A Guide to Time Lords
The Doctor (An Unearthly Child - The Snowmen)
A mad man with a box. You may have heard of him.
Susan (An Unearthly Child - The Five Doctors)
The Doctor’s granddaughter. The unearthly child. Big fan of John Smith and the Common Men.
The Meddling Monk (The Time Meddler, The Dalek’s Masterplan)
The first in a long line of villainous rogue Time Lords, although he is more mischievous than out and out evil.
The War Chief (The War Games)
A prototype Master with some Seneca Crane-style sideburns.
Time Lord Judges (The War Games)
Lacking anything even remotely resembling a sense of humour, this trio oversaw the Doctor’s trial and exiled him to Earth.
The Master (Terror of the Autons - The End of Time)
The Doctor’s nemesis, the top dog amongst evil rogue Time Lords, and owner of one of the most magnificent beards in the universe.
Banker Time Lord (Terror of the Autons)
Warned the Doctor about the Master being of Earth. The Doctor thought his outfit looked ridiculous. Ha, he’s one to talk.
Bad 70s Hair Time Lords (Colony in Space)
They don’t do much except tell us that the Master is up to something and take part in a small ‘Who Has the Worst Haircut’ contest.
Omega (The Three Doctors, Arc of Infinity)
A great intergalactic engineer and one of the co-founders of Time Lord society. Got himself trapped in an anti-matter universe and lost his head. Literally. Despite being defeated by the Doctor(s), he showed up years later hiding out in Amsterdam. Purely for evil purposes, though. Nothing at all to do with the legal drugs. Honest.
Lord President (The Three Doctors)
First Time Lord President to appear on screen. It was his idea to send the first two Doctors to aid the Third in defeating Omega..
Chancellor (The Three Doctors)
Warned the President of the dangers of breaking the first law of time. Was ignored.
Seventh Seal Time Lord (Genesis of the Daleks)
A Time Lord with an Ingmar Bergman obsession who sent the Doctor to Skaro to stop the Daleks from becoming a threat to the entire universe. Bet he wishes he’d sent Chuck Norris instead.
Morbius (The Brain of Morbius)
Tried to take over the universe. Ended up as a brain in a jar. It was all downhill from there.
Castellan Spandrell (The Deadly Assassin)
The dogged Inspector Morse of Gallifrey.
Chancellor Goth (The Deadly Assassin)
Plotted with the Master to assassinate the Lord President and frame the Doctor for the crime. According to the spin-off books his full name was Gothaparduskerialldrapolatkh. And I thought Romana’s full name was a mouthful.
Cardinal Borusa (The Deadly Assassin, Invasion of Time, Arc of Infinity, The Five Doctors)
The Doctor’s former teacher from the academy who later becomes President before going bad. Appears four times in the series, played by a different actor each time. Only the Doctor and the Master have had more incarnations.
Co-Ordinator Engin (The Deadly Assassin)
Worked in the archives. Helped the Doctor and Spandrell expose the Master’s plot.
Lord President (The Deadly Assassin)
Assassinated by Goth and the Master on the day he retired. Might be the same one from ‘The Three Doctors’. You can never really tell with this lot.
Commander Hilred (The Deadly Assassin)
A member of Chancellery Guard. Constantly berated by his boss for his screwing things up. Ends up as an Action Man doll.
Runcible (The Deadly Assassin)
Another one of Borusa’s students, and an old school friend of the Doctor’s (know as Runcible the Fatuous) now the TV presenter (even Time Lords need entertainment).
Grumpy Old Time Lords (The Deadly Assassin)
Grumble about their hips, stuff costing more than it used to, young people today and so on.
Castellan Kelner (The Invasion of Time)
A right shifty little weasel this one. Would happily licked the backside of anyone who wouldn’t kill him.
Andred (The Invasion of Time)
Barely said five words to Leela in six episodes. Somehow got her to fall in love with him. Still a better love story than Twilight.
Rodan (The Invasion of Time)
The prototype Romana and the first female Time Lord seen since Susan.
Romana (The Ribos Operation - Warrior’s Gate)
Drax (The Armageddon Factor)
Another of the Doctor’s old school mates and the universe’s first cockney Time Lord. Also the last, thank Rassilon.
Professor Chronotis/Salyavin (Shada)
Lived as a Professor at Cambridge University for three hundred years. No one noticed. That’s British universities for ya.
Thalia (Arc of Infinity)
Member of the High Council. Not as famous as Flavia.
Damon (Arc of Infinity)
Surprisingly good looking Time Lord technician.
Talor (Arc of Infinity)
Another technician. Not as good looking as Damon.
Castellan (Arc of Infinity, The Five Doctors)
Famous for uttering the “No! Not the Mind Probe!” line.
Commander Maxil (Arc of Infinity)
Member of the Chancellery Guard. Looks strangely familiar, but I can’t think why.
Hedin (Arc of Infinity)
Treacherous member of the High Council, ally of Omega, part time butler for messed up billionaires.
Zorac (Arc of Infinity)
Member of the High Council. Doesn’t really do much.
Flavia (The Five Doctors)
Member of the High Council. More famous than Thalia.
Rassilon (The Five Doctors, The End of Time)
Famous founder of Time Lord society and all round bastard. First showed up looking like a Brian Blessed wannabe, before regenerating into the far more attractive form of Timothy Dalton. Everything he owns is considered an important historical artifact, from the Harp of Rassilon to the Toenail Clippers of Rassilon.
The Rani (Mark of the Rani, Time and the Rani, Dimensions in Time)
Villainous Time Lord scientist. Not well liked by Steven Moffat. He no doubt still has traumatic memories of ‘Dimensions in Time’. I can sympathise.
The Valyard (The Trial of the Time Lord)
Prosecuted the Doctor when he was put on trial by the Time Lords (again). Might be the Doctor’s evil future self.
The Inquisitor (The Trial of a Time Lord)
Oversaw the Doctor’s trial. I hear she does commercials for gravy…on Earth!
The Keeper of the Matrix (The Trial of a Time Lord)
Keeper of the Matrix, holder of the easily duplicated Key of Rassilon.
This bloke (The Sound of Drums)
He doesn’t say or do anything, just stands in front of the Citadel thinking “Yeah, I’m a Time Lord and we are fucking awesome”
The Partisan (The End of Time)
Suggests they all just shut up and die. That doesn’t go down too well with Rassilon
Chancellor (The End of Time)
Didn’t suggest they all shut up and die. Didn’t get vaporised by Rassilon.
The Visionary (The End of Time)
Prophet of the Time Lords. Why exactly a race who has mastered time travel would need a prophet is beyond me.
The Woman (The End of Time)
Was she the Doctor’s mum? His wife? Susan? Possibly the Tea Lady of Rassilon?
The Cosair (The Doctor’s Wife)
Got sliced up for spare parts by House. Shame, he/she sounded like a decent sort of chap/lady.