Doctor Who

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Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television series produced by the BBC from 1963 to 1989 and again from 2005 to present. The program depicts the adventures of the Doctor, a Time Lord—a time-travelling humanoid alien. He explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-travelling space ship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Along with a succession of companions, the Doctor faces a variety of foes while working to save civilisations, help ordinary people, and right wrongs. After a 26-year run on BBC, the series was cancelled. It was revived in 2005. Although technically two different shows, the "old" Doctor Who and "new" Doctor Who share the same storylines, characters, history, and in-series universe. 

The 1963-1989 series featured four to ten "serials" per season- individual story lines comprised of (usually) five or six television episodes. The 2005 revival series follows the more conventional format of having 12-13 individual episodes per season, along with a pre-season "Christmas Special" episode that airs on Christmas Day.

The Web Planet (Season 2, Serial 5, Part 1,2,3,4)[edit | edit source]

Barbara is hypnotised by the Animus that controls gold multiple times along with the Doctor and companion Vicki.

The War Machines (Season 3, Serial 10 Part 1,2,3,4)[edit | edit source]

An evil computer called WOTAN hypnotises its creators, a security guard and the Doctor's companion Dodo in the first episode. In the second, the computer hypnotises a group of workers off-screen. In the third, new companion Polly is hypnotised off-screen and is working with the villains for the fourth.

The Faceless Ones (Season 4, Serial 8 Part 1)[edit | edit source]

Polly is captured by a group of evil thugs at an airport and is hypnotised and cloned.

The Abominable Snowman (Season 5, Serial 2 Part 5,6)[edit | edit source]

Victoria is hypnotised by Padmasambhava to try and convince the Doctor to leave Tibet, and again in Episode 6 to paralyze her. He also has an influence on a monk called Songsten.

The Mind Robber (Season 6, Serial 2, Part 1, 5)[edit | edit source]

Zoe and Jamie are hypnotised briefly by White Robots in Episode 1. In Episode 5, they are both hypnotised to trick the Doctor into a trap.

The War Games (Season 6, Serial 7, Part 5)[edit | edit source]

Zoe is caught by the people running the War Games and is hypnotised into revealing who the Doctor is and identifying the leaders of the resistance.

Terror of the Autons (Season 8, Serial 1, Part 1)[edit | edit source]

Jo Grant (Katy Manning) is captured by The Master (Roger Delgado) and is hypnotized into trying to blow up UNIT's headquarters.

Mind of Evil (Season 8, Serial 2, Part 2/3)[edit | edit source]

The Master hypnotizes young Chinese officer Chin Lee (Pik Sen Lim) to try and start World War 3.

The Time Warrior (Season 11, Serial 1, Part 2)[edit | edit source]

Sarah Jane is hypnotised and interrogated by Linx the Sontaran.

Invasion of the Dinosaurs (Season 11, Serial 2, Part 3)[edit | edit source]

Sarah Jane is hypnotised into believing she is on board a spaceship.

Planet of the Spiders (Season 11, Serial 5, Part 6)[edit | edit source]

Sarah Jane is hypnotised and controlled by the Queen of Spiders, who is on her back invisibly.

Terror of the Zygons (Season 13, Serial 1, Part 2)[edit | edit source]

Sarah Jane is hypnotised by the Doctor to not consume as much oxygen.

Masque of Mandragora (Season 14, Serial 1, Part 3)[edit | edit source]

Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) is drugged and hypnotized.

Hand of Fear (Season 14, Serial 1, Part 1)[edit | edit source]

Sarah Jane is hypnotised by the Ring of Eldrad to bring his hand to a nuclear reactor.

The Face of Evil(Season 14, Serial 4, Part 4)[edit | edit source]

The Doctor's companion Leela (Louise Jameson) is telepathically hypnotized by a computer to kill the Doctor.

The Talons of Weng-Chiang (Season 14, Serial 6, Part 4)[edit | edit source]

While in Victorian London, the Doctor and Leela encounter a despot from the 51st century who is hypnotizing young women and draining their life force to stay alive.

Image of the Fendahl (Season 15, Serial 3, Part 4)[edit | edit source]

An alien civilization uses an artifact to take control of people in an attempt to conquer Earth for their own.

The Sun Makers (Season 15, Serial 4, Part 4)[edit | edit source]

The Doctor subdues a guard using hypnosis. Leela, watching, is accidentally hypnotized as well.

The Armageddon Factor (Season 16, Serial 6, Part 3)[edit | edit source]

A mind control chip is used to turn Princess Astra (Lalla Ward) into an obidient servant.

State of Decay (Season 18, Serial 4, Part 4)[edit | edit source]

Romana (Lalla Ward) is hypnotized by vampires and prepared for a sacrifice.

Four to Doomsday (Season 19, Serial 2, Part 3)[edit | edit source]

Nyssa (Sarah Sutton) is hypnotized.

Kinda (Season 19, Serial 3)[edit | edit source]

While she is asleep, Tegan (Janet Fielding) is possessed by the alien Mara. Hosts of the Mara develop glowing red eyes and a snake mark on the arm.

The Visitation (Season 19, Serial 6 Part 3)[edit | edit source]

Tegan is hypnotised by a bracelet controlled by a Tereleptil.

Snakedance (Season 20, Serial 2)[edit | edit source]

Tegan's possession by the Mara in Kinda still haunts her, as she slowly becomes possessed yet again as the Mara plans to re-enter the physical world.

Enlightenment (Season 20, Serial 4, Part 3)[edit | edit source]

Tegan is hypnotised by Captain Wrack to a bring a bomb on board the Doctor's ship.

Time and the Rani (Season 24, Serial 1, Part 3)[edit | edit source]

Mel is hypnotized by a Tetrap and brought to the Rani's hideout.

The Parting of the Ways (Revival Series 1, Episode 13)[edit | edit source]

After looking straight into the heart of the TARDIS, Rose Tyler is possessed by the Time Vortex. After joining with her, Rose proclaims herself to be the "Bad Wolf", piloting the TARDIS back to the year 200,100. As she is possessed by the "Bad Wolf" entity, Rose develops supernatural abilities, and is able to destroy the entire Dalek forces and save the Doctor. 

The Christmas Invasion (Revival Series 2, Episode 0)[edit | edit source]

The Sycorax, an alien race, attempt to blackmail the people of Earth by hypnotizing everyone with Type-A blood and ordering them to commit suicide if the Sycoraxian's demands are not met.

Rise of the Cybermen (Revival Series 2, Episode 5)[edit | edit source]

EarPods are devices worn in both ears that can unknowingly induce mind control on the wearer. They are created by Cybus Industries.

Jackie Tyler is controlled by her EarPods, which induce her into a trance state as Cybus scans her brain for security arrangements. After the EarPods finish scanning, she is restored to consciousness, unaware of what just happened.

Later, Cybus sends a 'daily download' to the EarPods, sending all wearers into a trance state as they begin downloading information directly into the brain. The population stop and stand still as their EarPods download information on sports, news and weather. Finally, they download a joke, prompting the wearers to laugh as they receive the joke.

Cybus secretly abducts homeless people, and using the EarPods, experiment with mind control.

The Age of Steel (Revival Series 2, Episode 6)[edit | edit source]

Cybus sends out a mass mind control transmission to the EarPods, sending all wearers into a brief trance state before instructing them to walk to Cybus conversion factories like Battersea Power Station. Jackie's EarPods are also controlled and she too walks to the factory. Rose, using fake EarPods, joins the entranced wearers walking towards the factory. Inside, she witnesses the population converted into Cybermen.

Army of Ghosts (Revival Series 2, Episode 12)[edit | edit source]

Cybermen infiltrate the Torchwood institute after crossing from a parallel universe. There, they secretly capture Torchwood workers, such as Adeola, and uses them as puppets by modifying their earpiece communicators. Adeola reemerges, now wearing two earpieces which place her under Cyber control. She tricks another worker into being captured and they too become a puppet.

It is later found out that the earpieces were connected directly to the brain via artificial tissue.

The Shakespeare Code (Revival Series 3, Episode 2)[edit | edit source]

William Shakespeare is hypnotized by the Carrionite Lilith, who uses a puppet to compel him to write the last few lines of Love‘s Labours Won as a spell needed to open a portal to bring back the rest of her kind.

42 (Revival Series 3, Episode 7)[edit | edit source]

The Torajii star is a living creature, and is able to possess the minds of humans, specifically the human crew of the SS Pentallian, by raising their temperature to hundreds of degrees and converting their oxygen into hydrogen. The Doctor is also possessed.

Human Nature (Revival Series 3, Episode 8)[edit | edit source]

The Family of Blood, a family of telepathic creatures, possess human bodies in 1913 England. They attempt to hunt the Doctor, to possess his Time Lord body. The Doctor changes his biology to human in an attempt to hide from them.

The Fires of Pompeii (Revival Series 4, Episode 2)[edit | edit source]

After being awoken by an earthquake, the Pyrovile begins to take over the cults of Pompeii such as the Sibylline Sisterhood. Those who breathed in dust from Pompeii's volcano were possessed by the Pyrovile, which expanded their psychic abilities but also began a process that would transform them into stone Pyrovile.

The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky (Revival Series 4, Episode 4 / 5)[edit | edit source]

The Doctor is called back to Earth by Martha Jones and UNIT. They are investigating a factory for something called ATMOS which they find suspicious. While in the factory, two UNIT soldiers are lured down to a back room, captured and brainwashed by the Sontarans (the true people running the factory). The now brainwashed soldiers and then tasked with capturing Martha Jones and luring her to the back room so that she can be cloned. In the second part, the cloned Martha Jones infiltrates UNIT and follows Sontaran orders.