Doctor Who and the Trial of the Valeyard

In the season-long epic Trial of a Timelord, the Doctor saw himself through a mirror darkly. The embodiment of all that was evil in his personality somewhere before his final incarnation faced him in a battle of wits in court and later one of willpower inside the Matrix itself. Since then, any talk of the Valeyard has set the minds of Whovians on end. Was that an alternate Doctor? A possible future pulled from the time stream made flesh?

Just what was the Valeyard?

This December we may just find out as Big Finish delves back into that conflict of absolutes in The Trial of the Valeyard.

Michael Jayston as the Valeyard in 'The Ultimate Foe'

Michael Jayston as the Valeyard in ‘The Ultimate Foe’

This year’s subscriber special finds the Sixth Doctor back in the Time Lord trial rooms – but he’s not the one in the dock this time! This time his sinister alternate The Valeyard faces his fate in the subscriber special we could only call Doctor Who: Trial of the Valeyard!

Doctor Who: Trial of the Valeyard reunites Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctor (as seen on TV from 1984-1986) with Michael Jayston as the Valeyard and Linda Bellingham as the Inquisitor in a tense courtroom drama. The three were last seen sharing the screen in 1986’s epic fourteen-part tale Doctor Who: The Trial of a Time Lord. The tables are turned in this new story as the Valeyard is forced to face up to his evil deeds – how will the Doctor judge his alternate self?

This special tale will be released in December to all those who have a subscription to the Doctor Who main range which includes December’s release (currently untitled). It will also be available to buy a year after release (in December 2014) and can be chosen as a free gift for those who order a 12-month CD or download subscription.

More details here

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