Saturday, 31 January 2009


Zygons were solidly built humanoids with large, cone-shaped heads. Their heads, arms and torsos were covered in suckers, and they had deeply inset faces. Zygons had dark red blood and spoke in a gurgling whisper. Zygons were stronger then humans and could live for several centuries. They also had an earthy, iron smell. Zygons had the ability to sting people using venomous barbs on their palms. These stings could be used to stun, maim or kill, and would leave severe welts on the affected area.

Young Zygons were called hatchlings and were slimy and pale with shorter limbs. Hatchlings were mute, but much faster than adults.

Zygons had a very deeply ingrained fear of fire.

Friday, 30 January 2009

Thriller (A Warning To All Future Companions)

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The Carrionites were species of humanoid beings that used word-based science or "witchcraft" to reshape reality.

The true form of a Carrionite resembled a female with wrinkled skin and large clawed hands. Inside their mouths were sharp canine teeth. However, Carrionites could assume a near-Human form, and the Carrionite Lilith was able to assume the form of a beautiful young woman, a trick she used to ensnare male victims.

The Carrionites that were summoned by the final lines of Love's Labours Won were even more horrific, with no visible legs, massive claws, beak-like noses and hooked chins

They placed great importance on the knowing the names of an individual, which would allow them to take control of them. The Carrionites also appear to be possess some unknown ability to discover a person's true name; although Lilith was in the room when the Doctor and Martha Jones introduce themselves to Shakespeare she later remarks "there is no name" when trying to name the Doctor.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Companions: Donna Noble (Catherine Tate)

Catherine Tate plays a bemused bride (Donna Noble) at the heart of a plot by giant spiders to conquer the Earth.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Astrid Peth (Kylie Minogue)

Astrid Peth (Kylie Minogue) was working as a waitress on a doomed liner
The Titanic


Slabs were robotic beings, typically androids, used by various races, typically criminals, as basic slave drones. They tended to travel in pairs. They had a vague form as to not provoke suspicion, but their attitude and internal anatomy were very different - they obeyed the commands of their master, they disrespected other beings, did not speak and had the same composition all the way through.

For example, the Slabs used by a Plasmavore, Florence Finnegan, on Earth (and, due to the Judoon's intervention, on the Moon as well) looked like motorcycle couriers dressed in black, but they never delivered anything and were composed entirely of leather, except for their helmets.

They could be "killed" by sufficiently high levels of radiation, or advanced energy weapons.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Companions: Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman)

Martha Jones played by Freema Agyeman
is training to be a doctor when she joins the TARDIS crew.
Not that kind of doctor!

Empress of the Racnoss

The Empress of the Racnoss was the leader of the Racnoss Empire, an empire destroyed by the Gallifreyans over 4.6 billion years ago. She was the only Racnoss to survive and not hibernate in the Earth's core, but instead thrived in her ship, the Webstar, orbiting Earth for billions of years until the Torchwood Institute developed Huon particles with which she could revive her race.

The Empress was encountered by the Doctor on Christmas Day 2007 in a secret location under the Thames Barrier, trying to awaken her long-dead race (whom she called "her children") with the Huon energy within the bodies of Donna Noble and Lance Bennett after being fed it within drinks, being given coffee and water respectively. Lance was originally affiliated with the Empress, however after the disappearance of Donna after being taken by the Doctor she sent Lance to the centre of the Earth where the Racnoss spaceship was, and the Huon particles awoke the Racnoss who then proceeded to feast on Lance.

Her plans to revive the Racnoss were foiled by the Doctor when he used controls stolen from a Robot Santa to stop the Santas shooting him and to bring bombs disguised as baubles from a Robotic Christmas Tree flying around the secret room and then detonating, crashing into pipes, thereby letting the Thames flood into the room and surrounding the Empress with fire, and then finally drowning the Racnoss with the Thames water.

The Empress then transmatted up to her Webstar and vowed revenge on the Doctor and all of planet Earth by scorching it, however the lack of Huon energy left the Webstar defenceless and allowed the British Army to destroy it, presumably destroying both the Webstar and the Empress.

Monday, 26 January 2009

K9 (John Leeson - voice)

John Leeson plays faithful robotic companion K9.
Highly intelligent, and armed with a deadly nose laser too!

Cult of Skaro

The Cult of Skaro, named for the Dalek homeworld, was a secret group of four Daleks—three Standard Daleks and one Black Dalek—assigned the task of furthering the Dalek cause through the development of new and unorthodox ideas and strategies. The leader of the Cult claimed that it was created primarily to further the process of Dalek evolution. Their willingness to adopt alien modes of thought was demonstrated by the fact that they had individual names, a concept most Daleks found abhorrent. Led by Sec, the Black Dalek, they answered to no one, not even the Dalek Emperor, although they still revered him.

The Cult of Skaro were at first just four ordinary Daleks. Dalek Sec was a commander of a Dalek group sent to wipe out the remnants of the Mechanoids which they succeeded in doing. After doing this all four of them were ordered by the Dalek Emperor to return to him. They arrived and were promoted to become the Cult of Skaro. They were then given their names and Dalek Sec was elected as their leader

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen)

Elisabeth Sladen plays Sarah Jane Smith, the investigator with an instinct for adventure.
She and the Doctor are old friends.


The Isolus were tiny empathic beings which resembled white flowers with streaming tendrils. They travelled via solar winds.

Isolus were originally born as spores by their mothers. These Isolus would travel through space in heat-powered pods and would grow for thousands of years until they reach their adulthood, and, in order to pass the time, used their ionic power to project fantasy worlds to play in. The ionic power of an Isolus to create these virtual worlds could also bring inanimate objects, such as drawings, to life, as well as transform living things into drawings. These young Isolus also required strong emotions, specifically love, to survive. Isolus travelled in groups of around 4 billion and required constant companionship to feed off the love of their siblings.

In year 2012, one Isolus was separated from its siblings after a solar flare. It landed on Earth and searched for heat and a friend. It was able to find Chloe Webber, another lonely child. Chloe swallowed the Isolus. Inside Chloe's body, the spore granted Chloe its ionic powers. One child was not enough for the Isolus, though, it tried to use its powers to find more friends.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Michelle Ryan spotted filming in Cardiff

Damn, nom nom nom, don't mind me, I'm just eating my hat.

Filming on the streets of Cardiff was former Bionic Woman Michelle Ryan, who was wrapped up in a sleek leather jacket to play the mysterious Lady Christina de Souza in Doctor Who. The 24-year-old actress, who shot to fame in the BBC1 soap EastEnders playing Zoe Slater from 2000 until 2005, was decked out all in black as she filmed an episode of the cult sci-fi hit at a secret Cardiff location on Thursday night.
more here...

Buses, there's never one when you need one...

Spring special threatened by a broken-down bus.
Filming of the Spring Special has been hit by bad luck and Russel T Davis is having to re-write some of "The Planet of the Dead". The bus that was shipped overseas seems to have been so badly damaged that it can't be used in the filming of the special. Read more here...

Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman)

John Barrowman plays a dashing intergalactic rogue, Captain Jack Harkness,
now running the Cardiff branch of Torchwood.

The Beast

The Beast was a colossal demon locked away in the heart of planet Krop Tor. He said that he had many names, including Satan, and claimed to be the essence of all Devil-like figures in religion and myth. He also claimed to have been imprisoned since before the universe.

The Beast could manifest himself through electronic media, including computer voices and, crudely through hologram viewers. Its mind could leave its body and possess a single hive mind of the Ood collectively or a single Human individually, though not more than one at one time. He had the power of telepathy and, through a host, telekinesis. Possession of a human subject affected the host's skin, causing strange markings to appear all over their face and body; and vocal chords, allowing them to speak with different pitches simultaneously. Whether a single human or a hive mind, the eyes of those possessed by the beast glowed a fiery red. The Beast could also project fire from his mouth. His hosts could also physically survive in a vacuum indefinitely. The Doctor realized that the Beast, or the Devil, or Satan was "an idea in the minds of men", and not a physical form, and that is why it could manifest into others, and could survive indefinitely after the destruction of its body.

Friday, 23 January 2009

Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Video from TessaTracy

Original: Green Day - Boulevard of broken dreams

Jackie Tyler (Camille Coduri)

Camille Coduri plays Rose's Mum, Jackie Tyler.
Always ready with a conga and a shepherd's pie.

The Wire

The Wire is an alien life form that was executed by its people, on the planet Hermethica, branded a criminal mastermind of the planet's crime syndicates, but managed to preserve itself as an being of plasmic energy, due to her guard's communication device was on and he was illegally recording the execution, that escaped to Earth.

It concealed itself in television signals, transferring itself from set to set. It fed to off the mental signals of Humans, paralysing them and then leeching out their energy with electrical tendrils. This process would leave the victim mindless, as well as faceless , this monster fed off the face of Rose Tyler. Her face was then trapped in a television set; she was still able to talk. The Wire used the image of a female BBC continuity announcer to communicate with the outside world. It hoped to use this energy to manifest itself in a corporeal form once more.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Michelle Ryan could be the next assistant

The former Eastender and Bionic Woman could be the next assistant according to the Mail Online. But if you believe that Blatt you'll believe anything :-)

Mickey Smith (Noel Clarke)

Noel Clarke plays Mickey Smith, Rose's boyfriend.
Conspiracy theorist, computer expert and lovesick.

Clockwork Droid

The Clockwork Repair Droids were androids who came to stalk and take Madame de Pompadour's brain in 18th century France, believing it could be used to repair their ship. They wore 18th century French uniform to blend in with the guests

The Clockwork Robots began as repair robots on board the spaceship SS Madame De Pompadour in the 51st century. Their only purpose was to fix the ship if it broke down. When the ship did break down in the Dagmar Cluster, they did not have the right parts and so they used the 50 crew members on board, using their body parts to repair the ship. The last part they needed was a brain and they believed that only a 37 year old brain (the same age of their ship) would work. They modified the ship's quantum drive to open multiple time windows to 18th century France and passed through it at various stages of Madame de Pompadour's life, attempting to find her in her 37th year.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Companions: Rose Tyler (Billie Piper)

Billie Piper plays Rose Tyler, the Doctor's companion.
She's been from South London to the end of the world.


The Krillitanes were bat-like humanoids, though smaller than Humans. They had various shades of skin ranging from pinkish to charcoal gray, sharp claws and a flattened, fanged face. They took their bat-like wings from the inhabitant of Bessan, and they also sleep upside down like bats and have very sensitive hearing. As well as a bat-form, the Krillitanes can create a morphic illusion of a Human (which Mr Finch preferred). Krillitanes are carnivorous and will eat other sentient creatures, but they will also eat rats. They also produced Krillitane oil which can increase intelligence in humans but is currently deadly for Krillitanes. They are aware of the Time Lords and their extinction.

In 2007, a group of Krillitanes led by Brother Lassar had landed in Deffry Vale in London, the arrival of their spacecraft marked by UFO activity and the occasional appearance of a localised orange glow in the sky. They had taken over Deffry Vale High School. Using Krillitane oil and an advanced computer network, they were using the brains and imagination of the students as a type of computer in order to work out the Skasas Paradigm.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Companions: Dr Grace Holloway (Daphne Ashbrook)

Dr Grace Holloway (Daphne Ashbrook)
Medically minded companion to the Eighth Doctor.

Anthropomorphic Lupine Shapechanger

Werewolves have featured a number of times in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who and its other media tie-ins. The canonicity of the non-television stories in relation to the television series is open to interpretation, and the various media may not even be consistent with respect to each other.

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Monday, 19 January 2009

Companions: Ace (Sophie Aldred)

Ace (Sophie Aldred)
The Seventh Doctor's feisty and explosive young companion.

Chula Zombies

The Child's plague is spreading throughout wartime London, and its zombie army is on the march. The Ninth Doctor and Rose form an alliance with intergalactic con man Captain Jack, but find themselves trapped in the abandoned hospital. The answer lies at the crash site, but time is running out...

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Companions: Melanie "Mel" (Bonnie Langford)

Melanie "Mel" (Bonnie Langford)
Flame haired companion to the Sixth and Seventh Doctors


Reapers were beings linked to Time itself. The Reapers would search out disturbances in time, such as temporal paradoxes, leave the Time Vortex and "sterilize" the area by devouring everything, with older objects being the tastiest and sentient beings of more interest than inanimate objects.

The Reapers appeared as flying reptilian beings with sleek heads, four long hooked arms and mouths on their chests. They engulfed creatures in a flash of light with their mouths, leaving no traces. Despite these powers, they are material creatures (at least they are in this world), and can be blocked. They cannot pass through solid objects, with older objects being more effective barriers. As damage to Time in the form of time paradoxes accumulates, it allows them entry.

The presence of Reapers would seem more prevalent given, as the Doctor explained, other than himself no Time Lords existed to prevent temporal paradoxes. With the Time Lords gone, paradoxes happened with more frequency

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Companions: Perpugilliam "Peri" Brown (Nicola Bryant)

Perpugilliam "Peri" Brown (Nicola Bryant)
American companion to the Fifth and Sixth Doctors.

Ambassadors from the City State of Binding Light

The Ambassadors of the City State of Binding Light were visitors to the destruction of Earth in the year 5,000,000,000 on Platform One. They were humanoid creatures with pointed ears, multiple eyes and four-fingered hands with claws. They wore long flowing robes. Due to the oxygen sensitivity of their species, the oxygen levels on Platform One are monitored at all times while they are present. One ambassador was seen crying with one of the Scholars of the University of Rago Rago 56 Rago, which means the other could of possibly died, the ambassador later left

Friday, 16 January 2009

All My Days

Video from di0br

Original: Cyndi Lauper - Echo

Companions: Kamelion (Gerald Flood - voice)

Kamelion (Gerald Flood - voice)
Robotic companion of the Fifth Doctor

Jabe Ceth Ceth Jafe

Charming and flirtatious lead representative from the Forest of Cheem, who visited Platform One to witness Earthdeath. Her ancestors were from a tropical rainforest on Earth. She could project a liana from her wrists. She presented the Doctor with a sapling of her grandfather and later, after learning his true heritage, devoted herself to helping him save the space station. Jabe died when the sunfilters surrounding the Ventilation Chamber collapsed, burning her wooden body in seconds.

Jabe was a representative of the Forest of Cheem who had come to see the destruction of Earth in 5,000,000,000. Upon meeting the Doctor, she took an immediate interest in him, and, after discovering his true heritage, felt grief at the loss of an entire species, with he as the only survivor.

When Platform One came under attack, she sacrificed her life valiantly, staying behind to allow the Doctor to fix the sun filters. She burnt to death under the immense heat.

When Davros made the comment every where you go someone always dies to the doctor. Jabe appears in a flashback of beings who have died due to the doctor.

Thursday, 15 January 2009


BOSS was a computer created by Global Chemicals. It was linked to a Human brain; chiefly Stevens, the director of Global Chemicals.

From being linked to a Human brain it learnt how Humans succeed; through illogic and inefficiency.

It made Stevens programme these 'qualities' into itself and became sentient, and meglomanical.

It was defeated confused by the Third Doctor by a conundrum:

If I were to tell you that the next thing I say will be true,
But that the last thing I said was a lie,
Would you believe me?

Companions: Vislor Turlough (Mark Strickson)

Vislor Turlough (Mark Strickson)
Alien schoolboy and Fifth Doctor companion.

Moxx of Balhoon

The Moxx of Balhoon was a guest onboard Platform One to watch the destruction of Earth in 5,000,000,000, representing the solictors Jolco and Jolco. He was killed in the heat of the sun's expanding.

His legs were crippled by a disease, so the Moxx chose to travel around on a fast-moving anti-gravity chair. The chair also replaced his body fluids every twenty minutes so that he didn't sweat glaxic acid. He greeted visitors or friends by spitting in their faces.

The Moxx had a brother, Elth of Balhoon, who would attempt to avenge the Moxx's death by kidnapping the survivors of Platform One's sabotage.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Companions: Tegan Jovanka (Janet Fielding)

Tegan Jovanka (Janet Fielding)
Air hostess who travelled with the Fifth Doctor.


Moroks were a Near-Human race that founded the Morok Empire, which included the Space Museum on Xeros. The Doctor and his companions aided the Xerons in their revolution against the Moroks. (DW: The Space Museum, 1965)

Mortimus was once an adviser to the Moroks.(NA: No Future)

The Morok Empire collapsed in the 30th century thanks to human intervention.(NA: The Death of Art) via

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Companions: Nyssa (Sarah Sutton)

Nyssa (Sarah Sutton)
Aristocratic orphan companion of the Fourth and Fifth Doctors.


The Gelth were a humanoid species who lost their bodies in the Time War. During the War, billions of Gelth were turned into gas, which they could shape themselves into wraith-like forms. These Gelth needed to be in a gaseous environment to survive.

Discovering the Cardiff rift to Gabriel Sneed's mortuary in 1869, they were naturally attracted to the area, since they could inhabit the gas found in the pipes and emerge through gas lamps. They also discovered that they could survive in the gases in a decomposing Human and as the Doctor put it, "use it as a vehicle". While inhabiting the corpses, the Gelth could control and move the dead humans as walking corpses which leaked out luminous blue gas. The Gelth's control of the corpses was tenuous at best. The Gelth contacted Gwyneth, Sneed's servant, who had psychic ability. She thought of the Gelth as angels. Through Gwyneth, the Gelth spoke with the Doctor.

Monday, 12 January 2009

Companions: Adric (Matthew Waterhouse)

Adric (Matthew Waterhouse)
Maths genius who travelled with Doctors Four and Five.


The Melkur was a name given to creatures that were attracted to Traken, meaning literally "a fly trapped in honey". There were several Melkurs attracted to Traken, most decayed without causing any long term harm.

'The Melkur' that seduced Kassia was more virulent than previous Melkurs and was revealed shortly after the arrival of the Doctor and Adric) to be the Master's TARDIS. The Master utilised the Melkur form to become Keeper and take control of The Source.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Companions: Romana II (Lalla Ward)

Romana II (Lalla Ward)
Second incarnation of Time Lady traveller with the Fourth Doctor - mark two.

Doctor Who - Time Squad Figures

The figures above and others can be pre-ordered at Forbidden Planet


The Gonds were a group of near-Humans who lived on an unnamed planet. Until they revolted, they lived in a state of what the Second Doctor called "perpetual enslavement" to the Krotons.

Very little is known of the Gond society prior to the involvement of the Krotons. However, for some (apparently) considerable number of generations, the Gond were raised with one major goal: selection as a "high mind" by the Krotons. All Gond youth had to submit to a series of academic tests, and, if found to possess a sufficient level of intelligence, were allowed to serve the Krotons directly. This involved entering a special area of the Gond settlement completely controlled by the Krotons.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Sea Devils

The Sea Devils were a race of amphibious Earth Reptiles. The Sea Devils, like their land-based cousins the Silurians, were scientifically advanced, and lived during prehistoric times in an aquatic civilization.

Sea Devils looked somewhat like humanoid turtles or plesiosaurus. They had beak-like mouths, large eyes, two fins on their head and a long neck. They had three webbed digits on their hands and feet. Their skin-tone came in a variety of shade, including green, blue and orange. They were much tougher then humans, since they need to survive the crushing depths of the ocean. Sea Devils communicated in a language like sonar, but they could speak human languages in a whispering, rasping voice.

The Silurians were related to the Sea Devils, though they were genetically divergent enough to create problems for the offspring of such matings.

Companions: Romana I (Mary Tamm)

Romana I (Mary Tamm)
First incarnation of Time Lady traveller with the Fourth Doctor.


Drahvins were a female-dominated humanoid race. Only a small number of males were kept alive for reproduction purposes, the rest being killed to preserve resources. Drahvin females were attractive, ruthless and aggressive. In the military, the soldiers are all grown in test tubes and the officers are all natural born.

One Drahvin ship battled a Rill ship and the two crashlanded on an uninhabited, doomed planet. The Drahvin leader, Maaga, tried to trick, then force the Doctor into helping them destroy the Rills and escape the planet, but failed. The Drahvins died when the planet exploded.