Reborn was the first story of the fourth series of Big Finish's Gallifrey audio series. It was written by Gary Hopkins. It was released nearly five years after the previous instalment, and took the series in a new direction with the introduction of an alternate Gallifrey, the first of several.
Publisher's summary Edit
Amidst all the confusion, the High Council of Time Lords is poised to take the planet into an all-consuming war against the cosmos. They're selling their secrets to the highest bidder, equipping the universe with temporal technology it should never have been allowed.
And Romana's son will lead them into battle...
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- Romana II - Lalla Ward
- Leela - Louise Jameson
- K9 Mark II - John Leeson
- Irving Braxiatel - Miles Richardson
- Narvin - Sean Carlsen
- Romana I - Mary Tamm
- Chancellor Dondequest - Sarah Douglas
- Vansell - Anthony Keetch
- Surgeon-Master Rexus - Brian Miller
- Prime Usher Antonin - Conrad Westmaas
- Commander Faradack - Lewis Rae
- Tallan - John Leeson (uncredited)
Post-credits alternative Gallifrey
- Narvin has his remaining regenerations extracted (as a form of torture).
Information relates to the alternative Gallifrey.
- Gallifrey is selling technology such as the Oubliette of Eternity (to the Galyari), Time Rings (to the Monan Host) and Battle TARDISes (to the Killorans).
- Almost everyone on Gallifrey owns a TARDIS, (presumably) even people who are not Time Lords, as the TARDISes have been stripped of their Rassilon Imprimatur, which connect the Time Lords to their ships.
- Regenerations can be extracted and sold.
- The alternative Leela is the only human to hold the Key to Time.
- The alternative Romana never travelled with the Doctor. She stayed on Gallifrey, was married to Andred and had a son, Antonin. She eventually regenerates into her second incarnation.
- Vansell is not the coordinator of the CIA. He is a servant of the House of Heartshaven.
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- The Fifth Doctor and his companions Peri Brown and Erimem once visited the Axis. (AUDIO: The Axis of Insanity)
- Romana mentions that she and the Fourth Doctor searched for the Key to Time. (TV: The Ribos Operation to TV: The Armageddon Factor) In the alternative timeline, it was Leela and K9 Mark I who accompanied the Doctor on his search for the Key. Since there is no reference to the Sontaran invasion of Gallifrey and Romana never travelled with the Doctor, it is likely that the events of TV: The Invasion of Time never took place in the alternative timeline.
- Romana uses the pseudonym "Lady Astra" while in the alternative timeline. (TV: The Armageddon Factor; AUDIO: The Chaos Pool)
- Braxiatel mentions that Lord Presidents have been assassinated in the past. (TV: The Deadly Assassin)
- Romana states that a regenerative cycle can be surgically implanted. (TV: The Five Doctors)
- The Oubliette of Eternity first appeared in AUDIO: Neverland.
- In this alternative Gallifrey, Tallan was a member of the High Council. (AUDIO: Ascension)