November 23rd, 2009

doctor who

Ten random things: November 23

Ten companions of the Doctor:

  1. Miranda (Eighth Doctor, Target Books Eighth Doctor Adventures novels)
  2. Harry Sullivan (Fourth Doctor)
  3. Mickey Smith (Tenth Doctor)
  4. Sam Jones (Eighth Doctor, Target Books Eighth Doctor Adventures novels)
  5. Louise (Peter Cushing Doctor, Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD)
  6. Arnold (Third Doctor, TV Comics)
  7. Frobisher (Sixth and Seventh, Doctor Who Magazine comic strips)
  8. C'rizz (Eighth Doctor, Big Finish audio plays)
  9. Polly (First and Second Doctors)
  10. Perpugilliam "Peri" Brown (Fifth and Sixth Doctors)

Happy birthday, Doctor Who! The series premiered on this date in 1963. Some Doctor Who fans say that the novels, movies, comic strips, audio books, and other spin-off media are not part of the Doctor Who canon, but the fact is that there is no Doctor Who canon, so who cares what those people say? Besides, who in his or her right mind wants a canon that includes Peri but not a great character like Frobisher?