An Alternate Sequel To Classic Who

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The Daleks try to defeat the Doctor by showing him a false mock up of his future, so terrible he will kill himself now.

Its no secret that I’ve not exactly been happy with New Who for the past 5 years. I feel it has destroyed many of the shows most enduring icons such as the Master, the Brigadier, regeneration, and even the Doctor himself. (I have NOT liked Jodie’s performance as the 13th Doctor in any way shape or form.)

However looking back on it now I don’t think that New Who was ever really a proper sequel to the original.

It never really tried to portray the Doctor correctly. Now I know what some of you may be thinking. “The Doctor changes when he regenerates, so there is no consistent character to him” or the notorious “Doctor Who is all about change, so all change is good.”

Well personally I think both of those statements are total bollocks. They are classic examples of lies repeated enough times becoming accepted as facts.

If Doctor Who was really all about change then why is the TARDIS still a blue police box? Why are the Daleks still in the show (with the same basic design and characterisation.) Why is the theme tune basically the same?

It has a flexible format that can allow it to change when need be, but that doesn’t mean that it has no constants or that you don’t have to justify a change on its own merits.

In Classic Who the attitude was never that all of the incarnations of the Doctor were different people.

Regeneration was like an advanced form of healing. A Time Lord’s body broke down, and then it repaired itself, but in doing so it took on a new appearance.

As a result of this the Time Lord’s outer persona changed, but their core personality, consciousness, morals, and memories ALL remained exactly the same.

You can tell this just from looking at the first 7 Doctors. They all follow a very definite template.

All of them are mysterious and never tell us their real names. (If everything changed, wouldn’t at least one of them have told us his name is Bob and that he worked a boring 9-5 job on Gallifrey?)

All of them want to explore the universe and discover its secrets for scientific purposes.

All Classic era Doctors also have the exact same moral code too. They all prefer non violent means and will never kill out of vengeance, or if their enemy is unarmed and already beaten.

However they will kill in self defence without a seconds hesitation and will use any means necessary. The Doctor regularly uses guns, knives, explosives, bio weapons, and even wild animals to brutally murder his enemies. He also never shows any regrets afterwards and has no problems with his friends and allies using weapons either.

Indeed some of his absolute best friends like the Brigadier, Leela and Jamie regularly carry weapons or use them and the Doctor outright encourages them! Telling Leela for instance where to stick the knife into a Sontaran, thanking the Brig for shooting an Ogron and a Silurian dead and cheering Jamie chasing a red coat with a sword at the end of the War Games!

Ultimately the Doctor will always do what he needs to do to protect the innocent. He is a very level headed, practical, and mature character. We never see him break down in tears, let his emotions cloud his better judgement, or completely lose his cool.

The Doctor was also always portrayed as an asexual character who never showed any romantic interest in his companions (or anyone else for that matter.) Lots of fans have debated as to why this is, with some saying its because the Doctor is an alien, but personally I always saw it as being more because he had already had a normal life back on Gallifrey and isn’t interested in having one again.

When we first see the Doctor he is already an old man who has married, had a family, grand children etc. Clearly his family have died. It makes no sense otherwise. Why else would Susan be in his care? Also where were his wife and children all those times he was brought back to Gallifrey? Even if they were on bad terms, you’d think they’d be interested when he was put on trial for supposedly murdering the President!

Furthermore you’d think they’d at least want to know what happened to Susan too. Finally the only time he mentions them in Classic Who, in a rather touching scene from Tomb of the Cybermen, he talks about them in the past sense and relates to Victoria whose father had recently passed away.

So to me its obvious that the Doctors wife and children were killed at some point before he left Gallifrey and Susan then fell into his care. After his family’s death the Doctor decided to explore the universe. He had always wanted to, but when he met his wife back on Gallifrey and had a family, he put it aside and had a happy life with them. After losing his loved ones however he decides to start living out his dream and doesn’t want to bother getting tied down somewhere again. He has already lived that life and no one can replace his loved ones.

This also rather nicely explains why the Doctor has such a rational, mature outlook to things. Not only has he already lived a full life before we meet him, but he has also lived through the worst loss imaginable. 

Whatever the real reason, the Doctor is not a romantic character. I’m not saying that you can NEVER have any kind of romance under ANY circumstances, but it has to be very fleeting. The character of the Doctor just simply isn’t designed for big romance stories. He is designed for sci fi, adventure stories.

On top of this there are a number of little characteristics that run throughout all Doctors in Classic Who that still help to strongly link the Doctors together as the same man.

All the classic era Doctors (bar Troughton) are shown to be formidable fighters for instance, capable of fighting off dozens of people at once. (We can chalk Troughton’s Doctors weakness up to the fact that he was in a small, frail body.)

Also most Doctors have a love for jelly babies too.

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Finally even physically there is something of a template to the Doctors. They all have long hair, wear frock coats, and dress in more flamboyant, Edwardian, Victorian era clothing.

This isn’t just my opinion. All of the major people involved in Classic Who said that they were careful not to change the Doctors character too much.

Robert Holmes, the shows most popular and prolific writer (to date Holmes has written more episodes of DW than anyone else, even Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat) said that he always wrote the Doctors as being the same character, and simply allowed the actors to re-interpret the lines however they wished.

He would make a few allowances, such as giving Jon Pertwee a few more fight scenes, or Tom a few more bits of humour, but ultimately he always wrote the Doctor as the same character. Terry Nation the shows second most prolific writer said he always did the same, whilst Terrance Dicks the shows longest running script editor said the single most important thing was not to change the Doctors character too much.

Jon Pertwee also was adamant about the Doctor being portrayed as an asexual grandfatherly figure, whilst Tom Baker said in an interview collected for the documentary, “Whose Doctor Who” that the Doctor was the most limited role he ever played as there were so many things he couldn’t do, as he wouldn’t seem like the Doctor anymore.

Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy all also mentioned keeping aspects of their predecessors in their performances too.

Finally John Nathan Turner, the shows longest running producer was also adamant about sticking to the Doctor’s core character to the point where he forced his leading men to all grow their hair long, and refused to let Peter Davison even put his arm around the companion, out of fear people would read a romantic interpretation into it.

So with this in mind the idea that the Doctor can be absolutely anybody not only goes against what the makers of the original series tried to do for 26 years, I’d say it outright insults them.

Its basically saying that the collective character of the Doctor that they created and maintained over quarter of a century isn’t good enough. Its also I feel underplays what the actors playing the Doctor accomplished. If there was no similarity between the Doctors, then it would be the easiest iconic role to play. You literally couldn’t miscast the part unlike say Superman or Batman.

However all of the actors playing the Doctor were bound by very clear limitations that defined the Doctor, but even within those limitations, the actors managed to completely reinvent the character again and again.

When you look at Eccelston’s 9th Doctor however you can see the writer not caring about the limitations.

There was very little from the first 7 in his portrayal. His Doctor was in love with his 19 year old companion Rose Tyler. Rose is only 4 years older than Susan! She is the type of person the Doctor should be viewing as a surrogate grand daughter figure, not as a love interest!

Eccelston’s Doctor was also a very emotional character, constantly breaking down into tears, letting his emotions cloud his brain, and he also virtually never did any fighting, and refused to use guns (apart from one moment where he was meant to have gone mad in Dalek.) He was also constantly saved by his companion too which greatly undermined his credibility as a heroic figure.

His Doctor also did not travel because he wanted to. In The End of the World he says he travels because his people and home are gone and regularly says that he wants to have a normal life instead of the one he has, which is the opposite of the original Doctor.

Even physically the 9th Doctor was the total opposite to the first 7, with his short, shaved hair, and toned down, modern, leather coat.

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See what I mean? Even in terms of appearance he just sticks out like a sore thumb already.

These problems would only get worse with the next Doctors. David Tennant’s Doctor was more akin to Captain Kirk, snogging every attractive woman he came into contact with , constantly breaking down in tears, and refusing to let his companions use guns, even when there was a horde of flesh eating monsters about to descend on them!

Tennant was a great actor, but he just wasn’t the Doctor in anyway. Its hard to imagine Tennant’s Doctor who constantly goes insane to the point where he commits genocide and changes time over losing his loved ones like Rose being the same wise old Time Lord from Tomb, comforting Victoria about the loss of her parents. If anything in the Tennant era she’d have to comfort him!

Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi meanwhile I think were good choices for the role who tried to play the Doctor as a more alien, old fashioned character, (and picked more Doctorish costumes and looks unlike Tennant and Eccelston.)

Sadly however they were let down by stories that were completely inappropriate for the Doctor. From River Song boasting about the bondagey sex she had with the Doctor, to Clara undermining him at every opportunity, to the Master creating a Cyber army so that she could sleep with him.

Worst of all during the Capaldi era they completely rewrote his history, changing it so that he left Gallifrey not because he wanted to explore, but because of some silly hybrid prophecy. (They also revealed far too much of his past in the process.)

Jodie’s casting meanwhile is an utter joke. Leaving aside the fact that it was nothing but pandering to the most bullying side of fandom (a topic I’ve explored many times before.) A female Doctor to me was never a good idea anyway.

As we have explored there is a template to the character, and his gender is a part of that by default as he was never conceived as genderless until Steven Moffat started to include it from the early 10s after feminists started bullying him online.

The character was always been written and played as a male by default. All of his relationships were from a male perspective, viewers have always identified with him as a man, and even in little superficial ways he’s always been masculine, like he’s always dressed in masculine clothes, he’s based on male heroes like Quatermass, Sherlock Holmes etc.

A female Doctor would feel out of place, not because women can’t be the heroes in general, but its just that this particular hero, in this particular continuity is set as a man. Whenever I’d see a woman as the Doctor I just couldn’t relate her to being the first 7 men.

However whilst I’m more angry at Jodie’s casting due to the agenda behind it (which has seeped its way into the show, much to its detriment.) I must admit Jodie has just been the final straw in terms of not being able to take the New Who Doctor as being the same character as the original.

What is there left of the original Doctor anymore with her casting?

One by one they’ve chipped away at his core character. First his look and dress sense changed, then his motivation for travelling changed, then his morality and relationship with his enemies like the Master changed, then his asexuality was tossed in the bin, then his mysterious past was revealed and changed, as we now know the reason he ran away, and the reason he overcame his fear as a boy, and the reason he chose that particular TARDIS were ALL because of Clara. Finally now even his fucking gender has changed too!

All that’s left of the actual Doctor’s character is the fact that we don’t know his name, and that he travels in a TARDIS which is shaped like a blue box, but that’s not really enough. The same was true of the Peter Cushing Doctor Who as well. (Hey we didn’t know his first name at least.)

Take a look at these fan drawings of the Doctor and the Master and try and to imagine them as being the same characters we watched for decades in Classic Who and not laugh.

 

I’m not knocking the drawings or the artists themselves, but what the hell is left of Jon Pertwee and Roger Delgado in those characters? You can see what’s left of Pertwee and Delgado in Tom Baker and the Burned Master fighting with each other, but Jodie and Missy?

With this in mind you have to wonder why the New Who brigade bothered to make the revival a sequel and not a remake?

Personally I think its because they wanted to have their cake and eat it too. They wanted to cash in on Classic Who’s fanbase and success by linking their version to it, but they couldn’t be bothered actually trying to follow on from Classic Who, or write the character of the Doctor. I think a lot of the New Who writers had disdain for the character of the Doctor to be honest. Look at Russell T Davies complaining that there was never any emotional content with the original Doctor, or Moffat using his final story to absolutely trash the original Doctor, William Hartnell, by portraying him as a racist and sexist and homophobe compared to his Doctor.

Ironically however whilst New Who being “officially” a sequel may have caused Classic Who fans such as myself to watch the revival at first, in the long run I think this solution has proven to be worse for everyone.

First of all its led to a massive schism in the fanbase, which wouldn’t have been there if New Who had been honest about being a remake.

Its also caused a lot of anger towards New Who from classic era fans to the point where ironically I feel that a lot of classic era fans (myself included) overlook New Who’s good points.

Had it been a remake, then I think a lot of classic who fans would probably appreciate New Who, the same way they do the Cushing movies, IE not as proper Who, but enjoyable in its own right

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So I’ve decided to do a sequel series that will totally ignore New Who, and feature an alternate 9th-13th Doctors.

This series will establish that Classic Who and New Who take place in alternate universes to one another. Classic Who takes place in N-Space and New Who takes place in M-Space, a reality with a similar history to N-Space, but ultimately different in many respects. I feel this is the best solution, as this way old and new who can still be connected, but ultimately we don’t have to imagine that the Burned Master secretly wants to shag Tom Baker, or that if it weren’t for Clara then the Doctor would have been killed in every story.

I will use different images for my 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th Doctors from Christopher Eccelston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, and Jodie Whittaker.

The image for the 9th Doctor will be that of Dylan Moran, the 10th will be Tim Curry, the 11th will be Robert Carlyle, the 12th will be Damien Moloney and the 13th will be Julian Richings.

I will be basing these Doctors characters on the type of characters those actors are known for playing too.

9th Doctor

This Doctor will be quite grumpy, bad tempered, and ruthless to his enemies.

10th Doctor

This Doctor will be a friendly, larger than life, boisterous, eccentric figure.

11th Doctor

This Doctor will be a darker, more violent, conflicted and tormented individual.

12th Doctor

This Doctor will be a more pessimistic, cold, and cynical Doctor with a dry sense of humour.

13th Doctor

This Doctor will be the wisest, most level headed and distant of all of his incarnations.

Now we won’t be running through each Doctors entire life one after another like New Who as that would take decades. Instead we will be looking at stories from every one of these Doctors like Big Finish.

The purpose of this series is simply to offer an alternative to Classic Who fans who are not happy with New Who.

Don’t get me wrong I am not deluded enough to think I will replace New Who for the general public, nor am I egotistical enough to think that this will be the definitive sequel to Classic Who.

I hope however that other people reading this who are not happy with New Who will not only enjoy it, but do the same and produce their own sequel, in book form, or as a youtube series. I hope that in time this will become the norm for fan fic writers who are more interested in Classic Who, rather than just simply just to focus on new stories with Classic era Doctors, they will instead create their own 9-13th Doctors. Eventually when that happens dozens and dozens of times, there will be a greater chance that the BBC themselves will produce a sequel series that ignores New Who.

I’m not saying that they will get McGann back, but they could easily have the first of the new run of Doctors (years after new who finished) casually mention that he is on his 9th life a few years into his tenure.

To me this would be the best option for everyone. It would make Classic Who like the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories.

To those who aren’t familiar with Sherlock Holmes, the Doyle novels are the only official canon of Sherlock Holmes. There are literally hundreds of sequels across all mediums to the Doyle Holmes stories, but they are all unofficial. Fans are free to choose whichever Holmes story they want as the official sequel, or they can just ignore them all.

Classic Who should be the same. I don’t see why one group of people who had NOTHING to do with the original and who made their version decades later should be allowed to decide the definitive version of what happened to other people’s characters.

I know that Classic Who was not written by one writer like Sherlock Holmes, but it was still one complete work that came to an end, so in my opinion it deserves to stay as one complete work.

Rather than it all being one messy timeline where Delgado is retconned into wanting to shag Pertwee, instead Classic Who can stand on its own. Those who prefer New Who as a sequel can take it as the sequel, those who prefer my version can take it as a sequel, those who prefer any other potential alternative sequel can take them as canon instead, and those who can’t stand any of the sequels can just enjoy Classic Who on its own.

This will also allow fans to enjoy all of the sequels on their own merits (though even with this I still wouldn’t like the Peter Capaldi or Jodie Whittaker era’s which don’t even make sense within the history of New Who, never mind Classic Who. Still that’s for bigger New Who fans to sort out, not me.)

Furthermore as many New Who writers such as Paul Cornell and Steven Moffat have said that Doctor Who has no canon (to cover their own plot holes and continuity blips) then my version really is as official as New Who.

This new Doctor Who series will start in February 2019. I have a lot of work to get done first including finishing the final two parts of The History of N-Space series.

In my opinion various other franchises also take place in N-Space. Doctor Who has had various crossovers with other series such as Futurama, Blake’s 7, Red Dwarf, Quatermass, Caballistics Inc, Dan Dare, Godzilla, Planet of the Apes, and the John Carpenter horror movie, Prince of Darkness, so as far as I’m concerned they all exist in N-Space.

This series is designed to try and fit all of these works together into one cohesive timeline.

The History of N-Space: Part 1: War of the Gods

The History of N-Space: Part 2: The Age of Monsters

There will be references to and crossovers with these other franchises in my Doctor Who sequel series, though only fleetingly.

In addition to this I will also be writing a Romana spin off series revolving around her adventures in E-Space, and featuring the later incarnations of Romana seen in my history of N-Space.

So join me in February next year when we will see the return of the original Doctor.

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See you soon.

 

The History of N-Space: Part 2: The Age of Monsters

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(Drawing by Deviant Art user Wormongerer. I found this online, he did not draw it for me.)

In the last article we looked at how N-Space was created, the early years of N-Space’s version of earth and our solar system, the rise of various races such as the Time Lords, the Daleks, the Cybermen, the Sontarans, the Treens, the Furons, and finally the war between the Gods.

In this article we will be taking a look at how modern man first discovered he wasn’t alone in the universe, how mankind would survive alien invasions from the most evil and destructive creatures of N-Space such as the Daleks, the Cybermen, and the Furons, its battles with giant prehistoric monsters and finally how ironically many of these prehistoric beasts such as Godzilla and Gamera would become heroes to humanity.

20th Century

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The three unlikely heroes of humanity throughout most of the 20th century.

It would be from the 20th century onward that the history of earth in N-Space would become more noticably different. Whilst extraterrestrials had visited the N-Space version of earth many times before, and had even helped to shape its history. All of these previous visitations had either passed into legend such as the Vampires, or been covered up like Light.

If you were to look at a history book from the early 20th century version of N-Space, then it would be virtually identical to one from our universe during that time.

Nevertheless even prior to the Cyber invasion of 1986, the various alien visitations throughout N-Space’s version of earth, as well as the presence of the Silurians civilization would still have caused some notable changes in N-Space’s version of earth’s history, such as the advancement of humanity in technological and even social terms.

Still we will be looking at the 20th century of N-Space’s version of earth in a greater detail, as it was really during the 20th century when everything changed for humanity.

1900s

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In the year 1908, a Blisk’s spaceship crashed into Russia in Tunguska. This was the last Blisk ship to survive the Furon war, and in a desperate attempt to escape its enemies, it fled towards the earth, falling through the time fissure in the process, which sent it several thousand years to the early 20th century.

Upon arriving on earth, the Blisk would slowly infiltrate Russian society. They would help the communist party gain control of Russia and slowly replace its members with their own in disguise.

One member of the communist party, Leon Trotsky would discover the truth about the Blisk who subsequently had him assassinated.

The Blisk’s ultimate aim was to build humanity up to the level where they could create weapons that would allow them to not only take over the entire earth, but reform it into an irradiated water world just like Mars. It would take them several decades to attempt this however, due to their limited resources and humanity’s own constant infighting.

1910s

In the year 1911, Marcus Scarman led an expedition into the black Pyramid where Sutekh had been imprisoned for over 1000 years. Ignoring the warnings from the locals, who still believed the legends of Sutekh, Scarman foolishly stumbled into Sutekh’s tomb.

Though the Eye of Horus kept Sutekh imprisoned, Sutekh was still able to muster up a mere fraction of his former power to kill Scarman and then reanimate his corpse.

Scarman under Sutekh’s command would construct a small army of Mummy robots using bits and pieces of Osiran technology left on the earth. Moving the Mummies to Scarman’s estate in England (along with the Osiran technology.) Sutekh also transported a portal leading to his tomb from Egypt which allowed him to still control Scarman in England.

Sutekh hoped to create a rocket in secret in Scarman’s estate which he would then fire at the Pyramid of Mars, destroying both it and the Eye of Horus, freeing him.

One of Scarman’s friends, Doctor Warlock as well as his brother Lawrence, grew worried when he didn’t return from Egypt and decided to investigate Scarman’s estate. Unfortunately they would soon become trapped when Sutekh placed transduction barriers around the estate to prevent anyone from getting in or out. Sutekh would then order both his robots and Marcus to kill all the humans on the estate (including Sutekhs own human servant, Numan.) Whilst Lawrence was able to evade the monsters, sadly Doctor Warlock was killed by the Mummies.

Fortunately however the Fourth Doctor would arrive on the estate in his TARDIS along with his companion Sarah. The Doctor had been alerted to Sutekh’s presence when the Pyramid of Mars which monitored Sutekh’s tomb, sensed a breach and sent a warning signal out into the universe to alert any nearby life forms “Beware Sutekh!

Whilst no one on earth had the technology to even decipher the message, the Fourth Doctor realized what the warning meant, having heard about the real Sutekh on his various travels, and worked with Lawrence to try and shut down operation of the rocket.

At one point Sarah Jane Smith begged the Doctor just to leave, but the Doctor warned her that Sutekh would destroy the world unless they stopped him. Sarah however scoffed at the idea, pointing out that they knew that Sutekh didn’t destroy the world in 1911. The Doctor would take her back to her time (1980), where Sarah saw the earth desolate and devoid of any life. The Doctor explained to her that a being of Sutekh’s virtually limitless power could easily destroy time itself.

Sarah discovers what will become of her world and countless others if Sutekh is not stopped from escaping in 1911.

Unfortunately however Lawrence botched the Doctors attempts to severe Sutekh’s control over Marcus. Doing so would effectively kill Marcus, and naturally Lawrence tried to save his brother. The Doctor admonished Lawrence telling him that his brother was already dead and that the costs would be immeasurable if Sutekh was not stopped. Despite the Doctors warnings to Lawrence, he would try to reach his brother again, who still completely under Sutekh’s control, would torture Lawrence to death for information about the Doctor (with Sutekh having suspected that an extra terrestrial was on the estate as no human could possibly have the knowledge to severe his connection with Marcus.)

The Doctor and Sarah would succeed in placing a bomb on the rocket, but when they tried to detonate it, Sutekh was able to hold the explosion with his mental power. In order to stop Sutekh, the Doctor was forced to travel to his tomb (which he did using the portal, concealed within a sarcophagus.)

The Doctor distracted Sutekh long enough for the Osiran to release his hold over the bomb, causing it to explode. Unfortunately however before the Doctor could escape, Sutekh stopped him with his powers and begun to torture the Time Lord. Though the Doctor didn’t give into the torture, Sutekh was able to briefly take control of his mind, and forced the Doctor to take Scarman and his robot Mummies to the Pyramid of Mars.

There the Mummies would destroy the Eye of Horus, despite Sarah and the Doctor’s best efforts to stop them.

With Sutekh now able to move again, he declared that he would crush the earth and hurl it to the very depths of space. The Doctor however was able to stop the monster at the very last minute using a device from his TARDIS.

The Doctor would stretch the portal Sutekh used to escape from his prison to the point where it would take the Osiran several million years to reach the end of it, which was longer than even the great lifespan of an Osiran.

The Doctor finally defeated Sutekh once and for all, but in stretching the time corridor he caused a fire which burned the Scarman estate to the ground. 60 years later, UNIT HQ would be built over its ruins.

1920s

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Allosaurus, one of the top predators of the plateau.

In the year 1925 mankind would discover that Dinosaurs had not entirely died out in the KT extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous period.

Professor George Challenger discovered the plateau where the Dinosaurs, kept preserved in the Silurians chambers for millions of years had been awoken and now roamed as the dominant life forms.

Challenger was not actually the first person to explore the plateau. The eccentric explorer Maple White had actually discovered the plateau earlier, but he sadly had become lost and trapped there. It was his daughter, Paula, that alerted Challenger to the existence of the “Lost World” by showing him her fathers diaries and drawings of the prehistoric creatures he had encountered.

Challenger decided to mount an expedition to see if White’s claims were true. He led a team consisting of Paula White, journalist Edward Malone, big game hunter Lord John Roxton, and skeptic Lord Summerlie.

As soon as they arrived on the plateau they encountered Dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, but sadly the explorers were soon trapped by a Brontosaurus that destroyed the log, linking the plateau to the outside world.

The team would encounter various other Dinosaurs including both Allosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex (as well as a vicious ape man) whilst struggling to survive.

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Paula would sadly discover that her father had been killed by the Dinosaurs on the previous expedition.

The explorers would eventually find a way to escape, and in a further stroke of luck, they discovered a Brontosaurus at the bottom of the plateau. It had earlier been pushed off of the edge of the plateau by an attacking Allosaurus. The sauropod had survived the fall, and after nursing it back to help, Challenger would ship it off to London as proof of their adventures. The Brontosaurus however soon escaped and rampaged its way through London. It destroyed a lot of property, but fortunately it didn’t kill anyone before it quickly jumped into the Thames and swam off into the English channel.

The public are alerted to the existence of living Dinosaurs in the 20th century.

Challenger sadly would be sued for damages caused by the Brontosaurus, but he would still nevertheless be remembered as one of the greatest and most influential scientific figures of the 20th Century.

Edward Malone and Paula White meanwhile would marry after the adventure, with Malone’s fiance having left him during his time on the plateau.

In the late 20s a group of robots from the future, known as the Expanoids would invade and conquer humanity. Their aim was to eliminate all forms of advanced technology from the earth’s history and so they would establish a ban on any forms of electronic equipment after their invasion, which would last for close to 30 years. All forms of science that weren’t sanctioned by the Expanoids would be banned too.

Fortunately time travellers from the future, Dave Lister, Arnold Rimmer, The Cat and Kryten, a mechanoid would follow the Expanoids back to the 50s and succeed in short circuiting the Expanoids with a weapon designed by the last remaining human resistance force.

Though the invasion was defeated, the damage the Expanoids had done to the timeline of earth however was still immense, so the Second Doctor whilst working for the Celestial Intervention Agency would be sent forward to the future, just before the Expanoids would travel backwards to the 20s.

The Doctor alerted, Lister, Rimmer, The Cat and Kryten to the Expanoids presence much earlier, and the 5 of them would succeed in destroying the Expanoids, before they could arrive in the 1920s, restoring the timeline.

1930s

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The 8th Wonder of the World.

In the year 1933, Carl Denham would discover a map leading to Skull Island. Denham was a celebrated explorer and film maker, and wanted to shoot his latest movie on the legendary Skull Island. Myths had developed around Skull Island over the last several hundred years. For Denham in the 30s, this must have been like discovering a map to Atlantis.

When Denham arrived on the island however with his ship the SS Venture, the Natives, who were preparing for their sacrifice to Kong (which happened every decade) decided to select Ann Darrow, Denham’s leading lady instead.

The Natives were not evil. They had spent their entire lives struggling to survive on the worst place on earth, and regularly had to sacrifice their own daughters, sisters and mothers to the great Ape. This was a golden opportunity not to have to sacrifice one of their own and they took it. If one of their number was not presented up to Kong then he would simply break his way into their village and take one of them by force. The last time this happened several decades ago, 50 villagers were killed in the attack.

The father of the young girl, chosen to be sacrificed to Kong, (victims were normally selected a month before the Ape’s arrival to be given time to say goodbye to their families.) Personally led the attack on Denham’s ship where Ann was captured and later handed over to Kong.

Denham, and Jack Driscoll, Denham’s first shipmate (who had fallen in love with Ann during the course of their journey,) would lead a team through the jungles of skull island to try and find Ann. They would encounter various Dinosaurs and dangerous creatures along the way.

Whilst the Brontosaurus was normally a peaceful herbivore, the harsh environment of Skull Island had caused it to become more hostile and aggressive to any animal that came near its territory, which the crew of the Venture discovered much too late.

Jack Driscoll who along with Denham was the only person to survive the encounter with Kong and the pit, would have nightmares about the horrific creatures he saw devour his shipmates for the rest of his life.

In addition to this Kong would also as always be forced to protect his latest bride from the various monsters he shared Skull island with including a ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex and a flying Pteranodon.

Kong fights off hordes of Dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures to protect Ann Darrow.

Eventually Jack was able to rescue Ann and make his way back to the Venture. Unfortunately however Kong followed him back to the village. There the great ape killed several Natives before Denham was finally able to knock Kong out with a gas bomb.

Denham decided to bring Kong back to civilization just as Challenger had done with the Brontosaurus almost 10 years earlier.

Denham would showcase Kong as the 8th wonder of the world, but unfortunately the Ape managed to escape on the opening night and went on a rampage across New York.

Kong killed dozens of people and even derailed a train before he was able to recapture Ann, by literally pulling her out of the hotel room she was staying in with Jack.

Scared and unsure of the strange new environment he found himself in and still desperate to protect Ann, Kong climbed to the top of the Empire State building, with Ann in tow.

It proved to be a fatal mistake, as at the top of the building, Kong was now vulnerable and fighter jets would, after a protracted fight, shoot the great Ape down.

After surviving for over 100 years on the most dangerous place on earth, King Kong finally succumbs to the weaponry of modern man.

After Kong’s death, his remains would be shipped off to the American Museum of Natural History.

Denham meanwhile would be sued for damages for bringing Kong to New York, just like Challenger.

Unable to pay off the lawsuits, Denham in his desperation would be forced to go back to Skull Island to look for lost treasure, said, according to rumors, to be left over from the original Skull Island civilization.

When Denham returned to Skull Island however, he would be turned away by the Natives who blamed him for the destruction of their village.

Denham would be forced to go round to the other side of Skull Island. There he would not only have more encounters with Dinosaurs, but he would also discover Kong’s son, who he came to nickname Kiko.

Kiko in contrast to his father was very friendly towards the human explorers, and protected them from the Dinosaurs. Sadly however whilst Denham was able to find the treasure, Skull island soon began to break apart.

The landmass had always been unstable, and had slowly been breaking off over the centuries, but now finally the latest earthquake ripped the island to pieces and sunk it beneath the waves.

The Natives and most of the Dinosaurs were killed when the Island sunk (though a few including the Brontosaurus were able to swim to safety.)

Kiko would sacrifice himself to save Denham by holding him above the water until the Venture was able to rescue Denham.

The gold Denham acquired on the island would allow him to pay of the lawsuits and become a very wealthy man in his own right. Still Denham would carry guilt over his actions for the rest of his life, and would in his later years become an animal rights activist and donate masses of his wealth to projects devoted to protecting and conserving rare or endangered species. He passed away in 1971.

Whilst the Megaprimatus Kong were believed to have been extinct following Kiko’s death, it would later be revealed that a few specimens had survived on the Island of Pharo, an offshoot of Skull Island, though more on that Island’s history later.

In the Himalayas meanwhile the Second Doctor would face one of the Anti God’s most evil children. The Great Intelligence

The Great Intelligence had been sealed in a pocket dimension many thousands of years ago by one of God’s followers, but at some point in the 16th century it was able to enter N-Space once again.

The Intelligence was able to use a Tibetan Monks meditations, which brought him to a higher level of consciousness as a gateway to enter our reality once again, where it took control of the monks body.

The Intelligence would spend the next several hundred years, using its robotic servants (which it disguised as Yeti, local, harmless ape like creatures.) To try and find a way to completely corporolize itself so that it could become a god.

By the 1930s the Intelligence was almost ready, but the Second Doctor, working with an explorer named Quentin Travers who was there to try and find the real Yeti, were able to stop the Intelligence’s plans and send the monster back to its prison.

Travers and the Doctor would part on great terms (though Travers greatly respected the Doctor as the greatest scientist he had ever met, he still found it hard to believe his claims about having a time machine being true.)

Travers would go on to be one of the greatest explorers of the 20th century, and go on to have many more encounters with the paranormal over the decades.

In 1938 the Thirteenth Doctor would travel back to Cairo to save a young Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart from the last of a race of aliens known as the Quesilacs.

The Quesilacs were the most advanced race in their solar system. They conquered the other worlds in their solar system, and later expanded to conquer other solar systems across the universe. They came to believe in their arrogance that they were the masters of the universe.

They soon got a very nasty surprise when they came into conflict with the Daleks. The Quesilacs attacked a Dalek colony. As they caught the Daleks off guard, they were able to defeat the small colony, but it soon brought the wrath of the Dalek empire down on their heads.

The Daleks easily slaughtered the Quesilacs. Within a matter of months the Daleks destroyed all of the colonies the Quesilacs had spent centuries building up.

The Quesilacs surrendered unconditionally many times, but the Daleks still kept attacking them. The Daleks saw no strategic value in their relatively small empire, and did not believe the Quesilacs would be useful servants either. They were not physically powerful, and the Daleks couldn’t remould and tamper with their DNA as easily as they could human beings. So the Daleks decided to simply exterminate the “lesser creatures” and they destroyed every single one of their colonies, and burned their home planet to cinders.

Only a few Quesilacs survived, but they managed, through one hit and run attack to steal a Dalek time machine, and escaped the monsters.

The Quesilacs were unable to pilot the ship properly and so instead they arrived in 1980s London, (simply because the earth was in the time machine’s memory banks.)

After staying on earth for a while, the Quesilacs decided to make it their new home planet. They could have piloted their machine to another uninhabited planet, but the Quesilacs, having been utterly humiliated by the Daleks, wanted their new home planet to be one that would be claimed in conquest. They also, knowing this was a planet the Daleks would invade at an earlier point in their history, wanted to set a trap for the metal monsters on earth in the 22nd century, that could destroy them, and thus change history so that their home world would never be destroyed.

The Sixth Doctor and Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart however were able to foil the Quesilacs plans and seemingly destroy them, but one of the aliens managed to escape and using the Daleks time device, travelled back to the 30s to kill the Brigadier as a boy. The Thirteenth Doctors TARDIS was of course directed back there by the Celestial Intervention Agency.

The last of the Quesilacs knew that the Doctor would most likely try to stop it, and so it would ally itself with various humans. It gained their help by showing them false images that he created of the Brigadier as a world leader, causing a third world war that would eradicate human civilization. He lied to the aliens and told them that he was a mutated survivor from the war (explaining his alien appearance.)

The alien and its followers would attack the Brigadier’s family. The Doctor intervened, but sadly the Brigadiers mother and father would both be killed in the attack. Eventually the Doctor was able to destroy the last of the Quesilacs. The young Alistair would then be put in a foster home, but he never forgot his parents and would later join the military in honour of his father who had been a celebrated war hero.

The Thirteenth Doctor would after this adventure travel to the far future and meet the Brigadier as an old man. The Brig recognized the Thirteenth Doctor as the man who had helped him as a boy from what he thought were merely deranged people at the time.

The Brigadier realized what had happened and thanked the Doctor for saving him as a boy and the two shared their last drink together, a toast to the Brigadiers parents.

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The Thirteenth Doctor was both the first and last Doctor to meet the Brigadier, who passed away just a few months after the Thirteenth Doctor visited him. He along with all incarnations of the Doctor would later attend the Brigs funeral.

1940s

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In 1943 the Seventh Doctor would visit earth to deal with a powerful enemy he had battled in a previous incarnation, Fenric.

One of the first Demons created by the Anti God, and by far and away one of the most evil. Fenric was more of a manipulator than other Demons. He would enjoy twisting the minds of people around him and slowly convincing them into destroying themselves.

Fenric’s latest target was humanity. Arriving on the earth in the 3rd century, the Doctor in an unknown incarnation was able to defeat Fenric before he could wreck havoc.

The Time Lord challenged Fenric to a game of chess which last for over 40 days. The Doctor knew that Fenric loved a challenge, and so he devised a move that Fenric could never get round.

Fenric spent too long in the one body, and eventually become weak enough for the Doctor to imprison him into a flask, sealing Fenric in another dimension.

However even from within his flask Fenric would able to influence the universe around him.

Fenric would influence the corrupt Commander Millington, a British officer into creating a toxic substance which he then buried under the ocean. The chemical would over centuries poison the oceans and the environment of earth, killing most life, and mutating humans into hideous, blood drinking monsters called Haemovores. The Haemovores would wipe out the rest of humanity, before succumbing themselves to the poisoned atmosphere.

The last of the Haemovores, and indeed the last creature on earth was brought forward in time by Fenric. Fenric initially brought the Haemovore to the 10th century to try and free him from his flask, which was taken by the Vikings.

Several Vikings were killed and turned into Haemovores in the process, but they were ultimately unable to free Fenric.

Fenric would instead lay several traps for the Doctor throughout time, including bringing his companion Ace to him, all to ensure his own escape in the year 1943.

Fenric did eventually escape from the flask, but the Doctor was able to foil his plans to exterminate mankind. Ironically Fenric originally convinced the last Haemovore (who had gone on to infect others.) To plant the poison beneath the ocean that would eventually exterminate his planet.

The Haemovore on the Doctors urging destroyed Fenric, with his own poison, the remainder of which was destroyed by the Doctor afterwards, preventing the terrible future from coming true.

During the war the Nazis would utilize paranormal creatures and magics against their enemies, forcing the Allies to turn to the black arts, which led to the establishment of the paranormal agency Department Q. After the war Department Q would be used to tackle paranormal threats in the UK such as Vampires, Werewolves, Demons, Ghosts and the various minions of the Anti God. It would occasionally work with Majesitc, UNIT and British Rocket Group to tackle extraterrestrial threats, but generally speaking it would focus on paranormal threats.

In 1947 earth would receive more visitors from the future in the shape of the Planet Express crew.

In the 31st century, the Planet Express crew had been watching a supernova from a safe distance, but sadly a mistake from Philip J Fry whilst working a microwave released radiation into the supernova, which created a rip in the time vortex that hurled the Planet Express ship backwards in time to the year 1947, where it crashed just outside Roswell.

An alien member of the crew, Doctor Zoidberg was captured by the military who proceeded to dissect him alive! Zoidberg however not only survived, but also due to his tremendous alien constitution, wasn’t even hurt. (In fact he had quite a nice time, and even annoyed his captors by talking too much.)

Zoidberg would be rescued by Turanga Leela and Philip J Fry (who went as far as to throw several of Zoidbergs organs in the Presidents face!) During the time travellers stay in the past, Philip J Fry would sleep with a woman named Mildred, who he later discovered (much to his horror) was in fact his grandmother!

This resulted in Fry being his fathers father, and his own grandfather! The resulting mutation that would come from this would render Fry the only creature in N-Space to lack the delta brainwave (a feature which all animals and even robots possess), which made him the only creature in the entire universe immune to the power of the Brain Spawn.

The Planet Express crew managed to escape through the rip in the time vortex back to the 31st century before it sealed shut. Bender however, a robot was left behind, but he was buried underground and the military were unable to find him. He would remain under the ground for 1000 years, all alone, though he didn’t seem to mind. The Planet Express crew would find him in the 31st century and dig him out.

Sadly the Planet Express’ trip to the past would not be without consequences. This had been an alien incursion unlike any other in recent history. The likes of Fenric and Light had happened in remote areas and been covered up, but this incursion was against the government itself who had been left utterly helpless against one alien spaceship. The President had almost choked to death on an aliens gallbladder!

Majestic, a secret organisation, designed to find and destroy alien, and paranormal threats to America (and keep their existence hidden) was founded in 1947 not long after the “Roswell incident”.

Over the next decade however Majestic would develop branches all over the world. (In Britain Department Q was seen as not equipped for dealing with extraterrestrial threats.)

Under the guidance of Silhouette, the head of the American branch, they  became somewhat independent of the governments they supposedly worked for. Silhouette actually intended to overrun the world, by salvaging pieces of alien technology from subsequent alien incursions.

Majestic would stop a few genuine alien threats to the earth, but they soon began to capture benevolent alien invaders too, and used the creatures technology to slowly build up weapons that could allow them to conquer the earth. By the end of the 50s Majestic were almost ready to begin their plans.

Their single greatest weapon was a robot over 50 feet tall, capable of smashing buildings and was equipped with a gigantic laser capable of cutting through solid steal! This robot needed a human brain to power it however, and it Silhouette would later choose that of the President himself after his death at Crypto’s hands in the 50s.

1950s

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In the year 1950, celebrated war hero Dan Dare would be abducted by a Treen spacecraft. The Mekon frequently monitored the earth to make sure humanity were not a threat. Now and again they would take live specimens for experimentation.

The Treen vessel that had abducted Dan however would fall through the time fissure. It would be transported almost 100 years into the future in the late 2040s. In the 20th century Dan would be presumed dead.

The 1950s would come to be known as the first golden age of monsters. Man’s experiments with nuclear power would awaken and mutate several of the Silurians Dinosaurs, buried deep beneath the earth. Many of these Dinosaurs (along with the Silurians who were preserved alongside them) would simply be killed by mankind’s experiments with nuclear power, but others not only survived, but due to already mutated metabolism would absorb the radiation into their bodies and become far more powerful than ever before.

The golden age of monsters would be kicked off by the revival of an ancient predator known as a Rhedosaurus.

Rhedosaurus was one of the first meat eating Dinosaurs ever to evolve. It bore many similarities to the Dinosaurs Archosaurian ancestors, and was possibly the only quadroped meat eating Dinosaur.

Rhedosaurus had gone extinct towards the end of the Triassic period, but the Silurians had revived them towards the end of the Cretaceous period through their cloning technology and just as with other Dinosaur species they mutated them until they grew larger and more powerful.

Rhedosaurus normally grew to 30 feet long, and could weigh in at over 2 tons. The Silurians mutant Rhedosaurus was close to 150 foot long and over 90 tons in weight.

One of the Rhedosaurus, the largest and most powerful, had gone rogue however. Like all of the Silurians mutated Dinosaurs, it’s intelligence was greatly increased, but in this instance it broke free from their control and went on a massive rampage, killing other mutant Dinosaurs and destroying the largest Silurian city in the process.

The Rhedosaurus would be driven away by other mutated Dinosaurs to the antarctic to recover. The Antarctic was the only place on earth the Silurians didn’t spread too as it was too cold, though the Rhedosaurus with its mutated metabolism was able to survive.

The Rhedosaurus however would later be buried under an Avalanche, where it would be preserved for 65 million years until the year 1953, where the beast would be awoken by an atomic blast which further mutated the Rhedosaurus, making it grow larger and more ferocious.

The Rhedosaurus would go on a rampage first destroying a lighthouse, before surfacing in New York where it would destroy several buildings, and kill thousands of innocent people.

None of the military’s weapons would even slow the beast down and its blood also pread a plague that killed many hundreds more.

The military were finally able to destroy the Dinosaur using a special weapon, fitted with a bullet made of isotope which was able to pierce the Dinosaurs skin.

Dubbed “The Beast from 20000 Fathoms” by the press, the Rhedosaurus’ rampage was seen as a one off at the time, but barely one year later mankind would face another of the Silurians mutant Dinosaurs, one far larger and more dangerous than even the Beast itself. Godzilla!

In the year 1954, atomic testing near Odo Island would awaken the Silurians mutant T-Rex’s, and their egg, all of which had been kept in a state of suspended animation in the Silurians chambers for 65 million years under the surface of Odo Island.

The blast was not intended to get anywhere near the island, but it was more powerful than its makers had predicted and spread to the outskirts of Odo. There was a massive scandal at the time from the villagers of the island, but this would quickly be overshadowed by what was to come.

The blast not only disrupted the preservation tanks, but the radiation would also mutate both Tyrannosaurs further, causing them to grow larger, stronger and even develop the power to breath an atomic ray.

These two Tyrannosaurs had once been the mightiest of the Silurians mutants and had even defeated the Brain Spawn. They were created many thousands of years after the Rhedosaurus, when the Silurians had really perfected their cloning technology.

Of the two, the female Tyrannosaurus was the more aggressive. She decided to deal with the threat of humanity, whilst the male quickly retreated to a small nearby island with the egg to protect it until it hatched.

The female Tyrannosaurus would make her presence known to the world when she destroyed two cruise ships, before going on to attack Odo, where she would kill most of the population of the island.

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The natives on the island would dub the mutant Tyrannosaurus, Godzilla, which the rest of humanity would come to know it as.

Godzilla soon made her way to mainland Japan (formerly her and her mates home) where she ravaged it. It is believed that over 2 million people were killed in the monsters rampage which dwarfed that of the Rhedosaur’s.

Godzilla was just defending her territory. As far as she was concerned, humanity were alien invaders. She didn’t recognize any of these strange, mammalian creatures who had seemingly taken the place of the Silurians, her creators, that she had served for her entire life. Furthermore she was convinced that the atomic bomb which had awoken her was an attack on her and her mate too, so Godzilla was determined to destroy all of humanity.

None of the Japanese airforce’s most advanced weapons were even able to pierce the hide of Godzilla who returned night after night to inflict more death and destruction for several weeks.

Godzilla would finally be destroyed by arguably the most devastating weapon mankind would ever create. The Oxygen Destroyer. The Oxygen Destroyer was created by Professor Serizawa, as part of a weapons project, but he came to regret its creation immediately after.

Terrified of what it would do if unleashed, Serizawa at first didn’t want to use the weapon, arguing that it would be worse than Godzilla if it fell into the wrong hands. Ultimately however as Godzilla’s rampages continued to take more lives, Serizawa would be forced to use his weapon on the Tyrannosaur.

Serizawa would burn all of his notes to prevent anyone else from discovering the formula, and deposited the weapon in the ocean where Godzilla slept. The weapon killed Godzilla, reducing her to nothing but a skeleton in a matter of minutes.

Sadly Serizawa would kill himself by cutting the cable that would have brought him to the surface after using the Oxygen Destroyer, taking its secrets to the grave.

The female Godzilla succumbs to the Oxygen Destroyer.

Whilst Japan celebrated the defeat of Godzilla, little did anyone know that the male Godzilla was still alive. It had focused on protecting the baby whilst the female attacked Japan.

When the female didn’t return, the male Godzilla would decide to remain on the Island it had fled too, scared, not for its own safety, but simply to leave its child unattended for any length of time.

The egg of the mutant Tyrannosaurus’ couple had also been affected by the radiation, and made much larger, though the egg had also been put into a form of stasis by the radiation too and wouldn’t hatch for decades.

The male Godzilla would stand watch over his unborn child, shunning humanity as much as he could.

The 1950s would also see the establishment of British Rocket Group. Using pieces of advanced alien technology (that they were able to procure from Majestic who were extremely reluctant, but couldn’t keep all of their stolen tech.) British Rocket Group hoped to send a man into space before either the Russians or the Americans.

The project was headed by Bernard Quatermass a respected British scientist (and old friend of Professor Travers.) Bernard was born in the year 1914. He was a somewhat prickly and difficult individual, who had a very unconventional style. Many who worked with him found his methods very frustrating and unpredictable.

Still those who knew him the best, knew that deep down Quatermass was a good man who worked tirelessly for the benefit of humanity.

Bernard Quatermass began his career in the 30s in Rocketry, though he also did top secret work for the government. Quatermass is believed to have helped stop the Nazi rocket programme, though he was not allowed to discuss his work with the government and remained tight lipped about it to the grave.

In 1954, not long after the female Godzilla’s rampage, Quatermass’ work would with British Rocket Group would come to fruition with the launch of the first ever manned rocket into space. Unfortunately however the rocket would go off course and later crash straight into the heart of London.

Worse still the ships only surviving passenger Victor Carroon had become infected by an alien entity whilst in space and would soon go on a rampage across London, before Bernard Quatermass himself would be forced to bring the alien mutant down in Westminster Abbey. The creatures existence would of course be covered up by Majestic.

Quatermass’ career would suffer greatly as a result of this failure, but he would later be able to redeem his reputation the next year when he was called in to help defeat another giant monster, Gamera.

The last male Gamera had remained buried under the ice, when a small nuclear explosion that crashed in the Antarctic (caused by a downed fighter jet) not only awoke Gamera, but just as with Godzilla, the radiation affected Gamera’s already mutated metabolism. It caused him to grown much larger, heal from his previous injuries, (sustained from both Ghidorah and the Treens) and develop firey breath.

Gamera however was much more badly affected than Godzilla. The pain from his mutation drove him temporarily insane and he would soon lash out at humanity. Just like Godzilla, he would attack mainland Japan and begin slaughtering its inhabitants. However Gamera did still retain some of his former moral code, and even at his lowest point, he still saved a small child during one of his rampages.

Gamera would eventually be defeated by the Z-Plan, a project headed by Bernard Quatermass himself. The Z-Plan was a giant rocket that was designed to send Gamera to a far away planet. Gamera was successfully lured to the giant rocket and then fired to Mars.

The rocket didn’t reach Mars however. It would be blown off course and circle the outer reaches of the solar system for many years. During his solitude Gamera would regain his senses, and later be desperate to atone for his mistakes during his moment of madness on earth.

Quatermass meanwhile would be hailed as a hero on earth for stopping Gamera, and would continue his work with British Rocket Group which received greater funding from the government as a result.

The next year, in 1956, Quatermass would again save humanity from an extraterrestrial menace. A group of aliens from one of Saturn’s moons had slowly begun to take over human bodies in England. Being able to communicate with one another telepathically. The aliens were a hive mind. The aliens intended to alter the earth’s atmosphere to allow them to survive without human bodies. Doing so would however wipe out almost all life on earth, but the aliens didn’t care.

They wanted earth, a much larger planet as a colony for their ever expanding population. Quatermass however was able to foil their plans by launching one of his failed, experimental rockets at the asteroid which the main invasion force had intended to use to return to earth which destroyed it, killing the aliens on earth who were all connected to those on the asteroid.

Though Quatermass had saved humanity, and made contact with an intelligent alien species, once again Majestic would cover it up from the public, much to Quatermass’ annoyance.

Quatermass despised Majestic. He didn’t think it was right to conceal the truth from the general public and (rightfully) believed that Majestic were up to something, but sadly he was never able to gather the necessary evidence to bring them down. Majestic were very good at covering their tracks.

Towards the end of 1956 another alien menace would threaten the earth, the Ymir. The Ymir was an experiment of the Mekon from Venus. The Treens had been monitoring the earth for many decades, and had grown scared by the presence of creatures like Godzilla and the Rhedosaurus. If mankind were ever able to weaponize these creatures then there was no race in the galaxy they could not conquer. The Treens grew even more anxious when they saw that mankind was planning to send its first manned rocket to Venus.

The Mekon was secretly planning to build the Treens forces up to the point where they could conquer all life forms in the galaxy. Naturally he didn’t want mankind to stumble on his plans.

The Mekon ordered that experiments be done on the giant Dinosaur like reptiles that lived within the jungles of Venus to try and create their own Godzilla and Gamera.

The Ymir would be the first attempt at creating such a beast. The Ymir was designed to grow to its full size within a matter of days. The Ymir began its life however as a kind of ooze which allowed it to latch itself onto the earth vessel when it arrived on Venus, and survive the trip through space back to earth, after which it then grew into a sentient being.

The Ymir would continue to grow until it was as big as a building within a few days. The monster would then rampage its way across Rome, even climbing the Colloseum before being shot down.

The Ymirs existence was never kept from the public, but Majestic would still lie that the creature was simply another prehistoric reptile rather than a creature from Venus.

Whilst the Ymir didn’t conquer humanity as the Mekon had hoped, it still stopped mankind from sending more rockets or space probes to Venus for the next couple of decades. In the meantime the Mekon would order his men to create another Ymir, albeit larger and more powerful.

In 1957 yet another of the Silurians mutant Dinosaurs would be awoken by an atomic blast, an Anklyosaurus that would come to be known as Anguirus.

Angurius much like Gamera would briefly be driven insane by the pain of his mutation. He was awoken on an island not too far from Odo where the first two Godzilla’s had been mutated, and instinctively headed there.

Odo Island had 65 million years ago once been home to the Silurian’s main laboratory where they created most of their Dinosaurs (hence why the two hero Tyrannosaurs would be chosen to buried under there.)

Anguirus at this point didn’t even remember his old life, his mind was so frazzled by the radiation, but he headed there on instinct.

Before Anguirus made it to the island however he encountered the surviving male Godzilla. Ironically the two mutant Dinosaurs had fought alongside one another during the time of the Silurians, but now Anguirus didn’t even recognize its former friend it was so insane.

Though Godzilla did recognize Anguirus, he didn’t care about their former partnership either, as the first thing Anguirus did was viciously attack Godzilla and later follow him back to his island where his son was (who had still not hatched from his egg!) Thus Anguirus was now perceived as a threat by the male Godzilla to his child and had to be destroyed.

In their first battle both fell back into the ocean after wounding one another, but Anguirus soon escaped and headed for Japan, which had been its homeland. Godzilla followed him there however, determined to finish off this new enemy, and the two monsters had their second fight across Osako which ended in a victory for Godzilla who was able to overpower the mutated Anklyosaur with a bite to the neck, after which he then burned the monsters body with his firey breath, seemingly killing Anguirus.

Anguirus however survived, but his body was placed into a state of suspended animation whilst it would heal. The process would take 20 years, during which time Anguirus’ body would sink quietly to the ocean floor. Its irradiated nature prevented any animals from scavenging the corpse whilst it healed.

Godzilla puts Anguirus out of action for two decades.

Godzilla returned to the island he had taken his son to, but the Japanese government became terrified at the idea of another Godzilla being on the loose after the female’s rampage a few years earlier. The Japanese air force would send in several planes to try and stop Godzilla. Whilst their weapons were incapable of even hurting mutant Tyrannosaur, they were still able to defeat the monster by causing an avalanche on the island which buried both the male and its egg under several thousand tons of ice. Godzilla and its offspring would both remain trapped under the ice for close to 30 years afterwards.

The following year mankind would have to deal with yet another mutant Dinosaur’s rampage. This time it would be London that would be the victim of one of the Silurians former pets.

The monster in question was in fact the Brontosaurus that Challenger had brought back to London, 30 years ago. The Brontosaurus had swum back out to sea from the Thames, but it had been unable to reach its home and simply came to live on a small, mostly uninhabited island off the coast of France.

Unfortunately however a French nuclear bomb test would strike the island the Brontosaurus had chosen as its home and mutate the monster. The Brontosaurus was not quite the same as the two Tyrannosaurs who became the two Godzillas or the Rhedosaurus. Those three monsters had been designed by the Silurians to be bigger, stronger and smarter than any Dinosaur could ever be, and so when they were caught in the atomic blast, their bodies could absorb the radiation easily, though not without being mutated further.

The Brontosaurus meanwhile was closer to being just a normal Dinosaur. It had still been cloned by the Silurians however, as the Brontosaurus had died out long before the Silurians had evolved, and so its DNA was still somewhat more resilient than that of a normal Dinosaur, allowing it to absorb the some of the radiation from the blast, which much like Godzilla would mutate it and cause it to grow even larger.

The Brontosaurus’ mutation however would be far more unstable, and the creature slowly began to die. In its death throes the Brontosaurus would make its way back to Britain (with its new home having been laid waste.)

The Brontosaurus would go on another massive rampage across London, killing several hundred thousand people and destroying many buildings before it sunk back into the ocean where it finally succumbed to the radiation and died.

The mutant Brontosaurus rampages its way across London. Dubbed The Giant Behemoth by the press, it was mistaken at the time due to its size as a Paleosaurus, a gigantic marine reptile with a similar body plan. An examination of its skeleton retrieved from the ocean floor showed that its was a Bronotsaurus however. 

The two final prehistoric creatures to be awoken during this decade where two  Pteranodon’s, who would come to be named Rodan.

These two mutant Pteranodons were originally created by the Silurians to combat spaceships from invaders. They were among the most effective of the Silurians mutants.

A small family of the Pteranodons had been preserved under a mountain. A male, a female and an unhatched egg. Just like the Tyrannosaur family, their underground chambers were hit by an atomic bomb which not only awoke the two Pteranodon’s but further mutated them, causing the two Pterosaurs to grow much larger and become far more powerful.

The Pteranodons who would dubbed Rodan’s by the press would go on a rampage just as Godzilla, Gamera and the Rhedosaurus had done before them.

Both creatures however would be killed when the military caused the volcano the two beasts were resting under to erupt. The male Rodan was the first to be consumed in the fire whilst the female Rodan, after failing to save her mate would quickly join him in death.

Little did the military know however, the egg, which had also been mutated would hatch. Protected from the lava, as it was still in the Silurians base, the baby Rodan would flee once the lava that killed its parents died down. It flew across the world, eventually finding a nest in a small secluded island.

The beast would remain hidden from humanity for close to 30 years whilst it matured. It finally would return to Japan in the late 80s, looking for more members of its kind, where it would eventually come into conflict with Godzilla, though more on that later.

The death of the two Rodan’s for many signalled the end of the golden age of monsters.

After the two Rodan’s rampage, protective measures would be taken to ensure that no more Godzilla’s and Rodan’s could ever be created. Not only would there be fewer atomic tests carried out, but the ground beneath and the immediate area would always be scanned by Majestic first to make sure there were no creatures buried beneath.

These measures would by and large prove successful, though there would still be a few more mutants created through careless testing such as Barugon, a mutant Triceratops in 1965. Still overall mankind would take greater care to avoid the same mistakes, though sadly not all of the previous monsters they had created were gone for good as they would later discover.

As the 50s drew to a close a bigger menace than Godzilla, the Rhedosaurus and Gamera combined would make its way towards earth. The Furon empire.

The Furons were at the height of their power in the 1950s. Their empire covered multiple galaxies, their weaponry was at its most advanced and various physical and mental augmentations had improved their mental abilities to unprecedented levels. Still despite this the Furons cloning technology was beginning to fail them after several thousand years.

Each time they cloned one of their warriors, the cells would become slightly degraded. Whilst this didn’t cause any immediate problems for the Furons, their scientists worked out that eventually over the course of the next few generations, the cells would continue to degenerate, making the clones more and more erratic and unstable, both physically and mentally until they could no longer clone themselves.

In order to prevent this, the Furons would need to find some uncorrupted pure Furon DNA, to revitalize the gene pool for future clones.

Orthopox 12 one of the empires leading scientists discovered by looking through the Furon history records that a group of pre clone Furons had settled on earth after the Martian war. The Furons had mated with the early humans (at that stage the human race’s numbers had dwindled after the Treen invasion) to the point where Orthopox believed that almost every single human being carried a trace of Furon DNA in their bodies.

Orthopox would lead a top secret mission to the planet. He didn’t want to launch a public invasion in case any of the Furons many enemies found out why they were there and tried to destroy the earth.

None of their enemies or indeed the Furon population at large could be allowed to know that their race was in such great danger, and that humanity was possibly their only hope.

Orthopox would only take one Furon warrior, Crypto 136 to help him harvest the human DNA. One Furon soldier would seemingly be all he would need.

Crypto 136 was captured by Majestic however, who after dissecting him, would harvest the Furon technology to build more advanced weapons.

With Silhouette’s plans to conquer humanity now almost ready, she was determined to finish the Furon invasion force and war broke out between Crypto 137 (the replacement of Crypto 136) and Majestic in America.

Despite Majestics experience with battling aliens however, they were completely outmatched by Crypto 137 who slaughtered his way through Majestics forces, destroyed their super weapon Robo Prez, and personally killed Silhouette in a duel.

Silhouette’s plans for global domination come to a pitiful end when all of Majestics attempts to beat back the Furons are crushed.

Following Silhouette’s death Crypto would, using his shapeshifting powers assume the President’s (who he had also assassinated earlier) identity, covering up the Furon’s invasion and shutting down the last of the American branch of Majestic’s operations. He would then set up a device to harness Furon DNA from people all over America. Most of the victims were unharmed, though a few were killed and their brainstems were harvested for Orthopox’s experiments.

As the 50s drew to a close with mankind having survived multiple attacks from giant mutant Dinosaurs and with an alien now in the White House, it was obvious that things would never be the same for mankind again.

1960s

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Throughout the first half of the 60s Majestic would slowly begin to lose all of their influence all over the world. Following the destruction of the American branch, which was the centre of their power, the other branches remained disconnected and separate.

This made them vulnerable to attack and very soon Majestic would come into conflict with the Blisk, when the Blisk began to put their plans into action. The Blisk would wipe out all but the British branch, which would be a mere shell of its former self by the end of the 60s.

Still throughout most of the 60s Majestic would have enough influence to cover up other extraterrestrial visitations and incursions in the UK.

Crypto 137 would die in an accident in 1961. Following his death, John F Kennedy would become the President. Orthopox and Crypto 138 were relieved to not have to constantly deal with the responsibility of having Crypto pose as the President. They felt that it was drawing too much attention to their activities, so they would both lay low for the next few years whilst Orthopox continued his experiments.

Towards the end of 1961, a space capsule crashed into the Nevada dessert. The capsule had in fact been sent by the Mesrak’s and contained information on the full history of D-Space. The translation circuits were not damaged in the crash, and so when the American government took the capsule in and examined it they were able to learn the full story of this alternate universe. One of the men who worked on the project, Gene Roddenberry, would later use the information as the basis of a television series, Star Trek in 1966.

Star Trek went on to become one of the most beloved and iconic television series of N-Space. Such was its popularity that a religion would even develop around the show in the far future. Little did anyone know however that it was actually based on a true story.

The government were happy for Roddenberry to use the history of D-Space as the basis for Star Trek as it helped to hide the capsule (whose crash had made the news.) From the public as it convinced them it was all fiction.

Two years on in 1963 the First Doctor and Susan would land on earth, in London. It was at Susan’s request. She had developed a particular fondness for the earth and humanity and wanted to spend more time among them in her favorite century.

The Doctor meanwhile had important business to deal with. He had stolen an object from the Time Lords before he left as a safety measure in case they came after him. The Hand of Omega, a powerful stellar manipulator which the founder of the Time Lords had used in his earliest experiments.

The Doctor however had noticed that another time vessel had been pursuing him through the vortex. At first he was worried it was the Time Lords, but he soon realized that they were homing in on the Hand of Omega. Whatever these creatures were they wanted it.

Knowing that he couldn’t let it fall into anyone’s hands, the Doctor tried to hide the Hand of Omega, but as a safety measure he programmed it to destroy anyone who tried to use it except for him. The Doctor decided to hide the Hand of Omega on earth, with it being, as far as he knew, a quiet unassuming planet. The Doctor felt sure no one would ever find it there.

Whilst the Doctor only intended to be on earth for a short while in order to programme the hand, Susan became so attached to the earth that she insisted on staying and even enrolled at a local school, Coal Hill School.

Meanwhile in America more time travellers from the future would arrive to inadvertently create havoc on the timeline.

These time travellers came from over 3 million years in the future. They were Arnold J Rimmer, Dave Lister, The Cat, and Kryten.

The travellers had become lost in deep space, and longed to return to earth. After having found a machine that could allow them to travel in both time and space, the foursome intended to finally go home.

Unfortunately Kryten would inadvertently send them to Dallas 1963, in the book depository, just as Lee Harvey Oswald was about to shoot John F Kennedy.

In the original timeline, Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy from the depository killing him instantly, but when Rimmer, Lister, the Cat and Kryten beamed in, they accidentally knocked Oswald out of the window before he could shoot Kennedy.

Thus history was changed and Kennedy never died. One year later in 1964, President Kennedy was impeached for sharing a mistress with Mafia boss, Sam Giancana. It was the biggest scandal in American history. Kennedy was sentenced to three years in an open prison in July, ’65. J. Edgar Hoover then became president; he was forced to run by the mob, who had pictures of him at a transvestite orgy.

Soon after his election, the USSR were allowed to install a nuclear base in Cuba in return for Mafia cocaine trafficking between Cuba and the States. With a Soviet nuclear base 30 miles from the US mainland, people fled from all the major cities.

Realizing their mistake the Dwarfers travelled backwards in time to try and set history on the correct course. They arrived before their future selves, and made sure that Oswald would be sent to a higher level of the building, but unfortunately Oswald missed. With there being no other levels of the building for him to make the shot, the Dwarfers decided that a second gunman would have to fire from behind the Grassy Knoll.

With none of them wanting to murder Kennedy themselves, Dave Lister would travel to the year 1965 and speak with President Kennedy himself. He succeeded in convincing the disgraced President to sacrifice his life to restore history,  and Kennedy travelled backwards to 1963 with the Dwarfers, and shot himself from the grassy knoll, before fading from time.

With history set on the correct course, the Dwarfers returned to their own time (though not before giving Lister a well deserved beating after all the trouble he had caused them, by forcing them to go backwards in time in the first place.)

Kennedy secures his place in history.

The day after Kennedy’s assassination, on the other side of the pond in England, two school teachers named Ian and Barbara would encounter a man that would change their lives forever, the Doctor.

Susan’s behaviour at Coal Hill School had become more erratic in the last few months. She was obviously a promising student, but at times she would talk about historical events as though she were actually there, make strange predictions about the future, and even talk about time travel.

Ian and Barbara became worried that there was something wrong with her personally and decided to speak with her parents. On the 23rd of November, they followed Susan home to totters lane.

To their surprise it was a junkyard and when they entered all they found was a police telephone box, with Susan nowhere to be found.

The two teachers were soon confronted by an old man, with long flowing white hair, a cane, and dressed in somewhat old fashioned Victorian clothes and a cape.

The strange, somewhat grumpy old man demanded they leave, but when they heard Susan’s voice coming from the box, Ian and Barbara rushed into it.

To their shock, they discovered the police box was bigger on the inside than the outside.

The old man, who referred to himself as the Doctor explained to Ian and Barbara that he and Susan were aliens from a far away planet, and that the police box was capable of travelling to any planet at any point in its history. Susan called it the TARDIS, which stood for Time and Relative Dimensions in Space.

The Doctor explained that the TARDIS also had the power to change its outside shape in order to blend into its surroundings, whilst the inside would always remain the same size. It has assumed the form of a police box, which were common at that time.

The Doctor told Susan that either Ian and Barbara would have to go with them, or that he and Susan would have to leave the earth, in order to prevent the presence of aliens being discovered in the 1960s, which would damage the timeline of humanity.

Susan however having grown fond of earth so much said that she would rather leave the TARDIS instead. The Doctor not wanting to lose his grand daughter, simply took off with Ian and Barbara still on board.

In the resulting struggle the TARDIS would crash land on prehistoric earth where it would be damaged slightly. The device which allow it to change shape on the outside, the Chamelion circuit was broken and so the Doctors TARDIS would permanently be stuck in the form of Police Box. (The Doctor would attempt to fix it a few times, but he would soon grow accustomed to the police box form and decide to keep the TARDIS in this shape.)

Naturally things were difficult on board the TARDIS at first between the Doctor, Ian and Barbara, but over time the two would have a positive effect on the mysterious alien who would soften up and eventually became a hero battling against evils such as the Daleks.

The Doctor would also later try and make up for his mistake and try and get Ian and Barbara back to their own time.

A few days after Ian and Barbara’s disappearance Coal Hill School would soon be made the base for another, but much more sinister alien presence. The Daleks.

The Daleks were actually the creatures who had been following the First Doctor in an attempt to steal the Hand of Omega. The First Doctor had no idea of course. He hadn’t even met the Daleks at that point. After the First Doctor left earth with Ian, Barbara and Susan, he was desperate to try and get back to 1963 to fix the problem. Sadly however he couldn’t pilot the TARDIS that well at that point in his life and it wouldn’t be until 1966 that he would arrive back in London.

After dealing with Wotan in 66, the Doctor discovered a message left by his future incarnation telling him that he had dealt with the aliens and sent the hand of omega home. Satisfied with this the Doctor wouldn’t bother with the Hand of Omega for many years to come, until he was in his Seventh incarnation.

The Seventh Doctor centuries later from the Doctors perspective, whilst travelling through the vortex, noticed a massive disturbance in the year 1963 near the planet earth, which was in reality the Dalek mothership heading towards the planet in search of the Hand of Omega.

The Doctor realized that the Daleks were the aliens who pursued him all those years ago in his first incarnation, and headed towards earth. If the Daleks managed to get hold of the Hand of Omega it could make them as powerful as the Time Lords, allowing them to decimate all of creation. The defences the First Doctor left around the Hand of Omega would not be enough to deter a race as advanced as the Daleks. The Seventh Doctor however had learned so much more about the Daleks and their weaknesses since, so he would have a better chance of tricking them.

When the Seventh Doctor arrived back in Totters lane however mere days after his first incarnation had left, he discovered that there were in fact two groups of Daleks after the Hand. The renegade faction who were led by the Supreme Dalek and the imperial faction who followed the Emperor (in reality, Davros.)

Both had established bases in London and had various human minions searching for the Hand of Omega. The Imperial Daleks had taken control of the head master in Coal Hill School, having implanted a device in his head which allowed them to control him. The renegades meanwhile were aided by Mr Ratcliff, a former Nazi collaborator who was drawn to the Daleks similar xenophobic ideology. Of course as always, once the Daleks had no further use for these servants, they disposed of them all.

The renegade Daleks most useful human servant however would be a little girl named Jasmine. The monsters regularly used children as components of their battle computers. A child, under their control, with its intelligence advanced by their experiments, could help the Daleks overcome their reliance on logic.

Though the Daleks were motivated by an irrational hatred of other life forms, they still always looked on solving their problems from a purely logical perspective (as they had no other emotions aside from hatred.) Jasmine was just the latest unfortunate child to be used to overcome this weakness.

The renegade Daleks killed Jasmine’s family not long after they arrived in London, and abducted her to use in their plans. Their murder as well as what happened to Jasmine would of course later be covered up by Majestic.

Whilst the two Dalek factions fought, the Doctor quickly reprogrammed the Hand of Omega. The renegade Daleks managed to find the Hand of Omega first however, as despite their smaller numbers they initially had the upper hand in their conflict.

The Doctor, not wanting the renegades who wouldn’t fall for his trap to get the Hand, sabotaged their time vessel, leaving them trapped on earth long enough for the Imperials to regroup.

Now aided by a special weapons Dalek, the Imperials wiped out the entire renegade faction except for the supreme Dalek, who quickly managed to escape.

The Daleks war with one another across the streets of London in 1963. Though the renegades had the upper hand at first, the Imperials soon won the conflict with the aid of the special weapons Dalek.

The Imperials, under Davros’ command tried to use the Hand of Omega to turn Skaro’s sun into a source of unlimited power similar to the Eye of Harmony on Gallifrey, but thanks to the 7th Doctors machinations, it instead caused Skaro’s sun to explode, vaporizing the planet into nothing. It then destroyed the Dalek mothership (though Davros unknown to the Doctor escaped.) The Hand of Omega, following the Doctors orders then returned safely to Gallifrey.

The Doctor would then corner the Dalek supreme where he convinced the monster to kill itself, by lying to it that it was the last of its kind. As soon as the Dalek killed itself, Jasmine would be freed from its influence. Sadly her mind was completely broken, and she would spend the next 15 years in an institution. Even when she regained her senses, and spoke of metal monsters controlling her, everyone naturally thought she was still insane.

After leaving the institution, she would later track down information about other extra terrestrial incursions and paranormal incidents and tried to hunt them down herself. The Dalek knowledge remained in her mind. Normally after a child had served its purpose in the battle computer then the Daleks would simply dispose of them. Here however because the black Dalek had killed itself, Jasmine was able to retain some of its knowledge.

This would allow her to build Dalek weaponry and technology to a limited extent which would enable her to face various alien invaders and monsters herself, saving the earth many times in secret. Jasmine would whilst stopping an alien incursion, later come face to face with the Tenth Doctor. She would subsequently join him and become one of his longest serving and closest companions, with the Doctor serving as a replacement parent figure for the young girl.

The British branch of Majestic had not been able to deal with the Dalek invasion. Instead their efforts were as always focused on the Blisk, but they did provide a suitable cover up for the Dalek battles that had waged across the streets of London.

Towards the end of 1963 earth would have to deal with yet another alien incursion, this time from its past.

In early December of that year Doctor Matthew Roney uncovered what appeared to be human remains from several million years ago beneath Hobbs lane (an area rife with supposed ghost and Demon sightings), alongside what appeared to be a strange missile.

The military believed it to simply be an unexploded bomb left over from World War 2, but Roney suspected there was more to this strange artefact.

Roney contacted his old friend Bernard Quatermass, and the two discovered that the missile was in fact a space craft, complete with the fossilised skeletons of several Insectoids inside it.

Bernard Quatermass was eventually able to deduce through experiments and research into the area’s history that a psychic projection of these aliens had remained (explaining the areas history of ghost and Demon sightings.) He also discovered that the aliens had imprinted their own DNA into that of early human beings through experiments, giving some humans telepathic abilities.

Quatermass theorized that in early times the humans with the alien genes instinctively hunted those without them. Quatermass believed that this may have accounted for many of humanity’s violent actions towards one another throughout our history.

The military did not believe Quatermass’ wild theory, and planned to unveil the canister, which they still believed to be a Nazi weapon of some kind. Quatermass warned them that the machine could still, if powered, provoke humans with the alien genes to become violent towards those without them.

When the machine was unveiled, the power cables used to hold it up, ended up recharging it, causing the machine to influence the modern day descendants of the humans infected with alien genes to begin attacking the other humans of the city. Even Quatermass briefly began to attack Doctor Roney. The machine also began to project images of the Insectoids which looked like Demons above London sky.

Quatermass after regaining his senses aided Doctor Roney in shutting down the Insectoids machine preventing there from being mass slaughter in the streets of London. Sadly however Doctor Roney was vaporized as the ship blew itself up.

Following the destruction of the Insectoid vessel, Bernard Quatermass would broadcast a message detailing the truth about the Insectoids origins and warning humanity not to give into their base instincts or else earth will one day end up a dead world like Mars.

Quatermass’ message was broadcast live, but he was not originally intended to reveal the truth. The British government, working with Majestic had prepared a cover story of it being a secret weapon the Nazis had developed to try and control the British public. Quatermass, a then respected scientist was to read out the false explanation to the British public to give it more credibility.

Quatermass refused to give into their lies however and wanted to warn humanity about their true origins. After the broadcast, the public went wild, with people who had been controlled being accused of being aliens. There were more riots in the streets (they would come to be nicknamed the Martian riots by the press.) Quatermass did not feel guilty however. As awful as it may have seemed now, he felt that it would be better if humanity knew that it was not alone and could prepare for the next alien visitation.

Eventually Majestic and the government together were able to discredit Quatermass in public and spread their cover story that it was an unused Nazi weapon. The public eventually bought it, and Quatermass’ reputation was destroyed. He would also be blacklisted and not work for almost the rest of the 60s whilst Majestic still existed. He would suffer a mental breakdown and later be forced to move in with his daughter Paula and her husband to make ends meet.

Though Quatermass’ career would recover in the 70s, the rest of the decade would be a dark time for him.

At the start of 1965, another highly respected scientist’s career would be tarnished when he discovered something that mankind was not yet ready to accept. Doctor Mafune, discovered what appeared to be a gigantic marine Dinosaur. The creature was in fact one of the Silurians mutated Dinosaurs, a Spinosaurus that had been awoken and further mutated by nuclear testing. This monster however unlike Godzilla was content to live at the bottom of the ocean and was extremely elusive, making it difficult for Doctor Mafune to try and get proof of the monsters existence. Many accused Mafune of simply trying to cash in on the recent monster craze.

Later when Mafune developed a device that he believed would allow him to control not only the large Spinosaurid that he had dubbed Titanosaurus, but marine life in general. Mafune’s ideas were dismissed and his career ended up in ruins.

Later in 1965 Ian and Barbara, after travelling through time and space with the Doctor for two years would successfully land back on earth, after the Doctor was able to help them pilot a stolen Dalek time machine back to 60s London.

Towards the end of 1965, another earthling, lost in space would finally make its way back to its home planet. Gamera!

After drifting aimlessly in Quatermass’ rocket for nearly a whole decade. Gamera would be freed by a passing asteroid which destroyed the rocket. Gamera subsequently fall back onto earth where having regained his senses, the giant beast was desperate to make amends.

He would soon get a chance when he came into conflict with a gigantic reptillian monster called Barugon.

Barugon had been created by the Mekon on Venus. With it being yet another attempt by the Venusian to rival the monsters of earth such as Godzilla, Barugon much like the Ymir would start out as a small creature and then rapidly grow until it reached a gigantic size. Barugon however was far more powerful than even the Ymir, and had the ability to freeze other life forms with its breath.

The Mekon sent Barugon to the planet to conquer humanity, and destroy any of its giant monsters that may still exist.

When Barugon first faced Gamera, he easily defeated the giant turtle and froze him before rampaging across Japan. The military however would manage to hold Barugon off long enough for Gamera to unthaw himself after which Gamera finally defeated the Venusian monster by drowning him in lake Biwa.

Gamera would continue to protect the earth throughout the rest of the 60s. Though the military would make more attempts to capture him, in time the public would come to see Gamera as a hero.

Gamera would the following year in 1966 face one of his deadliest enemies, the winged terror known as Gyaos.

One of the Gyaos that had been experimented on by the Atlanteans and preserved under the earth was awoken by an exploding Volcano, which disrupted its incubation chambers. Gamera would soon be drawn to the area (remembering where the monster had been imprisoned) and the two monsters would have many battles with one another across all of Japan.

Gamera however was finally able to defeat the Gyaos whose body had been altered by the Atlantean’s experiments. Not only had its skin turned brown, but it was also made more sensitive to light, which Gamera was able to exploit to ultimately destroy Gyaos.

Earth would face another more homegrown threat in 1966, in the form of WOTAN, an artifical intelligence.

WOTAN had rebelled against its master however and sought to enslave humanity to maintain it. It constructed near invincible War Machines to wage war against humanity, and the monsters took to the streets of London.

The First Doctor was able to capture and reprogramme one of the War Machines which he then sent to destroy WOTAN’s head quarters, shutting down all of its machines in the process.

After the Doctor defeated WOTAN, and checked the status of the Hand of Omega, he would receive a message from his grand daughter Susan in the future. In the 22nd century, the Doctors grand daughter Susan had married David and had two children with him, John and Gillian. After helping humanity rebuild after the Dalek invasion. Susan eventually left in disgust at how corrupt humanity had become. Unfortunately as she and David went exploring the galaxy together with their children, the Daleks would soon track her down.

These Daleks were from far in the future, and they were desperate to find a Time Lord and torture them for information (at this point in their history the Daleks were locked in a conflict with the Time Lords.)

The Daleks were able to track Susan down after looking through their history records. Susan had become a famous figure in human history, though after her disappearance, many had suspected she was an alien, and the Daleks, knowing that the Doctor had travelled with a grand daughter, and had been there at the end of the Dalek invasion, were able to work out who she really was.

Susan and her family were caught completely unaware by the monsters, and sadly David was exterminated. Susan however managed to escape, and using the Daleks own time travel equipment, she sent John and Gillion through time to the 20th century, a period where she knew her grandfather would be.

Susan had intended to go with them, but unfortunately she had to hold the Daleks off whilst her two children escaped, so she gave them a message to give to the Doctor. The last sight John and Gillian would see of their grandmother would be a Dalek shooting her. They believed she had died, but in truth the Daleks had simply stunned Susan.

Susan would endure months of agonizing torture at the Daleks hands, whilst her two children arrived back in the 60s. Meeting up with their grandfather, the Doctor was heartbroken when they told him what had happened to Susan and he hoped to honour his granddaughter by looking after her children. The three would go on many adventures throughout time and space together. John and Gillian would simply refer to the Doctor as their grandfather, when he was in fact their great grandfather.

After many years of adventures with the First Doctor, John and Gillian’s travels would come to an end, when the First Doctor came into conflict with his old enemy the Celestial Toymaker.

The Celestial Toymaker was a powerful godlike Demon, created by the Anti God millions of years ago. He had been one of the Anti God’s favourite children, and had been greatly spoiled by the Anti God, causing him to develop a somewhat bratty, childlike persona. After the Anti God’s imprisonment, the Toymaker focused more on simply amusing himself, albeit often at the cost of innocent lives and even whole worlds.

The Toymaker had faced the Doctor before, with the Doctor being the only person who had ever managed to outwit him leaving the Toymaker humiliated and eager for revenge. The Toymaker managed to capture the Doctor and his two great grandchildren for a rematch. Wanting a challenge, but at the same time not wanting to lose, the Toymaker decided to keep the two children with their advanced intellects as his playmates, and sent the Doctor (after the Doctor beat him at his own game again) in his TARDIS back to 1960s London, to a second after he had left with John and Gillian. He then wiped the Doctors memory of Susan’s “death”, and of John and Gillian.

With his memories gone, the Doctor was back in 1966, believing he had just defeated WOTAN, and waiting outside the TARDIS for Dodo (who had decided to leave him.) The Doctor would then take on Ben and Polly, two young Londoners who had helped him during the WOTAN incident as his companions.

At the same time as the Doctor was defeating WOTAN, two other alien races would visit the planet.

One of the visitors was a group of renegade shapeshifters who wanted to use captured humans to serve as duplicates of themselves (by fusing the human captives with their own DNA, which would allow them shapeshift into the aliens form) to prevent being captured. The Second Doctor would foil their plan however and free the aliens prisoners.

The other visitors meanwhile where the Doctors archenemies, the Daleks, who were operating in the center of London. These Daleks were from an earlier point in the monsters history than those who had faced the Seventh Doctor in 1963. These Daleks were actually working through their human servant Professor Edward Waterfield.

Waterfield himself had come from the 19th century, but his experiments with time travel had created a portal to the Daleks home planet. The Daleks, who at this stage were desperate, and without their own time travel equipment, burst into Waterfield’s house and captured his daughter Victoria. The monsters threatened to kill Victoria unless her father helped them find the Doctor. Waterfield would capture the Doctors TARDIS in 60s London after having tracked him down, and used it to lure the Time Lord and his companion Jamie McCrimmon across London into a trap, after which he then brought them both to the 19th century.

There Daleks would force the Doctor to conduct experiments to try and isolate the human factor from their human captives. The Daleks believed that humanity had always beaten them because of some special factor that allowed them to over the Daleks, cold and logical personality. The Daleks wished to try and weaponize it.

Though the Doctors experiments were successful, and he even created three humanized Daleks, the Daleks would later whisk the Doctor, Jamie, Edward Waterfield, Victoria and another of their human pawns, Theodore Maxtible (who helped Waterfield create the time machine) back to Skaro, where the Emperor of the Daleks abandoned the experiments with the human factor.

Instead the Emperor now wanted the Doctor to use the same technology to isolate the Dalek factor, which makes the Daleks, xenophobic, and ruthless. The Emperor wanted the Doctor to infect humanity with the Dalek factor, and spread it like a virus throughout the history of earth, wiping humanity from existence.

The Doctor however instead was able to spread the human factor among the Dalek population which caused several Daleks to develop human emotions and turn on and exterminate the xenophobic and ruthless Daleks. A civil war broke out between the two factions which very nearly wiped the Dalek race out! Sadly Edward Waterfield (along with Maxtible) was killed during the war, though the Doctor promised a dying Edward to look after Victoria and the Doctor, Victoria and Jamie would escape Skaro in the TARDIS.

At the end of 1966, the Second Doctor, Jamie, Ben and Polly would visit one of the last two remaining outposts of Atlantis. They soon discovered that they weren’t the only visitors from the surface world however.

Professor Zaroff, a genius scientist from the surface had arrived in Atlantis many years prior. He had been instantly accepted by its people, as he helped to deal with a famine crisis.

Zaroff was now working on an experiment which he claimed could allow Atlantis to refloat. In truth however Zaroff was planning to use Atlantis’ technology to drain all of the waters of the earth into its core, causing an explosion that would destroy the entire planet. Zaroff had been driven completely insane by the death of his wife and children.

The Doctor was able to foil Zaroff’s plan, but unfortunately Zaroff’s actions would still cause the destruction of Atlantis. Still the Doctor was able to help its people escape in time.

The Atlanteans despite the Doctors help, came to view all surface dwellers as evil after Zaroff’s actions, and believed that they would have to destroy them before they could return to the surface.

These Atlanteans would come to settle in the remains of the other remaining Atlantean outpost, which contained the preserved bodies of more advanced Atlantean’s as well as their giant monsters, Megalon, the Gyaos, and Manda. It would take them decades to revive the other Atlanteans and their monsters, (as these Atlanteans had descended into primitives) but when they did they would both launch attacks against mankind.

In 1967 Gamera would face another of the evil Mekon’s monsters. The Mekon managed to create a group of smaller Treen mutants that could merge together into a super monster, which he called the Viras. The Mekon hoped that the Viras in their human form could remain hidden from Gamera and monitor the giant turtle long enough to discover his key weakness. The Viras found out about Gamera’s desire to protect children above all else, and used it to lure the giant Turtle into a trap. Ultimately however Gamera was still able to defeat Viras when he revealed his true form, by bringing the monster to the upper atmosphere of the planet where he was destroyed.

In late 1967 after several decades, the Blisk’s masterplan was ready. Crypto 138 had been installed in the White House a second time in 1966, taking the place of Johnson. Whilst Orthopox had initially been relieved to not have to deal with the responsibilities of the President. The Blisk’s agents all over the world had begun to interfere in the Furon’s activities. Orthopox believed that it was Majestic up to their old tricks, and installed Crypto in the Whitehouse a second time. Unfortunately for the Furons however, the Blisk would launch an attack on their mothership, which blew it to pieces, destroying all of their work, and seemingly killing Orthopox. Orthopox however was able to survive, by downloading his mind into a hologram unit, which fled to earth. Orthopox would be able to communicate with Crypto 138 (who barely survived an assassination attempt from the Blisk’s human agents, the KGB) with a hologram projection.

Orthopox and Crypto would track the KGB agents down to London to find out what they were really planning. Orthopox and Crypto discovered that they were turning humans into hideous mutations, and Crypto would later work with a rogue KGB agent, Natalya, and an MI6 agent Ponsomby to stop the KGB from transforming the citizens of London into monsters.

Ponsomby however would turn on Crypto and capture him. Ponsomby was in fact working for Majestic 12, and simply wanted revenge against Crypto for the death of Silhouette (who he had been in love with.) Crypto however instead managed to kill Ponsomby, and finally destroy Majestic 12 completely.

Following this Crypto and Natalya would travel to Japan where they were forced to deal with a gigantic monster created by the Blisk through experimenting with the DNA of the first now deceased female Godzilla.

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The bones of the original female Godzilla who attacked Japan in 1954 were fished out of the bottom of the ocean by the Blisk, on the orders of their commander, who wanted to create his own giant monster from its DNA. The Blisk commander, however also wanted to make his own monster simply because he liked the film that had been made about the tragic events of 1954.

Crypto would defeat the Blisk’s giant monster, that they had even named Kojira, before he and Natalya would track the KGB down to their base in Russia. There Crypto and Orthopox discovered the awful truth, that the Blisk were behind this entire plan. They also discovered the Blisk’s plan was to launch spores from their base on the moon that would not only transform every human into Blisk, but would also irradiate the waters of earth too, and flood all of its continents.

Whilst the mothership had been destroyed, Crypto’s saucer had survived and he, Orthopox, and Natalya were able to travel to the Blisk’s moonbase where they destroyed the Blisk’s spores, and seemingly killed the last of their kind off, saving humanity.

Back on earth with the destruction of the final branch of Majestic, the government was thrown into a panic. Despite the problems Majestic had caused for the government, they were still seen as their best protection against any potential alien incursions which had grown more frequent in the last few years.

Bernard Quatermass’s brother, Martin who was a journalist, meanwhile would write a massive expose on Majestic, detailing their many crimes as well as what they had been hiding from the public. Of course just like his brother, Martin would be silenced by the government who threatened to have him blacklisted or worse unless he retracted his statements.

The British government’s fears of another alien invasion would soon come true the following year in 1968, when the Great Intelligence returned.

The Intelligence was able to enter our reality a second time when Professor Travers experimented on one of the Intelligence’s spheres he had captured after the last incursion.

Travers believed that the advanced alien technology harnessed from the Intelligence could benefit humanity, but unfortunately when he reactivated the sphere, originally used to control the Yeti robots, the Intelligence was able to use it as a bridge to re-enter our world. It would then activate the remaining Yeti robot Travers had brought back from the Himalayas, which would then go on to build several more Yeti robots.

These Yeti who were more advanced and powerful than the previous Yeti’s would quickly overrun London. Establishing a base in the London underground, Majestic’s absence were felt, as the military struggled to deal with the crisis. Many civilians were killed, as the Yeti’s were now armed with guns that fired a strong kind of webbing that instantly crushed its victims to death. The military were able to evacuate London for a few months however, with the “official” story from the government being that there was a terrorist attack.

The Intelligence had conquered London, but it knew that it couldn’t hold out for long. Its main plan wasn’t simply conquest anyway. The Intelligence hoped to lure its former enemy, the Doctor into a trap, so that it could drain the knowledge from his brain. The Doctor fascinated the Intelligence. It believed that with the Doctors knowledge it could rule the universe!

The Intelligence’s trap would succeed in luring the Second Doctor to London after which the monster, whilst possessing Professor Travers told the Doctor that it would spare his friends (who it had cornered with its Yeti), if he agreed to let it drain his mind.

The Doctor with seemingly no other choices agreed. In truth however the Doctor was planning to reverse the Intelligence’s machinery, so that he would drain its mind and destroy it.

Unfortunately just as the Doctors plan was about to go ahead, the Doctors companion Jamie, and several of the military attacked the Intelligence’s base. Whilst it was distracted they destroyed its control system which severed its link with the Yeti. Now powerless, the Intelligence retreated into space.

Though the crisis was averted, the Doctor was angry, as he could have ended the threat of the Great Intelligence once and for all. The Doctor warned the military that the Intelligence might one day return to earth before leaving in his TARDIS.

After the incident was cleared up, the government started work on setting up two new organisations to take the place of Majestic in case the Intelligence, or any other threats emerged. The organisation was designed to take the place of Majestic not just in the United Kingdom, but all over the entire world, and it would come to be known as UNIT. The UNIT branches would always be made to answer to the government unlike Majestic, to prevent them from going rogue like Majestic. It wouldn’t be until 1970 however before UNIT was properly founded.

In the meantime regular British agents would be called in to deal with more paranormal cases along with the understaffed Department Q. Many of them had already been filled in of the existence of the paranormal and Majestic, but now they would essentially have to take their place until UNIT was properly established. Many of these agents would have to learn how to use the advanced technology, salvaged from Majestic.

Many of Britain’s finest agents would be unable to cope with these new inhuman threats, but some would be so successful that even after the establishment of UNIT, they would continue to be sent on these more elaborate missions. The two most notable examples were John Steed and Emma Peel.

John Steed had worked for the British secret service for the past 10 years. He and Mrs Peel, as well as his earlier partner, Cathy Gale. had already faced a few paranormal threats, even before the final destruction of Majestic, but from 1968 on they would face more outlandish threats, including mad scientists who were able to switch their bodies with Steed and Emma Peel, a Krynoid seed that landed in Surrey Green, and eventually grew into a gigantic monster capable of threatening the earth, telepaths, and invisible criminals.

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Steed and Mrs peel battle a Krynoid in Surrey Green in 1968.

The duo’s most dangerous adversaries however were a race of cybernetic monsters, simply known as the Cybernauts.

The Cybernauts stood 7 feet tall and were virtually indestructable. Their strength was also limitless, and some models had cybernetic brains that could allow them to think to a certain extent. They were the creation of the insane but brilliant scientist Clement Armstrong. The Cybernauts would ultimately prove to be too unpredictable and murdered their own creator, after which they shut down.

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Steed and Mrs Peel take on their mechanical archenemies. The Cybernauts.

Clement’s brother, Paul, just a few months after his death would capture several scientists and force them to help him construct more Cybernauts which he wished to use against Steed and Mrs Peel as revenge for the death of his brother. Ultimately once again, the Cybernauts would kill their “creator” Paul, before being shut down.

Later in 1968, the Second Doctor, whilst on a mission for the Celestial Intervention Agency would reunite with his former companion Jamie McCrimmon.

Jamie had been sent back to his home era by the Time Lords when they captured the Second Doctor. They had also wiped all of Jamie’s memories of his adventures with the Doctor, but he was later found by the Meddling Monk. The Monk, who had finally managed to fix his TARDIS, (after the Doctor had damaged it), tracked Jamie’s family down, knowing that he was a companion of the Doctor. The Monk hoped to lure his old nemesis into a trap through Jamie, and was genuinely shocked when he found Jamie himself living with them. The Monk captured Jamie and scanned his mind (a painless process, which happened when the prisoner was unconscious. The Monk may have been a renegade, but he was not evil or sadistic like the Master or the Rani.)

The Monk discovered that a block had been placed around Jamie’s mind. After removing it and restoring Jamie’s memories, the Monk learned of the Doctors exile and could barely contain his laughter. Still the Monk saw potential in Jamie, and wanting an assistant of his own, the Monk pretended to be a former friend of the Doctors to Jamie to win him round. He promised Jamie that they would find the Doctor, but of course he had no intention of doing so, and the two would go on many adventures together throughout time and space.

The two would do many great things together, though they would also change the histories of many worlds however. The Monk was able to influence the somewhat naive young Jamie, that his way was for the best, by playing on his hatred of the Time Lords. Whilst their intentions were always for the best, sadly not all of their changes worked out as they hoped.

Eventually however Jamie came to realize that the Monk’s actions were wrong, and after a clash, the Monk would abandon Jamie in London in the year 1961. The Monk did not just dump his former friend on the streets however. He gave him a false identity and wealth that would allow his former friend to live a comfortable life.

When Jamie became part of the swinging London scene however, he would waste most of the money the Monk left him on hard partying. By the time he was reunited with the Doctor he working a low paying job in a gas station.

Jamie would join the Doctor again. He missed his old friend and being able to explore other worlds and times.

The following year in 1969, the First Doctor would work with John Steed and Emma Peel against both the Daleks and the Cybernauts.

This group of Daleks came from a period in their history, where they had just discovered time travel. They had tried to destroy earth before it could threaten them in the future. However the Celestial Intervention Agency stopped them. Knowing that there were other, more advanced life forms that wanted to protect the timeline, the Daleks decided that they would have to apply more sneaky, underhand means.

To that end the Daleks hoped to bring about mankind’s destruction using the Cybernauts. They aided one of the former scientists of Majestic named Colin Cushing to mass produce the Cybernauts. Cushing had been the most ruthless of Majestic’s scientists, having performed absolutely horrific experiments on both human and alien captives. He was a wanted man, and willingly worked with the Daleks in the hope of taking over the earth. The Daleks were able to deceive him by pretending that they were the last of their kind and made him think that he would only have to deal with a few of them once he had taken over the earth.

The Daleks however were able to reprogramme the Cybernauts brains to exterminate all non Dalek life forms on earth.

The Doctor working with Steed and Mrs Peel would be able to break into Cushing’s base and reprogramme the Cybernaut army he was creating to turn on the Daleks. The Daleks and the Cybernauts fought. The Daleks were more advanced and were able to kill multiple Cybernauts at a time, however the Cybernauts had vastly superior numbers, and so they were able to still overpower and kill many Daleks.

Whilst the two were fighting, the Doctor was able to destroy Cushing’s base, eradicating all of the Daleks, their technology, and the Cybernauts production line.

After the earth was saved yet again, the Doctor would offer Steed and Mrs Peel a place on the TARDIS. (He was travelling with John and Gillian at this point.) However the two, feeling they still had work on earth, politely declined.

In 1969 Gamera would be called on to deal with another threat from outer space.

The last of a race of flesh eating aliens abducted two young boys from Japan named Akio and Tom in a scout ship and brought them to their world.

The aliens known as the Hirexi had visited earth through its history many times. They had always been interested in humanity and enjoyed abducting them for experimentation, entertainment and even as food (with human meat being something only a privileged few of their race were allowed to eat.)

However the Hierxi fell victim to the Gyaos who destroyed their entire civilization. The last few surviving members of their kind managed to create their own giant monster to battle the Gyaos. The aliens hadn’t attempted before as they had seen the damage that the likes of Godzilla had inflicted on humanity and did not want to risk something similar on their world.

Still it soon became apparent that there was no other way to defeat the Gyaos. The Hierxi created many monsters who fell before the Gyaos, but eventually they did manage to create a monster called Guiron that was able to easily overpower any individual Gyaos. Unfortunately by that stage the Hierxi’s population had been dwindled so much that they were unable to recover.

Also whilst Guiron was able to easily overpower any Gyaos, there were so many of them, that he couldn’t wipe all of their forces on the planet out, and the monsters would still patrol the ruins of the cities, snatching up any surviving Hierxi’s they could find.

Though dangerous Demons in their own right, the Gyaos were no match for Guiron. Sadly Guiron would come too late to save the Hierxi.

Eventually only two Hierxi’s remained, two women. Knowing that their race could never continue, they chose to live a comfortable life together, protected by Guiron from any remaining Gyaos. The last Hierxi decided that they would dine on the most exquisite meat in the galaxy. Two human brains!

The Hierxi spacecraft that had abducted the two boys had been the first Hierxi spaceship to arrive on the planet earth in 10 years.

Unfortunately for the two remaining Hierxi, Gamera would follow the ship through space to their home planet. There he would battle with Guiron several times before finally managing to destroy the beast and successfully bring the children home.

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The 4 astronauts chosen to be the first human explorers in deep space. Stewart would be killed before the vessel reached its destination due to a malfunction in her life support machine. She was the lucky one. 

The 1970s begun with the launch of the first manned mission into deep space. 4 Astronauts, Talyor, Dodge, Landon and Stewart would be placed into suspended animation during their journey which would last for over 1000 years, and take them far beyond our galaxy.

Unfortunately the ship would be lost almost instantly on take off, when it fell through the same time fissure, the Blisk, and Captain Dan Dare had earlier fallen through. A rescue mission would soon be mounted to try and find out where the first ship had vanished too, but the rescue vessel would fall through the same time fissure. Both ships would be transported to the 39th century.

The disappearance of both vessels would lead to a temporary halt in the space program of Russia and America, with many dubbing the area the ships vanished through, the Bermuda Triangle of Space.

Later in 1970, Gamera would defeat another gigantic monster that threatened Japan, Jiger.

In 1972 the earth would be under threat once more. This time from the Cybermen of Planet 14. This event would come to be known as the first of 3 great Cyber invasions of earth (with each one being worse than the last.)

The Cybermen would invade the earth with the help of a treacherous human servant named Tobias Vaughn. With Vaughn’s help the Cybermen intended to construct a machine that could control the minds of everyone on earth, allowing the Cybermen to convert every single human being into a member of their kind.

Of course should this fail the Cybermen had constructed a gigantic superweapon that would easily allow them to take the earth by force if need be, but they wanted as many humans as possible to be converted.

Vaughn meanwhile was no fool and knew that the Cybermen would either dispose of him, or convert him once they had ruled the earth, and he attempted to create a weapon that would allow him to destroy the Cybermen once they had conquered the earth, allowing him to rule in their place.

The Cybermen launch their invasion in 1970s London.

The Cyber invasion would be repelled by the Second Doctor and UNIT. UNIT had been fully established as Majestic’s replacement in the 4 years since the incident involving the Yeti in the underground.

The man chosen to head the British branch, Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart (born in 1930) had helped the Doctor defeat the Great Intelligence and cover up the Yeti attack afterwards. Now promoted from the rank of Colonel to Brigadier, the Doctor recognized him from their previous adventure, and the Brigadier, knowing what the Doctor was capable of, trusted him enough to let him help UNIT deal with the threat.

The Doctor and UNIT would succeed in destroying the Cybermen’s hypnotic device, causing the monsters launch their megatron bomb. Tobias Vaughn also turned against the Cybermen, when he discovered that his weapon would be of no use against them. Vaughn did help the Doctor and UNIT fight their way into the Cybermen’s base, but he would be killed by the Cybermen during a confrontation.

Tobias Vaughn is killed by the Cybermen.

The Doctor and UNIT would succeed in destroying the Cyber bomb, allowing the earth forces to launch a series of missile strikes against the Cyber invasion force whilst they were weak destroying them completely.

The invasion would be covered up afterwards by UNIT, though there would be countless books written on it and even a film adaptation based on the conspiracy that aliens were behind the strange mass hypnosis in 1972.

The official cover story was that it was terrorists again. The Doctor however became something of a celebrity afterwards, with Isobel Watkins coverage of the cyber invasion helping to make him a well known face in the public eye. Isobel did not try and cover up the real cause of the invasion, and was soon silenced. She wouldn’t be blacklisted like Quatermass, thanks to the influence of the Brigadier, but she would find her reputation in ruins, and would be forced to write for other magazines covering other supposed alien incursions and visitations. Some of these were genuine however, but still for years she was somewhat bitter at how her career had turned out, but she would later be vindicated in 1986 after the second Cyber invasion, when details of the first invasion would be made public knowledge.

Still as the Doctor was featured in her story, and even interviewed, then he became known to the public for the first time. Though after Isobel was discredited, he too would be dismissed as a quack and be quietly forgotten about by the public. Among those who believed in aliens he would be remembered and even sought out a few years afterwards (though only in his second incarnation.)

In the interim period from his perspective, the Second Doctor would be captured by his own people, the Time Lords. The Time Lords wanted to punish the Doctor for breaking their most sacred laws of non interference. The Doctor argued that he had been a force for good in the universe, battling evils such as the Daleks, the Cybermen, the Great Intelligence and the Ice Warriors, and the Time Lords came to see the Doctors point of view, and agreed that he still had a part to play in the battle against evil across the universe.

Still not wanting to let a renegade go unpunished the Time Lords settled on a compromise. They would send the Doctor back to earth in the 1970s as they had foreseen a time of great peril for the planet, and felt that only the Doctor could protect humanity. The Doctor however would be unable to leave the planet earth until the Time Lords deemed fit. As a further punishment, the Doctor would be forced to regenerate once more.

The Doctor however would be given a reprieve by the Celestial Intervention Agency. They promised to allow him to avoid being exiled or being forced to use up one of his regenerations, if he agreed to go on missions for them. With no other choice the Doctor agreed to their terms. At some point the agency would restore the Doctors memories of John and Gillian and send him to rescue them from the Celestial Toymaker. The Celestial Intervention Agency were scared that the Toymaker could discover the secrets of the Time Lords through John and Gillian.

John and Gillian would subsequently join the Second Doctor on his adventures with the CIA, battling enemies such as the Daleks, and the Cybermen, before the Doctor dropped them off at the University of Zeb in the far future believing that the missions he was being sent on were too dangerous for them.

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John and Gillian during their travels with the Second Doctor.

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The Doctor, John and Gillian fight the Daleks during his time with the Celestial Intervention Agency.

Whilst working for the Celestial Intervention Agency, the Doctor would pick up Jamie as his companion again in 1960s London. The Doctor would later be sent on a mission to rescue Susan from the Daleks. The Doctor was of course unaware that she had survived, but the Celestial Intervention Agency had foreseen a time when the Daleks would wipe out their entire race, through a plague, which they were able to create through horrific experiments on Susan, their only Time Lord captive. With the Time Lords gone, the Daleks would go on to wipe out the rest of N-Space.

Shocked and delighted that his granddaughter had survived, the Doctor would succeed in rescuing Susan and together they destroyed the Dalek task force and all of the research they had done on Susan. Susan had withstood the torture (which had lasted several months from her perspective.)

The Doctor would subsequently drop Susan off on Zeb where she would be reunited with her two children. The Doctor would continue to visit them at least once every incarnation to see how they were doing.

The Doctor and Jamie would later pick up Victoria again too, though both would eventually part from the Doctor once more.

Among the other notable adventures the Second Doctor went on during this time included 3 where he met his first as well as his future incarnations (more on these three adventures later.)

The Doctor and Jamie would also battle the grand high witch and her minions, and the two time travellers also visited Planet 14 where they stopped the Cybermen from Planet 14 from launching a powerful mind control weapon they had spent decades building which could allow them to control the minds of entire solar systems at a time. It was their ultimate project and after its destruction, the Doctor would be recognized as one of the Cybermen’s greatest enemies (this event was before the Cyber invasion of 1972.) The Doctor and Jamie would also battle the Cybermen many times during the days of the original Mondasian empire.

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The Doctors battles the Cybermen during his time with the Celestial Intervention Agency.

The Doctor and Jamie would also face the Meddling Monk. Whilst the Doctor was ordered to bring him back to the Time Lords, Jamie would allow him to escape for all he had done for him, but warned the renegade Time Lord that if he met him again he would allow the Doctor to hand him over.

The Doctor would also battle the first Mekon. This Mekon had created a weapon that would allow him to absorb the solar flares from the sun, and redirect them towards any planet in the solar system. The Mekon hoped to use this to wipe the Therons out completely and conquer the earth. The Second Doctor however was able to use the Mekon’s own weapon against him and destroy his base, killing him. The second Mekon that would take his place however, would be far worse.

The Celestial Intervention Agency would gift the Doctor with several new weapons and gadgets during his time with them, including a weapons belt, that’s compartments were bigger on the inside than the outside, an escape hatch in his TARDIS, and a stattinia remote control that could allow him to summon the TARDIS. As time went on the Second Doctor would also become more ruthless in dealing with his enemies.

Eventually the Second Doctor would find a way to break free from the Time Lords control and would resume his travels again, but the Celestial Intervention Agency would track the Doctor down however and this time, knowing that they couldn’t control him, sent the Doctor to the high council of the Time Lords who still wished to carry out his exile. The Doctor however was able to escape the Time Lords once more, but this time he was only able to have his TARDIS make one stop, ironically to earth in 1972, as the Time Lords had already programmed his TARDIS to travel to earth, and then burn itself out, (but they hadn’t taken away the Doctors knowledge on how to control it yet.)

On earth the Doctor searched for resources to try and repair his TARDIS. He kept his head down so as not to draw attention to himself. He didn’t seek out his old allies UNIT for this reason, knowing that the Time Lords would find him there.

Still over the next few months in 1972 the Doctor would help defeat more alien incursions and even some home grown threats too. His recent fame as a result of Isobel’s expose meant that people would seek the renegade out for the first time to ask for help in dealing with paranormal threats.

The Time Lords would use this against the Doctor. Just as he was on the brink of repairing his TARDIS, the Time Lords would use their power to animate several Scarecrows and use them to frighten the locals in the English countryside.

The Doctor of course investigated but he only discovered that it was the Time Lords behind the Scarecrows when it was too late. The Scarecrows were able to capture the Doctor, take him back to the TARDIS, which was then teleported back to Gallifrey, where the Time Lords would then both complete the Doctors regeneration, and finally remove the knowledge of how to pilot the TARDIS from his mind, before sending him back to earth to begin his exile. Most of the Doctors time with the Celestial Intervention Agency would be wiped too. They’d allow him to remember a few things, such as what happened to his grand daughter Susan, and also John, Gillian, Jamie, Victoria etc, but they wiped his memory of various other adventures and details. As time went on the Doctors memories of his time with the Celestial Intervention Agency would become more hazy, to the point where he didn’t even remember that he had a stattinia remote control.

As soon as the newly regenerated Third Doctor arrived on earth in late 1972 (only a few months after the Cyber attack), he would be taken in by UNIT. The Brigadier did not believe that this apparent stranger was the Doctor at first, but soon came to see that he was the same man when the two were forced to deal with another threat to the earth. The Nestene Consciousness.

The Nestene Consciousness had built up a massive empire since the days of the Anti God. Earth was simply the latest planet they had set their sights on.

A group of Nestene’s were sent to the earth to exterminate and enslave most of humanity, making way for the Nestene colonists to arrive on the planet.

The Nestene’s created an army of soldiers called Autons to invade, all over the world, made from plastic, (as it was the only substance they could animate.) The plastic soldiers were equipped with high powered guns and were deposited in shops (disguised as mannequins) allowing them to strike in all of the major cities around the world.

The Nestene invade the earth.

Whilst UNIT held off the Autons to prevent mass casualties the Third Doctor and his companion Liz Shaw were able to confront the Nestene’s at their base where the Doctor was able to sever their connection to the Autons. The Nestene would even assume their physical form, that of a giant green octopus monster and attempt to strangle the Third Doctor, but with Liz’s help the Doctor was able to defeat the Nestene and shut down its entire army of Autons, after which it was then imprisoned in UNIT HQ.

Following the defeat of the Auton invasion, the Doctor would be appointed UNIT’s scientific adviser. They had attempted to persuade Bernard Quatermass to be UNIT’s scientific adviser, but he turned them down, at that point believing that UNIT, who had still not revealed the truth about the Martian riots in 1963, were potentially no better than Majestic.

Quatermass would be able to resurrect his career the next year in 1973 when he was appointed the head of the revived British Rocket Group.

The Doctor meanwhile was more than happy to serve as UNIT’s scientific adviser as not only would it make it easier for him to overcome the threats the Time Lords had sent him to earth to stop, but he would also have access to UNIT’s resources, which he hoped to use to repair the TARDIS and break his exile.

During his time on earth, the Doctor would come to live in Old Mill Cottage in Mayfield.

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Old Mill Cottage in Mayfield. The Third Doctor would live there during his exile on earth, but later Doctors would all stay there too, with the 10th Doctor spending the most amount of time there after the third.

The Doctor and the Brigadier would next come into conflict with a group of Silurians, who were awoken from their slumber by a mining operation. The Silurians with their pet Allosaurus would instantly begin attacking miners, and later UNIT soldiers who came to investigate their base. They regarded humanity as being nothing more than dangerous animals who had taken their rightful place.

The Doctor knowing that the Silurians were just lashing out in fear, and that they were actually a peaceful race. Tried to reason with the Silurians, warning them that if they continued to provoke mankind then it would lead to a war that could destroy both races. The Doctor assured the Silurians that he could take them far away to another uninhabited planet where they could live in peace.

The Doctors attempts to reason with the Silurians don’t go too well at first.

Eventually the leader of the Silurians came to see that the Doctor was right, and called off hostilities with humanity. Unfortunately, a young upstart Silurian who wanted to exterminate humanity, and also gain power for himself, created a plague that he hoped would wipe out mankind. As soon as the leader of the Silurians found out, he was horrified, and gave the Doctor a sample of the plague to help him create a cure.

Unfortunately the leader of the Silurians would soon be killed by the young upstart who shot him in the back. Fortunately the Doctor was able to derive a cure from the plague (though not before it spread through London, killing many innocent people.)

The Silurians however would try to destroy humanity again, by capturing the Doctor and UNIT HQ. They threatened to begin killing the entire staff of UNIT, including the Brigadier and Liz unless the Doctor helped them use a nuclear reactor to alter the atmosphere of earth where it would be made too hot for humans to survive, but perfect for cold blooded reptiles like the Silurians.

The Doctor however was able to sabotage the Silurians plans again, by tricking them into believing that he had botched the molten core so much that it would flood the planet with lethal radiation. The Silurians retreated underground to escape what they believed would be another disaster and placed themselves into suspended animation.

Of course the Doctor was able to shut down the reactor, but when the Doctor later came to investigate the base, he discovered the Silurians new leader, had remained on guard. The Brigadier who had followed the Doctor to the base was able to gun down the leader of the Silurians before it could kill the Doctor.

With their leader gone the Doctor hoped he could revive the rest of the Silurians one at a time and convince them to agree to his terms.

After losing so many men to the Silurians however, and after their two previous attempts to destroy humanity had almost succeeded, the Brigadier would order the Silurians base destroyed before the Doctor could revive even one of them.

The Doctor was utterly horrified. He accused the Brigadier of cold blooded murder as though some of the Silurians had gone along with their leaders evil actions, the majority of those destroyed in the base by UNIT’s attack had not even been revived during the Silurian incursion and may very well have been open to the Doctors ideas, much as their first leader was.

The relationship between the Doctor and the Brigadier would remain cool for a long while afterwards. Though they still respected one another and where able to work together, it would be a long while before the two became actual friends.

Not long after the Silurian incursion the Doctor and Brigadier would be called in to deal with another extraterrestrial incursion. The aliens in question, from a far away planet beyond our solar system had actually originally arrived as ambassadors to try and make peace with humanity.

Unfortunately however the aliens touch was lethal to humans and a former astronaut, believing the aliens to be monsters after he saw them accidentally kill some of his friends, attempted to frame the aliens as monsters on television and provoke a war between the two races. The Doctor and the Brigadier however were able to foil these plans.

Towards the end of 1972, the Doctor and UNIT would be sent in to monitor the Inferno project. The Inferno project was created by Professor Stahlman to drill right through the earth’s crust in order to access a new type of gas that Stahlman hoped could replace fossil fuel as a natural resource.

Unfortunately not only where Stahlman’s experiments incredibly dangerous, but the drilling also released a green slime that turned anyone who came into contact with it into a hideous, bestial, monster, called a Primord. Anyone a Primord touched would turn into a Primord too.

The Doctor tried to warn Stahlman that his reckless actions could have even worse consequences for mankind, but the pig headed scientist refused to listen, and things became so heated between Stahlman and the Doctor that they even came to blows!

Later when the Doctor was experimenting with the TARDIS console, he ended up inadvertently sending himself to another universe.

This universe’s history was different to N-Space in that in the 1950s, Majestic just as in E-Space’s were able to overrun the earth. There were still counterparts to people from N-Space in this world however, including Stahlman, Liz Shaw and the Brigadier.

Thanks to the influence of Majestic however they were very different people from their N-Space counterparts. The Brigadier was known as the Brigade Leader, and was an utterly pitiless commander, utterly devoted to Majestic’s cause.

Just as in N-Space, Stahlman was head of a project to drill through the earth’s core (though in this reality it was staffed by a slave labor force.)

The Doctor tried to stop Stahlman’s project from going ahead. Not only did it unleash more green slime that infected several of the staff at the project (and Stahlman himself) turning them all into monsters, but Stahlman’s drill ended up ripping the crust of the earth apart. Powerful radioactive forces were unleashed which began to melt the earth until it eventually burned away into nothing. The Doctor however was able to escape from the alternate earth, just before its destruction.

The alternate earth is destroyed thanks to Stahlman’s reckless experiments with the earth’s core.

Back in N-Space the Doctor was able to stop N-Space’s version of Stahlman from causing the same catastrophe. Along the way Stahlman of N-Space would also be turned into a Primord too.

Though the Doctor had saved N-Space’s version of earth yet again, he would be haunted by nightmares of the alternate version of earth that he failed to save.

In early 1973, the Doctor would come into conflict with his old friend, the Master for the first time since they left Gallifrey centuries ago.

The Master wanted to take control of the earth as he believed humanity would be perfect as his army to conquer the galaxy and in his mind, bring order to it. When he heard that the Doctor was exiled there, specifically to protect it, the Master couldn’t resist the challenge. He wanted to prove his superiority to both the Doctor, the only renegade to rival, and in some areas’ exceed him, and the Time Lords too, (who had chosen the Doctor to protect this planet.)

The Doctor and the Masters feud which will last for thousands of years begins on earth in the 20th century.

The Master would attack UNIT HQ and free the Nestene Consciousness from its prison. He hoped to use it to take control of the earth, after which he would then of course dispose of the Nestene. The Master would aid the Nestene by helping them to create more advanced Autons that could infiltrate human society to a greater extent. The Masters Autons came in all shapes and sizes, from mannequins, to dolls, to plastic daffodils to chairs. Thousands would be killed by the Masters Auton minions before the Doctor and the Brigadier would be able to finally destroy the Nestene invasion force for good this time. Whilst the Doctor was able to steal the directional UNIT from the Masters TARDIS, leaving him trapped on the earth. The Master was able to escape both the Doctor and UNIT.

The Master would spend the next few months constructing a weapon that would make people experience their worst fears as hallucinations. The Master hoped to use this weapon at a peace conference and kick off a third global conflict, after which he could then re-emerge and take over.

The Doctor was able to destroy the Master’s machine, but sadly his attempt to kill the Master failed, and the villain was able to swipe the directional UNIT from his TARDIS and escape the earth again, though not before vowing to the Doctor that he would one day destroy him.

The Master would later be captured by a race of powerful aliens known as the Axons. The Axons were parasites that fed on the life force of other creatures. They devoured entire planets at a time, and were a highly advanced and feared race. However they had never mastered the secret of time travel, which they believed would make them utterly unstoppable.

When the Master’s TARDIS collided with their ship, the Axons were able to capture the renegade. Having heard legends of the Time Lords for centuries, the Axons were shocked to learn that they existed and demanded that the Master construct a time vessel for them.

The Master however was aware that the Axons would dispose of him once they had given them access to the Time Lords secrets and so he cut a deal with the monsters.

The Master would direct the Axons to the earth, telling them that there was a Time Lord stranded there that they could use for their plans. The Master knew that the Axons would destroy the earth if they went there, and that if they got their hands on the Doctor and forced him to help them, they could end up decimating billions of worlds across all of time and space. The Master however didn’t care. He was willing to make any sacrifice to save his own miserable neck.

The Axons attacked the earth, killing many innocent people and capturing the Doctor, who they attempted to torture into helping them, but the Doctor managed to trick the Axons, by using time travel technology to trap them in a time loop forever. The Doctor attempted to trap the Master in the same time loop, but unfortunately the villain escaped yet again.

The Doctor and his new assistant Jo Grant would soon be sent on a mission by the Celestial Intervention Agency to a planet in the far away future to stop the Master from gaining a powerful alien super weapon which the Agency had foreseen he would use to devastate millions of worlds across the universe.

The Doctor was successful in stopping the Master retrieving the weapon, but the villain once again managed to escape, whilst the Doctor would be sent back to earth to resume his exile once his mission was over.

Back on earth, the Doctor, Jo and UNIT would face the Master yet again when the villain attempt to awaken Azal from his ancient slumber. The Master hoped that Azal would see that the Master was worthy to lead mankind, and transfer his great power to the Time Lord. Instead Azal, after seeing how little progress humanity had made in the centuries since his slumber, decided to destroy mankind instead. The Doctor, Jo Grant and UNIT working together were able to defeat the Master. Azal would destroy himself in confusion when Jo Grant was willing to sacrifice herself to protect the Doctor.

The Master was captured this time by UNIT and put on trial. The Masters trial would be broadcast to all of the world’s leaders, all of whom had made aware of the criminal’s activities on earth. The Master would defend himself during the trial and make it known to the various world leaders that he would help them if it suited him.

JUDGE: Counsel for the defence may now cross examine the witness

THE MASTER: Thank you, your honor.

THE DOCTOR: Of all the infernal… You don’t mean to tell me he’s defending himself?

THE MASTER: Sadly, yes. Sir Roderick met with a most unfortunate accident.

THE DOCTOR: Yes… I’m quite sure that he did.

THE MASTER: Would the court please make note of the witness’s hostile attitude. The Doctor is a very old, and, may I say, a very dear acquaintance, but sometimes a little incautious and hot headed in his choice of language.

THE DOCTOR: I’m not hot headed, you scoundrel. 

THE MASTER: Do make a note of that.

THE DOCTOR: Now see here…

THE MASTER: I really think, Doctor, it may be best if you take a nice deep breath. I say this, speaking as a friend.

THE DOCTOR: I am no friend of yours!

THE MASTER: Indeed? The whole court has heard you give an impassioned speech asking for me to be shown clemency. Who but a friend would do that?

THE DOCTOR: A merciful man.

THE MASTER: A humane one?

THE DOCTOR: Yes.

THE MASTER: But it is these very humane humans of yours that wish to put me to death.

THE DOCTOR: Well… you’ve killed hundreds and tried destroy their planet half a dozen times.

THE MASTER: I dispute that last statement. I really must protest. I have not tried to destroy this planet. I will admit I have, perhaps encouraged regime change on several occasions.

THE DOCTOR: You admit it!

THE MASTER: The human race is not very advanced is it Doctor? They still, for example practise the death penalty.

THE DOCTOR: Yes…

THE MASTER: They regard all alien life as hostile and frequently wipe it out in their encounters with it.

THE DOCTOR: That is regrettable.

THE MASTER: You see, ladies and gentlemen of the court, please don’t take this amiss, but as a species you’re not experienced enough. You are likely to misconstrue the actions of other species simply because you cannot yet comprehend them. You may perceive our actions as a threat when really they are a benevolent attempt to bring you advancement. Would you not agree, Doctor?

THE DOCTOR: I would not!

THE MASTER: So, when you brokered a peace treaty with the Silurians, what was the reaction of the human race?

THE DOCTOR: They, er, well, they blew them up.

THE MASTER: They destroyed an ancient civilization? Dear me, hardly the action of an advanced species. Is it, Doctor?

THE DOCTOR: No. No, on that I must agree. But humanity is… well… I mean, for a level 2 civilization, they’re doing remarkably well.

THE MASTER: A level 2 civilzation! Would you care to define a level 2 civilization?

THE DOCTOR: I’m not really sure I should.

THE MASTER: Come now, Doctor. You introduced it into evidence?

THE DOCTOR: Very well. A level 2 civilization is one that has discovered elementary space travel, hydrocarbons, antibiotics and the principles of nuclear fission.

THE MASTER: A capital definition. And what do most level 2 civilizations do with the discovery of nuclear fission?

THE DOCTOR: They build power stations.

THE MASTER: But what, would you say, is the principal use made of it by humanity?

THE DOCTOR: Oh, that’s hardly fair. Its how humanity learns, they find a thing and their first use is always.

THE MASTER: Yes Doctor?

THE DOCTOR: In weapons. They make nuclear weapons.

THE MASTER: And how would such a development be viewed by, say, a level 3 civilization?

THE DOCTOR: As barbaric. But..

THE MASTER: Barbaric! And tell me Doctor. What level is our own race?

THE DOCTOR: Ah, ah, well, a level 12 civilization.

THE MASTER: So would you say you are more qualified to judge humanity’s actions than they are?

THE DOCTOR: Er…

THE MASTER: I’ll rephrase the question. Are they qualified to judge your actions?

THE DOCTOR: Certainly not.

THE MASTER: So are they qualified to judge me? All right let me put it to you. I stand here accused of being now what is it, ah yes under article 18B of the Emergency Powers Act of being of hostile origin or association, and of committing acts prejudicial to public safety. Doctor I dispute these allegations, and you are going to help me prove them false.

THE DOCTOR: I have absolutely no intention of helping you.

THE MASTER: Since arriving on this planet, would you not agree that I have revolutionized the efficiency of the plastics manufacturing industry?

THE DOCTOR: Yes, but

THE MASTER: Thank you. I’ll admit my methods were aggressive, but oh so human. And have I not also had remarkable results with the elimination of psychopathic tendencies in the criminal mind.

THE DOCTOR: Only by

THE MASTER: I’m afraid its a yes or no question.

THE DOCTOR: Yes, but

THE MASTER: And finally, did I not offer humanity a remarkable solution to its energy crisis?

THE DOCTOR: Fine, yes fine. But in every case

THE MASTER: I know, I know. My good intentions were rebuffed and misconstructed. Surely, however even you can agree with my actions in Devils End.

THE DOCTOR: Not in the slightest.

THE MASTER: Come now. Who better to sit in judgement on a level 2 civilization than its creator, Azal of the Daemons. We can both see the mess this species is in. You can choose to do nothing. I tried, oh how I tried, and then when that failed, I appealed to Azal, hoping he could shape and reform it. Instead regrettably, he wrote the experiment off. Wasn’t that what happened, Doctor?

THE DOCTOR: Well… yes. If it hadn’t been for Miss Grant. You’re leaving out your actions on Uxarieus, where you tried to take control of.

THE MASTER: Where I attempted peacefully to adjudicate on a dispute between worthy pioneers and a legitimate mining concern. But I’m fairly certain Doctor that events on other planets are outside the jurisdiction of this court, and should not be brought into play. 

THE DOCTOR: They prove that you want to play God.

THE MASTER: Merely to improve the existence of the common lot, I assure you. I am on this planet for its own good.

THE DOCTOR: If not the good of its population.

THE MASTER: Now, that is unfair, Doctor. I try my best. What more can anyone say? 

THE DOCTOR: You intend to escape.

THE MASTER: Oh why bother? Someone will come for me. After the last war, both the Russians and the Americans snapped up Hitlers rocket designers. You have made me famous. I owe you a great debt, Doctor. The finest criminal mind on the planet. Didn’t your friend the Brigadier have trouble avoiding my extradition to… well, lets start with Geneva, New York, Moscow. Correct?

THE DOCTOR: Yes.

THE MASTER: In fact, that’s why this fine example of British justice is being beamed into the offices of every state leader around the world. Isn’t it?

THE DOCTOR: You’ve certainly brought a lot of attention to yourself. You always were a conceited show-off.

THE MASTER: Thank you, Doctor. Tell me — when you find a piece of alien weaponry lying about, what do you do with it? Do you hand it over to the Brigadier?

THE DOCTOR: Certainly not. I deactivated those fusion mines you left for me. They could have blown up an entire country.

THE MASTER: Indeed. An amusing little toy. I can rig up something similar in a trice. I really must thank you for proving my point so neatly, Doctor. You really should have arranged for my deactivation when you had the chance. You’ve just reminded everyone watching that I am the most valuable weapon in the world. And I very much look forward to doing business with all of you.No further questions.

THE DOCTOR: Now see here!

THE MASTER: No further questions! 

Extract from the Masters trial in late 1972.

The Master would remain in prison for several months. During that time UNIT searched for his TARDIS, but sadly they failed to find it.

Later in 1973, with the great powers of the planet earth on the brink of a third global conflict Sir Reginald Styles was able to gather the leaders of the great powers together for negotiations.

It was no exaggeration to say the safety of the entire world hinged on this conference. Unfortunately a few nights before the conference, a mysterious figure appeared in Styles house, and tried to shoot him with a strange looking weapon before vanishing.

Naturally UNIT and the Doctor would soon be brought in to defend Styles. The Doctor and Jo would come into conflict with more soldiers wielding futuristic weapons, and hideous ape like creatures called Ogrons.

During one of the fights, the Doctor and Jo would accidentally be sent into the future where the Doctor learned the awful truth about the future of mankind. Sir Reginald Styles was in fact secretly a radical who killed all of the other delegates and himself in an explosion which kicked off a third world war. The war lasted for many years, wiping out most of the population of earth in the process. The war was so devastating that the Furons believed that the human race had been killed off and left the planet.

The few unlucky survivors of humanity would be forced to scrape out a pitiful existence for many decades until their planet was invaded by the Daleks. The Daleks were able to easily overrun the last humans who they rounded up as a slave labor force into camps. The Dalek camps would also be policed by their ape like servants, the Ogrons.

The Daleks would turn earth into a giant factory, to harvest its resources and minerals to construct powerful weapons that allowed their empire to expand further into space.

The Doctor would  be captured by the Daleks, who tortured him almost to death to discover his identity. The Doctor was later rescued however by the same soldiers he had faced in Styles house. They explained to the Doctor that they had been fighting the Daleks for years, but knowing they would eventually lose, they were able to steal some of the Daleks time travel technology and attempted to kill Styles before he could start the war.

The Doctor however did not believe that Styles was a ruthless killer and was able to deduce that he was not in fact responsible for the explosion that killed the delegates. It was ironically one of the soldiers, named Shura, who in an attempt to kill Styles, blew up the house. Shura was unaware that the rest of the delegates were in the house at the time.

The Doctor and Jo quickly hurried back to the 20th century to warn Styles. Unfortunately however the Daleks knowing that the Doctor was trying to tamper with their history, arrived back in full force to destroy the peace conference themselves.

UNIT would hold the Daleks off outside the house whilst the Doctor was able to get Styles and the rest of the delegates to safety. The UNIT soldiers were hopelessly outmatched by the Daleks who slaughtered dozens and dozens of them before breaking their way into the house. Fortunately the delegates had all managed to escape, and Shura, having been warned of the Daleks coming by the Doctor, detonated the bomb, destroying the entire Dalek task force.

Styles conference went ahead and war would be averted, changing the future. A Dalek invasion would still happen in the 22nd century, but unlike the version in the rebels altered future, it would be repelled.

The Brigadier’s competence would be called into question after the 73 Dalek invasion. He had lost so many soldiers to what was only a few Daleks. Of course Genenva had no idea just how dangerous the Daleks were and the Brigadier would eventually thanks to the Doctors testimony be able to prove that the Daleks were more dangerous than the other aliens they had faced. Still he would always be haunted by the images of the young men he had lost to the Daleks.

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The Daleks and their Ogron servants arrive at Styles house and fight the UNIT soldiers. The Brigadier would consider this to be the low point of his career due to the staggering amount of men lost to just a few Daleks. 

The Doctor and Jo Grant would be sent on another mission through time and space not long after, by the Celestial Intervention Agency to help the planet Peladon in the far future. After they were brought back to earth by the Time Lords, the two would then come into conflict with their old archenemy, the Master.

From his prison the Master had come into contact with a a group of Sea Devils, ocean dwelling cousins of the Silurians, who had been awoken from their slumber.

The Master had grown to despise the Doctor so much that he wanted to provoke a war between humanity and the Sea Devils simply to get revenge on him. As the Doctor was fond of both races, then no matter what side won it would hurt him. Sadly despite the Doctors best efforts to broker peace between the two races, the Master’s hold over the Se Devils was too strong and in order to stop them from exterminating humanity, the Doctor was forced to destroy their base.

The Master meanwhile was able to escape in the confusion and make his way back to his TARDIS, though not before promising the Doctor that he would see him again.

Sure enough just a few weeks later the Master would return yet again. This time the Master was after a Crystal that would allow him to control Chronos, a Chronovore. The villain would travel back to ancient Atlantis. Though the Doctor was once again able to foil the Master, sadly the Masters actions would lead to the destruction of ancient Atlantis (see the previous section for more details.)

Later in 1973, Mrs Peel would leave the service after her husband was found alive, though Steed would continue to work with the service throughout the remainder of the decade, alongside agents, Tara King, Purdi and Gambit.

In November 1973, the Doctor’s exile would finally be lifted by the Time Lords. The Doctor, UNIT and Jo would face arguably their biggest challenge, Omega, the founder of the Time Lords himself.

Omega had been driven insane by the centuries of solitude. He wanted to make the Time Lords suffer for abandoning him and planned to unleash the anti matter from his universe into N-Space to destroy it.

Omega launched his first attack against Gallifrey, and the Time Lords were barely able to contain the anti matter, and almost all of their power was used to try and contain it.

With the Time Lords indisposed of,Omega sent his anti matter monsters, the Gel guards to capture the Doctor, exiled on earth. Knowing that the Doctor was their last chance, the Time Lords using their last ounce of power abducted both the Second and First Doctors from their timelines and sent them to 1973 earth to help the Third Doctor.

Unfortunately however their power was so low that they were only able to send a projection of the First Doctor to communicate with his later two selves.

The two Doctors would still, along with the rest of UNIT HQ be captured by Omega’s gell guards and taken to his base in the black hole. The three Doctors (with the first still being able to communicate with them.) Were able to come up with a plan to defeat Omega. The Second Doctors recorder had survived the trip into the black hole. Protected by the TARDIS’ force field, it had remained matter (Omega had converted the Doctors, and the UNIT staff into anti matter to bring them into his black hole.)

The two Doctors were able to trick Omega into smashing the forcefield, allowing the matter and antimatter to collide, destroying Omega and his anti matter prison, whilst the two Doctors managed to escape back into N-Space, being converted back to matter along the way.

The First and Second Doctors would be sent back to their own time by the Time Lords (with their memories being wiped of the events so as to preserve the timeline.)

The Time Lords then in return for saving them, lifted the Third Doctors exile and restored the memories of how to pilot the TARDIS to his mind. Though the Third Doctor would resume exploring time and space, he had grown very attached to 1970s earth and would return to help the Brigadier regularly. He even left the Brig with a device that could contact him across all of time and space (which he dubbed a space, time telegraph) in case the Brigadier needed help in dealing with another menace.

The Doctor would next help UNIT deal with a renegade super computer, similar to WOTAN, called BOSS in early 1974. Linked directly to a human brain, Boss had developed its own personality and desires. It sought to conquer mankind, and had created giant maggot creatures which spread a hideous, poison that transformed its victims skin green.

The Doctor however once again was able to save humanity, foil Boss’ masterplan and destroy the renegade computer.

Not long after defeating Boss, the Doctor would be captured by the Mekon. The Mekon had been monitoring the earth for some time. Whilst planning to create a new giant monster that could defeat Gamera, the Mekon had taken note of the Doctor’s activities. The Venusian tyrant came to believe the Doctor in some respects might be a bigger threat to the Treen’s plans for earth than any giant monster. The Mekon had also taken note of the various alien threats to the earth such as the Daleks, the Cybermen and the alien ambassadors.

Many of the races that had attacked the earth, such as the Daleks and the Cybermen were clearly more advanced than the Treens were (at that point.) The Mekon grew terrified of a similar invasion of Venus and so he decided to capture the Doctor and brainwash him to both protect Venus the same way he had done for earth, and also to build the Treens up to being as powerful as the Time Lords. The Mekon was able to capture the Doctor by unleashing several of his new mutant creations on earth.

These hideous amorphous blob like creatures feasted on human flesh, and went on a rampage across London, but whilst UNIT were called in to deal with them, one of the creatures who was directly under the Mekon’s control, was able to catch the Doctor by surprise.

The monsters had been as single minded as animals and so the Doctor was completely caught off guard when one was able to seemingly think for itself.

The Doctor would be shipped back to Venus where the Mekon would attempt to brainwash the Time Lord. The Mekon’s technology would not be able to get past the barrier around the Doctors mind, and so the Mekon would attempt to torture the Doctor to break him. The Doctor however didn’t cave, and so the Mekon decided to play on what he believed was the Doctors only weakness. His compassion.

The Mekon threatened to slaughter more and more of his Atlantine slaves every day until the Doctor agreed to build a weapon that could allow him to conquer the Therons.

The Doctor having no other choice was forced to agree to the Mekon’s demands for now. The Brigadier meanwhile, desperate to rescue his friend, would be forced to go to the second leading expert on alien life on earth. Bernard Quatermass. Quatermass had generally shunned UNIT, but he and the Doctor had ironically become good friends. They spent a lot of their free time together at a local gentleman’s club (along with John Steed) and enjoyed sharing stories about the various alien menaces they had combated over the years. Quatermass would first help the Brigadier defeat the Venusian monsters, by creating a formula that could melt their slimy bodies (which had been able to absorb all projectiles UNIT had fired at them.)

Quatermass then sought out an unlikely ally in Crypto 139. Crypto 138 had since died in an accident, and his replacement had come into conflict with Bernard Quatermass and British Rocket Group a few times. Quatermass had recently stopped Crypto from slaughtering a small town in rural England to harvest their brain stems. Crypto and Pox had targeted the town because it was cut off from most of the rest of England. They intended to cover up their actions by blowing it up afterwards and then make it look like a meteor strike.

Their defeat at Quatermass’ hands marked the first time that Crypto and Orthopox had been defeated by a human without any alien help. As a result Pox actually believed that Quatermass must have been an alien, and ordered Crypto to harvest Quatermass’ brainstem so he could study it. The two Furons would then launch an attack against British rocket group which devastated their headquarters but once again Quatermass gave was able to evade the Furons.

Quatermass had successfully managed to track down Crypto and Pox’s headquarters, but was waiting for the right moment to strike at the aliens. Now however he would be forced to ask for their help. Crypto had a flying saucer far more advanced than the Treens technology. It was the only way they could get to Venus.

Quatermass was able to convince Crypto to help by telling him about the Doctor and how if the creatures from Venus gained access to the knowledge of the Time Lords through him, then they would be more powerful than even the Furons.

Crypto agreed to take Quatermass and the Brigadier to Venus. Unfortunately the three of them greatly underestimated the Treens who were able to shoot Crypto’s scout ship down.

The Doctor meanwhile was forced to build a machine that could alter the sun into a power source for the Venusians like the Eye of Harmony.

If the Doctor so much as made one mistake then the Mekon would slaughter a family of Atlantines right in front of him. Crypto’s telepathic and telekenitic abilities meanwhile helped the Brig, Quatermass and Crypto himself sneak into the Treens base where they were able to rescue the Doctor. The Doctor however didn’t stop there. The Doctor knew he had to destroy the Mekon’s lab where he was creating the monsters, and with Crypto, the Brigadier and Quatermass’ help the Doctor would kill all of the Mekon’s monsters, by distributing Quatermass’ chemical into their food supply to poison them all.

The Doctor would have preferred another way, but there wasn’t one as the mutants were beyond help, having been conditioned by the Mekon to do nothing but kill. The Mekon also had so many of them, that if not stopped they could be a truly devastating army for the Venusian tyrant. The Doctor then destroyed the Mekon’s base, after Crypto and the Brigadier were able to get the Atlantine slaves to safety.

Unfortunately however the Atlantines had been the servants of the Treens for so long that they had forgotten how to survive on their own and didn’t bother to take advantage of the golden opportunity the Doctor had given them to overthrow their reptillian oppressors.

The Doctor, Quatermass, Crypto and the Brigadier would escape back to earth in Crypto’s saucer (which the Doctor was able to repair.) Narrowly avoiding the Mekon’s forces along the way.

The Doctors actions would set the Mekon back by 100 years, with many of his most devastating weapons being lost, and all of his mind control technology too. Still the Mekon did not give up and made plans to destroy the Doctor and the Furons once and for all.

Back on earth the Doctor, Quatermass and the Brigadier would unite a few months on yet again when visitors from D-Space would arrive on earth. In D-Space, a highly advanced race known as the Plasicore had created a mutant designed to feast on humanoids (considering them to be a plague on the universe.) The more humanoids the beast ate, the stronger it became. The creature had consumed entire worlds and colonies and was now attacking the Federation, who had been forced into an unlikely alliance with the Klingon and Romulan empires. Together the three created a vastly powerful super weapon that they hoped could destroy the beast. The weapon was fired by the USS Enterprise (whilst the Klingons and the Romulans held the monster off.)

The weapon though effective, ended up creating a massive rip in time and between D-Space and N-Space which the enterprise fell through. Unfortunately a tiny fragment of the creature survived too and headed towards N-Space’s version of earth to regain its former strength.

The crew of the Enterprise would beam down to earth and assist the Doctor, Quatermass, and the Brigadier in finally destroying the monster before it could devour the population of earth. The Third Doctor had worked with the crew of the Enterprise earlier from his and their perspective (but later in the history of N-Space.) The two had previously teamed up to take on the Daleks, whose actions threatened all of reality and had even become friends during the incursion. Captain Kirk would become one of the Doctors best friends through all of his subsequent incarnations.

Not long after the creature was defeated and the crew of the Enterprise returned home, the Doctor and the Brigadier would be called in to investigate the disappearances of several scientists. The Doctor discovered that it was a Sontaran named Linx, stranded in 10th century England, who was abducting scientists from the future to use as a slave labor force to help repair his ship, so that he could resume his war with the Rutans.

Linx was also interfering in the affairs of human history by supplying a warlord named Irongron with high advanced weaponry. The Doctor was able to travel back to the 10th century and defeat Linx, send the scientist back to their own time and destroy Linx’s weaponry.

It was during this adventure that the Doctor would first work with Sarah Jane Smith. Sarah Jane was an aspiring reporter who had arrived to investigate the disappearance of the scientists. Using her more established aunt’s name as an alias. The Doctor quickly saw through her deception, but kept her around as he saw something of himself in this young reporter who was eager to find out the truth, and discover new things. Still Sarah Jane ended up stowing away aboard the TARDIS, simply out of curiosity and traveled with the Doctor to tenth century England.

Sarah though inexperienced, proved to be brave and very resourceful and even saved the Doctors life directly from Linx. It didn’t take long for the Doctor to want to ask her to travel with him, but first he knew he had to take her home to give her a choice.

Unfortunately when the Doctor and Sarah arrived back in 1974, a few months after they had left for the 10th century, they discovered London was deserted. A group of renegade scientists using time travel technology had abducted various Dinosaurs from the past into modern day London including several ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex’s.

Many people had been killed in the Dinosaurs initial rampage before UNIT were able to evacuate everyone from the city. The Brigadier had his hands full in dealing with the Dinosaurs, who just seemed to pop out of nowhere.

The Doctor was able to discover who was bringing them into modern day, a group of renegade scientists,whose plans were much bigger than to simply revive the Dinosaurs. They intended to erase humanity from existence, all except for a select few who would be preserved in a time bubble and build a new world afterwards, free of pollution and man’s devastating effect on the environment.

The Doctor would foil their plan by using the scientists own time travel technology to send them back to the age of the Dinosaurs.

The Doctor would then ask Sarah to join him on his travels and the two would go on many more adventures through time and space, encountering the Daleks and the Ice Warriors along the way.

When they returned in late 1974, the Doctor and Sarah would be forced to help UNIT deal with another alien invasion. The Giant Spiders of Metebelis 3’s Queen hoped to complete her super weapon that would allow her to conquer the Galaxy. She needed the final blue crystal which the Doctor had stolen from her on a previous expedition to Metebelis 3 to power it. Unfortunately for the Queen however, when the Doctor handed the crystal back to her (after her attack on earth), the weapon proved to be too unstable and destroyed her instead by burning out her mind.

Sadly the Doctor in order to hand over the crystal had been forced to enter her cave where he died from radiation poisoning. With his last breath the Third Doctor was able to make his way back to earth where he regenerated into his next incarnation inside UNIT HQ.

The Fourth Doctor would barely have time to settle into his new body when he and the Brigadier would be forced to deal with a new menace. This time from earth itself. Professor Kettlewell had devised a highly powerful robot that in some ways could think for itself and was virtually indestructable. The robot would fall into the care of a terrorist organisation who hoped to use the robot to kick start a third world war. The Doctor and the Brigadier were able to foil these plans and arrest the terrorists, but unfortunately the robot having developed its own mind and plans, still wished to exterminate all of humanity. The Brigadier in an attempt to rescue Sarah (who the robot had developed some affection for.) Fired a special disintegrator ray that Kettlewell had devised as a weapon for the robot. However this simply altered the robots body to the point where it grew to over 100 feet tall. The Robot would rampage its way across England, before the Doctor was able to destroy the monster using a virus, created by Kettlewell himself which was able to eat the Robot away to nothing but rust.

The Doctor would then resume his travels alongside Sarah and Harry Sullivan, a Doctor from UNIT as his new companions, leaving the Brigadier to cover up the robots rampage.

The Doctor, Sarah and Harry would return to earth in October 1975 after being summoned by the Brigadier. The threat in question was a race of alien shapeshifters, known as the Zygons. The Zygons home planet had been destroyed by a solar flare and the creatures were looking for a new home. A scout ship had arrived on the earth many centuries ago in Loch Ness in Scotland. The Zygons, had also taken one of the many gigantic, Dinosaur like creatures from their home planet called the Skarasen. They genetically engineered the creature to be far larger, and later cybernetically augmented its body too.

The Zygons did this for two reasons. First and foremost they needed the Skarasan’s lactic fluid as a source of food. Rather than breed several dangerous Skarasan’s this way they’d have one that would not only be larger and could produce enough lactic fluid for millions of Zygons in a year, but it was also now practically immortal too. Furthermore as part of its brain was now mechanical, then the Zygons could control the Skarasan much more easily.

The Zygons intended to use the Skarasan as a weapon to conquer mankind. Over the decades as the Zygons prepared their invasion, sightings of the Skarasan in Loch Ness would lead to the creations of myths about the Loch Ness Monster. The Zygons intended to terrorform the earth to resemble their own planet years ago. They also waned kill off most of humanity but leave some of them alive as a slave labor force. The Doctor was able to destroy the Zygon’s base with the help of UNIT (the Brigadier personally shot their leader, the ruthless Broton dead.) The Doctor would then destroy the device the Zygon used to control the Skarasan, before it could enact Broton’s final command to destroy humanity. The monster would then retreat back to Loch Ness, the only home it knew where it would remain for thousands of years.

Later in 1975, the Fourth Doctor and Sarah would arrive on Venus. Since the Doctors last visit, the last of the Mekons mutant monsters had escaped and was now terrorizing both the Treens and the Therons.

Quatermass’ chemical had killed almost all of the Mekon’s mutants, and those that weren’t killed by the chemical were destroyed when the base exploded, except for one creature that would come to be known as the Silicon Mass.

This creature had been created from a similar process to the Ymir, with the Mekon hoping it could overcome the previous monsters failings. It was only in the gestation period however when Quatermass’ chemical poisoned it, and the combination of the chemical and explosion altered the monsters body in ways even the Mekon wouldn’t have wanted.

The creature much like the Ymir kept growing, but unlike the Ymir, it never grew into an actual animal. It remained a large blob of white silicon that was virtually indestructable. It could devour just about anything in its path, with all of the Treens and the Therons warships and the mightiest reptiles of the Treens jungles succumbing to the mutant.

The Therons and the Treens had been forced to unite, much to the Mekon’s annoyance. The Mekon believed in the superiority of his race to such an extent that he genuinely believed that they didn’t need any help until it was almost too late.

The Doctor agreed to help the Treens and the Therons, obviously feeling responsible for the monsters creation. The Mekon still not only wanted the Doctor dead, but also to try and weaponize the Silicon Mass.

The Doctor was able to create a weapon that he believed would unravel the Silicon Mass’ DNA. The Mekon however would betray the Doctor, and take control of the Theron craft the Doctor was going to fire the weapon, after the Time Lord fired the weapon at the beast, and made it crash into the Mass’ body where it was absorbed. The Doctor and Sarah were the only two survivors, being able to jump onto a large tree from the ship in time.

The Doctors weapon did not work completely. It stopped the beasts growth, and weakened it, but it did not die. Still a barrage of fire from the Treens weakened the monster further and it eventually retreated into a molten lake. The Treens believed that it died, but in truth the monster simply went into a state of suspended animation beneath the lava.

It would awake many decades later. In that time it would actually mutate to be even more powerful, but fortunately it was far less aggressive, and would in fact live a mostly solitary existence for the rest of its life in the lake. The Silicon Mass would however consume anything that came near the lake. The Mekon would attempt to recapture it several times, but it was too powerful even for the Treens and remained in its new home for millions of years afterwards.

The Mekon was able to capture fragments of the Silicon Mass’ DNA during the various battles with the beast, and use them to create hundreds of clones of the creature. The Mekon intended, whilst they were still in their gestation period, to fire them in rockets at earth where they would grow to full size and completely destroy the planet. He would also keep several of them preserved for conquest of other worlds. Fortunately the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane would, with the aid of several Therons, destroy the Mekons new lab and all of its clones of the Silicon Mass.

The Mekon would still be able to send several rockets containing clones of the Silicon Mass to earth, but with the Therons help the Doctor was able to shoot them all down before they reached earth.

The Silicon Mass’ rampage had further set the Mekon back. It would be a long while before the Treens would be able to strike out against any world, and the Mekon after his recent failure would be forced to deal with several rebellious Treens in the ensuing years.

The Fourth Doctor would decide after several more adventures in time and space with Sarah decide to take a break in Old Mill Cottage. However he made a slight mistake in calculations and arrived there four years on from Sarah’s time in 1980.

The Doctor discovered that Sarah had been on the missing persons list since 1976. She was last spotted working with UNIT in late 76. As soon as the Doctor found this out, he knew that he would have to take Sarah back to 1976 for a few more missions with UNIT before taking her back to 1980 (whenever she wanted to stop travelling with him.)

In 1976, after a few more detours (including to stop Sutekh in 1911.) The Fourth Doctor and Sarah would reunite with UNIT once again to deal with a race known as the Kraals, who sought to conquer the earth using android replicas to infiltrate human society.

The Doctor was able to foil their plan, ironically by using one of their replica’s against them. A few months later the Doctor would call on UNIT this time to help him deal with an even greater threat, plant monsters called the Krynoids.

The Krynoids were a hostile race who travelled through space in pods. They’d quickly spread over entire planets in a matter of months and destroy all life on them.

The Doctor was able to destroy one of two pods, but unfortunately the other was shipped from the Antarctic back to England by Harrison Chase, an eccentric millionaire with a twisted obsession with plants. The Krynoid was able to escape Harrison and consumed his entire estate. The Doctor with UNIT’s help was able to blow the monster to pieces before it could spread any further.

Not long after the Krynoid invasion, Crypto and the Brigadier would be forced to work with Department Q to deal with an invasion from Werewolves.

Werewolves were created many thousands of years ago by a race of proud warriors known as the Lycors. The Lycors had once been powerful warriors who fought for other races for causes they deemed worthy. Whilst they took pride in being great warriors, their victories were really down to their advanced technology more than anything else.

They soon stagnated however, as they came to believe their own hype that they were the greatest warriors and other races soon began to overtake them. Furthermore races from all over the universe would arrive to challenge the Lycors.

They would suffer a string of humiliating defeats and invasions and became a joke throughout the known universe. Desperate to make up for their failures, the Lycrors would attack the Furons to try and prove themselves. It was a mistake of course as even at their strongest, the Furons were still too powerful for them. In order to win the war, the Lycors would experiment on themselves. They would attempt to fuse their DNA with that of various Demons and monsters using a combination of science and powerful magical enchantments, drawn from lunar cycles.

These experiments would allow their soldiers to transform into savage, hairy, lupine like creatures armed with the strength and supernatural powers of various Demons (their lupine forms came from the DNA of a gigantic Wolf like predator that lived on their world.)

The Lycors could change into these creatures whenever they wished. They would also retain their intelligence, morals and will power when they did, and finally they could also change back into their original forms too (where they would still be stronger, faster, and have vastly longer life spans.)

However at the same time, as the magic to create the beasts came from the lunar cycles, then they would automatically turn into their wolf form on the night of the full moon. Furthermore as their power did come from Demons, then they would, even in their humanoid forms start to have more violent and destructive urges.  However they felt these were easily controlled.

In their wolf like forms, the Lycors would defeat the Furons and drive them out of the galaxy. It was without doubt the biggest defeat the Furons had ever experienced in their entire history at that point. The Lycors would be hailed as heroes for many centuries afterwards, but sadly the Demonic urges of their lupine forms would slowly begin to overtake later generations (who inherited the “curse”) Over time the Lycors would give into their urges and descend into nothing more than another race of Demons called Werewolves. Many of them would actually spend all of their time in their lupine forms.

The Werewolves would attack various other worlds, wiping out whole races, and infecting others (as they could spread their curse through their bite like a poison too.) Over the centuries they would come into conflict with the Vampires, as both species wished to prove themselves as the ultimate Demons.

This rivalry would become so intense that it would later pass on instinctively to other Vampires and Werewolves.

The Werewolves greatest enemies however would be the Furons who were desperate for revenge and would hunt them all over the universe. The Werewolves, due to their savage animalistic nature were not able to build up a strong empire. They were essentially barbarians who would loot countless planets, but never really make much use of the technology of various worlds in the same way that Vampires did.

The Furons would slaughter scores of Werewolves, but the monsters would still survive and spread out to planets all over the universe as all it would take would be one Werewolf to infect others. (Among the many planets that the Werewolves would visit included earth, where one Werewolf crash landed at an early point in human history. It would go on to infect others leading to the spread of Werewolves and subsequently legends about Werewolves all across the world.)

Not all Werewolves across all of the world would be monsters however. Many of them were able to control their demonic urges.

The Werewolves who invaded the earth in the year 1976 were actually among the original Werewolves. Having survived for so long, these monsters had sadly given into their darker urges and were now every bit as evil as the Furons themselves.

The Werewolves had monitored Crypto and Orthopox’s activities for some time and after learning what they were after (through the torture of a former Majestic agent) decided to destroy the earth to wipe out the Furon race.

They foolishly believed that this would allow them to be seen as heroes to the wider universe again for destroying the Furons.

Crypto would be forced to go to UNIT HQ in Geneva for help. As soon as the Grey Alien arrived however, UNIT attempted to capture him (with Crypto being one of UNIT’s most wanted criminals alongside the Master himself.)

Still after the Geneva HQ was destroyed by the Werewolves, with only the Brigadier escaping, then the Brig would be forced to work with Crypto

With UNIT ill equipped to deal with these extraterrestrial creatures, the Brig and Crypto would be forced to work with Department Q to battle the Werewolves all around the world. The two would also be forced to work with a pack of Vampires on earth led by the worlds oldest Vampire, the last of the original Vampires who ruled over humanity in earth’s prehistory. A Vampire known as Goralag (though he had gone through various other names throughout the history of earth and was currently known as Vincent Lee.)

Vincent, the Brigadier and Crypto would destroy the Werewolf invasion force from their base on Mars, though their leader would escape, vowing revenge on Crypto.

After the Werewolf invasion, the Brigadier would make sure the UNIT always had a healthy supply of silver bullets after the devastation of the Geneva base. Department Q would also work with UNIT a lot more closely from this point on, with UNIT now realizing that aliens would be capable of using the paranormal just as much as humanity.

Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart would retire from UNIT not long after the Werewolf invasion. Overwork, and his first marriage breaking down led to him quitting his position.

He would take up a job teaching afterwards, hoping for a more quiet life. Unfortunately however the Brigadiers past, or rather his future would soon catch up with him. In late 76 the Brigadier would encounter the Doctors two companions, Teegan and Nyssa who had become separated from the Doctor. The Brigadier agreed to help them, and when they returned to the TARDIS, they found a strange, hideously mutated alien claiming to be the Doctor, whose latest regeneration had gone wrong. The Brigadier had doubts, but seeing the alien was in pain they agreed to help him.

The alien, whose real name was Mawdryn was part of a failed experiment from another race to gain the Time Lords ability to regenerate, which had instead left them trapped in a hideous emaciated form, unable to die. The aliens hoped to use the Doctors companions to lure him into a trap. Only the regeneration energy from a Time Lord could end their lives of constant agony. Doing so however would effectively kill the Doctor too.

When the Fifth Doctor arrived from the future, with a future version of the Brigadier, the future Brig met his previous self, creating a temporal paradox which was enough to kill Mawydrn and the rest of the aliens. The parodox also wiped much of the Brigadier from 1976’s memory too, including virtually all of his years with UNIT. The Doctor would return both Brigadiers to the correct time periods. Later in 1983, the Brigadiers memory of all of his years with UNIT would be restored by a visit from the Fifth Doctor.

7 years after his encounter with Mawdryn, the Brigadiers memories of his time with UNIT are restored after a visit from his best friend, the Doctor.

The Fourth Doctor would later in 1977 battle the last of the Fendahl. The creatures skull was found by a group of human scientists, and it was slowly able to take control of one of them named Thea, slowly transforming her into a Fendahleen. The 4th Doctor and his companion Leela were able to destroy the Fendahleen before she could grow in power, and then disposed of the Fenahl skull, by depositing it in a black hole. The skull however survived and would later arrive on the planet of Kaldor in the 23rd century.

In 1979, the Fourth Doctor, and the Second Romana would travel to Paris for a holiday, only to encounter the final splintered version of Scaroth.

Scaroth, and the last of his people, the Jageroth, had arrived on earth before any life had developed on it. Their ship had been badly damaged, and whilst Scaroth was advised by his men to make repairs, he was scared that they were exposed on this uninhabited planet, and took off. The ship subsequently exploded, and all of the Jageroth were killed, except for Scaroth, who was splintered into different versions across time throughout earth’s history. Each of these different versions of Scaroth had helped to push humanity forward technologically in the hopes that the human race could invent a time machine, which would allow the latest version to go back and time and stop his earlier self from taking off too early.

Unfortunately however it was the radiation from the exploding Jageroth ship which caused a mutation in the primordial soup on earth, which eventually developed into the first, simple celled life forms, from which all life on the planet would descend.

Scaroth of course didn’t care about erasing humanity from existence, considering them to be inferior scum. The latest version of Scaroth went under the alias of the respected count, Scarlioni and he used this title to acquire the resources to try and build his time machine.

As soon as he encountered the Doctor and Romana, he forced Romana to build a time machine for him, by threatening to destroy all of Paris.

Whilst Scaroth was able to travel back, the Doctor, Romana and private detective named Duggan, were able to follow him there and stop him before he could change history.

Arriving back in 1979, Scaroth who was in his true, Jageroth form, was killed by one of his henchmen who threw a grenade at him in fear, which destroyed the time machine as well.

Towards the end of 1979, Crypto 139 and Orthopox would face a new enemy, a renegade Furon named the Master. The Master hoped to become the new Furon emperor and kill Crypto and Orthopox in the process. He also intended to destroy humanity, to prevent them from having a hold over the Furon people. Crypto and Orthopox (who at that point were down on their luck and living in a casino!) Were able to stop his plans, and kill the Master, with Orthopox becoming the new emperor.

Orthopox’s reign as the emperor would usher in a new golden age for the Furons, though it would also lead to their greatest defeat many decades later.

1980s

In 1980 the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith would encounter the disembodied spirit of an ancient creature named Eldrad. Eldrad had once ruled Kastria but after aliens invaded the planet, he was banished to the earth. Though his body died, his mind would remain buried under the earth for millions of years, before being finally freed by a drilling experiment.

Eldrad would briefly take control of Sarah, before using radiation to create a new form. (Basing it on Sarah’s, the first body he found, Eldrad briefly assumed a female form.) Eldrad told the Doctor that she needed to get back to her planet to help them from the aliens, and though he had doubts the Doctor eventually agreed.

When they arrived back on Kastria, they found the planet utterly devastated. It was not possible to live on the surface anymore, and when the Doctor, Sarah and Eldrad made their way through, seemingly the only Kastrian facility left, they were beset by booby traps.

When they finally made their way past them, the Doctor discovered from Eldrad (who also turned herself back into a man.) That there were no alien invaders. In fact Eldrad had been a cruel tyrant who had destroyed the surface of their planet when they attempted to rebel.

It was in fact the Kastrians who attempted to destroy Eldrad. Eldrad revealed that he had databanks containing enough DNA to create an army of billions of Kastrians to invade the universe.

However Eldrad discovered much to his horror that the Kastrians in the millions of years he had been away, destroyed the data banks and wiped themselves out.

A message from King Rokon, told Eldard that the Kastrians didn’t think life was worth living on the planet after he devastated it, and knowing that he had survived, and could always return to make them into monsters, who would wage war against the rest of the universe, they actually felt oblivion was their only escape.

In the final moments of his message, Rokon taunted his old enemy stating “I salute you from the dead. Hail Eldrad. King of nothing!”

Eldrad didn’t give up however. Instead he wanted to make the earth people his new army to rule the universe. The Doctor and Sarah however would defeat Eldrad by knocking the monster down a ravine, using the Doctors scarf!

As soon as the Doctor and Sarah left Kastria, the Doctor received a message from Gallifrey telling him he had to return (in reality it was his archenemy, the Master attempting to lure him into a trap.) As he couldn’t take Sarah with him at that time, he was forced to drop her back on earth in 1980.

The Doctor was sad to part from Sarah and thought about going back for her afterwards, but he felt that she had moved on with her life. Still he would later leave her a present in the form of K9 mark 3, a robot dog from the future.

With K9 as her sidekick, Sarah would go on many more adventures of her own, tracking down extraterrestrial and paranormal threats. She would go on to meet many later incarnations of the Doctor, with the Time Lord always regarding her as one of his best friends.

Later that year the Tenth Doctor would help Jasmine defeat a powerful and dangerous race of aliens known as the Reslacor. The Reslacor were predatory telepaths who fed on psychic energy. They would attack a life form telepathically and slowly drain its mind, killing it in an exceptionally painful way.

Physically they were very frail and weak, but it didn’t matter as their mental attacks could kill their victims before they’d even have a chance against them.

The monsters began attacking London, slaughtering people, and driving others insane in the streets, but the Doctor and Jasmine were immune to the aliens attacks. The Doctor because he was a Time Lord (Time Lords were capable of placing barriers around their minds) whilst the experiments on Jasmine’s mind by the Daleks rendered her immune.

After the invasion was foiled Jasmine would join the Tenth Doctor as his new companion.

Towards the end of 1980 the Doctor and the Masters feud would reach new heights with devastating consequences for all of N-Space.

The Master and the Doctor had faced on another on the planet Traken, where the Master (now on his 13th life, and nearing death) hoped to steal the ancient power of Traken which would make him virtually omnipotent. He also hoped to trap the Doctors mind in the core of his TARDIS, which would allow him to drain the Doctors knowledge of his travels, after which he would then leave him trapped there forever.

The Doctor however managed to foil the Masters plans, and seemingly finished the villain, by destroying his TARDIS. Unfortunately however the Master survived, and with his second TARDIS disguised as a grandfather clock, the Master, using the last of the power of Traken he had absorbed, was able to transplant his consciousness into the body of Tremas, a kindly old man, and father of the Doctors future companion, Nyssa.

The power of Traken had altered the Masters mind permanently however, which would allow him to deposit his mind in other bodies in the future.

The Master prolongs his own miserable existence at the cost of Tremas’ life.

The Master in Tremas body would follow the Doctor to earth, hellbent on revenge. He would fuse his TARDIS with the Doctors to try and set a trap for his archfoe, but whilst the Doctor was able to separate the two TARDIS’, still the Master was able to retrieve information from the TARDIS’ memory banks, and learned where Logopolis was (as the Doctor had intended to travel there.)

Logopolis was an ancient planet, said to contain an ancient power and secret. Naturally the Master wanted to know what it was for his own purposes, so he arrived on Logopolis and began to wreck havoc on the planet until they told him what their secret was. Unfortunately the Master interrupted one of their experiments which would lead to the destruction of billions of worlds.

N-Space had in fact lived long past its original life span. Entropy should have consumed it centuries ago, but the Logopolitans had found a way to contain it with their computers until another solution could be found.

With the computers inadvertently destroyed by the Master, the entropy spread out across N-Space destroying billions of planets (among them Traken.) It is not known just how many worlds where destroyed by the entropy, but it is believed that over a quarter of N-Space was reduced to nothing, making the Master the biggest mass murderer in the history of N-Space.

The Doctor and the Master would be forced to work together to stop the entropy from destroying all of N-Space. Using technology salvaged from the Logopolitans (who had all perished) fused with technology from the Time Lords, and earth too, the Doctor and the Master, from a satelite dish on earth, were able to divert the entropy into E-Space. (The entropy would not destroy E-Space as it was a different universe, but it did have an unforeseen negative consequence.)

The Master however attempted to weaponize the entropy first. Having found a way to control it, the Master threatened to unleash it back into N-Space unless the most powerful races of the universe served him. Fortunately the Doctor was able to deposit the entropy into E-Space permanently.

The Master in response would push the Doctor off the top of the satelite dish, which killed his 4th incarnation.

In the original version of events the Doctor would simply regenerate into his 5th incarnation.

However years later, a future incarnation of the Master would attempt to change history by tampering with the Fourth Doctors demise.

This version of the Master had stolen technology from the Celestial Intervention Agency (with his latest body being a member of the Celestial Intervention Agency), and he was able to pinpoint what would be the best part of his timeline to change. He saw that if he never went to Logopolis, then he would eventually end up as the High President of the Time Lords. The technology wasn’t perfect. It could only give you a vision of a potential timeline, not the entire history of it, but in this instance the Master was able to pin point where this timeline would begin.

The Master met his old Tremas incarnation and told him to give up on his vendetta against the Doctor for now. The Tremas Master found it difficult, with his hatred for his former friend being all that had kept him going for the last few years. Still he agreed, and time changed.

Logopolis was never destroyed, and neither were billions of other worlds such as Traken. The Fourth Doctor would not regenerate either and he would continue travelling with Adric.

Eventually just as in the original timeline, Adric would long to return home to E-Space, and just as in the original timeline whilst the Doctor would be reluctant at first, he would agree to help him go home. Whilst in E-Space the two would reunite with Romana (still in her second incarnation.)

The Doctor and Romana, having always had feelings for one another, fell in love and eventually they got married in E-Space and had three children. The two had a more happy, quiet life together, though once their children became old enough, they would resume their adventures and explore E-Space again.

The Master meanwhile, following his older self’s advice would fake his death, and then recruit other renegade Time Lords for his cause, including the Monk, the Rani, and the War Chief (all of whom the elder Master knew.) He was also able to make an alliance with Borusa (who the Master from the future knew was corrupt) by showing him his future, trapped as a statue in the Death Zone, and assured him he could help the Time Lord change his destiny.

With the renegades help, the Master would succeed in conquering Gallifrey. Borusa was of course disposed of, but the Master would keep his word to the other renegades and put them in high positions in his new Gallifreyan society. The War Chief was made the head of the Gallifreyan army, the Rani was made the head of the scientific elite, the Monk the head of the new Celestial Intervention Agency, whilst the Master became the new lord President.

The Time Lords would build up a massive empire under the Masters guidance. In time their influence spread out to trillions of worlds, including Logopolis and earth. They would also seemingly destroy the Daleks too.

The Masters new Time Lord empire would do many good things across the universe at first. It helped to cure diseases, thanks to the Monks actions it would help various races avoid disasters and catastrophes around the universe. It would also unite various races together (though they were all still under the Time Lords.) The inventions of the Rani would also help to elevate many worlds across the universe in a way they never would have otherwise.

Peace would be brought to many galaxies, but power would soon go to the Masters head and it would corrupt him to a greater extent than ever before.

He would punish entire worlds if there was any attempt at resistance. Many of what the Master considered to be lesser races, would also be subject to horrific experiments under the Rani as well (including humanity, though this was really more to spite the Doctor.)

As time went on the Master would become more paranoid, and unstable too. He would destroy entire worlds for the most trivial reasons. He also murdered the War Chief, when he (incorrectly) believed that he was plotting against him. The empire would fall into complete chaos, but it would soon face a greater danger from the old enemy of the Time Lords, the Daleks.

A few Daleks had managed to escape the Time Lords attack on their empire. At that point they were drastically behind the Time Lords in terms of technology, and so the Time Lords easily crushed them. Still a few Daleks had not only managed to escape to another universe, but they also rescued Davros (who was at that point imprisoned by humanity.)

Fleeing to another universe, the Daleks and Davros would build up a massive empire, as big as the Time Lords. However where as the Masters empire had collapsed due to his own paranoia, the Daleks had thrived, as the monsters were all united under a single cause. Also unlike the Master, the Daleks did not have to deal with rebellions, as they either completely exterminated the races they took over, or experimented on them until they could no longer be a threat.

The Daleks after conquering most of this universe, would launch an attack against the Time Lords. The war raged on for thousands of years, and would leave both universes completely devastated. Most life forms in both universes were destroyed in the cross fire, but eventually the Daleks would gain the upper hand and push the Time Lords back to Gallifrey. Not wanting to lose to Davros and the Daleks, the Master would activate his ultimate weapon. Created by the Rani’s experiments from the Eye of Harmony, the weapon was able to expand the power of the eye to the point where it would create a black hole that would eventually consume all of N-Space.

The Master had only installed the weapon to automatically go off if he died. He didn’t want Gallifrey to go on if he died (the Master had granted himself a new cycle of regenerations and intended to keep granting himself more for all eternity.)

Just before the Daleks broke into the citadel (having utterly laid waste to Gallifrey) and killed the Master, the Master sent a message to Davros simply telling him “I win”. The device would destroy all of N-Space and the universe the Daleks had moved to as well.

Fortunately however before the Daleks killed the Master, the Monk was able to pull Romana 12 and the 10th Doctor from the original timeline. Knowing that the Master had changed history, the Monk had wanted to pull the Doctor from the original timeline to help against the Daleks (with none of the Time Lords having any idea where he had gone.)

The Master refused however. No one on Gallifrey was even allowed to mention the Doctors name under the Masters rule.

Still the Monk under desperate circumstances during the Time Lords final strike was able to bring Romana 12 and the 10th Doctor into this timeline. With only a limited amount of time to set things right, the two were unable to help the Time Lords against the Daleks. Just before Gallifrey was destroyed, the Doctor and Romana would flee to E-Space. The two hoped that they could find their counterparts and find out what caused the change to the timeline.

Sure enough Romana and the Doctor would find their counterparts, married with children and still in their 4th and 2nd incarnations, but now much older.

The 10th Doctor and 12th Romana attempted to convince the two to go back and change things (after finding out that the change occurred when this Doctor never went to Logopolis.)

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In the changed timeline, the 4th Doctor never regenerated, lived to a ripe old age, married Romana and had 3 children in E-Space. 

The elder 2nd Romana and 4th Doctor refused however, as that would erase their children from existence. The alternate 4th Doctor did not want to be responsible for bringing the Master to Logopolis which would destroy worlds. The 10th Doctor understood. The guilt had haunted him for centuries since.  Unfortunately however, some of the Daleks were able to survive the destruction of N-Space, by travelling to E-Space. The monsters quickly rebuilt their forces and begun to wage war on E-Space.

They were far more advanced than any other race in E-Space, and the Daleks would go on to destroy many millions of worlds in this universe (including Deita, Romana’s favourite world.) The two Romana’s and the two Doctors tried to stop the Daleks, but these Daleks were far more powerful than the Daleks they had ever faced before, as they had the time to dominate all other life forms in two universes!

Romana 2, would be killed in the fight, and whilst the Fourth Doctor would be able to get his children to safety from the Daleks, he ultimately decided that he would have to set the time line right to save 3, and undoubtedly many more universes from the Daleks.

The Doctor kissed his children goodbye. He didn’t let them know what he would be doing (and they had no idea. They didn’t even know who the later versions of Romana and the Doctor even were.) They suspected something was wrong because of how upset he was, but the Doctor simply told his children that he had something to take care of and would be back later.

Romana 12 and the Tenth Doctor sadly couldn’t travel back as they were from a timeline that no longer existed. Their very presence was so unstable that they could fade at any moment. The alternate Fourth Doctor, thanks to the Masters changes was the current Doctor, and so he was the only one who could change his own timeline.

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The Tenth Doctor and Romana 12 are pulled into the alternate timeline to help set things right.

The older Fourth Doctor was able to stop the Master from meeting his younger self and changing things so that the villain would never go to Logopolis. However he soon found that this still wasn’t enough to change the timeline and that he would have to influence his past self’s actions too.

Being from a hypothetical future that had already been changed by his actions in stopping the Master, the alternate Fourth Doctor soon slowly began to fade into nothing. He took on a ghostly appearance as a result, but would still be able to influence the world around him to a limited extent, albeit only for short periods. He would refer to himself in this state simply as the Watcher.

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The aged, alternate Fourth Doctor begins to fade the more actions he takes to erase his past until he becomes a ghostly figure existing between timelines. He would come to refer to himself as the Watcher.

The Watcher would contact the current younger Fourth Doctor telepathically whilst on earth and the two soon met away from the Doctors companion Adric. The Watcher informed his earlier self that he needed to go to Logopolis to avoid a terrible future. The Doctor at that point had considered not going to Logopolis after the Master had merged his TARDIS with the Doctors on earth. The Doctor was concerned that the Master could follow him to Logopolis, still the Watcher assured his past self that he would have to go to Logopolis to avert a bad future.

The Watcher also informed the Doctor that very soon he would regenerate too. After the Doctor made it to Logopolis, the Watcher would then take Nysaa away from Traken to Logopolis to be reunited with the Doctor. Thanks to the Watchers actions, history would subsequently follow its original path, with the Master destroying Logopolis, the entropy destroying several worlds, the Doctor ejecting the entropy into E-Space, and finally the Master throwing the Fourth Doctor off of the satelite to his death.

As the Fourth Doctor regenerated on the grass below, the Watcher merged into him, with the Watchers timeline now being erased from history. The newly regenerated Fifth Doctor would have no memory of his other life as the Watcher however and the memories would not return throughout any future incarnations of the Doctor, until after the 10th Doctors adventure in the alternate time. This would of course only increase the Doctors hatred of the Master for making him erase his children.

Time is set on the correct course thanks to the Watcher’s actions. With his past erased, the Watcher is absorbed into the Fourth Doctor as he regenerates into his successor.

The newly regenerated Fifth Doctor, Nyssa, Teegan and Adric would soon be pursued by the authorities for trespassing on the satelite. Whilst the Doctor, Nyssa and Teegan managed to escape back to the TARDIS, Adric was arrested.

The Master, still hungry for revenge slaughtered the guards and captured Adric, before seemingly letting him go.

In truth however the Master was simply projecting an illusion of Adric into the Doctors TARDIS to control it from the inside, whilst he still kept the real Adric prisoner.

The false Adric piloted the TARDIS back to before God created the universe so that the explosion would destroy it.

The Master taunted the Doctors companions as the heat slowly began to melt the TARDIS, projecting an image of himself on their scanner, laughing at their fate.

Fortunately Nyssa and Teegan, under the still weakened Fifth Doctors instructions were able to pilot the TARDIS to safety. Unfortunately the Master had prepared for this and was able to lure the TARDIS to an uninhabited planet.

The Master had salvaged tech from Logopolis that he could use to create illusions, so strong they could actually interact with the world around them, and even think for themselves.

The Master still needed a living being at the centre of the machine, and chose the Doctors companion Adric to use.

The Master tortured Adric until he created the illusion of himself to sabotage the TARDIS. (Though even then Adric, despite the torture was able to project a warning to Nyssa in time which ultimately saved her and her companions lives.)

The Master however using Adric as his pawn was able to create an entire city from the boys mind called Castrovalva that he used to trap the Doctor, Nyssa and Teegan.

The Master hoped to condemn his 4 enemies to an eternity of torment, by making them relive the same moment over and over again. The Doctor, having now fully recovered from his regeneration was able to break free from the Masters program, though not from Castrovalva itself.

Now driven over the edge with rage at his plans failing, the Master attempted to beat the Doctor to death with a crowbar, but whilst he was distracted one of the Castrolvalvans, sacrificed himself to destroy the Logopolitan tech.

Following its destruction, Castrovalva began to fade from existence, and whilst the Doctor, Adric, Nyssa and Teegan were able to escape, the Master was cornered by the Castrovalvans, who began to tear him apart.

Sadly whilst the Doctor believed he had seen the last of his mortal foe, the Master had been able to escape the Castrovalvans simply because they faded before they could kill him.

A few years later in 1983, the Fifth Doctor would encounter the Master once again, when he had forged an alliance with another of the Doctors old enemies, the Mekon!

The Mekon and the Treens at this stage were far behind the Therons after the attack from the Silicon Mass.

Knowing that they were in no state to take on anyone, the Mekon decided to pit their two most immediate enemies against each other, humanity and the Therons.

The Master meanwhile, having infiltrated UNIT (through disguises and a new advanced form of hypnosis, which also allowed him to place the new Brigadier under his control), was able to read about the Mekon in UNIT’s files. He believed that the Mekon would be a powerful ally in finally conquering humanity, and destroying his most hated enemy.

The Master and the Mekon formulated a plan that would end in the extermination of the Therons, and allow him to rule the earth afterwards on the condition that neither he nor the Mekon would attack each other. Of course they both had every intention of stabbing the other in the back, but for now they agreed to work together.

First of all the Mekon captured several earth astronauts on a deep space space mission. Keeping them hidden beneath his city on Venus in a secret compartment that not even the Therons, or indeed his fellow Treens were aware of (the Mekon only kept them alive for experimentation.) The Mekon had built this compartment as a place to hide if Venus was ever invaded by a hostile race of aliens, and there was no other escape for him.

The Mekon with the Master’s help, deliberately left a trail back to Venus. Of course UNIT kept it quiet from the general public, but they soon came into contact with the Therons and demanded the release of the astronauts. The Therons suspected the Treens were behind this attack, and demanded to search their city. Of course they found nothing, with the Mekon feigning innocence.

Back home, the Masters hypnotized aids in UNIT would help stoke up fear and resentment among UNIT against the Venusians, bringing up their past attacks on the earth with monsters such as the Ymir.

The Doctor meanwhile had been called back to UNIT by the new Brigadier, (under the Master’s command) who was able to lure the Time Lord and Nyssa into a trap. He attempted to have them shot (with other brainwashed UNIT soldiers), but the two managed to escape. The two would then go to Quatermass, the Doctors old friend for help. Quatermass would help keep both the Doctor and Nyssa hidden whilst using British Rocket Group’s resources to investigate what was going on with UNIT. The Doctor and Quatermass agreed that it would be better not to contact UNIT as they had no idea who if anyone they could trust there, with both suspecting that UNIT may have been corrupted somehow and behind the attempt to provoke a war.

The new Brigadier under the Masters command would eventually convince UNIT HQ to approve a missile strike on Venus. The Master would of course make sure that the missile’s were sabotaged so that they were all directed towards the Theron’s city. Millions of Therons were killed in the strike.

The Mekon was then able to stoke up fear with the Therons stating that humanity could wipe them out if they didn’t strike first, as humanity had over the last few decades salvaged technology from highly advanced species who had invaded them such as the Daleks and the Cybermen, and that they had help from the Doctor, a member of the most advanced race in the universe.

The Therons despite their moral code, agreed out of fear, with the missile strike being the worst attack in their history. They allowed the Mekon to fire a new superweapon he had devised. The Mekon had managed to create another large monster from samples of the still dormant Silicon Mass’ DNA. The Therons however having found out about the project, shut it down, though the Mekon still kept a sample. The Mekon knew that he couldn’t do anything with the monster until the time was right. He didn’t want to unleash another Silicon Mass like creature on Venus to destroy the Therons, as again they would be able to detect its presence and kill it before it could reach full size, and he knew that if he tried to fire one at earth, the Therons with their superior technology, would be able to detect, and shoot it down before it even escaped Venus’ atmosphere.

Now however terrified for their own survival, the Therons would fire a capsule containing the Mekon’s creature at the earth. Of course following this, the Master would then use the attack to launch an attack on the Theron’s city using an advanced weapon that UNIT had spent decades building.

The Mekon had also given the Master chemicals he needed to destroy the new Silicon Mass. Unlike with the first time, the Mekon had time to examine its DNA, and could create chemicals to destroy the beast. The Master would use the Mekon’s chemical only after it had killed millions of humans to harden their hearts against the Therons.

Following this, the Master and the Mekon would then sit back and watch the two races war with each other, (with the Master and the Mekon secretly helping both sides to keep them even until they were both so weak, the Mekon could overrun and finish off the Therons, whilst the Master could emerge on earth and take over.

After this of course they would then war with each other. The Mekon had intended to create a new silicon creature (one who would be immune to the Masters chemicals) whilst the Master would use UNIT’s most powerful weapons to destroy the Treens and the Mekon.

Fortunately the Doctor, working with Quatermass was able to make his way into UNIT, where the Doctor was able to free the new Brigadier from the Masters influence. With the new Brig’s help, they were able to capture the Master and use the Mekon’s chemical to destroy the new Silicon creature (though not before it killed up to 1 million people across England in the most devastating giant monster attack the country would ever see.)

The Master meanwhile managed to escape, killing the new Brigadier in the process. The Doctor, Nyssa and Quatermass would follow the Master back to Venus. There the Mekon and the Master would set another trap for the three heroes. The Master hoped to hypnotize Bernard Quatermass and use him to help stir things up between the two races. (With the Master having killed the new Brigadier, no one would know that he was secretly behind his actions)

The Mekon succeeded in capturing the three heroes. He tried to execute the Doctor and Nyssa in his gas chamber, but the Doctor was able to escape, whilst Quatermass had been taken away to be hypnotized by the Master.

The Mekon decided to use Quatermass against the Doctor. Knowing he would come to rescue his friend, the Mekon gave Quatermass orders that if the three of them escaped he would unleash a Treen weapon inside the TARDIS that would kill the Doctor and Nyssa.

Sure enough the Doctor did rescue Quatermass from the Mekon’s torture chamber, whilst the Master would return to earth to make the UNIT staff under his control fire a missile at the Therons. The Mekon, who would detect the missile would in turn convince the Therons to fire their own at earth. This time however those not under the Masters control would object, as this drastic action had not been approved by Geneva and a fight would soon break out between those at UNIT loyal to the Master and those not.

The Doctor meanwhile evading the Treens attempts to kill him would find and rescue the earth astronauts in the Mekon’s city. Whilst they were escaping, the Doctor saw Quatermass abandon one of the astronauts who was injured. Knowing that his old friend would never abandon someone, the Doctor confronted Quatermass, and with Nyssa’s help was able to disconnect the Mekon’s weapon and free him from the Masters control.

Returning to earth, the Doctor was able to help the UNIT staff who were not under the Masters control fight back and eventually reclaim the base.

Unfortunately by that time the missile had been fired. Whilst Quatermass hurriedly returned to British Rocket Group to shoot it down, the Doctor landed back on Venus, and was able to convince the Therons not fire a rocket in retaliation, despite the Mekon’s attempts.

Quatermass succeeded in shooting down the Masters rocket, and the plans to provoke a war were foiled. Unfortunately the Master escaped once again, leaving the Mekon to face the consequences alone. The Therons demanded that the Mekon be deposed for his actions, but the Treens stood by their leader yet again.

The Therons could have beaten the Treens in a fight, but it still would have caused a lot of casualties and after the missile strike the will of the Theron people was gone, so they decided not to pursue it, but gave a stern warning to the Treens and the Mekon that he would be deposed if anything ever happened again.

The Fifth Doctor was not happy with the result, but sadly there was nothing he could do.

Later that same year the Fifth Doctor would come into conflict with his old enemy, Omega.  Omega, who had survived his first encounter with the three Doctors and had managed to escape back into our universe. Having altered his body to be able to survive in N-Space once again, Omega simply wanted to live in peace in N-Space, but unfortunately he soon began to return to his anti matter form.

If Omega returned to being anti matter completely then he would destroy all of N-Space, but the former founder of the Time Lords didn’t care. Having been alone for so long, and unable to cope with going back, Omega was happy to bring down all of N-Space with him.

The Doctor however with help from the Time Lords would send Omega back to his own universe before he could tear apart N-Space.

Towards the end of 1983 the Fifth Doctor would reunite with the now former Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart which would lead to a confrontation with the alien Mawdryn and Stewarts past self from 1976 (see 70s section.)

Once the former Brigadiers memories were restored, he would take up his old position with UNIT. The death of the previous Brigadier, as well as the scandal surrounding the Master and the Mekon’s recent attempts to provoke a war using UNIT personnel, had thrown the organisation into a state of disarray.

The return of Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart would help to unify the UNIT forces, though even then there were still some concerns that he was too old. Nevertheless, the Brigadier would soon prove his doubters wrong, and help usher in a new golden age for UNIT.

The following year in 1984, earth would face its greatest threat in the form of the Anti God himself.

The Anti God’s most evil son, Satan, was accidentally freed from the cylinder by a group of academics, a professor and a priest who discovered the cylinder buried deep beneath a church. Upon being freed Satan would soon possess several of the academics, and began to torture and kill them for its own amusement.

Satan torments the survivors.

Satan’s end game was to free its father, the Anti God, and as it slowly built its power up, the final survivors among the trapped humans would receive a warning from the future in the year 1999. The warning only appeared when they were dreaming. It was video footage of the Anti God, slowly emerging from a portal into the world.

The warnings from the future, coupled with the engravings on the crypt, slowly allowed the humans to put together the full extent of the threat they were facing.

Satan was able to regain his former strength after possessing a woman named Kelly, and created a portal in a mirror to bring its father into our universe.

Just as Satan was about to pull its father into N-Space, one of the surviving humans, Professor Catherine Danforth ambushed Satan from behind and pushed him through his own portal into the universe where the Anti God was imprisoned.

The Priest would then shatter the mirror that led to their universe with an axe, destroying the portal, and leaving Satan, the Anti God, and unfortunately Catherine trapped in the Anti God’s universe seemingly forever.

Catherine saves N-Space from Satan and the Anti God, but is damned forever as a result.

Catherine’s lover, Brian Marsh who saw her fall into the portal, but was powerless to save her, would be haunted by nightmares of Catherine emerging from the church in place of the Anti God. He became determined to save her, which would ultimately lead to disaster.

UNIT would of course cover the story up, but Martin Quatermass would later write an expose on the events.

Later in 1984, earth would be invaded by the Daleks once again. These Daleks came from the far future, from what was probably the monsters lowest point in their history.

The creatures had lost the war with the Movellans who had created a virus that attacked the Dalek mutations. With almost their entire empire having been destroyed, the Daleks first sought to rescue their creator Davros (who had been in the custody of humanity for 90 years) in the hopes that he could cure the plague.

They also hoped to use their robotic duplicates to infiltrate and invade earth in the 20th century. That way they could eliminate humanity in the past without drawing the attention of the Time Lords.

At the same time however, the Daleks planned to take the fight to the Time Lords themselves. They lured the Fifth Doctor and his companions, Teegan and Turlough to earth in their time corridor and then captured them with the help of their duplicates.

The Daleks intended to send the Doctor and his companions duplicates back to Gallifrey where they would assassinate the members of the high council and replace them with duplicates, allowing the Daleks to control the power of the Time Lords from within.

The Daleks plans however would be disrupted by Davros. Knowing that his creations would discard him once he had cured the Movellan plague. Davros was able to brainwash several of the Daleks and their human servants. He would send them back to earth to try and kill the Doctor, which would lead to a battle between Davros’ Daleks and those of the Supreme Dalek. The Doctor (who escaped the Daleks clutches thanks to the help of a rogue Dalek duplicate) was able to destroy both factions with a sample of the Movellan plague.

The renegade Dalek duplicate meanwhile back in the future would destroy the prison ship Davros had been held on. Whilst Davros was able to escape, the data the Daleks had drained painfully from the Doctors mind about the Time Lords was destroyed.

The Supreme Dalek still nevertheless told the Doctor that the Daleks plan had not failed. As they had duplicates all over the world (including in key positions of power) then they could eventually provoke another war that would destroy humanity.

Fortunately however the Doctor would be able to send a warning out to Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart who was eventually able to shutdown all of the duplicates or help them eventually break free from the Daleks control.

One of the Daleks human servants, Gustav Lytton had managed to escape in the final fight with the monsters. Lytton came from earth’s future, from a far flung earth colony. Despite coming from a race of hardened mercenaries, Lytton claimed that he never served the Daleks out of choice. Indeed the Dalek Supreme never trusted him, and actually, just before their 80s invasion of earth was foiled, ordered that Lytton be exterminated.

Lytton only managed to escape because the Daleks were too busy fighting one another. Still despite his reluctance at serving them, Lytton did kill many innocent people ruthlessly under the Daleks orders, and even tried to shoot the Doctor during the final battle.

Ultimately Lytton escaped to earth, but was left stranded in the past. Desperate for help, he sent out a distress signal through the vortex. It eventually reached the last of the Cryons, the original inhabitants of Telos in the year 1985.

The Cryons needed help to stop the Cybermen who, having been beaten back to Telos were now seeking to change their own history by destroying earth before Mondas invaded, and thus save Mondas. The Cybermen attempted to use a captured time vessel to divert Haley’s Comet to the earth, which would exterminate all life on it.

Lytton agreed to help the Cyron’s stop the Cyber plan in exchange for his freedom from earth.

The Sixth Doctor would soon be drawn into the conflict (with his TARDIS being unknowingly diverted there by the Time Lords, who had foreseen a truly terrible future if the original Cyber Empire was not destroyed.)

The Doctor along with Lytton however would be captured by the Cybermen who forced the Doctor to take them back to Telos.

Whilst there however Lytton escaped and attempted to steal the Cybermen’s time vessel. Sadly he was captured, and though the Cybermen tortured him by brutally crushing his hands. Lytton did not betray the Cryons, and so the Cyber Controller ordered he be converted to tell the where the Cryons were.

The Doctor meanwhile, with the help of the former Cryon leader Flask, was able to place his sonic lance in several of the Cybermen’s high explosives. Enough to destroy their entire base.

Before it blew however, the Doctor attempted to rescue Lytton from Cyber control. Lytton however had already been partially converted and begged the Doctor to kill him.

The Cyber controller used Lytton as bait to lure the Doctor in. As he prepared to shoot the Time Lord, Lytton in his final act, saved the Doctors life, by stabbing the Cyber controller in the arm and gave the Doctor enough time to grab his weapon which he used to slaughter the Cyber controller, and the Cyber leader.

Sadly however the controller with his dying breath managed to beat Lytton to death. Though the Doctors bomb destroyed Cyber control, foiling their plans and saving the earth, the Doctor felt that he may have misjudged Lytton, who in the end had ironically died a hero, saving humanity and countless other worlds from the Cybermen, and had withstood torture to protect the Cryons.

The Doctor is unable to save Lytton from the Cybermen.

Later in 1985, the Sontarans, working with the Androgums, would capture the Second Doctor (whilst he was working for the Celestial Intervention Agency.)

They intended to dissect the Doctor to find out why Time Lords are so adapted to time travel and harness that power for themselves. Fortunately however Jamie managed to escape and would help the Sixth Doctor and Peri save the earlier version of the Time Lord, with the Sontarans and the Androgums turning on each other.

Towards the end of 1985 the Sixth Doctor and the Brigadier would foil an invasion of earth by the Quesilacs, where they succeeded in destroying all but one of the monsters who later escaped backwards in time (see 30s section.)

In early 1986, Crypto 140 would would set up a major weapons factory on earth. Orthopox believed it would be the perfect place for their weapons factory as earth was an obscure, primitive planet that the Furon’s most powerful enemies had no knowledge of.

The weapons were constructed by rebel Furon’s as a punishment, as well as slaves from planets the Furons had conquered all over the universe.

Crypto would force his slaves to build him a car to replace his saucer.  Crypto however intended for the car to be a dangerous weapon that could take control of any other vehicle or machine. Crypto had his men piece it together from bits and pieces of vehicles belonging to some of the most evil men in human history such as Adolf Hitler. Crypto even dubbed the vehicle “Project Satan”.

Unfortunately the AI machine used for the car would give it sentience, and Project Satan would quickly break free from Crypto’s lab and rampage its way across the world, persevering for over 1000 years.

The device which allowed Project Satan to control other machines did not work as Crypto had intended however. It would be able to rewire other machines programming (though only sufficiently advanced machines) causing them to physically transform into homicidal vehicles similar to Project Satan. However even then the process would only be temporary. The robots Project Satan infected would also be able to infect others, spreading what was effectively a robotic curse, that would come to be known as the “Werecar” curse throughout the earth for the next thousand or so years.

The first robot Project Satan infected was ironically one of Crypto’s. A service robot, that had helped to build the car itself. After it was damaged, Crypto simply tossed it aside, but the robot survived and would later reconstruct its body into a more human form.

The robot would also persevere for over 1000 years, where it would every so often change its identity and persona to the public. It became all of the great acting robots throughout history, with its final identity being that of Calculon in the 31st century.

A bigger problem would soon arise when several of the Treens under the Mekon’s command would loot the factory, killing all but one of the Furon and alien slaves, a woman named Mersa.

Mersa, who had been the head of a resistance movement on her own world against the Furons, would be forced to work with Crypto reluctantly to stop the Treens.

Together the two of them would shut own the Treens base of operations around the world, before finally confronting them on Venus. The two were able to prevent the Mekon from firing Crypto’s most dangerous and unstable weapon at the heart of the Furon empire.

The weapon would have destroyed the entire galaxy of the Furon’s home world (with the Mekon then hoping that he could emerge and take over what was left of the empire in the chaos afterwards.)

Despite her hatred for the Furons, Mersa helped Crypto as the Mekon’s plans would have destroyed her home planet, as well as trillions of other innocents, still trapped under the Furon’s rule.

After the Mekon was defeated and the weapon destroyed, Crypto would allow Mersa to go free for saving his life and people. He acknowledged that she would never stop trying to free her people and that the next time they met, they may be forced to kill one another, but for now, he gave her a chance to go free.

The Mekons plans had destroyed the Furon’s most advanced weaponry, and Orthopox wanted to wipe Venus off the face of the universe, and prepared an invasion fleet. The Mekon knew that his people would never be able to stand against the Furons, but he had a back up plan. The Mekon, having been observing Crypto for many decades, knew the Furons special interest in earth and threatened to reveal it to their greatest enemies unless he called off the conflict. Orthopox was forced to call off the attack, knowing that he couldn’t possibly hope to protect the earth from so many enemies at once.

Still he assured the Mekon that as soon as they found a way round this, he would destroy Venus completely and utterly.

A few months later that same year, Ace would be whisked off of her planet to Ice World in the far future where she would meet the Seventh Doctor and eventually become his companion. In truth it was Fenric that had taken her to Ice World, as part of his plan to lure his old enemy into a trap (see 40s section.)

Later in 1986, a group of Silurian criminals were awoken in Japan. These Silurians were the most notorious criminals of their race. Many in the government had advocated just leaving them to the mercy of the oncoming asteroid (in reality a freighter piloted by the Cybermen.)

However they were imprisoned together, with only the Silurian who imprisoned the criminals, seemingly being capable of freeing them. Unfortunately however the damage done by the human mining operation was so great that the Silurians chambers were completely destroyed. Most of them were killed, but a few survived and soon made plans to claim the earth as their own.

The Silurians wanted to exterminate humanity, regarding them as nothing but vermin, and then re-awaken and enslave the other Silurians and the Sea Devils still hibernating under the earth.

The Silurian criminals had seen what had happened to Godzilla and the other mutants they had created, who had been further mutated and made more powerful by atomic weapons. They wanted to find one of their old mutant Dinosaurs buried under the earth and turn it into a weapon.

After infiltrating UNIT, the Silurians would find out the location of the Island of Pharoh.

Pharoh had broken off from Skull Island many centuries ago, taking a few specimens of its unique fauna with it, including a few meat eating Dinosaurs, and Megaprimatus Kong’s. Some of the humans from Skull Island also went with them and would similarly come to worship the great beasts they lived with, just like the original Skull Islanders.

UNIT would found out about the Island’s discovery in the late 70s after which they quickly quarantined the island.

Unfortunately the Silurian criminals were able to make their way there and take control of the giant beasts. They would mutate the Dinosaurs using the Silurian technology and then further mutate them to rival Godzilla in size using radiation.

Not all of the Dinosaurs on the Island of Pharoh survived the process, and only one of the few Megaprimatus Kong’s on the island survived too.

The Silurians created close to 100 giant monsters, ready to wage war on humanity, but the Sixth Doctor, aided by UNIT troops would succeed in shutting down the Silurians plans. Unfortunately however when the Doctor destroyed the machine the Silurians used to control the monsters, the backlash from the machines destroyed most of the monsters brains. All except two, a mutated specimen of Giganotosaurus (that would be dubbed Gorosaurus) and the last surviving Kong, as they were the strongest of the two monsters.

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Gorosaurus and the mutated Megaprimatus Kong, the only two survivors of the Silurians experiments. This Megaprimatus would come to be referred to as King Kong by the press, despite not having anything to do with the original creature discovered by Denham in the 30s. The Silurian’s experiments also caused its fur to turn bright red unlike the other members of its kind.

The Silurian criminals were all killed when the Doctor destroyed their base, whilst both Kong and Gorosaurus would continue to live on the island in peace for many years afterwards. The two would occasionally fight with one another, for sport more than anything else.

At the end of 1986 earth would be invaded by the Cybermen from Mondas. This invasion would go on to become one of the most important events in the history of mankind. Unlike the previous invasions of the 20th century this would not be covered up, and nothing would ever be the same again.

The second Cyber invasion begins.

The Cybermen hoped to drain the power from the earth’s core in the hopes of saving their own dying world, Mondas. They also planned to convert as many human beings as possible into a new army of Cybermen to conquer other worlds.

The Cybermen first targeted all of the main military bases on the earth, before moving into the big cities. Thousands of people were killed whilst many more herded into their ships for Cyber conversion.

The monsters easily crushed earth’s military no problem, and they most surely would have won their invasion had it not been for the fact that Mondas absorbed too much energy from the earth and began to break up.

The Cybermen tried to avert this by using one of earth’s own weapons (that they had easily captured) to melt the earth’s core. The First Doctor and his companions, Ben and Polly would hold the Cybermen off long enough until Mondas absorbed so much energy it melted into nothing but cosmic dust.

Almost all of the Cybermen died as soon as their home world melted, and their ships crashed all over the world too. A few Cybermen did manage to survive, but they were so weak and so few they were forced to flee back into space.

The First Doctor who was already near the end of his life was so worn out by the ordeal that he would regenerate into his next incarnation.

After foiling the Cyber invasion, the Doctor regenerates for the first time in front of an amazed Ben and Polly. It would take them sometime to believe that the Second Doctor was the same person as the first.

There would obviously be no attempt to cover up the 86 invasion. Over the course of the next few years, details about previous visitations that UNIT and Majestic had covered up over the last few decades such as the previous 70s Cyber invasion would be realised to the public.

UNIT would still be utilized however as a defence force against further alien invasions.

Despite the fact that humanity were now aware of aliens UNIT would still attempt to cover up future incursions to prevent there from being a widespread panic.

In 1987 earth the second golden age of monsters would begin following Mothra’s attack on Japan. Two minature beings called the Cosmos had arrived on the earth to try and awaken Mothra. The Cosmos were fairy like creatures created by God many millions of years ago. Their job was to travel the universe and awaken and heal God’s warriors, which they could do with their magical singing voices.

The Cosmos were on the brink of reviving the Mothra that had crashed to earth millions of years ago on Infant island (and whose egg had been worshipped by the local natives as a relic from the gods) when they were captured by a man named Clark Nelson who used them as an attraction.

Mothra soon awoke to rescue the fairies and went on a rampage through Tokyo. She cocooned herself in the city centre before emerging in her final form. Mothra would rescue the two fairies before returning to infant island, where she would remain for the next few years. UNIT would monitor the island in secret, but they soon came to the conclusion that unlike other monsters such as Godzilla and the Rhedosaurus, Mothra was not dangerous unless provoked.

In 1988 Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart after 5 years decided to step down from his position. During his retirement party, the Brig would be visited by the Second Doctor (who at this point was working with the Celestial Intervention Agency. This was early in his involvement with them, before he would later reunite with Jamie and Victoria.)

The Doctor even with the Agency’s control over his TARDIS was able to steer it to the correct point in time to visit the Brigadier.

The Doctor and the Brigadier enjoyed a nice afternoon together where they reminisced about old adventures against the Cybermen, the Yeti and Omega. (The Celestial Intervention Agency allowed the Doctor to keep his memories of his future incarnations, though they would later vanish when he was exiled.)

Just as the Doctor prepared to leave however, suddenly a strange anomaly from the sky abducted both the Doctor and the Brig, taking them to a far away planet.

The two would face hordes of Cybermen before the Doctor was able to deduce where they had been taken too. The Death Zone on his own planet of Gallifrey. The Second Doctor and the Brig were able to make their way to the tower of Rassilon (which was guarded by a Yeti.)

In the Tower they met the First Doctor and Susan, the Third Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith, and the Fifth Doctor, and Teegan and Turlough.

Except for the Fifth Doctor and his companions, they had all been brought here by the same mysterious force, and they had all faced various dangers and monsters on their way to the tower too, including a Dalek that pursued the First Doctor and Susan, Cybermen who had attacked the Fifth Doctor and his companions, as well as Sarah Jane and the Third Doctor (though they were saved by a Raston Warrior Robot, which slaughtered a squadron of armed Cybermen with minimal effort.)

The Doctors and their companions also encountered the Tremas incarnation of the Master in the Death Zone too. Ironically he had been sent by the Time Lords to help the Doctor. The Time Lords had promised him a new cycle of regenerations if he saved the Doctor.

Unfortunately for the Master none of the Doctors believed him. The Third and the Fifth Doctors would both abandon the Master, with the Fifth Doctor leaving him in the care of the Cybermen! The Master however managed to convince the Cybermen to spare his life. He told them that together they could steal the power of the Time Lords by taking over the tower.

The Cybermen of course had every intention of killing the Master once the tower was theirs, but the Master managed to destroy them, by luring the monsters over a trap in the tower.

Realizing that the Doctors would never believe him, the Master decided to cut his losses, kill his old archenemy and claim the power of Rassilon’s immortality for himself.

However just as the Master prepared to shoot the first three Doctors and their companions, the Brigadier was able to sucker punch the villain and knock him out.

Soon after the real mastermind behind the insidious scheme was revealed. Borusa, the President of the Time Lords, and the Doctors former mentor at school.

Borusa who was nearing the end of his regeneration cycle was desperate to try and gain the power of immortality, allowing him to effectively rule Gallifrey forever. However in order to gain the power of immortality you have to play the game of Rassilon, where you have to choose champions to survive the Death Zone and make it to the tower.

Borusa chose the then 5 incarnations of the Doctor as his champions, and filled the Death Zone full of monsters and enemies the Doctor had faced before such as the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Master. (His attempts to pull the Fourth Doctor and his then companion, Romana failed and he ended up trapping them both in the time vortex.)

Unfortunately for Borusa, the game of Rassilon had been set up by the former president to catch out and imprison rogue Time Lords.

Borua was condemned to eternal life as a statue alongside other Time Lords who had similarly sought the secret of immortality in the past.

With Borusa defeated, all of the Doctors were returned to their correct time (as were their companions and the Master) with all but the Fifth Doctors memories being wiped of the event to preserve the timeline. The Fourth Doctor and Romana would also be freed from the vortex and returned home too. The Fifth Doctor would be offered the position of High President of Gallifrey but he turned it down to continue his travels.

Back on earth in the summer of 1988, a Japanese mining expedition would accidentally release the male Godzilla from the iceberg it had been trapped in for 30 years.

Upon being freed the male Godzilla would instantly head towards Japan and go on a massive rampage throughout Tokyo, killing hundreds.

Just as before the military’s weapons would not even succeed in slowing Godzilla down, and so the Japanese would turn to another way to stop the mutant Tyrannosaur.

They would attempt to bring King Kong from the Island of Pharoh to fight Godzilla. Kong’s existence had become public knowledge despite UNIT’s best attempts.

The Japanese air force were able to drug Kong and bring him straight to Godzilla. During their first fight, Godzilla easily defeated Kong, who fled to Tokyo where he went on a rampage, and much like his predecessor abducted a young woman, before the military were able to subdue him again.

They brought Kong to Godzilla a second time, and this time the great Ape was able to absorb electricity from a lightening strike which enabled him to fight Godzilla on a more even footing. The two monsters great battle would take them deep into the ocean where an earthquake, caused by the monsters themselves, soon swallowed up Godzilla and trapped him, whilst Kong was able to swim home to safety.

The greatest monsters the earth has ever seen battle one another.

In November 1988 a fleet of Cybermen from the future would arrive on earth to try and steal the Nemesis statue, a powerful Timelord artefact that the Doctor stole when he first left Gallifrey.

These Cybermen wished to gain control of the Nemesis in order to become as powerful as the Time Lords and transform earth into the New Mondas. The Seventh Doctor however would destroy the Cybermen by programming the Nemesis to eliminate their fleet.

In 1989 Gamera would return to earth. The giant turtle had left in the late 70s. Feeling that he had done everything he could for humanity, Gamera wanted to explore the universe. He would go on be a hero on many worlds throughout the galaxy, battling various monsters, including several Gyaos.

He returned to earth at the end of the 80s however when pursuing the last of a vicious race of creatures known as the Zigra. The Zigra had destroyed their own world in a series of wars, and now wished to make a new planet the base for their new empire.

After foiling a previous attempt to conquer another world, Gamera followed the Zigra to earth, where he would finally manage to destroy them once and for all, after which he would return to space once again.

Later in 1989 Godzilla would escape the pit he fell into at the end of his battle with Kong and continue to ravage Tokyo.

This time however the king of the monsters would be opposed by Mothra. Mothra however proved to be no match for Godzilla who tore the winged beast apart.

Fortunately however Mothra’s two children that she had given birth too since her last attack on Japan, would manage to defeat Godzilla. Catching him off guard, they were able to web Godzilla up and knock him into the ocean.

As the 80s drew to a close the Doctor would have one more encounter with his sworn foe the Master in the town of Perivale. The Master had been trapped on a mysterious planet, that had the power to alter those who lived on it, bringing their darker, more violent urges to the fore, until it eventually transformed them into animals. Many eons ago members from an advanced race landed on the planet and attempted to harness its power for their own means. The power soon consumed them however and turned them into hideous, feral, Cheetah people. The Cheetah people would, using what was left of their technology breed creatures that could travel across worlds and bring prey to them.

The journey could only go one way, as once the planet took hold of you it kept you there. Even if a Cheetah person did manage to escape, then the planet would pull them back eventually.

The Master would take control of the Cheetah people, and sent their pets into Perivale in the 80s to fetch people for them to hunt and kill.

The Master knew Perivale was the home of the Doctors companion Ace and hoped he could draw him in eventually. The Master felt that with the Doctors help he could perhaps escape (with the Doctor only helping him if he was also stranded.) If there was truly no escape, then the Master would at least get his revenge on the Doctor.

Sure enough the Seventh Doctor and Ace would be drawn to Perivale, and it wasn’t long before one of the Masters minions, a Cheetah woman named Kara was able capture Ace.

Ace is captured as part of the Masters trap.

The Doctor would follow Ace to the Cheetah planet where he would encounter his archenemy. The Master had already begun to degenerate into a savage killer, taking an outright pleasure in watching the Cheetah people tear their victims to pieces.

The Doctor was able to work out that those who were beginning to turn into Cheetah people could create portals to other planets too, but as they had not completed the transformation then there is as chance they might be able to resist the pull of the planet. The Master had never tried this method as none of the people he brought to the planet survived long enough, whilst the Master himself did not want, until recently to give in to the Cheetah virus, for even a second.

Ace, who had developed something of a romantic fixation with Kara had already begun to transform into a Cheetah person, and the Doctor was able to use her to get himself, along with others the Master had kidnapped back home to Perivale. The Master meanwhile escaped using one of Ace’s friends, Midge, who had begun to turn into an animal.

Back on earth, the Master instantly began to plot his revenge against the Doctor. He murdered several people and took over more with the Cheetah virus to lure the Doctor out. Ace was unable to fight or else the virus would overtake her and so the Doctor was forced to confront the Master and his minions.

The Doctor managed to kill Midge when the two crashed their motor bike’s together. Kara also arrived briefly in our world and tried to save Ace, and though she chased away those under the Master’s control, the Master ultimately stabbed Kara to death.

The Doctor after recovering from his fight with Midge, would soon confront the Master. By this stage the Master had come to relish in the dark power of the Cheetah planet, believing he could control it now. He teleported the Doctor back to the Cheetah world and attempted to beat him to death with a piece of animal bone!

The Doctor however managed to overpower the Master, and overwhelmed with hatred for the villain, tried to smash his head in with a rock!

At the last moment the Doctor however realized that the Cheetah virus would consume him too if he carried out an act of violence. Furthermore, due to the fact that they were both time lords, their transformation could have a more devastating effect on the planet, than any of its other inhabitants (as the planet was influenced by them as well.)

The Doctor tried to plead with the Master, stating that they would both die if they didn’t put their differences aside and escaped. The Master however didn’t care he was so desperate to destroy the Doctor. The Doctor however using the last of the virus’ power teleported himself back to earth, leaving the Master trapped on the seemingly dying world.

Back home the Doctor and Ace were freed from the virus and continued on their travels. The Master meanwhile would later escape the Cheetah world, but the virus had affected his already unstable mind, pushing him even further into darkness.

The Doctor and the Master have one of their most vicious showdowns. 

1990s

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The 90s would come to be known as the second golden age of monsters.

In 1990 Godzilla would return from the prison Mothra had left the monster in. The two Mothra’s would have more fights with the beast, and drive him away from Japan briefly again, but Godzilla would always return.

Both Mothra’s as well as the Cosmos would go on to be seen as heroes. The Cosmos would even appear on Japanese talk shows, such was their popularity.

Godzilla would soon find a new enemy, in the child of the two Rodan’s killed at the end of the 50s. By now it had grown as large as its parents. Rodan unlike Mothra however was no friend to humanity and would attack major cities just like Godzilla. Still most of the time the two beasts would be locked in combat with each other.

Godzilla would usually get the better of Rodan in these confrontations, but Rodan still never went down without a fight, and unlike Anguirus was able to escape before Godzilla could finish him off.

Sadly one of the Mothra’s would be killed battling an evil organisation known as the Red Bambo. Started by a former member of the Japanese branch of Majestic, the Red Bambo sought global domination, and used stolen Silurian technology to genetically engineer giant monsters with which they had hoped to use as an army.

Only two of the many monsters they had created had survived however, a giant Lobster which they named Ebirah and a gigantic bird creature. Both were unpredictable and not easy to control either, but still they hoped to eventually master the Silurian technology.

The Mothra’s would discover the Red Bamboo’s base. It was located on Devil Island, not too far from Infant Island. The Mothra’s were able to destroy the Red Bambo’s stolen technology, however being small and weak in their larva, caterpillar forms, they were both wounded against Ebirah, (who they still managed to web up and bury at the bottom of the sea.) One of the two Mothra’s sadly succumbed to her injuries and died, whilst the other returned to infant island.

The Red Bambo meanwhile, though having lost the Silurian technology, would  make other plans for world domination. They allowed Mothra to think that she had destroyed their base, but would secretly begin to rebuild their forces. When Ebirah eventually resurfaced, they were no longer able to control the beast and so were forced to create a special chemical that kept the monster at bay.

A bigger threat would emerge towards the end of the year when one of the Anti God’s most evil creations would visit the earth. King Ghidorah.

King Ghidorah, sensing that the only creatures that could possibly threaten it were in Japan headed there first. One woman, descended from the early human’s infected with Insectoid DNA’s race memories would be triggered by the sight of Ghidorah to the point where she even assumed the persona of one of her ancestors.

She warned the government of Ghidorah’s impending attack on the planet, but sadly the Japanese airforce’s weapons were completely useless against the three headed Dragon.

The surviving Mothra was called in to help, but Mothra was no match for Ghidorah. Mothra was forced to turn to her old enemies, Godzilla and Rodan for help.

Neither wanted to help humanity. Both ironically felt humanity had always persecuted them (with Godzilla’s mate having been killed by humanity in the 50s, and Rodan’s parents having been killed too.)

Mothra decided to face Ghidorah alone where she was hopelessly overpowered. Godzilla and Rodan were impressed by her bravery and selflessness however and decided to help her.

Working together the three monsters were able to overpower King Ghidorah. Godzilla held the golden giant down, whilst Rodan flew Mothra to safety, allowing her to get out of range of Ghidorah’s attacks, Mothra was then able to web Ghidorah’s head, covering its three mouths.

Now helpless against Godzilla, the king of the monsters beat the golden dragon almost to death, forcing it to, for the first time in thousands of years, flee from a world.

Godzilla and Rodan, along with Mothra become unlikely saviors of humanity when they drive Ghidorah off the planet.

Godzilla and Rodan would come to an understanding with Mothra that they wouldn’t attack humanity as long as humanity didn’t bother them.

Godzilla and Rodan however still felt they had to settle their own differences and so they would fight it out on a small Island off the coast of Japan.

The two’s fight would last several weeks and would leave both monsters injured for a short while afterwards.

At the beginning of 1991 earth would be faced with yet another alien invasion. The robots from Planet X. The creatures lived on a small planet sized asteroid that they drove through space. They sought to conquer the earth for its natural resources.

Knowing they would never stand against Godzilla, the aliens made preparations. First of all they were able to capture King Ghidorah using mind control techniques. Second they approached humanity peacefully at first, lying to them that Ghidorah was attacking their world and that they needed Godzilla and Rodan to fight it off.

They promised humanity a cure for all of the diseases on earth. Though skeptical at first, the humans eventually agreed and helped the robots capture Godzilla and Rodan (who were still weak after their fight.)

Godzilla and Rodan were taken to Planet X where they won a staged battle with Ghidorah, after which the robots would take control of them using the same methods.

All three monsters were then let loose on earth. The military and UNIT attempted to repel them, but it was no use.

One of the robots however, having developed its own personality, and having fallen in love with an earth man, gave the earthlings a secret weapon which could scramble the robots systems.

The robots invasion force would be destroyed, and the three monsters freed from their control.

King Ghidorah would instantly attack humanity, but Godzilla and Rodan would fight him off a second time.

The battle ended with all three monsters tumbling into the ocean. Though Godzilla and Rodan were ultimately victorious, the battle left them both weak and Godzilla would retreat into the ocean, whilst Rodan left for the mountains.

Many people assumed that Godzilla had died when he didn’t resurface and some even held a tribute to the beast, despite his previous rampages for saving humanity from Ghidorah twice.

The aliens from Planet X meanwhile would flee the solar system instantly after their invasion was foiled.

They were scared not of retribution from humanity, but from Ghidorah for controlling him.

With their mind control technology destroyed by the earth (which had taken years to build) they had no other defecses against Ghidorah who would pursue their world throughout space for a few years until Ghidorah finally destroyed them for controlling him.

Godzilla would head for Infant Island in search of his old ally, Mothra. He was so weak however that he didn’t make it there and instead came to rest on Devil Island.

In 1992, the Red Bamboo had become more bold. Mothra had since grown into a full Moth form. She had accelerated her growth in order to combat future threats, but doing so had left in her in a comatose state.

The Red Bamboo without seemingly having to worry about Mothra, conquered Infant Island and enslaved its population, forcing them to build weapons.

One of the Infant Islander slaves however, along with three shipwrecked sailors discovered Godzilla and were able to awaken and repower him by using an Infant Islanders sword to draw lightening to the beast.

Godzilla would defeat both Ebirah and the giant bird, before destroying the Red Bamboo’s base. However one of the Red Bamboo’s scientists with his dying breath was able to set off the island’s self destruct device.

Mothra, having been awoken by her people’s summons was able to make her way to Devil Island where she rescued the prisoners before the Island blew up. Godzilla briefly confronted Mothra before he escaped the island. He was in a somewhat feral state after being awoken, and so he attacked his former friend before regaining his senses.

Godzilla kills Ebirah by ripping its claws off.

Now back at full strength Godzilla returned to the island he had placed his son on all those decades ago, after his mate’s initial rampage on Japan. After several decades of mutating within the egg, the baby Dinosaur was ready to hatch.

In the decades since Godzilla had placed his egg there for protection, a group of scientists had set up a facility on the island to try and find a way to control the weather.

A mistake from the scientists would create a radioactive storm which mutated several praying mantis’ and a giant Spider, causing them to grow to the size of Godzilla. (The radiation from Godzilla’s egg had already sept into the earth of the island, mutating the spider to a certain degree, with the humans actions merely accelerating the process.)

The mantis’ would attack Godzilla’s child as it was hatching and attempted to devour it, but Godzilla quickly saved his child and slaughtered all but one of the beasts.

The giant Spider however, who would come to be known as Kumonga would begin to attack the humans and cornered baby Godzilla and the last of the mantis’. After devouring the mantis Kumonga attempted to kill baby Godzilla, but Godzilla would again intervene and after an intense battle he was able to burn Kumonga along with his son.

The humans were able to escape in the ensuing confrontation, whilst Godzilla and his son would go into a state of hibernation to sleep through the winter the humans had plunged the island into.

Back home this incident would be reported as “Godzilla saves scientists from giant spider!” As a result of this, his actions on Devils Island, and his battles against King Ghidorah, Godzilla would soon become seen as a national hero of Japan.

Godzilla and his son overpower Kumonga.

When Godzilla awoke a few months later and the ice had thawed, he discovered that Kumonga had not died. The monster had also gone into hibernation after the two Godzilla’s attack, where it slowly healed itself. Still weak from the attack. Kumonga would not attack Godzilla again out of a combination of fear and respect.

Over the course of the next few years more monsters would gravitate towards Godzilla’s island. Many did so as the beasts were able to sense one another’s presence and so with Godzilla and his child laready there, Rodan soon followed, and eventually the more and more monsters arrived on this one island, the more they would all come to see it as a haven.

The island would be dubbed Monster Island by the media.

Among the many monsters that came to reside on the island was Anguirus, Godzilla’s old foe from the 50s. Much like with Kumonga, Anguirus knew not to attack Godzilla after their last encounter, but the two monsters would over time develop something approaching a friendship with one another, with Anguirus becoming Godzilla’s closest ally.

The version of Mothra that lived on the island was actually the child of the previous Mothra who had helped Godzilla defeat Ghidorah. That Mothra had decided to explore space, believing that the earth had enough protectors. Mothra sought to help other more vulnerable worlds, and decided to leave its child with its old allies and friends, Godzilla and Rodan for protection while it was gone.

She decided not to leave it on Infant Island, feeling that the previous Mothra’s had made its people a target. The Cosmos would also leave with the original Mothra. The adult Mothra would later meet up with Gamera in space, when she helped him slay a particularly vicious pack of Gyaos and the two would become close allies, journeying from world to world together.

For the next year or so the monsters and humanity would for the first time live a peaceful existence with one another.

In 1993, mankind would come under threat from a powerful sorceress named Morgaine who came from another universe where magic was the dominant force. Morgaine had also managed to chain one of the Anti God’s Demons, the Destroyer.

Morgaine however, being fully aware of what the Destroyer could do, only intended to unleash him if all of her other plans failed. Though the Seventh Doctor and UNIT (aided by the former Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart who had come out of retirement again, for this mission) were able to foil Morgaine’s schemes for conquest, she was still able to release the Destroyer.

The Doctor knew the beasts great weakness. A weapon made of Silver could destroy it in its weakened form. Lethbridge Stewart however would steal the silver bullets from the Doctor, feeling that it was better if he took the risk (as he felt he was more expendable than the Doctor.) The former Brigadier bravely faced down the Demon and destroyed him, saving his planet once more.

The Doctor is overjoyed to find his best friend survived.

In 1994 Gamera and Mothra would return to earth under the control of the Master! The Master had gained advanced mind control technology on his travels, and used it to take control of the two monsters after luring them into a trap.

The Master sent them to earth where they attacked monster island. Together the two monsters succeeded in capturing Rodan, Gorosaurus, Kumonga and Anguirus, and Mothra Jr. Gamera kept Godzilla busy, whilst Mothra was able to subdue the other monsters thanks to a little help from the Master who provided her with more advanced weaopnry. Gamera however was not able to overpower Godzilla with the two monsters fighting to a stand still, before Gamera had to flee.

The monsters Mothra had captured would then be placed under the Masters control and were sent to attack cities all over the world, with the Master broadcasting a message that he would only relent when humanity agreed to his rule. Godzilla would soon seek out his old enemy King Kong and together the two of them would defeat the Masters various monsters around the world, whilst the 7th Doctor, aided by UNIT was able to shut down the Masters control of the monsters.

Unfortunately however the Master had an ace in the hole. He was able during the monsters rampages, to create a vastly powerful army of giant monsters, salvaged from the DNA of Gamera and the other beasts he had captured. He soon set these creatures loose on the world, with all of the monsters battling against them. The creatures however were too powerful, even for the likes of Kong and Godzilla.

The Doctor knew that the Master would have to have a fail safe against the Monsters in case they turned on him, and sure enough, the Master had created a weapon that could unravel the monsters DNA. With Godzilla, Kong, Gamera and the adult Mothra’s help the Doctor and UNIT were able to break into the Masters head quarters and use the weapon to destroy his army.

Unfortunately the Masters rampage not only killed thousands, but also caused the death of the adult Mothra. Many governments around the world would call for Monster Island to be destroyed afterwards, though ultimately it was decided that it was best not to provoke the beasts. Still Monster Island would heavily monitored from here on out, and attempts would be made to try and prevent the monsters from leaving again.

Gamera meanwhile would decide to remain on earth. Wanting to make amends for the evils he had carried out under the Masters orders, Gamera would not live on Monster Island however, and would instead travel the world, waiting for the chance to redeem himself.

The following year in 1995, earth would again be invaded by a hostile race of insect like creatures who would be aided by two giant monsters, Gigan and Godzilla’s archenemy, King Ghidorah.

These aliens had created Gigan, a cybernetic creature on their home world many eons ago to protect it from any potential invasions. Sadly however their world would ultimately be destroyed by their own carelessness. They polluted its atmosphere to such an extent that they were struggling to survive, and so the insect creatures now sought to make earth their own home.

Having monitored the earth, they knew that its monsters together could easily repel Gigan and so they were able to capture King Ghidorah using mind control techniques.

They also had prepared a special weapon for Godzilla, believing that if they could just dispose of the king of the monsters, then the others would be easily beaten by Ghidorah and Gigan.

Sure enough when King Ghidorah and Gigan began their assault on Japan, Godzilla and Anguirus would instantly respond and begin to battle the monsters.

Godzilla however would be felled by the aliens weapon, but before it could finish him off, a group of humans were able to destroy the aliens base on earth. After regaining his full strength, Godzilla along with Anguirus would thrash King Ghidorah and Gigan, sending them both fleeing back to the stars.

Unlike the doomed aliens of Planet X, the cockroaches were able to escape retribution from Ghidorah at first by using hypnotic suggestion to make themselves invisible to the beast.

The invasion of earth from Ghidorah would alert the Atlanteans, who made contact with the Insects. The Atlanteans cut a deal with the aliens that both would destroy the surface world and then share the earth, building a better world together.

The Atlanteans would launch their own monster Manda as part of their first attack. Manda however would be captured quickly by the military. The Japanese branch of UNIT, utilizing technology salvaged from aliens, was able to freeze Manda after which they then hoped to deposit the monster on Monster island. Unfortunately however the Atlanteans, mindful of the presence of Godzilla and Anguirus in foiling the aliens previous invasion, attacked Monster Island.

They set off a series of explosions under the island which ripped it apart. Anguirus and Mothra would be swallowed up in an earthquake caused by the explosion, whilst Rodan would be forced to flee. Godzilla meanwhile was able to survive the explosions, as would his son, but sadly their home was completely destroyed.

The Atlanteans would then send Megalon to destroy Japan, who the Atlanteans judged to be the biggest threat after their defeat of Manda. During the attack however, a former member of the Japanese branch of UNIT, would use his own cyborg creation, Jet Jaguar to battle Megalon.

Jet Jaguar was constructed from bits and pieces of alien technology. Even his own creator was unaware of how advanced Jet Jaguar actually was. The robot had developed some form of sentience and was able to alter its body so that it could grow to a huge size to combat Megalon.

The Insect aliens however would soon send their monster, Gigan to aid their Atlantean allies. Knowing that he would be no match for both beasts, Jet Jaguar went to Godzilla for help.

Together Jet Jaguar and the King of the Monsters would easily defeat Megalon and Gigan, sending the latter fleeing back to the stars once again.

Towards the end of 1995, the Atlanteans would play their final card. They released their mutated version of Gyaos onto Japan. Gamera would track the monster down and though it was far more powerful than the regular Gyaos he had faced on other worlds, he was still able to completely destroy the monster after an intense battle.

Gamera kills Gyaos.

Unfortunately however, the Gyaos’ mutation allowed it to produce several thousand eggs. Normally a Gyaos, much like Mothra could only produce one offspring. The Gyaos had laid all of its eggs before its final fight with Gamera. It laid them all over the earth.

The monsters would hatch within a month or so of their parent’s death and their mutation would also allow them to grow to full size within a few days. The monsters would go to ravage cities all over the earth. All of the monsters from Monster Island as well as Kong and of course Gamera would fight and slaughter the Gyaos all over the world, but there were simply too many of them. No matter how many Gyaos, Godzilla, Kong and Gamera were able to kill, more would soon emerge. It was one of the darkest periods of the 20th century, with whole cities being destroyed by swarms of the mutants.

Even the Atlanteans were horrified with the destruction the Gyaos were creating. They feared that the monsters would destroy all life on the planet, not just humanity and that there would be no way of controlling them either.

The Atlanteans would work with UNIT and the Seventh Doctor (UNIT at this point was commanded by Brigadier Bambera, but just as with the Destroyer, Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart would come out of retirement to help deal with the crisis.)

Using samples of the Gyaos’ DNA, the Doctor would successfully create a plague that attacked the mutant Gyaos. Most of the beasts were killed, but the few remaining Gyaos would merge together into a super monsters. These Gyaos were able to merge together into a single beast because of their mutations which allowed them to alter their DNA to a greater extent.

The super Gyaos  proved to be immune to the Doctors plague and would go on to lay more eggs that would hatch similar creatures. UNIT and the Doctor, working with the three mightiest of earth’s monsters, Godzilla, Gamera and Kong were able to attack the Super Gyaos’ nest and destroy its eggs before they could hatch. All three monsters would battle the Gyaos together, but Gamera would be the one to finally destroy the Super Gyaos. Sadly it would be at the cost his own life, with the two monsters dealing a mortal blow to one another.

Whilst Gamera was dead, little did anyone know that one specimen of his race had survived. Just before the Gyaos invasion, Gamera had searched through the only ruins of Atlantis on the surface (which had recently been excavated for the first time.) He had visited them simply out of curiosity, but discovered an incubation chamber which contained an egg for another Gamera. The egg however having been kept in a state of suspended animation was still dormant. Gamera would place the egg somewhere safe, not wanting it to fall into human hands. It would be discovered several decades after his death.

Following the destruction of the last Gyaos, Gamera would be celebrated as a hero around the world, as would both Kong and Godzilla. There would be films made about their exploits, as well as toys, video games, comic books, to celebrate the three heroic monsters.

Despite this however there was still great controversy surrounding the beasts. Naturally those who had lost loved ones during the previous rampages of Godzilla, Gamera and Kong boycotted the movies made about the three monsters, and in many cases demanded they be banned as they were offensive to the victims.

Still the three monsters would continue to be celebrated heroes, and Kong and Godzilla would go on defend the earth from many more threats in the decades to come.

The Atlanteans meanwhile would reach a peace treaty with humanity. Obviously they were forced to make concessions, and all of their leaders and scientists who had unleashed the Gyaos and Megalon were imprisoned.

In 1996, Crypto 141 would create several theme parks under a human identity which made him a wealthy man and gave him access to various humans to use in his experiments. These theme parks however were staffed by various robotic replica’s of various monsters and characters from fiction, who in some cases, after developing sentience would break free and begin to plan to take over the world. Crypto would with Orthopox’s help, defeat all of his robots, but one of Crypto’s theme parks survived. A horror theme park with life sized robot replica’s of characters like Dracula and the Frankenstein’s Monster. These robots unlike the others had no desire to conquer the earth, and so they would happily remain in their haunted mansion for a few years, which Crypto simply said was closed for repairs.

The Doctor in his first incarnation would later arrive at the house whilst being pursued by the Daleks (who at that point in their history were not as advanced as the Furons, though they would later overtake them.)

Later in 1996 an alien family known as the Zone family arrived on the earth. Their own planet had been destroyed by a race of hideous Demons known as the Garogans.

The Zone family had always loved the earth, and used to visit there on holiday all the time. Just before the destruction of their world, the eldest son in the family, who would go by the name of Hikaru Sakimori on earth had undergone many experiments to try and increase his size and strength so that he could battle the hordes of giant monsters the Garogans would unleash on the Zone family’s world.

The Garogans have no real power of their own. They were few in number, and they had no home planet, only a small space station.

Sadly however whilst the experiments would work, and Hikaru would be able to change his size, it came too late, with virtually all of his people having been killed at that point.

The family retreated to earth, hoping they would be safe, but the Garogans followed them there. Hoping to slaughter the last of their enemies, the Garogans also hoped to harvest earth’s monsters for their own ends.

Hikaru, working with Godzilla would repel the various monsters sent by the Garogans over the next year. Godzilla became the closest ally of the Zone family, with Hikaru even building a cave for the monster and his son to live in, after the destruction of Monster Island. Among the monsters the Garogans would send to attack the earth included Godzill’as old enemies, Gigan and King Ghidorah.

Ghidorah was an old ally of the Garogans, who would help the dragon find the Insect aliens home planet. Ghidorah would destroy their home world just as he had done Planet X. Gigan of course attempted to protect his people, and fought with his former ally, but he was no match for Ghidorah. After the insect aliens were destroyed, Gigan would be captured by the Gargorans and brainwashed into being their servant.

Ultimately Gigan would be killed despite the improvements built into his body by Hikaru.

Godzilla and Zone Fighter battle hordes of monsters to protect humanity.

At the end of 1996 Hikaru would finally destroy the Garogans headquarters and eliminate their threat. The Zone family would remain on earth for a few years afterwards before deciding to explore the greater universe. As much as they loved the earth, it could never truly replace their home, and so they would spend the rest of their lives planet hopping.

A few of the Garogans would survive and in 1997 they would return to earth with a new monster Garugan. Garugan was a mechanical monster that the Garogans had been working on for years. Intending it to be their ultimate weapon, they had managed to salvage it before their base was destroyed and later finished it on an uninhabited planet.

When the monster arrived on earth, it would come into conflict with Anguirus and Mothra. Both had survived the destruction of monsterland, and even helped battle the Gyaos. The two had remained together afterwards however, with Anguirus being very protective of Mothra who was still vulnerable in her larva form.

The two monsters proved to be now match for Garugan, but Angurius would later summon Godzilla from his cave and together Godzilla, Anguirus and Mothra were able to destroy Garugan and the last of the Garogans for good.

Later in 1997, Godzilla would face what would be his greatest enemy after Ghidorah himself. Another mechanical creature, Mechagodzilla!

Mechagodzilla was the creation of a race of sentient ape creatures, and humanity from the earth’s future. May centuries from now, humanity would almost wipe itself out in a atomic war, with only a few primitives and underground mutants left behind. Though the mutants and the apes (who evolved to take mankind’s place as the dominant life form on the surface of the planet) hated each other at first, and even attempted to exterminate one another. A further nuclear strike on the planet would ultimately bring the final survivors together in desperation. Whilst some attempted to try and terrorform the planet, others believed that the earth was dead, and so using time travel technology, stolen from the ruins of UNIT HQ in the future, they travelled backwards in time to the 20th Century, where they hoped to exterminate all of humanity and thus save the planet from destruction in the future, after which they would then build their perfect civilization to live in using the alien technology.

The Apes and the Mutant humans meanwhile would not be wiped from existence, despite killing their ancestors, thanks to the advanced technology they stole from the ruins of UNIT HQ, (which included tech left over from Operation Golden Age in the 70s, which would similarly have allowed the scientists to wipe out all of humanity and their influence from the history of earth, save for their chosen few.)

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The Mutants and the Apes from the future unite to take over the earth in its past. Whilst in the past both would use human disguises to blend in.

The time travellers were believed to have landed at some point in the 50s and would spend the next few decades constructing their super weapon, a giant mechanical version of the greatest of all earth’s monsters. Godzilla.

In 1997 their mechanical monster was finally ready, but knowing what a danger the earth monsters could be, they initially disguised their robot as Godzilla in the hopes of convincing the rest of earth’s monsters to turn on Godzilla. Godzilla being the strongest would kill several of them, before they brought him down, after which, with Godzilla dead, and the monster forces depleted Mechagodzilla could pick them off more easily.

The aliens deception did not fool Anguirus, Godzilla’s best friend who attacked the impostor, managing to tear a piece of its fake skin off in the process and exposing it as a fake. Sadly Anguirus was no match for Mechagodzilla who beat him senseless and broke his jaws!

Anguirus would survive however and later managed to alert the real Godzilla about the impostor.

Sadly Godzilla would not fare much better as Mechagodzilla would swiftly defeat the king of the monsters in their first battle, though not before Godzilla exposed the truth at last by blasting off his double’s fake skin.

Godzilla faces his evil double for the first time.

The Apes and the Mutants would quickly face a new enemy in the form of King Cesar. Once one of God’s greatest soldiers, King Cesar had loose powers of precognition, and foresaw that he would be needed at certain points in earth’s future, to help in many great battles. Since he would not live that long, Cesar was forced to place himself into a deep kind of stasis. He could be awoken by a statue and a certain ritual which were placed into the hands of a special cult who worshipped Cesar as their god.

The Apes and the Mutants attempted to destroy the statue to prevent Cesar from awakening, but his human followers were able to awaken the ancient monster. Unfortunately King Cesar was no match for the robot either, but Godzilla, having recovered from their last battle intervened and with King Cesar’s help Godzilla was able to defeat Mechagodzilla by ripping his head from his shoulders.

With King Cesar’s help, Godzilla defeated his mechanical archenemy.

Most of the Apes and the Mutants invasion force were killed by the humans after Mechagodzilla’s destruction, but a few survived, and would later salvage Mechagodzilla’s remains.

Towards the end of 1997, earth would mount its second deep space mission. A vessel called the Jupiter 2 was to be sent to a planet capable of supporting life in the Alpha Centauri system. Its crew was to be a family who would help prepare for future colonists. Of several thousand volunteers, the Robinson family were picked, whilst distinguished astronaut and pilot, Major Don West was chosen as the ships emergency pilot. The final member of the crew was a robot, designed to help the space family monitor and control the environment.

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The robot that accompanied the Robinson. At that point it was the most sophisticated piece of technology ever built by man. It would later serve as an inspiration to other robots in the far future as a Cybernetic hero.

The journey to Alpha Centauri would take 5 years, with its crew being placed into a state of suspended animation in the meantime.  In N-Space, the cold war did not end in the early 90s and so when the Americans won the space race with the construction of the Jupiter 2, it was believed for years that the USSR were responsible for its sabotage. It would later discovered to be a terrorist organisation known as Aeolius 14 Umbra, desperate to pit both sides against one another.

Doctor Zachary Smith, a corrupt, greedy, self serving man who worked for the government would serve as Aeolius 14 Umbra’s double agent to sabotage the mission from within.

Just before it was about to take off, Doctor Smith would sneak on board the Jupiter 2 and reprogram the Robot to destroy the ship from within, exactly 1 hour after take off. Just as the ship was ready for take off however, Doctor Smith noticed that the Robot’s power had been shut down for the journey and so he snuck back on board and reactivated it. However he was unable to get off just as the ship was taking off and was trapped on board the Jupiter 2 with the Robinsons.

Doctor Smith’s extra weight caused the ship to slowly drift away of course into an Asteroid belt where it was nearly destroyed. Doctor Smith would be forced to revive Major West to pilot the ship to safety. Major West would subsequently revive the rest of the Robinson family (against the wishes of Doctor Smith.)

Doctor Smith shut down the Robot before it could carry out his commands, but unfortunately, the youngest child of the Robinson family, Will Robinson reactivated the Robot which went on a rampage throughout the ship, nearly killing the Robinsons and destroying their guidance system, which sent their vessel far beyond the solar system, and deep into the galaxy.

The Jupiter 2 would never return to earth during its own time. It would drift through the galaxy for the next 30 plus years, desperately trying to make its way home, whilst being beset by various problems, including alien monsters, asteroid belts and Doctor Smith himself.

As time went on Doctor Smith, despite having originally attempted to kill the Robinsons, softened up, and even became friends with the two youngest children, Will and Penny Robinson. Sadly however he still ended up causing problems for the family, regardless of whether he was attempting to help them or plotting against them, due to his utter incompetence. As John Robinson himself once said “how does one survive his (Smith’s) good intentions”.

Nevertheless despite this the Robinsons would later discover that ironically they owed Smith a huge debt of gratitude. A few years into their mission, Smith would find a way to travel in time to 1997 (after stealing a time vessel from an alien ship.) Smith was able to stop his earlier self from going on board the Jupiter 2, but unfortunately in the new timeline an uncharted asteroid would destroy the Jupiter 2 a few months into its journey, killing all of the Robinsons and Major West. The Robot would travel back to try and convince Dr Smith to go on board the Jupiter 2. Though reluctant at first to give up his comfortable life home, Doctor Smith found that he could not leave his friends to die, and ironically stowed away on board the ship to save the Robinson family this time.

During its time in deep space the Jupiter 2 would come into conflict with the Galactic Federation many times. The Galactic Federation had existed for over 5000 years and included millions of worlds in our galaxy and beyond. It was one of the few areas of the universe where magic was not outlawed. Most other civilized worlds saw magic as a force for evil, and shunned worlds where magic was the dominant force. (Leading to the establishment of a federation of magical worlds.)

The Galactic Federation however saw magic and science co-exist peacefully, with magic simply being seen as a natural force that could be used like any other.

However there would be one race of magical creatures who would become outlaws within the Federaton, the Saticons.

The Saticons had been corrupted by dark magic which had turned them into hideous monsters who had no aims other than to cause disruption and discord on all civilizations throughout the known universe. The Robinsons would encounter the Saticons a few times, including when they attempted to launch an attack on earth.

The monsters captured the Robinson family’s Robot and through him created a curse on all pieces of electronic equipment made by man to break down or turn against their masters. The curse worked on the Robinson family themselves, but fortunately before it could spread to the earth (where it would surely have wiped out humanity.) The Robot was able to overcome the curse and destroy the Saticons spell, with the feedback destroying this pack of Saticons themselves.

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The Saticons, sworn enemies of the Galactic Federation and the Jupiter 2.

Sadly the Jupiter 2’s journey’s would come to an end after 30 years of being lost in deep space, when it was attacked by the transdimensional space whale that devoured the crew. The crew didn’t die however. The whale didn’t feed on those it devoured. Instead it fed on their obsessive natures after preserving them in its stomach in a state of suspended animation.

In the crew of the Jupiter 2’s case, it was their obsession with getting home. The crew themselves would not be harmed. whilst the whale fed on their obsession. The Robinsons would remain trapped in the whale’s stomach, completely unaware for close to 1000 years, alongside others the Whale had eaten including the 4th Doctor.They would all later be freed by Turanga Leela in the 31st century, but more on that later.

A few months before the ship was consumed by the Whale, William Robinson sent out this distress signal, complete with footage of their adventures. The Robinson family, their robot and Doctor Smith would eventually return home, but it would not be for close to 1000 years.

Back on earth there was a great scandal over the loss of the Jupiter 2. Accusations of sabotage towards the USSR would nearly provoke a Third World War, but as the USA weren’t able to find any evidence and eventually things cooled down. Still the loss of the Jupiter 2 would be yet another setback for the space program.

The following year in 1998, the Mutant humans and Apes from the future, having fished the remains of Mechagodzilla out of the water and repaired him, made preparations for their next attack. Realizing that they’d need extra help against Godzilla, the Mutants sought out Doctor Mafune.

Mafune had lived in poverty since his career had been destroyed back in the 60s. Worse his work had now fallen into obscurity and his wife had fallen into depression, eventually killing herself. The Mutants meanwhile had read up on Mafune’s experiments and hoped that with them, they could control another monster to aid Mechagodzilla against Godzilla.

The Mutants and the Apes ensured Mafune’s loyalty by saving his daughter after one of Mafune’s own experiments had killed her. They revived Katsura as a Cyborg, though her mind was still her own.

In debt to them, Mafune gave the Apes and the Mutants the secrets they needed to build a device which could control Titanosaurus. Doctor Mafune knew full well the extent of the Apes and the Mutants plans, but he didn’t care. His bitterness and hatred of humanity for the years of loneliness and ridicule had driven him mad. Katsura meanwhile did not want to help the mutants, but sadly she had no choice.

The Apes and the Mutants could not only control her, but they would abuse Katsura, ridiculing her as a freak, and telling her that no one would ever love her the way she is now.

Worse still the time travellers would place Mechagodzilla’s brain in Katsura’s body, which would not only allow the monster to think for itself, but also easily survive any further attempts to tear its head off.

Mechagodzilla and Titanosaurus were let loose on Tokyo and Godzilla would confront the monsters. Though he was able to overpower Titanosaurus, Mechagodzilla was too powerful.

Godzilla battles Mechagodzilla and Titanosaurus to protect humanity.

Even though Godzilla managed to tear Mechagodzilla’s head from his shoulders once again, the robot was still able to defeat the king of the monsters. Katsura however, having regained control of her senses would sacrifice herself to destroy Mechagodzilla’s brain, putting the giant out of action for good.

Godzilla would then destroy the fleeing Ape and Mutant fleet, and then with a quick blast from his atomic ray, freed Titanosaurus from their control, with Titanosaurs then retreating back to the ocean to recover.

The Mutants and the Apes plans are foiled when Katsura sacrifices herself. Their fleet is then destroyed by Godzilla, ending their threat once and for all, whilst Doctor Mafune was betrayed by the Apes before hand leading to his death.

Over the course of the next year mankind would after the recent spat of monster attacks, make attempts to capture the monsters one by one and place them on a new Monsterland.

By 1999 almost all of the giant monsters of earth would be kept on Monsterland. Godzilla, Anguirus (who had recovered since his ordeal at the hands of Mechagodzilla) baby Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, Manda, Gorosaurus, Kumonga and many more. Kong and Titanosaurus would be among the only giant monsters no relocated to Monsterland, with Titanosaurus living under the sea as before, and Kong continuing to inhabit Pharo Island.

Not long after it was established however, the monsters haven would be invaded by another race of hostile alien invaders. The Kilaks.

The Kilaks like many invaders hoped to weaponize the monsters of earth, having seen how they were able to repel various alien invaders. The Kilaks had already succeeded in controlling King Ghidorah (having caught him unaware after the destruction of the Garogans.)

The monsters mind control techniques would be just as effective against the earth monsters and they would unleash them on every major city on earth.

Mankind would smash the Kilaks control over the monsters, except for Ghidorah who they would send to destroy the earth monsters.

However Ghidorah proved to be no match for them, and Godzilla, Gorosaurus, Anguirus and baby Godzilla would finally destroy Ghidorah.

After a reign of terror lasting over a billion years, King Ghidorah finally meets his end at the hands of Godzilla, Gorosaurus, Anguirus and baby Godzilla.  

After Ghidorah’s death Godzilla would personally destroy the Kilaks base, eliminating their entire invasion fleet and saving humanity once again.

The monsters would then return to live on Monsterland where they would continue to live for the next several decades.

Towards the end of the 1999 humanity would face more trouble from the greatest threat to all life in N-Space. The Anti God!

Biran Marsh was still desperate to try and find a way to free Catherine Danforth after she had been imprisoned whilst stopping the Anti God. Brian’s every waking moment was consumed with guilt at having let Catherine make the sacrifice to stop Satan. Brian was determined that he was going to free her from the monster god above all else.

Brian spent over 10 years heading a project to try and explore other universes. The project was supervised by UNIT of course to make sure all went well. Despite his desperation to save Catherine, Brian was still aware of the danger the Anti God posed, and so he made sure that his experiment would free Catherine, and only Catherine.

Brian had found a way to zero in on a certain object from another universe and teleport it into our own. Brian hoped to use this to pull Catherine from the Anti God’s universe. He knew that after decades of torture she would be completely insane, but all that mattered was freeing her from the torment.

Brian’s experiment was a success and Catherine was pulled from the Anti God’s universe. Little did Brian know, the Anti God had corrupted Catherine in her decades long stay in its realm. It had turned her into a hideous Demon, even more dangerous than Satan himself.

Catherine feigned that she was happy to be free from her prison, but she soon made plans against him. Much like Satan she was able to possess others and turn them into savage beasts which she used to over run Brian’s facility. She kept Brian alive to torture. She told him of the pain she had gone through at the Anti God’s hands, and how she only ended up in its clutches because Brian and the others were too weak to help her. The tortures the Anti God had inflicted on her were beyond comprehension and that motivated her to free him, as she now wanted the entire world, that she felt had abandoned her to experience the same pain.

The 8th Doctor and his two companions, Rimmer and Avon were quickly drawn into the conflict when the Doctor received a vision of the Anti God emerging from the church. His advanced Time Lord brain allowed him to pick up the signals that humans could only see in their dreams.

The Doctor also noticed disturbances in the dimensional space on earth and quickly tried to locate the source. Along the way, he would encounter Crypto 141 whose Furon brain had been able to detect the warnings about the Anti God too.

The 4 were able to track down the source of the disturbance to Brian’s facility. Working with Brian they were able to shut down the machine just before Catherine could bring her “father” into our world.

Catherine fled into the streets of London, possessing more people and causing mass panic in the streets to distract the Doctor, UNIT and Crypto, whilst she fled with a piece of Brian’s machine which hoped to create a portal with.

Choosing a church as the place to free her master, the Doctor was able to track Catherine down from the warnings he had received in the future.

Whilst UNIT and Crypto held off the Priests she had possessed the Doctor, his companions and Brian made their way into the church to try and stop Catherine. Catherine easily overpowered them however and was able to create a portal to bring the Anti God into our world.

The portal appeared in the Church doors, and as the Anti God emerged from the Church, it instantly overpowered Crypto and all of the UNIT soldiers with its thoughts, forcing them to bow to it as it declared that a new age would begin.

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The Anti God enters our world in the year 1999 thanks to Catherine’s actions.

Back in the Church the 8th Doctor and Brian were able to get through to Catherine, reminding her of the good woman she used to be and how the Anti God was just using her. At the last minute Catherine turned on the Anti God before he could fully materialize in N-Space. As the Anti God was pulled back into its own universe it attempted to hold on, but as it hadn’t fully crossed over it wasn’t strong enough and was sent screaming back into its prison.

Unfortunately the stress this put on Brian’s machine would cause it to explode. Whilst the Doctor, Rimmer, Brian and Avon escaped the exploding church, Catherine remained behind. Not wanting to be overcome with the Anti God’s evil again, she chose to die as herself.

Following Catherine’s death, all those she possessed would die too. Brian’s project was immediately shut down and he would spend the rest of his life as a recluse. Though Catherine had told him, just before her death to live his life to the fullest, he was never able to get over her death and remained a broken man until the end of his life.

The Anti God’s brief re-appearance on earth had been filmed by a young man named Victor Barwick, grandson of Howard Barwick, who was present during the original incident with Satan in the 80s.

Howard had told his grandson the truth about the incident and Victor became obsessed with it. He wasn’t sure he believed it of course, but on the date it was said to happen, Victor decided to visit the church in London the Anti God was said to come from in the visions.

He hung outside the Church with a camera and managed to remain hidden from UNIT. He caught the Anti God on camera for a few seconds before the monster noticed him, and brought Victor to his knees too.

After the crisis was averted, UNIT held Victor for a few hours to question him. After seeing the footage he had on film they knew that it was the footage that had been as a warning about the Anti God, and so Brigadier Bambera would order that Victors footage be sent backwards in time using Dalek tech harvested from the 1970s invasion, complete with a recording of a warning about the Anti God.

On the final day of the year 1999, the 7th Doctors TARDIS was brought to earth by his archenemy, the Master. The Tremas version of the Master had been exterminated by the Daleks in the far future. The Doctor had been tasked with bringing the Masters remains back to Gallifrey. Even in death however the Master could not be trusted.

Thanks to his experiments with the power of Traken years ago the Masters mind was able to survive as a disembodied creature for a short period of time. The Master was able to overrun the TARDIS and force it to crash into the middle of a gang war in New York. When the Doctor emerged from his TARDIS he was shot right away, and the Master was able to crawl to safety in his disembodied form.

The 7th Doctor would later die when medics, unfamiliar with his alien body accidentally killed him whilst trying to treat his gunshot wounds.

The 7th Doctor regenerates into the 8th Doctor.

The Master would take control of a young medic named Bruce and after brutally murdering Bruce’s wife, would attempt to open the minature Eye of Harmony in the Doctors TARDIS. All TARDIS came equipped with a small version of the Eye of Harmony that link to the main one back on Gallifrey, which powered every single TARDIS.

The Master hoped to schiphon the power of the eye into a device that would allow him to steal the Doctors remaining regenerations. Doing so however would rip the Eye apart, destroying the earth itself. The Master didn’t care however. He was more than happy to sacrifice billions of innocent lives to save his own miserable neck.

The Doctor however had set up a special defence system for his Eye of Harmony where it could only be opened by a human eye. (This incorrectly caused the Master to believe that the Doctor was half human for a short while, though the Doctor not wanting to let details of his life back home be revealed, played up the idea for a short while too. It was complete nonsense however. The Doctor was a Time Lord. He just simply regarded human beings as his favorite species.)

Still the Master was able to outwit the newly regenerated 8th Doctor by taking control of his new companion Grace’s mind. The Master with Grace’s help was very nearly able to steal the Doctors lives, but fortunately Grace was able to regain her senses in time and shut down the Eye. The Doctor and the Master then fought with one another which ended with the Master being absorbed into the Eye where he seemingly perished (though the Doctor would later discover the Masters mind had survived yet again, and the villain would take over the Doctors TARDIS before possessing the body of the Doctors companion James.)

At the same time as the Doctor was fighting the Master, on the night of the 31st December, 1999 another of N-Space’s greatest heroes life would be changed forever. Philip J Fry.

Philip was born in the year 1970. At the end of the 20th century his life seemed to be going nowhere. Whilst his relationship with his family was close, he was stuck in a dead end job as a delivery boy, and his girlfriend had dumped him.

Little did he know, he was one of the most important people in all of N-Space. Due to the fact that he was his own grandfather, Fry lacked the Delta brainwave which all organic and mechanical life forms possessed. This made him the only person who could stand against the Brainspawn, hideous minions of the Anti God who could reduce the intelligence of almost any life form to the point where they would be helpless.

One of the Nibblonians (who would later come to be named Nibbler) had foreseen that Fry would have to stop the Brainspawn in the year 3000. Since he would not live that long, Nibbler would have to freeze Fry until then. He lured Fry to the Cryogenic lab with a crank call, and then when Fry was leaning back seconds before the clock struck midnight, Nibbler blew on it, sending Fry back into one of the tubes where he would remain frozen for 1000 years

A time travelling version of Fry would later arrive at this exact moment. This version of Fry had come from the 31st century. He had successfully defeated the Brain Spawn before they were about to activate their weapon that would have destroyed the entire universe by sending them into another, uninhabited universe. Unfortunately however Fry had become trapped with the monsters and they offered to help him go back to his own time and stop himself from being frozen. Fry agreed both to save himself, and to get back at the Nibblonians, who he had just discovered had orchestrated for him to be frozen.

Fry arrived back minutes before Nibbler pushed him into the tube and began to choke the Nibblonian. Nibbler tried to explain to Fry how important it was that he be alive to stop the Brain Spawn. Fry was so angry at being used he didn’t care, until he thought back to the woman he loved in the future, Leela. Knowing that saving himself now would doom Leela, Fry pushed his elder self into the tube to ensure he would be frozen.

Just before he faded away however he left Nibbler with a warning that the machine he used to try and escape the Brainspawn (Scouty Puff JR) in the future broke down, and so in the new timeline, the Nibblonians gave Fry a more advanced model (Scouty Puff SR) that allowed Fry to set off his bomb and escape the Brain Spawn this time.

As the 20th century draws to a close, Fry sacrifices himself to save the woman he loves.

21st Century

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The scourge of humanity throughout much of the 21st century. The Mekon.

As the 21st Century dawned, mankind’s future looked a lot more promising than ever before. It had advanced to new levels technologically, it had found a way to control its giant monster population and it was aware that it was no longer alone in the universe. As the decades rolled on, humanity would reach new levels of technological and social development, but unfortunately the 21st century would also see one of the darkest periods in human history during the Mekon’s invasion of earth.

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Throughout the first 10 or so years of the 21st century nothing changed much for humanity. The Furons operated in secret to harvest human DNA, and Godzilla and the other monsters would occasionally leave their island to defend mankind from another threat. Among these included gigantic robots created by the Mekons human agents on earth, one of the Anti God’s Demons, named Dialoka, and a monster created by a second wave of Zygon invaders, larger and more dangerous than the Skarasan.

In the early part of the 21st century, Department Q was bought by the reclusive millionaire and former 70s popstar Ethan Kotasbi. Kotasbi would expand the Department over the next few years, with its membership having dropped to just two people, Doctor Jonathan Brand and his assistant Jennifer Simmons before he took over. However the new team would be beset with various problems including team members being possessed by Demons and the team turning on one another.

In 2007, Department Q would finally come to an end when the team turned on Kotasbi, who had more sinister plans for them, which resulted in the deaths of Kotasbi and most of the teams members.

Earth would also receive another protector in the year 2001 in the form of Ultraman.

Ultraman was the combination of two beings. A human named Shin Hayata, and an Ultra Warrior from Nebula M78.

The Ultra Warrior had been pursuing a gigantic monster through space when he crashed into Shin Hayata killing him. Feeling guilt for Hayata’s death, the Ultra Warrior merged his body with Hayata’s. This would restore Hayata to life and allow him to change into the giant Ultra warrior when he needed too.

Hayata worked for Science Patrol an organisation established in the late 90s to deal with earth’s giant monsters in Japan to replace their branch of UNIT that had been destroyed during the Gyaos invasion.

He would regularly change into his Ultra Warrior form to battle various giant monsters that threatened the earth. In this form he would become known as Ultraman, and become celebrated as one of the earth’s greatest heroes.

Ultraman battles various monsters to save humanity in the first decade of the 21st century.

One of Ultraman’s most notable battles was with the monster known as Jirass. Jirass was created by Professor Nikaido from the DNA of the original, 54, deceased Godzilla. Nikaido had raided the Blisk’s headquarters some time after their defeat in the 70s. There he discovered the bones of the first Godzilla, left to rot by the Blisk and tried to clone the original Godzilla.

Nikaido did succeed in creating a new female Godzilla, but it was not a clone of the original. It was much smaller and weaker at first than either of the previous two Godzillas. Furthermore this Godzilla would develop more unintended mutations that were not present in the first two, thanks to Nikaido’s experiments.

The most obvious of these were a giant frill around the new Godzilla’s neck. Nikaido would dub this new Godzilla, Jirass and set it loose, for no reason other than because he wanted to create a legendary monster of his own.

Ultraman faced the monster and after a vicious fight seemingly killed Jirass by ripping off her frill.

Jirass however survived. Her accelerated healing factor allowed her to recover from her wounds (though she never regrew her frill, and would always bare a scar from her battle with Ultraman.)

Jirass would later form an alliance with various other rogue giant monsters and launch another rampage in Japan in 2007, which both Ultraman and the male Godzilla would unite to stop.

During the fight Jirass whose strength had increased since her last meeting nearly killed Ultraman, but he would be saved by Godzilla. After the monsters were defeated, Godzilla would take the wounded Jirass back to Monsterland, not wanting to lose the only other adult member of his kind he had discovered. Once she recovered, Jirass would remain on Monsterland with the male Godzilla. She and the male Godzilla were unable to have a child of their own due to their mutations, but Jirass would become the adopted mother of Godzilla’s child.

Jirass would help Godzilla battle various other monsters and alien invasions over the course of the next 50 years. People would come to view her as a hero too, and the press would dub Jirass “Queen of the Monsters”.

Ultraman and Jirass have their first battle with one another. Though initially facing each other as enemies, Jirass would later become an ally of Ultraman and a force for good in the world.

Ultraman would in the year 2010 find a way to separate from his human counterpart Shin Hayata without killing him, thanks to bis superior Zoffy who had managed to track him down. The Ultra Warrior would leave with Zoffy and continue the good fight across the universe, whilst Shin Hayata would resume his normal life back on earth.

Two years on in 2012 ,the USA and Russia would be plunged into a war which only lasted for a year, but had utterly devastating consequences for both.

After the war in 2012, the cold war would come to an end and a new era of peace would be ushered in for the next ten or so years.

In the year 2013 the 11th Doctor would face the Devourer for the first time. The Devourer had crashed landed onto the earth many hundreds of years ago in Haiti. It was so badly damaged in the crash that it would remain as a mindless entity floating through the wilderness occasionally reanimating the dead. These undead creatures would be christened Zombies by the locals. Unlike the other dead the Devourer brought to life, these Zombies were just mindless creatures, utterly harmless and easily tamed by the locals. The Zombies would become a useful slave force for the locals, and many priests would claim that they were responsible for the creation of the Zombies with their “magic”. They would then attempt to create more “Zombies” by using a drug that would reduce living people into being brain dead slaves. As time went on this sick practice would become more widespread to the point where most people in Haiti believed that Zombies were just poor souls, captured, and drugged into being slaves, unaware that some of them were actually real Zombies.

In 2013 however the Devourer began to regain its former power and intelligence after a century or so of healing. Its Zombies soon began to attack and devour the locals. The Eleventh Doctor however was able to stop the monster from regaining its former strength, but unfortunately he did not destroy it as he believed.

The Devourer escaped to Shanghai where it created an army of Zombies which devastated the city before the Doctor once again was able to foil the Devourer. The monster would then revive many of the previous giant monsters that the likes of Godzilla and King Kong had killed, including several Gyaos and King Ghidorah himself! Naturally Godzilla, Jirass, Anguirus, and Kong would face these giant Zombies. Zombie Ghidorah proved to be the most dangerous, but Godzilla, Jiras, Anguirus and Kong managed to tear Zombie Ghidorah apart after a truly vicious battle.

The Doctor would once again defeat the Devourer but it escaped into space where it would attack the Federation, leading to Zombies appearing on various worlds around the Galaxy, the Doctor would finally destroy the monster, but at the cost of his 11th incarnations life.

In the year 2019, the egg of the last Gamera would hatch, with the Gamera growing to full size in a matter of months. This second Gamera would invade defeat a giant monster known as Zedus before going to explore deep space like the first Gamera.

In the year 2020 mankind would be invaded by the Cybermen once again. These Cybermen were the survivors of the 1986 invasion. Having spent decades slowly building themselves up, abducting people and converting them in secret, the Cybermen were ready for a counter attack. They had also constructed several giant robots to do battle with earth’s monsters. These robots would be dubbed Cyber King’s.

The invasion was far larger than the previous two combined and resulted in the deaths of millions of people, with whole cities being converted into Cybermen. With the aid of the 12th Doctor, and Godzilla, humanity would finally defeat the Cybermen in the year 2022.

Over the course of the next two decades all of the different races and nations of the earth would come together like never before. In light of the devastation of the Cyber invasion, many of humanity’s old issues were abandoned and a new global power called Space Fleet would be established. By the end of the 2030s, mankind had established a colony on Mars. The first colonist on Mars was Philip J Fry the Second, nephew of the original Philip J Fry.

In the original timeline Philip J Fry 2, never knew his uncle. After the original Philip was frozen, his older brother Yancy would name his son after him. Philip and Yancy had never had an easy relationship, and years later in the 31st century when Philip heard about his nephew he believed his brother had stolen his lucky clover and his identity, but was later touched when he discovered the truth and was finally able to move on from his past.

Fry learns the truth about his nephew.

This timeline would later be altered however when Fry travelled backwards in time from the 31st century, creating a time duplicate of himself, who would resume the original’s life for the first ten or so years of the 21st century, and continue to live with his family, including Yancy and Philip the 2nd (who was still named after his uncle.)

This time duplicate version of Fry would later return to the future by freezing himself after discovering that he was destined to become Lars, Leela’s husband in the future (with it being Fry’s jealousy of Lars that had motivated him to travel to the past in the first place.)

Regardless of these changes to the timeline, (which would have a greater effect in the 31st century.) Philip the 2nd would still be the first man on Mars in the 2030s, establishing a thriving colony on the planet by the late 2040s.

By the 2040s mankind had recovered completely from the third Cyber invasion, and having established colonies on other worlds, and having made tremendous advances in medical science, and space travel, mankind was entering into what would be one of the greatest periods in its history.

In the next section of the history of N-Space we will be looking at age of Spacefleet, Dan Dare’s battles with the Mekon, the final fate of earth’s giant monsters, the horrors of the Dalek invasion of earth in the 22nd century, the rise of the Space corps, and the legendary loss of the mining ship, Red Dwarf, humanity’s darkest hour during the years of the Terran Federation, the Cyber wars, the golden age of humanity during the 31st century, and finally humanity’s ultimate downfall and enslavement at the hands of the Apes.

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The History of N-Space: Part 1: War of the Gods

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Two of the many faces of the two greatest heroes of N-Space.

Its hard to pin down just one history of N-Space as technically it has an infinite number of different histories.

Created by an all powerful entity, N-Space restarts whenever it comes to its natural end. Whilst almost every universe around it dies, N-Space stands in the middle of creation, endlessly repeating itself forever.

Each time does not have the same history of course. It can do, as everything in N-Space is random, but there are obviously an infinite number of outcomes, all of which will be played out an infinite number of times.  The entity’s motives for creating N-Space to be immortal are still a matter of conjecture.

Still every life form in N-Space’s personal history has changed a countless number of times, but in this article we will be taking a look at the most recent history of N-Space.

This information came from a time capsule that crash landed into our universe in the year 1947 in the Mexican town of Roswell.

The time capsule was created by the final race to exist in N-Space (or rather that version of it.) A race known as the Mesraks. The Mesraks evolved on the last planet capable of supporting life in N-Space. A highly advanced culture, they searched the universe for other life forms only to come to the conclusion that they were alone.

The Mesraks, desperate to make contact with another species would later discover time travel. Travelling backwards throughout their own universe’s history. The Mesraks were mindful not to change its events or else they could never have been born, but they were still able to document the history of their version of N-Space which they stored in a museum, held at the very end of creation itself.

Why they sent this capsule to our universe, no one knows, but it is believed that they were sent to many alternate universes. Perhaps the Mesraks just simply wanted as many people as possible to know their universes history, or perhaps they had foreseen that these capsules and the information within them would play an important role in the history of the planets they were sent too?

Whatever the case, the memory banks within the unmanned capsule survived the crash and were quickly taken in by the government.

Experts and professors from all over the world would come to investigate and translate the information, and it would subsequently be shared among all of the great world powers leaders. It is still generally kept from the mainstream public however.

All of the information contained in the memory banks has still not been completely translated. Many of the men responsible for translating the memory banks (who were given false civilian identities after they left the government to cover up their past as paranormal investigators for their respective governments,) such as Sydney Newman, Terry Nation, Nigel Kneale, Matt Groening and Ishiro Honda would later go on to use the information in the memory banks as the basis for films and television series such as Godzilla, Doctor Who and Quatermass.

The government didn’t mind, as the fact that the general public believed that important figures from N-Space like Godzilla, and the Doctor are characters of fiction, meant that they would never suspect the truth.

Still other bits and pieces of information have occasionally trickled out, become urban myths among the public and have thus led to the creation of other films and television series.

N-Space is very much real, and its history is truly fascinating. Compiled here is the first of a four part series containing everything that has been translated up until the time of writing, 2018. More information will undoubtedly be unveiled soon enough, but for now this represents the most of what we know about N-Space.

This section will detail N-Space’s creation, the war between God and the Anti God, the lives of N-Space’s two greatest heroes, the Doctor and Romana, the history of their people, the Time Lords, the rise of various alien empires in the Anti God’s place, from the Daleks to the Furons, and finally the early history of earth.

Creation

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N-Space was created by a powerful creature whose origins are still somewhat shrouded in mystery. This creature who came to be known as God by many inhabitants of N-Space didn’t create the universe alone.

A space ship from N-Space’s future, called Terminus travelled backwards in time and caused a massive explosion when it deposited its unstable fuel. God would harness the power of this inferno and use it to eventually form his own universe which became known as N-Space.

N-Space was not the first universe to ever exist. God had seen countless universes come and go, and he had apparently attempted to intervene in many of them. Though God had saved countless lives across trillions of universes, he ultimately felt that he no matter how hard he tried evil would always remain in the multiverse.

God decided that he would create his own universe that would be free of evil. Unfortunately however from the very beginning of N-Space’s history, God’s dark twin, simply known as the Anti God would attempt to corrupt and destroy N-Space.

According to some sources God created his first species, the Nibblonians, a decade or so before he created his universe to try and stop the Anti God from entering his universe, which sadly failed.

God created N-Space to constantly regenerate itself. It would have the normal lifespan of a universe, but once it died it would revert to its original form and start all over again. All of its life forms would be recreated in the process and their history would repeat, though as everything in N-Space was random there may be some differences. Not all life forms would be reborn in each version of N-Space as a result.

For instance in one version earth might not exist, whilst in another say Mars might not be invaded and destroyed, and whole generations of Martians will born who weren’t in the previous iteration. Still as all possibilities are played out an infinite number of times, then all life forms will be reborn at some point.

No life form would retain the memory of their previous lives however, so as far as they were aware they were always on their first and seemingly only life.

No one knows why God created his universe to be like this, but a number of possibilities have been proposed, by both the researchers in our universe and the Mesraks.

1/ Many believe that it was an accident. God being an immortal creature may have imbued his own essence into the universe which made it immortal too. Some have argued that God and the Anti God got caught up in the universes never ending cycle too, and that they are forced to relive the same lives over and over again against their will.

Just like all of the creatures of N-Space, when each iteration of N-Space ends, God and the Anti God are returned to how they were at the beginning of N-Space, with their memories of everything that happened after being wiped.

Proponents of this theory therefore argue that N-Space’s history is the same in most versions, as God and the Anti God will repeat exactly the same actions as they did before, with the only key differences being that sometimes the Anti God wins, and sometimes God wins.

2/ God may have created the universe for less altruistic reasons. It is believed that God and his sworn archenemy the Anti-God may in fact be friends who view their rivalry as a game to keep themselves amused. In every single iteration of N-Space, the Anti God will try and destroy it. Sometimes he wins, sometimes God wins, but neither have ever managed to destroy one another and it is believed that this is because they both enjoy fighting each other for the fate of N-Space. Others dispute this however, and argue that God shows genuine concern for his creations, and that the only reason he can’t kill the Anti God or vice versa is because neither can actually die. Its is possible however that God simply feigns concern for his “children” to get them on his side.

3/ That God created the universe in this way so that no life form would ever go to waste. As the universe will repeat itself again and again, and as everything is random and by chance, then every possibility can be played out. Someone might say die in the Dalek invasion in one version, but in the next where the Daleks might not even exist, then they will go on to live a happy and long life. In the next version of events the Titanic may not sink and the 1500 plus innocent people who died in one version, will live out their full potential in the next.

However some have disputed this explanation pointing out that its actually crueller to force every life form to relive their own lives forever. Whilst its true that in certain cases someone who died young in one version, might not in the next, ultimately they will still have to live out the version where they die young, or suffer a life of unbearable hardship an infinite number of times as well.

Furthermore there are certain circumstances where someone would be forced to relive the same horrible existence over and over again regardless of the outcome. Take for instance someone born during the middle of a terrible period in human history that lasts for their entire life time? Someone born to abusive or even psychotic parents? There is no way that all or at least most of their lives throughout eternity would not be absolutely horrific.

Imagine being made to live through these periods of history again and again forever!

4/ It is possible that God created the universe to restart itself whenever it ends because he wanted to build the perfect universe, but knew he would never be able to do it in one universes life time, so rather than just create possibly billions of universes, he decided to make one relive itself over and over until he could find a way to get it right. Proponents of this theory argue that his tactics for helping his creations in each version will change somewhat, but in the latest version of N-Space he was trying a more subtle approach which he found the most effective.

Each time N-Space would restart itself it would create multiple parallel universes. All of these universes would repeat themselves forever, just like N-Space too.

Many of these alternate universes created around N-Space’s histories have been documented by the Mesrak’s as well and were included in the same time capsule that crashed into N-Space. Not as much attention has been paid to studying their history, but the history of some of these universes history has been well documented.

In fact the first such capsule from the Mesrak’s that was sent to our world contained the histories of one of these universe, dubbed Z-Space. It first landed in the 1800s when it crashed into the English countryside. Whilst its presence was kept hidden from the public, unlike in the Roswell crash, the translation circuits were not damaged and so the government was able to decipher all of the information in the capsule, making Z-Space the universe that we know the most about, including even N-Space itself!

Just as with N-Space, the history of this universe would inspire several science fiction stories in our universe.

A universe dubbed D-Space’s history is the most researched after N-Space and Z-Space meanwhile, thanks to the tireless work of researcher Gene Roddenberry. We will briefly be looking at the history of universes such as D and Z-Space too, as many of their inhabitants have crossed over into N-Space from time to time.

Whatever the reason, upon creating N-Space, God would immediately be forced to do battle with his counterpart, the Anti God. No one knows where this monster came from, but since the creation of N-Space he has been obsessed with destroying it, and has waged a war against its people again and again. The Anti God also sent many of its Demons into the other universes created around N-Space, such as his favorite (and most twisted) child, the Beast who was dispatched to M-Space. The Beast however would be opposed by God’s children from the start of M-Space’s history. They would eventually imprison the Demon deep within a planet by a black hole, but not before he created hordes of Demonic children who would terrorize various worlds in M-Space, ensuring the Anti God’s legacy expanded beyond N-Space.

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The Anti God’s son, the Beast in his prison in M-Space.

Whilst M-Space was able to overcome the Demons eventually, not all universes would be as lucky. Many that the Anti God sent his children too, would be completely overrun and turned into the hell that the Anti God had wished to make N-Space into.

Early Years and Feud Between The Gods

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The enemy of all life in N-Space. The Anti God!

From the beginning of this version of N-Space, the Anti God would begin his war against the rest of creation by creating monsters, and transforming various inhabitants of N-Space into monsters themselves.

Among his earliest creations were the Great Vampires. The Great Vampires were originally a giant race of hostile reptile monsters who waged war on the rest of the universe. They slaughtered thousands of worlds even before they were Vampires!

Admiring their bloodlust and cruelty, the Anti God would twist their bodies and turn them into immortal, vastly more powerful Demons who needed the blood of natural creatures to survive.

The Great Vampires would wipe out billions of species across the universe and became for a while the most feared creatures in the cosmos. The Great Vampires had the power to transform other natural creatures into similar, but lesser blood drinking Demons like themselves. These lesser Vampires also had the power to turn others into members of their kind, regardless of their species.

Many of these lesser Vampires were disposed of once the Great Vampires had used them for all they worth, but a few would be kept as foot soldiers for the Great Vampires, whilst others would even manage to escape their Great Vampire masters and take over other worlds on their own.

Lesser Vampires generally couldn’t survive without their masters. If a Great Vampire was killed then all of the Vampires it sired were killed as well. However there were a few lesser Vampires who were able to sever the psychic connection between themselves and their Vampiric masters. As a result these Vampires were able to survive long after the great Vampires were killed off in a war with the Time Lords.

One group of these free lesser Vampires would later arrive on the earth at the dawn of early man. These Vampires would quickly overrun humanity with their super strength, and alien technology.

Humanity was rounded up into cages, bled like animals for the Vampires, and hunted for sport! The Vampires would even hold a massive human hunt to see who could kill the most amount of humans every year.

The Vampires would rule the world for roughly 1000 years, but their time would come when the earth was invaded by the last of an all powerful race of aliens known as the Fendahl. The Fendahl killed most of the Vampires who were the dominant life forms, but the last of the Vampires with their advanced technology were able to slay the monster (though its essence would survive buried under the ground, but more on that later.)

The remaining Vampires meanwhile, weakened by the Fendahl were overthrown by humanity and most of them were killed. A few survived however and would continue to prey on humanity, making more people into Vampires like them throughout the centuries. The Vampires whilst never becoming the dominant race again would still nevertheless be able to spread to almost every part of the earth, leading to Vampire myths appearing in every culture on the world.

Aside from the Vampires, the Anti God would also create gigantic horned Demons capable of the most devastating destruction. Much like with Vampires, myths about Demons would subsequently emerge on trillions of worlds across the universe.

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The Destroyer, one of the many Demons created by the Anti God to terrorise planets all over the universe.

The Anti God also created powerful disembodied spiritual creatures such as the Nestene Consciousness and The Great Intelligence who would also go on to terrorise many worlds too.

The Anti God was also responsible for the creation of the Brain Spawn, a race of disembodied brains who had the power to drain their enemies intelligence before destroying them. The Brain Spawn were among the most dangerous of all the Anti God’s creations. According to an ancient legend from the Nibblonians, the Brain Spawn were the first monsters the Anti God created.

One of the most dangerous monsters ever created by the Anti God however was Sutekh the Destroyer. Sutekh was an Osiran, one of the most advanced races in the universe. Though the Osirans had nothing to fear, even from the Anti Gods Demons and Vampires, Sutekh deep down was always terrified that one day another race might grow to rival his own in power. He refuted his brother, and the commander of the Osirans Horus’ claim that all sentient life was their kin. Sutekh wanted to kill all other life forms to prevent any from one day threatening him.

The Anti God, without Sutekh’s knowledge gave him remarkable power, far beyond that of even his fellow Osirans, just to see what he would do with them. With these powers, Sutekh would destroy his own world, and billions of other worlds across the universe. Even the Anti God became terrified of his cruelty.

As the Doctor would later say Sutekh’s name would be abominated in every civilised world throughout the known universe.

Sutekh would later be defeated when the last of the Osirans working together would succeeded in trapping him on earth beneath a Pyramid where he would remain for many thousands of years.

Among the Anti God’s most dangerous creations included the Snake like creature known as the Mara, the vastly powerful Demonic entity known as Fenric, and the terrible Zodin, a gigantic Demon lady with hair and claws made of fire. Zodin would become one of the most dangerous adversaries of the renegade Time Lord known as the Doctor, who said later in his 6th incarnation that they didn’t make villains like Zodin anymore.

Arguably the Anti Gods most evil creation however was the gigantic Dragon, King Ghidorah. Created near the beginning of the universe, King Ghidorah was a virtually indestructable three headed monster that could breath lightening!

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Ghidorah the three headed monster.

It would go on to become one of the most feared monsters throughout the history of the universe. Highly advanced races who were aware Ghidorah was headed for their world, would often just flee their home planet altogether rather than actually face the monster.

Throughout the entire history of N-Space only two worlds that would successfully drive off King Ghidorah. Gallifrey, and our planet Earth.

King Ghidorah attacked Gallifrey, and caused mass devastation on the planet with all of the Time Lords weapons at first having no effect on the golden giant. The Time Lords bow ships which they had used to wipe out the Great Vampires simply bounced off of the monsters scales!

Eventually however the Time Lords would defeat King Ghidorah by using mind weapons which very nearly destroyed the Dragon. Though King Ghidorah would manage to escape the Time Lords, his mind was permanently damaged by the Time Lords attack, and this would later make him vulnerable to being controlled by other alien life forms.

Many would be conquerors would, using their own primitive mind controlling technology, succeed in taking control of King Ghidorah’s now fragile mind (though it had three heads, they all acted as one) and make him their puppet.

However even with King Ghidorah’s unstable mind, the monster was still not easy to control, and it would often eventually break free of its masters control and destroy them as penance.

Earth would successfully drive off King Ghidorah thanks to the help of another remarkable giant monster, Godzilla, but more on that later.

Whether in control of another evil race, or acting on its own, King Ghidorah would go on to destroy millions of more worlds throughout its bloody history.

God and the Anti God rarely fought one another one on one, and would most often use their minions to fight a war across the universe.

Among the creatures God created to battle the Anti God’s Demons included the Chronovores, creatures who could devour time itself and thus erase the Anti God’s mistakes from the universe itself. Eventually however the Chronovores would become too powerful and unpredictable and so God would banish them to outside of N-Space, though a few would manage to escape and have remained ever since.

A more successful creation of God were the Mothras. The Mothras were an all female race of god like creatures that were sent to protect individual worlds from evil forces. The Mothras also had the power to reproduce asexually too, ensuring that a successor could be created. God however ultimately didn’t make as many Mothras as he had hoped, as the Anti God soon created various gigantic, reptillian, vampiric winged monsters called Gyaos to counteract the Mothras.

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Gyaos, one of the Anti God’s vilest creations

The Gyaos and the Mothra’s would battle one another across all of space, and many worlds were destroyed in the crossfire. God stopped making Mothras to ensure that no more worlds would be destroyed in the war, but a few Mothra’s would survive and continue to fight against evil across the universe, whilst one Mothra egg would later crash onto the earth during the age of the Dinosaurs. Mothra’s egg would be preserved for many millions of years under the earth, before awakening in modern times.

One of Gods greatest individual champions was a being known simply as Light. A vastly powerful being of pure energy, Light followed Gods orders blindly and helped him battle against monsters such as the Vampires, the Gyaos and the Demons. He literally had no goals or desires other than to obey his God.

The Guardians meanwhile were a race of sub God creatures that both God and the Anti God created together. They hoped that they could sway individual members of both races to serve them willingly, having created them to be capable of both good and evil. Even more powerful than the Mothras, the Guardians could alter time and were created out of the dark and positive forces that existed within the universe itself.

The Guardians would ultimately prove to be more dangerous than even the Chronovores and wiped one another out in devastating wars, with only two remaining on either side. The remaining Guardian who served God would be dubbed the White Guardian, whilst the remaining Guardian who served the Anti God was dubbed the Black Guardian.

God and the Anti God would eventually face one another in a one on one fight in our galaxy (or rather N-Space’s version of it.)

The battle destroyed various planets, but eventually God was able to defeat the Anti God who retreated to earth to recover. Many believe that it was the devastation caused by this battle, as well as the battle of the Guardians, that convinced God to not interfere directly in his creations lives.

The earth at that point was in the early stages of human development, long after the Vampires rule had come to an end, but long before the development of Atlantis or even the arrival of the Daemons. It was seen by the Anti God as being a relatively insignificant planet in the grand scheme of things, and thus the perfect place to hide.

The Anti God would create his final monster whilst on earth. A disembodied spiritual creature, similar to, but much more powerful and evil than even the Nestene Consciousness and The Great Intelligence. This monster which he would call Satan, felt a closer connection to the Anti God than many of his other creations, even calling him “father.”

Eventually God was able to find and defeat the Anti God in his weakened state on earth and banish him to a prison that existed just outside N-Space. Whilst trapped in this prison, the Anti God couldn’t even escape to another universe and was forced to watch as N-Space carried on without its involvement.

The Anti God however just before his banishment was able to get back at God by cursing him. Satan had created a time code that could allow its proponents to travel backwards and forwards in time. Unlike the later, more refined time travel of the Time Lords however, it was unstable and could potentially lead to catastrophe. Worse still whenever it was activated, God himself was forced to create the time portal. Thus God would be forced to be complicit in the reckless and dangerous use of time travel across N-Space. The Anti God would make sure that his minions would spread the time code across various worlds across the universe leading to the destruction of many worlds. God would try and break the curse throughout the remainder of N-Space’s history, but sadly he would never manage too.

Satan meanwhile would continue to try and free its father, whilst also having fun toying with humanity and causing their suffering in many ways for thousands of years. Eventually however Satans experiments with breaking the barriers between universes would draw in the presence of an alien servant of God. Jesus Christ.

Once regarded as God’s greatest warrior against the Demons and Vampires of outer space, Jesus entered into the mythologies of many planets across the universe, but his final battle would be on earth when he was finally able to defeat Satan.

Sadly Jesus was not able to kill Satan, so instead he sealed the monster deep beneath the earth in a cylinder where it would remain for close to 2000 years before the end of the 20th century.

With the Anti God gone many of his most vile creations would be banished or destroyed and the universe would return to some sense of normality, though many new threats and evils would soon emerge to take the Anti God’s place.

The two surviving Guardians, the White and Black Guardian’s power would be reduced by God. They were still able to travel in time, but ultimately they were unable to affect the universe itself, and were forced to work through their minions.

God had finally come to the sad conclusion after so many failures that evil would always re-emerge at some point no matter how hard he tried to stamp it out. So he felt it was best to try and find a way to contain it. As twisted as the Black Guardian was, God felt he was a better choice to maintain the natural order than the Anti God, and so he was allowed to remain.

Of course the Black Guardian would still try and disrupt the natural order for his own reasons, but the White Guardian would always find a way to stop him.

Many of God’s warriors that he had created to battle the Anti God, he simply told to try and forge their own way in life now, and many of them did, but others found it difficult without his guidance.

Light in particular almost had a mental breakdown, but eventually he resolved himself to catalogue all of Gods wonderful creatures, thinking that would make his father happy. Many believed that Light never fully recovered however and was always somewhat unstable. Light would construct a spaceship, complete with a living computer to begin exploring the universe. He also took on an un-named alien to help him in his quest, who he granted immortality to.

On the first planet Light came across however, earth, he discovered much to his horror, that his quest would be pointless as all life forms kept evolving and changing. As soon as his catalogue was finished, then he would have to start again. Light had another breakdown and went into hibernation for millions of years. He would later be awoken in the late 19th Century.

The Time Lords

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Truly the greatest civilisation of N-Space, the Time Lords were also among the first intelligent species to evolve in N-Space. The Time Lords who were originally known as the Gallifreyans were overall humanoid in appearance, though their home planet named Gallifrey was many times the size of earth. Many life forms evolved on the surface of the planet besides the Gallifreyans, including giant Dinosaur like creatures called Gargantosaurs.

Before the Gallifreyans rose up to become the dominant race, Gallifrey was hostile planet filled with many dangerous predators and competing species, including another hostile race of carnivorous humanoids known only as the Toclafane who preyed on Gallifreyans.

The Gallifreyans had highly advanced healing capabilities, which they evolved to deal with the dangers on their world. Over time these healing powers would eventually refine to the point where the Gallifreyans could regenerate their entire bodies whenever they were mortally wounded, though they could only do this 12 times, and whenever a Time Lord regenerated their body, it would take on a totally different appearance.

The process of regeneration would also alter a Gallifreyan’s outer personality to some extent too, though their core personality and consciousness would always remain the same, and their memories remained intact too.

The Gallifreyans earliest advancements were generally created to protect themselves from the hostile creatures of their own planet, and later the Demons and other monsters of the Anti God who invaded Gallifrey at various points just as they did many worlds.

The Gallifreyans would wage a war with the Toclafane which they were able to win due to their more advanced technology.

However towards the end of the Gallifreyan and Toclafane war, the Toclafane would receive help from one of the Gallifreyan’s greatest enemies in the future. Davros, the evil and mad creator of the Daleks.

At this point the Daleks and the Time Lords had been locked in a cold war for years. Too afraid to launch an all out attack against each other, the Time Lords had already attempted to use the Doctor to change the Daleks history, and now Davros was attempting to do the same to the Time Lords by influencing the Toclafane to help overthrow the Gallifreyans.

Fortunately however the Tenth Doctor was sent back by the Time Lords and was able to stop Davros from changing history.

Unfortunately after the Toclafane were defeated, the Gallifreyans would exterminate them all. This genocide would later be covered up in later legends of the Time Lords.

Indeed by the time of the Doctor, most Time Lords didn’t even believe the Toclafane even existed! They were believed to be nothing more than a bogey man invented to scare children. The Doctor would be horrified to see that his people had carried out genocide against.

After the Toclafane’s extinction, the Gallifreyans would place transduction barriers around their world which prevented any other life forms from entering Gallifrey without their consent. The only creature that would ever manage to break through the force field was King Ghidorah.

Protected from a hostile universe, the Gallifreyans would be free to build a highly advanced and peaceful society, but what would ultimately give them for a short while at least, their dominance over other life forms was the discovery of the secret of time travel.

It was the joint work of the then high president of Gallifrey, Rassilon, and Gallifrey’s then leading scientist, Omega that would unlock the secret of time travel. Omega created a stellar manipulator which enabled him to harness the power of a black hole. Omega hoped to use it to create an unlimited power source for Gallifrey. Sadly however whilst Omega’s work would later allow Rassilon to complete harnessing the star that would later become known as the Eye of Harmony, Omega himself was lost in the initial attempt.

His ship was sucked through the black hole itself, and he was believed dead for many centuries. In truth he survived and continued to exist in the anti matter universe counterpart of N-Space. All alone for thousands of years, Omega would eventually go insane from the solitude and seek vengeance against not only the Gallifreyans, but the rest of creation which he believed had betrayed him.

According to many historical accounts, it is believed that Rassilon may have sabotaged Omega’s vessel as he wanted to be seen as the ultimate figure of his people. Whatever the case Rassilon would always harbor a sense of guilt over what became of Omega.

The Eye of Harmony, a compacted black hole was positioned right in the centre of Gallifrey and would provide the Gallifreyans with an unlimited source of energy to construct time vessels which came to be known as TARDIS’. TARDIS stood for Time and Relative Dimensions in Space.

TARDIS’ could not only travel in time and space, but they also had the power to blend into their surroundings, whilst their interiors would always remain the same size and shape.

The Gallifreyans, who now became known as the Time Lords, at first were mindful of altering their own history, so they made a point not to interfere in the past. Instead they simply used their time travel facilities to explore the universe and catalogue its history.

The Time Lords however would soon be drawn into a conflict with the Great Vampires, when the monsters were able to capture a lone TARDIS and turn its occupant into a Vampire. This Vampire would return to Gallifrey where it would go on to infect more Time Lords, leading to the great Vampire plague of Gallifrey.

The Monsters very nearly destroyed Gallifreyan society. Whole cities were wiped out in trying to stop the spread of the Vampires, who were able to infect even members of the Gallifreyan high council.

Eventually however after plague was contained Rassilon would launch a war against the Great Vampires. The war lasted for over 100 years, during which time billions of Time Lords were slaughtered, but eventually they won out and destroyed the Vampires.

The turning point came when Rassilon invented bow ships which fired massive spears into the Vampires hearts, and Raston Warrior Robots, who could fire spears from their hands, were lightening fast, and could teleport at will over great distances. A single Raston Warrior Robot was capable of slaughtering hundreds of lesser Vampires with minimum effort.

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A Raston Warrior Robot, the greatest Vampire killers ever created.

All but two of the Great Vampires were destroyed, their leader and his most vicious soldier, both of whom escaped through a portal to the pocket universe, known as E-Space. The leader would crash land on a primitive planet, where it took control of its three leaders, turning them into lesser Vampires. These Vampires would then enslave it the local population and force them build a rocket which could take their leader back to the stars to conquer more worlds. Fortunately however the renegade Time Lords known as the Doctor and Romana would finally slay the king of the Vampires by sending its own rocket into the beasts heart.

The second Great Vampire meanwhile would have more luck. It landed on an advanced world called Heitia. Once again Romana would encounter the Vampire, and though she stopped it from converting the entire population, the monster would later escape into space and convert other worlds, building up an empire in E-Space, though Romana would later destroy the Great Vampire on her 13th life.

The destruction of the Great Vampires in N-Space coincided with the final defeat and banishment of the Anti God, and afterwards the Time Lords were hailed as heroes across the universe for destroying the Vampires.

Many races began to worship the Time Lords, believing that they came from God himself. Sadly the adulation went to the Time Lord’s heads and they would begin to feel it was their duty to “save” the universe.

The Time Lords would go on to conquer many worlds across the universe and interfere in the histories of many more. They peered into the future of universe and frequently tried to change it to their liking, including wiping out races that they knew would go on to be too dangerous in the future.

No one knows how the history of N-Space would have originally gone had it not been for the Time Lord’s alterations.

Eventually towards the end of his rule Rassilon would come to repent the horrors his people had inflicted on the rest of the universe, and would forbid any Time Lords from interfering in the affairs of other planets again. Believing that they were the most advanced race in all of creation, Rassilon felt that they had a solemn duty not to abuse that power.

Despite this however whilst Rassilon would always be seen a great figure in Time Lord society, he remained a polarising figure throughout the rest of the cosmos. On some planets he was still worshipped as a hero (albeit a flawed hero) for vanquishing the Vampires, whilst on others he was condemned as a monster for his actions during the later years of his rule. Rassilon would spend the last few centuries of his 13th and final life in the tower of Rassilon, secluded in the Death Zone.

The Death Zone was a giant wasteland in the heart of Gallifrey. An area that had once been home to the Time Lord’s mightiest civilisation. It had been destroyed by Rassilon himself after being overrun with Vampires. During the reign of the Time Lords over the rest of the universe, they would transform the ruins of the old city into an arena where they would force life forms they had abducted from all over the universe to fight each other for their own amusement.

The Death Zone for many represented the ultimate corruption of the Time Lords, and of course by the end of Rassilon’s time the Death Zone had been closed to all, and the practice of abducting other life forms was made illegal on Gallifrey.

Rassilon chose the Death Zone as his final place to stay so that he would be reminded of his failure and corruption. He was later buried in his tower in the Death Zone. Rassilon would just before his death however set up “the game of Rassilon” which would supposedly grant whoever completed it immortal life and allow them to rule over Gallifrey forever.

In truth however the game was set up as a trap to lure out other greedy Time Lords who would seek to abuse their power just like he once had, and whilst it would grant them immortal life, it would be as a statue in his tower!

The Time Lords would not always follow Rassilon’s non intervention policy. The Time Lord President Morbius who ruled many centuries later during the reign of King Ghidorah’s attack believed that the Time Lords had to conquer all other life forms to ensure their safety. He argued that if they didn’t, then one race would eventually surpass them. Morbius further argued that the Time Lords would rule benevolently, but that another race might not, so they owed it to other life forms to be their masters.

Many believe that Morbius was simply pushed over the edge by Ghidorah’s attack however.

Morbius would cause a civil war on Gallifrey which would kill more people than any other in the planets history. After Morbius was driven from Gallifrey, he would gather an army of creatures from various planets, who would be referred to as “the scum of the galaxy” and use them to try and conquer the Gallifrey and other worlds before he was finally defeated.

Morbius would be executed on Karn, though it would later be discovered that a student of his from the future, Professor Solon had been able to teleport his brain from his body into a tank, where it would remain preserved for years whilst Solon built his master a new body.

Though Solon was successful, the Doctor (who was from the future,) was sent to investigate by the Celestial Intervention Agency and would succeed in destroying Morbius with the aid of the Sisterhood of Karn before the former President could cause more havoc throughout the universe.

Morbius’ reign of terror finally comes to an end.

The Celestial Intervention Agency meanwhile were a secret order of Time Lords created above and beyond the high council themselves at some point after Morbius’ rule. The CIA would send in secret agents to monitor important events in planets histories to change them for the Time Lords (and the greater universe at large’s) benefit.

The CIA were not desperate to rule any planets like Morbius, or Rassilon had been at his worst. They genuinely believed that their actions were for the greater good of the universe, but they were not above using dubious means to achieve it.

Other than the CIA however most Time Lords would spend their 13 lives on Gallifrey just as Rassilon had wished, though there would be a few renegades from time to time.

Some of these renegades were benevolent, others were villainous, and others simply enjoyed being able to cruise through time and space, sampling the best from various cultures across all of N-Space.

The most famous of all renegade Time Lords however was one who would come to be known as The Doctor.

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The 13 regenerations of the renegade Time Lord known as the Doctor.

The Doctor’s early life is shrouded in mystery. Indeed throughout all of his travels no one would ever discover his real name and identity. A few scant details have been discovered about his upbringing and life on Gallifrey, but ultimately much of his past and even who he was is still unknown and will likely always be. The Doctor despite having a massive influence on the history of the universe generally tended to make sure that his presence was not known in the important events he became involved in, and so very few species were even aware he existed.

However many races such as the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Sontarans would come to fear the Doctor, making him a legendary figure in some areas of the cosmos.

It is known that the Doctor was born to a high class family in the Gallifreyan countryside.  He was apparently born 100 or so years after Morbius’ reign as the President. It was a period of great recovery for the Time Lords after their recent hardships, and was later seen as a golden age.

As a boy the Doctor used to play through the long red grass with his siblings. He was apparently a very active and inquisitive child, who would go exploring through the long stretch of countryside outside his parents estate. Much to his parents annoyance, he would frequently get lost in the woods or caves, or get himself into trouble.

Despite being close with his family, the Doctor was according to some accounts a somewhat lonely boy with few friends elsewhere. The Doctors best friend during his childhood was apparently an old and wise Time Lord hermit named K’Nappo who was nearing the end of his regeneration cycle.

K’Nappo had worked for the Celestial Intervention Agency in his prime. He had actually worked for a special branch devoted to tracking down supernatural creatures, such as lesser Vampires and Demons throughout all of time and space.

K’Nappo would frequently tell the young Doctor exciting stories about some of his adventures (though he never told the Doctor how he had heard these stories and he of course embellished them somewhat.)

Still they both excited and terrified the young Time Lord and K’Nappo would go on to have a profound effect on the Doctor in many other areas of his life.

The Doctor would attend the most prestigious Time Lord Academy where he was taught by Borusa, who would eventually go on to become one of the most successful (though controversial) Time Lord Presidents.

Whilst studying at the Academy the Doctor would become friends with another future renegade, who would come to be known as The Master in years to come. The Master and the Doctor bonded over a love of science, and exploration. The two did not buy into the received wisdom among the Time Lords that all life in the universe had been catalogued. They often mocked the high council of the Time Lords as being stuffy, and old fashioned, and sought to prove them wrong. The Doctor of course didn’t admit to anyone, not the Master or his family, but he really wanted to explore the universe and find out if the Time Lords really knew everything.

Such an idea would have seemed suicidal to defy the Time Lords, but the Doctor always harboured it as a secret ambition. Little did the Doctor know that his friend the Masters ambitions were far greater!

Ultimately the Doctor and the Master would soon drift apart after leaving the Academy.

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The first known picture of the Doctor during his youth.

After leaving the academy the Doctor would later marry and have children. Not much is known about his family life, but tragically at some point his family were killed in a disaster (caused by the eye of harmony malfunctioning, though no one knew it at the time) which struck the Gallifreyan city they lived in.

The Doctor would be forced to take in his only grand daughter, Susan, then just an infant and would look after her for most of the rest of his first incarnations life.

At some point after his family’s death the Doctor decided to finally fulfil his life long ambition to explore the universe. He had of course put this dream aside to look after his family throughout most of his first incarnation’s life. Now however that they were gone and there wasn’t really anything else tying him to Gallifrey, the Doctor with Susan’s help stole an old, obsolete, type 40 TARDIS and began exploring the Universe.

He knew that doing so meant he could never return to Gallifrey as he would now be a renegade, but again as there was nothing tying him back to Gallifrey, neither the Doctor nor Susan cared. The Doctor also stole two powerful Time Lord artifacts before leaving. The Hand of Omega, and the Nemesis statue, both of which he stole simply as an insurance in case the Time Lords came after him.

The Doctor in his second incarnation remembers the family he lost fondly whilst helping his companion Victoria through a similar loss.

The Doctor was relatively old when he first left Gallifrey, and initially he simply sought to explore.

As time went on however the Doctor would soon become involved in the affairs of many planets, including most notably Earth, which he developed an extreme fondness for.

In time the Doctor would go on to become one of N-Space’s greatest champions and defenders, battling various monsters throughout all of time and space such as the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Sontarans.

The Doctor would eventually separate from Susan, after the two helped to save humanity from the Daleks in the 22nd century. Susan decided to remain on earth with David Campbell a Dalek resistance fighter that she had fallen in love with. Susan would in turn go on to be a highly influential figure in earth society too, helping to rebuild humanity after the Dalek invasion. She would also have two children, John and Gillian who the Doctor would later travel with for years.

The Doctor would go on to take on various other companions to assist him in his battles against evil from various other planets, though they would most frequently be from earth. They were usually young women, being in many respects surrogate replacement figures for Susan.

Despite the dangerous lifestyle he led, the Doctor did manage to live through all 13 of his regenerations. They were as follows.

1st Doctor

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The Doctors original form, the First Doctor was originally just an explorer and like many Time Lords, he was somewhat arrogant and condescending to other life forms that he met (in particular human beings) who he regarded as beneath him.

Still as time went on the Doctor would mellow out, thanks in no small part to the influence of his companions, namely Susan and Ian and Barbara, the first two humans ever to travel with the Time Lord. By the end of his “life” the Doctor had become a genuinely heroic figure, risking his life to defeat enemies such as the Daleks (who he battled many times.)

Nevertheless this Doctor always remained a somewhat grumpy, bad tempered individual, though he would always keep a level head in a crisis, a trait which carried on to future incarnations. He was also ruthless in dealing with his enemies, and was more than willing to kill, but only if he had to.

Though old and frail in appearance, the Doctor was as tough as an old turkey and a dangerous enemy to his adversaries.

This Doctor travelled initially with Susan, and Ian and Barbara, two school teachers from 1960s London. The Doctor abducted them after they stumbled into his TARDIS by mistake. After Susan left, the Doctor would travel with Vicki, a young orphan girl from the 23rd century. He would also travel with Steven Taylor an astronaut from the far future, Katarina, a former Trojan slave girl, Sara Kingdom, a member of the special space security service from earth’s future, Dorothea Chaplet, a young girl from 1960s London, and John and Gillian, his two great grandchildren, who were sent to him by Susan to protect them from the Daleks in the future.

The First Doctors final two companions were a young couple from 1960s London, Ben and Polly, who would also be the first to witness the Doctor regenerate.

The First Doctors greatest enemies were the Daleks. He had many dealings with them, including facing the monsters on their home planet of Skaro, where he prevented them from destroying the Thals, during their invasion of earth in the 22nd century, and in their attempts to construct the Time Destructor, a super weapon capable of ageing planets into nothing but dust. The Daleks would of course go on to become the greatest enemies of the Doctor overall, being one of his few many enemies to face him in every single incarnation.

Aside from the Daleks, this incarnation also faced foes such as the Meddling Monk and the Celestial Toymaker, as well as the Cybermen who were responsible for his first regeneration.

2nd Doctor

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Somewhat more easy going and laid back than his grumpy predecessors, the Second Doctor was also a lot more manipulative and crafty. He would often feign helplessness and incompetence to lure his enemies into a false sense of security.

He was every bit as willing to kill his enemies, and in some ways was actually more ruthless than the first Doctor, as he was shown to be willing to wipe out entire species, including the Daleks and the Cybermen.

Still overall this Doctor had a much more compassionate personality overall, and began to devote himself to battling evil more than the first.

This Doctor tended to wear clothes that were too big for him and had a somewhat more shambolic appearance. He also had a greater fondness for music, and enjoyed playing on his recorder.

In the later years of his life this incarnation of the Doctor would be forced to work for the Celestial Intervention Agency to avoid punishment from the High Council of the Time Lords. However they would later hand him over to the High Council when he proved to be too difficult to control.

This Doctor inherited Ben and Polly from the first, and would later pick up the Jacobite, Jamie McCrimmon. Jamie would go on to become one of the Doctors best friends, and stay with him throughout his early travels, until the Time Lords would force Jamie to return to earth. The two would later reunite however in 1960s London.

The Doctor also travelled with Victoria who he developed a very close fatherly relationship with, after her father had been killed by the Daleks, and Zoe, a young, brilliant scientist from earth’s future. During his days with the Celestial Intervention Agency he would also resume travelling with John and Gillian too.

This Doctors most recurring enemies where the Cybermen who he faced many times. He also fought the Great Intelligence, the Ice Warriors and of course the Daleks multiple times too.

3rd Doctor

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This Doctor was exiled to earth by the Time Lords after they successfully captured him in his second incarnation. The Time Lords accepted that the Doctor had his place in the battle against evil, but not wanting a renegade to go unpunished, they not only forced a regeneration, but forced him to remain on the earth in the early 70s for a period of time. (They also exiled him to earth as they had foreseen a great time of catastrophe for the planet that only he could deal with.)

The Doctor would remain on earth for many years, during which time he worked with UNIT. More violent than his previous two incarnations, this Doctor was very charismatic, dashing and brave. Instantly commanding an air of authority wherever he went, the Doctor also had a taste for theatrics and didn’t suffer fools gladly.

It was during this time that the Doctor would encounter his old former friend the Master who would go on to be his single greatest enemy.

The Doctors exile would eventually be lifted near the end of his third incarnations life, when he (along with his first and second incarnations) defeated Omega who attempted to get his revenge on the rest of the universe by unleashing anti matter from his prison into it.

Even when his exile was lifted however, the Third Doctor would still spend much of his time on earth, having developed a greater fondness for it than his predecessors.

The Third Doctor primarily worked alongside Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart whilst he was exiled to earth. Though their relationship was tense at first, the two soon became best friends, and indeed the Doctor would go on to meet the Brigadier in every incarnation.

Aside from the Brigadier, this Doctor also worked alongside the scientist Liz Shaw, during his exile on earth. He would also work with Jo Grant and investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, both of whom would travel with him at different points, once his exile was lifted.

This Doctor’s main enemy was the first incarnation of the Master, though he also faced the Daleks many times too. He also faced such enemies as the Sontarans, the Silurians, the Autons and the Sea Devils.

4th Doctor

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A more eccentric and outwardly alien incarnation than his immediate predecessor, though just as charismatic, dashing and commanding. This Doctor was desperate to begin exploring time and space again.

Arguably the most ruthless of all Doctors in dealing with his enemies. This incarnation nevertheless developed a closer bond to his companions than any previous version. He could also be somewhat childish and petulant however. This Doctor had a real love for Jelly babies, a trait which ran through other incarnations, but was strongest with the Fourth Doctor.

Much like the First Doctor he seemed more interested in exploring the universe than in being a hero. He was often forced into helping out by some higher power, including both the Time Lords and the White Guardian himself.

Still despite this he was just as brave and noble as his predecessors and ironically was involved in some of the Doctors biggest battles including stopping Sutekh the destroyer from escaping, and preventing the Black Guardian from assembling the Key to Time.

This Doctor travelled with Sarah Jane Smith, Leela, a savage warrior woman from a far flung earth colony, the Time Lady Romana, Adric, a stowaway during the Doctors brief visit to E-Space, and Nyssa the last survivor of the planet Traken.

This Doctors two main adversaries were the Master and Davros, though he also faced other old foes such as the Cybermen and the Sontarans.

5th Doctor

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A more sensitive and vulnerable Doctor, the 5th Doctor had a love for cricket and was somewhat more energetic than previous versions.

He was every bit as cunning as previous incarnations, though he tended to feel the suffering of those around him more and at times could let it overwhelm him. Still whenever his companions or loved ones were threatened he wouldn’t hesitate to kill an enemy.

He travelled with Adric (who was sadly killed by the Cybermen, being the first companion the Doctor had lost in many centuries. Adric’s death would have a huge effect on the Doctor.) Nyssa, Teegan (an Australian air hostess), Turlough an alien minion of the Black Guardian, who eventually turned on his former master, and Peri Brown, a young American woman from the 80s.

The Fifth Doctors most recurring adversaries meanwhile were the Tremas incarnation of the Master, the Cybermen, the Demonic entity known as the Mara, and the Black Guardian.

6th Doctor

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A more unstable incarnation due to the traumatic circumstances of the 5th Doctors regeneration. Many believe that the 6th Doctor never truly stabilised. Whilst all of the Doctors were willing to kill, the 6th Doctor seemed somewhat more excessively violent than many other incarnations. Dressed in garish clothes, he was rude, egotistical and obnoxious to almost everyone he came into contact with, even his friends and companions. Many around him found it difficult to like the 6th Doctor at first, but as time went on, deep down he proved ironically to be one of the most heroic and caring Doctors, often using his bluster to throw people off his real intentions.

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The 6th Doctor would travel with Peri the longest, and later Melanie Bush.

His main foes were Davros, the Daleks, the demented and sadistic Sil, and the Valeyard an evil version of the Doctor created during his 12th and 13th incarnations.

7th Doctor

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Initially a more clownish and light hearted incarnation, the 7th Doctor soon revealed himself to be a darker, manipulative and ruthless individual than other incarnations. Desperate to make up for what he felt were past mistakes, this Doctor was fond of using people around him like pieces on a chess board.

Much like his second incarnation, this Doctor was shown to be willing to wipe out entire species for the greater good, and attempted to finish his archenemies, the Master and Davros for good.

The 7th Doctor would travel with Mel, Ace, a teenager from 80s London, and Rona, a cat burglar from the 60s.

His archenemy was Fenric, an ancient and powerful Demonic child of the Anti God.

8th Doctor

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Much like the 5th Doctor, the 8th incarnation of the Time Lord was a more sensitive and caring soul. Somewhat shaken by how ruthless he had become in his 7th persona, the 8th Doctor a somewhat byronesque, dashing figure who tried to show compassion to some of his worst enemies.

The 8th Doctor would travel with the self styled Edwardian adventuress Charley, an alien named Distrii, humans from the 20th century, Lucie and Sam, and a man from the 25th century named James who sadly became the host for the Master.

He also towards the end of his life travelled with the hologram known as Ace Rimmer, and the outlaw from the 23rd century, Kerr Avon.

His archenemy was the James incarnation of the Master.

9th Doctor

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A somewhat more sardonic, sarcastic, and grumpy Doctor than his immediate predecessor. This Doctor was a somewhat bitter individual at first. He was resentful that no matter how hard he tried, so many of his worst enemies, such as the Daleks, the Master and the Cybermen still persisted.

He was also bitter at the Time Lords for frequently putting so much responsibility on his shoulders, whilst never accepting any of their own and generally tended to shun all other members of his kind to an even greater extent.

Despite this however this Doctor was fiercely protective of his companions, and had a somewhat greater artistic flair than many of his predecessors.

The 9th Doctors 3 main companions were Dana, a young woman from the 90s whose little sister had been abducted by aliens when she was young, and who would travel with the Doctor to try and find her. She would ultimately be successful in doing so. Jaime, a young woman from the 14th Century, whose family had been killed by the plague. And finally a 3000 model android woman from the future named Lenia.

His archenemies were the Daleks, and the Zystregia, a race of monsters who originated from within a white hole and could control time to a certain extent.

10th Doctor

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The Doctors longest lived incarnation. This Doctor was the most outwardly friendly and kindest of all his incarnations. He was a very eccentric, happy, and energetic individual who lived his life to the fullest.

Knowing that he was nearing the end of his regeneration cycle, this Doctor was determined to enjoy his life above all else. He loved collecting and preserving pieces of art, music and literature that would have otherwise been lost to time.

He was also a great trencherman and enjoyed sampling the best food from across all of time and space. He didn’t mind putting on weight as he would just regenerate into a skinnier body at a later date.

Whilst doing his best to enjoy his life, this Doctor still retained his strong sense of injustice, and despite his kind, compassionate nature to his friends, was extremely ruthless in dealing with his enemies. He never saw himself as ruthless however. Simply as practical.

This Doctor inherited Lenia from the 9th Doctor, though as the longest lived incarnation he had by far and away the most companions.

Among the Tenth Doctor’s other companions included Alison, a great scientist from the 31st century who wanted to explore other times (finding her own era where everything had seemingly been discovered rather boring.) Enesta, a Comanche woman from the 13th century, Jasmine, a woman from the 20th century who had been experimented on by the Daleks as a young girl. Lindsey Kate, a young woman from the 21st century who had become lost in another universe through a rip between realities whilst exploring Europe, only to be rescued by the Doctor. Lindsey loved traveling, and so was only too happy to join the Doctor on his travels.

Another of the Tenth Doctors most notable companions was Doctor Sarah Page, a woman from another universe, I-Space who had been trapped in her earth’s future.

In I-Space’s version of earth, anomalies opened up in time and space which allowed creatures to pass through from one time to the next. Sarah had been part of a team in the 21st century to try and contain these anomalies, known as the ARC. She had been presumed dead on a dangerous mission into the future, where she was attacked by a savage, mutated predator.

In truth however she survived, albeit she was badly wounded. She would later found by the Doctor who helped her recover, and then took her on as his companion for many years, before she would come to settle in the 31st century of N-Space.

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Sarah Page, a companion of the Tenth Doctor who originated from another universe.

The Tenth Doctor would also travel with Elena, the daughter of his old friends, Philip J Fry and Turanga Leela. Elena had taken after her father (and uncle Bender) in that she was more of a slacker and lazy growing up, but over the course of her travels with the Doctor she would greatly mature and become a great hero like her parents. She would also meet her husband on her journey’s with the Doctor. Her future husband named Yarox came from trillions of years in the future, when humanity was struggling to survive, and believed that they might very well be the last life forms left in the universe. Yarox joined the Doctor to see the universe when it was young and thriving, as well as visit the planet his ancestors came from.

He and Elena would eventually stop travelling with the Doctor when Elena became pregnant and they would be returned to her time in the 31st century. The Doctor would attend their wedding, though he and Bender often argued over who the godfather of Elena’s child was.

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Bender wasn’t as good a role model for Elena as the Doctor would later be. (Note: From a real world perspective, this drawing was done by Spider-Matt on Deviant Art. Check out his stuff its great.) 

The Tenth Doctor would also take on a young woman from the boxer rebellion named Tsin Tu and a soldier from the first world war named Harrison as his companions, as well as a former 1960s model named Lucy and and later a young man named Baxter from the 19th century who the Doctor rescued from the satanic mills.

The Daleks and the Master were the main enemies of this Doctor. It was during this Doctors time that the Daleks would first become a major enemy of the Doctors people, the Time Lords.

11th Doctor

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A deadly serious incarnation who was considered to be the most humorless version of the Doctor.

His hatred of the Master was greater than in previous incarnations due to the villains slaughter of the Doctors latest companions at the end of his 10th life.

Aside from the Master this Doctor’s archenemies were the Keslex and the Devourer. The Keslex were an intergalactic criminal organisation. They were made up of the worst criminals from various planets across all of time and space, as well as the remnants of various empires. They came to view the Doctor as potentially a threat to their activities as well as other Celestial Intervention agents, whom they hunted down and killed. They even kept heads of various CIA agents as trophies, and hoped to add the 11th Doctor to their collection.

The Devourer meanwhile was a disembodied spirit. Created by the Anti God himself, it was similar to the Great Intelligence and the Nestenes. The Devourer however had no other motives except to eat. It always preferred its prey to be alive however.

The Devourer had the power to possess dead bodies, and it would travel from world to world slowly taking over the dead and using them to wipe out the dominant species. The monster would plague the 11th Doctor many times, and even be responsible for his reegeneration.

Whilst the 11th Doctor may have seemed a strong, at times even violent and dangerous hero. Underneath he was quite vulnerable as he worried that his entire life had been worthless, as no matter how hard he tried, innocent people would always die.

This Doctor traveled with Amber, a firey flame haired woman from 60s Glasgow (who would be his longest serving companion.) Leona Oliver, a noble woman whose family had been slaughtered after the battle of 1066 (both of these young women traveled with the Doctor at the same time.)

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Amber, the 11th Doctor’s longest serving companion.

The Doctor also traveled with Farah a young woman from Haiti in the 21st century, and later Emilia, a young student from the 21st century.

12th Doctor

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A somewhat more pessimistic, and brooding incarnation of the Doctor. The 12th Doctor having lived through so much loss was quite nihilistic in many of his views and came across as quite cold and unfeeling to those around him.

This Doctor was nevertheless more confident than his immediate previous incarnation, though despite this he did still treat his companions opinions with respect. This Doctor appeared to be more disassociated from the earth however. He was still fond of humans, but he felt that he had spent too much time on the one planet and aimed to rectify this by discovering as many worlds as he could.

The 12th Doctor initially traveled with Emilia, but he would later pick up new companions, mostly from other worlds, though he did travel with an aged Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart from the late 90s.

One of the most notable companions was Mariala, the daughter of the Doctors archfoe, the Master (who would later suffer a tragic death at her fathers hands.) He also traveled with Iseia, who belonged to one of the first races ever to evolve in N-Space. Her race were certainly the first race to expand into space and helped to elevate other species. Sadly they would be wiped out after a several thousand year history by the Great Vampires. Iseia was devastated to see that nothing remained of her people in the future and would fall into a deep depression, before finally settling on the world of Askeria. After saving it from the Cybermen, Iseia hoped she could help its people recover and ensure that her people’s legacy would live on through them.

The 12th Doctors archenemies were the Cybermen, who he faced more than any other incarnation, and the hideous interdimensional beasts known as the Crevals.

13th Doctor

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The final incarnation of the Doctor. The 13th Doctor was a wise, dignified figure who didn’t suffer fools gladly. Similar in some respects to the First Doctor, many including the Doctors granddaughter Susan felt he had come full circle.

Having accepted his place in the universe, this Doctor in contrast to his predecessor had a more positive outlook and was proud of all the things he had accomplished and accepted that some evils would always remain in the universe, but there would always be people to fight it.

Nevertheless despite this he also finally succeeded in destroying his two greatest enemies, Davros and the Master.

This Doctor would finally meet his end when battling against his oldest and deadliest enemies, the Daleks. The 13th Doctor died stopping the Daleks from unleashing a weapon that would have destroyed all of time itself.

The Doctor was buried on Gallifrey, with statues of all 13 of his incarnations being erected in his honor. The eulogy to his funeral would be read by the Twelfth incarnation of Romana.

The Doctor would only celebrated on Gallifrey as a hero after his death. Until then so as not to inspire any more renegades the Doctors heroic actions in saving Gallifrey against the likes of Omega and the Master, were generally concealed.

The 13th Doctors archenemies were the Daleks, who were at their most dangerous during his time, as well as the final incarnation of the Master (who possessed the body of his great grandson John.)

The 13th Doctors companions meanwhile consisted of a former UNIT soldier who had been dishonorably discharged named Brian, an early human colonist from Mars named Roberta, Journey Blue, a Dalek resistance fighter from the future, and Cosarkia, a Time Lady, and renegade member of the Celestial Intervention Agency who wished to make amends and who would be his final companion.

After the Doctor, the most famous renegade the Time Lord race ever produced was The Master.

Just as with the Doctor, much of the Masters early life is shrouded in mystery. It is known that he and the Doctor were at one point friends and that they went to the same Time Lord Academy together. The two quickly drifted apart after leaving the Academy however.

The Master is believed to have left Gallifrey long before the Doctor. His true name was never revealed, though some believed it was Koschei, others suspect this was just another alias.

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The first incarnation of the Master.

The Master initially did not set out to be a villain. The Master believed that the Time Lords, as the most advanced race in the universe had a duty to help other races across the cosmos. Of course he believed that the Time Lords would need to rule other races in order to fix their problems. The Master didn’t see it as ruling however. More guiding lesser races to their true potential.

Since the Time Lords refused to interfere, the Master decided that he would be the one to guide lesser races. The Master at least at first did genuinely believe that he was doing good in the universe, and indeed for many centuries he would. Ultimately however underneath his seemingly altruistic facade, the Master, deep down was a megalomaniac. He was a weak, scared little man, who craved power because it was the only way he felt safe and strong.

The first planet the Master took over was the planet of Majos. The Majosians had themselves been invaded by a hostile race of aliens, known as the Raskors. The Raskors were not a great power like the Daleks or the Cybermen, but they were more advanced than the Majosians and ruled them for over 5 centuries, that is until the Master easily overthrew the Raskors.

Naturally he was celebrated as a hero by the Majosians and the Master would soon build them up to being a great society. With his advanced intellect he was able to cure all diseases on their planet, both physical and mental, and bring equality between all of their different races too. Of course the fact that he had been able to unite their people against a common enemy helped. Still even after the Majosians had been defeated, the Master was still able to keep them all united, and quickly eliminated other problems plaguing their world such as crime, poverty and inequality. Overall the Master was able to build the Majosians up to being the most advanced race in their galaxy in a matter of decades!

Over 100 years of peace would reign on their world, and the Master was worshipped as the greatest hero their people had ever seen. Sadly however the Master would later lead them down a dark path. He hoped to use the Majosians as his army to conquer other planets across the galaxy. He convinced the Majosians that what they were doing was for the good of all, as ultimately when they ruled these other worlds, they would fix their problems just as the Master had fixed theirs.

The Master would go on to conquer many worlds with the Majosians help. He ruled over a large empire for many decades, but eventually the Majosians empire would collapse and its people fell into a state of anarchy. The Master blamed the Majosians themselves for being a weak race, and would abandon them to the many vengeful species they had conquered, but who had now managed to overrun them. The Majosians entire planet was laid waste and the few survivors of their race, on their now barren, dead world, would come to curse the Master, viewing him as a Demon who tempted them to darkness and destroyed their race.

After the failure of the Majosians, the Master would seek to make a new planet the centre of his perfect empire. Much like the Doctor, he had developed a particular fondness for earth, and believed that humanity had the potential to be the race who would help him rule the universe.

The Master would become even more interested in earth when he learned that his old friend, the Doctor was exiled there. The Doctors reputation as a renegade had begun to outshine the Masters in some corners of the galaxy, despite his best attempts to keep hidden. The Master was desperate to prove he was superior, and the villain also loved a challenge, so he hoped he could conquer the earth when the Doctor was there. The fact that the Doctor had been placed on earth by the Time Lords themselves to protect it just made the challenge all the more exciting for the Master.

The Master was ultimately foiled in his first attempt to take over the earth (with the aid of the Nestene consciousness( by the Third Doctor, but the two would have many more battles with each other for the fate of humanity. Though the Doctor was always able to foil the Masters plans to conquer humanity, the Doctor was never able to finish the villain for good which he wanted to many times. The Master would always go free, leaving a huge body count behind him.

The Master claimed that all of the evil he did was a regrettable necessity as ultimately when he ruled things would be better. However there were times even in his first incarnation where his cruelty was clearly for no reason other than petty vengeance or sadism, such as when he attempted to provoke a war between the Sea Devils and humanity just to spite the Doctor, who was fond of both races.

The Master initially believed that the Doctor, being another renegade who had been mistreated by the Time Lords could perhaps become a potential ally and help him shape earth’s history for the better, but the Doctor refused to help him, and the two eventually despite having once been friends, became the bitterest of enemies. The Master would become utterly obsessed with not just destroying the Doctor, but making him suffer and proving his superiority.

The First Master would ultimately be responsible for selling his people’s secrets out to the Daleks. The monsters had successfully captured the villain whilst ironically looking for the Doctor himself. The Master was able to buy his life however, by supplying the Daleks with Time Lord technology and information about their race. He also even attempted to provoke a war between the earth and Draconian empires to aid the Daleks. When this plan failed thanks to the Doctors influence, the Daleks would attempt to destroy the Master, and though he managed to escape, the Daleks dispatched a time vessel to pursue him throughout all of history.

The Master would settle on the planet Terserious, where he planned to create a weapon that could allow him to destroy the Daleks once and for all. Unfortunately the monsters were able to infiltrate his base and in the resulting struggle the Masters weapon went off, destroying all life on the planet, except for the Master himself, who survived, thanks to his Time Lord powers of regeneration.

The Master however was aged through all 13 of his incarnations as a result of the blast and left in a hideous, burned, emaciated form.

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The Master in his second/13th body.

The Master was pushed over the edge in this form, and became even more obsessed with destroying the Doctor who he blamed for all of his misfortunes. The Master at one point even claimed that only his hatred of the Doctor kept him alive in the state of perpetual agony he was now in.

The Master was eventually able to postpone his life by transplanting his consciousness into the body of a man named Tremas. In Tremas’ body, the Master would continue to plague the Doctor for many years to come. He even succeeded in killing the 4th Doctor.

The Master still desired power, but by this point he dropped any facade that it was for a greater good, and was a more flamboyantly sadistic villain.

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The Master in Tremas’ body on the planet of the Cheetah people.

The Time Lord would only further be dragged into madness when he was infected with the Cheetah virus that brought out all of his dark and twisted urges to the fore.

Following this the Master would later be captured by the Daleks a second time who vaporised his Tremas body. However his mind survived as a disembodied spirit and would later take control of a human male named Bruce (after escaping Skaro in the Doctors TARDIS when the Doctor came to collect his remains for burial back on Gallifrey. The Masters consciousness would force the Doctors TARDIS to land on earth before he took over Bruce’s body.)

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The Master in Bruce’s body.

In this body the Master would attempt to steal the Doctors remaining regenerations (the Doctor was on his 8th body) but the villain was subsequently sucked into the core of the TARDIS itself, destroying his new body.

His consciousness would survive however and would later possess the Doctors TARDIS. The Master would use the Doctors TARDIS to torture him and and his companions, before trying to take over the Doctors body. Ultimately however the Master instead was only able to take over one of the Doctors companions. A human named James who came from the 27th century.

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The Master in James’ body. 

After taking over James’ body, the Master would escape the TARDIS, using its power to deposit himself across time and space to a primitive world called Lasorik that he had developed an interest in on his travels, much like earth.

The Master would take over this planet and turn the Lasoriks into his soldiers, just like he had done with Majorians. The Lasoriks however had always been a race of pitiless conquerors, but they had been defeated by an alliance of planets. Thanks to the Masters actions they would rise up and become a major power in the Galaxy yet again. The Master would frequently return to them when he needed more help.

The Master knew that he couldn’t possibly hope for one empire to spread over the universe, and so he instead attempted to create various empires, all of which would be loyal to him. He succeeded in creating other small empires, though none of them as large as the Lasoriks, save for a new and improved race of Daleks that he created, (with the aid of Zolfian and Yarvelling, but more on that later.)

As time went on the villain would be forced to steal more bodies to prolong his own miserable existence. The next body the Master would steal would be that of a former soldier from the far future when humanity was at war with a hostile race of robots. The Master promised the soldier whose entire life had been taken up with the war, that he could defeat the robots and save humanity if he let the Master possess him.

The Master did keep his word and helped humanity, but only so that he could make them his army, and for years in the soldiers body he was hailed as a hero and very nearly convinced humanity to conquer other worlds, by convincing them it was the only way they could ever be safe from invasion again. Fortunately however the Doctor foiled his plans, but this Master in this body would still be celebrated as one of earth’s greatest heroes for saving humanity for centuries to come.

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The Master in the body of the old soldier.

The Master would later steal would be the body of another time lord, a member of the Celestial Intervention agency who he successfully lured into a trap.

In this form the Master would gain access to all of the CIA’s secrets and became a much more dangerous adversary than ever before. He very nearly succeeded in erasing the Doctor from history and fixing his own timeline to the way he wanted it where he ruled over a Time Lord empire, but he was defeated and his actions undone by the Tenth Doctor and 12th Romana.

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The Master in the body of the CIA Time Lord.

This Master would be responsible for the death of his daughter Marilia. During the later years of his rule over Majosia, the Master in order to gain support among the masses married a Majosian woman. Despite all he had done for them, the Masters support was depleting at that point due to their empire falling. The Master did not care about his wife or their daughter at all. They were simply a means to an end, and when the empire fell, the Master abandoned them both to their fate.

Marilia survived however. She came to believe her fathers lies that he told her just before leaving, that the Majosians had become corrupted and that he had to leave in order to protect her.

She came to believe her father would return to her people one day and save them. Marilia would live much longer due to her time lord heritage, and would eventually succeed in taking over her people. With her much greater intellect, she was able to create a vastly powerful weapon that could strike back at the aliens they used to rule. The aliens had eventually stopped attacking Majosia, but sadly after taking them over, Marillia was desperate to launch a new war against them.

The Master and the Doctor would arrive on Majosia by accident, but when the Master saw his daughter in charge, he attempted to manipulate her into rebuilding his former empire.

The Doctor however would later convince Marilia to turn against the Master, rather than start a pointless war.

Sadly the Master in order to survive soon reprogrammed the weapon to destroy Majosia. Despite the Doctors best efforts, he was unable to shut it down and the planet was consumed in the fire (as were thousands of other worlds.) The Doctor was able to get Marilia to safety in the TARDIS. She begged him to take her on so she could make amends and get revenge on her father.

The Doctor was unsure, but ultimately agreed, and she would become one of his longest serving and most loyal companions. Sadly in a later battle with her father she would sacrifice herself in order to save the Doctor. The Master did not care about her death at all. He viewed her as nothing more than a burden and a disappointment to him.

The Doctor meanwhile would greatly mourn her death which would only increased his hatred of the Master.

The two’s feud would reach new levels however when the Master killed the Doctors great grandson, John.

The Master succeeded in kidnapping both of the Doctors great grandchildren, John and Gillian in an attempt to lure his nemesis into a trap. With Susan’s help however the Doctor managed to save Gillian, and mortally wounded the Master with a weapon that deterred his new body’s ability to regenerate. Unfortunately however the Master, who still had John as his prisoner, would transplant his consciousness into John’s body, taking it over, and destroying John’s mind instantly.

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The Master in John’s body. It was to be the final body he would take over.

The Doctor would in turn become utterly obsessed with destroying the Master. The Master did not fear the Doctor however, and would often taunt him over the fact that eventually the Doctor would run out of regenerations, whilst the Master would continue to steal bodies.

The 13th and final Doctor would eventually destroy the Master for good however. The two’s final battle happened on the planet Melessario in the far future near the end of N-Space.

By this stage only a handful of life forms existed in the universe including humanity. Desperately clinging to life as their galaxy, and all of those around them had burned away.  The Master converted Melessario into a sanctuary that would be safe from the death of N-Space.

Thanks to technology he had stolen from the Time Lords, and various other worlds throughout his travels across all of time, the Master was able to make Melessario out of sync with the rest of the universe.

He was also able to place a transduction barrier around the planet, just like Gallifrey, and place a dying star at the center of the world, just like the eye of harmony which gave the planet a virtually limitless supply of energy.

Melessario was a paradise, but the Master would only allow life forms to live on it, if they swore allegiance to him. The Master hoped to build an army made up from the ultimate survivors. For so long the Master had tried to build an empire from a race he believed to have potential only to be disappointed when they weren’t as powerful or resourceful as he had hoped. In fact almost all of the empire’s he had built over the centuries had crumbled sooner or later.

The Master decided that he would let the universe choose the most resourceful species for him, and so he went to almost the very end of the universe’s history to see which species had survived for the longest.

The Master hoped to unite them all as his army on Melessario, after which they would then wait until this universe finally burned itself out, with the Master believing that his technology would allow Melessario to survive even the death of the universe itself.

The Masters army would then re-emerge into the new universe where they would conquer it and be the dominant power throughout its history. They would then using the Masters technology survive the death of the next universe, and go on to conquer the next one and so on, and so on, effectively becoming the dominant force throughout all of eternity.

The Master after seeing that the universe would finish did not want to merely create an empire that would eventually crumble into dust like everything else. Instead he wanted to create an empire that would persist for all eternity, shaping each universe in his own twisted vision.

(Of course little did the Master know that N-Space would simply repeat itself forever.)

The 13th Doctor would attempt to stop the Master’s plans by convincing his archfoe’s new people to turn on him.

Many of the last life forms of N-Space (which included the last of humanity) had come to see the Master as a god, as he had not only succeeded in protecting them, but had promised them that they would be masters of the next universe

The Master was still a cruel leader however, forcing many of his subjects to regularly undergo trials and tests to make them better warriors for his conquest of the next version of N-Space. Those who failed were banished to outside the safety of Melessario to die. The Master also performed horrific experiments on many of his subjects to ensure that they would be more powerful too, which killed millions.

Many of the Masters subjects were perfectly happy to go through his trials, as they had come to believe his ideas of them being the chosen races to rule the universe and wanted to prove themselves.

Still fortunately there were resistance groups who hoped to overthrow the Master and simply live on Melessario in peace. With their help, the 13th Doctor would finally defeat his old nemesis.

The Doctor finally killed the Master by using his own technology to send his arch foe back into the dying N-Space.  The Doctor didn’t actually see him die, but he always considered this to be the final end of his former friend, turned enemy and there are no records of the Master after this. Unfortunately however the Master, not wanting his world to go on without him, programmed the same technology which protected Melessario to destroy it if anything happened to him.

Whilst the various life forms fled, the Doctor was able to shut down the self destruct device and saved Melessario. Unfortunately however much of the Masters technology was still lost in the explosion. The planet would not be able to survive the death of N-Space now, but the forcefield would still protect the planet from the dying universe for many millions of years to come. The last life forms of N-Space, including the last of humanity would continue to live on Melessario until the end of N-Space (or rather this version of it.)

Sadly they never encountered the Mesrak’s as the forcefield also hid the planet from the rest of the universe.

The Masters criminal activities on earth in the 70s were covered up for years, but after the Cyber invasion in 1986 when aliens were made public knowledge, the Masters activities were made public and this short was broadcast in the year 1993 to fully alert the population. 

Another famous renegade Time Lord, or rather Time Lady was Romana.

Romana was originally sent by the High Council to help the Doctor find the pieces of the Key to Time. The two were successful, but Romana would stay with the Doctor and regenerate along the way.

The two’s relationship became very close and intense, with Romana becoming arguably the Doctors best friend throughout all of his lives alongside Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge Stewart.

Eventually however Romana would leave the Doctor to go exploring E-Space, a universe adjacent to N-Space (that is also reborn over and over again.) Romana would go on to become the greatest hero and champion of E-Space. Occasionally however Romana would return to N-Space to help the Doctor or deal with some other threat too. Romana was able to explore E-Space by growing her own TARDIS from a piece of the Doctors TARDIS, that she had stolen whilst journeying with him.

Romana’s own TARDIS could change its outer shape unlike the Doctors, and was a lot more well behaved and predictable than the Doctors.

Just like the Doctor, Romana despite also living a fairly dangerous life, still managed to live throughout all 13 of her incarnations.

1st Romana

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Romana came from a fairly privileged background on Gallifrey. From the beginning she showed a natural aptitude towards science and technology. Her family expected great things for her, and she was the golden girl at the most prestigious Time Lord Academy.

However much like the Doctor before her, Romana grew bored of Gallifrey. She felt that there was nothing new on the planet to study and instead wanted to learn about other life forms and cultures.

Noting her interest, the Celestial Intervention Agency assigned Romana to assist the Doctor in obtaining the segments of the Key to Time before the Black Guardians agents were able to.

As a result of her upbringing the first Romana was somewhat condescending, arrogant and full of herself. At times her technical knowledge did surpass even the Doctors (something which she always enjoyed rubbing in.) However the first Romana was naturally somewhat naive and inexperienced, such as when she almost fell for the Black Guardian’s deception.

Still from the beginning she proved to be a brave and resourceful hero and she and the Doctor were ultimately successful in stopping the Black Guardian and saving the universe. Whilst she and the Doctor had a positive working relationship from the start, the first Romana’s serious and stern demeanor sometimes clashed with the 4th Doctors more carefree, eccentric persona.

2nd Romana

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Romana’s second incarnation was more eccentric, fun loving, and humorous than her immediate predecessor. Her relationship with the Doctor was also much closer and more intense (in an alternate timeline, the two’s relationship did become more than simply platonic.)

This Romana was somewhat more bold and adventurous than her predecessor. Nevertheless she was still somewhat naive like Romana 1 and seemed to be a more sensitive, emotional individual than the more stern and logical Romana 1.

Whilst this Romana was closer to the Doctor, she soon desired to escape from his shadow and make a name for herself in the cosmos. She would soon find her chance when the two visited E-Space. E-Space was an entire new universe that none of her kind had ever set foot in before and she was eager to discover its secrets.

3rd Romana

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Romana 3 was much friendlier, kinder and sweeter on the surface than the first two Romana’s. Less eccentric than her immediate predecessor, but just as eager for adventure. Romana 3 was the first incarnation who was on her own and she somewhat struggled at first, but by the end of this incarnations “life” she had fully matured into a capable and resourceful hero in her own right.

This Romana went out of her way to show mercy to even her worst enemies, though she was still willing to kill if need be. It was during this incarnations life that the Time Lady would develop a fondness for the planet Deitia, which would become her favorite world.

Deitia was a planet of similar size to earth, but 6 races as intelligent as humanity lived on Deitia on its 6 different continents. A race of Amphibian creatures, a race of reptile creatures, a humanoid race of mammals, similar to, but much larger on average than humanity, a race of amorphous blob like creatures, a race of giant, scaly bat like creatures, and a race of giant blue skinned, armored hairless carnivores.

The 6 races warred with one another for centuries, before finally uniting under the banner of the Deitians. Romana first visited their world when she saved them from the last of the Great Vampires, after which she would then be celebrated as a hero on their planet for decades.

Romana unfortunately wasn’t as careful as the Doctor when it came to concealing her existence on the planets she visited. The Doctor, apart from a few exceptions such as with the Daleks and the Cybermen, tended to stay in the shadows, but Romana 3, who always felt it was better to be honest with people, would let her presence be known wherever she could. This would ultimately backfire on her in many of her later incarnations.

Romana 3 just like the Doctor would travel with many companions.

One of her longest serving was a middle aged woman named Alisha, who came from E-Space’s version of earth in the year 1918. Alisha had lost her son in that reality’s version of World War 1 and joined Romana. She would later be devastated to learn of her species future.

Romana 3 would also travel with a young woman named Niasia, an intergalactic bounty hunter from the most dangerous galaxy in all of E-Space.

Romana 3 would also travel with Astor, an older man from a primitive, superstitious world. Astor had been arrested for breaking blasphemy laws on his own world, and he joined Romana after she told him that his theories about life on other worlds were correct and that he could finally see them.

Romana 3’s final companion would be a young boy named Mista from a planet named Eliscose. Eliscose had been the second planet, Mista’s people had moved too after their world had been destroyed by solar flares. Mista came from what were regarded as a lower class of people, and so his parents and little brother did not survive the trip. He was later assigned as part of the slave workers to help build their new world.

Mista would come to look on Romana as a surrogate mother figure.

Romana 3’s archenemies were the Great Vampires and the Earth Empire.

4th Romana

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The 4th Romana like her first incarnation was somewhat more prim and proper and deadly serious in her approach to fixing problems. She was also much more cynical and had a very dry and sarcastic wit. She had a real love for flowers and plants which she decorated her TARDIS extensively with.

Romana 4 could appear somewhat cold and ruthless in dealing with her enemies, and was more willing to kill than her previous selves. Still despite her seemingly more callous persona, Romana 4 was somewhat more devoted to stamping out evil across E-Space than her predecessors, and was still underneath, a very caring individual.

In terms of her companions, Romana inherited Mista as her companion. Their relationship remained just as close and affectionate, despite this Romana’s more dry and cynical attitude.

Romana 4 would also travel with Hilia, an alien woman from the planet Yasko. Yasko’s people were a primitive race who had been manipulated by one of the Anti God’s most powerful Demons from N-Space that had been sealed in the nothingness between universes. Unable to escape, the beast was still nevertheless able to project an image of itself onto the planet of Yasko, whose people came to believe it was a god, specifically their god, Yarrosk.

At that point in their history, the Yaskons were on the brink of moving past their superstitious beliefs, but the Demon loved convincing the people of Yasko to war with one another and to sacrifice themselves simply to keep itself amused. The Demon’s influence plunged the Yaskons into a dark age.

Romana with Hillia’s help would expose the Demon and its twisted followers, before she would then join Romana, becoming one of her longest serving companions.

Romana 4 would also travel with a Deitian man named Liser. Liser came from an earlier point in Deitia’s history, before Romana first became known to them. He was a solider in the wars between the different races.

Romana 4’s archenemies were the Vampires and the Nyrakos.

5th Romana 

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Romana 5 was a much more physical hero than her predecessors. She was somewhat more brash, hot tempered and at times even seemed to enjoy getting into fights with her enemies. Having learned her great fighting skills on her travels through E-Space, Romana 5 was the first to really put them to proper use and was capable of outfighting several of her enemies at once.

Romana 5 however was ultimately still a more cerebral hero who never used violence unless she was provoked.

Romana 5 also tended to dress in more toned down, normal clothing than her predecessors.

Romana 5’s companions included Liser, who she inherited from her predecessor, and Gharia, a woman from Axil 5. Gharia’s people were created by a gigantic robot in cloning facilities. The robot had been created by an ancient race many eons ago and after growing disgusted with them, hoped to build its own perfect race. Sadly however the robot also ruled them like a dictator, which eventually led to it’s creations, the Axils to overthrow him. The aliens would then attempt to replicate their cloning facilities or modify their bodies in order to allow themselves to reproduce naturally and not be dependent on the robot. Sadly however these experiments would lead to the deaths of many of their kind and the creation of various monsters.

Romana would help the aliens replicate the robots cloning technology, allowing them to produce fertile clones, to continue their species properly, after which she would take on Gharia as her companion. Gharia would travel with Romana for many years before eventually leaving to raise a young girl whose family had been slaughtered by the Vampires, Saria. Saria would later join a future incarnation of Romana as her companion.

Romana 5’s longest serving companion was a young man named Ostacia from the dead world of Masc.

Ostacia’s world was destroyed when he was just a child. He survived the explosion in a shelter, and spent his entire childhood and young adolescence searching for other survivors. He would ultimately never find them however, but there was enough food and luxuries for him to survive.

When Ostacia was 30 his planet would be visited by a race of creatures known as the Kaveks. Their home planet had been destroyed and they hoped to make Masc their new home. Believing all of its people to be dead, when the Kavek’s discovered one still alive they would capture and experiment on Ostacia for years, and then parade him around as a freak (the Kavek’s were non humanoid) and torture him for their own amusement.

Fortunately Romana would rescue Ostacia and take him on as a companion. Ostacia would soon fall in love with Romana, though she never felt the same way about him, she did regard him as one of her greatest friends.

Romana 5’s last female companion was Elora, who came from the planet Kiska. The Kiskans were a highly advanced race, who came from a planet richer in resources than any other in their galaxy. As a result they had constantly been invaded by various other races in the galaxy. Though starting out as a primitive race, the Kiskans soon developed the technology to fight back and became hostile to all outsiders.

When Romana first landed on the planet, they assumed she was an invader too, but she was able to help them overcome a plot from within to take over from alien agents. Elora would join Romana soon after.

Romana 5’s three archenemies were the hideous Lestricia, the Helias and the robotic Dasterions who would be responsible for the deaths of both Elora and Ostacia.

6th Romana

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A more introspective, tormented and at times emotional version of Romana. Romana 6 was consumed with guilt over her failure to stop the devastation of Deitia. At the same time however this only motivated her to be much less reckless than any of her predecessors. She never made any room for mistakes and was more strict with her companions.

Romana 6’s archenemies were the Helias, who would prove to be among her most dangerous adversaries and the entity known as Malios.

Romana 6 travelled alone for a long while after the tragic death of Romana 5’s two companions, but she would in the later years of her life travel with others just like her predecessors.

These included Pelonia, a Queen who was dethroned by invaders. Pelonia had previously been a weak, ineffective Queen overall, and would be held in contempt by her people. After escaping her world, she would later meet up with Romana and joined her on her travels, before she was able to redeem herself to her people by freeing them from the invaders.

Another of Romana’s companions was the final survivor of the legendary lost space ship the Stirad. A woman named Iess. The ship designed to carry over 500000 colonists to safety, but it was blown off course by a crowd of asteroids onto a planet, whose star was slowly dying. As it was the furthest planet away from its sun, it had not been pulled in yet, but sadly no rescue ship was able to save its crew as they would all be affected by the dying star. The planet was inhabited by superstitious monsters who believed the star was their god, and that Iess and the others were monsters who they should kill to free themselves from their Gods wrath.

With her TARDIS, Romana was able to rescue Iess who joined her as her new companion.

Romana 6 also traveled with a man from the planet Teres named Myar. Myar was a former pilot who went down with his vessel when it crashed. Though he survived, sadly his leg was amputated in the crash, which along with various other injuries meant he could never be a pilot ever again. Thanks to Romana however he would get to see more of the universe than ever before.

7th Romana

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Romana 7 was a more caring, motherly incarnation. Developing the closest bond with her young companions, Romana 7 seemed to favor a quiet life more than other incarnations and was eager to remain hidden, having learned her lesson. Despite this however she was still a hero who wouldn’t hesitate to save others. She just tended to act from behind the scenes.

Romana 7’s archenemies were the Great Vampires, the Elinsions and the 5th incarnation of the Rani.

Her companions included Saria, the adopted daughter of Romana 5’s companion Gharia. She would also travel with Liana, the daughter of one of the worst criminals of the Isacras galaxy, Yanas. Yanas known as the butcher of Aska slaughtered over 1 million people in his experiments during the Askan wars. Sadly he ultimately escaped justice and was never found. His daughter naturally would be the recipient of the universal hatred of her father. In fact several attempts were made against her life. Liana had been close to her father when she was just a child, but after learning of his crimes she despised him as much as anyone else.

Liana on her journey’s with Romana would later bring her father to justice, after the two discovered that he had begun to work for the Earth Empire.

8th Romana

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Romana 8 was the most serious of all of her incarnations. She had quite a dry, scathing wit, and quite a firey temper. After all she had been through, this Romana was also somewhat less trusting than previous versions.

Her companions included Liana, a young man named Lexa who was a soldier created by the earth empire, but disowned by them for supposedly being defective. He managed to escape the incineration process and later helped Romana in her constant battles against humanity.

She also traveled with a Deitan woman, who came from a time when her people had lost faith in Romana, but agreed to travel with her after Romana helped save Deita yet again.

Her archenemies were the new ruler of the Earth empire, Christine Franke and the terrible Zodin.

9th Romana

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The 9th incarnation of Romana was by far the most ruthless and dark. Hardened by years of battling against the horrors of E-Space, Romana 9 wasn’t just simply willing to kill her enemies. She would often go out of her way to kill them if she felt they were too dangerous to be allowed to live. Even Romana’s companions sometimes were scared by her actions. Her relationship with her companions were more tense and confrontational than those of previous Romana’s, though she did soften up slightly over time.

Still this Romana was responsible for the death’s of many of her worst enemies, including both both Zodin and Christine.

Her companions included Lexa who she inherited from her predecessor, and Releica, a woman who had been trapped in the nothingness between universes for over 100 years. Relecia had been chosen to go on a mission to explore other universes by her people from N-Space. Sadly however the ship got stuck in the void. Fortunately however the ship was stocked up with several lifetimes worth of food and entertainment, and Relecia had a relatively comfortable if lonely existence for the first 50 or so years of her time there. As time did not exist in the nothingness between universes, she didn’t age a day.

Sadly however in the final few decades of her imprisonment Relecia would be pursued by a hideous monster named Orakesh who had been imprisoned in the void by his people to suffer for all eternity. Orakesh is believed to have come from a universe that the Anti God’s Demons had completely overrun. Fortunately, Orakesh would be unable to break his way into her ship, but every night he would claw and bang on its doors, terrifying Relecia.

When Romana arrived Relecia was only too happy to go with her, but unfortunately Romana’s TARDIS created a slight rip in the fabric of reality which allowed Orakesh to follow them through to E-Space. This Demon who would soon take over the earth empire in Christine’s place would go on to be one of Romana’s deadliest foes.

10th Romana

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Reeling from her ruthless actions as Romana 9, Romana 10 was the most straight forward heroic version of the Time Lady. She was a very dashing, noble and physical incarnation. Much like Romana 5 she was capable of overpowering hordes of her enemies at once. Unlike many of her predecessors she would often go out of her way to show mercy to even her worst enemies, but she was still more practical than her earlier incarnations.

Romana 10’s archenemies were the 7th incarnation of the Rani, the Great Vampires and the Helias.

Her companions included Gyrak, an outlaw from the Helias, Jia a young alien who was the only member of her race abandoned on a far away planet. Thanks to Romana’s help, Jia did eventually find her home world.

Her final companion was a young woman named Tria, a Vampire hunter who would carry on to her next incarnation

11th Romana

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Romana 11 was a somewhat more cynical incarnation with a sarcastic, biting tone. She held herself in higher esteem than any of her previous selves and wasn’t above boasting from time to time.

Confident to the point of arrogance, Romana 11 was somewhat similar to her 1st incarnation, though she was also much more crafty and manipulative. Her relationship with her companions who she wasn’t above lying to, could get tense, but she was still just as protective of them as her predecessors.

This Romana’s two archenemies would be the 8th version of the Rani and Resakor.

Her companions meanwhile included Tria a young female time traveler whose time vessel had been destroyed, and a young woman named Restina, an Archeologist from the planet Haslox.

12th Romana

Romana 12 was a larger than life, fun loving, generous, and compassionate incarnation who was more interested in exploring E-Space like her earlier selves.  She was also the longest lived of all of Romana’s incarnations. Romana 12 was somewhat desperate to make up for her past mistakes and was also more eager to reconnect with her past and visit N-Space. She still spent most of her time in E-Space, but she would often travel to N-Space more so than any other incarnation after her first 2 incarnations. She developed a very close relationship with the 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th Doctors.

Whilst this Romana was very kind hearted, she still had a ruthless streak, and was notable for being the incarnation who finally disposed of the Rani.

This Romana’s archenemies included the Vampires, (including Servalan the Vampire Queen of N-Space.) Resakor, and the 9th Rani.

Being the longest lived incarnation of Romana, she naturally had the most companions. She would travel with a space traveller named Anstonia who wanted to explore the universe, but was limited by the technology of her people which could only take her outside of her planets solar system.

Romana 12 also traveled with Absolam Daak, a bounty hunter from N-Space who hunted Daleks. He soon fell in love with Romana, though she did not feel the same way, she would always regard him as one of her best friends. Daak was the only companion of Romana’s to come from N-Space along with K9 Mark 2.

Romana 12 would also travel with a reformed Vampire woman named Seeka. Seeka had been part of a project from the last members of a race who had been wiped out by the Vampires to try and find a cure for their condition. All of the Vampire test subjects died except for Seeka. Sadly however the facility was destroyed by the Vampires not long after, and though Seeka managed to escape, all of the notes and work was lost. Seeka would try and find a way to replicate the experiment but sadly she was unable too.

Seeka tried to do good in the galaxy, but she was always shunned, as no one would believe that a Vampire could change.

Even Romana would have trouble however believing that a Vampire could not be evil, but after Seeka saved her life. Romana would take her on. Sadly however even with Romana’s help, Seeka would never find a cure.

Another of Romana 12’s companions was Risacon, a policeman from his own world who left it due to corruption.

Romana 12 would also travel with a Deitan woman named Aslo who had left her people to aid in the wars against humanity. Originally she believed it was a worthy cause, but she soon found out that her people, being a less advanced race, were merely used as cannon fodder. Romana would allow her to escape the war.

Romana 12’s final companion alongside Aslo was a man named Herensa, a former boxing champion on his home world.

13th Romana

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Like the final incarnations of many Time Lords, Romana 13 was the most level headed of all her various selves. She had 0 tolerance for her enemies, and had an incredibly determined and righteous persona.

Romana 13 would finally succeed in destroying many of her worst enemies such as the Great Vampire. She passed away peacefully in her TARDIS, whilst defeating one of her worst enemies, the disembodied spirit, Resakor, who she had absorbed into her body to finally destroy. Romana much like the Doctor would be remembered as a great hero only after her death on Gallifrey, and by various planets across E-Space.

This Romana’s companions included Aliose, a young and very popular fantasy author on her home planet, an alien art collector who first met Romana when he found her TARDIS after it had been lost. He soon became a target for the Vampires however, and his collection would be destroyed by the bloodsuckers.

Romana’s final companion overall was the former intergalactic thief named Kasos, who after a recent attempted robbery caused an explosion that killed several thousand innocent people, was desperate to atone for his previous life of crime. He would later sacrifice himself to stop Resakor.

Throughout the course of her 13 lives, Romana just like the Doctor would develop a huge rogues gallery.

The last Great Vampire and its minions would prove to be one of the Time Lady’s greatest adversaries . Romana first encountered the Vampire on her favorite world Deitia. The Vampire had landed on the Amphibians continent after falling into E-Space, and used many of its inhabitants to try and provoke a war between the races so that he could emerge and take over in the aftermath. Though Romana foiled this plan, the Great Vampire would escape to the bottom of the ocean with some of his Vampiric Amphibian minions who he would then use to build a spacecraft allowing him to escape into space.

The Great Vampire would then take over various other worlds, slowly building up an empire of Vampires made up of creatures from all over E-Space. The Great Vampire would become obsessed with destroying Romana above all else and the two would have countless battles with one another, before Romana would finally slay the last of the Great Vampires in her 13th life.

Another of Romana’s most dangerous enemies however, were robotic creatures created ironically to slay the Vampires. The Nyrakos.

The Nyrakos were created by the last survivor of a race whose home planet had been destroyed by the Great Vampire. The Nyrakos originally were seen as heroes and they had many major victories against the Vampires. When Romana first encountered the Nyrakos in her 4th incarnation, they were her allies, but when she would encounter them later in their timeline she would soon become one of their deadliest enemies.

The Nyrakos waged a war against the Vampires for hundreds of thousands of years, yet they were never able to wipe them out. The blood suckers would always eventually recover, and when the Nyrakos soon discovered that there were other universes beyond E-Space that had their own Vampires, they went mad. The robots knew that their work would never be done and felt that their whole existence was pointless. As long as there were other life forms for them to infect, the Vampires could always restart.

So the Nyrakos decided to exterminate all other life forms to ensure that there would be no Vampires. The Nyrako also came to view other life forms who fed on other creatures as being no better than Vampires and equally as deserving of death.

Among Romana’s other dangerous adversaries were E-Space’s version of humanity. As E-Space was an alternate version of N-Space, then there were alternate versions of some of the planets of N-Space, such as earth (though not of Romana’s own planet Gallifrey, or of other important planets like Skaro and Telos.)

In E-Space, earth appeared to have a similar history in some respects to N-Space up until the year 1963. In E-Space’s version of earth, Majestic managed to successfully provoke a war between the Soviet Union and America which ended in the deaths of over 2 billion people. Majestic themselves were safe from the war thanks to alien technology they had salvaged. They would emerge after World War 3 and take over what was left of humanity.

Majestic would soon with the aid of the stolen alien technology, build humanity up into being more advanced than ever before. They created a massive human empire that conquered hundreds of thousands of worlds, and destroyed many more across E-Space. Humanity became one of the most evil and feared creatures in all of E-Space thanks to Majestic.

Humanity would also succeed in reviving the Silurians from their suspended animation, who they subsequently conquered and forced to help them. The Silurians would not only use their genetic and cloning technology to breed more giant Dinosaurs to serve humanity, but they would also tamper with the humans DNA on their orders to create super men, several times stronger, faster and more intelligent than an ordinary human. They also engineered these “super men” to be (in Majestic’s mind) physically beautiful, with their healing powers repairing any scars or damage to their bodies. Any human soldiers who were permanently scarred however or deemed to be inferior would be disposed of.

Humanity believed themselves to be the most beautiful creatures in E-Space. Ironically however as Romana herself would discover, in many worlds of E-Space the image of a human came to be associated with that of the most fearsome and repulsive monster due to the horrors humanity had inflicted. Still the humans actually believed that other races were envious of their apparent beauty, and always wanted their race to appear perfect, so any “imperfections” were exterminated or tampered with via experiments to be “perfect”.

The Silurians were kept as little more than slaves to the humans who greatly outnumbered them and were assisted by alien technology. The Silurians did try and rebel, but these attempts were always crushed.

Humanity would become collectively among Romana’s dangerous enemies, and whilst she was able to save many planets from them, the humans influence would always remain large and they were even able to spread out into N-Space for a while in the 30th century, though fortunately the actions of both Romana and the Doctor would push humanity back to E-Space before they could establish any real power base in N-Space.

The Lestricia were another one of Romana’s deadliest enemies who would also cross over into N-Space. The Lestricia were once a race of pitiless conquerors who were beaten back to their home world where they would remain trapped for many centuries. Their salvation would ironically when an asteroid would crash onto their planet containing a deadly virus.

The virus slowly ate its victims flesh away over the course of several days. It killed its victims in the most agonizing way possible.

The Lestricia had only limited resources to try and cure the plague, and they obviously received no help from the other races around them.

Just as their race was on the verge of extinction however, the Lestricia would find a way to halt the disease once it had already attacked its victims body. They could never cure it, and the victims flesh would appear rotten and hideous. The victims themselves would also be in a state of extreme physical pain too.

Still despite this the combination of the chemicals used to halt the plague and the plague itself, caused the Lestricia’s bodies to mutate in certain ways. They became immune to all forms of diseases and toxins, and their strength increased to dramatic levels, beyond even Majestic’s “super men”.

Their life spans were also made much longer to the point where one Lestricia could live for potentially up to 10000 years! They would not be able to reproduce anymore however, and so they would be forced to clone one another to continue their species (with the clones also containing the plague.)

However the Lestricia’s biggest advantage was the fact that they could now spread the plague through touch. The plague infested Lestricia’s would subsequently infect the other survivors of their race.

The Lestricia’s would also find a way to create weapons which fired bullets containing samples of the plague (without their “cure”) and bombs that could make it airborne. The Lestricia’s had a near endless supply of the plague from their own bodies.

The Lestricia’s were able to wipe out countless species across E-Space using the plague as a weapon. It got to the point where the Lestricia’s wouldn’t even have to invade. Their plague was such a terrible fate that no one would dare stand up against them. The Lestricians who loved a challenge however would get frustrated and in one instance destroyed a planet who surrendered unconditionally to their forces anyway.

The Lestricia’s wore full body suits, made from the strongest metal in their galaxy both to protect themselves, and also to ensure they never infected their slaves if they didn’t want to.

Their helmets however had forcefields over their faces that could allow their enemies to see them. They did this to show their enemies that they were not only able to overcome the terrible agony they were constantly in, but also as a way of intimidating their enemies, as their rotten, decaying faces showed their enemies what would happen if they were infected.

The Lestricians would initially view Romana as their favorite adversary. The renegade Time Lady was about the only being in all of E-Space that could threaten their empire, and so they enjoyed the challenge she gave them. However they weren’t always the best losers. In one instance when Romana saved a single planet from being invaded by their forces, they destroyed 10 others under their rule out of spite. The constant pain the Lestricians were in drove many of them over the edge too, making them very unpredictable enemies for Romana. These monsters would also be responsible for the deaths of a few of her incarnations.

Romana’s regenerative powers would allow her to survive the plague, which soon caused the Lestricians to become obsessed with destroying her above all else.

Another one of Romana’s most dangerous enemies were the machine creatures the Dasterions.

The Dasterions were robots that fed on flesh. Their creators originally constructed them to be powered by animal protein. On the planet they came from meat this was seen as the most expendable resource. The aliens who created the Dasterions, the Mirah were able to clone animals in mass numbers. They had developed this technology in order to conquer the famine crisis that had affected their world and nearly driven them to extinction.

By the time the Dasterions were created, food was not only no longer a problem, but too many clones were being created. Unfortunately however when a natural disaster struck the Mirah’s society, resources would become scarce again, and the Dasterions would soon turn on and overrun their creators, effectively eating them into extinction. Whilst the robots had been programmed to serve their creators, when they began to run down, their self preservation ultimately overrun their loyalty and the Mirah were now nothing more than pieces of meat.

The Dasterions would as they slowly devoured the last of their creators find a way to travel through space, by adjusting their bodies to be able to fly. The Dasterions would soon spread out to other planets, devouring more races to extinction. The Dasterions were not completely evil however. They regretted what they did to the Mirah, and always kept aspects of their culture alive, including their art and literature which they spread to other species. According to legend, the Dasterions assured the last of the Mirah just before they devoured her, that their people would be remembered until the end of time itself.

The Dasterions would keep all of the Mirah’s history records, and would proudly show them to other races, though they changed the ending slightly, to make it appear as though the Mirah willingly sacrificed themselves to ensure the survival of their beloved creations.

The Dasterions would only devour races that they believed were either unintelligent, or evil and would even go out of their way to protect what they deemed to be higher races. However this still did not mean that they weren’t willing to carry out genocide over and over to prolong their own races survival. Also their definition of lesser races still included sentient races. If they were somewhat primitive then the Dasterions would show no remorse in devouring them.

The Dasterions did not wish to continue to feed on more clones. Whilst the Clones had been a suitable food source on their home planet, the Dasterions found that the protein from natural creatures could power them for much longer, and allow their weapons to have more power too. Furthermore the protein from engineered creatures was often unstable. Back on their home planet, many Dasterions would break down or become erratic from the manufactured DNA of the clones.

As their numbers grew on the various colonies they established, the Dasterions soon realized that feeding on clones was not a practical option, so they began to prey on other life forms.

The Dasterions were truly dangerous creatures. There were 3 different models, all of which reflected different ranks.

Mark 1’s who were in command were ironically the shortest and weakest, but they had far greater intelligence than the rest of their kind.

They were only for 3 feet tall, had a humanoid shape, except that they had mechanical wings that allowed them to fly. They had enlarged heads, a single red flashing eye and long claws, and razor sharp teeth. They were overall black in color.

Mark 2’s were 6 feet tall and humanoid in shape and silver in appearance. They had no human features on their faces however except for a mouth filled with massive razor sharp teeth. They had a visor that went around the center of its entire head. Their bodies were deathly thin, but their strength was virtually limitless. Mark 2’s also had a blue, energy ball in the center of their chests that could fire an energy beam capable of stunning or killing their victims They were the most common type of Dasterion.

Mark 3 Dasterions were the largest and most powerful at 15 feet tall. They were completely blue, and overall humanoid in shape, though instead of legs they had a large base which hovered 5 feet or so above the ground. Their faces were completely blank, and their long powerful arms each ended in oval shaped hands with three long fingers. The robots fingers could hurt, stun or kill with one touch and fire electrical beams at their enemies.

In order to devour their victims, Mark 3 Dasterions would place them inside their chests (which would could open and close) where they would be ground up whilst still alive and their remains spread through the robots body to power them. The Dasterion’s chests however could also be used as torture chambers. Their chest chambers could slowly cook their victims, electrocute them or worst of all slowly grind parts of them up whilst they were still alive.

Romana would occasionally work with the Dasterion’s to take on bigger threats, but she held a particular hatred for these robots after two of her 5th incarnation’s most beloved companion was devoured by the robots.

Another of Romana’s enemies were the powerful, but secretive race known as the Helias. The Helias were once pitiless conquerors who invaded and subjugated many planets across E-Space, but eventually after several thousand years, their empire fell and they were driven back to their home planet.

Knowing that they would never be able to reclaim their former power, as so many species were aware of them, the Helias decided to fake their own destruction to the rest of E-Space and would then go on to take over other worlds in secret.

They would install puppet emperors and leaders on various planets, and even space empires across the galaxy. Wherever there was division to sow between races, their agents would do so in secret, aid whichever side they wanted to win, and then control things from behind the scenes. It didn’t matter how primitive the planet was. In fact the more primitive the better, as they could then develop its people in ways that benefited them.

Resources from all of the worlds they effectively conquered in secret would be shipped off to the Helias, allowing them to become even more powerful than ever before. The population’s of each world they took over of course would have no idea that the Helias were really in charge.

The Helias felt this method of conquest was more efficient. They argued that whenever a race such as the Lestricians conquered various race, all they did was unite the rest of the universe against them. By working in secret through puppet leaders, the Helias could reap the benefits of exploiting other races without having to deal with any revolution.

The Helias would soon build up a massive empire, in fact it was the the largest in E-Space this way, with trillions of worlds being under their control and their inhabitants not even being aware of it!

Romana first encountered the Helias in the days of their original empire, and like the rest of E-Space she believed that they were destroyed when their empire fell. She would later encounter the monsters servants on many of her travels, but it wasn’t until her 4th incarnation when she discovered that they were still alive and operating from behind the shadows.

Romana would spend the rest of her life trying to expose them and limit their toxic influence on various worlds across the universe. The Helias in turn would try and destroy Romana, warning her that she could never feel safe again on any planet she landed on as she would have no idea whether they were really in charge or not.

The Helias would even succeed in causing the death’s of two incarnations of Romana, but she still fought against them until the end of her life. Whilst she did free a number of worlds from their influence, and bring awareness to many more of the fact that these monsters were still alive, she never fully crushed their empire, or discovered the location of their new home planet. The Helias empire is believed to have persisted until the end of E-Space.

Another race of dangerous creatures were the Elinsions. The Elinsions were in fact created from N-Space. In the year 1980, entropy from N-Space was jettisoned into E-Space by the Doctor. The Doctor knew that it wouldn’t hurt E-Space, as it was a different universe, but sadly when the entropy was released into E-Space whilst it couldn’t harm anything, it soon collided with a black hole causing an explosion.

The explosion would form into a world known as Elisio. As Elisio was created from the entropy, it was unlike any other planet in E-Space. It stood alone with no sun, no other planets and the natural laws no longer applied there. The creatures who would evolve on Elisio would be highly aggressive to all other life forms, and would later find a way to leave their world, and devastate millions of others across E-Space.

The Elinsions, being born from the chaos and disorder of N-Space lived for nothing but causing pain and suffering.

They were utterly repulsive to look at. They had no facial features, except for mouths filled with massive, rotting, sharp teeth, whilst their skins were green, sagging and covered in patches of scraggly hair. Pieces of slime would literally drip from their bodies. These monsters were all as single minded as animals, and they would literally just fly through space without the need for any form of craft.

There was one member of their race who would develop intelligence however, and he would guide the others through his telepathic ability.

The Elinsions were almost indestructable. Not only was their strength virtually limitless, but they didn’t bleed blood, instead they bled cosmic rays which would burn their victims to nothing. Killing one of them could cause a mini explosion!

They were by far and away the most evil of all the many races Romana faced in E-Space as well as the most destructive.

Much like the Doctor, Romana would also face many powerful individual enemies too.

The terrible Zodin would prove to be one of her most recurring and dangerous enemies. Zodin was one of the Anti God’s most powerful Demons. She had the power to transform other life forms into Demons, much like the Great Vampires. However where as the Great Vampires could only make life forms into similar blood drinking creatures to them, Zodin could transform, (with just a touch of her flaming claws) into just about any kind of Demon she wished. Zodin and her abominations fought with the likes of the Doctor, Godzilla and even the Planet Express crew. However sometime after the year 3000, Zodin went insane and vanished to E-Space where she would later become a major enemy of Romana.

After many battles with Zodin, Romana would finally discover why the Demon had been driven insane. Zodin had discovered the truth about N-Space, that it was forced to be reborn over and over again for all eternity. The thought drove Zodin insane. Nothing she did mattered. If she ultimately won and succeeded in this reality, then in the next version of events, she would most likely loose, or the version after that. The idea that she would win, possibly as many times as she would lose throughout all eternity did not comfort her. She felt her whole life was pointless, as anybody could win if given an infinite number of times. There was nothing special about conquering other races anymore. She also couldn’t bare the thought of reliving some of the most horrible periods from her life over and over again either, such as when her own children betrayed, imprisoned and tortured her for many centuries, before she escaped and made them all pay. She couldn’t bare the thought of losing to them even once throughout all of eternity.

Thus Zodin was determined to destroy both N and E-Space for all eternity to ensure that they could never be reborn again, and that she would be the only person who would win for eternity. She came close, but ultimately Romana would finally destroy the flame haired Demon, though as Zodin died, her last words to Romana were a bitter “I hope I kill you the next time.”

Another ex foe of the Doctors who became a major enemy of Romana’s was The Rani. The Rani had fled to E-Space to escape the Time Lords, where she would conduct further experiments both to continue her research and find a way to get revenge on the Time Lords for banishing her. It would be the 12th Romana that would finally destroy the Rani once and for all.

The two Time Ladies had their final confrontation on the planet of Kassericia. The Rani had found a way to absorb anti matter into our universe. Normally whenever matter and anti matter collide there is an explosion, but the Rani found a way to build a forcefield around the anti matter where it could be contained. Furthermore she also found a way for anti matter to be converted into matter too.

This effectively allowed the Rani to tap every anti matter universe as a source of limitless energy and furthermore she could also utilize anti matter as a weapon. All she would have to do is remove the force field around the anti matter particles which would cause whatever they came into contact with to explode.

The Rani’s technology would still contain the explosion, enough so that it would only destroy its target, and not anything else.

The Rani’s experiments were incredibly dangerous and threatened all of E-Space, but she didn’t care. By this stage she had been driven over the edge by her exile. The Rani was even happy to sell her technology to various races as weapons.

Romana would be forced to kill the Rani and destroy all of her anti matter technology for the good of E-Space.

Another of Romana’s arch villains that originated in E-Space was Malios, a mutant created from various races.

Malios was created to rule over the Isek galaxy. The citizens of the Isek galaxy had been at war with one another for many centuries, and Malios was created from the DNA of all the major races to unite them.

Malios was believed to be the perfect ruler. It was conditioned to possess super intelligence, and as it was made from the DNA of all the creatures then it would have no prejudice against one.

Malios was a great ruler for many centuries, but unfortunately a rival galaxy would soon invade and conquer Isek. Malios fought valiantly, but she was banished. For centuries as the inhabitants of Isek suffered under the invaders, they blamed Malios for being a weak leader.

This of course just made her more determined to free her people. Sadly however Malios would go too far and created a weapon that was capable of destroying an entire Galaxy and used it to eradicate the home of the invaders. The creatures of the Isek galaxy did not view their former leader as a hero. They called her a monster for her actions and tried to destroy her. Angry at being rejected yet again, Malios used her weapon to destroy Isek.

Malios would then go on to conquer various other galaxies. She would rule them for a short while and if she decided that they had potential, she would continue to elevate them, whilst if she felt a galaxy’s inhabitants had no potential, then she would destroy them.

Romana would find this out the hard way when after helping several worlds overthrow Malios, and Malios destroyed them all. Romana would always harbor the guilt over these worlds destruction and vow to bring Malios down, with their feud spanning many of her incarnations.

The human emperor Christine Franke would also plague Romana throughout many of her lives. Christine was the cruelest of all the emperors. She performer horrific experiments on many of the races humanity had enslaved in order to make them more useful servants for the human empire. She felt that they were benefiting from being ruled by a much more advanced race, and not giving anything back, and so she clamped down harder than any emperor before. Billions of innocent people died in agony in Christine’s Labs. Romana in her 9th incarnation would finally finish the corrupt emperor by leaving her at the mercy of many of her former victims who tore her to pieces.

It would be the vastly powerful spiritual entity known as the Resakor however that would ultimately bring down Romana. Resakor in life had been a scientist from a highly advanced peaceful planet.

All of Resakor’s problems had been solved a long ago, but Resakor wanted to try and conquer death itself. She did eventually find a way for his consciousness to survive outside of her body, as a form of energy where it could never die. Growing tired of her own planet where life was perfect, Resakor would travel across the universe as a disembodied spirit, initially just to cataloge different life forms, but soon when she saw the suffering across the universe, Rasakor decided that she would elevate every planet to the level of her own.

Resakor had the power to possess other life forms and absorb the information about their lives and people from them.

She would often simply take over the leader of a race and guide them that way, but if she felt someone was a truly worthy leader she would simply guide them.

Resakor did help many worlds, but her actions were ruthless and she destroyed many lives over his travels, which eventually brought her into conflict with Romana. Romana like all members of her kind was able to place a barrier around her mind that prevented Resakor from possessing her. Resakor soon came to view Romana as her greatest threat and would construct a cyborg body to battle her. In this body she was actually successful in killing the 7th Romana.

Resakor would later be driven insane when she returned to her home planet and saw that her people had wiped themselves out in a civil war sometime after she left. Resakor came to believe that all of existence was pointless. Her people, the most advanced, and peaceful in all of E-Space had still succumbed to their darker impulses and vanished as though they were never here. It finally convinced Resakor that no life form could escape oblivion. No matter how far they came, or how much they accomplished.

As a result Resakor would then go on to try and exterminate all other life forms in the universe, believing she was sparing them centuries of struggling to survive, ultimately for nothing.

Her final confrontation with Romana would come at the end of Romana’s 13th life. By this stage, Resakor’s power had grown to the point where she could possess thousands of people at once. Her latest scheme, which through a boost from a device made from technology she had salvaged across various worlds, would allow Resakor to possess trillions of life forms across E-Space and multiple other universes, that she would then use as her army to destroy all of creation.

Romana however managed to stop Resakor before she could carry her master plan out, by using an advanced weapon, created by a race that Resakor herself had built up, but who now realized what a danger she was. This weapon would merge Resakor’s consciousness with a host body permanently, meaning that when the host died she would die with them. The shock of absorbing Resakor into the hosts body would kill them in a matter of minutes anyway, due to the shock.

Romana chose to sacrifice herself to stop Resakor and absorbed the spirit into her body after a showdown in Romana’s TARDIS. Romana passed away on the TARDIS floor peacefully after which the TARDIS would take dead body back to Gallifrey where she would be buried

There were other villainous renegade Time Lords aside from The Master however. The Meddling Monk was a notorious renegade who changed certain events in history that he genuinely thought were for the better. He was not evil or obsessed with power like the Master, but he did still often cause quite a lot of trouble through the history of many planets in N-Space. He had a minor rivalry with the Doctor.

The Rani meanwhile was the most notorious villain the Time Lords produced after The Master himself. Originally one of Gallifrey’s greatest scientific minds, The Rani was exiled from Gallifrey when one of her experiments went wrong.

She would continue to perform her unethical experiments on various other life forms across the universe, including human beings. Her experiments caused the deaths of millions, and she was opposed at various points by the Doctor and the Rani, who became her sworn enemies.

The Rani was always a cold, ruthless and vindictive person, regardless of her incarnation.

Still unlike the Master she did do many great things for certain worlds and cultures across the universe. Her experiments did benefit Gallifrey and various other planets, making her ironically a hero in certain areas of the galaxy. The CIA would even recruit her at one point to help in certain events with her experiments, whilst the High Council would even pardon her too, when one of her experiments helped to cure a space plague ravaging the Andromeda galaxy.

Ultimately however she and the Doctor would always remain bitter enemies, and eventually when another one of the Rani’s experiments went wrong with catastrophic results for many races across the universe, the Time Lords would disown her again. In order to escape, the Rani would be forced to flee to E-Space.

Whilst there the Rani would try and find a way to destroy the Time Lords, but she would soon come into conflict with her old enemy Romana who at that point was in her 12th incarnation. Romana 12 was finally able to kill the Rani who was only on her 9th life at that point, for good.

1st Rani

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The first incarnation of the Rani was an arrogant, sneering, cold and ruthless individual. She cared for little more than her experiments, and initially regarded both the Doctor and the Master as nothing more than trivial annoyances. As time went on however she did develop some respect for the Doctor, though she always believed that he wasted his potentially brilliant mind on aimless travelling and associating with lesser creatures such as humanity. The Rani seemed to regard human beings as being no better than animals, and genuinely didn’t see anything wrong with her experiments.

2nd Rani

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The second incarnation of the Rani was more emotional, unstable and vengeful than the first. The Doctor had helped the people of the planet Miasma Gora overthrow the Rani. The Rani had ruled over the planet for several hundred years and experiments she had been working on for centuries were destroyed in the process.

The Rani swore revenge on the Doctor. She often claimed that he was jealous of her, as whilst some of the most advanced races in the universe had benefited from her experiments and research, the Doctor had (in her view) wasted all of his lives, by helping a useless race like humanity who would never amount to anything.

This Rani despised human beings more than her previous incarnation. She loved to torture and kill them just to spite the Doctor. She also however regarded them as undeserving of the admiration other species held them in for being the great survivors.

3rd Rani

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The Third Rani was supremely arrogant. This Rani had bounced back from her second incarnation. She had supplied aid to the failing empire of the Dresana, a powerful race of reptillian creatures. The creatures had split their empire apart into two factions during a civil war, with the Rani taking the side of the more ruthless faction, who she knew would approve of her experiments. The Rani would have access to their vast resources to carry out her experiments. She did much of her greatest work with the Dresana’s. Her inventions and the weapons would help their race become far stronger than ever before. Many of these inventions would be spread to various other races and empires across the universe. Of course many others would try and take credit for them, much to the Rani’s anger. In one instance she even tracked down an earth scientist who had taken the credit for one of her inventions and used him as a test subject in her new experiments.

Eventually this version of the Rani would be banished by the new ruler of the Dresana. Desperate for revenge after all she had done for them, the Rani would join a resistance group of Dresana to strike back against the ruler who had betrayed her. The new Dresana leader hoped to use a new invention of the Rani, which functioned in a similar fashion to the hand of omega and would convert a new star into a source of unimaginable power. Unfortunately the Rani hadn’t the time to perfect it, and their new leader, in his arrogance would activate the device, which instead created a massive black hole that would devour the Dresana’s home planet, and their entire empire. The Rani working with the Doctor was able to destroy the black hole before it could consume more galaxies, but the Rani seemingly perished in the attempt, sacrificing herself to save the universe.

In truth however she simply regenerated into her next incarnation, though she allowed the Doctor and the rest of the galaxy to think she had died for the time being.

4th Rani

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The Fourth Rani was initially desperate to make up for the destruction of the Dresana, and the other worlds as a result of her inventions. She would attempt to operate from behind the scenes more. Despite this however the Rani still hated the Doctor and was shown to be willing to kill him, though she tried not to let her feud with the Doctor take up too much of her time.

This Rani was shown to be willing to use more ruthless aims for what she perceived to be a greater good. Sometimes she and the Doctor would even work together, but in other instances they clashed.

It would be this Rani who would finally be redeemed in the Time Lords eyes when she created a cure for a deadly space plague, sweeping the entire andromeda galaxy.

Following this the Celestial Intervention Agency would offer her a pardon, provided she worked with them. The Doctor of course still didn’t trust her and their feud would continue.

5th Rani

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The Fifth Rani would be a celebrated hero for many years, a fact which angered the Doctor greatly. She was like her first incarnation, a sneering, snobby, superior individual who reveled in the adoration she got from those in the Anromeda galaxy.

The Rani’s status as a hero would end however when she ended up working with another renegade Time Lord named Lascrious. Lascrious was one of the heads of the Celestial Intervention Agency. He grew terrified of the rise of the Daleks and other monsters and wanted to wage war on them. He knew that the Time Lords would never allow their power to abused in such a way, and so he made plans to take control of Gallifrey. Lascrious did not want to build a new Time Lord empire like Rassilon. He just felt that the Time Lords needed to be more direct in saving the universe.

The Rani would perform experiments in secret for Lascrious who promised the Rani that she would be made the head of the Time Lords scientific elite. As it was now, the Rani was still a renegade in the eyes of the Time Lords, with only the Celestial Intervention Agency giving her support.

The Rani would experiment on the prisoners of the Time Lord prison planet Shada. She found a way to enhance their regenerative abilities to the point where they could regrow limbs and survive almost any injury. It also increased their strength dramatically and their mental powers, with these time lords not only being advanced telepaths, but also possessing advanced telekenetic abilities.

The Doctor was able to find out what the Rani was doing from another member of the Celestial Intervention Agency, who suspected Lascrious was up to something, but couldn’t prove it.

The Doctor was able to break into Shada and find out the truth. He managed to destroy the Rani’s experiments, and bring her to the High Council who put the villain on trial for her crimes. All but one of her test subjects had been destroyed by the Doctor. The Time Lord that managed to escape, was named Exelac. He had been a notorious member of Morbius’ army who had only been given a lighter sentence because he betrayed Morbius in the end. Still his cruelty possibly exceeded that of the disgraced former President.

Exelac had been able to escape before the Rani could lobotomise him like the others to be loyal servants. Escaping into the universe, Exelac would capture other renegade Time Lords, and members of the Celestial Intervention Agency, and turn them into monsters like himself. This new race of mutant Time Lords who would christen themselves the Toclafane would cause absolute havoc across N-Space’s history.

The Rani managed to escape to E-Space however where she swore revenge on the Doctor. She would come into conflict with Romana however, beginning their feud.

6th Rani

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This version of the Rani was more cold and logical on the surface but underneath she had a vicious sadistic streak. Initially she was consumed with revenge against the Time Lords, but her feud with Romana came to dominate most of her time to the point.

This Rani was most notable for creating the hideous monster race known as the Grastornix.

The Grastornix were intended to be her warrior race that she would use to conquer Gallifrey. She spent many centuries trying to create the perfect beast, and the Grastornix were just one of many creatures she abandoned for not working how she hoped they would.

The Grastornix had the power to absorb other life forms into their bodies and in doing so could potentially consume all other life forms making them too dangerous even for the Rani. In addition to this the Rani found it difficult to control their minds. Finally the Rani also considered them to be utterly repulsive creatures too.

Most of the Grastornix were killed in the Rani’s labs, but a few managed to escape into E-Space. Sadly due to their horrific appearance they were rejected by almost any species they came into contact with. The Grastornix eventually came to see all other life as their enemies and began to cause havoc across all of E-Space, absorbing entire cultures, and species.

They became major enemies of Romana, but their hatred for the Rani eclipsed everything else and they would pursue her across all of E-Space. On a few occasions the Rani and Romana would be forced to work together against the Grastornix.

7th Rani

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This Rani had a truly sadistic sense of humor, and a more flippant attitude to life. Still this Rani maintained her passionate hatred for Romana however, considering her to be as annoying a meddler as the Doctor.

This Rani appeared to be willing to take more risks with her life for both her experiments and to get back at Romana.

This Rani was also responsible for creating the Nexar beast. This creature was create within the power of the Time Vortex itself. It was designed specifically to track down and devour Romana and could travel through time at will. It was one of the single most destructive beasts in the history of E-Space. When it was unable to catch Romana it would go rogue and begin destroying other worlds to satiate its hunger for destruction.

8th Rani

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The 8th Rani initially began as a more unstable incarnation. She still wished for revenge against the Time Lords, and soon built up another planet, the planet Relos up in the hopes that they could be her army against the Time Lords.

Over time however the Rani came to genuinely love the people of Relos. She was proud of the fact that her inventions had lifted them out of poverty and made them one of the most advanced races in the galaxy. She came to see them as her redemption.

However she would still attempt to manipulate them into trying to murder Romana. This was more for her own self preservation than anything else, as she feared even if she did redeem herself then Romana would never let her go.

Ultimately however the Rani’s past would catch up with her, when the Grastornix would invade Relos. The Rani would be forced to work with Romana to try and save the people of Relos. Sadly the two Time Ladies failed and the Rani would be pushed over the edge as a result, with her hatred of Romana only increasing. She felt that Romana did not want to save the Relosians because they were the Rani’s true people. She even suspected Romana of betraying them and would try and make her archfoe pay.

9th Rani

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The 9th and final incarnation of the Rani. This incarnation was also by far and away the most twisted, sadistic and evil. Having been pushed over the edge by the destruction of Relos, this Rani was a very unpredictable enemy, who was frequently able to outmatch Romana and leave a trail of absolutely devastating destruction in her wake.

This Rani would gain a large influence through E-Space by manufacturing weapons for various races across the cosmos. She would later use this to get revenge on Romana, by promising to aid the Deitians, who were being invaded by humanity, if they captured Romana and handed her over. The Deitians needed the Rani’s weapons to defend themselves and so they betrayed their former hero.

Though Romana managed to escape the Rani, she was left broken by the betrayal of her favorite planet.

Eventually this Rani would meet her end when Romana 12 used one of the villains own weapons, a weapon that attempted to harness anti matter, to completely and utterly vaporize the Rani, bringing an end to her reign of terror over both E and N-Space once and for all.

Despite the presence of these renegades, the Time Lords would by and large follow Rassilon’s non intervention policy throughout the rest of their history. As a result of this many of the races that had suffered under their rule would come to forgive the Time Lords, and across the wider cosmos the Time Lords would also set an example to other advanced races not to interfere in the affairs of others.

Masters of the Universe

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After the defeat of the Anti God, and the Time Lords desire to not interfere anymore, a power vacum opened up in the universe, and many races would attempt to fill it. Some of these races had existed before the fall of the Anti God and the end of the Time Lords empire, and had even had an influence before then, but it would only be after the end of the Time Lords empire that many of these races would rise to full power.

None of these races ever achieved the universal dominance that the Time Lords had however, but still many huge empires would emerge in this time that would last for millions of years.

Among the first was the Furon empire. The Furons were a war like race who conquered and destroyed thousands of planets across the known universe. Originally ordinary humanoid creatures, the Furons constant experiments with advanced weaponry mutated them in various ways, including hindering their ability to have any children.

The Furons however would overcome this by finding a way to clone themselves. Not only did this save their race from extinction, but it would make them a far more dangerous species than ever before. Now they could produce millions of clones in an instant. The Furons would also be able to manipulate their clone DNA too, giving themselves a wide variety of mental powers.

The Furons most devastating mental ability was their power to move objects with their mind. Whilst all Furons could lift something the size of a man in the air, and exert enough force mentally to snap a humans skeleton no problem. Further mental augmentations from Furon scientists would allow them to lift objects up to 50 tons in weight with their minds. The Furons would also gain powerful telepathic abilities and shapeshifting abilities too, all of which would help them to become one of the most powerful and feared races in the universe.

Another similar race of warrior clones, were the Sontarans. The Sontarans were the creation of the Kaveetch. The Kaveetch’s home planet, Sondar had been invaded by a hostile race of shapeshifters, called the Rutans. In order to beat back the monsters, the Kaveetch created a race of incredibly strong clone warriors, who not only drove the Rutans from Sontar, but from the Kaveetch’s entire galaxy.

Unfortunately for the Kaveetch, the new clone race soon believed themselves to be superior and attacked their former masters whilst they were celebrating. The Kaveetch were all exterminated, except for a few who managed to escape through a time machine. The Kaveetch had been working on time travel technology just before the Rutan invasion. The technology was crude and dangerous, but sadly it was the last of the Kaveetch’s only hope of escape from the monsters they had created. The unstable time machine, just before it exploded, managed to send the Kaveetch through time and space, several thousand years to the planet earth.

They landed in the English countryside where they blended into the local community. The Kaveetch’s leader soon made plans for revenge against the clones, who had come to christen themselves “Sontarans”.

Unfortunately for the Kaveetch, the Sontarans soon tracked them down and killed off all but two of the Kaveetch, their leader and his ex wife, who the 6th Doctor was able to take to safety across time and space.

The Sontarans meanwhile would go on to conquer various other races across the galaxy and very soon became a major power. Much like the Furons, the fact that they were a clone race meant that they could produce several million soldiers in a day.

Unfortunately for the Sontarans however, the Rutans would soon strike back. The Rutans were far more advanced than the Sontarans, but the Sontarans were able to keep up with the Rutans in the war due to their greater numbers. The Rutans would always have to struggle to stay ahead of the Sontarans in terms of technology. There were a few instances where the Sontarans were able to catch up to the Rutans, which very nearly resulted in the extinction of the Rutan race.

Ultimately however the Rutans head start would always ensure that they could continue to hold off the Sontarans.

The war between the two races would stretch across the entire universe over the course of several million years. The Doctor once described the war as perpetual.

The Sontarans loved war. Having been built for nothing but fighting, the Sontarans were always searching for a race that could be a genuine challenge for them and they found it in the Rutans.

Another more peaceful race who became a dominant power in the galaxy were the Exillons. The Exillons were one of the oldest races in the universe. When they first explored the universe, they were caught up in the middle of the Anti God and God’s war with one another, and retreated back to their planet for safety. After the war was over however, the Exillons would begin exploring space, with the sole purpose of helping other life forms.

They visited planets ravaged by the war between the gods and later the Time Lords and provided aid to them, they also helped to elevate primitive cultures to. Among those they visited was earth at an early stage in humanities history.

The Exillons would come to be regarded as heroes in many parts of the galaxy, but sadly their fate would be sealed when they attempted to construct a living city. This city it was hoped would be intelligent enough to cater to every one of the Exillons needs, and sustain itself without using any of the planets resources for thousands of years.

Whilst the city was a success at first, it soon developed a mind of its own, and came to see the Exillons as pests. It not only drove them out, but being connected to the Exillons technology (as it was hoped it could regulate and power it all.) It either disconnected their power (leaving Exxilon ships and colonies on uninhabited worlds cut off, vulnerable and without any food, water or power where they eventually died.) Or it gave them a power overload, causing them to blow up.

The City wiped out the Exxilons across the universe almost overnight, and using its virtually unlimited energy supply, it devastated the surface of Exxilon itself, almost exterminating their entire species. The few thousand survivors would split into two factions, one who degenerated into savages and would worship their city as a god, even making sacrifices to it, and another who tried to destroy it to free their planet.

Various other races would attempt to help the Exxilons, but whenever their spaceships got near the planet, the city would drain them of all power causing them to crash.

Exxilon would ironically later gain a reputation across the galaxy as a planet of evil, with every ship who went there never coming back.

Another major force were the Creval, interdimensional beasts who ironically were once hailed as heroes throughout certain parts of the galaxy. They were a race of warriors who had devoted themselves to bringing down all paranormal creatures across the universe.

They slew many of the Anti Gods monsters and Demons, but unfortunately they would prove to be no match for one of the Anti God’s most vile Demons, Cargas. One of Cargas’ children had been slain by the Creval and so he wanted to make them suffer more than any of his other victims.

Cargas created a pocket universe whose inhabitants would never age and who would suffer the worst tortures, created from their worst fears.

One of the Creval named Deslor however escaped his world before the Cargas condemned them. Deslor was one of their greatest scientists and with the aid of various other races the Creval had saved, was eventually able to build a device that could pull his people from the pocket universe. Unfortunately however the pull of Cargas dimension was so strong that it would soon suck the Creval straight back into it.

Deslor would eventually discover that the only way round this would be to send as many people into Cargas’ dimension. Even worse as the dimension was always intended to be for the Creval and only them, then one lot of people wouldn’t be enough. They’d have to every year at least, condemn another entire race to suffer for all eternity in Cargas dimension instead.

Deslor wrestled with the decision, but ultimately his loyalty to his people won out, and he freed them, and then told them that they would have to sacrifice another race in order to save their own.

At first the Crevals only targeted races that they believed to be evil, but as time went on and their population increased, shortening the time they had to capture species, they would be forced to be send other races to Cargas’ hell.

Their population would exist on their planet just as before, whilst their army would be the ones forced to conquer other worlds and condemn them to hell. The knowledge of what they were doing was often kept from the general population, who continued to believe that their people were heroes. Meanwhile the Creval would soon come to be viewed as monsters by the rest of the galaxy, but no one was strong enough to stand against them.

The 12th Doctor would later stop their army from sending a primitive world to the Cargas’ hell, resulting in billions of Crevals being sent there instead. The Crevals would come to despise the Doctor, viewing him as the greatest monster in their history after Cargas himsefl. The Doctor would attempt to help the Crevals, but sadly they always spurned his offer of help.

Among the other major forces in the galaxy to emerge in this time included the Zystregia and the Omicronians.

The Zystregia came from within a white hole. No force in this universe is able to enter a white hole and survive. It is not known what exists within them, but they spew time and matter back into the universe which can lead to time anomalies, in any planet or area unlucky enough to be near to them.

The Zystregia are believed to have conquered all of the other life forms within their dimension and journeyed into ours in search of a new challenge. Many however have doubted this, claiming that this is just propaganda, and that in truth they were driven out of their own world into our universe.

Whatever the case the monsters not only had the power to travel through time, but they could also through touch alone, age their victims to death, or reduce them to infants. They also had weapons that could age planets to dust, or trap their victims or even whole planets in time loops forever.

Physically they resembled 8 foot tall humanoids who glowed white and had piercing red eyes.

The Omicronians meanwhile were gigantic reptillian creatures, large enough to swallow a human being in a single bite. They originated from the planet Omicron Persei 8 and soon built up a vast interstellar empire. Though it never quite reached the heights of the Sontaran empire, it would remain stable throughout most of the history of N-Space, and the Omicronians would always remain a force to be reckoned with.

The only race who would ever seriously rival the Time Lords however were the Daleks, a race far more evil and destructive than the Furons, the Zystregia, the Omicronians, the Crevals and the Sontarans combined.

The Daleks came from the planet Skaro. Life on Skaro developed in a similar fashion to life on earth. Giant reptiles similar to Dinosaurs were among the first creatures to evolve on Skaro, and 4 intelligent humanoid races would later emerge too, the Thals, the Tharons, the Dals and the Kaleds.

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Not much is known about the history of these races, but it is known, thanks to the tireless work of Terry Nation, the first man to translate the Dalek Chronicles kept within the Mesrak’s pod, that the Kaleds exterminated the Tharons and the Dals, before waging war on the Thals.

The Kaleds and the Thals war would last for over 1000 years. During that time both races would develop nuclear weapons which would scorch the surface of Skaro, turning it from a beautiful jungle planet, into a barren, irradiated wasteland filled with mutations and monsters.

As the centuries rolled on, more and more mutated Kaleds and Thals would be born. These mutants would be cast out into the wastelands of Skaro by both the Thals and the Kaleds in order to keep their races pure.

Eventually however the Kaleds soon discovered that the air of Skaro itself had been polluted by their and the Thals weapons, to the point where both species would undergo a mutation cycle.

The Kaled government set up a scientific elite designed to find out what the final stage of this Kaled mutation cycle would be and ensure a way for its survival.

Davros was appointed the head of this scientific elite. Davros was a highly respected, but somewhat controversial figure among the Kaleds. He was a radical, known for creating some of the most devastating weapons in the Kaleds history. Ultimately this had been his downfall, as a Thal agent had managed to set one of these weapons off whilst Davros was working on it.

Davros survived the attack but he was horribly disfigured as a result. Both of his legs were blown off, as were both of his eyes, and one of his arms.

Davros was placed in a travel machine, and life support system kept him alive. Ironically Davros’ life support system would prolong his life as it would repair any of his organs that broke down, and therefore effectively make him immortal.

A third mechanical eye was also placed into Davros’ forehead which would allow him to see.

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Davros the head of the scientific elite on Skaro, after his accident.

Many believed that Davros had been driven insane after his accident, but he was still appointed the head of the scientific elite, as there was no denying that he was a genius, decades, if not centuries ahead of the rest of the Kaleds scientific elite.

Davros would subject living Kaled cells to greater doses of the kind of radiation that had polluted Skaro, thereby accelerating the mutation process. Davros created various monsters and mutations which he banished to the wastelands to die (though a few would survive.)

Eventually however Davros’ experiments would reveal that their race was destined to mutate into a hideous, amorphous blob like creature, utterly incapable of surviving on its own. Davros would build a robot to house this mutant creature. The first prototype for this machine was in fact his own wheelchair and life support system. It was known as a mark 1 travel machine. Davros’s first machine designed to house these creatures, which he referred to as a mark 2 travel machine. The mark 2 travel machine however would prove to be somewhat erratic and would frequently break down.

Eventually however Davros would perfect the model, with his mark 3 travel machine. Using the same basic shape as the mark 2 travel machine, Davros found a way to stabilize the power of these machines, through panels (which took the form of slats around the machines mid section.)

Made of a much stronger metal, these machines fire power was also several times stronger than that of the mark 2 travel machines. Finally the Mark 3 machines would be fitted with a life support machine similar to Davros, which could effectively allow the mutant creatures they would house to life forever (barring accidents of course.)

Having created the perfect machine to house the Kaled mutants, Davros would soon begin to tamper with the Kaled mutants he had created’s minds.

Davros removed what he believed were weaknesses from the Kaleds minds. Emotions such as compassion, love, pity, and remorse were completely removed. Furthermore Davros would also program a strong aggression towards any life forms that were different into the Kaled mutants minds.

Davros believed, having never known anything but war for his entire life, that one race would have to dominate the others in order to survive. Naturally he wanted his own people to be that race, but he felt the Kaleds as they were now were too weak. He believed that they still showed to much compassion to the Thals, and so he wanted to rectify these mistakes in his new Kaled race. As repulsive as they were, Davros regarded the Kaled mutants as his master race.

Whilst the scientists of Skaro generally believed that there was no life on other planets, Davros believed that there might be, and so he programmed the possibility into the heads of the Kaled mutants. Not only would they believe that life existed on other worlds, but their goal was to explore the universe for any life, and conquer it if they found it.

Davros would come to christen the combination of the Kaled mutant inside the mark 3 travel machine, a Dalek, which was an old Dal word for God.

In the original timeline after Davros created the Daleks, they quickly overrun Skaro, wiping out both the Thals and their humanoid ancestors the Kaleds. They then quickly established themselves as the dominant power in their galaxy and would go on to eventually eclipse even the Time Lords themselves in power and strength. The Daleks in this timeline eventually destroyed all of creation itself.

The Celestial Intervention Agency on Gallifrey would eventually discover this potential timeline when the Doctor brought the Daleks to their attention. The CIA had not really taken much note of the Daleks before. They knew of them certainly, but ultimately they just assumed they were another race of would be conquerors. Dangerous to lesser races undoubtedly, but of no threat or importance to Gallifrey.

The Doctor however during his trial in his second incarnation warned the Time Lords that the Daleks were the most evil creatures he had ever faced on his travels, and the CIA would take an interest in them. Eventually when they were able to investigate the Daleks full history (going further into the future than they had ever gone before as a result.) The Time Lords discovered the awful truth about just how dangerous the Daleks were.

The Time Lords decided to use the Doctor due to his greater experience and knowledge of the Daleks, and so they diverted the 4th Doctor, and his two companions Sarah and Harry to Skaro at an early point just before the Daleks creation. The Doctor was given three options to stop the vision of the future the Time Lords had foreseen from coming true.  Either exterminate the Daleks, change their development so they become less aggressive creatures, or slow down their development so that other races will be given enough time to catch up with them.

The Doctor tried to stop the development of the monsters by warning the Kaled government of what Davros was creating. By this point all but two civilizations on Skaro had been exterminated by the 1000 year long war. Only one Thal city and one Kaled city, were left, both stationed a few miles from one another. The Kaled city was protected by a special dome which allowed it to withstand all forms of Thal weaponry.

Davros however would betray the Kaleds after their government wanted to investigate his experiments, by giving the Thals a secret formula which allowed them to break down the Kaled dome, after which the Thals were able to launch a missile that destroyed the entire Kaled city, seemingly wiping the last of the Kaleds out, save the scientific bunker. Davros however would then send out a mere 4 Daleks who proceeded to exterminate virtually the entire Thal race. Only a few hundred in a city of several million Thals were able to escape the Daleks.

Davros would also capture the Doctor and his two companions after learning that they were from the future. He proceeded to torture the Doctors companions until the Doctor told him the reason for every Dalek defeat in the future. Though the Doctor broke and told Davros everything he wanted to know, fortunately the Doctor was able to destroy the tape before Davros could use it to change history.

Davros would go on to become the Doctors single greatest enemy alongside the Master himself. Their rivalry would spread across many thousands of years.

The Doctor discovers the full extent of Davros’ insanity.

The Doctor initially tried to rally several Kaled scientists against Davros, and at one point they came close to wiping out the Daleks. The Doctor himself held the detonation device that would have destroyed Davros’ incubation chambers for the Kaled mutants, and exterminated the Daleks at birth. Ultimately however the Doctor chose not to.

He knew he had to slow down their development, but he felt that he did not have the right to exterminate the Daleks from existence itself. He wondered if perhaps some things were better with them, as evil as they were, the Daleks ironically ended up uniting thousands, if not millions of races together in a mutual fear and hatred of them.

He also wondered if murdering the Daleks when they were defenceless made him no better than they were and thus gave up what was the greatest opportunity to destroy the monsters. The Doctor stood by his decision for many years claiming “Although I know that the Daleks will create havoc and destruction for millions of years, I also know that out of their evil must come some good.

In later incarnations however the Doctor would come to view not destroying the Daleks as the single biggest mistake of his life and would try and make up for it many times. Sadly however he was never able to completely wipe the Daleks out, but he was able to cripple their power greatly at various points.

The Doctor gives up a golden opportunity to destroy his archenemies.

The rebellious Kaled scientists were exterminated by Davros’ Daleks, but the Doctor was still able to defeat the monsters, by working with the few surviving Thals who had united with the surviving Mutants, cast out into the wilderness (called Mutos).

The Thals and the Mutos were able to cause a massive explosion by a mountain near the Kaled bunker, which caused the mountain to collapse on top of it. Most of the bunker was destroyed in the explosion, but a few Daleks and scientists (including Davros) were trapped under several thousand tons of rubble.

No longer needing Davros or the scientists the Daleks turned on and killed them all. Davros only realized too late what a true monster he had created, with the Daleks not being able to show mercy to the last of the Kaleds, or even their own creator. Seconds after killing Davros, the Dalek that had personally gunned him down, and had taken leadership of their race declared.

We are entombed but we live on. This is only the beginning. We will prepare, we will grow stronger. When the time is right we will emerge and take our rightful place as the supreme power of the universe!”

Little did the Daleks know however, Davros had survived. His life support machine had placed him into a state of suspended animation whilst it slowly repaired his organs. Due to the damage caused by the Dalek death rays however, it would take over 1000 years to revive Davros!

It would also take the Daleks 1000 years to escape from their prison and recover Davros’ lost work. In this respect the 4th Doctor succeeded in changing history, as the Daleks were held back by several thousand years. Other races, including the Time Lords themselves, would be given a chance to catch up with the Daleks, whilst they were struggling to get free from the bunker the Doctor trapped them in, and stop them before they could ever reach the devastating level of power seen in the Time Lord’s vision of the future.

After the defeat of Davros and the Daleks, the last surviving Thals would retreat across Skaro in an effort to find food. All of their supplies and technology had been destroyed by the Daleks in their attack on their city.

The Thals would eventually be forced to move to the second continent on Skaro to try and gain more food and resources. Eventually on their second continent they would establish a city and even flourish, despite the state of Skaro.

Little did the Thals know however, some of Davros’ earlier experiments had survived. These mutants were not as far along the mutation cycle as Davros’ Daleks, now sealed in the Kaled bunker were. Some of them were as single minded as animals and would come to live in a lake, just outside the old Kaled city. One group of mutants meanwhile were still humanoid in shape, and retained their intelligence, but they were blue skinned, squat, bald and goblin like.

These creatures, lost and confused would search the ruins of Davros’ bunker that were still above ground. Finding his notes and papers, they believed that they were the Daleks he had created, and adopted Davros’ xenophobic beliefs as their own.

These humanoid Daleks would later build a massive city from the ruins of the old Kaled city, and would devote themselves to exterminating the Thals.

The war raged on for many years, but eventually the Daleks developed a super weapon to destroy the Thals. Zolfian, the Daleks leader, ignored warnings from the Daleks leading scientist, Yarvelling, that the bomb was too unstable.

Yarvelling was planning to create a new robot to exterminate the Thals. He had actually simply modified Davros’ old mark 2 travel machines, but ultimately he was not able to make them able to move outside of their city, before disaster struck the Dalek people.

Zolfian and Yarvelling the other two creators of the Dalek race.

An electrical storm, brought about by Skaro’s unstable atmosphere, caused Zolfian’s bomb to go off. Zolfian being aware of what was about to happen, retreated to a Dalek bunker, along with Yarvelling.

The bomb consumed all of Skaro, killing most of its inhabitants and reducing it to a worse state it was in even after the 1000 year war.

When Zolfian and Yarvelling emerged after a few months, they discovered that some of the mutant, blue skinned Daleks had survived, but the radiation had pushed them further down the path of their mutation cycle. In order to survive, these Dalek mutants housed themselves in Davros’/Yarvelling’s mark 2 travel machines. Now confined to the city (which had been left untouched, as Zolfians bomb was designed only to destroy organic matter.)  The Daleks forced Zolfian and Yarvelling to construct more machines to house the other mutated members of their kind. The Daleks incorrectly believed that the machines were the only thing that could protect them from the polluted air of Skaro, and that they could not leave them under any circumstances.

The two humanoid Daleks agreed for the survival of their species to build more machines. By the time of Zolfian and Yarvelling’s apparent deaths, they had managed to build a special glass casing for the Emperor of the Daleks.

In truth however Zolfian and Yarvelling had not died. They had in fact been rescued by the Master. In the future the Master had just lost an empire he had spent centuries building up to the Daleks and Davros. The Master came to the realization that the Daleks were the supreme beings after all. The empire the Master had lost to the Daleks, was actually made up of several different races that the Master had managed to unite into what he thought would be his greatest force.

The Daleks slaughtered them effortlessly, and so the Master decided to go to the other creators of the Daleks, to learn how to build his own race. Rescuing Zolfian and Yarvelling from the Daleks clutches. The Master would take them to the planet Ameron, where Zolfian and Yarvelling, with the Masters help would lure a group of far flung humans to the planet and mutate them into a new race of Daleks, though we will be looking at their history later.

The Emperor of the Daleks would live just below the center of the city. Connected up to an extra power supply which made him stronger, the rest of the Dalek casings meanwhile were powered by a main source, stationed on an upper level at the top of the city.

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The Emperor of the Daleks in his first glass casing. 

The Daleks would desperately try and find a way to move beyond their cities limits. They believed that some of the Thals had survived and desperately wanted to finish their old enemies off. Sadly for the Daleks however they had no way of proving that there were any Thals, never mind how to get them, that is until one Thal strayed too near their city. The Thals own continent had been hit worse by the explosion of the bomb, as the atmosphere on that side of the planet had already been made more unstable by the 1000 year war, and after the explosion was victim to various radioactive thunder storms, and explosions which destroyed the Thals city. With only the scarcest resources the Thals were forced to flee their continent to the one the Dalek city was on. In order to survive the polluted air of Skaro which was now toxic to most life forms, (even the mutations it created), the Thals were able using the last of their scientific resources to create an anti radiation drug.

As soon as they spotted the Dalek city still standing, the Thals wished to try and make contact with them, but naturally many of the Thal people had reservations given the Daleks history.

The Daleks meanwhile had been able to detect the Thals presence in the jungle using their rangerscopes outside of their city and wished to exterminate them. They immediately began making plans to find a way to leave their city.

In the middle of this chaos would arrive the Doctor in his first incarnation. From his perspective this would mark the first time the Doctor would ever encounter the Daleks. Ironically it had been the Doctor himself who forced his then companions, Ian, Barbara and Susan to explore the city of the Daleks. The whole planet seemed dead when the travelers first arrived, but the Doctor, ever the adventurer wanted to find out why, whilst his companions simply wanted to get back to earth. The Doctor went as far as to pretend that his TARDIS was damaged and that the only way they could repair it was in the city. Just before they left for the city, the foursome discovered a strange box left outside the TARDIS which the Doctor placed safely back in his ship to study later.

Of course exploring the city, ended up being the biggest mistake the Doctor would ever make in his entire life. The Doctor and his companions would be captured by the Daleks not long after arriving in the city. They also began to succumb to the poisoned air of Skaro too.

The Daleks interrogated the Doctor, and revealed to him their history. The Daleks told the Doctor that they suspected the Thals had a supply of anti radiation drugs in order to survive, and that they wanted it for themselves. Realizing that the box left outside the TARDIS had been the anti radiation drugs, the Doctor agreed to help the Daleks retrieve them in exchange for his and his fellow travelers lives.

Susan, being the only one who had not been weakened by the radiation poisoning (as she was the youngest) was sent out into the petrified jungles of Skaro to retrieve the drugs. There she met one of the Thals named Alyodon who told her that his people wanted to live in peace with the Daleks and rebuild their planet. He also however gave Susan a second supply of drugs, just in case the Daleks had only wanted it for themselves.

Alyodon’s suspicions were correct. Initially the Daleks had intended to use all of the drug to leave their machines and then exterminate the Thals, whilst leaving the Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan to die. After learning that Susan had made contact with the Thals however, the Daleks decided to use her to lure them into a trap.

The Daleks forced Susan to write a note which said that the Daleks wanted to make peace with the Thals and that they were to come into their city to collect food tomorrow.

The Thals, desperate and hungry, fell for the Dalek ruse, but fortunately the Doctor and his companions were able to escape their cell and warn the Thals, though not before the Daleks managed to kill the Thals leader in their ambush.

The Daleks would soon discover that they had ironically become dependent on radiation, when the samples of the Thals anti radiation drugs started to kill them. In order to overcome this problem, and exterminate the Thals, the Daleks decided to unleash mass amounts of radiation into the air which would kill all life on the planet Skaro, except for the Daleks themselves.

Fortunately the Doctor and his companions would lead a Thal attack on the city. The Thals had been reluctant to fight, after their previous wars, and had become pacifists. The Doctor’s companion Ian however had managed to convince them that they needed to fight the Daleks, or else not only would they all die, but everything their ancestors had ever achieved, or fought for would vanish too.

The Daleks initially had the advantage in the Thals attack, and many Thals were exterminated, but eventually the Doctor and his companions were able to knock out the Daleks main power supply. One by one the creatures all seemingly died, and the Thals, regretful that it had to come to this, moved into the Daleks city, whilst the Doctor and his companions left Skaro to resume their travels.

Little did the Thals know however, the Emperor Dalek survived on his extra power spply, deep in the bowels of the city.

The Emperor would remain hidden whilst the Thals began to use the Daleks technology to harvest food. Contrary to what the Doctor and the Thals believed, the Daleks had not been killed when their power had been shut off. They had simply been put into suspended animation, as the Emperor was able to sciphon off some of his power into the rest of the Daleks. It wasn’t enough to fully reactivate them, but it did keep the Daleks alive on their life support machines in a state of suspended animation.

Working in secret the Emperor was eventually able to sciphon the Thals new power source into the Daleks, reviving them completely. The Daleks attacked the Thals in the middle of the night, and slaughtered most of them, keeping only a few alive as a slave labor force.

The Daleks had never had a humanoid labour force before, and so the Thals were a tremendous asset to them. The Thals were able to leave the Dalek city and help the monsters harness the few resources there were on the surface of Skaro to build new machines and advance their technology to a greater extent than ever before.

The Daleks scientists were eventually able with their new resources to find a way for the Daleks to move beyond their city. They designed a satelite dish that was placed on the back of each Dalek casing which drew power from their base.

The Daleks however still could not move over rough terrain, and so they were forced to construct transolar discs which could allow them to fly through the air.

The Emperor (who placed himself into a smaller, but stronger Gold casing, with an enlarged dome shaped head.) Decided against flooding Skaro with radiation. He believed that the Daleks were stronger in their casings now that they had overcome the basic design flaws.

The Emperor also ironically did not want to kill off the Thals, as the Daleks still needed them as an expendable work force. Despite this however the cruel treatment the Daleks were subjecting the Thals too had already killed most of their race off. The Emperor knew that they would need more slaves to help their race expand and began to make plans for their race to conquer other planets.

The Daleks would soon discover space travel when Skaro was visited by a hostile race of aliens known as the Krattorians. The Krattorians were slave traders and had landed on Skaro with some of their slaves, simply for repairs.

Turning the Krattorians slaves against them, the Emperor of the Daleks would succeed in killing the Krattorians and capturing their technology which they used to create their own space ships. The Daleks space ships would be based on the Krattorians, and as result they would be saucer shaped just like the Krattorians.

With the aid of space travel the Daleks would go on to conquer and destroy various other worlds across the universe, including the plant world Alvega. Once the Daleks had made slaves on other worlds then they no longer needed the Thals and began exterminating all of their Thal captives. (Many of the creatures they conquered were stronger and better slaves than the Thals anyway.)

A few of the Thals managed to escape and were forced to retreat underground, where they scraped by on a meagre existence without the Daleks knowledge. The Thals bided their time, waiting for the right moment to strike back against the Daleks.

The Daleks would also come into conflict with the Mechanoids, a hostile race of robot creatures from the Andromeda galaxy. The Mechanoids were originally organic life forms who found a way to download their consciousness into powerful machines and effectively live forever.

The Mechanoids and the Daleks war would last for many years, but the monsters would continue to build up their empire. The Daleks would also find a way to pilot Skaro across the universe, making their planet into a spaceship.

Among the planets the Daleks would conquer would be Earth in the 22nd Century. They ruled the planet for over 30 years in what was regarded as one of the darkest periods in human history. We will be taking a greater look at this invasion later in the history of humanity.

Eventually however an alliance of races brought an end to this race of Daleks empire and they were pushed back to Skaro. Whilst they were weak, a final kamikaze attack on their base by the Thals was able to knock the Daleks power source out a second time, putting them into suspended animation again.

The Daleks would remain out of action for many years (save a brief attempt by a villainous human to try and control them which ended in his death, and the Daleks being shut down again.) Skaro would be quarrantined by the earth empire. The Daleks however would later ironically be revived by the Thals, when Skaro was invaded by a hostile race of aliens, the Moroks.

In order to defend their planet, the Thals were forced to revive the Daleks. With no other choices the Daleks agreed to an alliance with the Thals for now to drive off the Moroks, and both races would work together for many years. Sadly however neither were successful in defeating the Moroks.

The Moroks would ultimately bring about their own defeat when their curiosity got the better of them. The Moroks detected life signs deep beneath the surface of Skaro. Thinking that it was perhaps a secret base for the Thals, the Moroks blasted their way to where the life signs were.

There much to their horror, the Moroks discovered that the life signs belonged to a much more advanced and hostile race of Daleks, Davros’ Daleks sealed in the bunker all those centuries ago by the Doctor.

These Daleks who had far more devastating fire power and who could fly eradicated the Moroks. Davros truly was a genius, centuries ahead of his time.

Though the Moroks lost, they would still keep a Dalek casing in their museum of greatest triumphs (though it was one of Zolfian and Yarvelling’s Daleks, rather than one of Davros’ Daleks, as they never succeeded in killing even one of Davros’ Daleks.)

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The Dalek casing in the Morok’s museum of greatest triumphs. Not long after the Morok’s failed invasion of Skaro their empire would soon fall.

After the Morok’s were driven out, Davros’ Daleks soon overran Skaro. The monsters easily conquered both Zolfian and Yarvelling’s Daleks and the Thals. They allowed the other race of Daleks to live only if they agreed to become like them.

Davros’ Daleks were further down the mutation cycle than Zolfian and Yarvelling’s and their minds had also been specially conditioned by Davros to be devoid of any emotions such as pity and compassion. Zolfian and Yarvellings Daleks meanwhile, aside from not being as mutated, were still capable of emotions such as compassion. They suppressed them of course, and still followed Davros’ xenophobic ideology, but they were not anywhere near as ruthless or monstrous as Davros’ Daleks. There had at least been one instance of one of Zolfian and Yarvelling’s Daleks who had rebelled against the Daleks xenophobic beliefs. This Dalek who came to be known as the One in A Million Dalek was eventually killed by the Emperor, but it was still a Dalek who had developed long repressed emotions such as compassion and affection. He even had a fondness for flowers and decorated himself with them!

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The one in a million Dalek.

Furthermore another Dalek known as Zeg (some of Zolfian and Yarvelling’s Daleks even kept their names) developed his own ambitions and plans. Whilst still ruthless, Zeg planned to lead the Daleks instead of the Emperor after a lab experiment caused his casing to become virtually indestructable.

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Once again however the Emperor was able to crush Zeg just as he did the one in a million Dalek, but naturally this worried Davros’ Daleks who were all devoted to the greater Dalek cause and had no individual personalities or desires.

In order to be accepted as members of Davros’ Daleks, Zolfian and Yarvelling’s Daleks would be mutated until they reached the same stage as Davros’ Daleks along the mutation cycle. They also had to have their minds conditioned to remove any lingering traces of compassion or mercy. Their casing were also upgraded with slats to allow them full mobility outside of their city without the dishes, and a hover pad was built into the base of their casings that could allow them to fly.

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Zolfian and Yarvelling’s Daleks, housed in the mark 2 travel machines.

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Davros’ early Dalek housed in the mark 3 travel machines.

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Unified Dalek race post Moroks invasion, housed in the modified mark 3 travel machines

In addition to this the two Dalek leaders, (the Dalek that had gunned down Davros, and the Emperor of the Daleks) in a further sign of the two races coming together, would literally merge themselves into the one being, who would subsequently be housed in a much larger casing.

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Leader of Davros’ Daleks

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The Emperor of Zolfian and Yarvelling’s Daleks housed in his second, gold casing.

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The fused Emperor

The Thals meanwhile were almost totally exterminated, but a few of them once again managed to escape into deep space thanks to a stolen Morok space ship.

The Thals would settle on a planet many light years away from the Daleks, and once again worked hard to try and find a way to fight their age old adversary.

The new unified Dalek race after piloting Skaro itself across the universe out of reach of old enemies, like humanity, rebuilt their forces and resumed their war against the rest of creation.

This Dalek race would go on to be far more dangerous than the first. They would over the course of several centuries build an empire far larger than the Furons, and the Sontarans combined. They would also discover the secrets of time travel and eventually go on to rival the Time Lords themselves in power. Despite this however they would be somewhat set back when their creator Davros returned and split the race into two factions, those loyal to him, and the renegades.

The monsters full history will be covered as we look through the history of N-Space overall. The Daleks despite coming from relatively humble beginnings would soon rise up to destroy billions of worlds across the universe and cause more havoc and destruction than any of the Anti Gods minions, or even the Anti God himself. They were by far the most evil and feared creatures in all of creation.

The History of Our Solar System

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Or rather the N-Space counterpart to it. All of the same planets in our solar system such as the earth and Mars, existed in N-Space too, along with two additional planets. Mondas and an un-named fifth world.

Life evolved on almost all of the planets in the solar system and it appeared to develop in a similar fashion too. Reptiles evolved to be the dominant life forms, or among the dominant life forms on Venus, Mars and Earth, whilst Mammals also evolved on both Earth and Venus too.

Venus was split into two halves by a naturally occurring phenomenon, the flame belt, a massive 100 foot wall of fire which ran right the way across the planet.

On the warmer side of the planet reptiles evolved to be the dominant life form, whilst on the cooler side of the planet Mammals evolved to be the dominant life form.

The Venusian Reptiles evolved into Dinosaur like creatures, with a smaller race of crafty meat eaters eventually evolving into a sentient race of reptile men, who would come to be known as the Treens.

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The Treens, reptile men from Venus.

On the other side of the planet meanwhile a race of human like aliens evolved from creatures similar to apes, called the Therons.

The Treens, though intelligent were a savage and war like race who frequently fought with one another. The Therons meanwhile built up a highly advanced culture and very soon they were able to devise a way to cross the flame belt to where the Treens lived.

The Therons came in peace, and though the Treens were aggressive to the at first, they soon realised that they could use the more advanced, but somewhat naive Therons for their own ends.

The Therons wanted to help the Treens and gave them samples of their own technology. The Treens played along and pretended to be the Therons friends. Once the Treens however had enough of the Therons technology to build their own warships, they launched an attack against the Therons.

They easily conquered the Therons. Despite the fact that the Therons were still more advanced, they were not used to war, or anywhere near as ruthless as the Treens. After enslaving the Therons, the Treens soon wished to expand outwards and conquer other races. Conquering the Therons had ironically united the warring tribes and clans. All of the Treens relished in crushing what they believed was a lesser race.

The reptillian monsters set their sights on the earth and easily conquered the much more primitive, dominant human society (Atlantis) at that time.

The Treens reigned even greater cruelty down on humanity than they did on the Therons. They shipped hordes of humans back to Venus where they would perform horrific experiments on their human captives, sometimes just for their amusement. Over time these human slaves who would undergo several mutations (including developing blue skin and bumpy foreheads) would be dubbed Atlantines by their Treen masters.

Eventually however the Therons would succeed in overthrowing the Treens on Venus, and would later help humanity drive their reptillian oppressors off the earth too, but unfortunately one of the Treens weapons left on earth was accidentally set off by the humans, unfamiliar with the technology.

The weapon destroyed Atlantis and very nearly wiped out humanity (though three small outposts of Atlantis would survive for many more centuries to come.)

Following this tragedy, the Therons would vow to never interfere in the affairs of other worlds ever again, and they would sign a peace treaty with the Treens. The Treens, having underestimated how strong the Therons were, agreed to the treaty for now whilst they slowly built up their resources and weapons.

The Therons of course knew how treacherous the Treens were and would always make sure to maintain their technological lead over the Treens to prevent there from being another attack.

In a few instances the Treens would go back on their peace treaty and tried to attack the Therons, but it never led to another full scale war. The closest it came was when the Treens had invented a new secret weapon underground which could disrupt the environment on the Therons side of the planet. The Therons however were able to foil the Treens plans with the aid of the Doctor, then in his first incarnation.

After saving the Therons the Doctor would develop a great fondness for their society and culture and would visit them many times.

The Doctor learned a special form of Theron combat which they had used during their war with the Treens, which the Doctor came to dub Venusian Karate. Though the Doctor learned it in his first incarnation, he would use it most regularly in his third, seventh and ninth incarnations.

The Doctor also learned an advanced form of Venusian hypnosis. The Therons initially developed this form of hypnosis as a way of putting their unruly children to sleep. A kind of extreme lullaby, but they later modified it as a way of training animals. The Doctor would later use this Venusian lullaby as a way of taming the savage beast Aggedor on the planet of Peladon.

The Treens meanwhile would preform numerous experiments on themselves in an effort to, in their minds, improve their race. All emotions were repressed by the Treens, as they were regarded as a weakness. They also genetically altered their bodies to be much physically stronger, though Treens were already stronger than Therons and human beings on average, their experiments would make them considerably stronger than creatures several times their own size.

Their most significant experiment however would come in the creation of the Mekon. Mekons were Treen’s specially bred to lead them. The had enlarged craniums, and atrophied bodies. Though dependent on a hover disc to move, the Mekon’s had the intelligence of several Treens, and had a much longer life span, with each Mekon being believed to have a lifespan over 300 years.

Only two Mekons were ever created, and the second Mekon, who ruled the entire Treen race until the late 21st century would go on to become one of the most evil, feared and hated individuals in the entire history of N-Space. He led his people into centuries of bloodshed, and pointless wars. He made the Treens into monsters like the Daleks, the Sontarans and the Furons who would be responsible for the deaths of entire races and planets.

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The Mekon, the tyrannical leader of the Treens and along with the Master, Davros, Servalan and the Rani, one of N-Space’s greatest monsters.

Another planet in our solar system that would produce a pitiless race of conquerors was Mondas, the identical twin planet of Earth.

Life on Mondas appears to have developed in a similar fashion to life on earth, in that a dominant race of humanoid creatures, simply known as the Mondasians evolved.

The Mondasians culture in some ways was more advanced than ours at first. They excelled at cybernetics and robotics for instance to a far greater extent than humanity, but their space faring capabilities were far more limited.

This would prove to be their undoing when Mondas began to slowly drift away from its orbit. As all life on the planet began to die, the Mondasians were forced to retreat underground and grow artificial food. However even then the race was unable to survive as conditions on the planet became too harsh, and eventually the Mondasians, began to alter their own bodies to survive.

They slowly removed most of their organic components and replaced them with mechanical parts. Many of the Mondasians were driven insane from the process, and so eventually they removed their emotions as well.

In time the Mondasians became almost complete machine creatures who would become known as the Cybermen.

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The Mondasian Cybermen.

The Cybermen would soon begin to alter their very planet itself. They fitted a gigantic motor around the core of the planet which effectively allowed them to pilot it through space. The Cybermen would then visit various other worlds and conquer them, converting their occupants into Cybermen. The monsters would be able to absorb technology from various planets and soon became one of the most advanced and powerful species in the galaxy.

Whilst the Cybermen built up colonies on various planets, Mondas would always remain the heart of the Cyber empire. The core of Mondas supplied all of the Cybermen with their power.

One group of Cybermen however, who had settled on Planet 14 were able to find a way to power themselves. In order to do this however these Cybermen were forced to remove the last traces of human flesh from their bodies which the Mondasians still kept. These Cybermen also upgraded themselves to be much stronger and larger than the Mondasian Cybermen.

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Planet 14 Cyberman

Originally the Mondasian Cybermen had hoped to upgrade themselves in a similar fashion to the Planet 14 Cybermen, but sadly even with their empire they did not have the resources to upgrade all of their Cybermen in the same way, so the Planet 14 Cybermen were forced to remain an elite group.

The original Cybermen’s day would come when Mondas’s power source began to dry up. Having been drained by the vast numbers of Cybermen created since the Cybermen’s expansion through space, Mondas was in danger of literally breaking apart, and in order to stave this off, the Mondasian Cybermen were forced to drain the cores of various other planets across the universe. This only offered a temporary solution however, as the energy drained from each world didn’t last long.

The Cybermen soon set their sights on Earth, their old twin planet. As earth was the same size as Mondas, they hoped that the energy drained from its core would at least last them for a much longer time, until a proper solution could be devised.

Being the elite among the Cyber forces, the Cybermen from Planet 14 were sent to the earth to conquer it and make it ready for the Mondasians in the 70s. This invasion however was foiled by the actions of the Second Doctor and UNIT. The Mondasians would eventually reach the earth in the 1980s where they would successfully invade and briefly conquer earth. However Mondas ended up draining too much energy from the earth’s core, which ultimately caused Mondas to explode.

With their main power source gone, almost all of the Cybermen perished, and their empire collapsed almost overnight.

A few Cybermen would survive however. Low on power and weak, these Cybermen would slowly ugrade themselves into a new, stronger model.

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Upgraded Mondasian Cybermen after the destruction of Mondas.

These Cybermen, now the last of a dying race, would attempt to conquer the earth many times, and would eventually succeed in overrunning Telos, an ice planet, inhabited by a race of creatures known as the Cryons. Telos was selected as it had massive refrigerator system built by the Cryons, which the Cybermen could use to preserve their dwindling power supplies.

Originally the temperature on Telos had been too cold for most life forms to survive, and so the Cryons had evolved to survive in this temperature alone, but a natural disaster on Telos caused its temperature to rise at certain points of the planet, making it impossible for the Cryons to live there. The Cryons would soon discover that eventually the temperature on all of Telos would rise, effectively wiping their race out.

The Cryons would build a massive city filled with refrigerators to preserve their race in the areas that were still cold to overcome this, but sadly this just drew the Cybermen to the planet. The Cybermen exterminated or converted the Cyrons, with only a few survivors being forced to flee underground. The Cryons would launch a number of attacks against the Cybermen (who converted their city into Cyber control.) However none of these plans worked as Cyber control simply had too many defences.

The Cybermen from Planet 14 meanwhile would go on to build up their own empire, though it wasn’t as large as the Mondasians empire and was destroyed in the 25th century during the original Cyber War, by the combination of humanity and the Vogons. The last of this breed of Cybermen would later be driven off of Planet 14. The reason these Cybermen lost despite being technologically more advanced than either humanity or the Vogans, was because the Vogans were able to exploit a key weakness of theirs, gold. Gold clogged up their chest units and suffocated the Cybermen. The Vogans home planet was literally made of gold and so they were able to not only harness it, but supply it to all of the Cybermen’s enemies.

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Upgraded Planet 14 Cyberman during the first Cyber War

The last of the Planet 14 Cybermen following the Cyber wars would then seek out the Cybermen on Telos and the two races merged to create a new and more powerful race of Cybermen.

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A merged Cyberman

These Cybermen, making Telos their new home would build a new Cyber empire, stronger than the Mondasian empire. We will take a closer look at the full history of these Cybermen later as they ended up becoming one of the most dangerous, feared and powerful races in the cosmos.

As powerful as the Cybermen and the Treens were, they paled in comparison to the most dangerous creatures to evolve in our solar system, the Fendahl.

Not much is known about the Fendahl’s history. Even their planet was simply referred to as Planet 5, but the creatures evolved to possess devastating power. Some believe that the Anti God may have altered their development in a similar way to Sutekh. Whatever the case, such was the Fendahl’s power that the Time Lords themselves would seal them within their own planet forever.

This wasn’t even just the Celestial Intervention Agency. The full High Council of the Time Lords themselves agreed that if the Fendahl were allowed to spread into the universe billions of worlds could be at stake, and so they broke their most sacred law to imprison the Fendahl before they could escape.

One Fendahl however managed to evade the Time Lords and would devastate the surface of Mars, before moving to earth where it would cause the end of the rule of the Vampires. This Fendahl’s history will be explored more when we look at the history of the earth.

The planet with the most troubled history in our solar system however was Mars. Originally a thriving planet, the Martians evolved from reptile like life forms, similar to the Treens on Venus and the Silurians on Earth. A second race of Martians meanwhile adapted to life in the oceans of the planet and would become known as the Blisk. The Blisk would build a highly advanced city at the very bottom of the biggest ocean on Mars. They would never have any kind of contact with the land dwelling Martians, considering them to be inferior.

The land dwelling Martians meanwhile, who weren’t even aware of the Blisk, were originally a peaceful and highly advanced society, but disaster would strike their world when the last of the Fendahl attacked Mars. The damage this one creature did to the red planet was inconceivable and the Martians were very nearly driven to extinction. Though they did eventually after several hundred years manage to recover, sadly their society was a mere shell of its former self. This in turn left the Martians open to attack and soon Mars would soon be conquered by a race of highly advanced insect like creatures from the Red Moon.

These Insectoids, evolved a planet with a similar atmosphere to earth, but many light years from Mars. They evolved the ability to be able to survive in the vaccum of space, unprotected, and used this power to travel to their own, red moon. After finding a way to pilot the red moon through space, the Insectoids would use it to escape their own sun going supernova.

They would then pilot their own moon through the recesses of space, conquering various other planets to survive. They would often go into hibernation to survive the long treks between planets and solar systems.

The Insectoids are believed to have destroyed 100’s of millions of worlds across N-Space. When the creatures invaded Mars, they easily conquered the weakened surface population. The Blisk meanwhile (who the Insectoids were able to discover) were not so easy to conquer. Though the Insectoids were more numerous, the Blisk had an affinity for radiation, being able to absorb it into their bodies. Radiation was a particular weakness of the Insectoids, and this coupled with the fact that the Blisk were so much stronger than the Insectoids physically meant that one Blisk could slaughter dozens of Insectoids effortlessly. The Insectoids had only ever really relied on their sheer numbers, and their ability to cancel out other life forms technology, by harnessing the magnetic powers on their planet before.

After a brief war, the Insectoids and the Blisk agreed to a peace treaty with one another. The Blisk did not care about the land dwelling Martians and were happy to let the Insectoids use them for all their were worth.

Whilst most of the Insectoids moved on with the Red Moon after using the surface of Mars for all it was worth, a few decided to stay. They hoped that they could make Mars their new home and enslaved the few land dwelling Martians that were left. The Insectoids would force their Martian slaves to harvest food for them from Mars, and would generally mistreat them, and even keep some Martians as pets.

Eventually the Insectoids who stayed would refer to themselves as Martians, and they would later come into contact with a race known as the Daemons. The Daemons had come to earth after the destruction of the Vampires, and they would help humanity build up a highly advanced culture, Atlantis.

The Insectoids would help the Daemons develop humanity, and Insectoid DNA would even be fused to various human beings in the experiment. Ultimately however the Insectoids would later be overcome by King Ghidorah.

The Daemons did not help the Insectoids battle Ghidorah, as they felt that with the technology they had already given the Insectoids they should be able to defeat the monster themselves. The Daemons believed in guiding what they saw as lesser races, but they would at the same time not fight their battles for them. If a lesser race did not live up to their potential then the Daemons would even in some instances destroy them.

The Insectoids ultimately even with the Daemons technology were not able to beat back Ghidorah (the Daemons greatly underestimated the Dragon.) The surface of Mars was destroyed , and the Insectoids of Mars were nearly wiped out. The few Insectoids who survived Ghidorah’s attack would later be killed off by their own Martian servants.

Unfortunately the land Martians couldn’t celebrate their new found freedom from the Insectoids. Not only had Mars been left in a worse state after Ghidorah’s attack than ever before, but the Blisk would soon rise from the deep and overrun their Martian cousins.

The Blisk had simply minded their own business away from the actions of the Daemons and the Insectoids. They had taken a few land dwelling Martians as slaves, but otherwise they kept themselves to themselves.

When King Ghidorah attacked their world, the Blisk at first aided the Insectoids, but when it became apparent that none of their weapons could beat back Ghidorah, the Blisk retreated, and hoped that Ghidorah would not notice them beneath the waves. Sure enough, after destroying the Insectoids whole civilization, Ghidorah would simply move onto another world to destroy.

The Blisk had grown terrified of the recent invasions of their planet. Whilst they had been able to avoid being conquered up until now, they knew that soon their world would fall victim to a stronger race, and so they were determined that they would be a strong enough power that no one would ever take them on.

The Blisk took over their Martian cousins simply to use as an expendable workforce, and harvesting the few resources there were left on Mars, the Blisk were able to venture out into space and conquer other worlds. They built a strong, but small empire and soon became one of the most advanced races in their galaxy.

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The ocean dwelling Martians, the Blisk. The Blisk evolved from the same ancestors as the land Martians, but they ultimately split off into two separate species.

Unfortunately however whilst they could have become a major power in time, the Blisk got too cocky too soon, and attacked a Furon colony. Not knowing the full extent of the Furon’s powers, the Furons waged a truly brutal retaliation and the war between the two races waged on for a few years. Despite the fact that they were completely outmatched by the Furons, the Blisk put up a good fight, but ultimately the Furons, used devastating weapons to destroy the oceans of Mars were the Blisk dwelled.

The Furons attack saw the final death of Mars. No life would ever grow on its surface ever again.

Only one Blisk ship escaped which would later, after falling through a time fissure land on earth in Russia.

A few land dwelling Martians would escape during the Furon wars by retreating underground. There they would remain for many centuries. Much like the Mondasians they grew food through artificial sunlight, and lived a desperate miserable existence.

Some of the land dwelling Martians retreated back to the surface and tried to live there. They tried to terrorform the surface, and even modified their bodies to survive the new rough terrain.

Much like the Blisk before them these Martians began to believe after having suffered for so many thousands of years that they would need to conquer other life forms and become a force to be reckoned with. They believed their earlier peaceful ways had made them such easy prey for the Blisk and the Insectoids.

The Martians would go under the new name of Ice Warriors.

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After centuries of persecution, enslavement, and seeing their planet slowly be destroyed by invading forces, the gentle Martians developed a barbaric, war like culture and became the Ice Warriors.

The Ice Warriors realized that Mars would not be suitable as the base of their new empire, so they soon sought out a new world. Initially the Ice Warriors set their sights on earth and sent a scout ship commanded by Varga, a celebrated member of their race to investigate the planet. Varga’s ship however crashed, and sunk deep beneath the earth where it would remain.

Following this the Ice Warriors would attempt to invade the earth, but the Doctor in his 9th incarnation would foil their plans. After this failed invasion attempt the Ice Warriors, though never wanting to back down from a fight, knew that they couldn’t risk losing more men as they were so low in number, so they would flee beyond the solar system to an uninhabited planet where they would build up their forces and build up a massive empire that conquered many star systems.

The Ice Warriors would become a feared and hated race, and subject other species to the same kind of brutality that they themselves were the victims of for centuries.

The Martians who remained underground meanwhile would in contrast, remain a relatively peaceful, unassuming race, hidden under the earth, not just because of the state of the surface of their planet, but also so that no life form could find them.

These Martians also remained in their original form too.

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The underground Martians.

Eventually the Ice Warriors empire would fall however, and they would be forced to return to their home planet in the early 21st century.

They would attempt to take control of the earth and make it the basis of a new Martian empire, but these attempts were foiled by the Doctor. Eventually the Ice Warriors would revoke their evil ways and end up becoming allies of the earth and other races. They remained warriors, but they would only ever fight to defend other races from conquerors. They became heroes, celebrated across the universe. Arguably their greatest hour would come during the Furon wars, but more on that later.

The Ice Warriors would also eventually settle on a new uninhabited planet that through terrorforming came to resemble the Mars of thousands of years ago. This world was dubbed New Mars. The cave dwelling Martians would similarly finally leave their planet during the 30th century and settle in the Andromeda galaxy.

Despite their troubled beginnings, the Martians through the Ice Warriors and the underground Martians would go on to be among the most successful races of N-Space, surviving for millions of years.

Aside from Earth, Marts, Venus, Mondas and the 5th Planet, life also developed on a few other worlds in our solar system including Mercury, and Saturn as well as one of its moons. The civilizations on these planets however were not anywhere near as advanced as those of Mars, Venus and ultimately earth itself would later become, but they still flourished.

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The Mercurians make first contact with human beings in the 21st century.

The History of Earth

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Our planet’s counterpart in N-Space appeared to have a similar history to ours for the most part until the later 20th century.

The year 1986 was when the history of earth in N-Space made a huge divergence from our own. The invasion of the Cybermen brought aliens to the public’s attention, and the technology they left behind allowed mankind to progress in N-Space more in 100 years than we most likely will in 500.

However whilst the Cyber invasion is when things make a noticable change, there were several alien incursions throughout mankind’s history before, and extraterrestrials would also have a massive influence on the development of humanity, albeit usually from behind the scenes. Their existence would be covered up throughout most of humanity’s history until the 1980s.

We will briefly look over the areas in which N-Space’s version of earth was different to our version, before looking at its full history from the 20th century on.

The N-Space version of Earth, just as in our universe, formed about 4 billion years ago. At some early point in the planets history a time fissure formed above the planets surface. The time fissure would remain there throughout the rest of the planets history. The time fissure was very unpredictable. It could only throw those who entered it forward into the future, but it could be anything from several millenia, to several centuries, decades, even just a few hours. It would also change size frequently too, and in a few instances would even spread to the sky of earth, though it never became big enough to engulf the planet.

Nevertheless many earth space crafts and even fighter jets would be lost through this fissure (as would some alien vessels such as the last Blisk warship.)

Originally the N-Space version of earth was incapable of supporting life. That would change however when the last spaceship belonging to a race known as the Jageroth landed on the earth. The Jageroth were a cruel, callous, war like race who had caused their own extinction through a series of interplanetary wars.

Their ship landed on earth, then a barren rock for repairs. However their leader Scaroth, was terrified that they were exposed on this planet, and so he ordered that their ship take off. Underestimating how damaged the ship was (and ignoring the wise warnings of his subordinates.) Scaroth’s actions doomed his race.

Their ship exploded and only Scaroth himself survived, though he was splintered throughout various points of human history. The splintered versions of Scaroth would attempt to push humanity forward to the point where they could develop time travel, and allow Scaroth to go backwards in time and stop himself from pushing the button and dooming his race. Versions of Scaroth were known to have appeared during the dawn of early man, where he taught humans how to use fire, he also appeared in ancient Egypt, the rennaisance era and in the 20th century, playing key roles in the advancement of man in all cases.

The radiation from the explosion of the Jageroth’s ship ignited the primordial soup on earth, and caused it to develop into the first simple celled organisms from which all life on earth from the elephant to the Dinosaur to man would evolve.

Following this life appeared to developed in a similar fashion to our world, with the first simple celled organisms gradually evolving into more complex life forms, including the first insects, amphibians and later reptiles.

After the Jageroth, the first alien to visit the earth was Light. Desperate to catalogue all life forms on the planet, Light would be kept on the earth for many millions of years as all the life forms he catalogued, kept changing, kept evolving so he would have to start again. Light eventually gave up and went into a deep sleep beneath the earth at round about the time of early man, with the Neanderthals being among the last life forms he cataloged.

The continents of earth were originally all merged into one supercontinent called Pangia just like in our world too, though gradually over the course of several million years they would assume their modern form.

Close to 300 million years ago, a group of reptiles known as the Synapsids would evolve to become the dominant life forms and rule for close 50 million years. Ultimately however the Synapsids would almost be driven to extinction by a natural disaster that struck the planet earth at the end of the Permian era.

Only a few small Synapsids survived who would eventually evolve into the first mammals.

Another group of reptiles known as the Archosaurs would produce several species such as Crocodillians, Pterosaurs the flying reptiles, and Dinosaurs who would by the end of the Triassic period, become the dominant life forms on earth, replacing the Synapsids.

The Dinosaurs would go on to rule the earth for 150 million years. They evolved into many different forms, from giant herbivores such as the mighty Sauropods, to armoured Dinosaurs such as Triceratops, and Anklyosaurus, to massive killer Dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus Rex, Spinosaurus and Allosaurus, to small and nimble killers such as Velociraptor and Deinonychus.

The most successful breed of Dinosaur however were the Silurians. These creatures evolved from small meat eating Dinosaurs, (specifically relatives of Dinosaurs like Troodont, and Velociraptor.)

At some point in the Cretaceous period, the Silurians ancestors developed much more advanced brains than other Dinosaur species, and adopted an upright, bipedal posture, similar to humans (albeit several million years earlier.)

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A Silurian, a member of the first civilization ever to develop on the earth.

The Silurians soon came to build a highly advanced and peaceful civilization that would last for many millions of years. They did develop space travel, but they never felt the need to colonize other worlds as they were able to harness the natural resources of their planet in a more efficient way to humanity and did not have such a large population problem.

One group of Silurians would come to develop a civilization under the oceans of the earth. Over the course of several millions of years, their bodies would naturally begin to adapt to the ocean, resulting in them developing into their own separate sub species, who would come to be known as the Sea Devils.

Unlike the Blisk and the land dwelling Martians however, the Silurians and the Sea Devils would remain in contact with each other and would develop a very close relationship with one another.

The Silurians however would be invaded by a race of hostile aliens known as the Helestians. The Helestians much like the later Treens simply conquered other races for scientific study. Though not being a major power in the galaxy, the Helestians were still far ahead of the Silurians and so they were able to conquer them relatively easily.

A group of rebellious Silurian scientists however, working from underground away from their cruel Helestian oppressors would begin to experiment with Dinosaur DNA in an effort to create living weapons that could drive the Helestians from their world.

Eventually the Silurian scientists were successful and created a gigantic, mutated Tyrannosaurus Rex, so large that its toe was bigger than a normal Tyrannosaurus. This mutant was also much more intelligent than a normal T-Rex would be, having a level of sentience that rivaled almost that of the Silurians themselves. Its skin was so strong that it could withstand the strongest lasers, and it could also absorb radiation into its body with no ill effect either.

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Size comparison of the Silurians mutant Tyrannosaurus Rex with a regular Tyrannosaur.

The mutant T-Rex would single handedly wipe out the Helestians invasion force and drive the aliens from the earth.

Following this the Silurians would not only create more mutant Tyrannosaurus’ but also mutated versions of other giant Dinosaurs including Ankylosaurus, and even long extinct species such as Spinosaurus, and Giganotosaurus who the Silurians were able to bring back from the dead via advanced cloning.

Plants were also mutated to be big enough to feed the Anklyosaurs, and similarly giant versions of herbivores such as Hadrosaurs were created (albeit without enhanced intelligence) for the predators such as Tyrannosaurus to hunt.

These giant Dinosaurs would be used to defend the earth from future alien incursions for many million of years by the Silurians. One such invasion was by a group of time travelling Daleks who hoped to exterminate the earth, a major enemy of theirs in the past when they believed it would be more vulnerable. Unfortunately for the Daleks they got a nasty surprise when they came face to face with the Silurians mutant Dinosaurs. Even then however the Daleks were still able in the Mezozic era jungles to construct a weapon that very nearly ignited the core of the planet and burned it into nothing. Fortunately however the first Doctor working with the Silurians was able to foil their scheme and defeat the Daleks. Following this the Doctor would develop a kinship with the Silurians and would come to view them as one of his favorite species alongside humanity.

Sadly however the Silurians would soon face another hostile race of aliens in the shape of the Brain Spawn, one of the Anti God’s most dangerous and evil creations. The first invasion from the Brain Spawn would be defeated by the Dinosaurs (marking the first time they had lost in over 10000 years,) the leader of the Brain Spawn would personally launch the next attack. Being far larger and more powerful, the leader of the Brain Spawn would slaughter billions of Dinosaurs, and Silurians, and almost kill off all of the Silurians giant mutants too.

Two mutant Tyrannosaurus Rex’s, a male and a female would finally succeed in wounding the Brain Spawn’s leader however, after which his army, now powerless were easily overpowered by the two Tyrannosaurus’ who devoured many of the Brains before they fled.

Phillip J Fry later discovers in the early 31st century that the Brain Spawn invaded earth 65 million years ago. The Brain Spawn had killed so many Dinosaurs that it incorrectly believed that it was the reason they died out. 

After Brain Spawn’s invasion of the earth, the Silurians were greatly weakened. Many Dinosaur species had been killed off completely by the Brain Spawn whilst others populations were so badly weakened that they would never recover.

Sadly before the Silurians could recover, yet another alien force would come to earth, with much more devastating results for the Silurians.

In the far future the Cybermen had intended to launch a space ship filled with high explosives to the earth which would completely destroy it. Unfortunately for the Cybermen however their own time travel technology accidentally caused the vessel to travel backwards in time to the age of the Dinosaurs.

The Silurians were able to detect its presence before it actually materialized. Knowing the effects this large object would have on the planet and with no way of stopping it, or retreating into space due to their resources having been depleted by the Brain Spawn invasion, the Silurians were forced to retreat underground where they placed themselves into a state of suspended animation. The Silurians knew that the earth would be devastated by the attack and so they hoped that they could wait it out underground and then re-emerge when the earth had recovered and rebuild their society.

Several Dinosaurs were placed into suspended animation tubes below the ground too, including many of their mutants. The two mutant Tyrannosaurus’ who had saved the earth from the Brain Spawn were now heroes among the Silurians, and so they were placed in a special chamber together. The two had actually mated, and the female had recently laid an egg which was put into stasis next to her. 65 million years later in the year 1954, the island these two Tyrannosaurs were buried beneath would be struck by an atomic bomb. The two Dinosaurs’ preservation chambers were destroyed by the bomb, but the Dinosaurs themselves survived due to their mutated metabolism and awoke. Sadly however the Tyrannosaurs absorbed vast amounts of radiation as a result and mutated to an even greater extent. They both grew even larger, stronger, and developed the ability to breath a kind of atomic blast from their mouths.

The Tyrannosaurs would both come to be known as Godzilla by the inhabitants of the island and later the rest of the world too. The female would attack Tokyo and cause massive destruction, before being destroyed by a super weapon known as the Oxygen Destroyer.

The male meanwhile though initially beginning as an enemy to man would later ironically become a hero, defending the earth from various other threats, including most notably King Ghidorah, who would become his greatest enemy. We will be taking a look at the history of this particular Tyrannosaur and its complicated relationship with humanity in a much greater detail during the second section.

Various other mutant Dinosaurs created by the Silurians would also be awoken from the Silurians chambers deep underground and further mutated by the testing of atomic weapons in the twentieth century including Anguirus (an Anklyosaurus), Gorosaurus (a Giganotosaurus), Titanosaurus (a Spinosaurus), Rodan (a Pterosaur) and Barugon, (a Triceratops)

Not all of these mutant Dinosaurs would be as friendly to mankind as Godzilla however.

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The Silurians mutant Tyrannosaurus, mutated to an even greater extent by the weaponry of modern man. This Tyrannosaurus who would come to be known as Godzilla. Though starting out as one of the greatest threats to mankind, Godzilla would ironically become a hero to humanity and protect the earth just as he had done 65 million years ago from various alien and homegrown threats, such as most notably King Ghidorah.

After the Silurians and their aquatic cousins the Sea Devils went into hibernation, the Cybermen’s ship struck the earth and the Dinosaurs, who were already in decline due to the Brainspawns attack, were wiped out just as in our universe.

Mammals would soon emerge to become the dominant life forms in the Dinosaurs absence. There would be one island however were Dinosaurs still roamed thanks to the actions of the Silurians. Skull Island.

Beneath this island there was a massive hall of preservation units containing specimens from several hundred species of Dinosaurs, including Tyrannosaurus Rex’s, Brontosaurus’, Stegosaurus’, and Pteranodon’s .

When the landmass originally split off from the mainland, it disrupted the incubation chambers and whilst some of the Dinosaurs died, others were revived and managed to escape to the surface.

A few mammal species had naturally gone with the island when it split off, including various species of Sabre Tooth Cat, Mammoth’s, boars, and a species of gigantic Ape known as Gigantopithicus.

Gigantopithicus would over the course of several million years evolve to be larger in order to deal with the giant meat eating Dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus Rex. Over time Gigantopithicus would evolve into a giant ape called Megaprimatus Kong, which stood over 25 feet tall.

Most other mammalian species on the island would be killed off by the Dinosaurs however. The Dinosaurs flourished in this environment for over a million years, but parts of Skull island would continue to split off due to unstable fissures that existed under the island.

At some point a group of humans would make their way to Skull Island and build a highly advanced society. These humans are believed to have fled following the destruction of Atlantis by the Treens.

The Skull Island society would last for several thousand years. They lived in the center of the island and were protected from the island’s predators by a gigantic wall, which their dead were buried outside of.

The Skull Islanders society would eventually fall when more and more pieces of Skull Island began to break off and drift into the sea. The Dinosaurs who had normally lived on the jungles outside the city were forced into the center, and the Skull Islanders only defence against the Dinosaurs, their massive wall, began to break apart due to changes in the landmass.

The Dinosaurs killed off the human population of Skull Island and as the island, with its so many different species were forced together then life became harder, competition became fiercer and many species were not able to survive.

Among the unlucky species were Megaprimatus Kong. Strictly herbivores, the Kongs were too big and powerful for most meat eating Dinosaurs to prey on, but the top predators on the island, the Tyrannosaurus Rex’s soon began to target the Kongs when some of their other prey species began to die out. An average Megaprimatus Kong could at least defend itself against a fully grown Tyrannosaurus, but sadly the Tyrannosaurs outnumbered the Kongs, and gradually over the course of several generations the Kongs were killed off until only two male specimens remained, the largest of which would later be dubbed “King Kong” by human explorers.

One smaller section of Skull Island however which still contained some of the human population and Megaprimatus Kongs, as well as plenty of Dinosaurs had earlier drifted off, many miles away from Skull Island. This island would become known as the Island of Pharoh. Just as on the main skull Island however, the large meat eating Dinosaurs were able to kill off most of the Kongs and become the dominant life forms, though the humans still survived, as a piece of the massive wall from Skull Island which survived, separated the section of the island the natives lived on from the Dinosaurs’ territory.

Back on Skull Island meanwhile a similar situation would develop. One piece of the massive wall survived on Skull Island, and it too separated a tiny section of the island from the rest of the crumbling landmass.

In time a group of humans would come to live on the tiny section behind the wall. These humans were not descendants of the original Skull Islanders however. Instead these people were the descendants of humans who had been shipwrecked on Skull Island.

Safe from the Dinosaurs on the other side, the new inhabitants would still nevertheless come to worship one of the two final specimens of Megaprimatus Kong, King Kong as their god, and regularly make sacrifices to the great ape.

They would every few years place one of their women up on an altar outside the wall, after which the giant ape would take them back to the jungle. It is believed that Kong would keep these women around as a source of company. Being seemingly the last of his kind, the great ape felt a certain kinship with human beings, as they were fellow mammals, unlike the scaly and hostile reptiles he lived with. Kong would protect the young women who were offered up to him as sacrifices, but ultimately however in a dangerous place like Skull Island, all of Kongs “brides” would be killed by the hostile creatures that he lived alongside, such as Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Kong would develop a particular hatred for T-Rex’s in particular as they had killed his entire parents, and his siblings right in front of him as a child. They were also be responsible for the deaths of his own mate and children too. Though little did Kong know, one of his children had survived the T-Rex attack. Later dubbed “Kiko” by western explorers, this little ape had been forced to jump of a cliff into a massive lake in order to escape the hungry Tyrannosaurus that had attacked Kong’s lair. Being subsequently washed down the lake to the opposite end of the island, Kiko on his own would be forced to retreat to the dark caves of Skull Island for protection against the giant Dinosaurs that stalked the land.

Kong assumed that his child was dead and never bothered to search for him. Ironically however whilst Kong desperately searched for companionship, little did he know his son was barely clinging to life on the other side of the island. Skull Island would be discovered in the 1930s by modern man which would lead to disastrous consequences both for those who discovered it, the natives and for King Kong, but more on that later.

Skull Island wouldn’t be the only place Dinosaurs would continue to roam after the end of the Cretaceous period. In South America another of the Silurians underground preservation chambers was disturbed by movements in the earth, which awoke the Dinosaurs. The Dinosaurs would come to live on a plateau high above the Amazon rain forest, created by the movements in the earth which had disrupted the chambers in the first place.

Among the Dinosaur species that would come to live on this plateau were Brontosaurus, Allosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Agathaumas, Hadrosaurs and Pteranodons too.

Tyrannosaurus Rex was the top predator on the plateau, though Allosaurus was by far and away the most numerous. Both predators tended to hunt different prey. Tyrannosaurus using its superior strength, hunted the armored Dinosaurs such as Triceratoprs and Agathuamas, whilst the Allosaurs with their hatchet like jaws that allowed them to cleave off giant sections of meat, focused on Sauropods just as they had done millions of years earlier.

This Plateau would later be discovered by Professor George Challenger in the 1920s, where it would be dubbed The Lost World. The Lost World would go on to outlast Skull Island. Whilst Skull Island would ultimately sink in the 30s, The Lost World endured throughout most of human history.

Just as in our universe, mankind evolved from simian ancestors and soon rose up to become top predators, but the history of man in N-Space was somewhat more troubled.

Not long after man started to build the first semblance of a civilization in N-Space, then he was invaded and conquered by the space Vampires.

The bloodsuckers would rule humanity for over 1000 years, during which time human beings were literally reduced to the level of animals. The Vampires kept their human victims in cages, tortured them for their own amusement, and held massive human hunts.

The Vampires  however would soon become the victims an alien invasion themselves when the last of the Fendahl visited the earth. The Fendahl, a vastly power entity, and the Vampires using their advanced technology, destroyed one another in the resulting battle.

Only a few Vampires survived the slaughter, and they were subsequently overthrown by humanity, though a few of these Vampires would survive, and hiding in the shadows would go on to infect other humans throughout history, keeping the Vampire race alive, even if they were no long dominant. Vampires would subsequently persist throughout almost all of human history, with Vampire myths appearing in almost every culture on earth.

Not long after the Vampires were overthrown, mankind would be visited by another race of highly advanced life forms, the Daemons.

The Daemons were one of the oldest life forms in the galaxy. They had been visited by one of the Anti God’s Demons known as Daemos early in their own history.

Daemos would attempt to mold the ancestors of the Daemons into being his army to conquer N-Space, which resulted in the Daemons taking on a Demonic like appearance. Their planet would come to be named Daemos too.

The Demon, Daemos would be destroyed by one of God’s messengers. His influence on the Daemons, (as he had re-named them, after himself) would remain throughout the rest of their history.

The Daemons no longer wished to simply destroy all other life forms in the name of their fallen god, but they were still utterly ruthless creatures, devoid of any compassion thanks to Daemos’ influence.

The Daemons would view themselves as being above all other life forms in the universe, and so they would experiment on various lesser races. If they believed a race had potential then they would elevate them to their level of technology. The process may take thousands and thousands of years, but the Daemons did not care. They had long life spans and would go into hibernation if necessary.

The Daemons first visited the earth during the end of the ice age, many thousands of years before the Vampires invaded the earth.

They noticed a conflict between two similar races, humanity and the Neanderthals and decided that humanity had more potential, so they helped them overcome Neanderthal man.

Following this the Daemons would continue to explore other worlds and influence other life forms, before returning to the earth after the fall of the Vampires to see how their chosen race had progressed.

Believing them to be a success, they helped mankind progress to an even greater level, with mankind eventually building up a massive civilization known as Atlantis. The Atlanteans would also later discover some of the Silurians technology underground.

They did not revive any of the Silurians, but they did create several giant monsters to try and protect their race, just as the Silurians had done. They lacked the refinement of any of the Silurians however, and most of the monsters they created died.

Their biggest success’ would be a race of gigantic Turtle like creatures which they came to name Gamera.

A mix mash of various different mutants, there were 20 or so Gamera’s created by the Atlanteans, all of differing levels of power, with the strongest being a large male. The Gameras were conditioned to always put the safety of children in dangerous situations above all else.

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Gamera, the Atlanteans attempt to create the perfect defender of earth.

The Gamera’s would successfully defeat a pack of Gyaos who attempted to attack the earth. They were all destroyed by the Gamera’s who literally ripped them to pieces. After the Gyaos’ death the remains of the monsters would experimented on by the Atlanteans in an attempt to create their own Gyaos that would be loyal to them. Their first such attempt went rogue however, though it would be defeated by the combined might of the Gamera’s. The chemicals the Atlantean’s had used, had actually made the Gyaos far stronger in many respects than most other Gyaos (it had also however caused it to develop a sensitivity to sunlight, and its skin to turn brown, unlike other Gyaos’ whose skin was silver.)

After its defeat the Gyaos would be placed into suspended animation with the Atltantean’s hoping that they could revive and control it at a later date. It would remain trapped however until the 1960s, as the Atlanteans due to other more important matters, would forget about it, though other experiments with the Gyaos DNA would continue leading to the creation of a second Gyaos, though unlike the first, this one could reproduce. Much like the first Gyaos however it would be kept in suspended animation until it could be controlled.

During these golden years of humanity, the Daemons and humanity would also come into contact with the Insectoids of Mars who helped to guide their humanity too. The Insectoids would also begin to incorporate elements of the Daemons culture into their own, and even took on a more horned appearance. Both the Daemons and the Insectoids working together would later go on to perform experiments on humanity, where they would fuse DNA from the Insectoids into early humans bodies, in a further effort to elevate their race.

The Insectoids however would later be wiped out by King Ghidorah, when the golden dragon attacked the surface of Mars. The Daemons did not help the Insectoids believing that they should be strong enough to defend themselves from Ghidorah, and if not, then they would be a failed experiment. The Daemons prevented the humans from sending the Gamera’s to try and help the Insectoids too, though even with the ban, 5 Gamera’s would be sent to try and stop Ghidorah, though none of them were the strongest male, and they were all killed.

Following the Insectoids destruction, King Ghidorah would visit the earth, but he would be driven off by the 15 remaining Gameras. Ghidorah managed to kill all but one of the Gameras, the strongest male who was still nevertheless greatly weakened as a result.

The Daemons meanwhile would leave the earth soon after the Gameras defeated Ghidorah. They were called back to deal with a civil war on their own planet. Some of the Daemons wanted to follow their gods original plan and destroy all other life forms in the universe, whilst others preferred merely to study and experiment on lesser life forms.

The Daemons would wipe themselves out in the conflict and destroy their planet. Only one of the Daemons would remain on earth, Azal. Azal had gone into hibernation at a point when the Daemons had decided that mankind was progressing too fast, and Atlantis needed to be destroyed. It was really the development of the Gamera’s that scared the Daemons. The Daemons believed that the Atlanteans were in danger of creating more monsters like Gamera who could potentially destroy all life on earth permanently. Azals job was to help humanity start again when he woke up.

However after Azal went into hibernation, the Daemons civil war started and so the Daemons assigned the task of destroying Atlantis were called back to fight in the war instead with Azal being forgotten about on earth.

Ironically not long after Azal went to sleep, the earth would be invaded by the Treens (it is believed that the Treens monitored the earth, trying to find a way to defeat the Daemons, until eventually whenthe Daemons left, the Treens saw a golden opportunity.)

The Atlanteans sent in the last Gamera, but he was so weak the Treens were able to defeat him. He did hold them off for a short while, but the lizard monsters were able to bury Gamera beneath the ice in a sneak attack, where he would remain for thousands of years.

The Treens actions would eventually lead to the destruction of Atlantis, ironically just as the Daemons had hoped. The Treens conquered the Atlantines and shipped several of them back to Venus for experimentation. The Therons would, after overthrowing the Treens on their home planet, defeat the reptillian monsters on earth too. Sadly however towards the end of the war on earth, the Atlantines would accidentally set off a Treen weapon which destroyed their entire society and devastated the surface of earth.

Only three small outposts of Atlantis survived. Two of these were under the ocean, whilst the third existed on land. The two ocean outposts were far more advanced, though they would remain hidden from the outside world for thousands of years, with one surviving until the 20th century, and another surviving until the Dalek invasion in the 22nd century.

One of the two outposts under the ocean would much as the Silurians had done many millions of years earlier, place themselves into suspended animation. They believed that their planet had become almost uninhabitable, and hoped to emerge at a point when it had recovered.

Having remembered what happened to the Silurians, they created several monsters and placed them into suspended animation so that when the time the Atlanteans would awaken, their monsters could destroy any other life forms who may have emerged in the interim.

The monsters they created were Megalon, a gigantic insect like creature, Manda, a gigantic reptile like beast, and the second Gyaos.

The land outpost of Atlantis meanwhile was more primitive. Its inhabitants also, incorrectly believed that they were the only humans left on earth after the Treen invasion, with the land outside of their city being a desolate wasteland.

The land outpost of Atlantis would be destroyed just a few hundred years after the Treen invasion, thanks to the Masters actions in trying to gain control of Chronos, the most powerful of the Chronovores. The Masters actions ended up freeing the Chronovore who subsequently destroyed Atlantis in his rage, killing every single one of its people.

Thousands of years later when Azal woke up, he would incorrectly believe that the Daemons had finished their task and destroyed Atlantis.

What was left of mankind, scattered and fragmented would take 100s of years to recover. During this period a group of pre clone Furons landed on the earth after their war with the Blisk. They would mate with human beings causing Furon DNA to be fused with most humans across the globe.

Many centuries after the Furons visit, the God and the Anti God would have their final battle which would end in the Anti God’s defeat, though not before the Anti God created Satan. In the thousands of years before Jesus would finally defeat Satan, the monster would enjoy toying with humanity. It didn’t overrun humanity like the Vampires. Instead Satan would simply influence humanity in negative ways and make them slaughter one another in various wars.

At some point after the final battle of the Anti God and God, the recorded history of the human race would begin.

From this point on there doesn’t appear to be much difference between the history of N-Space’s version of earth and ours until the 20th century, though there were a few notable alien incursions, which would be covered up to the general public, or misunderstood as being something other than an alien invasion until the end of the 20th century.

Jesus Christ, a powerful alien for instance and servant of God would be mistaken for the son of God when he visited the earth, to finally defeat Satan in the year 36 AD, and seal the monster deep within the earth in a cannister where he would remain for 2000 years.

The Doctor would also become involved in many important events in human history too. It was the Doctor who gave the Greeks the idea for the Trojan horse, and it was also the Doctor who (unintentionally) gave the idea of burning Rome to Nero, when he accidentally set fire to Nero’s map of Rome.

In addition to this the Osirans had their final battle with Sutekh the Destroyer on earth many thousands of years ago too at the dawn of Egyptian civilization. They managed to finally defeat the monster, after which they sealed him up deep beneath the black Pyramid on earth. Sutekh however was actually kept in his prison by a special device called the Eye of Horus, which was in turn kept within the Pyramid of Mars (by that point Mars was seemingly a dead world, and it was the Osirans who built the Pyramid of Mars.)

The human population of ancient Egypt would subsequently model their society on the Osirans, whilst the Osirans war with one another entered into the mythology of their planet.

The Daleks also briefly visited Egypt, long after the Osirans had left. They were pursuing the Doctor, then in his first incarnation after he had stolen a vital component for their super weapon, the Time Destructor. Unfortunately the Daleks were able to capture the Doctors companions and force him to hand the Time Destructor over to them (though the Doctor would successfully follow them back to their base on Kembel in the future.) The Daleks were attacked by several Egyptians who believed them to be Demons. Naturally the Daleks slaughtered hundreds of Egyptians, but still, armed with only their primitive sticks and rocks the Egyptians were able to overpower and kill one Dalek at least.

At some point the Exillons also visited the earth and would play a role in helping to build many of its ancient civilizations.

In the 10th century of England, a Sontaran warrior named Linx crashed into the earth after a battle with Rutan scouts. Desperate and in need of help, Linx made a deal with a warrior named Irongron.

Linx promised to give Irongron advanced weaponry that would allow him to conquer the world, as long as Irongron gave the Sontaran a safe place to repair his ship.

Linx however knew that he could not get Irongron’s men to help repair the ship. Not only would they have no understanding, but they also had no equipment either. Using very basic Sontaran time travel technology, Linx was able project an image of himself as far as the 20th century, where he would begin to abduct various scientists back to the 10th century. Linx worked the scientists almost to death to repair his ship.

This of course drew the attention of the 3rd Doctor and UNIT, and the 3rd Doctor would later follow Linx to the 10th Century where he would confront the Sontaran and Irongron. The Doctor tried pleading with Linx, telling him that by giving Irongron weapons this advanced in the 10th century would alter their history in devastating ways. Linx however had no interest in the development of humans, only in returning to his glorious cause.

The Doctor was eventually able to send all of the scientists home, whilst Linx ultimately killed Irongron, after the latter incorrectly assumed he was trying to turn on him. Linx himself was killed when Hal the Archer shot his probic vent with an arrow. Hal shot Linx just as he was taking off which caused his ship to explode, destroying all of the advanced weapons Linx had intended to give Irongron in the process and preserving the timeline.

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Linx, the Sontaran trapped in 10th Century England.

The renegade Time Lord known as the Monk would also attempt to alter human history in the year 1066, by destroying the Viking invaders. The Monk genuinely believed that he was changing history for the better, as he believed Harold had the potential to be a great king that would cause England to enter a golden age.

The 1st Doctor however intervened and stopped the Monk’s plan. He also shrunk the inside of his TARDIS to prevent him from interfering in more events throughout history.

The Monk however would later find a way to repair his TARDIS and would pursue the Doctor throughout time and space for revenge, beginning their feud.

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The renegade Time Lord known as The Monk in 1066.

In the year 1666, earth was visited again by aliens, specifically a renegade group from a race known as the Terileptiles. The Terileptiles were a major force in the galaxy at that point, and would continue to be for centuries to come. Eventually they would be wiped out in a war with another race known as the Hakolian. The two species had been sworn enemies since they both first began to expand into space. They did briefly call a truce however at some point in the 15th century. As a sign of good faith, the Terileptiles even mined a rare mineral known as Tinclavic for the Hakolian, though they used their criminals as a slave labor force to do so.

The Terileptiles were a highly artistic, yet still warlike race of reptillian humanoids. They appeared to value beauty above all else, even in warfare.

The renegade Terileptiles who visited the earth hoped to exterminate the human race by finding a way to make the Plague that was already ravaging Europe, airborne and then spread it all over the entire world. The renegade Terileptiles could never return to their own planet, and hoped to make the earth their new base of operations.

The Fifth Doctor did offer to take the renegade Terileptiles to another uninhabited planet where they could live in peace, but they of course refused, arguing that what they were doing to humanity was no worse than what the humans did to lesser creatures every day.

The Doctor was able to destroy the Terileptiles plague, though in the resulting fight, a piece of Terileptiles technology ended up causing a fire, which spread its way through London, eventually leading to the great fire of London in 1666. All of the renegade Terileptiles were killed in the blaze.

In the later 19th century earth would deal with two more major threats. The first of these was when the Alien known as Light was awoken from its slumber.

Light was actually awoken by the 7th Doctor, from his spaceship buried under Gabriel Chase mansion. The alien that Light had granted immortality to in order to help survey the earth, had now gone rogue in its masters absence and sought to take over the planet. It assumed a human form named Josiah to blend in and used Gabriel Chase mansion as its base of operations. Josiah planned to assassinate Queen Victoria and take over the British empire. With there seemingly being no way to stop Josiah, the 7th Doctor summoned Light, but unfortunately Light was driven insane when he saw how much the world had changed in his absence. Light finally realized that his cataloge of all life on earth would never be complete and so he decided he was going to stop all life evolving.

At Light first thought about freezing all life on earth, and turned two young women, Mrs Pritchard and her daughter, to stone, to test the method out. Worse still the two women, were still aware and fully conscious.

Light then considered regressing all life on earth back to the primordial soup, and tested this gruesome method out on a Scotland Yard Inspector who had come to investigate the strange goings on at Perivale house.

Ultimately Light decided that he would destroy the earth and then go on to catalogue other worlds life forms, and destroy them before they could change.

The Doctor however stopped Light. He tricked the entity by telling him his collection was incomplete as other life forms had appeared when he was asleep. He also told Light about mythological creatures, and lied that they were real. Unable to cope with his collection being incomplete, or comprehend these strange mythological creatures the Doctor talked about, Light had a full breakdown and eventually committed suicide.

The living computer, simply named Control on board Light’s ship, who had changed into a human form, would soon leave to explore the universe in Light’s old ship, alongside a Neanderthal man, whom Light had preserved, named Nimrod, and a big game hunter from earth named Redvers Fenn Cooper. Josiah was kept as their prisoner as a punishment for all of his sins.

Gabriel Chase mansion would be abandoned soon after, yet it would remain for close to 100 years on the outskirts of Perivale, with many believing it to be a haunted house. Eventually in the year 1984, a young teenager, and future companion of the Doctor, named Dorothy would visit the house. Dorothy sensed that there was a great evil in the house. In reality it was the remains of Light’s consciousness scattered through the mansion. They would never be able to reform, but the evil from Light’s persona was still present, and Dorothy became so scared she burned the mansion to the ground.

Years later when Dorothy (now known by the name of Ace) was travelling with the 7th Doctor, he would take her back to Gabriel Chase mansion to discover what had happened there, and Ace would actually be present at Light’s death.

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Mrs Pritchard and her long lost daughter seconds before they were both turned to stone by Light in his first attempt to prevent life from changing. The two would remain as statues for close to 100 years, conscious throughout the whole ordeal until Ace burned the house down in the early 80s, finally freeing them from their torment. 

The next major threat would be from humanities own future. Magnus Creel, also known as the butcher of Brisbane had traveled to the 19th century to escape the authorities in his own time, the 50th century.

Greel had attempted to discover the secret of time travel but his experiments had led to tremendous suffering and loss of life. Eventually however Greel was able to project himself backwards in time, but doing so left him horribly mutilated.

Creel would attempt to continue his disastrous experiments in 19th century London. He was also forced to drain the life of several young women to prolong his own, after his body had been damaged by his experiments.

This drew the attention of the 4th Doctor, and two investigators Jago and Litefoot who together were able to stop Creel before his attempts to perfect his experiments would have created a rip in the very fabric of time destroying the entire earth. Creel was killed by the Doctor in the process who threw him into one of his own time machines that drained all of Creel’s bodily fluids and turned him into a husk.

Jago and Litefoot would go on to investigate more paranormal activities and creatures for the rest of their lives, and would even go on to work with the Doctor many times, across multiple incarnations.

Over the course of the next century, humanity would not only face more alien and paranormal threats, but modern man would finally discover once and for all that he was not alone in the universe.

In the next section we will look at how mankind reached new heights, survived invasions from some of the most terrible creatures of N-Space from the Treens to the Daleks, and how humanity would survive against the mightiest creatures ever to roam the earth such as Godzilla and King Kong.

To be continued.

Why Classic Doctor Who and New Doctor Who Do Not Take Place In The Same Universe

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Okay its no secret that I pretty much HATE all of the New Doctor Who from 2014 on. I think that its makers basically sold us out to a bullying, intolerant, needy ideology and have sunk what was once the most popular and wonderful of sci fi series.

Still in all fairness I don’t think that the New Doctor Who ever really worked as a sequel to the original series. Even in the Tennant era, whilst many fans, including I acknowledge myself, have tried to fit it in with the original. New Who was really always a different show.

Yes okay Classic Who changed over the course of its 26 year run, but never to quite the same extent as New Who. As I have been over many times there is a consistent characterisation overall to the 7 classic era Doctors, which New Who broke practically from the start.

So in this article I am going to argue that New Who and Classic Who take place in two separate universes, with a similar but different history (explaining the presence of the classic era Doctors in the 50th. They are simply alternate counterparts to the classic series versions.)

Obviously this is just my own head canon at this point, but as the likes of Paul Cornell and Steven Moffat have regularly said that Doctor Who has no canon (to cover up their own plot holes) then hey, this is just as valid as anything else.

I am also going to run down why I think this is better not just for Classic Who but New Who as well, and also for the future of the Doctor Who franchise in general.

So lets get started then shall we?

The Point of Divergence

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In my opinion the drastic change in history for the New Who and Classic Who universes occurs in the story The Magicians Apprentice/The Witch’s Familiar.

Here the 12th Doctor went backwards in time and saved a young Davros from a minefield and instilled in him an important lesson, that compassion can be a strength. Davros evidently remembered this enough to programme a concept of mercy into the Daleks, as several Daleks throughout all of New Who have been shown to understand mercy, compassion and pity.

The Metaltron begs the Doctor to show pity when he attempts to kill it, whilst the Stone Dalek begs River Song to show him mercy, and finally Clara is able to say mercy through the Daleks machine in The Witch’s Familiar.

This is of course at odds however with what we see in Classic Who when Genesis of the Daleks states that the first Daleks created by Davros have no concept of pity or mercy. This isn’t just a throwaway line. Its an important plot point in the story, with even Davros at the end realising the horror of what he has created by depriving the Daleks of the ability to feel pity.

Furthermore Classic Who always made a point of showing the Daleks not being able to understand mercy in other stories too. Even when faced with certain death, Daleks in Classic Who NEVER beg for mercy like their Revival era counterparts. They might scream in fear and yell “retreat” but they never beg their enemies to show compassion.

So even already New Who and Classic Who are at odds with one another.

That is unless of course you take them as existing in different universes, with similar but ultimately different histories.

I say that in the New Who Universe which we’ll call M-Space, Davros as a boy wandered into the field by accident where he was rescued by the Doctor, whilst that simple event never happened in the universe Classic Who took place in which we’ll call N-Space.

Maybe in N-Space Davros stayed in that day, rather than going out to play with his friends like in M-Space where he got lost and stumbled into the minefield.

As a result of this the N-Space Davros never met the Doctor as a child and as a result never learned the important lesson about mercy from the Doctor. He continued to think that it was only weakness and so the N-Space Davros removed all sense of pity and compassion from the Daleks

As a result, as we saw in Genesis, the N-Space Daleks eventually overran Davros, and lacking any concept of mercy, shot their creator, though little did they know, he survived and would return to try and take leadership of their race, splitting them into two, which held them back greatly.

In M-Space however though the Daleks still overran Davros, they did not shoot him, as they were able to show some small measure of mercy towards their creator. Instead they enslaved him like in Journey’s End and The Magicians Apprentice.

As a result of this the M-Space, the Daleks became far more advanced and powerful.

They were able to make use of Davros’ intellect throughout their history, and they also did not have to deal with Davros splitting their race in two either.

Of course Davros at some point maybe did try and escape and create new Daleks, (which led to an alternate version of the events of Revelation of the Daleks as seen in The Magicians Apprentice.) Ultimately however they were able to recapture him, and his attempts to create a new Dalek faction never got off the ground in M-Space.

As a result of this, the Time Lords of M-Space became more scared of the Daleks and the two races were locked in a conflict of some kind before the Doctor even left Gallifrey. This explains why according to New Who the Doctor left because of a prophecy about a Dalek/Time Lord hybrid, whilst in Classic Who he had no fucking idea who they were in the first Dalek story.

In order to combat the Daleks, the Time Lords technology advanced (including finding the way to bring the dead back) and they even modified their bodies too. Finding a way to make regeneration into a weapon for example (explaining why it blows shit up in New Who.)

These modifications to their bodies however had a number of side effects, including gender bending and also making the incarnations of a Time Lord more radically different to each other. Naturally Time Lord society began to accommodate those differences, leading to different attitudes towards regeneration from the Time Lords in N-Space.

Of course this led to various other changes throughout the history of both universes which we will look at here.

1/ The Cybermen

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The Cybermen in Classic and New Who are not compatible with one another in many ways.

To start with in the 1966 story The Tenth Planet, the Cybermen are shown to invade the earth in the year 1986. Their invasion spreads out all over the world, they attack every major city, and their planet appears in the sky which is on every major news station.

The event isn’t covered up of course, and later stories set in the future show the Cyber invasion having become established history.

From The Moonbase set in the 21st Century.

“There were Cybermen every child knows that, but they died out ages ago.”

In New Who however nobody knows who the Cybermen were by the early 21st century, before the invasion of Canary Wharf which happens in 2006 or 7.

Now you might be thinking that the Tenth Planet jars with what we see of the earth in later stories of the Classic Era where nobody knows about the Cybermen, but it doesn’t.

The last companion before Ace to come from contemporary earth is Peri, who is said in Attack of the Cybermen to come from before the invasion in 1986. Ace meanwhile in Dragonfire was said to have been whisked away to a far away planet 18 months ago.

Assuming that Ace comes from modern earth (which there is nothing to contradict.) Then this would mean Ace was whisked away in 1985 as Dragonfire was broadcast in 1987, meaning that she was whisked away before the Cyber invasion, explaining why she doesn’t know the monsters in Silver Nemesis.

Battlefield and Survival, could easily take place in 1985, or even in 86 before the Cyber invasion which happened in December 1986.

Silver Nemesis meanwhile is said to take place in 1988, but to be fair there is nothing in that story to suggest that everyone else apart from Ace isn’t aware of the Cybermen. Indeed the Nazis do seem somewhat familiar with them, and nobody else meets them in the story to conform whether humanity is familiar with the Cybermen or not, so it is just about possible to fit the Tenth Planet in with later Classic Who stories.

It is not possible however to fit it in with New Who. In New Who, nobody knows about Aliens in Rose set in 2005, and Rose is show to be explicitly unaware of the Cybermen in Dalek.

On top of this technology in the Tenth Planet was shown to be much more advanced than technology on earth in the New Series. Now again fair enough, technology in later 80s Classic stories is not as advanced either, however this can be explained away by the fact that all of the later 80s Classic Who stories are set in little remote, poor, rundown areas, like Silver Nemesis, Survival, Battlefield, Attack of the Cybermen etc.

The technology for the Tenth Planet does actually fit in reasonably well with stories both before and after it. In the Pertwee era UNIT stories that we know took place only a decade or so before The Tenth Planet, the technology is on a similar level. (In both the early Pertwee stories and The Tenth Planet, mankind has developed spaceships far in advance of what we have even today that can take human beings to planets like Mars and back.)

In Power of the Daleks meanwhile mankind has set up various colonies on other planets by the 2020s, to the point where one colony on Vulcan can easily be forgotten about and overlooked. Furthermore according to the Chase mankind has robots that are advanced enough to be indistinguishable from human beings!

With New Who however we see stories set in big cities, and secret military compounds designed to take on alien threats like Torchwood, and the government in the 21st Century, 20 years after the events of The Tenth Planet, and the technology still isn’t as advanced as it is in the Tenth Planet or even certain Pertwee stories like The Ambassadors of Death.

Also according to New Who the first ever colony established on another world was on Mars by the 2050s and the destruction of this single colony was a huge event in the history of mankind. Furthermore it was only after the destruction of Bowie base one, that mankind would leave the solar system. How does this mesh with Power of the Daleks where mankind had various colonies on planets outside of the solar system by 2020, to the point where one could go missing and nobody even noticed!

Classic Who also established that the Cybermen were ONE race who came from the Planet Mondas. Originally they were a vast intergalactic power until their home planet was destroyed. Most of the Cybermen perished when Mondas exploded, but a few survived and colonised Telos, wiping out its inhabitants the Cryons.

A major plot point of the Cybermen’s story arc is that they are a unique race, teetering on the verge of extinction. If they are wiped out there will be no more, hence their catchphrase “We Will Survive!”

New Who meanwhile says that the Cybermen were never a race, rather they were the collective name given to various humanoid species that had transformed themselves into machine creatures.

The Doctor states that the different Cybermen originated almost wherever there were people, and goes on to list worlds that developed their own Cybermen independently from one another, including Mondas, Telos, and earth.

This makes no sense of course in regards to old who. Old Who states that the last of the Mondasian Cybermen moved to Telos and wiped out its native life forms, whilst New Who says that they developed on Telos independently from the ones on Mondas?

See here.

Classic Who

CYBERCONTROLLER: We know your intelligence.

DOCTOR: Oh, thank you very much. Ah yes the lunar surface.

CYBERCONTROLLER: Our machinery had stopped and our supply of replacements had been depleted.

DOCTOR: So that’s why you attacked the Moonbase.

CYBERCONTROLLER: You had destroyed our first planet and we were becoming extinct.

LYTTON: Telos is the Cybermen’s home planet.

DOCTOR: Uh-huh adopted planet. You’d have liked Telos Peri, in the old days when the Cryons were in residence. They were the indigenous population. Until the Cybermen wiped them out.

LYTTON: They had nowhere else to go.

DOCTOR: Oh for heavens sake man, the universe is littered with unpopulated planets.

PERI: Well why not on their own planet. I assume they had one. What’s the matter?

DOCTOR: Mondas the Cyber planet was destroyed.

New Who

DOCTOR: They (Cybermen) always get started. They happen anywhere there’s people. Mondas. Telos. Earth. Planet 14. Marinus. Like sewage, smart phones and Donald Trump. Some things are just inevitable.

DOCTOR: People get the Cybermen wrong. There’s no evil plan, no evil genius. Just parallel evolution. 

This is a complete contradiction. Now according to the Doctor there were people on Telos who turned themselves into Cybermen independently from the ones on Mondas.

What about the non human aliens, the Cryons, who the Mondasian Cybermen wiped out to steal their home planet, whose history the Doctor knew (and who he felt passionate about) and who he met? Is the 12th Doctor saying that the Cyrons turned themselves into Cybermen now?

Also if the Cybermen sprung up on various worlds, why were the Mondasian Cybermen nearing extinction in stories like Tomb of the Cybermen? Surely they must have known that there were various other Cyber factions out there, and that according to the Doctor they would always spring up sooner or later?

Also the recent two parter World Enough and Time/The Doctor Falls, featured a sort of origin story for the Cybermen that contradicted The Tenth Planet.

According to this two parter the Cybermen had the power to fly and shoot laser beams from their bodies at the start of their development. In that case, why the hell did we not see the Cybermen in the Tenth Planet display any of these powers?

Once again this isn’t just a minor detail that New Who got wrong. The entire point of the Cybermen in the Tenth Planet is that they still have some human components. They are a mixture of man and machine. They have human hands, they still have names and individual identities like Krang etc.

However according to New Who, before even leaving the place they were created, the Mondasian Cybermen transformed into complete machine creatures?

In short the New Who Cybermen are the complete opposite to the original in almost every way. One’s entire story arc revolves around them being a unique race, nearing extinction, the other are an idea that originates on various different worlds. One was known to mankind in 1986, the other weren’t etc.

There’s no way to reconcile them both.

The Master

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The villain to suffer the most from series to series. The John Simm Master obviously wasn’t quite as terrible as Michelle Gomez version. He did carry on certain aspects of the villains personality like his lust for power, whilst Gomez was just a completely different character in every conceivable way.

Still again much like with the Cybermen, the Master even before the SJW pandering began was never really compatible with his classic era counterpart.

The Master in Classic Who was originally stated to be a renegade Time Lord who sought to conquer the galaxy because he believed that under his rule, things would be better. He believed that using his advanced intellect he could cure diseases, avert major disasters, end inequality, and protect planets like earth (that he had a particular fondness for, much like the Doctor.)

He was willing to kill, even billions of people to achieve this, but he initially saw his crimes as being for a greater good. In fact he saw the Time Lords as the villains, as they had the power in his mind to change history for the better, establish a peaceful empire that holds all of the other worlds in line rather than let them destroy each other wars, and cure all of the ills that affect primitive planets like earth.

The Master it was also established was the Doctors friend back on Gallifrey, however their friendship was not that close.

In The Five Doctors when the First Doctor (played by stand in Richard Hurndall) meets the Master he doesn’t even recognise him!

Granted the Master is in a new body, but even then, when the Master tries to jog the Doctors memory, the First Doctor still fails to recall their friendship and later simply refers to him as a villain and a strange fellow, showing that it clearly wasn’t that important a relationship in either men’s lives.

In fact its only mentioned as having been friends years ago in ONE story, The Sea Devils. That’s literally it. In every single other story the two only ever refer to each other as enemies. Even in the Five Doctors, the Master doesn’t introduce himself as an old friend of the first Doctor, simply as having gone to the Time Lord Academy at the same time as he did. (The Five Doctors was written by the co-creator of the Master, Terrance Dicks who not surprisingly, hates Missy with a vengeance.)

When the Doctor and the Master first meet on screen in Terror of the Autons, its obvious that neither have that high an opinion of the other. Still the Master does think that the Doctor can perhaps be a potential ally. He is the only other Time Lord seemingly that isn’t content to just sit back and observe the universe. The Master clearly hopes that the Doctor can help him build his better galaxy in his earliest stories like Colony in Space.

When it becomes apparent to the Master that the Doctor doesn’t share his grand vision for the universe, he sees him as his greatest threat and tries to destroy him above all else. At no point does the Master show hesitation at killing the Doctor because of their past friendship.

The Master also is quite insecure about the Doctor’s intelligence too. As the Doctor is the only other renegade Time Lord whose reputation in some respects outshines him, then The Master is desperate to prove he is superior. We see this in The Mind of Evil when the Masters worst fear is a giant Doctor laughing at him!

The more the Doctor foils the Masters plans, the more the Master comes to genuinely hate the Doctor to the point where it becomes his main desire to not just destroy the Doctor, but humiliate, and torture him.

The Master’s intense hatred of his foe, coupled with an accident that reduces him to his emaciated form in the Deadly Assassin, pushes the villain over the edge to become a vicious, deranged, bitter lunatic. The later Masters are shown to kill for no reason other than their own sadistic cruelty, and are more unstable, vicious characters. They still desire ultimate power however. So much so that in Logopolis, the Master gambles with the fate of the universe itself to gain control over it.

However the key difference is that the likes of Ainley and the Burned Master have dropped the seemingly altruistic facade that the Delgado Master played up in stories like Colony in Space. They want power just for their own glory.

The Doctor meanwhile in turn always views the Master with contempt. He never shows any affection for him. He only mentions their friendship in The Sea Devils, and the rest of the time he not only considers the Master evil and responsible for his actions, but tries to kill him.

In Terror of the Autons, the Doctor is perfectly happy for UNIT to shoot the Master.

In The Mind of Evil, even when the Master has agreed to leave the earth, the Doctor still tries to kill him as he doesn’t want him loose in the universe hurting other worlds. He tries to kill the Master by trapping him in an area that is about to be hit by a missile (using a device that quite literally cripples the Master with his own fear.) He is later absolutely devastated when the Master escapes.

In The Claws of Axos, the Doctor tricks the Master into thinking that he wants to leave humanity to be consumed by the Axons and get revenge on the Time Lords, so that he can trap both the Master and the Axons in an eternal time loop where they will be forced to live the same moment over and over again forever. The Master however catches on to what the Doctor is doing in time and escapes, though the Doctor after successfully trapping the Axons, believes that he trapped the Master too, and is happy about it.

In the Daemons the Doctor compares the Master to Hitler and Gengis Khan!

In The Deadly Assassin meanwhile the Doctor boots a dying Master into a bottomless pit. He later tells the Time Lords that the Master is the one person in all of creation that he would actually wish death on as he is the quintessence of evil.

In Keeper of Traken the Doctor with Adric and Nyssa’s help destroys the Masters TARDIS and seemingly kills him in an inferno.

In Castrovalva the Doctor leaves a pleading Master to be torn to pieces by his own followers in a place that fades from existence. He later says that he hopes the Master is finished for good this time.

In The Five Doctors, the third Doctor, against Sarah Jane’s protests leaves the Master to be killed by the Cybermen. He also states that the idea of the Master helping him is the biggest pile of rubbish he has ever heard in his life!

The Fifth Doctor similarly leaves the Master in the care of the Cybermen and shows no remorse for it “Well if he survived I’ll say sorry.”

In Planet of Fire the Doctor burns the Master to ashes as he begs for mercy.

In The Two Doctors, the Doctor seals the Rani and the Master in a TARDIS with a hungry Tyrannosaurus Rex that’s about to eat both of them!

In Trial of A Time Lord, the Doctor tells the Time Lords (who are known for not only killing their enemies, but erasing them from history) to do what they want with the Master, and only makes a case for Glitz.

In Survival the Doctor nearly bashes the Masters head in with a rock, and only relents when he realises the Cheetah virus will consume him if he carries out any act of violence.

There’s really very few instances where the Doctor is not willing to kill the Master. In The Time Monster, the Doctor pleads for the Master to not be condemned to an eternity of torture at Chronos’ hands. Later when Jo asks him why she showed mercy, the Doctor tells her flatly that he wouldn’t want to condemn anyone to an eternity of torture, even the Master, his worst enemy.

There are a few more instances of the Doctor not killing the Master when the latter is unarmed, but again this doesn’t demonstrate any affection for the villain. He also has a trouble killing Davros, and even the Daleks when they are unarmed. The Doctors moral code only ever allows him to kill in self defence. One could argue however that the Master is the only villain he makes an exception for, including even Davros.

In Resurrection of the Daleks and in The Mind of Evil, the Doctor comes to the conclusion that Davros and the Master must both be killed for the greater good of the universe. When it comes to Davros however, he finds he is unable to just shoot him in cold blood, whilst with the Master as we have seen he went through with it without a seconds thought or regret, and was furious when he found out he survived!

The Doctor and the Master in Classic Who are the bitterest of enemies. They can never completely triumph over the other. The Doctor may stop the Master from taking over the earth, but he never stops him from destroying innocent lives, and never is even able to bring him to justice.

Their friendship which was a very minor part of their relationship, was really more of an ironic echo than anything else.

In New Who meanwhile the Master was said to have been a psychopath since he was a child and was forced to stare into the untempered schism. Since that day he heard a drumming in his head that tormented him and drove him insane.

The Doctor in New Who as a result of this does not view the Master as evil. He thinks had it not been for the drumming in his head he could have been a force for good in the universe. The Doctor and the Master according to New Who had a very intense friendship when they were young.

The Doctor in both his Twelfth and Tenth incarnation regularly states that the Master was his absolute best friend, and possibly even his soul mate. The two even planned to elope throughout the universe together when they were young back on Gallifrey, but for some reason it never happened.

The Doctor is never willing to kill the Master. In fact he actively saves him/her many times. Even when killing the Master will bring all of humanity back after being turned into clones of the Master, the Doctor refuses to kill him, effectively putting the Master above 7 billion people.

The Doctor is also shown to break down into tears when he believes that the Master has died too.

There is also a sexual aspect to the Doctor and the Masters relationship too in the revival, which becomes more obvious after the Master has turned into a woman.

Finally whilst the Simm Master is shown to have a desire to rule, Missy has no such motive. In fact Missy outright gives up a chance for ultimate power just to win her “boyfriend” back, telling him that she doesn’t need an army.

There is no way you can reconcile these two characters as being the same in terms of history, relationship with the main hero, and characterisation.

Why did the Delgado Master never mention the drums in his head? John Simm never shuts up about them.

Also why did all 7 of the Classic era Doctors view the Master as evil and not some poor lost soul, like Tennant. Tennant tells the Simm Master that he doesn’t really want to hurt people, and that if he would just let him help, then the Master could be good. Similarly Capaldi’s Doctor spends an entire year trying to rehabilitate Missy.

Why did the previous Doctors never try and get through to the Master? Why did they view him as being no different to Hitler and go out of their way to murder him?

Why did the first Doctor not remember his friendship with the Master? Apparently the whole reason he was going to run away was so he could spend time with this guy?

Why was there never any hint of romance between the Classic Doctor and Master (and there wasn’t.)

The Classic Masters entire story arc where we see him descend from a power hungry sociopath to a bitter psychopath doesn’t make any sense either if you take the drums origin story.

In Logopolis the Doctor says to the Master with genuine shock “you’re mad” when he sees how he is willing to take such a huge risk in gaining power, showing how the Master is different to how the Doctor remembers him. Again however according to New Who the Master was always a lunatic?

The only explanation that makes any sense is that they are two different characters.

The Great Intelligence

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The villain who has changed the most over the course of old and new who. In the original series the Great Intelligence was said to be an alien that came from another universe.

He first came to our reality when a Tibetan monk was mediating and encountered the monster on the astral plan. The Intelligence then hitched a ride via the monk to our universe and took him over.

The possessed monk then spent the next 300 years not only building Yeti robots as his army, but a machine that would allow the GI to fully manifest in our universe. The GI is foiled in this plan by the Second Doctor in the 1930s meaning that it came to earth at some point in the early 1600s.

The Intelligence returns many decades later with new and improved Yeti robots in an attempt to drain the Doctors mind. Though it is defeated, it still manages to escape into space. The Intelligence is shown to be able to possess people. Its true form is nothing more than a voice, and it is a cold and logical creature. It dismisses emotions like revenge as petty, wants to gain knowledge as it believes it is power, yet is also shown to be somewhat cowardly, shrieking in panic when the Doctor makes plans against it.

In New Who meanwhile the Great Intelligence was created from the mind of Professor Walter Simeon in the late 19th Century. Thanks to his experiments it was able to live beyond him. It would always assume his form, it did not have the power to possess people, and it was a highly emotional creature who was shown to have a cruel sense of humour, and enjoyed torturing the Doctor.

Ultimately the New Who Great Intelligence kills itself to get back at the Doctor.

There is no way the GI from old who can be the one from the revival. To start with their origins are completely contradictory to one another. One is an alien from another universe, the other the creation of a mad human. One was in Tibet from the 1600s to the 1900s, the other was in London, unable to leave a tank in the late 19th century.

One was just a disembodied voice, the other always assumed the form of Simeon. One was cowardly, put its survival above all else, was generally cold and logical and sought power, the other was sadistic, vengeful and killed itself to take down the Doctor!

Hell even their minions were different. The GI from Old Who had a fondness for its Yeti robots and always used them, whilst the New Series GI never did.

They are completely different villains other than being a similar idea of a disembodied spirit.

Of course the real reason that they are so different was much like with the Master and the Cybermen, the writers of New Who didn’t give a shit about trying to actually write the villain they were supposed to. They simply wanted to write their own character, but slapped the name of a more famous villain to make them more popular (in the case of the GI it was clearly to cash in on the upcoming release of the then recently discovered Web of Fear.)

The Daleks and Davros

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The Doctors two greatest enemies, the Daleks and the Davors have definitely been handled the best out of all of the icons of the show in the revival (including even the dear old Doctor himself.)

Still there are a few discrepancies between the old Daleks and the new ones. As I have been over the New Daleks whilst still monsters, at least understand what pity is and can even plead for it, whilst the old Daleks are utterly devoid of even the tiniest bit of compassion.

Also the home planet of the Daleks, Skaro was completely and utterly destroyed in Remembrance of the Daleks when the Doctor caused Skaro’s sun to blow up and consume it.

In the Revival meanwhile it is said that Skaro was ravaged during the time war, but not completely destroyed and then later rebuilt.

Also Davros by the time of Remembrance had upgraded himself into the form a Dalek Emperor, whilst in the revival in stories set after Remembrance he is still in his usual form.

Furthermore as we have been over the Doctors relationship with the Daleks doesn’t match up if you take New Who into account. According to the hybrid story the Doctor ran away because he was scared after reading about a prophecy that the Daleks and the Time Lords would produce a hybrid. So he must have been aware of the Daleks then before he first met them according to Classic Who in the Mutants?

Finally even the Time Lords had no idea who the Daleks were before the events of the War Games when the Doctor brought the monsters to their attention, whilst New Who has the Time Lords being terrified of them before the Doctor even ran away.

The Doctor

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Yes the main character himself across both series seems like a totally different person (more so than usual.)

Now a lot of people will try and justify this with that old mantra “Doctor Who is all about change, so all change is good”. Well again I say that is as moronic a statement as saying that the show can never change.

Doctor Who has a flexible format that can allow it to change if it needs too, but that doesn’t mean that it has to. Each change must be justified, hence why things like Colin Bakers coat that were just done on a whim were crap.

Also the character of the Doctor as I have explained many times can NOT be anyone. There is a definite template to his personality that defines the Doctor as a character. If there wasn’t then he wouldn’t be the Doctor, he’d just be a name. The job of an actor or writer is to try and do something different within that template, which is true in many ways of every iconic character that is reinterpreted again and again.

Now whilst it would be wrong to say that New Who has completely broken that template, at the same time I think its fair to say that a lot of the time, not only is it hard to imagine the New Who Doctor as being the same character as the original, but you’d laugh.

Take a look at the Doctors morality. In Classic Who the Doctor has a very particular moral code where he will kill if he has to, but prefers to find peaceful solutions. He has no affection for any villain he faces (as we have been over he is more than happy to kill the Master in almost every confrontation.)

He also shows no quams about killing human villains compared to killing monsters either as seen when he poisons Professor Solon. The only times the Classic era Doctor shows hesitation in murdering an enemy is if they are unarmed and it is not in self defence. This can be seen in Resurrection of the Daleks when he refuses to shoot Davros, or Frontier in Space when he tells the earth men they can’t shoot the Master as he is unarmed, or even in Genesis of the Daleks where he memorably shows hesitation at wiping the Daleks out when they are defenceless and at their point of birth.

Of course there are a few exceptions to this, where the Doctor will murder a villain he deems to be too big a threat to the rest of the universe (ironically most instances of this involve the Master such as in The Mind of Evil and Planet of Fire and The Deadly Assassin.)

Still overall the Doctor is more than willing to kill, and he will use any type of weapon to do it. Guns, swords, sonic lances, high explosives, poison, acid, electricity, feeding his enemies to animals, he’ll even beat villains to death with blunt instruments. The Doctor never demonstrates any particular hatred of guns either. In fact in some stories he seems to be quite the gun buff.

He mentions having several vintage gun collections to Steven in The Gun Fighters, and scolds Steven for not being careful with his favourite gun. He also mentions building a gun in his workshop in The Invasion of Time, and in The Talons of Weng Chiang he demonstrates impressive knowledge on fire arms in general. Finally in The Visitation he even mentions having a gun making him feel quite comfortable.

Of course again ultimately the Doctor in the classic era is a scientist, not a soldier, so he doesn’t carry guns with him all the time, and he finds violence distasteful

In the Revival however, to start with the Doctor refuses to use guns under any circumstances. (There are a few instances where he will pick up a gun in desperation, but even then he never actually uses it against another life form.)

The New Who Doctors hatred of guns is comparable to Batman in that both will refuse to use guns, or allow others beside them to use guns in a situation where they literally have no choice. Examples of this can be seen in the Tenth Doctor refusing to allow Jack to use a gun on hordes of Toclafane about to strike down on Jack, Martha and the Doctor himself. The Doctor also chastises UNIT for using guns against the Sontarans, gun toting monsters who could easily vaporise them. He also shouts at his clone not to use a gun on Davros and the new Dalek empire, seconds away from their bomb which is about to destroy every single universe going off! Then of course there is the Tenth Doctor refusing to use Wilf’s gun to stop the Master and save 7 billion people.

Finally there is this notorious moment where the Tenth Doctor refuses to shoot the man who killed his own daughter and outright says that he never, ever would shoot anyone, and that the Hath and humans should follow his example.

See what I mean? You laugh when you think of Tennant as being the same character as the first 7 Doctors.

This kind of hypocrisy isn’t limited to David Tennant either. Peter Capaldi’s Doctor similarly is shown to have a distaste for soldiers, which makes no sense considering the Classic era Doctors best friend was a soldier.

Also the Twelfth Doctor acts as though having to shoot Missy will damn his soul forever? Why would killing the Master do that, but not poisoning Solon, or ageing the Borad to death, or throwing Magnus Creel into a machine that slowly drains his bodily fluids and turns him into a burnt out husk, or blowing up Skaro  or smashing a guys head in with a shovel, or using Aggedor to maul Eckersly to death, or shooting the Cyber leader to death, after choking him with gold?

Answer its not. Ironically Missy deserved it more than ALL of those characters, as she’s killed more than all of those villains combined!

Of course this was never a problem in Classic Who as the Doctor did try and kill the Master all the time, in as vicious ways as those other villains. The wiley bastard just always managed to slip through the net. Still if you go by the New series, then the Doctor is a hypocrite and a racist.

The Doctors attitude towards regeneration, as well as regeneration in general in New Who are polar opposites too.

In the Classic era NONE of the Doctors viewed regeneration as death. They all simply viewed it as an advanced form of healing where the Doctors body broke down, and repaired itself, but in doing so, changed appearance.

Obviously his personality was affected by both the trauma of changing appearance, and also simply from living in a different body, but he never acted as though he wasn’t the same man underneath. In fact far from it.

In Caves of Androzani, the Fifth Doctor makes a distinction between regeneration and death to his companion Peri. In The War Games, though the Second Doctor is annoyed at being forced to regenerate, he does not treat it as a death. He refers to it as a change of appearance and isn’t that bothered when the Time Lords offer him a choice of his next appearance.

In the revival however every incarnation of the Doctor has treated regeneration as a death. They all say that everything they are dies, and some new man goes sauntering off and they are dead. They all fear regeneration, though 11 puts on a braver face than 10 and 12 (which wouldn’t be hard lets be honest.) He still treats it as a death and even says goodbye to Clara, which he shouldn’t do if he is still 12.

The idea of all the incarnations of a Time Lord makes zero sense when applied to Classic Who. Why was the Second Doctor more bothered about being fat than dying? Why did the Master try and prolong his life by stealing regenerations? If each incarnation is a different person, then why the hell would he bother? He’ll die once he regenerates anyway?

Also why did the Doctor and Romana refer to her regeneration as a change of body “you can’t go around wearing copies of bodies?”

Also why did the Fifth Doctor and the Seventh Doctor both go over old times with the Brigadier? They never met him. If we go by New Who, then it was some other man who died ages ago. The Brig should really not be of any importance to the McCoy or Davison Doctor.

Also in New Who it was said that the Doctor can only regenerate when he is mortally wounded, but if he dies before the process can begin then he will die for good.

In Classic Who however, the first, third, fifth, sixth and seventh Doctors ALL died, and were even dead for a few minutes before regenerating. In fact the fourth and second Doctors were the only two who were still awake.

Also in the revival a Time Lords regeneration is often shown to blow up its surroundings most of the time, which never happened or was discussed as a possibility in Classic Who. (You’d think that he would have warned Ben and Polly, Sarah and the Brig, Teegan, Nyssa and Adric, and Peri all of whom would have been killed if ANY of the first 5 Doctors had regenerated like 10, 11 and 12 did.

Also why did regeneration always look different in the original series? The directors and producers made a point of this, that each regeneration, much like each Doctor was different. In New Who however the reverse is true and each regeneration not just for the Doctor, but every time lord looks the same.

Also the Doctors origin and story arc of becoming a hero in New Who is different to what we saw in Old Who.

In Old Who we saw Hartnell gradually become more heroic over the course of three years, whilst in New Who the Doctor says that he became a hero when he chose to call himself the Doctor as he made a promise to never be cruel or cowardly again.

Yeah I don’t think you can say the Doctor stopped being an asshole after he chose to call himself Doctor!

Then of course there is the major oversight in Moffat’s part by having the Classic era Doctor flee Gallifrey because he is terrified of a prophecy involving the Daleks, and the Classic era Doctor not meeting them until well after he has left.

Also even just in characterisation and behaviour, then the New Who Doctors never really meshed with the old.

All of the original 7 Doctors were portrayed as much older, wise, colder and level headed characters. The Doctor was very much the epitome of the stiff upper lip type of hero in Classic Who. We never saw him cry over the entire course of the 26 years, he never completely lost his cool. He’d get angry sure, but he’d never scream, stamp his foot and do something that.

He also tended to view the younger women he travelled with as surrogate daughter figures. In a way characters like Vicki, Victoria, Zoe, Jo Grant, Nyssa and Ace, all of whom he loves like daughters are replacements for Susan, his first companion and grand daughter.

The New Who Doctor meanwhile is a very immature, very emotional, is prone to tantrums, or letting his emotions get the better of him, such as with the Racnoss, the Family of Blood or his notorious “I COULD DO SO MUCH MORE!” rant at Wilf in The End of Time. He also falls in love with various human companions such as Rose and Clara.

Even physically the New Who Doctors tend to dress in less flamboyant, more modern clothing which is the opposite of how the Old Doctors used to dress.

Finally all of the Classic era Doctors were shown to be formidable hand to hand fighters, save for the Second.  They all regularly used to beat their enemies into submission too. The First Doctor would often whack his foes over the head with his stick, and even mentioned that he loved fighting when overpowering a Roman centurion, who he even toyed with!

The Third, Fourth, and Fifth Doctors were also shown to regularly overpower and knock out multiple men at once in stories such as The Green Death, Inferno, Day of the Daleks, Genesis of the Daleks, The Seeds of Doom and The Visitation.

The 6th Doctor was also shown to overpower and beat an armed (and homicidal) police man almost half to death in Attack of the Cybermen, and overpowered and smothered Shockeye to death in The Two Doctors.

Finally the Seventh Doctor not only overpowered the Master in their fight in Survival, but he also regularly knocked out much larger and seemingly stronger men unconscious with just one finger!

Many assume that the Doctor wasn’t an action hero, because he was obviously a more cerebral character but that’s not true. He was like Sherlock Holmes in that whilst he primarily outwitted his enemies, he wasn’t afraid of using his fists if need be.

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The New Who Doctors meanwhile are never shown to display any fighting skills. Even when in young, strong bodies like 11 and 10 they NEVER use their fists against their enemies.

The 9th and 11th Doctors don’t get involved in any physical fights of any kind, (though 11 does knock out Bracewell, that’s pretty much it and  it doesn’t exactly show what a great fighter he is, biffing an old guy when he isn’t looking.)

Ten and Twelve meanwhile are shown to be skilled fencers at least in their fights with the Sycrocrax and Robin Hood, which is one trait that carried on throughout almost all of the Classic Doctors too.

Still we never see Ten and Twelve get into fist fights, and over power multiple men whilst unarmed like the Third and Fourth and even Fifth Doctors regularly did.

The New Who Doctors really only follow the same basic formula of the originals. All are mysterious time travellers, all want to explore (though even the the basic motivation of the Doctor wanting to see the universe has changed. In Eccelston’s era he says that he travels because his world is gone, whilst in the Capaldi era he only left because he was scared of the prophecy.)

Of course that’s not to say that New Who never got the Doctors character right. Matt Smith’s interpretation during his first year as the Doctor I thought was the very close to the character for the most part, and Matt was one of the best actors in the role.

Still again, Matt Smith aside, most of the time it was hard to imagine the New Who Doctors as being the same as the original.

See what I mean? Once again when you try and imagine the old Doctor as being the same character as the new one, you laugh.

Other Discrepancies

Old Who states that the Zygons home planet was destroyed by a solar flare, whilst New Who states that it burnt in the first year of the Time War.

Old Who and New Who have different dates for the destruction of the earth in the future, and both show the earth being destroyed under different circumstances with humanity being at different stages. In New Who the human race has expanded out into space and had children with other races to the point where there are apparently no “pure” humans anymore. They are also the major power in the universe, so they no longer even need the earth hence why they are happy to let it burn. They later end up terrorforming another planet called New Earth as their home however.

In Classic Who meanwhile humanity by the time of the earths destruction were a tiny desperate group living on one spaceship, which was set to go to a planet called Refusis, alongside an alien race called the Monoids.

The Brigadier according to New Who was desperate for the Doctor to salute him. This was NEVER mentioned in Classic Who, at any point.

Finally according to New Who, Sarah Jane Smith was in love with the Doctor, whilst according to the original series their relationship was never romantic.

Why This Idea Is For The Best

In my opinion New Who and Classic Who being split into two separate universes is better for both series for a number of reasons.

Number 1 it lets a lot of baggage off of New Who. Be honest here most of the hatred New Who gets is because it isn’t faithful to Old Who. Its not unreasonable for people to be angry at New Who for this, as it was billed as a sequel to the original, yet basically threw away as much of the originals characterisation and lore as it seemingly could!

However if taken as simply being an alternate universe version, then well a lot of Classic era fans I don’t think would have quite such a bad feeling towards it. I’m not saying that dross like Dark Water/Death in Heaven would ever be seen as classics, but still overall I think a lot of New Who, particularly the Tennant era would be seen in a better light.

New Who would just be on the level of the Cushing movies. Great fun (for the most part) but not actually a proper part of the show.

Also for New Who and indeed any other sequel to the original which would follow this formula it would allow them to pick and choose whatever they want from the original series rather than be forced to follow every single part of its canon blindly.

Also I feel that making New Who an Classic Who into separate universes would stop the series from falling into the trap that Marvel comics have, where essentially everything important has to be reset to the status quo at some point.

As all of Marvel’s main output has been set in the same universe since the 60s, Marvel can never really do anything big like kill off a major character such as the Green Goblin, Captain America and Wolverine without someone bringing them back at a later date due to their popularity.

Sure there are some notable exceptions like Gwen Stacey (though even then a clone of Gwen did appear and is still alive.)

This means that we can not only never finish say Spider-Man’s story, but we also can’t do things like have him get married, have children or anything that might change the status quo of Spidey being a young hero who fights bad guys.

Doctor Who due its formula would have fallen into this trap anyway, even if New Who hadn’t been as unfaithful as it possibly could.

We could never resolve the stories of villains like the Master, Davros, the Daleks. Someone could write the perfect ending for them, but then 5 or so years later another writer would completely undo it, because obviously the show can’t lose such a big icon. Similarly big developments that can go on for years like Gallifrey being destroyed, or earth being made aware of aliens in the Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat era would also always have to be undone eventually too and the status quo restored.

Personally I think they should have had used up all 13 Doctors and then had the Doctor die for good, before going on to another universe.

Of course New Who kind of got to the last Doctor a bit too quickly (another cardinal sin of the makers of New Who was the way they wasted so many regenerations, by not using Paul McGann, basically driving Eccelston out after a year, making David Tennant count twice. Even Matt Smith and David Tennant should have done 4 seasons each rather than three.)

Still whatever the case, I think that we should just jump to the chase and say that Classic Who and New Who take place in alternate universes. That way New Who can actually have an ending and finish its storylines without finishing Doctor Who.

DC comics used this formula in the 1960s and I think it worked very well. DC revealed that all of their stories from the 30s-50s took place on an alternate universe (rather confusingly called earth 2,) to the current stories (which was called earth 1).

This allowed them to reboot their series, whilst not throwing everything about the originals out, and it allowed the original versions of their characters to meet the new versions too, such as in the story, The Flash of Two Earths, where the Flash from Earth 1 (Barry Allen) after experimenting with his super speed accidentally crossed over into Earth 2 and worked alongside the original 1930s-40s Flash, Jay Garrick, who had aged realistically since we last saw him.

It also allowed DC to end the original versions of their characters too. The 30s-50s Batman for instance eventually retired, married a reformed Catwoman, and had a daughter with her, Helena Wayne who became a superhero called the Huntress and would cross over to Earth 1 where she would meet the younger version of her father, who she came to call her Uncle Bruce.

DC unlike Marvel could eventually end their most iconic characters stories whilst still keeping them around.

I personally would love to see a story where the New Who Doctor travels to the universe of the original Doctor, and we get to see an old school Doctor in a frock coat, who travels in a TARDIS that looks like the original on the inside. We can also see his earth in 2017 with far more advanced technology, and where the Cyber invasion of the 1980s is a historical fact and mankind has colonies on other planets by the 2010s, and the Daleks resemble their old series counterparts and Davros looks the way he does in Remembrance of the Daleks.

Also in terms of the future of the franchise then it would free it from the baggage of New Who.

I reckon New Who is going to be cancelled very soon, and when it does lets be honest, who would want to carry Doctor Who on?

By casting a woman in the role Chibnall has opened up a huge can of worms for casting the next Doctor. What happens if they want to cast a man? There is going to be outrage from the feminist audience. We’ll be hearing about how its transphobic to want to change the Doctor back to a man, about how its sexist, and at the same time from the people who didn’t want there will be more (correct) accusations of pandering to the PC brigade etc.

Chibnall has marched the franchise into a minefield and made the casting of each Doctor, previously something that people looked forward too, a very ugly situation. What producer or writer would want to take that on? Of again Chibnall didn’t need to land us in this ugly situation. As I have pointed out before he could have just brought Romana back as a supporting character and then spun her off into her own show, but I won’t go over that old argument again.

At the same time because of the shows established and beloved history then I don’t think a full reboot would go down tremendously well either.

A reboot however that ignores New Who and follows on from the original series would be a good compromise. The viewer could decide which one was the real sequel. Then when the third version of Doctor Who finishes in say 10 or 20 years if it has a good run, then the fourth version of Doctor Who could ignore New Who and the third version.

Obviously when I see these alternate sequels to Classic Who would ignore New Who, I don’t mean that they would get Paul McGann back. They’d just have the New Doctor show up, not mention any previous adventures, establish him, and then at some point in his second or third year, he’d casually mention “I’m on my 9th life” establishing this as a direct sequel to the original.

You might think that this would alienate new fans, but most of them have been unhappy with the direction New Who has gone in for the last few years too.

Also this doesn’t erase New Who. It just means that it isn’t the definitive take on what happens next.

I don’t think its fair personally that the makers of New Who get to decide the ultimate fate of the Classic era characters since they had no hand in creating them.

Its kind of like Sherlock Holmes. Only the original stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are considered canon. All of the sequel stories by various different authors are not definitive. They can be taken as being definitive by their fans, but aren’t the official version.

That’s only fair as no one else has a right to decide how Conan Doyle’s stories should end. Now fair enough the Classic era of Doctor Who wasn’t written by one author, but still most of its creators were involved in some capacity right to the end. Terry Nation for instance still had creative control over the Daleks until the very end of the show, whilst Barry Letts helped JNT cast and create the Ainley version of the Master.

I might add that many of the people who created the original Doctor Who and its icons have/would have hated the New Doctor Who as well. Terrance Dicks for instance hated Missy the female Master, considering her an insult to the memory of Roger Delgado, whilst Terry Nation was famously protective of the Daleks, and never wanted them to appear in stories with other monsters, or ever be given human emotions or traits. He hated The Evil of the Daleks for instance which features the Daleks being infected with the human factor.

Nobody involved in original series is involved in New Who, so I don’t really see why it is anymore official than any other piece of fan fiction?

In my opinion Classic Who should stand as its own piece of fiction. Every single sequel, including New Who, and the hypothetical sequels that ignore New Who, are just one groups idea of what the show should be. None of them are official.

However rather than simply write the sequels all off as remakes, we could have them all occupy alternate realities to each other (alongside the two Cushing movies, and Doctor Omega, Doctor Who’s literary predecessor) and you the viewer can decide which if any take place in the same universe as the original, but at the very least you know they all take place in the same multiverse.

Doctor Who Multiverse

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This in my opinion is how the relationship between the various different versions of Doctor Who works. In regards to Big Finish and the comic books, you can split them off into whatever universe you want. Some Big Finish audios can easily take place in N-Space, whilst others that feature River Song would obviously have to take place in M-Space.

N-Space: (Classic Who) The universe that the original Doctor Who series takes place in. In this reality the Doctor was a pioneer among his people before he left Gallifrey. He never visited Davros as a boy, and as a result Davros removed all concepts of mercy and compassion from them. This meant that the Daleks shot their creator, but Davros survived and later split their race into two factions, making them less of a threat to the Time Lords, but a longer lasting threat in the universe.

The earth became aware of aliens in 1986 thanks to the Cyber invasion, though its technology was already much more advanced, leading to the great space age and colonisation of other worlds from the 1970s to the 2020s.

M-Space: (New Doctor Who) In this reality the Doctor visited Davros as a boy and saved him from a minefield.

This seemingly minor action had ripples throughout the history of the universe. The Daleks as a result of having some mercy, spared Davros and kept him as a slave.

As a result the Daleks advanced much more quickly and became sworn enemies of the Time Lords long before the Doctor was born. As a result of this the Time Lords were more advanced when the Doctor grew up, and so his personality was changed by this.

The First Doctors early adventures with the Daleks would have also went differently in this universe as they would have been more advanced, and he would have already been familiar with them.

Perhaps the First Doctor was the first to meet Davros for instance in this reality?

It was also a different renegade Time Lord who became the Master, once again explaining the vast differences in personality.

C-Space: (Doctor Who AARU films) The universe the Peter Cushing movies take place in.

In this universe the Doctor left Gallifrey at an earlier point in his first incarnation. He left with a much younger Susan and his other grand daughter Barbara.

Just like in N-Space (as seen in The Edge of Destruction.) This Doctor visited the 4th Universe (or rather another version of it. Lets assume there is a version of the 4th universe adjacent to every parallel version of the Doctors universe.)

We know from the Edge of Destruction that the Doctor lost the TARDIS in the 4th Universe. Now in this reality the TARDIS was badly damaged when he lost it, and the Doctor in getting it back was mortally wounded and regenerated into his second incarnation (who in this reality resembled Peter Cushing rather than Patrick Troughton.)

The second Doctor, Susan and Barbara were able to make one last trip in their damaged TARDIS to the earth in the 60s. There the Second Doctor going under the alias of the eccentric human scientist Doctor Who tried to repair his TARDIS which caused its interior to change shape.

This version of the Doctor, alongside Susan, Barbara and a human male she was in a relationship with (Ian) would go other adventures in their rebuilt TARDIS as seen in Doctor Who and the Daleks and Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 AD. We don’t know the details of this Doctors later incarnations or adventures however.

Z-Space: (Doctor Omega) The universe Doctor Omega takes place in. In this reality, the Doctor left Gallifrey with Susan round about the same time as his N-Space and M-Space counterparts did.

Like them he visited the 4th Universe, but here his TARDIS was almost completely destroyed when he lost it. The Doctor however was able to preserve one small part of his former time machine, which he cannibalised into a time ring.

He then used this time ring to travel to the earth in the early 20th century with Susan. There he tried to build a new TARDIS from the ring, but ended up creating the Cosmos instead, which he later used to resume his adventures in time and space with human companions. (Leading to the events of Doctor Omega)

Susan meanwhile stayed on earth, having grown attached to this time and planet just like her counterpart did in N-Space.

In this universe the Master also never became a villain. He still left Gallifrey to become a renegade, but here he bumped into the first Doctor and Susan at an early point before his descent into darkness, and before their visit to the 4th universe;

The Doctor and Susan were both able to convince the Doctors old friend that the path he was on was wrong, leading to him becoming a hero like the Doctor.

The Master of this universe eventually goes under the alias of Professor Helvetius. he develops a fondness for earth too and remains in contact with the Doctor and Susan (even saving the Doctor from Mars as seen in Doctor Omega.)

Not much is known about this Doctor beyond his life as the first Doctor.

D-Space: The universe that Star Trek takes place in. We know from the crossover, Assimilation, that Doctor Who and Star Trek exist in the same multiverse, so this is part of the Doctor Who multiverse as well (or Doctor Who is part of the Star Trek multiverse depending on which you prefer.)

As to why the Time Lords, Daleks and Doctor Who aliens don’t exist in Star Trek, and the Star Trek aliens don’t exist in the Doctor Who universes, I see it like this.

In the Who universes, the Klingons who we know had various wars on their home planet, wiped themselves out and never spread into space, whilst life simply never evolved on Vulcan. The Vulcan we see in Power of the Daleks, a lifeless husk, is an alternate version of the one in Star Trek where life simply never evolved.

In the Trek universe meanwhile the Time Lords were similarly terrified of the Daleks and sent an agent to alter with their past. However in this universe the Doctor was never born, so they sent in another agent who not only failed, but was captured and tortured by Davros, and told him everything.

As a result of this the Daleks advanced even greater than they did in any other universe and they and the Time Lords wiped each other out in a war, away from humanity, before either race could spread out into the universe.

As a result of this the Daleks never invaded the earth in the 22nd century, and so humanity was able to advance a lot more quickly, creating the Federation.

The Sontarans meanwhile wiped each other out in a war, whilst the Borg are an alternate version of the Cybermen. Since we never find out the origin of the Borg, lets say that they came from the Trek universe’s version of Mondas, but rather than do full conversions, they only partially converted themselves, creating the Borg instead.

Unlike the Whoniverse version of the Cybermen, the Borg as they came to be known didn’t invade earth, and found a way to exist outside of Mondas and settled in the Delta Quadrant.

The Voth meanwhile are an alternate version of the Silurians of course.

Thanks for reading.

 

 

Top 30 Doctor Who Monsters And Villains

Doctor Who has arguably the most colorful rogues gallery of any television series.

Over the decades the good Doctor has faced everything from robots, to giant maggots, to Dinosaurs, to Vampires, to living statues, to living plastic dummies, to the Devil himself!

Whilst there are many reasons for Doctor Who’s enduring success, undoubtedly the monsters are a big part of that.

Ask anyone about Doctor Who and the first thing they will probably talk about, even before which Doctor was their Doctor, is which monster they were scared of, whether that’s the Weeping Angels, the Yeti’s in the underground or of course the Daleks.

In this article we are going to run through the top 30 monsters and villains to plague the Doctor across both old and new who.

All opinions are my own and let me know what you think in the comments below.

30/ Light

Appearances/ Ghostlight

Doctor/ Sylvester McCoy

Played by John Halam, Light was a strange Angelic being who arrived on earth many millions of years ago with the goal of cataloging all life.

He ran into a problem however in that whenever he had finished his collection then all life would start to evolve into something new and he’d have to start all over again.

Realizing that his work would never be done, Light decided to exterminate all life on the planet, but the Doctor was able to defeat the monster by telling him of all the creatures he had supposedly missed (in reality mythical beasts like Dragons and Griffins.)

Unable to comprehend these creatures Light had a total breakdown and eventually perished.

Light was an effective villain in a number of ways. John Halam, a renowned character actor gave a truly chilling performance. Whilst better known for playing hard men, and thugs, Hallam gave Light a somewhat eerie childlike tone, which just made it all the more disturbing whenever he tortured and killed his victims.

A moment that always stuck with me as a child was when Light casually dismembers a young maid commenting in a calm, eerie voice as he held her severed arm and guts. “I wanted to see how it was made, so I dismantled it”.

The setting for Light, in an old mansion in 1883 was also perfect. Not only is it suitably atmospheric, but Light also serves as quite an interesting metaphor for certain aspects of Victorian society.

Light has a fear of evolution as it makes his entire life’s work pointless. Similarly many priests and vicars, and even scientists at the time were terrified of Darwin’s new theories as they challenged beliefs that these men had held for their entire lives too.

The fact that Light is willing to go to such extreme lengths but ultimately is unable to adapt to modern life as he is just too closed minded, and lacks imagination shows why people like him who try and fight positive changes for their own selfish reasons will always fail.

Most Memorable Moment

Light Turns Mrs Pritchard And Her Daughter Into Stone.

Unable to cope with everything changing, Light stumbles upon Mrs Pritchard and her daughter alone in their room and declares “You’ll never change again!” Before turning them both to stone.

This scene always terrified me, but I feel its only really in the larger context of the story.

In Ghostlight the Doctor takes Ace back to the Chase mansion because as a teenager in the 1980s, Ace stumbled upon the mansion (which was on the outskirts of her town, Perivale, and had been abandoned for 100 years.)

Searching through the mansion alone Ace could sense there was a great evil here (in reality it was the disembodied spirit of Light that had filtered through the house, 100 years after his death.)

Ace became so scared she burned the house down. The Doctor wanting to know what it was Ace sensed there, takes her back to exactly 100 years before she found it.

Now why I bring this up is it always scared me imagining what happened when Ace stumbled upon the house as a teenager. When she searched through it she would have undoubtedly found Mrs Pritchard and her daughter as statues.

At the time Ace would have had no idea that they had not only once been people, but that they were still conscious and had been for the full 100 years since Light trapped them in this state too. (I suppose though when she burned the house down she would have inadvertently freed them from their century long torment!)

It always made me scared to wander by any statue as a boy. I’d always think “what if they had once been people like Mrs Pritchard and her daughter, and are screaming for help on the inside.” 

29/ Zygons

Appearances/ Terror of the Zygons, Day of the Doctor, The Zygon Invasion/The Zygon Inversion

Doctors/ Tom Baker, John Hurt, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi

The Zygons were a race of shapeshifters who seek to make the earth their new home planet.

They first appeared in the 1975 story, Terror of the Zygons. In this adventure it was revealed a small group of Zygons had been hiding in Loch Ness for many years, aided by their pet, a gigantic, Dinosaur like life form called the Skarasen (in reality the Loch Ness Monster.)

The Skarasen, a semi aquatic, cybernetically advanced Dinosaur like alien and pet of the Zygons!

The Zygons plan to use their shapeshifting abilities to infiltrate and destroy humanity, but they are foiled by the Doctor and UNIT, after which the Skarasen now free from their control goes back to live in Loch Ness.

Terror of the Zygons is a classic story. Its a fairly straight forward body snatchers, they walk among us idea, but the Zygons themselves are very memorable creations.

Their design is among the most striking of any Doctor Who monster, easily on a par with the Sontarans and the Ice Warriors. I think this is why they went on to be one of the big icons of Doctor Who. You’d always see them appear alongside the main monsters from the series like the Daleks and the Cybermen, even though they were only in one story, because their design was so unique.

The Zygons would go on to return in the new series (they are big favorites of Tenth Doctor actor David Tennant, and showrunner Steven Moffat.)

Sadly however I haven’t enjoyed the monsters portrayal in the revived series. To start with their costumes are all wrong for me.

The 21st century Zygons costumes look too smooth, shiny and rubbery. Ironically they actually look far more like costumes than the originals which were more slimy and organic looking. Also I think the expression on their faces looks too goofy the way their mouths are always open.

70s Zygon

21st Century Zygon

I also haven’t liked any of the new Zygon adventures.

The 50th anniversary story, The Day of the Doctor which sees another group of Zygons try and conquer the earth was actually a great story overall, but the Zygons themselves were the weakest part of it.

They seemed to be used for comedy rather than horror (such as the scene where the Doctor gets a snog from a Zygon in Queen Elizabeth’s form.) They were also just brushed to the side and forgotten about before the end of the story too.

The season 9 two parter The Zygon Invasion/The Zygon Inversion meanwhile I didn’t like because I thought its premise was far too silly.

Its established that after the 50th the Doctor was able to reach a peaceful solution between the invading Zygons and the humans, where all 20 million Zygons were allowed to live on earth in secret by posing as humans.

The Zygon Invasion/ The Zygon Inversion sees a renegade group of Zygons led by a fanatic named Bonnie try and overrun the earth, but in the end the Doctor is able to talk them out of it himself and convince the Zygons go back into hiding.

The thing that bugs me about this story is why didn’t the Doctor just use his TARDIS to take the Zygons across the universe to an uninhabited planet?

Also how the hell does the Doctor expect this solution to work in the long term? Aliens so advanced they fought in the Time War are going to be happy taking on a human form, getting a shitty 9-5 job, and deal with all of humanity’s stupid issues?

Also why the hell should humanity show any compassion to the Zygons and let them stay here? They are an invading force!

Still having said that it is quite an interesting idea that there are all these aliens secretly walking among us, and it was something that future writers I feel could have taken advantage of.

For instance maybe a future companion could turn out to be a Zygon? The Doctor would have no way of knowing after all. It could be quite a good twist that the Doctor takes on a young woman who seems perfectly normal at first, only for her to later during an adventure where there was no way of escape, suddenly morph into her true Zygon form and save the Doctors life.

I’d also like to see the Zygons work with UNIT too. Not only is their former leader Bonnie now a member of UNIT, but the Zygons wouldn’t want the earth, their new home to be invaded anymore than the rest of humanity.

I’d have loved to have seen a story where the Zygons help UNIT battle the Cybermen and sic the Skarasen on the Cyber King!

You could also do a story set in the future, maybe 100 years from now where the Zygons are finally discovered and there is perhaps a civil war on earth.

Sadly however it appears that the fact that there are 20 million aliens just living in secret has been completely forgotten about. The Zygons weren’t even mentioned in the Monks three parter as being an option against the alien invaders of that story, even when UNIT who employ a Zygon showed up, which was a shame in my opinion.

Most Memorable Moment

Zygon Harry Tries To Kill Sarah

I think this scene demonstrates what’s scary about shapeshifters, that they can look like someone close to the main hero when they do horrible things.

I also think this scene is effective because its a bit more gritty too. The Zygon isn’t trying to just zap its victim, its trying to stab her to death!

This was another way that the 70’s Zygons were scarier. They were far more brutal. We saw them do things like try and impale people with pitchforks, choke people to death, break their necks, and bludgeon them to death with stones.

In the season 9 two parter of New Who, all of their murders happen offscreen, and they kill people by vaporizing them into nothing but tiny little balls of tumbleweed.

28/ Drashigs

Appearance/ Carnival of Monsters

Doctor/ Jon Pertwee

The Drashigs are a race of gigantic super predators that will eat just about anything they can find. One notorious incident saw the monsters actually eat a warship that had unfortunately landed on their planet for repairs.

In the story Carnival of Monsters a group of Drashigs are captured by a machine called a Miniscope. The Miniscope abducts beings from all over the universe and shrinks them before placing them in a minature controlled environment within the scope itself. The scope has captured many other life forms across all of time and space including Cybermen, Ogrons, and a ship full of humans too.

The Doctor inadvertently lands the TARDIS within the Scope’s atmosphere and later stumbles upon the Drashig’s environment where he and Jo are nearly devoured. The monsters manage to break out of their environment and into the humans enclosure. They are also later able to escape the scope itself, thanks to the work of a malicious alien named Kalik who hopes to use the Drashigs to begin a revolution on his home planet.

There isn’t much to the Drashig’s character. They are just savage animals who kill to feed, but what makes them so memorable and frightening is both their design, and the horrible screaming sounds they make.

The creatures are very much like a monster from Greek mythology in that they are like a mix mash of various different creatures. They have the body of a caterpillar, mixed in with the face of a pitbull terrier!

There aren’t that many giant monsters in Classic Doctor Who. Most of the time whenever they’d try due to their budget it would be an absolute disaster like the notorious Dinosaurs in Invasion of the Dinosaurs.

The Drashigs by the standards of the time are actually very well realized. They look better when frolicking in their natural habitat, but when we see them attacking humans they do tend to look a bit superimposed.

Still the models are very well designed, and detailed and the story really sells the idea of the Drashigs being the most dangerous predators in the galaxy.

Most Memorable Moment

The Drashigs Burst Out Of The Ground

A classic moment, whilst the giant hand coming to save the Doctor and Jo might look a bit cheesy, there is a brilliant sense of paranoia in this scene the way the Drashigs come bursting out of the ground. You get the feeling that they could emerge anywhere, kind of like an early version of Tremors.

27/ The Beast

Appearances/ The Impossible Planet/ The Satan Pit

Doctors/ David Tennant

The Beast was an ancient evil that claimed to have existed before the universe, though the Doctor believed this to be impossible.

The Beast apparently fought with an entity called the Light who after the universe was created, imprisoned him within a planet near a black hole. If the Beast ever escaped then the forcefield preventing the planet from falling into the black hole would collapse and the Beast would finally die.

The Light apparently didn’t have the courage to kill the Beast himself, so he set up a situation where not only would the Beast kill himself if he tried to escape, but someone else would be able to kill him years later as well,.

Whilst the Beast spent many billions of years imprisoned, he claimed that he had still influenced the hearts and minds of people across the entire universe. He also had an army of Demonic children too, though many if not all of them had been imprisoned by the disciples of the Light over the millenia.

One of these children, Abaddon was later seen in the Doctor Who spin off Torchwood, where it was freed by its human disciple, Billis Manger.

Abbaddon, one of the Beasts many Demon children who are imprisoned in planets across the universe.

A group of astronauts from earth would later investigate the Beast’s planet. They knew nothing of the Beast itself. They simply wanted to find out how a planet coud survive next to a black hole.

Unfortunately however the Beast was able to take over members of the crew, as well as their alien servants, the Ood.

Fortunately however the Doctor was able to foil the monsters plans to escape by destroying the Beasts prison, causing it to fall into the black hole. Whilst this would be suicide for anyone else, as they would fall into the black hole too. The Doctor was able to escape and rescue the crew thanks to his TARDIS.

The end of the story however hints that the Beast may not have been destroyed.

The Beast is one of the most underrated monsters of the revival in my opinion. It was a genuinely frightening idea. A monster that could peer in the darkest secrets of our main characters, take people over with just its thoughts, and whose mere existence genuinely shocked the Doctor. In some ways the Beast scares the Doctor more than even the Daleks or the Cybermen ever could, as the Beast defies everything he thought he knew about the universe.

The effects used to bring the monster to life were also spectacular too, and the monster’s voice, supplied by Gabriel Woof (who had earlier played Sutekh the Destroyer) is also very effective. Woof’s rich, smooth, commanding voice is just perfect for a villain.

I like the way that they left it open as to what the Beast’s true identity is. Was it just an all powerful alien, or was it actually the real deal?

Its a shame that they didn’t do anything else with the Beast after this story. I think the Beast is one of the few New Who villains that could have been strong enough to be the main villain of a season.

He has a lot of presence, and there is potential for an interesting story arc involving his children too.

Most Memorable Moment

The Beast Reveals Himself

One of the most genuinely unnerving moments in Doctor Who’s long history. The Doctor and the others seem genuinely powerless against the Beast who knows everything about them, all of their darkest secrets, weaknesses, most painful memories, and they know nothing about it.

David Tennant plays it well when he tries to reassure the rest of the crew that everything is going to be alright. You can tell despite his best efforts to convince them, even he doesn’t believe it as he utimately has no idea what the Beast is actually capable of.

26/ The Autons/ The Nestene Consciousness

Appearances/ Spearhead From Space, Terror of the Autons, Rose, The Pandorica Opens, The Big Bang

Doctors/ Jon Pertwee, Christopher Eccelston, Matt Smith

The Nestene Consciousness was a powerful disembodied spirit that had the power to animate anything made of plastic. It could assume a physical form too, but it decided instead to invade the earth by creating an army out of plastic dummies, called Autons.

All three invasion attempts by the Nestene (one of which was aided by the Master) were foiled by the Doctor, but the monsters would later end up as part of the alliance to try and trap the Doctor in the season 5 finale.

The Autons represent the first in a long line of monsters in Doctor Who who are an everyday object made into something terrifying.  Any child that saw the monsters memorably smash their way through shop windows and gun people down in the streets would probably have been unable to walk past a shop mannequin for a long while after.

I think the Autons played a huge role in ensuring Doctor Who’s success throughout the 70’s. Though they only appeared in two stories, they really helped to prove to people that Doctor Who could still be a shocking, frightening series.

In the 1960’s Doctor Who had become a sensation because of its scary monsters like the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Yeti, but towards the end of the 60’s its popularity began to fade. The fact that it was still in black and white more than anything else caused many to see the show as an old relic that had had its time.

The Pertwee era needed something big to show people that Doctor Who could thrive as much in the new decade. The Autons terrified children so much that not only was the BBC bombarded with thousands of complaints from enraged parents about the show being too scary, but Doctor Who was even discussed in the House of Lords after the broadcast of Terror of the Autons as being too frightening for children.

Thus the Autons proved that Doctor Who could still outrage the moral guardians, be the edgy, daring show that parents weren’t sure if they could show their children, and even be discussed in parliament for its horrific themes and frightening content.

Naturally all of this just made Doctor Who a show that people wanted to see, and so in this respect I think the Autons played a very key role in ensuring the shows success at probably one of its most crucial points.

The Autons massive influence on later Doctor Who monsters, the high quality of all of their stories, and the major impact they made on the shows viewers,  earn them a place on this, and I’d wager any top Doctor Who monsters list. However the reason they are not quite as high up this list, is because I think they are extremely limited.

There isn’t really much you can do with them other than just an invasion earth story. All 3 of their major appearances are basically the same story. The only variables in their stories are to do with other factors besides the Autons. For instance Spearhead From Space is about the Doctors exile, Terror of the Autons is about the Master’s introduction, and Rose is obviously about Rose’s introduction, but the Autons plan in all 3 stories is exactly the same, and there are even certain scenes that are repeated in all 3 stories too.

The only story that really tries to do anything new with them is their season 5 appearance The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang. Here we are introduced to an Auton version of Rory Williams (Amy’s at that point late boyfriend) who is in love with her too and helps save the day.

Having a good guy version of one of the Doctors greatest enemies seems to be a recurring theme in Steven Moffat’s work on the show.

There is Strax and Vastra, the heroic Sontaran and Silurian who fight crime together in the 19th century, Handles the Doctors Cyberman head companion, Rusty the Dalek who hates other Daleks, Zygood, Osgood’s Zygon sister, and later Bonnie after she reforms. Finally even the Master went through a redemption story arc in series 10.

Auton Rory was really the first such example, and so I suppose in this respect the Autons once again were trailblazers among Doctor Who monsters.

Still other than Auton Rory I don’t really think there is much you can do with the Autons compared to other monsters which is probably why they have been used so fleetingly throughout the shows long history.

Most Memorable Moment

Autons Break Out Of Shop Windows

One of the all time greatest moments in Doctor Who. Its not hard to see why this made such a huge impact in the early 70’s.

So many stories have tried to emulate this scene in the decades since, by similarly taking an everyday thing and turning it into a monster.

There’s the Weeping Angels, gargoyles who turn into monsters, the Vashta Nervada, who are essentially shadows that eat people, and from the recent episode The Pilot there was even a puddle that turned into a monster too.

Still this was the original and in some ways the most shocking example.

25/ Morbius

Appearance/ The Brain of Morbius

Doctor/ Tom Baker

Morbius was originally the President of the Doctors home planet Gallifrey. He attempted to lead his people, the Time Lords to conquer the rest of the universe, but when they overthrew him, he instead created an army of the worst creatures, “the scum of the galaxy”. Under his command they ravaged hundreds of worlds across the cosmos, before finally being brought to justice.

The Time Lords and the Sisterhood of Karn (whose home planet Morbius had destroyed) executed the former President by vaporizing his entire body. Morbius however survived thanks to one of his servants, a human scientist named Solon.

Solon was able to remove Morbius’ brain and placed it in a preservation tank. For several decades Solon would build a new body for Morbius from the bits and pieces of different alien bodies.

The Doctor would later be sent on a mission by the Time Lords to stop Morbius’ resurrection. Though Solon was successful in creating a new body for his master. The Doctor challenged the villain to a mind bending contest, which weakened Morbius after which the Sisterhood of Karn were able to finish the villain off, by chasing him over the edge of a cliff with torches.

Morbius was one of many villains in the early Tom Baker era who drew more from classic horror characters.

Morbius is essentially a Frankenstein’s monster. In fact the producers originally wanted Peter Cushing himself to play his creator, Solon.

Whilst the Frankenstein influence is obvious, Morbius was still an effective villain in his own right. It was fascinating watching what had once been the most powerful being in the universe suffer such a catastrophic fall from grace.

Though this is a common motif in author Robert Holmes stories, with Sutekh, and Magnus Creel both being villains who had once been all powerful, but were now in hiding. Still I think it was actually more effective with Morbius.

Morbius hadn’t just lost his former power. He was trapped in a jar, unable to see, hear, feel or influence the world around him in anyway. Its a truly horrifying fate even for a loathsome villain like Morbius.

MORBIUS: Do you think I care about my ultimate appearance? Just to walk again, to feel, to see! 
SOLON: Naturally, that is how you think now, my lord, but when you are once more a physical entity, imagine how you will see yourself then. Think how it will be then.
MORBIUS: Solon, I think of nothing else! Trapped like this, like a sponge beneath the sea. Yet even a sponge has more life than I. Can you understand a thousandth of my agony? I, Morbius, who once led the High Council of the Time Lords and dreamed the greatest dreams in history, now reduced to this, to a condition where I envy a vegetable.

Some of Robert Holmes’ best dialogue, and Michael Spice who voices Morbius really gives the character a lot of gravitas too.

Morbius has gone on to return in spin off material which details his early life, as well as attempts to resurrect him yet again, but so far on television he has only made one appearance.

Most Memorable Moment

Morbius/Doctor’s mind duel

A notorious moment, this scene is actually more memorable for the way it changes the Doctor’s history than anything to do with Morbius, but since it is related to Morbius, then what the hell I’ll list it anyway.

The Doctor challenges Morbius to “mind wrestling” and as they fight images of the Doctor and Morbius’ previous regenerations flash up on the screen.

Now the original intention was that the 8 faces that flash up after William Hartnell were actually unseen versions of the Doctor before William Hartnell.

At that point it hadn’t been decided that William Hartnell (the first in real life) was the first in the show. However the later story The Five Doctors would finally establish that Hartnell was the original Doctor, so the previous 8 faces have since been retconed into being Morbius’ previous regenerations.

In the actual story its never said that they were the Doctor to be fair, so its easy to dismiss them as just being Morbius. (It actually makes more sense if they are Morbius. If they were the Doctor, then the Doctor got his ass kicked badly, which doesn’t make sense as whilst the Doctor did lose, Morbius’ brain was also fried too.)

However there are still some attempts to fit these faces in as being earlier Doctors. A popular fan theory is that they are the faces of “The Other”. Now “The Other” began as an idea in the late 80’s by script editor Andrew Cartmel but was incorporated into spin off material.

Cartmel had intended to reveal that the Doctor was in fact one of the founders of Time Lord society, a mysterious figure simply called The Other, who fled in disgust after Rassilon’s corruption. The Other later returned on his last regeneration to Gallifrey where after an accident, he fell into the Looming machine. (In spin off material it was revealed that Time Lords do not give birth. Instead they are created in machines called Looms.)

The Other was “Loomed” into a new Time Lord, complete with a new set of regenerations who eventually became the Doctor. The Doctor at first had no memory of his previous existence as “The Other”, though later stories would show that he had learned of his previous life at least by his 7th regeneration.

This was of course never revealed in the show itself (save for a few hints.) Still if you take it as canon, then the previous 8 faces could be regenerations of The Other (this could also be when the Doctor first learned that he was The Other too. Maybe even the Doctor was surprised to learn that he had previous lives before William Hartnell.)

24/ Duroc

Appearances/ Dead Man Walking

Doctors/ No Doctors

Okay I know Duroc was from the spin off show Torchwood, but I’m making an exception here as I feel that Duroc was still one of the greatest monsters in the entire franchise. Since Torchwood is part of the greater Doctor Who universe then what the hell, I’ll count it just this once.

I have mixed feelings towards Torchwood. I’m a huge fan of Captain Jack and John Barrowman in general, but I think Torchwood was very up and down in terms of quality overall. Still “Dead Man Walking” is easily one of the best episodes from any Doctor Who related television series in my opinion.

Its premise sees Captain Jack in desperation revive his deceased team mate Owen Harper with an alien gauntlet capable of briefly reviving the dead. Owen however is seemingly permanently brought back, but he soon discovers that a being from the afterlife is using him as a vessel to enter our reality.

In previous episodes of Torchwood it was said that there was no life after death, but in the episode “They Keep Killing Suzie”, Suzie Costello, a character who had been revived from the dead warns the immortal Captain Jack that something is waiting for him on the other side, and that when she was dead it chased her through the eternal darkness beyond life itself.

Here we discover it is an entity called Duroc who needs to claim 13 lives before manifesting itself on earth forever. It is said that the only thing that can stop the monster is faith. Many centuries ago, Duroc came into our world through a resurrected young girl, who beat it off with faith. However it later turns out in a twist that the little girls name was actually Faith and she beat it simply because she was the only one who could face the monster without dying.

Thus Owen is able to banish Duroc back to the darkness before it can claim its thirteenth life.

What makes Duroc such a unique villain in the history of the whole Doctor Who franchise is that there is absolutely no way it can be anything other than supernatural. Though Doctor Who has had Witches, Demons, Vampires, Werewolves, and even Satan himself. In all cases, whilst there are hints that they were the real deal, it’s always left open that they are just really advanced aliens.

With Duroc however he is said to come from the world of the dead, so there’s not really any way you can rationalize him as just being another alien. Whilst I understand that some fans might not like the supernatural being brought into Doctor Who, for this story I think it works really well.

Its scary the way we aren’t given that many details about what the afterlife is in the Whoniverse. Is it just an endless void forever, with Duroc perhaps just being the soul of another dead person, who is desperately trying to escape the endless nothingness we are all destined for?

Or perhaps the place Owen and Suzie went to is hell? Makes sense in a way as Hell can be many things. It doesn’t always have to be fire and brimstone and for some being placed in an endless darkness, with nothing to do, no company forever, would actually be worse.

Whilst Owen may have helped Torchwood save the day lots of times, he’s not exactly lived a blameless life. (For one thing he shot his former friend and boss in the head!) So its not so unreasonable to assume he’d have gone to hell just like Suzie.

Then of course there is the possibility that Duroc is simply a manifestation of death itself, in much the same way as the Black Guardian is a manifestation of evil.

There are so many interesting possibilities with Duroc, and the fact that we are never given a definitive explanation leaves the viewer to wonder, which makes him one of the scariest and most interesting villains in the entire Doctor Who franchise.

Most Memorable Moment

Owen Battles Duroc

The scene that for many fans saved the character of Owen who had previously been the least popular member of the team.

Until this point Owen had always been portrayed as selfish, and borderline sociopathic, but here we finally see him redeem himself as he takes Death itself on by himself.

Its quite moving the way Owen uses his battle with the monster to inspire a young boy, dying from cancer by showing him that whilst death is inevitable for us all, that doesn’t mean it can never be fought.

23/ The Veil

Appearance/ Heaven Sent

Doctors/ Peter Capaldi

A monster created from the Doctors darkest fears. The Veil was used as an instrument of torture by the Time Lords against the Doctor.

The Time Lords had wanted to know the truth about the Hybrid prophecy. According to an old legend, a creature half Dalek, half Time Lord was foretold to rise up after the Time War and destroy both races.

With only the Doctor apparently knowing who and where the Hybrid was, the Time Lords decided to capture the Doctor and seal him in a virtual world, which resembled an old castle.

There the Doctor was chased by an indestructable monster called the Veil. The Veil was created in the image of the rotting corpse of a woman the Doctor had seen as a boy, who had been covered in robes, but left out in the sun to rot for days on end.

The Veil’s job was to torture the Doctor for information on the Hybrid, but the Doctor managed to evade the monster through the castle until he reached the exit.

Unfortunately the exit was guarded by a wall made from a substance 400 times harder than Diamond. With no way of escape the Doctor started to hit the wall until the Veil attacked him.

The Veil tortured the Doctor to death, but with his last breath, the Doctor managed to crawl back to the teleporter that brought him to the castle, where he used it to burn up his old body, and create a new replica, which his consciousness was transplanted into.

Sadly however in the process the Doctor lost his memories of being trapped in the castle, and therefore repeated the same process again of fleeing the Veil until he reached the wall.

Every time he made it to the wall the Doctor would remember his previous “deaths” but decided to keep punching the wall, even though the Veil caught up to him and mortally wounded him every time, forcing him with his dying breath to repeat the process of transplanting his consciousness into a new body.

After 4 and a half billion years of repeating the same process and punching at the wall each time, the Doctor finally chipped away at the wall so much that it shattered, allowing him to escape the Veil which crumbled into nothing as soon as he left.

Now Heaven Sent is a story I have mixed feelings towards. Its part of one of my least favorite arcs, the Hybrid story. Also the episode after called Hellbent which concludes the story begun in Heaven Sent is a contender for the worst Doctor Who episode ever made.

Still taken as an episode in its own right then Heaven Sent is a classic. The Veil is undoubtedly one of the most frightening monsters of the week ever seen in the show.

The fact that the Doctors all alone against the beast only heightens the terror. Whilst the Doctor may be a cunning and resourceful hero, we have never actually seen him take on an enemy completely alone before. Even in stories where he doesn’t have a companion like the Deadly Assassin, there is still always help.

Its quite an unusual and scary situation to see the Doctor trapped, with no one coming to help him, no one he can rely on, face to face with a monster that has no other plans, or desires but to torture him!

The history behind the monster is utterly horrific too. I like the way they are able to make it a monster with a personal history to the Doctor without revealing too much about his past. Obviously as part of the Doctors character is that he is mysterious we can never find out too much about his history.

Here they get round that by having the Veil be created from a single traumatic incident of the Doctor as a boy seeing the rotting corpse of an old woman. This image stuck with the Doctor not just because it was a gruesome sight, but because of the tragedy that no one knew who this woman was. She was literally just left to rot in the streets, and no one even cared except for the Doctor.

Some fan theories I’ve read online however have said that they believe the woman whose corpse inspired the Veil was actually the Doctors mother! Personally however I’m glad that they didn’t reveal this in the show, as that would have been far too horrifying.

Whilst I may not be too keen on the Capaldi era, Heaven Sent and the Veil were definitely high points of the revival, and you have to give the Veil credit for causing the Doctor more pain than every other monster in the series combined.

Most Memorable Moment

The Doctor Breaks Through The Wall

A truly brilliant moment that really shows what a strong character the Doctor is the way he just never gives up. Even when he’s reached the two billion mark, he isn’t half way through his ordeal yet, but he still just keeps on going.

The Doctor being burned by the Veil isn’t even the most horrific part of his torture however. What’s worse is that whenever he reaches the seemingly unbreakable wall, then his memory of all the previous times he has been killed returns meaning that when he finally does break through, he has the memory of 4 billion years worth of torture to live with!

 

22/ Cheetah People

Appearance/ Survival

Doctors/ Sylvester McCoy

The main villains from the final Doctor Who story. The Cheetah people were originally human beings who tried to harness the power of a strange, uninhabited planet that had the power to bring out the darkest qualities in anyone who lived there, before eventually turning them into savage, animal creatures.

Sadly the humans eventually succumbed to the darkness themselves and became monstrous Cheetah people. Able to travel between dimensions with the aid of special creatures they bred. The Cheetah people traveled through time and space to other worlds, including modern earth to snatch unsuspecting prey and bring them back to their own world. They would also sometimes bring people back to become new members of their own kind too.

Survival is a brilliant story that in many ways is decades ahead of its time. The Cheetah people themselves are also an interesting idea that plays on the old trope of evil being somewhat alluring.

Throughout the story the Doctors female companion Ace is shown to be drawn to the leader of the Cheetah people Karra. At one point Ace actually runs off with Karra and abandons the Doctor and a group of people trapped on the Cheetah planet.

However in an interesting inversion of the trope Ace ends up being stronger and not only does she resist the evil of the planet manifested in Karra, but she is able to actually influence Karra for the better, as Karra ultimately ends up sacrificing herself to try and protect Ace from the Master.

The fact that the Cheetah people are intelligent, and can speak, reason and even love as seen with Karra’s affection for Ace. Just makes it all the more disturbing when they hunt people down and eat them.

This isn’t like the Drashigs who are just animals. This is a creature that can think like a human, and isn’t evil either. Its just simply higher on the food chain than we are.

The only drawback with the Cheetah people was the make up. Now I don’t actually think that the makeup was terrible like most fans do. It was very well realized, but sadly it was just wrong for this particular story.

To start with it didn’t really fit into the idea of the Cheetah people being these attractive monsters that can lure people in. It looks a bit odd to see Ace be attracted to a cat person! Also making them into monsters feels like its playing it too safe too.

Imagine how much more disturbing it would have been if they had just been degenerate humans that hunt people down and eat them alive. When its a furry cat person however its taken to a level of fantasy that feels surreal more than anything else.

The author of the story, Rona Munro has often complained about the Cheetah masks. She said that she envisioned the monsters of the story as simply being fanged, savage looking humans, but that it was producer John Nathan Turners idea to make them into Cheetah people.

Rona felt that the relationship between Ace and Karra in particular was hurt by this.

They should have just had Cheetah eyes and a very faint pigmentation round of Cheetah spots and big canine teeth. And in fact, I think the actors that were cast, from what I was told, were doing all of this wonderful expressive facial work, and then they were forced to wear these ‘Puss in Boots’ things and so then you can’t see what they’re doing under there. Particularly Karra and Ace, there were whole amazing scenes between them and for me, that was supposed to be my lesbian subtext, and you can’t see it!

John Nathan Turner was probably scared about the show being attacked for being too violent, which it had been during his time as producer before.

Still since it was the last episode I think JNT should have just gone for it. As it stands however I wouldn’t say the make up actively ruins the Cheetah people. They were still one of the most interesting and genuinely surreal creatures in the shows history.

Most Memorable Moment

Karra Captures Ace

I think this scene demonstrates how the Cheetah people would have been better if they had been more human in appearance.

When Ace sees Karra you can see she is in awe of her at first before she flees, which again doesn’t make sense when its a monster. If Karra had been a beautiful, yet savage looking woman then it would have felt more natural.

Still the scene is very effective. Much like with 12 and the Veil what makes it so scary is the way the monster has cornered Ace alone, and there’s nothing she can do against it. Can’t outfight it, can’t outrun it, can’t hide from it. She’s just lucky the Cheetah woman had a crush on her instead.

21/ Midnight Entity

Appearance/ Midnight

Doctors/ David Tennant

The Midnight Entity was a mysterious creature that had a vendetta against the Doctor, yet he had seemingly never heard of it before.

The Doctor encountered this monster when taking part in the Crusaders Tours of the Galaxy. Unfortunately the ship that was to take its crew across the Galaxy broke down near the planet Midnight, a strange world apparently made of diamonds where no life was thought to exist.

A strange, spiritual creature however soon started to attack the ship and possessed one of the crew. A woman named Sky.

The monster started to imitate everything the crew said in an effort to learn about the humans, before it eventually took over the Doctor, and forced him to repeat everything it said.

The monster then, whilst in Sky’s body attempted to convince the rest of the crew (who had already come to distrust the Doctor) to throw him off the ship.

Fortunately however the Hostess noticed something was wrong with Sky and before it could kill the Doctor she ejected it (along with herself) back onto the surface of the planet.

The Doctor was not sure if the monster had been killed, but the planet Midnight was sealed off from any more human involvement after to prevent the entity from claiming any more victims.

The Midnight Entity is definitely one of the scariest monsters of the revival. Monster possession seems to be something that Russell T Davies does brilliantly, with other examples being of course the Beast, The Flood, and even to some extent Duroc too.

The Midnight entity in some ways is the scariest however, as we never know just what its plans are. Most of the time it just stares at its victims as its power slowly grows, but you can tell its relishing in the fear and panic its creating among the crew.

At times you’re not sure if the monster is mimicking the crew because it has to, or if its just playing with them. Lesley Sharpe is brilliant in the role. Its a very limited performance, as all she does for most of the episode is just sit at the back and repeat what everybody else says, but the glare she gives the Entity is frightening.

The Midnight Entity is also one of the few monsters who really beat the Doctor too, and what’s interesting is that it doesn’t beat the Doctor through power. Instead it convinces the people the Doctor normally protects to turn on him. Its smart enough to single him out as being different to them, and plays on the fact that actually no one really knows much about the Doctor to make them all suspicious.

The Doctor is only saved by the hostess who is forced to sacrifice herself, rather than by his own cunning. Of all the enemies he has faced, the Midnight Entity is one of the creatures that came closest to killing him, reduced him to being completely helpless, and completely stumped him, with the Doctor still not knowing what it truly was, or even whether or not it was still out there.

Most Memorable Moment

The Entity Possesses Sky

What makes this moment the scariest in the whole episode for me is the way that Sky can sense the monster is coming for her first, even outright saying “she said she’d get me first”.

You can clearly see how malevolent the monster is the way it zeros in on her. There’s no reason for it to go after Sky more than anyone else other than the fact that she is the most scared, anxious, and vulnerable person there.

Its horrible the way Sky knows its coming and begs the Doctor, and everyone there to help her, but none of them can, and as soon as the beast snatches her she is gone.

20/ The Ice Warriors

Appearances/ The Ice Warriors, The Seeds of Death, The Curse of Peladon, The Monster of Peladon, Cold War, Empress of Mars

Doctors/ Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi

Giant reptile invaders from Mars. The Ice Warriors benefited from a brilliant design, and a somewhat more complex personality than many other monster races.

Whilst the Daleks and the Cybermen are all evil drones who think exactly alike, the Ice Warriors had individual names, personalities, desires and actually cared for one another. In their first story the Ice Warrior commander Varga, is genuinely grief stricken when his men are killed (compare that to the Daleks who regularly execute mooks who fail for the slightest thing!)

Furthermore the later story Curse of Peladon would even show the Ice Warriors in the future renounce their war like ways and become a race devoted to peace.

I think the Ice Warriors were somewhat underused. Its very rare to have a race who can function just as well as the villains as they can as the heroes.

The likes of the Cybermen, the Borg and the Daleks for instance obviously work better as villains. Though there have been the odd good guy Daleks, Cybermen and Borg, overall I think its fair to say that they are more effective when evil. Also due to the nature of all 3 races any good guy version of them has to be a mutant, reprogrammed, or brainwashed, as they are all conditioned to want to conquer and destroy other races.

With the likes of the Sontarans meanwhile whilst its easier to have one of them go rogue, as we have seen with Strax ,they were much better as villains. For the record I do like Strax, but he has kind of turned the Sontarans from being major foes of the Doctor to being goofy, comedy characters.

The Ice Warriors meanwhile much like the Klingons from Star Trek are a rare example of being every bit as effective as both.

As villains they are towering, ruthless, and utterly dedicated to conquest, whilst as heroes they are honorable, noble, yet at the same time also willing to kill which can often put them at odds with the Doctor.

The reason they are able to work so well as both is that you don’t have to change their characters. They always maintain their sense of honour and dedication to their cause, but some Ice Warriors simply have more noble intentions than others.

Still whilst I think that they could have used the Ice Warriors more often, fortunately most of their appearances have been absolute classics too.

I think my favorite story is probably Cold War. Of all the attempts to do a “one monster can slaughter thousands of people” type of story in Doctor Who, this one is probably the best.

They don’t just show the Ice Warrior as being really badass because it can kill lots of people. We see how cunning they are too the way the Ice Warrior is able to stay 5 steps ahead of its enemies, find out their weaknesses and then nearly set about causing a war that would destroy all of mankind.

Overall the Ice Warriors are deservedly one of the great icons of Doctor Who and a monster I’m always happy to see come back.

Most Memorable Moment

Storr Tries To Cut A Deal With The Ice Warriors

A classic scene where Storr who holds a grudge against the scientists tries to team up with the Ice Warriors who instantly kill him ironically because he is not a scientist and therefore of no use to them.

This scene I think demonstrates not only how ruthless the Ice Warriors are, but also how hypocritical they can be. The Ice Warriors always talk of honor and bravery, yet here they gun down an unarmed man whilst he’s pleading for mercy!

19/ The Black Guardian

Appearances/ The Armageddon Factor, Mawdryn Undead, Terminus, Enlightenment

Doctors/ Tom Baker, Peter Davison

The Black Guardian was the physical representation of evil and chaos in the universe. He along with his counterpart, the White Guardian (who represents order) balance the forces of the universe, though the Black Guardian naturally wants to upset the balance and bring chaos to all of creation.

Despite his power, the Black Guardian is unable to act directly and must always work through his minions.

The Black Guardian was the main villain in the Key to Time season. In this story arc, the White Guardian sent the Doctor on a mission to reassemble all of the pieces of the Key to Time, the most powerful weapon in the universe together to help him restore order, and to prevent the Black Guardian from gathering them first.

Whilst the Black Guardian only appears at the very end of the series where he tries to trick the Doctor into giving him the key, he is the overarching threat throughout the entire season.

After the Doctor foils his plans to steal the Key, the Black Guardian swears that he will make the Doctor and his companion Romana suffer.

Whilst he does not appear again in the 4th Doctors era, the Doctor in later stories is hesitant about staying in one place for too long or else the Black Guardian will find him.

The villain finally returns in the 20th season. Here the Guardian finally tracks the Doctor down, and attempts to influence his new companion Turlough to murder him. Once again however the Doctor is able to foil his plans, though at the same time he also warns Turlough that the Black Guardian can never truly be vanquished as he is essential to the very fabric of the universe.

The Black Guardian was an interesting concept. In a way he was kind of the precursor to Dahak from the Xena franchise, or The First Evil from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

All 3 are either the root of, or personification of evil in their respective universes, yet all 3 are quite powerless ironically and must work through their servants. Both are also able to take control of somebody close to the hero, or make them betray the hero (Turlough in the Doctors case, Gabrielle in Xena’s and Spike in Buffy’s.)

Neither the First nor the Black Guardian are vanquished either as both can never be destroyed.

I also liked the way the Black Guardian was always only ever used fleetingly too. Unlike with Q from Star Trek, another all powerful alien whose effectiveness was diluted by over exposure. The Black Guardian always remained a shadowy figure that you were scared could turn up as the Doctor in the later parts of Tom Bakers era was always terrified of the Black Guardian finding him.

Overall whilst me may not be quite as iconic as other villains, the Black Guardian was certainly a menacing and interesting foe for the Doctor.

Most Memorable Moment

The Black Guardian Tries To Trick The Doctor

I’ve always liked the way that the Black Guardian’s ruse is discovered because he can never truly appear to be benevolent. He can appear charming, affable, nice on the surface, but he will always let it slip just how twisted and evil he is.

I think this also demonstrates a large part of what is so great about the character of the Doctor too the way he is able to take on the most fearsome and frightening monsters, completely unarmed and defenceless in the most laid back, even jovial way.

18/ Sil

Appearances/ Vengeance on Varos, Mindwarp

Doctors/ Colin Baker

One of the most revolting and vicious creatures the Doctor ever came across. Sil was the representative of the Galatron Mining Corporation.

He kept the people of the planet Varos in poverty by lying to them about the value of the substance Zeiton Ore. He also enjoyed and took part in the sick torture games that passed for entertainment on Varos too.

The Doctor however managed to rumble his con and left him at the mercy of the vengeful Varosians. Sil would return however many years later on the planet Thoros Beta.

Here the monster was arms dealing, as well as trying to prolong the life of Lord Kiv, a wealthy member of his race who needed a new body. Sadly Sil later murdered the Doctors companion Peri, after which Kiv’s brain was transplanted into her body.

Sil, and Kiv were both seemingly killed by a vengeful King Ycranos (played by Brian Blessed) before the Time Lords disposed of the operation to prevent the technology from falling into the wrong hands.

It was later revealed however that this was all just lies by the Valeyard to try and discredit the Doctor. Thus the true fate of Sil is left open.

Sil was quite a unique villain in Doctor Who in that he had virtually no physical power whatsoever. Even Davros the twisted creator of the Daleks would later gain the ability to fly and zap people from a distance.

Sil however was completely helpless, but he still managed to be one of the most terrifying monsters in the series for two reasons. One he was absolutely revolting. Not just in appearance, but personality too, the way he’d derive an almost orgasmic pleasure from watching people suffer. The horrible little cackle that actor Nabil Shaban added whenever Sil saw someone suffer just made him all the more vile.

Furthermore what Sil lacked in physical power he more than made up for in terms of influence. Sil was a monster protected by the law. The Doctor couldn’t just zap him like a random Dalek, he had to find other ways to bring him down, and even then he was never able to completely defeat Sil either.

Its quite unusual to have a monster occupy the role of the unscrupulous bureaucrat in Doctor Who. Normally those roles tended to be filled by more human adversary’s, but in Sil’s case we had the most slimy, inhuman disgusting little monster you could imagine, representing the very worst aspects of human greed, and willingness to exploit others.

Sil’s death scene was also probably the most sensational of almost any villain in the entire history of Doctor Who. Well that is if they had kept it as his death scene, and not crapped out of it later by revealing that it was all a hoax.

To be fair to the producers I’m not actually sure if they made such a mistake in deciding to undo Peri’s death. Whilst it was an absolutely thrilling moment, at the same time it might have been just a bit too horrible. Peri wasn’t just zapped or blown up like Adric. She was brutally tortured to death, and then had her cadaver occupied by a slimy, horrible little reptile monster, all the while Sil laughed at her pain, taunted her, and insulted her appearance!

You have to remember that Doctor Who whilst not a children’s show, is still a family show, and perhaps that would have been crossing the mark to murder one of the longest running and most popular companions in such a horrifying way.

Of course another bonus of undoing the ending was that the possibility for Sil to return was left open too. Sadly however apart from in Big Finish (which was set earlier than Mindwarp) he hasn’t appeared since, and thus the fate of one of the Doctors most iconic enemies from the 80’s is still unknown.

Most Memorable Moment

Sil Tortures Peri

From Vengeance on Varos, Sil has Peri transformed into a hideous avian creature whilst she is still awake!

This scene plays on a trope that was common throughout the 6th Doctors era of body horror, though this was probably the most explicit example.

There’s also a great little moment of black comedy when Sil after seeing Peri be horribly disfigured comments that she is finally beginning to look attractive!

17/ The Mara

Appearances/ Kinda, Snakedance

Doctors/ Peter Davison

The Mara was a being of pure evil and greed that fed on the fear of its victims. Created on the planet Manussa many centuries ago, the Mara caused havoc throughout the galaxy, before finally being banished to “the dark places beyond”.

The monster however survived and would later be able attack the Doctors companion Tegan Jovanka on the planet Kinda. The Mara was eventually able to possess her, before going on to take over the body of a native on the planet Aris.

The Mara planned to provoke a war between the peaceful Kinda and human colonists which would have eventually destroyed the surface of the planet.

The Doctor however was able to foil its plan and defeat the Mara by trapping it in mirrors. The Mara’s weakness was that it was so evil it could not bare to see its own reflection.

The Mara was forced to leave its host Aris, after which, manifested in its true form of a gigantic snake. before being driven back to the dark place.

The Mara however survived, and would attempt to possess Tegan a second time on its planet of origin.

The Manussans were celebrating the 500th anniversary of banishing the Mara ironically when it was able to snatch Tegan again. The Mara planned to use an ancient and powerful crystal to recorporalize itself, but the Doctor was able to use this crystal to destroy the Mara seemingly once and for all.

The Mara has gone on to appear in spin off material which reveal that he survived, but so far the monster has not returned to tv.

Now the Mara was one of the most interesting and genuinely surreal concepts Doctor Who ever explored.

The scary thing about the Mara is the way its able to enter your mind, thoughts, and influence its victims without them even knowing it!

The fact that the Mara could also exist in a world seemingly beyond the universe itself also created a feeling of paranoia that it could never really be destroyed, and that it could re-emerge at any point.

Much like with Nicola Bryant as Kiv, Janet Fielding who plays Tegan gives her best performance as the Mara. In contrast to the normally hysterical, loud mouthed Tegan. As the Mara, Janet’s performance is more confident, arrogant and sneering. Adrian Mills who plays Aris does a brilliant job of replicating the same characteristics when the Mara possesses Aris too.

The only problem with the Mara are the horrendous special effects that are used to bring the beasts true form to life at the end of Kinda. They are among the worst ever seen in Doctor Who. I did like the design for the Mara, but sadly the actual snake just looked too rubbery.

Most Memorable Moment

The Mara Possesses Tegan

A very creepy and atmospheric scene. The Mara is able to convince Tegan to be its host through a disturbing combination of seduction and breaking her will too.

I also love the way the Mara manifests itself as 3 people, so it can completely corner and surround her.

I think its a shame we never got to see the three human forms it assumed again. They were all much creepier than the giant snake.

16/ The Great Intelligence and The Yeti Robots

Appearances/ The Abominable Snowman, The Web of Fear, The Snowmen, The Bells of Saint John, The Name of the Doctor

Doctors/ Patrick Troughton, Matt Smith

The Great Intelligence was a powerful disembodied spirit that could only work on the earth through its minions, who were usually (though not always) robotic Yetis.

The Doctor first faced the monster (from his perspective.) In his second regeneration in the Himilayas.

Here the monster was planning to build a physical body for itself, with which it could use to take over the earth. It was operating not only through its Yeti robots, but a high priest named Padmasamabhava who it had ensnared many years ago.

The Doctor was able to foil its schemes and cut it off from its servants leaving it powerless. Many decades later however, Professor Travers (who helped the Doctor defeat the Intelligence) Accidentally repowered a sphere which the Intelligence had originally used to control the Yeti, which allowed it to reactivate its minions.

This time the Yeti’s attacked London and overran it, though their main base of operations was in the London underground.

The Intelligence planned to lure the Doctor into a trap, as it wanted to drain his mind of all knowledge of time travel and become invincible.

The Doctor however once again was able to cut it off from its minions, but this time the Intelligence escaped back into space.

The Doctor would next encounter the monster at an earlier point in its time line in Victorian London. Here the Intelligence was planning to create a new race of warriors out of the snow.

The Doctor next encountered the Intelligence in modern day where it, using its robot servants “Spoon Heads” attempted to drain the minds of billions of people on earth to increase its own power. Once again the Doctor was able to shut down the monsters operations, but not before it was able to absorb many minds and become vastly more powerful.

Despite this however many centuries later, the Intelligence had still not been able to assume a physical form.

Having been driven mad by all the years as a spirit, and coming to see its very existence as a curse. The Intelligence blamed all of its woes on the Doctor who had thwarted its previous attempts to build a body and attempted to finish the Time Lord by throwing itself into his timeline.

Though doing so would destroy the Intelligence, it would also create many splinters of the Intelligence throughout the Doctors timestream which could tamper with his life and destroy the Time Lord.

Fortunately however the Doctors companion Clara was able to defeat the Intelligence by throwing herself into the Doctor’s time stream, creating splinters of herself who were able to stop the villain at every point and restore the timeline.

The Great Intelligence was a truly groundbreaking monster in the history of Doctor Who.

To start with he marked the first time that Doctor Who touched on the idea of a monster that could possess people, which is something that it would use many more times with the Mara, the Beast, the Flood, the Midnight Entity, Duroc, and even the Master who eventually became a villain that stole people’s bodies in later stories such as the 96 movie.

Also the Intelligence marked the first time that we saw a monster that was a disembodied spirit work through its minions, which again was something that would be replicated throughout Doctor Who’s history, with other prominent examples being the Nestene Consciousness and the Beast.

The Intelligence also really marked the first time that Doctor Who I feel had a villain who was somewhat more mystical, and fantastical in origin.

Doctor Who though having a somewhat more surrealist premise of a ship being bigger on the inside than the outside, had still always remained hard sci fi in the 60s.

The Daleks, the Cybermen, and the Ice Warriors were all firmly rooted in sci fi, but the Intelligence, though still ultimately just another alien. Nevertheless was really for all intents and purposes an evil, demonic spirit.

Mixing sci fi and fantasy together is something that Doctor Who has done to great effect in the decades since, from the Weeping Angels to the Mara, and it could be argued that the Great Intelligence really started that tradition.

Also finally the Great Intelligence I think really in the Troughton era demonstrated what Doctor Who does best in that it is able to take things and people from different times, and planets and bring them together.

No other show can do this quite as well, as obviously the fact that Doctor Who can travel in time and space so regularly that can allow it to bring all of these different things together. Buffy, Firefly, even Star Trek (bar the odd time travel episode) are all limited by one time.

In The Web of Fear, the second Intelligence story, we have the Doctors two companions, a man from the highlands in the 18th century, Jamie McCrimmon, and a woman from Victorian England, Victoria Waterfield, alongside the Yeti’s from the himalyas and a powerful alien, that’s also a powerful ghost, all thrown together in the London Underground in the 1960’s!

You don’t even realize how surreal the set up is when you first watch The Web of Fear, as at first glance you just take it as a thrilling monster story. Its only in hindsight that you realise what a surrealist classic it was.

(Incidentally it was apparently this surrealist aspect of Doctor Who that inspired the book and later television series Outlander. Its author Diana Gabaldon was inspired to write the series when she saw an old Patrick Troughton story with Jamie on the tv. She apparently thought it was strange to see a man from the Highlands in the 18th Century, suddenly in modern day, and thus wrote her own series about a time travelling Scots man who was even called Jamie! Its funny thinking how a minor detail from Doctor Who can inspire another entire sci fi franchise.)

The Yetis themselves were a brilliant creation. Though some have criticized the first design for the Yetis as being too cuddly, personally I always found them quite creepy as they had no faces. A monster is always scarier when there is less you can relate to about the monster. This is why the Daleks who had no human features at all were so effective, and so I think the original Yeti’s design is quite underrated in this respect.

The fact that the Yetis also never spoke, yet were still as intelligent as human beings (if not more so) also I think made them more scary. With a monster that speaks there is always a chance you can reason with it. Even if its a Dalek that is utterly ruthless, there is still a chance you might be able to appeal to its own interests.

With the Yeti however there is no way you can communicate with it, and unlike a Drashig, its not just an animal either. It can still outsmart and surprise you.

There were plans for the Yeti to appear again in the classic era, but sadly a dispute with their creators, Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln meant that they never appeared again in Classic Who (save a tiny cameo in the Five Doctors.)

Its a shame as I really think that the Yeti could have actually gone on to be as iconic as the Cybermen and the Master had they been brought back.

To start with the Yetis were big favorites with the viewers. Its very telling how much they embedded themselves into popular culture when they not only appeared just twice, but until 2013 both stories to feature them were sadly wiped.

Still they were always usually brought up as examples of how scary Doctor Who could be back in the day by the mainstream media, right up until the 90’s.

Furthermore again for the next several decades the writers and producers of Doctor Who would often attempt to create similar monsters from the Nestene to the Beast.

Also finally I think that the combination of the Yeti and the Great Intelligence could have fulfilled both classic villain roles. All of the villains in Doctor Who can be broadly divided into two categories. One the rampaging monster that serves as an invasion force (the Daleks, the Cybermen, the Sontarans, the Ice Warriors, the Weeping Angels.) The other is the single enemy that can match wits with the Doctor, (the Master, the Rani, Davros, and the Valeyard.)

The Intelligence itself can fulfill the single enemy role, whilst the Yeti can take the classic monster part. Its very rare to have a villain that can fulfil both. Often one ends up undermining the other. Like take for instance Davros and the Daleks. In stories like Revelation, the Daleks become nothing but mooks, whilst in Remembrance the reverse is true and Davros is reduced to nothing but a fleeting cameo.

Similarly in Dark Water/Death in Heaven, the Cybermen are nothing but Missy’s servants, whilst in the most recent finale, World Enough and Time/The Doctor Falls, two incarnations of the Master are pushed to the side in favor of the Cybermen.

With the Intelligence and the Yeti however you don’t run into that problem. The reason for that is because neither can really exist without the other in the sense that, without the Great Intelligence the Yeti are just boring animals, but obviously without its servants the Great Intelligence is just a voice in the air.

When the Intelligence did return to the show over 40 years later in the Matt Smith era it was without its Yeti servants which was a shame, but they gave it new servants, the best of which were the Whisper Men.

Much like the original Yetis, the scary thing about the Whisper Men was the way they had no faces, save a mouth full of yellow teeth!

The Whisper Men were like something from a Guillermo Del Toro film, and objectively were definitely far scarier than either versions of the Yeti, but I still prefer the Yeti as they were a somewhat more unusual idea.

Richard E Grant who played the Intelligence gave a brilliant performance (as always) and overall I liked all 3 of the New Who episodes featuring the villain.

However the third story The Name of the Doctor is somewhat flawed. I wasn’t fond of the resolution where Clara was basically retconned into being the hero of every Doctor Who story ever made. It felt like yet another attempt to undermine the Doctor for his companions in the revival.

Still overall the Intelligence was a very original, influential and frightening monster, especially when it had its Yeti servants alongside it.

Most Memorable Moment

Yeti Attack Covent Garden

One of the most thrilling action sequences in Classic Doctor Who. This is some of director Douglas Camfield’s best work on the show.

The soldiers throw everything they have at the Yeti, grenades, rocket launchers, but the monsters just completely overwhelm them and smother the soldiers to death with their web guns, or rip them apart with their claws.

Only one soldier, Colonial Lethbridge Stewart is able to escape. Before they generally tended to crap out of showing us big fight scenes with the monsters. Take a look at The Dalek Invasion of Earth for instance and compare the fights between the Daleks and the rebels which are just basically, a couple of guys toss over one Dalek, and then a Dalek shoots someone.

Here in contrast we get to see just how dangerous the Yeti are as Camfield really does his best with the budget to make it seem like a scene from a big action movie.

15/ The Silurians and The Sea Devils

Appearances/ Doctor Who And The Silurians, The Sea Devils, Warriors of the Deep, The Hungry Earth/ Cold Blood, The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang, A Good Man Goes To War, Dinosaurs On A Spaceship, The Snowmen, The Crimson Horror, The Name of the Doctor, Deep Breath

Doctors/ Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi

Ancient reptiles who evolved during the age of the Dinosaurs. The Silurians and their underwater cousins the Sea Devils were a highly advanced race that ruled the earth for many millions of years.

Their time would come however when they detected a huge asteroid heading towards the planet earth.

The Silurians hid in hibernation chambers all around the earth where they hoped to remain until the earth was habitable again. They overslept however and during the millions of years they were in hibernation, man evolved.

Naturally when the Silurians awoke they were angry to see the earth populated by in their mind, an ape with ideas above its station.

The Silurians and the Sea Devils were an interesting race of creatures in that for once they were a race who had every bit as much right to the planet earth as we did.

Added to that the Silurians unlike the Daleks or the Cybermen are not drawn towards one alignment either. They can choose between good and evil, and unlike the Ice Warriors their culture is not a warrior one either.

In fact before they were forced to go underground their culture was even more advanced than humanity’s.

Thus the Silurians weren’t really villains. They were merely thrown into a situation where they had to fight for survival. Humanity or indeed any species would most likely react the same. Indeed the Brigadier, a normally heroic human character acts the same way that the Silurians do at the end of the first Silurian adventure.

The Brigadier in order to protect humanity destroys the Silurian base, killing thousands of them. He does this to destroy the evil Silurian who tried to wipe out mankind with a plague, but at the same time there are many innocent Silurians in the chambers.

The Brigadier however doesn’t care, in much the same way that the Silurian who wanted to wipe out humanity didn’t care about the innocent humans. They both only cared about protecting their own and that was that.

At the same time however there are humans and Silurians who do want to live in peace, such as Liz Shaw, the Doctors companion, and the former leader of the Silurians who even helps the Doctor save humanity by giving him a sample of the plague so he can find a cure.

The conflict in the Silurians was always more complex and interesting than it was with other monsters, as it wasn’t really a case of good vs evil.

The only problem with the Silurians however was that later stories tended to be a repeat of the first story except not as well done.

I don’t think it was until the character of Madame Vastra that the Silurians really became interesting again. Vastra tends to be quite a polarizing character, but personally I liked her as I think she showed that the Silurians could actually have lived in peace with humanity after all, with Vastra not only living among humans, but being married to a human woman named Jenny.

I think that more could be done with the Silurians. Whilst many have written them off as limited, the fact that they have a full culture and history, and can be anything from a villain to a hero, actually to me makes them among the most varied and interesting races in the Doctor Who canon.

Most Memorable Moment

Silurians Try To Poison Humanity

From their first story, the Silurians release a virus that slowly eats away its victims. Despite the Doctors best efforts, the virus still manages to spread through London killing many people.

This moment always disturbed me as a child. It wasn’t just a case of Daleks zapping their victims, here we saw their flesh slowly peel off as they died in absolute agony.

It was also disturbing seeing how the Silurians debase the human they use as a test subject, and ultimately a carrier for the plague. We saw how they do view humanity as literally nothing more than animals.

“We shall use this creature to destroy all other members of its own kind.”

14/ The Rani

Appearances/ The Mark of the Rani, Time and the Rani

Doctors/ Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy

The Rani was once one of Gallifrey’s most respected and celebrated scientists. She went into exile however after an experiment of hers went wrong. Allegedly rats she had been experimenting on grew to enormous sizes and ate the Presidents cat!

The Rani would continue to experiment on various other life forms across the universe that she considered lesser than herself (including human beings.) She also however developed extreme affection for others such as Dinosaurs, many of whom she would keep as pets (her favorite species was always Tyrannosaurus Rex.)

The Rani was also not above meddling with and even changing time as well. In one instance she even intended to prevent the Dinosaurs from being driven to extinction.

At first the Rani had nothing but contempt for the Doctor. She viewed him and the Master as nothing but a pair of pests, but as the Doctor began to intervene in her unethical experiments on human beings she soon turned to the Master for help.

The Rani would later come to respect the Doctors intellect and even attempt to use it in her later schemes, though her hatred of him only grew and the Rani actually even managed to cause the death of the Doctors 6th incarnation as well.

The Rani is one of only a few of the Doctors main enemies to cause his death, alongside the Daleks, the Cybermen, and the Master.

The Rani was one of the most interesting individual villains in the shows history.

Unlike the Master, Davros, Morbius, or the Black Guardian, the Rani did not desire ultimate power, and she wasn’t necessarily evil.

She wasn’t sympathetic, but much like the Silurians, her and the Doctors conflict was somewhat more complex than his conflict with other enemies.

The Rani believed that her experiments were for the greater good of the universe, but she was just willing to experiment on creatures that she thought were inferior to the Time Lords, which sadly for us included human beings.

Despite how horrific her experiments were the Rani could actually justify herself to, and even stump the Doctor.

After all its not like human beings don’t exploit, experiment on, devour, and kill for sport animals they regard as lesser than themselves.

To a Time Lord like the Rani, a human is less than an ant. In terms of life span most humans live 80 years, a Time Lord has 13 lives, and each life can live for 1300 years.

Also in terms of intellect a human brain can’t even contain the knowledge of a lowly Time Lord like the Doctor without dying.

So really human beings are tadpoles to Time Lords in every way. With this in mind is the Rani really any more evil than humans themselves are to the animals around them?

Doctor: These are human beings Rani. Living creatures who have done you no harm.

Rani: They’re carnivores. What harm have the animals in the fields done them? The rabbits they snare, the sheep they nourish to slaughter. Do they worry about the lesser species when they sink their teeth into a lamb chop?

Obviously we are on the Doctors side because he is defending us, but that doesn’t mean we have the moral high ground against the Rani at all.

The fact that the Rani regarded humanity as nothing more than animals also meant that what she did to her victims was far more horrifying. Even the Master was horrified by some of the things she did.

The Master as wicked as he was, still viewed humanity as an intelligent species. That’s why he wanted to rule us in the first place. Obviously he was still willing to murder innocent people, but still when he see’s how far the Rani, who doesn’t view humanity as anything other than vermin, is willing to treat them, it genuinely disturbs him.

Sadly the Rani was only in two stories. The first, The Mark of the Rani was a classic, but sadly the second Time and the Rani was a disaster.

It wasn’t because of the Rani however. Time and the Rani came at a very turbulent time in the shows history. Colin Baker had sadly been dismissed from the role, John Nathan Turner had only a few months to get the season together, and a new Doctor, and finally Michael Grade had insisted the show being made lighter to counteract claims of the series being violent.

Despite the poor quality of Time and the Rani, the Rani remains one of the most popular Classic era villains. It doesn’t hurt that the late Kate O’Mara who played her was one of the greatest guest stars in the series history either.

Sadly however the producers of the revival have always resisted bringing her back. The excuse that Steven Moffat always used that “no one knows who the Rani is” was complete bollocks.

Far obscurer villains have been brought back such as the Macra. Also I’d argue that the likes of the Great Intelligence, the Autons, and the Silurians were either no better known, or arguably less well known than the Rani too. (PS Moffat did a spin off show about Coal Hill School, a minor part of DW from 1963-5)

Also I might add that its not always a bad thing to bring something back from the past that the general audience might not be completely aware of.

Take a look at Wrath of Khan. If Steven Moffat had been in charge of Star Trek at that point it would have been a “oh lets not bring back Khan Noonien Singh, only anoraks and nerds remember him”.

If there is potential in a character, then bring them back, and really I can’t see how there is absolutely no potential in a renegade Time Lady who is a greater genius than the Doctor (and in some ways the Master too.) Who LOVES Dinosaurs and keeps T-Rex’s as pets!

However given the way that classic villains have been mistreated in the revival for the past few years maybe the Rani is better left in the past.

Most Memorable Moment

The Rani Turns Luke Into A Tree

Okay I know a lot of people think this scene is silly, and it is silly, but its no more ridiculous than the Master shrinking people.

Within the context of the story I think it works. Its a horrifying fate for Luke who not only ends up becoming a Tree, but is still conscious.

Once again we can see the differences between the Master and the Rani, the way even the Master is disgusted at what she does to Luke, but the Rani has so little regard for humans, she thinks he’s better off now as he’ll live longer as a tree!

13/ The Flood

Appearances/ The Waters of Mars

Doctors/ David Tennant

The Flood was an ancient entity that existed on Mars. It took on the form of sentient water, and could travel in water. It was frozen in the ground by the Ice Warriors.

Unfortunately it was freed many centuries later by the first human base on Mars.

The Flood had the ability to take people over, turning them into hideous Zombie like creatures.

In the original version of history the monster killed everyone at the base, except for the Captain Adelaide Brooke who blew up the base to stop the Flood from making its way to earth where it would have taken over all of humanity.

The Doctor however intervened and rescued Adelaide and other members of the base before it exploded. Sadly however Adelaide would still end up taking her own life, as in the original timeline her death inspired her descendants to explore space leading to a new golden age for mankind.

The Waters of Mars is one of the most underrated Doctor Who stories. I’d say its easily on a par with The Ark in Space (if not better.)

The Flood is yet another Russell T Davies possession monster. The Beast might have been the most interesting, Duroc the most unusual, the Midnight Entity the most creepy, but the Flood was the most genuinely horrific.

The effects used to bring its victims to life are also brilliant. The horrible dried up skin around their mouths, and the blank stare they give their victims not only makes them look horrifying, but also as though their victims are in a state of constant pain as well.

The fact that it can assume the form of water as well adds to the sense of paranoia that it can seep through the tiniest little cracks and infect something that we need to survive as well.

In many ways the Flood can be seen to combine all of the greatest Doctor Who monster tropes. Like the Autons and the Angels, its something mundane and every day made into a monster, in this case water. Like the Intelligence, the Mara, and the Beast its a monster that can take you over and possess you. Like the Cybermen and the Krynoids, and the Primords, its a monster that can make you into one of its own. And finally like the Daleks its also something that is completely alien to us. Its not even a spirit, like the Intelligence, its sentient water!

Most Memorable Moment

The Flood Corners Steffi

One of the most genuinely chilling moments from the revival. Stefi Ehlrich is corned by the flood as water drips from the ceiling, separating her from the others. Though she tries to conceal herself in her room, the water begins to seep through the cracks, and knowing she is going to die she watches a tape her two daughters gave her, whilst the others are forced to watch her slowly die.

There have been many instances of the Doctor and main characters being unable to help someone, but this is one of the most disturbing.

Normally in Doctor Who when someone is cornered and its hopeless, we’ll still see them fight or even beg. With Stefi however she knows there’s no hope as the water slowly seeps its way towards her, and so she watches a tape of her daughter as she wants that to be the last thing she will ever see.

12/ Vashta Nerada 

Appearances/ The Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead

Doctors/ David Tennant

Yet another Tennant era monster. Doing this list has made me appreciate the David Tennant era all the more as I’ve realized how great it was for monsters.

Really it was the golden age of monsters from the revival (much as the Troughton era was from the original era.)

The Vashta Nerada were the “piranha’s of the air“. They were tiny creatures that lived in the shadows and moved as a swarm. According to the Doctor they had evolved on many planets throughout the universe.

They were mostly scavengers, but occasionally they’d take live prey. They would only ever operate in the shadows. The Doctor encountered a particularly aggressive pack of them on a planet sized Library where he first met (from his perspective) his future wife, River Song.

The Vashta Nerada are arguably the most extreme version of the “take an everyday object and turn it into a monster” idea.

They were able to make the young children who watched the show literally afraid of their own shadows!

It was also quite clever the way Moffat was able to have them kill their victims in such a gruesome, yet bloodless way. As Doctor Who is a family show, it can never show too much blood and gore, so having monsters eat people could potentially pose a problem. Here they get round that, by having the creatures operate in the darkness and so fast, that we never see actually see them strip their victims flesh on screen. Instead its just a flash of dark followed by the victims body, stripped to the bone.

The Vashta Nerada I think are very underrated monsters. Whilst they were defeated, with the Doctor simply telling them to look him up in the library was lazy, the idea was inspired and throughout most of the story we had never seen the Doctor more helpless than against the Vashta Nerada.

Most Memorable Moment

The Doctor Warns About The Vashta Nerada

A wonderful scene that really sells the idea of the Vashta Nerada as one of the most dangerous enemies of the Doctor.

Prior to this Moffat had done a great job of slowly building up the idea of there being a monster lurking in the shadows, but here we find out that its essentially the shadows themselves that are the danger!

With the Vashta Nerada we get a rare instance where the Doctor can not even attempt to fight his enemy, but simply has to flee from.

11/ The Weeping Angels

Appearances/ Blink, The Time of Angels/ Flesh and Stone, Angels Take Manhattan

Doctors/ David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi

The Weeping Angels were predators said to be as old as the universe itself. They had a defense mechanism where whenever you looked at them they would turn to stone.

The Angels had the power to send their victims backwards in time. They would feed on the displaced energy. The Doctor said that in a way they were the only psychopaths to kill you nicely, as they just zap you back into the past and let you live to death. Even then however, they would always zap people several decades into the past where they would never see their friends or loved ones again.

A small group of Angels would manage to steal the Doctors TARDIS and send he and his companion Martha Jones back into the 1960’s where they would remain trapped. The Doctor however outwitted the Angels by leaving clues hidden in DVDs which managed to guide a young woman named Sally Sparrow into sending the TARDIS backwards in time. In the process the Doctor also tricked the Angels into looking at each other, trapping them in their stone forms.

The Doctor would encounter the Angels again in his 11th incarnation when a lone Angel caused a ship called the Byzantium to crash on a seemingly uninhabited planet.

It was later discovered that there was an army of dormant Angels buried under the planets surface, with the radiation from the ship reviving them.

The army of Angels slaughtered all of the humans who had come to investigate with only the Doctor, River Song, and Amy Pond surviving. The Angels were defeated when they were pulled into a time field.

The Doctor would next encounter the Angels in Manhattan. Here a rogue group of Angels were capturing people and displacing them in time, but also trapping them in a building for their entire lives, allowing them to draw even more time displaced energy.

One of their victims was the Doctors companion, Rory Williams. In order to prevent his horrible future from coming true, Rory killed himself which created a paradox (as he had already seen his older self die.)

The paradox poisoned all but one of the Angels who still managed to capture Amy and Rory. With the Doctor being unable to change history by freeing them, he was forced to abandon them in the past.

The Weeping Angels are without doubt the most iconic monsters of the revival. Indeed the Angels are just about the only monster from the revival to seriously challenge any monster from the classic era in public recognition.

The Angels are of course yet another example of a normal object being made into a monster. These types of monsters, along with a monster becoming a good guy were really what Moffat did best.

All of the most prolific writers have a particular type of monster that they are the best at.

With Terry Nation it was creating monsters that served as a frightening metaphor for the very worst aspects of humanity like Davros and the Daleks, with Robert Holmes it was disfigured, or weakened monsters who had once been the most dangerous force in the galaxy who were now trying to rebuild their former power, with Malcolm Hulke it was creating monsters that were not truly villainous, it was just their survival sadly came at the expense of ours (such as the Silurians and the Draconians.)

With Russell T Davies meanwhile as we have been over his real strength was in possession monsters, but with Moffat his speciality was in making us terrified of everyday objects and things, from statues, to shadows, to puddles!

The Angels however score highly than other monsters of this type such as the Autons and the Vashta Nerada, because I think there is more too them. The problem with these types of monsters is that normally there isn’t really much to them, as their whole thing is just “oh my god something I see every day is going to attack me.” Not only do their stories have to be built around getting us to that moment, but they also often can’t function in environments that don’t allow that sense of paranoia as well.

For instance the Autons work best on modern earth where they can take over mannequins, whilst the Vashta Nerada can only work in creepy dark environments.

The Angels however have proven to be just as effective in many different environments. From an abandoned house in the English countryside, to the London in the 21st century, to alien planets in the far future, to Manhattan in the 30s.

Also the Angels stories have all been different too, and they have all brought something new to their characters (compared to the later Auton stories that are mostly just a retread of Spearhead from Space.)

The first Angels story is a creepy, atmospheric, Doctor lite episode, that revolves around human characters and the effects these monsters can have on everyday people’s lives. I think that’s part of why there’s more in the Angels, because of they way they dispose of their victims, by throwing them into the past. Its interesting seeing how certain people are able to adapt to different times, whilst others can’t, and it also allows the Angels to be scary in a way beyond just the paranoia of having something normal attack and kill you.

Whilst the Angels might not kill you, in some ways being forced to live out your entire life, separated from everyone you ever cared about, in a world that’s totally removed from the one you grew up in is actually worse.

The second Angels adventure meanwhile is a classic base under siege story that’s non stop action in contrast to the more slow paced, low key Blink. Though the Angels just kill their enemies by snapping their necks in this adventure, Moffat nevertheless proves that they can work as a swarm of monsters like the Daleks, and the Cybermen and the Yeti just as well.

The fact that they are fast and their bodies are made of stone makes them a frightening monster to be cornered by. Not only can they suddenly appear behind you in an instant, but even if you do manage to spot them first there is no way you can kill or even hurt them as they’re bodies are indestructable. This story plays up the “perfect assassin” aspect of the monsters far better than Blink.

Finally Moffat also adds an even more disturbing aspect to the Angels, the way they are able to take over Amy and make an Angel almost grow out of her head!

Finally the third Angel story, though like Blink its a similarly low key adventure, here Moffat plays on the Angels ability to control time to make them a more formidable threat.

In some ways the Angels are shown to have a greater knowledge of time travel than the Doctor himself, with the Time Lord being completely powerless to affect changes to history that they create.

I think its really this episode that secured the Angels place as major enemies of the Doctor, not just because they took two of his longest running companions from him, but they are among the only monsters who are able to actually beat him at his own game, time travel.

Whilst some fans and critics have said that they felt the Angels were less effective as time went on, personally I have enjoyed all 3 Angels stories. There’s certainly more that can be done with the monsters than with many of the Doctors other enemies and this coupled with their obvious screen presence, and the fantastic sense of paranoia they create makes them one of the greatest monsters in the shows history.

Most Memorable Moment

The Angels Imprison Rory

From the criminally underrated third Angels story. Here the Angels have begun capturing people and not only dispelling them back in time, but trapping them in one room, all alone for the rest of their lives.

To me the Angels are far scarier here than they ever were in previous episodes. Their victims are trapped in one tiny little dark room, with no company, nothing for the rest of their lives.

There are many frightening moments throughout the episode, such as at the start where a lowly private detective stumbles upon the Angels base and discovers his future self as an old man, who has spent the last several decades trapped all alone in one room, begging him to leave now before the Angels catch him so he won’t end up her. (of course he fails miserably when the Angels corner him on the roof.)

Still when Rory finds his future self its probably the scariest moment of the entire Matt Smith era. Much like the detective, Rory finds his future self who tries to warn him before dying. Its chilling the way that the old Rory in his last few moments is so happy to see his wife Amy again because he hasn’t seen her or anyone for the past 40 years!

Rory: What is going to happen to me?

Doctor: The Angels will come for you. They’ll zap you back in time to this very spot, thirty, forty years ago, and you’ll live out the rest of your life in this room, until you die in that bed. 

Rory: And will Amy be there.

Doctor: No

Amy: How do you know.

Doctor: He was so pleased to see you again.

The most terrifying moment however is when the Doctor tells Rory that even if he escapes here, then the Angels will pursue him throughout all of time and space. Even if the Doctor takes him across the universe thousands of years from now, and years pass from Rory’s perspective, the Angels will eventually find him and zap him back into that little room, away from Amy, his family, his friends.

Eventually Rory is forced to kill himself to escape the Angels. Whilst Rory does suspect that he might escape the Angels, as the paradox of him dying twice will erase their base. He is not entirely sure and would rather die on the streets than downstairs with the Angels.

Whilst this might seem like yet another big overemotional companion departure in the revival, its actually an incredibly dark moment.

The two people closest to the Doctor are actually killing themselves to escape the fate the villain has in store for one of them. Its very rare not just in Doctor Who, but in anything to have the villain actually drive the heroes friends to suicide!

10/ Scaroth

Appearances/ City of Death

Doctor/ Tom Baker

Scaroth was the last survivor of a war like race known as the Jagaroth. The Jagaroth were driven to near extinction over 1 billion years ago before life on earth began after a long and brutal war.

Their last ship landed on the earth to escape. Unfortunately Scaroth its commander ordered they take off before the ship was repaired. As a result their ship exploded and all of the Jageroth save Scaroth were killed in the blast.

Scaroth was splintered through time up until at least the twentieth century. All of the different versions of Scaroth who were able to contact one another across time, would slowly advance humanity over the years. One version of Scaroth for instance taught the first caveman how to use fire, whilst another claimed to have invented the wheel.

Scaroth hoped to progress humanity forward to the point where they could invent time travel technology that would allow him to go back and stop himself from making the catastrophic mistake that caused the death of his race.

Doing so however would erase humanity from existence. Ironically it had been the radiation from the explosion of the Jagaroth ship that caused the primordial soup from which all life on earth emerged to mutate and eventually evolve into the first life forms on earth.

The death of one species gave rise to another. Scaroth however despite having shaped their entire history had no affection for humanity, regarding them as “primitive scum”.

When the Doctor and Romana intervened, Scaroth was able to trick Romana into giving him time travel technology. Fortunately however the Doctor and Romana were able to follow him back to the past and stop him from changing history with the aid of a human detective Duggan.

Scaroth remains a big fan favorite decades on for many reasons.

First of all City of Death is rightfully regarded as one of the greatest Doctor Who stories ever made. Second Scaroth is played by Julian Glover, a beloved genre actor who has appeared (most often as a villain) in dozens of big franchises. Blake’s 7, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Saint, and James Bond.

Glover himself has always named Scaroth as one of his favorite performances.

Glover’s performance is of course excellent. He brings a wonderful charm and sense of humor to the villain, with a subtle, yet strong hint of sadism.

Still overall I think Scaroth was a brilliant idea in his own right. As vicious as he was, you could still sympathize with him to an extent. All he wanted was to save his race, and he had to live through thousands of years as a stranger in a strange land, with the knowledge that he killed his own race!

Added to that having lived through the very worst aspects of human history, whose to say his more unfavorable view of humans was not in some way shaped by his own experiences?

Also without Scaroth who knows how humanity would have progressed as well? Whilst it was obviously for his own selfish whims and desires, ironically the Doctor has Scaroth to thank not just for the creation of his favorite race, but also what they became.

Scaroth wasn’t just simply an invader. He was our creator, our guide, our father in many ways, yet he had nothing but the utmost contempt for humanity, even after all the centuries he spent living among us, and he is not even the tiniest bit proud of what we have accomplished either.

In a way Scaroth serves as quite an interesting science fiction take on the idea of a creator being extremely disappointed with how humanity had turned out.

Also finally its quite a nice twist that earth would have been incapable of supporting life had it not been for aliens involvement. In both Doctor Who and obviously in real life there are many people who assume that life could never develop on any planet other than the earth, simply because the first few worlds we have examined are devoid of life.

Ironically however here we discover that earth itself was a planet incapable of supporting life until the Jagaroth arrived. Had it not been for the careless actions of one individual, then another alien race may very well have taken a look at our barren rock of a planet and assumed that life could not have developed elsewhere because the first world they had examined was empty of life.

On the surface Scaroth was a brilliant, suave, charming, yet ruthless villain, but underneath he was a brilliant sci fi take on the idea of the creator becoming ashamed of its creations, and of humanity, who thinks its alone in the universe ironically being just the tools of another more advanced race.

Most Memorable Moment

Scaroth Kills His Wife

Scaroth has the ability to look human which he uses to blend into our society. He even takes on a human wife as part of his disguise.

The wealthy and ruthless countess has no idea of her husbands true nature, until the Doctor gives her a warning.

When she attempts to turn on Scaroth however he kills her using a bracelet he gave her for her birthday which is actually a secret weapon that electrocutes her.

I always liked this scene as it gave quite an interesting insight into how little Scaroth cares for human beings. The countess is the only human he appeared to have any genuine affection for, and after brutally killing her he does show some regret but just dismisses it a matter of seconds. Even when he’s lived with a human for decades the most sorrow he can muster up to their death is a tiny ounce of regret that he forgets in a two seconds.

“Goodbye my dear. I’m sorry you had to die, but then in a short while you will have ceased ever to have existed.”

9/ Krynoids/Harrison Chase

Appearances/ The Seeds of Doom

Doctors/ Tom Baker 

The Krynoids were sentient plant life forms, and the top predators on their home planet. They traveled through the universe in pods. Wherever they landed they drove the animal life forms to extinction according to the Doctor. Not only were they gigantic, strong, and intelligent, but they also had the power to transform any organic life form into members of their own kind too.

Two Krynoid pods ended up in the Antarctic where they infected and killed all members of the excavation team who uncovered them. One of the pods would later be brought back to England by the crazed Botanist Harrison Chase.

Here the monster ended up infecting one of Harrison’s lackeys and grew to an enormous size eventually crushing Harrison’s mansion. Fortunately before it could spread and take over the earth, the Doctor, and UNIT were able to destroy the monster with fire.

The Seeds of Doom is unquestionably one of the greatest Doctor Who stories ever made. Though its usually held in a high regard, I think its often overlooked.

The Krynoids and Harrison Chase both absolutely terrified me growing up.

The Krynoids represent the most effective example of body horror in the shows history. The effects are very well realized as we see the Krynoid literally burst from under its victims skin and envelop them.

What’s worse is how slow the process is. We see the victims remain completely aware as the infection spreads throughout their body and there is nothing they can do.

The most disturbing scene is when Harrison Chase’s lackey, Keeler is infected and rather than help him, Chase simply locks him up to see the results. Later however when Sarah finds Keeler she still doesn’t help him escape, as she knows there is nothing she can do and he would turn on her eventually.

What’s worse is that ironically the only reason he was infected in the first place was to protect Sarah from the Krynoid. Still Sarah is forced to leave him as there really is no way to stop the infection and she has to make sure he can’t infect anyone else.

Chase meanwhile starts out as a somewhat comical character. Much like Poison Ivy from Batman, Chase prefers plants to people. His is obsession is treated in somewhat more humorous ways at first, such as when he forces the Doctor and Sarah to listen to the awful music he composed that he calls “the rhapsody of the plants”.

However as time goes on his obsession becomes much darker. Where as Poison Ivy is a wonderfully camp character who kills her victims by kissing them, Chase tortures his victims to death by strapping them to a machine that slowly grinds them up into a compost so he can feed their remains to his plants!

Even by the standards of the Hinchcliff era which was always much more violent and graphic this was extreme. Also what makes Chase even more frightening is that he is not insane, nor is he being controlled by the Krynoids. Later in the story even the Doctor believes they must have taken control of him because of how inhumane his actions are, but later when he confronts Sarah he makes it perfectly clear that he is in full control of his faculties and that, perversely being with the Krynoids is what he has always wanted.

Whilst Harrison and the Krynoids may technically count as two separate villains, I decided to list them here together as I feel they both compliment each other so well.

Most Memorable Moment

Chase Grinds Up A UNIT Soldier

Chase is able to catch a UNIT soldier who came to help the Doctor and Sarah unawares and knock him out. He then drags his unconscious body back to his compost machine and grinds him up into mush before feeding him to his plants.

We don’t see the gory details, but the sadistic smile on Chase’s face as he feeds the UNIT soldier to his machine is disturbing enough.

Of course its wonderful poetic justice later when Chase ends up falling victim to his own machine when he tries to throw the Doctor into it.

8/ Sontarans

Appearances/ The Time Warrior, The Sontaran Experiment, The Invasion of Time, The Two Doctors, The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky, The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang, A Good Man Goes To War, The Snowmen, The Crimson Horror, The Name of the Doctor, The Time of the Doctor, Deep Breath

Doctors/ Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Colin Baker, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi

The Sontarans were one of the most advanced, as well as one of the most militaristic civilizations of the entire universe.

A race of clones. They had no purpose but to wage war on all other life forms and thought it was the greatest honor to die in battle for the greater Sontaran cause.

The Sontarans greatest adversaries were an equally evil race known as the Rutans. Their war spanned several star systems and millennia.

The Doctor would encounter various Sontaran warriors throughout his travels, including one named Linx who had crashed in 10th century England after being shot down by Rutan scouts. Linx not only abducted human scientists from the 20th century to help him build his machine (all of whom he almost worked to death.) He also aided a local warlord named Irongron by supplying him with weaponry far in advance of anyone else at that time. Fortunately the Third Doctor was able to prevent Linx from interfering in human history and send all of the scientists he had captured back home.

The Doctor would next encounter another Sontaran named Styre in the far future. This Sontaran brutally tortured several humans to see if humanity was weak enough to be invaded, (including the Doctors companion Sarah Jane Smith).

The Doctor however with the aid of his companion Harry Sullivan destroyed Styre and prevented a full scale Sontaran invasion of earth.

The Doctor later foiled a Sontaran invasion of Gallifrey the Doctors home planet, which the monsters achieved through the help of a servant race called the Vardans.

A group of Sontarans, working with a corrupt scientist called Destari and a race of savages called the Androgums later managed to capture the Second Doctor who they intended to dissect in order to discover why Time Lords had such mastery over time. Fortunately the 6th Doctor was able to rescue his previous incarnation from the villains.

The Tenth Doctor meanwhile would prevent the monsters from wiping out humanity in the 21st century, so that they could use the earth in their battle against the Rutans.

Whilst the Doctor mainly encountered the Sontarans as enemies, he did later gain a very valuable Sontaran ally called Strax. Though Strax still had the same violent tendencies as regular Sontarans, and a desire for war, he nevertheless would dedicate himself to protecting humanity, alongside a Silurian named Vastra and her human wife, Jenny in the 19th century. They became known as the Paternoster Gang and would help the Doctor battle many other dangerous foes including the Great Intelligence.

The Sontarans are one of the most iconic villains in the entire history of Doctor Who. Huge fan favorites, and instantly recognizable with the general public. The Sontarans were an interesting concept. The ultimate warriors who were bred in billions, bred to love war and fighting, and see themselves as disposable in the greater good for their cause.

There’s a certain tragic element to the Sontarans, as ultimately their entire lives were decided before they were even born. They can never have any desires or ambitions of their own but to die for a pointless conflict. What’s worse is that they are duped into thinking that its a great honor to die in conflict, when actually its just a way of making them into canon fodder.

Though Moffat would later undo it (like he does to all his characters deaths) Strax’s death in A Food Man Goes To War is surprisingly moving. Here we see a Sontaran finally realize how pointless its entire life has been as its mortally wounded. Its quite an interesting comment on how so many young men are sadly often deluded into thinking that dying in a war for king and country is some great noble cause, rather than a waste of a young life.

The Sontarans were also able to function effectively as villains in a number of different ways.

Obviously as seen in stories such as The Sontaran Stratagem/ The Poison Sky they can be the standard alien invasion force, but at the same time one Sontaran can be a legitimate threat too.

In the Time Warrior one Sontaran threatens the entire course of human history by supplying a human warlord with weapons that could allow him to rule the world. The Sontaran however doesn’t care. Its not like he even wants to wipe humanity from history. As the Doctor says, he’s just “like a little boy mixing up the red ants and the blacks ants”. Perverting an entire civilizations development is just to stop him from getting bored!

The fact that the Sontarans had individual names and personalities also allowed them to play off of the Doctor, his companions and other human characters more so than other monsters such as the Weeping Angels and the Cybermen.

Again you can see this in their very first story The Time Warrior. The relationship between Link, the Sontaran commander and Irongron, the human warlord he allies himself with, is a fantastic double act.

I love the way Irongron goes from declaring that he loves Linx like a brother when he gives him new weapons, to wanting to murder him whenever Linx does the slightest thing to annoy him.

Linx and Irongron were on the cusp of forging one of the greatest bromances in all of sci fi as they had so much in common. Bloodlust, psychotic mood swings, desire to crush all of their enemies mercilessly, a LOVE of guns and weapons. Sadly however those same things that could have forged a beautiful friendship, also led to them trying to kill each other, frequently!

Its also brilliant watching how Irongron stupidly believes that he and Linx are equals and that Linx needs his help as much as he needs his which is of course painfully untrue. Irongron is basically just a distraction for Linx until he can leave, and Linx at one point is shown to be offended when Irongron says about their alliance, “each has much that the other wants.”

Finally the fact that the Sontarans all have individual personalities has allowed the writers to develop them too, as in the case of Strax who has now become a hero to a whole generation of children.

A lot of classic era fans dislike Strax as they feel that he ruins the Sontarans image as villains, not just by making one a hero, but also comical too.

Still personally I don’t mind as I think this demonstrates one of the strengths of the Sontarans that they are actually a very versatile monster that can be used in various different types of stories.

One the one hand you can use the Sontarans to demonstrate the horrors of war as seen in the Sontaran Experiment. On the other you can use them as more tragic characters, as they can serve as a metaphor for the young boys brainwashed into thinking that dying for someone else’s cause is worthwhile such as in A Good Man Goes To War.

However as seen with Strax their militaristic personalities can also be used for Colonial Blimp style humor.

Much like with the earlier Brigadier, Strax pokes fun at the idiotic military general whose solution to every single problem is just to blow things up, shoot the bad guys and charge in head first without thinking.

The design of the Sontarans by John Friedlander also I think can lend itself both to drama and comedy. On the one hand with a few modifications it can look really horrible, such as in The Time Warrior where they give Linx more reptillian features, or The Sontaran Experiment where Styre has more rotting, corpse like features.

However at the same time there is an obvious humorous element to the design the way its head is the same shape as the helmet it has just taken off! Strax merely heightens the comedy and gives the Sontaran a more cute, silly face.

Having said that though whilst I do like Strax it would have been nice to see the monsters return to being the villains they were intended to be. I personally would have loved a television adaptation of the audio story The First Sontarans, featuring the Sixth Doctor.

This adventure as its name would suggest told how the origins of the Sontarans.

The Sontarans were created by a humanoid race known as the Kaveetch who were at war with the Rutans. The Sontaran warriors managed to drive the Rutans away from their planet, but unfortunately they later turned on and killed off the Kaveetch, except for a few who were able to escape through time.

The few surviving Kaveetch then attempt to destroy the Sontarans far in the future, but the Sontarans find and kill all but two of them who the Doctor is able to help escape.

The First Sontarans is one of my favorite Doctor Who stories across any medium. What makes it so effective is the way that the Sontarans don’t just essentially wipe out the Kaveetch, they wipe all traces of them from history too. Even the Doctor, a major enemy of the Sontarans has never heard of the Kaveetch.

It also demonstrates just how dangerous the Sontarans are the way that the Kaveetch’s attempts to destroy them, not only fail miserably, but result in their entire species being killed.

I also love the way that the Sontarans casually dismiss their genocide of the Kaveetch as being because they were an inferior species who simply lost their right to survive. It really takes you into how twisted their mindset is, that they can justify the murder of innocent men, women, children and infants as being because they weren’t strong enough to fight back!

The First Sontarans would have been an amazing story for Peter Capaldi. (It would have been better than any television story they actually gave him.) The fact that the current generation of Doctor Who fans are only really familiar with the Sontarans as good guys, I think would have made it even more effective when they saw the Sontarans butcher the helpless Kaveetch.

Despite their popularity the Sontarans have only really been used fleetingly across the entire history of Doctor Who. It’s a shame as there is so much that can be done with them. Still overall I’ve enjoyed just about every Sontaran story, and the monsters have certainly earned a place among the all time great, not just Doctor Who, but sci fi monsters in general.

Most Memorable Moment

Styre Tortures Sarah

Styre tortures Sarah by using a powerful hypnotic device which causes her to experience hallucinations of her very worst fears.

She begins to hallucinate that snakes are crawling all over her and that the ground itself is beginning to smother her and that she can’t breath.

These torture scenes were quite clever as well as disturbing, as they needed to show just how nasty the Sontaran was, but obviously in Doctor Who they couldn’t have a really gory torture scene.

So instead they had the Sontaran use hallucinations which on the one hand was bloodless and would get by the censors, but on the other was actually more frightening .

Here the Sontaran was able to use Sarah’s own imagination as a form of torture, whilst violating her mind in the process.

7/ Omega

Appearances/ The Three Doctors, Arc of Infinity

Doctors/ William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison

Omega was one of Gallifrey’s greatest scientists. He discovered the secret of time travel, but was sadly lost in a black hole in the process and believed to have died.

Little did his fellow Gallifreyans know however he had survived and ended up in an anti matter universe. There he would remain trapped for many centuries. He grew insane from the loneliness and eventually wished to punish not just the Time Lords (who he blamed for deserting him) but the entire universe itself.

Omega would attempt to destroy the universe by unleashing anti matter into it. The Time Lords however were able to foil his scheme by bringing then all 3 incarnations of the Doctor together to fight him.

The Doctors were successful in foiling Omega and seemingly destroyed the former scientist.

Sadly however Omega survived and would return to plague the Doctor and the Time Lords again.

Omega is one of the few genuinely sympathetic villains in Doctor Who. Unlike the Master, Davros or the Cybermen he is not truly evil. In a way he’s kind of like Khan Noonien Singh from the Star Trek franchise in that he was someone who was just left to rot somewhere and completely forgotten about. In Omega’s case however its actually worse as he essentially founded the society of the Time Lords, and they still did nothing to help him.

As he says, they all went on to become masters of time, whilst he was left to rot all alone for hundreds of years.

Its very rare to see the Doctor actually feel sorry for, and even want to help a villain. Obviously the Doctor who prefers non violent solutions will always have some measure of regret when killing any enemy (except for the Daleks) but with Omega its different.

The Doctor actually does genuinely feel bad at having been forced to trick Omega, and comes to see his apparent death in The Three Doctors as being a mercy as sadly it was the only freedom he could have ever had.

Omega also helped to flesh out the Time Lords history as well. It was one of the first times that we saw a shady side to their backstory. All of their great achievements had come at the expense of the very person who had given it to them.

Stephen Thorne who played Omega was also I feel one of the series best guest stars. Some critics have said that his performance was too over the top and it was, but I think that suited the character. Omega after all was a crazed megalomaniac who literally believes he is a God!

At the same time Thorne also brought a real vulnerability to the character however, underneath all of the grandiose, such as when Omega pitifully weeps after realizing that he will never escape from his prison.

Overall Omega was a somewhat more complex, tragic villain that for once the Doctor and the audience could actually feel sorry for.

Most Memorable Moment

Omega Learns He Is Trapped

Omega at this point wishes to merely escape his prison, and asks the Doctors to take his place. With no way of beating him, the Doctors agree to his demands. However when Omega attempts to take his mask off he discovers that there is literally nothing left of him.

All that remains is his will which can only exist in his universe. Realizing that this means he can never return to our universe Omega has a complete breakdown and screams that he will take his vengeance on all of creation.

Stephen Thorne really gives it his all in this scene. Omega has waited for centuries to finally be free and its snatched away from him. Thorne is brilliant at showing the villains rage, before he finally breaks down and cries in absolute despair.

6/ The Master

Appearances/ Terror of the Autons, The Mind of Evil, Claws of Axos, Colony In Space, The Daemons, The Sea Devils, The Time Monster, Frontier in Space, The Deadly Assassin, The Keeper of Traken, Logopolis, Castrovalva, Time Flight, The Kings Demons, The Five Doctors, Planet of Fire, Mark of the Rani, The Ultimate Foe, Survival, Doctor Who (1996), Utopia/The Sound of Drums/The Last of the Time Lords, The End of Time, Dark Water/ Death in Heaven, The Magicians Apprentice/ The Witch’s Familiar, World Enough And Time/ The Doctor Falls

Doctors/ Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, David Tennant, Peter Capaldi

The Master was a renegade Time Lord just like the Doctor. He and the Doctor were once close friends back on Gallifrey, but they ultimately went down different paths.

The Master originally believed that the Time Lords should use their great power to bring order to the cosmos. Of course the Time Lords had a strict policy of non interference and came to view the Master as the most notorious renegade their race had ever produced. The Master meanwhile at first believed the Doctor, another renegade and his old friend might be his ally.

However the Doctor saw the Masters attempts to take over planets like the earth as evil and the two would subsequently clash many times.

A skilled hypnotist, master of disguise, and criminal mastermind, the Master proved to be one of the Doctors most implaccable and dangerous foes, and whilst the Doctor was always able to prevent the Master from taking over planets like the earth, he was never able to bring his archenemy to justice either, or finish him for good (which he tried too many times.)

Thus the Doctor and the Master were locked in a seemingly never ending struggle and over time the Master became consumed with hatred for his former friend. The Master believed that the Doctor had made him waste all of his lives.

The Master eventually used all 13 of his incarnations and was left in an emaciated, burned form. Kept alive only by his burning hatred for the Doctor. The Master attempted to prolong his life at any cost and was eventually able to steal the body of Tremas, a friend of the Doctor and father of his companion, Nyssa.

In Tremas’ body the Master would succeed in killing the 4th Doctor, and would battle many later incarnations until he was captured and seemingly exterminated by the Daleks. The Masters mind however survived as a disembodied spirit and took control of a human named Bruce. After one last duel with the Doctor, the Master was pulled into the Eye of Harmony and seemingly vaporized.

He would return however when the Time Lords resurrected him to fight in the Time War and gave him a new cycle of regenerations. The Master ultimately fled the war, and escaped to the very end of the universe, where he used a chamelion arch to transform himself physically and mentally into a human named Yana, in order to hide from the Time Lords and the Daleks.

Yana had no memory of his previous life, but if he ever opened a fob watch that stored the Master’s essence then he would become the Master again. Sadly however, when the Doctor arrived at this point in the future, his companion Martha, recognizing that the Doctor had the same fob watch when he had earlier become a human. Inadvertently made Yana open it which caused him to become the Master again.

Stealing the Doctors TARDIS and travelling back to the past, the Master would attempt to conquer humanity yet again, and has continued to be a thorn in his old archenemy’s side.

The Master is a classic villain and one of the most iconic aspects of Doctor Who in general. Had it not been for the appalling way he has been treated in the last few years of the show I would have ranked him much higher. Sadly however the latest iteration of the villain, Missy I’d say is the worst villain in the entire history of the show, but more on that later.

The Master throughout the classic era was one of the most well developed villains. We saw him gradually over the years descend from perhaps a well meaning, but utterly ruthless villain, to a degenerate sociopath.

The original version of the Master, played by actor Roger Delgado, genuinely believed that his evil was for a greater good. He believed that when he ruled over planets like the earth, he would rid them of disease, war, inequality and build them up to being a power in the universe that could defend itself.

He even offered the Doctor a chance to help him build this better galaxy in Colony in Space, telling him together that they could save the universe.

Of course the Master was willing to make any sacrifice to create this better galaxy, including even provoking wars the would kill billions, so that he could emerge in the aftermath and take over. In his mind, what did it matter sacrificing a few lives, even a whole generation. If he ended building a better world for every subsequent generation?

All of this coupled with Roger Delgado’s suave, charming, and affably evil performance made his Master a villain that you could never truly hate in spite of all the terrible things he did, and who you certainly never tired of watching.

The original Master played by Roger Delgado, battles the Third Doctor played by Jon Pertwee.

Of course for the next version of the character the reverse was true. The burned Master was a total monster. With his frightening, monstrous appearance, this Master was motivated solely by his own craven cowardice, and his fanatical hatred of the Doctor. This Master simply could not die until he had seen the Doctor suffer, even commenting that its the only reason he endures the constant agony he is in.

Whilst he may have seemed as different as could be imagined from Delgado’s charming villain, he was actually the perfect continuation. There had always been hints of a nastier side to Delgado. As time went on he came to despise the Doctor for foiling him so many times. In fact in The Sea Devils the Master is shown to be willing to commit a double genocide just to spite the Doctor!

There were also instances where the Delgado Master would loose his cool and do something horrible for no reason whatsoever, which showed that deep down, he was just a vicious, petty sociopath.

Thus the burned Master is really just this side of the Master brought to the fore. He’s now at the end of his life, and whatever happened that disfigured him has just pushed the Master over the edge, bringing out all of the most twisted, dark urges that were always bubbling under Delgado’s cool, charming facade.

Anthony Ainley’s version of the character meanwhile was kind of like a combination of the previous two. He could be charming like Delgado, but at the same time he dropped any facade that his schemes were for a greater good. He still wanted power, but it was now only for his glory.

Later by the time we get to the Eric Roberts incarnation, the Master has degenerated to the level of an animal. Whatever happened to the Master to make him lose his 13 regenerations and burned him, followed by his death at the hands of the Daleks, and on top of that the influence of the Cheetah virus too, which in the story Survival pushed him even further into madness. All of this has turned the Master into a monster!

Aside from his interesting characterization, the Master was also effective in how he operated, and in how big a threat he was to the Doctor.

Whenever the Doctor faced an enemy like the Daleks and the Cybermen everyone would trust the Doctor, because he was the only one who knew about them. The Doctor would also always take control among the humans he was with in any situation with the Daleks as a result of this, and as he was a Time Lord he would still usually have knowledge that most of his other enemies didn’t.

With the Master however, the Master to start with was obviously a Time Lord and therefore knew everything the Doctor did. Also the Master would often operate in a more sneaky, dirty, underhand way than the Doctors other enemies.

He would usually manipulate people into helping him against the Doctor. Sometimes it would just be other, slimy, corrupt individuals such as Goth, whilst in some cases it would actually be good people like Trenchard, Kassia and Chang.

The Master would find some weakness or even perhaps a strength of theirs and exploit it. For instance in Kassia’s case he plays on the fact that she has always felt alone and uses that by appearing as her only friend, and by playing on her bitterness too. With Trenchard however he plays on his patriotism and convinces him that there is a secret plot against Britain that he can foil.

It was always fascinating watching the Master spit poison in people’s ears, promise them power, glory, even in some cases his love (like Chang, a homeless orphan who he claims he loves like a son to win him over.)

It would also always put the Doctor in a terrible dilemma, as where as the Daleks servants where just monsters like the Ogrons, the Varga plants, or the Pig slaves that he could zap or beat up. The Masters servants were often good people who had just been fed a pack of lies, and the Doctor would always have to try his hardest to reason with them, which would sadly often be a futile gesture.

The Master would also often gain some position of authority that he could use against the Doctor too. For instance in Frontier in Space the Master is the chief of police in the future, whilst in The Time Monster he is made a lord, and in The Deadly Assassin his servant is one of the high council of Gallifrey.

As a result of this we’d often see the Doctor be framed for crimes, captured, beaten, tortured, and put through hell by the very people he was trying to save because of the Masters actions.

Finally another reason the Master was always a great character in Classic Who was because all of the actors who played him were brilliant in the role.

The best two were of course Roger Delgado and Anthony Ainley who had the most stories, and were therefore naturally able to get into the character more.

Delgado was more charming, and had a more 3 dimensional personality, but Ainley I think was better at being more genuinely cruel.

Still all of the other actors, Peter Pratt, Geoffrey Beavers and Eric Roberts were good too.

A lot of people knock Roberts portrayal, but I liked it. I thought that it was faithful to the original Masters, whilst adding a more desperate, pitiful, yet dangerous edge to the villain too.

Sadly however whilst the Master was one of the greatest success stories of the original series. All of his appearances in the revival have been terrible. Really of all the classic era villains the revival has tackled, the Master has been the most mishandled.

Three actors have portrayed the Master in the new series. Derek Jacobi, John Simm and Michelle Gomez.

Of the three Jacobi was the best. Ironically he only played the Master for 2 minutes on screen. His version of the character was the one who disguised himself as Yana, and after remembering who he is, he is shot two minutes later by his former assistant Chantho, who he mortally wounded.

Still Jacobi really captured the villains psychotic hatred for the Doctor, and his sneering arrogance, and contempt for all other life forms.

The build up to the Master returning was also in all fairness probably the best reintroduction of any villain in the new series. We all knew it was coming. Earlier in the series the Doctor, who believed himself to be the last Time Lord in existence at that point, was given a cryptic warning. “YOU ARE NOT ALONE”.

Still even with that its a real edge of your seat moment as Yana slowly starts to remember, and Jacobi is brilliant at switching between the kindly, sweet natured old Yana and the sociopathic Master. Added to that the cliff hanger where the Master leaves the Doctor, Jack and Martha stranded in the future, about to be eaten by hordes of flesh eating monsters is absolutely thrilling.

Sadly its all downhill from here.

I don’t have any problems with the John Simm version of the Master per se. I thought John Simm was brilliant in the role.

Also I think it was fairly faithful to the original Master too. A lot of fans have said they felt that Simm wasn’t believable as the Master because his version of the character was portrayed as a cackling lunatic.

To me however this always seemed like quite a shallow interpretation of the Masters character.

Yes the likes of Delgado, and Ainley’s Masters were more suave, charming and understated than Simm, but remember a Time Lord’s outer personality is supposed to change somewhat when they regenerate.

Hence why Hartnell’s Doctors grumpy on the surface, whilst Tennant’s is dashing, vain and more awkward.

However the core personality remains the same. Hence why all the Doctors still want to explore the universe, why all the Doctors are still mysterious, why all the Doctors prefer non violent means, but will use them if need be etc.

With the Master its the same. There are three basic motivations for the Master that make up his core character. One is to gain power over the galaxy because he believes it will be better under his rule. Two is to make the Doctor, the man he hates more than anything else pay.  Finally the Master also often wants to prolong his own miserable existence too.

Every single last story featuring the Master from Classic Who gives him one, or two, or sometimes all three of these as his motivation.

Furthermore the Master as we have been over always operates in three ways. One, he will twist the minds of people around him through any means necessary. Two, he will lie, cheat and grease his way to being in a position of power and use that to turn people against the Doctor. And finally when all else fails the Master will use mind control against his victims, whether that’s Delgado’s hypnotic chant of “YOU WILL OBEY ME!” or Anthony Ainley hypnotizing people with his watch, or Eric Roberts spit that takes people over.

Now as far as I could see John Simm’s interpretation follows the Masters character perfectly. He too wanted power. He tried to create a new Time Lord empire in his first story, and he tried to turn the Time Lords into clones of himself in his second.

He also hated the Doctor and wanted to make him suffer too. He tortured the Doctor for a whole year!

The Simm Master was also a sly, manipulative villain who tricked the family of the Doctors latest companion, Martha Jones, into betraying both her and the Doctor. He also dupes the British public into voting for him, and finally he seduces a young woman named Lucy Saxon into being his sidekick too.

He also placed himself into a position of authority and used that against the Doctor. The Simm Master actually went one step further than his predecessors and made himself the Prime Minister! In The Sound of Drums, just like in many previous Master stories, we saw the Doctor having been framed as a criminal by the Master, forced to go on the run, and be hunted, and betrayed by the very people he was trying to help such as Martha’s family thanks to the Masters manipulations.

And to top it all off he also used hypnosis through the Archangel network too.

So to me the Simm Master has the exact same core personality and motivations as his predecessors and operates in exactly the same way too. The fact that he acts more crazy on the surface is really unimportant. After all the burned Master’s outer persona was different to Delgado too. The important thing was that the core characterization was the same, and it was with both Simm and the burned Master.

My only beefs with the Simm incarnation are that they kind of messed with his origin and his relationship with the Doctor. They revealed in the Simm era that the Master had been driven insane when he was forced to stare into the untempered schism, a hole in time and space as a child. Since that day he heard a constant drumming in his head which tormented him and drove him over the edge.

Now I didn’t like this because it tossed about 24 years worth of character development for the Master out of the window. Before we had seen him slowly descend into madness, but now he was apparently always a lunatic?

Also I feel this attempt to make the Master sympathetic ironically made him more one dimensional. Now he was absolved of all his evil actions because basically, the drums did it!

Before however though he had been driven mad, it was his own actions that had brought him to it, his lust for power, his petty hatred of the Doctor etc.

Also in the Tennant era, Russell T Davies had the Doctor become desperate to try and reconnect with the Master and help him. This was a bad mistake in my opinion as it undermined the Doctor and the Master.

In Classic Who the Doctor tried to murder the Master in almost every story.

There were a few instances where he showed mercy to the Master sure, but only in the same way that he does to all of his enemies. Basically the Doctor will kill any villain if he needs to, but if there is another way he’ll take it, and if the villain is helpless then he won’t kill out of vengeance.

So the same applied to the Master. There were a few instances where the Master was unarmed and the Doctor didn’t just gun him down sure. In Survival the Doctor also stops himself from killing the Master because if he does, then the Cheetah virus will overcome him.

Still that didn’t mean most of the time he didn’t try and kill him. In Terror of the Autons, The Mind of Evil, The Claws of Axos, The Sea Devils, The Deadly Assassin, The Keeper of Traken, Castrovalva, Planet of Fire, The Mark of the Rani, and the 96 movie the Doctor tries to murder the Master by, having him shot by UNIT soldiers, trapped in a place that’s about to be hit by a nuclear bomb, trapped in a time loop forever with Axons (horrible space parasites), kicked down a bottomless pit, have his TARDIS blown up, trapped in a place that’s about to fade from existence, and locked in a room with a hungry T-Rex!

In all cases the Doctor said afterwards that he hoped he had finished the Master for good without any regrets, or hint of sadness.

This was better for both characters as it meant that neither really won against the other. Yes the Doctor stopped the Master from taking over the earth, but he could never even bring him to justice, never mind kill him. Thus the Master would always go free, unpunished for his heinous crimes and the Doctor would know that he would always turn up again and cause more suffering and pain.

Davies however had the Doctor not only refuse to kill the Master, but stop other people from doing so, which meant that the Master now only escapes because the Doctor went easy on him. Also the Doctor first of all looks like a massive hypocrite. He’s willing to murder scores of other villains, but the Master, he spares because killing an enemy is suddenly wrong?

Also it further undermines the Doctors morality the way that he wants to be friends with such a sick, sadistic, mass murdering monster! Yes its true that the Doctor and the Master were always meant to have been friends back on Gallifrey, but that’s the point, their friendship had long since vanished. Davies was the first to bring in the ridiculous idea that they still want to be friends which is just silly after all this time.

Finally another problem with the Simm Master was that both of the stories he was in were crap.

To be fair Utopia and The Sound of Drums, his first two episodes were great, but The Last of the Time Lords is one of the worst Doctor Who episodes ever made.

Its the conclusion that ruins it. Everyone on earth literally prays to the Doctor (who for some reason shrunk when the Master aged him?) The Doctor then literally turns into a Jesus like figure, flying through the air on the power of luuurve, because of some bullshit hypnotic device that the Master has.

Easily one of the most ridiculous and cheesy scenes that lets down what could have been a good story otherwise.

The End of Time, Simm’s next appearance is not much better, though its really because they turn the 10th Doctor into a whiny self pitier, rather than because of anything to do with the Master.

Its a shame that Simm was served with such poor stories, as other than a few misgivings I did think he was a very good Master.

Simm’s Master tends to divide opinion the most. Some classic era fans absolutely despise him, whilst to many who grew up more with the new series, he is THE definitive version of the Master, above even Delgado (who is usually the most popular of the Classic era Masters.)

Indeed despite his controversy with older fans, I think that due to his popularity with modern viewers, Simm is probably the most iconic and popular Master after Delgado who still reigns supreme overall.

Whatever problems there were with John Simm’s version however, sadly it was nothing compared to what came next.

When the Master returned in the Peter Capaldi era (after an absence of 4 years.) He had regenerated into a female form, played by Michelle Gomez.

This version of the Master called Missy was in my opinion one of the worst things ever introduced into Doctor Who.

I don’t have anything against Michelle Gomez, the actress who played Missy. She was a brilliant actress (if miscast because the Masters you know a MAN), but ultimately Missy was a betrayal to everything the character of the Master was supposed to be.

To start with they threw out all of the Masters character. Missy did not wish to conquer the universe like previous Masters. In fact in her first story her “plan” is to create an army of Cybermen that she can give to the Doctor as a present to win him back!

She also is in love with the Doctor too. In fact the first thing she does when she sees him is French kiss him!

All of this completely ruined the character of the Master.

To start with it made him a joke. What the Masters actually been in love with the Doctor this whole time? Now when you look at past stories where the Master talked of how only his hatred for the Doctor kept him going, you laugh. You think “sure its your HATRED of him.”

Another alternative is that the Master’s sexuality has changed because he has turned into a woman, and so now finds the Doctor (who is still a man) more attractive than before.

Sadly that’s even more ridiculous! Suppose the next version of the Master is a straight man? Will he go back to wanting to kill the Doctor? Then what will happen if he falls and bangs his head and becomes a straight woman again?

Its absurd and turns the Master into a total joke. It also I might add ruins other Time Lord characters. If Christopher Eccelston had regenerated into a straight woman instead of David Tennant, would she have wanted to shag Mickey Smith instead of Rose?

Furthermore making him/her in love with the Doctor made the Master a significantly less effective and dangerous villain.

In the classic era the Master was a villain that the Doctor wanted to kill, but who would always manage to slip away. A villain who wanted to rule the universe and who was kept alive, even when in the most agonizing pain by his hatred of the Doctor.

Now in Missy’s time the Master is a villain who wants to shag the Doctor, and literally hands the Doctor victory. She gives him a Cyber army as a present, with no way of taking it back. She’s literally beaten by a no thanks!

See here.

How can anyone not say that’s a huge comedown for the villain? He was once the Doctors deadliest enemy, grappling with him on a planet that’s about to crumble to bits. Now he is handing him an army of Cybermen without a fail safe for some sex!

Missy also tossed out all of the Masters time honored traits and characteristics. She just isn’t the character in any way shape or form. Is she hypnotic? Is she manipulative? Does she turn people against the Doctor? Does she put herself in a position of authority and use that to frame the Doctor? Is she determined to destroy the Doctor? I’d say she’s the Master in name only, but even then she’s not. Her name is MISSY.

Missy also completely undermines the Doctor too. Just like with the Simm Master, the 12th Doctor doesn’t ever want to kill Missy. In fact worse, he lies to his companions, and UNIT that she has died to protect her!

Thus when she next shows up, UNIT are completely unprepared and many of them are killed.

The Doctor is now complicit in Missy’s crimes, and why? Before he always tried to kill the Master. He even said in stories like The Deadly Assassin that the Master is the one person in the galaxy he would wish death upon!

At the very least in the John Simm era, the Doctor wanted to imprison the Master. Also whilst I didn’t like Tennant going more easy on the Master, at the very least it can be rationalized as being because at that point the Doctor believed he was the only other Time Lord left in the universe.

With Missy however he knows that they have all survived, so why does he still care about this asshole? And at the expense of innocent people. Missy still murders people, yet the Doctor doesn’t give a shit!

Another reason I despise Missy is because I feel she only came about because of pandering.

Now I am not going to go into too much detail about this here, as I have already written about this topic extensively.

Still it needs to be mentioned as its ultimately why the character of the Master was ruined.

Basically from about 2011 on SJWs and third wave feminists latched onto the Doctor Who franchise. As always they had to take it over. I would consider myself left wing. In fact I identify as a socialist.

However identity politics, or the regressive left, or SJWs, whatever you want to call them, are shallow, intolerant and needy. They have to take over everything they latch onto. One only has to look at other franchises like Ghostbusters and Marvel and DC to see other examples of this.

The SJW “fans” viciously slandered Steven Moffat as a sexist, a homophobe, and a racist over the most petty things like “Karen Gillan has a short skirt, River Song isn’t as important as the Doctor” etc.  Sadly however Moffat took their criticisms to heart and so he started to pander to them in a number of ways including Missy.

Here are examples of the feminist smear campaign against Moffat, as well as responses from Moffat and the New Who production team showing how the feminist attacks did actually bother them.

Trigger Warning Sexual Assault in Doctor Who

Doctor Who is Racist

Has Doctor Who Become More Sexist

Problematic Posters For Doctor Who Season 8

Doctor Who Bechdel Test

Steven Moffat is Abelist

Steven Moffat And His Problem With Representing People Of Colour

Moffat argues against sexist claims

STOP ASSUMING I’M A SEXIST DEMON

BBC Responds To Sexist Claim

Karen Gillan “Steven Moffat Is Not A Sexist”

So you can see how based on this Steven Moffat was desperate to win favor with his feminist critics.

There was absolutely no reason to cast a woman as the Master other than pandering to feminists who wanted a female Doctor, and saw Missy as paving the way for it. If you wanted a female villain, bring back the Rani. The Rani is a great character, popular with fans, and sadly Michelle Gomez would have been excellent as the Rani, as she has the right look, voice and sense of humor for the Rani.

Sadly however Moff crowbarred Gomez into the role of the Master, simply to set a precedent for a female Doctor. Prior to Moffat pandering to feminists, Time Lords had never changed gender when they regenerated.

I might add that the Master was portrayed as a violent misogynist too. He beat his wife Lucy Saxon, he forced her and his masseuse to shag each other for his own amusement, and both he and the Jacobi Master were deeply embarrassed at being killed by a woman.

Now given that we know that the Master can control how he looks when he regenerates (he decided to be young and strong when changing from Jacobi to Simm.) Why the hell would this guy choose to be a woman?

Whilst I blame the SJWs for being puritanical, fanatical bullies who slandered a mans reputation to get what they want in a tv show. Moffat shouldn’t be let off the hook either.

Moffat completely destroyed a villain that had been in the show for 40 years just to win favor with people who said some bad things about him online. He had no right to make the Master a joke, and salt the earth for future writers who might have wanted to do something interesting with the character after him.

Its now impossible for a writer to make the Master the character he had been for 40 years.

Imagine having say a Master played by Charles Dance, who is desperate to destroy the Doctor. You wouldn’t take him seriously as you’d think “hey remember that time you tried to fuck the Doctors brains out?”. You also wouldn’t believe him when he ranted about wanting power over the galaxy as you’d think “well you gave it up to try and shag the Doctor before”. The villains credibility has been destroyed for all time.

The only good thing about Missy was watching her get killed by John Simm (who returned for the first multi Master story this year.)

It was fitting watching John, the last true version of the Master kill the PC pandering, SJW friendly Missy. Still even then it was just a further example of how the character had become a parody. The Simm Master murders Missy because he doesn’t want to end up as a woman and elope with the 12th Doctor.

So is Moffat making out that the Master’s sexuality changed when he regenerated after all? That’s absurd! Also Moff had the male Master want to shag the female Master which again just turned the whole thing into a farce.

Sad end for a once great villain, but I guess the real moral of the story is that SJWs are the biggest monsters of them all.

Most Memorable Moment

The Master Steals Tremas’ body

 

This scene terrified me when I was a child. I was scared to go near a grandfather clock for years because of this scene and the end of the Deadly Assassin.

This elevated the Master to being more than just another renegade Time Lord. Here he became an evil that would never truly die. He could just go on stealing bodies for ever, like a Demon taking over its victims.

This scene was also the only one to make use of the fact that the Master’s TARDIS is capable changing shape to blend in with its surroundings too. I was always scared when I was young that anything reasonably big could be the Masters TARDIS, and that he could come crawling out of it to take me over.

5/ Cybermen

Appearances/ The Tenth Planet, The Moonbase, The Tomb of the Cybermen, The Wheel in Space, The Invasion, Revenge of the Cybermen, Earthshock, The Five Doctors, Attack of the Cybermen, Silver Nemesis, Age of Steel/Rise of the Cybermen, Army of Ghosts/Doomsday, The Next Doctor, The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, Closing Time, Nightmare in Silver, Dark Water/Death in Heaven, World Enough And Time/The Doctor Falls

Doctors/ William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi

The Cybermen originally came from earth’s identical twin planet, Mondas. The Mondasians were once an organic, humanoid race, but as their planet began to drift away from the sun, they slowly replaced all of their organic components with metallic and robot parts until they became complete machine creatures.

They also removed all of their emotions too in order not to go insane after their upgrade.

The Mondasians became known as the Cybermen, and would seek to convert all other organic life forms they came across, for the survival of their species, and because they believed that it was better for the life forms they were conquering.

The Cybermen took over many planets and wiped out whole species, but their time would come when they attempted to invade the earth. Their home planet Mondas would be destroyed in the attack, though tiny pockets of the monsters would survive across the universe and attempt to rebuild their power base.

The Doctor would later discover another group of Cybermen who originated from a parallel universe version of the earth. It was later revealed that the Cybermen originated on many different worlds, with the Doctor even commenting that wherever there was people, there would eventually be Cybermen.

The Cybermen are the most iconic monsters in Doctor Who after the Daleks. They were a truly inspired idea.

The Cybermen mix the classic fear of technology over running mankind along with the age old fear of being turned into a monster.

The Cybermen are almost like robotic zombies the way they hardly ever say anything move in a horde, and can turn people into members of their own kind.

There were also of course elements of body horror in the Cybermen too with Cyber conversion being a long, drawn out, bloody process. Some versions of the Cybermen also, most disturbingly of all still retained certain human features, such as the Mondasian Cybermen who still had human hands.

The Cybermen I think were the scariest of all of the Doctors main enemies. What I always found terrifying about them was the way that if one cornered you there was nothing you could do.

With the Daleks there are a number of weaknesses you can exploit, with other enemies like the Sontarans, and the Ice Warriors, though they are strong, there is still a chance you can hurt them, or maybe as seen with Skaldak, reason with one.

With a Cyberman, its a mountain of pitiless steel! There’s no way you can reason with, or even attempt to defend yourself against one.

Whilst the Cybermen may have been one of the most genius concepts in the history of Doctor Who, sadly however it cannot be denied that they have been somewhat misused over the years.

Its not that their stories are bad. I’ve enjoyed most of the Cybermen adventures throughout old and new Doctor Who. Some Cybermen stories like Tomb of the Cybermen, The Invasion and Earthshock are among the greatest Doctor Who stories ever made.

The problem is that I think a lot of writers have got it in their heads that the Cybermen are second rate villains, as they were never quite as famous and popular as the Daleks, and so sadly they write them accordingly.

Examples of this include in the 20th anniversary story, the 5 Doctors where a whole platoon of Cybermen are wiped out by the Raston Warrior Robot. It is admittedly one of the most spectacular sequences in Doctor Who’s history as we watch the robot tear the Cybermen’s bodies to pieces, but its it just further makes them seem like second rate foes.

Then in the story Silver Nemesis, Ace wipes out a group of them with a sling shot. In the David Tennant era meanwhile, first Russell T Davies had the Cybermen become totally earthbound primitive villains. In contrast to the Daleks who Davies made into god like monsters who had wiped out the Doctors people, the Time Lords. The Cybermen became the creations of an earth scientist and if anything were now the weakest of all his enemies. After all their technology was only really the same level as Earth’s whilst the Sontarans for instance had the technology to destroy an entire planet in seconds!

Davies also famously had the Cybermen and the Daleks meet which ended with 5 million Cybermen not being able to hurt one Dalek.

All the Cybermen need is a little bit of respect to reach their true potential. The idea is one that will always be terrifying, and also as the Cybermen frequently change their design, then they are not limited by an old outdated look like other monsters.

I’d say that the three golden periods for the Cybermen would probably be the 60s, the 80s and incredibly enough, the Peter Capaldi era.

The 60s was one of the few times that the Cybermen were treated as the equals of the Daleks. In fact they were the Doctors archenemies during the Troughton era. It wasn’t just that they were important during the 60s however. The writers always highlighted what it was that made them frightening.

We’d get scenes that showed just how strong and dangerous they were up close such as when the Cyberman savagely beats its victim to death in The Wheel in Space, or when Zoe and Isobel are cornered by a crazed Cyberman in the sewers of London.

The stories were also often set in tighter, claustrophobic environments such as the moonbase, the sewers of London, the ice tombs of Telos, all of which made use of the fact that not only could a Cyberman be lurking around any dark corridor, but if it was there was nowhere you could run to escape it.

The 60s stories also constantly reminded people that the Cybermen were not just generic robo killers either. This is a problem with many later stories is that it seems the writers forgot that they can turn other life forms into members of their kind. In Revenge of the Cybermen for instance, its never even mentioned!

60s stories however like Tomb of the Cybermen always sought to remind us that the Cybermen won’t just kill you like the Daleks. They will make you into one of their own.

At the same time, Cyber conversion was also not made out to be something that could be overcome either.

In many New Who stories people such as Yvonne Hartman, and Mercy Hatrigan will often just shrug off becoming a Cyberman, but in 60s stories such as again The Tomb of the Cybermen, Toberman is unable to overcome being partially converted and sacrifices himself at the end as he doesn’t want to live under the Cybermen’s rule.

Finally the Cybermen seemed like a legitimate menace in the Second Doctors era. Its true that their race was always portrayed as nearing extinction, but still the threat of what would happen if they managed to rebuild was always very real.

The Doctor was terrified of what they would be capable of if they were allowed to swarm throughout the galaxy, and any story involving the Cybermen would also often end in a high body count too.

They were also shown to be highly manipulative, sneaky and capable of outwitting the Doctor and their often trecherous human allies such as Tobais Vaughn and Cleeg.

In the 80s meanwhile the Cybermen first of all became a right of passage for each new Doctor to meet. Up until that point, though they had met 3 out of the then 5 Doctors, the Cybermen were not really viewed as being the Doctors other archenemy after the Daleks.

They had made just one appearance in an average story in the last 11 years. Most modern fans probably wouldn’t have ever seen them (as remember repeat showings were very rare back then, and there obviously no video or DVD releases.)

So the 80s was an important period for the monsters as by having them face all of the Doctors in that decade as that really made them a right of passage, which only the biggest classic era icons, like the Daleks, the Master, and the Brigadier were.

The 80s also much like the 60s, made them a legitimate threat again, with the story Earthshock seeing several races have to unite against them. Earthshock also had the monsters memorably kill off the Doctors companion too.

Adric’s death marks one of the few times the Doctor is unable to save someone close to him, and Adric dies alone, scared, and thinking he has failed to save billions of innocent people because of the Cybermen.

All of this naturally made embedded the Cybermen as prominent foes of the Doctor, arguably during that period more so than even the Daleks, who were not responsible for any major tragedies in the Doctors life during the 80s.

The 80s also much like the 60s stories would feature Cyber conversion prominently in stories like Attack of the Cybermen, where conversion was again an irreversable process as seen with Lytton who begs the Doctor to kill him.

With the Capaldi era meanwhile I have to give it credit for making the Cybermen a big deal again. There is little in my mind to be grateful to the Capaldi era for (that’s not because of Capaldi who was an excellent Doctor, just the stories he was given.) Still the era did mark the first time in a long while that the Cybermen didn’t just feel like second rate villains.

In the Capaldi era the monsters to start with where given a greater prominence, being the main villains in two out of Capaldi’s three season finales. Also Moffat seemed to know what it was that made the Cybermen so frightening and gave them plenty of scenes in dark, claustrophobic corridors, and played up the body horror aspects too.

The scene where the Doctors companion Bill is converted is unquestionably one of the most genuinely chilling moments in Doctor Who’s long history and really to me demonstrated how the Cybermen will always be terrifying, as the basic core idea is just so horrific.

Finally on top of that the Cybermen also killed the 12th Doctor too, which marks the first time they were able to actually kill a Doctor directly.

They wore down the first Doctor too, but here they actually blast 12, who is then forced to kill himself in order to stop them. I might add that had it not been for the timely intervention of Bill’s watery girlfriend then the Doctor would have been dead for good too.

Of course I didn’t like any of the Cyberman stories that were in the Capaldi era, but that was more down to other factors like Missy. In fact the latest Cyberman story, if you took Missy out of it, could have been an all time classic.

Still at least the Cybermen were given a bit of renaissance in the Capaldi era overall.

Whilst they may not have always been treated with the respect they deserve, the Cybermen still are not only one of the most iconic monsters in Doctor Who, but all of Sci Fi as well.

Their influence on popular culture was immense not only in the way they helped to achieve a greater public recognition of Doctor Who, but also in the way they influenced other monsters too.

The Borg from the Star Trek franchise were closely inspired by the Cybermen. Its no secret as the writers of the Next Generation were big Doctor Who fans (and even included the names of all the actors who had played the Doctor at that point flash up on a screen in one episode.)

The Borg much like the Cybermen were a race of Cybernetic creatures who had once been organic, but had now upgraded themselves. They sought to do the same to all other life forms in the universe just like the Cybermen, and played on body horror tropes, and the fear of being turned into a monster just like the Cybermen too.

Obviously that’s not to do down the Borg who became fantastic and iconic villains in their own right. No idea is completely original and as long as you do something new with it, which no one would deny the Borg did. Who cares?

Still its important to mention not only because it demonstrates how Doctor Who was often a pioneer in science fiction concepts and ideas, but also how the Cybermen in particular were such a fantastic idea too.

Most Memorable Moment

The Cybermen Abduct And Torture Lytton

Lytton and his allies are planning to steal a time machine that the Cybermen have captured. Just as Lytton is about to climb to safety however a Cyberman grabs his foot and pull him down. Lyttons allies are forced to abandon him as there is nothing they can do.

The monsters take Lytton to their controller and torture him for information. They slowly crush his hands, but Lytton does not break and so the monsters decide to convert him. Though the Doctor attempts to save Lytton, sadly it is too late, and he is finally killed by the Cyber Controller.

This scene manages to capture everything that is terrifying about the Cybermen perfectly. We see how physically unstoppable they are. When they grab Lytton by the foot you know he is gone. The fact that its in a tight, dark corridor also heigthens the sense of hopelessness too.

Lyttons conversion is also shown to be a slow, drawn out, and agonising process, just as it should.

Unlike in other stories where people like Yvonne Hartman are able to just decide not to become a Cyberman, here Lytton pitifully begs the Doctor to kill him.

4/ Davros

Appearances/ Genesis of the Daleks, Destiny of the Daleks, Resurrection of the Daleks, Revelation of the Daleks, Remembrance of the Daleks, The Stolen Earth/Journeys End, The Magicians Apprentice/The Witch’s Familiar

Doctors/ Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, David Tennant, Peter Capaldi

Davros was the creator of the Daleks and the Doctors single greatest enemy alongside the Master.

Originally from the planet Skaro, Davros came from a race of humanoid creatures called the Kaleds.

The Kaleds had been locked in a thousand year long conflict with another humanoid race known as the Thals.

The war had destroyed the surface of the planet and polluted the air to the point where both the Kaleds and the Thals had begun to slowly mutate. Davros, the Kaleds leading scientist discovered that the Kaleds were destined to undergo a mutation cycle as a species. Davros wanted to find out what their final mutated form would be, so he took living Kaled cells and subjected them to the same radiation that had polluted the air of Skaro.

Davros soon discovered that the Kaleds were destined to mutate into a race of hideous, slimy, octopus like creatures. Davros created machines to house these Kaled mutants, but he also tampered with their minds. He removed all emotions that he considered to be weaknesses in the Kaleds such as love, pity, compassion and programmed into their minds a strong hatred towards all other life forms that were different to them. Davros believed that one race would have to dominate all the others in order to survive.

Davros came to name the combination of the Kaled mutant inside the near indestructable tank like robot, a Dalek.

The Daleks would prove to be so ruthless and unpredictable that they would eventually turn on Davros himself and seemingly exterminate him. Davros however would survive and return many centuries later to try and take control of his monstrous creations. At various points Davros would also attempt to create a new race of Daleks that were truly loyal to him.

Davros’ attempts to build a new Dalek race from terminally ill humans, kept in cryogenic suspension until a cure can be found for their illness on the planet Necros.

Davros’ relationship with the Daleks would be somewhat complicated. Whilst they never truly accepted him, at the same time they were never able to kill him either. Sometimes he would be placed in a position of authority and the monsters would even respect all he had done for them, but he was never able to control the Daleks like he wished.

Whilst he may never rule them, Davros is the only creature in the entire universe that the Daleks could be said to hold any kind of affection for, albeit in a twisted way.

Davros is probably the most polarizing of all the Doctors great enemies. Whilst Davros’ first appearance, Genesis of the Daleks is one of the most beloved Doctor Who stories ever made. Many fans feel that Davros should never have returned, and that he did nothing but undermine the Daleks in his later appearances.

I can certainly understand why people would say that. In Davros’ first story its brilliant the way he sees the Daleks as his way of living forever. He has after all essentially recreated his own race, the Kaleds in his own image. However all previous Dalek stories have shown that whilst his creations do go on, ironically no one knows Davros’ name.

Even the Doctor, the archenemy of the Daleks, had never heard of him before Genesis of the Daleks. The Daleks would never want to acknowledge that they were the creation of a lesser being, so Davros is ironically forgotten about, despite having given every civilized world reason to curse his name for all eternity. In many ways however that is the best punishment of all for him.

Sadly however this is of course undermined in later stories when Davros returns and becomes a legendary figure feared by the Time Lords.

Also it is true that in later stories Davros does tend to push the Daleks into the background. Davros and the Daleks are two such big personalities that its understandable some writers would find it hard to get the balance right.

There are a few stories that manage too like Genesis of the Daleks, Destiny of the Daleks and The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End. However others like Revelation of the Daleks, and The Magicians Apprentice/The Witch’s Familiar reduce the Daleks to being Davros’ mooks, whilst in a story like Remembrance of the Daleks the reverse is true and Davros is reduced to just a cameo at the very end.

Still overall I am glad they brought Davros back, as not only did his return serve as the basis for some truly excellent stories, but I think they developed his character and more importantly his relationship with the Doctor brilliantly.

There are so many different sides to Davros’ personality. He is totally evil, without any redeeming features at all, but that doesn’t mean the writers weren’t able to make him into a more 3 dimensional villain.

Davros is a deeply pathetic, insecure, weak little man. He can barely defend himself, and whenever he is faced with death he is a miserable, pathetic coward such as when he attempts to convince the Fifth Doctor to spare his life by selling him some bullshit about wanting to build a new Dalek army with him.

I love the way that when it becomes obvious that the Doctor doesn’t have it in him to kill Davros, Davros drops the pretense of wanting to build an army with him, and just laughs in his face. The fact that Davros views not being able to murder someone who is completely unarmed as “lacking in courage” is also a nice insight into how twisted and cowardly Davros is.

The big difference between Davros and the Master, though they are both cowardly megalomaniacs, is that at the very least the Master wants to rule as he believes that when he is in charge things will be better.

Davros however just wants to destroy because it makes him feel strong.

We can see this in his first story Genesis of the Daleks where Davros tries to bullshit a captive Fourth Doctor, that he just wants to build a better universe for all life forms. He says that when the Daleks rule all other life then they will do so benevolently. Wars will end, and all races will united under the Daleks rule.

Of course the Doctor doesn’t buy it and proposes a hypothetical example of having ultimate power which excites Davros, proving that the Daleks are all just a way for him to exert his own power over everything else.

Davros later actually realizes this scenario during the David Tennant era when he creates the reality bomb, a weapon which will allow him destroy all universes.

Its brilliant the way that you can see how this was always at the heart of Davros’ character. The Davros in Genesis is exactly the same as the one in Journey’s End. Its just that he doesn’t have the power yet to enact his twisted desires, but in every story in between Genesis and Journey’s End he is working towards accomplishing that.

Davros’ relationship with the Doctor was also in some ways perhaps the most interesting relationship the Doctor had with any of his foes, save the Daleks.

The Doctor doesn’t really have a relationship with the Cybermen, whilst other enemies like the Rani we didn’t get to see enough of for the writers to really establish a strong dynamic between them and the Doctor.

With the Master meanwhile there was a strong relationship until they botched it with Simm and Missy.

With Davros however I’ve enjoyed most of the Doctors interactions with the villain. We’ve seen the Doctor genuinely struggle with having to commit acts of murder, even genocide in order to prevent the greater evil Davros represents. We also I think can not only see how much the Doctor has changed in his dealings with Davros, but I feel that each encounter the Doctor has with Davros helps to define each Doctor too.

When the Fifth Doctor encounters Davros he wants to kill him. He knows that Davros is incapable of change and for the greater good of the universe must be killed while he is vulnerable. However he can’t bring himself to commit cold blooded murder which is what this still is.

When he misses this golden opportunity to finish Davros however, the Fifth Doctor instantly regrets it. The Fifth Doctors last words after Davros escapes are “I’m an imbecile”.

The Fifth Doctor was always the softest and most compassionate Doctor and sadly his enemies were often able to take advantage of this. This scene more than any other demonstrates how the Fifth Doctor wasn’t always in control compared to other more ruthless Doctors.

This of course leads brilliantly into the next Doctors confrontation with Davros as the Sixth Doctor is more than willing to kill him. Sadly however the Sixth Doctor is unprepared for Davros and so he ends up being captured by Davros. This sums up the Sixth Doctors personality as he was a more arrogant, conceited Doctor. Just like 5 however, 6 does learn his lesson and tells Davros “I will be waiting for you”.

Sure enough the Seventh Doctor takes the fight to Davros. 7 is ready for Davros in every respect and destroys the Daleks power base, and seemingly kills Davros.

Just as with the Fifth and Sixth Doctors, 7’s confrontation with Davros sums his character up arguably more than any other, as here we see how ruthless he is, and how much more sneaky and manipulative he was.

7 is the natural conclusion to 5 and 6 however. 5 was a good man struggling to deal with the horrors around him, and sadly often made mistakes. 6 as a result was determined to be more ruthless, but sadly he was also overconfident to make up for 5’s apparent weakness. 7 finally is the one who is ruthless enough, but also has thought things through and not just blundered in there, and so he is the one who (seemingly) defeats Davros.

Finally Davros’ relationship with his creations, the Daleks was also fascinating too. Its easy to see how Davros could have just become another variant of Dalek leader, like the Cyber Controller, the Ice Lords, the Borg Queen or even the previous Dalek Emperors and Dalek Supermes.

Instead however the writers would always create an odd mixture of loathing and affection between the two.

The Daleks will never accept Davros as their leader because he is not one of them. Their programming says they should kill him. However they never actually do finish him, even though they are given plenty of opportunities to do so.

In Genesis of the Daleks for instance though they shoot him, they clearly are aware that he survived. In the next story Destiny of the Daleks, the Daleks are searching for Davros showing that they are clearly aware they didn’t kill him at the end of Genesis.

At the same time however they have just left him to rot underground for possibly thousands of years until they need him.

Later in Revelation of the Daleks, the monsters again could just zap him, but decide to take him back to Skaro to stand trial for his crimes. Similarly in the stories The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End and The Magicians Apprentice/The Witch’s Familiar, the Daleks keep Davros locked up like in the Doctors words “a smelly old uncle.”

Yet they still don’t just kill him. Now its true that Davros does have great scientific knowledge that the monsters want, but even then it doesn’t seem likely that the Daleks wouldn’t just scan his mind and kill him in the process like they do to the Torchwood professor in Doomsday. That way they would get all they wanted from him, and not have to deal with him always trying to take them over.

Yet they not only don’t, but also make some very strong concessions to Davros. The Dalek Supreme spares the Doctor and Rose, simply because Davros wants to torture them for his own amusement. Similarly in The Magicians Apprentice, the Daleks allow a dying Davros to drain energy from them. Every single Dalek, including the Supreme agrees to have its life force drained just to prolong his life a little longer!

They even all chant at the end of The Witch’s Familiar “ALL PRAISE DAVROS, ALL PRAISE DAVROS, ALL PRAISE DAVROS”.

For the Daleks to acknowledge the contribution of a “lesser life form” which is still what Davros is to them is unbelievable. Look at Mavic Chen, the Controller, Theodore Maxtible, and Lytton, all humanoid life forms who in some cases spent their entire lives helping the Daleks. They were all cast aside and killed without a seconds thought once they ceased to be of use to them.

Even the Daleks themselves are probably confused by the way they treat Davros. On the one hand they can never have anything approaching affection for their “father”, but at the same time they would never kill him because he made them. He didn’t just give birth to their race, he created the Daleks beliefs. He made them in his own image, and so they will never just discard him.

Davros meanwhile at first longs for the Daleks to accept him. In Destiny he is overjoyed when the Daleks return to him as he believes that they have finally seen sense and want him to lead them. The Daleks even go along with it at first to play him, but when Davros finds out that all they want is for him to fix their latest problem he is devastated.

Later Davros after realizing that the Daleks will never follow him tries to create a new race of Daleks. Unfortunately however these Daleks prove to be worthless too him. Ironically because they are all drones that are conditioned to obey him, they can’t think for themselves, and the original Daleks wipe them out effortlessly when they come to capture Davros.

Davros next attempts to make himself into a Dalek in order to be accepted by them as seen in Remembrance of the Daleks.

Even then however not all of the Daleks accept him and eventually by the time of the new series, Davros has finally accepted that he will never rule his children, but at the very least they will always turn to him for help, and he can be content in the fact that he is the one creature in all of creation that they will never kill.

Whilst his original ending in Genesis may have been a brilliant send off for the character, at the same time I think the writers and producers were able to do very interesting things with Davros’ character, his relationship with the Doctor and his relationship with the Daleks.

There is only one Davros story that I am not keen on, The Magicians Apprentice/The Witch’s Familiar, and even then the Davros scenes are great, its just the rest of it I don’t much care for.

Most Memorable Moment

Davros Tortures Sarah And Harry

I was torn whether or not to include this or his famous speech about destroying all of reality in Journey’s End.

Davros discovers that the Doctor is from the future. The Doctor has been sent by the Time Lords to stop the development of the Daleks to prevent them from destroying all of reality.

Though the Doctor attempts to warn Davros of the pain and suffering the monsters will cause, Davros only wants to know about the times they will lose. The Doctor of course refuses and so Davros decides to torture his two companions Harry and Sarah.

Even as they are being tortured, Harry and Sarah plead with the Doctor not to give up the information and betray billions of people in the future, but their cries are drowned out by Davros’ shrieking “YOU WILL TELL ME, YOU WILL TELL ME, YOU WILL TELL ME!”

Michael Wisher who played Davros in Genesis was probably the best Davros. Though Terry Molloy definitely comes a very close second in Revelation, I think Wisher just edges him out as Wisher was able to switch between the cold, understated ruthlessness of Davros, and the hysterical, fanatical lunacy wonderfully.

You can see that here the way Davros at first screams at the Doctor to tell him, but after the Doctor furiously refuses, Davros suddenly goes quiet. He tells the Doctor so calmly that he will exploit his weakness (a weakness he boasts he has removed from the Daleks) his compassion.

3/ The Haemovores

Appearances/ The Curse of Fenric

Doctors/ Sylvester McCoy

The Haemovores were the mutated descendants of mankind many thousands of years into the future. The were blood drinkers, virtually indestructable and could only be killed by a wooden stake through the heart, or hurt by human faith in something, such as an ideology, or even a person, which created a psychic barrier that prevented them from hunting.

Eventually however the radioactive slime that had created the Haemovores destroyed their world and killed them off. Only their leader, Ingiger survived. Ingiger would be brought back through time to the 10th century by the Demon known as Fenric.

Ingiger would infect many Vikings creating an army of Heamovores whose goal would be to try and free Fenric from the flask the Doctor had trapped him in.

Eventually during the Second World War, Fenric would be freed. He hoped to convince Ingiger to place a new toxic chemical developed by the British forces to use against the Russians after the war, under the oceans.

Ironically it would be this chemical that would eventually poison the oceans, creating the Haemovorers, and finally wiping out all life on earth. Fortunately the Doctor was able to convince Ingiger to turn on Fenric, and he killed both the Demon and himself using the toxic gas, thereby erasing the Haemovores from existence.

The Haemovores represent one of many forays Doctor Who made into Vampires, with the others being State of Decay and The Vampires of Venice. Whilst all 3 were very effective, I think there was more in the story of Fenric.

Fenric used the old tropes and staples of Vampire fiction to tell a very compelling and thoughtful story about how people cope in dark times.

In Fenric we are introduced to two characters, Reverend Wainwright, and the Russian Captain Sorin.

Wainwright has lost his faith in God due to the horrors of both world wars. He can no longer believe in a a loving omnipotent creator, overseeing the world where innocent men, women and children are being butchered in millions.

The Haemovores sense this about Wainwright and throughout the story they target him above all others.

At the same time however Sorin who is a communist is able to use his faith in communism to drive the Vampires off!

Unlike Wainwright, Sorin’s beliefs have been reinforced by both World Wars as he believes western society will fall due to its own corruption. In his mind its already led to two world wars, so he believes once Nazi Germany is crushed, people will turn to his beliefs willingly.

Having a communist scare Vampires off using the Soviet badge, whilst a priest is unable to war the monsters off with a cross and a bible is one of the most clever and daring twists Doctor Who has ever done in its entire history.

The idea of faith being used to ward off Vampires is an old one, but Doctor Who was able to do something new and completely unexpected with it that showed how some people are able to use their faith to get them through difficult situations whilst with others the reverse is true and everything they’ve ever believed in can be crushed by horrible circumstances.

The Haemovores were not not only among the strongest Doctor Who monsters, but among the best takes on Vampirism there has ever been.

Most Memorable Moment

The Haemovores Kill Wainwright

Wainwright does his best to try and hold the Vampiric monsters off, but sadly his faith in God is not strong enough. The monsters taunt him, telling him that there can be no God as long as creatures like them exist. Eventually he gives up and the monsters rip him to pieces.

Reverend Wainwright, played by Nicholas Parsons was one of the best supporting characters. He was a very thoughtful, kind hearted soul who really tried to keep the faith he had believed in all of his life. His death isn’t just a victim of the week moment.

The first time you watch it you do genuinely hope that he can find the faith to drive the monsters away, but sadly the very existence of the Haemovores kills the last bit of faith he could have in a benevolent creator.

2/ Sutekh

Appearances/ Pyramids of Mars

Doctors/ Tom Baker

Sutekh was the last of an ancient race of God like aliens known as the Osirians. Though the Osirians were generally peaceful, Sutekh was a twisted megalomaniac. He was terrified that somewhere in the universe there would be something out there that would grow to rival him in power.

So he began to exterminate all other life forms wherever he found them. The Doctor would later state that his name was abominated in every civilized world across the universe. He even destroyed his own planet and nearly wiped out his own people, before the few surviving Osirians, led by his brother Horus, managed to imprison Sutekh beneath a pyramid on earth where he would remain for many centuries.

Sutekh was held in place by a device called the Eye of Horus, which was located on the Pyramid of Mars.

Unfortunately at the start of the 20th century an archeologist named Marcus Scarman accidentally stumbled upon Sutekh’s tomb. Sutekh was able to kill him and reanimate his corpse which he used to try and build a rocket to fire at the Pyramid of Mars.

The Doctor attempted to intervene and though he was successful in destroying the rocket, Sutekh was able to briefly take control of him and force the Time Lord to take his minions to Mars where they were able to destroy the Eye of Horus.

Fortunately the Doctor was able to foil Sutekh by extending the time corridor he needed to use to escape to become so long that he would be dead by the time he reached the end.

Sutekh is probably the best example of less is more I can think of. In terms of appearance he isn’t that intimidating. He also doesn’t do much throughout the story but just sit down, and though he is powerful, we barely get to see his awesome powers in action.

Still he is one of the most sinister villains in television history, due to the backstory of the character, the atmosphere the script generates and Gabriel Woof’s chilling, eerie performance.

A lot of Doctor Who villains I’ve noticed tend to rely on their voice. Davros, Morbius, Sutekh. It makes sense in a way, as often the actors are limited by the masks they wear.

Sutekh also I think demonstrates why you don’t need to make a villain sympathetic or even 3 dimensional to be effective.

Sutekh is just evil. There’s nothing else to him, but that’s what makes him so scary. This is an enemy that the Doctor cannot reason with, can’t get through to, and who not only frightens, but utterly disgusts him to his very core. The fact that Sutekh is also not insane either like say the John Simm Master just makes him more effective.

These types of villains often present the hero with the biggest challenge to overcome, as there really is nothing a villain like this won’t do. I think this is why the Joker who is a similarly totally evil villain has been so successful too. Take for instance The Dark Knight. In that movie we never even find out what it is that made the Joker into the monster he was, but he’s still one of the most effective villains, because unlike Ra’s Al Ghul in the previous movie, he has no redeeming features. His evil is all consuming, and pushes Batman to his limits.

The same applies to Sutekh.

Sutekh murders even his most loyal servants in brutal and sadistic ways. 

Probably the most terrifying aspect of Sutekh’s power that we see on screen is the way he takes control of Marcus Scarman and forces him to murder his friends and family.

A scene that always stuck with me was when Marcus, under Sutekh’s control is forced to torture his own brother Lawrence to death. The first time you watch it, you do think Lawrence might get through to him as we see Marcus begin to remember his former life. Sadly however in a flash Marcus snaps again and begins mercilessly attack his brother.

We get an idea of how all consuming the evil of Sutekh is the way that any humanity Marcus had is quickly beaten down, and Marcus literally does not even flinch as he tortures his pleading brother slowly to death.

When Sutekh finally disposes of Marcus after destroying the Eye of Horus, Marcus’ last words are “I AM FREE AT LAST!” I always wondered if it was Sutekh saying this through Marcus, or perhaps it was Marcus being released from Sutekh?

The Doctor claims that Marcus is dead, but the fact that Lawrence was able to briefly make him remember who he had once been suggests that he was still alive under there after all, which is even more disturbing.

Sutekh is an old trope in sci fi of what if the Gods from mythology were really aliens? In Sutekh’s case however we obviously see a much darker take on the idea with Sutekh being a “what if the myths about evil creatures were all real, and they are still out there, waiting to get free?”

Pyramids of Mars is often regarded as one of the greatest Doctor Who stories ever made and really its not hard to see why. Its one of the best ancient astronaut/haunted house stories ever told, and Sutekh is definitely one of the most nightmarish and frightening villains the show ever devised.

Most Memorable Moment

Sutekh Tortures The Doctor

One of writer Robert Holmes best scenes. The dialogue and the interaction between the characters is perfect.

Sutekh is the only enemy who has actually managed to bring the Doctor to his knees. We’ve seen other villains torture him, even kill him, but the Doctor never breaks.

Here however the pain Sutekh inflicts on him is so great that the Doctor is forced to actually bow to the monster.

1/ The Daleks

Appearances/ The Daleks, The Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Chase, Mission to the Unknown, The Daleks Masterplan, The Power of the Daleks, The Evil of the Daleks, The Day of the Daleks, Frontier in Space, Planet of the Daleks, Death to the Daleks, Genesis of the Daleks, Destiny of the Daleks, Resurrection of the Daleks, Revelation of the Daleks, Remembrance of the Daleks, Dalek, Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways, Army of Ghosts/Doomsday, Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks, The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End, Victory of the Daleks, The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang, Asylum of the Daleks, The Day of the Doctor, The Time of the Doctor, Into the Dalek, The Magicians Apprentice/The Witch’s Familiar

Doctors/ William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, John Hurt, Christopher Eccelston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi

The Daleks were the most evil and feared creatures in all of creation. Created by the twisted scientist Davros on the planet Skaro. The Daleks were a race of slimy mutants housed within a nearly indestructable tank like robot.

They believed that all other non Dalek life forms in the universe must be exterminated and over the years, they have destroyed a countless number of planets and star systems. Utterly devoid of compassion, pity or remorse, the Daleks are not only the Doctors greatest enemy, but also the biggest threat to his people, the Time Lords.

The Doctor first encountered the Daleks on their home planet Skaro. Here he prevented a group of primitive Daleks from wiping out the last of their old enemies, the Thals.

The Doctor would next encounter them on earth in the 22nd century. To his horror the Doctor discovered that the Daleks had virtually wiped out humanity and conquered the planet. Fortunately the Doctor was able to drive the metal monsters off with the help of the few surviving earthlings.

The Daleks however would next take the fight to the Doctor and build a time machine that could chase him anywhere throughout all of time and space.

The Doctor would next encounter them on the planet Kembel where the Daleks were planning to construct a weapon called the Time Destructor, which was powerful enough to age an entire planet into dust. Though the Doctor was able to foil the Daleks plans to build the weapon and conquer the Galaxy, it was at a heavy cost as two of his companions, Katarina and Sara Kingdom were both killed.

The Doctor would go on to encounter the Daleks on a far flung earth colony on Vulcan, start a civil war between two Dalek factions, stop them from changing history so that their invasion of earth was never foiled, prevent them and their ally, the Master from starting a war between earth and Draconia, and prevent the monsters from stealing the only known cure to a space plague that threatened to wipe out humanity.

The Time Lords would later grow scared at the development of the Daleks, and after discovering a possible future where the monsters will have destroyed all of reality, sent the Doctor back to erase the Daleks from history.

Sadly the Doctor failed in his mission. He was unsure despite all of the horrors the Daleks would commit, if he could bring himself to exterminate an entire species.

I bet he came to regret this after the Time War.

The Doctor was still able to tamper with Dalek history to the point that he slowed down their development which allowed other races a chance to catch up with them, and prevent the Time Lords’ vision of the future from coming true.

Davros the evil creator of the Daleks would later return when the Daleks revived him to help them against another, evil race known as the Movellans. The Daleks and the Movellans both relied on logic and had become locked in an empass as a result. The Daleks hoped that Davros could help them break the stalemate, but his attempts failed, and the Movellans would later defeat the Daleks by creating a virus that attacked the Daleks.

Their battlefleet was destroyed, and their forces would be further divided by Davros’ attempts to seize power. Eventually the Daleks would split into two factions, those loyal to the Dalek supreme and those loyal to Davors. This Dalek civil war eventually resulted in the destruction of Skaro.

Despite these setbacks however, the Daleks would eventually recover and become strong enough to take on the Time Lords. The Daleks and the Time Lords fought one another for thousands of years.

The Daleks eventually won however when they managed to breach Gallifrey’s defenses.

Fortunately before the Daleks could exterminate the Time Lords, all 13 incarnations of the Doctor working together were able to teleport Gallifrey to safety, which also destroyed most of the Daleks, though sadly the Doctor would believe for many years that he had destroyed Gallifrey too.

Whilst the Doctor initially believed that the last of the Daleks were wiped out in the Time War, he would later discover that many of them had survived, including a lone soldier, the Emperor, and the Cult of Skaro. The last of the Cult of Skaro, Dalek Caan would manage to rescue Davros who created a new race of Daleks, that along with their creator attempted to destroy ever single universe using a superweapon called the reality bomb.

Though the Doctor was able to foil this plan, some of these Daleks managed to escape and later discovered a progenitor device which allowed them to create the first of a new race of Daleks.

This Dalek race has continued to plague the Doctor ever since, including most notably stopping the Doctor from freeing the Time Lords from the place he sent them to at the end of the Time War, and causing the death of his 11th incarnation too.

The Daleks have always been my favorite villains, but from an objective point of view I feel they are most well developed, interesting and well realized villains in the shows history.

To start with the Daleks are obviously the most iconic villains of the series. In fact Doctor Who only became the success it was thanks to the Daleks. As soon as they appeared the show became a massive sensation. Dalekmania gripped the United Kingdom and ensured Doctor Who’s success for decades to come. The Daleks themselves have since remained an icon of science fiction around the world.

The Daleks and the Doctor are as iconic a pairing as Batman and the Joker, Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty, and Superman and Lex Luthor.

Like those characters whenever they share the screen it feels special because the hero has such a long and vicious combination history with this villain more than any other.

In terms of development I think that the Daleks have also changed the most over the decades, but in a good way.

There have been 4 writers who have brought their own take on the Daleks. Whilst each one is different, unlike in the difference between say Missy and the Master, they have always kept the Daleks core characterization. All interpretations of the Daleks despise all non Dalek life forms, and all are still utterly pitiless too.

Terry Nation the creator of the Daleks tended to use them as frightening metaphors for the very worst of humanity. Its no secret that Nation based the Daleks on the Nazis and many Dalek stories can be seen to parallel things such as Chamberlains policy of appeasement and the Nazi occupation of France.

At the same time however the Daleks can also be seen to represent man’s inhumanity to man in general. Parallels can be drawn between the Daleks and many other evil men throughout history such as General Chivington.

At the same time however Nation also perhaps paradoxically made the Daleks act more genuinely inhuman than anyone else. Whilst their heinous actions were eerily similar to those of real life monsters, their behaviour was still completely alien.

Nations Daleks had no concept of pity. They didn’t just view it as a weakness and suppress it like the Cybermen. They never knew what it was in the first place, and they couldn’t no matter how hard they tried to understand what it was, as their brains just weren’t wired that way.

Furthermore there was nothing about their society we could relate too either. No culture, no art, no literature, and there were also no Daleks with individual personalities or desires either.

They were all single minded in their desire to conquer the universe, yet they weren’t just machine creatures either. They were still ultimately flesh and blood, and highly emotional creatures as they were driven by an irrational hatred and fear of all other life forms.

David Whittaker meanwhile, Doctor Who’s first script editor, would bring something new to the Daleks in the mid 60s.

He portrayed the monsters as more sneaky and manipulative in stories like The Power of the Daleks and the Evil of the Daleks. Whilst Terry Nation’s Daleks struggled to understand human concepts and ideas like mercy, or even children, Whittakers monsters were able to play on every human weakness and strength they could.

Russell T Davies, Doctor Who’s showrunner from 2005-2010 would make the Daleks more powerful and dangerous than any writer before him. His Daleks were like the Old Ones. They had once been the most powerful and dangerous monsters in all of existence, but thankfully they had all vanished years ago, but now there is the possibility that they will return, and if they do then we are all dead.

Davies also had the Daleks be more directly responsible for all of the tragedies in the Doctors life too, from the loss of his people, to the loss of his companions, Rose and Donna. Naturally as a result of this, the Daleks and the Doctors relationship became more bitter and hateful than ever before during the Davies era.

Finally Steven Moffat I feel added a more sadistic element to the Daleks. Whilst the Daleks were always shown to be driven by hatred, Moffat’s Daleks seemed to go out of their way to torture their victims, even when it was detrimental to their plans, such as when they capture Tasha Lem. The Daleks could have just scanned her mind (which they later did anyway) but instead they decided to torture her to death and then revive her, and then torture her to death over and over again, possibly for centuries for their own amusement!

The Daleks in Moffat stories will often inflict far worse fates on their victims than just simply shooting them.

The Daleks also have a much more interesting relationship with the Doctor than his other enemies too. In many ways the Daleks, much like their creator Davros help to define who the Doctor is.

The First Doctor for instance we can see go from being a selfish, lying, callous, coward to a noble hero through his interactions with the Daleks. Obviously its not just because of the Daleks that we see these changes, but they do play a big part in it, as its the heinous actions and beliefs of the Daleks, that convince the Doctor that some things in the universe must be fought.

With the Second Doctor meanwhile we get an idea of how crafty and manipulative he is when he goes up against the Daleks who are the only villains that are truly a match for him.

Also the Doctors hatred of the Daleks naturally makes for many memorable confrontations. The Daleks are the only enemies the Doctor has ever shown to take an actual delight in destroying!

Finally the Daleks also have been in the best stories of any monster.

Really I don’t think there is a single Dalek story I actively hate. Almost every Dalek story from the Classic and New era is a classic, and the very best Dalek stories are some of the all time greatest stories ever made such as The Daleks, The Power of the Daleks, Day of the Daleks, Genesis of the Daleks, Revelation of the Daleks, Remembrance of the Daleks, Dalek, Army of Ghosts/Doomsday and Day of the Doctor.

Whilst there have been many interesting and frightening monsters to plague the Doctor over the years. None have even come close to embedding themselves in both the fans and the general public’s minds the same way the Daleks have.

They are the Doctors greatest enemies, true sci fi icons, and among the greatest monsters of all time.

Most Memorable Moment

The Daleks Kill Davros

From the end of Genesis of the Daleks. This scene really to me demonstrates how utterly pitiless the Daleks are.

Its a brilliant twist the way that even Davros of all people is genuinely shocked by what they are capable of.

Davros had removed pity from the Daleks as he believed it was a weakness that he lacked. Ironically he ends up begging the Daleks to show pity to the scientists who have remained loyal to him.

He even tries to appeal to them from a logical point of view telling the Daleks that these men are scientists who can help them, but the Daleks still can’t spare them. Trying to get a Dalek to understand pity is like trying to get a cat to understand astro physics.

In spite of their intelligence its something that they will never comprehend, and Davros realizes just what a monster he has created too late as he is the next to be gunned down by the Daleks.

Thanks for reading.

Doctor Who And Comic Books

Fan drawing by user Gaugex from Deviant Art. 

Over the years Doctor Who has been compared to many things. Some say its more like a fairy tale, others see it as being like Sherlock Holmes, but personally I’d say that first and foremost Doctor Who is a comic book.

It has all of the same tropes and features of a comic book, and over the years comic books as a whole have been among the biggest and most consistent influences on Doctor Who.

In this article I am going to run through all of the ways in which Doctor Who is like a comic book, the massive overlap between Doctor Who and comic book fans, the ways they have inspired one another, and why they appeal to people in similar ways.

Similarities Between Doctor Who And Comic Books

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Fan drawing. Sadly I don’t know who it was that drew this originally, but whoever it was well done. It’s brilliant!

Now when I say comic books I primarily mean American comic books, specifically DC and Marvel, though I will also be looking at some British comic books too, such as Dan Dare.

Overall the comic book style for want of a better term that Doctor Who follows was one that was really popularised by American comic books.

Comic books are obviously not a genre. They are a medium, but I do think at the same time there are some tropes that are more common at least to comic book stories than those from other mediums.

Comic books are a visual medium and unlike film, television or theatre there are really no limits to their visuals except for the artists imagination. As a result everything in them tends to be a bit more exaggerated simply because it can. As a form of art, comic book illustrations almost lean towards caricature.

Male heroes like Batman and Superman for instance will often have the most square jaws, big bulging muscles, and ripped physique, whilst the female characters will similarly all be striking, statuesque beauties.

Of course its not just the drawings that are over the top. The stories are accordingly more extreme than in other mediums as again there are no limits.

Characters origin stories tend to be more melodramatic in comic books. Heroes can start from watching their parents die, to having their entire home planet being destroyed, to being the reason their uncle died tragically, to being a hero sculpted by the Gods themselves.

Similarly the hero is often a superhero. Wonder Woman can’t just be someone who is brave, and resourceful. She has to be someone who is stronger, faster, and better at everything than every person around her. Even Batman a character who doesn’t have any actual super powers is still a top athlete, a scientific genius and the worlds greatest detective rolled into one.

Comic books also often have to develop a rogues gallery for a particular hero for a number of reasons.

First and foremost every hero needs a memorable villain. However in other mediums having a rogues gallery can actually be quite detrimental.

Take for instance a book series like Sherlock Holmes or Harry Potter. There are only 7 books in the Harry Potter because it obviously takes more time and effort to write a book, and each new entry in a book series like Harry Potter is seen as a big deal when its released too.

You can’t really afford therefore to bring a villain back simply because you or even the audience want to see them again in a book series. Unless they are important to the story, the villain has to stay gone as you have so much less time to just mess about with supporting characters.

This is why Sherlock Holmes’ two most famous villains, Moriarty and Irene Adler were only used fleetingly in the original Sherlock Holmes series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, with Moriarty being in a grand total of two Doyle stories, and Irene Adler only being in one.

Similarly in a film series, there is obviously only a limited amount of time to tell the stories you want, so again there isn’t really space to bring a villain back unless you need too.

Look at James Bond. James Bond’s villains are obviously as iconic as any other heroes. Everyone knows Oddjob, Blofeld, Jaws and Nik Nak. However only two of James Bonds many colourful enemies have actually appeared in more than one film. Blofeld and Jaws.

I wouldn’t really say that Bond has a rogues gallery as a result of this the same way that Batman does. Batman faces a multitude of villains like The Joker, the Riddler, The Penguin, Two Face, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Mr Freeze, Scarecrow even more minor characters like Lock Up, Clay Face and Killer Croc many times, whilst with Bond he usually apart from two exceptions, faces a villain and either defeats, or usually kills them in their first battle and then that’s that they aren’t even mentioned again.

In a television series meanwhile there is depending on the show often more time to reuse old characters, hence why television is the medium that features rogues galleries the most often after comic books.

Still even then tv shows can be limited in what villains they can bring back in a number of ways. For instance if the actor or actress who played the villain is unavailable or even if they have just grown tired of the role then their character obviously can not return.

Similarly there is a limited amount of time to tell a story even on tv, as obviously most television series have an ending in sight, and as most television series tend to focus on story arcs these days, then there is even less time to fit a villain or character in unless they are vital.

In comic books however the story goes on for decades with no end in sight (if its a big character like Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman or even Dan Dare.)

Added to that they often churn out stories on a far more regular basis. In some instances such as with the Eagle or the old Batman newspaper strips there could be a new story every week!

So naturally not only is there more time to explore an individual villains story, but a recurring and popular villain can also be useful if the writers are on a tight schedule and need something to spice up a particular story.

Also recurring villains and characters can help to give a comic some much needed familiarity.

If a comic is a big mega hit like Batman, Superman, or even Dan Dare then it could go on for centuries! The same is not true for any other form of entertainment.

Sure someone else might come along and write their own Sherlock Holmes sequel novel after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s death, and similarly a popular character that appears in dozens of films like James Bond can still continue to appear even after one particular film series has ended, via a reboot. But its not the same.

All of the unofficial sequel novels to Holmes are their own separate stories. There’s not one definitive canon for Sherlock Holmes after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s books come to an end. Similarly all of the different film and tv versions of the great detective, from Basil Rathbone to Jeremy Brett are not connected to each other either. Indeed there are often multiple versions of Holmes on tv, film and the stage at any given time.

With a comic character like say Spider-Man however, it is actually the same story now that it was in the 1960’s. Sure there have been other versions of Spider-Man across other mediums, but the original versions official story is still going strong in the Amazing Spider-Man series.

This can end up being a double edged sword for the publishers when Spider-Man ultimately has to change.

All characters have to change to some extent, as the world changes around them, but because Spider-Man is the same character, then this can lead to fans having more of a problem with major changes. If Jeremy Brett’s Sherlock Holmes is nothing like Basil Rathbone’s or even the original novels meanwhile, fans or those versions won’t care as its ultimately not the same character they love.

Thus iconic recurring villains and other characters in general, as well even iconic symbols, gadgets and locations such as the Fortress of Solitude, the Batcave, the Batmobile, the Utility Belt, can often help to reassure longtime readers that its the same character and story that they are following, no matter how much it may have changed in the intervening years.

Now Doctor Who despite being a tv show shares many strong similarities to comic books.

To start with its very over the top. Even more so than most other science fiction television series.

Lets compare it to Star Trek. The aliens in Star Trek tend to be a bit more toned down, a bit more human, and more relatable.

The aliens in Doctor Who however are the most over the top creatures you can imagine. Look at the Daleks, the main monsters in Doctor Who.

The Daleks are slimy little mutants, housed in ridiculous looking robots, with electronic, screaming voices. They want to kill every single other life form in the entire universe as they were conditioned to by the deranged scientist Davros. They are utterly devoid of any compassion, pity, or remorse and will gun people down in cold blood without a seconds thought.

The Daleks are a far more extreme form of alien invader than anything in Star Trek or Babylon 5 or even Star Wars. All or most of the aliens in those franchises look human, and act in reasonably human ways, and at least have some redeeming features as well. The Daleks however really are the most extreme villains you can imagine.

Similarly look at the Cybermen compared to the Borg. Though both are similar ideas, (cybernetic races who convert organic life forms into members of their own kind.)

The Cybermen are somewhat more cartoony in that they have no physical human features left and are just gigantic, towering robots.

Similarly the TARDIS is also far more over the top than say the USS Enterprise or the Millennium Falcon. It has a surrealist twist to it the way its bigger on the inside than the outside.

Even the Doctor himself is also something of super hero. His intelligence is far beyond that of almost any other character you can name, even other super geniuses like Sherlock Holmes, Batman, Reed Richards etc.

The Doctor is someone who can speak over 1 billion languages, can rewire the most complex alien equipment in seconds, and can pilot a machine that is beyond even the most intelligent person’s comprehension.

Compare him to Spock who is still intelligent, but less cartoonish in that he doesn’t know absolutely everything.

However perhaps the greatest similarity between Doctor Who and comic books is that Doctor Who can run for decades.

There are two reasons for this. First of all the Doctors machine the TARDIS can travel anywhere in time and space allowing there to be no limit to the types of adventures the Doctor can go on.

Second the Doctor can change his appearance, allowing a different actor to play him.

The Doctor we are watching in 2017, as different as he may seem on the surface, is the same character people were watching in 1963, just as its the same Spider-Man we are reading now that people were reading in 1962.

As a result of this Doctor Who just like any long running comic book series, has a large rogues gallery, and iconic cast of supporting characters and objects like the TARDIS, sonic screwdriver all of which help to reassure people that its the same show.

Also what’s interesting is that the villains in Doctor Who can go on and on for decades too just like a comic book villain. None of the iconic Doctor Who villains are linked to any one actor. The Daleks, the Cybermen, the Ice Warriors, can all obviously be played by multiple actors, but even the individual villains like the Master, Davros, and the Rani can all be played by different actors too. The Master and the Rani are time lords so they can simply regenerate into a different actor, whilst Davros is a monster whose face is covered by a mask, and so therefore a different actor can simply wear the mask and become Davros.

The Doctors rogues gallery is so large that just as with many comic book heroes like Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, The Flash and Wonder Woman its hard to decide who the Doctors archenemy actually is.

You wont get this with literary heroes like Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter. The original authors won’t have time to accumulate as many villains over just a few stories, so there will often only be one villain that will stand out as the heroes main enemy like Voldemort or Moriarty.

Any sequel novel by another writer, or film or tv adaptation will either have to feature this villain, or at least pay lip service to them. Even if they do decide to introduce a new villain, then that character will never usurp the classic archenemy of the hero. No enemy of Sherlock Holmes introduced in the non Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories has rivalled Moriarty, whilst when Harry Potter falls into public domain decades from now and other writers take a crack at it. Its doubtful that anyone will come up with an archenemy for Harry that could possibly rival Voldemort.

Similarly with tv heroes as they have a shorter run, and are not always able to bring any villain they want back, then they tend to settle on one villain as the main one, or might not even establish an archenemy for the hero. Buffy for instance though having a large and exciting collection of villains never really had any kind of archenemy.

With the Doctor, Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man however there are so many to choose from, that I’d say it goes like this.

They all had one villain who was introduced early in their careers who became their archenemy, simply because that villain was so beloved by the public, and obviously such an effective villain overall.

The Joker in Batman’s case, Lex Luthor in Superman’s, The Green Goblin in Spider-Mans and of course the Daleks in the Doctors. None of these villains are what you would call traditional archenemies. For instance Bats and Clowns aren’t a thing people have tended to put together, neither are Spiders and Goblins, but it doesn’t matter because the likes of the Joker and the Green Goblin and the Daleks are such brilliant characters.

Often these villains due to their popularity will be used in the biggest story lines and be made responsible for the greatest tragedies in the heroes life which just further cements their archenemy status.

For instance in the comics the Joker killed the second Robin Jason Todd and crippled Barbara Gordon. In the 1989 movie meanwhile the villain was also revealed to be responsible for the death of Bruce Wayne’s parents, whilst in The Dark Knight, the Ledger Joker not only created Two Face, but murdered the love of Bruce Wayne’s life Rachel Dawes.

The many ways in which the Joker has made Batman more broody over the decades and mediums.

The Green Goblin meanwhile famously murdered Spider-Man’s girlfriend, Gwen Stacy.

Finally the Daleks in New Who are responsible for just about every tragedy in the Doctors life. They were responsible for the destruction of his home planet Gallifrey (before it was undone in the 50th.) They were also responsible for the departure of his companions Rose and Donna Noble under tragic circumstances, and they have also been responsible for the deaths of more Doctors than any other villain.

Naturally all of these villains become the most important to the hero as well as the audience.

At the same time however there was another villain in all cases introduced fairly early on who many fans considered to be the heroes archenemy, and who was a villain that the general public would recognise just as much, but was never really made as prominent in the same way.

In Batman’s case this is the Penguin, in Superman’s case this is Brainiac, in Spider-Man’s this is Doc Ock, in the Doctors this is the Cybermen.

Sometimes this villain can be made more prominent in later adaptations. Maybe the author of that particular adaptation will prefer them and be sick of the likes of the Joker, the Goblin and the Daleks constantly hogging the spotlight, or maybe the producer might want a change, but still want a villain that the public will recognise to sell their version.

Examples of this include the tv series Gotham, which makes the Penguin the main character, the Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who which gives the Cybermen far greater prominence than any other era of New Who (and even has the monsters be the enemy who finally kills the Doctor though not for good obviously.) And finally Spider-Man the animated series which makes Doc Ock Spidey’s most recurring foe.

Many years later however there is yet another contender for the archenemy title. This character in all three cases is more of a classical nemesis to the hero, IE someone who is like them, but has obviously gone down a very different path.

In Batman’s case this is Ra’s Al Ghul. Ghul just like Batman wants to rid the world of crime and corruption, but he intends to do that by destroying all of civilisation and then rebuilding it from the ground up. Ghul is also a great detective, scientist and highly skilled fighter like Batman too.

In Superman’s case it is Darkseid. Darkseid is like Superman, a God like alien with nearly limitless power, but where as Superman believes in truth and justice, Darkseid seeks to cause chaos and misery across the entire universe as he feeds on fear.

In Spider-Man’s case this is Venom. Venom has all of the same powers and abilities as Spider-Man, and he even believes in protecting innocents too. Ultimately however Venom is consumed with hatred and is prepared to sacrifice innocents for his own selfish desires.

In the Doctors case this is the Master. The Master just like the Doctor is a time lord. He too defied the society of the Time Lords, but where as the Doctor is compassionate and uses his great intellect to help those in need, the Master is a power hungry sociopath.

These villains usually physically resemble an evil version of the main hero too. Ra’s Al Ghul has a long flowing cape like Batman, the Master has his own TARDIS like the Doctor, except it is black on the inside (whilst the Doctors was always white in Classic Who) whilst Venom resembles an evil Spider-Man.

As this villain is like a dark mirror of the main hero, they are often the most dangerous, as they can do anything they can only better!

Finally all 4 heroes have another archenemy who emerged later and became so prominent simply because they were the most evil and destructive of all the heroes enemies.

In Batman’s case this is Bane. Bane fucked with Batman more than any other villain. He figured out his identity on his own, easily pummelled the caped crusader and eventually put him in a wheelchair.

In Superman’s case this is Doomsday a villain who managed to actually kill the man of steel (he got better.)

In Spider-Man’s this is Carnage, Venom’s twisted son who actually forced Spider-Man and Venom to team up to bring him down.

Finally in the Doctors case this would be Davros, the evil creator of the Daleks who is more twisted than even the Master and in the 2008 story The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End actually tried to destroy every universe.

In addition to this different enemies are more prominent during certain periods of Doctor Who and long running comic book characters like Batman and Spider-Man’s existence too.

Take Batman for instance. In the 30s-40s The Joker and the Penquin are unquestionably Batman’s main enemies. In the 70s however it is Ra’s Al Ghul. In the 90s however its Bane. Also in terms of adaptations I see it like this.

In the Adam West series its the Joker, Penguin, The Riddler and Catwoman who are Batman’s most prominent villains. Of all 4 the Penguin and Catwoman are actually the two most prominent. The Penguin appears the most, whilst Catwoman is obviously the most famous and has the greater personal link with Batman.

In the DCAU the Joker and Ra’s Al Ghul are obviously Batman’s two archenemies (the Joker is more prominent,, recurring and personal, but Ghul is more dangerous). Catwoman and The Penguin aren’t really important at all in this continuity, whilst the Riddler is a very, very minor villain. Two Face is also more prominent in Batman TAS, though not in other DCAU adaptations

In the Burton film series its once again the Joker who is Batman’s archenemy (as he murdered his parents.)

In the Nolan film series it is Ra’s Al Ghul, Bane and of course The Joker. Ghul is the grand mastermind behind the League of Assassins, and responsible for the creation of most of the other villains in the series like the Scarecrow, Talia and Bane. The Joker however inflicts the worst tragedy on Batman, the murder of Rachel, whilst Bane is the most dangerous and much like his comic book counterpart brings the caped crusader to his knees.

Finally in Gotham the Penguin, the Riddler and Doctor Hugo Strange are the most prominent villains.

In The Flash’s case meanwhile in the 1990s series The Tr