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1 March 1983 to 9 March 1983. Earth sailing vessels through space, crewed by humans they had plucked out of time, in an attempt to win the prize of the titular enlightenment. Guardian’s orders to kill the Doctor. It was eventually finished three months behind schedule, but the unavailability of several actors for new filming dates forced the production team to recast their parts at short notice. 8 million viewers per episode on its first transmission and received generally positive reviews from critics. 1984 and was released on video and DVD in 1993 and 2009 respectively. Doctor senses something is amiss.
The human crew have no idea how they got there nor where they are, but know they are helping their captain to run a race. Doctor and the humans as Ephemerals. The Eternals live in the “trackless wastes of eternity” and rely on Ephemerals for their thoughts and ideas. This race is being run by the Guardians to win Enlightenment, the wisdom to know everything.
The Doctor finds that the Eternals have made his TARDIS vanish, forcing him and his companions to stay until the race’s conclusion. As the race continues, several of the vessels are destroyed by explosions. Eternal Captain Wrack, learning she too is working for the Black Guardian. He finds equipment aboard her ship that appears to be the source of the device destroying the other ships and hears the Black Guardian’s voice nearby. Later, Wrack offers the Edwardian officers a reception aboard her ship. During the reception, Turlough demonstrates the equipment to the Doctor, while Wrack gifts Tegan with a tiara with a red crystal. Edwardian ship, and determines that the red crystal is used as a focal point of the weapon, and gets rid of the tiara before Wrack can destroy the ship.
However, he is captured, and Wrack’s first mate suggest that the Doctor and Turlough be thrown overboard. The ships and their human crews are returned to Earth and the Guardians dismiss the other Eternals. It is revealed that the Doctor won the race, with Wrack and her first mate having suffered “an unfortunate accident”. The Doctor refuses the prize, but as Turlough helped the Doctor, he is entitled to a portion of the prize. The Black Guardian reminds Turlough of their bargain, and says that he can give up the diamond, or sacrifice the Doctor to gain both Enlightenment and the TARDIS. Turlough hurls the diamond at the Black Guardian, who vanishes in screams and flames.