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Twilight's End was the seventeenth short story in the Short Trips anthology Short Trips: Defining Patterns. It was written by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright. It featured the Seventh Doctor and Nimrod.


A wonder of modern technology; the vast, secure building waits.

A part of the building's very fabric; the advanced computer Oracle waits for a face its systems recognise.

And at the heart of this steel, concrete, cable and flesh; a figure thought long-dead waits for a visitor.

Nimrod has one last meeting with his Doctor...


The Doctor enters the Forge. Several times security guards try to stop him, but the Doctor soon realises that he is being herded somewhere — doors close behind him and open ahead of him.

He finally encounters Oracle, who doesn't want to let him in, so the Doctor uses his sonic screwdriver.

The Doctor finds a man connected to Oracle and realises it is Nimrod. The Doctor, appalled by what Nimrod has done, offers him a choice — he gives him a syringe with the Twilight cure. Nimrod can decide whether he wants to cure himself or not.



  • The Forge's base can withstand the combined forces of the Dalek, Slarvian, and Cyber empires.
  • The doors in the Forge's base are made of Huldran ore.


Cover art for the audio story