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  Time Lord - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The unauthorised extraction of a Time Lord's bio-data is tantamount to treason (Arc of Infinity).
Time Lord society is full of pomp and ceremony, with artefacts given weighty names like the Hand of Omega, the Eye of Harmony or the Key of Rassilon.
One exception to the Time Lords' defensive weaponry is the demat gun (or dematerialisation gun), a weapon of mass destruction that removes its target from spacetime altogether (The Invasion of Time).
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 The Trial of a Time Lord - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Trial of a Time Lord is the name used on screen for all fourteen episodes comprising the 23rd season (1986) of the original Doctor Who series.
Using the evidence presented from the Matrix, which collects data from the various time zones in which a TARDIS lands and records it, three segments of evidence are shown to prove the Doctor's guilt or otherwise: one from his past, one from his (near) present and one from his own future.
Many fans have attempted to draw an analogy between the Doctor's trial and the programme itself which, at the time, was under threat of cancellation (although the BBC has on many occasions denied that this was the case).
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 Trial of a Time Lord
The opening sequence of "Time", as the TARDIS spins through space and then arcs down a rainbow onto the surface of a new, unseen world, is my favourite ever.
Of course, now I can look at "Time and the Rani" and see that it was aimed more exclusively at that end of the market and, yes, there have been other era's of the show which manage to straddle both better.
But at the same time, I wish I could have made "Time and the Rani"'s detractors see that some of the Who they loved when they were ten was just as innocent, unsophisticated and fun.
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 The Trial of a Time Lord
Time Lord records claim that Ravolox was ravaged by a solar fireball five centuries ago and yet life still exists in abundance.
The sinister prosecutor, the Valeyard, presents the High Council of Time Lords with the second piece of evidence against the Doctor: a dramatic adventure on the planet Thoros-Beta which led to the renegade Time Lord’s summons to the Court of Enquiry.
He admits that he interfered in the trial not out of concern for the Doctor; in fact, he’s hoping that if the Valeyard and the Doctor are set against each other, the battle will end in both their deaths.
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 The Trial of a Time Lord
The trial commences with one of the Doctor's most recent adventures, when he and Peri arrive on the planet Ravolox, a world that was almost destroyed by a solar fireball, and whose inhabitants now live a primitive, tribal existence.
The trial reaches the point when the Doctor is able to present his evidence for the defence.
Popplewick is actually the Valeyard in disguise, and who plans to destroy the Time Lords attending the trial with the use of a particle disseminator.
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 The Trial of a Time Lord Parts 1-4: The Mysterious Planet by Robert Holmes
The Doctor is to stand trial for his crimes of interference in less-developed races, something strictly forbidden by Time Lord law.
The Trial of a Time Lord: Parts 1-4 (unofficially known as The Mysterious Planet) was written by veteran Who writer Robert Holmes, and was essentially his last work for the program before his death.
Anyway, this is the first of the four segments of The Trial of a Time Lord, that much reviled final Colin Baker adventure.
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 NZDWFC: TSV1: Story Review: The Trial of a Time Lord
Trial was, as was often pointed out by the British media, a trial period for the future of the show itself.
Acting, however, was on top form, notably the Time Lord courtroom personalities - the Valeyard (Michael Jayston), the Inquisitor (Lynda Bellingham) and, of course, the good Doctor himself, played by Colin Baker in a more subdued manner than his frantic and often boisterous persona of his seven previous stories.
With the conclusion of Mindwarp, events were right up to date with the time of the trial, and so to conduct his defence, the Doctor picked something from his future, and this is where things started to go disastrously wrong.
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 BBC - Cult - Doctor Who - Episode Guide -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
As it is, The Trial of a Time Lord, viewed as a whole, is simply a mess.
It is, for example, very difficult to believe that in the Time Lord legal system - or indeed in any reasonable legal system - the charge directed at the accused, and even the type of proceedings involved, could really be changed at a moment's notice seemingly on the whim of the prosecuting counsel.
In fact the most disappointing aspect of this segment of The Trial of a Time Lord is the uncharacteristically lacklustre quality of Holmes's scripts, as Willis suggested: 'This...
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 Amazon.com: Books: Doctor Who: Trial of a Time Lord : Mindwarp (Target Doctor Who Library, No 139)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The second part of 'The Trial of a Time Lord', which means you should be looking to ensure you have the rest (that's 'The Mysterious Planet', 'Terror of the Vervoids' and 'The Ultimate Foe').
The first part told a tale of the Doctor's past; this time, we get to see the adventure in which the Doctor was involved when he was taken out of his timestream to be put on trial.
In this segment, the interaction between the trial storyline and the main storyline (which is being presented as evidence) becomes stronger.
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 VH1.com : Movies : Movie : Doctor Who: The Trial of a Time Lord, Episode 6 : Main
In the sixth episode of the season-long continuity "The Trial of a Time Lord," the Valeyar...
In the sixth episode of the season-long continuity "The Trial of a Time Lord," the Valeyard (Michael Jayston) continues to prosecute the Doctor (Colin Baker) for violatin...
In the sixth episode of the season-long continuity "The Trial of a Time Lord," the Valeyard (Michael Jayston) continues to prosecute the Doctor (Colin Baker) for violating the Laws of Time.
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 BBC - Cult - Doctor Who - Episode Guide -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The TARDIS is drawn to a space station where the Doctor is subjected to a Time Lord inquiry into his behaviour, presided over by an Inquisitor.
The Valeyard suggests to the Inquisitor that what started out as a mere inquiry into the Doctor's behaviour should become a trial, and that if he is found guilty the sentence should be the termination of his life.
In the Time Lord courtroom, the Doctor derides the evidence so far presented by the Valeyard.
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As far as I'm concerned, the entire Trial of a Time Lord story was a celebration of twenty-odd years of the series without using old clips, archive footage or old Doctors, just as the series veered towards its ending.
The Trial of a Time Lord is best viewed in its entirety and of all the four individual segments this is the one that holds together the least well on its own but that's because of its part in the wider story.
Trial of a Time Lord was ultimately a failed season.
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 PPS - Programme Preservation Society - Radio TellyScope 21 - The Trial Of The Time Lord
However, they are not the only Time Lords on the planet, the Luddite riots being a convenient cover for the exiled biochemist Time Lady, the evil Rani, to experiment on human subjects as a way of finding a way of controlling the populace under her dictatorship on the planet Miasmia Goria.
The next time we see Mel and the Doctor is when the TARDIS is hijacked by the Rani to the planet Lakertya, but this triggers his next regeneration and as she enters the TARDIS, the sixth Doctor fades away to be replaced by a new, seventh Doctor...
If it were a different time and place, and Colin had been in the job for the length of time that Tom Baker had been, he may have been able to impose his views and got a more coherent consensus from all concerned.
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 fallout   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Clocking in at a stately 55 minutes, we beat The Trial of a Time Lord, at least as it was screened in the Twin Cities, to the punch.
The trial concludes and all of the Doctors depart...
The trial format of a courtroom was adapted for the last of the cut-and-paste variety posters, which attempted and succeeded in getting almost every character from the video onto the poster.
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The opening shot is fantastic, and the trial is set up nicely, although the viewer is left just as confused as the Doctor is. Why the need to put the Doctor on trial again, especially now in his many lives (other than the irony that the series, itself, was on trial too).
This theme of the Time Lords being secretive to the extreme is something that comes right out of Holmes's previous story, The Two Doctors, where we see the Time Lords will go to extreme measures to keep a monopoly on the technology to time travel.
The only past mythology directly used are the Time Lords (but the story isn't even set on Gallifrey and no characters from previous Gallifrey stories appear), Sil (the return of a character from only the previous season, clearly brought back by his creator) and the Master (effectively a regular in the series).
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Doctor Who 30th Anniversary 1963-93 - The Trial of a Time Lord at Epinions.com
For the entire twenty-third season, the good Doctor is put on trial by his own people, the Time Lords, who have grown concerned by his recent activity, and thus decide to try him for interferring and for endangering the lives of his companions of others he comes into contact with.
As the plot moves along, the Doctor and Peri are separated, as the Time Lord is captured by the Underground Dwellers, and Peri is imprisoned by the Tribe of the Free.
As time marches on, the Doctor appears to actually help The Mentors in their quest and lose all the integrity he had once possessed.
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 Doctor Who In Detail 3 - Colin Baker - The Trial of a Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe
The Doctor has also maintained throughout the trial that the matrix evidence has been tampered with, to which the Iquisitor summons the Keeper, who states that it is impossible for anyone to get into the Matrix, let alone change the events.
When the Valeyard's TARDIS explodes, the Doctor returns to the trial room, where the Inquisitor has learnt that the evidence of Peri's death was false, and that she was living as a warrior Queen alonside King Ycarnos.
However, the next time you see Glitz and the Master (talking about the Doctor's imminent switch into a "zombie"), they are definitely standing in front of the scanner screen in the console room.
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 The Trial of a Time Lord by Robert Holmes, Philip Martin, and Pip & Jane Baker
The Trial of a Time Lord was the first story after the infamous 18-month hiatus, when Doctor Who was informed that it had to clean up its act.
It's not as bad as, say, Time and the Rani, but it's by no means a good story.
So The Trial of a Time Lord is a good story, let down mainly by outrageous dialogue and a terribly padded middle.
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 Doctor Who Chronology: Alphabetical Title Index
Invasion of Time, The: 10 000 000 BC, 1900, 1912, 1976, 1978
Time and the Rani: 13 700 000 000 BC, 1984, 1987
Trial of a Time Lord, The: 10 000 000 BC, 1986, 2359, 2379, 2983, 2986, 1 999 500, 2 000 000
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 The Trial of a Time Lord   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The TARDIS is summoned by the Time Lords to a space station.
He reveals that the entire trial is the result of a conspiracy by the corrupt High Council.
The Doctor and Mel, brought to the trial by the Master, pursue the Valeyard into the Matrix and discover he is plotting to destroy the High Council.
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 VH1.com : Movies : Movie : Doctor Who: The Trial of a Time Lord, Episode 9 : Main
The season-long Doctor Who adventure "The Trial of a Time Lord" continued on November 1, 1...
The season-long Doctor Who adventure "The Trial of a Time Lord" continued on November 1, 1986 with episode one of the story's third chapter, "Terror of the Vervoids" (a s...
The season-long Doctor Who adventure "The Trial of a Time Lord" continued on November 1, 1986 with episode one of the story's third chapter, "Terror of the Vervoids" (a subtitle that did not appear onscreen).
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 Review Doctor Who: The Trial of a Time Lord : The Ultimate Foe - Computer Toaster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
"The Trial of a Time Lord" was a controversial period in the history of Doctor Who.
Not only did the story cause a lot of problems with Who continuity, but there was also the added irony that the show was on trial as well (the BBC came close to canceling it that season).
In my opinion, one of the major problems with Who during this time was the pulpy, badly plotted stories of Pip and Jane Baker.
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 BBC - Cult - Doctor Who - Episode guide - Season 23
It was Eric Saward who proposed that the 'new' twenty-third season should have a linking plot in which the Doctor was placed on trial by the Time Lords for his interference in other worlds - a reflection of the fact that Doctor Who itself was still effectively on trial at this point.
Drawing inspiration from Dickens' A Christmas Carol, they decided to structure the plot so that the trial evidence came from three different stages of the Doctor's life - past, present and future - and everything was wrapped up in a fourth segment at the end.
Colin Baker was offered the chance to appear in the first four episodes of the twenty-fourth season in a story to explain the Doctor's regeneration, but he declined to do so, so The Trial of a Time Lord would unexpectedly stand as his last appearance in the series.
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 A Brief History Of Time (Travel): The Trial Of A Time Lord (Segment One)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
For a time, Nathan-Turner and script editor Eric Saward considered salvaging at least some of the stories already being prepared for the new year, albeit with significant alterations.
Around this time, Nathan-Turner had decided that the entire season should be broadcast under a single title: The Trial Of A Time Lord.
Episode one of The Trial Of A Time Lord was broadcast on September 6th, bringing to an end the seventeen-month wait which was Doctor Who's longest hiatus to that point.
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 VH1.com : Movies : Movie : Doctor Who: The Trial of a Time Lord, Episode 12 : Main
In the 12th episode of the season-long continuity "The Trial of a Time Lord," the Valeyard...
In the 12th episode of the season-long continuity "The Trial of a Time Lord," the Valeyard (Michael Jayston), bent upon condemning the Doctor (Colin Baker) for violating...
In the 12th episode of the season-long continuity "The Trial of a Time Lord," the Valeyard (Michael Jayston), bent upon condemning the Doctor (Colin Baker) for violating the Laws of Time, argues that the Doctor's videotaped evidence does not correspond with the facts.
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The Trial of A Time Lord never seemed to me to be a good idea, and this was borne out by the first two "epistopic interfaces".
It would almost be easy to blame their failures -- both Time and the Rani and this installment of the Trial of A Time-Lord -- on a lack of script-editor and an overall lack of vision in the show.
Unfortunately, the Trial was floundering severely by this point, relying on caption cards before the episodes to remind the viewers of what had gone before, and by this time having dragged on quite badly, with no sign of a resolution.
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