1. Introduction [Reviews - 0] (836 words)
'The Trial Of A Time Lord' had always produced a mixed reaction from me, not least because of the final two episodes in the arc entitled 'The Ultimate Foe'. Beset with problems and disagreements behind the scenes, the final episode in particular felt terribly underwhelming with some large plot holes and a noticeable load of technobabble.
This is a pity, cause at its heart, 'Trial' is an ambitious story with some memorable scenes, so after watching 2019's Season 23 blu-ray set, I got the idea of doing some rewrites to the story, giving a bit more explanation to the plot and adding some unused ideas from Eric Saward's original script for Episode 14 to give a more dramatic finale. I also decided to add in Peri as a witness to the Doctor's trial, as the revelation of her survival after 'Mindwarp' had always made me wonder why the Master did not transport her to the space station along with Mel and Glitz. In addition, I added a new scene in the Matrix with some old foes of the Doctor and I also tried to add a bit more clarity to the Valeyard's identity in order to establish what he is and how he came into being...
Credit for the original story goes to Robert Holmes, Eric Saward and Pip & Jane Baker. The story is written for entertainment purposes only and no copyright infringement is intended in any of the material I've reused.
Now sit back and enjoy as we transport you to... The Fantasy Factory.