While the Doctor endeavors to amend putting Romana in great peril, she experiences a foretaste of Skonnos's fate on the ravaged planet Crinoth, and a shocked but undeterred Soldeed gets a glimmer of how he's been used by the Nimon.
Did You Know?
This serial was supposed to have been followed by one more, Shada, but due to a strike, production of Shada was abandoned, making this a premature season finale. As such it marked the end of several eras:
-This is the final story in which David Brierley voices K9. -It featured the final use of the original 1963 arrangement of the "Doctor Who Theme", from the 1967 remix by Delia Derbyshire
, as well as the last use of the diamond-shaped series logo and "tunnel" opening sequence by Bernard Lodge, which had been in place (with some modifications) since Doctor Who: The Time Warrior: Part One
(1973). The opening credits image of Tom Baker
, now close to six years old, is also retired. -This is also the last story to be scored by composer Dudley Simpson
. -Further, this story marked the final appearance of the Fourth Doctor wearing his "original" trademark scarf and coat before they were replaced in the next story by their burgundy counterparts. See more
Well, come on, old girl. There's quite a few millennia left in you yet.
Thank you, Doctor.
Not you. The TARDIS.