The Black Archive #14: The Ultimate Foe

No. 14 of 77 in the The Black Archive books series
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By:James Cooray Smith
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Released:  November 2017
Publisher:  Obverse Books
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Cover blurb:
‘You are dead, Doctor. Goodbye.’

The conclusion of the epic serial The Trial of a Time Lord (1986), ‘The Ultimate Foe’ should have made a grand statement about Doctor Who, but was dogged by unprecedented problems including the death of one scriptwriter and the sudden resignation of another. This Black Archive examines the draft scripts to see how creative conflicts behind the scenes led to the clashing intentions and interpretations of the final broadcast episodes.

James Cooray Smith wrote the critically acclaimed The Black Archive #2: The Massacre.

Book-length looks at single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day

“A grandly ambitious thing to attempt with something as exhaustively detailed as (Who). But they actually manage it. Treat your bookshelf."
—Doctor Who Magazine

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