A courtroom was located on-board with a screen that allowed the court occupants to view and access the Matrix. The Seventh Door, a gateway to enter the Matrix, was directly outside the court. The Sixth Doctor was taken from Thoros Beta on 3 July 2379 and placed on trial on board the station. (TV: The Trial of a Time Lord)
It was later commissioned to be destroyed by Storin, (AUDIO: The Brink of Death) though by the time of the end of Romana II's presidency it was still in existence for Livia to send Gaal to have a trial there. (AUDIO: Enemy Lines)
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- Though the space station was first seen in the The Trial of a Time Lord, it was not named until the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures novel The Eight Doctors.
- The model of the space station was six feet wide. The 45-second-long opening scene of it from The Mysterious Planet was the first use of a motion-control camera on Doctor Who, took a week to film, and cost over £8,000 making it the most expensive Doctor Who sequence to date. John Nathan-Turner justified the sequence's cost as it was the first new scene shown to viewers after the programme's hiatus, and by reusing parts of it as establishing shots for the rest of the Trial stories.
- After use in The Trial of a Time Lord, the model of the space station was exhibited in the Longleat Doctor Who Exhibition from 1987 until it was lost in a fire in 1996.