Series of highlights from the sci-fi show. David Tennant, John Barrowman, Sarah Parish, Derek Jacobi and others look at the greatest moments of the Doctor's deadliest enemies.
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He has a knack for making enemies of monster proportions.
-We have an intruder!
-From the hungry...to the hairy.
The frightening...to the fiery. The angry...to the ugly.
He's fought them all.
# Do you know the enemy? Do you know your enemy?
# Well, got to know the enemy... #
Burn with me.
Some seriously scary monsters, and one question.
Do we have a deal?
Join Doctor Who's Greatest Moments as we face his most fearsome foes.
From my point of view, what makes the more interesting monsters
are the ones that The Doctor has a kind of emotional reaction to.
If you're escaping, then I've got to stop you!
The scarier they look, I think the scarier they are.
That's what I think.
Kill this chattering little Doctor man!
They have to be nearly as intelligent as The Doctor.
Nearly, for a moment, you think, my goodness, he's going to lose it this time.
This plan of yours, what is it?
-You don't know!
-That's why I'm asking.
Well, show me how clever you are. Work it out.
They can be bonkers and they can be foaming at the mouth,
but they need to have the kind of size and weight
and strength to kind of counter The Doctor's extraordinariness.
To begin this trip down Enemy Lane, Doctor Who's Greatest Moments
looks at a certain someone from The Doc's own galaxy.
He's a turncoat Time Lord, and every inch the arch-villain.
The return of The Master
was one of the best ideas.
You're not wrong, John!
Bringing back his old enemy was, well, a masterstroke.
But when he first appeared, he wasn't the man he used to be.
Instead, The Master was the mild-mannered Professor Yana.
It was only during the course of the episode
that there were fed in little clues as to the Professor being not all he seemed to be.
You don't have to keep working. We can handle it.
-It's just this noise inside my head, Doctor, constant noise inside my head.
-What sort of noise?
It's the sound of drums.
More and more, as though it's getting closer.
The build-up to Professor Yana not being Professor Yana...
And I thought, I know what's going to happen here, I know there's only one person it can be! But actually,
to go with the sound of drums and then those little bits of audio
of Roger Delgado and Anthony Ainley, just little things building up...
It's the drums, the drums! The never-ending drumbeat!
Open me, you human fool!
Open the light and summon me and receive my majesty!
Destroy him! Then you will give your power to me!
The moment of the watch was pivotal, I think, to the whole story.
Because that's when the Professor remembers how it all began.
Weirdly, it was that simple fob watch that was hiding the fearsome Master all the time.
It was just thrilling! It was like putting the pieces in a puzzle together.
..was an invention.
So perfect a disguise that I forgot who I am.
Chan - Then who are you - tho?!
I would like to have been around longer,
to have actually indulged in the criminality and villainy of The Master.
But I wasn't allowed to!
If The Doctor can be young and strong...
..then so can I!
I think they wanted a younger model! So that was the end of Professor Yana and me!
The Master's latest regeneration made him younger, smarter, funnier.
-But also completely...
# Some people think I'm bonkers But I just think I'm free
# Man, I'm just living my life There's nothing crazy 'bout me... #
Oh, all right then! It's me!
I am The Master. Sweet!
# Some people pay for thrills But I get mine for free
# Man, I'm just living my life There's nothing crazy 'bout me... #
-Laser screwdriver. Who'd have sonic?
Just why was this bad boy Master quite so...
# Bonkers. #
John Simm as The Master was just properly insane.
He is arrogant, he's mad!
He's really quite bad.
But not in a kind of real typical villain, baddie kind of way.
He's really charming, really funny, really amusing, really quite like a child in so many ways.
You see, I'm not making myself very clear. Funny is like this...
Not funny is like this...
And right now, I'm not like...
Because you are traitors.
Yes, YOU are!
He's so raw with his emotion as well. I mean, he doesn't hide it very well!
Literally, you can see him having tantrums about things.
And that's what's quite scary, because he could just flip.
Ta-da! Sorry. Sorry.
I have this effect - people just get obsessed! Is it the smile?
Is it the aftershave? Is it the capacity to laugh at myself?
I don't know. It's crazy!
He is polar to The Doctor and I love the scene where they talk to each other
-about their chosen names!
-I like it when you use my name.
-You chose it.
Psychiatrist's field day.
As you chose yours.
The man who makes people better.
How sanctimonious is that?
The Doctor's relationship with The Master is quite complex.
You know, he must stop The Master doing all the terrible things The Master wants to do.
But at the same time, he feels this bond with him and he wants to reach out to him.
Because of their...
history together - they were both young boys on Gallifrey together...
D'you remember all those fairy-tales about the Toclafane when we were kids?
Where is it, Doctor?
-How can Gallifrey be gone?
You know, he's chosen the dark path, a real complex Time Lord.
But then they had this past together, The Doctor and him. So he wasn't always like that.
So something's happened along the path to make him think this way.
So, really layered and really interesting.
The Master's real trouble and strife came from, well, his real trouble and strife.
And this bullet was his final downfall.
-Dying in your arms. Happy now?
-You're not dying, don't be stupid. It's only a bullet. Just regenerate.
-One little bullet. Come on!
I guess you don't know me so well. I refuse.
Regenerate. Just regenerate! Please! Please! Just regenerate, come on!
And spend the rest of my life imprisoned with you?!
But you've got to. Come on!
It can't end like this.
You and me, all the things we've done!
Axons! Remember the Axons? And the Daleks.
We're the only two left.
There's no-one else.
How about that?
But don't get too emotional over this moving scene, because this may not be the end for The Master.
Remember, he's already disguised himself as a flashy fob watch!
So who's to say that this bit of bling isn't him?
With buns literally made of steel, these cybernetic nasties
are the most persistent of the Time Lord's enemies.
The Cybermen are loved and loathed in equal measure.
Loathed because they are a terrifying enemy and they are
an indestructible robotic foe that
doesn't work by human morals and can't be reasoned with.
Start emergency upgrading.
Begin with these personnel.
No, you can't do this!
We surrender! We surrender!
Keep this one. His increased adrenaline suggests that he has vital Dalek information.
-I demand you leave that woman alone.
-You promised me, you gave me your word!
I'll think of something!
I think it's very alarming for human beings
to think that they might be governed by machines.
Power levels now at 100%. Delete the workforce.
It was quite weird one day when we were filming with
all the children on this set, which was like this Victorian workhouse,
and these guys were walking around
and you could see on the kids' faces they were pretty freaked out by it.
They were slightly thinking, "What's going to happen here?" You know.
It's a CyberKing.
-And a CyberKing is what?
-It's a ship, dreadnought class, front line of an invasion.
And inside the chest, a Cyber factory, ready to convert millions.
They're pretty formidable people to come across.
Also that thing of fighting them - you think, "It should be easy."
But nothing hurts them, so they just keep coming and there's so many.
You don't know where they're appearing from.
Who is it then, I hear you ask, that is responsible for these crazed cyborgs?
Well, I'll tell you.
It's this moneyed megalomaniac right here. John Lumic.
As head of Cybus Industries, he has a menacing metal plan to place everyone in an armoured body casing.
And, as evil plots go, this one is pretty solid.
Solid steel, in fact.
Stops them feeling anything.
Still got a human brain.
Imagine its reaction if it could see itself, realise it's in this thing.
They'd go insane.
The aim of these scary cyborgs is to upgrade the population of Earth,
and turn the whole planet into one giant Cyber army.
-My everlasting children...
-how does it feel?
-We feel nothing.
But in your mind, what do you think?
We think the same, we are uniform.
But you think...of what?
We think of the humans, we think of their difference and their pain.
They suffer in the skin. They must be upgraded.
They can be cute, crazy and sometimes even carnivorous.
Yes, the universe is full of wild and wonderful creatures.
The greatest feast of all - The Doctor.
What are you?
Often, the creatures are made by the performance.
Something like the Empress of the Racnoss
without Sarah Parish would have been very different.
She arrived spitting and snarling with these brilliant false teeth and all these eyes all over her head.
MUSIC: "Female Of The Species" by Space
SHE HISSES AND SNARLS
But that's impossible. You're one of the Racnoss.
Empress of the Racnoss!
She put herself 110% into it.
Completely real performance.
Fully inhabiting this creature and making it something very special.
Doctor Who's one of those great jobs where you're
summoned to do it, and you're very privileged to do it.
So I was just told I was going to be the Empress of the Racnoss and was thrilled.
I kind of had all the prosthetic fittings -
the teeth, the eyes and all this.
And I got to the hotel the night before and went, "Oh, God!
"I don't know how she talks. I haven't got a clue."
So I sat in the hotel, much to my neighbour's amazement or amusement,
I would have thought, trying out all these different spider voices.
What would a spider sound like?
I eventually came up with something I thought might not be too embarrassing.
-Such a sharp mind.
-That's it, the last of your kind. The Racnoss come from the Dark Times.
Billions of years ago, billions, they were carnivores. Omnivores.
-They devoured whole planets.
-Racnoss are born starving.
-Is that our fault?
Well, the Empress's plans... She was going to come down in her spaceship,
and she was going to...
In the centre of the Earth were all her children basically, hibernating.
She was going to come down in her spaceship and bring them back to life.
And they would burrow up from the centre of the Earth and take the Earth over.
The Doctor man amuses me!
Empress of the Racnoss - I give you one last chance.
I can find you a planet.
I can find you and your children a place in the universe to co-exist.
Take that offer and end this now.
These men are so funny.
I think the Empress of the Racnoss liked being around The Doctor.
She's a girl. Y'know?
She hasn't seen anyone for years.
He's a good-looking bloke.
There's a bit of a size difference,
but you can get over that.
But I think she fancied him.
So I think they had a kind of little flirty banter going there -
at least in HER head they did.
Now, are you ready for a big bit of little trouble?
The Sontarans are born for battle.
Cloned for combat... and ready for war.
They're like the classic school bully, in space...
With their sole mission being to conquer and destroy and command other universes.
Nasty, brutish and short is a fair description.
Potato-like in appearance -
got a large, domed head.
And they reproduce by cloning, so they can sustain massive casualties.
This is too easy. They're running like slimebait from a speelfox!
So, lots of short little guys who want to win a war, and nothing's going to stop them.
The Sontarans make a really good
because they're that great cross
of the Gothic -
the monster, and the kind of grotesque - and the sci-fi.
This kind of edgy superior being.
The Sontarans are the finest soldiers in the galaxy.
Dedicated to a life of warfare.
A clone race, grown in batches of millions.
We wouldn't really believe a human whose only mission in life is to destroy,
that's kind of it, and to overtake.
But with the Sontarans, you do.
-The process is about to begin.
-Then you'll see it completed, Commander Skorr! Get to it!
Well, I was Commander Skorr, known as Skorr the Bloodbringer.
He gets things done. He's not so much of a strategist, he's more someone who likes to pick up a gun
and run into the middle of things, and just enjoys a good fight.
This isn't war. This is sport!
Skorr's more of a sort of project manager.
"This is how it's got to be. You're in the way, so I'll destroy your entire planet."
Commander Skorr - is the attack squad ready?
Ready and eager for battle, sir. Been watching long enough. Be good to taste blood.
The reason why they want to take over Earth in this particular instance is they want to use it
as a cloning ground for their army.
Give them a planet this big, they'll create billions of new soldiers!
To that end, they want to change the Earth's atmosphere so it's...
a more pleasant environment for the flourishing hatchling Sontaran, whatever that may look like!
Helping these toy soldiers realise their plans is rich young genius
Luke Rattigan - responsible for the ATMOS satellite navigation system.
This silly boy causes quite a big stink.
Luke's fascinating because he is basically...
he's kind of a version of The Doctor, gone a different path.
He's got the same genius gene going on, but he's taken that to a very different place.
-Look at this place.
-What exactly do you want?
He's just this spoilt brat, basically, who just happens to have a mansion because he's a millionaire
but were he not who he is, he'd just be a brat stamping his feet.
Take your last look, boy.
It was never big enough for me.
I like your ambition.
I love the relationship between the Sontarans and Luke.
When Luke, bless him, joins in with the "Sontar-Ha" moment...
400 million weapons. Sontar-Ha!
He really wants to be one of them.
And yet he so isn't.
I think the Sontarans, they don't get that many pleasures in life.
So I think the actual thrill of battle is quite a big one.
The honour of battle. The glory!
Though it's quite inconvenient getting killed, it's still brilliant. That's why Skorr,
when he actually gets shot...
It's just wonderful...
"My life is done. I've died in battle. What more could I ask for?"
Of all the creatures, the aliens, the robots and the power-mad megalomaniacs, there is
of course one race of beings that The Doctor fears the most.
Most people in the street, if you ask them about Doctor Who,
the second thing they're going to say after The Doctor is the Daleks.
The Daleks will never lose their power to scare the living daylights out of people.
Exterminate all life forms below!
They are B-A-D bad.
The absolute single-mindedness of purpose.
Life forms detected! Exterminate!
They're just a great piece of design, aren't they? A piece of timeless, classic design.
That's got to be part of it.
The voice has got a lot to do with it.
They just take orders. They're killing machines.
They don't think, they just kill.
-They're not going to ever do anything nice.
It's not just a mindless killing machine,
it's a really smart killing machine, and it's not going to miss a trick.
There's something so calculated and cold about them.
And they're just... They seem to embody hatred.
-Let me out!
As a child, I was always terrified of the Daleks, always, always terrified.
But then as I got older, one was never that frightened of them
because you realised they couldn't get up stairs.
And then there was the moment in Series One, when there's a massive flight of stairs
and you think, how frightening can they be?
And they levitated.
Stairs. That's more like it. Hasn't got legs. It's stuck.
I think there was great anticipation about, "How would they deal with stairs?"
These are going to be new, exciting Daleks.
Great big alien death machine. Defeated by a flight of stairs(!)
It really is rather nice the way they do it - it looks up at them.
It doesn't kind of just dive at them, it slowly relishes the moment.
"I am going to get you, doesn't matter how fast you run.
"I can hover over anything, I can get you."
Oh, my God...
Adam, get her out of here.
Come with us. You can't stop it.
Someone's got to try. Now get out! Don't look back - just run!
You should have heard the people losing their minds
when they saw this - the first time the Dalek raises off the ground
and just blows off the stairs completely.
You go, "Oh my God, this is going to create a whole new generation of
"nightmares for adults as well as kids."
You thought you were safe. No, he's coming after you anyway! You know?
Now you're once again behind the sofa, there's someone else you should meet.
Twisted Skaro scientist and creator of the Daleks.
I love the Daleks, love the Cybermen...
I am sorry - for me, Davros.
Supreme one, this Subwave Network. I would address it, give me access.
-We've lost 'em!
-No, no. There's another signal coming through, there's someone else out there.
Hello! Can you hear me?
Your voice is different, and yet...
its arrogance is unchanged.
But he's dead!
Welcome to my new Empire, Doctor.
Davros I suppose is a logical extension of the Daleks.
The Daleks became such an integral part of what Doctor Who was.
But in purely practical terms, it's quite difficult to have
a long dialogue scene with them, so you introduce their creator.
You have Davros, the evil genius who's that little bit more humanoid, which allows that interaction.
It is only fitting that you should bear witness to the resurrection
and the triumph of Davros,
Lord and creator of the Dalek race.
But of course he's more power-hungry and more bonkers than any Dalek has ever been.
This is my ultimate victory, Doctor!
..of reality itself!
Julian, who played Davros, was incredible.
Supreme Dalek, the time has come.
detonate the Reality Bomb!
Julian Bleach in Davros's chair was a thing of wonder.
Come with me! I promise I can save you.
Never forget, Doctor. You did this!
I name you forever!
YOU are the Destroyer of Worlds!
I like to think that Davros is still out there, floating around in a capsule, in a pod,
REALLY ticked off.
Waiting for the right moment to return, to give The Doctor hell.
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Series taking viewers on a journey through time and space to relive action from the legendary sci-fi show, featuring exclusive interviews with key actors offering unique insights on the classic moments.
The Doctor has faced a whole galaxy full of formidable foes. David Tennant and a host of stars including John Barrowman, Derek Jacobi, Zoe Wannamaker, Freema Agyeman and Sarah Parish look through the greatest moments of his deadliest enemies.