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Newbies Guide to Doctor Who


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Writer: Rob Shearman

Director: Joe Ahearne

First Broadcast: 30th April 2005

Placement: After World War Three

Links: A standalone story

Doctor: The Ninth

The Ninth Doctor

The ninth Doctor wears a leather jacket and has short hair and big ears. He has a love of life, as well as a sadness about him. His home planet of Gallifrey was destroyed in a war.
Companions: Rose Tyler

Rose Tyler

Rose Tyler is a 19-year old girl from London c.2005. In Rose (Series 1), she was working in Henrik's department store when the ninth Doctor was investigating Auton activity in the store, and blew it up. In the events that followed this, Rose 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, leaving behind her mum, Jackie, and boyfriend Mickey. In The End of the World (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. The Doctor first encountered them in The Daleks (season 1), when he visited their home planet. He has fought them on numerous occasions since then. In The Chase (season 2), we saw that the Daleks had discovered time travel technology. In Genesis of the Daleks (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 (season 25), the Doctor was prepared to destroy the Daleks' home planet. At some point after this, the Daleks were involved in a Time War, the details of which are currently unknown.
Recommended Viewing: The Daleks were first seen to climb stairs in Remembrance of the Daleks (season 25). The Last Time War, and the end of the Time Lords was mentioned in Rose, The End of the World, and The Unquiet Dead (all series 1)
Recommended Reading: None.
Recommended Listening: None.
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