Therefore, its known narrative elements are not a part of the Doctor Who universe. It may have been the basis for a similar story in another medium, however — and that story may indeed be a part of the DWU.
Hinton's first New Adventures pitch, Cascade, was about a virus invading the Matrix and forcing the Seventh Doctor and the Valeyard teaming up to save Gallifrey. Ten years later, Time's Champion pitch revisited much of the same territory, only with the Sixth Doctor rather than the Seventh. The new version of the story would have tied together elements from Hinton's previous novels, shown the Sixth Doctor's regeneration, and explained the origin of the Valeyard. However, it was rejected.
- After Hinton's death, Chris McKeon completed Time's Champion and released it as a charity publication. As that version is unlicensed, it is outside the scope of this wiki.
- A few elements from the pitch for Time's Champion, such as the Eternals Life and Fate, were later used in the Faction Paradox short story Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.