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Old October 19 2014, 09:36 PM   #1156
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Re: Last Classic Who Story you watched

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Didn't The Master reveal Peri's fate towards the end of Trial Of A Time Lord in episode 13? "She's a queen, married to that warmongering fool Ycarnos" or something like that. The episode is credited to Robert Holmes, although perhaps it was written in by either Saward or the Bakers after his death?


Also regarding Peri's death I think there were tentative plans to have her die in the original season 23, which would force the Sixth Doctor to mend his ways or something like that.
The Master told the court about Peri and the Inquisitor told the Doctor after he returned from teh Matrix. And after Robert Holmes died Eric Saward rewrote the finale, but JNT wasn't happy about the rewriting and the Bakers finally rewrote the 14th ep. part.
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Old October 19 2014, 09:57 PM   #1157
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Yeah... Peri's departure is a mess of different writers/producers changing the idea (and Mindwarp is the story that plays best with 'Is this what happened, or is it faked evidence?' idea. And even then it is a bit of a mess).
The good thing is that it leaves uncertainty for later writers: personally, I think that 'Peri died as a result of body transplant, and that was the end' is the most effective end to her story. But there are some very good stories which follow on from the alternatives.
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Old October 20 2014, 01:08 AM   #1158
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There is a novel where Peri returns to earth-"Bad Therapy" by Matt Jones (Who wrote the Impossible planet/Satan pit episodes in season 2). It's one of the later Seventh Doctor New Adventures.

On that note it's interesting how the Sixth Doctor is treated in the New Adventures, he's basically sort of treated like the War Doctor, as a 'bad' incarnation that the others aren't too fond of, or even fear. There's one novel in particular-Head Games I believe-where if I remember correctly,the Sixth is 'ressurected' in the Land Of Fiction and comes to blows with his seventh self. Even some of the Sixth Doctor missing adventures sort of have this attitude. However time has been kinder to Colin Baker/The Sixth Doctor with the Big Finish audios of course.
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Old October 20 2014, 01:28 AM   #1159
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Personally, the 7th Doctor always seems the most like the War Doctor. All 6th ever did was be a bit crotchety and full of himself. He never would have treated Peri (or even Mel) like the 7th treated Ace (choking Peri doesn't count as something bad he did because he was basically insane right after regenerating,he never showed the slightest capability of acting like that after he stabilized). There is no real reason he'd be "feared" or "hated" by his other incarnations, except maybe because a writer might be biased against him. Now, I'm definitely biased toward the 6th Doctor, but honestly his "bad" attitude gets blown out of proportion sometimes.

He was an incarnation that was rougher personality wise than some of what came before (although from what little I've seen the 1st Doctor had his moments), but I think that he wasn't as mean as his reputation sometimes makes him out to be, and honestly I've seen Doctor's act just as full of themselves (if not more so), and I've seen Doctor's be ruder, too. 6th may win when it comes to just being argumentative, but I think (even just based on his TV appearances) he was a good man, regardless of what you think of his fashion sense or sometimes rough personality.
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Old October 20 2014, 02:22 AM   #1160
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Personally, the Sixth Doctor almost didn't have a personality until Big Finish polished him up. While BF certainly followed up on the Caves of Androzani direction for the Fifth in their audios, and the Seventh was pretty established by the time BF began working on him, the Sixth was just a younger version of the First on the show. Twin Dilemma aside, he was just a full-of-himself old man, with a ridiculous outfit to boot.

BF just expanded on him, justifying his behavious as a drastic retooling of himself following the Fifth. But he mellowed over time, mostly due to Evelyn Smythe, returning to his more jovial ways as the Fourth. Though they're on their way to making him an ambivalent character again, with the newer companion of his. But anyway.
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