Nyssa’s Timeline

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Here is ‘Nyssa’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 ‘Tip Of The Tongue’ into this list for now.

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

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

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

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

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

KEY
*VMA – Virgin Missing Adventures
*PDA – Past Doctor Adventures
*TB – Target Books

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

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

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 18 phases
1. Nyssa with the Fourth Doctor, Adric and Tegan (Season 18)
2. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor, Adric and Tegan (1) (Season 19a)
3. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor, Adric and Tegan (2) (Season 19a)
4. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor and Tegan (1) (Season 19a)
5. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor, Adric and Tegan (3) (Season 19a)
6. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor and Tegan (2) (Season 19a)
7. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor, Adric and Tegan (4) (Season 19a)
8. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor (1) (Season 19b)
9. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor (2) (Season 19b)

10. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor and Thomas Brewster (Season 19b)
11. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor (3) (Season 19b)
12. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor and Hannah (Season 19b)
13. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor (4) (Season 19b)
14. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor and Tegan (3) (Season 20a)
15. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor and Tegan (4) (Season 20a)
16. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Turlough (1) (Season 20a)
17. Nyssa after ‘Terminus’
18. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Turlough (2) (Season 20b)


1. Nyssa with the Fourth Doctor, Adric and Tegan (Season 18)

1. The Keeper of Traken (TV)
2. Logopolis (TV)


2. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor, Adric and Tegan (1) (Season 19a)

3. Castrovalva (TV)
4. Psychodrome (Audio) – BFAD**
5. Cold Fusion (Book/Audio)VMA*+BFAD**


3. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor, Adric and Tegan (2) (Season 19a)

‘The Immortals‘ (ST)
‘In the TARDIS: Christmas Day’ (ST)
‘First Born’ (ST)
‘In Their Nature’ from ‘Prisoners of Time’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘The Ingenious Gentleman Adric of Alzarius’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

6. Four To Doomsday (TV)
7. Kinda (TV)
8. The Visitation (TV)

‘The Dark River’ (TS) – TB* takes place during ‘The Visitation’ (TV).

9. Smoke and Mirrors (DOTD) (Audio) – BFAB**

‘Hearts of Stone’ (ST)

10. Divided Loyalties (Book)PDA*
11. The Star Men (Audio)BFAD**
12. The Contingency Club (Audio)BFAD**

13. Zaltys (Audio)BFAD**
14. Kingdom of Lies (Audio) – BFAD**
15. Ghost Walk (Audio) – BFAD**
16. Serpent in the Silver Mask (Audio)BFAD**


4. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor and Tegan (1) (Season 19a)

‘Danger Down Below’ (Annual)
‘The God Machine’ (Annual)
‘The Armageddon Chrysalis’ (Annual)


5. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor, Adric and Tegan (3) (Season 19a)

‘On the Planet Isopterus’ (Annual Comic)


6. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor and Tegan (2) (Season 19a)

‘The Haven’ (Annual)
‘The Penalty’ (Annual/Audio) – BAB**
‘Night Flight to Nowhere’ (Annual)


7. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor, Adric and Tegan (4) (Season 19a)

17. Black Orchid (TV)
18. The Darkening Eye (Audio) – BFAB**

‘The Constant Doctor’ (SS)

19. Iterations of I (Audio) – BFAD**

‘The Toy’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

20. Earthshock (TV)
21. Time-Flight (TV)

‘Lackaday Express’ (VD) takes place during ‘Time-Flight’ (TV).
‘Wake’ (ST) takes place during ‘Time-Flight’ (TV).


8. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor (1) (Season 19b)

22. Empire of Death (Book)PDA*

‘Lonely Days’ (VD)
‘Past Reckoning’ (VD)
‘The Parliament of Rats’ (ST)
‘The Eternity Contract’ (ST)
‘Long Term’ (ST)
‘Artificial Intelligence’ (ST)
‘God Send Me Well to Keep’ (ST)

23. The Land of the Dead (Audio) – BFAD**
24. Winter For The Adept (Audio) – BFAD**
25. The Mutant Phase (Audio) – BFAD**
26. Primeval (Audio) – BFAD**
27. Spare Parts (Audio) – BFAD**
28. Creatures of Beauty (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Confabula’ (ST)
‘Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life’ (ST)

29. The Game (Audio) – BFAD**

‘The 57th’ (ST)
‘Saturn’ (ST)
‘The Church of Saint Sebastian’ (ST)

30. Circular Time (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Spring
2. Summer
3. Autumn


9. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor (2) (Season 19b)

31. Renaissance of the Daleks (Audio) – BFAD**
32. Return To The Web Planet (Audio) – BFAD**


10. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor and Thomas Brewster (Season 19b)

33. The Haunting of Thomas Brewster (Audio) – BFAD**
34. The Boy That Time Forgot (Audio) – BFAD**
35. Time Reef (Audio) – BFAD** 
36. A Perfect World (Audio) – BFAD**


11. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor (3) (Season 19b)

‘Curiosity’ (ST)

37. Castle of Fear (Audio) – BFAD**
38. The Eternal Summer (Audio) – BFAD**
39. Plague of the Daleks (Audio) – BFAD**
40. The Demons of Red Lodge and Other Stories (Audio) – BFAD**

1. The Demons of Red Lodge
2. The Entropy Plague
3. Doing Time
4. Special Features

‘The Deep’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

41. 1001 Nights (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Tip of the Tongue’ (Puffin/Audio) – PAB**

42. 1963: Fanfare For The Common Men (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Tweaker’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
The Fifth Doctor and Nyssa’s appearance in ‘The Light At The End’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.


12. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor and Hannah (Season 19b)

43. Moonflesh (Audio) – BFAD**
44. Tomb Ship (Audio) – BFAD**
45. Masquerade (Audio) – BFAD**


13. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor (4) (Season 19b)

45. Alien Heart (Audio) – BFAD**
46. Dalek Soul (Audio) – BFAD**

‘The Second Oldest Question’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Downward Spiral’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**


14. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor and Tegan (3) (Season 20a)

47. Arc of Infinity (TV)
48. The Waters of Amsterdam (Audio) – BFAD**


15. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor and Tegan (4) (Season 20a)

49. The Elite (Audio) – BFAD**
50. Hexagora (Audio) – BFAD**
51. The Children of Seth (Audio) – BFAD**
52. Fear of the Dark (Book)PDA*
53. The Sands of Time (Book)VMA*
54. Zeta Major (Book)PDA*

‘Soul Mate’ (ST)
‘No Exit’ (ST)
‘Men of the Earth’ (ST)
‘Goths and Robbers’ (ST)
The Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan visit Arkinen at The Old Rogue cafe in Catford, London according to ‘The Old Rogue’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
 ‘The Lions of Trafalgar’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
 ‘The King of the Dead’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

55. Aquitaine (Audio) – BFAD**
56. The Peterloo Massacre (Audio) – BFAD**

‘The Mistpuddle Murders’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

57. Tartarus (Audio) – BFAD**
58. Interstitial (Audio) – BFAD**
59. Feast of Fear (Audio) – BFAD**
60. Warzone (Audio) – BFAD**
61. Conversion (Audio) – BFAD**
62. Snakedance (TV)
63. Goth Opera (Book)VMA*

64. Blood Invocation (Yearbook Comic)


16. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor; Tegan and Turlough (1) (Season 20a)

65. Mawdryn Undead (TV)

‘Gardens of the Dead’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

‘Ophiuchus’ from ‘The Many Lives of Doctor Who’ (Comic) takes place here.

66. Terminus (TV)


17. Nyssa after ‘Terminus’

Nyssa and the patient’s scenes from ‘The Darkening Eye’ (Audio) – BFAB** take place after ‘Terminus’ (TV).

67. The Five Companions (Audio) – BFAD**
68. Asylum (Book)PDA*
69. Circular Time: Winter (Audio) – BFAD**

Nyssa’s cameo in ‘The Caves of Androzani’ (TV) takes place during ‘Circular Time: Winter’ (Audio) – BFAD**.
‘A Heart on Both Sides’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**


18. Nyssa with the Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Turlough (2) (Season 20b)

70. Cobwebs (Audio) – BFAD**
71. The Whispering Forest (Audio) – BFAD**
72. The Cradle of the Snake (Audio) – BFAD**
73. Heroes of Sontar (Audio) – BFAD**
74. Kiss of Death (Audio) – BFAD**
75. Rat Trap (Audio) – BFAD**
76. The Emerald Tiger (Audio) – BFAD**
77. The Jupiter Conjuction (Audio) – BFAD**

‘The Monkey House’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

78. The Butcher of Brisbane (Audio) – BFAD**
79. Eldrad Must Die! (Audio) – BFAD**
80. The Lady of Mercia (Audio) – BFAD**
81. Prisoners of Fate (Audio) – BFAD**
82. Mistfall (Audio) – BFAD**
83. Equilibrium (Audio) – BFAD**
84. The Entropy Plague (Audio) – BFAD**


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4 thoughts on “Nyssa’s Timeline

  1. Hallo, Tim. I always joke that I’m the biggest Sarah Sutton fan in the western hemisphere, But I suppose I should say “the Americas” since Cardiff is west of Greenwich.

    I daresay you and I are probably the only two people who have done a Nyssa marathon. (I even found a copy of Jarillion Mercy.) You have me beat, though, as I have missed the comics and a few books (I tried “The Asylum” but couldn’t get far due to the painful mischaracterization.) And I still need to carve out time to listen to this year’s trilogy with Janet and Peter! Especially since it looks like Sarah gets to be evil again.

    I don’t see those three as often as you do, but they’re coming to Los Angeles in February, so I get to drive instead of flying 5 to 9 hours to visit them for a change. My turn to pester Sarah! She is so sweet and patient with us. Have you seen her watercolors? Sarah is not like Nyssa in other respects, but her artistic style fits Traken perfectly!

    Nice job with the timeline. I have an Excel spreadsheet where I try to estimate how long Nyssa traveled with the Doctor between Time-flight and Arc, because she definitely seems older in season 20. How much older? At this point I’ve accounted for at least 3 years, thanks to Brewster stranding them, “Autumn” and “Doing Time”. And that’s not counting the Interplanetarian, because I don’t know what to do with the fact that it sounds like Nyssa has been there for many years… sort of.

    *lobs a chicken at you and runs*

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    • Hi Ellen.

      Thanks for dropping a line. 😀

      I’ve not heard the latest Nyssa audios from Big Finish yet. I hope to listen to ‘The Second Oldest Question’ soon before I listen to the latest Big Finish audio trilogy which I’m waiting to be completed with all three CDs out by November. I’m looking forward to hearing them so that I can review them on my blog for my next mini ‘Nyssa Challenge’ review season in December. I have it all planned out and hope to have it fulfiled before Christmas comes.

      Yeah ‘Asylum’ wasn’t anything special, was it? I’ve read it once all the way through and I was disappointed by Nyssa’s characterisation. I’m thankful BF haven’t adopted Nyssa’s characterization from ‘Asylum’. I’m sure there’s plenty more Nyssa stories I haven’t delved into yet, especially in the Short Trips collections. Hopefully I’ll look at them when I come to revisiting ‘The Nyssa Challenge’ sometime soon in 2021. Yeah, I’ve planned that already. 😀

      Hope you’ll enjoy seeing Peter, Sarah, Janet and Mark at ‘Gallifrey One’ in LA next year. It looks pretty exciting. I’d come along if it wasn’t so far away from where I live and if the event wasn’t sold out. 😀 I wait patiently for the next comic con/convention Sarah attends next which I hope will be soon. She’s very lovely to meet at conventions and I’m glad to be friends with her. I have seen her watercolours, yes. They’re very impressive! 🙂

      Very pleased you like my timeline for Nyssa. I try my best to keep it updated every so often. Sarah finds my timelines very useful when I give her an updated version at every convention I see her at. I’m pleased she likes them and it’s good my ‘Doctor Who’ timelines have been helpful to those who visit my blog.

      Thanks for the chicken. (?!) Is this a reference to ‘The Second Oldest Question’ or something? 😀

      Many thanks

      Tim. 🙂

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  2. Yes, the chicken is from The Second Oldest Question. And I’ll be going to Gallifrey One, since Los Angeles is only a 45 minute drive for me. That’s my very favorite TARDIS crew now, as all four of them play off of each other so well.

    Gallifrey One tickets are so hard to get. They opened up another batch ast month, but I’m sure those are sold out too now. And I know what a challenge it is flying overseas. I’ve only done it once to see Sarah for the first time.

    I get to surprise her at Gally with a replica cast from Nyssa’s brooch by Mark Barton, who made a few extras while working at the old Longleat exhibit. I won’t make the rest of the costume, because I couldn’t do her justice, but there’s usually a cocktail party with the guests at Gally, so I can wear with a nice scarf the way Sarah does. It’s a lovely art deco piece.

    Cheers! We’ll probably cross paths sooner or later, perhaps the next time I’ve saved up for a UK convention.

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    • I thought it was from the Second Oldest Question. 😀

      I’m sure Sarah will like the replica cast of Nyssa’s brooch when you see her.

      That’ll be nice that. Hope to see you at a UK convention soon.

      Tim. 🙂

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