Doctor Who Frequently asked Questions

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++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Doctor Who: Frequently asked Questions ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1) To this point in time, seven actors have portrayed the Doctor in the Television series. They are: William Hartnell (1963 - 1966 "BillDoc") Patrick Troughton (1966 - 1969 "PatDoc") Jon Pertwee (1970 - 1974 "JonDoc") Tom Baker (1974 - 1981 "TomDoc") Peter Davison (1982 - 1984 "PeteDoc") Colin Baker (1984 - 1986) Sylvester McCoy (1987 - present "SylDoc") Additionally, "Doctor Who" was portrayed in two films by Peter Cushing 2) Other than the Doctor and the TARDIS, the presence of companions is the only consistent point within the program. Listed are the character's name, the actor who portrayed him/her, and the Doctor the character was a companion to. Susan Foreman - Carol Ann Ford - [1] Ian Chesterton - William Russel - [1] Barbara Wright - Jacqueline Hill - [1] Vicki - Maureen O'Brien - [1] Steven Taylor - Peter Purves - [1] Katarina - Adrienne Hill - [1] Sara Kingdom - Jean Marsh - [1] Dodo Chaplet - Jackie Lane - [1] Ben Jackson - Michael Craze - [1,2] Polly - Anneke Willis - [1,2] Jamie McCrimmon - Frazier Hines - [2] Victoria Waterfield - Deborah Watling - [2] Zoe Harriet - Wendy Padbury - [2] Liz Shaw - Caroline John - [3] Jo Grant - Katy Manning - [3] Dr. Harry Sullivan - Ian Marter - [4] Sarah Jane Smith - Elisabeth Sladen - [3,4] Leela - Louise Jameson - [4] Romana I - Mary Tamm - [4] Romana II - Lalla Ward - [4] Adric - Matthew Waterhouse - [4,5] Nyssa - Sarah Sutton - [4,5] Tegan Jovanka - Janet Fielding - [4,5] Turlough - Mark Strickson - [5] Perpugilliam (Peri) Brown - Nicola Bryant - [5,6] Melanie (Mel) Bush - Bonnie Langford - [6,7] Ace ? (Dorothy) - Sophie Aldred - [7] Not listed are K9, Kamelion, the brigadier and the rest of UNIT. Companions seen (real and imaginary) in "The Five Doctors" Susan, Jamie, Zoe, Liz Shaw, Sarah Jane, The Brigadier, Tegan,and Turlough Frazier Hines reappeared again in "The Two Doctors". The novel of "The Curse of Fenric" says that Ace will eventually leave the Doctor when she marries in France in the 1800's. Jean Marsh, Jacqueline Hill, and Ian Marter have done guest spots in Dr. Who playing characters other than the companion they played. Only three companions have ever been killed (Adric, Sara Kingdom, Katarina). The two most common reasons a companion leaves the Doctor is to return home, or to marry. 3) A chronology, and episodes known missing from BBC archives (William Hartnell) Title # episodes episodes missing Pilot 1 - An Unearthly Child 4 - The Dead Planet (The Daleks) 7 - Beyond the Sun (Edge of Dest) 2 - Marco Polo 7 all The Keys of Marinus 6 - The Aztecs 4 - The Sensorites 6 - The Reign of Terror 6 4,5 Planet of Giants 3 - Dalek Invasion of Earth 6 - The Rescue 2 - The Romans 4 - The Web Planet 6 - The Crusade 4 1,2,4 The Space Museum 4 - The Chase 6 - The Time Meddler 4 - Galaxy Four 4 all Mission to the Unknown 1 all The Myth Makers 4 all The Dalek Masterplan 12 1-4,6-9,11,12 The Massacre 4 all The Ark 4 - The Celestial Toymaker 4 1-3 The Gunfighters 4 - The Savages 4 all The War Machines 4 - The Smugglers 4 all The Tenth Planet 4 4 (Patrick Troughton) Power of the Daleks 6 all The Highlanders 4 all The Underwater Menace 4 1,2,4 The Moonbase 4 1,3 The Macra Terror 4 all The Faceless Ones 6 2,4-6 The Evil of the Daleks 7 1,3-7 The Tomb of the Cybermen 4 - The Abominable Snowmen 6 1,3-6 The Ice Warriors 6 2,3 The Enemy of the World 6 1-2,4-6 The Web of Fear 6 2-6 Fury From the Deep 6 all The Wheel in Space 6 1,2,4,5 The Dominators 5 - The Mind Robber 5 - The Invasion 8 1,4 The Krotons 4 - The Seeds of Death 6 - The Space Pirates 6 1,3-6 The War Games 10 - (Jon Pertwee) [Note: All of the episodes from this point on exist, but some of the Pertwee episodes filmed in color exist only in B&W] (this reference is concerning British PAL format only; many titles have color NTSC releases in existance where no color PAL exists)-RAP Spearhead From Space 4 Doctor Who and the Silurians 7 The Ambassadors of Death 7 Inferno 7 Terror of the Autons 4 The Mind of Evil 6 The Claws of Axos 4 Colony in Space 6 The Daemons 5 The Day of the Daleks 4 The Curse of Peladon 5 The Sea Devils 6 The Mutants 6 The Time Monster 6 The Three Doctors 4 Carnival of Monsters 4 Frontier in Space 6 Planet of the Daleks 6 The Green Death 6 The Time Warrior 4 Invasion of the Dinosaurs 6 [episode 1 is not included with the Lionheart Package] Death to the Daleks 4 The Monster of Peladon 6 Planet of the Spiders 6 (Tom Baker) Robot 4 The Ark in Space 4 The Sontaran Experiment 2 Genesis of the Daleks 6 Revenge of the Cybermen 4 Terror of the Zygons 4 Planet of Evil 4 Pyramids of Mars 4 The Android Invasion 4 The Brain of Morbius 4 The Seeds of Doom 6 The Masque of Mandragora 4 The Hand of Fear 4 The Deadly Assasin 4 The Face of Evil 4 The Robots of Death 4 The Talons of Weng-Chiang 6 Horror of Fang Rock 4 The Invisible Enemy 4 Image of the Fendahl 4 The Sunmakers 4 Underworld 4 The Invasion of Time 6 The Ribos Operation 4 The Pirate Planet 4 The Stones of Blood 4 The Android of Tara 4 The Power of Kroll 4 The Armageddon Factor 6 Destiny of the Daleks 4 City of Death 4 The Creature From the Pit 4 Nightmare of Eden 4 The Horns of the Nimon 4 **** Shada 6 (Filmed, but never completed) The Leisure Hive 4 Meglos 4 Full Circle 4 State of Decay 4 Warriors' Gate 4 The Keeper of Traken 4 Logopolis 4 (Peter Davison) Castrovalva 4 Four to Doomsday 4 Kinda 4 The Visitation 4 Black Orchid 2 Earthshock 4 TimeFlight 4 Arc of Infinity 4 Snakedance 4 Mawdryn Undead 4 Terminus 4 Enlightenment 4 The King's Demons 2 The Five Doctors 4 (filmed as 90m special) Warriors of the Deep 4 The Awakening 2 Frontios 4 Resurrection of the Daleks 4 (filmed as 2 45m episodes) Planet of Fire 4 The Caves of Androzani 4 (Colin Baker) The Twin Dilemma 4 Attack of the Cybermen 4 (filmed as 2 45m episodes) Vengance on Varos 4 (filmed as 2 45m episodes) The Mark of the Rani 4 (filmed as 2 45m episodes) The Two Doctors 6 (filmed as 3 45m episodes) Timelash 4 (filmed as 2 45m episodes) Revelation of the Daleks 4 (filmed as 2 45m episodes) The Trial of a Time Lord 14 (The Mysterious Planet, Minwarp, Terror of the Vervoids, The Ultimate Foe) (Sylvester McCoy) Time and the Rani 4 Paradise Towers 4 Delta and the Bannermen 3 Dragonfire 3 Remembrance of the Daleks 4 The Happiness Patrol 3 Silver Nemesis 3 The Greatest Show in the Galaxy 4 Battlefield 4 Ghost Light 3 The Curse of Fenric 4 Survival 3 4) Villans: Daleks - Evil robot like creatures created/mutated by Davros. The descendants of the Kaleds, of the planet Skaro. Their goal is to conquer, and exterminate all other life forms. They have been shown fighting humans, Thals (the other race of Skaro), and Movellans in episodes of the series. There are currently two flavors of Daleks; those following Davros (in the guise of the Emperor) and the "rebels." The Doctor with the hand of Omega destroyed Skaro at some point in the distant future. Cybermen - Once human, they have replaced all of their bodies with metal and Plastic. Originally from Earth's twin planet Mondas, the First Doctor aided in the destruction of Mondas in 1986. However, the Cyberman had an additional base on the moon Telos, which was later destroyed by the second Doctor. They are susceptible to radioactivity, and gold. Other renegade Time Lords responsible for making the Doctor's lives more complicated- The Meddling Monk- Seen in the Early Years of Doctor Who. May or may not be a previous regeneration of the Master. The Master- First seen in the Pertwee era. Has used all of his 12 regenerations, and is currently living in a body stolen in the "Keeper of Taken." The Rani- She went to school with the Doctor, and is the same age as the Doctor. Seen first in the latter Colin Baker's and in the McCoy's. Ice Warriors - From the planet Mars, susceptible to heat in any form. Other well known enemies: The Celestial Toymaker, Sontarans, Rutans 5) Books: To this point in time, most of the stories have been novelized, or will be shortly. The exceptions to this are the stories Douglas Adams controls (he will allow no one else to novelize them, and Target cannot pay him the price he require), and four Dalek tales (Terry Nation has control of the Dalek license). A number of elements from "City of Death", and "Shada" have been incorporated into Douglas Adams' series of Dirk Gentley novels though. Additionally, the radio tales have been novelized (Timelash, The Pescatons). A new Original series of novels are currently being writen and are available at certain book stores near you. 6) WHO Media: Colin Baker did a Doctor Who radio story, which is not currenly available in any form. Tom Baker did two audio tales, an educational program with no a parent title, and "The Pescatons." The Pescatons was originally available on an LP, but is now available on cassette. Sylvester McCoy also did an educational program (video) in the character of the seventh Doctor. The amicus films were made in 1964, and 1965. "Dalekmania" was second only to Beatlemania at the time. The films are essentially massacred versions of "The Dead Planet", and "Dalek Invasion of Earth." "Doctor Who" (NOT the Doctor) was portrayed by Peter Cushing,and Barbara and Susan as his granddaughters. The character of the Doctor was portrayed as an earth scientist, and is generally ignored by fans of the series. There were attempts to make a Dr. Who film starring Tom Baker. The suggested script was "Doctor Who meets Scratchman," with Vincent Price playing the villan. The Doctor has also been in a number of stage presentations, although none have been brought to the United States. The most recent, "Dr. Who: The Ultimate Adventure" starred Colin Baker, Jon Pertwee, and David Banks (the Cyberleader) as the Doctor at various points during its run. A cohesive history of the renegade time Lord has never really been given. We are told that the Doctor left Gallifrey for some reason with Susan, who calles him Grandfather. (It is generally stated that he could not stand the Time Lords principle of "non-interference." The Doctor was exiled to Earth during "The War Games", and that sentence held for three seasons. The sentence was lifted after the Doctor saved the Universe in "The Three Doctors." Sarah Jane Smith states she is from "1980" in "Pyramids of Mars." This would be consistent with the fact that the Doctor's exile probably occured in 1974-1975. This means that the Doctor's adventures that occur in the "present" are actually set 4-5 years in the future. The only time this was contradicted was in "Mawdryn Undead." The name of the Character in the series is "The Doctor" In several early episodes, the Time Lord is referred to as being "Doctor Who", but this was quickly written out of the series after Pertwee. 7) The future of WHO - The future of the Series is basicly still up in the air. It is fairly certain that Sylvester McCoy, and Sophie Aldred will not be returning to their respective roles. Their contracts have run out. **the last rumors from the BBC are that they might either start up again for the 30th aniversary, OR that they are waiting for more interest in the show to begin production again. A film has been in the planning stages for quite some time, and may or may or may not be made/released anytime soon. There have been rumors that Rutger Hauer (Ladyhawke, Blade Runner, The Hitcher) will play the Doctor, but nothing has been confirmed. \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ compiled by Ed Chen, 1991. No rights reserved. You may use this wherever, and whenever you like, as long as my name is included in the file (preferably *not* under "Villans"). Some changes/updates done by *Romana. 1992. Cosmetic changes for conversion from several messages to a single ASCII file and minor addendums by Robert A. Perry - 920619 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

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