Obituary: The Doctor

The Doctor, a Time Lord who has saved the universe countless times, has died.

Though records of the legendary peace-keeper have largely been wiped, partly due to a strange Bad Wolf Virus, the Doctor is a figure woven throughout history. When disaster came, he was there. He brought a storm in his wake and he had many companions, spanning many times and many places. Certainly over a thousand years old, the Doctor’s actual age is unknown, but he was most active on the planet Sol 3 (locally known as Earth), during the Humanian Era, 1960s- 2010s.

The Doctor took a prominent role in the Time War, a devastating battle between his own race and the Daleks, and was the Last of the Time Lords. Though he had numerous enemies, including Cybermen, Weeping Angels, the Headless Monks, Sontarans, the Great Intelligence, and the Nestene Consciousness, the number of friends he had is incalculably excessive.

Amongst his friends were noted Earth astronomer, Sir Patrick Moore; Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra; founder of A Charitable Earth, Dorothy ‘Ace’ McShane; writer, Amelia Williams; and cosmic wheeler-dealer, Drax. He’s also said to have married at least three times.

Despite spending much of his lives running through time and space, the Doctor was occasionally employed as a caretaker, school teacher and most notably, Scientific Advisor for the Earth defence team, UNIT.

He also enjoyed football, cricket, dancing, fishing, cooking, and occasional politics, as well as being a keen runner.

Traces of the Doctor can be found on over 800 planets like Karfel, Trenzalore, Vortis, Androzani Minor, Necros, Karn, and the Cheetah World.

The whereabouts of his grave and time-space ship, the TARDIS, remain unknown, as does the location of his funeral; however, species from across the universe will continue to sing his praise. One such individual is Raxacoricofallapatorius native, Blon Fel-Fotch Pasameer-Day Slitheen, who told us: “He killed my entire family then saved me from myself. That was the Doctor, and he shall be greatly missed. By everyone.”

It has also been noted that “a universe without the Doctor scarcely bears thinking about.”

Right until his very last breath, he lived by the same promise to himself and to the universe: Never cruel nor cowardly. Never give up. Never give in.

It is said that when the Doctor died, silence fell across the whole of existence.


When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates (Kasterborous' former Editor) pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. He is the co-founder of The Doctor Who Companion:

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