This story was never produced.

Therefore, its known narrative elements are not a part of the Doctor Who universe as we, on this Wiki, choose to define it. It may have been the basis for a similar story in another medium, however — and that story may indeed be valid.

The Final Game was an unproduced serial intended to end Season 11. Written by Robert Sloman, it would have revealed the details of the relationship between the Doctor and the Master: either that were actually brothers or the Master was an amalgamation of the Doctor's darker personality. This story originally ended with the Master sacrificing himself in some sort of explosion, with a moral dilemma that should he set off a bomb as intended, he would be killing the Doctor, his former friend. (DOC: The Final Curtain) However, the serial was never produced due to Delgado's sudden death. Instead, Planet of the Spiders replaced this story, and Delgado's character was shelved until The Deadly Assassin, which recast the Master as Peter Pratt, in a decayed state.

Legacy[edit | edit source]

This story was adapted into a non-profit audio serial in 2018-2020 in honor of the centennials of Roger Delgado and Jon Pertwee.[1]

Several elements from this episode have been recycled throughout the years:

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

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