PANEL 5: a subtle reference to Sixie and his clown outfit…
PANEL 5 & 6: Yes that is a flipped shot of Tom, with the question marks added to help sell the illusion. I couldn’t find a shot of him looking to his left/our right where his eyeline would match up with where Davison was standing so I had to flip this one from The Keeper of Traken instead.
Since this is the Fourth Doctor version of the story, it made sense to me to have him take the lead in answering Rassilon instead of the First Doctor as in the original. Having the Hurndall Doctor work out what the old proverb meant always struck me as nonsense, since he’s the youngest and least experienced of all of them. To my mind, if anyone should have worked it out, it should have been the Fifth Doctor.
The multi-coloured disco lights of the original get ditched in favour of spooky ghostly green for Rassilon
PANEL 3: That’s the money shot right there – if only we had seen it on telly for real!
PANEL 4: The runner-up money shot!