The Doctor and company drop in on the planet Atrios, whose inhabitants are in an interplanetary war with their twin planet Zeos. Although Astra, Princess of Atrios, wishes for peace, the Marshal, her commander of the military, does not share her views. So, while the TARDIS is in orbit around the planet, the Marshal targets the Doctor for destruction. Written by
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The story was originally called Armageddon. It was Douglas Adams
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Where's your joy in life? Where's your optimism?
It opted out.
Optimism: belief that everything will work out well. Irrational, bordering on insane.