Doctor Who: The Newbies Guide

The Curse of Peladon

This is the second story in Season 9.


The Third Doctor has white hair, a large nose, and tends to dress as a society dandy. He has a love of technology, historical name-dropping, and vehicles. In The War Games the Doctor's people (the Time Lords) sentenced him to exile on Earth. In Spearhead from Space, he was appointed as scientific advisor to UNIT.


Josephine "Jo" Grant is the Doctor's assistant at UNIT. She failed General Science A Level, but has had training in escapology, cryptology, and explosives. In Terror of the Autons, on her first day on the job, she was hypnotised by the Master to assassinate the Doctor. In [tv]Colony in Space[/tv[ she accompanied the Doctor on a trip in the TARDIS when the Time Lords sent him on a mission.

Recurring and Historical Characters

The Ice Warriors are natives of the planet Mars. In The Ice Warriors the Doctor prevented a ship of them from wiping out a human base trying to hold back glaciers. In The Seeds of Death, he prevented them from invading Earth.




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