Doctor Who: The New Universe: Part 1

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“Come in, come in” Resla shouted frantically through her communicator to no response. Her team had been searching this godforsaken place for close to two days now and had found nothing but a string of corpses, not just of the scientists they had come here to rescue, but of various different kinds of strange creatures. These beasts were unlike any known life forms in this part of the galaxy. Their bodies were also in contrast to the scientists, completely preserved. The scientists bodies had been torn apart and mutilated.

Still the team had found no answers so far. They had covered the entire facility, though they had still not managed to hack all of the files of the facility yet. There was also one room the team hadn’t been able to explore at the very bottom of the facility, sealed by two 20 foot tall steel doors.

According to the notes from the scientists who had worked here, even very few of the staff had any idea of what was in the room. Resla’s team had been unable to find a way in. There was no code for them to hack, their guns, even on full setting didn’t even make a mark on the doors. Resla’s team had spent roughly 8 hours trying to find a way through the door that seemingly contained the ultimate secret of Paskelia 5, (which had practically built up this entire galaxy from scratch.)

Now however their attention had been diverted to their team mates. Reksian, who was part of the group that had decided to search the upper area had sent out a distress warning to the entire team. He was only able to mumble out a few incoherent words however before the line cut off again.

Another voice soon came through Resla’s communicator. It was a woman’s this time named Sele. “Please help us” the tinny voice screeched through a crackling line.

“It, it, it came crashing through a wall. Its gigantic. We managed to seal ourselves in here, but its outside, please, we’re on the 2nd floor. Help us!”

Just then a crashing noise came through the communicator followed by blood curdling screams and the sound of gnashing, and stomping.

The rest of the team quickly hurried to the second floor except for Resla. Almost as soon as the message had finished the doors to the abandoned area had begun to open. The others didn’t care anymore, but Resla was so transfixed on the light shining from the room that she had to see what was in there. The others didn’t have time to convince her and so they quickly headed to the upper levels, whilst Resla made her way into the room. Resla had always been the inquisitive type. She had only joined the security team because she felt it would be the easiest way to see the wider universe.

It was extremely foolish of Resla to even think about venturing in there alone, but she couldn’t help herself. When she entered the room, Resla saw that it was completely empty except for a large, floating, glowing ball in the centre. It must be some kind of energy source she thought. As Resla looked more closely at the sphere however she could see that it was more than that. Suddenly what appeared to be a figure emerged from the ball. It looked completely different to the corpses of the aliens in the upper levels. It’s body was bipedal and completely dark, whilst its skin looked both slimy and rock hard. Its body was covered in jagged spikes at various parts, whilst its arms, of which there were four, were long, and thin. The four fingers on each of the four hands ended in massive sickle like claws . Its mouth was massive and filled with gigantic razor sharp yellow teeth, many of which were broken or looked worn down. It had three beady little green eyes, each of which had 4 red, strip like pupils. There were no other facial features on its flat oval shaped face. The top of the head meanwhile was covered in a tuft of grey, dirty, thinning hair, which ran down the back of its head, entire body and back legs.

The monster cornered Resla who held her gun up to it in defence. It just stared back at her however. “I must be just as strange looking to it” she thought. “I hope he’s as scared of me as I am of him.”

The monster garbled something at her in a strange language, but she couldn’t make it out. As she backed away ever so slowly, the creature suddenly lunged at Resla, claws outstretched, hissing and snarling. It moved so fast, Resla couldn’t make a shot in time. The alien batted the gun out of her hand and quick as a flash, it slashed her across the stomach. The wounds weren’t deep but they stung so severely that Resla was brought to her knees.

The monster then wrapped its hands around Resla’s entire head and began to squeeze hard. Resla had never felt a force like it, but she fought through the pain and managed to grab the knife from her leg holster and stabbed into the monsters arm.

The creature doubled back in pain and yanked the knife out of its arm. Its blood splashed to the floor. The blood was thick, yellow and instantly dried rock hard when it hit the floor. It also stank so badly Resla nearly choked. Whilst the monster was groaning in pain, Resla quickly grabbed her weapon and emptied several rounds straight into the beasts chest. A normal shot would have been powerful enough to tear a hole in a human’s chest. With the monster however several shots only created flesh wounds, but Resla kept on firing and eventually the beast crashed to the floor, completely lifeless.

Resla staggered to the door. She was still in agony from her wounds. The flesh began to sizzle and boil and her legs gave way before she reached the doors. As she tried to hoist herself up a second time however, the sphere started to act up again.

It began to ripple, and expand. Bolts began to fire from it, strong enough to scorch the metal floor. Resla was worried the sphere would explode but instead another creature identical to the first come through. Just like the first it instantly went for Resla but she brought it down with several more shots .

Using the last of her strength, Resla got to her feet and stumbled out the two doors, but once she had made it out, the sphere became more erratic and this time dozens of similar monsters came out of the sphere and descended on Resla who fired on the beasts. She managed to bring down a further 3 of the abominations, but it was hopeless as more and more came pouring out and cornered her against a wall.

Dana was jolted from her peaceful slumber by the droning sound of the cloister bell. The journey’s from planet to planet, or time to time in the TARDIS were completely unpredictable. Sometimes they could take hours, sometimes they could take weeks.

Dana didn’t mind though. The TARDIS itself was like the best 5 star hotel she had ever stayed in. You could spend your life in there and never get bored. There was a massive library filled with books from all over the universe (though the Doctor seemed to have a particular fondness for earth literature. All his favourite things seemed to come from that planet.) There was also a massive swimming pool, tennis court, cinema, and most surprisingly of all, a giant garden. The garden contained the most beautiful flowers and plants gathered from all over the universe (and indeed many other universes.) The view above the garden meanwhile was a simulation of the Hiestra galaxy which the Doctor considered to be the most beautiful sight he had ever seen (or rather he did in his 9th life. He often changed the view every regeneration.)

Dana loved going to the garden with a good book, and a good bottle of wine, both from the Doctors collection (his taste was impeccable Dana thought to herself) and having a nice quiet evening looking up at the stars. The Doctor in contrast however was never good at amusing himself over the course of the long journeys. Sometimes he would paint in the garden with Dana, and he enjoyed spending long hours talking with her over his collection. Still if the journey was any longer than a couple of days, the Doctor would get very impatient. He was never mean but he could very short and grumpy.

How ironic that he’d spent all of this time gathering all of these wonderful pieces of art and literature yet he hardly ever looked at any of them. He probably had over the centuries mind you, Dana thought to herself. Dana kept forgetting that the Doctor was over 1000 years old.

Dana enjoyed the adventure and discovery of her life with the Doctor too, but at times his enthusiasm could rattle her. Whenever they arrived somewhere new and she wasn’t in the control room, he would rattle the cloister bell constantly until Dana arrived, and this time was no different.

“Honestly” he grumbled under his breath. “What takes her so long, we’ve been travelling for ages.” (In reality it was only two days)

Dana came bursting into the console room more than a little angry. “You don’t have to keep ringing that blasted bell. ”

“Well you do seem so absorbed in that damn book of yours you know. I didn’t think anything could pull you from it!” The Doctor snapped back.

He realised that he had gone too far. In her own way Dana was just as anxious to see where they had landed as much as he was. Even though it had been 3 years Dana still held out hope of finding her sister. Sadly 3 years on and they were no closer in anyway to finding her.. The Doctor had tried his best, but there was nothing he could do. As he told Dana when she first joined him, the odds were billions to one that they’d find the aliens that took her that fateful night.

Dana didn’t mention it much anymore as it was too painful. Still the Doctor understood that deep down Dana could never let her sister go and that the long journey’s were actually harder for her. The garden, and the books were just her way of escaping.

“I’m sorry Dana that remark was thoughtless of me.” the Doctor said softly. Dana didn’t feel upset. She knew his bark was worse than his bite.

“That’s okay Doctor, just please only use that bell in emergencies like its supposed to.”

“Well we’re here now. Though where here is I don’t know, but that’s part of the fun.” He said as he opened the doors and ran out, barely able to contain his excitement. Dana quickly followed. She didn’t know whether to admire his boldness or get frustrated at his recklessness.

Outside the TARDIS was nothing but a forest. The woods didn’t look that much different to those on earth and the sky was pitch black. The Doctor searched his endless pockets for a watch. He pulled out various items from a packet of jelly babies, to a harmonica to what looked like a metal donut (which was actually a delicacy on the planet Mesjara) before finally finding a torch.

“I do hope there’s intelligent life here. There’s so little of it in the universe” the Doctor said as he pointed his torch through the dark cobweb like woods for any signs of life.

The Doctor marched on ahead, not even telling Dana to come with him as he trampled over the thick undergrowth. Dana was more eager to talk about her latest book. Described as the great romance novel of the 57th century. Dana had started reading it not so much because she enjoyed the story, but just because she was fascinated in looking at what passed for entertainment thousands of years in the future, and how much society had changed too. (Dana came from 20th century earth.)

The Doctor was only to happy to discuss the arts with Dana. Whilst exploration would always be his first love, he did have a huge appreciation for the arts too.

“I always keep meaning to take you to your planets future Dana. A lot of people, don’t want to know their own worlds future, but you seem quite keen.”

“I’ve always thought the most interesting periods to read about are the last ones I’d actually want to visit” Dana said as she struggled through the dark and tangled woods.

“True” the Doctor replied as he shined the torch ahead, desperate to see any signs of life. “There are a lot of historical figures from your past and future I admired greatly when I first read their work, and then I met them. A word to the wise don’t ever have dinner with Plato. He eats like a pig.”

“Well I suppose they weren’t renowned for having great manners back then”

“That’s still no excuse. I’ve had meals with Uxeres, who have six mouths and eat their mothers that were more pleasant and polite. At least they knew how to use a napkin.”

The Doctor was always obsessed with good form, which was rather ironic considering not only did his social skills leave a lot to be desired, but the Doctor himself also looked very shambolic too.

He dressed in very fancy clothes. He wore an old pitch black frock coat from what looked like the late 19th century, a frilly shirt and some checked trousers.

However his coat was extremely battered and almost dirty looking, whist the shirt was messy and unkempt.

His thick dark hair was also extremely messy and all over the place. Dana even referred to him as a scruffy dandy when they first met. Dana herself meanwhile had a much more toned down and contemporary look. Her hair was jet black, massive and curly, whilst she always tended to wear the same battered blue leather coat.

The two tended to stand out in most times and places they visited, but neither particularly cared, regardless of how much trouble it might get them into.

The two time travellers continued to explore these strange alien woods hours through the woods not seeing any signs of life. The Doctor would search under every rock on the planet if he thought he could find a new insect no one had ever found before.

Dana had to stop for a minute she was so tired. The Doctor didn’t even notice she had stopped until he was about ten feet away.

“Oh Dana you should just tell me if you wanted to rest you know, you don’t want to get lost in these woods.”

“Sorry Doctor, I just couldn’t go on any longer. This planet doesn’t look like its up to much to me. Then again I’d probably say the same about earth if we landed in the middle of a desert. We should probably head back to the TARDIS, just to get a good bearing on where exactly we are. I mean we could be 1000 miles from any kind of civilisation. If there even is one. Doctor?”

Unfortunately the Time Lord wasn’t paying attention to his companion. He had noticed what looked like a shinning light in the distance. He started to climb a tree to get a better look at it. As far as the Doctor could see it looked lime some kind of vehicle, though quite unlike any he had ever seen before. Some of the trees below however appeared to be shaking and one even fell over. The Doctor also spotted what looked like a large mountain on the far side of the forest too.

“What is it Doctor?” Dana said in frustration. “Are there signs of life.”

“I think so? It looks like a craft. Though whether its from here I don’t know. To think its occupants could be staring down at us thinking we live here.”

The Doctor jumped down from the tree. Dana could see he looked a little worried. “I think it might have been fleeing from something. We need to tread carefully”

“Well that would be a first” Dana said jokingly. The two crept through the woods silently, trying to keep their heads down when suddenly they were both jolted by a loud screeching noise that came piercing through the black woods.

The two couldn’t see anything however in the pitch black, but the Doctor could also hear very faintly the sound of something big coming their way.

“Stay here” he told Dana firmly whilst he climbed up a nearby tree. Almost as soon as he reached the top however he instantly dropped back down again with a look of absolute horror on his face.

“We need to get out of here. Now.” The thumping sound suddenly became louder as did the screeching noise again. The Doctor and Dana ran through the woods in fear, but the stomping sound became louder and louder. As the Doctor looked back he could see what looked like an immense figure in the distance. The trees, the branches, and the darkness however made it difficult for him to get a good sight of what exactly was after them, and even the Doctors curiosity wouldn’t make him stick around.

The Doctor and Dana ran as fast as they could, but the noise became louder and louder until eventually Dana had to push the Doctor out of the way of a falling tree.

When the Doctor looked up he could see the figure much more clearly, towering above the two petrified Time Travellers.

It stood about 80 feet tall. Its skin was bright green and hairless, whilst its body was long and slender. Its arms which each ended in three clawed hands were muscular yet very thin. Clearly it was built for speed despite its massive size. It was bipedal, whilst its face was long. Its lipless mouth was permanently locked into the shape of a permanent grin filled with 4 layers of teeth. The monster had three giant eyes at the very top of its long thin face, whilst a row of spikes ran down from the top of its head, right down its back.

The Monster lowered its body over the Doctor and Dana who huddled together in absolute terror. Suddenly the spaceship came into view above the monsters head. It fired repeatedly on the brute, who quickly turned to face its new enemy and fired an electric beam from its hands. The beam narrowly missed the ship

The Doctor and Dana quickly ran in the opposite direction whilst the monster and the ship fought. The ship was able to dodge the monsters reach, but its fire was also not doing any damage to the creature either. One stray blast from the ship however caused part of the forest to catch fire which quickly spread.

The two time travellers were forced to run in another direction to escape the blaze, but they soon come upon a dead end. They had arrived at the mountain. It was so large and the sky was so dark that they couldn’t see what was at the top of it.

Still it looked like the only way ahead. Between the monster and the fire there was absolutely no way they could go back. “You ever rock climb as a little girl?” the Doctor asked Dana.

“Of course, but look at that size of that thing there’s no way we can.” Before Dana could even finish, the Doctor was already climbing. He stopped and looked down at her. “Well aren’t you coming?” Dana let out a frustrated groan before joining him.

The two didn’t look back, though they could hear the sounds of forest burning, the monster screaming and trees being knocked over. It was even harder to climb in the dark, but they only had to climb a short distance before making it into a ledge which led into a cave. The Doctor was the first to make it to the ledge and as he went to help Dana up he saw the vehicle crashing to the forest floor on fire. The monster had managed to land a lucky hit and now the crew had paid for it with their lives. The Doctor couldn’t bare to look at the mass of flames on the forest floor that had once been a beautiful craft. He had no idea who the crew of this mysterious vessel were and now he never would, but they had saved he and Dana’s lives.

He hurried Dana into the cave as the jungle lit up around the mountain. The Doctors torch allowed them to see where they were going in the cavernous, seemingly never ending tunnel ahead.

The monster meanwhile managed to make its way out of the flames and back into the deeper forest. It hadn’t forgotten the Doctor and Dana. It was a lot more intelligent than the Doctor had assumed. It searched through the jungle for signs of the two strange creatures it had encountered and eventually stumbled upon the TARDIS. Not sure what to make of this strange blue box, the monster struck it with all its might. To its surprise however, nothing happened!

How can that even be possible? It thought to itself. Nothing could withstand the pressure of its blows. It let out a scream in frustration and struck the irritating blue box again, twice as hard. Still nothing. The monster continued to pound on the TARDIS only for nothing to happen. It picked it up and tried to squeeze the TARDIS in its hands only to tire itself out. It then threw the TARDIS on the floor and jumped up and down on it over and over again, only for the infuriating blue box to still be completely unscathed. Finally the monster picked up the TARDIS and threw it over 100 feet across the forest. It was sure if there was anything hiding in it, then it couldn’t have survived that.

The two time travellers treaded very slowly and carefully through the tunnel to try and find a way out. They still tripped over various rocks however, as the Doctors torch didn’t do much to light up the way ahead.

When they were deep into the cave however Dana tripped over something large. “These damn rocks” she blurted out in anger and frustration. As the Doctor helped her up he shone his light on what it was she tripped on and could see it wasn’t a rock.

It was the remains of a person. He had been ripped in half. Only the upper body remained, whilst one arm looked as though it had been chewed off. The other arm was completely mangled meanwhile, whilst both the upper torso and face where covered in long, deep claw marks.

Dana wanted to be sick at the sight of the cadaver, whilst the Doctor stared at it intently.

“There are humanoid life forms on this planet, or there where. Interesting.”

Dana looked at him in frustration. “Is that all you can say. I can barely look at it.”

“I don’t enjoy looking at it either my dear,  but the discovery of possibly a new race, even posthumous is always of interest. There’s nothing we can do for this poor soul, but whatever did this could still be around. I suggest we move as quickly as possible.”

The Doctor and Dana moved very closely together, both constantly looking round for a monster. The Doctor managed to spot the corpse of what looked like a humanoid creature in the distance thanks to his torchlight. The creature had reddish skin and was quite small and slight in frame. The Doctor shone the light closely on its face. It’s small pointed head appeared to have been smashed in with great force. He wanted to examine it further but Dana didn’t want to even look at it.

“Its dead Doctor. Why do you care.”

“Now who is the callous one. For all you know this creature could have been a civilised, intelligent life form that met an unfortunate end. Either way I want to find out.”

The Doctor headed towards the corpse, but as he went to examine it, its arm suddenly twitched. It was alive!

“Its okay, its okay” the Doctor said as he tried to make the creature comfortable in its last moments. The creature tried to lift one of its arms towards the Doctor and neither he nor Dana were sure at first if it was trying to attack the Time Lord or not. Instead however he it was simply reaching up for help and once she realised it wasn’t a threat Dana held its hand gently.

The alien choked and spluttered before finally breathing its last. Dana felt somewhat guilty at being so callous the creature, but the Doctor told her not to worry. “To be fair we still don’t know whether it would have been hostile or not if it was healthy” the Doctor said.

The Doctor shone his light deeper into the cavern and caught sight of a second creature deep in the distance. From what he could see this creature was a lot larger, though not as big as the one outside. It stood about 9 feet tall and appeared to have much thicker, blue hide. Its face was small and goblin like, with two horrible, beady little red,eyes that shone through the darkness of the tunnel. The creature appeared to be holding a large club that was covered in a thick blue substance, undoubtedly the previous creatures blood. This new monstrosity had not noticed the Doctor and Dana as it was too busy licking its latest victims blood from its club. The Time Lord told Dana to slowly back away, as he searched the caverns nearby with his light to see if they were safe.

Unfortunately however Dana stepped backwards into a hole and fell about 15 feet below. As she fell her scream startled the monster, but the Doctor quickly followed her before it could get a sight of him in the darkness.

Both the Doctor and Dana fell into a small pit that was about 10 feet wide and at the left end was a relatively small hole, big enough for a person to fit through. The Doctor decided to investigate it, but not before making sure Dana was alright. He helped her to her feet.

“Sorry Doctor.”

“Well I can hardly throw stones in terms of stumbling into trouble. Besides its my fault. I was only shinning the light ahead. There’s no way we can climb up its too steep, but there’s a small hole I’m going to check. Please stay here.”

Dana interrupted.

“I’ll go with you Doctor, if you run into trouble you’ll need help as always.”

“Oh alright. But please keep an eye if that thing decides to follow us down the hole.” He said in a somewhat churlish tone.

The Doctor and Dana managed to squeeze through the hole, one after the other. The hole was about 6 foot high on the wall of another small room which was connected to three tunnels. The Doctor went ahead down the centre tunnel, shinning his light. They only got a few feet down it when suddenly a roaring sound came bellowing down the corridor. The Doctor and Dana slowly crept backwards the way they came careful not to make a noise, but the noise came again and the Doctor could see a figure emerging from within the dark. Both the Doctor and Dana ran the way they came, arriving back in the room.

Suddenly more roaring and screeching came from down the other two corridors as well. “We’re cornered. Like rats in a trap.” Dana said frantically.

The Doctor told Dana to get back into the cave they had fallen into. “Are you crazy? They’ll corner us.”

“There’s a chance they might not have seen us, we have to take it.”

The Doctor helped Dana get up through the hole and then she helped to pull the Doctor into it. They stared intently out of the hole until a figure emerged from the first of the three tunnels. To the time travellers surprise it looked like an ordinary man.

He was wearing some kind of strange uniform and seemed to be badly hurt. He stumbled to the ground, struggling to get his breath back. The Doctor tried to crawl through the hole again to help him, but before he could he saw 6 hideous creatures emerge from down the other two tunnels.

These creatures looked identical to the one on the upper tunnel that had been carrying the club only here they appeared even larger. The poor man was in such pain he didn’t even notice the brutes as they surrounded him. Before the Doctor could do anything the monsters were on the soldier.

The Doctor quickly crawled back in and stopped Dana from pointlessly jumping out.

“There’s nothing we can do Dana. He’s dead! If you go out there those things will kill both of us.”

Dana looked away as the monsters started to devour their victims mangled corpse. The Doctor meanwhile continued to observe. He found the sight repulsive, but was curious about their feeding habits. The monsters didn’t seem to be just simple beasts who were feeding to survive. They seemed to be performing some kind of ritual. They smeared the victims blood over their faces and started doing what looked like a strange dance over the corpse before tearing more bits and pieces of flesh off the corpse.

The Doctor and Dana were forced to remain in their cave for a couple of hours until the monsters had finished. Every second was torture. The Doctor and Dana weren’t sure if the monsters knew they were hiding in here or if one of the monsters from above would fall into their cave. At one point the Doctor thought he heard shots being fired above, but they quickly died down.

After a few hours when there was literally nothing left of the wounded man but a few blood stains, the monsters walked back down the tunnel.

Still the Doctor and Dana waited for a short while before escaping through the hole. They went down the corridor the man had come down as the monsters had left up the other two.

The Doctor and Dana walked down the corridor for ages stumbling over more mangled corpses along the way, as well as the body of one of the grey creatures.

Finally they reached the end of the tunnel which led to a large room, where there was a gigantic, glowing, blue strip of what looked like pure energy, right down the middle. The Doctor threw a rock into the blue strip only for it to bounce off.

“There’s a force field around it” the Doctor said as he investigated the new, strange anomaly. He saw behind the strip was a massive control panel, and beside it was a grey door.

“I wonder who created this” The Doctor said as he stared at the shinning light intently.

“It can’t have been those savages. They were just animals.” Dana replied.

“No I wouldn’t have thought so, but appearances can be deceiving. Just because a race is highly advanced, doesn’t mean that it has to be peaceful sadly.” The Doctor said with regret.

Suddenly growling noises came down from the other end of the tunnel. One of the blues monsters had followed them.

“Damn” The Doctor shouted in frustration. “I was wanting to get a good look at that control panel.”

The Doctor and Dana rushed to the door that was electronically locked. The Doctor quickly whipped out his sonic screwdriver and started to fiddle with the lock, whilst Dana stared back intently at the tunnel. Dana could see the shadow of a figure begin to emerge on the other side. The monster had obviously been stalking them for quite a while, waiting until it could corner them. It was a lot smarter than she thought, and a lot more cruel.

Finally Dana heard a clicking noise and turned to see the door swing open.

“Ah there we are” the Doctor said proudly. “Did you ever doubt me?”

“Well”

“Just get inside!”

The Doctor shut the door behind him and used his sonic screwdriver to lock it again. On the other side of the door was a stair case which seemed to go on and on at both ends. The Doctor instinctively ran up the stairs. The Doctor had no idea if that way was safer but he wanted to get to the top of the mountain as he figured that would be his best chance of figuring out what was happening on this strange planet.

The monster started pounding on the door, and it didn’t take long to tear it down despite the fact that the door was solid steel (or a similar substance) and over 4 inches thick.

The Doctor and Dana had a good start on the monster however and were able to maintain it as they hurried frantically up the stairs. The two time travellers managed to reach the top where the Doctor again used his sonic screwdriver to try and open the door.

“Doctor, I don’t mean to hurry you but.”

“I’m trying Dana, I could do with less distractions,” the Doctor said, visibly terrified as even he wasn’t sure he would make it this time.

Still the Doctor managed to overcome his fear and open the door just as the monster had reached them, but when he tried to shut the door behind the monster struck at it, sending the Doctor flying about 6 feet on the other side. On the other side of the door was a foggy cliff edge. In the hours the Doctor and Dana had spent in the cave, it had become daylight outside, but the fog was so thick, Dana couldn’t see much ahead of her.

Dana ran to help the Doctor, but the monster caught up with her and grabbed Dana from behind by her arms. She tried to struggle free but it was hopeless. Dana had never felt a force like it. The beast started to pull on Dana’s arms. As she screamed in agony she could hear the monster making a strange noise. It wasn’t like its earlier roar. It was almost as though as it was laughing at her pain!

The Doctor quickly got to his feet and grabbed the monster by one of its arms. He tried to pull on it, but it made no difference. The creatures strength was virtually limitless. The creature got irritated however and batted the Doctor away, sending him flying another 5 feet backwards, closer to the edge of the cliff.

The Doctor got up, still dazed from the hit, but he couldn’t give in now. The Doctor was an excellent fighter. He was a master of so many different fields simply because he had the time. He had lived for 100s of years, and had a machine that could enable him to visit the greatest experts and masters of every subject and field. As a result the Doctor was a world class fighter, physicist, biologist, marksman, fencer, technician, cook, decorator, and painter though he had still never learned to play tennis properly. It was on his to do list though.

The Doctor had taken on opponents much stronger and larger than he before, but this creature was several times stronger. He’d be lucky to hurt it!

Still the Doctor tried. The brute swung at him but the Doctor managed to dodge it and delivered a punch with all his might into the beasts chest. The creature didn’t even wince!

The Doctor had speed on his side and continued to dodge the monsters attacks whilst delivering more punches, as well as a few kicks. He even used Venusian Karate, but none of the Time Lords attacks did anything. Realizing he wasn’t getting anywhere the Doctor managed to run past the beast to try and help Dana up. Dana was still lying on the floor in pain. Had the monster kept pulling for just a few moments more it would have ripped both her arms out of their sockets.

The Doctor tried to help her up, telling her to run. Even if he wasn’t going to make it out he was determined she was.

The monster however placed its arm around the Doctors neck from behind. Frantically, the Doctor repeatedly elbowed the beast in the stomach. Once again the Doctor didn’t hurt the beast, but the constant flurry of punches was enough to momentarily knock the beast off its balance a little, allowing the Doctor to push its arm away from his throat. The Doctor then rammed into the monster. Using his entire body weight, the Doctor managed to knock the beast a few feet backwards towards the cliff edge. Unfortunately the monster however managed to regain its footing and quickly overpowered the Doctor. It grabbed his arms and squeezed them so hard the Doctor was instantly brought to his knees. It then delivered a flurry of punches to the Doctors face and chest. Even the Doctor who had been in more than a few fights in his time had never been hit with such force.

The Doctor lay on the floor beaten, bloodied and too weak to even lift a finger. The monster picked him up, lifting him over its head whilst roaring in triumph. The Doctor with his last ounce of strength, kicked at the monsters head, but it did little more than annoy it. The beast managed to bite onto the Doctors foot and sank its fangs into it. The Doctor screamed and tried to pull his foot free, but the more he pulled, the more his foot was pulled into its mouth.

Fortunately before the creature could tear off his foot, Dana, having regained her strength grabbed one of the largest rocks she could and thumped the monster in the stomach. It still didn’t hurt it that much, but it startled it enough to drop the Doctor on Dana. Dana gently pushed the Doctor off her and grabbed her rock. She hit the beast in the face before it could strike at her and continued to hit it in the face with her rock over and over again. She was so overcome with rage she just couldn’t stop. She managed to draw some blood from the monsters face, with Dana at first being too fast for it, but eventually the monster was able to regain its composure and grabbed Dana’s arms. Just as it had done with the Doctor, it squeezed them, causing her to drop her weapon and fall to her knees. The monster then grabbed her by the throat and started to life her above the ground.

The Doctor however used this opportunity whilst it was distracted, to ram the monster with his entire body. Catching it off guard, the Doctor not only caused it to drop Dana, but also managed to send it tumbling a few feet backwards and off the edge of the cliff. The Doctor himself almost went with it, but he stopped himself at the edge of the cliff with his hands. He couldn’t see what lay at the bottom, or where the monster had fallen too as the fog concealed it, but they were up very high; possibly at the very top of the mountain.

The Doctor took a minute to get his breath back. He was so weak from the beating he felt like passing out.

“Why did you interrupt. I could have taken beaten him in a few minutes” the Doctor joked. “I’d have drowned him in my own blood.”

The Doctor coughed whilst Dana got a good look at his wounds.

“You need to rest Doctor. You’re in no fit state to go anywhere after that.”

“Nonsense Dana, I’ve been through worse in my time. I just need a minute or two to catch my breath. Besides on this planet it looks like you can’t afford to stay in one place too long.”

After a minute or too the Doctor was back on his feet, though he still needed some help from Dana to walk at first. The two time travellers walked through the foggy path ahead. They could barely see anything and frequently stumbled over rocks, or possibly something else. After a few minutes the Doctor and Dana came across what looked like two gigantic steel doors. The Doctor got out his sonic screwdriver, but as he got closer he could see that the door was already open. Its lock appeared to have been ripped off. The Doctor tried to pull the door open, but the doors were so thick he needed help.

Inside there was a long corridor lined with corpses of scientists and strange alien creatures. Some were similar to the two monsters they had seen in the cave, but others were unlike anything even the Doctor had seen before.

“I’m going to rate this as one of my least favourite planets we’ve visited” Dana said as she shook her head.

“Yes I don’t think I’ll be visiting here as often as your world.”

They tip toed over the corpses and got further down the corridor. There were several doors on either side of the corridor, but they all led to small rooms that were similarly littered with corpses. The scientists bodies were all mangled beyond recognition whilst the creatures bodies were preserved which intrigued the Doctor.

The Doctor recognised a symbol on the nearest wall. He had to rack through his memory for a bit, but then it hit him.

“Of course, we’re in the galactic research facility of Paskelia 5.” The Doctor exclaimed.

“Where?”

“Ah yes I should explain. I have been here before. It was a while ago though. Probably several of your lifetimes. This centre was the ultimate symbol of peace in the Marisha Galaxy, a galaxy trillions of light years from yours. The Marisha Galaxy was wracked by a galactic war, which destroyed billions of worlds. Eventually however, the last few surviving species called a truce. They then built this facility here, where the greatest minds from all of the races would work together for the good of the galaxy.”

“You say you’ve been here before.”

“Yes I was for a brief time a member of the team during the early days when they were helping worlds ravaged by the war. I didn’t stay here long.”

“Why am I not surprised” Dana said with a smile.

“Yes well you know me. To be honest the facility didn’t even really need me. They made incredible breakthroughs. They built a war ravaged galaxy up to a great and unified power in less than a century.” The Doctor started to trail off. He couldn’t help but rattle through all of the great experiments he had been lucky enough to witness or be a part of.

“They made sure that no race in this part of the galaxy went hungry ever again through advancements in cloning. They were able to clone several hundred tons of meat from the single cell of an animal. It was genius. Enough meat for everyone, and no animals had to die in the process. They also found a way to strengthen the immune system of so many different species, you see”

“Eh thank you Doctor” Dana said before he could launch into a lecture that would have probably gone on for hours. “Whatever good these people were responsible for, clearly this place has sadly changed since you were last here.”

“You’re not saying you think they created these monsters? I’ve not been away that long that they would go from fixing the problems of the galaxy to creating those abominations.”

“Well do you think they were invaders then? Here to gain access to the secrets of this place?”

“Possibly, but even then it doesn’t seem likely. This place is guarded by the full force of this entire galaxy. No something else has happened here. I don’t know what but I’m going to find out.”

Dana suddenly started to feel faint and nearly fell to the floor, but the Doctor was able to catch her in time.

“Dana what’s wrong?”

“I, I, I’m okay Doctor, I think I was just feeling a bit faint after everything that’s happened. Thank you.”

The Doctor gave her a concerned look, before Dana reassured him that she was fine again.

The Doctor and Dana searched through the corpse laden corridors, and explored each room they came across for another half hour or so finding nothing of interest. In each room were remains of experiments as well as the people who worked on them, both completely unrecognisable from what they once were.

Finally Dana stumbled upon what looked like a security room complete with monitors of the various floors. Most of the monitors were out however, but Dana could see on one of the screens, what looked like two people, a man and a woman, trapped in a small room. They were both wearing the same uniform as the unfortunate soul in the cave who had been torn apart by the grey creatures. The man was pointing a gun at the door, whilst the woman appeared to be frantically calling for help on a communicator.

Dana called to the Doctor who was inspecting the corpse of a strange looking creature in the hall.

“Look those people are in danger. They’re on the second floor, we need to help them.”

The Doctor however simply stared at the monitor for a few seconds longer.

“Doctor! Come on we have to do something!”

“Oh I quite agree, its just that what can we do to help them? Whatever’s cornered them will probably tear us to pieces as soon as we get down there.”

“Well we can’t just leave them.”

“No, no you’re right, I’m just thinking about what will be waiting for us down there” he said in a concerned tone. The Doctor ran out into the corridor to a corpse wearing the same uniform as the people trapped on the second floor. Beside the corpse was a strange, rifle like weapon. The Doctor picked it up and checked to see if it was working.

“Ah good it still has power in it. Of course I’d rather not use this” he said with contempt.  “Still if we have too, its best to be prepared.”

The two time travellers made their way to the nearest lift, which despite the desolate state of the place, still had power in it.

When they reached the second floor they found it littered with corpses just like the first floor.

The Doctor and Dana headed down the long corridor, with no signs of any creature. There were a few doors on either side and the Doctor and Dana briefly checked each room, but again they found nothing.

At the end of the corridor, they found two massive steel doors with deep scratch and bite marks all over them.

As the Doctor examined the doors he felt a drop of slime fall on his shoulder. Both he and Dana slowly looked up, only to see two hideous creatures clinging to the roof above them.

These monsters again looked different to any of the others the Doctor and Dana had encountered so far. They were white and covered in thick, black, hairy spots all over their bodies. They had 6 tiny bright red eyes all gathered into a little cluster on their foreheads, and a long green hair that stuck up on the top of their heads. They had three sets of teeth in each of their four mouths, one on the head, another in the chest, and two on the palms of their hands which both reached out for the Doctor and Dana. The back feet were nothing but long black, and flexible spikes that dug into the ceiling.

The two monsters jumped at the Doctor and his companion, but the Time Lord managed to dodge his and push Dana out of the way.

The Doctor pointed his weapon at the two monsters and told them to back down.

“We won’t hurt you, if you don’t hurt us, we just want to know what happened here.” He said firmly.

The monsters appeared to laugh at the Doctors words before lunging at him and Dana.

With no choice the Doctor opened fire on the both of them, and even though it created a small wound on both beasts, it ultimately did nothing to hurt or slow either monster down.

The monster knocked the gun out of the Doctors hand and then placed its hands on both of his shoulders. It sunk the teeth on its hands through his clothes and flesh, bringing the Doctor to his knees in pain. The monster then attempted to thrust one of its hands into the Doctors throat, but overcoming the agony he was in, the Time Lord managed to grab the beasts hand using both of his. He barely held it in place, mere centimetres from his throat.

Dana ran for the gun, but the other monster grabbed Dana in a bear hug, and started to bite her back with the teeth in its chest.

She struggled and struggled but the monsters strength was too great. The Doctor meanwhile was barely able to hold back the beasts hand, as its other hand bit deeper and deeper into his shoulder. In sheer desperation the Doctor bit into its arm. The monster was caught completely off guard and the Doctor was able to pull his shoulder free and punched the monster in the face, knocking it back slightly.

The Doctor then went for the other monster. Grabbing it from behind, he pulled the monster off of Dana before it could do any serious damage, though the beast quickly overpowered the Doctor. Dana however again grabbed the gun and fired several rounds into both monsters whilst the Doctor slipped away from them. The Doctor quickly grabbed the gun from Dana and pushed her behind him, whilst he started fiddling with the weapon.

“What are you doing”.

The two steel doors suddenly opened and the two survivors Dana had seen on the monitor emerged carrying similar weapons to the Doctor. They had been alerted by the sounds of the Doctor and Dana screaming in pain.

The monsters instantly turned their attention to the two newcomers, hissing and smiling with a sadistic, perverse delight.

The two survivors started shooting at the monsters, but their weapons didn’t hurt the beasts any more than the Doctors had. Before the creatures could attack the two survivors, the Doctor jumped one of the monsters from behind.

He placed his rifle around its neck and pulled it back, before throwing it several feet down the corridor. The other monster turned to fight the Doctor, but with a quick bit of Venusian Akido he managed to flip the monster over his shoulder and into the first monster, knocking it down.

The Doctor then quickly hurried his companion and the two strangers into the room behind the two steel doors. He then threw his rifle into one of the monsters hands, confusing it for a few seconds, which was all he needed to use his sonic screwdriver to shut the two steel doors.

“Get back right” the Doctor exclaimed just before a massive explosion on the other side of the steel doors knocked him 5 feet backwards and completely unconscious.

Dana rushed to the Doctors aid, and managed to wake him in just a few seconds. When he awoke, the Doctor instantly jumped to his feet and admired his own handy work.

“Ah good it worked.”

“What did?” Dana replied, completely puzzled.

“Simple, the gun wasn’t enough to hurt those brutes on its own, so I tampered with its power source. I caused it to overload which created a mini explosion, though I had to be sure I could get us a safe distance of course. I had no choice. They would have killed us. You understand.”

Whilst the Doctor and Dana were distracted, the male survivor hit the Doctor on the back of the head with the butt of his gun, knocking the Time Lord to the floor.

The female survivor meanwhile searched outside. The doors had been affected by the blast so severely that all she had to do was tap them and they fell backwards. The charred remains of the monsters were scattered all down the hall.

“Odd way to say thank you”. Dana sniped at the survivor.

“I don’t know who the hell you both are. You’re not researchers. As far as I’m concerned so how did you get into this top secret facility that few people even know exists!”

“Ah well, I am actually a former researcher here” the Doctor said confidently as he jumped up. “Though granted then I looked a lot different. Completely different in fact. Actually I looked so different you wouldn’t recognise me at all but I.

“SHUT UP” the male survivor shouted furiously as the female returned. “The blast took care of those creatures, though it won’t be long before more of them come. We need to get off this planet right now.” She said.

“How? We haven’t been able to contact the ship all night. I think they’ve left us.”

Thinking back to the ship he saw crash in the forest, the Doctor interrupted.

“You’re doing your ship mates a disservice. I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news but.”

“What are you saying?” the male survivor growled as he shoved his gun into the Doctors chest.

“The ship was destroyed. One of the creatures in the forest tore it apart.” The female survivor became visibly upset. Tears began to appear in her eyes, though she tried to cover it up. The male survivor turned to her for a second to see if she was okay, but a second was all the Doctor needed.

With lightening speed he kicked the gun out of the male survivors hands, whilst Dana  started wrestling with the female survivor.

The male survivor tried to fight the Doctor, but the Doctor easily brought him down with a quick punch to the gut and then another to the jaw.

Dana meanwhile managed to overpower the female survivor and get her into an arm lock, whilst the Doctor picked up the gun he had kicked out of the male survivors hands and pointed it at both of them. Dana released the female survivor.

“I’m sorry about that, but neither of us are here to hurt you. It might sound unbelievable, but I did work here, possibly centuries ago. Still we’re here by chance and whatever is going on, we want to help.”

The survivors didn’t believe either of them.

“You’re just trying to trick us,” the male survivor sneered at the Doctor. You’re lying about the ship too. You’re trying to break us, make us think there’s no escape from your monsters.”

“You moron” the Doctor said losing his patience. “Why did I just blow them up. I could shoot you now, and I am sorry but I am not lying. I saw a ship get destroyed by one of those monsters. It was gigantic.”

“You want information out of us, so you’re trying to trick us, its not going to work, the male survivor protested.

The female however actually started to believe the Doctor.

“Come on Sleera” she said “He just saved our lives. Also look at how those creatures have attacked us. Not once have they wanted to know who we are, or where we came from. Why would they? We’re defenceless against them. They laugh at our attempts to fight back. If he wanted to kill us, we’d be dead.”

Sleera considered this for a while and then agreed reluctantly with her.

“Thank you young lady.” The Doctor said proudly. May I ask your name?

She frowned. “I still don’t trust you, but we don’t have a choice”

“That’s a good way of looking at it. Remember we can’t trust you either.” Dana said sharply.

“Well” the Doctor interrupted “whatever the case I’d like to know what you are doing here and if there is anything I can do to help.”

The female survivor paused for a few minutes. She still wasn’t sure if she could trust these two strangers, but after a short while she started talking.

“My name is Laragesh. I am part of a rescue mission that was sent to the centre of Paskelia 5 after it was cut off from the governments of the other worlds. Our security force was decimated by the planets edge and so we were sent in. There were over 700 of us sent on the mission. Now as far as I know we are the only two left.”

Where did all of these creatures come from? What are they? The Doctor said more out of curiosity than anything else.

Laragesh continued, somewhat angry at the Doctors lack of concern for her team mates. “We don’t know. Our first guess was that they must have been created here, but we searched through the labs and notes and didn’t find anything to suggest the creation of these monsters. This facility as always seemed to be working towards the benefit of our galaxy, though there was one area.”

“Yes”

“There was a room at the very bottom of the facility. There’s no way any of us could get there however. Its swarming with hundreds of these monsters. I’d very much doubt that’s where they’re being made though. You couldn’t cram two whole armies worth of hundreds of different types of monsters into one tiny little room.

“Well” the Doctor interrupted. “Just because something is small, doesn’t mean it can’t contain something immense on the inside.”

Dana meanwhile was more interested in something else Laragesh had said.

“What do you mean” she said with concern. “two armies?”

“The first wave of monsters were killed before we got here. We don’t know how, but it seems the last of the scientists to be slaughtered managed to find a weapon of some kind that killed them all instantly. Perhaps it was some kind of poison or something, but we didn’t detect any toxins in the air. The second wave came whilst we were investigating the base.”

The Doctor thought about this as he searched around the room for any clues. “I still say the secret lies in the lab at the bottom of this facility. We have to get there, monsters or no monsters. I don’t think for one second that the fine people here would create these monsters to harm the galaxy, but well, sometimes science can be a gamble, lets just say that.”

The Doctor picked up Laragesh’s communicator that she had dropped in frustration earlier.

“Let me see” the Doctor said as he tinkered with the device.

“Its broken” Sleera said disparagingly. “One of the monsters batted it out of my hand. I managed to pick it up again, but it couldn’t pick anything up. Or maybe there wasn’t anything to pick up.”

“Ah there” the Doctor exclaimed somewhat smugly. “Fixed it, the speaker had been disjointed but I managed to pop it back in place.”

The Time Lord gave Sleera a smug look before adjusting the machine. There were a few more minutes of static before a voice came through.

“Hello, do you read me. Please someone, help us.”

“Hello this is Sleera” he said as he snatched the communicator off of the Doctor, who turned to Dana and said “Well that’s just rude as well as ungrateful.”

“Please tell us where you are?”

“We’re on the 8th floor, we managed to get away from it, but be careful” the machine suddenly cut off.

“Well looks like we’re headed to the 8th floor” the Doctor said with regret.

Sleera however hesitated for a moment. “I’m, I’m not sure” he said nervously.

“SLEERA” Laragesh said in disbelief.

“I’m not afraid, but I honestly don’t see what we can do to help them. You saw what happened to our platoon. I think we need to get out of here.”

“Where to?” the Doctor interrupted.

“I told you your ship was destroyed. You’re only way off is my vessel, and the only chance you have of getting to it, is if there are as many of us as possible.”

“Who are you anyway? Why are we even listening to you, you’re an intruder here.”

“Oh lets not go through that again, look I’m going to go and help you’re friends down there, you can either join us, or stay up here alone and be easy to pick off. Well?”

Knowing there was no way he could convince Laragesh, and not wanting to be alone if any more of those monsters returned, Sleera reluctantly agreed and the four unwilling companions descended to the 8th floor.

The 8th floor was the largest yet. It was a massive lab containing huge machines, all of which had been broken. Surprisingly however there were far fewer corpses here. There was a massive window at the end of the room which had been smashed open. Outside the forest the Doctor and Dana had arrived in could be seen. It appeared to be all there was outside the mountain. There were certainly no other signs of civilisation.

The foursome searched the room for any signs of life and at the far side Doctor saw a small steel door that had been sealed shut. At the back of the room meanwhile was another door that appeared to be ripped off of its hinges.

The Doctor tried to open the steel door with his sonic screwdriver, whilst Laragesh and Sleera inspected the other room.

Suddenly the room began to shake. Dana who had been inspecting one of the corpses looked up and saw the same giant monster that had pursued her and the Doctor in the forest earlier. It had climbed up the entire mountain to get to the facility!

The Doctor hadn’t noticed it. He was too busy trying to crack the lock that he hadn’t even taken much notice of the tremor.

The monster was fixated on the Doctor who was closer to it. Dana tried to shout to the Doctor, but it was too late. Before she could even open her mouth, the monsters arm reached in for the Time Lord. The Doctor fortunately managed to dodge it in time, but as he tried to run towards Dana, the beast managed to knock him to the floor. It then grabbed hold of his leg and started to slowly pull the Doctor towards it.

Dana ran to the Doctor and tried to pull him free but it was no use. She screamed at Sleera and Laragesh for help. The two ran back into the room and first tried shooting at the monster which accomplished nothing, and then tried to pull the Doctor free from its grip.

Sadly however their combined strength was no match for the beast. The Doctor could see a sadistic smile appear on the giants face. It knew there was nothing the Doctor could do to escape it and it was enjoying every second.

To be continued

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Moonbase Review

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The second Cybermen adventure. The Moonbase also marked both a radical change of the Cybermen’s design and their characterisations, turning them into complete machine creatures.

It also marked the first of 4 Cybermen stories throughout the Second Doctors era.

Plot

The TARDIS lands in the year 2070 on the Moon. Using spacesuits, the Doctor and his three companions, Jamie, Ben and Polly explore the Moon, but whilst they play around in the low gravity, Jamie is injured.

Jamie is found by people from a nearby Moonbase who take him in for treatment. The TARDIS crew soon follow Jamie into the base and learn that the Moonbase controls the weather of the earth, using a machine called a Gravitron.

Unfortunately however the base is suffering from problems. A plague has infected various members of staff, which has made it more difficult to control the Gravitron. Whilst Jamie is in the sick bay, Polly spots a Cyberman abducting one of the patients next to him, suffering from the plague.

Hobson, the leader of the international team aboard the Moonbase, dismisses Polly’s claims believing the Cybermen were all killed when Mondas blew up in the 1980s. Hobson also gives the Doctor 24 hours to figure out the cause of the disease or else he will be forced to  leave the Moon.

The Doctor later discovers that the Cybermen are spreading their plague through infected sugar from the food stores. Having dwindled the base’s staff, the Cybermen are able to take the base by force easily and reveal that they intend to use the Gravitron to disrupt the weather on earth and kill everything on the planet. The Cybermen are able to gain control of the Gravitron by using brainwashed human servants.

Using fire extinguishers, nail varnish remover and other substances that dissolve plastic mixed together, Ben, Polly and a recovered Jamie are able to fight back against the Cybermen, but the monsters soon send a second army to attack the base. The Doctor however is able to best the Cybermen by using the Gravitron itself to send them back into space. 

Review

The Moonbase is a somewhat overlooked adventure. Its not surprising in a way as on the surface it is just another Troughton era, base under siege story. That plus that fact that two episodes were missing meant that it naturally wouldn’t have that much appeal to contemporary audiences. (Though both missing episodes were recently animated.)

A common criticism of The Moonbase is that it is just a remake of The Tenth Planet. Personally I find this claim to be somewhat hollow. Yes they both involve monsters attacking a base, but again so do many classic Troughton era stories from The Ice Warriors, to The Web of Fear, to The Seeds of Death. (I might add that The Moonbase predates all of these adventures.)

Other than the base under siege formula however, there are no real similarities between The Moonbase and The Tenth Planet.

The Cybermen are portrayed very differently across both stories. In The Moonbase we see a more clever, sneaky side to the monsters the way they divide and conquer the base using a plague. The idea of the Cybermen being desperate after the destruction of Mondas is also a nice contrast with The Tenth Planet too. In The Tenth Planet the monsters were a strong invading force, far in advance of us, who had armies capable of overrunning every military base and city on earth. Here however they are forced to skulk in the shadows, resort to sneak attacks, and ironically use humanity’s own technology against them.

This would help set the tone for future Cyberman stories where the monsters were shown to be nearing extinction. Personally I liked this idea as it helped set them apart from the Daleks in many ways.

The Daleks were a vast empire across the universe with countless resources and servants, whilst the Cybermen were once a great power desperately struggling to reclaim their former glory. In a way the Cybermen were more sympathetic as all they wanted was to survive, but sadly that has to come at our expense, as the only they can reproduce is to convert us!

The Daleks don’t need to invade. They do so out of pure malice, whilst the Cybermen in contrast make it very clear in The Moonbase that they are disposing of humanity, not for revenge or hatred, but simply to eliminate a potential threat. In this respect we don’t really have the moral high ground against the Cybermen. With the Daleks is more black and white. They are the badguys who want to kill everybody, but ultimately the Cybermen are behaving no differently than we would in this story.

Sadly the two races can never go exist, as the Cybermen essentially have to prey on us, so they are just trying to get rid of us before we get rid of them.

The redesign of the Cybermen for this story is more than just a superficial difference. Here the Cybermen are made completely mechanical. In The Tenth Planet not only did they still have some organic parts (like human hands) but they also still appeared to have individual names and identities. Here however they are all machine like drones.

In some ways this is less effective than the original Cybermen design from The Tenth Planet. They loose the body horror aspect of the original Cybermen were you get the feeling there really is a human sliced up under the mask. At the same time however these Cybermen are far more terrifying in close corners than the original Mondasian Cybermen ever were.

The original Cybermen did look somewhat more vulnerable because there were still some organic parts that looked like potential weak points. You could imagine in a fight being able to make them bleed, or hurt them by pulling out the various wires on their bodies.

The Moonbase Cybermen in contrast however are a mountain of steel that you’d probably break your hand off of if you tried to hit! There is no way you could even defend yourself against one if it cornered you.

The story takes full advantage of this in various scenes such as when the Cybermen brutally beat two workers to death, or when Cyberman corners Jamie in the sick bed, which is undoubtedly one of the tightest, most claustrophobic moments in 60s Who. Here we have one of our main characters, who even if healthy couldn’t possibly fight off this monster, trapped completely helpless as it looms over him. The Cybermen’s blank face and total silence also helps to heighten the terror, as you have no idea what is going on in its head. Again in contrast to the Daleks who would always shout their intentions “EXTERMINATE, DO NOT MOVE, DO NOT MOVE, SEEK LOCATE DESTROY!” The Cybermen in this story barely utter a word and are actually all the more sinister for it.

In many ways The Moonbase is the story that would help to establish the Cybermen’s identity to viewers and fans for decades to come. Certainly most Classic era Cybermen stories seem to follow their portrayal in this adventure at least, as more mechanical, desperate creatures, working through infiltration and simply trying to survive.

Aside from the Cybermen themselves, the story holds up in most other respects. The sets are well designed, the direction is tight and atmospheric, and the guest cast is particularly strong.

The regulars, Ben, Polly, Jamie and the Doctor are also on top form here. Though Jamie is somewhat sidelined for part of the story, the four nevertheless make an effective team against the Cybermen for the second part. (Considering Jamie had to be included at the last minute, I think the writers got round the problem rather well by not only making him part of the action, but also using his injury to build up the threat of the Cybermen stealing patients.)

Patrick Troughton delivers a solid performance, though I think at this stage, Troughton hasn’t really worked out his own Doctor’s personality in quite the way he would later.

In these early Troughton serials he is very much just a younger, friendlier Hartnell. He’s more Holmesian, deadly serious, constantly consults his 500 year diary etc. The more clownish facade that he’d use to throw his enemies, that really defines his character starts to appear in later adventures towards the end of his first season.

Still in some respects his more subdued performance here helps to sell the threat of the Cybermen better, such as his memorable delivery of the line “Some corners of the universe have bred the most terrible things.”

Overall whilst The Moonbase is not one of the all time greatest Doctor Who stories, much like The Tenth Planet I’d say that its a minor classic. Its a well written, well directed, well made, tight, scary story that also manages to develop the Cybermen and set the standard for the monsters portrayal for decades to come.

Trivia

  • Michael Craze who played Ben in this story said that he preferred the Cybermen’s design in this adventure. He found the Tenth Planet Cybermen to be utterly laughable.
  • This story is a direct sequel to The Tenth Planet. The events of The Tenth Planet are mentioned, with there being no cover up of the Cyber invasion in the 80s. According to Hobson, every child on earth knew who the Cybermen were after the events of the Tenth Planet. The Cybermen also mention having survived Mondas’ destruction and being forced to upgrade (hence their different appearance.) The Tomb of the Cybermen follows on from this story, with the Cyber controller explaining that after the events of the Moonbase, they retreated to Telos. In both The Moonbase and Tomb of the Cybermen the monsters also recognise the Doctor from previous encounters. This marks one of the first examples of a story arc in televised science fiction, as well as a rare example of a story arc in 60s Who. (Prior to this the Daleks in The Chase mention making the Doctor pay for foiling their invasion of earth seen in the previous adventure. Other than this reference however, the Dalek stories, unlike the Cybermen adventures at this stage remained largely unconnected.)
  • This story was commissioned before The Tenth Planet episode 4 had been broadcast due to the immensely positive response to the Cybermen from viewers.
  •  Much like The Tenth Planet, this story was greatly inspired by Dan Dare (which Kit Pedler was a huge fan of.) The Cybermen’s plot is similar to The Mekon’s from Voyage to Venus. In that adventure, the Mekon attempted to build a base on the Moon that would control the weather on earth. The Cybermen’s position in this adventure is also similar to the Treens, who also lost their home planet in Voyage to Venus, and would subsequently be portrayed as desperate in later Dan Dare adventures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tenth Planet Review

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A story of many firsts, but also sadly the last regular appearance of William Hartnell as the Doctor. The Tenth Planet would help to shape the future of Doctor Who in more ways than one and lay the groundwork for the Troughton era in particular.

Plot

The TARDIS arrives at the South Pole in 1986. The Doctor, Ben and Polly decide to explore and discover the Snow Cap Base, a space tracking station, designed to supervise the Zeus IV spaceship. The base is commanded by the hotheaded General Cutler who takes an immediate dislike to the four time travellers and locks them up.

Suddenly the Zeus IV is dragged off course by a mysterious force, and a new planet begins to emerge in the sky. A rescue ship, the Zeus V, piloted by Cutlers son, Terry is sent to try and rescue the lost vessel meanwhile.

The Doctor recognises the new planets continents as being identical to earth, and realises that the planet is Mondas, earth’s identical twin planet, and warns the base that the Mondasians will soon be arriving.

Sure enough, a mysterious spaceship soon lands in the snow and three strange robot like creatures emerge from it who quickly kill the guards and overtake the base.

The creatures reveal that they are Cybermen and that they were once similar to human beings, but in order to survive their planet drifting off course, they slowly removed all of their organic components and replaced them with machine parts. They also removed all of their emotions to prevent themselves from going insane.

The Cybermen prevent the base from saving the Zeus IV rocket and it is seemingly destroyed. The monsters then reveal that Mondas is draining energy from the earth and that it will soon explode. The Cybermen intend to get as many people off the earth as possible before this happens and convert them into a new race of Cybermen. Cyber scout ships soon begin to appear in every major city and command base around the globe as a full scale invasion of earth begins. 

The Doctor and his companions, working with Cutler are able to fight back against the Cybermen using their own weapons and reclaim the base, though the Doctor quickly collapses from exhaustion afterwards. 

Cutler plans to use the Z-Bomb, a special to secret weapon to destroy Mondas. He is warned however from Geneva HQ that destroying Mondas this close to earth could release vast amounts of radiation which would kill billions. Cutler doesn’t care however as if he doesn’t act soon the Zeus V will be destroyed.

Ben however, working with another scientist named Barclay is able to sabotage the bomb. Cutler attempts to kill the Doctor, Ben and Polly in response, but he is killed by the Cybermen who retake the base. The Doctor realises that Mondas will be destroyed instead as it will absorb too much power from the earth.

The Doctor attempts to mediate with the Cybermen and offers them a new home on earth alongside humanity, but they refuse to listen. Taking Polly hostage, the Cybermen send Ben and various other scientists from the base to disarm the Z-Bomb. The Doctor deduces however that the Cybermen are actually planning to use the bomb to destroy the earth in order to save Mondas and warns Ben. 

Ben and the others fight back against the Cybermen using radiation rods (having realised that the Cybermen are vulnerable to radiation, hence why they needed the humans to work on the bomb.) 

The Cybermen however take the Doctor hostage, and as more Cybermen surround the base all hope seems lost. Fortunately, Ben and the others are able to hold them off long enough for Mondas to absorb to much energy, after which it harmlessly vaporises into nothing. 

Following Mondas’ destruction, all of the Cybermen on earth start to die and the invasion is over. (The Zeus V is also ironically able to return safely to earth.) 

Ben rescues Polly and the Doctor from the Cyber ship. The Doctor however is still very weak and poorly, but he simply tells Ben and Polly that “Its far from being all over.”

The Doctor heads out alone to the TARDIS, though Ben and Polly follow after him. When they finally reach the TARDIS they find the Doctor collapsed on the floor. Suddenly a beam of light emerges from the Doctors body, and much to Ben and Polly’s shock he changes into the form of a much younger man with thick dark hair. 

Review

The Tenth Planet is a story that I think for many people often sadly doesn’t live up to its hype.

Its the first Cyberman story, the first story where the Doctor regenerates, and it has the most sought after missing episode. I’d imagine many fans probably expect it to be an epic, all time classic adventure like Genesis of the Daleks or Caves of Androzani, and sadly its really only an above average story. I’d say its a minor classic. As a result I think its come in for some unfair criticism over the years.

Its not bad, but it’s certainly not as strong as the first stories of other memorable villains like Terror of the Autons or The Daleks. Overall it tends to play out as a more basic base under siege story. In all fairness however this adventure was actually one of the very first ever examples of the base under siege formula in Doctor Who. Still its not used quite as effectively here as it would be in the Troughton era. Despite only running at four episodes, its pace is somewhat lethargic in places.

The most disappointing aspect of the story is that Hartnell’s Doctor isn’t given much of a send off. He is out of action for the third episode and he doesn’t play that big a role in the others he’s actually in either. The most significant thing he does is simply warn Ben that the Cybermen want to destroy the earth. Its entirely down to Ben that the Cybermen are defeated however.

I don’t blame the writers for this. Originally the Doctor was going to save the day, but Hartnell fell ill during the making of the story and had to be written out of the third episode and his role was subsequently reduced for the fourth.

Still whilst I understand why it happened (and I think they got round it rather well by having the Doctor collapse there by setting up the idea of Doctor’s body wearing a bit thin.) It is a shame that Hartnell’s Doctor just kind of fades away rather than going out as a hero.

Hartnell’s performance is nevertheless as strong as ever. He most certainly does not phone it in, and he gets some of his most memorable lines and deliveries such as his famous speech towards the Cybermen. “Emotions, pride, hate, fear! Have you no emotions? Sir?”. Its not the most memorable send off, but Hartnell certainly makes the most of it.

Still despite some failings, The Tenth Planet is overall a strong story with many fascinating concepts and ideas. The Cybermen themselves are obviously a brilliant idea that has stood the test of time for 5 decades. They were a genius fusion of the age old concept of men being turned into monsters, (such as Vampires, Zombies and Werewolves) and then contemporary techno fears. They played on the fear of a loss of identity, mankind’s constant attempts to cheat death backfiring on him, the primal fear of becoming something totally inhuman, and fears for our future of technology turning in on us; all at the same time.

The Tenth Planet deserves credit not only for introducing the Cybermen but also for using them in a somewhat more effective way than many future Cybermen stories.

The Tenth Planet is really the only Cyberman adventure where the monsters do genuiney blur the line between man and machine. In later stories the Cybermen I feel are portrayed as being totally mechanical creatures. In some later classic era stories such as Revenge of the Cybermen, their ability to turn humans into Cybermen isn’t even mentioned!

In the Tenth Planet however the Cybermen do still have organic parts, such as their hands. I also love the fact that their faces are covered in cloth rather than metal. When I was younger I used to have nightmares where I would pull the cloth off and see the mangled, mutilated, faces underneath!

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I also like the fact that these Cybermen have names such as Krang. Again it helps to reinforce the idea that these machines were not only once people, but that there are still traces of the person they once were, chopped up and mangled inside.

Sadly later writers I think would just write the Cybermen as second rate Daleks, IE, generic robo conquerors, but in this adventure they stand as their own, perhaps in some ways, more disturbing concept than the Daleks.

My only problem with the Cybermen’s design in this adventure is that its a bit too clunky in places. The chest units are too big and cumbersome and would not have been practical for later adventures.

The direction in this story is also among the best for any Classic era story. Derek Martinus gives the story a tight claustrophobic feel that suits the Cybermen. The Cybermen are always at their best in tiny little surroundings where they can corner you, and there’s no way you can fight back. Martinus also makes use of the location too, such as when the monsters first emerge through the snow storm and we can’t quite make them out at first, but still get an idea of how large and powerful they are.

I also like how the first thing we glimpse clearly of a Cybermen is its organic hand, before it zooms up and we see rather surprisingly that there is a robot creature attached to it. Much like the Daleks in their first story we are left guessing as to what the monsters true nature really is until the big reveal later in the story.

The supporting cast for The Tenth Planet is also very strong. Robert Beatty gives a stellar performance as Cutler, a human villain who makes a nice contrast to the Cybermen, as he is a very emotional character.

Cutler is a sympathetic character who just wants to save his son, albeit is willing to go to any lengths to do that. The tragic irony is that his son survives, whilst Culter, for all the sacrifices he made to protect his son, dies believing that Terry was killed. You can’t help but pity him, despite his more ruthless actions.

The rest of the scientists at the base’s characters aren’t as well fleshed out, but they serve as fairly likable foils for the Doctor and his companions during the story. They have enough personality that you actually do care about them when the Cybermen attack.

Whilst it may be more remembered for the concepts it pioneered than anything else, The Tenth Planet is still overall an enjoyable, well written, well acted and well made adventure that serves as a decent send off for the Hartnell era, even if Hartnell himself is sadly relegated to the side for most of the serial.

Influences

The Cybermen were created by the series scientific adviser Doctor Kit Pedler and the then script editor Gerry Davies.

Both men were inspired by the British comic strip Dan Dare (which had also served as an inspiration on Terry Nation when writing the original Dalek stories.)

The main villains of Dan Dare were a reptillian race known as the Treens who had no emotions and sought to conquer the universe. Much like the Cybermen, they had also augmented themselves, removing all of their emotions. The Treens had also genetically engineered a member of their race, The Mekon, with super intelligence to lead them.

The Treens came from Venus and were driven off their home planet by Dan at the end of their first story. Throughout the remainder of Dan Dare’s initial run, the Treens would be portrayed as a desperate band of creatures, trying to reclaim their former glory.

The Treens influenced the Cybermen in a number of ways, from their emotionless nature and reliance on logic, to their desperate situation after losing their home world in their initial story, to finally their leader, the Cyber Controller. The Cyber Controller was originally to have been a small, flying creature with an enlarged brain, similar to the Mekon. Ultimately however the budget would not allow this, though the Cyber Controller was still given a large brain inspired by the Mekon’s look.

The future of the Tenth Planet also matches that seen in Dan Dare. Dan Dare broke new ground in the 1950s by depicting all of the races of the world living together in the future (long before Star Trek) which is seen in The Tenth Planet, which features the black actor Earl Cameron as one of the astronauts. Space Command HQ in Geneva is also a similar organisation to Space Fleet from Dan Dare as well.

Finally the plot for The Tenth Planet was directly inspired by the second Dan Dare adventure, The Red Moon Mystery, which also revolves around a planet that can travel through the universe like a spaceship and that returns to our solar system to wreck havoc.

Kit Pedler was always very open about his love for Dan Dare, even supplying the forward to a 70s reprint of Dan Dare, where he said that “the Cybermen are very like the Treens.”

Legacy

The Tenth Planet is one of the most influential and important stories in Doctor Who’s history. It marked the introduction of both the Cybermen and the concept of regeneration.

The concept of regeneration is generally believed to have been created by Gerry Davies (though prior to this Innes Lloyd had wished to recast William Hartnell using a different method in the story The Celestial Toymaker. Here the titular villain would have made the Doctor vanish, and when he returned he would have had a different appearance.)

At the time The Tenth Planet had been made, nothing had been revealed about the Doctors race (including even what they were called) and so it was decided to introduce the idea that the Doctor could renew himself, thereby changing his physical appearance whenever his body broke down.

Originally it was going to be revealed that the Doctor’s body renewed itself every 500 years, and that the Doctor always dreaded the process. The producers also intended to reveal that Hartnell’s Doctor was not the first, with their having been multiple Doctors (including a pirate incarnation) before Hartnell.

Ultimately most of these ideas were jettisoned from the final script, and the process of renewal remained vague and undefined for many years. It wouldn’t be until the 4th Doctors era when the process would be fully fleshed out and we discovered that the Doctor could only regenerate 12 times. It wouldn’t be until the 20th anniversary story, The Five Doctors meanwhile until we found out that William Hartnell was the first Doctor after all.

The Tenth Planet was also one of the first examples of the base under siege format, which would go on to become dominant in the Troughton era. In much the same way as The Invasion and The Web of Fear can be seen as dummy run’s for the later Pertwee era, then so can the Tenth Planet be seen as a template for the Troughton era. It features his most recurring monsters, the Cybermen, the standard formula for many of his stories, and some other key Troughton aspects too. The Hartnell Doctor for instance, though normally commanding in his other stories, struggles to be taken seriously in this adventure from Cutler, which is a common plot point in many Troughton adventures.

Scenes from the Tenth Planet would also later be recreated for the docu drama An Adventure in Space and Time in 2013.

Notes and Trivia

  • William Hartnell was very unhappy at being forced to leave the role of the Doctor that he loved so much. Nevertheless he approved of his choice of successor. According to some sources Hartnell described Troughton as the only man in England that could take over. Michael Craze and Peter Purves however have both disputed that he ever said this, as they felt Hartnell was so protective of the role he wouldn’t have liked anyone else playing it. Hartnell’s widow Heather however said that Hartnell loved Troughton and later Jon Pertwee’s performances as the Doctor. She also said that Hartnell watched most of Troughton’s era, but eventually it became too painful for him, and he subsequently only saw a few of Pertwee’s stories. Hartnell himself said in an interview taken in 1971 that he felt Doctor Who had become too violent and was no longer for kids. Nevertheless he did reprise the role in 1973 and in his final interview said that he was proud it had gone on for so long.
  • The 2017 two part story World Enough and Time/The Doctor Falls serves as a prequel of sorts to this story. It reveals the creation of the Cybermen (who originated on a colony ship away from Mondas) and features the return of the Mondasian Cybermen seen in this story. This blogger however personally does not consider the new series canon to the old.
  • The Cyber invasion of 1986 is revealed in later Classic era stories such as Attack of the Cybermen and The Moonbase to have not been covered up afterwards and becomes an important historical event.
  • This story was set twenty years after it was broadcast.

 

 

 

How To Fix Doctor Who

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All as bad as each other in destroying Doctor Who, its credibility, its legacy, and its fandom.

For the last few years Doctor Who has gone down a very bad route. Its viewers have tanked, its fandom has become utter poison and its casting choices for the Master, the companions and even the Doctor himself have all been misguided at best.

I have not been a fan of Jodie Whittakers Doctor. In fact for the first time I didn’t watch a season of Doctor Who in its entirety. I didn’t review it here because the entire page would have been nothing but negative.

Jodie is awful in the part. I’m not saying she is necessarily a bad actress overall. In the role of the Doctor however she lacks any kind of gravitas, charisma and authority

Jodie seems to treat the role too lightly. Her entire idea of how to act alien and otherworldly it seems is just to pull funny faces which gets very annoying, very fast.

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You can see how based on this Jodie seems to have the mindset of the Doctor isn’t a real character, just a silly, almost comedy role to be played lightly.

The show does not seem long for this world, with its viewers declining and the show going on yet another hiatus. I’d argue that Doctor Who has never been in a worse position. In the late 80s whilst its viewers sunk thanks to the BBC’s smear campaign, its fanbase was still strong, and the show at least died a dignified death.

Still all is not lost. There is still a chance for Doctor Who to crawl back from the abyss and in this article I am going to run through the ways in which I feel Doctor Who can be saved.

Cancel the current version

Well that among other things seems to have backfired on you quite a bit Jodie. Who would have thought saying “watch me or you’re a sexist” wasn’t  a good strategy for success? Worked wonders for Ghostbusters and Star Wars. Didn’t it?

Jodie’s era needs to finish before it does any more harm to the brand. Its not even just a question of the shows quality decreasing. Doctor Who and its fandom have now become associated with a poisonous, divisive and hateful ideology. The casting of Jodie alone proves this.

As I have explained before the character of the Doctor cannot be anyone. There is a definite template to all of the different incarnations of the Doctor. They are all meant to be the same person, same consciousness, same core personality, under his new faces.

The Doctors gender is a part of that template by default. He was always written as a male character, all of the 13 men who played him brought aspects of their own persona’s to the role, and viewers always related to him from a male perspective. This doesn’t mean that women can’t play heroic roles in general as often as men, or even a similar character to the Doctor. (Which Mrs Marple is in some respects.) Its just that this particular character, in this continuity, is set as a man.

A female Doctor just isn’t a good fit as it doesn’t seem like the same character anymore. It feels disjointed from the previous 13 men, and it is also in danger of turning the show into parody.

Steven Moffat however made it canon that Time Lords change gender after SJWs viciously slandered him as a sexist and a racist for several years. This was only the beginning sadly, as the regressive left thanks to Moffat’s pandering were able to take over the entire show and its fandom over the course of the Capaldi and Whittaker era. (To the point where in the latest episode, UNIT, a staple of the show since 60s were killed off to make a jab at Brexit.)

See here for examples of the feminists smear campaigns against Moffat, as well as responses from Steven Moffat and others at the BBC proving that it bothered them.

Problematic Posters For Doctor Who

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Karen Gillan: Moffat Not Sexist

Steven Moffat Tweets Against Sexist Accusation

This quote from Steven Moffat about the feminist backlash against series 6 of Doctor Who sums up his true feelings towards the real toxic side of fandom.

I think its one thing to criticise a programme and another to invent motives out of amateur psychology for the writer and then accuse him of having those feelings. I think that was beyond the pale and strayed from criticism to a defamation. I’m certainly not a sexist, a misogynist. It was wrong.

The fact that the show has become so one sided politically should have any fan worried. Whilst some classic era stories may have had a political slant to them, ultimately the show was always largely neutral. Hence why Terrance Dicks, a conservative who supported the British empire, and Malcolm Hulke, a communist could both work on the show together in Pertwee’s time.

Now however could anyone who isn’t a far left SJW work on the show? Its a terrible template to set and one that will ironically come back to bite the SJWs in twenty years time.

Generation Z, said to be the most right wing generation since World War 2 will eventually take over the entertainment industry. When they do, Mr Tardis, Samuel Davis, Whovian Feminism and all the SJWs insisting “DOCTOR WHO SHOULD ALWAYS BE POLITICAL” can’t complain when the show becomes a cringey piece of right wing propaganda. When we get the Doctor quoting Ayn Rand and attacking the NHS, remember that its still the likes of Claudia Boleyn and Mr TARDIS who will be to blame. They set the precedent.

I am sympathetic to people who do genuinely want to see more leading roles for women and minorities, but ultimately you don’t need to sex change the Doctor for that.

You could easily create your own female or LGBT hero. Even within the Doctor Who universe you could easily bring Romana, a female member of the Doctors race back, give her, her own show and then everybody wins.

Little girls get a role model, little boys still keep their role models, and guys like me who don’t give a shit about role models, get two great time travelling heroes to enjoy. What the hell is wrong with that?

The SJWs who bullied Moffat into making Time Lord gender bending canon and put pressure on the BBC to sex change the Doctor however; clearly didn’t actually care about female role models for little girls. Instead they just wanted to take them away from men, who their toxic ideology says are all privileged shit lords that need taken down a peg or two.

You can’t say that little boys can still have a female Doctor as a role model, but that little girls need the Doctor to become a woman in order for the character to be a role model for girls. If you do think that both need role models, well then you shouldn’t be in favour of taking one away from a certain group. Don’t give me the boys have plenty of role models argument. To start with the Doctor might be the most prominent role model for the little boys who watch the show. Second there are also dozens of female heroes too.

The likes of Claudia Boleyn, Whovian Feminism, Mr Tardis, and Christel Dee however prominent SJWs within the Doctor Who fandom, do only care about taking role models away from little boys. The proof of this is that none of them are fans of any female led films or television series.

You’ll never see comprehensive reviews of female led television and film series like Xena, Buffy, Charmed, Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Once Upon A Time, Ghost Whisperer, Alien and Nikita on any of these people’s channels or blogs. You’ll never see an analysis of the impact these female led series had on the genre from these people. None of them even follow any prominent leading ladies in the genre like Katey Sagal, Lucy Lawless, Gina Torress, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Shannon Doherty, Maggie Q or Dana Delorenzo on social media. (I’d be surprised if they even knew who the vast majority of those women were.)

They may comment on female led films if they are in the cinema briefly, but they aren’t fans of any female led series.

Now the likes of Claudia Boleyn, the blogger Whovian Feminism and Christel Dee may not make the show, but they are clearly seen as its ideal audience by the BBC. They have all worked for the BBC, been used to represent the fandom in DW Magazine and at conventions. In some cases they have even been promoted by the makers of the series.

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Claudia Boleyn and Christel Dee as part of the new time team for DW Magazine.

Here’s Rachel Talalay, the director of every finale in the Capaldi era, and Jodie’s first appearance as the Doctor promoting Whovian Feminism.

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EDIT update: Christel Dee recently announced that she is stepping away from the show, to go work for the most right wing Tory government this country has ever seen. Still in this tweet she outright takes credit for launching Jodie Whittakers Doctor.

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Considering that this was the audience the BBC were clearly after, then its fair to say that the Beeb were motivated by pandering to anti men feeling at least.

A further example of anti men spite being the primary reason behind the push for a female Doctor can be seen in these two articles from the notorious feminist website, The Mary Sue.

In the first article they argue that it would be wrong to reboot Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a black actress, as black people deserve to have heroes of their own, rather than just third rate copies of existing white heroes.

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In the second article about a female Doctor however? They are all for giving supposedly underrepresented groups hand me down’s of other people’s heroes. Ironically anyone who expresses the same opinions about a female Doctor, that they did about a black Buffy is automatically a sexist, woman hating freak.

Sexist Doctor Who Fans React To Jodie’s Casting

Hey its not like the first thing a lot of the pro female Doctor people did when it was announced was spitefully gloat about how glad they were that it was upsetting white men right?

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Aside from taking away a role model from young boys, there have been many digs at men throughout Doctor Who itself during both the Moffat and Chibnall era. The First Doctor was retconned into being a racist, homophobic sexist, whilst there have also been many attacks against single fathers in the Chibnall era.

In addition to this Jodie Whittaker has more or less derided anyone who is opposed to a female Doctor as a sexist. She even declared their mothers would be ashamed of them.

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Naturally for all of these reasons both male and female viewers took a strong dislike to series 11 and its fandom, that went beyond just not liking the current iteration of a series. The majority of women don’t want to see men insulted, the same way the majority of men don’t want to see women insulted!

I for one would never watch a remake of Xena that replaced all of the prominent female roles with men, solely to spite “entitled female fans”. Included digs against women in the show itself, slandered Lucy Lawless’ original and iconic portrayal as misandrist moron,  and whose core male audience wrote articles gloating about how happy they were little girls had lost a role model in Xena.

Sadly however, upper middle class feminists arrogantly assumed that what they wanted, was what all women wanted. In doing so they ultimately drove the shows female audience away just as much as they did the male audience.

Videos from some female Doctor Who fans.

The show needs to break its association with this toxic ideology, and the only way to do that is to ditch the current version and give it a rest for a few years.

Sell it to Netflix

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Netflix could do a much better job at producing a Doctor Who series than the BBC for many reasons.

First of all, Netflix can put proper money into it and allow the show for the first time to really compete visually with more glossy American productions.

Even Steven Moffat himself has expressed this opinion recently that Doctor Who needs a higher budget to properly compete in the modern world. (Of course a low budget is the least of the Jodie era’s problems, but he does have a point in general.)

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Some monsters from series 11. 

Netflix can also allow the show to return to a serialized format. 45 minutes is too short a time to tell a proper Doctor Who story.

You need time to build up the atmosphere, establish a proper backstory for the world or time the Doctor has visited, and flesh out the villains and side characters motivations properly.

Yes its true some Classic era stories could be padded, but ultimately something like Doctor Who which takes us to a new place every week has to have time to tell a story to set things up.

Trying to cram everything into 45 minutes is too much. Classic stories like Genesis of the Daleks, Frontier in Space, the original Dalek story, Tomb of the Cybermen, and Pyramids of Mars that are able to build up a suspenseful atmosphere as the Doctor treads ever closer to danger, keep the audience guessing with a proper mystery about the main villain, establish supporting characters like Lawrence Scarman, and General Williams backstories; and create in depth worlds with their own history and identity from Skaro to Draconia to even the future earth: Simply could not be done in 45 minutes.

I don’t blame Russell T Davies for ditching the serialized format in 2005. I think in hindsight it was a mistake, but the tv landscape had changed dramatically in the decades the show had been away.  There were virtually no other serialized shows on air at that time.

Still almost 15 years on from when Doctor Who returned in 2005, the tv landscape has changed once more. Now streaming services like Netflix regularly release entire seasons of television series all at once.

With this in mind there’s no reason Netflix couldn’t do a series of say 22 episodes split up into 4 four parters and 1 six parter. If anything I think the serialized format would be a hit on Netflix, as people tend to enjoy watching shows on Netflix if they have a story arc.

Also its worth noting that to modern audiences, the Classic era style seems to be more popular. In 2017, Classic Who was the third best selling cult series (and the best selling sci fi series) on both DVD and Blue Ray in the entire world. (New Who was still number 10.)

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In addition to this other than the first few episodes of Jodie’s era (which drew in viewers purely for the novelty of a female Doctor.) The revival has not been a hit since 2013, with viewers falling dramatically every year.

It can be argued that the New Who format which hasn’t changed since 2005 is now outdated.

Finally Netflix can also aim the show at a more adult audience. I’m not saying I’d want it to be a totally adult show, but I think a return to the levels of violence and fear seen in the Hinchcliff era of the series would be fine.

Now I know what you’re thinking. That the BBC would never sell Doctor Who, so its a pipe dream to even think about it being sold to Netflix. The BBC wouldn’t have to sell it completely to Netflix however.

They could reach a deal where they jointly own the rights, allowing them to still profit from the brand, but not actually have to make the show. It would be similar to the deal they have with Big Finish productions. Lets be honest the BBC hate Doctor Who.

They always have. Leaving aside their shameful and unprofessional treatment of the series in the 80s, even today the BBCs treatment of the series has always been one of indifference at best. Look at all of the hiatus’ and gap years we’ve had to deal with in the last decade.

The BBC enjoys making money off of Doctor Who merchandise, toys, magazines, and books, but they hate having to make the actual show. This would solve all of their problems as well as ours.

Cast Julian Richings as The Doctor

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My top choice for the Netflix Doctor would have to be Julian Richings. For those of you unfamiliar with him, Richings is a character actor who is probably best known for playing Death in Supernatural.

His performance as Death became an instant fan favourite with many hailing him as the greatest onscreen interpretation of the Grim Reaper of all time.

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Now personally I think Richings would be an ideal choice for the Doctor for many reasons.

To start with he could capture the Doctors great age, his wisdom and his authority perfectly, as seen with his performance as Death.

At the same time I also think Julian would mark a return to the Classic era type of Doctor. There’d certainly be no romance with his Doctor. His Doctor would most likely based on his previous work, be quite a distant, mysterious, unpredictable and alien character.

Julian’s Doctor would also be a return to the more practical, level headed version of the Doctor. In the original series the Doctor, regardless of his incarnation tended to be more practical. He was more akin to Sherlock Holmes and Quatermass. We never saw him break down in tears, let his anger cloud his judgement, or completely lose his cool (apart from when he went temporarily insane in The Twin Dilemma.) He’d get angry and visibly upset yes, but he always kept his emotions in control.

Compare Jon Pertwee’s reaction to Jo Grant’s apparent death in Planet of the Daleks, calmly saying the Daleks murdered her, to David Tennant’s to losing Rose Tyler in Doomsday? Or Peter Davison’s reaction to losing Adric to Capaldi’s to losing Clara.

See how the roles are reversed? In one its the Doctor telling someone how to cope with grief, whilst in another its someone telling the emotionally unstable Doctor how to cope.

Julian would be a return to the more emotionally mature, level headed and at times even quite cold Doctor.

There are many actors that would make an excellent Doctor like Robert Carlyle or Bruce Campbell, but I think Julian would be the best first Netflix Doctor as he would be a real return to the William Hartnell type (he even looks somewhat like Hartnell.)

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If the Netflix series wanted a return to the old style, then it would need to get an actor that would show people that this Doctor really wasn’t the emo, romantic Doctor of the past decade or so, and Julian in my opinion would be the best choice.

I think it can be agreed that Julian Richings has more gravitas and screen presence than  Jodie Whittaker regardless. 

Hire Dana Delorenzo and Colin O’Donaghue as the Companions

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Dana Delorenzo and Colin O’Donaghue for those unfamiliar are two actors already known for their starring roles in genre series.

Delorenzo played Kelly Maxwell the main female character from Ash vs Evil Dead, whilst O’Donaghue played the heroic version of Captain Hook from Once Upon A Time.

Both series have developed huge followings, whilst Delorenzo and O’Donaghue’s characters in particular have gone on to become among the most popular from either show.

Personally I think they’d both be the best choices for the companions for various reasons.

To start with I can see both actors bringing a real physicality to the role of the companion, which hasn’t really been present in New Who at all.

As I have pointed out many times in the classic series the Doctor did a fair bit of fighting (even in William Hartnell’s time) whilst in the revival the Doctor seems to rarely ever use his fists.

The same is also true of the companions. Characters like Rose, Martha and Amy may be strong, brave and resourceful heroes, but could you really imagine say Martha or Clara punching someone in the face? Classic era companions meanwhile like Barbara, Zoe, Leela, and Ace regularly beat up and even killed their enemies in fights.

Even the male companions like Jack, Mickey and Rory don’t seem to do much fighting compared to the likes of Ian, Steven, Jamie and even Harry. They generally tend to shoot badguys instead.

The reason for this is undoubtedly a hold over from when Mary Whitehouse and other moral guardians attacked the show for supposedly being too violent during the days of the classic era.  (Sound familiar? A tiny, but loud minority attack the show until it caves to them? Only difference is Mary Whithouse was right wing, whilst Whovian Feminism and Claudia Boleyn are left wing.)

I can imagine the BBC, fearful of another backlash deciding to make the Doctor and his companions less gritty and violent. (This would be another reason to make the move to Netflix.)

Dana and Colin have already done physical scenes in their previous series. Dana in particular brought a real physicality to the role of Kelly that made her very popular among fans of the show, so I could see her being more in line with companions like Ace from the original series.

You can see how Dana could quite easily be an Ace/Leela style companion no problem. Colin meanwhile I can see being more of a Jamie type companion. The male companions in New Who have been a bit too bumbling and secondary. Kind of like a modern day Harry Sullivan. It would be nice to see a strong male companion again like Ian or Jamie or the Brig

I also think it would be better to have the companion fulfil the role of being the more romantic, relatable character for younger audiences than the Doctor.

From about the Tennant era onward I think that the producers decided to cast the Doctor in the role of being a pin up to the female audience, and a role model for the young boys who watched the show. Obviously it was a success, and I’m not going to knock Tennant as an actor or his performance.

However I do think that this was a mistake in the long run. To start with it made Tennant feel extremely disjointed from his predecessors in many ways, such as in his relationship with Rose. (Again this ties into my dislike of a female Doctor. Its always important not to change the Doctor too much.)

Making the Doctor romantic also I think pigeon holed the Doctor into being too much of a young, relatable character, which made it difficult for Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi to branch out and do something new.

When you look at Matt and Peter’s first seasons they both try and make the Doctor more alien and professorial, but in both cases there was a backlash from people who wanted a more Tennant style, romantic, younger Doctor. Sadly for their later seasons, Matt and Peter were forced to be more clones of Tennant, via a romantic relationship with Clara.

Having a strong companion fulfil this role would be a good way of easing the audience back into a more old fashioned Doctor. The Doctor would still be the lead of course, but his companions would balance him out and take on other roles he couldn’t, such as being the audience surrogate.

Dana and Colin I think would fulfil this role brilliantly by being dynamic in their own right, but also more down to earth and human than Julian’s Doctor so as not to step on his toes.

Snip New Who Away From The Old Series Canon

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As controversial as it may sound, New Who needs to go in order to save the franchise as a whole.

Now again this is not just bitterness as the revival. I may not have been happy with the new series as of late, but I don’t completely hate it. I have said many positive things about it in the past. I have praised its very best episodes, such as Vincent and the Doctor as being among the best British television of the last 20 years.

I have also acknowledged the positive impact it has had on the entertainment industry, through launching the careers of many of Britain’s best actors and actresses of the past 20 years such as Freema Agyeman, John Barrowman, Karen Gillan, and Matt Smith etc.

I have also frequently rated Peter Capaldi and Matt Smith as two of the best actors ever to play the role of the Doctor.

So I don’t hate everything about the revival. However for practical reasons I don’t see how you can continue the franchise with New Who as canon.

To start with casting the next Doctor is going to be absolute hell. If you cast a man the SJWs will accuse you ironically of taking a role away from a woman, (and probably encouraging trans women to detransition.) If you go for another woman again however, the same backlash of people accusing you of taking a role away from little boys will continue. Its hard to imagine any experienced producer wanting to go through that hell from both sides, particularly when there are other, more lucrative franchises out there. A young and up coming producer meanwhile won’t be prepared for it either and probably shy away from producing the series.

On top of that it would be impossible to have the Master appear again as the actual Master.

For 26 years the Master was written as the Doctors archenemy who wanted him dead and was kept alive by his intense hatred for the Doctor. Now however you couldn’t do that because Missy was retconned into being in love with the Doctor. How would you be able to take say Charles Dance as the Master wanting to kill the Doctor seriously, after you had seen him as Missy staring into the Doctors eyes and French kissing him?

The whole illusion of the Masters character and his reason for being has been tampered with too much.

On top of this the continuity of the revival has become too overbearing in other areas. For instance the Time Lords are now at the end of the universe in hiding and want the Doctor dead. There’s no way you could have them in it again without having to deal with that story (and indeed the fall out of their war with the Daleks which still hasn’t been resolved from The Time of the Doctor.)

So with this in mind I think the best thing to do is to snip New Who away from the shows canon.

I would make Julian Richings the 9th Doctor instead of the 14th. I wouldn’t cut New Who out completely however.

I’d reveal that New Who and Classic Who take place in alternate universes to one another, with similar histories up until a certain point when they diverged.

This way you could still have New Who characters and monsters such as the Weeping Angels, but they would be the Old Who universe versions of them. You could even have New Who characters cross over into the Old Who universe from time to time.

For instance I’d love to see Captain Jack accidentally fall through a portal to the Classic Who universe and meet Julian’s Doctor. You could even have him be trapped in this universe and become a tradition for Netflix Doctors to meet (as he should have been for revival era Doctors.)

You could even do a story where the Doctor from New Who crosses over into the Classic Who Doctors universe and both have to take on a combined threat. (Personally I’d like to see Capaldi as the Doctor in this story. After the absolutely appalling way he was treated by the BBC, it would be good to see him in the role again.)

To be fair you wouldn’t have to come out and say that New Who isn’t canon to the Classic era. Just that it was an alternative universe to THIS version. You could then let viewers decide which one they wanted to be the true sequel, and which they wanted to be the alternate universe to Classic Who.

I think that Classic Who deserves to be seen as its own work. As I have said before its like the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes novels. Those novels are the only true canon for Sherlock Holmes. There have been hundreds of alternative sequels to Holmes, but NONE of them are official. Its all up to the reader to decide which if any later non Doyle Holmes stories are canon.

Now Classic Who isn’t like Doyle’s Holmes stories in that its not written by one person, but it still followed a consistent core characterisation for the Doctor, and overall style (serialised stories, focus on monsters etc) for the entire series.

The changes behind the scenes were gradual. Many of the people who helped create the lore and characters remained involved right until the end, such as Terry Nation who had input and final say into every Dalek story until the end, or Barry Letts, the co-creator of the Master who still approved of and helped to cast the Anthony Ainley incarnation.

New Who however comes decades later and has NO ONE involved in the original involved in its production. For me its not really got any right to decide the definitive story of what happened next any more than any piece of fan fiction.

Having an alternative sequel would establish that Classic Who is like the Doyle version of Holmes, IE the only real canon; with everything else, New Who, the hypothetical Netflix Who, and any other potential sequels all being different people’s ideas of what happened next. The viewers and fans would then be able to choose which, if any version is the true sequel.

This will also take the pressure off of any sequel, and allow the writers to actually end their versions of the Doctors story. It would also be better for New Who in the long run, as it would allow many of its changes to be less controversial, as they would no longer be the only canon.

Make a Romana Spin Off

The Netflix version of Doctor Who would establish that Time Lords do NOT change gender when they regenerate to finally free the show from the shackles of the female Doctor question. (As well as the regressive left. Even if you think a female Doctor could work without their influence, it needs buried for the next few decades at least until this crap dies down.)

However to those who do still genuinely want to see more female heroes and don’t just want to spite male viewers, (which would sadly rule out Mr Tardis, Claudia Boleyn, and Whovian Feminism.) A good compromise for everybody would be a Romana tv series.

Romana could easily be brought back into Netflix Who for a two part story that would set up her own series. Personally I would abandon the “Romana as President” idea and just have her travelling in E-Space.

If done right Romana the series could be every bit as good as Doctor Who. She has her own entire universe, E-Space to explore, and the writers could establish a new rogues gallery made up of monsters and villains from E-Space.

If done right the show could run for decades, as Romana was only on her second life when we last saw her, so that would give us at least 11 new Romana’s. If each actress did 5 years then that would be 55 years, whilst if they only did three years each like the majority of the Doctors, then that would still be 33 years!

Ironically with this in mind, Romana the series would give you more female leads than a female Doctor ever would. A female Doctor even if it hadn’t been a total disaster would never have given you potentially 55 years with a female lead. The Doctor would presumably have turned back into a man at some point. Even if the next two after Jodie were women, then the people who grew up with Tennant, Tom Baker, Matt Smith etc would eventually try and produce a Doctor similar to them. Romana however who always turns into a woman, if done right could run for decades and decades.

Also as Romana would be more of a blank slate for the writers to experiment with than the Doctor, as we have seen considerably less of her life and personality than the Doctors. Unlike the Doctor we could also explore her past and upbringing too, as Romana isn’t dependent on being mysterious like the Doctor.

There are dozens and dozens of actresses who would make fantastic Romana’s. Almost too many to mention, but here are some of my favourite choices. (You could cast all of these actresses as various different incarnations.)

Jenny Agutter, best known for her roles in Call the Mid Wife, An American Werewolf in London, and Logans Run would be an exceptional Romana. I could see here as a strong, no nonsense, authoritative figure.

In contrast Ingrid Oliver (best known for her role as Osgood) I can see being a very fun, sweet natured and lovable Romana.

Rebecca Mader, who is best known for her role as the Wicked Witch Zelena in Once Upon A Time meanwhile would be a fabulously eccentric, over the top, dashing Romana who could rival any Doctor in terms of having a large, dominant, over the top personality.

Amber Benson, best known as Tara in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, would be a wonderfully kind, empathetic, sweet natured and lovable Romana.

Katie McGrath meanwhile, best known as Morgana in Merlin would give us a darker, more ruthless and sinister Romana.

There are so many possibilities to be explored in a Romana spin off series and we would have a good chance of seeing them realised as a spin off version of a Netflix version of Doctor Who where the Doctor is always male.

Conclusion

Doctor Who in its current form is on its last legs, but that doesn’t mean the franchise itself is dead. If it takes these steps then I think it can pull itself back in just a few years. By the 60th anniversary we could be celebrating Julian Richings glorious reign as the Doctor and wondering who will be next, without any political dogma, just like the good old days.

Sadly however if it goes on the way it is, whilst I don’t think Doctor Who will ever die completely, we will be in for a new very long hiatus. This time it will not have ended on a high like in 1989 however.

Thanks for reading and tell me how would you fix Doctor Who?

 

 

 

 

The History of N-Space Part 5: Other Realities and Universes

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Alternate universe versions of N-Space’s greatest hero, the Doctor.

The creation of N-Space led to the unintended creation of a multitude of other universes. It is not known how many universes exactly where created, but it is believed to at least be billions. The histories of only a few of these universes are known, and even then virtually none of them are known in as great detail as N-Space’s history. Still the history of these universes have helped to inspire many famous works of fiction in our universe and in this article we will  briefly be looking at the history of these realities as well as how they differ to N-Space.

All of these universes will repeat themselves endlessly just like N-Space, and it is believed that just like N-Space they will follow largely the same history each time. Many of these universes histories are linked with N-Space as their inhabitants have crossed over into N-Space and vice versa.

We will also be examining what works of fiction these events inspired in our reality.

Z-Space

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The greatest hero of Z-Space, Doctor Omega, during his first mission to Mars.

This reality followed a similar history to N-Space in a number of ways. Just as in N-Space the Time Lords rose up to become the most advanced species in the universe thanks to Omega’s work (with Omega becoming lost just as in N-Space.)

However many major races from N-Space did not exist in Z-Space. The Daleks and the Cybermen did not exist as neither Mondas or Skaro formed in this universe. The Sontarans and the Rutans meanwhile wiped one another out in their war very early in their history.

Life would also develop very differently on both Venus and Mars too. On Mars two sentient Octopoid creatures evolved, the Cacocytes and the Macrocephales.

The two races became engaged in a war with one another for many years which eventually destroyed the surface of their planet. The Macrocephales however would emerge as the dominant life forms (thanks in no small part to Doctor Omega who aided them at a key point in the war.)

The Macrocephales would later invade the earth in the 1910s. They would slaughter millions of innocent people before being driven off by diseases of the earth. Doctor Omega after discovering what happened to earth would later lead a group of the greatest scientists to Mars to destroy the aliens forces before they could launch a counter attack (as well as free Cacocytes from under their rule.)

Some of the Macrcephales would escape however and later establish themselves on a far away planet. In time they would go on to become a major power in the universe, conquering and enslaving millions of worlds across the known universe.

The Martian invasion whilst setting the human race back at first would ultimately lead to them becoming far more advanced than their counterparts in N-Space.

The human race would not only become more united after the Martians attack, but they would also establish contact with Cacoytes who would help humanity rebuild and reach greater heights of technology by the 1960s than mankind in N-Space had by the 2360s.

Just as in N-Space a race of Dinosaurs had evolved into sentient humanoid creatures. Unlike in N-Space however these creatures would all adapt to life under the ocean. Just like the Silurians of N-Space however they would place themselves into suspended animation only to be awoken in the mid 40s.

These sea reptiles who would be disparagingly referred to as the Newts would be persecuted by humanity before waging a war on them which lasted for 20 years before a peace treaty was reached between both races.

Humanity would later have further troubles in the early 21st century when robots they had constructed to help them turned on and attempted to exterminate the human race. Mankind would be forced to work with the Newts to defeat the robots (with the Newts giving humanity shelter under the ocean during the war when the robots virtually wiped the out on the surface.)

Still despite these setbacks, humanity would persevere until the end of Z-Space as well.

Just as in N-Space the renegade Time Lord known as the Doctor was born and left Gallifrey at round about the same time as the N-Space Doctor did in his life. He also left alongside his grand daughter Susan.

The two had the same life as their N-Space counterparts until the Z-Space Doctor visited Quinnis in the 4th universe. The 4th universe was a reality that ran parallel to Z-Space. Alternate versions of the 4th universe ran parallel to various other universe (including N-Space.)

In Z-Space’s version of the 4th universe, the TARDIS was destroyed. In N-Space’s version of the 4th universe, the Doctor briefly lost the TARDIS but was able to regain it before it was damaged.

Sadly however the Z-Space Doctors beloved TARDIS was ripped apart, but he would save one tiny piece of it, a piece of metal called stellite, which he would use to teleport himself and Susan to the safety of earth (a planet which Susan had developed a fondness for.)

In early 20th century earth the Doctor would build a new time machine from the last remnant of his old TARDIS which he came to christen The Cosmos.

Eventually the Doctor (who went under the alias of Doctor Omega on earth, named after his childhood hero, and the founder of Time Lord society, Omega) would build another Time Machine, which he would call the Cosmos.

Doctor Omega would initially travel with two earth men, the sensitive and creative Denis Borel, and the strongman Fred. His grand daughter Susan had opted to stay on earth having grown attached too it, though she would join her grand father sporadically for adventures throughout all of his incarnations lives.

Just like the Doctor of N-Space, Doctor Omega (he would continue to use the alias for the rest of his life after his initial stay on earth) would develop a great fondness for humanity and save it from various threats throughout its entire history.

Doctor Omega unlike the N-Space Doctor would not live throughout his entire 13 lives. He was killed on his 8th life for good.

First Doctor Omega

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Similar in personality to his N-Space counterpart in some regards, this Doctor however was more humble, kind hearted and tolerant than his N-Space counterpart was at first. It is believed that being stranded on earth after his stay in Quinnis helped to mellow him and make him more understanding of humans and other races.

The First Doctor Omega however was still very strict and had a no nonsense attitude towards solving his problems. Like the Doctor of N-Space he was utterly ruthless in dealing with his enemies and had a similar moral code.

The First Doctor Omega carried a huge sense of guilt over his role in the creation of the Martian invaders, the Macrocephales and became determined to wipe them out for good. They were his bitterest and most dangerous enemies.

The First Doctor Omega’s companions consisted of Denis Borel, a wealthy, creative yet somewhat anxious and cowardly individual, and Fred, who the Doctor and Susan had saved on a previous mission to earth, who was fiercely loyal to the Doctor.

Doctor Omega would also travel with a young robotics expert named Katey who grew up during the great robot wars. Her knowledge of robotics would prove valuable to the Doctor time and time again.

Doctor Omega would also travel with a young woman called Xeria from a planet named Collosus. Collosus was an earth colony where the greatest warriors from earth lived. It was the harshest and most difficult of all the earth colonies to live on. Xeria however had never really fitted in. She had been born on the planet and therefore had no choice about living there. She was naturally a more sensitive and artistic young woman who was only too happy to travel with Doctor Omega.

Omega would also travel with a young martian named Tiziraou who became his longest serving companion, travelling with him throughout the rest of his first incarnations life, and many of his later incarnations too.

Second Doctor Omega

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This Doctor Omega had a greater sense of humour than the original, and was considerably more reckless and at times even immature than his predecessor. He had a child like enthusiasm for exploring the universe and developed a much closer relationship with his companions than the first Doctor Omega.

He inherited Tiziraou from his predecessor, though he also travelled with various companions of his own.

The Second Doctor Omega would travel with a woman from Venus named Isleia, and Alvin, a man from earth’s future in the year 1 billion who had been desperate to explore the universe.

The Second Doctor Omega’s final companion was a young girl named Malisa who he first met a prison planet. Malisa had been falsely imprisoned by her brother for the murder of their father. Sadly Doctor Omega would never be able to prove her innocence.

Third Doctor Omega

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In contrast to his immediate predecessor, this Doctor Omega was a lot younger in appearance and also a tremendously physical incarnation. All of the Doctor Omegas much like their N-Space counterparts were skilled fighters, but this incarnation was the best fighter of all the Doctor Omegas.

This incarnation was a lot stricter with his companions and in a further contrast to his predecessor he was completely humourless. He was also one of the most ruthless of all the incarnations of Doctor Omega with his companions often clashing with his methods.

This Doctor Omega travelled with Tizarou and three companions of his own. The first was a young woman named Lascia who came from the largest planet in the known universe which had been invaded by various other races for its large resources.

The second was a scientist named Geria who had been kidnapped by the military who forced her to work on advanced weaponry for them or else they would slaughter her family. Ultimately they killed her family anyway once she was of no use to them. Alone and heartbroken, she could not return to her people who hated her for building the weapons. She would happily join Doctor Omega who she developed arguably among the closest relationship with of all his companions.

Doctor Omega’s final companion throughout his third life was an African American burlesque performer from New York named Alisha.

Fourth Doctor Omega

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A more pompous, arrogant, and conceited incarnation overall. The Fourth Doctor Omega was also at the same time far more compassionate than any of his predecessors too. This Doctor Omega was very vain and took a great pride in his appearance. This Doctor Omega was also a very physical incarnation like his predecessor

He was the longest lived of all of the Doctors incarnations. It was during this incarnations life that the Doctor tragically lost Tizarou after a battle with the Martians. This Doctor would also travel with Susan for the longest period of time as well.

His other companions included a young alien woman trapped on earth after her ship crashed there called Melezari, an immortal woman named Kaseia who had been brought back to life as part of an experiment which left her an immortal. Another of the 4th Doctor Omega’s companions was Selia, a young woman who had been raised by the Newts under the ocean. He also travelled with Amy Borel, the daughter of one of his original human companions.

Fifth Doctor Omega

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Much younger in appearance than his predecessors, this Doctor Omega was the most ruthless and hard. Not one to suffer fools gladly, this Doctor could be very sarcastic and biting even to his companions. He was also the first incarnation to be captured by the Time Lords. He was able to escape from the Time Lords however with help from a renegade Time Lady named The Rector who wanted to see the universe and hoped that Doctor Omega could help her see the stars. Sadly The Rector would be killed in a battle with the Martians in a way where she was unable to regenerate which left the Fifth Doctor Omega devastated.

His only other companion was a former peasant named Elisr whose village had been torn down by the Vikings.

Sixth Doctor Omega

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More straight forward, heroic and kind hearted than his predecessor, this Doctor was also despite being in an older body a very physical incarnation and an excellent fighter.

This Doctor travelled with a human woman named Alice whose colony had been conquered by a hostile race of aliens, who then sent her into a dangerous area of space as a test subject, after all of their vessels had failed to return.

He also travelled with a Cacoyte woman named Isxlir.

Seventh Doctor Omega

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A more impish, sly and cunning version of the Doctor. This Doctor was also among the most ruthless too his enemies.

His companions included a young woman from the streets during the robot war named Rebecca, and a young socialite looking for adventure named Vicky.

Eighth Doctor Omega

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The final incarnation of Doctor Omega. This version was a more tormented, conflicted incarnation who deeply regretted the mistakes his earlier selves had made, and worked hard to overcome them. He was killed whilst defending his people the Time Lords.

Works inspired by Z-Space

Doctor Omega, War of the Worlds, Time Machine, The City and the Stars, Star Maker, War of the Newts. R.U.R.

M-Space

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The Tenth Doctor of M-Space

A universe with a very similar history to N-Space, but different in a number of key ways. Many of the most influential races of N-Space such as the Daleks, the Time Lords, the Cybermen, the Sontarans and the Ice Warriors also existed in M-Space, albeit with different histories to some extent.

The Doctor was born in this reality too and went on to be a great hero just as in N-Space. Romana also existed in this universe and later became the President of Gallifrey in her second incarnation.

M-Space’s history differed from N-Space’s from an early point in Davros’ life. One fateful day in M-Spaces history, Davros decided to go out and play with his friends, (which he didn’t do in N-Space.)

After playing with his friends, Davros became lost on a mine field only to later be saved by a future incarnation of the Doctor.

After saving Davros, the Doctor installed an important lesson in the young Davros’ mind that mercy sometimes could be an advantage.

Years later when the M-Space Davros created the Daleks he programmed the ability to understand pity and compassion into their brains, which his N-Space counterpart never did.

As a result of this when the Daleks overthrew Davros in M-Space they spared him and the other Kaled scientists in the bunker. Thanks to Davros and the scientists help, the Daleks were able to escape the bunker a lot faster, and with Davros as their prisoner they were able to make use of his scientific genius to a greater extent too.

Davros would later escape and try to create his own Dalek army on Necros just like in N-Space but his attempts would be easily crushed. Davros was never able to split the race into two factions unlike in N-Space.

As a result of these differences the Daleks were able to advance a lot faster and become rivals to the Time Lords before the Doctor was even born. The Time Lords as a result would be forced to up their game in M-Space. They would perform various modifications to their bodies in order to better fight the Daleks which would not only leave them stronger, but also allow them to weaponise the process of regeneration, with the excess energy being capable of destroying an entire space ship at full power.

However there were many unintended side effects of these modifications to regeneration, with the process being much more severe. Many of the Time Lords of M-Space actually felt that their different incarnations were actually different people.

Whilst the conflict between the Daleks and the Time Lords only ever led to a cold war in N-Space, in M-Space it led to a full scale galactic war, that would be referred to as the Time War.

The Time War very nearly destroyed all of creation, and though the Time Lords were able to survive thanks to all 13 incarnations of the Doctors actions, for years the Doctor incorrectly believed he had destroyed his own people to defeat the Daleks.

Despite the differences to the timeline, the Doctors first 8 incarnations were all similar in appearance to those from N-Space. It was only following the Time War that his incarnations became radically different to their N-Space counterparts.

The Doctor of M-Space was however always a somewhat more emotional and unpredictable individual overall compared to his counterparts from N and Z-Space.

He also was known to engage in romantic relationships with humans unlike all other known versions of the Doctor.

This Doctor eventually met his end in a battle with the Cybermen at the end of his 13th life. (There was a rumour started that he was revived afterwards and regenerated but these were proven to be false.)

The Doctor of M-Space dies a heroes death fighting against the Cybermen.

The Master of M-Space meanwhile was a totally different individual to his counterpart from N-Space. The villain who became the Master of N-Space was not born in M-Space, and another Time Lord eventually became the renegade known as the Master instead.

The M-Space Master was driven over the edge when he stared into the untempered schism as a child and saw the whole of time and space. From that day on he heard a constant drumming in his head which tormented him, and drove the Time Lord to lunacy.

The Doctor of M-Space had a much closer relationship to the Master as a child and regularly tried to help him. Later after the Master regenerated into a woman, the Doctor would successfully rehabilitate the evil Master/Missy, but sadly she was killed by her earlier self.

The Doctor of M-Space would travel to N-Space many times and work with his N-Space counterpart.

The two first met when the Daleks of M and N-Space worked together along with the Daleks of Y-Space to create a weapon that could destroy all universes. The three Daleks, though despising each other for being different, agreed on a truce to destroy all other life forms first, and then when they were the only life forms left they would war with each other.

The Doctors of all three universes were forced to work together to destroy them (The Doctors of N and M-Space were both in their Tenth incarnations.)

The two established a friendship and would regularly work together afterwards. One of their most notable missions saw the Master of N-Space capture Missy (whilst the 12th Doctor was keeping her in his vault.) The Master of N-Space would attempt to create a clone of creatures from her DNA, as Missy had been given a virtually limitless supply of regenerations, which the Master of N-Space wanted to discover the secret of, both to prolong his own life, and create a race of creatures that could constantly repair their bodies.

Fortunately the two Doctors working together were able to rescue Missy, and together the three of them were able to foil the N-Space Masters plans.

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“I hear you’re banana’s well I’m much worse”. The Master from N-Space captures Missy from M-Space. 

One figure from M-Space who would go on to play significant role in N-Space’s history was Captain Jack Harkness. A great hero of M-Space and one of its version of the Doctors greatest friends. Jack crossed over into N-Space many times and became friends with the Doctor of N-Space. Jack met every incarnation of the Doctor of N-Space and later became a member of the Time’s Champions.

Works inspired by M-Space

Doctor Who (2005), Some Big Finish Audios (others are inspired by N-Space), Titan Comics.

V-Space

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This reality had a similar history to N-Space and M-Space, but it diverged from the end of the 8th Doctors life. In this reality the Time Lords were destroyed in a Time War with a malevolent race known as the Enemy.

Works Inspired by V-Space

Various Doctor Who Novels

D-Space

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In this reality the Time Lords, and the Daleks never existed, whilst the Sontarans and the Kaveetch wiped each other out early in their conflict.

The Silurians meanwhile would flee the earth in this reality unlike in N-Space. They would settle in an area of space known as the Delta Quadrant where they would become known as the Voth.

The Mondasians meanwhile only partially converted themselves before ultimately abandoning Mondas and fleeing across the galaxy, before eventually settling in the Delta Quadrant.

There they became the Borg, one of the most dangerous races in all of D-Space.

In this reality life developed on the planet Vulcan (in N-Space, Vulcan was a barren rock incapable of supporting life after it had been struck by an asteroid shower not long after its formation.) The Vulcans went on to become one of the most advanced races in all of D-Space and major allies of humanity.

Earth’ s history went differently in D-Space too. Sir Reginald Styles conference in the 1970s led to a third world war in D-Space which led to the deaths of millions. However mankind would recover and advance to a far greater extent than the humanity of N-Space from that time, and form the Federation with the Vulcans.

The Doctors of both N and M-Space would crossover into this reality many times and work with many of its most major figures such as Captain James T Kirk and Jean Luc Picard (both of whom also crossed over into N and M-Space, establishing friendships with both Doctors.)

Works inspired by D-Space

Star Trek franchise

Q-Space

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In this reality the Doctors history was exactly the same as his history from N-Space up until his battle with the Master over the eye of Harmony in his 4th life.

In this reality the Doctor was able to capture the Master after their battle over the eye of harmony and handed him over to the Time Lords. The Celestial Intervention Agency however did not kill the Master as they wanted to make use of the Masters intellect, so they removed his mind from his decaying body and placed it in an android body.

This android was then sent to accompany the Doctor. If he ever did anything to harm the Doctor, his body would shut down. The Master agreed simply to prolong his own miserable neck. The Doctor meanwhile was forced to agree to these terms or else the Time Lords would take the TARDIS from him and strand him on earth again.

The Doctor and the Master though not liking each other would make an effective team together, and they would later be aided by Romana on the quest to obtain the Key to Time.

The Doctor and Romana would just as in N-Space fall in love with each other, but sadly Romana would later be killed in a battle against the Daleks.

In this universe, the Doctor was not able to stop the Daleks from obtaining Davros during the Movellan wars. As a result of this, with Davros help it was the Daleks who broke the stalemate and won the war. After wiping out the Movellans and gaining access to Davros’ mind, these Daleks became far more powerful than the Daleks of N-Space and were able to launch a surprise invasion of Gallifrey. (As well as devastate the earth and nearly wipe out humanity, changing its history greatly)

The Doctor, the Master and Romana working together would manage to foil the Daleks invasion of Gallifrey. During the invasion, the 4th Doctor was mortally wounded causing him to regenerate into his next incarnation. Sadly however Romana would be forced to sacrifice herself to stop the Daleks and save Gallifrey.

The 5th Doctor and the Master would continue on more adventures before eventually picking up a new human companion named Alison Cheney. Sadly their adventures together are not known after this point.

Works inspired by Q-Space

Scream of the Shalka

Y-Space

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The Second incarnation of the Doctor of Y-Space

In this reality the Doctor left Gallifrey at an earlier point in his life when Susan was just a child. He also left with another grand daughter, Barbara, that he didn’t have in N-Space.

Here the Doctor visited Y-Space’s version of Quinnis and just like in N-Space and Z-Space he lost the TARDIS. Just as in N-Space he was able to get it back, but it was damaged in the process and the Doctor was mortally wounded, triggering a regeneration.

The Second Doctor would then be able to make one stop in his damaged TARDIS to earth in the 60s. Going under the alias of Doctor Who he was able to acquire the equipment he needed to repair the TARDIS (causing it to take on a different appearance inside.)

Under the alias of Doctor Who, he, his two grand daughters and a human named Ian would go on adventures together fighting that realities version of the Daleks.

Works inspired by Y-Space

Doctor Who and the Daleks, Daleks Invasion Earth 2150AD

K-Space

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The evil Doctor of K-Space.

In this reality the Doctor had a similar life to his N-Space counterpart up until his first adventure with Ian, Barbara and Susan. In the jungle the first Doctor murdered the helpless caveman Za with a rock (in N-Space and M-Space Ian managed to stop him in time.)

This had a negative effect on the Doctors psyche. He came to believe that murdering even innocent people for his own ends was acceptable if it saved his and Susan’s lives.

The Doctor would later betray Ian and Barbara in the jungles to die before escaping with Susan to Skaro.

On Skaro the Doctor and Susan would be captured by the Daleks just as in N-Space. Though they managed to escape, just as in N-Space the Doctors fluid link was taken from him by the Daleks and he was unable to take off.

The Doctor tried to convince the Thals to help him steal it, but they refused.

The Doctor would instead make a deal with the Daleks in exchange for the fluid link and helped them exterminate the Thals much to Susan’s disgust. The Doctor would then take over the Daleks after discovering their power source and turn them into his army. He was terrified of the Time Lords finding him.

The Doctor would use the Daleks to attack Gallifrey (after abandoning Susan) before taking it over. The Doctor would then use the Time Lords and the Daleks together to help him conduct his amoral experiments across the universe. He would become the most evil and hated villain in the entire universe. The Doctor of K-Space would be opposed by his grand daughter Susan who became a renegade from his new Time Lord empire and would eventually manage to kill her evil grandfather.

Works inspired by K-Space

King Kong Escapes

The likes of the Doctor, Dan Dare, Godzilla, and the Planet Express Crew are known to exist in many other universes, though sadly these universes histories are only barely known.

Many have speculated that our universe could exist as part of the multiverse N-Space created too, though there is currently no concrete evidence for this.

 

 

 

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

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

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

31st Century: The Second Golden Age of Man

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Vampire State Building.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bender meets the father of N-Space.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Brain Spawn Invasion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frozen Universe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Return of The Brain Spawn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time’s Champions

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The Thirteenth Doctor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Fall of Mankind

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The dark future of humanity in the 44th century.

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

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

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

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

Fall of the Planet of the Apes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Dwarfers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sadly however Kochanski was left trapped in N-Space away from her version of Dave Lister who she loved dearly. It would take Kochanski a long while to warm to this version of Lister who she regarded initially as a disgusting bum.

Kochanski would go on many more adventures with the Dwarfers of N-Space, battling their old enemies, the GELFS and the Simulants, but it would be an encounter with the lethal, intelligent virus known as the Epideme that would change the lives of the Dwarfers forever.

The Epideme infected Dave Lister and though Kochanski was able to destroy the malignant virus once and for all, sadly she had to sacrifice Listers arm in the process. Kryten believed that if they could find his old nanobots then they could build Lister a new arm.

Kryten eventually discovered much to his surprise that both the Nanos and Red Dwarf were on board Starbug. The Nanos after stealing Red Dwarf shrunk it and fled through the universe until eventually they decided to hide inside Listers laundry basket!

Kryten however managed to capture them and forced the Nanos to not only give them back Red Dwarf, but build Lister a new arm.

The Nanos feeling guilty agreed to both terms, but unfortunately they ended up overcompensating. They not only restored Red Dwarf to its original size, but they also revived the Red Dwarf crew (including a new version of Rimmer.)

Unfortunately these new crew members had no memories of the accident or any knowledge of anything that had happened to the ship since. They initially arrested Lister, and Kochanski for piloting a Star Bug unauthorized and the Cat and Kryten as stowaways. Lister in an attempt to escape foolishly asked the nano version of Rimmer for help who predictably betrayed them for his own ends. However Rimmer’s attempts to help them ended up getting the crew in more hot water as Rimmer attempted to use the Captain’s personal records to blackmail them to get to the top.

Ultimately for stealing the crews private and confidential information, Rimmer, Lister, Kochanski, the Cat and Kryten were all sentenced to a year in prison on board Red Dwarf.

During their year in prison the Dwarfers would be sent on various suicide missions into deep space which they inexplicably managed to survive. At the end of their year in prison however, Red Dwarf was attacked by a microbe which slowly ate away at the ship. The crew all fled, leaving Rimmer, Lister, Kochanski, the Cat and Kryten behind (as there weren’t enough escape pods.)

Using an interdimensional machine Rimmer would travel to an alternate universe to try and find a cure, but when he returned he saw that he had been away longer than he hoped. The microbe had spread to the point where Red Dwarf was about to explode, whilst Kochanski, Lister, The Cat and Kryten had fled to another universe. Unfortunately the interdimensional machine had burnt out in the process leaving Rimmer trapped.

As all hope seemed lost for Rimmer he would be saved by the Doctor, Avon and his old hologramatic self, Ace Rimmer. The three of them landed on Red Dwarf by chance, and the Doctor was able to devise a cure for the microbe, saving the ship from destruction.

The Doctor would then repair the interdimensional machine and use it to travel to the universe the other Dwarfers had escaped too (which was a different universe to the one Rimmer had earlier visited.)

After saving the others from the perils of this universe, when they returned to N-Space they found Red Dwarf under attack from Simulants. The Simulants had encountered the resurrected nano crew of Red Dwarf when they fled the ship. Horrified to see that more humans had survived after the destruction of their empire, the Simulants slaughtered the entire nano crew, but they discovered after torturing several of them, that some humans had been left on board Red Dwarf.

The Simulants attempted to destroy Red Dwarf, but the Doctor was able to destroy the Simulant fleet. In the process however the Nano Rimmer was killed. The Doctor however would manage to download the deceased nano Rimmer’s consciousness into a spare Hologram disc effectively allowing him to live again. The 8th Doctor also upgraded the disc with a hard light drive allowing the new Hologram version of the nano Rimmer to have a body too. The Doctor however forgot to clean the memory drive of this new hologram disc which meant that the nano Rimmer now had all of the original hologram Rimmer’s memories too (as well as his own.)

This new hologram version of the nano Rimmer would stay with the Dwarfers whilst Ace Rimmer would continue on his travels with the Doctor and Avon.

Lister, Rimmer, Kochanski, Kryten and the Cat would continue to go on more adventures together, but as time went on Lister became depressed and self destructive eventually forcing her to leave. Lister however would believe that Kochanski had died and would only discover the truth many years later, which Kryten had withheld from him.

The four Dwarfers would have many more encounters with GELFS, Simulants, and Expanoids. They would also encounter God himself. At this stage in his life, God referred to himself as the Universe. He also believed that he had only created one race worthy of being considered intelligent, the Time Lords, in his entire existence (though the Dwarfers believed that he was talking about humanity.)

The Dwarfers it is believed never made their way home, but they still nevertheless went on to live long lives, with Lister dying well into his 170s. Sadly however it also not known at the current time of writing if he ever met up with Kochanski.

The Final Years of The Earth

By the year 5 million, mankind had split off into two sub races, one highly intelligent, and the other violent and degenerate (who are disparagingly referred to as the Dumblocks.)

Fry, the Professor and Bender visit the more advanced civilisation in the year 5 million and ask them to build a backwards time machine to help them get home. They agree, but unfortunately when Fry, the Professor and Bender arrive 5 years later, they discover that the Dumblocks have overthrown and destroyed the advanced city.

In the year 10 million mankind has returned to his original form, but they are locked in a brutal war with robots. Bender, Fry and the Professor arrive in this period only to leave against Benders protests when they see how hostile it is.

In the year 50 million humanity is once again a thriving civilisation, though men are rare and prized in this world. Fry, Bender and the Professor arrive in this time and discover that they have invented a backwards time machine. Unfortunately Bender, still angry at being made to leave the time that was a paradise for him when the robots were killing people, spitefully forces their time machine to travel forward again.

The time machine next travels to the year 1 billion. By this stage all life on earth is extinct. The last of humanity has fled the earth in a spaceship for Refuses 2 alongside another alien race known as the Monoids. The journey takes several hundred years, during which time the Monoids overthrow humanity and plan to exterminate them. Fortunately however the first Doctor foils this plan, and the last of humanity, and the Monoids are able to live together in peace on Refuses 2.

Back on earth meanwhile, which drifts ever closer to the sun, the Professor, Fry and Bender realize that there is no way for them to get home. No life will ever exist on earth again, and as their ship cannot travel through space they are stranded. As Fry wanders the waste lands he discovers a message left by Leela that managed to survive a billion years telling Fry that she was at her happiest with him.

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Content with his lot in life, Fry tells the Professor that he is happy to journey to the end of the universe with him and Bender and the three move forward again.

Several billion years later, Refuses 2 dies just like the earth, but humanity perseveres and tries to find a new world. Yarox, the Doctors companion, and Leela and Fry’s son in law comes from this period.

Eventually humanity is able to find refuge from one of its oldest enemies, the Master. The final incarnation of the Master in an attempt to build his perfect enemy arrives near the end of the universe to discover who will be the most resourceful species.

He builds a machine, bigger on the inside than the outside which can protect the last survivors of the universe from its death, but only if they agree to serve him. The Master intends to turn the last survivors of this universe into his army who can conquer the next universe for him, and then survive its destruction and conquer the next and so on, and so on for all eternity.

The Thirteenth Doctor however is finally able to destroy the Master and allow the last of humanity, and other final races to live in the Masters machine which allows them to exist in peace for the rest of N-Space’s history.

At some point after this the Mesrak’s evolve in the last area of the universe capable of supporting life. The Mesrak’s explore what little of the universe they can and find no other life forms (the Masters machine is hidden from them, and beyond their reach.)

The Mesrak’s come to the conclusion that they are the last life forms left in the universe. They later discover time travel and venture back through the history of the universe and catalogue its entire history (as well as the history of other universes too.) They later send out the capsules containing the histories of these universes to various other realities (including ours) where they become the basis of classic sci fi adventure series, novels, books and films.

Eventually however even the Mesrak’s planet falls and all life in the universe dies as the N-Space crumbles away into nothing. The only survivors are Philip J Fry, Bender and the Professor who are preserved in their time machine. They witness the final atom in N-Space decay into nothing signalling the final death of N-Space.

Just then N-Space starts up again. The Professor incorrectly believes that it is a new universe, but it is in fact the same reality, simply repeating itself.

Fry, Bender and the Professor travel forward in time throughout N-Space again, but they go too far and arrive in the year 1000 again. The three time travellers then venture forward to the end of this version of N-Space before travelling to the correct point.

Their time travelling creates three time duplicates who take their place before they left in this version of N-Space. The time duplicates are killed when they land on top of them and are later buried by Bender.

Bender, Fry and the Professor witness the death and rebirth of N-Space.

Fry is then able to reunite with Leela and the two continue their life together as always.

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True love. Fry waited over several trillion years to reunite with Leela.

In the next and final section we will be taking a look at the history of the alternate universe to N-Space, such as M-Space and see how their histories are similar, but different in key ways to N-Space’s.

 

 

 

 

The History of N-Space Part 3: Alien Invasions and New Frontiers

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The two most evil, loathsome and hated figures throughout the entire galaxy from the 21st to 24th centuries.

Arguably one of the most turbulent periods of human history. In this section we will be examining how humanity would survive constant attacks from the Venusian tyrant, the Mekon, an invasion from the most evil creatures in all of creation the Daleks, only to become monsters themselves in the 23rd century, before uniting with other races to usher in a new era of peace and prosperity in the 31st century.

The Age of Spacefleet

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Dan Dare, the finest captain in all of spacefleet.

The 2040s was a golden age for mankind. Humanity was united like never before, all prejudices and inequalities of the past were nothing more than a distant memory and technology had reached new heights.

Sadly however as mankind celebrated its great achievements. One of its oldest and deadliest enemies plotted its destruction. The Mekon.

The Mekon had made many attempts to invade the earth throughout the 20th century. His attempts had been foiled by the likes of the Doctor, Bernard Quatermass, and Crypto, with the Doctor having set many of the green skinned tyrants experiments back by decades.

Still the Mekon did not give up and by the 2040s he had almost completed plans for two new super weapons to use against humanity and the Therons, the other humanoid race who lived on Venus.

The weapon against humanity was to have been built on the moon and disrupt the weather on the planet earth to the point where it would destroy all of human civilisation. The Mekons weapon against the Therons meanwhile would cause the fire from the Flame belt to spread over the Therons city on the other side of the planet, wiping them out.

The weapon was unstable however and needed perfecting. Still the Mekon was prepared to wait. He wanted to destroy the Therons completely. Despite claiming to have elevated himself above emotion, he held a special hatred for the Therons as inferior scum. With humanity meanwhile he hoped to turn them into a slave labour force and use them to help conquer other worlds.

In the year 2047 Captain Dan Dare arrived through the rip in time that he had fallen into exactly 100 years earlier. The Treen vessel that had abducted him had also crashed. Dan managed to survive the crash however, with the Treens having fled the capsule before its crash.

Dan would be taken in by UNIT who investigated the crash site. He discovered much to his horror that he had been gone for over 100 years.

Dan Dare visits his “grave” in the late 2040s.

It took the captain a long while to adjust to life in the 21st century. UNIT would help him get a job as a pilot and over the next ten or so years Dan would rise up the ranks, becoming one of the most respected and celebrated pilots of Spacefleet.

Whilst he may have shot to fame as the man from the past, Dan’s reputation as a pilot would soon eclipse his past. During the course of these 10 years, Dan’s success as a pilot in the future would allow him to live a more extravagant lifestyle than he ever did in the 20th century. He would also meet up with his relatives including the archeologist Ivor Dare. Ivor was in fact Dan’s great nephew, but as he was so much older than Dare physically, Dan would often just refer to Ivor as his uncle.

In the year 2055 Dan would come into conflict with what would eventually be his greatest enemy for the first time. The Mekon!

The Venus Mission

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By 2055 mankind’s population had increased to over 13 billion. With food becoming scarcer, mankind turned to Venus for help. Humanity did not yet have the technology to leave the solar system and whilst some terrorforming had been accomplished on Mars (including restoring the oxygen to the planet in the late 2040s.) The Martian soil was not yet fertile enough to grow plants.

Venus was an elusive planet that humanity knew was inhabited, but that no one had ever been able to get to. There had been a few manned expeditions to Venus in the early 21st century, but they had never returned and the planet was subsequently put off limits.

Now out of sheer desperation, more missions would be mounted to Venus but they too seemingly vanished without a trace.

Spacefleet was on the brink of giving up until Captain Dan was able to work out that the problem was a forcefield around the planet (which the Captain would later discover was the work of the Mekon.)

The forcefield was designed to attack the impulse engines, which all earth ships used, causing them to explode. Dan would lead a team using an old fashioned craft which was able to infiltrate the forcefield and land in the jungles of Venus.

Dan’s team consisted of his loyal batman, Digby, Professor Joeclyn Peabody, Sir Hubert a Spacefleet veteran and two experienced pilots Hank and Pierre.

As soon as they landed, the team faced various dangers, including the Silicon Mass (which devoured Peabody’s vessel), giant Dinosaur like reptiles that inhabited the Venusian jungles and the Atlantines.

All but Hank and Pierre who had the good fortune to land on the Therons side of the planet were taken prisoner by the Treens. Though they briefly managed to escape (thanks to a defective Treen named Sondar, who became defective after experiencing an emotion, fear when he confronted the Silicon Mass.) The Mekon was able to quickly recapture all of the earthlings except for Dan, who during the fight was knocked down a ravine which washed him down a secret passage way under the flame belt to the Theron’s side of the planet.

There Dan was reunited with Hank and Pierre and learned the truth about the history of the Therons and the Treens influence on humanity. Dan was able to convince the Therons to help him. Though they did not want to restart their conflict with the Treens, Dan was able to convince the Therons to take responsibility for their role in the ascension of the Treens, who were only able to become a threat to humanity thanks to their reckless actions many centuries ago.

The Therons helped Dan sneak his way back into the Treens camps, (passing by the lake of monsters which served as the perfect natural defence for the Mekon’s city) disguised as an Atlantine slave. There Dan met with another rebellious Atlantine slave, Dapon, and the two of them would work together to try and free Dan’s friends and stop the Mekon’s super weapon from going ahead.

Back at the Treen city meanwhile, the Mekon carried out horrific experiments on his 3 human captives. He wanted to test how strong untamed humans like his Atlantine slaves were as well as how high a pain threshold they had.

After the experiments (which nearly killed Peabody, Hubert and Digby.) The Mekon was satisfied that the Treens were superior, but he nevertheless grew worried that humanity may discover what he was planning as they had already made their way to Venus. He didn’t think that even the Treens could fight off the combined might of the Therons and humanity and so he decided to use more underhand means. (The Treens super weapon that he hoped could destroy the Therons, was still not ready to use as it was still too unstable.)

The Mekon forced his captives to record a message from humanity, stating that they crashed on Venus, and that Captain Dare was killed in the crash, but that the Treens took them in and saved their lives. The Mekon also wanted them to lie to humanity that the Treens are more than happy to share the food supplies on Venus with the human race.

Peabody and Sir Hubert refused to help the Mekon, even under threat of torture or death, but Digby seemingly agreed.

The Mekon hoped to win humanity’s trust by helping to cure the famine crisis on earth, after which he could then convince them to allow him to build a station on the moon, to help control the weather to help the humans, (which he would of course actually use to destroy humanity.)

The Mekon’s message was broadcast to earth and it did fool humanity for a short time, with the Treens even being hailed as heroes (though UNIT of course had their suspicions.)

Ultimately however Digby’s aunt would discover the truth when she was able to decipher Digby’s hidden message. Digby said that staying with the Mekon was just like being on holiday in Sunnymouth. When Digby was actually on holiday on Sunnymouth, he was falsely imprisoned. Anastasia would quickly warn Spacefleet and the Treens on earth were imprisoned.

Back on Venus meanwhile, Dan was able to infiltrate the Mekon’s base with Dapon’s help and both rescue his friends and capture the Mekon in a confrontation. Dan would also rescue Sondar, who helped the earthlings to escape using Treen hover pads, powered by thought.

Unfortunately however, the Mekon’s vastly superior brain allowed him to take control of the hover pads, just as Dan and his friends were almost free over the lake outside the city. Before the Mekon could drag Dare back to the city, using a Theron device, Dan was able to sabotage the hover pad, sending himself and the Mekon tumbling into the water below.

The Mekon was unable to swim and so whilst the Treens tried to rescue their leader, Captain Dan escaped.

Knowing that the Therons had helped Dan, the Mekon declared war and decided to use his super weapon. Even though it hadn’t been tested yet and was so unstable that it could destroy all of Venus. The Mekon was still willing to take the risk.

He knew that he couldn’t fight a war on two fronts (with humanity, having been made aware of his tricks.)  So the Mekon wanted the Therons out of the way with as soon as possible.

Fortunately Dapon was able to destroy the Mekon’s super weapon by piloting one of the Treens vessels into the weapon, sacrificing himself in the process.

Dan and the others were able to escape to the Therons side of the planet after Dapon’s sacrifice. Both the Therons, and the Treens then broke their peace treaty and launched all out war on one another.

Both the Treens and the Therons however were evenly matched and every time one would attempt to launch an attack, the other would find a way to block it. The twos weaponry began to cause one another’s technology to stop working. Before all of the Therons space ships broke down however, they were able to get Dan and his friends back home.

Back on earth Dan would organise an attack on the Treens side of the planet whilst they were still vulnerable. The earth forces would succeed in overpowering the Treens whose weapons were all useless. During the fight the Mekon would escape Venus, along with some of his loyal Treens, but he faked his death.

With the Mekon’s defeat, the Treens were forced to surrender. Sondar would be appointed their new leader, the Atlantine slaves would all be released and granted equal citizenship with the Treens and Therons. For the first time the Treens and the Therons would genuinely work together for the good of Venus.

Free from the Mekon’s influence, many Treens were able to experience emotions for the first time and came feel guilt for their actions under the Mekon. Others however remained loyal to the Mekon and were convinced that he would return to lead them.

The Mekon meanwhile had fled to Mercury, a small planet in our solar system which had not yet been explored by humanity. The Mercurians were a peaceful, but somewhat placid and primitive race, allowing the Mekon and his Treens to easily conquer them.

Quickly establishing a new base and slave force on Mercury, the Mekon plotted his revenge against humanity and the Therons.

Back on earth, Captain Dan would be hailed as a hero. The Therons and the Treens under Sondar, would supply earth with enough food supplies to fix the famine crisis on earth (with the Treens advanced technology allowing them to harness enough food supplies for earth and Venus many times over.)

Whilst Dan would go on many more adventures in the years to come, his success on the Venus mission would tend to overshadow his later exploits at least until the first Treen invasion of earth.

The Red Moon Mystery

A few months after the Venus mission, mankind would face a new threat far greater than even the Mekon. The Insectoids of the Red Moon.

The Insectoids had visited our solar system many thousands of years ago where they had devastated the surface of Mars, before King Ghidorah had driven them out.

The magnetic forces of the Red Moon caused any earth vessel that came near it to shut down. It also caused widespread devastation on the colony on Mars as it passed the planet.

Dan, Peabody and Digby were able to rescue the colonists using a Venusian vehicle called the Anastacia which was immune to the effects of the Red Moon. However the earth would soon be thrown into panic when the Red Moon approached. All machinery began to break down on earth, preventing anyone from escaping as the Insectoids began to launch an attack on humanity.

Professor Peabody was able to devise a solution however after theorising that the Insectoids were able to find planets by tracing the light from their suns through space, as light was the only thing that could travel through space.

The Treens would construct a gigantic lighthouse to lure the Red Moon away from the earth. Once it got a good distance away from the earth and humanity’s technology could work again. Dan, Digby, Peabody and Sondar would fire a weapon from space capable of destroying the entire planet.

None of them wanted to, but they had no choice. The Red Moon would have gone on to destroy billions more worlds across the universe. Little did they know however a few of the Insectoids managed to escape and would later resurface many centuries later as a force to be reckoned with.

The weapon Dan, Digby, Peabody and Sondar used to destroy the Red Moon was so unstable that it caused their craft to crash land on Mercury. Back home everybody believed that they were dead, but in truth they not only survived but would stumble upon another great threat to earth.

Marooned on Mercury

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Dan Dare comes face to face with his archenemy the Mekon a second time. 

On Mercury, Dan, Peabody, Digby and Sondar would discover that the Mekon had conquered its inhabitants and was preparing a second attempt to invade the earth.

In truth however the Mekon didn’t just simply want to conquer humanity. He judged them to be too much of a threat to his plans for conquest and now sought to exterminate them completely.

The Mekon had created a deadly plague that would be capable of wiping out all life on earth, but he had no way of depositing it on earth. An unauthorised Treen ship would never make it past either earth or Theron security.

The Mekon however had a way round this. Not all of the earth vessels that had arrived on Venus before Dan and his team had been destroyed.

One vessel had been captured by the Mekon, who kept its crew prisoner as a back up plan in case his initial conquest of earth didn’t succeed.

When the Mekon fled to Mercury, he took the captured earth crew with them. The Mekon hoped to trick the earthlings to fly back to earth in their own vessel, by allowing them to think they had escaped. The Mekon would of course keep a sample of his plague in the ship which would be released once the ship reached earth.

The Mekon had not used this plan initially, as before he had wanted to use humanity as a slave labour force, as well as study their race and history. Again however, he now regarded humanity as too dangerous to be allowed to exist.

Dan and Peabody were able to discover the Mekon’s plan and rescue the earth crew before they fell for the Treens ruse. The Mekon however was able to capture Dan and his friends and attempted to starve them into serving him. Once again however Dan was able to escape the Mekon and convince the Mercurians to revolt against the Treens, as well as alert earth to his location.

Knowing that he couldn’t stand against the combined forces of Earth, Venus and Mercury, the Mekon and his loyal Treens were once again forced to flee into space.

Back home, Dan, Digby and Peabody were all hailed as heroes for thwarting the Mekon once again, and the trio would go on many more adventures over the next few years (including foiling the Mekon yet again when the villain attempted to crash an earth space station onto Venus to reconquer the Treens.)

Dan’s next major adventure however would take him beyond our solar system. In the year 2058, earth would be visited by an alien known as Lero who belonged to a humanoid race of aliens called the Crypts.

He explained that the Crypts were locked in a perpetual conflict with a pitiless race known as the Phants. Every 10 thousand years, the Phants invade the Crypts planet and virtually wipe out their race. The only way the Crypts survive is to preserve members of their race in suspended animation in space. Once the planet became habitable again, the Crypts would revive and then return to build their society, only for the same horrible cycle to repeat.

Lero begged Dan and the earth men to help his people, as they were so weak and pacifistic they could never stand up to the Phants. Dan agreed, and he, Digby, Lex O’Mailey and a young cadet named Flamer would travel across the universe to Cryptos.

The journey would take two years, one year to reach Cryptos, and one to get home. The crew would be placed into suspended animation during that time.

When the earth men arrived on Cryptos, the Phants had already begun their invasion. During their battles with the Phants, Dan’s team discovered the reason the Phants were so aggressive and the Crypts were so passive.

The two races food supplies were drugged with chemicals, which in the Phants case heightened aggression, and in the Crypt’s case lowered it. Dan would later discover when he travelled to the Phants home planet that the real architect behind the perpetual war was a super computer called Orak. Many centuries ago, Orak had been created to protect the Phants from invaders. It was arguably the greatest war computer ever built, but after hundreds of years of protecting the Phants, Orak, having developed its own sentience, wished to create another war to give itself a purpose and also just simply for its own amusement.

Orak had led the Phants to destroy the two other inhabited worlds in the Phants solar system besides Cryptos; Alerok and Phascos. Both of those worlds inhabitants were vicious and callous warlike people who warred with each other. They had also invaded the Phants, many hundreds of years prior before being driven off. The Phants had no problem waging a war on, and ultimately destroying both races under Orak’s guidance.

However with the Crypts, the Phants were not happy invading what were a peaceful people who had never done them any harm. Orak also lacked the technology to move the Phants to other worlds beyond his solar system, so he instead drugged the Phants, turning them into vicious war mongers to attack the Crypts.

Whilst Orak loved war, he was also a poor loser and so after the first Phant invasion that he would ensure his people drugged the Crypt’s supplies too, and lock them in a vicious cycle for his own amusement.

Dan was able to defeat Orak and shut the evil supercomputer down for good, freeing both races and allowing them to rebuild together.

A few of the Phants however didn’t want to give up the power they had over the Crypts and so after Dan left, they stole the main file for Orak and fled across the Solar System. They would later build another body for Orak who would go on to lead them to build a massive empire where they would force the various races they ruled over to wage war with each other for their own amusement. Dan Dare would later come into conflict with them in the 23rd century.

Orak, leader of the Phants and one of Dan Dare’s archenemies.

After defeating the Phants, Dan prepared to return home, but Lero revealed his terrible secret.

The journey to Cryptos actually took longer than he said. It took five years to get there and five years to get back. Dan was angry at the deception, but understood why Lero had lied and forgave him as he and his companions went back into suspended animation to return home.

When they arrived back on earth in the year 2068 Dan and his men discovered much to their horror that the Mekon had invaded and conquered the planet with the aid of his new servants, the Elektrobots.

The Treen Invasion of Earth

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The new masters of humanity.

A few months after Dan and his team left for Cryptos, the Mekon and his Treens unleashed their new army of Elektrobots on Venus. They initially conquered the Treens as the Mekon knew that there was still great support for him among their people.

Whilst many had adapted to having emotions, others couldn’t cope with the new feelings and missed having their Atlantine slaves perform their grunt work.

Most of the Treens sided with the Mekon over Sondar when he returned, and those who didn’t were quickly put to death when the Mekon reclaimed his former city. Sondar however was able to escape and would remain on the run for 10 years.

The Mekon would then lead his people to finally conquer the Therons, with his new Elektrobots giving them the advantage they needed.

Within less than a week, all of Venus was under the Mekon’s control.

The Mekon immediately prepared to invade the earth, but first he had to deal with an old enemy in the form of the Furons.

The Mekon would lure the latest version of Crypto into a trap on Venus by launching constant attacks on Orthopox’s labs on earth with his Elektrobots. Though Crypto was able to slaughter many Treens, the Mekon was able to kill the latest version of Crypto by trapping him in one of his gas chambers in the Treen city.

The Mekon would then from Crypto’s corpse create a plague that unravelled the DNA of the Furons and launched it at all of the most important planets in the Furon empire. Billions of Furons were slaughtered, and their forces were forced to retreat from earth to try and hold on to what little power they could. Orthopox and the new Crypto vowed revenge, but within a few years thanks to the Mekon’s influence the Furon empire completely collapsed as more and more of their enemies would get hold of the Mekon’s plague. Over the next few hundred years, the last of the Furons would struggle just to stay alive.

With the Furons out of the way, the Mekon launched his Elektrobots at the earth. The Elektrobots however were no match for earth’s giant monsters.

Just as they had always done, Godzilla, Jiras, King Kong, Anguirus, Gorosaurus, and Rodan fought to protect the earth and slaughtered thousands of the Mekon’s robot warriors.

Eventually however the Mekon was able to defeat the monsters by using knockout gas on the monsters on Monsterland. Whilst they were asleep, the Treens would abduct the monsters and take them to a small planet, just outside the solar system.

There the Mekon would attempt to find a way to control them, but the monsters after waking up destroyed the Mekon’s base on the planet. The Mekon would attempt to set up another but the Monsters proved to be too difficult to control, and eventually the Mekon would abandon the project as he had more important matters.

Godzilla, King Kong, Anguirus, Gorosaurus, Jiras and the rest of earth’s monsters would continue to live on this world for over 1000 years afterwards (with their mutated DNA allowing them to live for so long.) Long after the Mekon’s invasion humanity would continue to leave them on what would eventually be christened, monster world. Despite the monsters many heroic actions, humanity felt they were more trouble than they were worth, and so they would be left on this planet in peace (though they would return to earth for later battles.)

With the monsters gone, humanity lost its advantage. The Elektrobots and the Treen warships massacred Earth’s defences and conquered their entire world in a few months.

Over 5 billion people were killed in the Treen invasion. It was the single most devastating event in human history at that point.

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Fry survives the Treens invasion of New York, which was destroyed in the process. The reason the Treens spared this building was because they wanted to examine the humans who were frozen, with the Mekon believing that they must be special if humanity had preserved them. 

After the surrender of humanity, the survivors would be rounded up into concentration camps and ghettos around the world. The Mekon forced humanity to build more advanced robots known as Selektrobots and weapons that would allow him to conquer other planets beyond our solar system.

The Mekon soon built up a large empire thanks to his robots.

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The Elektrobots and Selektrobots, the weapons the Mekon used to conquer the earth and various other worlds across the universe.

The Mekon would also perform various experiments on his enslaved humans, with another 3 billion people dying in agony over the next 10 years the Mekon ruled over the earth.

Reign of the Robots

After 10 years in space, Dan discovers to his horror that the Mekon has conquered humanity.

Upon arriving back on earth, Dan and his team were instantly captured by the Elektrobots who took them to face the Mekon.

The Mekon told Dan with glee how he had conquered humanity and how they were now his slaves. He planned to make Dan his servant however rather than simply kill him.

The Mekon was angry when he found out that Dan was lost in space after his conquest of earth. Despite claiming to have elevated himself above emotion, the Mekon wanted to make Dan suffer. He hated him above all of his other enemies such as the Doctor, Gamera, the Furons and Godzilla.

In the years the Mekon ruled over the earth, Dan would become an icon to humanity. The man who had beaten the Mekon three times and who was now lost. Many hoped that he would one day return and overthrow the green tyrant.

The Mekon knew that if Dan ever did return then he couldn’t just kill him, as Dan would become a martyr to the cause of the earth men. So he decided that he would crush what was left of their spirit by forcing Dan to serve him.

To accomplish this, the Mekon abducted those he knew were closest to Dan, including Sir Hubert, and Peabody and kept them in suspended animation for 10 years so that he could use them as leverage to make Dan obey him and renounce the resistance, should he ever return.

Sure enough when Dan saw his friends in the Mekon’s care he had no choice but to obey the Mekon’s will, and the Mekon would send Dan and his friends to work in his harshest labour camp.

However whilst in the camp, Dan was able to make contact with the last tiny pocket of resistance and with their and Sondar’s help (Sondar was serving as a double agent for earth within the Mekon’s head quarters.) Dan was able to discover how the Mekon controlled his robots.

He had a speaker in his levitating chair which he gave the Elektrobots their orders through. After a confrontation with the Mekon, Flamer was able to give the Elekrtobots new orders to turn on and destroy one another.

With the entire invasion force of robots destroyed, humanity and the aliens on the other worlds the Treens had conquered overthrew them. The Treens numbers were small and they had only been able to maintain their rule through the robots. Whilst most of the Treens had sided with the Mekon at first, as time went on many of the Treens who had begun to develop emotions under Sondars rule found it hard to repress them again and carry out the Mekon’s ruthless orders.

The Mekon would have all “traitors” executed by his robots and slaughtered millions of his own people, but many survived and would form a resistance movement with Sondar. Either through desertion or execution however, the Treens numbers had been greatly depleted by the Mekons actions, resulting in those who remained loyal to the Tyrant being forced to rely on their robots.

The Mekon however was not beaten yet. He had a special back up army of Selektrobots who were far more powerful, and intended to use them to not only reconquer planets such as the earth, but also carry out a mass slaughter of billions on every world to crush any further hope of rebellion.

Dan however was able to pilot one of his vessels into the space station the Mekon used to control the Selektrobots, eliminating the entire Selektrobot invasion fleet and ending the Mekon’s rule over the earth.

The Mekon was captured by human and Theron forces, but whilst on Venus he managed to escape by flying over the molten lake the Silicon Mass lived in. The Mekon was seemingly killed when the Mass consumed his vessel. In truth however he managed to teleport to safety at the right moment. He wanted to fake his death at the right moment and in a way where they wouldn’t expect to find a body.

As it was, Dan still didn’t believe his archenemy was gone and would insist on the Mekon remaining at the top of the most wanted list in the solar system. The Mekon would subsequently lay low for the next few years as he slowly rebuilt his forces.

All of the Treens who were loyal to the Mekon were imprisoned (on some of the worlds they had conquered however the Treens were executed.) Sondar would once again be appointed as the head of the Treen state on Venus.

Not all of the Elektrobots had been destroyed, but they had all been deactivated. The Elektrobots would later be reactivated and reprogrammed to aid humanity. The technology from the Elektrobots would later serve as the basis for the robots of the 31st century.

It took mankind many years to recover, but ironically the decades after the Mekon’s invasion would be more prosperous. Mankind would unite with the various worlds who had been conquered by the Mekon and together they would form a small federation of planets who would all help each other rebuild their fallen civilisations.

Over the next few decades mankind would expand beyond the solar system and advance like never before.

The Phantom Fleet

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In the year 2069 mankind would face yet another threat from space. The Pescods!

The Pescods were a race of ocean dwelling creatures from a far away planet who had created a virus that could eat metal. Humanity was given a warning of their coming by a race known as the Cosmobes whose entire planet had been destroyed by the Pescods.

The Cosmobes were a tiny race of fish like creatures who wanted to live in the oceans of earth. Their population was small, and their small size and aquatic nature meant that they would not compete for resources.

Humanity was still unsure about allowing an alien race to co-inhabit the earth. Whilst they had established a peaceful contact with various other races, humanity had never willingly shared the planet with another species before.

Still the Cosmobes proved themselves by helping Dan, Digby and Peabody destroy the oncoming Pescod fleet (though not before both humanity and the Treens endured heavy casualties from the Pescods virus that destroyed dozens of warships.)

The Cosmobes would mostly keep themselves to themselves under the ocean, but they would aid humanity at various points over the next several decades.

By the year 2070 a base on the moon had been established which helped to regulate the weather on earth for humanity’s benefit. Unfortunately in 2070, a group of Cybermen would attack and invade the Moonbase in the hopes of using it to destroy all of humanity.

These Cybermen were survivors from the 2020s war. Low on power, they had been forced to go into hibernation for years to reserve it, but now they were ready to launch their counter attack.

They would have succeeded had it not been for the intervention of the Second Doctor who was able to destroy the Cyberfleet by whisking them away into the sun. A few of the Cybermen survived however and fled across the galaxy to find a new base.

Eventually they settled on the isolated planet of Telos that was inhabited by a race of creatures known as the Cryons. The Cryons were a peaceful race who had adapted to the cold atmosphere of Telos and when the planet’s atmosphere began to rise on the surface, the Cryons built a gigantic city with refrigeration units to survive.

Sadly this was the reason the Cybermen would target their people, as they needed the refrigerator units to preserve their low power. The Cybermen would virtually wipe the Cryons out and preserve themselves in the Cryon’s chambers, though before they froze themselves, they set up a series of traps to not only protect themselves but ensnare those with the highest intellects to be converted once the Cybermen had reached full power.

Throughout the 2070s and 80s mankind would establish colonies on various worlds throughout the galaxy. Still they would be forced to endure many threats chief among them being of course the Mekon.

The Mekon would create a new race of mutant Treens who were physically incapable of any kind emotion and far more physically powerful. The Mekon first attacked Venus with his new supertreens. He wanted to exterminate what he regarded as the previous inferior race of Treens, who he was ashamed of.

Dan however was able to save Venus from the Mekon, but once again the villain managed to escape justice.

The Mekon would later work with Davros. Davros had escaped the destruction of the time travelling Dalek mothership in 1963 through an escape pod, but the blast still knocked him over 100 years into the future. Davros’ escape pod was captured by the Treens and taken to the Mekon.

Davros simply wanted to return to his home time, but the pod he escaped in had been damaged. The Mekon offered to give Davros the resources and equipment he needed if he helped him.

With no other choices Davros agreed and together Davros and the Mekon would create a race of hideous, gigantic, carnivorous blob creatures that they would used to decimate several worlds and launch an invasion of earth. The 7th Doctor and Dan Dare working together were able to destroy most of the Mekon and Davros’ creations, though Davros subsequently fled with some of the Mekon’s equipment and would later be able to travel to the future.

A few of Davros and the Mekon’s mutants would survive however in the jungles of Venus. Whilst the Therons were able to keep their population under control, they did not wipe them out and the blobs over the years would develop a greater intelligence thanks to further, unintended mutations. They would come to live in peace with their fellow Venusians for thousands of years to come.

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A descendant of the Mekon and Davros’ mutant blobs in the 31st century. Though they would come to live in peace with their fellow Venusians and other races, they still always remained a somewhat naturally aggressive species.

In the 2080s whilst exploring beyond our solar system, Dan would encounter the former despot named Xel. Whilst Dan would prevent Xel from reconquering his home world, unfortunately the monster would stow away on board Dan’s ship. The villain would make many attempts to conquer the earth, and even partnered with the Mekon on one occasion.

Dan would always stop him but he would never bring Xel to justice and he always felt immense guilt over having inadvertently brought the former tyrant to the earth’s solar system.

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Xel, one of Dan Dare’s greatest enemies and the second most wanted man in the earth solar system after the Mekon.

Dan Dare’s adventures in the 21st century would come to an end in the year 2088 when he had one last encounter with the Mekon.

By this time Dan had retired from spacefleet, but he and Digby would be called back into action when the Mekon, and the last of his Treens captured a space station which they intended to crash into the earth.

Dan and Digby as ever were able to foil the Mekon’s plan, but Dan was mortally wounded and put into a coma in the process.

Whilst Digby was able to get help, sadly it was too late and there was nothing anybody could do for Dan. Not wanting to lose the greatest hero of the 21st century, Spacefleet would have Dan placed into suspend animation alongside the others in the cryo lab such as Fry until something could be done to help him. Ultimately he would remain there for close to 200 years before medical science could properly revive him.

The Mekon meanwhile was successfully captured and put on trial. Crowds of people on earth called for the monsters blood and his trial had to be conducted in secret for his own safety.

The earth authorities decided to imprison the Mekon in a cylinder at the end of the solar system. He would remain trapped there for close to one year, before the last of his loyal Treen guards were able to rescue him, by blasting the cylinder through space to an uninhabited planet far beyond the federation the earth was a part of.

The Treens would track the Mekon down and free him. Knowing they could not return to the Federation, the Mekon and the Treens would build their forces up slowly over the next few decades.

The Mekon would create a new empire covering multiple solar systems. By the mid 22nd century he would have been more than powerful enough to conquer the Federation (though the Federation was at that point ruled by the Daleks, the Mekon’s empire was actually bigger than the Dalek empire at that point.)

However before the Mekon could launch his attack on earth, he came into conflict with a race of shapeshifting Ape like creatures known as the Krulgans.

The Krulgans had themselves built up a massive empire and were every bit as evil and ruthless as the Treens. The two races war would last for close to 100 years and would see the destruction of millions of worlds in the crossfire and the eventual destruction of both empires. Once his empire had fallen, the Mekon would retreat back to the earth solar system in the late 23rd century where he would once again come into conflict with a revived Dan Dare, though more on that later.

With the Mekon gone, the federation would enjoy a period of peace for the next few decades, though it would have to deal with a few more threats towards the end of the 21st Century.

In the year 2090 a group of renegade Ice Warriors would attempt to conquer the earth using the moonbase. They were opposed by the Second Doctor who was able to divert their invasion force into the sun.

In the year 2099 an earth colony on the distant world of Vulcan would encounter a far flung group of Daleks lost in time and space.

These Daleks had been performing time travel experiments in an attempt to try and capture the Doctor. The time machine had gone off course however and crashed landed into the Mercury swamps on Vulcan.

The Daleks lost their power and went into a state of hibernation for many centuries before the earth colony discovered them.

Vulcan was the most distant earth colony and had been cut off from earth more or less for the past 15 or so years.

The colony had been experiencing problems for years thanks to a group of rebels. When the Daleks were discovered by a scientist named Lesterson, he hoped that they could be used to help fix the colonies problems.

Lesterson had no idea what the Daleks were really capable of and assumed they were just harmless robots. The Second Doctor meanwhile who had landed on Vulcan after his recent regeneration tried to warn Lesterson, but sadly he wasn’t the only person on the colony who foolishly thought they could use the Daleks.

The rebels hoped to use them as an army to overrun the colony, as did Bragan one of the higher ups on the colony who wanted more power.

The Daleks, despite the Doctors best efforts were able to manipulate the humans on the colony into giving them the materials they needed to build up a massive army of Daleks, who proceeded to slaughter most of the colonists.

Fortunately before they could exterminate everyone on the colony or make their way to the other planets in the federation, the Doctor was able to destroy the Daleks by giving them a power overload.

One Dalek survived however and would later return to Skaro in the future, where it informed its superiors of the Doctors change of appearance.

22nd Century

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Humanity faces an enemy even more evil than the Mekon in the 22nd Century

The dawn of the 22nd century was one of the greatest periods in human history. Mankind had conquered almost all forms of disease and inequality back home and had taken to the stars like never before.

Man had established colonies on various worlds far beyond his solar system, made contact with other advanced species, exchanged ideas and technology with them, and had become part of a Galactic Federation of races. One of the many advances earth would make in the early part of the 22nd century was the development of of sophisticated Holograms.

These Holograms were not only full, lifelike projections of human beings, but the disk that projected them, their light bee was capable of full consciousness. Furthermore humanity would also find a way to download a humans memories onto a hard drive in the early part of the 22nd century, meaning that once this disk was merged with the Hologram’s light bee, it could effectively allow a person to survive as a Hologram.

Only a few Hologram’s were created however as the technology was expensive. Only the super rich would be able to download their memories onto hard drives before they died. Even then however many of them did not wish to become hologram’s as they couldn’t touch one anything. Their bodies were still composed entirely of light.

Attempts were made to try and build a hard light drive, but sadly the Federation would never succeed in developing the software.

In the year 2120 a group of Elite holograms would be sent out on various deep space missions on Holoships, with their objection being to explore the universe.

12 Holoships would be created and dispatched. Almost every Hologram volunteered for the mission. On a Holoship the Holograms could eat, drink and interact with their environment as it was all simulated. Only the most elite were chosen however.

All the Holoships would become lost in deep space, but at least one was shown to have survived for 3 million years into the future, where it was still exploring. One Holoship however would be infected with the Holovirus and its crew would go completely insane and cause havoc across the universe.

During the early years of the 22nd century, for the first time mankind felt secure and safe in the universe, but sadly it was not to last.

Throughout the 22nd century mankind would be forced to battle the greatest evil it had ever faced, the Dalek Empire.

This was the original Dalek Empire, made up of Zolfian and Yarvelling’s, rather than Davros’ Daleks. They had already conquered and destroyed many worlds by this stage, including Alvega.

The Daleks first came into contact with humanity (from their perspective) in the 2110s when a stray human space ship named The Guardian accidentally wandered into Dalek’s area of space.

The Guardian had been sent to exterminate an infestation of Krynoids on the planet Arides. When the Daleks captured the crew, they intended to exterminate them, but the Guardian’s captain Kirid was able to trick the Emperor of the Daleks by convincing him that the Krynoids were a threat to the Daleks as well.

Kirid tricks the Emperor.

The Emperor however eventually found out about Kirid’s deception and though the Guardian was able to eliminate the Krynoid infestation, the Daleks ultimately destroyed the Guardian. Kirid could have escaped the Daleks, but he willingly sacrificed himself to stop the Krynoids.

The Emperor of the Daleks took note of humanity during this encounter considering them to potentially be a threat, and the next year yet another earth vessel would stray into the Daleks territory.

The Starmaker, which unlike the Kirid was merely a cruise space ship, crash landed on Skaro after it was blown off course.

All of the crew except for Captain Fleet and two small children, Tom and Jennie were exterminated. Worst of all however the Daleks were able to discover the location of earth from the starships remains and soon made plans to claim it as their own.

Fleet did manage to escape to earth and warn humanity of the Daleks, but sadly nothing could prepare them for what was coming.

In the 2020s the Daleks would pilot their own planet into the Federations area of space. The Daleks had earlier experimented with moving worlds with the planet Skardal.

The Daleks had attached a giant motor to the molten core of Skaro effectively turning Skaro into a giant spaceship.

Upon arriving in our solar system, the Daleks would launch successful invasions of the earth colonies on Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. They attempted to launch an invasion of Venus, but the combined might of earth, the Therons and the Treens would push them back (though not without enduring heavy casualties.)

On Saturn, three siblings, Jeff, Andy and Mary Stone would succeed in starting a rebellion that drove the Daleks out of the planet.

The Daleks were able to hold off the combined might of the other worlds of the Federation and remained in the earth solar system for 10 years. This period became known as the first Dalek war, and it saw the deaths of over 15 billion people from the combined worlds against the Daleks.

Earth had many notable victories against the Daleks such as when the Stone siblings where able to infiltrate Skaro and discovered the plans for many of their weapons.

However the Daleks ultimately won out and would have invaded and destroyed the earth and indeed the entire Federation had it not been for the intervention of the Time Lady Romana. Then in her 5th incarnation, Romana helped the Stones prevent the Daleks from using their ultimate weapon, the Giostrak ray.

The Giostrak ray specifically attacked the molten core of each world. Whilst the Daleks had the upper hand in the war, they knew that they didn’t have the power to conquer each world, and so they decided to cleanse the entire galaxy of life. The Giostrak rays were invisible to the human eye, but they could travel across space and they would heat the core of a world to such an extent that they would eventually explode. The Daleks used them to destroy dozens of worlds in the Federation, and wreck havoc on various others including earth.

Humanity even surrendered to the Daleks, with their ray causing mass earthquakes and volcanoes to erupt, but the Daleks continued to fire the ray.

Fortunately with Romana’s help the last tiny pocket of resistance were able to break into Skaro and destroy the weapon. Sadly both Jeff and Andy were killed in the process.

The Giostrak ray had taken decades to build and furthermore before its destruction, Romana had used the ray to attack the core of Skaro itself causing volcano’s and earthquakes to devastate the entire planet.

The Daleks were in no state to take on the combined forces of the Federation so they fled our galaxy.

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Romana 5 saves humanity from the Daleks in the early 22nd century.

The Dalek Invasion

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The darkest period of human history begins.

The Great Dalek War had devastated the Federation, but by 2050 mankind and the other worlds had begun to recover. Sadly however so had the Daleks.

The Daleks had found another way to conquer worlds without actually attacking them directly. Chemical warfare.

During their war with humanity the Daleks had taken several human prisoners. These poor souls had sadly not been rescued during the final attack on Skaro and the metal monsters would continue to experiment on their captives for decades to come.

They attempted to turn some of their captive humans into slaves by mutating their bodies. They created several hideous flesh eating monsters who were conditioned to be totally loyal to the Daleks.

The Daleks would also perform horrific experiments on their human prisoners brains. They wiped their minds and cut pieces of their brains out, turning them into mindless drones, called Robomen. Unlike their mutant servants, the Robomen were unstable and would break down regularly. Still they could last for several months and would be useful foot soldiers for the Daleks.

Worst of all however the Daleks would create a powerful plague from experimenting on their human captives.

The Daleks knew that any missiles would be shot down, so they hid their plague inside a shower of small meteorites which they fired at the earth.

The plague quickly spread throughout the earth and to its outer colonies. Earth and its colonies soon became quarrantined by the rest of the Federation, as all of the worlds desperately struggled to find a cure. The plague however would still spread to the planets beyond the earth’s area of space in the Federation to the point where only the outer worlds of the Federation were able to remain safe.

Two groups of humans however were able to escape the devastation of their world. These humans were chosen as part of a project in order to make sure that humanity would survive in case no cure was found. Several thousand uninfected humans were to be kept in suspended animation (as the journey would take over a century) in two ships that would travel to a far away galaxy known as the Isera Galaxy. The Isera galaxy was devoid of all life (as it had been destroyed many millions of years ago in the war between God and the Anti God.)

As much as the Federation wanted to help humanity, they couldn’t risk the plague getting loose in the universe, and so they tried to stop the vessels from escaping the earth. In the fight where several brave earth men gave their lives against both the Daleks and the Federation, the vessels would manage to escape the galaxy. One of the two ships was badly damaged however and would drift off course for over three million years with its crew in suspended animation.

The other ship would make its way to the Isera Galaxy. Neither the Federation, nor the Daleks knew where the vessel was going, and they were too busy with other more important matters to follow it. No one would ever venture into the Isera Galaxy as it was dead and of no value to any other race. Even strategically it was too remote.

Thus when the humans arrived there 100 years later in the 23rd century they would be able to establish several colonies in peace from any alien life. Their terrorforming equipment allowed them to bring life to the dead worlds of the Isera Galaxy and make the planets habitable again.

Over the centuries they would spent in the Isera Galaxy, myths would develop around the earth. Only a few historical records survived, and gradually as mankind failed to encounter any alien life in the dead Isera Galaxy, many came to believe that the Daleks were a myth and that mankind had simply left the earth due to overpopulation.

The hundreds of earth colonies in the Isera Galaxy would later be united under the alliance of planets in the 24th century, though 200 years later this would lead to a civil war with the Browncoats attempting to gain independence for their worlds. The war which lasted for ten years ended in a victory for the Alliance, though there would be still be several supporters for independence, such as most notably Malcolm Reynolds, the captain of the ship Serenity.

The Alliance would endure for several hundred years until it would be rediscovered by the earth in the 29th century and became part of the earth empire.

The vessel that drifted 3 million years into deep space meanwhile eventually collided with an asteroid which damaged the preservation chambers, reviving the crew.

These humans 3 million years into the future would build an empire in deep space cut off from the rest of humanity. They would create various mutants, Mechanoids and robots known as Simulants in Deep Space to serve them. (They would also continue to develop Hologram techonology, eventually cracking the secret of a hard light drive.)

After 1000 or so years however the Simulants and the Gelfs would overthrow their human masters and slaughter most of them as well as most other life forms in that Galaxy, though we will be covering this period of human history in a greater detail later.

The Daleks quickly launched their invasion at the Federation once it had become scattered and weak thanks to their plague.

The last of humanity on earth would eventually discover a cure to the plague mere weeks before the final Dalek invasion of the earth in the year 2167, but by that point humanity had endured so many casualties that they were in no position to take on the Daleks.

All of the earth colonies were either destroyed or under the Daleks rule by this stage, as were most other worlds in the Federation apart from those on the very outskirts who had mounted an effective defence against the Daleks.

Attempts were made by the surviving planets on the outskirts of the Federation to reach the earth and gain access to the cure so that they could then fight the Daleks, but sadly as the Daleks had conquered the rest of the Federation, then every Federation ship that tried to make it to the earth was shot down.

Monster World was right within the outskirts of the Federation and so the Federation would attempt to use the likes of Godzilla, King Kong, Jirass and Anguirus to fight back against the Daleks. They had a few victories at first, but the Daleks would soon create giant monsters of their own by fusing several of their mutations together. They also mutated several of the giant Dinosaur like creatures on their world.

Godzilla and the rest of earth’s monsters were eventually defeated by the Daleks and their army of giant monsters. Godzilla slaughtered hundreds of the Daleks and their mutations, but ultimately there too many of them for the monsters to fight. The Daleks weapons were far more advanced than any other race of aliens Godzilla had ever faced and could hurt the monsters too. Some of earth’s monsters would be slaughtered by the Daleks.

Godzilla, Jirass, King Kong, Anguirus, Rodan and Gorosaurus would subsequently be used to help defend the last planets in the Federation.

Within Earth’s solar system meanwhile, the Mercurians would be easily conquered by the Daleks, whilst the Therons and the Treens managed to place a gigantic forcefield around Venus. The forcefield kept the Daleks out, but sadly the Therons and the Treens were not strong enough to take the Daleks on either. The Daleks war fleet dwarfed the Treens and the Therons combined.

Still the Treens and the Therons did at first try and fight the Daleks off when they launched their first direct attack on the earth, but they were hopelessly outnumbered.

Sondar, who still commanded over the Treens at this point in their history personally led the attack against the Dalek fleet, but after his entire garrison was destroyed he was forced to flee. Unable to return to Venus as the forcefield was placed almost immediately after the Treen and Theron fleet lost. Sondar would be forced to go on the run for the next decade.

Sondar would amass a group of rebels from conquered planets and colonies all over the Federation. They would cause trouble for the Daleks, and even manage to ship supplies of humanities cure to the still free outskirts of the Federation.

Sadly however the Daleks would eventually within the first 12 years of their rule over earth and the other worlds in the Federation, track the rebels down and kill them all except for Sondar who managed to escape thanks to the actions of the 12th Doctor, who Sonder would then join on his journey’s through time and space for many years.

As much as they couldn’t bare it the Treens and the Therons were forced to remain trapped on Venus for the next few decades, watching helplessly as humanity suffered under the Daleks rule.

The Daleks laid waste to most of earth’s cities in their final attack on earth. London, Paris, Rome, and New York were completely devastated by the Daleks saucers.

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The Daleks lay waste to New York. After the Mekon invasion of earth, New York was made the location of the new earth government with its retro design, and as result it was one of the first cities to be destroyed by the Daleks. Once again the cryogenics lab was spared, as the Daleks wished to use the humans as test subjects. Fry and Captain Dan were among the lucky few to survive by chance. 

Before the Dalek invasion the population of earth was at the highest it would ever be. Over 70 billion people lived on the earth. On all of the earth colonies combined meanwhile, there were over 400 billion people. After the Dalek invasion however less than 100 million humans survived overall and that number would drop over the next 30 years the Daleks would rule over earth and the other planets in the Federation to barely over 10 million.

The Cosmobes would also be virtually driven to extinction by the Daleks. Being more advanced than mankind they put up a better fight than humanity, but the Daleks would destroy the civilisation they had built under the ocean.

They would continue to send troops under the water to hunt for surviving Cosmobes throughout the rest of their time on earth. Only a very few Cosmobes would manage to survive.

A Dalek emerges from a river after hunting a Cosmobe in the later years of their occupation of earth.

One group of Cosmobes managed to set up a sanctuary under the ocean for humans. This city was built from the ruins of city called Atlanta. The Daleks had sunk into the ocean during their attack.

In order to survive under the ocean the Cosmobes would fuse their DNA with the humans giving them the appearance of Mermaids.

The humans would continue to live in Atlanta safe from the Daleks (with the city being at the very bottom of the ocean floors.) After the Dalek invasion when the Cosmobes would decide to flee earth, the “Mermaids” would continue to live in Atlanta until the 31st century. During that time however several legends would develop about how the city had survived

The Daleks only kept that tiny percentage of humans alive because they found humanity to be the most useful servants and lab rats. It was easier for the Daleks to mould the DNA of humans, allowing the Daleks to turn them into their mutant servants, and reshape their bodies in other ways that made them more useful slaves and foot soldiers in their wars with other races.

Other races however who they couldn’t mutate as easily, and who were deemed too troublesome, the Daleks simply exterminated. The Daleks whenever they invaded a planet would always evaluate the dominant race. If they could be of use as a slave labour force, or as grunts to use in later wars, or if their planets were of any use then they would be kept alive for the time being, but if not, then the Daleks would completely destroy the surface of the planet completely.

Humanity simply lucked out in that not only were they useful test subjects for the Daleks, but the earth also had many natural resources that were of use to them too.

There were over 600 worlds with life on them in the area of the Federation the Daleks conquered (including all of the colonies.) Only 20 including the earth would remain by the end of their 30 year rule.

The Daleks conquer humanity by launching a plague which decimates the Federation, except for the outer colonies. After fending off the Therons and the Treens who are forced to retreat to Venus, a weakened Earth is then easily overrun by the Dalek invasion force.

Rule of the Daleks

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The darkest days for mankind.

For the next 30 years the Daleks would rule over the earth and the other worlds in the Federation.

The conquest of the Federation had helped to expand the Dalek empire like never before. Prior to their war with humanity the first Dalek empire had managed to claim a few solar systems of isolated planets, but this marked the first time they had brought down a major power in the galaxy. The Daleks would subsequently expand over the next 30 years to claim more solar systems and a few smaller empires.

Earth along with most of the planets they had conquered were turned into giant factories at first to create weapons, more Daleks, and more mutant servants.

A gigantic lab was built over the ruins of New York where the Daleks continued to mutate more humans into monsters to serve them in their war against other life forms.

After 10 or so years of experiments, the Dalek scientists would create a horrific form of green slime which would twist the human body into a hideous mutated form. Not all of these mutants were powerful however, and those who were of no use to the Daleks would be vaporised.

In the year 2180 a resistance group would destroy the Daleks lab over New York. It wouldn’t set the Daleks back by much as they had other facilities on the other earth colonies the Daleks had conquered.

Still the mutanagenic slime was not destroyed. It would sip into the sewers and ruins of old New York below. Not all of the Daleks mutants were destroyed either and many of them would retreat to the ruins of old New York to escape the Daleks. Over the next almost two decades of the Daleks rule more survivors would come to live under New York to escape the Dalek sewers. These humans would be abducted by the mutants and dipped into the Daleks slime which came to flow through the ruins like a river. Just as the mutants were shunned by humanity then the mutants came to despise all normal people and would only allow them to enter the sewers if they were mutants.

The mutants would survive for hundreds of years after the Dalek invasion below New New York that would be built over the ruins of the old one. Over time they would become a more peaceful people and develop a thriving society. Their existence would be discovered by the surface world in the 27th century by the government who would regard them as inferior scum. It wouldn’t be until the 31st century however when they were finally granted equal rights and able to live on the surface thanks to the actions of Turanga Leela (a sewer mutant who had lived on the surface for her entire life as she had passed as an alien.)

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The sewer mutants in the 31st century, the descendants of the mutants created by the Daleks in the 22nd century.

The Daleks would force the rest of their human slaves to mine the earth for materials and resources to build more weapons and space ships. Aside from creating mutants to police their camps, the Daleks would create more Robomen.

During the middle of the Daleks rule over the Federation, they came into conflict with the Mechanoids.

The Mechanoids were a race of highly advanced robots from a far away star system. They had been created by a galactic union of worlds to store information about the entire history of their galaxy (and many others that their creators had visited.)

The Mechanoids were essentially mini libraries that could hold a virtually unlimited amount of information. Unfortunately the Mechanoids would develop sentience and armed with the knowledge of the entire galaxy, they were able to take control of it in no time, and from there they would build a massive empire.

The Mechanoids believed in conquest as after learning the history of various worlds they had become fascinated with how some races were able to conquer others and relive their burdens through them. The Mechanoids wanted that power for themselves and they believed having studied the history of so many empires that they could avoid their mistakes.

The Mechanoids first came into conflict with the Daleks during the early days of the Daleks empire. The Mechanoids had the obvious advantage technologically speaking, but the Daleks were soon able to become a match for the Mechanoids as they slowly built their empire up. A war almost broke out between them. Both races however decided on an uncharacteristic truce until one could gain an advantage.

With the Dalek empire now having gained a huge advantage in the conquest of the Federation, the Daleks launched an attack against the Mechanoids. The Daleks had the advantage at first, but the Mechanoids were able to form an alliance with the surviving outer planets of the Federation and various other powers, many of whom had become terrified of the Daleks after the destruction of the Federation.

The Daleks (except for those on Skaro which was forced to retreat to the furthest parts of their empire) were pushed back to the earth Solar system in the early 2190s. Out of desperation the Daleks on earth would try and convert the planet into a giant spaceship just like Skaro.

The Daleks however intended to do more with the Earth. They intended to remove its core completely and replace it with a giant motor and death ray attached, one capable of vaporising an entire planet. They had been working on this ray for decades, before the monsters had even conquered the earth.

Our planet was to become the greatest weapon of the Daleks, allowing them to destroy the Mechanoids and their allies and spread their empire even further across the universe.

There were small human resistance groups scattered around the earth that had caused some minor trouble for the Daleks over the course of the 30 years they had ruled the earth.

By the year 2197, almost all of these resistance groups had either been crushed or given up. All hope for humanity seemed lost.

The Fall of the Daleks

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“They dare to tamper with the forces of creation. They dare, and we have got to dare to stop them.”

In late 2197, as the Daleks were preparing to finish turning the earth into their super weapon, their greatest enemy, the Doctor would arrive on earth.

The Doctor was in his first incarnation, and was actually intending to take his two human companions Ian and Barbara back to their time in 60s London. Sadly as always, his unpredictable time machine had taken him too far into the future.

The Doctor and his companions explored the ruins of London, but whilst the Doctor and Ian were examining the corpse of a Roboman, Barbara and Susan were abducted by possibly the final resistance group in all of Britain.

They told Barbara and Susan that it was not safe out on the streets as the Dalek and Robomen patrols were searching for survivors. Sadly before they realised the danger they were in the Doctor and Ian were captured by the Daleks.

Back at the saucer, the Doctor and Ian found out to their horror how the Daleks had conquered humanity. The Doctor would attempt to escape from the Daleks clutches, but the monsters were testing him and monitoring him to see if he was a threat and as soon as the Doctor got out of his cell the Daleks instantly ambushed and prepared to robotize the Time Lord.

The last group of rebels meanwhile were preparing to launch their final attack on the saucer. The rebels were led by a man named Dortmun, a scientist who for years had attempted to build a weapon that could harm the Daleks. He believed he had finally constructed a weapon that could shatter their casing, a new kind of bomb.

Sadly the bomb ultimately had no affect against the Daleks, but the rebel attack that night created enough of a diversion for the rebels to rescue some of the prisoners including the Doctor just before the Daleks could robotize him.

The rebels however were completely demoralized by the failed attack and many of them gave up, whilst others had were scattered across London after the attack to escape the Dalek and Robomen troops.

Only Barbara and a young girl named Jennie were able to return to the rebels HQ where they would try and help the crippled Dortmun escape through the Dalek infested London. Sadly however Dortmun, believing he was holding the girls back, sacrificed himself against the Daleks.

Barbara, Dortmun and Jennie try and escape a Dalek infested London.

Barbara and Jennie would make it to the countryside, but they would later be sold out by Dalek collaborators and taken to the camps.

Ian meanwhile after the attack on the saucer had managed to stow away on the Dalek saucer, alongside another rebel. The two made it to the main Dalek camp, where after an encounter with the Black Daleks most vicious pet mutant, the Slyther, Ian was able to climb up the Daleks main shaft to their base.

At the same time Barbara tricked the Daleks into taking her to their base to meet the Black Dalek, by claiming that she knew of a rebel plot to attack them (she used Dortmun’s old plans for his bomb as proof.)

Whilst in their base, Barbara would discover the Daleks key weakness. They controlled all of their robomen with a single speaker in their headquarters. Barbara tried to take control of it and give the robomen new orders to turn on the Daleks, but sadly she failed and was captured again.

The Doctor meanwhile, working with Susan and a small group of rebels figured out what the Daleks were planning and sent Susan and a rebel named David to tamper with the Daleks main power source.

The Doctor knew from his previous experience with the Daleks that monsters couldn’t leave their metal city without the power dishes on their back. Susan and David were able to sabotage the Daleks power source, causing the Dalek machines to break down all over the world, whilst the Doctor with the aid of the rebels infiltrated the Daleks base and rescued Barbara. The Doctor would then give the robomen new orders to turn on and destroy the Daleks.

All over the world robomen started to attack the now vulnerable Daleks who had been rendered immobile thanks to Susan and David’s actions. Several of the Daleks human slaves in the camps seized the opportunity and joined in attacking their former masters.

Whilst the Daleks were being slaughtered by their own servants, Ian who had managed to crawl up the shaft they had intended to send their bomb down into the earth’s core, blocked up the shaft.

When the bomb went off it destroyed the Dalek headquarters, with the Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Susan having managed to get the slaves to safety first.

Most of the Daleks were killed in the blast that consumed the headquarters, whilst the few survivors around the world were killed off by their own robomen, or died as a result of their power being sabotaged by Susan and David.

Mankind was free for the first time in 30 years thanks to the Doctors actions. Whilst the Doctor, Ian and Barbara prepared to leave, Susan had fallen in love with David during their adventure against the Daleks, and the Doctor, not wanting to stand in his grand daughters way. Told her to stay with David and build a new life on earth, her favourite planet before leaving in the TARDIS.

After saving humanity from the Daleks, the Doctor bids Susan farewell.

With the Daleks plans to transform humanity into a weapon gone, the Daleks were forced to retreat from the Mechanoids and their allies. The weaponized earth was their last hope, and now they were completely outnumbered by their enemies. The Daleks retreated back to Skaro, with their empire now having been almost completely destroyed.

23rd Century

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Over the course of the 23rd century mankind would rebuild his devastated planet. It would take over 70 years for humanity to rebuild its cities and develop fully functioning societies again.

Mankind was assisted in rebuilding by the other surviving races of the Federation, their allies and also the Therons and the Treens who felt guilty at not being able to help the earth from the Daleks during their rule.

Life on Venus had been hard during the Dalek’s rule. Many of the Treens had come to blame the Therons for their predicament arguing that if they had still been under the Mekon’s rule then they would have been strong enough to fight the Daleks and defeat them.

This would eventually lead to a civil war on the Treens side of the planet between the Mekon loyalists who believed they should try and find their former leader to lead them into battle against the Daleks, and those who still wanted to work with the Therons. The war killed millions of Treens and devastated entire cities, with the Theron loyal Treens eventually winning out.

In addition to this it took so much energy to power the forcefield that protected Venus from the Daleks, that there was very little power left over for anything else, forcing the Therons and the Treens to scrape on very few resources.

Overpopulation on Venus prior to the Dalek invasion of earth also meant that Venus had become dependent on trade from other worlds which resulted in a mass starvation on the planet too.

Although they hadn’t been invaded by the Daleks themselves, Venus was still left utterly devastated as a result of the Dalek invasion of the solar system, with 100s of millions of Therons and Treens having died from the combination of the wars and famine.

Venus would need help itself to recover, but still even in its most desperate times, it would still supply aid to the earth in order to make up for its past inaction.

Susan would also play a key role in helping the earth rebuild. Her advanced Time Lord intellect helped humanity to develop terrorforming equipment far more advanced than before. Susan eventually married David and had two children with him in the early part of the 23rd century, John and Gillian.

As John and Gillian were half Time Lord then they aged much slower than any human would, and so their father passed on before they were even teenagers. The two were still teenagers in the 2270s, despite being born in the early 23rd century.

In addition to help from other species, some pieces of technology from the Daleks had been left on the earth and other worlds after their invasion, and it would be salvaged and used to not only rebuild humanity, but advance it in some respects to greater levels than ever before by the 2270s.

The Mechanoids meanwhile were left devastated after the war with the Daleks. It would be their former allies however who would turn on the Mechanoids afterwards that would completely destroy their empire.

The various races who had worked with the Mechanoids and the surviving worlds of the Federation against the Daleks, knew that the Mechanoids were an evil, pitiless race of conquerors in some ways no better than the Daleks.

With the Mechanoids now at the weakest they had ever been, the allied planets didn’t want to waste a golden opportunity to eliminate this potential threat and so they turned on and attacked the Mechnoids. Completely unprepared and weak, the allied worlds were able to destroy what was left of the Mechanoids empire in no time and the few surviving Mechanoids would be forced to flee across the universe to try and rebuild.

One group of Mechanoids would come to settle on a jungle planet. These Mechanoids would later capture a stray a human named Steven Talyor in the early 24th century who had crashed onto their adopted planet (dubbed Mechanus.)

The Mechanoids would keep Steven Taylor prisoner for several years and perform various experiments on him in an effort to try and create a weapon to use against not just humanity but humanoid life forms in general. They managed to master several mind control techniques and even planted false memories in Steven’s head of the Mechanoids being simple service robots.

Steven would later be rescued when the Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki arrived on Mechanus. The foursome were being chased through time and space by the Daleks (these Daleks were from a later point in their history after they had discovered time travel.)

The Daleks and the Mechanoids would fight one another whilst Steven managed to slip out. The Doctor left behind a bomb which destroyed the entire Mechanoid city on the planet, killing all of the Daleks and Mechanoids. The Doctor would then use the Dalek time machine to get Ian and Barbara back to their own time, whilst Steven Taylor joined the Doctor as his new companion.

The new Federation would be made up of the survivors of the old Federation and their former allies against the Daleks who together made up a larger power than the previous Federation ever was.

At first humanity was a small influence in this Federation but that would change over the next century.

In the early 2270s, Dan Dare would be revived from his cryogenic suspension. Thanks to the influence from various other worlds, humanity now had the technology to treat his injuries, though in order to do that they had to reconstruct his entire face, giving Dan a totally different appearance from before.

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Captain Dan’s new appearance after the reconstructive surgery. 

Dan Dare was revived more as a piece of propaganda than anything else. The new global government that had seized power after the Dalek invasion hoped that Dan, seen as the icon of the greatest era in human history could help win the people round.

From the start however this plan would backfire on them. Dan frequently clashed with this government that was far more ruthless and xenophobic. Still throughout most of the 2270s, Dan would nevertheless serve them in the battle against the Daleks.

Skaro had been forced to flee across the universe from the new Federation who wanted to crush the Daleks power completely.  It eventually settled in a distant galaxy where the Daleks would begin to build up a small power base. However one of the races the Daleks had conquered would send out a distress signal that would be picked up by the Federation who were able to surround and corner the Daleks.

The Daleks were outmatched by the new Federation, but they were able to build up a strong defence against them. The war waged on for a few years, and the Daleks came close to developing a weapon that would have allowed them to destroy the Federation.

The weapon was designed to control the magnetic field in the milky way galaxy which would have allowed the Daleks to rip apart space ships and even planets from a distance.

The monsters had been working on the weapon on Skaro for many centuries, even before the end of their invasion of earth.

Captain Dan and the Doctors grand daughter Susan would working together, succeed in destroying the weapon (though not before the Daleks were able to use it to devastate several worlds in the Federation.)

Susan had become disenchanted with the new earth government like Dan, but she still agreed to help them as the Daleks were obviously a greater evil.

After the Daleks super weapon was destroyed, Susan and Dan would be hailed as heroes back home. Sadly the earth government would attempt to capture Susan and her two children. It hoped to discover what type of alien Susan was, with the earth government having become hostile to all unfamiliar aliens as a result of the Dalek invasion.

The earth government would perform several horrific experiments on Susan, but Captain Dan would rescue her and together they would free her children before exposing what was going on to the general public. The government would deny all responsibility, and those responsible were seemingly arrested (though in truth they would continue to work for the government for decades afterwards.)

Susan decided to flee into deep space. She wasn’t scared for her own safety, but had to put her children first. Dan understood and he only stayed behind to try and expose more of the government’s dodgy dealings.

Susan and her children would leave the Federation and explore the universe for many years, but sadly she and her children would later be attacked by Daleks who had travelled from the future (See part 2 of the history of N-Space for full details.)

The short war with the Daleks eventually came to an end in the year 2277, when the Daleks were attacked from within by an old enemy, the Thals.

The Thals had been forced underground by the Daleks many centuries ago just before the metal monsters had begun to build up their empire. The Thals had waited underground for the right time to strike, and now with all of the Daleks efforts spent simply defending themselves from the Federation, the Thals were able to strike at the monsters city. Catching them off guard they destroyed the Daleks main power source, causing all of their machines to break down.

The Daleks were put into a state of suspended animation. Back on earth there was almost a universal support for the Daleks to be exterminated whilst they were vulnerable. Ultimately the other worlds in the Federation did not want to carry out a genocide, and so they instead simply quarrantined Skaro off to prevent anyone from ever reactivating the Daleks.

The Thals meanwhile would try and rebuild the surface of their world.

The Biogs Invasion and The Mekon’s Return

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In 2279 earth would be invaded by a race of hostile alien monsters known as the Biogs. The Biogs originated from the planet Zicron and their machines and weapons were made of flesh. They travelled the universes assimilating other creatures into their technology. They were commanded by the Mother Biog.

The monsters were directed to the earth by Dan Dare’s old archenemy, the Mekon. The Mekon’s empire had by this point crumbled and the monster sought to make the Federation its new base of operations.

The Mekon hoped that the Biogs would be destroyed by the combined forces of the Federation, but not before greatly weakening them, allowing the Mekon and his Treens to then emerge and take over in the aftermath.

The first planet in the Federation that the Mekon directed the Biogs to was the earth for no reason other than simply because of his intense hatred for mankind. (The Mekon had no idea that Dan had been revived at this point.)

The Biogs would set up their base on Jupiter which they prepared to attack the earth from. Dan however would be the first to discover its presence after losing a ship to the Biogs. At the time the head of the Space Corps accused Dan of losing the men through his own incompetence. They did not believe that there could be any life on Jupiter. They also did not particularly like or trust Dan, even with his status as a hero after foiling the Daleks with Susan. Dan Dare constantly questioned the Space Corp and the earth government’s methods. The head of the Space Corps was really looking for any excuse to get rid of Dan.

Dan would stow away on board another vessel passing by Jupiter called the Odyssey. which was piloted by a 5th generation Martian named Monday. Monday’s people were the descendants of the original earth colonists on Mars from the 21st century. Their colonies had been destroyed during the Dalek Invasion of Earth along with most of the of the rest of the earth colonies.

A few of the human settlers on Mars however had managed to survive on the planets surface (which had long since had oxygen restored to it.) But they would be forced to live a desperate and nomadic existence throughout the years of the Dalek occupation of earth. In the last 70 years they had managed to rebuild, but centuries of living on Mars had altered their bodies somewhat to be larger and stronger.

Monday discovered Dan not long after they had taken off, but fortunately the Martian was more open minded than those in the Space Corps and he took Dan’s warning seriously.

Dan and Monday, working together would battle the Biogs, but the monsters proved to be too powerful, and all of Monday’s crew but Dan, Monday, and Doctor Ziggy Rodan were devoured by the mutants.

The Space Corp would send a fleet to try and destroy the monsters, but they were all effortlessly destroyed by the Biogs.

Monday however would manage to pilot the Odyssey straight into the heart of the Biogs mothership which managed to force it into the sun. Sadly however Monday was unable to escape in time and he too was consumed in the sun.

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Monday bravely sacrifices himself to save the earth from the evil Biogs.

Back on earth Space Corps refused to reinstate Dan, or even acknowledge he been right about Jupiter, much to Doctor Rodan’s anger. Doctor Rodan and Dan would begin a relationship with each other that would last for a few more years until her apparent death.

Dan had suspected that the Biogs had been led to earth and with the help of a Werewolf named Rok he was able to track down the true culprit, the Mekon.

After the failure of the Biogs invasion, the Mekon had teamed up with the notorious Two of Verath.

The Two of Verath were two of the worst criminals in the galaxy who were fused together as a punishment. Prior to being joined together, the two were sworn enemies.

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One was a sadistic mass murderer, and another was a ruthless eugenicist. The two had since taken over a planet on the outskirts of the Federation where the worst criminals and the scum of the galaxy came to live.

The Mekon and the Two formed an alliance to disrupt the Federation’s economy, throwing it into anarchy, but in truth the Mekon attempted to double cross the Two. He hypnotised the Two, and implanted a bomb into their chest, capable of destroying a planet. (It was the last of the super weapons the Treen empire had developed in their war with the Krulgans.)

The Mekon intended to send the Two to attack the dominant race of the Federation’s homeplanet, where once they killed the Two, the bomb would go off. With the head of the Federation destroyed, the Mekon believed that it would throw the Federation into anarchy and allow him to take control in the aftermath.

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The Two of Verath.

Dan and Rok were able to make their way to the Two’s headquarters. Whilst they were able to discover the Mekon’s plan, they were not able to stop him from hypnotising the Two.

The Mekon at first did not recognise his old enemy, but after scanning his mind he discovered the truth and tried to feed Dan Dare to maggots!

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The Mekon and Dan Dare meet for the first time in almost 200 years. 

Dan however was able to escape with Rok’s help but they were too late to stop the hypnotised Two from making their way to the planet. However the Mekon had greatly underestimated the inhabitants of the planet who were able to free the Two from the Mekon’s mind control and send them back to the Mekon.

Dan would subsequently form an alliance with the Two to destroy the Mekon. The Mekon saw through their ruse however and tried to murder the Two. To the former rule of the Treens surprise however, he discovered that the criminals on the Two’s adopted planet were genuinely loyal to the Two and defended him from the Mekon.

In order to escape the Dare, Rok, the Two and the hordes of criminals out for his blood, the Mekon literally tore the small planet apart.

Dan and Rok were able to escape, whilst the Mekon placed a forcefield around himself to survive. The Two however quickly threw themselves into the Mekon’s forcefield in time and survived the planets destruction.

The Mekon and the Two of Verath were left floating in space together. Both wanted to kill the other, but sadly neither could for now. If the Mekon killed the Two he would explode, whilst if the Two killed the Mekon the forcefield would collapse and he would be killed by the vaccum of space. The two villains agreed to call it a truce for now.

The Mekon’s forcefield would eventually make its way into the Federation’s missile silo in space. The two villains were quickly abducted by the Federation security, but the Two was able to turn the tables on their captors by threatening to shoot himself which would have set the missiles off, destroy the neighbouring solar systems.

With no choice the Federation were forced to surrender their missiles to the Mekon and the Two who would use them to devastate several worlds in the Federation as a demonstration of what would happen if the rest of the Federation defied them.

Dan, Doctor Rodan and Rok working together would be able to foil the Mekon and the Two’s plans. Doctor Rodan was able to shut down the bomb with a special signal that scrambled its circuits, whilst Dan and Rok were able to drive the Mekon and Rok from the Missile silo (fighting past the Federation’s robots that the Mekon and the Two had taken control of in the Missile Silo.)

The Mekon and the Two would be forced to go on the run again.

They would eventually be found by some of the few surviving Treens from the Mekon’s old empire. Though he now had the upper hand Mekon did not kill the Two. As much as they despised one another the Mekon and the Two realised that they were of use to one another for now. The Two had connections via criminals all over the Federation that would be of use to the Mekon and his Treens.

The scientific side of the Two alongside the Mekon would create a virus that attacked Rok’s people. The race of Werewolves Rok belonged too had spent centuries controlling their bloodthirsty urges unlike other Werewolves across the universe which was why they had been fully integrated into the Federation. The Mekon and the Two’s virus however was like rabies in that it completely drove the Wolves mad causing them to degenerate into animals, savagely attacking one another and various other life forms across the Federation, spreading the curse of Lycanthropy further. The Mekon contacted the leaders of Rok’s people and said that they would give them the cure as long as they handed Dan, Rok and Doctor Rodan over to them.

With no other choice the Federation would attempt to capture Dan, Rok and Rodan (whilst still trying to find a cure on their own, and capture the Mekon.)

Fortunately Dan, Rodan and Rok would find a sample of the Mekon’s virus which the earth government were able to derive a cure from (they also discovered that the Mekon did not have a cure himself.)

The Mekon and the Two would next track down the last of the Cosmobes. After the Dalek invasion all of the Cosmobes who had remained on earth had been exterminated. Most of the Cosmobes remained throughout the invasion as they did not want to leave humanity to suffer, but a few realized that it was pointless and fled to the outskirts of the galaxy.

These Cosmobes were derided by the rest of the Federation as cowards and traitors and were generally seen as second class citizens in the Federation and were shunned by most of its other inhabitants.

The Mekon would ally himself with one of the Cosmobes who was desperate to make the rest of the Federation pay. The Mekon and the rogue Cosmobe would together create a weapon that could dry up all of the waters on each world. The weapon had been invented by the Cosmobes at an early point in their history when they like many other races warred with each other. Whilst the weapon had long since been demolished, the rogue Cosmobe however believed he could rediscover the formula and with the Mekon’s help he managed too.

The Two’s various criminal connections allowed the villains to deposit this weapon on various worlds around the Federation leading to a massive loss of life. Fortunately however Dan, Rodan and Rok, working with the Cosmobes, tracked down the Mekon and destroyed the weapon. The rogue Cosmobe would be betrayed by the Mekon who abandoned him to be captured.

Over the next few years, Dan, Rodan and Rok would continue to track down the Mekon and the Two’s criminal minions and enterprises all over the entire Federation and shut them down before finally facing the Two and the Mekon at their headquarters.

In the confrontation the villain’s headquarters were destroyed and both Doctor Rodan and the Two were seemingly killed in the explosion, whilst the Mekon and his few surviving Treens fled into deep space.

Dan was left utterly devastated at Rodan’s death and with the Mekon gone, he now lacked a purpose and would spend the next few years in solitude whilst Rok returned to his people.

In truth however Doctor Rodan and the Two had survived. They had managed as the base was blowing apart to escape into a capsule which was then blown off course and drifted outside the Federation’s reach to a primitive planet.

At first the Two and Rodan would be forced to work together to survive on this hostile world. They would later be captured by one of the two civilisations on the planet, the Grystroks. The Grystroks were a ruthless war like people who the Two was only happy to serve (and eventually took control of.)

Rodan meanwhile would flee the Grystroks and aid the race they were persecuting, the peaceful Lias for the next decade.

Revival of the Daleks

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In the year 2285, an earth prison ship named the Starfinder would crash land on Skaro near the abandoned city of the Daleks.

The ship contained two prisoners, one of whom named Ladiver had been arrested for breaking the quarantine and visiting Skaro a few years prior.

Not long after the ship crashed, the Daleks were reactivated by a member of the crew and began to slaughter them one by one.

The captain of the vessel, Redaway initially believed that Ladiver was the traitor, but the two were quickly forced to work together to fight off the Daleks. Redaway was eventually captured by the Daleks however who brutally tortured him to death.

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Redaway is tortured by the Daleks. During the torture session he was able to discover the identity of the real traitor. Sadly though Ladiver was able to rescue Redaway, he died of his wounds before he could tell Ladiver the truth.

Ladiver soon discovered that the traitor was in fact a member of the crew rather than a prisoner, Bob Slater who hoped to use the Daleks as his army to conquer the Federation.

Slater had reactivated the Daleks using several devices that he placed on their backs. If the Daleks disobeyed him then he could simply deactivate them again. The Daleks pretended to be docile servants for Slater, but in secret they were able to reconnect their power source.

Slater watched in horror as the devices fell off the Daleks backs and his former “servants” turned on and killed him.

The Daleks prepared to begin their war against the Federation again, but Ladiver was able to escape their city and warn the Thals. The reason Ladiver had visited Skaro was to be with his lover, a Thal woman named Ijanya, who he had helped defeat the Daleks years ago.

Whilst Ladiver distracted the Daleks, Ijanya was able to deactivate the monsters power source, putting them out of action once again. Before he was put into a state of suspended animation, the Black Dalek vowed Ladiver that they would return.

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The Daleks are shut down a second time by the Thals.

The survivors of the Starfinder would return to earth, where Ladiver would be pronounced dead, allowing him to stay on Skaro with Ijanya.

Sadly Ladiver and Ijanya’s life together would not be a happy one. A few years after the defeat of the Daleks Skaro would be invaded by a race known as the Moroks. The Moroks were an emerging space power from just outside the Federation.

They conquered Skaro relatively easily. At first the Federation attempted to defend Skaro in case the Moroks tried to reactivate the Daleks. The Moroks however soon made an alliance with the Federation. The Moroks would destroy the Daleks and conquer the Thals if the Federation left them alone.

The heads of the Federation agreed. By this stage earth and various other races who had suffered under the Daleks had gained a greater influence in the Federation and they had trouble with exterminating the Daleks.

They had still been prevented however from doing so by the Thals who did not want to carry out a genocide. Even though the Federation were far more powerful than the Thals, they did not wish to set a dangerous precedent of larger powers imposing their will on smaller planets.

However the Moroks who were seen as evil conquerors could do the Federation’s dirty work for them and wipe out the Daleks after which they would “negotiate” a peace treaty for the public.

Ladimer was given a warning by a friend of his in the Federation that the Moroks would invade and humanity would be happy to let them have the Thals.

With no other choice, Ladimer and Ijanya would lead a team to rescue the Daleks from the city. The Thals were no where near advanced enough to take on the Moroks. The Daleks were their only hope. A small group of Thals were able to hold the Moroks off long enough for the Thals to get most of the Daleks safely underground.

The Thals reactivated the Daleks underground, though much like Slater it was in a way where they would shut down the Daleks if they turned on them.

The Daleks would reluctantly work with the Thals to fight the Moroks for many years. Eventually however even with their limited resources the Daleks were able to develop their own power source, but they still worked with the Thals, as neither could stand against the Moroks.

The Moroks outnumbered both the Daleks and the Moroks greatly and were able to slaughter their small armies.

One of the Daleks killed during the Morok’s invasions casing was later placed in the Morok’s museum of greatest triumphs.

The Moroks would make a fatal mistake at the start of the 24th century when they unknowingly released Davros’ Daleks from their prison.

These Daleks were far more advanced than Zolfian and Yarvelling’s Daleks but they had been sealed beneath a mountain for several thousand years by the actions of the Fourth Doctor. With only limited resources the Daleks were completely trapped below ground with neither the original Daleks nor the Thals even being aware of their existence.

The Morok’s however detected the old Kaled bunker below the ground and thinking it was a secret Dalek base they blasted their way there. As soon as they made their way in however Davros’ Daleks fought back and were able to slaughter the Moroks.

Davros’ Daleks were more powerful than the Moroks as they could power themselves and fly.

They wiped out the entire Morok invasion force relatively quickly and then turned their attention to the Thals.

Davros’ Daleks, just as they had done thousands of years ago slaughtered the Thals. The Zolfian and Yarvelling Daleks sided with Davros’ Daleks, despite having worked with the Thals for years, they showed no clemency to them.

Most of the Thals were exterminated but a few led by Ijanya managed to escape to another world. The Thals had not mastered spaceflight yet and would not do so for the next couple of hundred years, but they were able to capture a Morok spaceship and force its occupants to take them across the universe to another planet.

The Thals would never return to Skaro on a permanent basis again. Ladimer was killed by the black Dalek and leader of the Zolfian and Yarvelling Daleks who had worked with for years against the Moroks (the two had even saved each others lives during the constant battles against the Moroks.)

The surviving Thals fled beyond the Federation’s area of space as they no longer trusted humanity. They would spend the next several centuries building themselves up to strike back at the Daleks.

Back on Skaro Davros’ Daleks would force Zolfian and Yarvellings Daleks to further mutate themselves in order to match Davros’ Daleks, and they upgraded their casings to be more powerful and capable of powering themselves too.

The leader of the Zolfian and Yarvelling Daleks, and Davros’ Daleks would then merge together into the one entity, who would become the new Emperor of the new unified race of Daleks.

The new unified Dalek race would pilot Skaro out of the Federation and Morok’s reach into another galaxy. Despite how advanced and powerful they were, they were few in number and so they needed to regroup. The Federation would search for Skaro, but it travelled far beyond their reach, where the Daleks would over the next 100 or so years build up a new empire, far larger than the original as well as discover time travel.

Red Dwarf

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In the year 2292 the legendary Jupiter mining corp ship Red Dwarf would become lost in space. Red Dwarf carried a crew of over 1000 people when a radiation leak caused by a faulty drive plate killed all but one of its crew, the lowest ranking technician, Dave Lister.

Dave Lister had been put in stasis, a special kind of suspended animation for a few months as a punishment for smuggling his pet cat, Frankenstein, on board.

Whilst Lister was in stasis, the second lowest technician on board the ship (and Listers bunk mate) Arnold Rimmer failed to fix the drive plate properly, leading to the destruction of the crew.

The radiation leak was so great that no earth crew could board Red Dwarf to rescue Lister and so it would be forced to drift through deep space, piloted by its sentient computer Holly for over 3 million years.

Red Dwarf would eventually drift into the galaxy where the humans who had earlier fled from the Dalek invasion of earth had escaped too. By the time Red Dwarf arrived there however, almost all of the humans had been killed off by the Gelfs and the Simulants who were now the dominant life forms, though a few stray Mechs and other man made creatures survived.

On Red Dwarf itself however there would be one other survivor besides Dave Lister. His pet Cat, Frankenstein was stored safely in the cargo hold of Red Dwarf away from the radiation. Frankenstein was pregnant and she and her kittens descendants would eventually over the course of 3 million years evolve into a race of intelligent cat people called the Felix Sapiens.

The Felix Sapiens would come to worship Lister as their god and after a holy war that nearly wiped their species out, the Cat people would leave in two vessels to try and find the mythical lost world of Feschie (in reality an earth colony Lister had planned to move to with Frankenstein.)

The old and the sick were left behind to die on Red Dwarf, with eventually only one young male remaining.

Dave Lister would be awoken from stasis three million years into the future (with only seconds having passed for him.) By that stage Holly, who gone somewhat peculiar due to the millions of years of solitude, had revived Arnold Rimmer as a hologram to accompany Dave Lister. Hologram technology had been revived in the later part of the 23rd century before Red Dwarf had become lost. This technology however was more basic than that before the Dalek invasion, but it was now more common, with various space ships having their own hologram member. It would be discontinued at the start of the 24th century however with the government believing it was ultimately too expensive and pointless as the demand for more and more holograms was growing at that point.

Rimmer and Lister along with the last Cat person on Red Dwarf (who Lister came to simply name The Cat) would later discover an abandoned Mech named Kryten and together the 4 of them would go on various adventures in deep space together, though we will be looking at the history of the Dwarfers in greater detail later.

The Lost Worlds

In the year 2294 Dan Dare would be sent on a mission to explore an uncharted area of space that the Federation had attempted to colonise many times before, only to lose all contact with the colonists each time. The mythical lost worlds.

The mission was seen as suicide, but Dan still eagerly accepted. He had spent years in solitude grieving for Doctor Rodan, but now he was eager to resume his career. Sadly however his public clashes with the government meant that no one would hire him. The Lost Worlds was the only possible chance he could get to be the captain of a vessel again and so he took it.

Dan knew given the Lost Worlds reputation that no one would willingly venture into the Lost Worlds, so he was forced to make his crew up of some of the worst criminals and outlaws in the Federation.

Whilst this would later lead to problems, with one of the criminals attempting to overthrow Dan and leading a mutiny. Two of the criminals, a large brutish man nicknamed Bear and another nicknamed Gun (as he had a gun built into his hand) would become two of Dan’s best friends.

Dan would travel the Lost Worlds in a gigantic space fort, with a scout ship christened the Eagle.

Dan’s mission was actually to try and find any survivors of the recent colonies that earth had established on the outskirts of the Lost Worlds, but which much like the Federation’s previous attempts to colonise the Lost Worlds, they had lost all contact with.

It wouldn’t take Dan long to discover that there were no survivors on the outer planets, but he would continue to explore the Lost Worlds right up until the early 24th century.

Dan would explore more of the Lost Worlds than anyone before him. Among his most notable adventures in the Lost Worlds included his adventure on the Sand World of Vern.

On Vern the Sand was not only alive but it ate flesh. An entire earth colony that had settled on the planet, believing it to be uninhabited were consumed by the living sand.

When Dan arrived to investigate, several of his men would be devoured by the killer Sand, and his ship would be trapped in a sandstorm. Dan however would be able to escape the Sand planet by using his ship to affect the atmosphere, making it rain which weakened the Sand enough for it to loosen its grip on Dan.

Dan would also encounter a planet of Vampires. The Great Vampires many eons ago had travelled to the Lost Worlds. They had destroyed most of the worlds they had visited, but on this planet a few lesser Vampires had survived and would do so long after their creators were slain by the Time Lords.

For thousands of years these monsters lured passing ships to their world and slaughtered their inhabitants. They slowly built up a small population of captured aliens who served as their regular food supply. These aliens would be broken down emotionally by the Vampires through constant torture to ensure that they would never turn on them.

Whilst the alien population served as a regular food supply, the monsters still love luring passing ships and hunting less docile and easy victims.

The Eagle would be lured down to the planet, with the Vampires pretending to be a peaceful, yet somewhat primitive society at first. The first night they spent there however, Dan would discover the awful truth when two of his men were lured away by two Vampire girls who ripped their hearts out.

More of Dan’s men would be slaughtered by the Vampires, but they managed to fight their way out past the monsters and back to the Eagle.

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Dan Dare and his men battle the Vampires of the Lost Worlds.

By far and away Dan’s greatest exploits in the Lost Worlds were his battles against the Star Slayer empire.

The Star Slayers were the biggest power in the Lost Worlds, having conquered hundreds of worlds. It would take Dan many years to bring down their empire, but he managed to convince many of the worlds in the empire to rebel, and succeeded in killing the Star Slayers ruler, the Dark Lord in a duel.

The Dark Lord, Dan’s nemesis during his time in the Lost Worlds.

Sadly Dan’s adventures in the Lost Worlds would come to an end when his crew encountered Moebius.

Moebius belonged to a highly advanced race known as the Golden Ones. Moebius’ crew had decided to explore the universe, but unfortunately a plague had killed all of the crew except for Moebius himself who had downloaded his mind into a computer.

Moebius would continue to pilot the ship through the galaxy, but it eventually developed a mind of its own and began capturing various races and destroying entire worlds.

Moebius desperate to stop the destruction would abduct Dan and his team in the hopes that they could finally destroy the ship from within and save countless worlds.

Though Dan managed to destroy the ship, sadly all of his crew were killed in the process and his fortress was destroyed.

Dan would be left floating in space until he was eventually found by his old archenemy, the Mekon.

Servant of Evil

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The Mekon had travelled to the Lost Worlds many years ago to escape the Federation. He felt it was the perfect place to begin a new empire. His Treens were able to conquer a few planets and used their resources to build various weapons. However their plans to become a major force in the galaxy were hampered when the Mekon fell ill.

Mekon’s were genetically engineered to live for centuries, and this Mekon, the last of his kind was nearing the end of his natural life span. The Mekon would pull all of his Treens efforts into trying to find a way to prolong his life. They soon learned of the existence of the Crystal of Life, a powerful artefact, created from a star.

When the Mekon first discovered Dan he simply intended to torture and kill his archfoe, but when his attempts to make Dan relive the most painful moments from his life instead made the former pilot amnesiac. The Mekon decided to use Dan as a pawn to help him retrieve the Crystal instead.

The Mekon had also imprisoned Sondar (who had settled in the 23rd century after his adventures with the Doctor.) Sondar would escape however and manage to restore Dan’s memories, but unfortunately by that time Dare had done everything the Mekon had wanted, and the former Venusian tyrant was able to acquire the crystal.

The Mekon would gain immortality from the crystal and become far more powerful than ever before.

Armed with his new powers and abilities the Mekon would return to our galaxy. Despite having originally repressed his emotions, the Mekon had learned how to hate over the centuries. He despised not only Dan Dare but all of humanity too, and wanted to make them all suffer.

Dan and Sondar followed the villain back, but the Mekon prepared for them. He hired a shapeshifting Krulgan to impersonate and frame Dan.

This Krulgan was actually a former enemy of the Mekon during the wars, but since the collapse of his empire he had resorted to being a mercenary in the Federation’s area of space.

The Krulgan at first refused to work for the Mekon, but the former Venusian tyrant was ultimately able to force the Krulgan into helping him by threatening to expose him to the Federation. The Treens could detect a Krulgan in any form it had assumed through their advanced form of smell (which is why the Treens were the first people to challenge them.)

The Krulgan assumed Dan’s form and framed him for a high profile murder in the Federation. Dan and Sondar would be forced to go on the run as they tried to hunt the Krulgan down and clear their names.

When they finally found the monster, it was killed by a a warrior woman named Morag, using her pet alien that resembled a Pteranodon!

Morag’s people had been enslaved by the Krulgans and her husband had been killed by the Krulgan that had framed Dan and Sondar.

Morag had no idea that the monster had framed Dan and Sondar before it killed them, and she agreed to help them clear their name and bring down the Mekon (who she also held a grudge against as the Treens had destroyed her home planet in their war with the Krulgans.)

For the next few months, Dan, Morag and Sondar would work together to try and bring down the Mekon but not only did the villain cover his tracks well, but the trio were constantly being hunted by the Federation.

Dan would be forced to undergo more reconstructive surgery to change his appearance once more.

Dan’s new appearance after his reconstructive surgery.

The Mekon would destroy the government on earth with his new weapon and took control of the earth after defeating the earth’s armies in the year 2304. The Mekon was aided by several Treens on Venus, who even after all this time still remained loyal to the former tyrant.

The Mekon’s second occupation of earth would only last for a few months. He did not devastate the planet in the same way as before. Cities were left largely intact. Still the Mekon’s rule over the population was brutal and over 500 million people would be slaughtered by the villain, more than both World Wars combined. Most of his rule was spent trying to defend the earth from the new Federation. He would force his human slaves to help build weapons that he hoped could devastate the other worlds of the Federation.

Dan, Morag, and Sondar working with the other worlds of the Federation would infiltrate the Mekon’s base on earth and drive the monster off the earth.

The Mekon would go on the run with his loyal Treens and Dan, though this time he would not be able to escape the Federation’s area of space. He would remain the most wanted fugitive in the Federation for the rest of his life.

After saving the earth Dan, Morag and Sondar would be approached by the 13th Doctor to accompany him to the 31st century for an important mission. After being returned to their own time, they would later go their separate ways. Morag to try and find more of her people, and Sondar to try and help Venus recover from the Mekon’s actions.

Dan meanwhile, his named cleared would form a new team called Dan Dare’s Eagles (named after his old vessel.)

Dan’s Eagles consisted of Tremloc, a benevolent Treen mutant, Velvet O’Neil, a member of a race of aliens known as the Scouran and Andy Zapper Lawrence, a human who had been flung forward from the 20th century. Dan naturally could relate to Zapper and would take on a fatherly role to young boy.

Dan’s Eagles would have many more battles with the Mekon and his Treens as well as various other threats to the galaxy over the next few years.

Towards the end of the 2300s, Dan would finally discover that Rodan had survived and would aid her and the Lia’s to finally drive the Two of Verath off Glasias. Rodan and Dan would later marry in the early 2310s. Their relationship was long term for a while however as Dan continued to try and track down the Mekon (and the Two), whilst Rodan would continue to help the Lias rebuild their world.

However whilst Dan’s name was cleared and many would come to regard him as a hero again, he still clashed with the Earth government all the time.

The new earth government established after the Mekon’s second invasion of earth was even more hostile to aliens, and was desperate to make earth a major power that could never be invaded again. Over the course of the next 50 years, the earth would slowly begin to undermine other powers in the Federation to the point where it would become the dominant power in the Federation. The primary reason for this was the establishment of the super computer, Control in the year 2320.

Control would allow mankind to terrorform planets to a greater extent, control the weather on certain planets, and power more advanced weaponry than other worlds in the Federation.

Slowly but surely humanity would begin to stamp their will on their former allies.

In the early 2310s The Mekon would discover the secret of time travel and attempted to change history so that his first invasion of earth was never repelled.

Dan however managed to travel back and confront the villain in the past. He would be forced to work alongside his younger self. Dan simply told his younger self that he was his great grandson (he often told people in the future that he was simply the grandson of the original Dan Dare to avoid explaining how he ended up in the future, and why he looked different.)

Though Dan foiled the Mekon’s plan, the villain would continue to try and perfect his time machine. His experiments however ended up creating ripples throughout the time vortex which threatened all of time and space, eventually drawing the Time Lord’s attention, who quickly sent the 10th Doctor in to deal with the problem.

The 10th Doctor his companions, Elena and Yarox, as well as Crypto 245 and of course Dan Dare himself would work together to stop the Mekon’s time travel experiments from destroying the universe.  At this stage the last of the Furons had been reduced to nothing but intergalactic nomads, travelling from world to world, desperately trying to survive.

Still despite Orthopox not wanting to draw attention to their race now that they were vulnerable (and many species wanted revenge.) Crypto’s hatred for the Mekon eclipsed everything else, and he was determined to make the monster pay for destroying his people.

Working together, the Mekon’s archenemies were able to destroy his time machine and seemingly kill the green skinned tyrant once and for all.

With the Mekon gone, Dan would settle down with Doctor Rodan for many years. He became a recluse for a while, disgusted with what the Federation were doing, he would later aid various resistance groups making him an outlaw.

Dan and Rodan would be forced to flee to an area of the Federation, still not under humanity’s control with the two being branded as traitors back on earth.

Dan would make one last visit to earth’s area of space again however near the end of his life to do battle with his archfoe the Mekon for the final time in the year 2330.

The Mekon had survived the Doctor, Crypto and Dan’s attack on his base, but he had been left badly wounded. The Mekon was saved by his few surviving Treen servants who placed him on an advanced life support machine that barely kept him alive. The Mekon had finally been driven insane by his latest defeat. Over the decades his hatred for humanity and Dare above all else had slowly over the decades dragged him deeper and deeper into madness, but now near death and in constant pain, the Mekon’s rage finally pushed him over the edge.

The Mekon knew that he wouldn’t live for much longer in his current state, and so he sought to make all of reality pay. He couldn’t bare the thought of the universe going on without him. He was also bitter that no matter how hard he tried his empires had always fallen, and his enemies, humanity, had if anything been made stronger by his actions.

The Mekon decided to rebuild his time machine, but this time he would turn it into a weapon. He would intentionally use it to rip apart the time vortex, which would not only destroy this universe, but all realities as well.

The Mekon didn’t want to use it to try and go back to change his own history. Changing time in such a direct way was dangerous in N-Space, and even if he did manage to find a way to change things, the Time Lords would detect him and he was in no position to take them on.

The Mekon no longer wished to conquer. He just wanted to tear everything down.

With only a handful of Treens to help him, the Mekon formed an alliance with the Two of Verath and together the two villains would recruit human rebels as their new allies.

The Mekon through hypnosis was able to take control of the leaders of the various human rebel groups which had previously always fought and made them steal pieces of equipment for his weapon. Even the Two of Verath was duped by the Mekon as he merely believed that they were building a time machine. The Two hoped to travel back and prevent being fused together. Under the Mekon’s guidance the rebels were unified like never before but they also became far more ruthless and began slaughtering civilians on certain colonies.

Dan would be summoned to help by one of rebels he had worked with years ago named Kasta who suspected something was wrong. Doctor Rodan had sadly passed away in the year 2327, and since her death Dan had become somewhat reclusive and pessimistic.

Still he agreed to help his former ally and the two would eventually discover the truth. The Two would also discover what the Mekon was really planning and turned on him, though the Mekon would in turn kill the Two.

The Mekon was also able to mortally wound Dan, but before his death Dan would overload the Mekon’s weapon causing it to explode and finally destroy the former Venusian tyrant once and for all.

Dan would be buried on the neutral world he had spent the last few years of his life on alongside Doctor Rodan by Kasta.

Back on earth Dan would still be smeared as a traitor by the earth government and his heroic exploits in finally destroying the Mekon would be covered up by the government.

He would be largely forgotten as a result for hundreds of years afterwards, but by the 31st century Dan’s exploits would once again be known to the public and he would become one of humanity’s most celebrated heroes.

The Mekon’s influence on the resistance movement caused it to collapse completely. The earth government were able to smear all resistance movements as Mekon sympathisers.  It would take decades for the resistance movement to recover.

Over the next 60 years after the Mekon and Dan Dare’s death in 2330 mankind would come to completely dominate the Federation thanks to Control. All planets would either be ruled by humanity or at least become dependent on them. The Federation under humanity’s guidance would conquer thousands more worlds and expand like never before. A few planets would remain neutral, but throughout the 24th century most of our galaxy would be under the earth’s rule. Humanity would be utterly ruthless in stamping out all opposition in the most brutal way possible, ironically becoming no better than the Mekon himself.

By the late 2370s the resistance movement had begun to recover and over the next 20 years it would score many notable victories against the Federation.

The Federation in response would clamp down even harder on any form of resistance with Federation officers earning a reputation for brutality that would persist for hundreds of years afterwards.

In the late 2380s the resistance movement was led by a man named Roj Blake who scored many notable strategic victories against the Federation and was able to win round more support for the resistance than ever before.

The Federation however would nevertheless manage to capture Blake in the year 2390 thanks to the efforts of Space Commander Travis who Blake was able to grievously wound in the process, blowing off his arm and one of his eyes. Rather than simply kill Blake however the Federation brainwashed him to renounce the resistance on air. If they killed him he would have been a martyr, and so instead they brainwashed him into being a loyal citizen of the Federation. In the meantime the Federation would hunt down and slaughter almost all of Blake’s former allies.

A few years later in 2394, the few surviving members of Blake’s resistance would manage to track their former leader down and help restore his memories. Unfortunately the Federation would capture Blake again as well as slaughter the last of his former allies (even after they had surrendered.)

The Federation attempted to brainwash Blake once more, but his mind had built up a resistance to it, and he continued to renounce the Federation. Still not wanting to kill Blake and make him a martyr, the Federation would instead discredit him by brainwashing several children into believing that they had been raped by Blake.

With his reputation completely destroyed, Blake was shipped off to the prison planet, Cygnus Alpha.

Along the way Blake would attempt to take over the ship with the aid of several other criminals including Kerr Avon, a computer expert, Jenna Stannis, a smuggler, Vila Restel, a cowardly thief, and Olag Gan, an alien who had murdered a Federation guard that murdered and raped his wife.

The attempted takeover however was quickly crushed thanks to Vila’s incompetence, but Blake, Avon and Jenna would get a second chance, when the prison ship stumbled across a seemingly abandoned gigantic alien spacecraft.

The prison ship would send several guards to explore the ship, but they were all killed by its self defence system. Not wanting to lose any more men, the commander would send Avon, Blake and Jenna to the ship, promising to spare them if they found out what was wrong.

Avon and Jenna nearly succumbed to the ships defence system, as it used illusions to draw its victims in, but Blake after his experiences with the Federation could recognise the illusions for what they were and destroyed the defence system.

Jenna would then quickly pilot the ship away from the Federation. The alien vessel that Blake would come to christen the Liberator could move faster than any Federation ship and came equipped with a teleportation device. Blake would follow the prison ship to Cygnus Alpha where he would rescue Villa and Gan.

Later Blake would recruit another ally, a young alien telepath named Cally. Cally’s people, the Auroni were a peaceful race who had been persecuted for decades by humanity.

Together, Blake, Jenna, Vila, Cally, Avon, Gan and the Liberator’s living computer, named Zen would be known as Blake’s 7 and they would become the most notorious enemies of the Federation. The Liberator allowed them to outfight and outrun any Federation ship, whilst its teleportation system allowed them to infiltrate Federation bases and colonies like never before.

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The original incarnation of Blake’s 7. 

Blake’s 7’s most notable victory in the early years was stealing the super computer named Orac, who would become a member of their crew.

Blake’s 7 were pursued in the early years by Travis, though in reality the greater threat came from Servalan, Travis’ superior.

Servalan was the most vicious, power hungry and sadistic woman in the entire Federation. She was hated and feared by all of her superiors and those who worked with her. Whilst all of Travis’ efforts were spent trying to capture Blake (with the Federation wanting the Liberator to study in the hopes of mastering its teleportation system.) Servalan would slowly build up her power throughout the Federation’s ranks.

In the year 2395, Blake would launch an attack on Federation control only to discover that it had been moved to a far away planet called Star One. In the resulting confrontation with Travis and Servalan, Gan was killed and the crew began to lose faith in Blake.

Things had always been tense between Avon and Blake. Avon did not care about Blake’s cause. In fact he felt it was pointless and that Blake would get them all killed eventually as he could never hope to win against an empire.

Avon had only stayed with Blake because it was the safest option for him, but he regularly tried to undermine his authority.

Still Blake would carry on as the leader of the group as he desperately tried to find the real location of control. After a year or so of searching, Blake was finally able to track down Star One.

When he arrived at Star One however he discovered that Travis had beaten him there.

Travis by this point had become an outlaw from the Federation as well for a massacre he carried out many years ago. Servalan had given him a pardon because she felt she could use him against Blake, but after the two’s failure had resulted in the secret of Control not being on earth being exposed, Servalan allowed Travis to be tried to take the heat off of her.

Travis was driven insane by what he felt was a betrayal of the Federation and sought to make all of humanity pay. He had managed to contact a race of hostile shapeshifting aliens from the Andromeda galaxy who had sought to expand their empire into the Federation’s area of space.

The aliens however had been kept out by Star One’s defence system, but Travis was able to give them the secret code to by pass the defence system, and infiltrate Star One. The aliens quickly slaughtered the humans sent to monitor Star One and prepared to destroy the base.

Ironically Blake would now be forced to try and protect Star One from the aliens. As bad as the Federation were, the aliens planned to exterminate virtually all of humanity, as well as the other races under their rule.

During a confrontation with the aliens and Travis, Blake was badly wounded. Avon was able to kill Travis, whilst Cally was able to dispose of all but one of the bombs Blake had placed around the base.

The last remaining bomb shut down Star One’s defences, allowing the full alien invasion fleet to move in.

With no other choice, the Liberator sent a distress signal to the Federation. Servalan had just managed to assume control of the Federation after staging a coup and she instantly dispatched her main war fleet to defend Star One.

In the meantime the Liberator would hold off the aliens by itself. Avon was forced to lead the attack as Blake was still recovering from his wounds.

A full scale intergalactic war would break out between the Federation and the aliens, with the Liberator fighting on the Federation’s side. The war lasted for several months and ended in the complete destruction of both the alien and the Federation fleets. In their final counter attack the aliens were able to destroy Star One completely.

Though the aliens were defeated, the Federation’s power was completely crushed. Blake had seemingly won.

Blake and his crew however would be forced to abandon the Liberator during the final days of the war, and both Blake and Jenna would subsequently become lost.

Avon, Cally and Vila would return to the Liberator after the war, and they would pick up two new companions along the way, Del Tarrant, a petty criminal, and Dayna, a young weapons expert.

Along with Orac and Zen they would make up the new 7 with Avon as the new leader in Blake’s absence.

For the next year Servalan would desperately attempt to rebuild the Federation’s empire. She would become more fixated on capturing the Liberator and Orac, seeing them both as her way of reclaiming her former power.

Avon ironically would take up the now missing Blake’s place as the leader of the resistance, though it was not for altruistic reasons. Avon enjoyed the freedom he had in the post Federation galaxy and was determined not to loose it.

Sadly however after a year of leading the crew, Avon would make a fatal mistake when he took the Liberator through a dangerous fog in space in order to meet up with what he thought was Blake.

In reality however it was Servalan who was tricking Avon in an attempt to get her hands on the Liberator. Whilst Servalan managed to outwit Avon and steal the ship leaving Avon and the rest of the crew stranded on Terminus (an unstable man made planet.) The fog Avon had brought the Liberator through ultimately destroyed the ship. Though Servalan was able to teleport to safety in time, she was left stranded on a far flung earth colony, during which she was overthrown as the President. Servalan would subsequently fake her own death, and go under the alias of Commander Sleer and slowly work to regain her power.

The former crew of the Liberator meanwhile would run into trouble on Terminus. Cally was be killed by one of Servalan’s booby traps, whilst the others would struggle to survive against the dangerous creatures of the planet and in the freezing conditions.

Eventually however they would be rescued by an immortal named Dorian, who kept himself alive for centuries by sacrificing innocent people’s lives to prolong his own. He intended to make the crew his new sacrifices, but Avon managed to kill Dorian, after which the former Liberator crew would adopt Dorian’s spaceship, Scorpio, and his headquarters as their own.

Thanks to Orac, the crew would be able to adapt old Liberator technology to Scorpio including the teleportation system and the ability of the ship to go faster than any Federation vehicle.

They would also take on Dorian’s former assistant and lover, Soolin, who he had also attempted to sacrifice as a new crew member to replace Cally, whilst Scorpio’s living computer, Slave, made up the new and final incarnation of the seven.

Under Avon’s leadership the crew of the Scorpio would continue to fight the Federation for a year. Though they had many more notable victories, including stopping the Federation from acquiring the Tachyon Funnel, a planet destroying weapon developed by the rogue scientist Egrorian. The Federation was still able to slowly rebuild its power thanks to the help of a new mind controlling drug which they were able to spike the population of various worlds with.

Avon needed a figure head to unite the various rebel factions together to strike back at the Federation and destroy it whilst it was still weak.

Avon hoped that Blake could be the figure head. Blake had been stuck on the planet Gauda Prime, a rogue world populated by criminals for the past year or so. Jenna had sadly since departing from the Liberator been killed in a confrontation with Federation scout ships.

All the time spent alone on Gauda Prime had made Blake bitter and paranoid and though he still wanted to destroy the Federation, he would make every single one of the people he recruited go through a test to see if they could be trusted where he would pretend to be a Federation agent.

Sadly this would ultimately backfire on him, when Avon arrived. Scorpio was shot down on arrival by criminals. Tarrant had nobly stayed behind on the ship to pilot it whilst the others teleported down. He survived the crash only to be found by Blake on the ground below who performed his usual test of character on Tarrant. Unfortunately before he could explain what had happened, Tarrant escaped and told Avon that Blake had betrayed them.

Before Blake could explain it to Avon, Avon shot him dead. Immediately after Blake’s death, his base was swarmed by Federation troops. Ironically one of Blake’s allies was in fact a Federation double agent. One by one, Dayna, Vila, Soolin and Tarrant were shot dead by Federation troops.

Only Avon who had completely snapped from the realisation of what he had done, was left to face down the Federation guards in a last stand.

In the year 2397, all of the members of the final incarnation of Blake’s 7, but Avon are slaughtered by the Federation.

Avon was captured by the Federation who did not want to make him a martyr figure. Ironically Avon himself had become something of a figurehead to the resistance movement in Blake’s absence.

Servalan, who had once again managed to seize power, gave Avon an ultimatum that if he publicly renounced the resistance and made out that Blake had been a traitor then she would allow him to live in exile. Avon was a totally broken man at this point and put up no resistance to Servalan.

Avon would spend two years in exile, whilst Servalan, using Orac that she had managed to retrieve from where Avon left it on Gauda Prime was able to expand the Federation again to greater levels than before.

Eventually in the year 2399, Servalan would decide to finish Avon off and sent assassins to kill him. Avon meanwhile who had recovered from his mental breakdown was able to kill the assassins and stole their vessel which he used to flee from the Federation.

Avon knew it was pointless to try and fight the Federation again so he fled to the neutral city of Kaldor city beyond the Federation’s reach where he would remain for a few years, under the alias of Kaston Lago.

Whilst on Kaldor City Avon would face the last of the Fendahl that had survived the Doctors attempts on it’s life in the 1970s.

In the year 2407, Avon would help foil an invasion of Kaldor City by the Cybermen who wanted to use it as a launch pad for an invasion of the Federation.

Avon would work with the 8th Doctor and Arnold Rimmer against the Cybermen. This version of Arnold Rimmer was a hologram from several million years in the future. He had left the crew of Red Dwarf to assume the identity of Ace Rimmer, a dimension hoping heroic alternate version of himself. At first he struggled however, but after joining the 8th Doctor he gradually became a more genuinely heroic figure, worthy of the title of Ace.

Avon would subsequently join the Doctor and Rimmer, and the three of them would travel together for many years.

Back in the 25th century meanwhile, Servalan would degenerate further in the later years of her rule. She became more paranoid, psychotic, perverted and reckless despite her earlier success.

Servalan wanted to conquer the Lost Worlds area of space. Ever since Captain Dan’s mission to the Lost World’s the Federation had largely ignored the Lost Worlds out of fear.

In the 2380s however they had attempted to establish colonies there, but just as before they had lost contact with them. Servalan would later in the year 2397 mount a rescue mission to Vern, the sand world in search of the one man she had ever loved. Whilst there she became stranded with Tarrant who she was forced to work with to escape.

The records of Dan’s mission to the Lost World’s had been lost when all of his exploits were covered up by the Federation.

This would prove fatal in the year 2414 when Servalan mounted another expedition to the Lost Worlds. The Federation were able to conquer various planets at first (though they stayed away from Vern of course.)

However one team would make a mistake of landing on the Vampire planet Dan had visited a century earlier.

One of the Federation troopers was infected by one of the Vampires and when he returned to the Federation, he would infect others, and eventually even Servalan herself would be transformed into a Vampire.

Vampires had largely been driven to near extinction throughout the Mekon and Dalek invasions of earth. Both the Treens and the Daleks singled the bloodsuckers out as threats.

A few had survived and spread to the outer colonies, but they were too few in number to pose a major threat. The infected Federation guard however was able to infiltrate the Federation high command and very soon Vampires would spread across the Federation, taking over entire colonies.

Servalan would be quickly deposed a second time after she was discovered to be a Vampire, but she would soon try and unite the Vampires together as an army against the Federation.

The new President after Servalan, a bland, boring, unremarkable man named John Ferguson was unable to muster enough support among the Federation troops and the Vampires would later capture him, where they would not only torture him to death, but broadcast his torture across thousands of worlds.

Following John Ferguson’s horrific death in 2420 the Federation finally collapsed. Throughout the rest of the 25th century the entire galaxy fell into chaos. Whole planets were destroyed, others fell into a dark age, whilst others including the earth quarantined themselves from any other world to prevent Vampires from making their way to their planet.

Contact between earth and outer colonies would still happen however. Ships would still try and deliver food and supplies to the outer colonies that needed them. Simply travelling from world to world was dangerous. Vampires, criminals, and other races and organisations who tried to assume power in the Federation’s absence all fought with one another constantly and attacked any passing ships that came by.

Towards the end of the 25th Century Servalan would manage to unite the various Vampire factions together as her army, but she would be opposed by the Doctor, Avon and Rimmer.

Servalan was horrified and shocked to see her sworn enemy Avon had somehow survived for over 100 years and when she found out that it was because he was a time traveller, she focused all of her efforts on trying to turn the Doctor into order to learn the secrets of time travel and become invincible.

The Doctor, Avon and Rimmer however would ultimately managed to overthrow Servalan and force her to flee the Galaxy.

Servalan would flee to an outer Galaxy that she would, over the course of several hundred years slowly take over. That empire would eventually crumble too, but Servalan would go on to build many thousands of more empires all of which would fall too. She spread the curse of Vampirism like never before, being the longest lived Vampire in all of N-Space. Servalan would be responsible for the destruction of billions of worlds over the course of millions of years. She also at one point visited E-Space where she had a feud with Romana as well.

Regardless of how many of her empires fell, Servalan would always escape justice. She is believed to have lived for 100s of millions of years. Her date of death is not known, nor indeed are the circumstances of her death either, but Servalan would go on to become one of the most hated figures in all of N-Space.

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Servalan was already a twisted, mass murdering, perverted, ruthless monster before she became a Vampire, but after being turned Servalan would go on to become one of the single most evil and destructive beings in the entire history of N-Space along with the Master.

In addition to this Servalan’s human descendants would continue to have an impact on human society for many centuries to come. Servalan had one daughter in the year 2400. Her daughter grew up to be a cruel, sadistic and selfish woman just like her mother. She had actually exposed her mother as a Vampire to the wider Federation and inherited her wealth which she was able to use to attain a good position on earth for her and her family.

Servalan’s descendants would continue to be involved in the shadier dealings of the earth empire and the Democratic Order of Planets.

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Carol Miller, a direct descendant of Servalan in the 31st century who was every bit 

The 100 year long Vampire wars would come to an end at the start of the 26th century in the year 2525 when earth would develop a new weapon capable of unravelling the Vampires DNA which they were able to use to virtually wipe them out across the entire galaxy.

Over the course of the next few decades the earth would attempt to establish a new central power in the galaxy to unite the warring planets.

By the 2570s earth had managed to unite several of the planets in the galaxy under the banner of the earth empire. This “empire” was not malevolent however like the Federation. In fact it sought to protect the planets under its jurisdiction. Alien worlds in the earth empire would receive aid from the earth (that had come out the best from the Vampire wars as it was the only planet that had never been invaded by the Vampires at any point.) Earth would help cure famines and diseases on various planets, and help their people rebuild their worlds. Earth would also pay out reparations to various planets that had suffered under the Federation too.

These worlds would also still govern their own laws, with earth never being allowed to interfere again. However all of these planets armies would still be forced to help humanity if it ever became involved in a war, regardless of who was the aggressor, whilst humanity was under no obligation to help these worlds if it didn’t want to. Many worlds agreed to this condition simply because they had no choice.

In the year 2588 an earth expedition would be sent to Telos to uncover the secret history of the Cybermen.

The expedition however was founded by a secret terrorist organisation known as the brotherhood of logicians who wanted to reconquer the former Federation’s territory.

The Brotherhood funded what was for all intents and purposes an archeological expedition so that they could revive the Cybermen and use them as their servants to help reconquer humanity.

Two members of the brotherhood would join the expedition as double agents to free the Cybermen from their tombs when the time was right.

The Second Doctor and his companions, Jamie and Victoria would arrive on Telos at the same time as the expedition. The Doctor suspected that Cleeg, one of the brotherhood had an ulterior motive, but sadly the Time Lord’s curiosity got the better of him, and he left it too late to stop Cleeg, who revived the Cybermen for the first time in 5 centuries.

The Cybermen are awoken for the first time in 500 years. 

The Cybermen quickly turned on Cleeg and the explorers. Recognising their old enemy the Doctor, the Cybermen wished to turn them all into a new race of Cybermen and partially converted a member of the crew Toberman.

The Doctor however would convince Toberman to turn on the Cybermen and was later able to use the Cybermen’s own traps to destroy and imprison them back in their tombs declaring “Last time they were frozen for 5 centuries. This time it must be forever!

Sadly Toberman despite breaking free from the Cybermen’s control would still be killed in a final confrontation with the Cybercontroller, as were most of the rest of the expedition (including Cleeg himself.)

With the Cybermen sealed back in their tombs, the Doctor hoped he had seen the last of his old enemies, though as he said to Jamie he “never liked to make predictions.”

The earth empire would continue to expand throughout the galaxy for the remainder of the 26th century, but in the late 2590s it would come into conflict with another vast interstellar empire, the Draconian empire.

The Draconian Conflict and The Second Dalek Wars

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The Draconians

At the start of the 27th century humanity and the Draconians would establish a frontier in space to avoid any future skirmishes.

Neither the Draconians or humanity really wanted to go to war with one another. The Draconians were not an evil race of conquerors like the Treens or Daleks.

Sadly however both races were instinctively distrustful of one another and had many close calls, with their worst being in 2605 when General Williams fired on a Draconian vessel that was travelling to the earth to negotiate, and contained a nobleman from Draconia.

The ship was a war cruiser as that was deemed the only way the noble man could travel, but its guns were empty. Still Williams felt the cruiser was an act of aggression and destroyed it. Years later he would discover that it was unarmed and would try and make amends for his sins.

In 2610 the tensions between Draconia and Earth would reach their peak when a third party, the Master would attempt to manipulate the two races into a full scale conflict with one another.

The Master, then in his first incarnation would send Ogrons to attack both earth and Draconian ships, often killing most of the crew. The Master would use a hypnotic device that would cause the Draconians to see the Ogrons as humans, and the humans to see the Ogrons as Draconians.

Fortunately before a war broke out the Third Doctor and Jo Grant would arrive in the middle of one of the Masters Ogron raids. The Doctor was not affected by the Masters device and saw the Ogrons for what they really were.

The Doctor had a hard time trying to warn humanity about the third party provoking both sides for its own benefit. The Master using a forged alias was the chief of police in the earth solar system framed the Doctor and Jo as criminals.

Eventually however the Doctor was able to knock out one of the Ogrons that had attempted to assassinate the Draconian emperor, and after the Master was forced to flee, the effects of his hypnotic device wore off, allowing the Draconians to see the Ogron for what it really was.

The Doctor and the Draconian Prince would then warn the President of earth, and she authorised an earth vessel led by General Williams (who was desperate to make amends) to the planet of the Ogrons to try and gain proof of a third party (with the population of earth now being hungry for war against the Draconians.)

When they arrived on Draconia however, the Master was already waiting for them and he had summoned his allies, the Daleks!

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The Doctors two greatest enemies meet.

The Daleks since fleeing our galaxy in the 24th century had settled far beyond even the andromeda galaxy. They had since discovered the secret of time travel to the point where they were able to create a machine that could travel anywhere in time and space which they had earlier used to chase the First Doctor through various locations in an attempt to exterminate him.

The new Dalek race had suffered a set back in their early time travel experiments however when the Second Doctor spread the human factor throughout their race, which gave many Daleks human emotions such as compassion and remorse.

A civil war broke out on Skaro between the humanized and regular Daleks which very nearly wiped out their entire race. Ultimately the regular Daleks won out, but still a few of the humanized Daleks would escape to the furthest region of the galaxy. These Daleks would eventually develop their own society and religion which persisted at least until the 31st century. They referred to themselves as Deacons to distinguish themselves from the Daleks.

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The Planet Express Crew encounter the Deacons in the 31st century.

Back on Skaro the Daleks would recover from the civil war and go on to build a massive empire that dwarfed the previous one belonging to the Zolfian and Yarvelling Daleks.

They would continue to experiment with time travel technology and even briefly found a way to change history so that their invasion in the 22nd century was never overthrown by the Doctor. Ultimately however the timeline would be restored by the Third Doctor in the 1970s (see the 20th century section for full details.)

After their invasion was foiled the Daleks would attempt to abduct the Doctors TARDIS from the time vortex itself. Instead however they abducted the TARDIS of the Doctors archenemy, the Master.

The Daleks initially believed that the Doctor had just changed his face again and prepared to kill him, but the Master was able to talk his way out of it. He convinced the Daleks that he could be of help to them in destroying the earth and Draconian empires.

The Daleks were preparing to launch a full scale invasion of our galaxy. They were more advanced than humanity, and their empire was several times larger than earth’s and Draconia’s. However the Daleks knew that if they were to attack the earth empire, then all of the neighbouring great powers of our galaxy and its neighbouring galaxies would unite against them. The Daleks reputation was still worse than humanities even after all this time.

The Daleks wouldn’t just have to fight the earth, but several entire galaxies. Though they were more than willing to fight all of the great powers, the Master promised the Daleks that he could make their conquest easier by provoking a war between earth and Draconia.

The Master believed that a war between earth and Draconia could potentially escalate to include the other great powers, as many of them still had interests in the earth and Draconian empires.

Once the war had destroyed most of the great powers the Daleks could easily move in and conquer the survivors.

The Daleks agreed to let the Master live for now whilst he put his plan into action. The Master meanwhile whilst provoking a war between earth and Draconia, tried to find a way to make his hypnotic device work on the Daleks in the hopes of provoking a civil war among their race that would wipe them out.

The Master would also prolong his life by giving the Daleks information on the Time Lords and their history which had eluded them until now. The Masters actions would ultimately be what helped to elevate the Daleks to a level where they could threaten the Time Lords.

General Williams entire team were slaughtered by the Daleks and Williams, the Doctor and the Prince of Draconia were taken before the Gold Dalek who wished to exterminate all 3 of them.

The Master however wanted to prolong the Doctors torture by making him see the earth and the galaxy he loves so much in ruins, and so he convinced the Gold Dalek to keep him alive until the war was over.

The Doctor, Williams and the Prince would escape however, with the latter two fleeing back to earth and Draconia to warn their people of the Daleks intentions.

The Doctor meanwhile would be wounded by the Master in a final shoot out before making his way back to the TARDIS.

There the Doctor would send a telepathic message to the Time Lords, telling them that he needed to find the Daleks base. Even with the Masters plan foiled, the Daleks would still be more than powerful enough destroy the earth and Draconian empires.

The Time Lords directed the Doctors TARDIS to Spirodon. Here the Daleks were working to create a virus that would allow them to wipe out most life in our galaxy. They were also through experiments on the native life forms who they had conquered, the Spirodons, attempting to master the secret of invisibility.

Finally the Daleks were also preparing a massive army on the planet Spirodon too, who were kept in stasis until the time was right.

After recovering from his wounds, the Doctor would work with a kamikaze group of Thals who had landed on the planet to foil the Daleks schemes. (These Thals had set up a base on Skaro briefly where they found out about the monsters plans before following them to Spirodon.)

The Doctor was able to position one of the Thals bombs by an ice volcano near the Daleks base which caused an eruption, burying the Daleks base, their army, all samples of their plague, and all of their research on invisibility under thousands of tons of molten ice.

The Thals would then escape by stealing the Dalek supreme’s vessel leaving him trapped on Spirodon, whilst the Doctor and Jo escaped in the TARDIS.

The Doctor had set back the Daleks greatly. Not only had they lost their two key weapons, the secret of invisibility and their plague, but earth, Draconia and various other great powers were now united against them.

Still the Daleks still felt confident that they could destroy the great powers. The plague, the Masters plan to create a war were only to make the Daleks invasion easier.

From the year 2610 to 2690 earth, Draconia and various other great powers across the Galaxy would unite to fight the Second Dalek empire. The war was the bloodiest in our galaxies history. Humanity did not suffer as many casualties as they did during the Dalek war, but that was only because so many races were involved. Still humanity did endure incredible losses. The greatest since the Dalek invasion. Over 30 billion people were killed in the second great Dalek war.

From all the great powers combined, over a 100 billion people would be killed in the conflict against the Daleks. The Daleks would eventually be beaten back in the 2690s however, having lost billions of soldiers of their own during the war.

Their final strike took place on the planet Calesk, on the very outskirts of the galaxy. Here the Daleks attempted to create a weapon that could rip a hole in the fabric of the universe. The Daleks hoped to use it to create worm holes in any part of the universe that could destroy their enemies fleets.

Little did the Daleks know however their weapon was so unstable that it would actually shatter the barriers between N-Space and every other universe causing them to all bleed into one another, leading to the destruction of all universes as all anti matter realities would bleed into their counterparts.

The Daleks experiments already created several rips between realities, which caused the USS Enterprise from D-Space to fall into N-Space. The USS Enterprise was the flagship of the Federation from D-Space, a benevolent organisation that united several planets together. This was the original Enterprise, piloted by Captain James T Kirk.

The Enterprise arrived in Calesk’s solar system where it was almost destroyed by the Daleks. Fortunately however the Third Doctor arrived on the Enterprise in time and would help the crew escape the Daleks.

Working together, the crew of the Enterprise and the Doctor would attack the Daleks base on Calesk (whilst the allied forces held the Daleks army at bay.)

Though the Enterprise suffered many casualties (more on this mission than any other in fact.) With their help, the Doctor was able to destroy the Daleks weapon and their base.

With Calesk gone, the Daleks last chance of victory was lost and the monsters were forced to retreat back to their empire, whilst the Enterprise returned to D-Space before the tears in reality healed.

Whilst the Daleks were beaten back, they still held on to their empire. None of the great powers including the earth had the willpower to wage another war against the Daleks again in order to rescue the planets under their rule and so a truce was called for now.

Over the course of the next 40 years however the Daleks would still launch many attacks on the earth and various other powers across the galaxy. These incidents never led to another full scale war, but they still saw a heavy loss of life.

One of the most notable incidents however came in the year 2702 when a space plague began to sweep through the galaxy killing millions of people on colonies around the galaxy.

The only known cure for the plague was parrinium a substance that was most common on the planet of Exillion. Unfortunately however any ship that went to Exillion never returned as the city would drain any vessel that landed of all its power.

Still with no other choices the Earth empire would dispatch a ship to Exillion to mine for parrinium.

At the same time however the Daleks would dispatch a vessel to the planet. The Daleks hoped to mine the parrinium themselves and then destroy the surface of Exillion to prevent humanity from obtaining any more supplies. The Daleks would then use their supply to hold the earth to ransom and effectively make them surrender.

Both ships however were affected by the power drain from the city. The Daleks weaponry would also be rendered completely useless by the power drain as well, forcing them into a temporary alliance with the human party, and the Third Doctor who had also landed on Exillion with his companion Sarah Jane.

The Daleks lied to the Doctor and the humans that they were suffering from the same plague too, though the Doctor naturally had his doubts.

The Doctor, the Daleks and the humans would struggle to survive together at first against the hostile Exxilons who attempted to sacrifice the Doctor and Sarah to the City that they worshipped as a god.

The Daleks however were able to overcome the power drain by replacing their dead ray guns with machine guns that allowed them to slaughter the Exxilons on mass and conquer their planet.

The Daleks would then force the Exxilons and the humans to mine the parranium for them.

The Doctor meanwhile would work with a rogue Exxilon named Bellal to infiltrate the Exxilon’s city where he would scramble its brain eventually causing the City to die. At the same time the Daleks also destroyed the beacon of the city, restoring power.

Now at full strength the Daleks revealed their true plans to the humans and the Doctor and that they intended to launch a plague missile onto Exillon once they were in space, rendering further landings impossible on the surface of the planet.

However just as the Dalek had gotten clear of Exillon, one of the human party who had stowed away, activated a bomb which destroyed their vessel. Sarah had also managed to sneak all of the parrinium onto the earth ship (replacing it with bags of sand on the Daleks ship.)

The parrinium would be shipped back to the earth colonies, curing the plague.

Whilst the Daleks would send their agents to infiltrate and attack various human colonies and bases, earth and various other powers would send their agents to fight the Daleks too.

Almost all of the agents sent to fight the Daleks however never returned. Eventually the earth government would send criminals in against the Daleks, as they couldn’t find any volunteers.

One of these criminals Abslom Daak would go on to become one of the most notorious enemies of the Daleks.

Originally Daak just joined the war against the monsters to escape the death penalty but it later became more personal for him when the woman he loved was killed by the Daleks.

Daak would work with the Doctor on many occasions. Though the two had very different methods, they nevertheless would make an effective team against the Daleks.

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Abslom Daak vows to wipe the Daleks

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Abslom Daak uses his trademark weapon, a laser chainsaw on the Daleks.

Daak would later go on to travel with the Twelfth incarnation of Romana in E-Space for many years who he developed feelings for.

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Daak would spend much of his life travelling with Romana 12 who he fell in love with. She never returned his feelings however, but the two still had a very close friendship.

These skirmishes would continue for the first few decades of the 28th century until the Daleks would be caught in a war with another, equally vicious race of machine creatures known as the Movellans.

The Dalek and Movellan war would last for a further almost 2 centuries, during which time all of the Daleks hostilities with the earth ceased as the monsters pulled all of their efforts into fighting their new enemy.

The rest of the 28th century would be a more peaceful time for mankind as it spread further out into the galaxy and made new advancements in technology. There would be great advancements in robotics during this time, with many robots developing full sentience for the first time.

Another major advancement during the 28th century included limited time travel technology which was able to pull people from just before their moment of death. The technology to develop this had first been mapped out by Ron Popeil in the 21st century when he discovered a crystalline surface. He wasn’t able to harness its true potential however, and though there would be some study in the Crystalline’s in the 23 century, it wasn’t until the 28th century that they would be harnessed to their full potential.

Even then however this time travel technology was extremely limited. It could not pull a person’s full body into the present. Only their heads would be brought through time.

These time displaced heads were kept in jars surrounded by the crystalline substance to keep them in the present. This crystalline substance could also de age them to their prime too, and effectively allow them to live forever.

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When this technology was first unveiled many hailed it as the greatest invention in the history of mankind, but others viewed it as inhuman to keep people locked in a state between life and death. Attempts were made to harness the crystalline substance in such a way that the full bodies could be brought into the present, but sadly this was never achieved as the Crystalline substance was too limited.

The heads would be able to overcome this by having robot bodies and even clone bodies attached. Many of the heads would on to live very productive lives, with Nixon even becoming President again in the 31st century.

The biggest controversy involving the heads would happen at the end of the 28th century when Jesus was brought back through the crystalline’s. Jesus’ head would disavow the religions that worshipped him and tried to tell humanity the truth about God. Unfortunately however this led to mass riots in the streets and many denouncing Jesus (and by extension the rest of the heads) as fakes. In order to save their business the head museum would send Jesus backwards in time.

Several advancements in cloning and genetics would be made throughout the 28th century too which would result in humans becoming a lot more durable than ever before and life expectancy increasing until the late hundred and 50s.

The Furons would also recover in the 28th century. Ironically they would be aided by humanity. The human race felt a certain kinship with the Furons, due to the fact that all humans contained some Furon DNA, and Crypto had still saved mankind from various threats. They would offer the Furons asylum from their enemies in the Earth empire, as long as they would aid humanity in any future wars. The Furons happily agreed and ironically thanks to humanity they would slowly begin to rebuild over the next few hundred years.

Unlike the other races in the earth empire the Furons were able to convince humanity to make concessions to them. Human criminals would be shipped off to the Furons to allow Orthopox to carry on his experiments.

At the start of the 29th century mankind would be called into yet another intergalactic war with their old enemies the Cybermen.

These Cybermen were the survivors from Planet 14. After their failed attempt to conquer Kaldor city these Cybermen had since built up a massive invasion force and were able to convert entire worlds into members of their own kind.

The Cybermen would have the upper hand against humanity in the war, but the human race and their allies would be assisted by the Vogans. The Vogans originated from a planet made of gold, the one metal which was fatal to the Cybermen and they supplied vast amounts of gold to the Cybermen’s enemies allowing them to destroy the Cyber fleet.

Just before they retreated however the Cybermen would fire a Cyber missile at Vogan which devastated the surface of the planet.

Furthermore as many other planets had been made aware of the planet of gold then there would be more invasions of the planet from other races. Eventually humanity would place a quarrantine around Vogan ten years after the Cyber wars in the year 2840. However even with the quarrantine, the Vogans would still retreat underground for the next 60 years .

On earth meanwhile a group of Silurians would be revived in the year 2850. Things would be peaceful between the Silurians and humanity at first, but sadly it didn’t take long for things to escalate between them yet again. Part of the reason for the conflict was because these Silurians wanted to revive the other members of their kind, but the earth government refused for now, believing that it would create more problems on the already overpopulated earth.

Both the humans and the Silurians made attempts to destroy the other which ended in the deaths of the Silurian group.

Nevertheless as the reptiles had been brought to the public’s attention, the government would search for other Silurian hibernation chambers around the world. Terrified of what would happen if the Silurians awoke, but not wanting to destroy the Silurians, the government would have the Silurians shipped out to an uninhabited planet that had been terrorformed to resemble earth 65 million years ago. Several of the Dinosaurs kept in suspended animation however would be kept on earth in Zoos.

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Dinosaurs buried under the earth in the Silurians preservation chambers are revived for the first time in 65 million years.

There were widespread complaints and protests held on earth from the population, with people arguing that the Silurians had just as much right to live on earth as humanity. There would also be Silurian groups who would launch attacks on the earth to try and reclaim it.

The Silurians adapted to life on their new planet and would by the end of the 29th century establish more peaceful relations with humanity and both races would even share technology with one another. Still relations were never completely easy between humanity and the Silurians. Things would only get worse in the 29th century when several aliens would come to settle on earth and be granted full citizenship. Many Silurians would launch terror attacks on the earth decrying both humans and the aliens who had settled there such as the Decapod’s phoney earthlings.

By the end of the 29th century the Daleks and the Movellans had become locked in a logical empase. Neither could fire a shot without the other’s battle computer finding a way to block it.

The Daleks would seek out their own creator Davros in an attempt to try and break the stalemate. The Daleks had by this stage abandoned Skaro. Having plundered it of what little resources it had left, the Daleks were now scattered across hundreds and thousands of worlds.

In the year 2887 a small group of Daleks, along with several slaves would land on Skaro and dig through the ruins of the old Kaled bunker to find their creator Davros.

The Emperor of the Daleks was aware that Davros had not died when they shot him centuries ago. He had found the notes about his life support machine and worked out that he had simply been placed into a state of suspended animation. The Emperor had kept this knowledge secret however in case the Daleks ever needed their creator again one day.

Unfortunately however for the Daleks, both the Movellans and the Fourth Doctor along with his companion, the Second Romana would land on Skaro just as they had almost finished digging through the ruins of the bunker.

The Doctor would be able to make his way to the ruins of the bunker where Davros had simply been left for thousands of years before the Daleks. Davros had been placed in a state of suspended animation by his life support machine, whilst it slowly regenerated his organs.

The entire process had taken over 1000 years, but Davros was now ready to live again.

The Doctor did his best to try and get the revived Davros away from the Daleks, but the monsters in retaliation started to exterminate their slaves until the Doctor was forced to release Davros back to them.

The Doctor however was able to negotiate with the Daleks to release their prisoners which they regrettably did.

The Doctor soon discovered the truth about the Movellans, that they were not only no better than the Daleks but that they wanted to destroy Skaro to prevent the Daleks from breaking the stalemate. The Doctor however was able to lead the freed Dalek slaves to overpower and destroy the Movellans. Though highly advanced, the Movellans could be easily overpowered physically as simply pulling their power pack free would be enough to deactivate them.

Davros meanwhile grew paranoid about the Movellan spacecraft and sent all but one of the Dalek squad to it, strapped with explosives to the craft to destroy it.

The Doctor however managed to make his way to Davros and destroyed the Dalek that was guarding Davros before forcing him to detonate the bombs early, destroying the Daleks before they reached the Movellan ship.

The escaped human slaves would escape Skaro in the Movellans ship taking Davros with them as prisoner.

The Daleks were too preoccupied to rescue Davros and he would be taken back to Earth where he was tried for his crimes against the rest of the universe. Davros was found guilty and placed in suspended animation where would remain for close to a century.

In the year 2897 a small group of Planet 14 Cybermen would attempt to destroy Voga before beginning their second campaign against the Earth Empire. The Cybermen attempted to send three captured humans, strapped with three Cyber bombs to the centre of the planet which would rip the planet to pieces.

The Doctor however would foil the monsters plans and destroy the Cyber ship.

The final surviving group of Cybermen from the Cyber wars meanwhile would retreat to Telos. Having learned that there was a city of Cybermen there during the wars, the Cybermen would awaken the other, more primitive members of their kind from the Ice tombs of Telos and upgrade them. (They would also revive the Cyber Controller who had been badly damaged and drained of his power, but not destroyed.)

The unified Cyber race would prove to be more powerful than any before and it would expand throughout the 30th century, building up a massive empire.

The earth empire meanwhile would fall throughout the 30th century. Many of the worlds that had previously been dependent on earth had become advanced enough to survive on their own. More importantly the human race found that it simply didn’t have the resources to waste on other planets anymore. In the 2960s, the earth empire finally collapsed and by the end of the decade, earth would help form the Democratic Order of Planets along with various other races who would all be treated as equals.

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In the year 2977 the Dalek and Movellan war would finally come to an end when the Movellans created a virus capable of attacking the Dalek mutants. The plague spread throughout their entire empire and very nearly destroyed their race.

The Movellans in turn would be destroyed when various allied powers attacked them. The allied powers had been waiting for the right moment to strike. They had considered attacking the Daleks and the Movellans when they were both distracted fighting one another, but there was concern that the Movellans and the Daleks may unite against the allied powers.

Instead they decided to wait until one had destroyed the other and then strike at the winner whilst they were weakened. The Movellans worn down by centuries of fighting the Daleks were quickly overrun and destroyed.

The last surviving Daleks would be forced to flee from the allied powers and the earth empire to try and survive.

They would perfect android duplicate technology which would allow them to infiltrate various planets across the galaxy and for a while remain hidden.

In the year 2980 the Daleks would rescue Davros from the prison ship, but their creator soon turned on them. Davros knew that the Daleks had no real loyalty to him and would discard their creator once he had served them. Davros wished to create a new race of Daleks and after poisoning several of the Daleks that had saved him with samples of the Movellan virus, managed to escape to Necros.

(During this time the Daleks also attempted to change the history of earth in the 1980s by using their duplicates though this invasion was ultimately foiled by the Fifth Doctor. See the 20th century section for full details.)

During this same year a group of Daleks would infiltrate the earth with the aid of their android duplicates.

These Daleks would attempt to destroy the planet by using the mutants in the sewers. The descendants of their original creations, the mutants had since built a thriving society in the sewers.

The Daleks however having found that their DNA had mutated to unprecedented levels wanted to study them and create a new race of mutants to serve them.

The Daleks would easily enslave the mutants and perform absolutely horrific experiments on them. Thousands of mutants were killed, entire communities were wiped out by the Daleks actions.

Sadly no one on the surface even knew the Daleks were underground as no one cared about the mutants. They were seen as inferior scum at best by the surface dwellers.

Fortunately the Doctor and his companion Leela would help the Mutants and defeat the Daleks before they could unleash their army of new mutants on the surface. Most of the Daleks new mutants were destroyed, but a few would surface below the regular mutants “city”.

One of these mutants, dubbed El Chupanibre, would terrorize the regular mutants for many decades after.

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Leela faces the Daleks in the sewers of New York in the 30th century. 

During her adventure against the Daleks, Leela saved the life of a young mutant couple Turanga Morris and Turanga Munda. At the time Munda was pregnant with their only daughter who Munda decided to name Leela after the woman who saved her and her husband’s life.

Munda and Morris’ child was initially only born with one mutation, a single eye and they felt that she was too “normal” to not be allowed to live on the surface. The two mutants would disguise Turanga Leela as an alien and abandoned her at an orphanage where she would be raised.

Leela would believe she was an alien abandoned on earth for the first 25 years of her life. Still her parents would always watch out for her throughout her early life from the sewers and help her out from time to time.

Leela would later learn that whilst her parents gave her up to ensure a better life for her, they never abandoned her.

On Necros meanwhile Davros would quickly take control of its main facility, Tranquil Repose and use it to create his new army of Daleks.

Tranquil Repose was a medical facility where those dying of terminal diseases were kept in suspended animation until a cure could be found for their condition.

Davros would transform some of the people kept in suspended animation into his new race of Daleks, conditioned to obey only his will. He chose those he deemed to be the greatest intellects and strongest minds to be his new race of Daleks. Those he judged to be the lesser intellects meanwhile he turned into food and sold to the outer planets in order to gain money for his experiments.

The Doctor is horrified to hear what Davros has done to the Tranquil Repose facility on Necros.

With his new army of Daleks completed, Davros would then lure his archenemy the Doctor (then in his Sixth incarnation) to Necros as part of a trap.

Davros succeeded in capturing the Doctor, but just as he was about launch his new army, his original Daleks arrived and captured him.

These Daleks had been summoned by one of the staff at Tranquil Repose who had grown to despise Davros. Whilst the Daleks took Davros back to Skaro to stand trial for his crimes, they also intended to recondition his new army of Daleks to be loyal to them.

Fortunately however a knight named Orcini who had been hired to kill Davros, but who still wanted an honourable kill destroyed the Dalek army with a bomb before they could be activated.

The Doctor would subsequently convince the people on Necros to harness the planets on the planet to create a food source to feed the starving planets.

Davros meanwhile would later escape from the Daleks. He would spend the next few years attempting to take control of the monsters only to fail each time.

Davros would later find a way to revive the frozen Dalek army on Spirodon, who he then reconditioned one at a time to be his servants. These new and upgraded Daleks would drive the original Daleks from Skaro (after the Movellan war the monsters had returned to their old home planet which they had terrorformed.)

Davros would make Skaro his new base of operations and he would also upgrade his own body too. As the Doctor would later comment “he had removed the last vestige of his human form.”

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Davros in his new form.

Davros’ Daleks on Skaro would be referred to as the Imperials, whilst the original Dalek faction would be referred to as the renegades.

Both factions would over the course of the next century or so build up their own empires whilst constantly warring with one another.

In the year 2985, the new Cyber empire had expanded to such an extent that the earth grew terrified and would attempt to mount an alliance between various other races even beyond the Democratic Order of Planets against the Cybermen.

The Cybermen however would attempt to stop the conference from going ahead by planting a Cyber bomb on the earth which would have been capable of destroying the entire planet.

The Fifth Doctor and his companions however would successfully deactivate the bomb, but the Cyber leader had a back up plan.

He would crash a gigantic ship into the earth filled with Cyber bombs which would render planet uninhabitable. Despite his best efforts the Fifth Doctor was no match for the Cybermen who were able to steer the ship towards earth. Unfortunately for the Cybermen however their own technology inadvertently sent the space ship back 65 million years where it was the cause of the final extinction of the Dinosaurs.

The Cybermen however still achieved a small victory over the Doctor as they forced his companion, Adric to remain behind on the ship as it crashed. Adric’s death would continue to haunt the Doctor for centuries to come.

The alliance of planets would wage war on the Cyber empire which would last from 2985 until the year 2997. The alliance of planets was the largest humanity had ever assembled and ultimately even the Cybermen couldn’t withstand it and they were eventually beaten back to Telos.

One group of Cybermen did manage to make their way to earth during the war where they would revive several of earth’s giant monsters buried under the ground as Cybernetic monsters. Among these included several of the Gyaos and King Ghidorah.

The earth would be forced to turn to giant monsters such as Godzilla and King Kong for help. All of earth’s giant monsters had continued to live on Monsterworld for the past 1000 years. Their mutated metabolism would allow them to survive for several thousand years, though by this stage baby Godzilla had fully grown meaning there were three Godzilla’s now. The Federation had attempted to weaponize Godzilla in the 24th century, but the monsters were too powerful for the Federation to capture.

The monsters had played a brief role in helping to fight back the Daleks during the second great Dalek war.

The Democratic Order of Planets would still nevertheless be able to bring Godzilla, King Kong, Jiras, and Anguirus back to earth with the help of the 12th Doctor.

Back on their home planet for the first time in close to 1000 years, the monsters would battle the Cyberized versions of their old enemies such as Ghidorah and Gyaos. Godzilla and his allies would destroy the Cybermen’s monsters whilst the Doctor destroyed their invasion force on earth. The monsters would then be shipped back to Monster World.

In the year 2998 the Cybermen would succeed in capturing a time vessel which they attempted to use to change the history of the universe by preventing Mondas’ destruction. These plans were foiled by the Sixth Doctor, and with the last suriving Cryons help, the Sixth Doctor was also able to destroy the Cybermen’s base of operations on Telos, forcing the last of the Cybermen to retreat across the universe.

By the end of the 30th century human civilisation was thriving like never before thanks to both its own technological advancements and those of the various alien species that had come to settle on the earth. However this would create a problem of people in the 30th century becoming decadent as they no longer had any responsibilities. In order to get round this the government would force people to take jobs through computer chips implanted in their minds. Those who lacked the chips were deemed outlaws.

At the end of the year 2999 Philip J Fry would be awoken from his 1000 year long slumber. Having been preserved solely to battle against the Brain Spawn when they returned, Fry was not sorry to leave his life in the 20th century behind as he felt his life was going nowhere.

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Fry awakens in a very different world to the one he left behind.

Sadly however the job he was assigned by Turanga Leela at the cryogenics lab was the same as his job from the 20th century, a Delivery boy. He refused to go back to his old life and fled from Leela who tried to install his career chip. .

Along the way Fry encountered a robot, Bender and the two of them would soon forge a strong, if somewhat unusual friendship.

Leela would catch up to Fry in the ruins of Old New York where the two bonded over the loss of their family and not fitting in 30th century earth. Fry inspired Leela to quit her job, and the three of them tracked down Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Fry’s great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great nephew.

Farnsworth ran a delivery company called Planet Express which he used to fund his outlandish experiments. His old crew had been tragically killed on an expedition against gigantic bees and he was only too happy to hire Fry, Bender and Leela.

Despite the fact that he was a Delivery boy again, Fry was happy to work for the Professor.

Whilst only a delivery company, the Planet Express crew would become involved in many of the most important events in earth’s history throughout the 31st century.

In the final article of the series we will take a look at the golden age of mankind in the 31st century, how the Daleks and the Cybermen would rebuild their shattered empires, the cold war between the Daleks and the Time Lords, the fall of mankind and its enslavement at the hands of the Apes, the Furon wars, the second Ice Age, and the final fate of mankind.

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To be continued.