The Doctor is chosen for a quest by The White Guardian to go in search for the six segments to the Key to Time, that have been scattered and sent throughout the time/space continuum. With the Key to Time, The White Guardian will restore balance to the universe. Joined by a young time lady named Romana, The Doctor, Romana and K-9 Mark 2 begin their quest and arrive at their first destination, The medieval Russian like world Ribos, where a conman named Garron bids to sell Ribos to a exiled tyrant known as Graff Vynda K, where Unstoffe, Garron's assistant uncovers Garron's scheme and is unaware he is in possession of the first segment of the Key to Time.
Did You Know?
This story was the last season opener to introduce a new companion until Doctor Who: Rose
(2005). Although Lalla Ward
takes over as Romana in the following series-opener, she is still the same character. All of the following companions would be introduced mid-way through, or at the end, of a series. See more
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