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A Heart on Both Sides was the eighth story of the seventh season of Big Finish Productions' Short Trips series.

Publisher's summary Edit

After her medical work on Terminus, Nyssa is now the controller of a hospital ship, the Traken. As the universe burns in the crossfire of the Time War, she and her assistant travel to a planet close to Gallifrey where they are needed more than ever. A long time ago, Nyssa knew a Time Lord and understood his people. But it seems they can change...

PlotEdit

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Characters Edit

References Edit

  • Praxis gas can kill a Time Lord through an allergen reaction.
  • Doctor Foster refers to Nyssa as "Controller Nyssa."
  • The Traken is staffed by robot nurses called Sisters and sub-sisters. They look like columns.
  • Reave is a service world that used to be a paradise of purple forests. It is neutral and serves anyone, no matter what side they are on in the Time War.
  • Reave is strategically close to Gallifrey and is a natural source of praxis gas, which has a clean smell like a forest. The world's plants ease the reaction of praxis poisoning because they metabolise the gas, which turns them purple, creating an antitoxin.
  • Foster and Nyssa have travelled together for months. Foster claimed to come from Gloster, an asteroid medical academy with heavy rainfall and endless puddles.
  • Upon hearing a rumour, Foster travelled back in time to make the destruction of the Traken less likely.
  • Isherwood had her second heart surgically removed to be more Reavian.
  • The High Council sanctioned the attacks on Reave.

Notes Edit

  • This story was recorded on 22 November 2016.
  • Even though the Eighth Doctor is in the story, he travels incognito and is never directly referred to as "the Doctor" throughout the story. However, Nyssa recalls travelling with "her Doctor" and in the story the Doctor identifies himself as being three regenerations after travelling with Nyssa.

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