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|The Ultimate Foe|
|Based on:||The Ultimate Foe|
|Publisher:||Target Books, W.H. Allen|
|Writer:||Pip and Jane Baker|
|Read by:||Michael Jayston|
|Cover by:||Alister Pearson|
|Release date:||15 September 1988|
|Format:||Hardcover and paperback editions; 25 Chapters, 126 Pages|
|Terror of the Vervoids||Time and the Rani|
Publisher's summary Edit
While the Doctor asserts that the evidence of the Matrix, the repository of all Time Lord knowledge, has been tampered with, the mysterious and vengeful prosecuting council, the Valeyard, is confident that the Doctor will be sentenced to death.
In a dramatic intervention the Valeyard's true identity is revealed but he escapes from the courtroom into the Matrix, and it is into this nightmare world that the Doctor must follow – to face his ultimate foe ...
Chapter Titles Edit
- The Key of Rassilon
- An Unwelcome Intruder
- Evil Intent
- A World Apart
- A Lethal Greeting
- Mr Popplewick
- A Sticky End
- To Be Or Not To Be
- Out of the Frying Pan
- The Baiter Bitten
- False Witness
- Off With His Head
- Mesmeric Riches
- Point and Counterpoint
- Particles of Death
- The Price of Vanity
- The Keeper Vanishes
- Catrot Juice
Deviations from televised story Edit
The Master states "The Valeyard, Doctor, is your penultimate reincatnation... Somewhere between your twelfth and thirteenth regeneration". In the televised show the line is "The Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incatnation." Since in the novel, the Valeyard is an actual Doctor incatnation (like the Sixth Doctor), and not a 'dark side' of the Doctor (like the Dream Lord), it is unclear as to what he could possibly gain from killing the Doctor and taking all his regenerations.
Writing and publishing notes Edit
- to be added
Additional cover images Edit
British publication history Edit
- Hardback (April 1988)
- W.H.Allen & Co. Ltd. UK ISBN:0491031068, copies priced £7.95)
- Paperback (September 1989)
- Target / W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. One single paperback edition, estimated print run: 23,000, priced £1.99 (UK).
The audio set of four CDs was released in October 2013 as part of The Trial of a Time Lord Vol. 2