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
Did You Know?
According to the DVD Commentary Michael Craig
was under the impression he had been cast in this because of his same sort of role in the infamous Triangle
(1981). But Chris Clough
, the director who cast him, denies this saying he had not seen Triangle. See more
If I seem to lack gratitude, young woman...
Melanie, known as Mel.
...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.
Ah, saved your ship, though, Commodore.
Yes, you did, though whether it would have been at risk without your intervention is another matter.