The story revolves around the planet Shada, on which the Time Lords have constructed a high security prison for some of the Universe's most dangerous criminals. Skagra, a flawed genius from the planet Dronoid, wishes to create a "Universal Mind" in which all the pooled knowledge of the universe's greatest criminals would be placed at his disposal and with which he intends to take control of the Universe. Skagra wants to go to Shada to extract the knowledge of the criminals who have been imprisoned there. Unfortunately for Skagra, knowledge of the location of Shada has been deliberately hidden by the Time Lords, but Skagra discovers that there is a Time Lord living on Earth in the twentieth century who may hold the key to its location. This Time Lord is masquerading as a professor at St. Cedd's College, Cambridge and calling himself Professor Chronotis. Sensing danger, Chronotis calls for the assistance of his old friend and protégé, the Doctor. The story climaxes in a battle for ...
Cambridge, 1979. An invisible spaceship. A mind-eating sphere. A crazed scientist. A retired Time Lord. A lost Gallifreyan artefact. An ancient prison planet. A race across the universe...
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Another book in Chris' room is "Hyperspace Bypass Planning Laws". This is yet another reference to Hitchhikers's Guide to the Galaxy. See more
For the first two-thirds of the story, Clare's hair is pulled back and tied in a bun. Then starting with the scene where she learns to fix and fly a TARDIS, her hair is loose and in large wavy curls, which it couldn't be even if she'd released her hair from the bun; it's too well-styled. Then in the dénouement, her hair is back up in a tight bun. See more
I just mouthed the words like everyone else.
At the Time Academy Induction ceremony, you know: "I swear to protect the ancient law of Gallifrey with all my might and main, I will to the end of my days with justice and with honour temper my actions and my thoughts."
Pompous lot, all words and no action.