The Tardis lands on Pluto in the far future. Instead of being a lifeless rock, there's scented air, massive buildings, six suns, a human population subjugated by crippling taxes from a government called "The Company," and a man about to commit suicide.
Did You Know?
On the DVD commentary, Pennant Roberts
says that the positions in the chess match between the Doctor and K9 were based on the endgame of a match between Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. However, Kasparov never played Fischer. It is probable that the set-up was based on another match, perhaps the 1972 World Chess Championship between Fischer and Boris Spassky. It is ironic if the match in this story was indeed based on a Fischer endgame, since Fischer left the United States after a dispute over back taxes See more
[told to go steal
Suppose I refuse to go?
It was just a passing thought.
Referenced in Running from the Taxman