The story features the Tenth Doctor (Tennant), who has been running from a prophecy of his impending demise, as he is drawn into a scheme by his old nemesis, the Master (Simm). The Master brings the human race under his control as part of an elaborate plan to restore the world of his and the Doctor's own people, the Time Lords, from their demise in the Time War referred to in the series.
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The Time War, more specifically called the Last Great Time War, is a conflict within the fictional universe of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. The conflict pitted the Time Lords against the Daleks and culminated in the apparent mutual destruction of both races, caused by the Doctor. In the Doctor Who continuity, the war occurs between the events of the 1996 film and the 2005 revived series. It was frequently mentioned and alluded to from the first series of the show's return, but was not directly seen until the show's 50th anniversary special. The war's events and progression have never been fully explained. Short comments in various episodes act as hints, but the war was not thoroughly talked about until the 2007 episode “The Sound of Drums”; part two of the two-part special The End of Time (2009–2010) provided further information and revealed the Time Lord leaders' sinister endgame. The closing battles and the climax of the Time War were finally depicted in the 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor” which ultimately revealed the Time Lords' fate.
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In a story arc stretching through several of the Eighth Doctor Adventures novels (written before the new series began in 2005), the Doctor learns that, at some point in his personal future, a war will be fought between the Time Lords and an unnamed Enemy. The Eighth Doctor first becomes involved in the events of the war during the events of Alien Bodies, when he unintentionally learns of the War while attending an auction that is attended by various parties in the war- including a future Time Lord, a representative of the Enemy, Faction Paradox, the UNIT of the 2050s, and agents of the rogue Time Lords known as the Celestis-, not only learning about the War ahead of schedule, but also learning that the auction is for the body of his future self, due to his biodata codes being the only means of accessing dangerous Time Lord secrets after he died in the early days of the War.. In the later novel The Taking of Planet 5, the Doctor must stop a group of future Time Lords from releasing the monstrous Fendahl in an attempt to use it as a weapon, which results in the destruction of the Celestis pocket dimension. Later in this story arc, Gallifrey is also destroyed as a result of the Eighth Doctor attempting to prevent the war from beginning as the Enemy begin their first assault in The Ancestor Cell, having learned that he unintentionally provoked the War after his history was changed by Faction Paradox, the Doctor believing that it would be better for the Time Lords to die now rather than experience a war that would dehumanise them to the point of becoming monsters which all evidence suggests they could not win. This cataclysm also creates an event horizon in time that prevents anyone from entering Gallifrey's relative past or travelling from it to the present or future. (In the aftermath of this Gallifrey was erased from history, and the universe thrown in to chaos. Allowing other species to try and take control of history, and allowing magic like things to exist in the universe ( as in the main timeline the timelords had removed and erased such things form the universe near its beginning) The last Eighth Doctor Adventures novel, The Gallifrey Chronicles, establishes that the Doctor has the ability to restore the planet and its inhabitants, having downloaded the contents of the Matrix into his subconscious mind in the minutes before Gallifrey's destruction, albeit at the cost of his own memories. The novel ends without revealing if he does indeed succeed in restoring Gallifrey. However a vision the doctor received of the future in a book not long before showed that Gallifrey would be restored to existence in the future. Russell T Davies, executive producer of the series, commented that there is no connection between the War of the books and the Time War of the television series, comparing Gallifrey being destroyed twice with Earth's two World Wars. He also said that he was “usually happy for old and new fans to invent the Complete History of the Doctor in their heads, completely free of the production team's hot and heavy hands”. The future of the time war which was erased by the eighth doctor in the Eighth Doctor Adventures' War, referred to as the “War in Heaven”, also appears in the Faction Paradox novels conceived by Lawrence Miles(as well as some of the aftermath of its later erasure from history) .
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