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And You Will Obey Me was the two hundred and eleventh story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Alan Barnes and featured Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor and Geoffrey Beevers as the Master.
It was the first part of a "Multi-Master" trilogy.
Publisher's summary Edit
The Master: wanted for crimes without number, across five galaxies.
Part one Edit
At an auction in the small British village of Hexford, the Fifth Doctor and a young woman in green both bid furiously on an ordinary grandfather clock, as does a chavvy young man called Colin — only for all of them to lose the thing to a mysterious phone bidder. After the auction wraps up, the Doctor and Annie exchange wary introductions while Colin catches up with his associate Helen. As she questions the Doctor about his interest in the clock, Annie is finally told the truth: that the Doctor believes the clock to be the time machine of his old friend and fellow alien, the Master.
The Doctor, meanwhile, learns from Annie that the clock is the only object to have survived a fire that destroyed the derelict cottage of one "Michael Masterson", who the Doctor correctly guesses was "a recluse with a hideously deformed face" — none other than the Master in his decayed form. She talks her into visiting the ruins of the cottage, where they find Michael Masterson's grave. The Doctor begins to dig it up, intent on checking that the body within is indeed that of the Master and not a decoy. He finds the earth disturbed and the coffin empty, and guesses that the Master must have regenerated after burial and crawled out of his grave. As this is going on, the two are being observed by a pair of alien beings, a young female one and her superior the Dragonmaster.
The Doctor learns that the reason Annie was at the auction was that she still possesses the Master's TARDIS key found in the wreckage of Masterson's house; she had been planning to sell the key to whoever bought the clock. Deducing that the Master must still be on Earth, if indeed it is him who bought the clock, the Doctor resolves to find it, heading for the auction-house. There, Colin and Helen have been trying to get the name of the phone-bidder out of the auctioneer, resorting to suspiciously Master-like hypnosis to do so. However, all their plans are interrupted by the descent of the buyers — or rather, their agents: Russian KGB members inexplicably wielding Gallifreyan stasers…
Part two Edit
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Part three Edit
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Part four Edit
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- The Doctor - Peter Davison
- The Master - Geoffrey Beevers
- Annie - Sheena Bhattessa
- Colin - Alex Foley
- Helen/Jade Nymph - Peta Cornish
- Mikey/Grigor - Russ Bain
- Janine - Tessa Coates
- Gomphus/Auctioneer - Nick Ellsworth
- Colin sarcastically refers to the security guard as "Stretch Armstrong".
- The Master uses the alias "Michael Masterson" while living in Hexford.
- Colin was a Sea Scout when he was younger.
- Mikey's elder brother fought in the Falklands War and his face was badly burnt.
- The Master arrived in Hexford in 1984.
- Colin and Helen were born in 1968.
- The Russian KGB had a file on the Master.
- The Doctor briefly wonders if Annie is working with MI5 or UNIT, but cuts himself off before he reveals the latter name to her.
Popular culture Edit
- Mikey compares the Master to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
- The Master's TARDIS must repair herself with the internal reconfiguration system.
- The "children of the Master" absorb his symbiotic nuclei.
- This story was recorded on 29 and 30 October 2015 at The Moat Studios.
- The image of the Doctor on the cover is flipped, meaning that his celery is on the opposite side of his body than normal.
- The audio story The Two Masters revealed that the Master in this story is actually the Alex Macqueen incarnation in the body of his cadaverous past incarnation.
- This audio drama marks the first appearance of the Master in the main range since Master in October 2003.
- The Doctor states that the Master has had a long list of aliases (TV: Terror of the Autons, et al)
- The Doctor visits Hexford, where he owned a house, Nest Cottage, during his fourth incarnation. (AUDIO: Tsar Wars)
- Lot 47 contains several cricket trophies, including the Cranleigh Cup. (TV: Black Orchid)
- The Master's TARDIS is still in the form of a grandfather clock. (TV: The Deadly Assassin, The Keeper of Traken)
- The Doctor received the Master's distress signal while in Little Hodcombe in 1984. (TV: The Awakening)
- The Doctor mentions that TARDISes can take the form of a Greek column, (TV: Castrovalva) an iron maiden, (TV: The King's Demons) or a Concorde. (TV: Time-Flight)
- The Master has several stasers in his TARDIS. (TV: The Deadly Assassin)
- Jane Hampden was Mikey's third year teacher at Little Hodcombe Primary School. (TV: The Awakening)
- Although the Doctor describes fledershrews as a common TARDIS pest, he would later allow an entire colony of them to live in his TARDIS during his seventh and eighth incarnations. (AUDIO: Black and White, Nevermore, Relative Dimensions, Day of the Vashta Nerada)
- The Doctor believes that he knows how this incarnation of the Master will meet his end. (TV: The Keeper of Traken)
- By his seventh incarnation, the Doctor was unable to remember this encounter with the Master due to the time breaks which were slowly destroying the universe. (AUDIO: The Two Masters)
- The Cult of the Heretic sent the Dragonhunters and the Transhuman Sisters to kill the Master. (AUDIO: The Two Masters)