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The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Nine 

As the trail continues, the Doctor presents an event from his future as evidence of his reform.

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The Valeyard
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Denys Hawthorne ...
Rudge
Yolande Palfrey ...
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Kimber
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Atza
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With the case for the prosecution concluded, the Doctor begins his presentation for the defense. Afforded the same privileges as the Valeyard, with access to the Matrix, the Doctor presents evidence that's to take place in his own future. Now in the company of a new, energetic traveling companion named Mel, the Time Lord answers a mayday from the Hypherion III. a luxury star-liner that ferries between planets Moga and Earth. Brought before Commodore Tonker Travers, an old acquaintance of the Doctor's, the Time Lord is dismayed that Travers is far from pleased at his presence. The Commodore knows from experience that, whenever the eccentric time traveler appears, all hell breaks loose. Confined to guest areas of the ship, the Doctor and Mel attempt to discover who sent the mayday, but it's an investigation that will lead to a more alarming threat than either could have dared to imagine, one which involves a web of intrigue and a dark secret concealed within the ship's cargo hold. Written by Robert McElwaine

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1 November 1986 (UK)  »

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Because script editor Eric Saward had resigned in an well documented row with John Nathan-Turner, there is no Script editor credit for esp 9,10,11 and 12 of this story . Nathan-Turner turner worked as script editor. See more »

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Commodore Travers: If I seem to lack gratitude, young woman...
The Doctor: Melanie, known as Mel.
Commodore Travers: ...it is because on the previous occasion that the Doctor's path crossed mine, I found myself involved in a web of mayhem and intrigue.
The Doctor: Ah, saved your ship, though, Commodore.
Commodore Travers: Yes, you did, though whether it would have been at risk without your intervention is another matter.
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