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The Conscript was the third story in the audio anthology The Eighth Doctor: The Time War 1, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by Matt Fitton and featured Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor and Rakhee Thakrar as Bliss.

Publisher's summary

Cardinal Ollistra has a new tactic to persuade the Doctor to join his people’s fight. With his friends locked away, he has been conscripted alongside fellow Gallifreyans to train for the front lines of battle.

Commandant Harlan has a reputation – his camp’s regime is harsh. He believes the Time Lords must adapt to win this war, but the Doctor is not easily intimidated.

Can there be any place for dissent when the Time War looms so close?

Plot

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Cast

References

  • Ollistra views recent events via the Matrix, retrieved through the Doctor's TARDIS.
  • Tamasan has recently experienced her second regeneration.
  • She traces Bliss's entire timeline via her biodata, finding her ancestry is from the South Asia subcontinent.
  • "Rassilon's blood" and "what in Arcadia?" are Gallifreyan exclamations.
  • The Doctor's squad, "red seven," builds staser cannons.
  • The Doctor describes the sonic screwdriver as an ongoing project, constantly developing modifications.
  • The Doctor shouts to the conscripts "You are not Sontarans!"
  • A Dalek hunter drone infiltrates, scans, and broadcasts back. It's the new hunter-class, with gunsticks.
  • The Doctor mentions the Moonlight Bloom, a sign of peace, now a sign of cowardice.
  • The Daleks' gunsticks now have regeneration inhibitors.
  • The Doctor describes the Time War as an "arms race."
  • There are outer transduction fields and sky trenches protecting Tenacity.
  • Transmat bracelets are used.
  • Ollistra gives the Doctor a new, different coloured screwdriver.
  • The Doctor's TARDIS is still repairing. It can move in space if not yet time.

Notes

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Continuity

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