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Doctor Who: Shada (never broadcast)
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MAKE UP AND COSTUMES
DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
The Doctor and Romana visit Time Lord Professor Chronotis who left Gallifrey and now lives a life of academia at St Cedd's College, Cambridge. Meanwhile, scientist Skagra is trying to find a book, The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey, a repository of Time Lord knowledge that Chronotis has in his library and he tries to steal Chronitis' mind to determine its location. But it's been borrowed by one of Chronitis' students, Chris Parsons, unaware that it's actually the key to the ancient Time Lord prison planet of Shada. Skagra intends to free one of the inmates, Salyavin, who posseses tremendous psychic powers.
It's difficult - and indeed unfair - to critique something that was never finished but on the basis of what was eventually released on video, the scrapped Shada looks like it might have been a worthy end to season seventeen and a fitting goodbye from Douglas Adams. Various attempts were made to remount the show until it was turned into a six part BBCi webcast in 2003.
Sunburst - working title
Who: The Television Companion pp.377-378
aliens, time travel
Last Updated: 1 January, 2009
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