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The Final Game (TV story)

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This story was never produced.

Therefore, its known narrative elements are not a part of the Doctor Who universe. It may have been the basis for a similar story in another medium, however — and that story may indeed be a part of the DWU.

The Final Game
Doctor: Third Doctor
Main enemy: The Master
Key crew
Writer: Robert Sloman
Release details
Premiere network: BBC
Unproduced Doctor Who TV stories

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 latter Time Lord was an amalgamation of the former Time Lord's darker personality. This story originally ends with the Master's Roger Delgado incarnation 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

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

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