Fey and Izzy return the Doctor to Gallifrey, where he enters the Matrix to save himself. When an Academy dropout takes an unhealthy interest in him, the Doctor and his companions are lured into a society that threatens the existence of Gallifrey... and Rassilon himself.
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- Eighth Doctor
- Izzy Sinclair
- Fey Truscott-Sade
- Castellan Tenion
- Tubal Cain
Time Lord history
- Rassilon states he wrote the "principles of non-intervention".
- In the Endgame trade paperback, Alan Barnes stated this was both meant to be a return to the strip's version of Gallifrey - "'our' Gallifrey, as opposed to the arcane Looms and Houses of the New Adventures" - and a large "US comics-style Event" to prelude the Doctor's fake regeneration.
- Part of the plot, including an entire chapter, were cut from the story. Barnes would go on to turn the visuals and ideas from that chapter into his audio drama Neverland.
- The idea of a fake regeneration and "Doctor" was proposed by Scott Gray to Gary Gillatt in 1994. Gillatt remembered it in 1996, after the TV Movie, and decided the fake Doctor should resemble Nick Briggs' fan-audio Doctor, who had already been shown as a potential future Doctor in Party Animals.
- The events of COMIC: The Stockbridge Horror are referred to, and the High Evolutionaries of COMIC: The Tides of Time appear.
- The Threshold's clients in COMIC: Fire and Brimstone are retconned to be Rassilon and the Evolutionaries rather than the Time Lords, which is elaborated on in COMIC: Wormwood.
- The events of the Black Sun War are mentioned. (COMIC: Star Death, 4-D War, Black Sun Rising)