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Doctor Who Unbound: He Jests at Scars... (Doctor Who Unbound #4)

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What if...
the Valeyard had won?


The thing about meddling with time is that one moment something is real, the next, it's been erased. Probability become just a possibility. Established truth becomes a theoretical falsehood. Like dominoes, as one timeline falls, the others come cascading down around it. You can engineer new timelines, new possibilities but before long, the di
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Published September 1st 2003
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Brad Barker
Feb 10, 2015 rated it liked it
What if the Valeyard had won? Fans of the classic 6th Doctor episodes will know the significance of this question, and this Unbound explores that possibility. And it's fairly grim...as expected.

With this Unbound, to understand the gravity of it, it would help to have watched the "Trial of a Timelord" story arch from the 6th Doctor's days way back in 1986. That said, and a fan of that season, I did enjoy this audio drama exploring the possibility of the Valeyard winning over the Doctor and what h
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Mel
Sep 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
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So I have vague memories of watching the Trial of the Timelord decades ago but I still really enjoyed this. Gary Russell created an interesting universe ruled by the Valeyard, Michael Jayston did a brilliant job at being evil. Most of all MEL WAS LIKABlE!!!! She was competent and interesting and not at all screechy and annoying. While the time loops got a little repetitive it was an interesting doomed premise. (It also reminded me of the war doctor using the weapon to destroy Gallifrey in the 50 ...more
Nicholas Whyte
features the Doctor not as hero but as villain. In "He Jests at Scars...", the Valeyard (played again by Michael Jayston) won the Trial of a Time Lord season, and Mel Bush is sent to investigate by the Time Lords. I was not really satisfied. The most interesting thing about the Doctor is that he is a hero; subtract that, and you can have a character study of evil but it's not as interesting. I have (I believe fortunately) seen none of the Trial of a Time Lord stories, so "He Jests at Scars..." m ...more
Christopher Buchanan
Oct 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Some top-notch acting by Bonnie Langford and Michael Jayston. An interesting story, but honestly, I was kinda hoping for something more. This basically ends up being about exactly what you'd more or less imagine would happen if the Valeyard had won. It gets very confusing in bits too. Pretty good though, none-the-less.
Yosef Shapiro
Jul 29, 2013 rated it liked it
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In this version of reality, the Valeyard beat the Doctor in the Trial of a Timelord story arch. The premise is an interesting one. How would the darker nature of the Doctor's personalities handle many of the events that the Doctor once handled? I was happy with this story until I was let down by the ending. However, it is still worth listening to.
Debra Cook
Aug 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This unbound story Has to do with the Valeyard. What if the Valeyard had won the trial and took the doctors lives? He goes around changing events in time and space. To stop him the time lords send Melanie to fetch him. The valeyard tries to end his timeline. Can Melanie stop him.
Christopher
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Packed full of continuity and very chilling, love it.
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Gary Russell is one of the script editing team for Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, and the author of many novels and reference books in the Doctor Who range. A former editor of Doctor Who Magazine, he also was the producer of Doctor Who audio dramas for Big Finish Productions for eight years. He was also an actor and is best known for his role as Dick in the 1978 television se ...more
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