Lesser Evils was the second of two special Big Finish Productions Short Trips in conjunction with the Time Lord Victorious series. It featured Anthony Ainley's incarnation of the Master and was written by Simon Guerrier.
The Kotturuh have arrived on the planet Alexis to distribute the gift of death to its inhabitants. The only person standing in their way is a renegade Time Lord, who has sworn to protect the locals. A Time Lord called the Master...
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- The Master has been exiled on Alexis for years.
- Kotturuh have purple skin, tentacles, fingers, and eyes.
- The Kotturuhs' robes contain symbols from the worlds they visit.
- The Kotturuh maliciously makes it so that the moss will outlive the trees it depends on.
- The Mogellans have a specially evolved sixth arm to protect the crystals they keep.
- Other lifeforms on Alexis include beetles, worms, flies, and donut-shaped birds.
- Per an interview with writer Simon Guerrier, the Master's exile on Alexis is intended to fall between TV: The Ultimate Foe and TV: Survival, noting how his demeanour and clothing had changed by the latter.
- Despite the presence of the Kotturuh, this story is not directly indicated to be set in the Dark Times. The Time Lord Victorious timeline in DWM 556 indicates that this story is set in the far future in the original version of history before it is changed by the Tenth Doctor in PROSE: The Knight, The Fool and The Dead.
- A Mogellan crystal appears as an item in the Time Lord Victorious content for NOTVALID: The Edge of Time.
- The Master was previously exiled on a planet by the Time Lords without his TARDIS. (PROSE: The Velvet Dark)