Doctor Who: The Fire of the Daleks: Part 5

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“She’s just a child”

“I don’t care. You sent me down. You betrayed me when I tried to help you.”

In the middle of the war zone the city had become, this former prisoner had managed to track down the woman who he hated more than anyone else on Heglozia, Fastera. The prisoner had been in love with Fastera for almost his entire life, and during the famine the two had entered into a relationship. Unfortunately however when Fastera’s daughter had stolen some food out of desperation, she framed the former prisoner for the theft.

She had no choice. Under Asica’s laws, Fastera’s daughter would have gone to prison and she couldn’t bare to lose her child. Every night she had felt guilt over her actions, but she didn’t regret them. Until now that is. Fastera’s daughter had thrown herself in front of her mother and pleaded with the former prisoner. Fastera did not fear death, but she didn’t want her daughter to see her die and begged her former lover to let her child go.

“I loved you”. The former prisoner said as he prepared to fire.

“I’m sorry” Fastera said, genuinely. “I didn’t want to hurt you. I just couldn’t lose her. Please don’t let her see this.”

Fastera’s daughter cried and pleaded. “Don’t kill my mum. It was my fault I’m sorry, please.”

The former prisoner still pointed his gun at Fastera, but after a few moments he lowered it.

“You’d better get out of here”. He said. “The streets aren’t safe.” He woud never really have done it. He had been a good man once. Sadly however like most of the people on this planet the desperation of the war had changed him, made him a mere shadow of his former self.  Neither Fastera or her daughter even acknowledged what the former prisoner said however. Instead they both stared up at the sky in absolute horror. As the prisoner turned around he saw the most terrifying sight he had ever seen. Hundreds of thousands of Daleks flying toward the city. No one else below had noticed. They were all too busy fighting and killing each other.

The prisoner and Fastera ran through the chaos shouting at everyone to flee but it was no use. In a matter of seconds the Daleks were over the city and started to open fire.

“EXTERMINATE” the monsters all started to shout in unison as their rays cut down men, women, even children and levelled entire buildings. There was nowhere to hide from the monsters. Each individual Daleks ray would cover an area of 40 feet and would melt absolutely everything it came into contact with. Some tried to fight back, including the prisoner, but they were the first to be cut down. In less than twenty minutes all that was left of the city were ruins and flames. Only a handful of civillians had managed to flee to the wilderness outside, Fastera and her daughter among them. They tried to hide under some nearby rocks, as more and more Daleks descended from the sky.

“ALL HEGLOZIANS MUST BE EXTERMINATED” A black Dalek that hovered in the centre of the swarm of Daleks screeched. “THERE WILL BE NO PRISONERS. THIS PLANET WILL BE CLEANSED!”

“It can’t be, it can’t” one of the civillians said from behind. “They’re here’ we’re doomed. Our entire world.” He then put a gun to his head. The others tried to stop him but he was too far gone.

“I’m ending it on my own terms than dying at the mercy of those monsters” He said before blowing his head off.

Unfortunately his gunshot alerted the Daleks and they swarmed the few survivors who all ran in different directions only to each be gunned down. Fastera and her daughter were the last two to be cornered by the Daleks.

The two embraced for their final moments. Fastera much like her former lover was not a bad person. She had just been forced to go to such extreme lengths to protect her daughter. Now it had all be for nothing. She just hoped in her final few seconds that the Daleks would kill her first and she wouldn’t have to watch her little girl die.

“EXTERMINATE!”

The Doctor, Dana and Asica stared at the ruins of the generator for a few seconds, none of them sure what their next move was.

“We need to get back to the palace.” The Doctor said.

“You what? Why?” Asica replied.

“Zoella, she sacrificed herself so we could get away. If there’s a chance she’s still alive we have to help her.”

“What about the people out there?” Asica asked.

The Doctor hesitated to respond. “We have to focus on helping who we can now.”

“What are you saying? That there is no hope for my people.”

“I don’t think there’s hope for any of us now. If the Daleks find the TARDIS before we do, we’re finished.”

“Then shouldn’t we reach the TARDIS first” Dana said.

“We’d never make it. Its across so much open field, we’d be cut down. At the very least we have to find some other form of transport first.”

Suddenly the trio heard several screams down the corridor followed by the all too familiar battle cry of the Daleks.

“EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE!”

“We have to get out of here now” the Doctor said as he darted down the corridor. As the trio ran they heard the sound of several of the rebels pleading, begging with the Daleks, that they just wanted the fighting to end only to be gunned down.

The trio soon came across the young rebel woman whose kneecap Asica had shot.

“Please help me” she pleaded with the three of them. “They’re killing everybody.”

“Now you want my help? You fools helped that monster destroy the generator.” Asica said bitterly.

“We can’t just leave her” Dana protested.

“She deserves it. Besides she’d only slow us down.” Asica said as he headed down the corridor. The Doctor hesitated for a moment. He knew Asica was right. They needed to get out of here fast, and she had helped to bring the monsters down on them. Still he would never forgive himself if he left her and so the Doctor lifted the young woman up over his shoulders.

The Doctor, Dana and Asica were soon forced to hide in a small room as three Daleks glided by. The rebel girl was whimpering from the pain in her leg, but Dana put her hand over the girls mouth and put her finger over her own lips. The slightest noise and it would be all over for them.

The Doctor couldn’t bare to look at the three Daleks they repulsed him so much. He wanted to tear their putrid, withered bodies from their casings and rip them apart with his bare hands. He wanted to kill every single last one of the monsters not just on this world, but across the galaxy. Still he had to keep his cool. The only option right now was to flee. There was no weaponry on this world that could harm them. If only the Doctor and Dana had arrived earlier in the war when the planets were still united he might have been able to sway the battle in the Heglozians favour. Now he could only hope to help a few of their people escape to another planet.

“They’re gone, we need to move now”. The Doctor said. When the 4 made it outside however they could see hundreds of Daleks above. Fortunately none of the metal monsters noticed them. The Daleks were all heading towards the main cities instead. In the distance the Doctor, Asica, Dana and the rebel girl could see flames and corpses strewn across the wastelands.

“We’re all dead. All of us, there’s nothing we can do” Asica said as he sank to his knees.

“Shh” The Doctor said quietly. “Don’t make a sound. I don’t have time to convince you. Either you come with us, or you get left to the mercy of the most evil creatures in the universe.” He said to Asica who instantly stood back up. It was the kings hatred of the Daleks that motivated him at this stage more than anything else. He wanted to at least take some of those monsters down with him before he went.

The three slowly and quietly walked across the wastelands with Dana looking up at the Daleks to warn the others if any of the metal monsters had noticed them. Unfortunately whilst they were busy looking up at the sky, they failed to notice one of the Daleks creeping up from over a nearby hill.

“STAY WHERE YOU ARE!” The monster shouted.

The Dalek scanned the Doctor and Dana who it felt looked somewhat different to the other inhabitants of this planet. . “YOU ARE NOT OF THIS WORLD! EXPLAIN! EXPLAIN!”

“Well what can I say my life story is one of adventure, discovery and I’m proud to say, one that involves lots and lots of humiliating defeats for the Daleks” the Doctor said in a mock cheeful tone.

Dana quickly reached into the earth and threw a slab of dirt at the Daleks eyestick, temporarily blinding the creature. In its panic it fired, but fortunately its ray missed them. The Doctor placed the young rebel girl on the floor and told her not to move. Dana and Asica meanwhile rushed the Dalek and grabbed it from either side, whilst the Doctor grabbed it from behind. All three struggled to even hold the monster in place its strength was so great. The Dalek quickly swivelled its mid section 360 degrees, knocking all three of them off. Its mid section then turned to face the Doctor, but Dana quickly jumped up and kicked the Dalek with all her might. She barely moved it an inch and nearly broke her foot on the metal. Still she distracted the Dalek long enough for the Doctor to jump up and wrestle with the monster again. Up above the Doctor could see one of the flying Daleks aiming its gun at them. “Watch out” The Time Lord shouted to Dana and Asica as the Dalek above fired. All 3 quickly jumped out of the way only for the Dalek aboves ray to hit the Dalek the Doctor and the others had been wrestling with instead.

After the Dalek below’s top section blew up, the Doctor quickly grabbed its gun and fired up at the other monsters in the sky. He moved the Dalek gun to full setting which doused the entire area up above with radiation killing 10 Daleks.

The young rebel woman meanwhile had managed to limp to safety behind a nearby rock. The Doctor tried to run towards her, but one of the surviving Daleks flew there first. The Doctor tried to shoot firs,t but the Dalek managed to blast the young woman on full power. The Doctor, Dana and Asica were barely able to scramble to safety as the entire area was overrun with radiation, and Asica was still caught in the very edges of the rays blast which singed his skin and hair.  It didn’t kill him, but the pain was so overwhelming he could barely stand up. Every single part of his body hurt.

“Just leave me, I can barely walk.” He said.

“No like I said, we don’t leave anyone behind.” The Doctor replied as he and Dana helped the former monarch up. The Doctor then quickly fired back at the Dalek and blew the monster up in the sky.

“If only she’d listened and not tried to crawl away we could have got to her in time. We need to stick together if we have any hope of getting through this.” The Doctor said as he looked at the young rebel woman’s corpse whose face was twisted into the most heinous expression of agony.

“What’s that?”

“I don’t know maybe the people gathering outside to celebrate their brave new heroes.” Zoella said with disdain. The rebels took no notice of her however.

“We haven’t heard anything back from the commander in a while.” One of the rebels said. The whole room began to shake and the three rebels soon heard the croaking sound of a Dalek coming from above.

“HUMANOID LIFE FORMS DETECTED! ADVANCE! ADVANCE!”

“They’re here!” Zoella said in panic. “You have to release me now. We all have to get out of here”, but again the rebels took no notice of her.

“Its okay. We can reason with them.” One of the rebels said to himself. “They want this war over as much as we do.”

“You idiots!” Zoella shouted, which finally prompted a response from one of the rebels who hit her in the face.

“Maybe when we give them one of the soldiers whose slaughtered their kind in cold blood they’ll be happy.”

Zoella just laughed as the Daleks drew closer. Up above there was the sound of fighting and rubble started to fall from the ceiling.

“I’m sure those poor misunderstood Daleks are just thanking you for toppling the evil king” Zoella said with disdain.

As the celing began to collapse, the lock holding Zoella’s chains broke too and she was able to escape. Whilst the rebels guarding here were distracted by the Daleks, Zoella wrapped her chain around one guards neck and snapped it in a matter of seconds. The other guard turned around aiming his gun, but Zoella quickly punched him in the face with her chains and didn’t stop hitting him on the floor until he was dead.

After the gruesome deed was done, Zoella looked up to see her son standing there in shock at what his mother had done.

“I didn’t ever want you to see this. I swore I’d do anything to keep you safe. Even if that meant missing you grow up, even if that meant becoming a monster. I don’t care if you hate me. Just as long as you are alive at the end of this.”

To her surprise however Zoella’s little boy hugged her.

“Mother I could never hate you. I’ve missed you so much.”

“I know son. I promise that no matter what we’re going to get out of here.”

Zoella walked slowly ahead of the young boy. She had to hold her chains up by one arm. The weight on her broken arm was unbearable, but she didn’t even flinch once such was her determination.

As Zoella looked aroud the corner she saw one Dalek gliding towards her.

“HALT STAY WHERE YOU ARE!” It screamed. Zoella surprisingly however turned to face it with her non broken arm up.

“Well I’m here. I take it you don’t come in peace?” She said sarcastically. The Dalek raised its gun to her, but Zoella threw her chain around the Daleks gun stick and pulled. With all her strength she wrenched the Dalek gun stick out of its socket and grabbed it, shooting the monster dead.

“I can’t tell you how satisfying that was.” She said to her son. From behind the Dalek Zoella however could see more of the metal monsters emerging down the dark corridors. As she and her son tried to run back the way however, more Daleks came down that direction too. They were trapped with seemingly no hope of escape.

To Be Continued

 

Doctor Who: The Fire of the Daleks: Part 4:

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“She’s a tough one. If this were the king that coward would have cracked by now, but her? I’m impressed”

The rebels had been torturing Zoella for the last two hours. They had beaten her unconscious several times, burned her with lasers and stabbed hooks through her hands and feet.

After each session however Zoella who never screamed throughout it, would just spit back in her tormentors face.

“All men and women can be broken. You just have to find their weakness. Isn’t that right my dear.” The leader of the rebels said as he entered the room with a young, deathly pale, little boy, no older than 8 years old.

“I believe you know this young man” the leader said.

“You’ve reached a new low.” Zoella said as she spat out one of her last teeth. “Threatening children.”

“Why not? That king you so willingly served murdered thousands of innocent children.”

“I didn’t serve him you fool. I served us. I fought against those monsters out there that threatened our entire world. You were either too scared or stupid to realise the danger we are all in.”

The leader responded by hitting Zoella across the face.

“Believe me when I tell you that I’ll kill him. Your own son right in front of you if you don’t tell me where the king went.”

Zoella’s son, Misaca was the only family she had left. Her husband and daughter had both been tragically killed many years ago in a riot for resources. Her son had since fallen into the care of one of her friends, Estelica who had cared for him for the past two years, whilst Zoella had been fighting the Daleks.

“What did you do to Estelica.”

“Lets just say you’ll have to find a new babysitter”

“You sick, cowardly.”

The rebels leader held his gun to Misaca’s head. “Last chance.”

“Okay, okay. The two strangers the King fled with were aliens from another world. They have a ship that can take him out of here. Its in the badlands, in the wreckage of the ship I crashed in.”

The leader was skeptical, but he didn’t think Zoella was lying. For the first time he could see how scared she was for her son.

Another one of the rebels came bursting into the room.

“Sir, Sir, in the lower levels of the cavern we have discovered a spaceship. Its huge.”

“Is it a war vessel?”

“No sir. According to one of the King’s special guard that we interrogated, it was an escape vessel. Whilst idiots like this woman here were hopelessly fighting against those monsters, the King and his elite were going to leave them all behind.”

“Does it work?” The leader asked which caused Zoella to burst out laughing.

“What are you laughing at? You’re the fool who was happy to sacrifice herself for a coward.”

“Just like your followers are?”

The leader of the rebels grabbed her son and threw him towards Zoella who instantly stood up in her chains.

“Keep them both here whilst I investigate the vessel. If she tries anything, shoot her son first.”

Zoella had never hated anyone as much as the rebels leader. She hated him even more than the Daleks, but she had to bide her time for now. The chains were unbreakable. None of it probably mattered anway she thought. The Daleks most likely kill all of them in a few hours anyway. She just hoped that they would kill the rebels first.

The Doctor, Dana and Asica headed towards the forcefield’s generator. Along the way below they saw nothing but constant fighting among the people. It was absolute chaos.

“There won’t be any of them left when the Daleks get here.” Dana said. “We have to do something. We have to tell them what’s really going on.”

“They won’t listen”. The Doctor replied. “No offence, but I don’t think having his majesty here on our side will exactly endear us to them. We have to stop that Dalek or they’ll all die.”

“I didn’t want it like this.” Asica said. “Believe me. Every second of every day and night I’m awake I think about what I’ve done to our planet.”

“Well I’m sure that’ll make them all forgive you. I’ve done horrible things, but I’m really sorry about it.” Dana said sarcastically in response.

“You have no idea what those creatures are capable of.”

“Yes I do, which is why I don’t judge you” The Doctor said. “I don’t agree with anything you’ve done, but I understand that there are no easy options against a race like the Daleks.”

The ship came to a giant facility which housed the generator. Outside there were hundreds of Heglozians fighting with one another. The guards of the facility and the terrorist group Heglozia first. The national guard were too preoccupied with putting down the riots in the cities caused by the Dalek releasing the prisoners, whilst the King’s forces had similarly been overtaken by the rebels and the escaped prisoners working together.

The guards still appeared to have the upper hand in the fight, due to their more advanced weaponry, but more and more people were joining the side of the rebels. They foolishly believed that destroying the forcefield would bring an end to the war.

“We have to scatter them.” The Doctor said. “The guards can’t possibly hope to fight both that army and the Dalek. What kind of weapons does this ship have?” The Doctor asked.

“You’re not seriously thinking of killing the rebels.” Dana said in shock.

“Why not” Asica interrupted. “They’re about to doom this world.”

“Of course I’m not going to kill them.” The Doctor said whilst ignoring Asica. “I need to scatter them though.”

“You lack the stomach and courage to do what’s necessary” Asica said with disgust.

The Doctor gave Asica a glare. “You have no idea. Unlike you I don’t believe in senseless murder. Maybe if you’d thought the same then we wouldn’t be in this situation. We do things my way, understand.”

The Doctor fired several missiles at a small hill beside the facility, blowing it up and sending many of the rebels and eco terrorists fleeing. Several of them however still stood their ground and opened fire on the King’s vessel. Their rays however simply bounced off of the vessel and the Doctor fired several shots back. Again he aimed for their feet and simply knocked the rebels off balance.

Just as most of the rebels fled, which was met with a resounding cheer from the guards. Something struck the King’s vessel from behind.

“We’ve been hit. The back engines have been damaged. None of the rebels have firepower that strong.” Asica said.

“Which can mean only one thing.” The Doctor said as he checked the monitors to see the Dalek flying behind the vessel.

“Its here, we just might have enough power to take it down.” The Doctor said as he tried to adjust the weapons.

The Dalek however opened fire again, sending the ship spinning through the air. Several of the guards turned their attention to the Dalek and they managed to distract it for a few minutes, before it started to exterminate them.

The Doctor managed to stablise the ship, but as he prepared to fire two missiles at the Dalek. The ship came under more fire from the rebels. As the back part of the ship had been blown open by the Dalek, this time their fire actually affected the vessel and began to cause it to fly out of control again. As the ship hurled its way through the sky, the Dalek opened fire on the vessel again causing it to crash. Several of the guards ran towards the vessel whilst the combination of the Daleks and the rebels cleared out the remaining guards in front of the base.

The Doctor, Dana and the King had managed to survive the crash, though the king broke his arm in the process.

“My liege thank god you’ve survived. The cities have been overrun.”

“Its the Dalek” The Doctor said.

“It released the prisoners . All of the terrorists and rebels and the people his majesty just locked for stealing a loaf of bread are attacking you. They’re not your biggest problem however.”

Suddenly a barage of rays hit the wreckage of the ship. The rebels were zeroing in on the Doctor and the others.

“I’ll have to give myself up to them now” Asica said. “I’ve no choice. That Dalek can’t be allowed to get near the generator.”

“It won’t do any good” the Doctor said. “These people don’t just want you dead. They want to tear down the forcefield too.”

“We’ll hold them off” the leader of the last of the guards said.

“You’re outgunned now. They’d slaughter you” The Doctor told him.

“We promised to defend the forcefield with our lives. We’ll do just that as long as you stop that monster.”

“Yet more young men and women dying in my name” Asica said bitterly.

“Make our sacrifices worth it.”  The commander said before he and the handful of men and women left went out to face the rebels. They lasted just a few minutes before being overwhelmed, though it was enough for the Doctor, Asica and Dana to slip by. Along the way Asica made sure to grab a gun from one of the fallen soldiers.

When the Doctor, Dana and the former King entered the facility they could see its corridors were already littered with dead bodies.

“He’s been through here. We may already be too late” the Doctor said.

Three rebels emerged from down the corridors firing at the two time travellers and former despot who took shelter behind a nearby corridor. Asica fired back at the rebels and managed to hit the leg of one of of the rebels, a young woman. As another tried to help her up, Asica shot both of them in the chest and head. The surviving rebel screamed in rage, but her anger clouded her judgement and she started to fire at Asica blindly allowing him to pick her off easily. Asica managed to hit her in the kneecap, shattering it. As she lay on the floor, bleeding and helpless, Asica raised his gun to finish her off.

“No Asica there’s been enough senseless killing”. The Doctor said. Asica hesitated for a few minutes before relenting.

“You’re lucky that there are more important things to deal with now. Still know that whatever happens your actions may have doomed this world. Far more than mine.”

On the upper level the Dalek was fighting its way through the surviving guards alone. The monster in spite of its power had needed help to make its way through the Heglozian forces, but now only a small skeleton force of soldiers were left between it and the forcefield’s power source.

They fought valiantly but the Dalek cut them all down effortlessly in a matter of minutes before reaching the main generator.

The main generator was a gigantic cylinder in the centre of the building which reached its way to the very top of the building and above it.

A few blasts from the Daleks gun would be enough to tear it apart. As the Dalek prepared to fire Asica, accompanied by the Doctor and Dana shot at the monster from behind.

The Dalek turned to face them and they all retreated to behind a nearby wall.

“YOU ARE THE DOCTOR YOU ARE THE ENEMY OF THE DALEKS! YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED” The monster shrieked as it opened fire. In between its shots Asica would try and fire back at the Dalek, but each shot simply bounced off the monsters armour.

The Doctor quickly grabbed the gun from Asica.

“What are you doing.” Ascia asked.

“No offence I’m a better shot.” The Doctor said. “This gun won’t even dent the Daleks casing, but there are weak points.”

The Doctor quickly jumped out and fired at the Daleks eyestick destroying it.

“MY VISION IS IMPAIRED” the monster screeched as it fired blindly all around, but the Doctor next fired at the monsters gun stick. He managed to shoot right down the barrel of the gun which caused it to explode. The Doctor next fired at the monsters sucked arm, completely disabling it too. The Dalek was now completely defencless and blind.

“You’ve failed Dalek.” The Doctor said. “After all your dirty, cheap little tricks.” The Dalek wasn’t beaten yet however.

“SELF DESTRUCT INITIATE.” It said much to the Doctors horror. The Daleks self destruct unit would be more than enough to destroy the generator.

The Doctor opened the Daleks casing with his sonic screwdriver. He tried to reverse the process but it was no good. Dana and Asica got a glimpse of the hideous creature within for a split second, which was enough to make them instantly look away in disgust. Even the Doctor with all he had seen could barely stand to look at it.

Realising there was no way he could reset the monsters self destruct device, the Doctor tried to take control of its motor power, but the monster had anticipated this and blown its motor unit. The Doctor, Dana and Asica tried to move the monster by force, but it had used all of its excess energy to magnetise itself to the floor. They pulled and pulled with all their strength, but it was no use.

“We have to move now.” The Doctor said.

“NO WE CAN’T LEAVE THE GENERATOR” Asica screamed.

“There’s nothing else we can do.” The Doctor said as he was forced to overpower Asica and drag him away along with Dana. Just before the Dalek blew up it declared.

“THE DALEKS DO NOT FEAR DEATH! THE DALEKS ARE ABOVE SELFISH DESIRES! THE DALEKS ONLY CARE FOR THE FUTURE OF THEIR RACE! THAT IS WHY WE WILL TRIUMPH!”

The explosion completely destroyed the generator and within seconds the forcefield around the planet vanished. The Doctor, Dana and Asica had only just managed to escape, though the explosion still threw them. The Doctor quickly jumped up and ran back to the smoking ruins of the generator. He sank to his knees in despair.

“We’ve failed this planet Dana. The forcefield is gone. In minutes an entire battle fleet of Daleks will be here.”

To be Continued

Doctor Who: The Fire of the Daleks: Part 3

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The criminals and the rebels had advanced on a nearby village. The village had been where most of the guards and the executioners families had lived. Some of the most hated guards had been kept alive by the prisoners so they could watch their loved ones be torn to pieces.

The Dalek observed the slaughter for some time before it made its presence known. It was curious as to how and why these humanoids were slaughtering each other. Concepts such as revenge were alien to the Dalek. Even when dealing with old enemies such as the Doctor, the monster simply viewed him as a threat. All Daleks had been programmed with knowledge of humanoid life forms, many of whom from Time Lords, to human beings shared similar characteristics, but it didn’t understand them even now.

The Dalek hovered over the centre of the village. The sight of the monster sent various villagers and former prisoners fleeing in all directions, but the Dalek fired in front of all of them, stopping the Heglozians in their tracks.

“I AM NOT HERE TO HURT YOU” The monster screamed. “I WANT THIS WAR TO END.”

“Don’t listen to it!” One of the few remaining guards said. “Its a monster. It’ll kill us all.”

“WE ARE NOT YOUR ENEMIES! MILLIONS OF OUR PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN THIS CONFLICT TOO! WE WANT IT ENDED!”

The Daleks words were met with a huge cheer from the crowd. It was obviously false, but it was what they wanted to hear so they believed it.

“YOUR RULER MUST BE OVERTHROWN HE REFUSES TO STOP THIS CONFLICT!”

“How can we overthrow him? He is protected by the national guard.” One of the escaped prisoners shouted back.

“THERE ARE OTHERS ON THIS WORLD WHO WANT TO OVERTHROW HIM! YOU MUST ALLY!”

Several of the prisoners were unhappy with this idea. Many of the rebel groups hated each other as much as they did the king, and there were scoffs and jeers from the crowd at the thought of working together.

“YOU MUST OVERCOME YOUR DIFFERENCES!” The Dalek shouted. “THE KING IS THE ENEMY OF US ALL! IF YOU WORK TOGETHER, WITH MY HELP WE CAN WIN!”

“He’s right”. One of the former prisoners said. The prisoner was one of the former leaders of Heglozia first, the most notorious terrorist group.

“The king is the one who locked us all up. He is the one who starved us. Who killed our loved ones. Not the Daleks. He only cares about winning some pointless war. How are we to know that the stories he told about the Daleks are even real? They could just be propaganda pieces. I’m not saying this tin monster here can be trusted, but I know who our real enemy is. Sitting in that luxurious palace, whilst we scramble around for food in the lands he stripped clean. We have to stop him.”

The Dalek could see it was getting through to crowd who started to cheer at the former rebls words. Pitiful creatures. The Dalek thought to itself. Whilst it may not ever understand them, it knew how to manipulate their feeble minds it thought to itself.

“Just so you know my TARDIS isn’t just for you and the elite.” The Doctor said to Asica as they headed down the corridor.

“I understand. It will be my first priority as king to make sure you get the villagers to another, habitable world first. They’ve suffered enough.”

“I’ll believe that when I see it. Just remember I’m the only one who knows how to pilot it, so don’t think about any cheap tricks.”

The two reached a small craft that was designed to take the Doctor across the badlands to the TARDIS that was surrounded by guards.

“It seems to good to be true to imagine that soon my people will not have to live in fear of those monsters.”

“Well I can’t ever promise that.” The Doctor said grimly.

“The Daleks are a danger to all life forms in the universe, but for the immediate future it can take you to another time, and another place.”

Zoella and Dana had been left in the throne room. Surrounded by two guards; Zoella just sat in the corner not saying anything.

Suddenly to Dana’s surprise, Zoella broke the awkward silence. “So how long have you been eh, travelling with that strange man.”

“A few years. I joined the Doctor to try and find my sister.”

“What happened to her?”

“Creatures from another world took her from me. It was a long shot we’d ever find her. The Doctor told me it was like finding a needle in a planet, but I had to take it. I don’t think I’ll ever find her now. I still hope. Every time we land on a new world, but well.”

“I understand. I’d do anything for my family too. That’s why I joined the army. I lost most of my family.”

“Was it the Daleks?”

“No. It was my own people. In desperation because of what that man out there had done.”

“I’m sorry Zoella. I’m amazed you could stand to be in the same room as him.”

“Well for so long I wanted to make him suffer, but then I realised who was really responsible. When the Daleks are defeated, then he can be made to answer for what’s he done, but now? They have to be stopped.”

Suddenly the room was rocked by the sound of a massive explosion outside.  Zoella looked out of a nearby window and saw hundreds of prisoners with the Dalek floating above.

The Dalek had since freed hundreds more prisoners from other prisons around the planet, who had in turn made contact with various rebel groups, though the most numerous were those belonging to a group known as the Hiaska’s. The guard were outnumbered by hundreds to one. The rebels would swarm each soldier, whilst the Dalek focused on taking down the flying machines.

“Idiots they’re working with the Daleks.” Zoella said. “We have to get out of here. There’s too many of them.”

“No we can’t let the rebels have access to the palace. There’s too much at stake.” The Guard said.

“Like what?”

“That is not your concern. You will stay here while we hold them off.”

Asica and the Doctor meanwhile headed back the throne room. There was no way the Doctors ship could escape over the crowd and the Dalek outside. Asica however had a secret passage in the throne room, which would be the only way of escape.

The rebels broke down the front doors of the palace and began to attack the guards who fought valiantly. They managed to gun down dozens of rebels, but there were so many that they were completely overwhelmed.

The Doctor and Asica still made it back to the throne however.

“We need to get out of here now.” Asica said.

“The thought had occured to us” Dana said back sarcastically.

“There’s a secret passage at the back come.” As the foursome ran towards the passage however, several rebels began to break their way into throne room. The last two guards held them off at the cost of their lives, whilst Asica, the Doctor, Zoella and Dana escaped. Asica didn’t even look back at the soldiers sacrifice.

The tunnel on the other side was long and dank. No one had been here for a very long time and there were small, rat like animals crawling along the floor.

Asica ran down the corridor, but Zoella’s injuries from the crash were beginning to catch up with her and she needed a few minutes to rest.

“We should just leave you here. You’re a liability!” Asica snapped back at her.

“If you leave her, I’ll never show you how my ship works.” The Doctor said in anger.

“Now I’m starting to see how so many people have died in your name. You keep leaving them to die.” The Doctor continued.

“Its not about me. If what you say is true your ship is our last hope. These Hiaska’s might win this battle and if they do, they’ll tear down our forcefield.”

“Why would they do that? The Daleks will destroy them too? What do they want” Dana asked?

“They don’t care about the Daleks. They don’t know them like those of us on the front line. To them its just another war. What they really want? Is just to make him pay” Zoella said from the side.

“According to our old legends, Hiaska was the god of justice. The Hiaskans are made up of the relatives of the people he butchered, sent away to die, executed in cold blood. If we just hand him over to them, they might let us go.”

“You can’t be serious?” Dana said in shock.

“Of course I am. Its our best chance for us to get free and get to your ship. If the king means what he says, he’ll lay down his life now for his people.”

Zoella’s words shook Asica. He’d always claimed he’d be happy to lay down his life for his people, but now his bluff was being called.

“They’ll never let any of you go.” Asica said.

“Its you they hate. I’m just a soldier, and these two, well who knows what they are?”

“Do you think they’ll believe that? They’ll tear you apart just as soon as they would me.”

“Lets put it to the test shall we.”

“Enough” the Doctor shouted over them.

“No one is getting left behind. If we are going to not only get out of here, but stop the Daleks we have to stay together. I don’t care what problems you have with each other. Right now we are all in the same, unfortunately hopeless situation.” The Doctor said firmly.

“All right” Zoella responded. “If they catch up to us though I’m throwing our beloved king to them.”

“That’s the spirit” the Doctor said mockingly.

As the four somewhat reluctant companions treked down the dark, musty corridor, they were tormented by the sounds of both the soldiers and the rebels killing one another above.

“Even in this time we can’t work together” Asica said bitterly.

“Conflict is the price we sometimes have to pay for individuality.” The Doctor said. “The Daleks above are not squabbling, but none of them are able to choose their own destiny’s. They all to this day follow one man’s twisted beliefs.”

Just a few feet ahead there was a massive explosion. The Doctor instinctively tried to push Dana back. Even though she was more than capable of taking care of herself, the Doctor couldn’t help but be overly protective of her. It was the same with all of his companions. The explosion however knocked all 4 of them off their feet.

Through the smoke two armed men and women emerged, dressed in tattered, bloody clothes.

“Don’t bother calling for help.” The leader of the group sneered at Asica.

“Your palace is ours.”

“I don’t understand? How could you do it?” The king said in shock.

“It doesn’t matter. You’re finally going to get what you deserve. Look at you. Trying to run like a coward while those men up there die for you. That was always your way of fighting your enemies.”

“He’s not your enemy.” The Doctor protested. “The Daleks are. The future of your race is at stake if you.” The rebel punched the Doctor before he could finish.

“It wasn’t the Daleks that killed my son. ” He spat back at the Doctor. “I can’t believe that any of you are with him. You’re all traitors! Still there’s been enough killing. Stand aside and we’ll let you go.”

The Doctor looked back at Asica who tried to keep his cool, but was clearly terrified.

“Alright” the Doctor said calmly as he shrugged his shoulders.

“Doctor you can’t.” Dana said in shock.

“Its not our concern Dana, we just have to” suddenly mid sentence the Doctor knocked the leader out with a bit of Venusian Karate, before kicking the gun out of the other male rebels hand. He then flipped the male rebel over his shoulder into the two female rebels, disarming them as well.

Dana and Zoella quickly jumped the female rebels, whilst the Doctor fought with the male rebel. The Doctor blocked one punch before delivering two strikes to the rebel, one to his stomach and another to his face sending him back into a wall. Dana meanwhile managed to pin her rebel to the ground. Her rebel was just a teenage girl, no older than 18 and Dana was mindful not to hurt her. Zoella meanwhile still struggled with hers due to her injuries.

Whilst they were fighting, Asica grabbed the first rebel the Doctor had knocked out’s gun and shot the rebel fighting with Zoella. The others all froze, and Asica then shot the male rebel, before shooting the rebel the Doctor had knocked out. He then turned the gun to the rebel Dana was restraining.

“No don’t” Dana said as she let the girl go who tried to run, but Asica shot the girl in the back.

“You murderer” Dana screamed in rage and disgust.

“I had no choice. They’re a danger not only to me but to this entire planet.”

“There will be no one left on this planet you’re trying to save when you’re done with them!” Dana snapped.

“Look what’s done is done, we need to get out of here before more of the rebels come” the Doctor shouted as he ran ahead. The Doctor was disgusted with Asica’s ruthless actions too, but he knew that it would do no good to bicker about it now. He didn’t know how, but he felt sure the Dalek had somehow aided this rebel attack. Its what they always did when their numbers were low or they were weak. Make their enemies fight among each other. The Time Lord wasn’t about to give in to what the monsters wanted now. Asica was the first to follow the Doctor. Neither Dana nor Zoella wanted to be in front of the king.

The foursome ran a couple more feet until they eventually reached a massive cavern, with a small fighter jet in the centre.

“My escape jet. It won’t get us off this planet. That’s your job.” Asica said to the Doctor as he prepared to board the jet. Suddenly another explosion blew open the wall on the right hand side of the cavern. 10 or so rebels emerged from the smoke firing their weapons at the foursome.

“No, I want the king alive” the leader shouted. “A simple blast is too good for him. Kill the others.”

The Doctor, Dana, the King and Zoella hid behind the jet with the King firing blindly at the rebels.

Zoella quickly grabbed the gun out of the King’s hands and fired at the rocks above the rebels sending them scattering.

Zoella then ran out to face the rebels and shot two more of them.

“Go now.” She shouted.

“We can’t just leave you” the Doctor said whilst Asica had already jumped into the jet.

“I’m wounded. I’ll only slowly you down. If you do have a way of getting some of us out of here. Take it now.” Zoella ran into the rebels and realizing there was nothing they could do, the Doctor and Dana jumped into the jet which quickly took off. The rebels weaponry had no effect on the jet which was made of the strongest metal on the planet. Its fire power was also vastly superior to that of most conventional crafts which it demonstrated when after escaping outside, it easily destroyed three fighter jets, hijacked by the rebels.

Back in the cavern the rebels easily overpowered the wounded Zoella.

“Where was the king fleeing.” The leader barked at the wounded soldier.

“You wouldn’t believe me if I told you.”

The rebel leader placed his foot on Zoella’s broken arm.

“You think you’re a hero fighting against the Daleks? You’re actually working for our real enemy. Now tell me where he’s gone or else.” He said as he pushed his foot down harder.

“I hate the King too, but he’s irrelevant you moron. Right now that man and that woman you almost killed might hold the key to the survival of our race.” Zoella said.

The leader responded by punching her in the face.

“If you’re not going to tell us where he is, I guess we’ll just have to take our frustrations at the King out on you!” The leader said with a sadistic glee.

The Doctor, Dana and the King flew out across the badladnds towards the wreckage. Along the way they could see scores of people fighting and killing one another. Almost every buidling was on fire, whilst masses of bodies lay in the streets.

A message suddenly came through on the king’s transmitor.

“Please help us, this is the national guard, we’ve been overwhelmed, the prisoners have escaped from Kisakr. We’re outnumbered.”

“The Dalek. It did this” the Doctor said.

“It wants us to kill ourselves so they won’t have too?” The King asked?

“No” the Doctor responded. “They always like to launch the final attack themselves. They have warships that can shatter planets, yet they still will always launch an army to wipe out the population. It’s what they live for. This is just a distraction so the Dalek can tamper with your forcefield to let the army through. We have to get to it now.”

“Are you kidding? We have to get to your ship and get out of here.” The King said.

“Look around your heiness” The Doctor replied. “You think you’re going to convince the people down there to stop fighting and walk into a little blue box? The Dalek is already on its way to your forcefield. We have to get there now.”

The King still refused. “Exactly if what you say is true then its already there in which case its too late.”

“Well how about that. It turns out you were just a coward after all.” Dana interrupted.

“How dare you, I’ll”

“You’ll do what? There’s no one around to throw me in prison anymore your majesty. You’re on your own now, and you have two choices. One try and flee and even if you make it, have the death of a world on your conscience? Or prove that you were doing it for the greater good and help us buy your people more time to escape? From what I gather you’ve already got enough on your conscience.”

The King hesitated for a few moments before turning the ship in the opposite direction.

“I hope you’re right aliens.”

“I’m afraid I am” The Doctor said. “We have to act fast or else your world dies tonight.”

To Be Continued

 

 

Doctor Who: The Fire of the Daleks: Part 2

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“You mean to say that none of them survived? It can’t be”

“I’m afraid so Asica my liege. The entire world of Meliscor is completely gone. We are the only survivors of the galaxy now.”

The king felt like giving up. All of the sacrifices and atrocities that had been carried out in his name, all those years of suffering had seemingly been for nothing.

“We can’t possibly hope to fight the Daleks off on our own.” The King said.

“No sir we can’t. This means we shall have to resort to the final option.”

“I prayed it wouldn’t come to this, but our race must survive and surrender isn’t an option.” The King said with regret.

Asica had been ruling their world throughout most of the war. His father Leri, though an effective and just ruler had struggled during the early years of the war with the Daleks. Leri chose Asica out of all his children replace him during the war because he believed Asica was the most heartless, and therefore the best to deal with the horrors ahead.

Its true that Asica was always the hardest out of all of his siblings, but even he had not been prepared for the Daleks. Asica had been forced to send billions of young men and women away to their deaths, ravage his planets resources, starve his people and force them to work themselves to death. As a result the king was the most hated man on the entire planet, but there was really nothing anyone could have done differently. It had only been through Asica’s ruthless actions that his world had held out for so long, but now it appeared that it was all for nothing. Or maybe not.

The only hope for the Heglozians was to try and get a select group of their people away from the galaxy in a spaceship that had been constructed over the course of the last few years. This plan, called the final option had been prepared during the last few years when most of the planets fell to the Daleks.

In spite of the devastating losses, the King still hoped he’d never have to implement the plan. Not only did he not want to abandon his people, the plan also had a very slim chance at succeeding anyway. Asica would have to essentially use most of his soldiers to distract the monsters, whilst he and the select few fled. The Daleks would most likely pick up a ship fleeing the solar system anyway, but if there were enough vessels distracting the Dalek war fleet.. it might just slip by. There is no way that all of the men would abandon their post around the planet however. Furthermore if the public found out about the ship, they would do all they could to stop it from leaving.

There were regular attacks on Asica’s central command from various different groups of rebels, all with their own reasons for hating Asica.

Those in the poorer areas who were forced to work night and day, whose husbands, wives, daughters and children were dragged away to fight viewed Asica as a glory hound who cared about defeating the Daleks rather than his own people. They wished he would surrender to end the conflict. (Having no idea that surrender was not an option.) Others meanwhile viewed Asica as an incompetent leader who wasn’t doing enough to stop the Daleks. Others believed that he needed to be stopped due to the damage he had inflicted on the environment, which they believed was worse than anything the Daleks could ever do.

Whatever the case most people on the planet wanted him dead. It was hard for Asica to even get loyal body guards. The only way he could ensure their loyalty was to promise them that their families would not be called on to fight the Daleks, and that they would be given a place on the escape ship. This meant that many of the elite who had been originally chosen however would have to be replaced and executed to prevent knowledge of the plan from being leaked.

Whilst the people were divided into different groups, desperate to try and take control from Asica. The knowledge of the ship would most likely unite them all against him.

Even if the ship did manage to escape its own people and the Daleks, all of the planets in the entire galaxy next door were seemingly inhospitable. There is no way they would have enough supplies for most of the crew to survive the journey, let alone trying to terrorform a planet.

Finally the vessel which would have to travel faster and further than any of their other ships had not even been tested yet. There was no way to test it. For all Asica knew, the ship would explode as soon as they tried to take off.

Asica contemplated simply ending his own life now. Better that he thought than to order millions of young men and women to sacrifice themselves to the Daleks whilst he and the elite fled like cowards.

“No” the king thought to himself. “I have a duty to our people. Some of us must survive. We can’t let hundreds of thousands of years of history and struggles end like this.”

Just as Asica was about give the order to implement the final plan however, another guard came bursting into the room with a look of horror on his face.

“My liege, we’ve just had report that one of our vessels escaped the massacre of Meliscor. It crashed right in the centre of the badlands.”.

“Where there any survivors.”

“We don’t know yet.”

“Well I’m afraid we have more important matters to discuss if you’ll.”

“I’m afraid sir there was…. There was a Dalek on board.”

Asica’s blood ran cold.

“How, how could it get by.”

“We don’t know yet, but there is a possibility that it may have survived and be loose on the planet right now..”

“Send a team to the badlands to be sure. The possibility of a Dalek on this world and the fact that we are the last survivors means the final option must be implemented.”

“Doctor, Doctor wake up”. Dana roused the Doctor after the debris had fallen on him when the ship was struck by the missiles. Together they then shifted the boulder off of Zoella.

“Quick we have to get to the safe room.” Zoella shouted. The Doctor could not disable the trap the Dalek had placed on the lock of the TARDIS in time and more rubble had fallen in front of the TARDIS anyway.

Their chances of survival in the safe room were still very slim, but it was their only chance. The corpses of Zoella’s team still littered the room. Dana could barely look at them, but Zoella showed no emotion. Zoella had seen entire worlds burn by this point. The Doctor similarly had seen so many people, even entire races fall victim to the Daleks that he was sadly used to it by now.

It soon became apparent to the Dalek that the ship could not be redirected, and so the monster quickly followed the trio to the safe room

“YOU ARE TRAPPED” the Dalek shouted as it fired at the three cornered humanoids. The downward trajectory of the ship however quickly sent the Dalek flying back to the other end of the room

The safe room survived the crash, but it was blown to the other side of the wreckage. The Doctor, Dana and Zoella had managed to hold on, but when it finally hit the ground all 3 were knocked out cold.

Zoella’s right arm was broken in the impact, whilst the Doctor suffered two broken ribs.

Dana was the luckiest in the crash as she only had a few broken fingers. The Dalek had been thrown out of the room into the rest of the ship meanwhile.

The Doctor was the first to wake up.

“Dana.” the Doctor said as he roused her and clutched his ribs. “I take it we’ve landed. Not my smoothest landing, but not my worst either.”

Zoella started to wake up. Unlike the Doctor she didn’t even take notice of the pain.

“Where is the Dalek.” She shouted

“First let me see if you’re all right.” Dana asked as she tended to Zoella.

“We need to find it. We can’t let it loose.”

Suddenly the room began to shake again.

“Its the military. They’re destroying what’s left of the ship. We have to get out of here!” Zoella said.

The Doctor climbed out first. The entire room had been knocked on its head with the door facing up the way. In the sky above the Doctor could see the Dalek flying through the air and fighting with several smaller fighter ships. None of them were able to land a hit on the Dalek however it was so fast. The Dalek meanwhile was able to bring down each ship with just one blast each.

“It won’t take it long to finish them.” The Doctor said. Dana followed him, but Zoella couldn’t because of her arm. She tried to fight through the pain, but it was too much even for her. The Doctor reached down and with Dana’s help pulled Zoella up.

The Doctor, Zoella and Dana jumped off of the wreckage while the Dalek was distracted with the last of the fighter jets. Below however the trio were confronted by several soldiers pointing guns at them. There must have been over 50 there in total.

The soldiers attention was quickly diverted to the Dalek as it flew overhead. The soldiers much like Zoella’s crew were frozen with terror when they first saw the monster. They had heard so much about the Daleks, but up until now had been lucky enough not to meet one.

“EXTERMINATE” The Dalek screamed as it fired on several of the soldiers. The rest started to scatter whilst firing back at the Dalek. The Dalek didn’t even bother to dodge their attacks, as the rays simply bounced off of its casing.

“AIM FOR THE EYEPIECE” The Doctor shouted in desperation. None of the soldiers even acknowledged him however. They had never felt so helpless and just fired blindly in fear and desperation.

As the Doctor continued to try and warn them, one of the soldiers hit the the Doctor over the head with the butt of his gun. The Doctor was knocked out cold and the soldier responsible quickly pointed his gun at Dana and Zoella before they could come to the Time Lord’s aid.

“Come with me now. The King will want to speak with you himself. NOW!” He said as he hoisted the Doctor over his shoulder. The soldier took Dana and Zoella away on a small vessel whilst the rest of his platoon desperately tried in vain to bring down the Dalek.

The Dalek seemed to take its time in killing the soldiers. It could have wiped them all out in under a minute, but it prolonged their deaths for as long as it could. It let the final soldiers ammo run out on its casing, before cornering him against a rock. The Dalek simply stared the petrified soldier down for a few minutes, bringing him to the very limit of his terror before exterminating him in cold blood.

All a Dalek existed for was to destroy all apparent “lesser life forms.” Whenever they could they would savor a kill.

As the Dalek headed across the wasteland it tried to contact the mothership through its own in built communicator.

“COME IN MOTHER SHIP, COME IN.”

A voice came in, though the line was very weak and crackling.

“GIVE YOUR REPORT.”

“I HAVE MADE IT TO THE HEGLOZIAN SURFACE! THE SHIELD WILL BE ELIMINATED IN DUE TIME!”

“EXCELLENT! ONCE THE INVASION HAS ELIMINATED MOST OF THE HEGLOZIAN FORCES THE PLANETS SURFACE WILL BE CLEANSED THROUGH FIRE! HEGLOZIA SHALL BE A NEW.”

The line started to break up.

“A BLUE BOX HAS BEEN SIGHTED ON THE PLANET! ALERT ALL DALEK UNITS!” The drone said, only to be met with more static before the line cut off. It was hard for the signal to be broadcast through the forcefield, but the Dalek knew its task and set about accomplishing it.

The Doctor awoke in the King’s room. Asica had asked they be brought to him as he always liked to shame traitors himself. In his own mind it was his way of getting back at his own people who had decried him as a monster for so long.  The Doctor awoke to both Zoella and Asica screaming at each other.

“You should have stopped him. You’ve doomed our entire planet.” Asica screamed at Zoella.

“Well dooming our planet is nothing you haven’t done.” Zoella said back “You’re a weak man. You always were. A semi competent leader could have helped to save at least one of the planets in this galaxy.”

The Doctor interrupted. “Excuse me, hate to be a bother but could you direct me to a large blue box?”

“Doctor.” Dana said. “The Dalek it, it killed all of the soldiers. Its loose.”

“Yes thanks to you three.” Asica snapped.

“Excuse me, we just arrived in this galaxy. We didn’t know anything about your war until 30 minutes ago! Now please can you tell me did your men find a blue box from the rubble”.

“Those men rescued you from the monster you brought here, and all you care about is some trinket” Asica shouted.

“You’re the leader here am I right? In that case those men died in your name, not mine. Also that ‘trinket’ is actually a complex, space and time machine that can get you and the rest of your people out of here. Its called the TARDIS and from the looks of things its your people’s last hope.” The Doctor said boastfully.

Asica was silent for a few minutes.” I know you are not one of us.” He said. When the Doctor and Dana were brought in, their bodies were scanned which instantly revealed that they were not only not of this world, but of this galaxy. “Did the Daleks create you?”

“Oh not this again look I already went through this with her. I’m a time traveller.” The Doctor said impatiently

“Did you cross entire galaxies just to taunt a dying race.”

“I crossed billions of galaxies to get here, but I am not lying when I say I can help you. Please we need to stop that Dalek first, and then get your people out of here while the forcefield still holds.

Asica wasn’t sure what to think. As far as he knew time travel was an impossibility, yet if the alien was telling the truth then he couldn’t ignore a chance to help his people.”

“What do we have to lose” The king said in a somewhat pessimistic tone. “Your ship can it take off right away?”

“Yes. It can go anywhere, to another world, another time. We can make as many stops as we need.

” You will accompany a team to the wreckage to fetch this blue box if what you say is true. We will deal with the Dalek itself.” The King said.

“Well that’s the thing I have some experience in dealing with these monsters if you’ll only listen to me.” The Doctor said.

“We’ll see if you’re telling the truth about this vessel first. The Daleks are our priority. We’ve been fighting them for longer. I’m not going to listen to a total stranger about the biggest crisis we’ve ever faced.”

“You two” he said to two soldiers. “Take him back to the wreckage. Zoella and the other alien will stay here.”

“No” the Doctor said. “They both come with me.”

“You’re wasting time” Asica said. “I won’t hurt them I promise, but you wouldn’t expect me to give up my only leverage?”

“Just go” Dana said. “He’s right all the time we spend here arguing, the more the Dalek gets a lead on us.”

“If only that fool would listen. With his resources I might be able to whip up a weapon against that monster.” The Doctor thought to himself as he was carried away.

“Its over.”

“Finally! Even I couldn’t take it another second. No one deserved to die like that. Not even a man like him.”

The man is question was Tyresia, leader of the terrorist origanisation Heglozia First. Heglozia First were devoted to ending the war with the Daleks in order to preserve the planet. They foolishly believed that their leaders were just as responsible for the conflict as the Daleks, and hoped to persuade them (through violent means.) To settle their differences with the Daleks.

Their most heinous crime had been the sabotage of a war vessel, the Osteria, which caused it to explode before taking off. Over 2000 young men and women were lost their lives in the explosion. There were no survivors. Tyresia had himself orchestrated the sabotage.

Nevertheless Tyresia’s own executioners could not help but pity him in his final moments. The lack of resources meant that they were not allowed to use guns and waste ammunition to execute the prisoners. Instead a lethal form of chemical called Ixeri was used, which would kill its victims slowly and painfully over the course of several hours. It wasn’t just a lack of resources as to why this chemical was used however. The king wanted it to be used as a form of terror. Any disloyalty to the king was met with execution by Ixeri.

The executioners had been forced to slaughter many innocent men and women. When Tyresia had been brought in, for once they were happy at the prospect of executing someone who deserved it. Still now that the grissly deed (that had taken over two hours) was done, the two executioners had instead come to the conclusion that no one deserved to die from Ixeri.

“The king should be made to see just how that poison eats people from the inside.” One of the executioners said as he carried Tyresia’s putrid, stinking corpse from the table.

“I sometimes think it would be better if that entire forcefield just collapsed on us.” The other said as he mopped up the mess created during Tyresia’s death throes.

Suddenly the two men were alerted by screams. The executioner carrying Tyresia’s corpse dropped it and ran to the window. Outside to his horror he could see the guards one by one falling to a Dalek.

“My god one of the Daleks is here.”

“What? That’s not possible? What would it want here anyway? To kill all our criminals?”

“”I don’t know but we have to get out of here now!”

The two men were not soldiers. The only reason they were in this position was to avoid having to fight in the war. Every day they regretted it and contemplated going off to fight against the Daleks and die an honourable, yet completely pointless death. Ultimately however their fear of the Daleks always won out and they instead decided to sacrifice more innocent lives in the hopes that they could wait out the war. (Regardless of how hopeless that seemed.)

The two men ran down the long corridors filled with prisoners, most of whom were there for minor crimes, such as stealing resources to feed their families.

Most of the prisoners were asleep, but a few were woken up by the commotion. One of the prisoners a young man reached out and grabbed one of the executioners as he ran past. He managed to pull the executioner right up to the bars and hold him in place by placing his arm around his neck.

“Please help me” the executioner shouted to his friend, who without a seconds hesitation ran away.

“You coward. We were in this together.” He shouted after his former comrade.

“Tell me, what’s going on? Why are you two leaving? Where are all the guards? Answer me!” The prisoner shouted.

“There’s a Dalek outside. I don’t know what it wants, but its coming in here.”

“A Dalek that’s not possible, unless our forcefield’s down. If it is, why bother running?”

“What else can we do?”

Outside the Dalek had slaughtered almost all of the guards. Only 4 out of 50 in total remained. As the last 4 survivors ran for cover the Dalek hovered about twenty feet in the air and blasted a hole in the prison wall before entering. The Dalek made its way into the room the main generator was kept in. The generator controlled all of the doors in the facility. It was also capable of electrifying them if the prisoners got too close.

The Dalek killed two of the three soldiers guarding the generator, (with the other fleeing in panic) before placing its sucker arm on the generator. The 4 soldiers outside regrouped and continued to fire desperately at the creature to no avail. The soldier who fled returned. Having given into his fear for a moment, he returned in shame to try and make up for actions. The guard attempted to grab the metal monster from behind and pull it off the generator, but he wasn’t able to move it a fraction of an inch!

The Dalek was able by linking its own software with the generator to override the electronic locks on every door in the prison and open them. Once it was finished the Dalek spun round, knocking the soldier off its back.  The Dalek then exterminated the last of the guards below, before turning to face the guard it had knocked down, who it cornered against a wall.

“HUMANOIDS KILL HUMANOIDS. THE DALEKS ARE UNITED THAT IS WHY WE ALWAYS TRIUMPH!” The monster said before exterminating the guard and leaving the area.

The criminals were easily able to overrun the few remaining guards in the prison who they literally tore apart with their bare hands. The executioner who had been abandoned’s neck was broken by the criminal who had restrained him. The other executioner meanwhile was beaten to death by a crowd, made up of people whose loved ones he had either personally killed, or people he was due to execute. Though the executioner fought back at first, he soon realised it was pointless and gave in to the prisoners. In his final few moments he was relieved more than anything else to finally be free of the nightmare his existence had become.

To Be Continued

Doctor Who: The Fire of the Daleks: Part 1

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“We can’t retreat” Zoella shouted.

“We have to. They’ve got us completely out gunned. If we don’t we’ll burn with the others” her Captain, Shreskia said before sending the ship on a course for home.

Zoella attempted to stop her captain physically, but she was easily overpowered thanks to his greater experience.

Zoella wasn’t the only member of the crew angry with the Captain. 5 more soon arrived on the flight deck, furious that their Captain had in their minds, brought shame to their crew.

The largest of the crew had to be restrained by two others from attacking his Captain. “How could you! We vowed that we would give our lives for the people of Meliscor! They had sacrificed so much for us!”

“I had no choice. Meliscor was done for. Those monsters, they had destroyed all of their defences and begun blitzing Meliscor’s continents. The last message I received from their main command centre was nothing but screams. What could we out here in space have done?”

“A lot more than just running away.” Zoella said with disgust.

“We have to get back to our world Zoella. We are now the last planet standing in this entire galaxy. Our people are going to need as many soldiers as they can.”

“They won’t want our help.” She sneered.

“Well if it makes you feel any better our world probably won’t survive long enough to reject us anyway.” The Captain snapped back.

“I can’t believe it.” He continued. “82 inhabited planets in this galaxy, and one by one they’ve all fallen. So many great civilisations, and not one survivor from any of them. If we are to join our comrades. I want to at least see my family one more time, would you begrudge me that.”

“You don’t think I miss my boy every second of every day?” Zoella said? “We all have a duty to our people that.”

Suddenly a bright light began to shine at the other end of the room. All of the soldiers pointed their guns at it, whilst the Captain checked the readings.

“No, it can’t be” he said with horror. “One of them is…. how?” He instantly tried to set a new course for the ship, only for a green ray to fire from the light at the controls, destroying them.

Just then the light began to fade and in its place emerged the image of the monster that had spelled the doom for the crews entire galaxy. A Dalek!

They all froze in fear for a moment. They had never had an encounter with a Dalek up this close. No one who did had ever lived to tell about it. For a second they all felt like running away, but the largest at the centre of the group started firing at the Dalek, only for the rays in his gun to bounce off of the monster’s armoured casing.

EXTERMINATE” it shrieked in its hideous, rasping, metallic voice, before opening fire on all of the crew, except for Zoella and the Captain who stood at the other end.

Just one shot was all it needed. It filled the entire area with a green light. The entire crew screamed in absolute agony. The rays from a Dalek gun stimulated every single pain receptor in its victims body to the absolute maximum they could be. Though the crews death only lasted a few seconds, the pain was so intense it felt like several hours.

The Captain pushed Zoella behind him.

“Zoella go, you have to warn the others, we can’t let even one of these monsters get back home. Its my fault. Go!”

Zoella protested, not wanting to leave her captain and so he shoved her out the door and then locked it, whilst firing at the Dalek.

“YOU CANNOT WIN. YOUR WORLD WILL FALL TO THE DALEKS. WE WILL BE VICTORIOUS” The Dalek shouted as it shot the Captain.

The Captain felt tremendous pain run through his entire body, pain like he’d never felt before. After the sensation was over however, to his horror, the Captain was still alive.

He couldn’t move a muscle in his body. He couldn’t even scream! The Dalek approached the immobilised and petrified Captain.

“YOU WILL HELP US CONQUER YOUR OWN WORLD!”

“Ah good we’ve finally landed.”  The Doctor said as put his book down and headed for the console room.

The Doctor had spent most of the journey in his vast library, catching up with his collection. Dana had urged him too, feeling that it was a shame all of those great books were going to waste with no one reading them. The Doctor had actually read them before, but that was many faces and several thousand years ago. Dana was amazed she had actually convinced him to do anything. He was so stubborn and grumpy when it came to taking any advice.

“So where’s it taken us this time Doctor.” Dana said as she arrived in the console room from the lounge.

“According to these readings we’ve arrived at the Myosirka Galaxy. That’s all it’ll tell me for the moment. Mysorika? That name is familiar to me? I can’t remember why.”

“Well I’m sure it will come back to you.”

“I suppose. You know Dana when’ you’ve been around the universe as much as I have the galaxies really do all start to blend together.”

The Doctor and Dana exited the TARDIS and discovered that they had landed on a spaceship. There didn’t appear to be anyone around however. The ship was dull, grey and depressing.

“God how hard is it for people to make a cosy spaceship” the Doctor moaned.

“Well maybe boring and grey is this species idea of cosy.” Dana said as she looked down the nearest corridor.

A scream started to echo down the corridors. It was absolutely blood curdling, but neither the Doctor nor Dana could see any signs of anyone or anything nearby.

“What is it a ghost?” Dana said jokingly, whilst still somewhat nervous and scared.

“No it’s a communicator of some sort I’d wager. Whoever, whatever, is responsible for that horror, wants the rest of the crew to know what’s in store for them.”

The screams chilled both the Doctor and Dana to the bone, but as always the more scared they were, they more curious they became.

The two time travellers explored the nearest corridor with the screaming ringing in their ears. They’d never heard anything quite like it. There wasn’t even a seconds relief for the victim.

“Poor soul” Dana said. “So much for landing somewhere nice and quiet.”

At the end of the corridor they discovered a large weapons room, filled with several rows of strange rifles.

“Well now at least part of this is starting to make sense, the Doctor said. We’re on some kind of military vessel. I’m afraid I don’t recognise the weaponry but”

Just then a young man appeared from behind one of the rows of rifles and ambushed the Doctor, pointing his gun into the Time Lords spine.

“Thanks for the heads up Dana” the Doctor said sarcastically.

“Sorry I was little distracted by all the screaming.”

“Who are you? How’d you get on board” the figure said frantically.

“Well now look I can’t tell you if you shoot me can I, why don’t you just put the gun down and”

The Doctor quickly spun run and knocked the gun out of the soldiers hand, before kicking the gun back to Dana. He then floored the soldier with a quick hit to the stomach and another to the jaw.

“There now perhaps we can have a more civil conversation about just what the hell is going on here” the Doctor said somewhat pompously. Five more figures however quickly emerged from behind the weapons cabinets.

“Ah okay maybe not” the Doctor said as Dana dropped her gun to the floor.

The young soldier the Doctor had hit jumped up and punched the Doctor in the face in anger. When he tried to hit him again Dana got the soldier in an arm lock.

“We don’t have time for this, we need to get these people, whoever they are to the safe room now!” A young woman who appeared to be the leader of the group said.

The soldiers took the Doctor and Dana through a door at the other end of the weapons room, which led to another long corridor, that ended in two flight’s of stairs, and then two more corridors. In the middle of the second corridor, the young woman activated a device which caused a hatch to suddenly appear in the floor. The hatch led to a safe room. Along the way, the screaming stopped. It didn’t come to a sudden stop. It more slowly died down.

There was only one soldier in the safe room waiting for them, a young man trying frantically to work several controls.

“They don’t look like enemy agents.” He said whilst peering over his soldier.

“I can assure you we’re not anybody’s agent” the Doctor said.

“Why don’t you tell me what’s going on here.” The Time Lord continued.

The leader pointed her gun at the Doctor. “We’ll ask the questions. We detected the presence of something on one of the upper levels. Why are you siding with them?”

“With who?” the Doctor said in frustration.

“Don’t lie to me. Even if you weren’t one of their agents, no one in this Galaxy hasn’t heard of the Daleks.”

Both the Doctor and Dana’s faces filled with horror at the mention of that name.

“There are Daleks on board. Please you have to let me help you. I am a traveller. My vessel’s on the upper level. I swear we came here by accident, but if the Daleks are involved.”

“Involved?” The woman laughed. “They’ve destroyed every planet in this entire galaxy! All except ours. For the past 30 years I’ve had to watch trillions of young soldiers sacrifice themselves for nothing against those monsters. I’ve seen entire cities, continents and planets burn.”

“I know” the Doctor said. “I’ve seen the Daleks destroy millions of worlds throughout all of history. Please just let me and Dana help.”

The figure at the controls suddenly interrupted. “I’ve managed to hack into it Zoella” he said to the leader of the group.

Zoella paused for a minute.

“Do it” she said.

“Do what?” Dana asked.

“There is a self destruct device on board this ship. Only the Captain knows the code. Fortunately our friend here, Resicha was able to hack the mainframe.”

“Fortunately? I assume you have a way off this ship.” Dana said in disbelief.

“No we don’t. Our lives don’t matter at all. The Daleks let this ship escape. They were manipulating us. There’s an impenetrable forcefield around our planet. Its the main reason our world is the last one standing. Though maintaining it has not been without cost.” She said with regret.

“The Daleks haven’t be able to penetrate it, yet.” Zoella continued. “So they let one of our ship go, and then teleported one of their own into our vessel. We didn’t know they had teleportation technology. They must have developed it recently. They want to get one of their own into our forcefield.”

“Why don’t they just teleport in?” Dana asked.

“The forcefield probably prevents that too.” The Doctor said. “Its very rare to find teleportation technology that can penetrate forcefields, and if my estimates are correct, this is an early point in the Daleks history.”

“Once that Dalek is on our world it’s all over. We can’t take control of the ship, its locked it on a course for home and it has our Captain.”

“Those screams. That’s who they were from?” The Doctor asked.

“Yes. For the past two days since it first came here, the Dalek has been torturing him and forcing us to listen. We get a relief from it every now and again only because he faints. We tried to rescue him, but every time we’ve sent more up there, it kills them. There were 60 of us. Now there’s only 12. This place is sealed from the rest of the ship. Even then I think the Dalek more hasn’t found us because it doesn’t care. It seems to only care about him. Its time to end his pain as well as ours.”

“No you can’t give up.” The Doctor protested.

“We’re giving our people back home maybe a few more months before the Daleks find a way to break through the forcefield anyway. We also won’t have to watch our world burn like the others in this galaxy. I’d say its our best option” Zoella said.

The Doctor and Dana attempted to plead with their captors further, but they didn’t listen. The countdown started. The Doctor punched one of the soldiers next to him and flipped the other over his shoulder into two more, but when he tried to make a move for the control panel he was overpowered by three more. Before Dana was able to make a move, the soldiers pointed their guns into her stomach and back.

The countdown went to zero and nothing happened.

“No, no, no! That Dalek, it must have overrun the security system.” Zoella said in despair.

“Well how’s that for one of life’s little ironies. I owe my life to a Dalek.” the Doctor said in a somewhat chipper tone.

Zoella shoved the Doctor against a wall.

“You think this is funny?” She screamed in rage.

You’re right, I’m sorry, but had you blown us all up you’d have taken us with you. Now you might have a chance. We’ve fought the Daleks before and we’ve won against. I have equipment in my vessel, the TARDIS that might be effective against them.”

“Might be?”

“Well I’m not exactly sure what year it is. These Daleks seem to be quite primitive if they have only just mastered teleportation, but still.”

“You’re saying you’re a time traveller?”

“Yes and I’ve seen the Daleks throughout their entire history. No one is ever able to completely destroy them. Some have survived their evil however, and you can too, but only if you let us help you.

“What do we have to loose Zoella?”  Resicha said.

“This vessel of yours? Its on the level we found you?” Zoella asked.

“Yes we can take you there now.”

“I’ll take some of the team. I warn you however. If you try anything you’ll both die before either of us.”

The Dalek meanwhile had also detected the presence of something on the upper deck. The creature decided to investigate. It knew that none of the races in this galaxy had access to teleportation technology. At the same time he knew that it couldn’t be any more of his kind, as they couldn’t teleport this far.

When the Dalek arrived at the source of the disturbance, it was shocked to see the all too familiar blue box. It had heard so much of it back on Skaro. It belonged to the Doctor, their legendary enemy who had been attempting to destroy the Dalek race since their birth. The Dalek however had personally never believed them. Like all members of its kind it couldn’t fathom the idea of any life form being superior to them. It believed that the Doctor was just a lie invented by their leaders to make sure the Daleks never became stagnated.

Now however it was being faced with the reality of this enemy of the Daleks. It wasn’t scared however. More curious. The Dalek examined the strange blue box. It knew that its fire power couldn’t harm it, but perhaps there was something it could learn from the TARDIS.

“So tell me about your world.” The Doctor asked as they made the long trek back to the TARDIS.

“You really claim to not be one of us?” Zoella asked. The Doctor didn’t even bother to answer.

“Our world, Heglozia, was once the most advanced of its galaxy. It was a paradise world filled with red skies, golden water and green lands.”

“Was?”

“Like I said in order to keep the forcefield running and even just to supply weapons and resources to the other worlds. Our planet was stripped clean. Its a waste land now. People fight for the tiniest, most basic resources, the air is polluted, diseases we conquered centuries ago have returned and run rampant; there are constant coups and civil wars to overthrow the governments. Since the start of this war about 80 percent of all life on Heglozia has been extinguished.  The Daleks almost don’t need to invade. They’ve already practically killed our world.”

“I’m sorry” Dana replied. “They did the same thing to my world too. It wasn’t in my time, but still seeing what they did to my people, I can’t imagine what it must have been like to live through it.”

“When the war started, everyone came to us for protection.” Zoella continued. “We had been the first race to develop space travel in our galaxy. We had a good head start on the others. We didn’t always treat them right. We exploited them during a large part of our history. Still we tried, we threw everything we could at the Dalek but we… we failed our kin.”

“I’ll make sure I won’t fail your world” the Doctor said.

“Well forgive for not believing you. Before this war started I had a family you know. I’ve not seen my son in so long now. I don’t think I’ll ever see him again” Zoella said with regret.

They soon approached the TARDIS.

“That’s your ship? Is it not a little small?” Zoella asked.

“Dana can you go through the usual its bigger on the inside than the outside thing, I have to go and try cobble together something for the sake of this charming young woman’s species.”

As soon as the Doctor put the TARDIS key in the lock his entire body was consumed in a flashing blue light before he collapsed on the floor.

“DOCTOR!” Dana shouted as she rushed to his aid.

“Quick we have to get out of here” Zoella said. “Help him” she said to her two men who lifted the Doctor up by one arm each.

“STAY WHERE YOU ARE! YOU ARE TRAPPED” The Dalek shouted from the direction they had just come from.

“Quick we need to move now!” Zoella shouted.

The only way forward was to the control room. In there Zoella saw her former Captain, whimpering and shaking on the floor, a completely broken man.

Despite her recent differences with him, Zoella had still always admired her Captain. In his prime he had been one of her people’s greatest war heroes. To see him reduced to this by one of those monsters was both terrifying and heartbreaking.

One of the soldiers tried to shut the door, but the Dalek had jammed the controls. “YOU CANNOT ESCAPE YOU ARE TRAPPED” The Dalek barked from down the corridor as it glided towards them. The soldier attempted to shoot the monster and went for its eye stick, but the Dalek shot him down first.

The soldiers agonised screams were deafening and seemed to last a lot longer before his body crashed to the ground, his face twisted in the most horrific expression of agony.

Just then the Doctor suddenly jumped up and with his sonic screwdriver quickly sealed the door shut. The Dalek blasted at the door several times, and though it burned some holes in it, the door withstood the monsters weapon.

“Doctor I thought you were dead.”

“No that Dalek I’d wager wanted to interrogate me. Not to big myself up, but for a Dalek finding out I exist must be like finding out the monster under your bed is real. It underestimated me though. A little shock like that would have been enough to kill you, but me well.” Dana rolled her eyes.

“He’d take any excuse to boast” she thought.

“Better luck next time” the Doctor taunted the Dalek.

The Dalek didn’t respond however. It had other plans in mind.

The Captain started to scream and ran towards the door. The remaining soldier tried to restrain him, but it took the combined might of the soldier and Zoella to hold him in place.

“What did that thing do to him” the soldier shouted.

The Doctor used a Venusian neck pinch to render the Captain unconscious before examining him.

“I’ve seen them do this before. We must be at a fairly early point in the Daleks history right enough” the Doctor said.

“Before they’d mastered proper mind control techniques, they’d inject their victims with a chemical. It caused the most unimaginable pain in the victims to the point where it would literally break them. Turn them into nothing but slaves who obeyed the Daleks every whim. Often the victims just died, or they became vegetables. Clearly the Dalek was hoping to use it on the Captain so that when he reached your planet he’d vouch that the ship was free to enter the forcefield.”

“Is there anyway to reverse the chemical’s effects?” Zoella asked?

“I’m afraid not” the Doctor said.

Zoella then shot her Captain in the head. Dana and even the other soldier were absolutely horrified at her actions.

“You heard the expert. There’s nothing we could do for him. Besides now that monster can’t use him. He’d rather it was this way.”

The Doctor meanwhile who had understood her logic, started to work the controls.

“My people are a good bit ahead of the Daleks at this stage of development. More so than the Daleks are ahead of yours. I might be able to pilot the ship off course.”

“Where will we go?” the surviving soldier said grimly.

“To another galaxy for help. You’re right, you can’t even hold the Daleks off for much longer never mind beat them. We’ll need to keep looking until we find someone willing to help.”

“There is no life in the galaxy next to us. We explored it many centuries ago.” Zoella replied.

“Well then we’ll explore the one after that, and after that. With a few adjustments to this ship we should be able to find a new galaxy with a new civilisation sometime soon. We The Daleks have a habit of uniting all other species together. Trust me, we won’t have to look hard to find someone willing to help. Case in point, me and Dana both come from galaxies trillions of light years beyond yours and we’re willing to help you against them.”

“ATTENTION, ATTENTION”. The Daleks voice suddenly croaked through its communicator.

“I HAVE DISCOVERED YOUR ALLIES YOU WILL SURRENDER THE DOCTOR OR THEY WILL BE EXTERMINATED!”

“It knew where we were hiding all along” Zoella said.

“Yes. It probably kept you alive in case the Captain died from the chemical so it could just pop down and snatch as many of you as it needed, either to use the chemical on or force to help it. It never once viewed any of you as a threat it needed to deal with right away.”

“YOU HAVE TEN SECONDS OR I WILL EXTERMINATE THEM.”

The voice of one of Zoella’s team came through the communicator.

“Please Zoella don’t give in, our lives aren’t important.”

She was suddenly cut off by a zapping sound, followed by a blood curdling scream. There were several more shots and screams, that were then followed by a deathly silence.

“All those men and women lost?” The soldier said with regret.

“Possibly” the Doctor said. “The Dalek won’t have slaughtered its entire leverage. It has something planned which is why I’ve got to act fast.”

In the safe room the Dalek had slaughtered everyone except for Resicha. The monster had sensed he was weaker than the others. The Dalek cornered the terrified soldier against a wall.

“YOU WILL SUFFER AS YOUR CAPTAIN SUFFERED UNLESS YOU OBEY ME!”

Resicha thought back to his Captain’s constant screams. He’d never been the strongest of the soldiers. In fact he had only signed up to avoid starving back home. Sadly at this point the war was so desperate, there were very few actual soldiers left. Zoella and the Captain were among the last. There is no way he would hold out.

“I’ll do whatever you want.” Resicha said to his eternal shame.

“YOU WILL SPEAK THROUGH THE COMMUNICATOR AND TELL YOUR SUPERIORS THAT THE VESSEL IS READY TO GO.”

“They won’t accept my word?”

“TELL THEM THAT YOU HAVE STOLEN DALEK TECHNOLOGY. YOU WILL BE GRANTED ACCESS. OBEY! OBEY! OBEY!”

Back on the flight deck the Doctor had struggled to take control of the ship.

“What, what’s wrong” Zoella asked.

“The Dalek has created a forcefield around the back up controls. Its drawing energy from the core of the vessel itself. If I attempt to touch it, or even any of the wires; I’ll be vaporised. I could maybe try and find a way, but we don’t have time.”

“After all your talk of being the thing the Daleks fear in the dark, and it turns out you’re totally useless.” Zoella shouted.

“Well we’re not completely finished yet. I might be able to take over the communicator from here. We can warn your people before the Dalek can trick them.”

“But they’ll blast us out of the sky”? Dana said.

“I know Dana, its a risk we’ll have to take to save an entire world.” He said with regret.

“Its just one Dalek?” She replied.

“You know what one of those things can do. Chances are it knows everything about their forcefield. The Daleks will have made the members of Zoella’s race they took prisoner talk. They can make anyone talk. If that thing gets down there, it could easily dismantle the forcefield and allow its army to get in. We have to stop it now.”

“I understand. Like you said. Its a small sacrifice to save a planet.”

“Hopefully we’ll be able to make it back to the TARDIS in time. The planet below will need us to survive too, as we’re the only ones who can fetch help. Still our first priority is too stop that monster from getting down there” the Doctor said as he tampered with the communications device.

There was a brief shock. “Damn he’s booby trapped everything, this isn’t as complicated as the guidance system however if I can just.”

“You’re too late.” Zoella said.

“We’ve reached our world”

Suddenly the they heard the voice of Resicha in the safe room coming through.

“Hello control, hello control, I would like you to lower the forcefield for us.”

“Resicha! The traitor!” Zoella shouted. “I’ll kill him, I swear.”

“We hear you, all vessel’s were ordered to stay and fight no matter what the cost, to save Meliscor.”

“We only fled because the Daleks had already destroyed their world. We also have Dalek technology. It’s vital for the war front.” He held up a Dalek sphere that the monster had given him through the visual communicator.

“Please this could help sway the war in our favour.”

There was a moments silence before the ship was given the all clear.

“The fools.” Dana shouted.

“They’re desperate.” The Doctor replied.

“The idea of having some of the Daleks technology to use against them. It was far too tempting.”

The Doctor continued to tamper with the controls. Several bolts of blue lightening started to shoot out across the room, one of which struck the surviving soldier knocking him back.

Zoella didn’t even bother to check on him, she was too fixated on what the Doctor was doing.

Dana tended to the soldier. He was badly burned from the blast, and could barely stand without Dana’s help.

“Finally! I’ve got it!” the Doctor said as he managed to adjust the speaker.

“Zoella quick whilst we still have control.”

As Zoella spoke through the communicator the Doctor tended to the soldier. He had been too worked up in dismantling the communicator to notice. “We need to get him help, fast or else he won’t live” the Doctor said.

“This is first officer Zoella. The Captain is dead. Killed by a Dalek that’s still onboard. You have to shoot this vessel down now. Blow it to pieces before it can reach.” Suddenly the device broke down.

“Please, please don’t kill me” Resicha pathetically begged the Dalek as it cornered him.

“I did everything you said.”

“YES THE FORCE FIELD HAS BEEN LOWERED! WE ARE IN YOU WILL BE SPARED FOR THE MOMENT! YOU MAY BE USEFUL WHEN WE REACH YOUR PLANET FOLLOW ME!”

“We have to get to the TARDIS now” The Doctor said as he opened the door with his sonic screwdriver. Zoella and Dana carried the wounded soldier with them down the corridor.

The Doctor used his sonic screwdriver to try and detect the booby trap the Dalek had left on the TARDIS door.

“Come on Doctor” Dana shouted frantically.

“I’m trying believe me.”

Suddenly a Dalek ray blasted the door of the TARDIS, scattering the Doctor, Dana and Zoella.

The monster soon emerged from the corridor, with Resicha in tow.

“You pathetic coward. You sold out your entire world.”

“I’m sorry Zoella. Please forgive me. I’m not a real soldier, you know that. I couldn’t end up like the Captain.”

“Oh don’t worry you won’t” Zoella said coldly as she shot Resicha in the head.

“You monster.” Dana said with disgust to Zoella. “You’re no better than the Dalek”

“SILENCE” the monster shouted.

“You’re too late. They’ve already got the warning. You’ll go up in smoke with the rest of us.” The Doctor taunted.

“YOU WILL TAKE ME INSIDE YOUR VESSEL DOCTOR!”

“Never”

The Dalek responded by shooting the wounded soldier dead.

“YOU WILL OBEY OR THEY WILL DIE!”  It screeched.

Before the Dalek could make good on its threats, a massive explosion burst its way out of the flight deck. The ship was being fired at on all fronts.

The Dalek instantly retreated into the control room to try and pilot the vessel, whilst the Doctor attempted to dismantle the booby trap. A further knock to the ship however caused a massive piece of debris to fall on Zoella. Dana tried to life it up. Despite her feelings towards Zoella she wasn’t about to just leave her to die.

Unfortunately another piece of debris fell on the TARDIS and knocked the Doctor out cold.

Dana tried to rouse the Doctor as more and more flames began to burst their way from the corridors of the ship.

To Be Continued.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The History of N-Space: Part 4: The Never Ending Cycle

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The final segment of the history of N-Space. Not as much is known about this period as whole, though some eras such as the 31st century are well documented, other eras are still somewhat shrouded in mystery.

In this chapter we will look at the golden age of mankind in the 31st century, the fall of human civilisation, the final destruction of earth, the defeat of the Brain spawn, the third and final Dalek empire, and the ultimate fate of N-Space.

31st Century: The Second Golden Age of Man

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At the start of the 31st century humanity had advanced to new levels of technological and societal development. Thanks to new breakthroughs in medical science, people in the 31st century on average lived well into their 150s. In fact life expectancy had become so great that people who exceeded the age of 160 were taken away to a gigantic space station outside the galaxy and placed into self preservation chambers to avoid overpopulation on earth and its various colonies.

On the space station the senior citizens would be plugged into a machine that would allow them to live in a virtual reality where they would appear young and strong for the rest of their lives. (It is believed that humans could actually live up to over 200 years in the future.)

Other advances in technology allowed humanity to construct faster than light drives, which allowed them to explore the very furthest reaches of the universe.

Advances in robotics had also reached their peak during this century, with there being over 100 million sentient robots on the earth all with their own distinct personalities and identities.

Earth would also be home to various alien species too, among them included the Lobster like Decaponts and even some old enemies of humanity such as the Vampires and the Morgions.

In the early 30th century the leading scientists from various races working together had managed to find a way to suppress the violent and killer instincts of Vampires. Whilst the creatures would still need blood, they could survive just as easily on the blood of animals. Instead they hunted humans to satisfy their own sadistic desires.

Vampires had been driven to almost extinction following the Vampire wars but a few factions had survived in the ensuing centuries. They had never been able to regain their former power in our galaxy, but they were still able to cause a lot of trouble for the Democratic Order of Planets and slaughter entire colonies.

Whilst the Doop generally tended to exterminate any Vampire faction they came across, from the 29th century onward, new advances in neuroscience that could repress the violent aspects of Vampires personalities would allow the blood suckers to be rehabilitated for the first time.

Whilst it still took a century’s worth of research, and various Vampires were killed in the experiments, ultimately the experiments were a success. Even then however they required such skill and money that only a few Vampires were rehabilitated. Still these Vampires were specifically chosen. They had all been great figures in human history before being turned into Vampires. They included many great scientists, architects, explorers and heroic figures from throughout earth’s history. After losing the war, the Vampires became more picky about who they chose turn, hoping to build an army from only the very best specimens of humanity.

One of these reformed Vampires would later design and oversee the construction of the largest building in New New York, dubbed “The Vampire State Building”, within the first decade of the 31st century.

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The Vampire State Building.

The Morgions meanwhile were a highly aggressive race who had almost gone to war with humanity in the late 30th century. A peace treaty had been signed in the 2990s however and as a sign of good faith several Morgions would be placed in high positions on earth. Among the most famous examples included Morbo who became a famous reporter on earth.

Despite the peace treaty there would be several close skirmishes between humanity and Morbo’s race. Even when hostilities ceased, many Morgions could not hide their contempt for humanity.

Throughout the first few decades of the 31st century, the Planet Express Crew would be involved in arguably the most important events concerning humanity and arguably the universe itself.

Planet Express originally began as just a small business, started by Professor Farnsworth to fund his scientific experiments. Farnsworth was one of the greatest scientific minds in the history of mankind. He had made many vast contributions to the field of robotics, yet despite this he was a somewhat controversial figure. Farnsworth was always reckless and arrogant. He only became worse in his later years as his senility and lapses in memory meant that his experiments were often dangerous and had catastrophic consequences.

In addition to this Farnsworth had also made many powerful enemies throughout his long life such as most notably Carol Miller, the owner of Momcorp, his former lover.

Farnsworth was dependent on Planet Express to keep his research going and though they were only a delivery company, they would often become involved in dangerous and important events. This was again as a result of the Professors reckless behaviour as he’d often send the crew on dangerous missions completely unprepared.

Throughout the 31st century the Planet Express team consisted of Turanga Leela, a one eyed mutant from the sewers who mistakenly believed she was an alien, left on earth by her parents, Philip J Fry, a delivery boy from the 20th century who had been cryogenically frozen for 1000 years, and Bender Bending Rodriguez, a robot.

Leela was the only competent member of the crew. Fry, though brave and kind hearted, was also careless and immature, whilst Bender was a cheat, a liar, a thief and a borderline sociopath.

Whilst Leela was in contrast smart, resourceful, brave, and both a skilled pilot and fighter. She could also be arrogant, obsessive and a little reckless too. On more than one occasion she got the crew into serious trouble such as when they faced the giant interdimensional whale or when her reckless actions nearly got her and Fry killed by giant bees.

Still overall Leela was an effective and resourceful leader, and the Planet Express Crew were often able to improvise their way out of the problems they came across thanks to her quick thinking.

Among their notable early adventures included preventing a gigantic garbage ball from crashing into the earth, and preventing the Omicronians from destroying the earth in the year 3000.

The Omicronians were arguably the biggest threat to humanity in he early 31st century. Their technology was far in advance of the entire Doop.

The Omicronians despite regarding humanity as nothing but a plague on the universe loved human made forms of entertainment, in particular human television from the late 20th century.

The first Omicronian invasion of earth was caused by the interruption of the broadcast of an earth show “Single Female Lawyer”. (Though the show was broadcast in the late 20th century, it took one thousand years for the signals to reach Omicron Persei 8.)

Lrrr, the ruler of the planet Omicron Persei 8 led a vicious attack on the earth, killing 100s of millions of innocent people and decimating the entire Doop fleet. Lrrr threatened to destroy the entire earth unless he was able to see the final episode of Single Female Lawyer, and so the Planet Express Crew were forced to act it out to the Omicronians.

The Omicronians were satisfied enough with the ending of the Planet Express Crew’s version of Single Female Lawyer not to wipe out humanity, but ultimately they also were not satisfied with it enough to give humanity their secret recipe for immortality.

Whilst the Planet Express Crew saved humanity from the original Omicron invasion, they were ultimately responsible for the second invasion in the year 3001. Whilst on a long journey home from a delivery, the Planet Express Crew stumbled upon an Omicronian nursery. The Omirconian young were in their larvae form, and Leela and the others believed they were non sentient simple celled organisms.

When Leela later discovered that they were intelligent life forms she tried to stop the mass eating of Popplers, but by then it was too late. The Omicronians later attacked humanity and threatened to devour humanity in revenge. Zapp Brannigan however was able to negotiate a treaty with the Omicronians where they would devour only the first human who ate their young (ironically however this was Leela.)

One of the Omicronian young named Jrrr who had befriended Leela however was able to convince Lrrr not to eat Leela and leave humanity alone (though Lrrr still devoured an annoying human activist along the way.)

The crew would have more run ins with the Omicronians along the way, often ironically being forced to help Lrrr and his wife NdNd fix their marital problems.

The crew also had frequent run ins with Zapp Brannigan, who harboured feelings for Leela. Zapp Brannigan had originally been a celebrated hero of the Doop, but after a catastrophic defeat at the hands of the Killbots where he lost hundreds of thousands of men he suffered a nervous breakdown which he never fully recovered from. He later tried to spin his “victory” over the Killbots as being a noble sacrifice where young men volunteered to be slaughtered until the robots reached their pre set kill limit and shut down.

Still the effect this had on Captain Brannigan’s psyche was obvious. He became hopelessly incompetent, cowardly and child like after the war with the Killbots. Having devoted his life to the military for so long, he also began to focus on his personal life too, again with disastrous consequences. Sadly however Zapp’s previous victories and status as a celebrated hero meant that he was able to keep his position, despite his subordinates despising him. The Doop also found Zapp useful as he was often willing to do the Doops dirty work that other Doop commanders were not willing to do. Still to those who knew him Zapp was a mere shell of his former self and a constant embarrassment for earth.

Leela absolutely despised Zapp Brannigan, but he was not the only enemy of high status the Planet Express crew would make over the years. Carol Miller, the Robot Devil, the Robot Santa, the Robot Mafia, President Nixon and even the tv chief Alcazar all became bitter enemies of members of the crew.

Among the Planet Express Crew’s other notable adventures included helping to foil the Decaponts brief invasion of earth, foiling Carol Miller’s plan to use robots to conquer humanity, curing an environmental crisis caused by robots, and foiling President Nixon’s attempts to destroy all robots on earth.

In the early 3010’s Leela would also lead a successful campaign to gain equal rights for the sewer mutants, allowing them to live on the surface. (After Leela discovered the truth about her heritage and reunited with her parents.)

The crew were also among the survivors of the doomed spaceship Titanic, and discovered the lost undersea city of Atlanta. The robot Bender would also encounter God himself after being lost in deep space. The creator of N-Space would take the form of a binary code to communicate with him.

By this stage, millions of years after his war with the Anti God, God had come to realise that the best way to help his creations was to use a light touch. God wanted to help his children,  but there were too many prayers from all the worlds to hear. Also the more dependent he made people on him, the more civilisations would stagnate.

Thus God now worked from behind the scenes, helping out in ways where his creations weren’t even aware of his influence.

Bender meets the father of N-Space.

Turanga Leela would also be responsible for freeing the Doctor, the Robinsons and the original Planet Express Crew from a gigantic interdimensional predator. The creature which resembled a gigantic Whale fed on obsession and would capture stray travellers, swallowing them whole and then keeping them alive in it’s stomach so that it could feed on their obsession.

The Doctor (in his fourth incarnation) the crew of the Jupiter 2, and the original Planet Express Crew were consumed by the predator that managed to catch them all by surprise.

Their obsession had fed the beast for many centuries and made it much stronger, but when it devoured Leela she was able to overpower the beast and fly it back to earth, where she released all of those it had devoured.

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The Doctor is released from the Space Whale by Turanga Leela alongside the Robinson family, Doctor Smith, the Robot and the original and current Planet Express crew. 

The Doctor would go on to become a great friend of Fry and Leela afterwards. He even offered them a chance to travel with him, but ultimately the two turned him down. Many years later their daughter would go on to travel with the 10th Doctor.

The Robinson family meanwhile would be celebrated as heroes back on earth and quickly adjust to life in the 31st century. Doctor Smith in some respects actually found life in the 31st century preferable to his old life as he lived in luxury with the Robinsons.

Unlike the others however Smith was not viewed as a hero. History had remembered the Doctor as a slimy, villainous saboteur. It was only on Will Robinson’s word that Smith wasn’t arrested and prosecuted as soon as they arrived back on earth. Will knew the truth about Doctor Smith of course, but as the two had developed such a close friendship over the years he supported Smith’s claim that he was on board the Jupiter 2 accidentally.

Still whilst the authorities closed the case, the public still tended to view Smith as a villain and he would spend the rest of his life desperately trying to repair his reputation.

The Robot meanwhile would also find life hard in the future as it was an obsolete piece of technology, and whilst many robots still revered him as a cybernetic hero, he struggled to find a purpose in the 31st century. At one point the Robot even considered allowing himself to become an exhibition in a museum, but Will Robinson refused and would as always support his friend through a difficult time. He would later find a purpose again as a member of Time’s Champions.

The Planet Express Crew would make several journey’s through time and space as well, many of which ended in disaster. The entire crew where thrown backwards in time to 1947 where they crashed in Roswell (becoming the source of the infamous crash. Their actions would also lead to the creation of the notorious Majestic, see 20th century section for full details.)

Bender would also using the Anti God’s curse travel backwards to various different points to carry out several crimes. Among the times he visited included the early 21st century during the Mekon’s invasion of earth. Here he looted New York as the Treen’s were levelling the city. Through a cloaking device Bender was able to make his ship appear like the Treens vessels in order to hide from them. (He also took part in some of the destruction and destroyed a few of the buildings around the cryogenics lab where Fry was in suspended animation.)

By far and away the crew’s most disastrous attempt at time travel however was when the Professor developed a machine capable of travelling only forwards in time. The Professor had attempted to test it with Fry and Bender by just a few minutes but he went forward several hundred thousand years in the future to a point where the earth had been largely destroyed by the solar flares.

The Professor, Bender and Fry would continue travel forward in the future to a point where they hoped the backwards time machine would be invented, but they went forward too far and eventually reached a stage where all life on earth was extinct. With no way to escape, they were forced to go forward in time to when the universe would end. The three time travellers believed there was no way to get home and effectively were committing suicide by travelling to what they believed was the end of all things.

However to their surprise once N-Space ended, it started up again and they were able by travelling forwards to reach the correct point (though actually they went forward too far again and were forced to travel to the next version of N-Space.) The Professor incorrectly believed that these were different universes with the same history but they were in fact the same universe being reborn over and over again.

Fry, Bender and the Professor are forced to journey through the entire history of N-Space to try and get home.

From this point on the history of N-Space differs in some versions. In some versions Fry is sadly from Leela’s perspective lost forever and though she goes on to take over Planet Express and turns it into a global business. Sadly she never finds love again and spends most of her life mourning Fry.

In the version we will be looking at however she and Fry and reunited again after the Professors device takes Fry to the right point.

The Professors actions would ultimately allow the Mesrak’s to discover the truth about N-Space’s cyclical nature in the far future when they monitored his history.

Over the course of their adventures together Philip J Fry would develop romantic feelings for Leela. She did not feel the same way at first however, only seeing him as a friend. Fry would try and win Leela’s heart through various means, but for almost ten years his attempts were a constant (and often embarrassing) failure.

Needless to say Leela would also sometimes get more than a little frustrated with Fry’s various attempts to woo her, but over time she would realize the depth of her feelings for Fry. The two would begin an on again, off again relationship in the 3010s and eventually marry (several times across various timelines.)

The Brain Spawn Invasion

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Arguably the most important events in Philip J Fry’s life would be his battles against of one of the most dangerous and evil races in all of N-Space, the Brain Spawn.

The Brain Spawn were an evil race of monsters, believed to be the Anti God’s first ever creation. The Brain Spawn had the power to drop the intelligence of any race they encountered. The Brain Spawn had destroyed countless worlds throughout their million year long history, but their ultimate aim was to catalogue all of the history of N-Space and then destroy it. (They would then go on to do the same for other universes.)

The Nibblonians had been locked in conflict with the Brain Spawn since the beginning of N-Space, but they had never found a way to block the Brain Spawn’s powers and would always be rendered helpless whenever they tried to defeat the Spawn. Finally however after millions of years of hopeless battles and defeats, the Nibblonians would learn of a possible alternate future where the Brainspawn would finally be defeated.

The Nibblonians had attempted to master time travel. They knew of the Time Lords, but distrusted and despised them after their actions during Rassilon’s rule (which had nearly wiped the Nibblonians from history.)

The Nibblonians had only ever been able to look into the future, but not travel into it. They could see multiple timelines but sadly almost all of them ended with the Brainspawn destroying not just the Nibblonians but all life in N-Space and all realities.

In one version however, one individual, a human male from the 20th century was able to destroy the Brain Spawn once and for all in a battle in the early 31st century.

The Nibblonians saw that this was because he lacked the Delta Brainwave, a feature common among all organic and mechanical creatures in the universe. The reason Fry lacked this trait was because he was in fact his own grand father after sleeping with his own grandmother when he and the rest of the Planet Express Crew arrived back in the year 1947.

The Nibblonians considered allying with their hated enemies the Time Lords and using their facilities to travel to the future with Fry, however they saw that this would not be suitable for changing the future. Fry needed to live in the future to prevent other threats and become close to Leela in order to create another figure who would save the universe.

The Nibblonians also grew scared that if other species found out about Fry’s unique nature in lacking a delta brainwave then they would capture and experiment on him.

The Nibblonians decided to use earth’s technology to freeze Fry for 1000 years until the 31st century. During the 1000 years the Nibblonians would make several visits to earth to ensure that Fry was not killed by the various alien invaders that plagued the earth in the interim period.

When Fry was unfrozen Nibbler would later become a pet of Turanga Leela so he could keep an eye on Fry for when the time was right for him to battle the Brain Spawn.

That time came in the year 3002 when the Brain Spawn who had grown in power greatly launched a full scale invasion of earth. The monsters drained the intelligence of everyone on earth to catastrophic levels, but Nibbler was able to help Leela to escape the planet before the Brains attacked.

Nibbler explained to Leela that only Fry could stop the Brain and left her a note to give Fry, warning her that she would be too stupid once she was on earth to remember it.

Even with her limited intelligence Leela would help Fry battle the leader of the invasion of earth however, simply referred to as the Big Brain.

Fry was able to use the Big Brain’s powers to trap his enemies in a virtual world against him and send the Big Brain and his army away from earth.

After the Brain’s invasion was foiled no one on earth retained any memory of the Brain Spawn except for Fry, allowing Nibbler to return to his post and monitor both Fry and the earth in case the Brain Spawn returned,

2 years later Nibbler would approach Fry himself to help battle the Brain Spawn whose billion year war against the universe was about to reach its head.

The Brains had spent centuries exploring the universe, gathering information about all of the species of the universe. They now knew everything there was to know about the universe and from that knowledge had created a weapon capable of vaporizing N-Space into nothing.

Fry boarded the Brain Spawn’s sphere and planted the Nibblonians bomb which would blast the Brain Spawn into another uninhabited universe.

Whilst Fry was successful in setting off the bomb, the mini spaceship the Nibblonians gave Fry to escape broke down and he was trapped on the sphere as it was blasted into another universe.

Just before he was banished from N-Space, the Brain Spawn revealed the truth to Fry that Nibbler had sent him to the future against his will. Whilst they were trapped in the other universe, the Brain Spawn was able to use its limited time travel technology to send Fry backwards in time to just before Nibbler froze him. Only Fry could travel backwards however as he was at the nexus point between so many different timelines.

Fry arrived back in the 21st century and grabbed Nibbler before he could freeze him. Nibbler was eventually able to convince Fry to allow his earlier self to be frozen in order to save Leela. He also let Fry know of a prophecy that stated Leela would be the Other. He didn’t elaborate on what this meant exactly, just that Fry and Leela were destined for great things together.

Just before he faded from time however Fry was able to let Nibbler know that the ship the Nibblonians had given him to escape was faulty, and so in the new timeline, the Nibblonians gave Fry a better escape ship which allowed him to set off the bomb, and escape the sphere before the Brain Spawn were blasted into another universe.

Once the universe was saved, Nibbler would wipe Fry’s memories of the event in order to preserve his cover once again.

Frozen Universe

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Fry and Leela travel the world together when time is frozen.

By the end of the year 3013 Fry and Leela were in a full time committed relationship. After a near fatal accident on the moon, Fry decided to ask Leela to marry him. Leela was unsure at first and Fry told her to meet him at the Vampire State Building at 6:30 if she wished to marry him.

Sadly when Leela seemingly didn’t arrive at 6:30, Fry decided to commit suicide by throwing himself off the top of the Vampire State Building. Unfortunately as he fell to his death he saw that Leela was arriving at the Vampire State Building after all.

Fry had stolen the Professors new time machine which could send someone back a few seconds. His watch hadn’t adjusted to the time skips and so whilst it said 7:02 it was actually still half six.

Fry fell to his death, but Leela was able to catch the machine. She used it to go backwards in time but unfortunately it only went back to when Fry was already falling from the Vampire State Building.

Leela kept making Fry relive the same moment until she found a solution. Eventually Bender was able to break Fry’s fall, but unfortunately the Professors time machine was damaged in the process and it created a time field that froze the entire universe except for Fry and Leela.

Fry and Leela would spend several decades together in the frozen world. Though Fry tried to fix the time machine it soon became apparent that there was nothing he could do. Fry and Leela would marry in the frozen world and had a long and happy life together.

Towards the end of their lives, when it seemed as though time would never restart Fry and Leela were approached by the Professor on the Vampire State Building. Just before the universe was frozen Leela’s messing around with the time machine in an attempt to save Fry had seemingly vaporized the Professor. In truth it had simply trapped him in a time eddy and after several decades he was able to escape. The Professor would then repair the machine, though he was forced to send it back to before Fry and Leela accidentally broke the machine. Unfortunately the Professor, Fry and Leela would lose their memories of the event meaning that they would seemingly be doomed to relive the same actions over and over again.

Fry and Leela’s happy life together comes to an end where it began on the Vampire State Building. 

Fortunately before Fry and Leela’s actions could doom the universe a second time the Time Lords were able to detect a major threat to the time vortex, and quickly sent the 4th Doctor to the 31st century to deal with it. The Doctor was able to approach Leela and told her to visit the Vampire State Building much earlier to ensure Fry wouldn’t jump. He then destroyed the Professors time machine to prevent it from ever being used again.

In the new timeline Leela would accept Fry’s proposal just as before and the two wed quickly at the end of 3013.

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The Planet Express Crew after Leela and Fry’s wedding in the revised timeline. The Doctor was also present at their wedding too.

The Return of The Brain Spawn

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As Fry and Leela celebrated their new life together, the two would once again be forced into conflict with the most dangerous enemy they had ever faced. The Brainspawn.

One of the Brainspawn had managed to escape the Sphere before Fry had detonated the device. Now alone in the universe, the last Brain Spawn spent many years trying to free his kind from the other universe.

After several years of failure the Brain Spawn would come to the conclusion that it could never free its people, and so it instead tried to get revenge on the rest of the universe.

He would work with a renegade Robot named Merosta to destroy all life in the cosmos.

Merosta was originally built to monitor life on board a colony named Lena 12. Lena 12 was the most prestigious colony in the universe. Only the richest and most powerful aliens from all over the universe could live there. Its surface had been terrorformed to be the most beautiful paradise and it had access to technology far in advance of most other planets in the known universe.

Lena 12 naturally became a subject of hatred and derision throughout the universe. It regularly with held advanced pieces of technology that could have helped poorer planets and worse, its people’s influence would often result in new forms of defence and medical advances being directed solely towards their world.

This would eventually lead to their downfall however as the descendants of the original people of Merosta became lazy and spoiled. Their planet began to crumble as they used up its resources, polluted its air and dragged it into a dark age.

The people of Lena 12 would soon pull their wealth into the development of a robot that would maintain their planet for them and do all all of their work. This single robot named Merosta was built over the course of several decades. It took so much work and money to build that only one was ever completed.

Merosta would serve the people of Lena 12 for many years, before it eventually turned on them. The Robot developed sentience and wanted to live in the beautiful paradise it had created on Lena 12 by itself. It easily slaughtered the useless humans it was supposed to save.

For the next several decades Merosta would live on Lena 12, sampling the fine food and wine, and enjoying the great art, literature and entertainment left over by the humans he had killed.

For decades Merosta was able to avoid the earth authorities who took no interest in the isolated elites of Lena 12. Occasionally Merosta, posing as the colonists of Lena 12 would demand that earth send more resources to Lena 12, but other than that the Robot was able to enjoy his solitude until the year 3015 when the Planet Express Crew crashed landed on Lena 12.

Merosta tried to kill them and even tried to trick Bender into betraying Fry and Leela, but ultimately the the three were able to escape and warn the earth of what had happened.

The Doop would launch an all out attack on Lena 12. Thanks to Zapp Brannigan’s usual incompetence, the surface of the planet was completely destroyed and all of the great art and literature lost. Merosta escaped meanwhile and became determined to wipe out not just humanity but all life in the universe.

Merosta had come to the conclusion that it would never be able to enjoy the complete solitude it so desired, and so he planned to exterminate every single life form. Then he would simply be able to wander the universe on his own, sampling the very best from all the cultures of the universe without having to deal with any interference.

Merosta would ally himself with the last of the Brain Spawn who similarly wanted to exterminate all life in the universe. (They both also held a very special hatred for Philip J Fry too.)

Merosta was able to create a plague that could attack a common feature among all the life forms of the universe (even Robots), a particular strain of DNA. At the same time however thanks to a machine Merosta constructed that could magnify someone’s mental capabilities, the last surviving Brain Spawn was able to send its field to lower people’s intelligence across the entire universe, making the most advanced life forms too stupid to be able to create a cure to Merosta’s plague.

Billions of people across the entire universe would be killed by the plague. On earth Fry, just as before was not affected by the Brain Spawn’s field due to the lack of Delta Brainwave. This time however he was crippled by the plague and physically unable to fight the Brain. Fortunately however Leela was immune to the plague. A mutation unique only to her meant that she lacked the strain of DNA the plague attacked.

Fry and Leela would be forced to work together in order to combat the combined threat of the Merosta and the Brain Spawn. Fry who physically was barely able to walk, was forced to advise Leela who was too stupid to even pilot the Planet Express ship by herself.

Working together the two were able to find Merosta and the last of the Brain Spawn and defeat them. Fry was able to tamper with the machine that augmented its powers, causing it to overheat and the Brain Spawn to fry, whilst Leela physically held off Merosta.

With her intelligence restored Leela was able to defeat Merosta. The great powers of the universe with their intelligence restored were then able, working together to create a cure for Merosta’s plague.

This event had been foreseen by the Nibblonians many centuries ago, which had led them to dub Leela “The Other” as it had only been the combination of her unique mutation and Fry’s lack of delta brainwave that had allowed them together to save the universe.

(In the original timeline when Fry was lost in the future, Leela did still manage to barely defeat the combination of Merosta and the Brain Spawn together. However it was only after trillions of worlds were destroyed by the plague including the Nibblonians and Decapont. Humanity itself was almost destroyed too.)

Following the defeat of Merosta and the Brain Spawn Fry and Leela would later have two children. Elena and Lia.

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Artwork from LadyBender. She did NOT draw this for me. I found it online. 

Lia would go on to be a highly successful pilot and celebrated hero among the military, whilst Lena, initially would be something of a slacker. She developed a very close relationship with her uncle Bender who had something of a bad influence on her.

In the year 3132 however Elena would aid the Tenth Doctor in stopping the Daleks from invading the earth. These were the Renegade Daleks who had found a way to take control of people’s minds by attacking the Delta Brainwave. The Daleks ultimate aim was to use the machine to attack the Delta Brainwave and kill all other life forms in the universe. However the Daleks had not found a way to immunise themselves from their own weapon as they still had the brainwave too. Whilst the Daleks could simply broadcast a signal to target individuals and even groups to control their minds. In order to blast it across the universe to destroy every life form, the signal would need to be stronger to the point where they couldn’t protect themselves. Thus the monsters desperately searched for a way to make themselves immune.

The Daleks tested their mind control machine on the earth and turned all humanity, its robots, and any other aliens on the planet into their slaves. All except for Elena and her father were affected. Elena had inherited her fathers lack of Delta Brainwave, as had Lia. Lia however was away in a battle at the far edges of the solar system.

When the Daleks saw that two humans were immune to their machine they captured Fry and Elena and planned to dissect them to see why they were immune.

The Doctor however would rescue Fry and Elena. (The barrier around the Doctors Time Lord mind would protect him from the Daleks weapon for now. Their weapon was still somewhat cruder than the Brain Spawn’s natural ability to target the brain wave, which would have been able to penetrate the Doctors natural defences no problem.)

Working together, the Doctor, Fry and Elena would destroy the Daleks weapon and their invasion force on earth. After the Daleks were defeated, Elena would join the Doctor as his companion. Elena would go on to become one of the Doctors closest and longest serving companions, with the two developing a very close father/daughter relationship.

During their adventures, Elena would meet her future husband, Yarox who had come from billions of years in the future, at a point when the universe was dying and the earth had long since been destroyed. He joined the Doctor and Elena initially just to see the universe when it was younger, and the earth that he had only seen in legends.

Over the course of their many adventures together however, Elena and Yarox would fall in love and after she became pregnant with their child, they would return to the 31st century where they married in the year 3138. The Doctor would attend their wedding alongside Elena’s parents, her sister, and the rest of the Planet Express Crew. The Doctor and Bender would later come into conflict over who the Godfather of Elena and Yarox’s child was.

Leela and Fry’s lineage would continue for many thousands of years, with many of their descendants going on to be great heroes too. In the original version of events however when Fry was lost, then Elena was never born, and as she was never there to help the Tenth Doctor, he failed to save many worlds across the universe. He still lived to his 13th life however.

Also as Fry and Leela’s descendants were never born, many more calamities would befall the earth and other worlds, though humanity would still survive until the end of the universe.

Time’s Champions

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The Thirteenth Doctor

After several hundred thousand years of imprisonment, the Anti God would be freed from his prison by the Federation of Evil. The Federation of Evil was an empire made up of the Anti God’s former minions who had bandied together. Demons, lesser Vampires, Centaurs, and various other abominations. They were one of the great powers of the universe, and were feared even by the Time Lords.

The Federation of Evil long sought to free their “father” and in the year 3150 they seemingly found a way when they were able to take control of “Death” herself. Being the most powerful of all the Guardians, the Federation of Evil attempted to use Death to free the Anti God by tearing a hole in the very fabric of N-Space itself. The Time Lords however quickly detected the disturbance, and launched an all out attack against the Federation of Evil. Whilst they normally did not interfere, even they realised what a huge threat the Anti God posed to the rest of creation.

Unfortunately the Federation were able to hold the entire Time Lord empire off with Death. Still the Time Lords at least, using all of their power were able to keep Death distracted for the time being, preventing her from freeing the Anti God.

Whilst Death was in disposed, the Time Lords would send the three most recent incarnations of the Doctor into the heart of the Federation of Evil (they didn’t have enough power to travel further back throughout his Time Line.)

They abducted the 9th, 10th and 11th Doctors alongside their companions and sent them into the heart of the Federation. The three Doctors battled various monsters together including Centaurs, Kali (the Indian Goddess who in reality was a six armed alien that had been turned into a homicidal Vampire and later joined the Federation of Evil after leaving earth) and Zombie warriors.

The three Doctors however were ultimately able to free Death who destroyed the Federation of Evil in response for enslaving her.

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The Three Doctors. The 11th (top) 10th (left) and 9th (right) were sent deep into the heart of the darkest place in the universe by the Time Lords to free Death herself.

Whilst most of the Federation of Evil were destroyed, unfortunately Death had created a tiny rip in the fabric of N-Space. It was too weak for the Anti God to get through, but still a few survivors of the Federation of Evil (including Kali) attempted to widen the rip. This time however they would be opposed by the 13th Doctor who arrived at the behest of the Time Lords. At the same time however, the Doop had also sent a team in to investigate.

Turanga Leela had joined the Doop after wanting to branch out from Planet Express and find something new. (Zapp Brannigan had by this stage been dishonourably discharged.)

The Doop had been sent to investigate the ruins of the Federation of Evil to find out what could have destroyed their entire empire overnight.

Leela was well into her 70s at this stage, but thanks to modern day medical science that meant she was only middle aged.

All of Leela’s garrison were destroyed by the monsters, except for Leela herself who was able to meet up with the Doctor. The two would also rescue Catherine Danforth from her prison.

After leaving the earth, Catherine had become devoted to stamping out the Anti God’s minions all over the entire universe. She had been a frequent enemy of the Federation of Evil, but at some point in the early 31st century they managed to kidnap her. They would subject Catherine to decades of torture, but she simply laughed at their attempts to hurt her, telling the monsters that she had endured torture from the Anti God himself!

Still the monsters held her prisoner for decades and after Death wiped out most of their forces Catherine was left to simply rot in her little prison. The Doctor and Leela however discovered her cell and freed her, and Catherine would help them stop the monsters from widening the rip to allow the Anti God to escape. Unfortunately however the Anti God was able to project itself into N-Space, but its power was greatly dwindled.

The Anti God was now no more powerful than a mid level Demon. It would be forced to work with the last of the Federation of Evil to try and fully bring itself into our universe.

The Time Lords would send out various agents to try and destroy the Anti God and the last of the Federation of Evil. They also naturally forced the Doctor to try and track down the monster, and even sabotaged his TARDIS for the second time, preventing it from being able to leave the 31st Century!

Leela and Catherine would willingly work with the Doctor to try and stop the Anti God meanwhile. Leela hated working for the Doop. She hoped after Zapp Brannigan had been dishonourably discharged that it had become a more credible organisation, but ultimately it was still corrupt to its core and run by incompetent, greedy and selfish men.

The Doctor meanwhile was an old friend of Leela’s who had saved her daughters life, whilst Catherine was eager to make the Anti God suffer.

The three however found that they were no match for the remnants of the Federation of Evil, and so the Doctor would pick up various other heroes from across N-Space’s history for help (the Time Lords would allow the Doctor to make a few trips across time and even to another universe to pick up people to help him.)

The Doctor chose, Dan Dare, Sondar, Morag, his former companions Ace Rimmer and Avon, The Robot from the original Jupiter 2 mission, Captain Jack Harkness (who he picked up from M-Space, long into the future. The Doctor of N-Space and Jack were old friends, with Jack having met him throughout all of his lives.) They would also occasionally even recruit Godzilla to fight larger threats, though obviously Godzilla was no an official member of the team.

Together this group who would be dubbed “Time’s Champions” would battle the forces of the Anti God as well as various other threats including the Daleks, the Cybermen, and the Master.

In the year 3165 Time’s Champions were able to banish the Anti God back to his prison for the rest of N-Space’s history with the last of the Federation of Evil finally being destroyed in the process.

Leela would later retire and spend her final years with Fry.  She passed away in the year 3218.

Philip J Fry and his daughter Elena would later have their final battle with the Brain Spawn in the year 3223

These Brain Spawn had managed to escape their imprisonment in the Sphere. Using the resources of the Sphere itself, the Brain Spawn were able to perform experiments on themselves to be able to travel through dimensions. The creatures experiments however had left them with other mutations. Now they could not only reduce their enemies intelligence, but drive them insane too! Using this power they no longer needed weapons and were able to make races, planets, entire empires destroy themselves.

Fry and Elena, being the only two who were immune again were forced to infiltrate the Brain Spawn’s hideout where they used a weapon, created by the Nibblonians, which fired a signal, back across the Brain Spawn’s ray that they used to drive other life forms insane which destroyed the Brains.

Whilst Fry and Elena were able to destroy the Brain Spawn for good this way, sadly Fry was mortally wounded in the process by one of the humans the Brain Spawn had driven mad. He died in his daughters arms, feeling content with his lot in life and was buried alongside Leela.

(In the original timeline without Fry and Elena a massive war broke out between various other races and the Brain Spawn. The combined forces were able to build a weapon to use against the Brain Spawn which did destroy them, but at a cost of hundreds of Galaxies, including the Andromeda Galaxy.)

The Fall of Mankind

Over the next 1000 years peace would reign in the galaxy, but sadly it was not to last as the old threats of the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Furons began to rise again.

The Daleks had been driven almost to extinction by the end of the 32nd century. Not only had a civil war between Davros’ Daleks and the Renegades dwindled their already diminished numbers, but the real blow came in the early 32nd century when the 7th Doctors actions involving the Hand of Omega in the 1960s resulted in the destruction of Skaro in the 32nd century.

Whilst the Imperials were wiped out by the 7th Doctors actions, a few Renegades survived back in the 32nd century and would slowly rebuild their power source over the next several hundred years. Davros meanwhile after returning to his own time would attempt to build a new race of Daleks again, but he would later be captured by the former renegade Daleks. They did not kill him however. Realising that they needed him due to his genius and the knowledge he had of the Time Lords, the Daleks would keep Davros as their prisoner, though they made many concessions to him.

Davros would try and take control of the Daleks many more times, but as the centuries went on, Davros became content with his role. Whilst he might never lead them, Davros was the only creature in the entire universe that they would go to for help.

The new Dalek empire would slowly build itself up over the course of the next thousand years to be the largest and strongest of all their empires. By the year 4000 the Daleks  had built up another empire, and would attempt to exterminate humanity through the construction of a weapon called the Time Destructor which could age an entire planet to dust. Fortunately however these attempts were foiled by the First Doctor, though the empire would continue to persist.

The Cybermen meanwhile had similarly been driven to almost extinction but they too slowly built up their forces across the universe and overcome many of their previous weaknesses.

At the same time, the Furons, having been given more help by humanity over the years had now become a force to be reckoned with in the universe again. Unlike the Daleks and the Cybermen however, the Furons bore humanity no ill will and even sought to protect them from other threats. They were often shunned by humanity however who didn’t want to be associated with the new Furon empire or become dependent on them.

Unfortunately however from the 40th century onward this would lead to problems. Earth began to panic at the rise of the Daleks and the Cybermen (even more so after the Time Destructor incident which had led to a war between various other powers and the Daleks for a few decades.) As a result mankind would pour all of its resources into developing super weapons to defend itself.

Problems would soon arise however as countries began to fight over ownership over certain weapons, despite the unified earth government and eventually this led to a global conflict at the end of the 40th century which destroyed all of human civilisation and laid waste to the planet earth. The earth colonies believing the earth was dead would abandon it, and over the next couple of hundred years most of these colonies would be destroyed by the Daleks and the Cybermen, or they would later become part of the new Galactic Federation which took the place of the Doop.

Only a few humans survived the war on earth and they would all be left mutated albeit in different ways.

Some of the humans were reduced mentally to the levels of animals and scoured the radioactive wastelands for food and water. Others however were mutated mentally in other ways. The dormant Furon DNA in their bodies was accelerated and they developed telepathic abilities. Unfortunately however these advanced mental abilities also caused them to become more unbalanced and irrational. These humans were also mutated physically too, with their hair falling out, and their skin turning hard and red and veiny.

These mutated humans believed the surface of the earth was uninhabitable and so they retreated underground to the ruins of Old New York. There they came to worship an unexploded atomic bomb from the 20th century. The bomb was the most dangerous weapon ever devised by man and had never been used, even when earth was under threat from aliens such as Mekon, as they feared it would destroy the planet.

The mutant humans believed the bomb was god and would regularly sing hyms to it.

The dark future of humanity in the 44th century.

On the surface meanwhile a new race would emerge in mankinds place. Throughout the 30th century mankind had performed experiments on various animals, accelerating their intelligence to human like levels.

After the world war destroyed human civilisation, the hyper intelligent apes wold prove to be the most successful creatures. They were able to huddle together in the wasteland and build a small, albeit extremely primitive society. These Apes followed a religion set down by an Ape known as the Law Giver who came to believe that all of humanity was evil. He wrote down that Apes were gods chosen people and that man was the enemy.

The Ape society would be made up of 3 different species. Chimps who became the scientists, Apes who became the soldiers and hunters, and Orangutans who became the leaders and politicians.

The Ape society would last for close to 300 years. During that time they came to believe that they were the first society ever to exist on the earth. However towards the end of the 44th century, the Apes would face a threat as the beast man returned.

Fall of the Planet of the Apes

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The three astronauts, Taylor, Landon and Dodge who had fallen through the time fissure outside of the earth in the 20th century crash landed onto earth near the end of the 44th century. Finding nothing but a desert for miles, the trio believed that they had landed on an alien planet.

When they made their way to a nearby jungle they encountered some primitive humanoids, one of whom, a young female that they came to name Nova, Taylor took a shine too.

Unfortunately however not long after making contact with the humans, the Apes appeared and started to hunt the humans. The Apes, thanks to the law givers teachings considered mankind to be the most degenerate beasts and so they took a sadistic pleasure in hunting, torturing and killing them.

Taylor, Landon and Dodge were caught up in the hunt and Dodge was killed, whilst Taylor and Landon were captured, though Taylor was wounded in the throat, which prevented him from being able to speak.

Taylor, Landon and Dodge discover that mankind has fallen from the top of the food chain. 

Taylor would be experimented on by the Apes for a few days afterwards as they mistook him for just a simple beast. Once he regained his speech however, the Apes still did not believe that Taylor was a genuinely intelligent creature. The Orangutans believed him to be a mutation and wanted to dissect him.

Two Chimpanzees, Zira and Cornelius would attempt to defend Taylor as they believed him to be a missing link between Apes and humanity. However they were dismissed as heretics by the Orangutans for this.

One of the Orangutans, Doctor Zaius knew the truth not just about Taylor, but humanity in general. He covered it up as he felt that it was better for Apes to believe they were God’s chosen people and that mankind was evil.

Zaius had already lobotomised Landon and now sought to do the same to Taylor, but Taylor was able to escape with Zira and Cornelius’ help. Taylor would also rescue Nova along the way.

Together they made their way to the Forbidden Zone, an area just outside the wasteland Taylor and the others had landed in.

They were followed there by Doctor Zaius and after a confrontation, Taylor was able to gather proof that there had once been an advanced human civilisation to Zira and Cornelius.

Zaius admitted to Taylor that he had always known about mankind but that he considered him to be utterly repugnant and evil, but Taylor did not listen and headed further into the Forbidden Zone with Nova to escape the Apes. There he learned the awful truth that this was actually his planet, and that man had wiped themselves out after all.

Back in the Apes city things returned to normal. Doctor Zaius covered up the evidence of a previous human civilisation and with Taylor long gone, the Apes continued to believe that they were the only people on earth, but soon new problems began to emerge.

The Apes food supplies began to ran out thanks to the humans eating their crops. In desperation they sent various scouts out into the forbidden zone. The scouts however either disappeared or returned completely insane.  The Ape scouts had actually ventured into the city of the mutant humans who had tortured them into insanity for information.

The Orangutans felt that this was proof there was another intelligent society out there and so they decided to investigate the forbidden zone. Whilst claiming to simply want to find out if there were other intelligent beings out there. In truth the Apes wanted to conquer them and use their resources. Doctor Zauis himself personally led an army of Gorillas into the mutants city.

Meanwhile Taylor had been kidnapped by the mutants who imprisoned him within the ruins of their city. Nova searched the wastelands for help and eventually came into contact with another astronaut from the 20th century, Brent whose ship had fallen through time.

Brent and Nova eventually stumbled upon the mutants city too, where the mutants tortured them for information on the apes, before forcing Taylor and Brent to try and kill each other using their mind control powers.

Unfortunately however for the mutants their powers did not work on the Apes, whose skulls were too thick, and so when the Apes marched on their city, the mutants were completely defenceless. The Apes slaughtered hundreds of the mutants including their leader.

Over the course of the war, Nova was killed as well, whilst Brent and Taylor attempted to stop the Apes from accidentally setting off the bomb. Brent was killed after a shoot out, whilst Taylor was mortally wounded. With his last breath, Taylor set the bomb off. The entire surface of the planet was consumed in an atomic blast. Not long after its destruction God visited our solar system for the first time in several hundred thousand years. He had never taken that much interest in the earth and upon seeing how it had destroyed itself, he remarked bitterly before leaving.

“In one of the countless billions of galaxies in the universe lies a medium sized star, and one of its satellites, a green and insignificant planet, is now dead.”

In truth however a few of the Apes and humans had survived the nuclear holocaust. During the war some of the mutants had retreated underground to a special bomb shelter that had been built in the late 31st century to withstand another full scale invasion like the Dalek invasion. The shelter could hold potentially hundreds of thousands of people.  It was more like a mini city.

The Apes were able to make their way into the shelter by threatening to murder the mutants they had prisoner. Once they were inside the shelter Apes shut the door behind them and started to slaughter the mutants. Before they could finish the job however the bomb went off.

The Apes quickly realised that in order to survive they would have to work with their human enemies.

The two species would be forced to live in the shelter for many years, waiting for the radiation levels to drop, before they were able to venture onto the surface. There was enough food supplies in the shelter for the meagre numbers of Apes and Mutants.

The two races would scour the radioactive wastelands for years searching for other survivors and food. They would eventually discover, deep underground, the ruins of another 20th century relic. UNIT HQ.

UNIT HQ had sunk under the earth during the Mekon’s first invasion of earth.  Most of the alien technology had been destroyed, but some of it had persevered under the earth, buried under tons of rubble. The explosion from the bomb had cleared away the rubble however and destroyed most of the ruins of UNIT HQ. However the most precious alien technology that had been preserved in the black archive by a shelter had survived and would be found and salvaged by the Apes and Mutants.

The humans of the 21st century had not used the technology as it had been very unpredictable in tests, though of course the Apes and the Mutants no longer cared as their planet was already dead.

Many of their attempts to master the technology would end in utter disaster. One group of Apes and mutant humans believed that the earth could not be saved, and so they used time travel technology and travelled back to the 20th century to try and take over early man (with the technology allowing them to still exist despite killing their ancestors.)

The Apes and the Mutants would create a gigantic mechanical version of Godzilla, dubbed Mechagodzilla to conquer the earth in the 20th century. (See 20th century section for the full details.) Another time travelling group of Apes meanwhile would whilst trying to travel backwards in time project themselves back further in time and to a distant planet Zandor where they settled. These Apes would also splice their DNA with that of aliens (taken from samples in UNIT HQ.) Among the aliens DNA they experimented with included Time Lord DNA, which would allow these Apes the power to regenerate. These Apes would come to be known as Calarons.

Back in the 44th century meanwhile the two races working together were eventually able, using the salvaged UNIT tech, to terrorform the earth into a habitable planet again. Over the course of the next several hundred years the humans and the Apes working together would create a highly advanced and prosperous world. The humans would also genetically alter their bodies fix their mutations. They had realized that their mental powers had led to great mental imbalances. By the 47th century humanity and its new neighbours were ready to branch out into the stars again and it would initially come into contact with its old ally, the Furon empire.

The Furons by this stage were locked in a war with the Galactic Federation that had risen up since the fall of earth. Among the powers of the Galactic Federation were the Ice Warriors.

The Furons helped both humanity and the Apes, claiming that they cared about the human race and wanted to help them due to the fact that modern man was descended from the Furons. They supplied them with advanced technology and promised them they could make mankind a galactic power again. Humanity wanted nothing more than to be a major force in the universe again and so they quickly fell under the influence of the Furons.

Naturally the Furons favoured humanity over the Apes which would lead to the Apes being seen as second class citizens on earth. There were fewer Apes on earth than humans, and despite how well both species had worked together to rebuild their shattered planet, there were still lingering resentments from both species towards one another. Many Apes still followed the Law Givers teachings which said that all of humanity was evil, and cited the fact that it was a weapon created by man that had almost burned the earth to nothing as further proof of his teachings. Thus the humans were only too happy to turn on their simian neighbours at the Furons urging.

The Furons in reality however didn’t really care about humanity. They simply wanted as many disposable foot soldiers to use in their war against the Federation as possible.

Many humans and Apes were killed fighting in the Furons cause. Fortunately however several Apes and humans on earth saw the Furons for what they really and formed resistance groups against the current earth government that was under the thumb of the Furons. These resistance groups were able to provide the Federation with inside information about the Furons, and the Federation in turn would supply them with enough aid that they were able to overthrow the earth government. The Furons response was brutal however and they very nearly destroyed the earth again. Fortunately however the Federation were able to beat the  Furons back and destroyed their new empire. The Ice Warriors themselves would strike the final blow against the Furons as revenge for the destruction of ancient Mars.

The new earth government would become a part of the galactic Federation after the destruction of the Furon empire. For the next several thousand years humanity now established as part of a major galactic power would largely enjoy a peaceful existence, though technologically speaking it was never able to match the golden age of the 30th-39th centuries. In the 50th century, time travel experiments would end in disaster and very nearly led to another World War. One of the worst criminals of this period, Magnus Creel would travel back to the 19th century in a disastrous attempt to finish his experiments. (See the 19th century for full details.)

There would also be a few more skirmishes and wars with races such as the Daleks and the Cybermen too. In the 53rd century, mankind along with the rest of the Federation would be drawn into a war with Galaxy 5.

By the 60th century the Daleks had reached a level where they matched the Time Lords. Both races, mindful that a full blown war could lead to their destruction would engage in a cold war with one another for many more thousands of years to come afterwards.

This cold war would end in the 96th century when the Daleks and Davros would create their ultimate weapon capable of erasing all universes from existence. The weapon was destroyed by the 13th Doctor who was sadly killed in the process (as was Davros.)

The 13th and final Doctor would later be buried on Gallifrey where he was celebrated as their greatest hero.

The Daleks power was greatly crippled thanks to the 13 Doctors final actions, and they would never be able to match the Time Lords again. Slowly over the next several thousand years, their empire would begin to crumble once again.

At the start of the 97th century mankind and the Apes, having long since left the Federation would be forced to abandon their home planet, earth, when it was bombarded by solar flares from the sun.

The earth was rendered uninhabitable, and one group of humans placed themselves into cryogenic suspension on a gigantic ship known as the Nerva Beacon until they could return home whilst the rest along with the Apes would colonise various other worlds and even build up a small empire.

Some humans and Apes were left behind on the earth. Whilst most of them died, a few did survive as nomads for a few centuries afterwards.

In the year 10000 Philip J Fry, Bender, and Professor Farnsworth arrive in Farnsworth’s forwards only time machine where they visit the ruins of earth’s civilisation. They stumble upon a reconstruction of the Statue of Liberty, as well as a replica the Apes built of an Ape after earth was terroformed and other statues built by alien races who came to live on the earth in the eons humanity was a part of the Galactic Federation. These statues were created together as a sign of unity of all the races living together on earth.

Realizing that they would never be able to get home unless they travel to a point where the backwards time machine was invented, Bender, Fry and the Professor travelled forwards in time.

Ironically whilst this was going on, the Doctor arrived on the Nerva Beacon as it approached earth. Unfortunately however the Beacon was under attack by a hideous race of parasites known as the Wirren who wanted to wipe out humanity. The Doctor and his companions, Sarah and Harry however destroyed the Wirren before travelling ahead to earth. There they discovered the Sontaran Styre had kidnapped several humans who he brutally tortured in some cases to death, in order to find out humanity’s weaknesses.

At this stage the Sontarans and the Rutans were still waging a war against one another and the Sontarans believe that earth could be of strategic value. The Doctor however would manage to destroy Styre and all of his experiments preventing a full scale Sontaran invasion of earth.

The humans on the Beacon would successfully recolonise the earth and restore it to its former glory for several centuries afterwards. Most of the Apes who left the earth however would remain on outer colonies, believing the planet to be beyond saving once again.

By the year 105 105 earth would be ravaged by a third ice age. Fry, Bender and the Professor briefly arrived in this period only to leave when they saw it was not advanced enough to have created a backwards time machine.

Ironically however once again, not long after they left the Doctor in his Second incarnation arrived with his companions, Jamie and Victoria. The three of them help to defeat a group of Ice Warriors buried under the ice for thousands of years, who are awoken by a group of human explorers.

Eventually the Ice Age would come to an end, but human civilisation would fall once more and enter into a second dark ages where magic is the dominant force on earth.

Fry, Bender and the Professor briefly visit this period before once again quickly departing.

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Princess Bean, an inhabitant of Dreamland, a major kingdom of the second dark ages, (also known as the time of magic.)

By the year 351 120, earth is covered completely in water and gigantic blood thirsty monstrous shrimps prey on the humans who now live in an underwater city.

This time period is visited by Philip J Fry, the Professor and Bender who are nearly devoured by one of the oceans giant super predators before departing once more.

By the year 1 million the oceans have dried up and mankind has been able to establish a highly advanced society once again. Unfortunately however one of the creatures created to serve mankind, a monster created from the DNA of past creatures to exist on the earth (including various alien life forms, and even that of a Giraffe) is able to enslave large sections of humanity.

Fry, Bender and the Professor briefly visit this time, witnessing the Giraffe like creature persecuting its human slaves before being forced to travel forwards in time once again.

Not long after they leave the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan arrive and are able to overthrow the monster, saving humanity once again.

Humanity continues to flourish on the earth and on other planets across the universe for millions of more years to come.

The Dwarfers

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3 million years into the future, the humans fleeing from the Dalek Invasion in the 22nd century are awoken from their several million year slumber. Having drifted millions of light years away from earth, these humans incorrectly believe that they are the last humans left alive in the universe.

These humans build an empire that will last for a couple of hundred years. During that time they will construct various robots to serve them including Mechanoids and Simulants as well as various genetically engineered life forms.

Unfortunately however both the Simulants and the GELFS would eventually overthrow their human masters and virtually wipe them out. They would also go on to exterminate most other life forms in that part of the galaxy too.

Not long after the fall of this earth empire, the spaceship Red Dwarf drifted into this area of space. Its single surviving crew member, Dave Lister had also been in stasis for 3 million years. Meanwhile during that time on board Red Dwarf, Listers pregnant pet cat that had survived in the cargo hold’s descendants had evolved into a race of sentient cat people. The Cat people however almost wiped themselves out in religious wars before fleeing Red Dwarf. They left behind the old and the sick to die, and eventually only male specimen remained on Red Dwarf.

When Lister was awoken from his stasis by the ships computer Holly, his former bunkmate, Arnold Rimmer would be revived as a hologram to keep him company.

The two would later encounter the last male Cat, who Lister would simply dub The Cat. None of the crew particularly liked each other, but they still often spent all of their time together to avoid going insane out of loneliness.

For the first year or so the Dwarfers would simply drift through space aimlessly. Lister incorrectly believed that all life in the universe had become extinct in the millions of years they had been drifting through space.

Rimmer however felt that there had to be intelligent life out there, though he was often a little too eager to assume anything slightly peculiar was the work of aliens.

After a year or so drifting through space, the Dwarfers would encounter a lost Mechanoid named Kryten. Kryten’s ship the Nova 5 had crashed in an accident during the Simulant wars, killing all of the crew except for Kryten. Having been programmed to serve the crew members no matter what, Kryten continued to serve them long after death.

When the Dwarfers found Kryten they would take him back to Red Dwarf. There Rimmer attempted to take advantage of Kryten’s docile nature and make him his servant, but Lister convinced Kryten to break his programming.

Kryten would then explore the galaxy using Listers space bike, but unfortunately he crashed into an asteroid which smashed him to pieces. Lister was able to repair Kryten but his factory settings were restored, meaning Lister would have to help him try and break his programming again.

The four Dwarfers would have many encounters with Simulants, Gelfs and other remnants of the human empire that had fallen before their arrival.

5 years into their travels however after an encounter with a particularly nasty GELF called a dispair squid, Red Dwarf would be stolen from its crew by Krtyen’s nanobots.

The Dwarfers travelling in a scout ship called Star Bug would be forced to chase Red Dwarf across the galaxy. During their adventures the crew would have more encounters with the GELFS and Simulants. Not all of these were hostile however. One GELF named Legion would successfully construct a hard light drive which allowed Arnold Rimmer to actually have a physical body. Added to that the body created by the Hard Light drive was virtually indestructable too.

The Dwarfers most dangerous encounter however would be with their own future selves. In the original timeline the Dwarfers discovered a time machine, built by the human colonists in the far future. Later after meeting up with one of the few advanced alien civilisations left in this area of the galaxy, the Dwarfers were able to acquire a faster than light drive.

The foursome would use the combination of the two machines to travel all across N-Space. Lister would save Kristine Kochanski, the woman he loved. Kochanski was on board the Red Dwarf when the accident struck the ship, and she would go on to travel with the Dwarfers throughout all of time and space too, eventually marrying Lister.

Sadly however unlike the Doctor, access to time travel would corrupt all of the Dwarfers. They became arrogant, selfish and were not above associating with some of the absolute worst figures throughout history if it suited them.

These versions of the Dwarfers had actually met their earlier selves years earlier, when Lister, the Cat and Rimmer had found a way to travel backwards in time on Red Dwarf thanks to a stasis leak. They met Lister not long after he had married Kochanski.

At some point on their travels however Lister and Kochanski would be caught in an accident where Kochanski was killed, whilst Lister was reduced to a brain in a jar. Further troubles would strike the Dwarfers when their time machine was damaged and they were hurled back to their original time and place, 3 million years in the future.

The future Dwarfers approached their earlier selves and asked for their help. The future Dwarfers needed to study and analyse their earlier selves, still working time machine in order to duplicate its time drive for theirs.

However after meeting their future selves, the past Dwarfers became disgusted with them. They dismissed their future counterparts as amoral, free loading scum and forced them out at gun point.

The future Dwarfers did not give up however. They couldn’t bare the thought of going back to their old lives of being trapped in deep space and actually attacked their earlier selves. They told them that it would be better to cease to exist by killing their old selves than live like rats, trapped together in deep space forever.

In the battle, the future Dwarfers whose ship was more advanced were able to slaughter their earlier selves, but just before his death the past version of Arnold Rimmer was able to destroy the time drive which erased the future versions of the Dwarfers.

Time was then restored to a few days to just before the present Dwarfers discovered the original time machine. In addition to this however the two time lines crossing over and being erased had caused elements of the future timeline to seep into the current one. As a result the current Star Bug was far larger and more advanced than it originally was. Also the time machine was merged with its counterpart from the future too, which meant that it could travel through time and space.

The Dwarfers would use this machine to try and visit the 20th century, but sadly they arrived in 1963 which led to changes in the time line that they were able to fix, though only after much calamity (see 20th century section.)

The Dwarfers would later be visited by an alternate reality version of Arnold Rimmer known as Ace Rimmer.

Ace Rimmer was a brave, dashing, noble hero beloved and respected by almost all those he came into contact with. The N-Space version of Rimmer meanwhile was a miserable, uptight, petty, self serving coward who was detested by the other Dwarfers.

Though his relationship with them had improved over the years, and he had shown some bravery against his future selves, Rimmer was still the source of most of the Dwarfers problems both directly and indirectly.

Rimmer hated Ace who had visited their crew many years before they lost Red Dwarf, considering him to be the version who had all the luck and breaks that he never did. Ironically the only reason Ace had made something of himself was because he had been held back a year in school which caused him to buckle down, whilst the N-Space Rimmer had spent the rest of his life making excuses for his awful behaviour and constant failures.

Ace however quickly revealed to Rimmer that he wasn’t the same Ace he had met years earlier. The original Ace had at some point been killed in action, but before his death he ensured his legacy would never die. He trained another alternate version of Rimmer to be just like him, and he eventually took over as the new Ace. He then went on to train another, who went on to train another and so on. The current Ace told his N-Space counterpart that there have been literally thousands of Ace Rimmers and that it is the destiny of all versions of Rimmer to eventually become Ace Rimmer. This Ace also told his N-Space counterpart that he was dying and wanted the N-Space Rimmer to succeed him.

Lister was somewhat skeptical that the self serving coward he had known for years could change, but ultimately helped the N-Space Rimmer realize that it was his destiny to become Ace and after the current Ace died, he left to become the new Ace Rimmer.

Ace’s machine could travel in time and space (as well as across universes) and the N-Space version of Rimmer would go on many adventures. He would struggle at first, but in time he became a great hero just like his forebears.

Eventually however Ace Rimmers time machine would become damaged and he would end up stuck in the 50th century. There he would meet the 8th Doctor (who was travelling with Avon at that point.) The 8th Doctor took Ace Rimmer on as a companion and the three of them would go on many more adventures throughout time and space together saving many worlds and even stopping the Anti God in the late 20th century (see previous section.)

Eventually however after many years Rimmer would leave the Doctor and settle in humanity’s far future during the great robot wars where he would help the human race defeat the robots. After this the 13th Doctor would then recruit him as a member of the Time’s Champions and he would work with them throughout their entire tenure before resuming his journey’s through time and space and the multiverse for many more years before passing on the mantle of Ace Rimmer once again. Ironically though the original Ace considered the N-Space Rimmer to be the most worthless version of him he had ever encountered in the entire Multiverse (and at that point he most likely was.) The N-Space Rimmer went on to be the greatest version of Ace there had ever been.

The 3 remaining Dwarfers would later pick up an alternate universe version of Kristine Kochanski as their new crew member. Lister discovered that this version of Kochanski was in fact his own mother and that he was his own father. Lister had been abandoned in a box under a pool table when he was just a boy. He never had any inclination of who his real parents were, except for some writing on the box “Ouroboros”.

Lister would later learn however that he had impregnated the alternate Kochanski and then travelled backwards in time and abandoned his infant self under the pool table, with ouroboros representing an ancient symbol a snake eating itself. Lister came to believe that this meant that the human race could never truly go extinct as Lister was effectively trapped in a time loop with his earlier self.

Sadly however Kochanski was left trapped in N-Space away from her version of Dave Lister who she loved dearly. It would take Kochanski a long while to warm to this version of Lister who she regarded initially as a disgusting bum.

Kochanski would go on many more adventures with the Dwarfers of N-Space, battling their old enemies, the GELFS and the Simulants, but it would be an encounter with the lethal, intelligent virus known as the Epideme that would change the lives of the Dwarfers forever.

The Epideme infected Dave Lister and though Kochanski was able to destroy the malignant virus once and for all, sadly she had to sacrifice Listers arm in the process. Kryten believed that if they could find his old nanobots then they could build Lister a new arm.

Kryten eventually discovered much to his surprise that both the Nanos and Red Dwarf were on board Starbug. The Nanos after stealing Red Dwarf shrunk it and fled through the universe until eventually they decided to hide inside Listers laundry basket!

Kryten however managed to capture them and forced the Nanos to not only give them back Red Dwarf, but build Lister a new arm.

The Nanos feeling guilty agreed to both terms, but unfortunately they ended up overcompensating. They not only restored Red Dwarf to its original size, but they also revived the Red Dwarf crew (including a new version of Rimmer.)

Unfortunately these new crew members had no memories of the accident or any knowledge of anything that had happened to the ship since. They initially arrested Lister, and Kochanski for piloting a Star Bug unauthorized and the Cat and Kryten as stowaways. Lister in an attempt to escape foolishly asked the nano version of Rimmer for help who predictably betrayed them for his own ends. However Rimmer’s attempts to help them ended up getting the crew in more hot water as Rimmer attempted to use the Captain’s personal records to blackmail them to get to the top.

Ultimately for stealing the crews private and confidential information, Rimmer, Lister, Kochanski, the Cat and Kryten were all sentenced to a year in prison on board Red Dwarf.

During their year in prison the Dwarfers would be sent on various suicide missions into deep space which they inexplicably managed to survive. At the end of their year in prison however, Red Dwarf was attacked by a microbe which slowly ate away at the ship. The crew all fled, leaving Rimmer, Lister, Kochanski, the Cat and Kryten behind (as there weren’t enough escape pods.)

Using an interdimensional machine Rimmer would travel to an alternate universe to try and find a cure, but when he returned he saw that he had been away longer than he hoped. The microbe had spread to the point where Red Dwarf was about to explode, whilst Kochanski, Lister, The Cat and Kryten had fled to another universe. Unfortunately the interdimensional machine had burnt out in the process leaving Rimmer trapped.

As all hope seemed lost for Rimmer he would be saved by the Doctor, Avon and his old hologramatic self, Ace Rimmer. The three of them landed on Red Dwarf by chance, and the Doctor was able to devise a cure for the microbe, saving the ship from destruction.

The Doctor would then repair the interdimensional machine and use it to travel to the universe the other Dwarfers had escaped too (which was a different universe to the one Rimmer had earlier visited.)

After saving the others from the perils of this universe, when they returned to N-Space they found Red Dwarf under attack from Simulants. The Simulants had encountered the resurrected nano crew of Red Dwarf when they fled the ship. Horrified to see that more humans had survived after the destruction of their empire, the Simulants slaughtered the entire nano crew, but they discovered after torturing several of them, that some humans had been left on board Red Dwarf.

The Simulants attempted to destroy Red Dwarf, but the Doctor was able to destroy the Simulant fleet. In the process however the Nano Rimmer was killed. The Doctor however would manage to download the deceased nano Rimmer’s consciousness into a spare Hologram disc effectively allowing him to live again. The 8th Doctor also upgraded the disc with a hard light drive allowing the new Hologram version of the nano Rimmer to have a body too. The Doctor however forgot to clean the memory drive of this new hologram disc which meant that the nano Rimmer now had all of the original hologram Rimmer’s memories too (as well as his own.)

This new hologram version of the nano Rimmer would stay with the Dwarfers whilst Ace Rimmer would continue on his travels with the Doctor and Avon.

Lister, Rimmer, Kochanski, Kryten and the Cat would continue to go on more adventures together, but as time went on Lister became depressed and self destructive eventually forcing her to leave. Lister however would believe that Kochanski had died and would only discover the truth many years later, which Kryten had withheld from him.

The four Dwarfers would have many more encounters with GELFS, Simulants, and Expanoids. They would also encounter God himself. At this stage in his life, God referred to himself as the Universe. He also believed that he had only created one race worthy of being considered intelligent, the Time Lords, in his entire existence (though the Dwarfers believed that he was talking about humanity.)

The Dwarfers it is believed never made their way home, but they still nevertheless went on to live long lives, with Lister dying well into his 170s. Sadly however it also not known at the current time of writing if he ever met up with Kochanski.

The Final Years of The Earth

By the year 5 million, mankind had split off into two sub races, one highly intelligent, and the other violent and degenerate (who are disparagingly referred to as the Dumblocks.)

Fry, the Professor and Bender visit the more advanced civilisation in the year 5 million and ask them to build a backwards time machine to help them get home. They agree, but unfortunately when Fry, the Professor and Bender arrive 5 years later, they discover that the Dumblocks have overthrown and destroyed the advanced city.

In the year 10 million mankind has returned to his original form, but they are locked in a brutal war with robots. Bender, Fry and the Professor arrive in this period only to leave against Benders protests when they see how hostile it is.

In the year 50 million humanity is once again a thriving civilisation, though men are rare and prized in this world. Fry, Bender and the Professor arrive in this time and discover that they have invented a backwards time machine. Unfortunately Bender, still angry at being made to leave the time that was a paradise for him when the robots were killing people, spitefully forces their time machine to travel forward again.

The time machine next travels to the year 1 billion. By this stage all life on earth is extinct. The last of humanity has fled the earth in a spaceship for Refuses 2 alongside another alien race known as the Monoids. The journey takes several hundred years, during which time the Monoids overthrow humanity and plan to exterminate them. Fortunately however the first Doctor foils this plan, and the last of humanity, and the Monoids are able to live together in peace on Refuses 2.

Back on earth meanwhile, which drifts ever closer to the sun, the Professor, Fry and Bender realize that there is no way for them to get home. No life will ever exist on earth again, and as their ship cannot travel through space they are stranded. As Fry wanders the waste lands he discovers a message left by Leela that managed to survive a billion years telling Fry that she was at her happiest with him.

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Content with his lot in life, Fry tells the Professor that he is happy to journey to the end of the universe with him and Bender and the three move forward again.

Several billion years later, Refuses 2 dies just like the earth, but humanity perseveres and tries to find a new world. Yarox, the Doctors companion, and Leela and Fry’s son in law comes from this period.

Eventually humanity is able to find refuge from one of its oldest enemies, the Master. The final incarnation of the Master in an attempt to build his perfect enemy arrives near the end of the universe to discover who will be the most resourceful species.

He builds a machine, bigger on the inside than the outside which can protect the last survivors of the universe from its death, but only if they agree to serve him. The Master intends to turn the last survivors of this universe into his army who can conquer the next universe for him, and then survive its destruction and conquer the next and so on, and so on for all eternity.

The Thirteenth Doctor however is finally able to destroy the Master and allow the last of humanity, and other final races to live in the Masters machine which allows them to exist in peace for the rest of N-Space’s history.

At some point after this the Mesrak’s evolve in the last area of the universe capable of supporting life. The Mesrak’s explore what little of the universe they can and find no other life forms (the Masters machine is hidden from them, and beyond their reach.)

The Mesrak’s come to the conclusion that they are the last life forms left in the universe. They later discover time travel and venture back through the history of the universe and catalogue its entire history (as well as the history of other universes too.) They later send out the capsules containing the histories of these universes to various other realities (including ours) where they become the basis of classic sci fi adventure series, novels, books and films.

Eventually however even the Mesrak’s planet falls and all life in the universe dies as the N-Space crumbles away into nothing. The only survivors are Philip J Fry, Bender and the Professor who are preserved in their time machine. They witness the final atom in N-Space decay into nothing signalling the final death of N-Space.

Just then N-Space starts up again. The Professor incorrectly believes that it is a new universe, but it is in fact the same reality, simply repeating itself.

Fry, Bender and the Professor travel forward in time throughout N-Space again, but they go too far and arrive in the year 1000 again. The three time travellers then venture forward to the end of this version of N-Space before travelling to the correct point.

Their time travelling creates three time duplicates who take their place before they left in this version of N-Space. The time duplicates are killed when they land on top of them and are later buried by Bender.

Bender, Fry and the Professor witness the death and rebirth of N-Space.

Fry is then able to reunite with Leela and the two continue their life together as always.

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True love. Fry waited over several trillion years to reunite with Leela.

In the next and final section we will be taking a look at the history of the alternate universe to N-Space, such as M-Space and see how their histories are similar, but different in key ways to N-Space’s.

 

 

 

 

The History of N-Space Part 3: Alien Invasions and New Frontiers

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The two most evil, loathsome and hated figures throughout the entire galaxy from the 21st to 24th centuries.

Arguably one of the most turbulent periods of human history. In this section we will be examining how humanity would survive constant attacks from the Venusian tyrant, the Mekon, an invasion from the most evil creatures in all of creation the Daleks, only to become monsters themselves in the 23rd century, before uniting with other races to usher in a new era of peace and prosperity in the 31st century.

The Age of Spacefleet

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Dan Dare, the finest captain in all of spacefleet.

The 2040s was a golden age for mankind. Humanity was united like never before, all prejudices and inequalities of the past were nothing more than a distant memory and technology had reached new heights.

Sadly however as mankind celebrated its great achievements. One of its oldest and deadliest enemies plotted its destruction. The Mekon.

The Mekon had made many attempts to invade the earth throughout the 20th century. His attempts had been foiled by the likes of the Doctor, Bernard Quatermass, and Crypto, with the Doctor having set many of the green skinned tyrants experiments back by decades.

Still the Mekon did not give up and by the 2040s he had almost completed plans for two new super weapons to use against humanity and the Therons, the other humanoid race who lived on Venus.

The weapon against humanity was to have been built on the moon and disrupt the weather on the planet earth to the point where it would destroy all of human civilisation. The Mekons weapon against the Therons meanwhile would cause the fire from the Flame belt to spread over the Therons city on the other side of the planet, wiping them out.

The weapon was unstable however and needed perfecting. Still the Mekon was prepared to wait. He wanted to destroy the Therons completely. Despite claiming to have elevated himself above emotion, he held a special hatred for the Therons as inferior scum. With humanity meanwhile he hoped to turn them into a slave labour force and use them to help conquer other worlds.

In the year 2047 Captain Dan Dare arrived through the rip in time that he had fallen into exactly 100 years earlier. The Treen vessel that had abducted him had also crashed. Dan managed to survive the crash however, with the Treens having fled the capsule before its crash.

Dan would be taken in by UNIT who investigated the crash site. He discovered much to his horror that he had been gone for over 100 years.

Dan Dare visits his “grave” in the late 2040s.

It took the captain a long while to adjust to life in the 21st century. UNIT would help him get a job as a pilot and over the next ten or so years Dan would rise up the ranks, becoming one of the most respected and celebrated pilots of Spacefleet.

Whilst he may have shot to fame as the man from the past, Dan’s reputation as a pilot would soon eclipse his past. During the course of these 10 years, Dan’s success as a pilot in the future would allow him to live a more extravagant lifestyle than he ever did in the 20th century. He would also meet up with his relatives including the archeologist Ivor Dare. Ivor was in fact Dan’s great nephew, but as he was so much older than Dare physically, Dan would often just refer to Ivor as his uncle.

In the year 2055 Dan would come into conflict with what would eventually be his greatest enemy for the first time. The Mekon!

The Venus Mission

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By 2055 mankind’s population had increased to over 13 billion. With food becoming scarcer, mankind turned to Venus for help. Humanity did not yet have the technology to leave the solar system and whilst some terrorforming had been accomplished on Mars (including restoring the oxygen to the planet in the late 2040s.) The Martian soil was not yet fertile enough to grow plants.

Venus was an elusive planet that humanity knew was inhabited, but that no one had ever been able to get to. There had been a few manned expeditions to Venus in the early 21st century, but they had never returned and the planet was subsequently put off limits.

Now out of sheer desperation, more missions would be mounted to Venus but they too seemingly vanished without a trace.

Spacefleet was on the brink of giving up until Captain Dan was able to work out that the problem was a forcefield around the planet (which the Captain would later discover was the work of the Mekon.)

The forcefield was designed to attack the impulse engines, which all earth ships used, causing them to explode. Dan would lead a team using an old fashioned craft which was able to infiltrate the forcefield and land in the jungles of Venus.

Dan’s team consisted of his loyal batman, Digby, Professor Joeclyn Peabody, Sir Hubert a Spacefleet veteran and two experienced pilots Hank and Pierre.

As soon as they landed, the team faced various dangers, including the Silicon Mass (which devoured Peabody’s vessel), giant Dinosaur like reptiles that inhabited the Venusian jungles and the Atlantines.

All but Hank and Pierre who had the good fortune to land on the Therons side of the planet were taken prisoner by the Treens. Though they briefly managed to escape (thanks to a defective Treen named Sondar, who became defective after experiencing an emotion, fear when he confronted the Silicon Mass.) The Mekon was able to quickly recapture all of the earthlings except for Dan, who during the fight was knocked down a ravine which washed him down a secret passage way under the flame belt to the Theron’s side of the planet.

There Dan was reunited with Hank and Pierre and learned the truth about the history of the Therons and the Treens influence on humanity. Dan was able to convince the Therons to help him. Though they did not want to restart their conflict with the Treens, Dan was able to convince the Therons to take responsibility for their role in the ascension of the Treens, who were only able to become a threat to humanity thanks to their reckless actions many centuries ago.

The Therons helped Dan sneak his way back into the Treens camps, (passing by the lake of monsters which served as the perfect natural defence for the Mekon’s city) disguised as an Atlantine slave. There Dan met with another rebellious Atlantine slave, Dapon, and the two of them would work together to try and free Dan’s friends and stop the Mekon’s super weapon from going ahead.

Back at the Treen city meanwhile, the Mekon carried out horrific experiments on his 3 human captives. He wanted to test how strong untamed humans like his Atlantine slaves were as well as how high a pain threshold they had.

After the experiments (which nearly killed Peabody, Hubert and Digby.) The Mekon was satisfied that the Treens were superior, but he nevertheless grew worried that humanity may discover what he was planning as they had already made their way to Venus. He didn’t think that even the Treens could fight off the combined might of the Therons and humanity and so he decided to use more underhand means. (The Treens super weapon that he hoped could destroy the Therons, was still not ready to use as it was still too unstable.)

The Mekon forced his captives to record a message from humanity, stating that they crashed on Venus, and that Captain Dare was killed in the crash, but that the Treens took them in and saved their lives. The Mekon also wanted them to lie to humanity that the Treens are more than happy to share the food supplies on Venus with the human race.

Peabody and Sir Hubert refused to help the Mekon, even under threat of torture or death, but Digby seemingly agreed.

The Mekon hoped to win humanity’s trust by helping to cure the famine crisis on earth, after which he could then convince them to allow him to build a station on the moon, to help control the weather to help the humans, (which he would of course actually use to destroy humanity.)

The Mekon’s message was broadcast to earth and it did fool humanity for a short time, with the Treens even being hailed as heroes (though UNIT of course had their suspicions.)

Ultimately however Digby’s aunt would discover the truth when she was able to decipher Digby’s hidden message. Digby said that staying with the Mekon was just like being on holiday in Sunnymouth. When Digby was actually on holiday on Sunnymouth, he was falsely imprisoned. Anastasia would quickly warn Spacefleet and the Treens on earth were imprisoned.

Back on Venus meanwhile, Dan was able to infiltrate the Mekon’s base with Dapon’s help and both rescue his friends and capture the Mekon in a confrontation. Dan would also rescue Sondar, who helped the earthlings to escape using Treen hover pads, powered by thought.

Unfortunately however, the Mekon’s vastly superior brain allowed him to take control of the hover pads, just as Dan and his friends were almost free over the lake outside the city. Before the Mekon could drag Dare back to the city, using a Theron device, Dan was able to sabotage the hover pad, sending himself and the Mekon tumbling into the water below.

The Mekon was unable to swim and so whilst the Treens tried to rescue their leader, Captain Dan escaped.

Knowing that the Therons had helped Dan, the Mekon declared war and decided to use his super weapon. Even though it hadn’t been tested yet and was so unstable that it could destroy all of Venus. The Mekon was still willing to take the risk.

He knew that he couldn’t fight a war on two fronts (with humanity, having been made aware of his tricks.)  So the Mekon wanted the Therons out of the way with as soon as possible.

Fortunately Dapon was able to destroy the Mekon’s super weapon by piloting one of the Treens vessels into the weapon, sacrificing himself in the process.

Dan and the others were able to escape to the Therons side of the planet after Dapon’s sacrifice. Both the Therons, and the Treens then broke their peace treaty and launched all out war on one another.

Both the Treens and the Therons however were evenly matched and every time one would attempt to launch an attack, the other would find a way to block it. The twos weaponry began to cause one another’s technology to stop working. Before all of the Therons space ships broke down however, they were able to get Dan and his friends back home.

Back on earth Dan would organise an attack on the Treens side of the planet whilst they were still vulnerable. The earth forces would succeed in overpowering the Treens whose weapons were all useless. During the fight the Mekon would escape Venus, along with some of his loyal Treens, but he faked his death.

With the Mekon’s defeat, the Treens were forced to surrender. Sondar would be appointed their new leader, the Atlantine slaves would all be released and granted equal citizenship with the Treens and Therons. For the first time the Treens and the Therons would genuinely work together for the good of Venus.

Free from the Mekon’s influence, many Treens were able to experience emotions for the first time and came feel guilt for their actions under the Mekon. Others however remained loyal to the Mekon and were convinced that he would return to lead them.

The Mekon meanwhile had fled to Mercury, a small planet in our solar system which had not yet been explored by humanity. The Mercurians were a peaceful, but somewhat placid and primitive race, allowing the Mekon and his Treens to easily conquer them.

Quickly establishing a new base and slave force on Mercury, the Mekon plotted his revenge against humanity and the Therons.

Back on earth, Captain Dan would be hailed as a hero. The Therons and the Treens under Sondar, would supply earth with enough food supplies to fix the famine crisis on earth (with the Treens advanced technology allowing them to harness enough food supplies for earth and Venus many times over.)

Whilst Dan would go on many more adventures in the years to come, his success on the Venus mission would tend to overshadow his later exploits at least until the first Treen invasion of earth.

The Red Moon Mystery

A few months after the Venus mission, mankind would face a new threat far greater than even the Mekon. The Insectoids of the Red Moon.

The Insectoids had visited our solar system many thousands of years ago where they had devastated the surface of Mars, before King Ghidorah had driven them out.

The magnetic forces of the Red Moon caused any earth vessel that came near it to shut down. It also caused widespread devastation on the colony on Mars as it passed the planet.

Dan, Peabody and Digby were able to rescue the colonists using a Venusian vehicle called the Anastacia which was immune to the effects of the Red Moon. However the earth would soon be thrown into panic when the Red Moon approached. All machinery began to break down on earth, preventing anyone from escaping as the Insectoids began to launch an attack on humanity.

Professor Peabody was able to devise a solution however after theorising that the Insectoids were able to find planets by tracing the light from their suns through space, as light was the only thing that could travel through space.

The Treens would construct a gigantic lighthouse to lure the Red Moon away from the earth. Once it got a good distance away from the earth and humanity’s technology could work again. Dan, Digby, Peabody and Sondar would fire a weapon from space capable of destroying the entire planet.

None of them wanted to, but they had no choice. The Red Moon would have gone on to destroy billions more worlds across the universe. Little did they know however a few of the Insectoids managed to escape and would later resurface many centuries later as a force to be reckoned with.

The weapon Dan, Digby, Peabody and Sondar used to destroy the Red Moon was so unstable that it caused their craft to crash land on Mercury. Back home everybody believed that they were dead, but in truth they not only survived but would stumble upon another great threat to earth.

Marooned on Mercury

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Dan Dare comes face to face with his archenemy the Mekon a second time. 

On Mercury, Dan, Peabody, Digby and Sondar would discover that the Mekon had conquered its inhabitants and was preparing a second attempt to invade the earth.

In truth however the Mekon didn’t just simply want to conquer humanity. He judged them to be too much of a threat to his plans for conquest and now sought to exterminate them completely.

The Mekon had created a deadly plague that would be capable of wiping out all life on earth, but he had no way of depositing it on earth. An unauthorised Treen ship would never make it past either earth or Theron security.

The Mekon however had a way round this. Not all of the earth vessels that had arrived on Venus before Dan and his team had been destroyed.

One vessel had been captured by the Mekon, who kept its crew prisoner as a back up plan in case his initial conquest of earth didn’t succeed.

When the Mekon fled to Mercury, he took the captured earth crew with them. The Mekon hoped to trick the earthlings to fly back to earth in their own vessel, by allowing them to think they had escaped. The Mekon would of course keep a sample of his plague in the ship which would be released once the ship reached earth.

The Mekon had not used this plan initially, as before he had wanted to use humanity as a slave labour force, as well as study their race and history. Again however, he now regarded humanity as too dangerous to be allowed to exist.

Dan and Peabody were able to discover the Mekon’s plan and rescue the earth crew before they fell for the Treens ruse. The Mekon however was able to capture Dan and his friends and attempted to starve them into serving him. Once again however Dan was able to escape the Mekon and convince the Mercurians to revolt against the Treens, as well as alert earth to his location.

Knowing that he couldn’t stand against the combined forces of Earth, Venus and Mercury, the Mekon and his loyal Treens were once again forced to flee into space.

Back home, Dan, Digby and Peabody were all hailed as heroes for thwarting the Mekon once again, and the trio would go on many more adventures over the next few years (including foiling the Mekon yet again when the villain attempted to crash an earth space station onto Venus to reconquer the Treens.)

Dan’s next major adventure however would take him beyond our solar system. In the year 2058, earth would be visited by an alien known as Lero who belonged to a humanoid race of aliens called the Crypts.

He explained that the Crypts were locked in a perpetual conflict with a pitiless race known as the Phants. Every 10 thousand years, the Phants invade the Crypts planet and virtually wipe out their race. The only way the Crypts survive is to preserve members of their race in suspended animation in space. Once the planet became habitable again, the Crypts would revive and then return to build their society, only for the same horrible cycle to repeat.

Lero begged Dan and the earth men to help his people, as they were so weak and pacifistic they could never stand up to the Phants. Dan agreed, and he, Digby, Lex O’Mailey and a young cadet named Flamer would travel across the universe to Cryptos.

The journey would take two years, one year to reach Cryptos, and one to get home. The crew would be placed into suspended animation during that time.

When the earth men arrived on Cryptos, the Phants had already begun their invasion. During their battles with the Phants, Dan’s team discovered the reason the Phants were so aggressive and the Crypts were so passive.

The two races food supplies were drugged with chemicals, which in the Phants case heightened aggression, and in the Crypt’s case lowered it. Dan would later discover when he travelled to the Phants home planet that the real architect behind the perpetual war was a super computer called Orak. Many centuries ago, Orak had been created to protect the Phants from invaders. It was arguably the greatest war computer ever built, but after hundreds of years of protecting the Phants, Orak, having developed its own sentience, wished to create another war to give itself a purpose and also just simply for its own amusement.

Orak had led the Phants to destroy the two other inhabited worlds in the Phants solar system besides Cryptos; Alerok and Phascos. Both of those worlds inhabitants were vicious and callous warlike people who warred with each other. They had also invaded the Phants, many hundreds of years prior before being driven off. The Phants had no problem waging a war on, and ultimately destroying both races under Orak’s guidance.

However with the Crypts, the Phants were not happy invading what were a peaceful people who had never done them any harm. Orak also lacked the technology to move the Phants to other worlds beyond his solar system, so he instead drugged the Phants, turning them into vicious war mongers to attack the Crypts.

Whilst Orak loved war, he was also a poor loser and so after the first Phant invasion that he would ensure his people drugged the Crypt’s supplies too, and lock them in a vicious cycle for his own amusement.

Dan was able to defeat Orak and shut the evil supercomputer down for good, freeing both races and allowing them to rebuild together.

A few of the Phants however didn’t want to give up the power they had over the Crypts and so after Dan left, they stole the main file for Orak and fled across the Solar System. They would later build another body for Orak who would go on to lead them to build a massive empire where they would force the various races they ruled over to wage war with each other for their own amusement. Dan Dare would later come into conflict with them in the 23rd century.

Orak, leader of the Phants and one of Dan Dare’s archenemies.

After defeating the Phants, Dan prepared to return home, but Lero revealed his terrible secret.

The journey to Cryptos actually took longer than he said. It took five years to get there and five years to get back. Dan was angry at the deception, but understood why Lero had lied and forgave him as he and his companions went back into suspended animation to return home.

When they arrived back on earth in the year 2068 Dan and his men discovered much to their horror that the Mekon had invaded and conquered the planet with the aid of his new servants, the Elektrobots.

The Treen Invasion of Earth

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The new masters of humanity.

A few months after Dan and his team left for Cryptos, the Mekon and his Treens unleashed their new army of Elektrobots on Venus. They initially conquered the Treens as the Mekon knew that there was still great support for him among their people.

Whilst many had adapted to having emotions, others couldn’t cope with the new feelings and missed having their Atlantine slaves perform their grunt work.

Most of the Treens sided with the Mekon over Sondar when he returned, and those who didn’t were quickly put to death when the Mekon reclaimed his former city. Sondar however was able to escape and would remain on the run for 10 years.

The Mekon would then lead his people to finally conquer the Therons, with his new Elektrobots giving them the advantage they needed.

Within less than a week, all of Venus was under the Mekon’s control.

The Mekon immediately prepared to invade the earth, but first he had to deal with an old enemy in the form of the Furons.

The Mekon would lure the latest version of Crypto into a trap on Venus by launching constant attacks on Orthopox’s labs on earth with his Elektrobots. Though Crypto was able to slaughter many Treens, the Mekon was able to kill the latest version of Crypto by trapping him in one of his gas chambers in the Treen city.

The Mekon would then from Crypto’s corpse create a plague that unravelled the DNA of the Furons and launched it at all of the most important planets in the Furon empire. Billions of Furons were slaughtered, and their forces were forced to retreat from earth to try and hold on to what little power they could. Orthopox and the new Crypto vowed revenge, but within a few years thanks to the Mekon’s influence the Furon empire completely collapsed as more and more of their enemies would get hold of the Mekon’s plague. Over the next few hundred years, the last of the Furons would struggle just to stay alive.

With the Furons out of the way, the Mekon launched his Elektrobots at the earth. The Elektrobots however were no match for earth’s giant monsters.

Just as they had always done, Godzilla, Jiras, King Kong, Anguirus, Gorosaurus, and Rodan fought to protect the earth and slaughtered thousands of the Mekon’s robot warriors.

Eventually however the Mekon was able to defeat the monsters by using knockout gas on the monsters on Monsterland. Whilst they were asleep, the Treens would abduct the monsters and take them to a small planet, just outside the solar system.

There the Mekon would attempt to find a way to control them, but the monsters after waking up destroyed the Mekon’s base on the planet. The Mekon would attempt to set up another but the Monsters proved to be too difficult to control, and eventually the Mekon would abandon the project as he had more important matters.

Godzilla, King Kong, Anguirus, Gorosaurus, Jiras and the rest of earth’s monsters would continue to live on this world for over 1000 years afterwards (with their mutated DNA allowing them to live for so long.) Long after the Mekon’s invasion humanity would continue to leave them on what would eventually be christened, monster world. Despite the monsters many heroic actions, humanity felt they were more trouble than they were worth, and so they would be left on this planet in peace (though they would return to earth for later battles.)

With the monsters gone, humanity lost its advantage. The Elektrobots and the Treen warships massacred Earth’s defences and conquered their entire world in a few months.

Over 5 billion people were killed in the Treen invasion. It was the single most devastating event in human history at that point.

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Fry survives the Treens invasion of New York, which was destroyed in the process. The reason the Treens spared this building was because they wanted to examine the humans who were frozen, with the Mekon believing that they must be special if humanity had preserved them. 

After the surrender of humanity, the survivors would be rounded up into concentration camps and ghettos around the world. The Mekon forced humanity to build more advanced robots known as Selektrobots and weapons that would allow him to conquer other planets beyond our solar system.

The Mekon soon built up a large empire thanks to his robots.

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The Elektrobots and Selektrobots, the weapons the Mekon used to conquer the earth and various other worlds across the universe.

The Mekon would also perform various experiments on his enslaved humans, with another 3 billion people dying in agony over the next 10 years the Mekon ruled over the earth.

Reign of the Robots

After 10 years in space, Dan discovers to his horror that the Mekon has conquered humanity.

Upon arriving back on earth, Dan and his team were instantly captured by the Elektrobots who took them to face the Mekon.

The Mekon told Dan with glee how he had conquered humanity and how they were now his slaves. He planned to make Dan his servant however rather than simply kill him.

The Mekon was angry when he found out that Dan was lost in space after his conquest of earth. Despite claiming to have elevated himself above emotion, the Mekon wanted to make Dan suffer. He hated him above all of his other enemies such as the Doctor, Gamera, the Furons and Godzilla.

In the years the Mekon ruled over the earth, Dan would become an icon to humanity. The man who had beaten the Mekon three times and who was now lost. Many hoped that he would one day return and overthrow the green tyrant.

The Mekon knew that if Dan ever did return then he couldn’t just kill him, as Dan would become a martyr to the cause of the earth men. So he decided that he would crush what was left of their spirit by forcing Dan to serve him.

To accomplish this, the Mekon abducted those he knew were closest to Dan, including Sir Hubert, and Peabody and kept them in suspended animation for 10 years so that he could use them as leverage to make Dan obey him and renounce the resistance, should he ever return.

Sure enough when Dan saw his friends in the Mekon’s care he had no choice but to obey the Mekon’s will, and the Mekon would send Dan and his friends to work in his harshest labour camp.

However whilst in the camp, Dan was able to make contact with the last tiny pocket of resistance and with their and Sondar’s help (Sondar was serving as a double agent for earth within the Mekon’s head quarters.) Dan was able to discover how the Mekon controlled his robots.

He had a speaker in his levitating chair which he gave the Elektrobots their orders through. After a confrontation with the Mekon, Flamer was able to give the Elekrtobots new orders to turn on and destroy one another.

With the entire invasion force of robots destroyed, humanity and the aliens on the other worlds the Treens had conquered overthrew them. The Treens numbers were small and they had only been able to maintain their rule through the robots. Whilst most of the Treens had sided with the Mekon at first, as time went on many of the Treens who had begun to develop emotions under Sondars rule found it hard to repress them again and carry out the Mekon’s ruthless orders.

The Mekon would have all “traitors” executed by his robots and slaughtered millions of his own people, but many survived and would form a resistance movement with Sondar. Either through desertion or execution however, the Treens numbers had been greatly depleted by the Mekons actions, resulting in those who remained loyal to the Tyrant being forced to rely on their robots.

The Mekon however was not beaten yet. He had a special back up army of Selektrobots who were far more powerful, and intended to use them to not only reconquer planets such as the earth, but also carry out a mass slaughter of billions on every world to crush any further hope of rebellion.

Dan however was able to pilot one of his vessels into the space station the Mekon used to control the Selektrobots, eliminating the entire Selektrobot invasion fleet and ending the Mekon’s rule over the earth.

The Mekon was captured by human and Theron forces, but whilst on Venus he managed to escape by flying over the molten lake the Silicon Mass lived in. The Mekon was seemingly killed when the Mass consumed his vessel. In truth however he managed to teleport to safety at the right moment. He wanted to fake his death at the right moment and in a way where they wouldn’t expect to find a body.

As it was, Dan still didn’t believe his archenemy was gone and would insist on the Mekon remaining at the top of the most wanted list in the solar system. The Mekon would subsequently lay low for the next few years as he slowly rebuilt his forces.

All of the Treens who were loyal to the Mekon were imprisoned (on some of the worlds they had conquered however the Treens were executed.) Sondar would once again be appointed as the head of the Treen state on Venus.

Not all of the Elektrobots had been destroyed, but they had all been deactivated. The Elektrobots would later be reactivated and reprogrammed to aid humanity. The technology from the Elektrobots would later serve as the basis for the robots of the 31st century.

It took mankind many years to recover, but ironically the decades after the Mekon’s invasion would be more prosperous. Mankind would unite with the various worlds who had been conquered by the Mekon and together they would form a small federation of planets who would all help each other rebuild their fallen civilisations.

Over the next few decades mankind would expand beyond the solar system and advance like never before.

The Phantom Fleet

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In the year 2069 mankind would face yet another threat from space. The Pescods!

The Pescods were a race of ocean dwelling creatures from a far away planet who had created a virus that could eat metal. Humanity was given a warning of their coming by a race known as the Cosmobes whose entire planet had been destroyed by the Pescods.

The Cosmobes were a tiny race of fish like creatures who wanted to live in the oceans of earth. Their population was small, and their small size and aquatic nature meant that they would not compete for resources.

Humanity was still unsure about allowing an alien race to co-inhabit the earth. Whilst they had established a peaceful contact with various other races, humanity had never willingly shared the planet with another species before.

Still the Cosmobes proved themselves by helping Dan, Digby and Peabody destroy the oncoming Pescod fleet (though not before both humanity and the Treens endured heavy casualties from the Pescods virus that destroyed dozens of warships.)

The Cosmobes would mostly keep themselves to themselves under the ocean, but they would aid humanity at various points over the next several decades.

By the year 2070 a base on the moon had been established which helped to regulate the weather on earth for humanity’s benefit. Unfortunately in 2070, a group of Cybermen would attack and invade the Moonbase in the hopes of using it to destroy all of humanity.

These Cybermen were survivors from the 2020s war. Low on power, they had been forced to go into hibernation for years to reserve it, but now they were ready to launch their counter attack.

They would have succeeded had it not been for the intervention of the Second Doctor who was able to destroy the Cyberfleet by whisking them away into the sun. A few of the Cybermen survived however and fled across the galaxy to find a new base.

Eventually they settled on the isolated planet of Telos that was inhabited by a race of creatures known as the Cryons. The Cryons were a peaceful race who had adapted to the cold atmosphere of Telos and when the planet’s atmosphere began to rise on the surface, the Cryons built a gigantic city with refrigeration units to survive.

Sadly this was the reason the Cybermen would target their people, as they needed the refrigerator units to preserve their low power. The Cybermen would virtually wipe the Cryons out and preserve themselves in the Cryon’s chambers, though before they froze themselves, they set up a series of traps to not only protect themselves but ensnare those with the highest intellects to be converted once the Cybermen had reached full power.

Throughout the 2070s and 80s mankind would establish colonies on various worlds throughout the galaxy. Still they would be forced to endure many threats chief among them being of course the Mekon.

The Mekon would create a new race of mutant Treens who were physically incapable of any kind emotion and far more physically powerful. The Mekon first attacked Venus with his new supertreens. He wanted to exterminate what he regarded as the previous inferior race of Treens, who he was ashamed of.

Dan however was able to save Venus from the Mekon, but once again the villain managed to escape justice.

The Mekon would later work with Davros. Davros had escaped the destruction of the time travelling Dalek mothership in 1963 through an escape pod, but the blast still knocked him over 100 years into the future. Davros’ escape pod was captured by the Treens and taken to the Mekon.

Davros simply wanted to return to his home time, but the pod he escaped in had been damaged. The Mekon offered to give Davros the resources and equipment he needed if he helped him.

With no other choices Davros agreed and together Davros and the Mekon would create a race of hideous, gigantic, carnivorous blob creatures that they would used to decimate several worlds and launch an invasion of earth. The 7th Doctor and Dan Dare working together were able to destroy most of the Mekon and Davros’ creations, though Davros subsequently fled with some of the Mekon’s equipment and would later be able to travel to the future.

A few of Davros and the Mekon’s mutants would survive however in the jungles of Venus. Whilst the Therons were able to keep their population under control, they did not wipe them out and the blobs over the years would develop a greater intelligence thanks to further, unintended mutations. They would come to live in peace with their fellow Venusians for thousands of years to come.

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A descendant of the Mekon and Davros’ mutant blobs in the 31st century. Though they would come to live in peace with their fellow Venusians and other races, they still always remained a somewhat naturally aggressive species.

In the 2080s whilst exploring beyond our solar system, Dan would encounter the former despot named Xel. Whilst Dan would prevent Xel from reconquering his home world, unfortunately the monster would stow away on board Dan’s ship. The villain would make many attempts to conquer the earth, and even partnered with the Mekon on one occasion.

Dan would always stop him but he would never bring Xel to justice and he always felt immense guilt over having inadvertently brought the former tyrant to the earth’s solar system.

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Xel, one of Dan Dare’s greatest enemies and the second most wanted man in the earth solar system after the Mekon.

Dan Dare’s adventures in the 21st century would come to an end in the year 2088 when he had one last encounter with the Mekon.

By this time Dan had retired from spacefleet, but he and Digby would be called back into action when the Mekon, and the last of his Treens captured a space station which they intended to crash into the earth.

Dan and Digby as ever were able to foil the Mekon’s plan, but Dan was mortally wounded and put into a coma in the process.

Whilst Digby was able to get help, sadly it was too late and there was nothing anybody could do for Dan. Not wanting to lose the greatest hero of the 21st century, Spacefleet would have Dan placed into suspend animation alongside the others in the cryo lab such as Fry until something could be done to help him. Ultimately he would remain there for close to 200 years before medical science could properly revive him.

The Mekon meanwhile was successfully captured and put on trial. Crowds of people on earth called for the monsters blood and his trial had to be conducted in secret for his own safety.

The earth authorities decided to imprison the Mekon in a cylinder at the end of the solar system. He would remain trapped there for close to one year, before the last of his loyal Treen guards were able to rescue him, by blasting the cylinder through space to an uninhabited planet far beyond the federation the earth was a part of.

The Treens would track the Mekon down and free him. Knowing they could not return to the Federation, the Mekon and the Treens would build their forces up slowly over the next few decades.

The Mekon would create a new empire covering multiple solar systems. By the mid 22nd century he would have been more than powerful enough to conquer the Federation (though the Federation was at that point ruled by the Daleks, the Mekon’s empire was actually bigger than the Dalek empire at that point.)

However before the Mekon could launch his attack on earth, he came into conflict with a race of shapeshifting Ape like creatures known as the Krulgans.

The Krulgans had themselves built up a massive empire and were every bit as evil and ruthless as the Treens. The two races war would last for close to 100 years and would see the destruction of millions of worlds in the crossfire and the eventual destruction of both empires. Once his empire had fallen, the Mekon would retreat back to the earth solar system in the late 23rd century where he would once again come into conflict with a revived Dan Dare, though more on that later.

With the Mekon gone, the federation would enjoy a period of peace for the next few decades, though it would have to deal with a few more threats towards the end of the 21st Century.

In the year 2090 a group of renegade Ice Warriors would attempt to conquer the earth using the moonbase. They were opposed by the Second Doctor who was able to divert their invasion force into the sun.

In the year 2099 an earth colony on the distant world of Vulcan would encounter a far flung group of Daleks lost in time and space.

These Daleks had been performing time travel experiments in an attempt to try and capture the Doctor. The time machine had gone off course however and crashed landed into the Mercury swamps on Vulcan.

The Daleks lost their power and went into a state of hibernation for many centuries before the earth colony discovered them.

Vulcan was the most distant earth colony and had been cut off from earth more or less for the past 15 or so years.

The colony had been experiencing problems for years thanks to a group of rebels. When the Daleks were discovered by a scientist named Lesterson, he hoped that they could be used to help fix the colonies problems.

Lesterson had no idea what the Daleks were really capable of and assumed they were just harmless robots. The Second Doctor meanwhile who had landed on Vulcan after his recent regeneration tried to warn Lesterson, but sadly he wasn’t the only person on the colony who foolishly thought they could use the Daleks.

The rebels hoped to use them as an army to overrun the colony, as did Bragan one of the higher ups on the colony who wanted more power.

The Daleks, despite the Doctors best efforts were able to manipulate the humans on the colony into giving them the materials they needed to build up a massive army of Daleks, who proceeded to slaughter most of the colonists.

Fortunately before they could exterminate everyone on the colony or make their way to the other planets in the federation, the Doctor was able to destroy the Daleks by giving them a power overload.

One Dalek survived however and would later return to Skaro in the future, where it informed its superiors of the Doctors change of appearance.

22nd Century

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Humanity faces an enemy even more evil than the Mekon in the 22nd Century

The dawn of the 22nd century was one of the greatest periods in human history. Mankind had conquered almost all forms of disease and inequality back home and had taken to the stars like never before.

Man had established colonies on various worlds far beyond his solar system, made contact with other advanced species, exchanged ideas and technology with them, and had become part of a Galactic Federation of races. One of the many advances earth would make in the early part of the 22nd century was the development of of sophisticated Holograms.

These Holograms were not only full, lifelike projections of human beings, but the disk that projected them, their light bee was capable of full consciousness. Furthermore humanity would also find a way to download a humans memories onto a hard drive in the early part of the 22nd century, meaning that once this disk was merged with the Hologram’s light bee, it could effectively allow a person to survive as a Hologram.

Only a few Hologram’s were created however as the technology was expensive. Only the super rich would be able to download their memories onto hard drives before they died. Even then however many of them did not wish to become hologram’s as they couldn’t touch one anything. Their bodies were still composed entirely of light.

Attempts were made to try and build a hard light drive, but sadly the Federation would never succeed in developing the software.

In the year 2120 a group of Elite holograms would be sent out on various deep space missions on Holoships, with their objection being to explore the universe.

12 Holoships would be created and dispatched. Almost every Hologram volunteered for the mission. On a Holoship the Holograms could eat, drink and interact with their environment as it was all simulated. Only the most elite were chosen however.

All the Holoships would become lost in deep space, but at least one was shown to have survived for 3 million years into the future, where it was still exploring. One Holoship however would be infected with the Holovirus and its crew would go completely insane and cause havoc across the universe.

During the early years of the 22nd century, for the first time mankind felt secure and safe in the universe, but sadly it was not to last.

Throughout the 22nd century mankind would be forced to battle the greatest evil it had ever faced, the Dalek Empire.

This was the original Dalek Empire, made up of Zolfian and Yarvelling’s, rather than Davros’ Daleks. They had already conquered and destroyed many worlds by this stage, including Alvega.

The Daleks first came into contact with humanity (from their perspective) in the 2110s when a stray human space ship named The Guardian accidentally wandered into Dalek’s area of space.

The Guardian had been sent to exterminate an infestation of Krynoids on the planet Arides. When the Daleks captured the crew, they intended to exterminate them, but the Guardian’s captain Kirid was able to trick the Emperor of the Daleks by convincing him that the Krynoids were a threat to the Daleks as well.

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The Emperor however eventually found out about Kirid’s deception and though the Guardian was able to eliminate the Krynoid infestation, the Daleks ultimately destroyed the Guardian. Kirid could have escaped the Daleks, but he willingly sacrificed himself to stop the Krynoids.

The Emperor of the Daleks took note of humanity during this encounter considering them to potentially be a threat, and the next year yet another earth vessel would stray into the Daleks territory.

The Starmaker, which unlike the Kirid was merely a cruise space ship, crash landed on Skaro after it was blown off course.

All of the crew except for Captain Fleet and two small children, Tom and Jennie were exterminated. Worst of all however the Daleks were able to discover the location of earth from the starships remains and soon made plans to claim it as their own.

Fleet did manage to escape to earth and warn humanity of the Daleks, but sadly nothing could prepare them for what was coming.

In the 2020s the Daleks would pilot their own planet into the Federations area of space. The Daleks had earlier experimented with moving worlds with the planet Skardal.

The Daleks had attached a giant motor to the molten core of Skaro effectively turning Skaro into a giant spaceship.

Upon arriving in our solar system, the Daleks would launch successful invasions of the earth colonies on Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. They attempted to launch an invasion of Venus, but the combined might of earth, the Therons and the Treens would push them back (though not without enduring heavy casualties.)

On Saturn, three siblings, Jeff, Andy and Mary Stone would succeed in starting a rebellion that drove the Daleks out of the planet.

The Daleks were able to hold off the combined might of the other worlds of the Federation and remained in the earth solar system for 10 years. This period became known as the first Dalek war, and it saw the deaths of over 15 billion people from the combined worlds against the Daleks.

Earth had many notable victories against the Daleks such as when the Stone siblings where able to infiltrate Skaro and discovered the plans for many of their weapons.

However the Daleks ultimately won out and would have invaded and destroyed the earth and indeed the entire Federation had it not been for the intervention of the Time Lady Romana. Then in her 5th incarnation, Romana helped the Stones prevent the Daleks from using their ultimate weapon, the Giostrak ray.

The Giostrak ray specifically attacked the molten core of each world. Whilst the Daleks had the upper hand in the war, they knew that they didn’t have the power to conquer each world, and so they decided to cleanse the entire galaxy of life. The Giostrak rays were invisible to the human eye, but they could travel across space and they would heat the core of a world to such an extent that they would eventually explode. The Daleks used them to destroy dozens of worlds in the Federation, and wreck havoc on various others including earth.

Humanity even surrendered to the Daleks, with their ray causing mass earthquakes and volcanoes to erupt, but the Daleks continued to fire the ray.

Fortunately with Romana’s help the last tiny pocket of resistance were able to break into Skaro and destroy the weapon. Sadly both Jeff and Andy were killed in the process.

The Giostrak ray had taken decades to build and furthermore before its destruction, Romana had used the ray to attack the core of Skaro itself causing volcano’s and earthquakes to devastate the entire planet.

The Daleks were in no state to take on the combined forces of the Federation so they fled our galaxy.

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Romana 5 saves humanity from the Daleks in the early 22nd century.

The Dalek Invasion

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The darkest period of human history begins.

The Great Dalek War had devastated the Federation, but by 2050 mankind and the other worlds had begun to recover. Sadly however so had the Daleks.

The Daleks had found another way to conquer worlds without actually attacking them directly. Chemical warfare.

During their war with humanity the Daleks had taken several human prisoners. These poor souls had sadly not been rescued during the final attack on Skaro and the metal monsters would continue to experiment on their captives for decades to come.

They attempted to turn some of their captive humans into slaves by mutating their bodies. They created several hideous flesh eating monsters who were conditioned to be totally loyal to the Daleks.

The Daleks would also perform horrific experiments on their human prisoners brains. They wiped their minds and cut pieces of their brains out, turning them into mindless drones, called Robomen. Unlike their mutant servants, the Robomen were unstable and would break down regularly. Still they could last for several months and would be useful foot soldiers for the Daleks.

Worst of all however the Daleks would create a powerful plague from experimenting on their human captives.

The Daleks knew that any missiles would be shot down, so they hid their plague inside a shower of small meteorites which they fired at the earth.

The plague quickly spread throughout the earth and to its outer colonies. Earth and its colonies soon became quarrantined by the rest of the Federation, as all of the worlds desperately struggled to find a cure. The plague however would still spread to the planets beyond the earth’s area of space in the Federation to the point where only the outer worlds of the Federation were able to remain safe.

Two groups of humans however were able to escape the devastation of their world. These humans were chosen as part of a project in order to make sure that humanity would survive in case no cure was found. Several thousand uninfected humans were to be kept in suspended animation (as the journey would take over a century) in two ships that would travel to a far away galaxy known as the Isera Galaxy. The Isera galaxy was devoid of all life (as it had been destroyed many millions of years ago in the war between God and the Anti God.)

As much as the Federation wanted to help humanity, they couldn’t risk the plague getting loose in the universe, and so they tried to stop the vessels from escaping the earth. In the fight where several brave earth men gave their lives against both the Daleks and the Federation, the vessels would manage to escape the galaxy. One of the two ships was badly damaged however and would drift off course for over three million years with its crew in suspended animation.

The other ship would make its way to the Isera Galaxy. Neither the Federation, nor the Daleks knew where the vessel was going, and they were too busy with other more important matters to follow it. No one would ever venture into the Isera Galaxy as it was dead and of no value to any other race. Even strategically it was too remote.

Thus when the humans arrived there 100 years later in the 23rd century they would be able to establish several colonies in peace from any alien life. Their terrorforming equipment allowed them to bring life to the dead worlds of the Isera Galaxy and make the planets habitable again.

Over the centuries they would spent in the Isera Galaxy, myths would develop around the earth. Only a few historical records survived, and gradually as mankind failed to encounter any alien life in the dead Isera Galaxy, many came to believe that the Daleks were a myth and that mankind had simply left the earth due to overpopulation.

The hundreds of earth colonies in the Isera Galaxy would later be united under the alliance of planets in the 24th century, though 200 years later this would lead to a civil war with the Browncoats attempting to gain independence for their worlds. The war which lasted for ten years ended in a victory for the Alliance, though there would be still be several supporters for independence, such as most notably Malcolm Reynolds, the captain of the ship Serenity.

The Alliance would endure for several hundred years until it would be rediscovered by the earth in the 29th century and became part of the earth empire.

The vessel that drifted 3 million years into deep space meanwhile eventually collided with an asteroid which damaged the preservation chambers, reviving the crew.

These humans 3 million years into the future would build an empire in deep space cut off from the rest of humanity. They would create various mutants, Mechanoids and robots known as Simulants in Deep Space to serve them. (They would also continue to develop Hologram techonology, eventually cracking the secret of a hard light drive.)

After 1000 or so years however the Simulants and the Gelfs would overthrow their human masters and slaughter most of them as well as most other life forms in that Galaxy, though we will be covering this period of human history in a greater detail later.

The Daleks quickly launched their invasion at the Federation once it had become scattered and weak thanks to their plague.

The last of humanity on earth would eventually discover a cure to the plague mere weeks before the final Dalek invasion of the earth in the year 2167, but by that point humanity had endured so many casualties that they were in no position to take on the Daleks.

All of the earth colonies were either destroyed or under the Daleks rule by this stage, as were most other worlds in the Federation apart from those on the very outskirts who had mounted an effective defence against the Daleks.

Attempts were made by the surviving planets on the outskirts of the Federation to reach the earth and gain access to the cure so that they could then fight the Daleks, but sadly as the Daleks had conquered the rest of the Federation, then every Federation ship that tried to make it to the earth was shot down.

Monster World was right within the outskirts of the Federation and so the Federation would attempt to use the likes of Godzilla, King Kong, Jirass and Anguirus to fight back against the Daleks. They had a few victories at first, but the Daleks would soon create giant monsters of their own by fusing several of their mutations together. They also mutated several of the giant Dinosaur like creatures on their world.

Godzilla and the rest of earth’s monsters were eventually defeated by the Daleks and their army of giant monsters. Godzilla slaughtered hundreds of the Daleks and their mutations, but ultimately there too many of them for the monsters to fight. The Daleks weapons were far more advanced than any other race of aliens Godzilla had ever faced and could hurt the monsters too. Some of earth’s monsters would be slaughtered by the Daleks.

Godzilla, Jirass, King Kong, Anguirus, Rodan and Gorosaurus would subsequently be used to help defend the last planets in the Federation.

Within Earth’s solar system meanwhile, the Mercurians would be easily conquered by the Daleks, whilst the Therons and the Treens managed to place a gigantic forcefield around Venus. The forcefield kept the Daleks out, but sadly the Therons and the Treens were not strong enough to take the Daleks on either. The Daleks war fleet dwarfed the Treens and the Therons combined.

Still the Treens and the Therons did at first try and fight the Daleks off when they launched their first direct attack on the earth, but they were hopelessly outnumbered.

Sondar, who still commanded over the Treens at this point in their history personally led the attack against the Dalek fleet, but after his entire garrison was destroyed he was forced to flee. Unable to return to Venus as the forcefield was placed almost immediately after the Treen and Theron fleet lost. Sondar would be forced to go on the run for the next decade.

Sondar would amass a group of rebels from conquered planets and colonies all over the Federation. They would cause trouble for the Daleks, and even manage to ship supplies of humanities cure to the still free outskirts of the Federation.

Sadly however the Daleks would eventually within the first 12 years of their rule over earth and the other worlds in the Federation, track the rebels down and kill them all except for Sondar who managed to escape thanks to the actions of the 12th Doctor, who Sonder would then join on his journey’s through time and space for many years.

As much as they couldn’t bare it the Treens and the Therons were forced to remain trapped on Venus for the next few decades, watching helplessly as humanity suffered under the Daleks rule.

The Daleks laid waste to most of earth’s cities in their final attack on earth. London, Paris, Rome, and New York were completely devastated by the Daleks saucers.

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The Daleks lay waste to New York. After the Mekon invasion of earth, New York was made the location of the new earth government with its retro design, and as result it was one of the first cities to be destroyed by the Daleks. Once again the cryogenics lab was spared, as the Daleks wished to use the humans as test subjects. Fry and Captain Dan were among the lucky few to survive by chance. 

Before the Dalek invasion the population of earth was at the highest it would ever be. Over 70 billion people lived on the earth. On all of the earth colonies combined meanwhile, there were over 400 billion people. After the Dalek invasion however less than 100 million humans survived overall and that number would drop over the next 30 years the Daleks would rule over earth and the other planets in the Federation to barely over 10 million.

The Cosmobes would also be virtually driven to extinction by the Daleks. Being more advanced than mankind they put up a better fight than humanity, but the Daleks would destroy the civilisation they had built under the ocean.

They would continue to send troops under the water to hunt for surviving Cosmobes throughout the rest of their time on earth. Only a very few Cosmobes would manage to survive.

A Dalek emerges from a river after hunting a Cosmobe in the later years of their occupation of earth.

One group of Cosmobes managed to set up a sanctuary under the ocean for humans. This city was built from the ruins of city called Atlanta. The Daleks had sunk into the ocean during their attack.

In order to survive under the ocean the Cosmobes would fuse their DNA with the humans giving them the appearance of Mermaids.

The humans would continue to live in Atlanta safe from the Daleks (with the city being at the very bottom of the ocean floors.) After the Dalek invasion when the Cosmobes would decide to flee earth, the “Mermaids” would continue to live in Atlanta until the 31st century. During that time however several legends would develop about how the city had survived

The Daleks only kept that tiny percentage of humans alive because they found humanity to be the most useful servants and lab rats. It was easier for the Daleks to mould the DNA of humans, allowing the Daleks to turn them into their mutant servants, and reshape their bodies in other ways that made them more useful slaves and foot soldiers in their wars with other races.

Other races however who they couldn’t mutate as easily, and who were deemed too troublesome, the Daleks simply exterminated. The Daleks whenever they invaded a planet would always evaluate the dominant race. If they could be of use as a slave labour force, or as grunts to use in later wars, or if their planets were of any use then they would be kept alive for the time being, but if not, then the Daleks would completely destroy the surface of the planet completely.

Humanity simply lucked out in that not only were they useful test subjects for the Daleks, but the earth also had many natural resources that were of use to them too.

There were over 600 worlds with life on them in the area of the Federation the Daleks conquered (including all of the colonies.) Only 20 including the earth would remain by the end of their 30 year rule.

The Daleks conquer humanity by launching a plague which decimates the Federation, except for the outer colonies. After fending off the Therons and the Treens who are forced to retreat to Venus, a weakened Earth is then easily overrun by the Dalek invasion force.

Rule of the Daleks

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The darkest days for mankind.

For the next 30 years the Daleks would rule over the earth and the other worlds in the Federation.

The conquest of the Federation had helped to expand the Dalek empire like never before. Prior to their war with humanity the first Dalek empire had managed to claim a few solar systems of isolated planets, but this marked the first time they had brought down a major power in the galaxy. The Daleks would subsequently expand over the next 30 years to claim more solar systems and a few smaller empires.

Earth along with most of the planets they had conquered were turned into giant factories at first to create weapons, more Daleks, and more mutant servants.

A gigantic lab was built over the ruins of New York where the Daleks continued to mutate more humans into monsters to serve them in their war against other life forms.

After 10 or so years of experiments, the Dalek scientists would create a horrific form of green slime which would twist the human body into a hideous mutated form. Not all of these mutants were powerful however, and those who were of no use to the Daleks would be vaporised.

In the year 2180 a resistance group would destroy the Daleks lab over New York. It wouldn’t set the Daleks back by much as they had other facilities on the other earth colonies the Daleks had conquered.

Still the mutanagenic slime was not destroyed. It would sip into the sewers and ruins of old New York below. Not all of the Daleks mutants were destroyed either and many of them would retreat to the ruins of old New York to escape the Daleks. Over the next almost two decades of the Daleks rule more survivors would come to live under New York to escape the Dalek sewers. These humans would be abducted by the mutants and dipped into the Daleks slime which came to flow through the ruins like a river. Just as the mutants were shunned by humanity then the mutants came to despise all normal people and would only allow them to enter the sewers if they were mutants.

The mutants would survive for hundreds of years after the Dalek invasion below New New York that would be built over the ruins of the old one. Over time they would become a more peaceful people and develop a thriving society. Their existence would be discovered by the surface world in the 27th century by the government who would regard them as inferior scum. It wouldn’t be until the 31st century however when they were finally granted equal rights and able to live on the surface thanks to the actions of Turanga Leela (a sewer mutant who had lived on the surface for her entire life as she had passed as an alien.)

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The sewer mutants in the 31st century, the descendants of the mutants created by the Daleks in the 22nd century.

The Daleks would force the rest of their human slaves to mine the earth for materials and resources to build more weapons and space ships. Aside from creating mutants to police their camps, the Daleks would create more Robomen.

During the middle of the Daleks rule over the Federation, they came into conflict with the Mechanoids.

The Mechanoids were a race of highly advanced robots from a far away star system. They had been created by a galactic union of worlds to store information about the entire history of their galaxy (and many others that their creators had visited.)

The Mechanoids were essentially mini libraries that could hold a virtually unlimited amount of information. Unfortunately the Mechanoids would develop sentience and armed with the knowledge of the entire galaxy, they were able to take control of it in no time, and from there they would build a massive empire.

The Mechanoids believed in conquest as after learning the history of various worlds they had become fascinated with how some races were able to conquer others and relive their burdens through them. The Mechanoids wanted that power for themselves and they believed having studied the history of so many empires that they could avoid their mistakes.

The Mechanoids first came into conflict with the Daleks during the early days of the Daleks empire. The Mechanoids had the obvious advantage technologically speaking, but the Daleks were soon able to become a match for the Mechanoids as they slowly built their empire up. A war almost broke out between them. Both races however decided on an uncharacteristic truce until one could gain an advantage.

With the Dalek empire now having gained a huge advantage in the conquest of the Federation, the Daleks launched an attack against the Mechanoids. The Daleks had the advantage at first, but the Mechanoids were able to form an alliance with the surviving outer planets of the Federation and various other powers, many of whom had become terrified of the Daleks after the destruction of the Federation.

The Daleks (except for those on Skaro which was forced to retreat to the furthest parts of their empire) were pushed back to the earth Solar system in the early 2190s. Out of desperation the Daleks on earth would try and convert the planet into a giant spaceship just like Skaro.

The Daleks however intended to do more with the Earth. They intended to remove its core completely and replace it with a giant motor and death ray attached, one capable of vaporising an entire planet. They had been working on this ray for decades, before the monsters had even conquered the earth.

Our planet was to become the greatest weapon of the Daleks, allowing them to destroy the Mechanoids and their allies and spread their empire even further across the universe.

There were small human resistance groups scattered around the earth that had caused some minor trouble for the Daleks over the course of the 30 years they had ruled the earth.

By the year 2197, almost all of these resistance groups had either been crushed or given up. All hope for humanity seemed lost.

The Fall of the Daleks

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“They dare to tamper with the forces of creation. They dare, and we have got to dare to stop them.”

In late 2197, as the Daleks were preparing to finish turning the earth into their super weapon, their greatest enemy, the Doctor would arrive on earth.

The Doctor was in his first incarnation, and was actually intending to take his two human companions Ian and Barbara back to their time in 60s London. Sadly as always, his unpredictable time machine had taken him too far into the future.

The Doctor and his companions explored the ruins of London, but whilst the Doctor and Ian were examining the corpse of a Roboman, Barbara and Susan were abducted by possibly the final resistance group in all of Britain.

They told Barbara and Susan that it was not safe out on the streets as the Dalek and Robomen patrols were searching for survivors. Sadly before they realised the danger they were in the Doctor and Ian were captured by the Daleks.

Back at the saucer, the Doctor and Ian found out to their horror how the Daleks had conquered humanity. The Doctor would attempt to escape from the Daleks clutches, but the monsters were testing him and monitoring him to see if he was a threat and as soon as the Doctor got out of his cell the Daleks instantly ambushed and prepared to robotize the Time Lord.

The last group of rebels meanwhile were preparing to launch their final attack on the saucer. The rebels were led by a man named Dortmun, a scientist who for years had attempted to build a weapon that could harm the Daleks. He believed he had finally constructed a weapon that could shatter their casing, a new kind of bomb.

Sadly the bomb ultimately had no affect against the Daleks, but the rebel attack that night created enough of a diversion for the rebels to rescue some of the prisoners including the Doctor just before the Daleks could robotize him.

The rebels however were completely demoralized by the failed attack and many of them gave up, whilst others had were scattered across London after the attack to escape the Dalek and Robomen troops.

Only Barbara and a young girl named Jennie were able to return to the rebels HQ where they would try and help the crippled Dortmun escape through the Dalek infested London. Sadly however Dortmun, believing he was holding the girls back, sacrificed himself against the Daleks.

Barbara, Dortmun and Jennie try and escape a Dalek infested London.

Barbara and Jennie would make it to the countryside, but they would later be sold out by Dalek collaborators and taken to the camps.

Ian meanwhile after the attack on the saucer had managed to stow away on the Dalek saucer, alongside another rebel. The two made it to the main Dalek camp, where after an encounter with the Black Daleks most vicious pet mutant, the Slyther, Ian was able to climb up the Daleks main shaft to their base.

At the same time Barbara tricked the Daleks into taking her to their base to meet the Black Dalek, by claiming that she knew of a rebel plot to attack them (she used Dortmun’s old plans for his bomb as proof.)

Whilst in their base, Barbara would discover the Daleks key weakness. They controlled all of their robomen with a single speaker in their headquarters. Barbara tried to take control of it and give the robomen new orders to turn on the Daleks, but sadly she failed and was captured again.

The Doctor meanwhile, working with Susan and a small group of rebels figured out what the Daleks were planning and sent Susan and a rebel named David to tamper with the Daleks main power source.

The Doctor knew from his previous experience with the Daleks that monsters couldn’t leave their metal city without the power dishes on their back. Susan and David were able to sabotage the Daleks power source, causing the Dalek machines to break down all over the world, whilst the Doctor with the aid of the rebels infiltrated the Daleks base and rescued Barbara. The Doctor would then give the robomen new orders to turn on and destroy the Daleks.

All over the world robomen started to attack the now vulnerable Daleks who had been rendered immobile thanks to Susan and David’s actions. Several of the Daleks human slaves in the camps seized the opportunity and joined in attacking their former masters.

Whilst the Daleks were being slaughtered by their own servants, Ian who had managed to crawl up the shaft they had intended to send their bomb down into the earth’s core, blocked up the shaft.

When the bomb went off it destroyed the Dalek headquarters, with the Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Susan having managed to get the slaves to safety first.

Most of the Daleks were killed in the blast that consumed the headquarters, whilst the few survivors around the world were killed off by their own robomen, or died as a result of their power being sabotaged by Susan and David.

Mankind was free for the first time in 30 years thanks to the Doctors actions. Whilst the Doctor, Ian and Barbara prepared to leave, Susan had fallen in love with David during their adventure against the Daleks, and the Doctor, not wanting to stand in his grand daughters way. Told her to stay with David and build a new life on earth, her favourite planet before leaving in the TARDIS.

After saving humanity from the Daleks, the Doctor bids Susan farewell.

With the Daleks plans to transform humanity into a weapon gone, the Daleks were forced to retreat from the Mechanoids and their allies. The weaponized earth was their last hope, and now they were completely outnumbered by their enemies. The Daleks retreated back to Skaro, with their empire now having been almost completely destroyed.

23rd Century

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Over the course of the 23rd century mankind would rebuild his devastated planet. It would take over 70 years for humanity to rebuild its cities and develop fully functioning societies again.

Mankind was assisted in rebuilding by the other surviving races of the Federation, their allies and also the Therons and the Treens who felt guilty at not being able to help the earth from the Daleks during their rule.

Life on Venus had been hard during the Dalek’s rule. Many of the Treens had come to blame the Therons for their predicament arguing that if they had still been under the Mekon’s rule then they would have been strong enough to fight the Daleks and defeat them.

This would eventually lead to a civil war on the Treens side of the planet between the Mekon loyalists who believed they should try and find their former leader to lead them into battle against the Daleks, and those who still wanted to work with the Therons. The war killed millions of Treens and devastated entire cities, with the Theron loyal Treens eventually winning out.

In addition to this it took so much energy to power the forcefield that protected Venus from the Daleks, that there was very little power left over for anything else, forcing the Therons and the Treens to scrape on very few resources.

Overpopulation on Venus prior to the Dalek invasion of earth also meant that Venus had become dependent on trade from other worlds which resulted in a mass starvation on the planet too.

Although they hadn’t been invaded by the Daleks themselves, Venus was still left utterly devastated as a result of the Dalek invasion of the solar system, with 100s of millions of Therons and Treens having died from the combination of the wars and famine.

Venus would need help itself to recover, but still even in its most desperate times, it would still supply aid to the earth in order to make up for its past inaction.

Susan would also play a key role in helping the earth rebuild. Her advanced Time Lord intellect helped humanity to develop terrorforming equipment far more advanced than before. Susan eventually married David and had two children with him in the early part of the 23rd century, John and Gillian.

As John and Gillian were half Time Lord then they aged much slower than any human would, and so their father passed on before they were even teenagers. The two were still teenagers in the 2270s, despite being born in the early 23rd century.

In addition to help from other species, some pieces of technology from the Daleks had been left on the earth and other worlds after their invasion, and it would be salvaged and used to not only rebuild humanity, but advance it in some respects to greater levels than ever before by the 2270s.

The Mechanoids meanwhile were left devastated after the war with the Daleks. It would be their former allies however who would turn on the Mechanoids afterwards that would completely destroy their empire.

The various races who had worked with the Mechanoids and the surviving worlds of the Federation against the Daleks, knew that the Mechanoids were an evil, pitiless race of conquerors in some ways no better than the Daleks.

With the Mechanoids now at the weakest they had ever been, the allied planets didn’t want to waste a golden opportunity to eliminate this potential threat and so they turned on and attacked the Mechnoids. Completely unprepared and weak, the allied worlds were able to destroy what was left of the Mechanoids empire in no time and the few surviving Mechanoids would be forced to flee across the universe to try and rebuild.

One group of Mechanoids would come to settle on a jungle planet. These Mechanoids would later capture a stray a human named Steven Talyor in the early 24th century who had crashed onto their adopted planet (dubbed Mechanus.)

The Mechanoids would keep Steven Taylor prisoner for several years and perform various experiments on him in an effort to try and create a weapon to use against not just humanity but humanoid life forms in general. They managed to master several mind control techniques and even planted false memories in Steven’s head of the Mechanoids being simple service robots.

Steven would later be rescued when the Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki arrived on Mechanus. The foursome were being chased through time and space by the Daleks (these Daleks were from a later point in their history after they had discovered time travel.)

The Daleks and the Mechanoids would fight one another whilst Steven managed to slip out. The Doctor left behind a bomb which destroyed the entire Mechanoid city on the planet, killing all of the Daleks and Mechanoids. The Doctor would then use the Dalek time machine to get Ian and Barbara back to their own time, whilst Steven Taylor joined the Doctor as his new companion.

The new Federation would be made up of the survivors of the old Federation and their former allies against the Daleks who together made up a larger power than the previous Federation ever was.

At first humanity was a small influence in this Federation but that would change over the next century.

In the early 2270s, Dan Dare would be revived from his cryogenic suspension. Thanks to the influence from various other worlds, humanity now had the technology to treat his injuries, though in order to do that they had to reconstruct his entire face, giving Dan a totally different appearance from before.

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Captain Dan’s new appearance after the reconstructive surgery. 

Dan Dare was revived more as a piece of propaganda than anything else. The new global government that had seized power after the Dalek invasion hoped that Dan, seen as the icon of the greatest era in human history could help win the people round.

From the start however this plan would backfire on them. Dan frequently clashed with this government that was far more ruthless and xenophobic. Still throughout most of the 2270s, Dan would nevertheless serve them in the battle against the Daleks.

Skaro had been forced to flee across the universe from the new Federation who wanted to crush the Daleks power completely.  It eventually settled in a distant galaxy where the Daleks would begin to build up a small power base. However one of the races the Daleks had conquered would send out a distress signal that would be picked up by the Federation who were able to surround and corner the Daleks.

The Daleks were outmatched by the new Federation, but they were able to build up a strong defence against them. The war waged on for a few years, and the Daleks came close to developing a weapon that would have allowed them to destroy the Federation.

The weapon was designed to control the magnetic field in the milky way galaxy which would have allowed the Daleks to rip apart space ships and even planets from a distance.

The monsters had been working on the weapon on Skaro for many centuries, even before the end of their invasion of earth.

Captain Dan and the Doctors grand daughter Susan would working together, succeed in destroying the weapon (though not before the Daleks were able to use it to devastate several worlds in the Federation.)

Susan had become disenchanted with the new earth government like Dan, but she still agreed to help them as the Daleks were obviously a greater evil.

After the Daleks super weapon was destroyed, Susan and Dan would be hailed as heroes back home. Sadly the earth government would attempt to capture Susan and her two children. It hoped to discover what type of alien Susan was, with the earth government having become hostile to all unfamiliar aliens as a result of the Dalek invasion.

The earth government would perform several horrific experiments on Susan, but Captain Dan would rescue her and together they would free her children before exposing what was going on to the general public. The government would deny all responsibility, and those responsible were seemingly arrested (though in truth they would continue to work for the government for decades afterwards.)

Susan decided to flee into deep space. She wasn’t scared for her own safety, but had to put her children first. Dan understood and he only stayed behind to try and expose more of the government’s dodgy dealings.

Susan and her children would leave the Federation and explore the universe for many years, but sadly she and her children would later be attacked by Daleks who had travelled from the future (See part 2 of the history of N-Space for full details.)

The short war with the Daleks eventually came to an end in the year 2277, when the Daleks were attacked from within by an old enemy, the Thals.

The Thals had been forced underground by the Daleks many centuries ago just before the metal monsters had begun to build up their empire. The Thals had waited underground for the right time to strike, and now with all of the Daleks efforts spent simply defending themselves from the Federation, the Thals were able to strike at the monsters city. Catching them off guard they destroyed the Daleks main power source, causing all of their machines to break down.

The Daleks were put into a state of suspended animation. Back on earth there was almost a universal support for the Daleks to be exterminated whilst they were vulnerable. Ultimately the other worlds in the Federation did not want to carry out a genocide, and so they instead simply quarrantined Skaro off to prevent anyone from ever reactivating the Daleks.

The Thals meanwhile would try and rebuild the surface of their world.

The Biogs Invasion and The Mekon’s Return

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In 2279 earth would be invaded by a race of hostile alien monsters known as the Biogs. The Biogs originated from the planet Zicron and their machines and weapons were made of flesh. They travelled the universes assimilating other creatures into their technology. They were commanded by the Mother Biog.

The monsters were directed to the earth by Dan Dare’s old archenemy, the Mekon. The Mekon’s empire had by this point crumbled and the monster sought to make the Federation its new base of operations.

The Mekon hoped that the Biogs would be destroyed by the combined forces of the Federation, but not before greatly weakening them, allowing the Mekon and his Treens to then emerge and take over in the aftermath.

The first planet in the Federation that the Mekon directed the Biogs to was the earth for no reason other than simply because of his intense hatred for mankind. (The Mekon had no idea that Dan had been revived at this point.)

The Biogs would set up their base on Jupiter which they prepared to attack the earth from. Dan however would be the first to discover its presence after losing a ship to the Biogs. At the time the head of the Space Corps accused Dan of losing the men through his own incompetence. They did not believe that there could be any life on Jupiter. They also did not particularly like or trust Dan, even with his status as a hero after foiling the Daleks with Susan. Dan Dare constantly questioned the Space Corp and the earth government’s methods. The head of the Space Corps was really looking for any excuse to get rid of Dan.

Dan would stow away on board another vessel passing by Jupiter called the Odyssey. which was piloted by a 5th generation Martian named Monday. Monday’s people were the descendants of the original earth colonists on Mars from the 21st century. Their colonies had been destroyed during the Dalek Invasion of Earth along with most of the of the rest of the earth colonies.

A few of the human settlers on Mars however had managed to survive on the planets surface (which had long since had oxygen restored to it.) But they would be forced to live a desperate and nomadic existence throughout the years of the Dalek occupation of earth. In the last 70 years they had managed to rebuild, but centuries of living on Mars had altered their bodies somewhat to be larger and stronger.

Monday discovered Dan not long after they had taken off, but fortunately the Martian was more open minded than those in the Space Corps and he took Dan’s warning seriously.

Dan and Monday, working together would battle the Biogs, but the monsters proved to be too powerful, and all of Monday’s crew but Dan, Monday, and Doctor Ziggy Rodan were devoured by the mutants.

The Space Corp would send a fleet to try and destroy the monsters, but they were all effortlessly destroyed by the Biogs.

Monday however would manage to pilot the Odyssey straight into the heart of the Biogs mothership which managed to force it into the sun. Sadly however Monday was unable to escape in time and he too was consumed in the sun.

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Monday bravely sacrifices himself to save the earth from the evil Biogs.

Back on earth Space Corps refused to reinstate Dan, or even acknowledge he been right about Jupiter, much to Doctor Rodan’s anger. Doctor Rodan and Dan would begin a relationship with each other that would last for a few more years until her apparent death.

Dan had suspected that the Biogs had been led to earth and with the help of a Werewolf named Rok he was able to track down the true culprit, the Mekon.

After the failure of the Biogs invasion, the Mekon had teamed up with the notorious Two of Verath.

The Two of Verath were two of the worst criminals in the galaxy who were fused together as a punishment. Prior to being joined together, the two were sworn enemies.

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One was a sadistic mass murderer, and another was a ruthless eugenicist. The two had since taken over a planet on the outskirts of the Federation where the worst criminals and the scum of the galaxy came to live.

The Mekon and the Two formed an alliance to disrupt the Federation’s economy, throwing it into anarchy, but in truth the Mekon attempted to double cross the Two. He hypnotised the Two, and implanted a bomb into their chest, capable of destroying a planet. (It was the last of the super weapons the Treen empire had developed in their war with the Krulgans.)

The Mekon intended to send the Two to attack the dominant race of the Federation’s homeplanet, where once they killed the Two, the bomb would go off. With the head of the Federation destroyed, the Mekon believed that it would throw the Federation into anarchy and allow him to take control in the aftermath.

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The Two of Verath.

Dan and Rok were able to make their way to the Two’s headquarters. Whilst they were able to discover the Mekon’s plan, they were not able to stop him from hypnotising the Two.

The Mekon at first did not recognise his old enemy, but after scanning his mind he discovered the truth and tried to feed Dan Dare to maggots!

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The Mekon and Dan Dare meet for the first time in almost 200 years. 

Dan however was able to escape with Rok’s help but they were too late to stop the hypnotised Two from making their way to the planet. However the Mekon had greatly underestimated the inhabitants of the planet who were able to free the Two from the Mekon’s mind control and send them back to the Mekon.

Dan would subsequently form an alliance with the Two to destroy the Mekon. The Mekon saw through their ruse however and tried to murder the Two. To the former rule of the Treens surprise however, he discovered that the criminals on the Two’s adopted planet were genuinely loyal to the Two and defended him from the Mekon.

In order to escape the Dare, Rok, the Two and the hordes of criminals out for his blood, the Mekon literally tore the small planet apart.

Dan and Rok were able to escape, whilst the Mekon placed a forcefield around himself to survive. The Two however quickly threw themselves into the Mekon’s forcefield in time and survived the planets destruction.

The Mekon and the Two of Verath were left floating in space together. Both wanted to kill the other, but sadly neither could for now. If the Mekon killed the Two he would explode, whilst if the Two killed the Mekon the forcefield would collapse and he would be killed by the vaccum of space. The two villains agreed to call it a truce for now.

The Mekon’s forcefield would eventually make its way into the Federation’s missile silo in space. The two villains were quickly abducted by the Federation security, but the Two was able to turn the tables on their captors by threatening to shoot himself which would have set the missiles off, destroy the neighbouring solar systems.

With no choice the Federation were forced to surrender their missiles to the Mekon and the Two who would use them to devastate several worlds in the Federation as a demonstration of what would happen if the rest of the Federation defied them.

Dan, Doctor Rodan and Rok working together would be able to foil the Mekon and the Two’s plans. Doctor Rodan was able to shut down the bomb with a special signal that scrambled its circuits, whilst Dan and Rok were able to drive the Mekon and Rok from the Missile silo (fighting past the Federation’s robots that the Mekon and the Two had taken control of in the Missile Silo.)

The Mekon and the Two would be forced to go on the run again.

They would eventually be found by some of the few surviving Treens from the Mekon’s old empire. Though he now had the upper hand Mekon did not kill the Two. As much as they despised one another the Mekon and the Two realised that they were of use to one another for now. The Two had connections via criminals all over the Federation that would be of use to the Mekon and his Treens.

The scientific side of the Two alongside the Mekon would create a virus that attacked Rok’s people. The race of Werewolves Rok belonged too had spent centuries controlling their bloodthirsty urges unlike other Werewolves across the universe which was why they had been fully integrated into the Federation. The Mekon and the Two’s virus however was like rabies in that it completely drove the Wolves mad causing them to degenerate into animals, savagely attacking one another and various other life forms across the Federation, spreading the curse of Lycanthropy further. The Mekon contacted the leaders of Rok’s people and said that they would give them the cure as long as they handed Dan, Rok and Doctor Rodan over to them.

With no other choice the Federation would attempt to capture Dan, Rok and Rodan (whilst still trying to find a cure on their own, and capture the Mekon.)

Fortunately Dan, Rodan and Rok would find a sample of the Mekon’s virus which the earth government were able to derive a cure from (they also discovered that the Mekon did not have a cure himself.)

The Mekon and the Two would next track down the last of the Cosmobes. After the Dalek invasion all of the Cosmobes who had remained on earth had been exterminated. Most of the Cosmobes remained throughout the invasion as they did not want to leave humanity to suffer, but a few realized that it was pointless and fled to the outskirts of the galaxy.

These Cosmobes were derided by the rest of the Federation as cowards and traitors and were generally seen as second class citizens in the Federation and were shunned by most of its other inhabitants.

The Mekon would ally himself with one of the Cosmobes who was desperate to make the rest of the Federation pay. The Mekon and the rogue Cosmobe would together create a weapon that could dry up all of the waters on each world. The weapon had been invented by the Cosmobes at an early point in their history when they like many other races warred with each other. Whilst the weapon had long since been demolished, the rogue Cosmobe however believed he could rediscover the formula and with the Mekon’s help he managed too.

The Two’s various criminal connections allowed the villains to deposit this weapon on various worlds around the Federation leading to a massive loss of life. Fortunately however Dan, Rodan and Rok, working with the Cosmobes, tracked down the Mekon and destroyed the weapon. The rogue Cosmobe would be betrayed by the Mekon who abandoned him to be captured.

Over the next few years, Dan, Rodan and Rok would continue to track down the Mekon and the Two’s criminal minions and enterprises all over the entire Federation and shut them down before finally facing the Two and the Mekon at their headquarters.

In the confrontation the villain’s headquarters were destroyed and both Doctor Rodan and the Two were seemingly killed in the explosion, whilst the Mekon and his few surviving Treens fled into deep space.

Dan was left utterly devastated at Rodan’s death and with the Mekon gone, he now lacked a purpose and would spend the next few years in solitude whilst Rok returned to his people.

In truth however Doctor Rodan and the Two had survived. They had managed as the base was blowing apart to escape into a capsule which was then blown off course and drifted outside the Federation’s reach to a primitive planet.

At first the Two and Rodan would be forced to work together to survive on this hostile world. They would later be captured by one of the two civilisations on the planet, the Grystroks. The Grystroks were a ruthless war like people who the Two was only happy to serve (and eventually took control of.)

Rodan meanwhile would flee the Grystroks and aid the race they were persecuting, the peaceful Lias for the next decade.

Revival of the Daleks

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In the year 2285, an earth prison ship named the Starfinder would crash land on Skaro near the abandoned city of the Daleks.

The ship contained two prisoners, one of whom named Ladiver had been arrested for breaking the quarantine and visiting Skaro a few years prior.

Not long after the ship crashed, the Daleks were reactivated by a member of the crew and began to slaughter them one by one.

The captain of the vessel, Redaway initially believed that Ladiver was the traitor, but the two were quickly forced to work together to fight off the Daleks. Redaway was eventually captured by the Daleks however who brutally tortured him to death.

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Redaway is tortured by the Daleks. During the torture session he was able to discover the identity of the real traitor. Sadly though Ladiver was able to rescue Redaway, he died of his wounds before he could tell Ladiver the truth.

Ladiver soon discovered that the traitor was in fact a member of the crew rather than a prisoner, Bob Slater who hoped to use the Daleks as his army to conquer the Federation.

Slater had reactivated the Daleks using several devices that he placed on their backs. If the Daleks disobeyed him then he could simply deactivate them again. The Daleks pretended to be docile servants for Slater, but in secret they were able to reconnect their power source.

Slater watched in horror as the devices fell off the Daleks backs and his former “servants” turned on and killed him.

The Daleks prepared to begin their war against the Federation again, but Ladiver was able to escape their city and warn the Thals. The reason Ladiver had visited Skaro was to be with his lover, a Thal woman named Ijanya, who he had helped defeat the Daleks years ago.

Whilst Ladiver distracted the Daleks, Ijanya was able to deactivate the monsters power source, putting them out of action once again. Before he was put into a state of suspended animation, the Black Dalek vowed Ladiver that they would return.

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The Daleks are shut down a second time by the Thals.

The survivors of the Starfinder would return to earth, where Ladiver would be pronounced dead, allowing him to stay on Skaro with Ijanya.

Sadly Ladiver and Ijanya’s life together would not be a happy one. A few years after the defeat of the Daleks Skaro would be invaded by a race known as the Moroks. The Moroks were an emerging space power from just outside the Federation.

They conquered Skaro relatively easily. At first the Federation attempted to defend Skaro in case the Moroks tried to reactivate the Daleks. The Moroks however soon made an alliance with the Federation. The Moroks would destroy the Daleks and conquer the Thals if the Federation left them alone.

The heads of the Federation agreed. By this stage earth and various other races who had suffered under the Daleks had gained a greater influence in the Federation and they had trouble with exterminating the Daleks.

They had still been prevented however from doing so by the Thals who did not want to carry out a genocide. Even though the Federation were far more powerful than the Thals, they did not wish to set a dangerous precedent of larger powers imposing their will on smaller planets.

However the Moroks who were seen as evil conquerors could do the Federation’s dirty work for them and wipe out the Daleks after which they would “negotiate” a peace treaty for the public.

Ladimer was given a warning by a friend of his in the Federation that the Moroks would invade and humanity would be happy to let them have the Thals.

With no other choice, Ladimer and Ijanya would lead a team to rescue the Daleks from the city. The Thals were no where near advanced enough to take on the Moroks. The Daleks were their only hope. A small group of Thals were able to hold the Moroks off long enough for the Thals to get most of the Daleks safely underground.

The Thals reactivated the Daleks underground, though much like Slater it was in a way where they would shut down the Daleks if they turned on them.

The Daleks would reluctantly work with the Thals to fight the Moroks for many years. Eventually however even with their limited resources the Daleks were able to develop their own power source, but they still worked with the Thals, as neither could stand against the Moroks.

The Moroks outnumbered both the Daleks and the Moroks greatly and were able to slaughter their small armies.

One of the Daleks killed during the Morok’s invasions casing was later placed in the Morok’s museum of greatest triumphs.

The Moroks would make a fatal mistake at the start of the 24th century when they unknowingly released Davros’ Daleks from their prison.

These Daleks were far more advanced than Zolfian and Yarvelling’s Daleks but they had been sealed beneath a mountain for several thousand years by the actions of the Fourth Doctor. With only limited resources the Daleks were completely trapped below ground with neither the original Daleks nor the Thals even being aware of their existence.

The Morok’s however detected the old Kaled bunker below the ground and thinking it was a secret Dalek base they blasted their way there. As soon as they made their way in however Davros’ Daleks fought back and were able to slaughter the Moroks.

Davros’ Daleks were more powerful than the Moroks as they could power themselves and fly.

They wiped out the entire Morok invasion force relatively quickly and then turned their attention to the Thals.

Davros’ Daleks, just as they had done thousands of years ago slaughtered the Thals. The Zolfian and Yarvelling Daleks sided with Davros’ Daleks, despite having worked with the Thals for years, they showed no clemency to them.

Most of the Thals were exterminated but a few led by Ijanya managed to escape to another world. The Thals had not mastered spaceflight yet and would not do so for the next couple of hundred years, but they were able to capture a Morok spaceship and force its occupants to take them across the universe to another planet.

The Thals would never return to Skaro on a permanent basis again. Ladimer was killed by the black Dalek and leader of the Zolfian and Yarvelling Daleks who had worked with for years against the Moroks (the two had even saved each others lives during the constant battles against the Moroks.)

The surviving Thals fled beyond the Federation’s area of space as they no longer trusted humanity. They would spend the next several centuries building themselves up to strike back at the Daleks.

Back on Skaro Davros’ Daleks would force Zolfian and Yarvellings Daleks to further mutate themselves in order to match Davros’ Daleks, and they upgraded their casings to be more powerful and capable of powering themselves too.

The leader of the Zolfian and Yarvelling Daleks, and Davros’ Daleks would then merge together into the one entity, who would become the new Emperor of the new unified race of Daleks.

The new unified Dalek race would pilot Skaro out of the Federation and Morok’s reach into another galaxy. Despite how advanced and powerful they were, they were few in number and so they needed to regroup. The Federation would search for Skaro, but it travelled far beyond their reach, where the Daleks would over the next 100 or so years build up a new empire, far larger than the original as well as discover time travel.

Red Dwarf

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In the year 2292 the legendary Jupiter mining corp ship Red Dwarf would become lost in space. Red Dwarf carried a crew of over 1000 people when a radiation leak caused by a faulty drive plate killed all but one of its crew, the lowest ranking technician, Dave Lister.

Dave Lister had been put in stasis, a special kind of suspended animation for a few months as a punishment for smuggling his pet cat, Frankenstein, on board.

Whilst Lister was in stasis, the second lowest technician on board the ship (and Listers bunk mate) Arnold Rimmer failed to fix the drive plate properly, leading to the destruction of the crew.

The radiation leak was so great that no earth crew could board Red Dwarf to rescue Lister and so it would be forced to drift through deep space, piloted by its sentient computer Holly for over 3 million years.

Red Dwarf would eventually drift into the galaxy where the humans who had earlier fled from the Dalek invasion of earth had escaped too. By the time Red Dwarf arrived there however, almost all of the humans had been killed off by the Gelfs and the Simulants who were now the dominant life forms, though a few stray Mechs and other man made creatures survived.

On Red Dwarf itself however there would be one other survivor besides Dave Lister. His pet Cat, Frankenstein was stored safely in the cargo hold of Red Dwarf away from the radiation. Frankenstein was pregnant and she and her kittens descendants would eventually over the course of 3 million years evolve into a race of intelligent cat people called the Felix Sapiens.

The Felix Sapiens would come to worship Lister as their god and after a holy war that nearly wiped their species out, the Cat people would leave in two vessels to try and find the mythical lost world of Feschie (in reality an earth colony Lister had planned to move to with Frankenstein.)

The old and the sick were left behind to die on Red Dwarf, with eventually only one young male remaining.

Dave Lister would be awoken from stasis three million years into the future (with only seconds having passed for him.) By that stage Holly, who gone somewhat peculiar due to the millions of years of solitude, had revived Arnold Rimmer as a hologram to accompany Dave Lister. Hologram technology had been revived in the later part of the 23rd century before Red Dwarf had become lost. This technology however was more basic than that before the Dalek invasion, but it was now more common, with various space ships having their own hologram member. It would be discontinued at the start of the 24th century however with the government believing it was ultimately too expensive and pointless as the demand for more and more holograms was growing at that point.

Rimmer and Lister along with the last Cat person on Red Dwarf (who Lister came to simply name The Cat) would later discover an abandoned Mech named Kryten and together the 4 of them would go on various adventures in deep space together, though we will be looking at the history of the Dwarfers in greater detail later.

The Lost Worlds

In the year 2294 Dan Dare would be sent on a mission to explore an uncharted area of space that the Federation had attempted to colonise many times before, only to lose all contact with the colonists each time. The mythical lost worlds.

The mission was seen as suicide, but Dan still eagerly accepted. He had spent years in solitude grieving for Doctor Rodan, but now he was eager to resume his career. Sadly however his public clashes with the government meant that no one would hire him. The Lost Worlds was the only possible chance he could get to be the captain of a vessel again and so he took it.

Dan knew given the Lost Worlds reputation that no one would willingly venture into the Lost Worlds, so he was forced to make his crew up of some of the worst criminals and outlaws in the Federation.

Whilst this would later lead to problems, with one of the criminals attempting to overthrow Dan and leading a mutiny. Two of the criminals, a large brutish man nicknamed Bear and another nicknamed Gun (as he had a gun built into his hand) would become two of Dan’s best friends.

Dan would travel the Lost Worlds in a gigantic space fort, with a scout ship christened the Eagle.

Dan’s mission was actually to try and find any survivors of the recent colonies that earth had established on the outskirts of the Lost Worlds, but which much like the Federation’s previous attempts to colonise the Lost Worlds, they had lost all contact with.

It wouldn’t take Dan long to discover that there were no survivors on the outer planets, but he would continue to explore the Lost Worlds right up until the early 24th century.

Dan would explore more of the Lost Worlds than anyone before him. Among his most notable adventures in the Lost Worlds included his adventure on the Sand World of Vern.

On Vern the Sand was not only alive but it ate flesh. An entire earth colony that had settled on the planet, believing it to be uninhabited were consumed by the living sand.

When Dan arrived to investigate, several of his men would be devoured by the killer Sand, and his ship would be trapped in a sandstorm. Dan however would be able to escape the Sand planet by using his ship to affect the atmosphere, making it rain which weakened the Sand enough for it to loosen its grip on Dan.

Dan would also encounter a planet of Vampires. The Great Vampires many eons ago had travelled to the Lost Worlds. They had destroyed most of the worlds they had visited, but on this planet a few lesser Vampires had survived and would do so long after their creators were slain by the Time Lords.

For thousands of years these monsters lured passing ships to their world and slaughtered their inhabitants. They slowly built up a small population of captured aliens who served as their regular food supply. These aliens would be broken down emotionally by the Vampires through constant torture to ensure that they would never turn on them.

Whilst the alien population served as a regular food supply, the monsters still love luring passing ships and hunting less docile and easy victims.

The Eagle would be lured down to the planet, with the Vampires pretending to be a peaceful, yet somewhat primitive society at first. The first night they spent there however, Dan would discover the awful truth when two of his men were lured away by two Vampire girls who ripped their hearts out.

More of Dan’s men would be slaughtered by the Vampires, but they managed to fight their way out past the monsters and back to the Eagle.

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Dan Dare and his men battle the Vampires of the Lost Worlds.

By far and away Dan’s greatest exploits in the Lost Worlds were his battles against the Star Slayer empire.

The Star Slayers were the biggest power in the Lost Worlds, having conquered hundreds of worlds. It would take Dan many years to bring down their empire, but he managed to convince many of the worlds in the empire to rebel, and succeeded in killing the Star Slayers ruler, the Dark Lord in a duel.

The Dark Lord, Dan’s nemesis during his time in the Lost Worlds.

Sadly Dan’s adventures in the Lost Worlds would come to an end when his crew encountered Moebius.

Moebius belonged to a highly advanced race known as the Golden Ones. Moebius’ crew had decided to explore the universe, but unfortunately a plague had killed all of the crew except for Moebius himself who had downloaded his mind into a computer.

Moebius would continue to pilot the ship through the galaxy, but it eventually developed a mind of its own and began capturing various races and destroying entire worlds.

Moebius desperate to stop the destruction would abduct Dan and his team in the hopes that they could finally destroy the ship from within and save countless worlds.

Though Dan managed to destroy the ship, sadly all of his crew were killed in the process and his fortress was destroyed.

Dan would be left floating in space until he was eventually found by his old archenemy, the Mekon.

Servant of Evil

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The Mekon had travelled to the Lost Worlds many years ago to escape the Federation. He felt it was the perfect place to begin a new empire. His Treens were able to conquer a few planets and used their resources to build various weapons. However their plans to become a major force in the galaxy were hampered when the Mekon fell ill.

Mekon’s were genetically engineered to live for centuries, and this Mekon, the last of his kind was nearing the end of his natural life span. The Mekon would pull all of his Treens efforts into trying to find a way to prolong his life. They soon learned of the existence of the Crystal of Life, a powerful artefact, created from a star.

When the Mekon first discovered Dan he simply intended to torture and kill his archfoe, but when his attempts to make Dan relive the most painful moments from his life instead made the former pilot amnesiac. The Mekon decided to use Dan as a pawn to help him retrieve the Crystal instead.

The Mekon had also imprisoned Sondar (who had settled in the 23rd century after his adventures with the Doctor.) Sondar would escape however and manage to restore Dan’s memories, but unfortunately by that time Dare had done everything the Mekon had wanted, and the former Venusian tyrant was able to acquire the crystal.

The Mekon would gain immortality from the crystal and become far more powerful than ever before.

Armed with his new powers and abilities the Mekon would return to our galaxy. Despite having originally repressed his emotions, the Mekon had learned how to hate over the centuries. He despised not only Dan Dare but all of humanity too, and wanted to make them all suffer.

Dan and Sondar followed the villain back, but the Mekon prepared for them. He hired a shapeshifting Krulgan to impersonate and frame Dan.

This Krulgan was actually a former enemy of the Mekon during the wars, but since the collapse of his empire he had resorted to being a mercenary in the Federation’s area of space.

The Krulgan at first refused to work for the Mekon, but the former Venusian tyrant was ultimately able to force the Krulgan into helping him by threatening to expose him to the Federation. The Treens could detect a Krulgan in any form it had assumed through their advanced form of smell (which is why the Treens were the first people to challenge them.)

The Krulgan assumed Dan’s form and framed him for a high profile murder in the Federation. Dan and Sondar would be forced to go on the run as they tried to hunt the Krulgan down and clear their names.

When they finally found the monster, it was killed by a a warrior woman named Morag, using her pet alien that resembled a Pteranodon!

Morag’s people had been enslaved by the Krulgans and her husband had been killed by the Krulgan that had framed Dan and Sondar.

Morag had no idea that the monster had framed Dan and Sondar before it killed them, and she agreed to help them clear their name and bring down the Mekon (who she also held a grudge against as the Treens had destroyed her home planet in their war with the Krulgans.)

For the next few months, Dan, Morag and Sondar would work together to try and bring down the Mekon but not only did the villain cover his tracks well, but the trio were constantly being hunted by the Federation.

Dan would be forced to undergo more reconstructive surgery to change his appearance once more.

Dan’s new appearance after his reconstructive surgery.

The Mekon would destroy the government on earth with his new weapon and took control of the earth after defeating the earth’s armies in the year 2304. The Mekon was aided by several Treens on Venus, who even after all this time still remained loyal to the former tyrant.

The Mekon’s second occupation of earth would only last for a few months. He did not devastate the planet in the same way as before. Cities were left largely intact. Still the Mekon’s rule over the population was brutal and over 500 million people would be slaughtered by the villain, more than both World Wars combined. Most of his rule was spent trying to defend the earth from the new Federation. He would force his human slaves to help build weapons that he hoped could devastate the other worlds of the Federation.

Dan, Morag, and Sondar working with the other worlds of the Federation would infiltrate the Mekon’s base on earth and drive the monster off the earth.

The Mekon would go on the run with his loyal Treens and Dan, though this time he would not be able to escape the Federation’s area of space. He would remain the most wanted fugitive in the Federation for the rest of his life.

After saving the earth Dan, Morag and Sondar would be approached by the 13th Doctor to accompany him to the 31st century for an important mission. After being returned to their own time, they would later go their separate ways. Morag to try and find more of her people, and Sondar to try and help Venus recover from the Mekon’s actions.

Dan meanwhile, his named cleared would form a new team called Dan Dare’s Eagles (named after his old vessel.)

Dan’s Eagles consisted of Tremloc, a benevolent Treen mutant, Velvet O’Neil, a member of a race of aliens known as the Scouran and Andy Zapper Lawrence, a human who had been flung forward from the 20th century. Dan naturally could relate to Zapper and would take on a fatherly role to young boy.

Dan’s Eagles would have many more battles with the Mekon and his Treens as well as various other threats to the galaxy over the next few years.

Towards the end of the 2300s, Dan would finally discover that Rodan had survived and would aid her and the Lia’s to finally drive the Two of Verath off Glasias. Rodan and Dan would later marry in the early 2310s. Their relationship was long term for a while however as Dan continued to try and track down the Mekon (and the Two), whilst Rodan would continue to help the Lias rebuild their world.

However whilst Dan’s name was cleared and many would come to regard him as a hero again, he still clashed with the Earth government all the time.

The new earth government established after the Mekon’s second invasion of earth was even more hostile to aliens, and was desperate to make earth a major power that could never be invaded again. Over the course of the next 50 years, the earth would slowly begin to undermine other powers in the Federation to the point where it would become the dominant power in the Federation. The primary reason for this was the establishment of the super computer, Control in the year 2320.

Control would allow mankind to terrorform planets to a greater extent, control the weather on certain planets, and power more advanced weaponry than other worlds in the Federation.

Slowly but surely humanity would begin to stamp their will on their former allies.

In the early 2310s The Mekon would discover the secret of time travel and attempted to change history so that his first invasion of earth was never repelled.

Dan however managed to travel back and confront the villain in the past. He would be forced to work alongside his younger self. Dan simply told his younger self that he was his great grandson (he often told people in the future that he was simply the grandson of the original Dan Dare to avoid explaining how he ended up in the future, and why he looked different.)

Though Dan foiled the Mekon’s plan, the villain would continue to try and perfect his time machine. His experiments however ended up creating ripples throughout the time vortex which threatened all of time and space, eventually drawing the Time Lord’s attention, who quickly sent the 10th Doctor in to deal with the problem.

The 10th Doctor his companions, Elena and Yarox, as well as Crypto 245 and of course Dan Dare himself would work together to stop the Mekon’s time travel experiments from destroying the universe.  At this stage the last of the Furons had been reduced to nothing but intergalactic nomads, travelling from world to world, desperately trying to survive.

Still despite Orthopox not wanting to draw attention to their race now that they were vulnerable (and many species wanted revenge.) Crypto’s hatred for the Mekon eclipsed everything else, and he was determined to make the monster pay for destroying his people.

Working together, the Mekon’s archenemies were able to destroy his time machine and seemingly kill the green skinned tyrant once and for all.

With the Mekon gone, Dan would settle down with Doctor Rodan for many years. He became a recluse for a while, disgusted with what the Federation were doing, he would later aid various resistance groups making him an outlaw.

Dan and Rodan would be forced to flee to an area of the Federation, still not under humanity’s control with the two being branded as traitors back on earth.

Dan would make one last visit to earth’s area of space again however near the end of his life to do battle with his archfoe the Mekon for the final time in the year 2330.

The Mekon had survived the Doctor, Crypto and Dan’s attack on his base, but he had been left badly wounded. The Mekon was saved by his few surviving Treen servants who placed him on an advanced life support machine that barely kept him alive. The Mekon had finally been driven insane by his latest defeat. Over the decades his hatred for humanity and Dare above all else had slowly over the decades dragged him deeper and deeper into madness, but now near death and in constant pain, the Mekon’s rage finally pushed him over the edge.

The Mekon knew that he wouldn’t live for much longer in his current state, and so he sought to make all of reality pay. He couldn’t bare the thought of the universe going on without him. He was also bitter that no matter how hard he tried his empires had always fallen, and his enemies, humanity, had if anything been made stronger by his actions.

The Mekon decided to rebuild his time machine, but this time he would turn it into a weapon. He would intentionally use it to rip apart the time vortex, which would not only destroy this universe, but all realities as well.

The Mekon didn’t want to use it to try and go back to change his own history. Changing time in such a direct way was dangerous in N-Space, and even if he did manage to find a way to change things, the Time Lords would detect him and he was in no position to take them on.

The Mekon no longer wished to conquer. He just wanted to tear everything down.

With only a handful of Treens to help him, the Mekon formed an alliance with the Two of Verath and together the two villains would recruit human rebels as their new allies.

The Mekon through hypnosis was able to take control of the leaders of the various human rebel groups which had previously always fought and made them steal pieces of equipment for his weapon. Even the Two of Verath was duped by the Mekon as he merely believed that they were building a time machine. The Two hoped to travel back and prevent being fused together. Under the Mekon’s guidance the rebels were unified like never before but they also became far more ruthless and began slaughtering civilians on certain colonies.

Dan would be summoned to help by one of rebels he had worked with years ago named Kasta who suspected something was wrong. Doctor Rodan had sadly passed away in the year 2327, and since her death Dan had become somewhat reclusive and pessimistic.

Still he agreed to help his former ally and the two would eventually discover the truth. The Two would also discover what the Mekon was really planning and turned on him, though the Mekon would in turn kill the Two.

The Mekon was also able to mortally wound Dan, but before his death Dan would overload the Mekon’s weapon causing it to explode and finally destroy the former Venusian tyrant once and for all.

Dan would be buried on the neutral world he had spent the last few years of his life on alongside Doctor Rodan by Kasta.

Back on earth Dan would still be smeared as a traitor by the earth government and his heroic exploits in finally destroying the Mekon would be covered up by the government.

He would be largely forgotten as a result for hundreds of years afterwards, but by the 31st century Dan’s exploits would once again be known to the public and he would become one of humanity’s most celebrated heroes.

The Mekon’s influence on the resistance movement caused it to collapse completely. The earth government were able to smear all resistance movements as Mekon sympathisers.  It would take decades for the resistance movement to recover.

Over the next 60 years after the Mekon and Dan Dare’s death in 2330 mankind would come to completely dominate the Federation thanks to Control. All planets would either be ruled by humanity or at least become dependent on them. The Federation under humanity’s guidance would conquer thousands more worlds and expand like never before. A few planets would remain neutral, but throughout the 24th century most of our galaxy would be under the earth’s rule. Humanity would be utterly ruthless in stamping out all opposition in the most brutal way possible, ironically becoming no better than the Mekon himself.

By the late 2370s the resistance movement had begun to recover and over the next 20 years it would score many notable victories against the Federation.

The Federation in response would clamp down even harder on any form of resistance with Federation officers earning a reputation for brutality that would persist for hundreds of years afterwards.

In the late 2380s the resistance movement was led by a man named Roj Blake who scored many notable strategic victories against the Federation and was able to win round more support for the resistance than ever before.

The Federation however would nevertheless manage to capture Blake in the year 2390 thanks to the efforts of Space Commander Travis who Blake was able to grievously wound in the process, blowing off his arm and one of his eyes. Rather than simply kill Blake however the Federation brainwashed him to renounce the resistance on air. If they killed him he would have been a martyr, and so instead they brainwashed him into being a loyal citizen of the Federation. In the meantime the Federation would hunt down and slaughter almost all of Blake’s former allies.

A few years later in 2394, the few surviving members of Blake’s resistance would manage to track their former leader down and help restore his memories. Unfortunately the Federation would capture Blake again as well as slaughter the last of his former allies (even after they had surrendered.)

The Federation attempted to brainwash Blake once more, but his mind had built up a resistance to it, and he continued to renounce the Federation. Still not wanting to kill Blake and make him a martyr, the Federation would instead discredit him by brainwashing several children into believing that they had been raped by Blake.

With his reputation completely destroyed, Blake was shipped off to the prison planet, Cygnus Alpha.

Along the way Blake would attempt to take over the ship with the aid of several other criminals including Kerr Avon, a computer expert, Jenna Stannis, a smuggler, Vila Restel, a cowardly thief, and Olag Gan, an alien who had murdered a Federation guard that murdered and raped his wife.

The attempted takeover however was quickly crushed thanks to Vila’s incompetence, but Blake, Avon and Jenna would get a second chance, when the prison ship stumbled across a seemingly abandoned gigantic alien spacecraft.

The prison ship would send several guards to explore the ship, but they were all killed by its self defence system. Not wanting to lose any more men, the commander would send Avon, Blake and Jenna to the ship, promising to spare them if they found out what was wrong.

Avon and Jenna nearly succumbed to the ships defence system, as it used illusions to draw its victims in, but Blake after his experiences with the Federation could recognise the illusions for what they were and destroyed the defence system.

Jenna would then quickly pilot the ship away from the Federation. The alien vessel that Blake would come to christen the Liberator could move faster than any Federation ship and came equipped with a teleportation device. Blake would follow the prison ship to Cygnus Alpha where he would rescue Villa and Gan.

Later Blake would recruit another ally, a young alien telepath named Cally. Cally’s people, the Auroni were a peaceful race who had been persecuted for decades by humanity.

Together, Blake, Jenna, Vila, Cally, Avon, Gan and the Liberator’s living computer, named Zen would be known as Blake’s 7 and they would become the most notorious enemies of the Federation. The Liberator allowed them to outfight and outrun any Federation ship, whilst its teleportation system allowed them to infiltrate Federation bases and colonies like never before.

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The original incarnation of Blake’s 7. 

Blake’s 7’s most notable victory in the early years was stealing the super computer named Orac, who would become a member of their crew.

Blake’s 7 were pursued in the early years by Travis, though in reality the greater threat came from Servalan, Travis’ superior.

Servalan was the most vicious, power hungry and sadistic woman in the entire Federation. She was hated and feared by all of her superiors and those who worked with her. Whilst all of Travis’ efforts were spent trying to capture Blake (with the Federation wanting the Liberator to study in the hopes of mastering its teleportation system.) Servalan would slowly build up her power throughout the Federation’s ranks.

In the year 2395, Blake would launch an attack on Federation control only to discover that it had been moved to a far away planet called Star One. In the resulting confrontation with Travis and Servalan, Gan was killed and the crew began to lose faith in Blake.

Things had always been tense between Avon and Blake. Avon did not care about Blake’s cause. In fact he felt it was pointless and that Blake would get them all killed eventually as he could never hope to win against an empire.

Avon had only stayed with Blake because it was the safest option for him, but he regularly tried to undermine his authority.

Still Blake would carry on as the leader of the group as he desperately tried to find the real location of control. After a year or so of searching, Blake was finally able to track down Star One.

When he arrived at Star One however he discovered that Travis had beaten him there.

Travis by this point had become an outlaw from the Federation as well for a massacre he carried out many years ago. Servalan had given him a pardon because she felt she could use him against Blake, but after the two’s failure had resulted in the secret of Control not being on earth being exposed, Servalan allowed Travis to be tried to take the heat off of her.

Travis was driven insane by what he felt was a betrayal of the Federation and sought to make all of humanity pay. He had managed to contact a race of hostile shapeshifting aliens from the Andromeda galaxy who had sought to expand their empire into the Federation’s area of space.

The aliens however had been kept out by Star One’s defence system, but Travis was able to give them the secret code to by pass the defence system, and infiltrate Star One. The aliens quickly slaughtered the humans sent to monitor Star One and prepared to destroy the base.

Ironically Blake would now be forced to try and protect Star One from the aliens. As bad as the Federation were, the aliens planned to exterminate virtually all of humanity, as well as the other races under their rule.

During a confrontation with the aliens and Travis, Blake was badly wounded. Avon was able to kill Travis, whilst Cally was able to dispose of all but one of the bombs Blake had placed around the base.

The last remaining bomb shut down Star One’s defences, allowing the full alien invasion fleet to move in.

With no other choice, the Liberator sent a distress signal to the Federation. Servalan had just managed to assume control of the Federation after staging a coup and she instantly dispatched her main war fleet to defend Star One.

In the meantime the Liberator would hold off the aliens by itself. Avon was forced to lead the attack as Blake was still recovering from his wounds.

A full scale intergalactic war would break out between the Federation and the aliens, with the Liberator fighting on the Federation’s side. The war lasted for several months and ended in the complete destruction of both the alien and the Federation fleets. In their final counter attack the aliens were able to destroy Star One completely.

Though the aliens were defeated, the Federation’s power was completely crushed. Blake had seemingly won.

Blake and his crew however would be forced to abandon the Liberator during the final days of the war, and both Blake and Jenna would subsequently become lost.

Avon, Cally and Vila would return to the Liberator after the war, and they would pick up two new companions along the way, Del Tarrant, a petty criminal, and Dayna, a young weapons expert.

Along with Orac and Zen they would make up the new 7 with Avon as the new leader in Blake’s absence.

For the next year Servalan would desperately attempt to rebuild the Federation’s empire. She would become more fixated on capturing the Liberator and Orac, seeing them both as her way of reclaiming her former power.

Avon ironically would take up the now missing Blake’s place as the leader of the resistance, though it was not for altruistic reasons. Avon enjoyed the freedom he had in the post Federation galaxy and was determined not to loose it.

Sadly however after a year of leading the crew, Avon would make a fatal mistake when he took the Liberator through a dangerous fog in space in order to meet up with what he thought was Blake.

In reality however it was Servalan who was tricking Avon in an attempt to get her hands on the Liberator. Whilst Servalan managed to outwit Avon and steal the ship leaving Avon and the rest of the crew stranded on Terminus (an unstable man made planet.) The fog Avon had brought the Liberator through ultimately destroyed the ship. Though Servalan was able to teleport to safety in time, she was left stranded on a far flung earth colony, during which she was overthrown as the President. Servalan would subsequently fake her own death, and go under the alias of Commander Sleer and slowly work to regain her power.

The former crew of the Liberator meanwhile would run into trouble on Terminus. Cally was be killed by one of Servalan’s booby traps, whilst the others would struggle to survive against the dangerous creatures of the planet and in the freezing conditions.

Eventually however they would be rescued by an immortal named Dorian, who kept himself alive for centuries by sacrificing innocent people’s lives to prolong his own. He intended to make the crew his new sacrifices, but Avon managed to kill Dorian, after which the former Liberator crew would adopt Dorian’s spaceship, Scorpio, and his headquarters as their own.

Thanks to Orac, the crew would be able to adapt old Liberator technology to Scorpio including the teleportation system and the ability of the ship to go faster than any Federation vehicle.

They would also take on Dorian’s former assistant and lover, Soolin, who he had also attempted to sacrifice as a new crew member to replace Cally, whilst Scorpio’s living computer, Slave, made up the new and final incarnation of the seven.

Under Avon’s leadership the crew of the Scorpio would continue to fight the Federation for a year. Though they had many more notable victories, including stopping the Federation from acquiring the Tachyon Funnel, a planet destroying weapon developed by the rogue scientist Egrorian. The Federation was still able to slowly rebuild its power thanks to the help of a new mind controlling drug which they were able to spike the population of various worlds with.

Avon needed a figure head to unite the various rebel factions together to strike back at the Federation and destroy it whilst it was still weak.

Avon hoped that Blake could be the figure head. Blake had been stuck on the planet Gauda Prime, a rogue world populated by criminals for the past year or so. Jenna had sadly since departing from the Liberator been killed in a confrontation with Federation scout ships.

All the time spent alone on Gauda Prime had made Blake bitter and paranoid and though he still wanted to destroy the Federation, he would make every single one of the people he recruited go through a test to see if they could be trusted where he would pretend to be a Federation agent.

Sadly this would ultimately backfire on him, when Avon arrived. Scorpio was shot down on arrival by criminals. Tarrant had nobly stayed behind on the ship to pilot it whilst the others teleported down. He survived the crash only to be found by Blake on the ground below who performed his usual test of character on Tarrant. Unfortunately before he could explain what had happened, Tarrant escaped and told Avon that Blake had betrayed them.

Before Blake could explain it to Avon, Avon shot him dead. Immediately after Blake’s death, his base was swarmed by Federation troops. Ironically one of Blake’s allies was in fact a Federation double agent. One by one, Dayna, Vila, Soolin and Tarrant were shot dead by Federation troops.

Only Avon who had completely snapped from the realisation of what he had done, was left to face down the Federation guards in a last stand.

In the year 2397, all of the members of the final incarnation of Blake’s 7, but Avon are slaughtered by the Federation.

Avon was captured by the Federation who did not want to make him a martyr figure. Ironically Avon himself had become something of a figurehead to the resistance movement in Blake’s absence.

Servalan, who had once again managed to seize power, gave Avon an ultimatum that if he publicly renounced the resistance and made out that Blake had been a traitor then she would allow him to live in exile. Avon was a totally broken man at this point and put up no resistance to Servalan.

Avon would spend two years in exile, whilst Servalan, using Orac that she had managed to retrieve from where Avon left it on Gauda Prime was able to expand the Federation again to greater levels than before.

Eventually in the year 2399, Servalan would decide to finish Avon off and sent assassins to kill him. Avon meanwhile who had recovered from his mental breakdown was able to kill the assassins and stole their vessel which he used to flee from the Federation.

Avon knew it was pointless to try and fight the Federation again so he fled to the neutral city of Kaldor city beyond the Federation’s reach where he would remain for a few years, under the alias of Kaston Lago.

Whilst on Kaldor City Avon would face the last of the Fendahl that had survived the Doctors attempts on it’s life in the 1970s.

In the year 2407, Avon would help foil an invasion of Kaldor City by the Cybermen who wanted to use it as a launch pad for an invasion of the Federation.

Avon would work with the 8th Doctor and Arnold Rimmer against the Cybermen. This version of Arnold Rimmer was a hologram from several million years in the future. He had left the crew of Red Dwarf to assume the identity of Ace Rimmer, a dimension hoping heroic alternate version of himself. At first he struggled however, but after joining the 8th Doctor he gradually became a more genuinely heroic figure, worthy of the title of Ace.

Avon would subsequently join the Doctor and Rimmer, and the three of them would travel together for many years.

Back in the 25th century meanwhile, Servalan would degenerate further in the later years of her rule. She became more paranoid, psychotic, perverted and reckless despite her earlier success.

Servalan wanted to conquer the Lost Worlds area of space. Ever since Captain Dan’s mission to the Lost World’s the Federation had largely ignored the Lost Worlds out of fear.

In the 2380s however they had attempted to establish colonies there, but just as before they had lost contact with them. Servalan would later in the year 2397 mount a rescue mission to Vern, the sand world in search of the one man she had ever loved. Whilst there she became stranded with Tarrant who she was forced to work with to escape.

The records of Dan’s mission to the Lost World’s had been lost when all of his exploits were covered up by the Federation.

This would prove fatal in the year 2414 when Servalan mounted another expedition to the Lost Worlds. The Federation were able to conquer various planets at first (though they stayed away from Vern of course.)

However one team would make a mistake of landing on the Vampire planet Dan had visited a century earlier.

One of the Federation troopers was infected by one of the Vampires and when he returned to the Federation, he would infect others, and eventually even Servalan herself would be transformed into a Vampire.

Vampires had largely been driven to near extinction throughout the Mekon and Dalek invasions of earth. Both the Treens and the Daleks singled the bloodsuckers out as threats.

A few had survived and spread to the outer colonies, but they were too few in number to pose a major threat. The infected Federation guard however was able to infiltrate the Federation high command and very soon Vampires would spread across the Federation, taking over entire colonies.

Servalan would be quickly deposed a second time after she was discovered to be a Vampire, but she would soon try and unite the Vampires together as an army against the Federation.

The new President after Servalan, a bland, boring, unremarkable man named John Ferguson was unable to muster enough support among the Federation troops and the Vampires would later capture him, where they would not only torture him to death, but broadcast his torture across thousands of worlds.

Following John Ferguson’s horrific death in 2420 the Federation finally collapsed. Throughout the rest of the 25th century the entire galaxy fell into chaos. Whole planets were destroyed, others fell into a dark age, whilst others including the earth quarantined themselves from any other world to prevent Vampires from making their way to their planet.

Contact between earth and outer colonies would still happen however. Ships would still try and deliver food and supplies to the outer colonies that needed them. Simply travelling from world to world was dangerous. Vampires, criminals, and other races and organisations who tried to assume power in the Federation’s absence all fought with one another constantly and attacked any passing ships that came by.

Towards the end of the 25th Century Servalan would manage to unite the various Vampire factions together as her army, but she would be opposed by the Doctor, Avon and Rimmer.

Servalan was horrified and shocked to see her sworn enemy Avon had somehow survived for over 100 years and when she found out that it was because he was a time traveller, she focused all of her efforts on trying to turn the Doctor into order to learn the secrets of time travel and become invincible.

The Doctor, Avon and Rimmer however would ultimately managed to overthrow Servalan and force her to flee the Galaxy.

Servalan would flee to an outer Galaxy that she would, over the course of several hundred years slowly take over. That empire would eventually crumble too, but Servalan would go on to build many thousands of more empires all of which would fall too. She spread the curse of Vampirism like never before, being the longest lived Vampire in all of N-Space. Servalan would be responsible for the destruction of billions of worlds over the course of millions of years. She also at one point visited E-Space where she had a feud with Romana as well.

Regardless of how many of her empires fell, Servalan would always escape justice. She is believed to have lived for 100s of millions of years. Her date of death is not known, nor indeed are the circumstances of her death either, but Servalan would go on to become one of the most hated figures in all of N-Space.

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Servalan was already a twisted, mass murdering, perverted, ruthless monster before she became a Vampire, but after being turned Servalan would go on to become one of the single most evil and destructive beings in the entire history of N-Space along with the Master.

In addition to this Servalan’s human descendants would continue to have an impact on human society for many centuries to come. Servalan had one daughter in the year 2400. Her daughter grew up to be a cruel, sadistic and selfish woman just like her mother. She had actually exposed her mother as a Vampire to the wider Federation and inherited her wealth which she was able to use to attain a good position on earth for her and her family.

Servalan’s descendants would continue to be involved in the shadier dealings of the earth empire and the Democratic Order of Planets.

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Carol Miller, a direct descendant of Servalan in the 31st century who was every bit 

The 100 year long Vampire wars would come to an end at the start of the 26th century in the year 2525 when earth would develop a new weapon capable of unravelling the Vampires DNA which they were able to use to virtually wipe them out across the entire galaxy.

Over the course of the next few decades the earth would attempt to establish a new central power in the galaxy to unite the warring planets.

By the 2570s earth had managed to unite several of the planets in the galaxy under the banner of the earth empire. This “empire” was not malevolent however like the Federation. In fact it sought to protect the planets under its jurisdiction. Alien worlds in the earth empire would receive aid from the earth (that had come out the best from the Vampire wars as it was the only planet that had never been invaded by the Vampires at any point.) Earth would help cure famines and diseases on various planets, and help their people rebuild their worlds. Earth would also pay out reparations to various planets that had suffered under the Federation too.

These worlds would also still govern their own laws, with earth never being allowed to interfere again. However all of these planets armies would still be forced to help humanity if it ever became involved in a war, regardless of who was the aggressor, whilst humanity was under no obligation to help these worlds if it didn’t want to. Many worlds agreed to this condition simply because they had no choice.

In the year 2588 an earth expedition would be sent to Telos to uncover the secret history of the Cybermen.

The expedition however was founded by a secret terrorist organisation known as the brotherhood of logicians who wanted to reconquer the former Federation’s territory.

The Brotherhood funded what was for all intents and purposes an archeological expedition so that they could revive the Cybermen and use them as their servants to help reconquer humanity.

Two members of the brotherhood would join the expedition as double agents to free the Cybermen from their tombs when the time was right.

The Second Doctor and his companions, Jamie and Victoria would arrive on Telos at the same time as the expedition. The Doctor suspected that Cleeg, one of the brotherhood had an ulterior motive, but sadly the Time Lord’s curiosity got the better of him, and he left it too late to stop Cleeg, who revived the Cybermen for the first time in 5 centuries.

The Cybermen are awoken for the first time in 500 years. 

The Cybermen quickly turned on Cleeg and the explorers. Recognising their old enemy the Doctor, the Cybermen wished to turn them all into a new race of Cybermen and partially converted a member of the crew Toberman.

The Doctor however would convince Toberman to turn on the Cybermen and was later able to use the Cybermen’s own traps to destroy and imprison them back in their tombs declaring “Last time they were frozen for 5 centuries. This time it must be forever!

Sadly Toberman despite breaking free from the Cybermen’s control would still be killed in a final confrontation with the Cybercontroller, as were most of the rest of the expedition (including Cleeg himself.)

With the Cybermen sealed back in their tombs, the Doctor hoped he had seen the last of his old enemies, though as he said to Jamie he “never liked to make predictions.”

The earth empire would continue to expand throughout the galaxy for the remainder of the 26th century, but in the late 2590s it would come into conflict with another vast interstellar empire, the Draconian empire.

The Draconian Conflict and The Second Dalek Wars

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The Draconians

At the start of the 27th century humanity and the Draconians would establish a frontier in space to avoid any future skirmishes.

Neither the Draconians or humanity really wanted to go to war with one another. The Draconians were not an evil race of conquerors like the Treens or Daleks.

Sadly however both races were instinctively distrustful of one another and had many close calls, with their worst being in 2605 when General Williams fired on a Draconian vessel that was travelling to the earth to negotiate, and contained a nobleman from Draconia.

The ship was a war cruiser as that was deemed the only way the noble man could travel, but its guns were empty. Still Williams felt the cruiser was an act of aggression and destroyed it. Years later he would discover that it was unarmed and would try and make amends for his sins.

In 2610 the tensions between Draconia and Earth would reach their peak when a third party, the Master would attempt to manipulate the two races into a full scale conflict with one another.

The Master, then in his first incarnation would send Ogrons to attack both earth and Draconian ships, often killing most of the crew. The Master would use a hypnotic device that would cause the Draconians to see the Ogrons as humans, and the humans to see the Ogrons as Draconians.

Fortunately before a war broke out the Third Doctor and Jo Grant would arrive in the middle of one of the Masters Ogron raids. The Doctor was not affected by the Masters device and saw the Ogrons for what they really were.

The Doctor had a hard time trying to warn humanity about the third party provoking both sides for its own benefit. The Master using a forged alias was the chief of police in the earth solar system framed the Doctor and Jo as criminals.

Eventually however the Doctor was able to knock out one of the Ogrons that had attempted to assassinate the Draconian emperor, and after the Master was forced to flee, the effects of his hypnotic device wore off, allowing the Draconians to see the Ogron for what it really was.

The Doctor and the Draconian Prince would then warn the President of earth, and she authorised an earth vessel led by General Williams (who was desperate to make amends) to the planet of the Ogrons to try and gain proof of a third party (with the population of earth now being hungry for war against the Draconians.)

When they arrived on Draconia however, the Master was already waiting for them and he had summoned his allies, the Daleks!

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The Doctors two greatest enemies meet.

The Daleks since fleeing our galaxy in the 24th century had settled far beyond even the andromeda galaxy. They had since discovered the secret of time travel to the point where they were able to create a machine that could travel anywhere in time and space which they had earlier used to chase the First Doctor through various locations in an attempt to exterminate him.

The new Dalek race had suffered a set back in their early time travel experiments however when the Second Doctor spread the human factor throughout their race, which gave many Daleks human emotions such as compassion and remorse.

A civil war broke out on Skaro between the humanized and regular Daleks which very nearly wiped out their entire race. Ultimately the regular Daleks won out, but still a few of the humanized Daleks would escape to the furthest region of the galaxy. These Daleks would eventually develop their own society and religion which persisted at least until the 31st century. They referred to themselves as Deacons to distinguish themselves from the Daleks.

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The Planet Express Crew encounter the Deacons in the 31st century.

Back on Skaro the Daleks would recover from the civil war and go on to build a massive empire that dwarfed the previous one belonging to the Zolfian and Yarvelling Daleks.

They would continue to experiment with time travel technology and even briefly found a way to change history so that their invasion in the 22nd century was never overthrown by the Doctor. Ultimately however the timeline would be restored by the Third Doctor in the 1970s (see the 20th century section for full details.)

After their invasion was foiled the Daleks would attempt to abduct the Doctors TARDIS from the time vortex itself. Instead however they abducted the TARDIS of the Doctors archenemy, the Master.

The Daleks initially believed that the Doctor had just changed his face again and prepared to kill him, but the Master was able to talk his way out of it. He convinced the Daleks that he could be of help to them in destroying the earth and Draconian empires.

The Daleks were preparing to launch a full scale invasion of our galaxy. They were more advanced than humanity, and their empire was several times larger than earth’s and Draconia’s. However the Daleks knew that if they were to attack the earth empire, then all of the neighbouring great powers of our galaxy and its neighbouring galaxies would unite against them. The Daleks reputation was still worse than humanities even after all this time.

The Daleks wouldn’t just have to fight the earth, but several entire galaxies. Though they were more than willing to fight all of the great powers, the Master promised the Daleks that he could make their conquest easier by provoking a war between earth and Draconia.

The Master believed that a war between earth and Draconia could potentially escalate to include the other great powers, as many of them still had interests in the earth and Draconian empires.

Once the war had destroyed most of the great powers the Daleks could easily move in and conquer the survivors.

The Daleks agreed to let the Master live for now whilst he put his plan into action. The Master meanwhile whilst provoking a war between earth and Draconia, tried to find a way to make his hypnotic device work on the Daleks in the hopes of provoking a civil war among their race that would wipe them out.

The Master would also prolong his life by giving the Daleks information on the Time Lords and their history which had eluded them until now. The Masters actions would ultimately be what helped to elevate the Daleks to a level where they could threaten the Time Lords.

General Williams entire team were slaughtered by the Daleks and Williams, the Doctor and the Prince of Draconia were taken before the Gold Dalek who wished to exterminate all 3 of them.

The Master however wanted to prolong the Doctors torture by making him see the earth and the galaxy he loves so much in ruins, and so he convinced the Gold Dalek to keep him alive until the war was over.

The Doctor, Williams and the Prince would escape however, with the latter two fleeing back to earth and Draconia to warn their people of the Daleks intentions.

The Doctor meanwhile would be wounded by the Master in a final shoot out before making his way back to the TARDIS.

There the Doctor would send a telepathic message to the Time Lords, telling them that he needed to find the Daleks base. Even with the Masters plan foiled, the Daleks would still be more than powerful enough destroy the earth and Draconian empires.

The Time Lords directed the Doctors TARDIS to Spirodon. Here the Daleks were working to create a virus that would allow them to wipe out most life in our galaxy. They were also through experiments on the native life forms who they had conquered, the Spirodons, attempting to master the secret of invisibility.

Finally the Daleks were also preparing a massive army on the planet Spirodon too, who were kept in stasis until the time was right.

After recovering from his wounds, the Doctor would work with a kamikaze group of Thals who had landed on the planet to foil the Daleks schemes. (These Thals had set up a base on Skaro briefly where they found out about the monsters plans before following them to Spirodon.)

The Doctor was able to position one of the Thals bombs by an ice volcano near the Daleks base which caused an eruption, burying the Daleks base, their army, all samples of their plague, and all of their research on invisibility under thousands of tons of molten ice.

The Thals would then escape by stealing the Dalek supreme’s vessel leaving him trapped on Spirodon, whilst the Doctor and Jo escaped in the TARDIS.

The Doctor had set back the Daleks greatly. Not only had they lost their two key weapons, the secret of invisibility and their plague, but earth, Draconia and various other great powers were now united against them.

Still the Daleks still felt confident that they could destroy the great powers. The plague, the Masters plan to create a war were only to make the Daleks invasion easier.

From the year 2610 to 2690 earth, Draconia and various other great powers across the Galaxy would unite to fight the Second Dalek empire. The war was the bloodiest in our galaxies history. Humanity did not suffer as many casualties as they did during the Dalek war, but that was only because so many races were involved. Still humanity did endure incredible losses. The greatest since the Dalek invasion. Over 30 billion people were killed in the second great Dalek war.

From all the great powers combined, over a 100 billion people would be killed in the conflict against the Daleks. The Daleks would eventually be beaten back in the 2690s however, having lost billions of soldiers of their own during the war.

Their final strike took place on the planet Calesk, on the very outskirts of the galaxy. Here the Daleks attempted to create a weapon that could rip a hole in the fabric of the universe. The Daleks hoped to use it to create worm holes in any part of the universe that could destroy their enemies fleets.

Little did the Daleks know however their weapon was so unstable that it would actually shatter the barriers between N-Space and every other universe causing them to all bleed into one another, leading to the destruction of all universes as all anti matter realities would bleed into their counterparts.

The Daleks experiments already created several rips between realities, which caused the USS Enterprise from D-Space to fall into N-Space. The USS Enterprise was the flagship of the Federation from D-Space, a benevolent organisation that united several planets together. This was the original Enterprise, piloted by Captain James T Kirk.

The Enterprise arrived in Calesk’s solar system where it was almost destroyed by the Daleks. Fortunately however the Third Doctor arrived on the Enterprise in time and would help the crew escape the Daleks.

Working together, the crew of the Enterprise and the Doctor would attack the Daleks base on Calesk (whilst the allied forces held the Daleks army at bay.)

Though the Enterprise suffered many casualties (more on this mission than any other in fact.) With their help, the Doctor was able to destroy the Daleks weapon and their base.

With Calesk gone, the Daleks last chance of victory was lost and the monsters were forced to retreat back to their empire, whilst the Enterprise returned to D-Space before the tears in reality healed.

Whilst the Daleks were beaten back, they still held on to their empire. None of the great powers including the earth had the willpower to wage another war against the Daleks again in order to rescue the planets under their rule and so a truce was called for now.

Over the course of the next 40 years however the Daleks would still launch many attacks on the earth and various other powers across the galaxy. These incidents never led to another full scale war, but they still saw a heavy loss of life.

One of the most notable incidents however came in the year 2702 when a space plague began to sweep through the galaxy killing millions of people on colonies around the galaxy.

The only known cure for the plague was parrinium a substance that was most common on the planet of Exillion. Unfortunately however any ship that went to Exillion never returned as the city would drain any vessel that landed of all its power.

Still with no other choices the Earth empire would dispatch a ship to Exillion to mine for parrinium.

At the same time however the Daleks would dispatch a vessel to the planet. The Daleks hoped to mine the parrinium themselves and then destroy the surface of Exillion to prevent humanity from obtaining any more supplies. The Daleks would then use their supply to hold the earth to ransom and effectively make them surrender.

Both ships however were affected by the power drain from the city. The Daleks weaponry would also be rendered completely useless by the power drain as well, forcing them into a temporary alliance with the human party, and the Third Doctor who had also landed on Exillion with his companion Sarah Jane.

The Daleks lied to the Doctor and the humans that they were suffering from the same plague too, though the Doctor naturally had his doubts.

The Doctor, the Daleks and the humans would struggle to survive together at first against the hostile Exxilons who attempted to sacrifice the Doctor and Sarah to the City that they worshipped as a god.

The Daleks however were able to overcome the power drain by replacing their dead ray guns with machine guns that allowed them to slaughter the Exxilons on mass and conquer their planet.

The Daleks would then force the Exxilons and the humans to mine the parranium for them.

The Doctor meanwhile would work with a rogue Exxilon named Bellal to infiltrate the Exxilon’s city where he would scramble its brain eventually causing the City to die. At the same time the Daleks also destroyed the beacon of the city, restoring power.

Now at full strength the Daleks revealed their true plans to the humans and the Doctor and that they intended to launch a plague missile onto Exillon once they were in space, rendering further landings impossible on the surface of the planet.

However just as the Dalek had gotten clear of Exillon, one of the human party who had stowed away, activated a bomb which destroyed their vessel. Sarah had also managed to sneak all of the parrinium onto the earth ship (replacing it with bags of sand on the Daleks ship.)

The parrinium would be shipped back to the earth colonies, curing the plague.

Whilst the Daleks would send their agents to infiltrate and attack various human colonies and bases, earth and various other powers would send their agents to fight the Daleks too.

Almost all of the agents sent to fight the Daleks however never returned. Eventually the earth government would send criminals in against the Daleks, as they couldn’t find any volunteers.

One of these criminals Abslom Daak would go on to become one of the most notorious enemies of the Daleks.

Originally Daak just joined the war against the monsters to escape the death penalty but it later became more personal for him when the woman he loved was killed by the Daleks.

Daak would work with the Doctor on many occasions. Though the two had very different methods, they nevertheless would make an effective team against the Daleks.

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Abslom Daak vows to wipe the Daleks

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Abslom Daak uses his trademark weapon, a laser chainsaw on the Daleks.

Daak would later go on to travel with the Twelfth incarnation of Romana in E-Space for many years who he developed feelings for.

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Daak would spend much of his life travelling with Romana 12 who he fell in love with. She never returned his feelings however, but the two still had a very close friendship.

These skirmishes would continue for the first few decades of the 28th century until the Daleks would be caught in a war with another, equally vicious race of machine creatures known as the Movellans.

The Dalek and Movellan war would last for a further almost 2 centuries, during which time all of the Daleks hostilities with the earth ceased as the monsters pulled all of their efforts into fighting their new enemy.

The rest of the 28th century would be a more peaceful time for mankind as it spread further out into the galaxy and made new advancements in technology. There would be great advancements in robotics during this time, with many robots developing full sentience for the first time.

Another major advancement during the 28th century included limited time travel technology which was able to pull people from just before their moment of death. The technology to develop this had first been mapped out by Ron Popeil in the 21st century when he discovered a crystalline surface. He wasn’t able to harness its true potential however, and though there would be some study in the Crystalline’s in the 23 century, it wasn’t until the 28th century that they would be harnessed to their full potential.

Even then however this time travel technology was extremely limited. It could not pull a person’s full body into the present. Only their heads would be brought through time.

These time displaced heads were kept in jars surrounded by the crystalline substance to keep them in the present. This crystalline substance could also de age them to their prime too, and effectively allow them to live forever.

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When this technology was first unveiled many hailed it as the greatest invention in the history of mankind, but others viewed it as inhuman to keep people locked in a state between life and death. Attempts were made to harness the crystalline substance in such a way that the full bodies could be brought into the present, but sadly this was never achieved as the Crystalline substance was too limited.

The heads would be able to overcome this by having robot bodies and even clone bodies attached. Many of the heads would on to live very productive lives, with Nixon even becoming President again in the 31st century.

The biggest controversy involving the heads would happen at the end of the 28th century when Jesus was brought back through the crystalline’s. Jesus’ head would disavow the religions that worshipped him and tried to tell humanity the truth about God. Unfortunately however this led to mass riots in the streets and many denouncing Jesus (and by extension the rest of the heads) as fakes. In order to save their business the head museum would send Jesus backwards in time.

Several advancements in cloning and genetics would be made throughout the 28th century too which would result in humans becoming a lot more durable than ever before and life expectancy increasing until the late hundred and 50s.

The Furons would also recover in the 28th century. Ironically they would be aided by humanity. The human race felt a certain kinship with the Furons, due to the fact that all humans contained some Furon DNA, and Crypto had still saved mankind from various threats. They would offer the Furons asylum from their enemies in the Earth empire, as long as they would aid humanity in any future wars. The Furons happily agreed and ironically thanks to humanity they would slowly begin to rebuild over the next few hundred years.

Unlike the other races in the earth empire the Furons were able to convince humanity to make concessions to them. Human criminals would be shipped off to the Furons to allow Orthopox to carry on his experiments.

At the start of the 29th century mankind would be called into yet another intergalactic war with their old enemies the Cybermen.

These Cybermen were the survivors from Planet 14. After their failed attempt to conquer Kaldor city these Cybermen had since built up a massive invasion force and were able to convert entire worlds into members of their own kind.

The Cybermen would have the upper hand against humanity in the war, but the human race and their allies would be assisted by the Vogans. The Vogans originated from a planet made of gold, the one metal which was fatal to the Cybermen and they supplied vast amounts of gold to the Cybermen’s enemies allowing them to destroy the Cyber fleet.

Just before they retreated however the Cybermen would fire a Cyber missile at Vogan which devastated the surface of the planet.

Furthermore as many other planets had been made aware of the planet of gold then there would be more invasions of the planet from other races. Eventually humanity would place a quarrantine around Vogan ten years after the Cyber wars in the year 2840. However even with the quarrantine, the Vogans would still retreat underground for the next 60 years .

On earth meanwhile a group of Silurians would be revived in the year 2850. Things would be peaceful between the Silurians and humanity at first, but sadly it didn’t take long for things to escalate between them yet again. Part of the reason for the conflict was because these Silurians wanted to revive the other members of their kind, but the earth government refused for now, believing that it would create more problems on the already overpopulated earth.

Both the humans and the Silurians made attempts to destroy the other which ended in the deaths of the Silurian group.

Nevertheless as the reptiles had been brought to the public’s attention, the government would search for other Silurian hibernation chambers around the world. Terrified of what would happen if the Silurians awoke, but not wanting to destroy the Silurians, the government would have the Silurians shipped out to an uninhabited planet that had been terrorformed to resemble earth 65 million years ago. Several of the Dinosaurs kept in suspended animation however would be kept on earth in Zoos.

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Dinosaurs buried under the earth in the Silurians preservation chambers are revived for the first time in 65 million years.

There were widespread complaints and protests held on earth from the population, with people arguing that the Silurians had just as much right to live on earth as humanity. There would also be Silurian groups who would launch attacks on the earth to try and reclaim it.

The Silurians adapted to life on their new planet and would by the end of the 29th century establish more peaceful relations with humanity and both races would even share technology with one another. Still relations were never completely easy between humanity and the Silurians. Things would only get worse in the 29th century when several aliens would come to settle on earth and be granted full citizenship. Many Silurians would launch terror attacks on the earth decrying both humans and the aliens who had settled there such as the Decapod’s phoney earthlings.

By the end of the 29th century the Daleks and the Movellans had become locked in a logical empase. Neither could fire a shot without the other’s battle computer finding a way to block it.

The Daleks would seek out their own creator Davros in an attempt to try and break the stalemate. The Daleks had by this stage abandoned Skaro. Having plundered it of what little resources it had left, the Daleks were now scattered across hundreds and thousands of worlds.

In the year 2887 a small group of Daleks, along with several slaves would land on Skaro and dig through the ruins of the old Kaled bunker to find their creator Davros.

The Emperor of the Daleks was aware that Davros had not died when they shot him centuries ago. He had found the notes about his life support machine and worked out that he had simply been placed into a state of suspended animation. The Emperor had kept this knowledge secret however in case the Daleks ever needed their creator again one day.

Unfortunately however for the Daleks, both the Movellans and the Fourth Doctor along with his companion, the Second Romana would land on Skaro just as they had almost finished digging through the ruins of the bunker.

The Doctor would be able to make his way to the ruins of the bunker where Davros had simply been left for thousands of years before the Daleks. Davros had been placed in a state of suspended animation by his life support machine, whilst it slowly regenerated his organs.

The entire process had taken over 1000 years, but Davros was now ready to live again.

The Doctor did his best to try and get the revived Davros away from the Daleks, but the monsters in retaliation started to exterminate their slaves until the Doctor was forced to release Davros back to them.

The Doctor however was able to negotiate with the Daleks to release their prisoners which they regrettably did.

The Doctor soon discovered the truth about the Movellans, that they were not only no better than the Daleks but that they wanted to destroy Skaro to prevent the Daleks from breaking the stalemate. The Doctor however was able to lead the freed Dalek slaves to overpower and destroy the Movellans. Though highly advanced, the Movellans could be easily overpowered physically as simply pulling their power pack free would be enough to deactivate them.

Davros meanwhile grew paranoid about the Movellan spacecraft and sent all but one of the Dalek squad to it, strapped with explosives to the craft to destroy it.

The Doctor however managed to make his way to Davros and destroyed the Dalek that was guarding Davros before forcing him to detonate the bombs early, destroying the Daleks before they reached the Movellan ship.

The escaped human slaves would escape Skaro in the Movellans ship taking Davros with them as prisoner.

The Daleks were too preoccupied to rescue Davros and he would be taken back to Earth where he was tried for his crimes against the rest of the universe. Davros was found guilty and placed in suspended animation where would remain for close to a century.

In the year 2897 a small group of Planet 14 Cybermen would attempt to destroy Voga before beginning their second campaign against the Earth Empire. The Cybermen attempted to send three captured humans, strapped with three Cyber bombs to the centre of the planet which would rip the planet to pieces.

The Doctor however would foil the monsters plans and destroy the Cyber ship.

The final surviving group of Cybermen from the Cyber wars meanwhile would retreat to Telos. Having learned that there was a city of Cybermen there during the wars, the Cybermen would awaken the other, more primitive members of their kind from the Ice tombs of Telos and upgrade them. (They would also revive the Cyber Controller who had been badly damaged and drained of his power, but not destroyed.)

The unified Cyber race would prove to be more powerful than any before and it would expand throughout the 30th century, building up a massive empire.

The earth empire meanwhile would fall throughout the 30th century. Many of the worlds that had previously been dependent on earth had become advanced enough to survive on their own. More importantly the human race found that it simply didn’t have the resources to waste on other planets anymore. In the 2960s, the earth empire finally collapsed and by the end of the decade, earth would help form the Democratic Order of Planets along with various other races who would all be treated as equals.

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In the year 2977 the Dalek and Movellan war would finally come to an end when the Movellans created a virus capable of attacking the Dalek mutants. The plague spread throughout their entire empire and very nearly destroyed their race.

The Movellans in turn would be destroyed when various allied powers attacked them. The allied powers had been waiting for the right moment to strike. They had considered attacking the Daleks and the Movellans when they were both distracted fighting one another, but there was concern that the Movellans and the Daleks may unite against the allied powers.

Instead they decided to wait until one had destroyed the other and then strike at the winner whilst they were weakened. The Movellans worn down by centuries of fighting the Daleks were quickly overrun and destroyed.

The last surviving Daleks would be forced to flee from the allied powers and the earth empire to try and survive.

They would perfect android duplicate technology which would allow them to infiltrate various planets across the galaxy and for a while remain hidden.

In the year 2980 the Daleks would rescue Davros from the prison ship, but their creator soon turned on them. Davros knew that the Daleks had no real loyalty to him and would discard their creator once he had served them. Davros wished to create a new race of Daleks and after poisoning several of the Daleks that had saved him with samples of the Movellan virus, managed to escape to Necros.

(During this time the Daleks also attempted to change the history of earth in the 1980s by using their duplicates though this invasion was ultimately foiled by the Fifth Doctor. See the 20th century section for full details.)

During this same year a group of Daleks would infiltrate the earth with the aid of their android duplicates.

These Daleks would attempt to destroy the planet by using the mutants in the sewers. The descendants of their original creations, the mutants had since built a thriving society in the sewers.

The Daleks however having found that their DNA had mutated to unprecedented levels wanted to study them and create a new race of mutants to serve them.

The Daleks would easily enslave the mutants and perform absolutely horrific experiments on them. Thousands of mutants were killed, entire communities were wiped out by the Daleks actions.

Sadly no one on the surface even knew the Daleks were underground as no one cared about the mutants. They were seen as inferior scum at best by the surface dwellers.

Fortunately the Doctor and his companion Leela would help the Mutants and defeat the Daleks before they could unleash their army of new mutants on the surface. Most of the Daleks new mutants were destroyed, but a few would surface below the regular mutants “city”.

One of these mutants, dubbed El Chupanibre, would terrorize the regular mutants for many decades after.

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Leela faces the Daleks in the sewers of New York in the 30th century. 

During her adventure against the Daleks, Leela saved the life of a young mutant couple Turanga Morris and Turanga Munda. At the time Munda was pregnant with their only daughter who Munda decided to name Leela after the woman who saved her and her husband’s life.

Munda and Morris’ child was initially only born with one mutation, a single eye and they felt that she was too “normal” to not be allowed to live on the surface. The two mutants would disguise Turanga Leela as an alien and abandoned her at an orphanage where she would be raised.

Leela would believe she was an alien abandoned on earth for the first 25 years of her life. Still her parents would always watch out for her throughout her early life from the sewers and help her out from time to time.

Leela would later learn that whilst her parents gave her up to ensure a better life for her, they never abandoned her.

On Necros meanwhile Davros would quickly take control of its main facility, Tranquil Repose and use it to create his new army of Daleks.

Tranquil Repose was a medical facility where those dying of terminal diseases were kept in suspended animation until a cure could be found for their condition.

Davros would transform some of the people kept in suspended animation into his new race of Daleks, conditioned to obey only his will. He chose those he deemed to be the greatest intellects and strongest minds to be his new race of Daleks. Those he judged to be the lesser intellects meanwhile he turned into food and sold to the outer planets in order to gain money for his experiments.

The Doctor is horrified to hear what Davros has done to the Tranquil Repose facility on Necros.

With his new army of Daleks completed, Davros would then lure his archenemy the Doctor (then in his Sixth incarnation) to Necros as part of a trap.

Davros succeeded in capturing the Doctor, but just as he was about launch his new army, his original Daleks arrived and captured him.

These Daleks had been summoned by one of the staff at Tranquil Repose who had grown to despise Davros. Whilst the Daleks took Davros back to Skaro to stand trial for his crimes, they also intended to recondition his new army of Daleks to be loyal to them.

Fortunately however a knight named Orcini who had been hired to kill Davros, but who still wanted an honourable kill destroyed the Dalek army with a bomb before they could be activated.

The Doctor would subsequently convince the people on Necros to harness the planets on the planet to create a food source to feed the starving planets.

Davros meanwhile would later escape from the Daleks. He would spend the next few years attempting to take control of the monsters only to fail each time.

Davros would later find a way to revive the frozen Dalek army on Spirodon, who he then reconditioned one at a time to be his servants. These new and upgraded Daleks would drive the original Daleks from Skaro (after the Movellan war the monsters had returned to their old home planet which they had terrorformed.)

Davros would make Skaro his new base of operations and he would also upgrade his own body too. As the Doctor would later comment “he had removed the last vestige of his human form.”

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Davros in his new form.

Davros’ Daleks on Skaro would be referred to as the Imperials, whilst the original Dalek faction would be referred to as the renegades.

Both factions would over the course of the next century or so build up their own empires whilst constantly warring with one another.

In the year 2985, the new Cyber empire had expanded to such an extent that the earth grew terrified and would attempt to mount an alliance between various other races even beyond the Democratic Order of Planets against the Cybermen.

The Cybermen however would attempt to stop the conference from going ahead by planting a Cyber bomb on the earth which would have been capable of destroying the entire planet.

The Fifth Doctor and his companions however would successfully deactivate the bomb, but the Cyber leader had a back up plan.

He would crash a gigantic ship into the earth filled with Cyber bombs which would render planet uninhabitable. Despite his best efforts the Fifth Doctor was no match for the Cybermen who were able to steer the ship towards earth. Unfortunately for the Cybermen however their own technology inadvertently sent the space ship back 65 million years where it was the cause of the final extinction of the Dinosaurs.

The Cybermen however still achieved a small victory over the Doctor as they forced his companion, Adric to remain behind on the ship as it crashed. Adric’s death would continue to haunt the Doctor for centuries to come.

The alliance of planets would wage war on the Cyber empire which would last from 2985 until the year 2997. The alliance of planets was the largest humanity had ever assembled and ultimately even the Cybermen couldn’t withstand it and they were eventually beaten back to Telos.

One group of Cybermen did manage to make their way to earth during the war where they would revive several of earth’s giant monsters buried under the ground as Cybernetic monsters. Among these included several of the Gyaos and King Ghidorah.

The earth would be forced to turn to giant monsters such as Godzilla and King Kong for help. All of earth’s giant monsters had continued to live on Monsterworld for the past 1000 years. Their mutated metabolism would allow them to survive for several thousand years, though by this stage baby Godzilla had fully grown meaning there were three Godzilla’s now. The Federation had attempted to weaponize Godzilla in the 24th century, but the monsters were too powerful for the Federation to capture.

The monsters had played a brief role in helping to fight back the Daleks during the second great Dalek war.

The Democratic Order of Planets would still nevertheless be able to bring Godzilla, King Kong, Jiras, and Anguirus back to earth with the help of the 12th Doctor.

Back on their home planet for the first time in close to 1000 years, the monsters would battle the Cyberized versions of their old enemies such as Ghidorah and Gyaos. Godzilla and his allies would destroy the Cybermen’s monsters whilst the Doctor destroyed their invasion force on earth. The monsters would then be shipped back to Monster World.

In the year 2998 the Cybermen would succeed in capturing a time vessel which they attempted to use to change the history of the universe by preventing Mondas’ destruction. These plans were foiled by the Sixth Doctor, and with the last suriving Cryons help, the Sixth Doctor was also able to destroy the Cybermen’s base of operations on Telos, forcing the last of the Cybermen to retreat across the universe.

By the end of the 30th century human civilisation was thriving like never before thanks to both its own technological advancements and those of the various alien species that had come to settle on the earth. However this would create a problem of people in the 30th century becoming decadent as they no longer had any responsibilities. In order to get round this the government would force people to take jobs through computer chips implanted in their minds. Those who lacked the chips were deemed outlaws.

At the end of the year 2999 Philip J Fry would be awoken from his 1000 year long slumber. Having been preserved solely to battle against the Brain Spawn when they returned, Fry was not sorry to leave his life in the 20th century behind as he felt his life was going nowhere.

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Fry awakens in a very different world to the one he left behind.

Sadly however the job he was assigned by Turanga Leela at the cryogenics lab was the same as his job from the 20th century, a Delivery boy. He refused to go back to his old life and fled from Leela who tried to install his career chip. .

Along the way Fry encountered a robot, Bender and the two of them would soon forge a strong, if somewhat unusual friendship.

Leela would catch up to Fry in the ruins of Old New York where the two bonded over the loss of their family and not fitting in 30th century earth. Fry inspired Leela to quit her job, and the three of them tracked down Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Fry’s great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great nephew.

Farnsworth ran a delivery company called Planet Express which he used to fund his outlandish experiments. His old crew had been tragically killed on an expedition against gigantic bees and he was only too happy to hire Fry, Bender and Leela.

Despite the fact that he was a Delivery boy again, Fry was happy to work for the Professor.

Whilst only a delivery company, the Planet Express crew would become involved in many of the most important events in earth’s history throughout the 31st century.

In the final article of the series we will take a look at the golden age of mankind in the 31st century, how the Daleks and the Cybermen would rebuild their shattered empires, the cold war between the Daleks and the Time Lords, the fall of mankind and its enslavement at the hands of the Apes, the Furon wars, the second Ice Age, and the final fate of mankind.

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To be continued.