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The Doctor battles the assassin inside the matrix dreamscape, while the Master tries to bring about his death in the real world.
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The freeze-frame ending to this episode is one of the most controversial scenes in the history of the series. It was the subject of a complaint by Mary Whitehouse
following its transmission and she received an apology from the Director-General of the BBC, Charles Curran, who acknowledged that the violence of the scene was too strong. The master tape was edited following her complaint to remove the final seconds. However, the edited footage survives due to a U-matic recording made by BBC Enterprises and a domestic recording made by fan Ian Levine
. This footage was used to restore the episode's original ending for the serial's DVD release in 2009. See more
When the hunter is looking at his map, his bandoleer of cartridges is shown in close-up. The shells clearly have no primers, meaning that (in real life, though perhaps not in the virtual reality the scenario takes place in) the shells would be inert and therefore useless. See more
We have him now, but beware. The Doctor is never more dangerous than when the odds are against him.