Over the years, Doctor Who has had episodes built around the Doctor and his Companion interacting with various historical figures. Which ones do you think were done the best?
In focusing on the reboot era, here are some of the top historical figures as major players in episodes.
Now there have definitely been other historical figures who have made a brief appearance such as Queen Elizabeth I in “The Shakespeare Code,” and Queen Elizabeth II in “Voyage of the Damned.” Of course there was also the brief glimpse of Hilter in “Let’s Kill Hitler,” but it seemed in poor taste to include any incarnation of Hitler in any sort of favorites poll. There have also been lesser known ones. Did you know that Lucius Caecilius Iucundus from “The Fires of Pompeii” and the pirate Henry Avery from “The Curse of the Black Spot” were actually real people?
In the comments tell us who your favorite historical figure was and why. Also if we left off a favorite of yours, or if you have a favorite from the Classic Doctor Who era (Marco Polo anyone?) let us know. We are recording our next episode of WhoHype this weekend and will feature this as part of the discussion since the BBC recently called for fans to suggest a new historical figure for the Doctor to meet.