Doctor Who: The Newbies Guide

The Moonbase

This is the sixth story in Season 4. Only two episodes exist in the archive, though the other two have been animated.


The second Doctor is short with a beatles moptop. He tends to act the part of a fool and give events a push in the right direction rather than directly taking control.


Ben Jackson is a Merchant Seaman from 1966. He is a working-class cockney. He took some time to accept that the Doctor was still the Doctor after he regenerated.

Polly Wright is a secretary from 1966.

Jamie McCrimmon is a scots piper who met the Doctor after the battle of Culluden in The Highlanders.. He is proud of his Scottishness and wears a kilt and carries a dirk (knife).

Recurring and Historical Characters

The Cybermen originally came from the planet Mondas, a twin planet to Earth. The planet somehow left its orbit, travelling into deep space. In order to survive its people started replacing their body parts with cybernetics. Eventually they became more machine than man, removing their emotions. Now much stronger than humans they seek only to survive and convert human beings into more Cybermen.

In The Tenth Planet Mondas returned to the Solar System and the Doctor, Ben, and Polly helped prevent them from taking over the planet. At the end of that story, they - and everyone else - believed that all the Cybermen had been destroyed.

None. Whilst this is a sequel to The Tenth Planet, the only real link is the return of the Cybermen,



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