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The far future was an undefined era of history, judged "far" into the future from the eras of human history that the Doctor tended to visit most frequently. It arbitrarily extended from after the end of the 100th century to the end of the universe.


In their record of Dalek activity in linear history, the Time Lords of the Time War placed the Hand of Omega Incident and the subsequent destruction of Skaro during the Imperial-Renegade Dalek Civil War in the "far future", following the 47th century Necros Incident and preceding the Daleks' entry into the Last Great Time War. (PROSE: Dalek Combat Training Manual) In the post-Time War universe, the New Dalek Paradigm returned to the future to re-establish themselves. (TV: Victory of the Daleks) This period saw the Eleventh Doctor's encounter with a dying Supreme Dalek, the Asylum Incident, the Siege of Trenzalore, the Hybrid Incident, and the Twelfth Doctor's encounter with Rusty on Villengard. (PROSE: Dalek Combat Training Manual)

The Tenth Doctor described the 58th century as "the far future" to 21st century native Rose Tyler. (PROSE: The Price of Paradise)

In the far future there existed "fake Cyberdudes" who did reenactments of battles from the "last great Cyberwar". Gabby Gonzalez, the Tenth Doctor, Cindy Wu, and Anubis once encountered these reenactors. (COMIC: Vortex Butterflies) The Thirteenth Doctor identified the immediate aftermath of the Cyber-Wars as the "very far future" to Team TARDIS; (TV: Ascension of the Cybermen) according to historians, this occurred in the 51st century. (PROSE: The Monster Vault)

100th-500th centuries[[edit]]

During the 100th century, the Eighth DoctorSam Jones and Iris Wildthyme visited Hyspero. (PROSEThe Scarlet Empress)

During the 101st century, the Sixth Doctor prevented the Nestene Consciousness from taking over the New Earth Republic. (PROSE: Synthespians™)

In the 102nd century, the Junta, an army formed from the colonies of Earth, invaded the New Earth Republic but were beaten back easily. (PROSE: Synthespians™)

The Crystal Bucephalus was established in the 108th century. (PROSE: The Crystal Bucephalus)

Carmen was speculated by the Sixth Doctor to have originally come from the 108th or 109th century based on her time machine. (AUDIOThe Raincloud Man)

The Second DoctorJamie and Zoe once found themselves on an almost deserted space laboratory in the 114th century. (AUDIOThe Rosemariners)

The New Roman Empire existed in 12,005 during the 121st century. (TV: The End of the World)

During the 150th century, Kronkburgers were sold on Reblais Beta. (PROSE: The Last Dodo)

The inhabitants of the Nerva Beacon were put in cryonic suspension in advance of solar flares. By that time, the Nerva Beacon was a kind of "ark" in orbit around Earth. The crew was revived by the Fourth Doctor and his companions (TV: The Ark in Space) in 16,087 (AUDIO: Wirrn Isle) and helped to fend off the Wirrn. (TV: The Ark in Space) Later, on the now uninhabited Earth itself, they prevented Styre from enabling a Sontaran invasion of the galaxy. (TV: The Sontaran Experiment)

In 16,127, Olympic Games were being held in the planet's main settlement, Nerva City, the former site of New York City, at the time of the Sixth Doctor and Flip Jackson's arrival in the city. They had resumed the Olympic Games. Fragmentary historical records stated that the Games were held every fourth of a year instead of once every four years. (AUDIO: Wirrn Isle)

Earth was a hot planet with very few lifeforms in 16,909. In this year, the Charrl came to Earth after their home Alya was devastated by solar flares. (PROSE: Birthright, AUDIO: Birthright)

Circa 17,000, the Daleks attempted an invasion of Venus. (TV: Genesis of the Daleks)

The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond visited the Delirium Archive during the 171st century. After finding a message from River Song left on a Home Box, they left for the 51st century to find her. (TV: The Time of Angels)

The Tenth Doctor took Heather McCrimmon to visit a "fantastic museum" on an alien planet in the 208th century. (COMICOne Careful Owner)

The Charrl inhabited Earth in 22,000. They called it Antýkhon. Muldwych was exiled here. Some of the Charrl travelled through the Great Divide to the early 20th century. (PROSE: Birthright, AUDIO: Birthright) According to the Third Doctor, the height of Karfel's civilisation was about this time. (PROSE: Speed of Flight)

The Platonic War occurred in the 347th century between humans and several alien species. Haralto Wong Bopz Wim-Waldon Arlene died. (PROSE: The Slitheen Excursion)

The Eleventh Doctor visited Mercury in the 367th century with Amy Pond and Rory Williams and witnessed the first contact between human miners and the native Mercurian energy beast. (COMICHot Stuff!)

An expedition by the Morestrans had a presence on the planet Zeta Minor in 37,166. (TV: Planet of Evil)

The Fifth DoctorNyssa and Tegan landed in the Morestran Empire in the 392nd century, two thousand years after the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane's visit. (PROSEDoctor Who and the Planet of Evil, Zeta Major) Morestra was finally abandoned in 39,164[source needed], and its people began a search for a new home planet, being almost entirely cut off from their Earth origins. (PROSEZeta Major)

Sky City was the showpiece of civilisation on Earth in the 453rd century. (COMICSkydive!)

According to the Ninth Doctor, the standard galactic code of the 455th century was a universally recognised form of communication. (PROSE: Doctor vs Doctor)

Zanthus Pia, head of the Galactic Peace Commission, was murdered by Ahab in 50,000. (TV: The Bounty Hunter)

502nd century to the final death of Earth[[edit]]

The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond met the Terraphiles and Captain Cornelius in 51,007. (PROSE: The Coming of the Terraphiles)

The Second Doctor and Jamie McCrimmon visited a biome on Earth in 54,010 and rescued a tribe of Stone Age level humans from it. (PROSEAll of Beyond)

On 2 April in 199,312, the Could've Been King was "uncoronated". (PROSE: Time Traveller's Diary)

In 199,909 the Mighty Jagrafess was installed by the Daleks inside Satellite Five, which broadcast news across the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire. In 200,000, Cathica Santini Khadeni, an employee of Satellite Five, killed the Jagrafess after learning the truth about the news satellite from the Ninth Doctor and his companions Rose Tyler and Adam Mitchell. (TV: The Long Game)

A hundred years later, the Ninth Doctor and his friends Rose and Jack Harkness were stolen from the TARDIS and taken again to the Game Station by the Controller. (TV: Bad Wolf) Rose Tyler used the heart of the TARDIS to become the Bad Wolf. As Bad Wolf, she destroyed a Dalek fleet led by the latest of their Emperors. (TV: The Parting of the Ways) Jack Harkness was exterminated and made immortal, again due to Bad Wolf's intervention. He was abandoned by the Doctor here.

A year after his abandonment in 200,101, (AUDIO: The Year After I Died) Harkness left the station for early 21st century Cardiff, but landed in 1869. (TV: Utopia)

In the 2501st century, Volag-Noc was still in use. Dirk Slipstream was sent there by the Doctor for murdering six hundred people, though he escaped after six years. The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond visited the Gyre in 250,399 after the TARDIS was pulled off-course. (PROSENight of the Humans)

In 291,994, an unnamed weapon appeared in Arcopolis. Fifteen years later, in 292,009, the Tenth Doctor visited the planet in order to deactivate the Fortress. (PROSE: The Eyeless)

Humans encroached upon the domain of the Sulumians in the eighth dimension circa 317,000. Thorgan made at least two attempts to change history to prevent the incursion. (PROSE: The Gallifrey Chronicles)

During a conflict between Kallix Grover and the Sine Wave Shrine of Shillitar in 436,000, a wave of magnetic energy hit Earth by mistake. The vast grid of nanotechnology was wiped out and Earth was cut off from space. "The Great Retrenchment", a 10,000 year Dark Age began and humans turned to biology and chemistry.

In 438,526Chantal Osterberg wrote a diary entry about her life and how it led to creating the Osterberg Experiment. Seven years later, in 438,533, Chantal Osterberg created the Hy-Bractors. (PROSE: Only Human)

Circa 500,000, after millennia of environmental degradation, humans evolved into the vampire-like Haemovores. The last creature alive in the polluted world was Ingiger, the Ancient One, who was brought to the 10th century by Fenric. This timeline was negated by the Seventh Doctor and Ace. (TV: The Curse of Fenric, PROSE: Goth Opera)

Two years later, Earth was abandoned due to solar flare activity. The Eighth Doctor and Charlotte Pollard send the SS Batavia here brought from 15 January 1942 to this time by a stranded Cyberman ship back to its own time, destroying the Cybermen and their ship, but leaving Charley stranded in this time. (AUDIOThe Girl Who Never Was) She was later rescued by the Sixth Doctor. (AUDIOThe Condemned)

The Seventh Doctor and Ace visited Prague in 848,988. (PROSE: Sunday Afternoon, AD 848,988)

The Second Doctor, Zoe and Jamie collided with the huge, decaying wreck of a starship, known as The World, in the year 1,500,000. (AUDIO: The Wreck of the World)

In order to protect secrets stolen from the Matrix, the Time Lords moved Earth light years across space, which caused a catastrophe for the inhabitants. According to one account, the world became known as Ravolox circa 2,000,000. (TV: The Mysterious Planet) At some time thereafter the planet was restored to its original location and came once more to be known as Earth. (TV: The End of the World)

Sabalom Glitz, an occasional associate of the Sixth and Seventh Doctors, came from this era. They first encountered each other on the planet supposedly called Ravalox. (TV: The Mysterious Planet)

The Seventh Doctor met Glitz again in Iceworld on the planet Svartos. Here, Ace, a girl transported from Earth in 1987, joined the Doctor as his companion after he said farewell to Melanie Bush, who had gone off to travel with Glitz. (TV: Dragonfire)

In approximately 10,000,000, in the 57th Segment of Time, humans had encountered, and enslaved, the Monoids. Fearing their planet's collision with its sun, they evacuated in a space ark, bound for Refusis II. (TV: The Ark) Another ship, bound for Frontios, also left during this time. (TV: Frontios) The planet Tarron was also colonised by humans after the solar flares of c. 10,000,000. (PROSETarnished Image) Another ship, bound for the planet Hereafter, arrived at he planet and began processing the planet for colonisation, which took twenty-seven generations. (PROSE: The Silent Stars Go By) Balanystra was also a planet colonised during this period. (PROSE: Perfect Day)

Apparently the "collision" only scorched the planet rather than totally destroying it. In the billions of years after this and before the Earth's final destruction, the National Trust preserved the uninhabited Earth, using gravity satellites to hold back the sun, and restored it back to a "classic Earth".

In 23,000,000, the Twelfth Doctor visited a planet at the other end of the universe while being pursued by sentient oil. (TV: The Pilot)

By 35,000,000 the common mouse had evolved into a humanoid form and become the smartest creature on Earth. (PROSE: Omegamorphosis)

The year 500,000,000 was the most peaceful point of interstellar history. (PROSE: I Am a Dalek)

1,000,000,000 was among the possible years listed by the Tenth Doctor as he found the TARDIS accelerating into the far future until it finally settled at the end of the universe. (TV: Utopia)

New Savannah was added to the New Earth Empire in 4,999,999,740, but allowed the Catkind to live autonomously by giving them technology and resources, until the year 5,000,000,000. (COMIC: Agent Provocateur)

Circa 5,000,000,000, the Eleventh Doctor photographed what had been the site of the Caliburn House as part of his investigation of the Caliburn Ghost. (TV: Hide)

According to one account, in the year 5,000,000,000 Earth was finally destroyed when the Sun expanded. An event was hosted on Platform One for some of the richest people to observe the event, but the guests were too busy saving themselves from the sabotage of the platform by metal spiders and the breach of its shields to watch the event. By this point Cassandra O'Brien.Δ17 was the only living "pure human", though there were several people who were mostly human spread throughout the stars. (TV: The End of the World)

Facsimile editions of Agatha Christie's novels including Death in the Clouds were still being published in this year. The Tenth Doctor possessed such an edition in his TARDIS. (TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp)

This year was among the possible years listed by the Tenth Doctor as he found the TARDIS accelerating into the far future until it finally settled at the end of the universe. (TV: Utopia)

According to one account, Sol would explode in 10,000,000,000, rendering non-viable the star system in which Earth once existed. (TV: Colony in Space)

After the destruction of Earth[[edit]]

After the destruction of Earth, the survivors dispersed into the posthuman hegemony. One group, the Arcadians, considered themselves the preservers of the old Earth's ways, and they recreated Earth on various Earth-like planets. (PROSE: The Book of the War) On the planet of New Earth, an order of nurses called the Sisters of Plenitude was found to have been experimenting upon artificially created humans in New New York Hospital in the year 5,000,000,023. After the experiments were uncovered, the order was taken into custody by the New New York Police Department and the new humans went on to form a subspecies of humanity. (TV: New Earth)

Five years later, a new "mood" called Bliss was released on New Earth. The product went wrong when a virus mutated in it, killing most of the population of New Earth (the survivors were those in New New York's Undercity, which was blocked off) and everything else within seven minutes, when the virus even resulted in the death of itself. To protect the citizens of the Undercity, the Motorway was created, trapping - and thus, saving - them.

New New York's Undercity citizens were finally free from the undercity in 5,000,000,053. The Face of Boe died after sacrificing himself to save the inhabitants of New Earth, and revealed a final secret to the Tenth Doctor. At this time, humans continued to thrive. Some had interbred with other humanoid species. (TV: Gridlock)

The cure for Petrifold Regression was "discovered" by humans on 20 August 5,000,001,023, despite the fact that the Sisters of Plenitude had already developed a cure a thousand years previously. (TV: New Earth, PROSE: Time Traveller's Diary)

On 30 December in 9,000,000,000, the Great Upload took place as the descendants of the human race uploaded their consciousnesses to the cloud. They downloaded into bipedal meat bodies another 500,000 years later. (PROSE: Time Traveller's Diary)

Approaching the end of the universe[[edit]]

The earliest projected date for Event Two was 60,000,000,000. (AUDIO: Zagreus)

Circa 100,000,000,000,000, humans, Futurekind, and a few other species still survived in the elderly universe, an "end of all ages", when most stars and galaxies were extinguished. Those surviving humans prepared to journey to Utopia. (TV: Utopia) They made it, but they found the planet uninhabitable, and to survive they made themselves into the cyborgs known as the Toclafane. (TV: Last of the Time Lords)

As the universe approached its end, the Time Lords migrated to another universe along with a handful of other lifeforms that were deemed worthy. The last of humanity, not among the lifeforms chosen, was forced to settle on Ember, one of the last inhabitable planets in the universe, and construct frail metal bodies for themselves in order to survive. Holding a grudge against the Time Lords for abandoning them, as well as the Doctor for not coming to save them as he did in countless times past, the last of humanity created a plan to transfer their minds to 21st century Earth, and create a singularity of consciousness among all humans in order to prevent their ultimate fate. Their plan was ultimately thwarted by the Fifth Doctor, who visited Ember in order to say goodbye to the last human in the universe, Xen. (AUDIO: Singularity)

Following the Last Great Time War, the Time Lords transported their homeworld Gallifrey to the far distant future for their own protection to avoid a new war. (TV: Hell Bent)

Orson Pink accidentally time travelled all the way to the end of the universe. The Twelfth Doctor found him on the last planet and brought him back home to the early 22nd century. (TV: Listen)

The War Doctor piloted Partheus' TARDIS to the end of the universe. Cinder fired the Tear of Isha into a red giant, collapsing it. (PROSE: Engines of War)

Me (originally known as Ashildr) watched the stars go out from a reality bubble in a ruined section of the Cloisters on Gallifrey, after the Time Lords had apparently all died out. She found it to be beautiful, though sad. The Twelfth Doctor and Ashildr left the bubble and returned to Gallifrey before the bubble gave out and the final remnants of the universe collapsed. (TV: Hell Bent)

100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 was the latest projected date for Event Two of an alternate universe. (PROSE: The Infinity Doctors)

After the universe[[edit]]

The after-universe. (COMIC: The Stockbridge Child)
Main article: After-universe

Following Event Two, the after-universe would come into existence. (PROSE: Millennial Rites, COMIC: The Stockbridge Child) The City of the Saved was located after the end of the universe. (PROSE: The Book of the War)

Behind the scenes[[edit]]

"Far future" is a term used for convenience on this wiki for events that occur during a hard to define period that is more difficult to describe than other time periods. It should be noted that time is a relative concept for individuals that use time travel. Therefore this term is conjectural.

Terry Nation's initial outline for The Daleks' Master Plan set its events in the year 1,000,000; this was changed to 4000.

Though not stated in the episode, writer Neil Gaiman revealed that he set TV: Nightmare in Silver as taking place "a quarter of a million years into the future."[1]