Therefore, its known narrative elements are not a part of the Doctor Who universe as we, on this Wiki, choose to define it. It may have been the basis for a similar story in another medium, however — and that story may indeed be valid.
DWM 255 depicted an image of Richard Griffiths in the role of the Doctor, which would have been either in this story or the one that proceeded.
This story was to have been the final story for Sylvester McCoy. For the role of the Eighth Doctor, the actor Richard Griffiths has been suggested as the actor the producers of the time would have cast.