Last Contact was the event in which the enemy destined to destroy Gallifrey would become known and the War in Heaven would become inevitable. Larna told Ulysses, Mister Saldaamir, and Penelope Gate about Last Contact and the prophecy.

At date index 309456/4756.7RE/1213GRT/100447TL, a Matrix projection predicted that the Vore, who in the "first draft" of history had evolved to become an advanced, benevolent race, had become a swarming and aggressive force in the "redraft" caused by the destruction of the cicatrix. It predicted that in a possible final stand between the Time Lords and the Vore, fatalities would include 20-40% of the Time Lord population. As a result, the Supreme Council mandated that no Time Lord was to come within one parsec or one century of the Vore, since this was a potential Last Contact. (PROSE: The Gallifrey Chronicles)

Mister Saldaamir charged himself with ensuring that the timeline continued to exist, but he saw Last Contact in the future, and it scared him. (PROSE: Mr Saldaamir)

The Eighth Doctor and the Klade were present during Last Contact; when they encountered each other again during the Klade's hunt for the Last One, it was in the Klade's past, but the Doctor did not remember it, either because of his memory loss or because it had not actually happened to him yet. (PROSE: Father Time) The Ship told Lolita that its pilot had gone into his future and identified the enemy, but later erased the information from his memory. (PROSE: Toy Story)

Behind the scenes[]

Last Contact was central to Lance Parkin's picture of the War in Heaven.