Ace’s Timeline

Here is ‘Ace’s Timeline’.

I’ve referred to

and

to help me put this version of the timeline together.

I’ve included all the TV stories, audios; books; graphic novel/comics and the Puffin e-book ‘The Ripple Effect’ into this list for now.

The (TV) and (Audio) stories are highlighted in PURPLE.

The (Book) stories are to remain un-highlighted for now.

The short stories are highlighted in PURPLE and/or ITALICS; and are CENTRED.

The stories with links to reviews by me on my blog are highlighted in BOLD and PURPLE.

Regarding the (Book) stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows in the KEY below.

KEY
*VNA – Virgin New Adventures
*PDA – Past Doctor Adventures
*BB – BBC Books

Regarding the (Audio) stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows in the KEY below.

KEY
**BAD – BBC Audio Drama
**BAB – BBC Audio Book
**BFAD – Big Finish Audio Drama
**BFAB – Big Finish Audio Book
**PAB – Puffin Audio Book

Here is a list of abbreviations for some of the (Audio) stories and what they mean.

  • (CL) – ‘Class’

Regarding the short stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows with abbreviations.

  • (ST) – Short Trip (either Big Finish or BBC)
  • (SS) – ‘The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who’
  • (DWM) – ‘Doctor Who Magazine’
  • (VD) – Virgin Decalog

Please feel free to ask questions about this timeline, as I intend to revisit this and add new stories to the list as time goes on.

I’ve divided the timeline into 6 phases with 3 divergent timelines
1. Ace with the Seventh Doctor (1) (Seasons 24-25)
2. Ace with the Seventh Doctor (2) (Seasons 26)
3. Ace with the Seventh Doctor and Raine Creevy (Season 27)
4. Ace with the Seventh Doctor (3)
5. Ace with the Seventh Doctor (4)

ACE’S DIVERGENT TIMELINE 1
5A. Ace with the Seventh Doctor (4)

ACE’S DIVERGENT TIMELINE 2
5B. Ace with the Seventh Doctor (4)
6B. Ace with the Seventh Doctor and Benny (1)
7B. Ace with the Seventh Doctor and Benny (2)
8B. Ace after ‘Set Piece’

ACE’S DIVERGENT TIMELINE 3
5C. Ace with the Seventh Doctor (4)
6C. Ace with the Seventh Doctor and Hex (1)
7C. Ace with the Seventh Doctor, Hex, Lysandra and Sally
8C. Ace with the Seventh Doctor and Hex (2)
9C. Ace with the Seventh Doctor (4)
10C. Ace with the Seventh Doctor and Mel
11C. Ace with the Seventh Doctor (5)
12C. Ace with the Seventh Doctor and Benny (1)
13C. Ace with the Seventh Doctor and Benny (2)
14C. Ace on Gallifrey (1)
15C. Ace with the Seventh Doctor and Benny (3)
16C. Ace on Gallifrey (2)

6. The End of Ace


1. Ace with the Seventh Doctor (1) (Seasons 24-25)

1. Dragonfire (TV)

The Seventh Doctor and Ace’s appearance in ‘The Forgotten’ (Comic) occurs here.

2. Remembrance of the Daleks (TV)

‘In the Community’ (DWM)

3. The Happiness Patrol (TV)

‘uPVC’ (ST)
The Seventh Doctor and Ace’s appearance in ‘Categorical Imperative’ (ST) takes place here.

4. Silver Nemesis (TV)

‘Echo’ (ST)
‘The Best of Days’ (ST)

5. The Greatest Show In The Galaxy (TV)
6. It’s Only a Game (Yearbook)
7. Shockwave (DOTD) (Audio) – BFAB**

‘The Living Image’ (Penguin/Audio) – PAB**
‘The Grotto’ (Penguin/Audio) – PAB**

8. 1963: The Assassination Games (Audio) – BFAD**

The Seventh Doctor and Ace’s appearance in ‘The Light at the End’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
‘Dark Convoy’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Washington Burns’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Doctors and Dragons’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

‘Ante Bellum’ (ST)
‘The Ghost’s Story’ (ST)
‘A Yuletide Tale’ (ST)
‘Evitability’ (ST)

9. Hill of Beans (Comic)

The Seventh Doctor and Ace’s appearance in ‘Where’s The Doctor’ (Annual Comic) takes place here.

The Doctor leaves Ace on Earth during the Cretaceous Period.


2. Ace with the Seventh Doctor (2) (Seasons 26)

The Doctor picks up Ace from the Cretaceous Period.

‘The Split Infinitive’ from ‘The Legacy of Time’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

10. Operation Volcano (Comic)
11. The Algebra of Ice (Book) – PDA*

‘Prologue: The Seventh Doctor’ from ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.

12. Battlefield (TV)

‘Instead of You’ (ST)

13. Relative Dementias (Book) – PDA*
14. Ghost Light (TV)

The Seventh Doctor and Ace’s appearance in ‘The Colony of Lies’ (Book) – PDA* takes place here.

15. The Curse of Fenric (TV)

‘Ace of Hearts’ (ST)

16. The Hollow Men (Book) – PDA*
17. Survival (TV)

The Seventh Doctor, Ace and K-9 MkIII’s appearance in ‘Search Out Space’ from the ‘Search Out Science’ TV documentary takes place here.

18. Timewyrm: Genesys (Book) – VNA*
19. Timewyrm: Exodus (Book) – VNA*
20. Timewyrm: Apocalypse (Book) – VNA*
21. Timewyrm: Revelation (Book) – VNA*

‘The Ripple Effect’ (Puffin/Audio) – PAB**
‘Cat and Mouse’ from ‘Prisoners of Time’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘Endgame’ from ‘Prisoners of Time’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘Police and Shreeves’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Critical Mass’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘The Riparian Ripper’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘The Shadow Trader’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Crystal Ball’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘The Time and Tide’ (ST)
‘Anti-Matter with Fries’ (DWM)
‘The Shrine of Sorrows’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB
‘Stop the Pigeon’ (ST/Audio) – BAB**
‘Hymn of the City (ST)
‘Fable Fusion’ (ST)
‘But Once a Year’ (ST)
‘One Card for the Curious’ (ST)
‘Relativity’ (ST)
‘Forever Fallen’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Crossing The Rubicon’ from ‘The Many Lives of Doctor Who’ (Comic) takes place here.

‘Teenage Kicks!’ (DWM)
‘School Tie’ (DWM)

22. Fellow Travellers (Comic)
23. Darkness Falling (Comic)
24. Distractions (Comic)
25. The Mark of Mandragora (Comic)
26. Party Animals (Comic)

‘Duggan’ (DWM)
‘One Minute Fourteen Seconds’ (DWM)
‘Monsters’ (ST)
‘Cathedral Heart’ (DWM)

27. Metamorphosis (Yearbook Comic)


3. Ace with the Seventh Doctor and Raine Creevy (Season 27)

28. Thin Ice (Audio) – BFAD**
29. Crime of the Century (Audio) – BFAD**
30. Animal (Audio) – BFAD**
31. Earth Aid (Audio) – BFAD**

‘The Girl Who Stole The Stars’ (SS)


4. Ace with the Seventh Doctor (3)

‘Inmate 280’ (ST)
‘Meridians’ (ST)

32. The Fearmonger (Audio) – BFAD**
33. The Genocide Machine (Audio) – BFAD**

34. Illegal Alien (Book/Audio) – PDA*+BAB**
35. Matrix (Book) – PDA*
36. Storm Harvest (Book) – PDA*

‘Three Steps to the Left’ (DWM)
‘Storm in a Tikka’ (ST)

37. Prime Time (Book) – PDA*
38. Heritage (Book) – PDA*
39. Loving the Alien (Book) – PDA*

‘Seance, or Smoking is Highly Addictive, Don’t Start’ (ST)

40. Atom Bomb Blues (Book) – PDA*

‘Private Investigations’ (ST)
‘Sunday Afternoon, AD 848,988’ (ST)
‘Closing the Account’ (ST)


5. The Seventh Doctor with Ace (4)

The Seventh Doctor and Ace’s appearance in ‘At Childhood’s End’ (Book/Audio)  – BB*/BAB** takes place here.

N.B. This is where things get complicated. The timeline diverges into alternative timelines according to Childhood’s End’ (Book/Audio)  – BB*/BAB**. The alternative timelines shall be referred to as ‘ACE’S DIVERGENT TIMELINES’. These are subject to change.

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ACE’S DIVERGENT TIMELINE 1
5A. Ace with the Seventh Doctor (4)

  • Ground Zero (Comic)

Ace dies.

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ACE’S DIVERGENT TIMELINE 2
5B. Ace with the Seventh Doctor (4)

  • Cat’s Cradle: Time’s Crucible (Book) – VNA*
  • Cat’s Cradle: Warhead (Book) – VNA*
  • Cat’s Cradle: Witch Mark (Book) – VNA*
  • The Chameleon Factor (Comic)
  • The Good Soldier (Comic)
  • A Glitch in Time (Comic)
  • Seaside Rendezvous (Comic)
  • Evening’s Empire (Comic)
  • The Grief (Comic)
  • Ravens (Comic)
  • Memorial (Comic)
  • Cat Litter (Comic)
  • Under Pressure (Comic)
  • Independence Day (Book) – PDA*
  • Nightshade (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD**

‘The Devil Like a Bear’ (ST)
‘Last Rites’ (ST)
‘A Rose by Any Other Name’ (ST)

6B. Ace with the Seventh Doctor and Benny (1)

  • Deceit (Book) – VNA*
  • Lucifer Rising (Book) – VNA*
  • White Darkness (Book) – VNA*
  • Shadowmind (Book) – VNA*
  • Final Genesis (Comic)
  • Time & Time Again (Comic)
  • Cuckoo (Comic)
  • Uninvited Guest (Comic)
  • The Last Word (Comic)

The prelude to ‘Birthright’ (Book) – VNA* takes place here.

  • Birthright (Book) – VNA*
  • Iceberg (Book) – VNA*
  • Blood Heat (Book) – VNA*
  • The Dimension Riders (Book) – VNA*
  • The Left-Handed Hummingbird (Book) – VNA*
  • Conundrum (Book) – VNA*
  • No Future (Book) – VNA*
  • Tragedy Day (Book) – VNA*

‘Question Mark Pyjamas’ (VD)
‘Cold War’ (ST)

  • Legacy (Book) – VNA*
  • Theatre of War (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD**
  • All-Consuming Fire (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD**
  • The Shadow of the Scourge (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Virgin Lands’ (ST)

7B. Ace with the Seventh Doctor and Benny (2)

‘Citadel of Dreams’ (Novella)

  • The Dark Flame (Audio) – BFAD**

‘The Big Blue Box’ from ‘The Eighth of March’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
Ace and Benny’s appearance in ‘The Last Emperor’ (ST) takes place here.

‘Dimensions in Time’ (TV) occurs as a dream/nightmare for the Doctor in ‘First Frontier’ (Book) – VNA*.

  • St Anthony’s Fire (Book) – VNA*
  • Falls the Shadow (Book) – VNA*
  • Parasite (Book) – VNA*
  • Warlock (Book) – VNA*
  • Set Piece (Book) – VNA*

8B. Ace after ‘Set Piece’

Ace as Dorothee in Paris 1887 according to ‘The Curse of Fenric’ novelization/audiobook takes place here.

  • Head Games (Book) – VNA*
  • Happy Endings (Book) – VNA*
  • Lungbarrow (Book) – VNA*
  • The Prisoner’s Dilemma (Audio) – BFAB**

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ACE’S DIVERGENT TIMELINE 3
5C. Ace with the Seventh Doctor (4)

6C. Ace with the Seventh Doctor and Hex (1)

‘These Things Take Time’ (ST)

  • Dreamtime (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast’ (ST)
The Seventh Doctor; Ace and Hex’s appearance in ‘The Heroine, the Hero and the Megalomaniac’ (ST) takes place here.

  • LIVE 34 (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Presence’ (ST)

  • Night Thoughts (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Veiled Leopard (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Settling (Audio) – BFAD**
  • No Man’s Land (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Nocturne (Audio) – BFAD**

‘The Report’ (ST)
The Seventh Doctor, Ace and Hex’s off-audio appearance in ‘The 100 Days of the Doctor’ from ‘100’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

1. False Gods
2. Order of Simplicity
3. Casualties of War
4. The Word Lord

‘Natalie’s Diary’ (ST)

7C. Ace with the Seventh Doctor, Hex, Lysandra and Sally

8C. Ace with the Seventh Doctor and Hex (2)

  • Afterlife (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Revenge of the Swarm (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Mask of Tragedy (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Signs and Wonders (Audio) – BFAD**

9C. Ace with the Seventh Doctor (4)

  • You Are The Doctor and Other Stories (Audio) – BFAD**

1. You Are The Doctor
2. Come Die With Me
3. The Grand Betelgeuse Hotel
4. Dead to the World

10C. Ace with the Seventh Doctor and Mel

  • A Life of Crime (Audio)BFAD**
  • Fiesta of the Damned (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Maker of Demons (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The High Price of Parking (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Burning Furnace (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Silurian Candidate (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Red Planets (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Dispossessed (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Quantum Possibility Engine (Audio) – BFAD**

11C. Ace with the Seventh Doctor (2)

12C. Ace with the Seventh Doctor and Benny (1)

  • Theatre of War (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD**
  • All-Consuming Fire (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD**
  • The Shadow of the Scourge (Audio) – BFAD**

13C. Ace with the Seventh Doctor and Benny (2)

  • The Dark Flame (Audio) – BFAD**

‘The Big Blue Box’ from ‘The Eighth of March’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

14C. Ace on Gallifrey (1)

  • The Prisoner’s Dilemma (Audio) – BFAB**
  • Death Comes To Time (Audio) – BAD**

Ace undergoes Time Lord training in Gallifrey’s future by this point.

  • An Alien Werewolf in London (Audio) – BFAD**

Ace’s cameo in ‘U.N.I.T. Dominion’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

15C. Ace with the Seventh Doctor and Benny (3)

3. Random Ghosts
4. The Lights of Skaro

  • The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield: The Triumph of Suketh (Audio) – BFAD**

1. The Pyramid of Suketh
2. The Vaults of Osiris
3. The Eye of Horus
4. The Tears of Isis

16C. Ace on Gallifrey (2)

  • Intervention Earth (G) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Enemy Lines (G) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Celestial Intervention (G) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Soldier Obscura (G) (Audio) – BFAD**

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Ace parts ways with the Seventh Doctor to set up A Charitable Earth according to ‘At Childhood’s End’ (Book/Audio)  – BB*/BAB** .


6. The End of Ace

Ace raises money through her company ‘A Charitable Earth’ according to ‘Death of the Doctor’ (SJA) (TV).

41. In Remembrance (CL) (Audio) – BFAD**
42. At Childhood’s End (Book/Audio)BB*/BAB**

‘The Promise’ Season 26 Blu-ray trailer featuring Ace takes place here.

42. Dark Universe (Audio)BFAD**

Ace’s appearance in ‘Farewell, Sarah Jane’ (SJA) (Webcast) takes place here.


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4 thoughts on “Ace’s Timeline

  1. Sophie Aldred appeared in several unofficial spin-offs where it was implied that her character was Ace. If we wanted them in canon, maybe her memory was temporarily altered? These spin-offs are: Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans, The Zero Imperative, The Mindgame Series.

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    • Thanks for letting me know about these, Wheeln.

      I will need to see/listen to these to be sure they do fit into the continuity of Ace and the Seventh Doctor’s timelines.

      I have seen the Mindgame saga on DVD and whilst I acknowledge that Sophie Alfred mentioned ‘the Professor’ at some point, I’m not sure if that justifies it being part of Ace’s timelines without having read a lot of the Virgin New Adventure books.

      Also ‘Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans’ is part of the Virgin New Adventures book ‘Shakedown’ I believe. I’ve not seen it yet, but I believe Sophie played a different character that’s not Ace-like.

      Tim. 🙂

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  2. I found this bit of information which might be useful: [The Greatest Show in the Galaxy] was intended to be shown before The Happiness Patrol and Silver Nemesis. Two continuity errors were introduced when the broadcast order was changed. Firstly, Ace is given Flowerchild’s earring by Bellboy, but she is already wearing it in both the previously transmitted stories. Secondly, in this serial, Ace is looking for the rucksack she blew up in Silver Nemesis.

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    • Hi Aaron.

      Yes I did know about that from reading ‘The History of the Doctor’ reviews on ‘The Happiness Patrol’, ‘Silver Nemesis’ and ‘The Greatest Show of the Galaxy’ where it’s talked about in their ‘continuity corners’. Thanks for sharing this info on Ace’s timeline.

      I’d like to keep the TV stories in transmission order as best as I can and while the filming order was different compared to the transmission order, I’m not sure about re-shifting the stories in order to suit how Ace got the earring from Flowerchild and how she lost the rucksack in ‘Silver Nemesis’. I’ll have to watch the three stories again to be sure, but there’s probably a wibbley-wobbly timey-wimey reason behind why this happened with Ace getting the earring earlier before she was meant to have it in ‘Greatest Show’.

      Thanks anyway.

      Tim. 🙂

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