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The Three Paths
Doctor: doctor::First Doctor
Companion(s): Ben, Polly
Main setting: Gallifrey
Key crew __NOFACTBOX__
Writer: Ian Potter
Release details
Part of: Short Trips: Farewells
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The Three Paths was the fourteenth short story in the Short Trips anthology Short Trips: Farewells. It was written by Ian Potter. It featured the First Doctor.

Summary Edit

Everyone has a purpose and everyone has a meaning to life, but what is the Doctor's purpose?... Ever since he left his homeworld of Gallifrey, the Doctor has been drifting throught Time. But now, it's time to face what he has become, because today, the Doctor returns home to face his past... and his present... and possibly his future.

Characters Edit

References Edit

  • Steven didn't take HiFi when he left the Doctor.
  • The TARDIS's fault locator has broken down.
  • The Doctor's ring had a part in his escape from Gallifrey.
  • Susan is mentioned, and she is said to take after her mother.
  • K'anpo calls the Doctor "snail", when he declines being called Theta.
  • Ben and Polly are sleeping in the TARDIS.
  • The Doctor returns to Gallifrey on the same night in which he departed.

Notes Edit

  • This story contains a short flashback to a previous meeting of the Doctor with his mentor at the age of thirty.

Continuity Edit

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