The Second Doctor and his companions Interrail through some of humanity’s greatest conflicts in Patrick Troughton’s final serial.
Take a seat, Ladies and Gentlemen of Podcastland. We’ve arrived at the very last Patrick Troughton serial.
In The War Games, The Second Doctor regenerates, albeit not quite into The Third Doctor just yet, and Patrick Troughton certainly goes out with a bang. In fact, he goes out with about a thousand of them, as this Doctor Who serial is filled to the brim with explosions and gunshots.
Warring aliens, The War Lords, have enlisted the services of a Time Lord known as The War Chief, and have captured and transposed soldiers from various times and places and political ideologies in Earth’s history to a Westworld-esque arenas. Their plan: to weed out the weak and then, probably, outfit any surviving soldiers with laser rifles and coach them to do battle for The War Lords instead.
Naturally, The Doctor and his companions, Zoe and Jamie (whom we also bid farewell in this serial), get caught in the middle.