Doctor Who A to Z: R is for Robots

Inspired by a series of Facebook posts that I saw, we are going to run through an alphabetical series of Doctor Who-related themes. Today we continue this with the letter R…

(Daily Doctor Who #299)


Lots of robots featured in Doctor Who‘s roughly 58 years. What were the first? I guess the Mechanoids, from the last episode of The Chase, who held their own against the Daleks…

The most popular was certainly K9, the “tin dog” who traveled with the Fourth Doctor and friends…

And I have a special fondness for D84, from Robots of Death, who was an undercover agent robot on the lookout for criminal activities on board Storm Mine 4.

Actually, I like the look of all of the Robots of Death…

But today, I’m picking another robotic being as my favorite…

Polyphase Avatron

The deadly robot parrot that served the Captain in The Pirate Planet, by Douglas Adams. So silly, but so cool.

In the end, it and K9 have a little battle of the robotic super-pets. K9 wins, of course.

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