The Doctor is a Time Lord of the planet Gallifrey. The Doctor also of course happens to be the only one left. Well, more or less. As we all know, the Time Lords have a way of cheating death called regeneration. A Time Lord has a maximum of 12 regenerations giving them a total of 13 “lives”. However we do know that this can be beaten as the Master once used up his final regeneration, and then guess what, he died. He ended up becoming this creepy seaweed covered skeleton thingymibob, but by stealing someone elses body, he got to start again with another 13 lives. Below is the Doctor in each of his different incarnations so far, starting with the newest, Matt Smith.
The 11th Doctor
The 10th Doctor
The 9th Doctor
The 7th Doctor
The 3rd Doctor
The 1st Doctor
Rose, the Doctor’s first companion in his Ninth body, was an ordinary London girl living a boring life. Until her work blew up, she was chased by plastic, attacked by a severed hand and, oh, I almost forgot, got attacked by her boyfriend after he was eaten by a wheeliebin. And yes, that really did happen. After this her life changed forever. After the Doctor saved her from the eh… bins… she had many adventures, and she still keeps coming back for more. We’ve seen her fight werewolves, Krillitane, Daleks, television and of course worst of all – Anne Robinson. This was all fine and dandy until episode 2.13 – Doomsday. Now paired with a new Doctor, she helps him battle the Daleks and the Cybermen. However, the only way to rid the world of these evil beings of dramatic proportions (sorry, went a bit over the top there) is to suck them into the void. Of course what’s to stop Rose and the dDoctor ending up in there to? Magnaclamps! (watch the episode to find out what the hell I’m talking about) Of course Rose, being blond, lets go (TWAT!) and almost ends up in the void but she gets saved in a heroic fashion and get’s trapped in a parralel universe. Boo hoo sob story Doctor come back sad music awww… The End. Cue the next companion!
After we lose Rose, it’s not long before another young female takes up the post of companion for the Doctor. This time, forget hungry bins, plastic boyfriends, shop dummies and severed arms and instead start thinking “Judoon platoon upon the Moon”! Say hello to Martha Jones, a young medical student, who has her life changed forever by the Doctor. I won’t go into too much detail, so you’ll have to watch the episode (3.1) to find out what happens! Martha ends up with the Doctor for some adventures, and one of her episodes was voted the scariest episode ever! Despite Martha and the Doctor hardly being in it at all… (you shouls have been able to figure out what episode I’m referring to from that). She only lasts one series, but she does make several more appearances in Doctor Who next series, and is in a few episodes of Torchwood that ran in between Series 3 and Series 4.
Now then, good old Donna Noble. Arguably the most important character in Doctor Who. Ever. We first met her back in 2006 in the Chrstmas special The Runaway Bride. She was at that time just a temporary companion, with the “This’ll be good, let’s get Catherine Tate for a laugh” ” feel to her, but only one series later, she becomes a fully fledged companion, with more of a feel that she was meant to be there (Well, technically she was, but I’ll get to that later). She reappeared in Series 4 as the companion for the Doctor. The Doctor can’t help wondering how they happened to meet again. I mean, come on, a man who could be anywhere in the universe and meet anyone one of the trillion billion million thousand hundred (give or take a few) people who inhabit the universe (Oh and there’s the parralel universe so that’s err… you get the idea) , and yet he manages to meet the same person twice. Andhe was right. It was no coincidence. It turn’s out the Doct0r and Donna’s timelines were intertwined and she would keep appearing because she would go on become “supposedly” the most important character. I don’t know why, all she did was save reality. Of course, performing a two-way human-timelord biological metacrisis (Yes I know, it’s geeky that I know what it’s called) would cause her brain to explode. No matter though, just wipe her memory and it’s a job well done. And ends up saving her life when she knocks out the Master, the Master, the Master, the Master and herself after she remembers. Phew, that was a lot of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff to explain. Anyway, on to River Song.
Ahh now here’s an interesting one – if you’re a fan of wibbly wobbly timey wimey then chances are you’ll like River. I will try and explain this the best I can, starting from the beginning. Or the end. Or is it the beginning? Let’s just say Silence in the Library/ Forest of the Dead (Episodes 4.8/4.9). She has met the Doctor lots of times, and yet this is the first time he has met her. We know that River has been with the Doctor for a long time as she has a full diary of her life with him, his (modified) screwdriver and she knows his real name! Of course she then she then promptly dies, meaning the last time she met the Doctor was the first he met her. He then meets her again in the future after the Weeping Angels have been set loose about the wreckage of a ship (Episodes 5.4/5.5). This time must have been before 4.8 for River as she obviously dies in that adventure. At the end of 5.5 she tells the Doctor she will see him again when the Pandorica opens, which we then to in Episodes 5.12/5.13. These episodes must therefore be before 5.4 from River Song’s perspective, but after in The Doctor’s, essentially meaning the Doctoris meeting her backwards, i.e the last time he meets her will be the first time she meets him. It may not turn out that way and he might meet her again after she’s met him for the first time but who knows!
So anyway, onto the character herself. River Song, the mysterious and elusive woman from the future. All we know about her really is, well, nothing! The woman from [insert hometown here] who hides behind her little blue book of spoilers every time she’s asked about her past (and our future!). What we do know about her is minimal – she is now saved into CAL’s computer database and killled a man. That’s it.
So, a new Doctor and a new companion to join him! The little Scottish girl who finds a smoking blue box in her back garden, and quickly finds herself caught up in the crazy world of the Doctor! And then she has to wait for 12 years… But then she meets him again an everything is well!! And wibbly-wobbly… After her 12 year wait for the Doctor to come back, she disappears away with him on the night before her wedding. However, when the Doctor gets worried by the fact she tried to get off with him, the Doctor brings her fiancée, Rory Williams into the TARDIS to take them on a romantic trip to Venice. Rory stays in the TARDIS for almost all the remaining episodes that series, despite getting killed. Twice. So whether it’s battling giant eyeballs, escaping Weeping Angels or even fightimg the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers (More commonly known as ‘Daleks’) you can be sure Amy Pond will show up in an extremely short skirt and you can always rely on her to replace the Scottish hole left by the Tenth Doctor.
Ahh the ever-innocent and scared Rory Williams. The nurse from Leadworth who ended up, just two years later from his first encounter with the Doctor, fiancee and, eventually, wife of Amy Pond. Rory gets dragged into the TARDIS when the Doctor decides Amy and him need a romantic break together in Venice… until that holiday gets intruded by giant fish, but that’s another story (Episode 5.6 to be precise!). From this point onwards Rory was the new TARDIS tin dog. Except he did more stuff and actually helped sometimes… If you set aside being disintegrated, shot, erased from time, turned into plastic, being forced to shoot his own girlfriend and then having to spend 2000 years guarding a box then his life with the Doctor has actually been quite enjoyable!!