Third Doctor

The Third Doctor

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Played by Jon Pertwee as a dashing man of action (1970 to 1974). The Doctor, mainly exiled on Earth, was accompanied by Liz, Jo and Sarah Jane. UNIT made many appearances. Apart from the Daleks, enemies included the Nestene, Silurians, the Master, the Daemons, the Sea Devils, the Sontarens, Ogrons, and Draconians.

Story Location and Time Eps Companions Guests Villains
Spearhead from Space London c19764 Liz Lethbridge-Stewart Nestene
Autons
First appearance of the Third Doctor. His Earth exile begins. He is shown to possess two hearts and to have lost some of his memories. The TARDIS fails to work. Doctor joins UNIT (with Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart) as their advisor with Liz as his assistant. First appearance of the Autons and the Nestene. This is a collective intelligence that can live in plastic.
The Silurians England c19767 Liz Lethbridge-Stewart Silurians
Invasion by Silurians, intelligent reptiles from the Earth's past. First appearance of the Doctor's car, Bessie.
The Ambassadors of Death
(Episodes 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 in b/w)
England c19767 Liz Lethbridge-Stewart
Benton
Carrington
Sergeant Benton becomes a regular part of UNIT.
Inferno England c1976
parallel Earth
7 Liz Lethbridge-Stewart
Benton
Stahlman
Primords
First story to feature a parallel Earth. Last story to feature Liz, the only companion never to ride in the TARDIS. Last appearance of the original TARDIS console.
Terror of the Autons England c19774 Jo Lethbridge-Stewart
Yates
Benton
Time Lords
Master
Nestene
Autons
First appearance of the Master, a renegade Time Lord. Second appearance of the Autons and the Nestene. Jo becomes the Doctor's new assistant. Captain Yates becomes a regular part of UNIT.
The Mind of Evil
(all episodes b/w)
England c19776 Jo Lethbridge-Stewart
Yates
Benton
Master
Parasite
The Claws of Axos England c19774 Jo Lethbridge-Stewart
Yates
Benton
Master
Axos
Seventh consecutive story set on Earth. First scenes inside the TARDIS for two years.
Colony in Space England c1977
Unknown planet 2471
6Jo Lethbridge-Stewart
Time Lords
Master
IMC
The Time Lords allow the TARDIS to leave the Earth for the first time since the Doctor's exile.
The Daemons England c19785 Jo Lethbridge-Stewart
Yates
Benton
Master
Azal
Fifth consecutive appearance of the Master.
Day of the Daleks England c1978
parallel Earth 2178
4Jo Lethbridge-Stewart
Yates
Benton
Daleks
Ogrons
Seventh Dalek story and first for 5 years. First appearance of the Ogrons, gorilla type mercenaries.
The Curse of Peladon Peladon 38724 Jo Ice Warriors
Alpha Centauri
Arcturus
Hepesh
Third appearance of the Ice Warriors. In this story, they are allies of the Doctor.
The Sea Devils England c19796 Jo  Master
Sea Devils
The Mutants Solos 29726 Jo  Marshal
The Time Monster England c1979
c2000 BC Atlantis
6Jo Lethbridge-Stewart
Yates
Benton
Master
Kronos
New TARDIS interior.
The Three Doctors England c1979
black hole
4Jo Second Doctor
First Doctor
Time Lords
Lethbridge-Stewart
Yates
Benton
Omega
Tenth anniversary story featuring the first three Doctors. The Time Lords end the Doctor's exile. Another new TARDIS interior.
Carnival of Monsters Inter Minor4 Jo  Kalik
Drashigs
Frontier in Space Space freighter
Earth Moon Draconia Ogron planet 2540
6Jo Draconians Master
Ogrons
Daleks
Second appearance of the Ogrons. Last appearance of the First Master. Daleks make brief appearance towards the end.
Planet of the Daleks
(episode 3 is b/w only)
Spiridon 25406 JoThals Daleks
Eighth Dalek story. Thals make their first appearance for 10 years.
The Green Death Wales c19806 Jo Lethbridge-Stewart
Yates
Benton
BOSS
Jo leaves UNIT and the Doctor.
The Time Warrior England c1980; 12734 Sarah Jane Lethbridge-Stewart Linx
Sontarans
Irongron
Sarah Jane (a journalist) joins the Doctor. First appearance of the Sontarans. They are a militaristic amphibian clone race with limited time travel ability. Pseudo-historical. The Doctor's home planet is named for the first time as Gallifrey.
Invasion of the Dinosaurs
(episode 1 b/w)
London c19806 Sarah Jane Lethbridge-Stewart
Benton
Yates
Sir Charles Grover
Captain Yates leaves UNIT after joining the villain, Grover. The Doctor's new car, the Whomobile makes its first appearance.
Death to the Daleks Exxilon 25744 Sarah Jane  Daleks
Exxilons
Ninth Dalek story.
The Monster of Peladon Peladon 39226 Sarah JaneAlpha Centauri Azaxyr
Ice Warriors
Eckersley
Fourth appearance of the Ice Warriors. They revert back as enemies of the Doctor.
Planet of the Spiders England c1980
Metebelis-3 5433
6Sarah Jane Lethbridge-Stewart
Yates
Benton
Time Lords (K'Anpo)
Spiders
Last story with the Third Doctor. Radiation causes his death and regeneration. Second and final appearance of the Whomobile.

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