Doctor Who: The Newbies Guide
Shada (Tom Baker version)
This is the sixth story in Season 17. However, it was never actually finished. The surviving footage with linking narration has been released on VHS and DVD, and a new version with animated footage to replace the gaps has been released on DVD. The story was also remade in an animated version with the eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) and a mostly fresh cast.
The Fourth Doctor dresses in a rather bohemian outfit, notable for its long scarf. He is somewhat alien, willing to play the fool, and almost never gets on with authority figures. In The Armageddon Factor, the Doctor fitted a Randomiser to the TARDIS in order to stop a cosmic entity called the Black Guardian from finding him.
Romanadvoratrelundar (or Romana for short) is a Time Lady. In The Ribos Operation, the White Guardian transported her onto the Doctor's TARDIS to help him in his quest for the Key to Time. In Destiny of the Daleks she regenerated into a new form. This version of Romana is fun-loving and definitely on a par with the Doctor.
K9 Mark 2 is a robotic dog built by the Doctor. In The Invasion of Time, the Doctor left the original K9 on Gallifrey. K9 is very literal in his thinking and is programmed to obey his master and mistress. In Destiny of the Daleks he suffered from Laryngitis, which has affected his voice.
Recurring and Historical Characters