Doctor Who: The Newbies Guide

Shell Shock

This is the eighth Doctor Who novella published by Telos.

Where does this fit?

This happens at some point after Season 22's Vengeance on Varos and before Season 23's The Trial of a Time Lord .

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The sixth Doctor is tall with curly blond hair. He wears a multicoloured patchwork coat. He is overbearing and arrogant. He likes to be the centre of attention.


Perpugilliam (Peri) Brown is an American botany student from the 1980s. She met the fifth Doctor when she was on holiday in Lanzerote with her stepfather Howard, and helped him to defeat the Master. She was travelling with him when he regenerated into the sixth Doctor, and stayed with him even though they were always bickering.

Recurring and Historical Characters


Peri was transformed into a bird-like being in Vengeance on Varos, the newly renerated sixth Doctor tried to strangle her in The Twin Dilemma, Sharaz Jek fawned over her in The Caves of Androzani, and she nearly drowned on Lanzerote in Planet of Fire.



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