The Master’s Timeline

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Here is ‘The Master’s Timeline’.

I’ve referred to

and

to help me put this version of the timeline together.

I’ve also based my timeline on CameronK’s version of ‘The Master’s Timeline’ on the original, now-deceased Big Finish forum.

I’ve included all the TV stories, audios; books; graphic novel/comics and adventure games into this list for now.

The (TV); (Audio) and (Video Game) stories are highlighted in VERY DARK GREY.

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

The short stories are highlighted in VERY DARK GREY and/or ITALICS; and are CENTRED.

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

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

KEY
*VNA – Virgin New Adventures
*VMA – Virgin Missing Adventures
*EDA – Eighth Doctor Adventures
*PDA – Past Doctor Adventures
*NSA – New Series Adventures
*BB – BBC Books
*VB – Virgin Books
*TB – Target Books

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

KEY
**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.

  • (DRS) – ‘The Diary of River Song’

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

  • (ST) – Short Trip (either Big Finish or BBC)
  • (VD) – Virgin Decalog
  • (TS) – Target Storybook
  • (TT) – Time Trips
  • (RT Special) – Radio Times Special
  • (TAW) – ‘Twelve Angels Weeping’
  • (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 19 phases
1. The Early Master

2. The James Dreyfus Master
3. The Roger Delgado Master
4. The Peter Pratt/Geoffrey Beevers Master
5. The Anthony Ainley Master
6. The Post-‘Survival’ Rathbone Master
7. The Post-‘Survival’ Geoffrey Beevers Master
8. The Post-‘Survival’ Anthony Ainley Master
9. The Eric Roberts/‘TV Movie’ Master
10. The Post-‘TV Movie’ Master
11. The Post-‘TV Movie’ Geoffrey Beevers Master
12. The Alex Macqueen Master

13. The Pre-War Master
14. The Derek Jacobi/War Master
15. The John Simm Master
16. The Michelle Gomez/Missy Master
17. The Gina McKee/Lumiat Master

18. The Sacha Dhawan Master
19. The End of the Master


1. The Early Master

The flashback scene of the boy Master in ‘Master’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The flashback scenes of the eight-year-old Master in ‘The Sound of Drums’ (TV) and ‘The End of Time’ (TV) takes place here.
The Milo Parker Master’s appearance in ‘Masterful’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The Master’s appearance in ‘Divided Loyalties’ (Book) – PDA* takes place here.
The Master’s appearance in ‘Celestial Intervention – A Gallifreyan Noir’ (TAW/Audio) – BAB** takes place here.
The Master on Gallifrey from ‘The Toy’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB** takes place here.

The Master steals a TARDIS on Gallifrey, on the very same day the Doctor left Gallifrey.


2. The James Dreyfus Master


The possibility of the James Dreyfus Master regenerating into the Unbound Master takes place here, starting off with the earliest entry – ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ (Audio) – BFAD**.


3. The Roger Delgado Master

  • The Dark Path (Book) – VMA*

‘The Nameless City’ (Puffin/Audio) – PAB**
‘Reconnaissance’ (YB)

‘Doorway into Nowhere’ (Annual)

  • Deadly Reunion (Book) – PDA*

‘UNIT Christmas Parties: Christmas Truce’ (ST)

‘Freedom’ (ST/Audio) – BAB**

  • Harvest of Time (Book/Audio) – BB*+BAB**
  • Who Killed Kennedy (Book) – VB*
  • The Face of the Enemy (Book) – PDA*

‘The Switching’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Prologue: The Third Doctor’ from ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.
The Roger Delgado Master’s appearance in ‘The Unwanted Gift of Prophecy’ (M&L) takes place here.

The Roger Delgado Master’s appearance in ‘The Eight Doctors’ (Book) – EDA* occurs during ‘The Sea Devils’ (TV)
‘The Seismologist’s Story’ (ST)
‘The Touch of the Nurazh’ (ST)

‘Anger Management’ (IATM)

‘Listen – the Stars’ (Annual)
‘Out of the Green Mist’ (Annual)
‘The Time Thief’ (Annual Comic)
‘Night Flight to Nowhere’ (Annual)

  • The Heralds of Destruction (Comic)

 The Roger Delgado Master makes an alliance with the Daleks leading into ‘Frontier In Space’ (TV).

‘Hidden Talent’ (ST)
‘The Spear of Destiny’ (Puffin/Audio) – PAB**

The Roger Delgado Master’s appearance in ‘The Horror of Time’ (Z) takes place during ‘The Matter of Reality’ (Z).
‘The Same Face’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

‘The One Second Hour’ (TV Comic)

  • Character Assassin (Comic)

‘Masters of Terror’ (Perfect Timing)
‘The Duke of Dominoes’ (VD)
‘Anything You Can Do’ (TAW)

  • Legacy of the Daleks (Book) – EDA*
  • Doorway to Hell (Comic)

The Roger Delgado Master becomes a burnt up husk as the Peter Pratt/Geoffrey Beevers Master before ‘The Deadly Assassin’ (TV).


4. The Peter Pratt/Geoffrey Beevers Master

Flashbacks of the Peter Pratt/Geoffrey Beevers Master in ‘The Two Masters’ (Audio) – BFAD** take place here.
The Peter Pratt/Geoffrey Beevers Master inside the Alex Macqueen Master’s body in ‘Vampire of the Mind’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The Peter Pratt/Geoffrey Beevers Master’s appearance in the main story of ‘The Two Masters’ (Audio) – BFAD** with the Alex Macqueen Master takes place here.

‘The Dead Travel Fast’ (IATM)

‘Animal Instinct’ (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.


5. The Anthony Ainley Master

The Anthony Ainley Master’s introduction in ‘The Keeper of Traken’ (TV) takes place here.

The Anthony Ainley Master’s appearance in ‘The Unwanted Gift of Prophecy’ (M&L) takes place during the events of ‘Castrovalva’ (TV).

‘A Master of Disguise’ (IATM)

‘Birth of a Renegade’ (RT Special)
‘The Creation of Camelot’ (Annual)

‘A Town Called Eternity’ (ST)
The Anthony Ainley Master’s cameo at the end of ‘The Caves of Androzani’ (TV) and in ‘Circular Time: Winter’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

‘The Time Savers’ (Annual)
‘A Handful of Stardust’ (TT)
‘The Fellowship of Quan’ (Annual)
‘The Radio Waves’ (Annual)
‘Facades’ from ‘Prisoners of Time’ (Comic) takes place here.

The Anthony Ainley Master’s appearance in ‘The Eight Doctors’ (Book) – EDA* takes place during ‘The Trial of a Time Lord’ (TV).

  • The Quantum Archangel (Book) – PDA*

The Anthony Ainley Master’s appearance in ‘The Sixth Doctor – The Last Adventure: The End of the Line’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
‘Crossing The Rubicon’ from ‘The Many Lives of Doctor Who’ (Comic) takes place here.

‘Stop the Pigeon’ (ST/Audio) – BAB**
The Master as Stream in ‘The Hollows of Time’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.*


6. The Post-‘Survival’ Rathbone Master

  • First Frontier (Book) – VNA*

‘Housewarming’ (VD)

  • Happy Endings (Book) – VNA*

7. The Post-‘Survival’ Geoffrey Beevers Master


8. The Post-‘Survival’ Anthony Ainley Master

  • Prime Time (Book) – PDA*

‘Cat and Mouse’ from ‘Prisoners of Time’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘The Choice’/’Endgame’ from ‘Prisoners of Time’ (Comic) takes place here.

  • Destiny of the Doctors (Video Game)

‘Omegamorphosis’ (ST)


9. The Eric Roberts/‘TV Movie’ Master

The Master using a Deathworm Morphant to survive his execution by the Daleks during the Seventh Doctor section of ‘The Eight Doctors’ (Book) – EDA* takes place before ‘The TV Movie’ (TV).  

The Eric Roberts/’TV Movie’ Master’s cameo during ‘The Eight Doctors’ (Book) – EDA* takes place here.
‘The Lifeboat and the Deathboat’ (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The Eric Roberts/’TV Movie’ Master’s appearance in ‘Day of the Master’ from ‘Ravenous 4’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The Eric Roberts/’TV Movie’ Master’s appearance in ‘Masterful’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.


10. The Post-‘TV Movie’ Master

  • The Fallen (Comic)
  • The Glorious Dead (Comic)

The Post-‘TV Movie’ Master’s cameo in ‘Sometime Never…’ (Book) – EDA* takes place here.
The Post-‘TV Movie’ Master’s cameo in ‘The Deadstone Memorial’ (Book) – EDA* takes place here.
The Post-‘TV Movie’ Master’s cameo in ‘The Gallifrey Chronicles’ (Book) – EDA* takes place here.
‘The Forgotten/Prologue’ (ST)


11. The Post-‘TV Movie’ Geoffrey Beevers Master

  • Mastermind (Audio) – BFAB**

The Post-‘TV Movie’ Geoffrey Beevers Master’s appearance in ‘Masterful’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
‘I Am The Master’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
The Post-‘TV Movie’ Geoffrey Beevers Master’s appearance in ‘Planet of Dust’ from ‘Ravenous 4’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The Post-‘TV Movie’ Geoffrey Beevers Master’s appearance in ‘Day of the Master’ from ‘Ravenous 4’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here before he regenerates into the Alex Macqueen Master.


12. The Alex Macqueen Master

The Alex Macqueen Master’s cameo at the end of ‘Time’s Horizon’ from ‘Dark Eyes 2’ (Audio) – BFAD** occurs here.
Eyes of the Master’ from ‘Dark Eyes 2’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

1. The Death of Hope
2. The Reviled
3. Masterplan
4. Rule of the Eminence

The Alex Macqueen Master teams up with the Dalek Controller and creates an alternate timeline on Earth where Daleks rule.
The Alex Macqueen Master’s brief appearance at the end of ‘The Monster of Montmartre’ from ‘Dark Eyes 4’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

‘Master of the Daleks’ from ‘Dark Eyes 4’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The Alex Macqueen Master’s appearance in ‘Masterful’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The Alex Macqueen Master escapes the alternate timeline Earth.
Flashbacks of the Alex Macqueen Master in ‘The Two Masters’ (Audio) – BFAD** take place here.
The Alex Macqueen Master inside the Peter Pratt/Geoffrey Beevers Master’s body in ‘And You Will Obey Me’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The Alex Macqueen Master’s appearance in the main story of ‘The Two Masters’ (Audio) – BFAD** with the Peter Pratt/Geoffrey Beevers Master takes place here.
The Alex Macqueen Master regenerates into the Derek Jacobi Master.


13. The Pre-War Master

The Pre-War Master’s appearance in ‘Outrun’ in ‘Pull to Open’/’Outrun’ (Comic) takes place here.
The Pre-War Master’s appearance in ‘The Then and the Now’ (Comic) takes place here.
The Pre-Master’s appearances in ‘The Organ Grinder’, ‘Kill God’ and ‘Fast Sleep’ in ‘The Organ Grinder’/’Kill God’/’Fast Asleep’/’Gently Pulls the Strings’/’Physician, Heal Thyself’ (Comic) takes place here.
The Pre-War Master’s appearance in ‘The Judas Goatee’/’The One’ (Comic) takes place here.
The Pre-War Master’s appearances in ‘Downtime’ and ‘First Rule’ in ‘Downtime’/’Running to Stay Still’/’First Rule’ (Comic) takes place here.


14. The Derek Jacobi/War Master

  • The Master of Callous (WM) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Call for the Dead
2. The Glittering Prize
3. The Persistence of Dreams
4. Sins of the Father

  • Rage of the Time Lords (WM) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. The Survivor
2. The Coney Island Chameleon

‘Concealed Weapon’ (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

3. The Missing Link/Darkness and Light

‘Master of Worlds’ from ‘Cyber-Reality’ (U) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The Derek Jacobi/War Master’s appearance in ‘Day of the Master’ from ‘Ravenous 4’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

The Derek Jacobi/War Master’s appearance in ‘The Caste of Kurnos 5’ from ‘Hearts of Darkness’ (WM) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The Derek Jacobi/War Master’s flashback cameo in ‘The Scaramancer’ from ‘Hearts of Darkness’ (WM) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The Derek Jacobi/War Master’s appearance in ‘The Cognition Shift’ from ‘Hearts of Darkness (WM) Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

  • Killing Time (WM) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. The Sincerest Form of Flattery
2. A Quiet Night In
3. The Orphan
4. Unfinished Business

  • Anti-Genesis (WM) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. From the Flames
2. The Master’s Dalek Plan
3. Shockwave
4. He Who Wins

The Derek Jacobi/War Master’s appearance in ‘Masterful’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

  • Only The Good (WM) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Beneath the Viscoid

‘The Devil You Know’ (G) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

2. The Good Master
3. The Sky Man
4. The Heavenly Paradigm

The Derek Jacobi Master sees the Dalek Emperor taking control of the Cruciform and becomes terrified. So he travels to the end of the universe and disguises himself as a human in the guise of ‘Professor Yana’.
‘Utopia’ (TV) from ‘Utopia/The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords’ (TV) takes place here.


15. The John Simm Master

The John Simm Master’s introduction from ‘Utopia/The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords’ (TV) takes place here.
The John Simm Master’s appearance in ‘The Five Doctors At Christmas: The Tenth Doctor’s Story’ takes place here.
The John Simm Master’s appearance in ‘The Five Doctors At Christmas: The Five Doctors’ Story’ takes place here.
The John Simm Master travels back to the end of the universe and takes the people from Malcassairo and turns them into the Toclafane. He uses the Doctor’s TARDIS as a paradox machine and fakes a human life on Earth to become Prime Minister of Great Britain under the name ‘Harold Saxon’.
‘Speech Day’ (DW File) takes place before ‘The Sound of Drums’ (TV).
‘The Sound of Drums’ from ‘Utopia’/The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords’ (TV) takes place here.
The John Simm Master’s cameo at the end of ‘The Story of Martha’ (Book/Audio) – NSA*+BAB** takes place between ‘The Sound of Drums’ (TV) and ‘Last of the Time Lords’ (TV).

The John Simm Master’s appearance in ‘The Unwanted Gift of Prophecy’ (M&L) takes place between ‘The Sound of Drums’ (TV) and ‘Last of the Time Lords’ (TV).
‘Last of the Time Lords’ from ‘Utopia’/’The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords’ (TV) takes place here.

Unseen, the John Simm Master is frozen with the Time Lords during the events of ‘The Day of the Doctor’ (TV).
‘The Night Harvest’ (IATM)
The John Simm Master’s appearance in ‘World Enough and Time’/’The Doctor Falls’ (TV) takes place here.
The John Simm Master’s appearance in ‘Alit in Underland’ from ‘The Missy Chronicles’ (Book) – BB* takes place between ‘World Enough and Time’ and ‘The Doctor Falls’ during ‘World Enough and Time’/’The Doctor Falls’ (TV).
The John Simm Master’s appearance in ‘Masterful’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
At some point, the John Simm Master regenerates into the female Michelle Gomez/Missy Master.


16. The Michelle Gomez/Missy Master

The Michelle Gomez/Missy Master escapes Gallifrey.
‘Dismemberment’ from ‘The Missy Chronicles’  (Book) – BB* takes place here.
The Michelle Gomez/Missy Master soon chooses Clara as the Eleventh Doctor’s companion before she sets up the Nethersphere.
The Michelle Gomez/Missy Master’s appearance in ‘The Unwanted Gift of Prophecy’ (M&L) takes place here.
‘Missy’s Magical Mystery Mission’ (IATM)
‘The Bekdel Test’ (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The Michelle Gomez/Missy Master’s appearance at the end of ‘Deep Breath’ (TV) takes place here.
The Michelle Gomez/Missy Master’s appearance during ‘Into the Dalek’ (TV) takes place here.
The Michelle Gomez/Missy Master’s appearance at the end of ‘The Caretaker’ (TV) takes place here.
The Michelle Gomez/Missy Master’s appearance at the end of ‘Flatline’ (TV) takes place here.
The Michelle Gomez/Missy Master’s appearance during ‘In the Forest of the Night’ (TV) takes place here.

‘Lords and Masters’ from ‘The Missy Chronicles’  (Book) – BB* takes place here.
‘Teddy Sparkles Must Die!’ from ‘The Missy Chronicles’  (Book) – BB* takes place here.
‘The Lair, the Glitch and the War-Zone’ from ‘The Missy Chronicles’  (Book) – BB* takes place here.
The Michelle Gomez/Missy Master’s appearance in ‘Day of the Master’ from ‘Ravenous 4’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

  • A Spoonful of Mayhem (M) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Divorced, Beheaded, Regenerated (M) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Broken Clock (M) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Belly of the Beast (M) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Lumiat (M) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Brimstone and Terror (M) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Treason and Plot (M) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Too Many Masters (M) (Audio) – BFAD**

The Michelle Gomez/Missy Master’s appearance in ‘Masterful’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
‘Missy Loves Ghostie’ (Annual)
The flashback scenes from ‘Extremis’ (TV) with the Twelfth Doctor ‘executing’ Missy take place here.
‘Girl Power!’ from ‘The Missy Chronicles’ (Book) – BB* takes place here.

‘Pain Management’ (TS) – TB*

The Michelle Gomez/Missy Master’s appearance in ‘Alit in Underland’ from ‘The Missy Chronicles’ (Book) – BB* takes place between ‘World Enough and Time’ and ‘The Doctor Falls’ during ‘World Enough and Time’/’The Doctor Falls’ (TV).


17. The Gina McKee/Lumiat Master

The Gina McKee/Lumiat Master’s appearance in Masterful’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The Gina McKee/Lumiat Master’s appearance in ‘The Lumiat’ (M) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.


18. The Sacha Dhawan Master

‘The Master and Margarita’ (IATM) takes place during ‘Part Two’ of ‘Spyfall’ (TV).


19. The End of the Master

Entropy Wave’s appearance in ‘Masterful’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.


*Not confirmed in ‘The Hollows of Time’ as the Master, but hinted at.


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34 thoughts on “The Master’s Timeline

    1. Andrew Herlan

      Someone(not me) posted these excerpts on another site. I cut-and-paste here. Since the original poster used only an IP, I don’t know their name. But..

      * From The War Games Episode 7:
      WAR CHIEF: You may have changed your appearance, but I know who you are.
      DOCTOR: Oh, do you?
      WAR CHIEF: Your machine is a TARDIS. You’re too familiar with its controls to be a stranger. DOCTOR: I had every right to leave.
      WAR CHIEF: Stealing a Tardis? Oh, I’m not criticising you. We are two of a kind.

      * From the novelisation of The War Games(page 104):
      The War Chief took the Doctor into his private office just off the war room and told his bodyguards to leave. “Now, ” he said “a traveller in a space time machine. There is only one person you can be”.

      * From the novelisation of The Sea Devils(page 28):
      The Master stroked his beard thoughtfully. Then, slowly, he shook his head. ‘I’m sorry, Doctor, it’s too much to ask.’ ‘But what use is your TARDIS to you while you’re in here?’ Jo asked: ‘It would be difficult for you to understand,’ said the Master, ‘but my TARDIS is my proudest possession.’ The Doctor laughed. ‘You don’t even own it! You stole it from the Time Lords!’ ‘As you stole yours!’ retorted the Master.

      * From the novelisation of Colony In Space(pages 1):
      ‘The first TARDIS was very small,’ he said. ‘On the outside, yes,’ said the old Keeper. ‘Inside it could carry up to three persons, four with a squeeze. Later we built much bigger ones. There have been two stolen, you know.’ The young Time Lord didn’t know. ‘By our enemies?’ he asked. ‘No. By Time Lords. They both became bored with this place. It was too peaceful for them, not enough happening.’ The old Keeper smiled to himself, as though remembering with some glee all the fuss when two TARDISes were stolen. ‘One of them nowadays calls himself “the Doctor”. The other says he is “the Master”.

      * From the novelisaion of The Three Doctors(page 93):
      In his various incarnations, the Doctor had found himself up against many terrifying enemies. With the exception of the Master, this was the first time he had found himself opposed by a fellow Time Lord. And in comparison to Omega, the Master shrank almost to a petty criminal.

      Malcolm Hulke said of the Master, and his relationship with the Doctor: “There was a peculiar relationship between the Master and the Doctor: one felt that the Master wouldn’t really have liked to eliminate the Doctor…you see the Doctor was the only person like him at the time in the whole universe, a renegade Time Lord and in a funny sort of way they were partners in crime.” (printed in Doctor Who Magazine 91, pp 17, 28).

      ..Me again. Very clearly, according to both Malcolm Hulke, and yes according to Terrance Dicks

      1) The Doctor is a renegade Time Lord
      2)The War Chief is a renegade Time Lord
      3)The Master is a renegade Time Lord
      4)The Doctor and the Master were the only two renegade Time Lords during that period
      5)The Doctor stole a TARDIS
      6)The War Chief stole a TARDIS
      7)The Master stole a TARDIS
      8)Up to Season 8 of the Classic Series. only two TARDISes had ever been stolen, one by the Doctor, and one by the Master
      9)Prior to Omega, the Doctor had only ever faced one other renegade Time Lord..the Master

      So, either Dicks and Hulke(along with Barry Letts, Robert Holmes etc.) all had something seriously wrong with them, or the War Chief is the Master.

      Alternatively, we could take the route of the writers of The Discontinuity Guide. Under their entry for Terror of the Autons, they list an “Untelevised” adventure where..

      ‘The Doctor has been to a circus. At some point, he angered the Master enough to make him want to kill his ‘old acquaintance’. The Master’s hypnotic skills were evident then, although he was not nearly as learned as he is now. [Their time together at the Academy wasn’t very important to them (the first Doctor doesn’t recognise him in The Five Doctors) so the antagonism must have arisen during unscreened later meetings.]’

      Ignoring the circus, how is that “untelevised”? A renegade Time Lord using hypnotism, and the Doctor was the one who ruined his scheme , so now the Master wants revenge? Doesn’t sound anything at all like the War Chief in The War Games, does it?

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      1. Tim Bradley Post author

        Interesting insight here, Andrew. Thanks for sharing this.

        I’m finding it very confusing whether the Master and the War Chief are the same person.

        Tim. 🙂

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      2. Andrew Herlan

        Hello Tim.

        To be honest, I was shocked the first time I read(in a Who fanzine) someone say they are NOT the same character.

        As noted, if we got by what it says in the television show, the Target novels, and interviews with the creative team in the 70’s, it’s obvious they’re the same character.

        What’s more, the general public(who are, after all, the target viewership for Doctor Who), who came to the show after the Troughton Era, will see The War Games for the first time, and immediately recognise one character as being the Master, even if he’s not referred to as such.

        It’s only a very small part of organised fandom who will find that somehow amusing(why?). Like they are somehow ‘superior’ to the plebs. If Joe Bloggs happens to see The War Games, he will spot Edward Brayshaw, and immediately remark that “That’s the Master!” At which point some anorak will chortle to himself, because Joe never read some obscure fanzine column saying they can’t be, because “The Doctor and the War Chief don’t recognise each other in The War Games”. Even though they very clearly, and very obviously, do recognise each other in The War Games.

        Personally, I also always really liked the idea of the Doctor and the Master being sort of mirror, equal and opposite, versions of each other. That really only works if there’s the Good One and the Evil One. If there’s the Evil Two, that whole symmetry and balance is thrown completely out.

        Thanks for reading.

        Andrew.

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    1. Okiku Saji

      The explanation given is that following Timewyrm: Exodus, the War Chief regenerates into the Delgado Master. An unofficial (i.e. fanmade) short story written by McKeon (who finished up Time’s Champion where Hinton left off), Veiled Memories, takes place after Spearhead from Space for the Doctor and between Exodus and Terror of the Autons for the Master. It shows the latter’s regeneration, and also establishes that Spearhead is set in September of 1969.

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      1. Andrew Herlan

        It is all but said outright in the Target books (written by Hulke and Dicks, the men who wrote The War Games, and created/write for Delgado ).

        The novelisation of The War Games explicitly states that the Doctor and the War Chief are the only two renegade Time Lords up to that point.

        The novelisation of Terror of the Autons mentions the events of The War Games for the history of the Master, and the Doctor/Master antagonism.

        The novelisation of Colony in Space explicitly states that the Doctor and the Master are the only two renegade Time Lords up to that time. As well as again giving the events of The War Games for the history of the Master and the Doctor.

        The novelisation of The Sea Devils states that the Doctor and the Master are the only two renegade Time Lords.

        The novelisation of The Three Doctors states that, prior to his encounter with Omega, the Doctor had only ever had one other Time Lord adversary..the Master.

        The EDA novels had a character called ‘the Magistrate’, who later became ‘the War King’. It was clear from the description that it’s the Master.

        Then, in the Faction Paradox series, the ‘War King’ makes it clear that he’s the Master and the War Chief.

        There is nothing in either The Dark Path or Timewyrm:Exodus to exclude the possibility that Koschei and Kriegslieter are the same Time Lord.

        Having not listened to the Dreyfuss audios, the only “problem” with War Chief=Master seems to be Divided Lotalties. Yet, that’s not a literal flashback. It’s a Toymaker-induced nightmare, where the details can not possibly be ‘real’.

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  1. Travis Gray

    what about Vampire of The Mind I thought that goes before Unit Domination I thought it was The Alex Macqueen’s first outing as The Master any thoughts?

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    1. Tim Bradley Post author

      I will need to listen to the Two Masters trilogy for confirmation, but there’s some body-swapping going on between the Geoffrey Beevers and Alex MacQueen’s Masters if you read the text closely. This is based on discussions made by other fans on the Divergent Universe forum. Tim. 🙂

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      1. Travis Gray

        okay thanks heaps for answering both my questions thanks heaps and keep up the great work your timelines are the most accurate out of every other timeline of doctor I’ve seen on the internet in my opinion keep you the great work cheers

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  2. John Miller

    The Master also appears in the ‘Seventh Doctor’ section of the novel The Right Doctors.

    And those Titan comics with ‘the Asian child’.

    And Stream from The Hollows of Time is the Master too.

    Among others….

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      1. Tim Bradley Post author

        Thanks John. I’ve added the Seventh Doctor section of the Master in ‘The Eight Doctors’ to the timeline.

        I’ve also added the Master as Stream from ‘The Hollows of Time’ for now.

        Can’t find information about Master with Chang Lee in Titan Comics yet, so don’t know story titles and placement of them. Any help would be appreciated.

        Tim. 🙂

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      2. John Miller

        Hello.

        It’s not Chang Lee. In a series of Eleventh Doctor(and the War Doctor) comics, the Doctor meets the Master in the form of the “Asian child”. I think they are collected as “the Eleventh Doctor Year two”, but don’t hold me to that. I believe they are supposed to take place between Macqueen and Jacobi.

        Also remembered ANOTHER new comic, Doorway to Hell(soon to be collected into the Graphic Novel of the same name) which is ANOTHER last adventure for the Delgado Master……

        As for the Eight Doctors, I actually forgot the Sixth Doctor section. I was referring to the Seventh Doctor section, where the Ainley Master appears, leading directly into The TV Movie(well, it fit into the continuity at the time…..)

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  3. Damar

    The Man in the Ion Mask opens saying that it takes place shortly after the Devil’s End Incident, so I think that should probably be the first one after the Daemons. Then, Freedom is set while he is stilk awaiting his trial, so that should also be before Harvest of Time. The Switching ends with the Master transferred to a facility on the coast, which suggests that that one is right before the Sea Devils

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    1. Tim Bradley Post author

      Hi Damar.

      I’ve amended the Master’s timeline to fit in your suggestions as well as amending the Third Doctor, Jo, the Brigadier, Benton and U.N.I.T.’s timelines to match this.

      Many thanks.

      Tim. 🙂

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      1. Legate Damar

        No problem. The Supremacy of the Cybermen prologue should still be next to The Sea Devils though, since it is set during an alternate version of that episode.

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  4. Andrew Herlan

    Hello Tim.
    I also see that you omitted the Delgado comic ‘Fogbound’.

    Not so much an omission, but the “boy” Master flashback from the audio ‘Master’.

    And what about a Sam Kisgart Master Timeline?

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    1. Tim Bradley Post author

      Hi Andrew.

      Many thanks for your message.

      I’ve added ‘Fogbound’ to the timeline as well as the boy Master flashback from the Big Finish audio ‘Master’.

      I like the idea of a Sam Kisgart Master timeline. I’ll see what I can come up with.

      Tim. 🙂

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  5. Andrew Herlan

    Hello, Tim. I wondered if you may be interested in these(neither made by me), to compare/contrast..

    1.(seems to be from 2018)[https://pluto2.fandom.com/wiki/Theory:Timeline_-_The_Master]

    2. (more recent) [https://64.media.tumblr.com/e3615419bab085381caaddb59726c42b/71bed21b659f4e34-88/s640x960/d4a591c0bea74ce728a39a6903db70507503cfe0.jpg], [https://64.media.tumblr.com/b457253bfefd4f5b356e2d81277cb7ea/71bed21b659f4e34-61/s640x960/59aaf0a9a59a62ece71d8c8d450e6535e78c5c37.jpg], [https://64.media.tumblr.com/7bddd67c964b1aa2d9fbd5a68cf5809f/71bed21b659f4e34-6e/s640x960/b44d22d29164dad3c3f89be1693bbfde7d1511ec.jpg], [https://64.media.tumblr.com/5967a47cbf38b8dd43d35bad118116e8/71bed21b659f4e34-88/s400x600/05ef9e72850620672fbdc097520183110faf20d3.jpg]

    So, it’s all very simple then…

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    1. Tim Bradley Post author

      Hi Legate Damar

      I’ve yet to hear to hear the War Master box sets, but I’ll take your word for it. Thanks for letting me know.

      Just to say, according to tardis.wikia, Derek Jacobi does play the Master as well as the Eighth Doctor in the Master’s body in ‘The Scaramancer’. Again, I’ll have to listen to the audios to be sure, which hopefully should be soon.

      How’s it going on Cardassia Prime? 😀

      Tim. 🙂

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      1. Legate Damar

        I’ll have to listen to it again at some point, but I think the Master shows up in a flashback in The Scaramancer, but not in the story’s present.

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  6. Eamon Longmann

    Doesn’t Anti-Genesis lead directly into Only the Good? Making the order go:

    01. The Master of Callous
    02. Rage of the Time Lords 1-2
    03. Diary of River Song: Concealed Weapon
    04. Rage of the Time Lords 3-4
    05. UNIT Cyber-Reality: Master of Worlds
    06. Ravenous: Day of the Master
    07. Hearts of Darkness 3
    08. Hearts of Darkness 1-2, 4
    09. Killing Time
    10. Anti-Genesis
    11. Only the Good 1
    12. Gallifrey Time War: The Devil You Know
    13. Only the Good 2-4
    14. Utopia

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    1. Tim Bradley Post author

      Hi Eamon.

      Thanks for your helpful listing. I’ve amended the War Master’s story order according to that. I’m looking forward to checking out the War Master CD box sets when I get a chance in 2021.

      Tim. 🙂

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    2. Penguin Opal

      Heyas, I’ve been trying to find the right listening order so thank you so much! Someone else told me it was:

      Call For The Dead
      The Glittering Prize
      The Persistence of Dreams
      Sins Of The Father
      Day Of The Master
      The Edge Of Redemption
      The Scaramancer
      The Castle Of Kurnos 5
      The Cognition Shift
      The Survivor
      The Coney Island Chameleon
      Concealed Weapon
      The Missing Link
      Darkness And Light
      Code Silver
      Master Of Worlds
      From The Flames
      The Master’s Dalek Plan
      Shockwave
      He Who Wins
      Beneath The Viscoid
      The Devil You Know
      The Good Master
      The Sky Man
      The Heavenly Paradigm
      Utopia

      I do think for your second time listening The Castle Of Kurnos 5 needs to be switched out before The Edge Of Redemption, but otherwise trying to figure the accurate placement, also for the new upcoming one if you have any ideas or confirmations, please let me know, thanks!

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      1. Tim Bradley Post author

        Thanks Penguin Opal.

        I will be listening to the War Master audios sometime in the year, including the new upcoming box set – so I’ll have a clearer idea on what the audios are like and where they should be placed correctly in the Master’s timeline.

        Many thanks,

        Tim. 🙂

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  7. Penguin Opal

    Okay doke, be sure to tag me when you do as I’d love some other input rather than just my own feedback haha I will say they’re brilliant audios and well worth the listen.

    Also have a few other additions I suggest you can add if you haven’t already, one being the Unwanted Gift of Prophecy, from Myths and Legends, it features Delgado – Ainley – Simm – Gomez and Lucy Saxon, respectively depending on the order of appearance for each, but from Missy’s point of view it’s very early days (just before Bekdel Test I’d say) — Simm’s is aboard the Valiant, Delgado in Prison etc — and leads into a lot of important events, so well worth the read. And also The Night Harvest, from the Wintertime Paradox, that’s Saxon’s only full written story to my knowledge – takes place after he leaves Gallifrey but obviously before the Doctor Falls, he has his TARDIS as such.

    Hope this is of further help, I collect pretty much all the Master content haha, have a good night — P.

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      1. Tim Bradley Post author

        Thanks Penguin Opal.

        I’ve added the stories from ‘I am the Master: Legends of the Renegade Time Lord’ in temporary placements on the timeline as well as ‘The Unwanted Gift of Prophecy’ according to your recommendations.

        Many thanks,

        Tim. 🙂

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