Tegan’s Timeline

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Here is ‘Tegan’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 and graphic novel/comics 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
*EDA – Eighth Doctor Adventures
*PDA – Past Doctor Adventures

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

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
  • (RT Special) – Radio Times Special
  • (YB) – Yearbook

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 16 phases
1. Tegan with the Fourth Doctor; Nyssa and Adric (Season 18)
2. Tegan with the Fifth Doctor; Nyssa and Adric (1) (Season 19a)
3. Tegan with the Fifth Doctor; Nyssa and Adric (2) (Season 19a)
4. Tegan with the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa (1) (Season 19a)
5. Tegan with the Fifth Doctor; Nyssa and Adric (3) (Season 19a)
6. Tegan with the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa (2) (Season 19a)
7. Tegan with the Fifth Doctor; Nyssa and Adric (4) (Season 19a)
8. Tegan with the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa (3) (Season 20a)
9. Tegan with the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa (4) (Season 20a)
10. Tegan with the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Marc (4) (Season 20a)
11. Tegan with the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa (5) (Season 20a)
12. Tegan with the Fifth Doctor; Nyssa and Turlough (Season 20a)
13. Tegan with the Fifth Doctor and Turlough (Season 20a)
14. Tegan with the Fifth Doctor, Turlough and Nyssa (Season 20b)
15. Tegan with the Fifth Doctor, Turlough and Kamelion (Season 20b-21a)
16. Tegan after the Doctor


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


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


3.  Tegan with the Fifth Doctor; Nyssa and Adric (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.
‘Endgame’ from ‘Prisoners of Time’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘The Ingenious Gentleman Adric of Alzarius’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

‘Hearts of Stone’ (ST)


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

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


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

‘On the Planet Isopterus’ (Annual Comic)


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

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


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

The Fifth Doctor and Tegan’s appearance in ‘Where’s The Doctor’ (Annual Comic) takes place here.
‘The Constant Doctor’ (SS)

‘The Toy’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

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


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

The flashback scenes for Tegan from ‘The Waters of Amsterdam’ (Audio) – BFAD** take place between ‘Time-Flight’ (TV) and ‘Arc of Infinity’ (TV).


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

‘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**

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


10. Tegan with the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Marc (Season 20a)


11. Tegan with the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa (5) (Season 20a)

‘Blood Invocation’ (YB/Comic)


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

‘Gardens of the Dead’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
Tegan and Turlough’s cameo appearance in ‘The Light at the End’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
‘Ophiuchus’ from ‘The Many Lives of Doctor Who’ (Comic) takes place here.


13. Tegan with the Fifth Doctor and Turlough (Season 20a)


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

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


15. Tegan with the Fifth Doctor, Turlough and Kamelion (Season 20b-21a)

‘The Bird of Fire’ (DWM)

  • The Crystal Bucephalus (Book) – VMA*
  • Devil in the Mist (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Black Thursday (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Power Game (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Kamelion Empire (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Five Doctors (TV)

The Fifth Doctor; Tegan and Turlough’s appearance in ‘The Eight Doctors’ (Book) – EDA* takes place here.
‘Birth of a Renegade’ (RT Special)
‘Qualia’ (ST)
‘Gudok’ (ST)
‘Lant Land’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Sontar’s Little Helpers’ (Penguin/Audio) – PAB**

‘The Oxaqua Incident’ (Annual)
‘Winter on Mesique’ (Annual)
‘Class 4 Renegade’ (Annual)
‘Fungus’ (Annual)
‘The Nemertines’ (Annual)
‘The Creation of Camelot’ (Annual)
‘The Volcanis Deal’ (Annual)
‘Last Minute Shopping’ (ST)
‘The Velvet Dark’ (ST)
‘Mark of the Medusa’ (Penguin/Audio) – PAB**

‘A Victorian Interlude’ (DWM)
‘Catalogue of Events’ (DWM)
‘Lily’ (ST)
‘Resonance’ (ST)
‘Suspension and Disbelief’ (ST)
‘The Man on the Phone’ (ST)
‘Do You Smell Carrots?’ (ST)
‘Falling from Xi’an’ (ST)
‘The Assassin’s Story’ (ST)
‘Rome’ (ST)
‘The Fall of the Druids’ (ST)

  • The Lunar Strangers (Comic)

The Fifth Doctor; Tegan and Turlough’s appearance in ‘The Forgotten’ (Comic) occurs here.

‘Life After Queth’ (ST) takes place during the final episode of ‘Frontios’.
‘Perfect Day’ (YB) takes place during the final episode of ‘Frontios’.
‘Keeping It Real’ (ST) takes place during the final episode ‘Frontios’.
‘Time in Office’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place during the final episode of ‘Frontios’ (TV).
The Fifth Doctor and Tegan’s appearance in ‘Categorical Imperative’ (ST) takes place here.


16. Tegan after the Doctor

Tegan’s cameo in ‘The Caves of Androzani’ (TV) takes place here and during ‘Circular Time: Winter’ (Audio) – BFAD**.

Tegan works in Australia and fights for Aboriginal rights according to ‘Death of the Doctor’ (SJA) (TV).
Tegan’s cameo in ‘Farewell, Sarah Jane’ (SJA) (Webcast) takes place here.
‘Good Companions’ (ST)


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4 thoughts on “Tegan’s Timeline

  1. Williams Fan 92

    Hello Tim.

    I just wanted to comment on here to get something off my chest about Tegan. That thing is, I’ve been feeling stressed lately about how some fans recieve her. Sometimes I even ended up crying from how stressed I had felt. I might not be in much of a position to say since I have only experienced Tegan in 4 tv stories and one audio story, but I think she is an overhated companion if that’s the right word. No offence to you and Timelord007 can be sometimes be quite harsh on her, especially the latter. I think Timelord007 was being a bit harsh on Tegan in his comment on ‘Time-Flight’. Also, can I have some clarification on your review/comment on ‘Madquake’ because I thought you said that Big Finish had toned down Tegan’s bolshy attitude or is there something I’m missing. I also think you can be inconsistent in her criticisms of her, like when you said that you didn’t think Tegan is your idea of a companion which doesn’t really fit with you saying that she isn’t a bad companion on my ‘Castrovalva’ comment. After all, you said that she does go on a journey of wanting be with the Doctor, even during her first stint with him so which is it? I think Tegan isn’t a bad companion, she never caused anyone harm apart from knocking Adric to the ground in ‘Four To Doomsday’ (unless there’s something else she did) and there are companions that have done far worse things, Adric included. Sorry if I have gone on a bit and no disrespect to you and Timelord007, I just wanted to get this off my chest.

    Another thing, I sometimes feel as though Janet Fielding gets unnessary bad vibes. I haven’t read ‘Blue Box Boy’ but I have read your review of it. I think it was a bit rude of Matthew Waterhouse to make those comments on her (no disrespect to him though as I assume they get on fine now). Did he not think that might have upset her and made her feel bad about herself? But then I listened to a podcast that she did a couple of months ago and she mentions the book so she could have read it.

    Anyway, that’s the end of my little rant. I’m still a bit upset over England losing to Italy last night. Then again I’m part Italian so I might have a reason to celebrate there. Wales of course went out in the second round.

    Take care and I hope we do well with the commentary, WF92.

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    1. Tim Bradley Post author

      Hi WF92.

      Interesting how you said you think Tegan is an overhated companion. I find that’s the opposite with me as I feel she gets too much praise than Nyssa, Adric and Turlough. Are you sure you don’t mean ‘overrated’ instead of ‘overhated’?

      Regarding Tegan, I know I don’t praise her highly enough as a companion compared to Nyssa. Please don’t take it personally when I criticise Tegan’s character as that’s my opinion and you’re of course free to disagree with me and say that Tegan’s a good companion. If I’m inconsistent in my criticisms for Tegan, it’s because I find the writing in her character development inconsistent. There are times when I like Tegan in certain stories and there are times when I don’t. It’s the same with Clara Oswald’s character. Some days I like her character, some days I don’t. And that’s not down to Jenna Coleman’s performances as I find her a really good actress. This is also from me watching all of Tegan’s TV stories and most of her audio adventures so far. I can only express how I feel about Tegan as a character. Sometimes I find her a mixed bag when her character’s being developed and that’s from the writers who put their own take on Tegan and it’s not down to the actress who plays her. Janet Fielding is doing the best she can with the material she’s given. It’s the inconsistency of the character development that frustrates me about Tegan, which was a problem in 1980s ‘Doctor Who’ for certain companions by the writers. It’s why I feel Nyssa is a better companion compared to Tegan since she has a more consistent character development in my opinion.

      The ideal companion role model I’d like to see in ‘Doctor Who’ is when he or she is constant friends with the Doctor. Nyssa ticked the boxes for me since she was friendly, gentle and kind-hearted and remained the Doctor’s friend. Rose and Donna also remained the Doctor’s friends despite some of their human frailties. Tegan didn’t really do that for me, especially when she sometimes quarrelled with the Doctor in foul moods during Season 20 and when she parted on bad terms with him in her last TV story ‘Resurrection of the Daleks’. Even when Tegan reunited with the Doctor in ‘The Gathering’, I felt initially that Tegan wasn’t particularly happy to see the Doctor as there was tension between them.

      I’m not wishing to change your mind about Tegan as she is someone who has potential to be a good companion and very often I’ve come across views from people who praise her highly. I’ve listened to those viewpoints and I can agree with some of what they say. But in the end, I can’t really place Tegan as one of my favourite ‘Doctor Who’ companions despite enjoying her in the TV series and the Big Finish, because her development as a character has been inconsistent throughout in terms of her journey from beginning to end in the TV stories and the Big Finish audios. Maybe I need to revisit these stories again and see if there’s anything I’ve missed in terms of Tegan’s praise, but that’s my humble opinion. And please don’t take anything to heart about what I and Timelord007 say about Tegan as those are our opinions and we can say good and bad things about the companions who appear in ‘Doctor Who’ like Tegan. Perhaps you should watch some more of Tegan’s stories and hear more of her Big Finish audios to understand what we’re on about. If you still feel the same about how you rate Tegan as a companion that’s fair enough. Don’t take it personally if Timelord007 and I think differently to how you view her.

      I hope what I’ve said makes sense. I try my best to justify myself in how I feel about certain ‘Doctor Who’ characters. Sometimes it doesn’t always work out that way, but I do try my best.

      Best wishes,

      Tim. 🙂

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      1. Williams Fan 92

        Thanks for the reply Tim.

        I didn’t mean to say overrated. If I did, I wouldn’t have defended her. That being said, I’ve rarely come across praise for her (but then maybe I’m looking in the wrong places).

        I thought you said that Tegan’s departure in ‘Resurrection of the Daleks’ was “moving and sad”. This is kinda what I mean with inconsistencies in criticism.

        When I’m writing for her in my BF style scripts, I might make her argue with the Doctor, Michael (my original companion) and maybe even Nyssa occasionally but not to often or a great extent. I’ve even thought of writing a fanfic where Nyssa and Tegan have a falling out.

        Anyway, I say we leave it there and agree to disagree.

        WF92.

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      2. Tim Bradley Post author

        No worries.

        True, I did say Tegan’s departure in ‘Resurrection of the Daleks’ was ‘moving and sad’. I also stated ‘I didn’t really like how Tegan’s departure was handled since it seems rushed and there was no build up to her leaving.’ It’s complicated with Tegan’s character for me and it’s probably something I need to readdress when it comes to updating the ‘Resurrection’ review for the Season 21 Blu-ray box set which I hope will happen soon. 🙂

        I wouldn’t want Tegan to be the argumentative type all the time and fair dos, there is a balance of her being nice and friendly as well as fiery in certain stories especially in the Big Finish audios. It’s just some writers tend to make her mostly cranky and argumentative in some stories I’ve across in TV and audio. I hope I’m not like that when I wrote Tegan in ‘The Crimson Lion’ with the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa. I will say, Tegan is an enjoyable character to write for despite some of the issues I have with her development in the series.

        Interesting ideas you have for your stories. I hope they turn out well and that people like me and those on the DU forum will get to read them sometime.

        Tim. 🙂

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