|'The Eternal Battle'
by Cavan Scott
and Mark Wright
The TARDIS has landed in a war zone. The Doctor, Romana and K9 find themselves traipsing through an inhospitable battlefield. Strange lights flicker in the sky, and stranger creatures lurk in the darkness.
When rescued from an attack by a Sontaran tank, the time-travellers discover they’re facing a far more dangerous foe than the battle-hungry clones. This terrifying fight has been going on longer than anyone can remember… and shows no signs of stopping.
With the TARDIS missing and their luck running thin, the Doctor and his friends’ only hope of survival is to uncover the truth about what is happening on this planet. If they can discover the secret of the eternal battle they might just survive… but it might just mean the end of them all.
Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), John Leeson (K-9), Dan Starkey (Field Major Lenk / Sergeant Major Stom), Jane Slavin (Captain Nina Albiston / Sycon Computer), John Banks (Brennan / Trooper Varn)
Directed by Nicholas Briggs
*Featuring the Fourth Doctor, the Second Romana and K-9 MkII
*A Big Finish audio production
*Time-placing: this season takes place before the Randomiser is destroyed in 'The Leisure Hive'; because the stories have the Season 18 theme tune, I've placed them under a new 'Season 17a' in my timeline