Aboard a hyperspace prison ship, two justice machines called the Megara, known for swift verdicts and harsh punishments, arrest the Doctor for breaking an infraction, with trial and execution to be carried out immediately.
Did You Know?
, Mary Tamm
and Susan Engel
were scathing about this episode on the DVD commentary. Baker described it as "the longest episode in the history of Doctor Who", Tamm said they deserved medals for having sat through it and Engel questioned how it could even have been transmitted. See more
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According to article 3, subsection 1-3-5 of the legal code: we, the Megara, are not permitted to read the memory cells of any beings except when they are unable to present their evidence by reason of death, unconsciousness or natural stupidity.
Stop. I have new evidence.
Too late. I've just been executed.