Characters / Scream of the Shalka

Characters appearing in Scream of the Shalka. Part of the Doctor Who Expanded Universe.

The Ninth Doctor

Voiced by: Richard E. Grant

The webisode series Scream of the Shalka showed an alternate Ninth Doctor, traveling with the Master (trapped in an android body) and generally being angry about a lot of things. Despite being a bit moody in general, this Doctor also had his moments of witty sarcasm and gleeful mocking, and notably enjoyed showtunes a lot. This Doctor would appear one more time in a vampire story for the BBC's website.

  • Admiring the Abomination: A trait he has in common with his canon counterparts.
  • Always Save the Girl: Has a bit of a problem with this. It's implied this attitude got him into trouble in the past, but it's not elaborated upon.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's one of the ruder, more antagonistic incarnations of the Doctor, but also makes very bad jokes.
  • Creepy Good: Looks a bit like a vampire. Still a decent enough guy.
  • Expy: He's been called Sherlock Holmes as the Doctor by Grant.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's a bit snarky, and quite abrasive compared to his last incarnation.
  • Nerdy Inhaler: For no stated reason, he carries an inhaler, which he only uses because the Shalka are making the air bad.
  • Noodle Incident: We never really find out why he's so traumatised, but it involved the loss of his last female companion.
  • Perky Goth: Wears dark clothing and looks rather creepy, but is as fun-loving as any of the other Doctors.
  • Smug Super: Makes some rather derogatory remarks about humans.
  • Survivor Guilt: It's implied that his companion may have died and he feels guilt over surviving when she didn't. Extras on the DVD reveal some of the original concepts, including the Doctor and the Master being the only Time Lords still with a physical body (or android casing) post some form of alien invasion, forcing the Time Lords into the Matrix.

The Master

Voiced by: Sir Derek Jacobi

Trying to repent after making an off-screen Heel–Face Turn, the Master is confined to the TARDIS in an android body and trying to get used to life with the Doctor as his companion.

  • Always Save the Girl: Defied. He has standing orders to 'leave the girl behind', possibly due to prior events hinted at but never fully revealed.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Used to be the Doctor's nemesis; is now trying to repent after the Doctor saved his life.
  • Morality Chain: He and the Doctor provide one for each other. The Doctor makes sure the Master doesn't try to turn evil again, and the Master tries to make sure the Doctor doesn't get overly attached to young Earth girls anymore. (He fails.)
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: Although of course he's a Time Lord, not a human.
  • Robot Buddy
  • Sarcastic Devotee: Very much so.

Alison Cheney

Voiced by: Sophie Okonedo

A barmaid on the verge of a boredom-induced breakup, who meets the Doctor in the middle of an alien invasion and quickly gets caught up in his life.