Articles Tagged 'Rogue's Gallery'

‘Doctor Who’ Rogues Gallery Roundup: The Odd Squad

This is a post devoted to those Whovian villains that possibly caused more of a headscratch than a dive behind the sofa. When you travel the wilderness of time and space like the Doctor does, you’re bound to run into a few unusual people here and there, and yes, some of them will be terrifying […]

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‘Doctor Who’ Rogues Gallery: The Terileptils

In TV science fiction, sometimes you can be working on a cracking idea for a monster costume, and only realie afterwards that there’s a silly detail that, while helping to define the character you’re creating, also unravels them a little. Like the Terileptils, once-only enemies of the Fifth Doctor (in a story called The Visitation). […]

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‘Doctor Who’ Rogues Gallery: Davros

Before we get into the character and his role in the evolving history of diplomatic relations between Daleks and Time Lords, can we please take a moment to issue a resounding ovation in the general direction of those BBC technicians who created Davros? I mean just LOOK at the fella! He’s got no legs and […]

‘Doctor Who’ Rogues Gallery: The Ice Warriors

It seems a fitting moment, while a probe is scooting around on the surface of the actual Mars, looking for signs of ice (among other things) to have a look at the fictitious frozen warriors that particular planet sent over to the Earth, to do battle with the Second Doctor, and his assistants Jamie and […]

‘Doctor Who’ Rogues Gallery: The Celestial Toymaker

So there’s this guy, right, and he’s immortal. He’s been exiled from an alternative universe, where the physical rules are different, and because of this, he’s lived for millions and millions of years. This has not had a positive effect on his mental wellbeing. In fact, the solitude has driven him mad. (Note: he does […]

‘Doctor Who’ Rogues Gallery: The Silence

To be clear, the rogues in this particular case are not the religious order known as the Silence, but the lightbulb-headed, chewing-gum-faced beanpoles in suits that you can’t remember having been scared of, once you’ve stopped being scared of them. The Silence were an incredibly apt alien for the Doctor and his friends to encounter […]

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‘Doctor Who’ Rogues Gallery: Lady Cassandra

We’ve been calling all manner of space rotters ‘rogues’ in this roundup ever since it started, from the Daleks to the Rani, and for the most part that term has been an understatement, a way of avoiding having to give this feature a more judgemental name like ‘Swine Gumbo’ or ‘Sod Hall.’ But in the […]

‘Doctor Who’ Rogues Gallery: The Cheetah People

I wonder if it’s possible to populate an entire zoo with science-fiction monsters who have the heads of Earth animals. You’d have the Judoon in the rhino enclosure, Planet of the Apes over in the monkey house, Admiral Ackbar from Star Wars in a big lobster pot, and these Cheetah People from the Seventh Doctor […]

‘Doctor Who’ Rogues Gallery: The Vervoids

Poor the Vervoids, never quite as rock ‘n’ roll a monster as you’d expect with a name like a cross between the Verve and the Voidoids, but then the Sixth Doctor’s time in the TARDIS was a fairly rock-free period. There’s also the delicate matter of their physiognomy. I mean faced with plant-based life-forms that […]

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