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The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Ten 

A lethal booby-trap in the Hydroponic Center awakens the genetically engineered fruit pods in storage, and passengers and crewmen alike start disappearing without trace. There's a murderer ... See full summary »

Director:

Chris Clough

Writers:

Pip Baker (by) (as Pip and Jane Baker), Jane Baker (by) (as Pip and Jane Baker)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Baker ... The Doctor
Bonnie Langford ... Melanie
Michael Jayston ... The Valeyard
Lynda Bellingham ... The Inquisitor
Honor Blackman ... Professor Lasky
Michael Craig ... Commodore
Denys Hawthorne Denys Hawthorne ... Rudge
Malcolm Tierney ... Doland
David Allister David Allister ... Bruchner
Yolande Palfrey Yolande Palfrey ... Janet
Tony Scoggo Tony Scoggo ... Enzu
Arthur Hewlett ... Kimber
Sam Howard Sam Howard ... Atza
Leon Davis Leon Davis ... Ortezo
Mike Mungarvan ... Duty Officer
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A lethal booby-trap in the Hydroponic Center awakens the genetically engineered fruit pods in storage, and passengers and crewmen alike start disappearing without trace. There's a murderer on board and the Doctor means to find out who he or she is. Written by statmanjeff

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1986 (UK) See more »

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Mono | DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (Blu-ray)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode was watched by 4.6 million viewers on its original transmission. See more »

Quotes

The Doctor: You better leave me to cope with this.
Melanie Bush: You?
The Doctor: Hmm. This is a situation that requires tact and finesse. Fortunately I am blessed with both.
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Connections

Featured in The Chronic Rift: Colin Baker: The Sixth Doctor (2018) See more »

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A lot better than I thought.
27 December 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Something has awakened aboard Hyperion III, and one by one, the guests start dying.

No complaints from me this far about this episode, I think it's actually a really good piece of space horror. It's way darker and more serious than the abysmal episodes that would follow in the next season. It's clever in that we're only given a glimpse of the threat facing The Doctor and Mel, but best of all is that cliffhanger (again) I bet that gave a few kids nightmares.

As with Mindwarp I'm finding this way better than I remembered it, the trial is also getting a lot more interesting, it all feels like it's building up towards something sizeable. Very good. 8/10


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