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Eye of Harmony - The nucleus of a black hole that was captured by Time Lord Rassilon and sealed at the center of the planet Gallifrey on the British sci-fi series DOCTOR WHO/BBC/1963-89.

Eye of Harmony - DOCTOR WHO

Introduced in episode No. 14 "The Deadly Assassin," The Eye of Harmony ("All the power of the Time Lords devolves from it.") was the product of combined research of two solar engineers, Omega and Rassilon who wanted to master time and space and thus create a time travel craft that could moves effortlessly through the time continuum.

Omega planned on harnessing the energy needed from the explosion of sun gone nova. His mission succeeded but Omega was sucked into a parallel universe, never to return.

Using the knowledge gained by Omega's experiments Rassilon searched the Veil Nebula for the nucleus of a black hole (the "Eye of Harmony"), collapsed by Omega to harness the raw energy needed to conquer time.

According to the "Book of the Old Time":

"And Rassilon journeyed into the black void with a great fleet. Within the void no light would shine and nothing of that outer nature continue in being except that which existed within the Sash of Rassilon. Now Rassilon found the Eye of Harmony, which balances all things that they may neither flux nor wither nor change their state in any measure; and he caused the Eye to be brought to the world of Gallifrey, wherein he sealed this beneficence with the Great Key. Then the people rejoiced."

The Eye of Harmony was encased into a hexagonal, monolithic structure ("Rassilon stabilized all the elements of a black hole and set them in an eternally dynamic equation against the mass of the planet.") and installed it into the Panopticon (circular ceremonial room in the Capital).

Now in control of an inexhaustible source of energy, the Time Lords were able to travel through time and regenerate their bodies (up to 12 times) giving them virtual immortality. On the other hand, if the Eye of Harmony were damaged it could be the "end not only of this world but of a hundred other worlds too."

To control the immense power source three items were required: the Great Key of Rassilon, the Great Rod of Rassilon; and the Sash of Rassilon ("a technological masterpiece; it protects its wearer from being sucked into a parallel universe.").

When the Great Rod is inserted into a special hole in the floor, The Eye of Harmony rises in the form of a black monolith. In conjunction with The Matrix, (the planetary central computer), the Rod, the Sash and the Key "provide the sum total of Time Lord power."

Eye of Harmony - TV Movie - DOCTOR WHO
The remote Eye of Harmony onboard the TARDIS

A remote Eye of Harmony is installed in the Cloister Room, the power room of the TARDIS (a time travel craft) so that it can harness the energy from the main "Eye" located on Gallifrey. The remote Eye of Harmony is seen in the Fox TV movie, Dr. Who: Enemy Within (1996).

TRIVIA NOTE: On one episode, The Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) encountered an artifact known as the Hand of Omega that had the ability to manipulate and customize the core of stars.


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