Doctor Who: The Newbies Guide
This is the second story in Season 26. It is also the last story recorded before Doctor Who was cancelled.
The seventh Doctor is fond of mixed metaphors and malapropisms and carries an umbrella with a question mark handle. He is more prone to plan and take proactive action against his foes than his other incarnations.
Ace (real name: Dorothy McShane) is a teenager from 1980s Perivale, London. She is interested in explosives, and has invented one called Nitro Nine. Whilst experimenting with it, she was caught up in a timestorm and ended up on the planet of Iceworld. In Dragonfire she met the Doctor and joined him on his travels. She has the habit of calling the Doctor "Professor" and sometimes using nicknames for other people she encounters.
Recurring and Historical Characters
Quite a few viewers find the plot of this story difficult to follow. If you find that you are one of them then the commentary and other extras on the DVD will probably help you out.