Terror of the Master was the fourth and final story in the specially released Masterful audio anthology box set released by Big Finish Productions to mark the 50th anniversary of the first appearance by the Master in Terror of the Autons. It was written by Trevor Baxendale. It featured the Third Doctor, the Master and UNIT.
Summary[edit | edit source]
Dr Derek Drake is a National Treasure — he's going to solve the energy crisis and stop all pollution. Governments and businesses around the world are signing up to his environmentally friendly campaign. So why is the Doctor convinced this great humanitarian and darling of the media is really the Master in disguise?
What could his greatest enemy hope to gain by improving the lives of everyone on the planet? The Doctor must convince his UNIT friends that they now face the ultimate terror – and that the Master may be in as much danger as they are…
Plot[edit | edit source]
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Third Doctor
- Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
- The Master
- Mike Yates
- John Benton
- "Derek Drake"
- Daisy Hanson
- Gerald Farley
- Dan Codgley
- Magnus Pike
- Audrey Pilch
References[edit | edit source]
- The BBC chauffeur once drove for Peter Cushing.
- The Doctor reminisces on an encounter with Winston Churchill and the Crimean War.
- The Master had considered using Ogrons.
- The Master uses his Tissue Compression Eliminator.
Notes[edit | edit source]
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- Benton believes the Doctor is still saddened by Jo's recent departure. (TV: The Green Death)
- The Doctor and Daisy are constructing the Whomobile. (TV: Invasion of the Dinosaurs)
- Yates comments on someone needing to solve the energy crisis. (TV: Invasion of the Dinosaurs)
- The Doctor and the Master have crossed swords in a literal sense. (TV: The Sea Devils)
- The Brigadier receives numerous reports on the Loch Ness Monster. He and the Fourth Doctor would later investigate a sighting personally. (TV: Terror of the Zygons)
- The Master recalls the Doctor foiling his alliance with the Nestene Consciousness. (TV: Terror of the Autons)
- The Brigadier recalls the incident with Breathe Industries. (AUDIO: Poison of the Daleks)
- The Brigadier reminds the Doctor that UNIT was set up to investigate "the odd, the unexplained, anything on Earth or beyond.” This was how he described UNIT to Liz Shaw on their first meeting in TV: Spearhead from Space.
- The Doctor puts off the idea of revisiting Metebelis III. (TV: The Green Death)
- The Master reminds the Doctor of his mission to Uxarieus. (TV: Colony in Space)
- What happened to the Nuton Power Complex is mentioned in passing (TV: The Claws of Axos)