19. The Also People
Doctor: 7th (Sylvester McCoy)
Companions: Benny, Roz & Chris
Aliens: The People
The Doctor decides they all could use a holiday so he brings them the world of The People, a race so advanced they have a non-aggression pact with the Time-Lords. Unfortunately, with the Doctor even a vacation isn’t restful, as a murder, an all-powerful computer and a genetically engineered killer all interrupt their relaxation.
Why is it so well loved?
1. It is a brilliant exercise in world-building, creating an entire civilisation from scratch in one story.
2. Aaronovitch’s prose is beautiful and chock full of hilarious one-liners.
3. But at its heart this is a character piece, where all the regulars are shown in a new light.
In this top 50, Bernice Summerfield is the most popular companion only to appear in the spin-off media. Chris is the second most and Roz comes in joint third.
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