|Hey, that's not William Hartnell!|
Someone is taking the different regenerations of the Doctor out of their timestreams and dropping them in the Death Zone on Gallifrey. They are giving him friends and companions to help him and providing enemies to make things interesting. The Master shows up, too. Each Doctor decides that the answer to why they have been brought there lies in the Dark Tower. The Dark Tower holds the tomb of Rassilon. Yes, nuWhovians, in classic Who, Rassilon has been dead for a long time. Ancient Time Lords misused their powers and kidnapped other beings to fight each other in the Death Zone. Rassilon put an end to that. In classic Who, Rassilon is known as the most powerful Time Lord in their history. The second Doctor sings a little song for the Brigadier as they make their way to the tower. "Who unto Rassilon's tower will go, must choose above, between, below!" I guess it is entertaining to me, but not to the Brigadier. The Brig asks the Doctor if he is in pain after the Doctor starts singing.
I've mentioned before that some of my favorite episodes are those with Gallifrey and the Time Lords. I like the new series, but I think my biggest problem with the reboot is that Gallifrey and the Time Lords have been eliminated. Their episodes in classic Who are always such fun. I downright love this episode. I've seen it more times than any other. I won't say any more about the plot, other than that it hinges on this: "To lose is to win, and he who wins shall lose." Oh, Rassilon. You were one smart cookie.