Maxil was a member of the Gallifreyan Chancellery Guard. Zealous and humourless, he stunned the Fifth Doctor with a staser blast and confined him in a cell under the Capitol to await the judgment of Lord President Borusa and the High Council of the Time Lords. ( TV: )
Arc of Infinity
He was promoted to
Castellan shortly after the death of Andred. ( AUDIO: , Lies ) After siding with Imperiatrix Pandora and Inquisitor Darkel in the Gallifreyan Civil War, he was demoted back to Commander. ( AUDIO: )
Behind the scenes Edit
Maxil was portrayed by Colin Baker, who later became the Sixth Doctor. As a result of Baker being chosen to succeed Peter Davison as the Doctor, the character of Maxil was dropped from the twentieth anniversary story .
The Five Doctors Maxil shoots the Fifth Doctor at one point during As a result, Baker has often joked that he gained the role of the Doctor by shooting the incumbent.
Arc of Infinity. Colin Baker has said he made the suggestion that, in , Commander Maxil should have arrested the Doctor and taken him into the court room on The Mysterious Planet Space Station Zenobia.
This was the first time that a future actor to play a Doctor was involved in an earlier production on screen. Baker would be succeeded in this regard by Peter Capaldi. Prior to being cast as the Twelfth Doctor in 2013, Capaldi played Lobus Caecilius in TV: in The Fires of Pompeii 2008 and John Frobisher in in Torchwood: Children of Earth 2009. Furthermore, David Tennant participated in several Doctor Who audio dramas for Big Finish Productions (the first being ) before being cast as the Colditz Tenth Doctor.
Justin Richards had suggested that, in , Maxil should be revealed as the Sixth Doctor, who chose to remain on Gallifrey in the timeline in which The Inquiry Minyos was not destroyed by the time bomb. However, Gary Russell felt that this development would be too complicated.
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