In a 19th century mining village, a renegade Time Lady known as The Rani is draining brain fluid from local men, turning them savage and berserk. It is here The Master plans to coerce her help in his vengeance upon The Doctor while also establishing a power base for controlling Earth's future. Written by
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The music score for this story was provided by composer Jonathan Gibbs
. John Lewis
was originally hired to compose the score, but a sudden onset of illness - which ultimately resulted in his death - prevented him being able to finish the work and forced the production team to give the assignment to Gibbs just after Lewis had completed scoring the first episode. Lewis' score for the first episode was included on the DVD release. See more
When the Doctor dangles above the pit, one of his three attackers falls in. A moment later there is a close-up of three pairs of hands aiming weapons at him. This shot belonged to an earlier part of the sequence, before they arrived at the pit. See more
[the Master has The Doctor captive and is bragging yet again
Oh, do stop squabbling and get on with it!
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