The Fifth Doctor


Actor: Peter Davison

First Appearance: Logopolis – March, 21, 1981

Last Appearance: The Caves of Androzani – March 16, 1984

Total Appearances: 69 Episodes

Time to Watch: 30h 3s

Companions: Adric, Nyssa, Tegan Jovanka, Vislor Turlough, Kamelion, Peri Brown

Regeneration: While on Androzoni Minor, the Doctor and Peri were both exposed to a deadly toxin. With only one dose of the antidote available, he sacrificed his incarnation to save her.

Notable Characteristics: The Fifth Doctor was more vulnerable, sensitive, and reserved than his previous incarnations and typically reacted to situations rather than initiating them. He often made decisions by flipping a coin, and treated his companions as part of a team rather than with authority. He is noted for wearing a sprig of celery on his lapel.

Notable Episode: Earthshock was a four episode arc from Season 19. A conference to unite military powers against the Cybermen is taking place as the Cybermen plot to destroy the Earth by crashing a space freighter into it. The Doctor must stop them, and pays a steep price.

Recipe: Crickets on a Stick

Celery, cut into 3-inch pieces
Raspberry or strawberry flavored cream cheese
Smooth peanut butter
Dried cranberries

Fill each celery stick with a layer of cream cheese, and a layer of peanut butter.
Top with 3 or 4 dried cranberries.


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