Newbies Guide to Doctor Who

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Dalek

Writer: Rob Shearman

Director: Joe Ahearne

First Broadcast: 30th April 2005

Placement: After World War Three

Links: A standalone story

Doctor:

The Ninth Doctor The NinthThe ninth Doctor speaks in a northern accent and wears a leather jacket. He has very short hair and big ears. The ninth Doctor has been mentally scarred by the part he played in the Time War and the destruction of his home planet. Although he clearly has a love of life, he also has an innate sadness about him.

Companions:

Rose Tyler Rose Tyler Rose Tyler is a 19-year old girl from London 2005. Before meeting the Doctor, Rose lived with her mother, Jackie Tyler, on a council estate and had a boyfriend called Mickey Smith. Her father, Pete Tyler, died when she was a baby. In Rose (New Series Series 1), she worked in Henrik's department store when the ninth Doctor was investigating Auton activity in the store, and she saw him blow it up. Rose then helped the Doctor defeat the Nestene Consciousness's attempt to take over the world, and he offered her a chance to travel in the TARDIS. In The End of the World (New Series Series 1), the Doctor took her to the far future to see the day the Earth is destroyed. During this trip, he upgraded her mobile phone, tying it into the TARDIS, so that she can call home no matter where or when she is.

Recurring Characters:

The Daleks The Daleks are a genocidal race of aliens created by mad scientist Davros. They have a fanatical hatred of all other lifeforms. The Doctor first encountered them in The Daleks (Classic Series Season 1), when he visited their home planet of Skaro. He has fought them on numerous occasions since then. In The Chase (Classic Series Season 2), we saw that the Daleks had discovered time travel technology. In The Evil of the Daleks (Classic Series Season 4), the Doctor engineered a Dalek civil war. In Genesis of the Daleks (Classic Series Season 12) the Time Lords sent the Doctor back in time to influence the creation of the Daleks; they were concerned that the Daleks would become the supreme beings in the universe. By the time of Remembrance of the Daleks (Classic Series Season 25), the Doctor was prepared to arrange for Skaro to be destroyed, although War of the Daleks (BBC Eighth Doctor Adventure) establishes that the wrong planet was destroyed. At some point after this, the Daleks were involved in a Time War, fighting against the Time Lords.

Recommended Viewing:

The Daleks were first seen to climb stairs in Remembrance of the Daleks (Classic Series Season 25). The Last Time War, and the end of the Time Lords was mentioned in Rose (New Series Series 1), The End of the World (New Series Series 1), and The Unquiet Dead (New Series Series 1).

Recommended Reading:

None.

Recommended Listening:

None.

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