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

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

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. 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


1. The Early Master

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 Master’s appearance in ‘Divided Loyalties’ (Book) – PDA* 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

1. The Destination Wars (Audio) – BFAD**
2. The Home Guard (Audio) – BFAB**
3. The Psychic Circus (Audio) – BFAD**


3. The Roger Delgado Master

4. The Dark Path (Book) – VMA*

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

5. Terror of the Autons (TV)

‘Doorway into Nowhere’ (Annual)

6. Deadly Reunion (Book) – PDA*

‘UNIT Christmas Parties: Christmas Truce’ (ST)

7. The Mind of Evil (TV)
8. The Claws of Axos (TV)
9. Colony in Space (TV)
10. The Dæmons (TV)

11. Harvest of Time (Book/Audio) – BB*+BAB**

‘The Switching’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Freedom’ (ST/Audio) – BAB**

12. The Man in the Ion Mask (Comic)
13. Who Killed Kennedy (Book) – VB*
14. The Face of the Enemy (Book) – PDA*

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

15. The Sea Devils (TV)

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)

16. The Time Monster (TV)

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

17. The Heralds of Destruction (Graphic Novel)

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

18. Frontier In Space (TV)

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

‘The Same Face’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

19. Last of the Gaderene (Book/Audio)PDA*+BAB**
20. The Glen of Sleeping (TV Action Comic)

‘The One Second Hour’ (TV Comic)

21. Character Assassin (Comic)

‘Masters of Terror’ (Perfect Timing)
‘The Duke of Dominoes’ (VD)

22. Legacy of the Daleks (Book) – EDA*

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 23. ‘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.

24. The Deadly Assassin (TV)
25. The Museum of Curiosities (J&L) (Audio) – BFAD**
26. Jago & Son (J&L) (Audio) – BFAD**
27. Maurice (J&L) (Audio) – BFAD**
28. The Woman in White (J&L) (Audio) – BFAD**
29. Masterpiece (J&L) (Audio) – BFAD**
30. Trail of the White Worm/The Oseidon Adventure (Audio) – BFAD**
31. The Light at the End (Audio) – BFAD**
32. The Evil One (Audio) – BFAD**
33. Requiem for the Rocket Men/Death Match (Audio) – BFAD**

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

35. The Keeper of Traken (TV)


5. The Anthony Ainley Master

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

36. Logopolis (TV)
37. Castrovalva (TV)
38. Smoke and Mirrors (DOTD) (Audio) – BFAB**
39. Time-Flight (TV)
40. The King’s Demons (TV)
41. The Five Doctors (TV)

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

42. Planet of Fire (TV)

‘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.

43. The Mark of the Rani (TV)

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

44. The Trial of a Time Lord (TV)

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

45. 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.

46. Survival (TV)

‘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

47. First Frontier (Book) – VNA*

‘Housewarming’ (VD)

48. Happy Endings (Book) – VNA*


7. The Post-‘Survival’ Geoffrey Beevers Master

49. Dust Breeding (Audio) – BFAD**
50. Master (Audio) – BFAD**


8. The Post-‘Survival’ Anthony Ainley Master

51. Prime Time (Book) – PDA*

‘Cat andMouse’ from ‘Prisoners of Time’ (Graphic Novel) takes place here.
‘The Choice’/’Endgame’ from ‘Prisoners of Time’ (Graphic Novel) takes place here.

52. 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).  

53. The TV Movie (TV)

The Eric Roberts/TV Movie Master’s cameo during ‘The Eight Doctors’ (Book) – EDA* takes place here.
54. ‘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.


10. The Post-‘TV Movie’ Master

55. The Fallen (Comic)
56. 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

57. Mastermind (Audio) – BFAB**

‘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

58. U.N.I.T. Dominion (Audio) – BFAD**

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

59. Dark Eyes 2 (Audio) – BFAD**

4. Eyes of the Master

60. Dark Eyes 3 (Audio) – BFAD**

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.

61. Dark Eyes 4 (Audio) – BFAD**

3. Master of the Daleks

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 62. ‘And You Will Obey Me’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The Alex Macqueen Master’s appearance in the main story of 63. ‘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

64. 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

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

1. The Survivor
2. The Coney Island Chameleon

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

3. The Missing Link/Darkness and Light

67. Master of Worlds (from ‘Cyber-Reality’ (U) (Audio)) – BFAD**

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

68. Anti-Genesis (WM) (Audio) – BFAD**

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

69. Only The Good (WM) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Beneath the Viscoid

70. ‘The Devil You Know’ from ‘Time War’ (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 71a. ‘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 71a. ‘Utopia/The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords’ (TV) 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 71b. ‘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).

‘Last of the Time Lords’ from 71c. ‘Utopia’/’The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords’ (TV) takes place here.

72. The End of Time (TV)

Unseen, the John Simm Master is frozen with the Time Lords during the events of ‘The Day of the Doctor’ (TV).
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).
At some point, the John Simm Master regenerates into the female Michelle Gomez/Missy Master.


16. The Michelle Gomez/Missy Master

The Michael Gomez/Missy Master escapes Gallifrey.
‘Dismemberment’ from ‘The Missy Chronicles’  (Book) – BB* takes place here.
Missy soon chooses Clara as the Eleventh Doctor’s companion before she sets up the Nethersphere.
73. ‘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.

74. Dark Water/Death in Heaven (TV)
75. The Magician’s Apprentice/The Witch’s Familiar (TV)

76. The Missy Chronicles (Book) – BB*

2. Lords and Masters
3. Teddy Sparkles Must Die!
4. The Lair, the Glitch and the War-Zone

The Michelle Gomez/Missy Master’s appearance in ‘Day of the Master’ from 75. ‘Ravenous 4’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

77. A Spoonful of Mayhem (M) (Audio) – BFAD**
78. Divorced, Beheaded, Regenerated (M) (Audio) – BFAD**
79. The Broken Clock (M) (Audio) – BFAD**
80. The Belly of the Beast (M) (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Missy Loves Ghostie’ (Annual)
The flashback scenes from 81. ‘Extremis’ (TV) with the Twelfth Doctor ‘executing’ Missy take place here.
‘Girl Power!’ from ‘The Missy Chronicles’ (Book) – BB* takes place here.

82. The Lie of the Land (TV)
83. Empress of Mars (TV)
84. The Eaters of Light (TV)
85. World Enough and Time/The Doctor Falls (TV)

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).


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


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10 thoughts on “The Master’s Timeline

    • 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. 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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    • 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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      • 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. 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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      • 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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      • 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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