Doctor Who: The Newbies Guide

The Ark

This is the sixth story in Season 3.

Where does this fit?

This happens very shortly after The Massacre

Doctor

The First Doctor

The first Doctor looks like a human in his sixties. He is physically quite frail, but has a keen intellect. He is paternalistic towards his companions, and has a degree of arrogance towards others. He sometimes mispronounces words.

Companion(s)

Steven Taylor

Steven Taylor was a space pilot from an unknown time in the future. His spacecraft landed on the planet Mechanus, where a group of robots called Mechanoids held him prisoner. In The Chase, he escaped when the Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Vicki visited the planet whilst on the run from a Dalek time machine. He stowed away on the TARDIS not knowing it was capable of time travel.

Recurring and Historical Characters

Dorothea "Dodo" Chaplet

Dorothea Chaplet (commonly referred to as Dodo is a girl from 1966 England who (in The Massacre) ran into the TARDIS on Wimbledon Common, thinking it was a genuine police box.

Recommended Viewing

Dodo was introduced in the final scene of the previous story (The Massacre).

Recommended Reading

If you would like a proper origin story for Dodo before she joined the TARDIS, that can be found in the BBC Past Doctor novel Salvation.

Recommended Listening

None.

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