So, I’ve just finished listening to Gallifrey: Series 3 from Big Finish. Panacea left me stunned and it helped crystalize something that has been in the back of my head since Imperiatrix.
I think Gallifrey serves as a fitting prequel to the Time War and New Who. The writers probably never intended it that way, but it fits remarkably well into its nebulous niche in extended universe continuity after the TV movie and just before the Time War. When I listen to it now, I can’t help but think there is a bigger story taking place in the background behind the actual plot, and it is the story of Gallifrey’s inevitable slide down the slippery slope towards war.
Let’s look at some of the big trends: