A Brief History of Time Lords

A Brief History of Time Lords

A Brief History of Time Lords

The Rogues Gallery of Time Lords proves that the Doctor's people had a history of villainy as well as virtue. And although he often speaks of Gallifrey with great fondness, his relationship with his fellow Time Lords was a turbulent one...

During an adventure called The War Games the Doctor finally revealed his race were known as the Time Lords and we were taken - for the first time - to Gallifrey and saw their society. We found they were august and immensely powerful aliens dedicated to observing the universe but apparently committed to a policy of non-intervention.

The Doctor's desire to help others from Margate to Messaline was in direct contradiction to this golden rule. And so he fled Gallifrey in the TARDIS, beginning an odyssey that stands unrivalled in the history of exploration and adventure...

When the Doctor returned to Gallifrey in The War Games, the Time Lords put him on trial. Finding him guilty of interfering in the affairs of others, he was exiled to Earth in the twentieth century. But over the years the icy relationship with his fellow Time Lords thawed. He assisted them on covert missions and when they realised that the Dalek menace was becoming too great, they despatched him to Skaro to avert their creation.

Some say this act was the beginning of the Time War. We may never know for certain, but whatever its genesis, the outcome of this epic conflict was horrifying and only two Time Lords survived - the Doctor and the Master. With the latter's apparent death the Doctor is left to continue his travels with the lonely knowledge that he is the last 'child of Gallifrey'.

To find out more about Gallifrey's renegade Time Lords, take a virtual stroll through the Rogues Gallery! And check out the Tales of the Time Lords to catch the Doctor discussing his people, planet, Daleks and the Time War.

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