entire trial is the
result of a conspiracy by the corrupt High Council. Drathro's creators had
stolen Matrix secrets and fled to Earth; in revenge, the High Council
ravaged the Earth, rechristened it Ravolox, and changed its position in
space to cover up their deeds. More importantly, the Valeyard is not who
he seems -- he is actually the Doctor, or more precisely the distillation
of the Doctor's evil side between his twelfth and final regeneration. The
Doctor and Mel, brought to the trial by the Master, pursue the Valeyard
into the Matrix and discover he is plotting to destroy the High Council.
The Master has also summoned Glitz, however, and allies himself with the
crook in his own bid for power.
by Robert Holmes and Pip and Jane Baker, directed by Chris
At the conclusion of the trial, it is revealed that Peri has elected to
wed King Yrcanos. Mel travels on with the Doctor.